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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.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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

Mind the Product

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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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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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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!

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.

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.

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?

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.

What is participant recruiting and why is it such a challenge?

Userzoom

Ask the nearest researcher what one of their most persistent pain points in conducting user research and usability testing is and we can almost guarantee that recruiting participants is up there near the top. In last year’s State of UX in the Enterprise survey , we asked researchers what phase is the most challenging part of their UX team’s process, and coming in at number one with 47% of the votes was *drumroll* recruiting participants.

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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A Product Manager Is No Longer a “Luxury Hire”

ProductCraft

I started in the product management field almost 25 years ago. Only back then, what I did wasn’t referred to as product management. During the dot-com boom, only large, established tech companies like Sun, Oracle, or Microsoft hired specifically for roles with the title “product manager.” ” Barnesandnoble.com, where I worked, didn’t fit that bill.

Create an Automated Customer Research Machine in 2 Hours

UserInterviews

How to get your whole team interviewing customers, all the time

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Business Outcomes Part III: 11 Tips for Creating Innovation in Business

Agile Velocity

We live in a rapidly changing world–one in which customers change their minds quickly and every business has to fight to stay relevant in their market. If someone else has a great idea before you–or worse, the ability to implement their great idea before you–it could mean the end.

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.

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?