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3 Tiers of Customer Value in the Product Management Maturity Model

Proficientz

Your product management maturity model isn’t so much about what your team can do. It’s what your team can do for the customer. From either perspective, it’s the skill level and proficiency of your team as it matures.

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Leadership Tip 8: Stop Focusing on Happiness & Measure Satisfaction Instead

Johanna Rothman

Do you or your managers want people to be happy at work? That's a laudable goal. And, in my experience, unrealistic. That's because happiness is an outcome of a person's current life context. Instead of happiness, let's consider satisfaction.

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Becoming a Product Leader?—?Part 1: Thinking Like a Leader

The Product Coalition

Thinking Like a Leader?—?Part Part 1 of Becoming a Product Leader This is Part 1 of the “ Becoming a Product Leader ” series. In this series, I’m tackling different outcomes and traits that individual contributor Product Managers can practice and cultivate to become a Product Leader.

Can We Regulate Social Networks To Curb Addiction—Without Making Them Suck?

Nir Eyal

The post Can We Regulate Social Networks To Curb Addiction—Without Making Them Suck? appeared first on Nir and Far. Consumer Psychology

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How to Accelerate Product Sales Virtually

Everyone sells online these days, but outselling the (virtual) competition requires following a few key principles. Yellowfin CEO Glen Rabie shares his insights on resonating with buyers in this short video.

How product leaders can make better decisions with iterative analytics

Mind the Product

When we ask questions about our data, we rarely walk in a straight line to the answer.

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We Can’t Schedule Innovation, But We Can Schedule Discovery

Mironov Consulting

Everyone wants innovation, especially if we can plan and schedule into each sprint. But innovation is uncertain. Can we shift the discussion to planning and scheduling and funding of discovery that can (often) lead to innovation?

Discovery for Non-Product People

The Product Coalition

A regular challenge for product and venture teams operating in large companies is uplifting the skills of the people raising ideas so that they are more mature when they arrive. More mature ideas hitting the top of the product team’s funnel means better results for the business.

SUNDAY REWIND: Escape from the feature roadmap to outcome-driven development

Mind the Product

While discussing this week’s Sunday Rewind, Mind the Product’s Managing Director Emily Tate was quick to suggest one of her all-time favourite posts — Escape from the feature roadmap to outcome-driven development.

TEI 336: Pricing software products right – with Ajit Ghuman

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can solve positioning, packaging, and pricing for their products. Today we are discussing how to price products, helping you avoid common mistakes and sharing steps to make your pricing smarter. Our guest is Ajit Ghuman.

The State of Product Leadership Report 2021

Delivery is the top success metric for product leaders. But should it be? This is just one of the findings in this year’s State of Product Leadership report. Download the report to discover more ways product management is changing in 2021.

Identifying Growth KPIs that are leading indicators of product success

Mixpanel

Imagine you run a lemonade stand. You meticulously track how many people purchase from your stand each week, because that’s how you make money. For the first two months, the number increased without fail. Then, as if you took a false step on your hike to profit, it started tumbling down the hill.

Starting a Company in a Space You’re Not an Expert in — This Founder Shares 6 Lessons

First Round Review

From the importance of founder naivety, to seeking out the doubters, to rigorously assessing founder/market fit, Irving Fain shares his lessons from building a company in a space he wasn't an expert in, as well as other takeaways from the earliest days at his startup, Bowery Farming

Building the Decision-Making Habit by Benjamin Keyser

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Berlin talk, Benjamin Keyser, VP Product at Contentful, explains the importance of decision-making in taking a company from the startup stage to the scale-up stage.

How Software Products are Created in Test Kitchens

The Product Coalition

The value of a test kitchen when creating a product is immense. The ability to test and iterate based on real usage with real users is invaluable to getting to the root of a problem, understanding a user’s existence, and removing friction.

The Rapid Innovation Sprint as an Accelerator for Your Big Idea

Rapid Innovation Sprints (RISE) help companies incubate greenfield digital product ideas that have the potential to radically transform their business. The techniques of RISE help uncover game-changing opportunities with structure, collaboration, and commitment.

