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What Sweetgreen Can Teach Startups About Scaling Intimacy

First Round Review

Co-founder Nathaniel Ru draws on his experience scaling Sweetgreen to offer startups a clearer window into how rapidly growing companies can stay connected with customers, partners and employees. Continue reading at First Round Review »

5 Tips to Increase Mobile App Reviews

The Product Coalition

Other people’s opinions play a considerable role in our purchasing decisions. And since we’re living in a world where people are spending a significant amount of time on the Internet, online reviews, be it of a restaurant or of a mobile app, are particularly important.

5 Key Responsibilities of Agile Product Leaders

ProductPlan

What does product leadership look like in an agile context? And, how is it different from leadership in traditional development environments? For the product leaders supporting agile teams, it can be easy to get caught up in the routine of scrums , sprints, and standups.

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Are Product Leaders Listening to Customers?

280 Group

As a product leader, your goal is to constantly provide a better product to deepen engagement, grow your revenue, and delight your customers. In order to do so, you need to listen—we mean really listen—to customer feedback.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Motivating and influencing your teams

Lead on Purpose

You’ve nailed the vision, and built the foundation of trust, now you need to motivate your teams. The success of your product depends on the work they (engineering, UX/design, marketing, sales, etc.) In nearly all cases, the individuals on … Continue reading → Product Management Trust confidence energy influence motivate optimism vision

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How great Product Managers contribute to great engineering cultures

The Product Coalition

Great engineers leave when they are no longer excited by an opportunity. These engineers are in demand, they have other companies constantly knocking on their doors, pitching them exciting opportunities, as well as money, in an attempt to convince them to leave.

Powerful Product Positioning: Follow These Three Rules

Proficientz – Product Management University

Powerful product positioning usually boils down to the best story, which is not always the best product. Adhere to these three guidelines and marketing and selling value will be a lot easier. The Playbook: Make It More About the Buyer – Way More!

Why CEOs Should Not Be Our Primary Source of Customer Input

Mironov Consulting

I work with a lot of CEOs, usually as an advocate for better product and development organizations.

When to Launch? That’s the Question

Pragmatic Marketing

The other day I received a message from a colleague: “One question we’re asking ourselves is the issue of continuously releasing individual features with associated Go-to-Market launches versus releasing features and waiting to do a singular quarterly GTM for all at the same time.

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

Podcast: How to Persuade People with Ben Newell

Mind the Product

Ben Newell was the first guest we got by recommendation.

Best Growth Strategy for Mature Products

Proficientz – Product Management University

What’s the best growth strategy for a mature product portfolio? The best growth strategy depends on your current market position. Here are two considerations. Market Penetration Strategy.

The Six Best Product Management Podcasts

ProductCraft

2019 is here, and that means it’s time to dust off that podcast list and discover new things to listen to. Get off to a good start on your product management-related resolutions with our six favorite podcasts. Listen, learn, and enjoy.

Lean and Agile: What’s the Difference?

Craft.io

Sometimes it’s good to go back to the basics and examine basic concepts we often refer to without fully understanding what’s meant by them. In this piece, I’d like to address the somewhat confusing subject of the difference between the terms ‘lean’ and ‘agile’.

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Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

How to ship a great app (by using target groups)

The Product Coalition

It’s not enough to have a great idea and build a beautiful app. It’s important to create value for your probable customers. It doesn’t make sense to market to everybody. By defining who your target group is, you can focus on the users that actually use your app and through that, save time and money.

Most Brands Hear from Less Than 1% of Their Customers

Apptentive

Customers are hard-pressed to leave feedback in any form, and the way digital customer feedback is gathered is often clunky, time-consuming, and distracting from the goal the customer came to accomplish in the first place.

TEI 211: Most product managers are not using surveys correctly and how to fix that – with Matt Champagne, PhD.

Product Innovation Educators

Create more loyal customers by designing surveys people actually want to complete. Many product managers and product marketers are using surveys incorrectly. We like surveys because they are relatively quick and inexpensive compared to other tools, such as customer interviews.

5 books every marketer should read in 2019

Inside Intercom

The Intercom marketing team is made up of a diverse group of individuals with distinct backgrounds and perspectives that inform our work. One of the attributes that we all share, however, is an unwavering intellectual curiosity.

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The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

Is Contract Product Management as Scary as it Sounds?

Mind the Product

There aren’t many fixed-term contract roles for product managers in the UK. Job-board figures in major UK cities, including London and Manchester, indicate that just 10% of the market is fixed-term contract work. This is counter to the trend towards portfolio careers across many industries and disciplines, with more and more people feeling the benefit of diverse challenges and more businesses valuing varied expertise.

Your Ultimate Guide To Better Form Design

UX Studio

Just imagine how you’d feel if you walked into a shop, collected everything in your basket, but couldn’t find the cashier. In the end, you’d likely get extremely upset and leave everything behind without spending a cent. Well, exactly that happens with bad form design in your checkout process.

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The Little Things

The Product Coalition

(Re)making the case for experimentation & lean principles in building big businesses It’s easy (and intuitive) to associate success with size. Big visions drive big innovations, which, in turn, generate big teams, revenues, and businesses.

The art of the follow-up and delightful customer service

Inside Intercom

Part of the familiar ritual of eating a meal in any good restaurant is the moment the waiter asks if you’re enjoying your food and whether there is anything else they can get for you.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

How can Enterprise Product Managers Attain Maximum Insight From Limited Datapoints?

Mind the Product

Not surprisingly, when you’re looking for customer validation for B2B products, there simply aren’t as many datapoints to draw from in enterprise product management as there are for consumer products. Therefore, every interaction counts and your enterprise sales force becomes one of your closest allies when gathering requirements and validating product assumptions.

Product Managers Need To Understand The Power Of A Newsletter

The Accidental Product Manager

Product Managers know that newsletters can be a powerful way to stay in touch with your customers Image Credit: AJC1. As product managers we spend a great deal of our time trying to figure out how to get more people to buy our products.

3 Questions to Ask About Every Potential Product Feature

ProductPlan

If you’re a product manager, then you know that demands for new features come from all directions. Sometimes these demands come from key customers asking for a specific feature to support a workflow unique to them.

Local High School Students Use CardBoard to Innovate

CardBoard

Warren Central High School seniors, Garat Phelps , and Christian Holtsclaw were posed a problem. Students within the cosmetology department needed a more reliable way to track their hours throughout the school year to earn their cosmetology license.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

The real product (spec) lifecycle

The Product Coalition

The real product (spec) lifecycle was originally published in ProductCoalition.com on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. product-manager product-management comics

Avoid the pendulum swing when fixing problems

Inside Intercom

At the 2017 Inside Intercom World Tour , I gave a talk about a simple pattern that we were seeing as we built the product and grew the company from 15 people to one over 500. The pattern is this: You find yourself in an undesirable state.

10-30-50 Product Management—Shreyas Doshi, Product Lead at Stripe

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Shreyas Doshi is a product lead at Stripe. In this Path to PM post, we discuss switching product management careers and Shreyas's 10-30-50 product management framework to becoming a successful product lead. Previously Shreyas has served as a director of product management at Twitter, and a group product manager at Google and Yahoo! Tell us about how you first broke into product management. My first product job was at EDS (Electronic Data Systems) where I was an engineer.

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