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How Lessons From Wargames can Help you Ship Products and Build Strong Teams

Mind the Product

We all know that product is hard , so here are some themes from a very playful activity that will help you get better at it. Shipping products is rough, full of false starts, lousy execution, and a lack of will to kill products quickly.

Product Management in Times of Crisis

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Key Takeaways From the 2020 State of Product Leadership Report: Europe


Back in January, our colleagues at Pendo released their third-annual State of Product Leadership report. Each year, this report compiles the survey responses of hundreds of product leaders, who share their job responsibilities, key challenges, and workplace trends.

Working Remotely? 5 Ways to Help Your Product Team Thrive

Product Talk

Product teams should be co-located. This is an often-repeated “truth” in our industry. Today, in response to COVID-19 , many companies are instituting mandatory work-from-home policies. This is making co-location impossible for many teams.

From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

Top IoT Challenges Product Leaders Face in 2020

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

What are the top IoT challenges Product Leaders face in 2020? To find out, I conducted a survey to hear directly from Product Leaders. In this post, I share the answers to the survey, as well as the insights I gathered throughout the process. I received 73 responses to my survey.


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If you Pretend Everything’s Under Control Then it Will be

Mind the Product

Why, in Product, it pays to fake it till you make it till you become it. Amy Cuddy’s famous TED talk says that if you fake confidence you will eventually become confident.

What is agile?

The Product Coalition

Agile in a nutshell: Definition, values, principles, methodologies and basic understanding Continue reading on ». agile product-management technology software-development digital-transformation

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5 Reasons Why Customer Success Is Existential During A Downturn


If you’ve spent any time on any social media these last few days, the responses to the current coronavirus crisis range from: All the way to: In response to these highly polar emotional reactions, many may believe the sensible path is cold reason—set aside feelings and take the rational path.

Product Management 101: User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX)


User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) are two related (but not identical) concepts that every product person needs to have a working knowledge of. Below, we’ll go through the basics of each and discuss the differences between the two. What is the user interface?

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.

The Product of You by Melissa Perri

Mind the Product

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Melissa Perri describes how you should start investing energy in “the product of you” and plan your career ascent to product leader. Key Points: Skills you learn as a junior product person can translate well into the C-suite.

7 Tool Tips for Your Newly Distributed or Remote Team

Johanna Rothman

Yesterday, you worked in an office with everyone else. Today, you're supposed to work from home—and so is the rest of your team. And not just for the next few days, but for the next few weeks. What tools do you need?

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Remote Work Tips From Basecamp

Sachin Rekhi

Given all the recent interest in remote work, I spent the weekend reading Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. As the founders of Basecamp , they have been practicing remote work for over a decade now, well before the present-day excitement around it.

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In-app Guidance: How to Activate your Users Without Boring Them


Every aspect of your product’s onboarding should be aimed at achieving one thing: Activating your users. That’s the end goal. If you’re currently struggling to activate users, then you may need to look at improving your in-app guidance.

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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.

Stories From the ProductTank Community – Richmond, US

Mind the Product

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Incorporating the Voice of the Customer Into Your Company Culture


Weekends in Minnesota bring with them a mass migration of people heading “up north” to cabins and lakes. More often than not, I end up jumping in the truck with my husband and dogs and joining the masses to get in some fishing. On my trek north, there is a small town with a specialty.


10 Fun Virtual Icebreakers to Take Remote Working to the Next Level

The Product Coalition

Easy-to-do. No special tools required. Just group chat. I’ve been trying to refrain from doing any remote working posts?—?I I don't want to add to the flood of them that has already ensued the past month.

A Detailed Guide To IoMT Implementation in 2020


Internet of Medical Things or IoMT is on the way of becoming the most sought after technology in the healthcare sector. According to Grand View Research, it is predicted that spending on IoT for healthcare will reach $534.3 billion in 2025 at an annual growth rate of 19.9%.

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.

Level-Up Your Product Management Skills


Increase Decision-Making Momentum Through Data — with 5 Analyses to Try. As a product leader, you have one of the best jobs in the world. And why’s that? You’re responsible for turning ideas into tangible value.

Your Product Backlog and Your Wishlist Are NOT the Same Thing


Imagine it’s New Year’s Eve. Old holiday decorations are still scattered around the room, while friends wearing party hats laugh and mingle around you. A TV is on in the background.

Documentation is a key when working remotely

The Product Coalition

The Coronavirus outbreak that led to massive remote work reminded me how documentation helps keep productivity Continue reading on ». productivity virus remote-working product-management documentation

5 Reasons Why Product Experience Is More Important Now Than Ever


It’s times like these that really put what’s important into perspective. Nick recently wrote a great post detailing five major reasons why customer success, and its impact on retention, is existential for businesses during a downturn.

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.

Why a UX designer is essential for your next web or mobile app

Imaginary Cloud - Design

In recent years we’ve seen the words “ UX Designer " been thrown around carelessly without the true comprehension of what a UX Designer does. Even so, if you in some way work with technology or design, you probably might have felt compelled to hire one. Let me tell you that you are not alone.

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Fun for your thumbs: How do you design essential mobile game UX?


How can you make your mobile game design an essential experience for your user? What can game designers learn from UX? Guest contributor Luke Smith provides insights on mobile game UX design. The post Fun for your thumbs: How do you design essential mobile game UX? appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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5 Customer Retention tactics for the Time of the Crisis – how to survive the ‘War-Time’ as a SaaS business without discounting


The coronavirus crisis escalated quickly and, in a matter of just days – pushed a number of countries in Europe and the US to take the extreme measures.

10 Tips For Operating A Virtual Customer Success Organization


Do you remember New Year’s Eve? I do. I’m talking about New Year’s Eve— this year. The start of a new decade. The twenties. At least now we just say “the twenties” The “aughts” and the “teens” didn’t exactly roll off the tongue.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Increase app downloads with the help of user psychology


Any company with an app wants the same thing. Satisfied users?” More revenue?” you may ask. Sure, those are important, but to reach those goals, first, you have to get people to download your app.

Build Your Own Product Discovery Toolbox


When a Product Team starts a new Product Discovery mission, their primary job is to reduce uncertainty. Initial alignment and research might feel predictable and almost linear. But as soon as the first hypothesis turns out to be wrong, teams need to course correct.

It Takes Two to Do Good Product Management

The Product Coalition

The required skill set of a product manager is too broad to be addressed by one person Continue reading on ». product productivity product-management