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Product Discovery or Product Delivery: How do you Decide?

Mind the Product

What’s the fundamental difference between product discovery and delivery or execution? The degree of uncertainty. The degree of uncertainty should determine whether you need to run product discovery or whether you can begin to deliver a solution to your customer.

How great product teams use Story Time to do better work

The Product Coalition

The User Story is the unit of currency in the exchange of ideas between product managers and engineers. Product Managers write the things… Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». startup agile software-development entrepreneurship business

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Product Accessibility Shouldn’t Be an Afterthought

ProductPlan

I recently attended a presentation by Benjamin Evans, Inclusive Design Lead at Airbnb, on product accessibility and his experience with designing for inclusion. It really got me thinking about how we build products in tech and the inherent biases in product management. In an environment that prizes “minimum viability” and “failing fast” there’s seldom much of an appetite for slowing down the parade of new features and functionality to prioritize product accessibility.

Using Slack: How To Be Distraction Free Like It’s Builders

Nir Eyal

The post Using Slack: How To Be Distraction Free Like It’s Builders appeared first on Nir and Far. Distraction

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API Analytics: The Ultimate Guide to Grow Your Platform Business

API product and platform owners have their own unique challenges. Learn how to leverage data to convert, understand, and support your customers better.

“Software eating the world” creates a growing need to educate product managers.

Product Management Unpacked

Digital transformation impacts almost everything, so the demand for product management continues to increase – every day.

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Tips for Growing a Product Management Team

Roman Pichler

Organise Around Products. In order to grow your product management team, start by reviewing your product portfolio.

3 Critical Skills Preventing You From Becoming a Great Product Manager

280 Group

We often hear the old adage, “forget your weaknesses, play to your strengths!” when talking about the fastest way to get ahead in your career. After all, your strengths are your competitive advantage. It is easier and more enjoyable to work on skills you are already good at and know you can become great at. However, when it comes to a career in Product Management, just focusing on strengths is not going to cut it.

Lessons From the Space Race: 3 Steps to Better Product Decisions

Mind the Product

What makes a great product decision? The answer to this question is like the Holy Grail of product management: it promises success and prosperity but no clear evidence that it exists.

Product and Pricing Strategies to Realize Customer Value

bpma ProductHub

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.

How insurance companies can improve their online user experience

Userzoom

With more people heading online for insurance quotes, this is a sector in which UX has become vital to remain competitive. Insurance companies are spending a lot to attract customers to their websites. Indeed, insurance and related terms are frequently some of the most expensive PPC keywords.

Do It For the Portfolio Instead of Every Product: 1 of 5

Proficientz – Product Management University

There are five things that you don’t need to do for every product if you do them once for the portfolio. They’ll reduce the stress that goes with constantly changing priorities and more importantly, improve product management’s stock by operating more strategically, simplifying execution and getting better results. Market Segmentation. Imagine that you have 20 products, each of them with strong growth potential in five market segments.

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Can Product Culture Save Media? by Anita Zielina

Mind the Product

Anita Zielina’s keynote at this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg addresses the question of whether “product culture” can save the media industry.

What Leadership Qualities Does it Take to be a Good Leader?

UX Studio

Ever wonder about the difference between leadership and management? This article shares essential leadership qualities. Also, we’ll give some examples of what leadership on a UX team looks like. What does leadership involve?

Win the Digital Transformation Game with the Product Mindset

Speaker: David DeWolf, Founder and CEO, 3Pillar Global

No matter what your idea is, no matter how good it is, and no matter how well you know your market, 3 out of 4 digital initiatives do not succeed. To better understand how to win, we should first understand why we’re failing. In this webinar, David DeWolf will share his experiences and lessons learned to help you succeed in playing the “product” game, instead of the “IT” game.

A comprehensive guide to A/B testing

Userzoom

How much impact can one tiny, little feature on a webpage really have? A whole lot, as it turns out. Through A/B testing, hotel booking site arenaturist.com found that a vertical form (vs. a horizontal form) had a huge impact on their users, and their conversion rates… Horizontal form.

