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A Breakup Letter to Staging


Dear Staging – It’s not working out anymore. I would say it’s not you, it’s me, but actually – it is you. You have several flaws that make working with you impossible. Staging – You’re Expensive. First, you’re very expensive to maintain. Even if you just have the basic architecture, with web servers and application servers that query a database, and a memory-based cache, you still cost me over $100k per year!

How Can Product Managers Reduce Cognitive Load To Increase Feature Adoption?

Mind the Product

How do friction costs and Hick’s Law affect the adoption rates of product features, and how can product managers reduce a user’s cognitive load? A number of different elements compete for an online audience’s attention. Visitors immediately have to process the navigation, layout, forms, text and images all while learning how to use a digital product. Cognitive load is the amount of mental effort required to complete a task that requires someone to process information.

4 Reasons Why Every Data-Driven Product Leader Should Attend Pulse Everywhere


If you haven’t already heard, Gainsight is hosting Pulse Everywhere coming up on May 13th and 14th, which will be one of the largest virtual gatherings of Product leaders currently happening. If you’re not yet registered, check out the agenda and sign up. And, if you need more convincing, here are four reasons why you should attend: .

Women in Product Management: Gaining Recognition – You Asked, We Answered.

280 Group

This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – No Bragging Required: How Women in PM Can Get the Recognition They Deserve. You can view the accompanying blog post here. We received so many great questions on the topic and have included answers to the top questions down below. Thank you all for engaging in our webinar! These questions were answered by Pamela Schure and Linda Thompson. Q&A.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Learnings from One Year into Product Management

The Product Coalition

The First 30 Days You realize this is nothing like what is written in most of the product management books The first few days as a product manager can be really hard because you don’t know what exactly are you supposed to do, and the only reference you have is other PMs in your team. Likely, you won’t get to work on a product in the first 30 days. So what should you do in these 30 days? Understand the product. Here, horizontal knowledge is more helpful than vertical.

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Checklists for Hiring Remote People

Johanna Rothman

As we move to more remote work, especially in these pandemic times, how do we integrate people so they can succeed? See Hiring Geeks That Fit for all the new employee checklists and how to use them. Want to preview the checklists and templates? Download the HiringGeeksThatFitTemplates for yourself.). I updated the checklists with a middle column, contrasting the actions for remote employees. The Candidate Accepted the Offer. Yes, the hiring manager has work to do before the new employee starts.

Measuring the Success of Your Product Ops Team


You’ve read a few articles and blog posts about how product ops is on the rise and the value it can provide to your organization. So, you began building out your own product ops team. You determined the biggest areas of need and opportunity, then you hired the best people for the job. Now, the. Read more » The post Measuring the Success of Your Product Ops Team appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Best Practices KPIs Metrics PM Role Product Ops Product Teams

21 Best Practices for Migrating to React JS

Modus Create

Adopting a modern tech stack is essential for any organization embracing the digital transformation journey. The modernization of web applications is a core requirement as customers demand high performing and well-designed user interfaces. These tips are directed to teams migrating to React but can be applied to other modernization processes as well. In our experience, React is the most desired front end JavaScript framework for enterprises.

Why do dancers make great Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Why Do Dancers Make Great Product Managers Image from Pexels For as long as I can remember, I’ve been passionate about dancing and product management. I started dancing in my bedroom when I was little, then I took classes and then I took more and harder classes. After a while, I started giving classes and occasionally performing dance shows. I did it for almost 15 years now and during this time my passion kept growing both for dancing and for product management.

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Don’t Follow Your Gut (and What to Do Instead)

Nir Eyal

The post Don’t Follow Your Gut (and What to Do Instead) appeared first on Nir and Far. Decision Making


How to be a great product manager during a recession

Product Management Unpacked

We are in an economic crisis. They happen every so often. In business, sometimes we call them recessions. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Business Cycle Dating Committee, the group entrusted to call the start and end dates of a recession, defines a recession as “a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months.” ” There have been as many as 47 recessions in the history of the United States.

An Agile Project to Enable Social Distancing: a Case Study

Mind the Product

COVID-19 has brought a crisis to many industries and many companies. Transport, especially home delivery providers, faces big challenges. How can they ensure social distancing and thorough hygiene practices in everyday deliveries? Here’s how one transport company solved this challenge. While food and smaller packages can be left at the door without any personal contact, what do they do with larger deliveries like furniture?

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TEI 280: Learn how product managers should set product price – with Ben Malakoff

Product Innovation Educators

Three phases of pricing for product managers. This episode is about pricing. A lot of product managers are not very involved in pricing decisions. If you are one of them, you should change that. Our guest, Ben Malakoff, learned how to price products and in this interview he shares what you’ll need to know to be part of pricing decisions, increasing your influence. Ben has held several product management roles and is now the senior director for sales operations at FiscalNote.

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.

