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We Need More Human One-on-Ones

Mind the Product

I still remember the day when I held my first one-on-one as a manager. I was nervous. I had read a dozen articles filled with advice from “let them lead the conversation” to “come prepared”. I had a list of questions in front of me, all carefully worded to spark great discussion.

Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton

280 Group

Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant/Trainer who discusses a number of Product Management issues.

Product Roadmap Essentials

bpma ProductHub

By Boston Women in Product – The product roadmap frames every task and is the lifeblood of delivering a successful product. Boston Women in Product has been considering the importance of mastering the product roadmap as a critical responsibility of the product manager.

Apple Shows Product Managers How To Get More For More

The Accidental Product Manager

The Apple iPhone 7 plus contains more features than the iPhone 7 Image Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns. You sorta gotta have some pity for the poor product managers over at Apple. I mean yes, they are responsible for one of the most popular products out there: the iPhone.

Product Management University Training: Everything You Need. Nothing You Don’t.

In a perfect world, there are a million things you should do. That’s not your world. Product Management University training makes you better at the things you will do. Schedule your personalized workshop and learn the market’s simplest Framework for managing, marketing and selling your products in your markets.

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The Unbelievable Future of Habit-Forming Technology

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: Jane McGonigal is a game designer at The Institute for the Future and bestselling author of Reality is Broken and SuperBetter. She’ll be speaking at the upcoming Habit Summit in April. You can register here!) In this interview with Max Ogles, McGonigal discusses impact of future technologies on behavior, habits, and the way […]. The post The Unbelievable Future of Habit-Forming Technology appeared first on Nir and Far. Behavior Design In Action

9 tips from TED speakers on successful product management

Mind the Product

Being a product manager is not easy. After all, a product or a complete product line is under your full responsibility – from launch through to sales, and every milestone in its lifecycle included.

Podcast: What is Product Management?

Under10 Playbook

I was interviewed by Tom Cooper for his podcast. Tom & I tackled the issue of product management roles, titles, and responsibilities. Tom writes, This episode features Steve Johnson, a thought leader, speaker, and product management consultant.

Student Spotlight: Kristen Ablamsky

Melissa Perri

Product Institute is an online school for Product Managers looking to level up their skills. We’re featuring some of our recent graduates and asking them to share their experiences, both in the field and in our class.

Forget About Problems! Focus on Customer Goals for Higher Value Products

When you focus on customer business goals, you’re guaranteed to uncover their biggest obstacles. Eliminate the obstacles and by default, your solutions have strategic value. Unique Product Management Training, only from Proficientz. Download the overview.

Strategic and Tactical Product Management – A Bad Idea

High Octane Product Management

There are two issues with the labels of strategic and tactical product management: The tactical label lacks the glamour of a strategist, not to mention all the hard work that goes with it. Neither label is conducive to market/customer focus. The Playbook: Forget about strategic and tactical. Think about strategy and execution. Strategy is everyone’s job — deciding what you’re going to do and why it’s valuable to the market.

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Using Experimentation to Drive Product – Stephen Pavlovich (CEO of

Mind the Product

Stephen Pavlovich , CEO of, talks to ProductTank London about Using Experimentation to Drive Product. Why aren’t people converting and what experiments can you run to try and fix that?

A2A: How can I help the sales team when I’m not in the marketing department?

Under10 Playbook

Interview one or two sales guys and you’ll probably learn a dozen things you can do to help sell products. Take an approach of “How do I solve this for everyone?” ” The goal of marketing is to move all sales forward, not just one deal.

Student Spotlight: Kristen Ablamsky

Melissa Perri

Product Institute is an online school for Product Managers looking to level up their skills. We’re featuring some of our recent graduates and asking them to share their experiences, both in the field and in our class.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

Getting Executive Buy-In

Pragmatic Marketing

Product people are expected to overcome plenty of challenges to successfully build products that solve customer needs. But what happens when the main challenge isn’t building the product, it’s dealing with your CEO? Join Paul Young, vice president of product for Pragmatic Marketing, and Mike Belsito, co-founder of Product Collective as they discuss: • What the relationship looks like between product teams that thrive and their executive teams.

Training to be a Better Product Manager

Mind the Product

7 years ago, I started working at my first tech startup. I remember very clearly meeting a Product Manager named Jim Lindstrom on my first day and asked to shadow him. I saw a bewildering but exciting range of tasks and responsibilities, I didn’t quite understand it, but I wanted to.

Why a Release Isn’t a Launch

Under10 Playbook

Companies that target their products at the circumstances in which customers find themselves, rather than at the customers themselves, are those that can launch predictably successful products.—Clayton —Clayton Christensen, author, The Innovator's Solution.

The Driver of Product Success The Product Manager

Spice Catalyst

This video describes the product manager who is primarily responsible for product success. The post The Driver of Product Success The Product Manager appeared first on Spice Catalyst. Foundations: PM Newsletter Dave

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

April 5/Dublin: Product Managers, Product Owners, Scalable Agile Product Models

Mironov Consulting

What: Product Tank Dublin. When: April 5, 630pm. Where: dogpatch/CHQ , Dublin. Registration. We’ll have a half hour to talk about product managers, product owners and scalable models for agile product teams. A lot to cover!

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Innovation, SaaS, and Enterprise: Announcing the First Three Speakers for #mtpcon London!

Mind the Product

Mind the Product London 2017 on September 8 will be better than ever, with more workshops, more networking, and more fun than ever.

Let’s stop calling it software engineering

Under10 Playbook

Much of the language of software creation is based on the manufacturing metaphor. We “plan” software. We “engineer” software. We “assemble” software. The implication is that creating software is rote work that can be done by factory workers on an assembly line.

3 Things I Learned About Usability Testing By Looking at Customers in Their Underwear

Joe Cotellese

How resistance can get in the way of qualitative insights. Please strip down to your underwear now,” I heard myself say. I tried to act casual about the situation I was in but the fact is, I felt pretty uncomfortable. When the middle-aged man walked back out of the dressing room, I was going to wrap a tape measure around his naked mid-section. As a product manager for a technology company, you wouldn’t expect this task to be in my job description.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Introduction to Foundations in the Successful Management of Products

Spice Catalyst

This video introduces the viewer to the Foundations in the Successful Management of Products coming soon from Wiley. The post Introduction to Foundations in the Successful Management of Products appeared first on Spice Catalyst. Foundations in the Successful Management of Products Newsletter Dave

Overcome ad blockers, stop exploiting the user

Product Warrior

In 2016 the UK online ad spend was circa £10bn with 9.5% growth forecasted for 2017. This a lot of money for an industry where many publishers see reducing yields, some advertisers believe 50% of the ads are wasted and c30% of consumer use ad blockers to avoid ads completely.

Why a Product isn’t a Project

Under10 Playbook

It seems many teams confuse projects and products, and therefore have trouble delineating the roles of project managers and product managers. A project has an end; a product doesn’t. Tweet this ].

How do you master your conversations?

Lead on Purpose

Words matter. In many situations, especially when it comes to leadership, what we say, and how we say it, determines our success. Situations arise where emotions run high and the choices we make have significant outcomes. The pressure is high, … Continue reading → Knowledge Learning Trust career conversations discussion

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

What is (and isn’t) product management?

Under10 Playbook

In a well-run organization, each role has a single orientation; they either support [individual] customers or they support the market. —Peter Drucker, American management consultant, educator, and author. It seems most organizations are unclear on roles and responsibilities.