Sat.Jul 04, 2020 - Fri.Jul 10, 2020

Dispelling the Biggest Fallacies of Product Management

Mind the Product

Product Management has become an incredibly sought-after career path for people with all kinds of backgrounds and expertise and, while the discipline is crucial to the success of modern business, it’s still very much in a state of development.

Are Feature Teams or Component Teams Right for Your Product?

Roman Pichler

What are Feature and Component Teams? A feature team is a development team that implements end-user functionality end-to-end. Contrast this with a component team.

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E-Learning Courses for Product Managers

ProductCraft

Many of us are spending more time at home than ever before. If you’d like to use some of that time to build up your product management skills, we’ve gathered a few of the most popular e-learning courses for PMs into the list below.

Opportunity Mapping: An Essential Skill for Driving Product Outcomes

Product Talk

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Continuous Discovery Habits. It’s the opening to my chapter on Opportunity Mapping. Read to the end for an exciting new announcement. “To

Social Collaborative Management: Harnessing the Power of the Many

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker & Author of The Lazy Project Manager

Social Collaborative Management aims at delivering, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business while harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This is a vital paradigm shift that many organisations are trying to understand right now - balancing traditional work and centralised leadership against the value of decentralised teams and trust. But the principles of harnessing collective power, collaboration, and community build an underlying ‘constant change’ capability that is critical in today’s new work environment.

What Is a Minimum Lovable Product?

The Product Coalition

The product game has certainly changed over the last few years. Technology used to be such a novelty, back when phones still have keypads and if your video game stopped working you had to blow on the cartridge. How times have changed. Customers are much, much , harder to please than they used to be!

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When your product is your product team

Product Management Unpacked

Pendo’s chief product officer shares his take on product management leadership. “If If software is leading the world, then product managers are the modern-day businessmen and women,” says Brian Crofts, Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Pendo.

Should Product Managers Know How To Code? (Yes/No)

The Basics of Product Management

Should product managers know how to code? Yes/No) It can be any programming language, including SQL, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, etc. Yes No Submit. Let us know your opinion on whether product managers should know how to code.

#mtpcon but Not as You Know It – the Product Event of the Year

Mind the Product

With COVID continuing to put paid to our plans and the voice of Ross from Friends ringing in our ears, we’ve pivoted our ever-popular San Francisco and Hamburg conferences to bring you our brand new, online product event – #mtpcon Digital.

From Chaos to Cohesion: Implementing Lightweight Processes

ProductPlan

When you’re just getting things started, an anything-goes, Wild West attitude can sometimes be a positive. There’s so much new information coming in daily and so many assumptions that have yet to be validated that people are just winging it to get stuff done.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

The Maturation of B2B Product Management & Marketing: Are We Keeping Pace?

Proficientz

Is the maturation of B2B product management and marketing keeping up with the demands of the market?

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50 Inspirational Quotes on Customer Experience to Guide Your Way

Usersnap

Customer experience is a topic that almost anyone can relate to. Yet it’s not easy at all to do a cracking job. If you’re just starting out in CX, or you’re feeling a bit lost on the way, here are 50 to-the-point quotes on customer experience to help you get (back) on track. Ian Golding.

How Influential Leadership Builds Winning Products – Oluwatobi Otokiti

Mind the Product

An inspirational first-time talk from Tobi Otokiti asking us as product managers to consider ourselves as the product. See yourself as a product leader, not just a manager, and genuinely care for your team.

Critical Questions to Help You Level Up in Your Career

Pragmatic Marketing

Every year I read Peter Drucker's classic article, " Managing Oneself " as part of my personal-professional career navigation process. His powerful questions and frank commentary on what we need to do in our careers help me reorient and reset on my priorities and activities.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Better Web Demos: Use These 3 Tactics

Proficientz

What are some tactics for better web demos that keep the audience more engaged? When it comes to web demos, you don’t have the benefit of reading your audience as you would in a face-to-face situation, even when everyone has their cameras on.

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How To Fix Twitter's Business Model

Strategyzer

Recently, social media platforms have been heavily criticized for perpetuating false and misleading information. We wanted to dig deeper and understand why. Currently, the business model of these platforms is based on advertising revenue, which is all about engagement.

Developing Presence and Confidence: Advice on Vocals, Gesture and Movement

Mind the Product

Advice on vocals, gesture and movement when public speaking from Olena Skyrta, co-founder of Speak2Me. Confidence and presence play a big part in presentation success but they don’t come naturally to everyone.

Critical Questions to Help You Level Up in Your Career

Pragmatic Marketing

Every year I read Peter Drucker's classic article, " Managing Oneself " as part of my personal-professional career navigation process. His powerful questions and frank commentary on what we need to do in our careers help me reorient and reset on my priorities and activities.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

IS THE PRODUCT MANAGER ACTUALLY THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICER OF THE COMPANY?

The Product Coalition

Is the product manager actually the intelligence officer of the company? As a child, I loved reading fiction books such as “The secret seven”, “The famous five”, “Hasamba” and such. I also loved all the Agatha Christie books and movies.

TEI 290: What product managers must know about Customer Development and Lean Startup – with Steve Blank

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can boost innovation in companies large and small. In 2012 I read a book titled, Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company. It’s a book that spoke to me.

What Makes A Good Product Manager? by Moe Ali

Mind the Product

A Pledge to Increase Fairness in Amplitude’s Machine Learning Systems

Amplitude

Contributing authors: Jenny Chang, Bilal Mahmood, Cindy Rogers. Machine learning is a tool. A powerful tool, but built by humans, and therefore a product of the biases, data, and context we use it in.

The Rise of Embedded Self-Service Analytics

Speaker: Chris Von Simson & Nat Venkataraman

Can your users get the data and analytics they need without leaving your application? Watch this webinar with Chris von Simson of Dresner Advisory Services as he shares why user enablement has emerged as the theme in today’s embedded analytics landscape.

6 Product Managers Who Became CEOs-and How!

The Product Coalition

While some may say that a Product Manager is ‘the CEO of the product’, that’s not entirely true. Both positions involve being the keeper of a vision, and both also have to be decision makers by curating ideas from many different sources.

Beware of Scams for Writing and Otherwise

Johanna Rothman

While a pandemic might bring out the best and the worst of us, scams persist. I received an email this morning from a so-called “self-publishing” company. They are quite happy to help me get my book to traditional publishers.

You Are the Product – Kristina Walcker-Mayer on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Product people have a lot of things in common: we’re curious, we like connecting the dots, we try to solve more problems than we create, we get bored easily, we’re pretty social (even if we also identify as introverts), and we enjoy looking at things at both a tactical and strategic level. Unfortunately, we’re also [.]. Read More.

A Surprising Advantage for Subscriptions

Pragmatic Marketing

moments are fun. You know, those light bulb moments when everything suddenly clicks and you come up with a brilliant idea/solution/connection/product/etc. When I was diving deeper into subscriptions to create my new Pragmatic Learning Network course, Accelerate Your Subscription Business , I had several aha! moments, but this one is probably my favorite. Subscriptions are better products.

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!

How to Become a Product Manager?—?Studying

The Product Coalition

Tips on becoming a product manager: studying about it. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». ux product-management startup product technology

“How to….” undertake a competitor analysis

BrainMates

Updated July 2020. A competitor analysis is one of the fundamental things you should do before you launch a new Product or business. Here’s the six-step process we follow to measure the competition. How to undertake a competitor analysis.

Qualitative Intelligence by Mitchell Gillespie

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