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.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

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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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.

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.

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?

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

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.

Making the Leap to Embedded Product Analytics

Amplitude

Prior to joining Amplitude to work on the Professional Services team, I was deeply entrenched in the business intelligence and analytics world. In that world, product management and product development happened elsewhere in the organization.

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.

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.

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

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

Mind the Product

Ready to get started with your experiment? Only need to find the right tool now? But which one to choose? It feels like being in a jungle with tools upon tools – how to navigate this situation?

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.

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?

Top 5 Ways to Mine Your Digital Customer Experience to Strike Insight Gold ?

ProductPlan

As a product manager, you spend a lot of time trying to dig into the minds of your customers and unearth exactly what the experience of using your product is like for them. Which needs or wants are they trying to address? How easy or difficult is it to complete their task?

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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

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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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. .

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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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

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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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?

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.

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 User Acceptance Testing Can Save You Time and Money

Speaker: J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services, Seamgen

Before a new product or feature goes into development, you have to gauge whether it will be a worthwhile investment. But what’s the best way to do so - and how can you get honest insights from your end users? Join J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services at Seamgen, as he explores how to use wireframes and clickable prototypes to validate your product. He’ll discuss how user testing allows you to really understand your users - and how to use the insights to inform your product strategy.

How to estimate user stories?

The Product Coalition

Factors to consider while estimating an user story and tips to get it right. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». user-stories agile product-management product-development estimations

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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.

Increasing Product Team Success by Building a Common Language of Terminology

Emerge Insights

We all want to be understood, to be valued, and to make a positive impact. One of the biggest challenges people face today when delivering digital products and services, whether you’re a product manager, user experience designer, or an engineer, is the lack of a common language.