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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.

4 Traits of Successful Product Leaders

UserVoice

Product managers may or may not be the “CEOs of product,” but how do you boss around a bunch of CEOs? Leading a product management organization is a unique role in modern technology companies, and one that was quite uncommon until fairly recently.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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!

Using Experimentation to Drive Product – Stephen Pavlovich (CEO of Conversion.com)

Mind the Product

Stephen Pavlovich , CEO of Conversion.com, 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?

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

Serve Fewer Markets. Win More Deals.

bpma ProductHub

by Sarela Bliman-Cohen. Reprinted with permission from the Product Management and Strategic Marketing Blog. The top challenge most product companies face is finding the best market for their product.

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.

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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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.

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.

Building a challenger bank the Monzo way – Ole Mahrt (ProductTank London)

Mind the Product

In 2013, the Bank of England scaled back the rules and regulations involved in starting a bank. They hoped to kick-start technological innovation within the banking industry through increasing competition.

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.

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.

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

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 ].