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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.

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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?

Mind the Product Conferences 2018

Mind the Product

Thanks for another amazing year – we’re thrilled to announce our 2018 dates for the Mind the Product conferences – and in plenty of time for you to add them to your plans (and budgets!) for next year: #mtpEngage Hamburg, April 20.

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.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI.

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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.

How a Timeline Creator Can Help Your Product Stay on Track

Hutwork

When you’re managing a product, there are a variety of tools and processes that help you track your product like a timeline creator. Tools and processes can vary depending on the industry you’re in. However, one thing that’s constant across companies and industries is the use of a product timeline. A timeline shows what you’re going to accomplish, when you’re going to do it, and where you are status-wise at any given moment.

Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 3, Flow-Based Roadmapping

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 , I wrote about thinking in feature sets so everyone could see smaller chunks of work. (If If you can see them, you might be able to plan for smaller and deliver smaller.).

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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Build vs. Buy: Implementing the Right Experimentation Solution

Choosing Whether to Build or Buy. To build and deliver products that customers love, product teams at leading enterprises such as Uber, Netflix and Airbnb are focusing on experimentation as a critical business process. These teams are empowered to A/B test each new feature and gain valuable insights before rolling it out widely. After seeing what these companies accomplish with experimentation, you may be considering whether to build your own testing framework, integrate an open source solution, or invest in a commercial experimentation platform like Optimizely Full Stack. Download this whitepaper to discover: The key questions product teams must ask before choosing to build or buy. The most common requirements that enterprise teams have for experimentation. How to avoid key mistakes and plan for success when building an internal system.

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.

#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.

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

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Why do some embedded analytics projects succeed while others fail? We surveyed 500+ application teams embedding analytics to find out which analytics features actually move the needle. Read the 6th annual State of Embedded Analytics Report to discover new best practices.

TEI 140: Market validation in 3 steps – with Bryan Elanko

Product Innovation Educators

How Product Managers and Innovators Can Validate a Product Concept for a Target Market. Creating a successful product requires a diverse set of skills and one of them is properly validating a product concept.

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.

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.

Join UserTesting at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference

UserTesting

UserTesting is proud to be an exhibitor at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference in Cleveland, Ohio from September 13-15th. INDUSTRY is a great opportunity for product managers from across the country to gather and share the latest disruptive trends in product … The post Join UserTesting at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference appeared first on UserTesting Blog. CX Design Marketing Product Research

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Getting Started with Product Experimentation

How Product Development Teams Reduce Guesswork and Innovate Faster. Product development teams are embracing iterative release processes such as agile and continuous delivery to mitigate risk and adapt to evolving customer requirements. This trend is enabling teams to be more productive and increase product quality. But how do you know if you are building the right product or feature? Experimentation can help your team prove whether you are building the right product and eliminate uncertainty and guesswork from your software development process. Download this whitepaper to learn: How experimentation fits in with the agile development process. Best practices for integrating experimentation into your release process. Key considerations when buying an experimentation solution. Ways to optimize performance and ensure security and compliance.

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.

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.