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5 tips for getting consumer insights with usability testing

TryMyUI

Are you a UX designer or a consumer insights specialist? In this post, we take a look at how to get the consumer insights that usability testing and UX design methodology can give you. The post 5 tips for getting consumer insights with usability testing appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

Contradictions in the Craft of Product Management

Mind the Product

Product managers can encounter no end of contradictions as they drive for good outcomes for their products. What are these contradictions and how can product managers deal with them? Google is a juggling elephant. It serves conflicting needs of large user segments.

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The Top 10 Deliverables of Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi

Mastering the craft of product management is no easy task.

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Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 5

280 Group

Catch up on Part 4 here ! “You Never Get a Second Chance to make a great first impression” – Advertising Slogan from the 1960’s.

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

Reimagining Support Functions

Spice Catalyst

With the coming "Perfect Storm," the staffing or support functions in the organization like Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing Communications, Operations, Business Process improvements, and IT are being reimagined.

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Ten Non-Obvious Tips for Product Leaders in 2020

ProductCraft

This article originally appeared on BryceYork.com. As we start a new decade, I took a lot of time to reflect on my nearly ten years working in product.

What is Product Marketing and Why Should I Care?

Userpilot

SaaS companies have started to realize that their products should be the main driver of growth. This product-led growth flips the old marketing and sales rulebooks on their heads. Product marketing is a large part of this shift.

How Much Does It (Really) Cost To Build An App?

Arkenea

Estimating the costs of app development is a tricky task. The distinctive set of requirements for each project and the multitude of variables involved make computation of cost of developing an app highly complex.

Why you Should Treat Your Resume as Your Professional Product

Mind the Product

To help hiring managers and recruiters, like myself, decide whether or not to interview you, it can be a great exercise to treat your resume like a professional product. Here I’ll share some useful pointers on how to do just that.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

eBay’s search metrics used to suck

The Product Coalition

Photo by Khachik Simonian on Unsplash To live in the Information Age sounds fun and, for the most part, it is. In this age, data is becoming increasingly easier to collect.

Modus Product Management and Strategy Practice

Modus Create

Product management teams are overwhelmed. I can say this authoritatively because Modus has been providing product consulting to clients of all sizes for nearly a decade.

How to Announce Product Updates To Drive User Adoption and Conversions?

Userpilot

So your team deployed new product updates again this week. But instead of hearing feedback about the new features, all you got are… …crickets. . There’s something you need to know about your users. Users don’t care about your new features.

I Got 99 Problems – Learning From Jay-Z – Marc Abraham on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

If you listen to the end credits of the podcast every week, then you already know Marc Abraham’s voice – he’s ProductTank’s Global Coordinator, a co-curator of the Mind the Product conference, an author (of My Product Management Toolkit ), and he’s got a day job as a Head of Product at ASOS. What you might not know about him is that he’s a huge hip-hop fan, and has managed to combine what he’s learned from Jay-Z with how he approaches his daily practice. Quote of the Episode. Look at Jay-Z; he’s tried a few things, a lot of things worked out, other things didn’t, but he’s still doing them – he’s still taking risks… he keeps learning, keeps experimenting, he will take losses as much as he will celebrate successes – and that, for me, is a strong product person. Listen if you’d like to learn more about. Product Management methods. Experimentation. Stakeholder management. How to be persistent. Links mentioned in this episode. Follow Marc on LinkedIn and at his Website. Marc’s ‘Why Jay-Z would make a great Product Manager’ talk at Product Tank Exeter September 2019. Marc’s book, My Product Management Toolkit. RICE Method – Simple Prioritisation For Product Managers. Tidal. Jay-Z’s ‘ he Blueprint on Spotify. Hosts. The Product Experience is hosted by Lily Smith and Randy Silver. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She has worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank in Bristol, the Product Managers’ meetup with regular events and talks on Product now with 800+ members and growing. Now the Product Director at Symec, Lily also runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath. A recovering music journalist and editor, Randy has been working as an interactive producer and product manager across the US and UK for nearly 20 years. After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media and entertainment, retail and financial services. He’s held Head of Product roles at HSBC and Sainsbury’s, where he also directed their 100+-person product community. Now a trainer, Discovery and Leadership consultant, he’s spoken at Mind the Product Engage (Hamburg and Manchester), the Business of Software, Turing Festival, a number of ProductTanks (London, Zurich, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford, and Brighton… so far!) and at conferences across the US and Europe. Music. Our theme music is from Hamburg-based Pau, featuring ProductTank Hamburg’s own Arne Kittler on bass. Listen to more on their Facebook page. Suggest a guest. Have you seen someone give a great talk? Suggest a guest to us here. Talk to us. Tweet at us! Use the #podcast channel in the Mind the Product Slack community. The post I Got 99 Problems – Learning From Jay-Z – Marc Abraham on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product. If you listen to the end credits of the podcast every week, then you already know Marc Abraham’s voice – he’s ProductTank’s Global Coordinator, a co-curator of the Mind the Product conference, an author (of My Product Management Toolkit ), and he’s got a day job as a Head of Product at ASOS. What you might not know about him is that he’s a huge hip-hop fan, and has managed to combine what he’s learned from Jay-Z with how he approaches his daily practice. Quote of the Episode. Look at Jay-Z; he’s tried a few things, a lot of things worked out, other things didn’t, but he’s still doing them – he’s still taking risks… he keeps learning, keeps experimenting, he will take losses as much as he will celebrate successes – and that, for me, is a strong product person. Listen if you’d like to learn more about. * Product Management methods. * Experimentation. * Stakeholder management. * How to be persistent. Links mentioned in this episode. * Follow Marc on LinkedIn and at his Website. * Marc’s ‘Why Jay-Z would make a great Product Manager’ talk at Product Tank Exeter September 2019. * Marc’s book, My Product Management Toolkit. * RICE Method – Simple Prioritisation For Product Managers. * Tidal. * Jay-Z’s ‘he Blueprint on Spotify. Hosts. The Product Experience is hosted by Lily Smith and Randy Silver. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. She has worked on a diverse range of products – leading the product teams through discovery, prototyping, testing and delivery. Lily also founded ProductTank in Bristol, the Product Managers’ meetup with regular events and talks on Product now with 800+ members and growing. Now the Product Director at Symec, Lily also runs ProductCamp in Bristol and Bath. A recovering music journalist and editor, Randy has been working as an interactive producer and product manager across the US and UK for nearly 20 years. After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media and entertainment, retail and financial services. He’s held Head of Product roles at HSBC and Sainsbury’s, where he also directed their 100+-person product community. Now a trainer, Discovery and Leadership consultant, he’s spoken at Mind the Product Engage (Hamburg and Manchester), Podcast Product Development Process The Product Experience podcast Product Backlog Stakeholder Management

