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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

April 6: Moving Up Into Product Leadership (NYC)

Mironov Consulting

What : “Moving Up Into Product Leadership” half-day workshop. Hosted by INDUSTRY. Where : LMHQ, 152 Broadway, New York City. When : April 6, 2020 (morning and afternoon sessions). Details and Registration.

Creating a Product Discovery Track: A Pratical Guide

The Product Coalition

Creating a Product Discovery Track: A Practical Guide In the last decade we have evolved a lot in terms of agile development, Agility has become its own concept and we have lots of books and conferences for this subject.

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.

Creating An App For Schools and Universities


Your students have gone mobile, and so should you! Not having a mobile app for your school or university essentially means that you are missing out on a crucial opportunity for engaging with the students.


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.

A Guide to Website Personalization in 2020

AB Tasty

From email nurturing to product customization, there are many different types of personalization used in online marketing today.

How to brief your tech team on what your product needs

The Product Coalition

As product people our role is to understand the needs of our customers, and then translate these needs into actionable features that can… Continue reading on ». product-management product-manager agile product software-development

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Our PM Survey Says …


Just about every week in 2019, we posted a debate question/poll to both our homepage and our Twitter feed, asking our readers to weigh in on various PM-related “hot topics.” ” Some related to the ins-and-outs of the job, others to industry trends. And a few focused on the nature of the product manager role itself. Read more » The post Our PM Survey Says … appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Perspectives Career Interview PM Role Product Teams