Product Love Podcast: Hubert Palan, CEO and Founder of productboard

ProductCraft

Hubert Palan wants every product to be both functional and delightful. He’s constantly thinking of ways to optimize experiences — he even says it the core of who he is. Sounds like a natural product manager if you ask me.

Lean Mean Product Machine – Dan Olsen on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

After leaving the Navy and working on nuclear submarines, Dan Olsen embarked on a career that has spanned enterprises and start-ups, consulting, speaking, writing, and running the Lean Product & Lean UX meetup.

3 Compelling Concepts from Basecamp's Shape Up

Sachin Rekhi

I always love reading each new book the Basecamp team publishes as they are inevitably chock-full of unique perspectives that preach an approach to working better that goes against conventional wisdom and established best practices.

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BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

A comprehensive guide to A/B testing

Userzoom

How much impact can one tiny, little feature on a webpage really have? A whole lot, as it turns out. Through A/B testing, hotel booking site arenaturist.com found that a vertical form (vs. a horizontal form) had a huge impact on their users, and their conversion rates… Horizontal form.

HubSpot’s Michael Redbord on staying in touch with your customers as you scale

Inside Intercom

In a company’s early days as a lean, mean, business machine, it’s fairly easy for leadership to stay in sync with their users. You might say it’s one of the strongest advantages a startup has.

Lessons From the Little Blue Book by Joff Redfern

Mind the Product

Joff Redfern is vice president of Australian enterprise software company Atlassian. He previously spent seven years at LinkedIn and he shares his thoughts on the “best and most painful product lessons” of his product leadership career through a journal he calls “the blue book”.

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How to Build Mobile Apps Customers Really Want

Apptentive

As I’m writing this article, there are 2,687,780 mobile apps available in the Google Play store, and there were 2.2M mobile apps in the Apple App Store as of February 2019. Consumers have lots of choices when it comes to picking a mobile application!

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

CRO for Bloggers: How to Convert Readers Into Customers

AB Tasty

While not all blogging has the explicit goal of driving sales, most content marketing programs are set up with the. Read more. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as CRO for Bloggers: How to Convert Readers Into Customers. Conversion Optimization

Hook trial users from their first use

Inside Intercom

In 1898, American sales pioneer E. Elmo Lewis created the AIDA model to describe how customers buy. The AIDA model described four cognitive phases that buyers follow when accepting a new idea or purchasing a new product: A problem comes to the customer’s attention.

When you Look but Don’t see: Agile as Performance

Mind the Product

While I’ve driven all of my adult life in the US, I’ve not had a UK driver’s license for the five or so years I’ve lived here. This year I decided to change all that and enrolled on an intensive driving course so I could knock it out in two weeks. Sadly after a couple of lessons, it was clear that something wasn’t clicking. I was making a lot of failing-level mistakes. You may wonder what this has to do with product, but bear with me.).

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Product Dev: Think “Past, Present & Future”

The Product Coalition

I often like to frame product development as 3 buckets?—?Past, Past, Present and Future. Past: What are the things we have shipped previously and how are they performing? Are our experiments achieving what we hoped they would? Present: What is the current sprint or work we should be doing today?

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Women in Product: How to Combat Bias in Product Management

ProductCraft

Traditional industries like retail, insurance, and banking may have a lot to learn from the software industry to evolve into digital enterprises, but they have plenty to teach as well. Especially when it comes to diversity and inclusion. Take retail, for example.

The Write Stuff: Using Software Analytics to Educate Customers

Revulytics

There’s nothing like the power of the pen. Or, in the digital era, there might be nothing as convincing as words created by computer pixels. For software companies, the influence of words lies in the content created to educate customers on how to make the most of their products.

Introducing the First Keynote Speakers for MTP Engage Manchester 2020

Mind the Product

MTP Engage Manchester returns in 2020 on the 6th and 7th February, and next year its focus will be you – your conference, built for the product community, by the product community.