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The Product Strategy Cycle

Roman Pichler

Enter the Cycle. Traditionally, strategy and execution are often viewed as separate, sequential pieces of work that are carried out by different people. For example, a product manager might determine the product strategy and one or more development teams might be tasked with executing it.

OKRs: So simple! So then why isn’t everyone using them?

Mind the Product

Many of us are familiar with the history of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). When I first came across the methodology in 2013, I was wowed by stories of organisational alignment and focus from the likes of Google, Twitter and LinkedIn. I rushed out to buy John Doerr’s back catalogue.


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How To Define Product KPIs?

The Product Coalition

Creating success with well defined product KPIs Continue reading on Product Coalition ». business product-management business-strategy product software-development

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric

280 Group

For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric (PGE). View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders.

The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

Customer Retention Priorities vs. Wallet Share Growth: Will There Ever Be More Overlap?


Product managers, there’s never going to be a time where customer retention priorities and wallet share growth opportunities have more overlap, i.e., not at odds. Think about it.

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6 Counterintuitive Rules for Being a Better Manager — Advice from Lambda School, Quip & Facebook

First Round Review

Molly Graham shares her collection of rules for managers (which include references to robots and wilderness medicine), assembled from her experiences scaling Lambda School, Quip and Facebook

The Most Common Experiment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them


The best plans for experimentation don’t always come through. We’ve learned this in working with teams to design, run, and analyze experiments over the years. Part of learning this process is becoming more proficient at quickly running experiments while making progress through data-driven insights.

How many product managers does it take to write an article?

The Product Coalition

Two friends share tools they learned from improv comedy to help you on your product journey By Becca Groner and Gabby Zilkha As product managers with improvisational comedy training, we’ve been surprised how often our improv skills have helped us be more effective in our roles.

How Real Product Teams Make OKRs work: Survey Results

Mind the Product

In collaboration with NEO Culture, Mind the Product conducted a short survey on OKRs investigating their use in product teams in real companies. Now, the results are in.

How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

What Exactly Is a “Full-Stack Product Manager?”


What is a full-stack product manager? Well, I think we should start by breaking down both terms. Full-stack, in the tech sense, describes someone who is a jack-of-all-trades, but (generally) a master of none.

7 Reasons Why Developers Need To Embrace UX Design


Did you know that technical issues are the number one reason people delete apps off their phones? That’s right! More than 90% of the downloaded apps are deleted after one use. Similarly, 88% of users don’t return to a website after bad user experience. This is why UX matters.

Paradoxes of Product Management

The Product Coalition

Originally a late-night brain dump on Twitter, I thought it’d flesh some of it out a bit here.  —  @ant_murphy Product Management is complex. Complex because it’s situational which makes being a good Product Manager about being adaptive. More than that.

The Challenge of Leadership: Asking for Help

Mind the Product

As one of the leaders in a company, the buck stops with you. And while this is generally thrilling and also what you signed up for, it can occasionally be the source of headaches as well.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Six principles of system design

Inside Intercom

The start of any journey begins with consulting a map. But if you’re a product designer starting out on a new project, you might find yourself with a blank page, and the job of drawing the map: of defining the high-level design direction that your team is going to use to chart their course.

TEI 307: Introduction to the PDMA Body of Knowledge for product managers and innovators – with Allan Anderson, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Discover the smorgasbord of tools for product managers and innovators. This is a little longer introduction than normal and there is a good reason for it, so bear with me for a moment. In 2007 I sat in a small conference room with 12 other people.

6 Counterintuitive Rules for Being a Better Manager — Advice from Lambda School, Quip & Facebook

First Round Review

Carly Guthrie has run HR for major restaurant groups and startups. Here, she shares lessons for startups looking to hold onto their talent

The Impact of Covid on Product Managers and the Products They Build

Mind the Product

As many of the world’s major economies work to address the second wave of Covid-19, we thought it would be an appropriate time to look at how the pandemic has changed product management and whether these changes are likely to be long-lasting, even permanent. We can split businesses into those that have been able to [.]. Read More. The post The Impact of Covid on Product Managers and the Products They Build appeared first on Mind the Product.

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

A Practical Prioritization Approach for Technical Debt

The Product Coalition

Copyright?—? In Job interviews, one of the most frequent questions I get is?—?“ Assume you have new feature requests from business, but your technical team wants to fix the technical debts first, what do you do?”.

How to Use Other People’s Words and Not Plagiarize, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

Many of us writers integrate other people's ideas. Or, we use those ideas as inspiration for our writing. Can we avoid plagiarism and still acknowledge other people's work the right way? And, if you can, get “credit” for your “thought leadership?”

How to Support a Change Management Process Using Roadmaps


Change is hard. It’s an uphill battle against the familiar, the routine, complacency, and inertia. Even when people agree, change is needed. Figuring out the best change management process requires continued commitment and discipline.

The State of the Product – Susana Lopes on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

We first saw Onfido’s Susana Lopes talk about how she used the State of the Product presentation to manage stakeholders and drive alignment at London’s Product Camp.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

How To Identify A Problem Worth Solving

The Product Coalition

Michael Seibel’s three questions to find meaningful problems Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management problem-solving

Atlassian Announces Changes to Server Product Line

Modus Create

Atlassian made some major announcements last month and we’ve already heard from concerned clients about how these changes will impact them, so we wanted to try to create some clarity around these announcements and what they mean for your organization. Ok… What Happened?

Product Update: October 2020


The seasons are changing and global economic conditions are in flux with an upcoming U.S. Election and coronavirus continuing to hamper growth. Still, we’re laser-focused on delivering you more security, self-service, faster customer analytics. Check out what’s new: Organization Settings.

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Where Does Product Fit? What’s Being a CPO Really Like? Dave Wascha Tells All

Mind the Product

In this video, Zoopla’s CPTO Dave Wascha shares his take on the reality of the CPO role, where Product fits within the organisation, what skills product managers need to be successful, and more. Watch the session in full or read on for the top 5 highlights.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

How To Be a Great Product Manager

The Product Coalition

I’ve distilled the traits of great product managers into these five key points Continue reading on Product Coalition ». technology product-management careers ux product-development

How to Demonstrate Your Data-Drivenness During a PM Interview 


Have you noticed the increased usage of the word “data” in product manager job postings? Or just everywhere in general? Proficiency with data, be it its acquisition, processing, or visualization, is now a top skill that any modern working professional should possess.

Why we are launching our Diversity Council at Productboard


I’m delighted to announce that this week will see the launch of our Diversity Council – an initiative that will steer us towards becoming a more diverse company and a champion of equity.