Lessons from Hilti on What it Takes to Shift from a Product to a Service Business Model


In a previous post, we explained how business model patterns can help executives shift from outdated to a more competitive business model. Today we illustrate one of the patterns, the shift from product to service, with Hilti. And we go behind-the-scenes with Dr. Christoph Loos, CEO of Hilti, to understand what it takes to lead such a business transformation. Innovation Case Studies


Why Netflix was called Kibble before launch #DogFood


[…] More. The post Why Netflix was called Kibble before launch #DogFood appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management

How to Grow and Scale a High-Functioning Team by Richard Cadman

Mind the Product

In this talk, Richard Cadman, Principal Product Manager at Monzo , helps us think through practical steps we need to take to grow and scale a high-functioning team. Using examples from his experience at Monzo, where he built his team up from 10 to 40 people, he covered: How to get teams engaged. How to set teams up for success. What to do when you get it wrong (which you will). Get Teams Engaged.

Summarizing the Neural network course in 6 points


I completed the Neural network and Deep learning course by Andrew ng on Coursera. My Goal : My aim to do the course was to understand what is neutral networks, what is deep learning and get hands on experience in building a neural network.

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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!

Three critical skills to get you from big ideas to a real business


There are many skills required in entrepreneurship and innovation. In this blog, we outline three learnable ones that are crucial to move from a big idea to a real business opportunity. It is critical for innovators to know how to design a business model, understand its strengths and weaknesses in order to continuously improve it, and also know how to test and validate the critical hypotheses underpinning your business model.

Why You Should Exchange Your Epics for Initiatives


So, it’s four weeks into a project, and you’re running into a few problems. First, your teams aren’t sure what resources they need to bring to bear. One engineer, for example, is now half-time after you’d have sworn you had her for a full six weeks. Second, no one is really sure about what this. Read more » The post Why You Should Exchange Your Epics for Initiatives appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Best Practices Agile Communication Product Teams Tools

Creating Solutions for COVID-19 Frontliners – a Case Study

Mind the Product

In Part 2 of our Coping Through COVID series , we learn how the team at Springer Nature Experiments quickly created an interface, packed with vital information on Coronavirus detection protocols for the scientific research community. Overview. COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has brought everyday life to a halt all around the world. In mid-March, when COVID-19 reached 270,000+ cases globally, most of us started to work from home and to follow social distancing rules.

5 Reasons COVID-19 Changes SaaS Forever


via GIPHY. As I’ve written about , progress normally comes at us gradually, but COVID-19 has changed that and rapidly accelerated our progress toward the future. Virtual work, on-demand delivery, and telemedicine were all catapulted forward due to this terrible tragedy. And I discussed in the previous post, it’s likely we’re going back to the old world for some of these areas.

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.

Product Validation In A Real-Life Scenario: Intercept Field Study


Is it enough to validate a product with in-lab studies? We went to the field with our football app to get real-life insights. The results have changed our beliefs. Background. Our client creates digital products to help football fans follow matches, favorite teams, news or even play web or mobile games. Some years ago their team decided to put a new app in football-lovers’ pockets. This app would guide fans as they travel to a match anywhere in Europe.

Product Service Management as a Growth Lever in your SaaS


All SaaS companies live and die by their ability to lead their customers to ongoing success. From a bird’s-eye perspective, this means ensuring two key things are happening within your organization at all times: Continuous product management and development. Proactive provision of guidance and support to new, current, and prospective customers. In this article, we’re going to explore: What product-service management and customer success typically looks like for SaaS .

Building Communities That Work – Emily Webber on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

It can be tough, even at the best of times, to remain engaged at work – to find a community of people to share with and learn from. Emily Webber’s seen this in action and has started (and nurtured) successful communities both at work and at home. She joined us to continue where her 2018 Mind the Product talk left off and to go deeper into how to build great communities with remote teams. Quote of the Episode.

Leading product teams as you grow


Leading a product team in a startup—where it’s basically you, or maybe you and one other person—is far different from leading a large product management team for a well-established company. Neil Rahilly, Mixpanel’s VP of Product and Design, walks us through how product management leadership priorities change as you move from startup through scale up and all the way to enterprise. Startup: Set ruthless priorities.

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.

You Need to Take a Break— If You Love Data, These 5 Podcasts Will Help


Our eyes need rest — so do our brains. Tech professionals who spend their workdays analyzing data, searching for information, learning about processes, writing reports, reading information, and troubleshooting problems are particularly prone to mental fatigue. . The biggest lesson that many of us have learned in the first months of 2020 is that no matter how advanced our society has become due to the availability of technology, we cannot outsmart our physiology.

Warren Buffett’s Washtub Theory

The Basics of Product Management

Have you ever missed an amazing opportunity in the past? If yes, then understand Warren Buffett’s washtub theory. You will never miss an opportunity again. In his 2017 annual letter to shareholders, Buffett talked about a “Washtub” He said he will use a washtub to catch all the money falling from the skies whenever the opportunity presents itself. He said that he expects such an opportunity to come once a decade. Decade?

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Announcing Modus Kickstart

Modus Create

Software development projects require a maker mindset and comprehensive planning to be successful. Just like building a house, if a product’s vision, blueprint, or the foundation is wrong, the output has serious problems. Successful projects start with everyone understanding the goals, processes, general requirements, and technologies. If projects start with even the slightest misunderstanding, there will eventually be problems.