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

5 Books Every Product Manager Should Read

The Product Coalition

What books I read and re-read in my Product Manager Journey Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». productivity books product-management reading product-design

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TEI 269: Do this to not let your design sprints slump – with Douglas Ferguson

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can generate ideas fast using a Design Sprint and then what to do. Have you been part of a Design Thinking or Design Sprint activity? I’ve used both approaches to explore customer problems, consider solutions, and create early prototypes of solutions.

What is Product Marketing and Why Should I Care?

Userpilot

SaaS companies have started to realize that their products should be the main driver of growth. This product-led growth flips the old marketing and sales rulebooks on their heads. Product marketing is a large part of this shift.

Stories From the ProductTank Community – Pune, India

Mind the Product

In the first of this new series – Stories From the ProductTank Community – ProductTank Pune organiser, Sanchi Gupta, explains how their community has seen awesome growth since launching in 2019 – and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down!

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

In this eBook, we will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Security with Lambda at Edge

Modus Create

Lambda@Edge is Amazon Web Services’s (AWS’s) Lambda service run on the Amazon CloudFront Global Edge Network. You can utilize this service to run code in a serverless fashion at a location that is close to the end user.

Should You Hire a Technical PM?

ProductCraft

“We need to hire a technical PM.” ” I’m going to share a harsh truth here. No, you don’t. You need an architect, a project manager, or any number of jobs that directly speak to the problem you are facing.

The 10 Customer Success Metrics That Actually Matter

NextBigWhat

Companies are now moving away from being totally focused only on numbers like the total number of tickets closed in customer support. Many of these metrics have made way for a new holistic way of looking at customer 'success'.

How to Ace a Strategic Research Project as a Team of One by Jillian Wells

Mind the Product

Making innovative products starts with better understanding the problem you’re trying to solve before you actually solve it. How can you better understand the problem you’re trying to solve? Through research.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Protecting UX with Feature Policy

Modus Create

Browsers are capable of bridging sensors, Bluetooth, USB, and other hardware to web apps like never before. However, as always in life, great power can be a double-edged sword.

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Buster Benson on the art of productive disagreement

Inside Intercom

? ?. Arguments: for many of us, being at odds with friends or colleagues is enough to elicit a physical reaction. Our heartbeats quicken. Our chests tighten. Our blood pressure rises. And we’ll do almost anything to avoid a negative confrontation.

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The North Star Playbook That Is A Must Read For Every Product Manager

NextBigWhat

The North Star framework calls for the defining of a single, core and meaningful metric along with a handful of contributing inputs which have a bearing on it. Sean Ellis says it is the crucial metric that "best captures the core value your product delivers to customers". .

Product Love Podcast: Jason Mueller, VP of Product at Pendo

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I sat down with Jason Mueller, VP of product of Pendo. Jason founded his own startup, MyFit, right out of college. He then moved to San Francisco, where he raised $1 million in funding from New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.