Sat.Dec 28, 2019 - Fri.Jan 03, 2020

How to Write Fewer Requirements

Ask Benny

Free your time to be more strategic Requirements are overrated In Are Requirements Overrated and Your Role is not to Write Requirements I explained why writing requirements should be a minimal task. I talked about 3 major reasons why it is good for everyone: Your time is valuable.

Demystifying Product Management’s Role in Pricing Strategy


Technology pricing can be tricky, particularly for software and services. When there’s no traditional cost of goods sold (COGS) to recoup, the pricing strategy for a SaaS product can go in a lot of different directions. Do you give the product away and try to monetize traffic and users through other channels? Should you offer bargain basement prices to capture as many users as possible?

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How A Giving Mentality Can Lead To Great Product

The Product Coalition

When you’re thinking of others, you can’t help but make great stuff Continue reading on ». innovation business startup product-management entrepreneurship

The power of pause in leadership

Lead on Purpose

The most effective leaders know there’s only one thing they have complete control over: “the way in which I respond and react to another human.” They know their success depends on the unity and determination of their team members.

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 fulfil, 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.

Is Tech Ruining Kids? How to Safely Manage Screen Time

Nir Eyal

The post Is Tech Ruining Kids? How to Safely Manage Screen Time appeared first on Nir and Far. Indistractable Relationships

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Hiring a Product Manager – The Million Dollar Dilemma

Proficientz – Product Management University

You’re hiring a product manager. Do you hire an experienced product manager who can acquire domain expertise or a domain expert that can learn how to be a product manager? It’s a dilemma for many hiring managers.

The decade software ate the world

Inside Intercom

As we cross the threshold from one decade to another, it’s natural to look back at the previous 10 years and try to make sense of events.

9 Types Of Power In Product Management

The Product Coalition

Super Man used his powers to help people. But we know that he could become the embodiment of destruction. I’ve described 9 powers that can… Continue reading on ». management work startup daily-manager leadership

Rethinking the Product Mindset by Sandhya Hedge

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Sandhya Hedge , Global VP of Marketing at Amplitude , tells us how to become a better product manager by rethinking your mindset. Watch the video to see her talk in full.

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.

TEI 262: A look at this podcast through the lens of leadership coaching – with Russell Verhey

Product Innovation Educators

Lessons for product managers from the story of The Everyday Innovator. This was an extra fun discussion to have because it gave me an opportunity to share some important insights from f2f interviews I have done but have not talked about much or ever on this podcast. It is also a special interview, as a leadership coach and friend, Russel Verhey, interviewed me for his podcast, Advance Leadership Conversations.

Proper botiquette – five rules for designing impactful chatbots

Inside Intercom

More and more companies are reaching the tipping point where their human teams can’t keep up with their growing volume of support conversations. Chatbots are supposed to be the fix – providing basic help to customers while taking pressure off the team behind the scenes.

How My Startup Got a Meeting with the Pentagon: a Report from the Valley of Death

The Product Coalition

For academics in the midst of a technology commercialization project, the Valley of Death exists because governments don’t fund products… Continue reading on ». research technology entrepreneurship startup innovation

Leveling Up in the Product World by Asha Haji

Mind the Product

In her ProductTank London talk, Asha Haji, COO at Founders Academy explains how and why to treat your product management career like a video game. She teaches us how to level up in the product world by following these steps: Learn who you are. Learn the moves. Win boss battles. Upgrade your gear.

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.

Most Popular Software Product Management Articles of 2019


As we close out 2019, I wanted to share some of our most popular software product management articles. Please let me know what you think and if there are topics you would like us to cover in the comments below! Moving Applications to the Cloud and Adopting Cloud-Like Business Models.

What is a Chief Experience Officer?

AB Tasty

What's a Chief Experience Officer (CXO)? Well, they're a catalyst, designer, orchestrator, and champion, all in one! This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as What is a Chief Experience Officer? Conversion Optimization User Experience

Embrace Personal Evolution, Invest in Yourself

The Product Coalition

Finding ways to make ourselves better is pretty much linked with our existential, spiritual, and emotional growth. What we do?—?our our traits, our habits?—?have have noteworthy impact on how we see the world, and it also influences our well-being in both our personal and professional lives.

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Crazy Busy Product People – Rian van der Merwe on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes over the holidays. We’ll be back with new interviews in early January. But don’t despair! In the meantime, we’re re-running two episodes that fit the theme of the season: reflection and planning for 2020.

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.

Why You Need to Move Beyond PM Interview Frameworks

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Struggling to ace your senior PM interview? Looking to bring more of your depth and experience into your answer, but not sure how to fit it in? There’s a common issue I've seen in PM candidates with lots of practice behind them, where they find themselves at a certain plateau.

Six (More) Product Management Podcasts to Listen To


Welcome to 2020, everyone. Like many of you, I’ve made a few New Year’s resolutions. Along with the usual ones (eating healthier, watching less TV, exercising more, etc.), I’ve made it a 2020 goal to listen to more podcasts.

The many paths of a product manager

The Product Coalition

Nietzsche and the career plan My old boss Jim Barksdale was fond of saying, “We take care of the people, the products, and the profits?—?in in that order.” It’s a simple saying, but it’s deep.

From Museums to Fintech by Amy Carmichael

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Amy Carmichael, Head of Product at Crowdcube , tells us about her strange path from studying art and museums to become the Head of Product at a fintech startup. She takes us through the four themes she discovered along the way. Do the job you want before anyone asks.

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Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

6 trends that will shape product management in 2020


As we detailed in a recent blog post, digital product management is one of the hottest and fastest-growing roles in business right now. In just two years, the number of product management roles in the US have grown by an astounding 32%, outpacing the increase in demand for overall roles by 5x.

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Our Five Favorite Product Love Episodes of 2019


Just like that, another year has wrapped up! I’ve had the pleasure of talking to so many amazing product people this past year. The podcast remains a huge source of inspiration for me in many ways.

What is priceless to Entrepreneurs

The Product Coalition

Reflecting on my journey as Employee#2 in an early-stage startup, I recently realised that I have come to value certain attributes in every professional interaction. These are counter-intuitive lessons because they are in direct contradiction to feel-good actions.

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Intercom on Product: The dawn of a new decade

Inside Intercom

This year, with the ushering out of one decade and the heralding of a new, we decided to broaden the conversation and also take a look at the decade we are leaving behind and our hopes for tech in the next 10 years.

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.