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Six Time-Saving Beta Testing Tips for Product Managers

Pragmatic Marketing

This article is based on information provided in our webinar, Customer Validation for Product Managers , with Centercode CEO Luke Freiler. This article originally appeared on

Building Product in an age of Distrust by Ryan Freitas

Mind the Product

Once upon a time, designers were convinced that they were doing the right thing. They didn’t question outcomes because they thought their motives were sound. Recently the conversation has shifted to become much more focused on user safety, trust and ethics.

3 approaches to making meetings more effective

The Law of Triviality , formulated by British author C.Northcote Parkinson is often referred to as the bike-shed principle or simply bikeshedding. According to the law, members of an organization give disproportionate weight to trivial issues.

How to Apply Machine Learning to Business Problems: Part 1

bpma ProductHub

By “Daniel Faggella – This article was originally listed on TechEmergence. This post breaks the original post into 2 Parts. Stay tuned for Part 2 in upcoming weeks.

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.

User Experience is more than just the UI

The Product Bistro

A while back, I read a blog that got me thinking. Its premise was that developers should always have the fastest, best hardware to minimize down time. Waiting 12 seconds to compile a module was too long, and encouraged the developer’s attention to stray to Reddit, or some other time suck, and then they would […]. PM Tales UI/UX

Help us to get More Women on Stage at MTP Engage Hamburg

Mind the Product

Speaker diversity is an important discussion to have when organising a conference. We all work and live in international and diverse communities, so our conferences should reflect this reality. These days, everyone checks the gender ratio when they scroll through the speakers list.

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B2B Product Manager Magazine November 2018

Proficientz – Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine November 2018 is now available. Over the past 17 years we’ve had the privilege of working with many successful organizations. The top 1% all have one thing in common. Their top priority is measurable customer success. It drives everything they do.

How Much Should Uber Charge for a Driverless Ride?

Pragmatic Marketing

I just read an interesting article about Waymo and their driverless vehicles. It got me thinking about pricing (though pretty much everything gets me thinking about pricing). Most of us are familiar with Uber. Imagine that Uber buys a fleet of driverless vehicles.

Great Leaders Know When to Unlearn the Past

Mind the Product

Good leaders know they need to continuously learn. But great leaders know when to unlearn the past to succeed in the future. Barry O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of ExecCap and Co-Author of Lean Enterprise.

Chief Product Officer or Chief Everything Officer


The title of leader is universally enticing to a particular type of person. And while most appreciate that the practice of leadership is difficult, that doesn’t diminish the appeal of status and power.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Ideas are Screwing Up your Product Roadmap


Your ideas could be messing up your product roadmap. Yes, you read that right. Wait, aren’t great ideas the fuel of a good product roadmap? Sure, to some extent. But are you suffering from challenges like having a hard time sticking to your roadmap and delivering against it?

“I’ll Quit Unless…”

Mironov Consulting

(This post isn’t specific to product management, but a manager’s view of problematic communications. Not everyone on our teams expresses themselves clearly.).

Why is it so Hard to Lean Test?

Mind the Product

The Mind the Product training curriculum is written in collaboration with dozens of expert product managers from countries and companies around the world.

The Mistakes Apple Made with the Apple ///:

Spice Catalyst

At the time, the Apple /// was the third best selling computer of all time. But the company killed its cash cow. Learn the mistakes so you don't repeat them.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Why Soft Skills Are a Hard Requirement for Product Management Career Growth


When we think about the skills required for just about any role, it’s only natural to first think about technical abilities. A musician must know how to play an instrument. A translator must be fluent in at least two languages.

The growth of video customer support and why your business needs it

Inside Intercom

The days of waiting several hours on hold to speak with a support or sales representative are now (mostly) over. The monotone “Please hold the line, your call is very important to us” message has now be replaced by real-time messaging.

