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A Product Manager’s Worst Nightmare

The Product Coalition

What the Social Dilemma on Netflix can teach us Continue reading on Product Coalition ». software-development technology social-media product-management marketing

Beta Testing Is More Than Just an Insurance Plan

Centercode

Here’s the universal truth about insurance: you buy it, but you hope you never actually have to use it. We treat insurance as a necessary evil for this reason. Nobody ever looks forward to purchasing or using it.

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5 Key Responsibilities of a Product Owner

ProductPlan

If there’s a more widely misunderstood job title than “product owner,” we’d like to see it. As a professional in the product field, you might have some idea of what a product owner does. However, even your understanding of the role might be incorrect—more than on this below.

Diversity and Inclusion: Are You Sabotaging Your Product Success?

280 Group

“Diversity and Inclusion” are some of the hottest topics in the Tech industry. Unfortunately, there is not much discussion surrounding the even more severe lack of diversity in the product management function, particularly in the representation of Black Product Managers.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

How Real Companies Make OKRs work: Mind the Product and Neo Culture Investigates

Mind the Product

Like all tools, OKRs can be powerful if they’re understood and used correctly and so, in an attempt to help you get the most from the process and to better understand the benefits, effects, and challenges of OKRs, we’ve decided to investigate.

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The Top 25 People To Follow On Medium To Level-Up Your Product Knowledge

The Product Coalition

Photo by Jessica Ruscello on Unsplash A few people have asked me recently how to cast a wider net on their product knowledge, or simply how to get started with it.

Is It Time to Kill This Feature?

ProductCraft

We all have regrets. When I was a teenager, I had a friend who was a genius with all things technology. He gave me recommendations for my computer setup, developed websites as a side hustle, and was just an inspiring individual overall. Yet one day, I decided to not take him up on his offer.

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes by Egan Cheung

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Egan Cheung – Director of Product at Shopify, shares thoughts on how fostering empathy helps us all build better products and become better leaders.

TEI 302: From product manager to founder – with Ryan Frederick

Product Innovation Educators

What product managers need to know to build a product into a successful company. When I’m working with a group of product managers to help them move towards product mastery, I always ask them to introduce themselves by sharing what they love about product management.

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Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

7 Tips to a Successful Product Management Career

The Product Coalition

Not too long after landing a job as a software engineer at Information Builders in 1999, my boss told me we had to talk. He wanted me to… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». startup product-management career-advice product

Identifying and Addressing Common Biases in Product Management

ProductCraft

Product management is “thinky” work. As a product person, you need to bring about organizational alignment through product strategy while also keeping things running smoothly with product operations. I don’t need to tell you this is a delicate balance.

Roadmaps & Prioritisation – Lessons Learnt the Hard way, by Ren Yi Hooi

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Ren Yi Hooi – then Product Director at RailsBank, shares her experience of prioritization challenges in a fast pace organisation.

Product Update: September 2020

Indicative

Hello everyone! We hope you had a strong end to the quarter. Our team has been busy working on new features to help you. Check out what’s new: Add Notes to Any Query. Save context, captions, or clarifications using query notes. Provide key information about your query through text or images.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Product Management Skills: Influence Without Authority

The Product Coalition

Anyone familiar with Product Management will recognize the immortal phrase ‘influence without authority.’ As a Product Manager, you’re a team player who guides product development along its chartered course, but you have to do that without being the literal captain of the ship.

What Is Technical Debt and How Do You Manage It?

ProductCraft

Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared on the Logi Analytics blog. Technical debt is the bane of every product manager—but what is it?

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Marty Cagan on Empowering Teams, Discovery Challenges, Alignment, and More

Mind the Product

In the latest of our Prioritised AMAs, we were joined by Marty Cagan who took your questions on empowering teams, discovery challenges, Product Owners, transitioning from product role to a leadership role, and much more.

From Data Literacy to Trust: Dealing with the Pitfalls of Any Data Strategy

Indicative

All data strategies start with excitement. This is the dominant emotion during kick-off calls with my clients and it can feel amazing. You’ll finally know exactly what is going inside your product and what growth levers you should be pulling.

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

API, GUI, front-end, back-end what does it all mean?

The Product Coalition

What’s the difference, and why does it matter to you? Continue reading on Product Coalition ». software-development ux product-management ui api

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How to navigate your first remote usability test results on TryMyUI

TryMyUI

The best UX of your life depends on understanding how to navigate the results of your remote usability test. This guide explains how your test results are presented and categorized on TryMyUI’s platform.

Build What Matters by Rajesh Nerlikar and Ben Foster – Free Chapter!

Mind the Product

In their new book, Build What Matters (£26.99), Rajesh Nerlikar and Ben Foster introduce you to their methodology for becoming a product-driven company.

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Innovation – Between Chaos and Standardization

Modus Create

Innovation is such a beautiful thing. Sadly, it is often overrated, over-utilised, over-buzzified, and curiously also overlooked. Without a doubt, innovation has made a lot of headlines in the past few years. It has emerged as the word associated with the digital revolution and economy 4.0.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

As Precious As We Treat Them

The Product Coalition

A real-life story and a great lesson that taught me to love the products I work on and treat them accordingly. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». value-creation product product-management management product-design

How Customer Analytics Can Increase User Engagement

Indicative

In many ways, engaged users are the hallmark of a successful company. According to a Gallup poll , fully engaged customers represent a 23% premium over an average customer when it comes to share of wallet, profitability, revenue, and relationship growth. In some industries, it’s even greater.

Accelerate Your Product Development – William Treseder on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

In our previous episode, Adam Thomas introduced how he uses a military technique (BLUF) for prioritisation.

How to Build and Sustain Organizational Resilience

Agile Velocity

After reading the Gallup Group’s article “ Remote Agile: Sustain Performance While Working Remotely ” a few things floated up in my mind. To keep those things from bouncing around too much, I thought I’d write them down and share them out.

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The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Concerning Intended Use

The Product Coalition

In the life of every new tool (whether it be hardware or software) there comes a point where the people for whom it was made will begin to… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». ethics-in-tech product-management design-thinking product-strategy

How to Execute Effective Automated Tests

Modus Create

Automated tests can help to speed up delivery, reduce errors, and save testing engineers time to run comprehensive and complex tests.

September Roundup: Leadership mistakes, stakeholder management, discovery and more

Mind the Product

Before we move into the final quarter of the year (yes, that’s right, the first three happened) we recap on the membership content released this September. In it, we covered leadership mistakes, strategic thinking, discovery, stakeholder management, burnout and more.