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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

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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.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

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

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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.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

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.

User Research vs Market Research


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


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


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.

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.

Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

Mind the Product

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.

If You Want to Advance Your Product Career, Think of Yourself as the Product


There’s a lot of information and research out there about how product people can do their jobs better. But what about when we think beyond the tactical, and consider what our path forward could look like?

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


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.

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!

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!

Why Your Standups Might Suck?

The Product Coalition

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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.

Product Positioning Tip 2 of 7: Creating Headlines That Hook


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

The Product Manager's Guide to Retention

This book walks through multiple aspects of retention, including why it’s so important, how to best measure it, and how to set goals for the different stages of retention. It also provides strategies for improving retention across the customer journey.

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.

5 Inspiring Interactive Walkthroughs To Reduce Time to Value


Successfully onboarding your users is a fine art. As we’re about to see from these 5 examples of interactive walkthroughs, engaging your users from the start is essential. In this article, we’re going to take a deep dive into 5 products that get their onboarding right.

Why All Free Plans Are Not Created Equally


SaaS free plans. If you’ve been shopping around for a customer analytics program, you’ve probably noticed that many companies offer a Free plan. Free plans allow you to see how a product works with your data and what insights you can gain from your data.

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


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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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!

Software Piracy in China


China’s reputation for its heavy use of pirated software is well established. According to the latest Revulytics Compliance Intelligence data, China topped our list of Top 20 license misuse and piracy hotspots.

Travel App Development: 5 Rewarding Features for Better Conversion

UX Studio

When it comes to travel app development, product managers have to take the customers’ needs into consideration. Everyone wants their trips to be smooth and enjoyable, so we should build applications that make their lives easier – especially when they just want to relax or have some fun time. .