Sat.Sep 07, 2019 - Fri.Sep 13, 2019

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

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?

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.

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

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.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

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 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.

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 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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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.

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.

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.

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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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

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.

StratChat Webinar Replay with Hal Gregersen: Asking Great Questions

Strategyzer

Here's the replay of our StratChat webinar with special guest Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and co-author of 'The Innovator's DNA'. Webinar

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.

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 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.

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.

Defining Brand Strategy and How to Develop One

UX Studio

Creating and maintaining a brand strategy can turn into a never-ending struggle, but it can also provide a great deal of fun. In this post we created a guide on the steps to take in developing your brand strategy.

The Benefits of Prioritizing Design Before Development of Your Digital Product

Innovatemap

In the hustle of starting a company, it’s natural to jump right into code instead of going through the design process. But this can be a dangerous road

Starting with Why in Technology

The Product Coalition

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Five Ways to Make the Most of Your Product Conference Experience

ProductCraft

Eat beforehand. Get there early. Bring a notebook. Don’t forget your business cards. There are a lot of suggestions out there about best practices for attending a product conference.

5 Lessons I Learned From Superhuman’s Onboarding

Gainsight

You know those moments in life where you feel like you reached the “next level” in your evolution as a human? I remember all of them vividly—moments like: The day my (now) wife agreed to go out with me. The day I got accepted to college. The day I got into Bill Simmons’ Mailbag.

Starbucks Product Managers Try To Get Their Customers To Come Back Later

The Accidental Product Manager

Afternoon visitors are what Starbucks needs in order to continue to grow Image Credit: kmf164. Clearly product managers at the Starbucks coffee chain have no problems getting customers to drop by their stores in the morning and purchase coffee.