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Is Product Management like Parenting?

The Product Coalition

Love your Product. In a recent lecture I gave, I compared product management to parenting. While I was still preparing the lecture, I heard a similar comparison in a Product X conference I attended. It was a lecture given by Paz Davidovich named “Product managers? Congratulation!

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Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

280 Group

The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. It is a set of requirements received from business and formulated into development tasks.

How product development teams can build a culture of collaboration


How product development teams can build a culture of collaborationProduct development teams today are working in a changing environment: our work is becoming more distributed, and our tools for work and communication have migrated online. Not only that, but teams are highly cross-functional in nature: we are designers, developers, product managers, scrum masters. We have […].

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

Product Ethics

Roman Pichler

What is an Ethical Product? An ethical product is an offering that does not cause any harm, neither to its users nor the planet. [1] 1] The former includes negatively impacting the people’s mental wellbeing, for example, by encouraging addictive behaviour or promoting harmful information.

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Melissa Perri Shares the Secrets Behind Successful Products


We sat down with Melissa Perri, author of “ Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value ,” to learn how we can be more mindful of the product experiences we’re building. Melissa Perri is on a mission to “help make product managers and their organizations awesome.”

Building a Culture of Accountability

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Fred Halstead Accountability can be thought of as a punitive word with an implied threat-as in “I’m going to hold you accountable.”


Product Ethics

Roman Pichler

What is an Ethical Product? An ethical product is an offering that does not cause any harm, neither to its users nor the planet. [1] 1] The former includes negatively impacting the people’s mental wellbeing, for example, by encouraging addictive behaviour or promoting harmful information.

Is programming a must for applying Data Science?

Piyanka Jain

Do you need to be able to code in R, Python, or any other programming language to put Data Science to work for you? The answer is NO! Continue reading on DataSeries ». analytics careers machine-learning business data-science


Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Power of Thoughtful Research by Prakriti Parijat

Mind the Product

“Do you like the conference so far?” begins Prakriti Parijat of DBS Bank. After cheers from the #mtpcon Singapore crowd, she turns the response around: “What is wrong with that question?” Everyone immediately recognizes that it was a leading question.

Leading with love and trust

Lead on Purpose

Leadership can be difficult to understand, to measure and to carry out, and too often the term ‘leader’ is used for someone who manages a group but doesn’t necessarily lead.

B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2019

Proficientz – Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2019 is now available. If your perception of portfolio management is that it’s more advanced or involved than traditional product management, it may be time to reconsider.

Product validation: making the case for internal evaluations


Working in a UX agency means that sometimes you’ll get limited budget for an entire project or for certain parts of a project. In my time at Grapefruit I am proved time and time again that most clients will choose to reduce costs in the validation phase of a project.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Finding A New Tool to Develop A New Product

Mind the Product

When you design a new product, you might need to understand a space that you’ve never explored before. You might have to ask questions you’ve never asked, and talk to people you have never talked to about things they have never seen or heard of.

How (Industrial) Hardware Is Different from (B2B) Software

Mironov Consulting

Product are products, yes? When we talk broadly and generically about product management, we assume that all products/services are similar enough that we can apply the same tools, techniques, financial planning models, design approaches, goals and metrics.

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How to kickstart billion dollar companies

Inside Intercom

Bangaly Kaba, Instacart’s VP of Growth, knows the typical growth journey for billion dollar companies well. Instacart is valued at nearly $8 billion and since joining, he’s helped to make the company’s services available to more than 80% of U.S. households and 60% of Canadian households.

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25 Website Feedback Button Tools and How to Set It Up


Getting user feedback is key to SaaS product growth (or any company’s growth, for that matter.). And a seemingly small thing like placing a user feedback button on your website or in your app can go a long way for your product.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Why ProductCamp is so Valuable for Product Managers

Mind the Product

I attended ProductCamp London earlier this month and it brought home to me why I get so much value from this “unconference” style of conference. So what makes the unconference style so useful? It reinforces that, in the product world, we all face similar challenges, regardless of our industry.

Product Success Management Issues – Raja Mulpri – Episode – PSMI007

Spice Catalyst

This is the latest episode of our podcast series “Product Success Management Issues”. In this episode we are featuring Raja Malpuri, he is currently the Associate Vice President of Product Management and Solutions, AS Pvt Ltd.

5 Awesome App Home Pages: How Great Design Creates User Loyalty

UX Studio

Have you ever uninstalled an app because the first impression didn’t fit your expectations? If you answered yes, you know your own app could suffer the same fate – unless you design a killer home page that makes converts.

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Is The Best Product Defense A Cheap Defense?

The Accidental Product Manager

What should Gillette do about new cheap razors? Image Credit: lihua88. Shaving is something that men without beards or mustaches do just about every day. In all honesty, I don’t think that we spend a lot of time thinking about shaving – it’ just something that we do.

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

Tell Better Stories – Donna Lichaw on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Over the course of her career, Donna Lichaw has moved from Design and UX to Product – consulting with teams, giving keynotes and working with leadership groups – but what she’s always focused on is storytelling.

TEI 227: IoT is coming to a product near you, maybe even yours: what product managers need to know – with Daniel Elizalde

Product Innovation Educators

An IoT Technology stack and framework for product managers. More and more product managers and innovators are bumping into IoT, the Internet of Things, as part of their current or future product roadmaps. I’m seeing a convergence of product forms.

Product Love Podcast: Brianne Kimmel, Advisor and Angel Investor


This week on Product Love, I talked to Brianne Kimmel, an angel investor and advisor at Voyage. Brianne spent some time in Sydney where she taught at General Assembly.

Why I do the thing I hate


Given we all hate reading documents so much, why do I spend my life writing them? It’s not for the money. As an analyst I don’t think it necessarily hurts that I hate reading myself. Unless it’s fiction. I love fiction). I’ve got things to do, people to see, Netflix to watch.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.