The World is Colorful, so why Shouldn’t our Users be? by Mirja Bester

Mind the Product

Modern corporate culture is slowly coming to understand the benefits of highly diverse teams, stretching from gender to personality types. But where does product management stand with embracing that same diversity and complexity in our users? At this year’s MTP Engage, product director at Xing, Mirja Bester, shared how she thinks that by taking the subject of diversity more seriously, product managers can help to increase their company’s business value.

Product Management Truths and Trends


This blog is about a couple of Product Management truths and trends. In November 2018, Brainmates hosted eight Product Management leaders for a round table discussion to tease out their insights and beliefs on the state of Product Management in Australia.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Video: Successfully Navigating Today's Career Maze

Sachin Rekhi

Video: Successfully Navigating Today's Career Maze. Slides: Successfully Navigating Today's Career Maze. In August I got invited back to LinkedIn to give a talk. But what was surprising is they were interested in me giving a very different type of talk than I've normally done.

9 essential sales steps you need to grow your SaaS startup

Inside Intercom

In the early stages of most SaaS startups’ lives, the CEO or founder often acts as the initial head of sales. This makes sense given the likely resource constraints and the value to be gained from getting in front of customers from day one.

Using Compliance Analytics Data to Improve Your Software Audit Program


According to Gartner , analytics enables software providers to improve retention and revenue by “tracking how often and when the software (including specific modules) is being used, allowing identification of licensing compliance gaps.”

Building Your Own App: Two Main Routes


Apps are ubiquitous tools to our modern lives. Smartphone browsing has officially taken over PC browsing by a pretty impressive margin: 63% vs 37% worldwide , and Google has adapted their search to prioritize sites which are mobile compatible.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

5 Reasons to Organize Your Roadmap by Themes


The goal of any roadmap, whether it’s a product roadmap, IT roadmap, or marketing roadmap, is to capture and communicate a high level strategy. Product managers have plenty of tools for cataloging the small details behind product development such as the product backlog, project-management apps, and even handwritten to-do lists. But the product roadmap is not where these details should live. Rather, the roadmap should always remain high level and strategic.

Full Transcript: Jon Noronha on the Product Love Podcast


This week on Product Love, we revisit a conversation with Jon Noronha, a director of product at Optimizely. Optimizely is a customer experience experimentation platform. Jon describes himself as skeptical, but also optimistic, which is a bit of an oxymoron.

TEI 203: Portfolio Management – with Roger Warburton, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Rethinking product portfolio management to optimize performance. What happens when you or your organization has more than one product to manage? It’s hard enough managing resources to sell and improve one product, but throw another one in the mix and see what happens.

Tune up your SaaS sales pitch with a focus on clarity

Inside Intercom

For salespeople, your sales pitch is crucial – above all else, it must be crystal clear what you’re trying to sell and what the value is to your prospective customer.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Why do some embedded analytics projects succeed while others fail? We surveyed 500+ application teams embedding analytics to find out which analytics features actually move the needle. Read the 6th annual State of Embedded Analytics Report to discover new best practices. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Product Roadmaps: Love, Hate (& Hate)

The Product Coalition

If I could pick one thing to kill because of the problems it causes, roadmaps might very well be at the top of the list. And it’s not that I don’t like roadmaps, or at least the principle of a product roadmaps. It’s the misunderstandings that they bring.

Dear Strategy: 069 Determining Competitive Use Cases

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “When studying a competitor, how do you really determine the use case for their product?”. Read The Full Blog Post.

How to Use The Product Management Essentials Workshop To Impact Your Career

Sequent Learning

I hear you’re going to attend Sequent’s Product Management Essentials Workshop. Great, we’re glad to have you! Before you go through the training, I’d like to share some ideas with you on how you can best leverage what you’ll learn to impact your career.

My Productivity Workflow

Joe Cotellese

I have a number of tools and techniques for getting stuff done throughout the day. This article originally was written to myself as a text file. I’m publishing because it might help others. It’s certainly going to help me when I inevitably fall off the wagon. Getting Things Done.

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.