Sat.Apr 18, 2020 - Fri.Apr 24, 2020

Couldn’t Care less About Your Industry? Good.

Mind the Product

Why is having no passion for the industry you work in potentially a huge benefit when it comes to building products? In Product, the user is number one.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc.

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Optimize for Respectful Remote Meetings

Johanna Rothman

I've had the pleasure—and displeasure—of many remote meetings over the past few weeks. The difficult meetings had a common root cause: the meeting leaders attempted to do a direct transfer of how they lead an in-person meeting to remote/WFH meetings.

Feature Surveys: The Secret to Building the Best Product You Can

Userpilot

The one question SaaS Product teams around the world are losing sleep over now is: “How can we make our product even better?” ” If you want to know the answer, the simplest way is to ask your customers.

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 fulfill, 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.

The Problem with Long-Term Roadmaps

The Product Coalition

Spanning up to 24 months of planned features and functionality, long-term roadmaps are a conventional staple in development offices. They’re also inherently problematic. But how can something that everyone uses not prove useful? You need to plan somehow?—?and and roadmaps keep your software on track.

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How to Prepare Your Product for Use in Isolation

Gainsight

In the SaaS industry, it’s always been our job to provide flexibility and accessibility through our products. Remote work isn’t new. The products we create have fueled telecommuting ever since the inception of software-as-a-service.

How a simple Product spec can unify your company and make your product a success

BrainMates

As an Aussie-expat based in San Francisco, I briefly took a passing interest in baseball. One of the many, many statistics leagues track is called a batting average – the ratio of times a batter actually hits the ball into play. The best batting averages top out in the mid 30% range.

Reading list: Know your customers

Inside Intercom

Our mission, as we have often discussed, is to make internet business personal – that goal underpins everything we do and build.

How to up your product skills compared to your colleagues

The Product Coalition

When transitioning to a product role, what skills you have and what you missing depends on your previous role. Here’s what you need to do Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». product software-development product-management project-management product-manager

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.

Remote Discovery – Teresa Torres on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

We’ve heard it again and again – these are odd times; we’re not working remotely, we’re working during a crisis; this is not the new normal. You’re not working the same way, and your customers have different needs than they did a month ago.

WEBINAR: How To Become a Star Problem Solver By Focusing On Customer Outcomes

Proficientz – Product Management University

In this 30-minute webinar, you’ll see real-world examples that illustrate how the context of solving customer problems completely changes when the focus is on customer outcomes instead of just the problem itself.

The Best Virtual Product Events to Attend in 2020

ProductCraft

Back at the beginning of the year, we made a list of all of the product conferences you should attend in 2020. However, recent events have caused many of these great events to either be postponed or moved online.

Measuring the real world impact of UX during a global pandemic

TryMyUI

How did Canada's Revenue Agency use UX to positively impact the lives of countless Canadian citizens in need of emergency financial aid due to the COVID-19 pandemic? The post Measuring the real world impact of UX during a global pandemic appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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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.

Hypothesis Driven Validation By Nate Archer

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Nate Archer, now Senior Product Manager at Ada shares with us a systematic approach to validating an idea by breaking it down into testable hypotheses. His key points include: Origins. Purpose and Value. Process. Case Study. Watch the video to see his talk in full.

“Everyone has a part to play” Interview with Naomi Williams, UX Researcher at William Hill

Userzoom

UX at William Hill is all about understanding the psychology behind customer decisions and designing products that enhance their experience. As they state: “We’re on a mission to stamp out cognitive bias and make our products the best they can be.”

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TEI 279: How product managers and leaders turn visionary thinking into breakthrough growth – with Mark Johnson

Product Innovation Educators

The future back strategy for product managers. Innosight is an innovation management consultancy founded by Clayton Christensen and Mark Johnson. Mark has a new toolkit for visionary thinking that leads to breakthrough growth, which he writes about in his book, Lead from the Future.

H.O.M.E: Health and wellness in the great indoors

Inside Intercom

As the saying goes “home where the heart is” and for now, it’s where you’ll find the office and the school and the shops and concerts too. H.O.M.E.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Coping Through COVID: Shifting Focus and Acknowledging Unknowns

Mind the Product

Throughout this new series , we’ll be sharing the stories, learnings and experiences of product people dealing with COVID-19 right across the globe.

Post Webinar Q&A: How to get executive buy-in for UX

Userzoom

It’s never a bad time to convince your executives that UX is something that they should care about, but it is especially important right now as companies focus on making budgets go further and cutting costs.

Our next chapter: Bringing teams together, wherever they’re located

Miro

Our next chapter: Bringing teams together, wherever they’re locatedTeamwork has always been at the heart of everything we do here at Miro. We operate a distributed headquarters, with leaders and employees spread across four time zones and five hubs.

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Current State vs. Future State: Innovating your Customer Experience and Increasing Productivity

Emerge Insights

We’re facing a new world. Leaders across almost every sector are having to take a hard look at how they do business with the recent economic shifts. They need to adapt their customer experience and improve business productivity in order to survive.

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5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Leadership Without Authority By Aeneas McDonnell

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Aeneas McDonnell , Director of Product at The Times and Sunday Times shares with us some guidelines on how we as product people can be leaders without having clear authority. His key points include: Anyone can be a leader. Positioning to lead. Skills.

Dispatches from Centercode’s Remote Offices: Colleen, Michael, Doug, Tom, and Seph

Centercode

We’re one month into our shelter orders — it’s a bittersweet anniversary. Luckily, the passion, adaptability, and collaborative spirit that are hallmarks of Centercode’s company culture make it easy for us to find ways to stay productive and occupy our free time.

How Biteable CEO Brent Chudoba held a remote leadership offsite using Miro

Miro

How Biteable CEO Brent Chudoba held a remote leadership offsite using MiroWhen I became CEO of Biteable in February, I knew it’d be a challenge to lead an internationally distributed team.

Funding your Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Funding your Product Roadmap How do you ask for funding as you scale your product & team You have a product roadmap (annual / multi-year) in front of you, crafted by you after months of deliberation, discussions, conversations, stakeholder and leadership feedback and reviews.

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.