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

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.

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?

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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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 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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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.

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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.

10 Skills Every Mobile Product Manager Needs


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.

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.

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.

#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.

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

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

Gartner Adds Software Usage Analytics in Hype Cycles


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.

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.