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“What Do You Do Again?” – Tips to Explain the Product Manager Role

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“What Do You Do Again?” ” As a Product Manager you’ve probably heard this one more times than you can count. One of the common challenges with Product Management is that co-workers and other departments in your organization don’t know what a Product Manager does. They have either never worked with Product Management before, or have a misperception of what Product Managers do from another company.

Connecting the dots for insights with Design Thinking


Deepa Bachu, the CEO and Cofounder of Pensaar spoke at the ProductGeeks Conference 2018 on the design thinking process that has enabled her to work with the leading firms of the day.

How do you Make Product Management Work Effectively in a Distributed Team?

Mind the Product

Ever since the shift towards agile practices, product teams have hung on to a set of core attributes, which range from cross-functional, to customer-centric, all the way up to iterative and independent. But there’s one aspect which should vanish from this list of must-haves: co-located.

Product Management like a Golf Swing

The Product Bistro

One day, I was musing about the job of product manager, and what differentiates a good product manager from an okay one, and an analogy sprung to mind. Think about a golf swing. There is the addressing of the ball, the back swing, the forward swing, and ultimately the follow though. When you are teaching […]. product management essentials

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

Women in Product Management: Louise K. Allen, SVP Product Management and Solutions Marketing at Planview

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Louise Allen, SVP Product Management and Solutions Marketing at Planview. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into Product Management? I went to school at Trinity University in San Antonio to play tennis and played professionally for 11 years after I graduated from college.

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Product Managers Start To Understand The Power Of Online Reviews

The Accidental Product Manager

It turns out that people read online reviews before making a purchase Image Credit: Wies van Erp. When the customers for your product go looking for products online, how do they decide which one they are going to buy?

Are You Just Building “Faster Horses”?

Clever PM

Most Product Managers have, at one time or another, heard the apocyphal quote often attributed to Henry Ford, “If I asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said a faster horse.” ” And when we hear the line, we laugh because there’s no way that we would do such a thing — the “faster horse” is […]. Product Management Agile Bad PM Culture Definitions Good PM Leadership Organization PM Problem Solving Roles

The agile office: what can Agile teams learn from the history of workspaces

Few architectural terms carry such emotional significance as “corner office” and its less popular associate, the “cubicle”.

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Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda

Sachin Rekhi

I've long believed that the most innovative products are built by teams who innovate on the very process by which they develop those products. And it's why I've always been a student of companies that consistently deliver innovation to the market.

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The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

My Journey as an Interviewer: From Refugee Status Determination to User Research

Generation Focus

Most people will at some point in their lives either be interviewed or interview someone else. We could also probably tell a story a two about an interview that didn’t go the way we had hoped.

Measuring ideas based on customer benefit in Design Thinking


Deepa Bachu, the CEO and Cofounder of Pensaar spoke at the ProductGeeks Conference 2018 on the design thinking process that has enabled her to work with the leading firms of the day.

TEI 198: How product managers can influence the next generation of innovators – with Kyle Markland

Product Innovation Educators

Having fun, making friends, and learning along the way. I have a special episode for you. I believe that as product managers and innovators, we have a responsibility to help prepare the next generation of innovators. I’ve explored this topic in a few past episodes and it is time to do it again.

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User Story Mapping For Beginners


User Story Mapping (USM) allows for product managers, developers and designers to put a method behind the continuous complexity of product design and creating an awesome User Experience (UX).

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

Successful Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Book Milestone

Johanna Rothman

I’ve been pair-writing a book with Mark Kilby , From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver. We hit a big milestone today: We published the first complete draft today. We’ve been working on this book for a year.

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You Don’t Really Know Your App’s Users?—?Here’s What You Can Do About It


Bad news: You don’t know your users. You don’t really understand them, even if you think you do. When your users fail to convert, do you know what stopped them? When users ignore your messages, do you know why? When users kill the app right after your ad, do you know what made them run?

Product Love Podcast with Pendo’s Eric Boduch

Mironov Consulting

Pendo’s Product Craft podcast series includes conversations with a range of product leaders. Eric Boduch , Pendo founder, hosted this 45 minute conversation with me.

Mobile APP Growth: Why The In-App Experience Is More Important Than Ever

AB Tasty

Downloaded an app last week? Bet you can’t even remember what it was now. It happens to many of us - especially since 80-90% of our time on mobile is spent in apps. This is why you need to start thinking about the in-app experience.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

5 apps to power faster resolutions with Answer Bot

Inside Intercom

Last week, we released our intelligent bot, Answer Bot , which helps you provide instant resolutions to customers by automating answers to their common questions.

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Product Love Podcast: Rich Mironov, CEO of Mironov Consulting


This week on the Product Love podcast, I chatted with Rich Mironov, the CEO of Mironov Consulting, and an all-around product guru. Rich has been practicing product management since the 80’s.

How do you Implement Effective Product Experimentation?

Mind the Product

As product managers, our job is to determine what matters most to our customers. At any given time, there could be 100 really great ideas that need implementing, but realistically we can only complete two or three per month. We have to ask ourselves: which three do we build? How deep do we go? And how much time should we spend iterating on a product that launched last month versus moving onto something new?

Crafting Stellar Product Process with John Cutler

The Product Coalition

John and I talk trust, process, and customer communication ahead of his talk at this year’s Split Decisions conference John Cutler is a Product Evangelist at Amplitude. Previously, he’s served in various product roles at Zendesk and Pendo.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Story of a portrait: how we create our Intercomics

Inside Intercom

When you think of Intercom, you probably think of software, our Messenger, perhaps this blog. You probably don’t think of comics, but for many Intercom staff, the “Intercomic” has become a coveted part of their job here, a very personal marker of progress and belonging. Let me explain. To celebrate each year that someone is with the company, we create a portrait to mark the occasion.

Measuring ideas based on customer benefit in Design Thinking


Deepa Bachu, the CEO and Cofounder of Pensaar spoke at the ProductGeeks Conference 2018 on the design thinking process that has enabled her to work with the leading firms of the day.

Why should you use Gated Content to Boost your B2B Conversions?


Generating leads from content marketing is a key cornerstone for business success. Content marketers spend lots of time and resources in putting together their content strategy- the content types and topics they’ll cover including its projected reach, the promotions etc. Content Marketing

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UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

October//12//2018 Here are some interesting finds on UI/UX of the week! link] User Interviews. Another pertinent article from the Nielsen Norman Group, focused on User Interviews. The article goes into details regarding the differentiation between user interviews and usability testing.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Going on tour: How we spread engineering knowledge and culture across Intercom

Inside Intercom

Large engineering organizations face a common problem – different teams working on different parts of a product can end up having specific domain knowledge, and even specific cultures, that can lead to silos.

Connecting the dots for insights with Design Thinking


Deepa Bachu, the CEO and Cofounder of Pensaar spoke at the ProductGeeks Conference 2018 on the design thinking process that has enabled her to work with the leading firms of the day.

Dear Strategy: 065 Analyzing Competitors in the Technology Space

Dear Strategy