Sat.Sep 02, 2017 - Fri.Sep 08, 2017

How to Work with Developers

Under10 Playbook

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh, Post-Impressionist painter. A2A: How does a product manager work with product development?

Scaling Your Platform and Managing its Evolution

Mind the Product

Examples of platforms are all around us. Businesses that have been successful at building platforms have disrupted traditional companies and scaled quickly. AirBNB, Amazon, Salesforce, and Uber are just some examples of platforms that have become massively successful in recent years.

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Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 2, Rolling Wave Planning Inside One Quarter

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 , I wrote about thinking in feature sets and how to quickly create a feature set of—with any luck—smaller features. That’s because features don’t arrive at the same rate and they change in value, during a quarter.

UX Podcast – Mixed Methods

Userzoom

Looking for a great UX podcast? Season 2 of Mixed Methods starts September 7th. “Mixed Methods is a podcast interested in the how’s and why’s of user experience research. Through interviews with industry experts and hands-on trial and error, we indulge and celebrate curiosity.

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Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

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What is a technology roadmap, really?

Roadmunk

One of the most popular roadmaps in our template library is the technology roadmap. Now, ‘technology” is kind of a loosey-goosey moniker—but the ambiguity is a result of its broad application (and this broad application also happens to be why this roadmap is so popular).

Soft skills for success–and other innovation insights for product managers Sept 8, 2017

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Soft skills you need to be a successful product manager.

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Product Psychology: How Users Process Rewards

UX Studio

Every product uses rewards, even if they are not designed for conscious use. Rewards provide users positive feedback. These small points of happiness encourage people to step forward. If used properly, rewards can boost engagement and create a better product experience. When misused, they can cause addiction and nervousness, which is why all product people should know how they work. Science has recently made new discoveries how the brain processes rewards. Near Misses Rewire the Brain.

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SaaS product management

Street Smart Product Manager

It’s amazing how often product managers forget a simple, yet fundamental truth: Our job as product managers is not just to build features users want… Not just to prioritize the roadmap… Not just to spend time talking with customers… Not just to ensure a successful release… Those activities are important, of course. But they don’t […]. The post SaaS product management appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

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.

Get SaaS-y: Empowering On-Premise Software with Usage Analytics

Revulytics

Consider this: by 2018, at least half of IT spending will be cloud-based, according to IDC. The trend toward moving workloads to the cloud is unmistakable and unstoppable. But even with the cloud’s increasing pervasiveness, on-premise software will not disappear. Talk to any CIO at an enterprise that made a substantial investment in on-premise software vs. SaaS and you’ll gather plenty of anecdotal evidence to that end. But even new enterprise software buyers are investing in on-premise software.

It’s Labor Day – Take The Week Off!

The Accidental Product Manager

If There’s A Parade, Then It Must Be Labor Day! In the U.S. it’s the week of the Labor Day holiday (on Monday). Since a lot of you will be making the most of this last gasp of summer, I’m going to join you and take the week off.

Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 4, Resilience, Prediction, & Feedback

Johanna Rothman

One of my clients was trying—valiantly—to make their quarterly planning sessions work. They prepared, getting the big hotel room. They had plenty of supplies. The planning even went well. However, within two weeks, their plan had no relation to reality.

Product Manager as CEO

Lead on Purpose

Many product managers have begun their tenure with an up-and-coming company by hearing the phrase, “We want you to be the CEO of the product.” While many have argued the validity of this statement, it is something that every product … Continue reading → Product Management Uncategorized #prodmgmt capital CEO resources success

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?

Changing the trajectory of your career: A September BPMA event you can’t miss

bpma ProductHub

By John Zilch – This blog post is based on an interview conducted with Brian Lawley, the CEO and Founder of the 280 Group.

#5Things in Product Management for September 8, 2017

Joe Cotellese

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been focusing on building the MVP for my social selling tool Sharey. Particularly, I am digging into the product vision, and my strategy to get there. This week’s #5Things post focuses on product vision, strategy, roadmaps and how important it is for each of these things to be in alignment. Product Vision. A good product strategy comes from a strong product vision. As Marty Cagan puts it in Vision vs. Strategy.

Gartner Adds Software Usage Analytics in Hype Cycles

Revulytics

Gartner recently released the Hype Cycle for Software as a Service, 2017 and Hype Cycle for Customer Experience Analytics, 2017. Software Usage Analytics is included in both Hype Cycles. Presented as an emerging technology that is ‘On the Rise’, Gartner defines software usage analytics as “ the detailed tracking and analysis of users ’ interactions within a software application, used to understand both the behavior of individual users and of users in aggregate.

What to expect from PMs, part 2

Julie Zhou

This was first published on my mailing list The Looking Glass. Every week, I answer a reader’s question. This post is Part 2. Read Part 1 first. Photo by Imagens Portal SESCSP What Should Designers Expect from PMs? Part 2 Q: I argue with my PM all the time.

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?

10 Skills Every Mobile Product Manager Needs

Amplitude

Like general product management, the role of mobile product managers emerged out of a need to serve the changing face of tech. It’s a specialized role that requires specialized skills that cater to mobile products. The relationship between manager and product is a tight one.