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The Hippocratic Oath of Product Leadership

ProductCraft

As a product leader, you work to identify a problem and you engineer your product to solve it. A medical doctor does something remarkably similar: diagnose the root cause of the patient’s condition and treat it.

A Product Manager’s Guide to Saying no

Mind the Product

As a product manager you have to say no to stakeholders, a lot. Find out how to master the art of saying no with empathy, so you can maintain positive relationships and stop all those zombie ideas from haunting you. On a field trip, you speak to John, a user. John is super-engaged with your product and has lots of ideas about how it could be improved (well, perhaps he’s a little grumpy and thinks your product should do this stuff already).

4 Reasons You Must Use Metrics to Determine Feature Decisions

ProductPlan

Any good goal is measurable, so organizations with properly defined objectives will establish metrics and KPIs to track their progress and momentum. KPIs attach measurability to what matters most and provide a North Star for the entire organization.

Some Practical Tools For Stakeholder Management

BrainMates

Adrienne Tan. This blog was originally written in 2011 and updated in September 2019. Pretty much every Product job description these days says that ‘stakeholder management’ is a key priority. But what exactly is stakeholder management? What are the best tools to manage stakeholders?

How to Apply Best Practices from Site Reliability Engineering in Your Organization

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb.io

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

Idea Validation?—?Much More Than Just A/B Experiments

The Product Coalition

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What does it take to be a great Product Manager?

bpma ProductHub

by Roger Snyder – Recently, 280 Group conducted the largest survey of its kind amongst Product Management professionals. With nearly 1700 participants, we learned which skill sets product managers score strongly on and which are areas for improvement.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 1

280 Group

This article is the first in a three part series on how to accelerate your Product Management career.

4 Phases of a Successful One-on-One with Your Product Team

ProductPlan

We are excited to welcome guest writer Carlos González de Villaumbrosia to the ProductPlan blog. Carlos González de Villaumbrosia is the Founder of Product School, originally based in San Francisco.

What Product Teams Need From Customer Success

ProductCraft

If you think about it, product teams often work miracles. They’re given all manner of feedback, strategy, and stakeholder demands, and they somehow turn that into an amazing product that people want to buy. This is no easy task.

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

Product in Practice: How One Product Manager Innovates in Big Companies

Product Talk

One of my goals at Product Talk is to showcase what good product management looks like. Today, I’m excited to introduce a new series, Product in Practice, where I’ll profile product managers doing great work. To kick off the series, we interviewed Rachel Allen , Director of Product at Omnitracs.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: What is a Phenomenal Product Manager?

280 Group

The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter Two , written by Brian Lawley. Phenomenal vs. Meh.

Great User Research (for Non-Researchers) by Steve Portigal

Mind the Product

Researchers often have concerns about what will happen when “other people” go out and do work with users. But the demand for research far outweighs the supply of researchers, and everyone wins when more people are enabled to do research themselves.

The Most Common UX Writing Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

Userpilot

Recently, more and more SaaS companies have started to see the value in great UX writing. The copy that you use in your product (often referred to as “microcopy”) can have a dramatic effect on your users. We’re going to look at some of the biggest UX writing mistakes you can make.

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A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

The pitfalls of being data-driven

Mixpanel

In 2006, Facebook rolled out its News Feed feature–and boy, did people hate it. The uproar among the website’s (then) small user base of 12M was big enough to draw headlines.

TEI 246: Spur your creativity with these ideation tools – with Chad McAllister, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers generate new ideas and solve problems in a meaningful, productive way. If your go-to tool for generating ideas with a group is traditional brainstorming, it is time to learn some new tools.

Sense and Respond – Jeff Gothelf on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

After starting his career on the road with a circus (yes, really), no business setting should ever be a challenge for Jeff Gothelf – after all, he’s worked with real clowns.

Come Celebrate with Us: The Forbes 100, Amplify, and 2019 So Far

Amplitude

We’re excited to share that Amplitude entered the Forbes Cloud 100 this year. The Cloud 100 showcases the top 100 private cloud companies in the world.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

UX Writing Best Practices for Product Adoption & Onboarding

Userpilot

I recently wrote about some of the most common UX writing mistakes that I see SaaS companies make. This time, I wanted to share some UX writing best practices.

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3 Lessons I Learned About Product-Led Growth [Interview]

Gainsight

What is product-led growth, exactly? Travis Kaufman, VP of Product Growth at Gainsight, defines the buzzword and shares growth-boosting best practices. This Q&A is an excerpt from our webinar, Ask an Expert Q&A: How to Build Products That Drive Growth.

The Meaning of MVP – Correcting Common Misconceptions

Mind the Product

Everyone has their own interpretation of what minimum viable product (MVP) means to their organization and, while the specifics of an MVP definition may vary, this blog explores what an MVP is, and what it definitely is not. A successful MVP is critical to building a successful digital product: it’s the focused feature set that gets your product to market, sets the tone for the future of your product, and helps to guide you toward prioritized improvements on the product roadmap.

Employee Spotlight: Paving the Road for a More Inclusive Future with Shivani Patel, Head of Corporate Sales and Account Management

Amplitude

Shivani Patel, Head of Corporate Sales and Account Management, has made an incredible impact on everyone here at Amplitude. Passionate about workplace inclusivity, Shivani has organized a number of events to celebrate International Women’s Day, Pride, Mental Health Awareness, and more.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Why Product Managers Should Listen to Music at Work

ProductPlan

Thanks to open floor plan offices, it’s common to see rows of knowledge workers heads down in their laptops with an assortment of earbuds and headphones blocking out the clacking keyboards, phone calls, and conversations of their coworkers.

Announcing the next AMA – with Jason Fried, Basecamp Founder and CEO.

NextBigWhat

Ladies and Gentlemen: The core philosophy behind NextBigWhat community is to enable you to build, grow (and repeat ) – meaningfully and sustainably. Our weekly AMA sessions deliver a lot more insights, perspectives and actionable wisdom from some of the best global product leaders. We are extremely happy to announce the next AMA – with none other than Jason Fried, founder and CEO of Basecamp.

Product Love Podcast: Nir Eyal, Author of Indistractable

ProductCraft

It’s unbelievably easy to get distracted these days. Think about it. We have a nearly Pavlovian response to every Slack notification and text message, or we’re overly attached to the “endless scroll” provided by social media platforms.

Starting with Why in Technology

The Product Coalition

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5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.