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How working as a Product Marketer can help you become a better Product Manager

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This is a guest post from Ab hinaw Kumar.

Is developing for desktop dead?

The Product Coalition

Photo by Hugo GF on Unsplash Traditionally, we accessed applications via desktop. We downloaded and installed products, using that native digital doorway saved to our computer for repeat entry. Web-based solutions have since wreaked disruption upon this tradition.

Using Process Mapping to Document your Roadmapping Process

ProductPlan

When a company hires a fancy management consulting firm to help them “optimize” operations, one of the first things they’ll do is document how things are currently being done. They will interview stakeholders and individual contributors, review documentation, and hold whiteboard-heavy meetings to unpack the current methods being utilized in the company.

Bridging the leadership gap in innovation

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Jesse Nieminen We’re living in an age where many industries are facing big changes. To thrive, or even survive, most companies need to find ways to innovate. Yet, most companies fail to do that. For example, according … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Learning mission vision

6 Styles of Data Analysis and Visualizations

Get inspiration for your next dashboard update in this guide to the six styles of analytics and data visualizations.

Retrospectives Make Better Product Outcomes

bpma ProductHub

by Ellen Gottesdiener Frustrated with the outcomes of your products? Are you, as a product manager, struggling with your development team? In my work as a product coach, achieving less than stellar product outcomes is all too common. Surprisingly, the solution to better outcomes may be right under your nose. The answer is in retrospectives.… … Product Management Product Strategy

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Why you Should Organize Product Teams Around Customer Experiences

Mind the Product

The world is full of examples of well engineered products that have failed to make an impact. What is common to them is that they failed to resonate with customers because they lacked the delight factor – the capacity to offer delightful user experiences. Such products can feel like a collection of features rather than a product with a focused value proposition.

Why small habits make a big difference

Lead on Purpose

The word ‘habit’ generates different thoughts depending on your situation. For some it’s that thing they are addicted to. For others it brings to mind the things they’re not doing and invokes anxiety. For many in this audience, it connotes … Continue reading → Purpose habits processes results success systems

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Product Business Case: Three Steps to Keeping It Grounded in Reality

Proficientz – Product Management University

Have you ever seen a product business case, especially for a new product, that didn’t look like a blockbuster? They’re rare. And how often do the revenue projections match reality? It’s hard to say. No one ever compares projections to actuals after the product hits the market.

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Lessons in Product Management.

The Product Coalition

Image Source If you’re even slightly inclined towards Product Management, there’s very little probability that you may not have heard of “ Product Hunt ”. It is the place to learn about cool tech products that people are creating and testing.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

ProductTank Singapore: Slaying the API Beast by Ridzwan Aminuddin

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Singapore talk, Ridzwan Aminuddin compares “speaking API” to “speaking engineering”. He delivers a bit-by-bit explanation of API fundamentals to bridge the gap between product managers and developers.

Applying the 3 Horizons Framework to Product Management

Product Club

Applying the 3 Horizons Framework to Product Management | Michael Rutledge from Michael Rutledge. First presented at Product Tank, a division of Mind the Product, February 2019.

Paul Adams on avoiding over-corrections and finding balance when problem-solving

Inside Intercom

But when we look back at all these things, we find something interesting, which is that a lot of these mistakes and things we wish we had done differently actually have the same simple pattern. I spoke on this pattern at the Inside Intercom World Tour because I think it’s a very common one.

January 2019 Product Update

Indicative

You spoke, we listened! Here is our January recap of the latest product releases: Get access to your raw data. You can now use SQL for non-behavioral analysis by exporting your data to Google BigQuery.

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

Strategies to get Started with Predictive Analytics

Mind the Product

I believe that predictive analytics is poised to enable businesses in ways we didn’t think were possible several years ago.