Dark Mode in Mixpanel is here

Mixpanel

For years, we at Mixpanel have gone all in on making light work of product analytics. Today, that ends. That’s because we’re happy to announce our new Dark Mode display theme is arriving in your dashboards, reports, and everywhere else you do your tooling inside of Mixpanel.

Why Well-funded Disruptive Legal Startup, Atrium Failed? Justin Kan Shares it all [My “win or die” strategy didn’t work and worse, strained relationships]

NextBigWhat

During my time as Partner at @ycombinator, my ambition to build something big only grew. I took the plunge and decided to follow the ‘age-old’ wisdom of fixing my own problem and building a startup around the solution. cont.).

Make the transition to product leadership

Mind the Product

Little in a company is more important than the successful transition to a leadership role — make good decisions as a senior leader and you’ll positively impact the business. Make bad decisions and your influence on the organisation will surely hit a bum note.

Becoming a Product Leader?—?Introduction

The Product Coalition

Becoming a Product Leader?—?Introduction Introduction This is an article series on moving from individual contributor Product Manager to people manager and Product Leader. This is something that I’ve personally struggled with, and witnessed brilliant, hardworking, rockstar PMs struggle with.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

If you build it, they won’t necessarily come: Why product launch is a beginning, not an end

ProductCraft

You’ve done it! Finally, after months of work, a finished product! You’ve identified a problem to solve, created hypotheses, secured executive approval, conducted focus groups, refined target segments, defined requirements. Colleagues aligned, trade-offs negotiated, resources defended. What’s next?

TEI 336: Pricing software products right – with Ajit Ghuman

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can solve positioning, packaging, and pricing for their products. Today we are discussing how to price products, helping you avoid common mistakes and sharing steps to make your pricing smarter. Our guest is Ajit Ghuman.

The power of interviewing above your weight class

Mind the Product

“It was really close, but we’ve decided not to extend an offer at this time.” I thanked the Lyft recruiter for her time and asked a few follow up questions on areas where I might be able to improve. After we hung up, I stepped outside and paced along the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville [.]

Behind The 10 Most Common Product Management Interview Questions

The Product Coalition

The secret to acing a product management interview isn’t just knowing what questions to expect. It’s getting inside your interviewer’s mind, and understanding why they’re asking you these questions, and what they want to know.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

How an Australian energy provider stays on top of critical cyber threats with Feedly

Roy Madden

Case Study. This analyst team designed AI-powered security Feeds in Feedly that proactively alert them about specific topics, threats, and threat actors.

Alive Strategy vs Dead Strategy

ProductPlan

Product Strategy is Important. One of the most important roles of a product manager (PM) is setting the product strategy. The strategy, by way of a roadmap, is the document that drives team alignment.

Product Management: What is the job, really? – Christian Idiodi

Mind the Product

The job of a Product person is hard to define. We’re a little of everything, depending on the day and what’s needed. The one thing we can all agree on is that it’s never really done.

Does your Testing Reflect Enough Domain Knowledge?

The Product Coalition

Domain Knowledge is a key factor in every IT field, be it Business Analytics, FinTech, Mobile App industry, Information Protection, Data Privacy, Database Testing, Security, Software Testing, and Quality Assurance.

Embedded Analytics Product Fit Guide - A Product Manager’s Handbook

Adding embedded analytics to your software doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. This guide is the perfect companion for SaaS product managers. It will walk you through the process of choosing the right analytics provider step by step.

Innovation Tools: Questions for Leaders vs Project Scorecard

Strategyzer

Having the right tools often makes the difference between success and missed opportunity. An equally important factor that gets much less shine however is the use of the right tool at the right time.

Userpilot is now SOC 2 Type II Certified! Learn About Our Information Security Standards

Userpilot

SOC 2 Type II is one of the highest information security standards available for SaaS companies. At Userpilot, we know how essential information security is for your company. That’s why Userpilot has subjected itself to a stringent data security audit by an independent auditor.

Everything You Need to Know About Conversion Funnels

AB Tasty

Discover everything you need to know about creating and optimizing your Conversion Funnel in your Digital Marketing strategy. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as Everything You Need to Know About Conversion Funnels. Conversion Optimization