Sat.Aug 17, 2019 - Fri.Aug 23, 2019

6 Ways for Product Managers to Manage their Time Off (and Still Drive their Roadmap Forward)

ProductPlan

Product managers receive a lot of advice. You should prioritize this feature. Here’s a new market worth investigating. Some of my prospects say they’d buy our product if it did this. But one suggestion we think product managers don’t hear enough is: Take some time off, unplug, and clear your head.

UX Truth Bombs: How to prepare for hard lessons during user research

Userzoom

Speaking to users, whether for research or testing purposes, provides invaluable insight into how people behave and what they need. The more users we speak to, the more we know. But even the best of us will face some hard truths from users no matter what stage we are in our career.

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5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

Mind the Product

Artificial intelligence (AI) is probably the biggest commercial opportunity in today’s economy. What does it mean for us as product managers?

7 Ways to Increase Conversion Rates in your Product

The Product Coalition

A basic sales funnel has 4 types of leads in it: a website visitor, a cold lead, a hot lead, a customer and a standing customer. Your visitor life cycle Your revenue depends on how many people go from the first funnel step to the last one.

Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

UX Challenges in the Age of Personalized Experience

UX Studio

Hey {First_Name}, Like us, you’ve probably heard about personalization and wonder about it and what it means for your role as {Job_Title}. Well, you’ve found the right page. This article has everything you need to know about personalized user experience. Grab a {Favorite_Beverage} and we’ll dive in!

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Predictable Delivery: Moving Beyond Velocity

280 Group

Join us on August 30th for our co-hosted webinar with AIPMM, Predictable Delivery: The Power of Estimating and Forecasting , to learn how to achieve predictable delivery and improve the accuracy of your forecasting. If you want to earn the confidence of your executive team, meet your commitments.

How to Influence the Business by David J Bland

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Precoil founder David J Bland offers some helpful tips on how product managers can influence the business and run more effective experiments. David talks about products that people loved and that have now disappeared from the shelves.

Intercom’s Jonathon Colman on why content designers should do less

Inside Intercom

I’m excited to be joined today by Intercom’s own Jonathon Colman, a senior designer who came to us by way of the Nature Conservancy, REI and five and a half years at Facebook, where he most recently worked as a UX Content Strategy Lead for Marketplace.

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Product Thinking Isn’t Just for Product Managers

ProductCraft

I had lunch last week with a journalist who reminded me of myself in my early career. She was curious about sustainable business models for the local news industry and interested in creating a career path that blended journalism, business, and technology. The difference?

The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

The Editor’s Notebook: Privacy and Data Security, Retraining Sales Teams

Pragmatic Marketing

Data Security Becoming Increasingly Important for Consumers With data breaches becoming increasingly common, consumers are realizing that their personal information is at the mercy of the organizations they’re doing business with—resulting in changing attitudes around security.

Good Product Management is the key to Organisational Happiness

Mind the Product

A few years ago I read Tony Hsieh’s book on Zappos , a company that has been lauded for its amazing culture. In the book he shares his view on the four pillars for happiness: progress, purpose, control, and connection.

How user analytics helped us reduce mobile app churn: a case study

Mixpanel

Clement Kao is a Product Manager at Blend , a San Francisco-based startup that partners with lenders and technology providers to re-imagine consumer finance.

Never stop iterating: How a Zillow PM perfects a highly complicated product

ProductBoard

Welcome to our Age of Product Excellence series — a deep exploration of the Product Excellence Methodology, the product leaders who practice it, and the excellent products that result.

How to Monetize Data with Analytics

For software vendors looking to grow their customer base and increase revenue in a crowded marketplace, successfully and seamlessly integrating analytics into a SaaS product is critical. Learn how to monetize and productize data with embedded analytics.

Five star advice: Insider tips for dealing with software review sites

Inside Intercom

Online marketing content has long been dominated by brands creating product descriptions, how-to guides, branded articles, and blog posts to promote their business.

How to Pick the Right Tools for your Experiments by Thomas Leitermann

Mind the Product

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Battle of the PMs: East Coast Versus West Coast

ProductCraft

At first glance, the role of product manager seems uniform, at least when it comes to location. A PM in NYC has the same job duties as a PM in San Francisco, right? As it turns out, the PM role actually varies a bit by geography. West Coast and East Coast product managers have distinct.

TEI 243: What product managers need to know about Scrum for hardware – with Paolo Sammicheli

Product Innovation Educators

Mixing innovation and process to go to market more quickly. Many of the product leaders in companies creating integrated hardware/software products I’ve talked with this year are looking at ways to speed up their development process and add agility.

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The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

4 Ways To Create a Prioritized Product Backlog

Innovatemap

Creating a backlog is easy; prioritizing it can be hard. So, the million dollar question: How do you prioritize your product backlog

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Marketplace Thinking – Christopher Nheu on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes for the month of August. We’ll be back with new interviews in September. But don’t despair! We’ve asked a few friends to pick some of their favorite episodes to re-broadcast in the meantime.

Design Thinking With Agility

ProductCraft

“We make products prettier when we could be solving customer’s needs and generating real value.” – Braden Kowitz We couldn’t agree more with Braden Kotwitz’s perspective on designers.

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Rich Mironov Talks About Bad (And Good) Product Management

BrainMates

If you work in Product Management and you haven’t heard of Rich Mironov, then best keep this to yourself, and jump onto his blog, pronto, where he’s been blogging about software product management for 18 years.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Product Managers Struggle To Use Price To Make Their Products Popular

The Accidental Product Manager

Strategy gets complicated when your customers are using technology to shop Image Credit: Jisc infoNet. As product managers, when we want to boost the sales of our product, one of the “levers” that we have to make this happen is the price of our product.

They’re Just Fancy Averages by Ben Fields

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Ben Fields, formerly Lead Data Scientist at FutureLearn, looks at getting the most from the relationship between product managers and data people, working out people’s background understanding, the benefits of leading with a story, and how best to spread knowledge. There are three key aspects of how data science can effectively sit within a product and software organisation: Gear and orient to your audience. Optimise for diversity. Embed with product.

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8 client collaboration tools for web development agencies

Usersnap

Running a web development agency, business owners cannot exist independently of their clients, client collaboration. Effective two-way communication between clients and managers, designers and web developers is a crucial process that can make-or-break the company’s success. .

How do I transition from Engineering to Product Management? [Answered]

NextBigWhat

How do I transition from engineering to Product Management Function? What do I need to unlearn and learn when I am switching from engineering to product management ? How do I even get started?

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

Product Love Podcast: Radhika Dutt, Founder of Radical Product

ProductCraft

Product managers and business leaders often wax poetic about how they want to change the world with their ideas. As PMs, your mission is to obsess over a problem and find a unique solution that impacts your customers. But how much of that impact are you responsible for?

Q&A with Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Revulytics

We recently shared a Q&A with Nir Eyal about a webinar Revulytics sponsored that covered some of the ideas in his New York Times best-seller, Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products. Now, he’s written a new book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

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Building the Future of Conservation with Julio Corredor

AlphaHQ

Every week, we shine a spotlight on a founder, designer, researcher or leader in product who is building something that will shape our future.