Overcoming Bad Product PR

Proficientz – Product Management University

What suggestions do you have for overcoming bad product PR? I have a product that has a poor reputation based on legacy quality issues that have since been resolved. Rebuilding product credibility continues to be difficult internally and externally. Overcoming bad product PR comes down to generating enough positive product PR, both internally and externally, to drown out the bad. Follow these six steps.

The Digital World Changes The Way That Food Company Product Managers Operate

The Accidental Product Manager

Food purchase changes mean that product managers have to change Image Credit: Wade Brooks. Let’s be straight about a few things: the world in which we live is currently changing. A lot. Nowhere is this more evident than perhaps when we take a look at how consumers go about buying food.

Product Love Podcast: Emily Wang, VP of Product at Spoke

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I talked to Emily Wang, the Head of Product at Spoke. Interestingly enough, Emily attended a business school that did offer a course called Product Management 101. But she didn’t think it looked interesting, so she decided not to take it.

Buyer’s Guide for Embedded Analytics

Selecting the right embedded analytics technology in a crowded market filled with sub-categories can be a daunting task. This eBook discusses the top evaluation criteria buyers of embedded analytics need to consider.

Unlocking Data Science to Build the Future of Work by Mike Hyde

Mind the Product

Mike Hyde leads data science and data engineering for Workplace, Facebook’s new enterprise product for company connectivity. He is passionate about using data and insights to create innovative company cultures, so he spoke at ProductTank London about data for growth.

12 Traits of High-Performing Product Teams

ProductPlan

As a product team grows from one or two individual contributors to a larger, more diverse team, it takes some work to ensure everyone is set up for success. Different personalities, styles, and expectations can create inconsistent experiences for others when dealing with the product team. This process can hurt the overall productivity of the group, or even damage product management’s reputation within the organization.

Stories That Make People Care

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Serial host Sarah Koenig on compelling, empathetic storytelling in the age of audio

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Professional Spotlight: Zoe Chaves of Splitwise

The Product Coalition

Handling money transactions with friends or colleagues is one of those stressful annoyances that mobile apps can make so much easier. One of the top apps for divvying up expenses and bills is Splitwise.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

Product and Place by Lou Cordwell

Mind the Product

One objective of #MTPEngage MCR was to provide insights into what we can learn from Manchester’s heritage – from how we ship product through to how we iterate as needs dictate.

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My Favorite Color Is Shiny

ProductCraft

Years ago I had a customer, Glenn, who really kept me on my toes. Whenever any of his vendors or staff complained about his constantly-changing priorities and pet projects he would simply reply: “My favorite color is shiny!”

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The key to having impact as an engineer? Empathy

Inside Intercom

As product engineers, we like to build things, we like to solve problems, and we also want to have impact, right? But in order to have maximum impact, you need to build things that solve the right problems. How do we do that? By cultivating a deep sense of empathy for our customers.

Strategic jiujitsu: 4 Lessons from Southwest Airlines, Western Europe, and the Simpsons

The Product Coalition

Can you create a source of advantage by inverting what appears to be a barrier to entry? Southwest Airlines gives us a great case study here.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Podcast: How to get Your Team to do Their Best Work with John Cutler

Mind the Product

If you’re active on Product Twitter, then you already know John Cutler.

How To Answer Product Management Interview Questions—Sachin Rekhi

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

In this post, Sachin Rekhi, founder and CEO of collaborative notes app Notejoy , gives a masterclass on answering the most commonly encountered interview questions posed in product management interviews. At the end of our interview, we chat about some fun product questions! The Case Question Examples: Design a high-tech gymnasium. Design a smart shoe.

Podcast: How to Break Into Product Management

Sachin Rekhi

Listen: SoundCloud | PMLesson. Transcript: PMLesson. Original Essay: 5 Paths To Your First Product Manager Role. I was recently invited on the PMLesson podcast to share the 5 most common paths to landing your first product management role. We discussed each of the following ways to break in as well as best practices for each path to increase your chances of successfully making the leap.