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Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

Mind the Product

I recently tweeted about timeline roadmaps saying they had to go. It’s something I’ve said in the past on conference stages, webinars, podcasts, Twitter, and elsewhere. I even wrote about it in my Mind the Product blog post, Lean Strategies for Maturing Products.

Why Minimum Viable Products Are the Key to Realizing Your Product Vision

Emerge Insights

Today business leaders across every industry are taking a step back and revisiting everything they do, from internal systems to customer interactions both online and in person.

How to Stay on Course During Product Discovery


Product discovery is a messy, hard, and often thankless job. Quite frankly, there’s no way — or need — to sugarcoat this. Product discovery is also rarely linear, let alone foreseeable. There’s also no one-size-fits-all approach to doing it “perfectly.”


The Cost of a Bad Product Strategy


We spend lots of time praising the savvy strategic moves of winning products and companies. But for every success story, there’s a graveyard of failed products laid low by bad product strategies. A bad strategy is hard to overcome.

How to Apply Best Practices from Site Reliability Engineering in Your Organization

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate,

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

5 product management frameworks used by billion dollar companies


Many of today’s most successful companies, like Amazon and Spotify, have reputations for consistently delivering great products. That doesn’t happen by accident. Those companies often have clear frameworks for how they manage and build products.

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What is the Product of the VP Product?

Ask Benny

When your product is your team. Your Team is Your Product One of the hardest things for a VP Product to do, as the team of product managers under his lead grows, is to release control. As a VP Product, you need to trust your product managers to make the right decisions. You need to empower them.

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Generative UX Research: A Complete Guide

dscout People Nerds

Exploratory, discovery, problem-space, foundational…generative research goes by many names. But its objective is always the same: know your users better, so you can to design for them well. Here’s a comprehensive framework to get you started

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 1

280 Group

The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter Two , written by Brian Lawley. Your ability to influence and work effectively with engineers is a huge part of whether or not you’ll be successful as a Product Manager, and also whether you’ll be satisfied with your job. Brian Lawley. Let’s discuss how to work more effectively with your engineering team and individual engineers.

6 Tips for Product-Led Customer Centricity


No business can survive without their customers. Too often, organizations get caught up in their own priorities. While the company pursues metrics and objectives without considering the customers’ interests, they may negatively impact the customer experience.

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

Justify Your Product Decisions and Get Stakeholder Buy-in by Teresa Torres

Mind the Product

In this closing keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco , product discovery coach Teresa Torres shares her insights on how product managers can co-create solutions with stakeholders and better manage expectations. Teresa starts by pointing out that we all find comfort in getting the right answer.

Product Positioning Tip 1 of 7: Use Results to Communicate Differentiation

Proficientz – Product Management University

Your products do some great things that competitors can’t touch. Awesome! You want that differentiation to play a starring role in your product positioning. Here’s the tough part. Our default m.o. is to explain “how” it’s different.

TEI 249: Which is the most powerful of the 6 principles of influence – with Matt Barney, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Successful product managers wield influence and this is how they get it. Influence and persuasion is a core competency of successful product managers. It is also something that most product managers want more of — influence.

Why it’s important to think bigger, and play bigger

Lead on Purpose

Creating great products and building successful companies takes a tremendous amount of work, insatiable initiative and a penchant for perseverance. It requires thinking differently than others think, and even differently than you have thought in the past.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar 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.

South and Latin America – Guido Lonetti on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Guido Lonetti’s career started out at age 14 in his bedroom – he built an MP3 search engine website that immediately started making money until his parents quashed that idea!

Product Positioning Tip 3 of 7: Verbalizing a Product Overview in 30 Seconds

Proficientz – Product Management University

Someone walks into your booth at a tradeshow and asks you for an overview of Product X. It’s a tough question to answer and pique someone’s interest in the first 30 seconds.

User Research vs Market Research


Most great products don’t happen on accident. They’re the result of creativity, innovative thinking, and in the majority of cases, a lot of research. Two critical pieces of the research puzzle include market research and user research, each with its own distinctive purpose.

Rules for amazing team formation

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by James Scott People make companies successful. Without effective team formation, a business can’t succeed. Carefully choosing and assigning roles and tasks is a crucial element in business management.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Optimal Matching for Marketplace Startups and the Role of Bias

Mind the Product

While matchmaking is a core lever of any marketplace business, data crunched by Uber, Airbnb, and other marketplaces shows that engineering an optimal marketplace sometimes defies common sense. For example. You finish dinner and are ready to head home.

Product Positioning Tip 2 of 7: Creating Headlines That Hook

Proficientz – Product Management University

Web pages, literature, booth signage, presentations, email campaigns and the list goes on. They all need great headlines to hook your target audience.

Applying Product Management Skills to Address Emotional and Behavioral Health Needs

Pragmatic Marketing

One in four people in the world will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lives, and that number seems to be increasing— more than 16 million U.S. adults have had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.

Why Your Standups Might Suck?

The Product Coalition

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

Mind the Product

I recently tweeted about timeline roadmaps saying they had to go. It’s something I’ve said in the past on conference stages, webinars, podcasts, Twitter, and elsewhere. I even wrote about it in my Mind the Product blog post, Lean Strategies for Maturing Products.

Product Positioning Tip 4 of 7: “Net It Out” Value Themes for Greater Simplicity

Proficientz – Product Management University

Imagine that your positioning is so clear and so simple that it doesn’t require anyone to think. They just get it! It’s rare but you know it when you see it, and it’s the simplicity that stands out. Great salespeople are masters at doing it verbally. The Playbook : Your first step to the positioning promised land is creating “net it out” value themes, simple umbrella phrases that mirror the aspirations of your target customers.

TikTok star gets political seat – and we are still discussing Bharat 1 and 2


Tik Tok star and the party's womens wing member @sonalibjp gets a ticket in the upcoming #HaryanaAssemblyPolls [link] — Shilpa Kannan?? shilpakannan) October 3, 2019. And this happened ! TikTok star Sonali Phogat is contesting Harayana assembly election (BJP seat). While the intellectuals are discussing Bharat 1, Bharat 2 opportunities – politicians (who are way smarter in the ways of world) are going after the local-and-mass brand.

How To Disarm Internal Triggers and Improve Focus

Nir Eyal

The post How To Disarm Internal Triggers and Improve Focus appeared first on Nir and Far. Focus


5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.