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Build Products That Solve Real Problems With This Lightweight JTBD Framework

First Round Review

Drawing on her experiences building products at Lumosity, Oculus, and Facebook's New Product Experimentation group, Sunita Mohanty shares a lightweight "jobs-to-be-done" framework for early-stage product teams, along with templates and go-to-market tactics

How Internal Software Empowers Employees and Amplifies Talent Recruitment

Innovatemap

We know the many benefits of utilizing software that makes life easier. Hello, video conferencing in 2020!) And yet, executive buy-in for implementing internal software solutions is often at the bottom of the budget and resource list.

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Technical Women Are Software Managers

Johanna Rothman

One of my reviewers for the Modern Management Made Easy books asked a fascinating question: I've never seen this many women in management or in senior leadership positions. Do these stories reflect your experience? Yes, the stories reflect my experience. Let me offer a little history.

Best Affordable (and Free) Online Product Management Courses

280 Group

Hooray! You’ve decided you want to take a better look into a Product Management career. But, are you ready to take the dive and invest your time (and money) into upskilling?

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. You feel ready to take on rising security threats while continuously delivering quality software updates. But how do you monitor your new program? Are you truly able to gauge the state of your projects? To ensure the success of this new breed of a team, you need to know the metrics to look at and how to advocate these metrics to C-Suite and stakeholders. Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

Stress-free Feature Releases – A Simple Guide to Progressive Rollouts

Mind the Product

I’m currently on the brink of launching a major product update – one that will affect many of our high value clients. And yes, it’s stressful. The questions swirling around in my head include: Does the functionality work in production? How do the users respond?

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WSJF?—?Weighted Shortest Job First Prioritization Framework

The Product Coalition

The little-known framework that you need in your Product Management Toolbox. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management strategy software-development planning product-prioritization

280 Group Finalists in Product Management Today MVP Awards 2020!

280 Group

Celebrating the Nominations. We are thrilled to announce that several of our blog articles have made it to the finalist round of the 2020 Product Management Today MVP Awards !

Product Research Rules – C. Todd Lombardo & Aras Bilgen on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

It’s been drilled into our heads time and time again – as product people, we know that we are not the customer.

TEI 309: Product management strategy – with Allan Anderson, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

The importance of an organizational game plan for product managers. I started a new series to explore the Product Development and Management Body of Knowledge.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

How to craft strong acceptance criteria for a user story

The Product Coalition

5 simple practices that can yield extraordinary results Continue reading on Product Coalition ». acceptance-criteria product-development software-development user-stories scrum

Find Your New Favorite (Free) Product Management Tool

ProductCraft

Long gone are the days when product managers had to cobble together their own tools or repurpose those intended for others in order to manage their responsibilities. Now there are so many PM-focused applications and software choices out there that it can be hard to know where to start.

#mtpcon Digital (Autumn): Day 2 Highlights

Mind the Product

Day two of #mtpcon Digital welcomed more incredible product speakers to our virtual stage.

Measurement vs. Metrics in Product Analytics Instrumentation

Amplitude

Introducing the Series: Principles for Product Instrumentation Success. I meet lots of teams that are apprehensive about deciding what to measure. They are worried they will be unable to answer important questions. Worried they will track the wrong metrics, and pick the wrong KPIs.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Stakeholder Involvement in The Scrum Events

The Product Coalition

Are You Experimenting With Pricing While Chasing Product-Market Fit?

ProductCraft

When chasing product-market fit, teams often iterate on product features, tweak their positioning, and sometimes even completely pivot their product and value proposition.

Product Vision 2020

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Paavan Buddhdev – previously Product Designer at AND Digital and now Founder of Sound Off – discusses the concept of product vision through design lens.

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How to Use Customer Value Chains in Your Product Development Strategy

Amplitude

You might claim to have a customer-first approach to your product development strategy—but is that actually the case? While many organizations say they uphold a customer-first philosophy, sales goals often prevail.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

31 Best Customer Journey Map Templates and Examples

UserInterviews

Get inspired and make your work easier with these flexible and (mostly) free customer journey map templates and examples

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Q&A with Digital Transformation Experts: Liz Jensen from Visa

Apptentive

As a business concept, we’ve talked about digital transformation for the better part of a decade. But in 2020, digital transformation as we know it barreled ahead at a dizzying pace—causing product and marketing teams to make fast, learn-as-you-go decisions impacting billions of dollars.

#mtpcon Digital (Autumn): Day 1 Highlights

Mind the Product

Following awesome keynotes by Benedict Evans, Spectra (Adaora) Asala, and Mary Poppendieck, plus six interactive breakout sessions covering topics such as inclusive design, building teams, and tricks to winning the leadership game, day one of #mtpcon Digital (the Autumn edition!)

Getting Your Product Team to a Growth Mindset Requires KDIs — Not KPIs

Amplitude

Have you ever worked really hard in delivering the best feature you possibly could and, right after launch, your key performance indicators (KPIs) go down? .

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Top Skills that Get you Monetized as Mobile App Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Every job requires a different set of efforts, skills, qualifications, that will make you eligible for that particular job. If you want to be successful in any field, then the most important thing you should consider is to find out the details and skills that will be required to perform your job.

3 Types of Innovation Framework: Unlock Better Innovation Outcomes

Strategyzer

In our previous post we explained that, to bring clarity to any conversation on innovation, you need to distinguish between three different types of innovation , heavily borrowed from Harvard professor Clayton Christensen: efficiency, sustaining, and transformative innovation.

Tech and the New Normal by Benedict Evans

Mind the Product

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital keynote, Benedict Evans, Analyst and former Partner at Andreessen Horowitz analyses the huge impact the Covid-19 crisis has had on the technology sector, demonstrating how acceleration and experimentation are destructively ushering in a new normal.

5 Digital Transformation Trends for 2021

Modus Create

2020 has been a transformational year—in many ways. Enterprises and employees have had to adjust to new realities, both professionally and personally. Digital transformation moved from being a work-in-progress to the fast track.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Business Innovation & Seasonal Allergies. A Next Big Thing?

The Product Coalition

Business Innovation & Seasonal Allergies. The Next Big Thing? Recurring seasonal allergy symptoms are already a serious life-disruption for many. Now we also have COVID 19 and worsening allergy seasons to contend with.

How to Build a User Research Proposal (And Why They're Worthwhile)

dscout People Nerds

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Little-Known Ways To Convert Free Trial Users Into Premium Customers

ProductCraft

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the ProductLed blog. Your new user didn’t sign up to check out your product. They came to see what your product could enable them to do. Samuel Hullick, the founder of Useronboard, sums it up perfectly in this image.