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Process as Product: What product ops can learn from user research

Mind the Product

What do a necklace, a bowl of salad, and a compass have in common? They are all metaphors that product managers at Dashlane use to describe their role. The insight they revealed, among others, helped me shape what Dashlane’s first-ever product operations role should look like.

Why is it better to work from home then work from office?

The Product Coalition

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The modern product manager’s tech stack


As a product manager, you sit at the focal point of many different parts of your company. You coordinate between R&D functions like design and engineering and go-to-market functions like growth, product marketing, sales, and customer success.

Rethinking Product Discovery with Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Mind

Product Talk

Back in March, I spoke at ProductCamp Cascadia (an online conference hosted by ProductCamp Portland , ProductCamp Seattle , and ProductCamp Vancouver ) exploring the topic of design justice. I refined the talk and gave it again yesterday at IndustryConf.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Product Requirements That Amplify Your Customer Needs [+Webinar]

280 Group

Identify the Insights. Recently, we explored using Voice of the Customer techniques to better understand your customers’ needs, find “moments of truth,” and identify how your product can help them along their customer journey.

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Top 3 Micromanagement Symptoms in your Scrum Agile Adoption

The Product Coalition

Micromanagement in Agile and Scrum Continue reading on Product Coalition ». scrum-master leadership scrum agile management

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Don’t Fall for This Excuse Trap: Why “That Won’t Work for Me” is Self-Sabotaging

Nir Eyal

The post Don’t Fall for This Excuse Trap: Why “That Won’t Work for Me” is Self-Sabotaging appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection


You don’t need a technical background to be a PM. I’m proof.


When people see my background as a teacher, they often ask how I ended up becoming a product manager at a technology company. Usually, they’re looking for advice on how they can break into a career in product management themselves. I don’t blame them for wondering!

Product and VC: What You Need to Know – Dharmesh Raithatha

Mind the Product

For many product people, it’s a dream to get in early at a startup — or to start their own. Unless you have the ability to bootstrap, that means you’ll need access to money, which often means working with venture capital.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Product Requirement Elicitation

The Product Coalition

Don’t Gather Requirements, Elicit Them Continue reading on Product Coalition ». business-analysis requirements product-management requirements-elicitation product-owner

Product Research Rules with C. Todd Lombardo

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

What are the Product Research Rules that ensure you build the right product? Find out in this episode of the Enterprise Product Leadership podcast.

How do I transition from Engg to Product Management? Attend this Workshop by Indeed PM, Devansh


A lot many engineers are trying to transition to product management. But a mere switch to product management doesn’t help. How do I thrive? How do I make it big while transitioning from engineering to Product Management? What do I need to learn and unlearn?

Data scaling for startups by Crystal Widjaja

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon Digital APAC keynote, Crystal Widjaja, Executive-In-Residence at Reforge, discusses the impact product people can have when utilising a sensible data strategy. This, she tells us, helps to drive product improvement, create great customer experiences, and achieve defensibility.

Embedded Analytics Product Fit Guide - A Product Manager’s Handbook

Adding embedded analytics to your software doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. This guide is the perfect companion for SaaS product managers. It will walk you through the process of choosing the right analytics provider step by step.

You Are Not The CEO

The Product Coalition

A common phrase that I’ve heard very often is: “A product manager is the CEO of the product.” ” Continue reading on Product Coalition ». startup entrepreneurship product-management ceo product-manager

TEI 331: Everyday innovator obsessions – with Josh Linkner

Product Innovation Educators

Principles product managers can use to guide creativity and innovation.

Leadership Tip #5: Learn How to Ask for Help

Johanna Rothman

Are you wary of asking for help? You might feel weak. Or, you might worry your colleagues see you as weak or incompetent. You might not feel safe if you want to ask for help. However, very few of us know everything we need. Or can do everything we want to accomplish without asking for help.

Practising “Best Practice” Product in the Context of B2B2B2C

Mind the Product

“Who are we building this for, the buyer, their customer, or the users?!” This was the Product and Design team I was leading in 2020 which focused on building and selling an enterprise-grade digital platform in healthcare. The complexity of this situation was consternating.

Product Management: Guide to Thriving as a Product Manager

As more organizations move from project to product thinking, Product Managers are occupying increasingly crucial roles. Download this guide to learn tips and strategies that will help you grow into a strong Product Manager and thrive in the position.

PO Interview Questions?—?The Product Backlog and Refinement

The Product Coalition

PO Interview Questions?—?The The Product Backlog and Refinement TL; DR: Product Owner Interview Questions?—?The

Between Sales and Product: Building Out Self-Serve and Customer Experience at Notion & Dropbox

First Round Review

Kate Taylor spent 8 years at Dropbox leading their SMB revenue and scaled sales operation) and is now the Head of Customer Experience at Notion.


Calm’s Will Larson on how to build a technical leadership career

Inside Intercom

That question has been on Will Larson ‘s mind for a long time.

Podcast with Joe Krebs on Agile.FM

Johanna Rothman

I had a terrific time with Joe Krebs on his podcast. See Agile FM – Johanna Rothman. We spoke about a number of ideas from the Modern Management Made Easy books: How to recognize and avoid micromanagement. What it might mean to engage people at work. The kinds of workspaces we need.

Re-Thinking Translation for Business Growth in a Digital-First World

Effective localization is critical to business expansion. But traditional translation processes can't keep pace with today's agile, omnichannel realities. Read our eBook to discover the limitless possibilities uncovered by agile translation management.

Backlog refinement sessions; what is this somewhat-neglected SCRUM activity?

The Product Coalition

Does anyone else struggle to find the time to do this properly? Continue reading on Product Coalition ». scrum-product-owner backlog-grooming agile-development product-management backlog-refinement

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3 Rules for Building a More Caring Culture — This Chief People Officer Shares Lessons from Lambda School & InVision

First Round Review

Mark Frein has served as Chief People Officer at Return Path, InVision, and now Lambda School.

Top 5 Product Manager Technical Skills in 2021


If you’re an aspiring or a junior product manager – technical skills are something that will give you a massive leg up in your career.

Is Remote Work Good for the Environment?

Modus Create

On Earth Day, we step back and look at the environmental impact of one of the defining macro trends of our age – remote work. . In April last year, during the peak of the first wave of Covid lockdown, people in Jalandhar, Punjab, woke up to an unusually majestic sight. .

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

Why We Don’t Interview Product Managers Anymore

The Product Coalition

Job interviews are mostly nonsense. According to Ron Friedman , a psychologist and author of “ The Best places to work ”, 80% of people lie during their interviews?—?so so if that's the case, the information you’re hearing is likely fiction, or at best, inspired by real-world events.

So You’ve Raised a SaaS Mega Round: Now What?


[Special thanks to Ajay Agarwal at Bain Capital Ventures, Nakul Mandan from Audacious Ventures, Roger Lee from Battery Ventures, Jeff Lieberman from Insight Venture Partners and Byron Deeter from Bessemer Venture Partners for their feedback on this post]. It’s an incredible time to be in SaaS.

10 User Persona Examples for SaaS Products and How to Create Them


Looking for user persona examples to inspire your research, or (product) marketing strategy? Creating a user persona can be hard sometimes. Depending on how many your product has, it may require several hours of interviews and a number of surveys to do each.

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