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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

The Ultimate Embedded Analytics Guide

In today’s ambitious business environment, many companies are taking an embedded analytics approach to capitalizing on the value of their information. Learn all about embedded analytics in this guide by Sisense, including a general overview of embedded analytics, the different approaches to embedding BI and analytics, and the benefits and challenges of the most popular BI solution technologies.

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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What’s in Your (Growth) Product Stack?


Tech stacks are like ice cream flavors – everybody has their favorite. Even within roles and functions, bitter arguments erupt about which email, collaboration, or product management tool is best.

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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6 Styles of Data Analysis and Visualizations

Get inspiration for your next dashboard update in this guide to the six styles of analytics and data visualizations.

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.

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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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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Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

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).

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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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?

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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Buyer’s Guide for Embedded Analytics

Selecting the right embedded analytics technology in a crowded market filled with sub-categories can be a daunting task. This eBook discusses the top evaluation criteria buyers of embedded analytics need to consider.

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.

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?

Servant Leadership: A 4-Step Playbook


From the time I was little, my dad shared stories with my brother and me about heroes.

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.

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

Microcopy Matters – How We Improved Our UX Writing and You Can Too

UX Studio

We all struggle to phrase specific thoughts or instructions. But if your user doesn’t get you, all is lost. We give you our story: how we improved our microcopy and tips on how you can too. For example, designers naturally want to create nice, usable products. Usually, they draw a detailed wireframe, test it a couple of times and at the end give it a fancy UI. They think in pixels and communicate with users in a visual language.

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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.

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.

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.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

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.

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.

So You Want to Build Your Customer Success Platform In-House?


Humans are a resourceful species. But sometimes in an effort to save time and conserve resources, we end up expending more. It’s the age-old software evaluation question: Do we build in-house or buy an existing platform?