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How to write a product vision statement

ProductBoard

Sometimes when we’re really excited about something, we perhaps become a bit prone to flights of grandiosity. And while having a grand vision for our company or product can be a powerful motivator, plans tend to go awry.

Product Love Podcast: April Dunford, Speaker and Author

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I sat down with April Dunford, a positioning consultant, keynote speaker, and the author of “Obviously Awesome.” Per her book title, our conversation was obviously awesome (cue the tomatoes).

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Validate for product success

Obo

No one likes the idea of pouring precious time and effort into creating a product or product functionality that bombs in market. Strategy Validation

Data-Driven Product Management: How To Become an Insight-Driven PM

280 Group

This article discusses how data-driven product management can help you use the right data, to uncover the right insights, and ultimately build the right product.

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

Three steps toward creating market-leading products

Lead on Purpose

The goal of every company and product leader is to invent products (or services) that become recognized market leaders. Creating a new product category is icing on the cake, but also rare and extremely difficult.

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How to write surveys for user research that aren’t terrible

Userzoom

When you use survey questions in your user research , you want them to be designed well. It’s really easy to make bad surveys, and plenty of companies do.

A Candid Letter From a Product Management Instructor

280 Group

Believe me when I say that I’ve poured my heart and soul into our online training program. Recently I was conducting a Beta test of our new Virtual Instructor Review program. Names popped up on the list as students logged in, and I checked it carefully. It turns out that people are shy on the phone.

Flowchart: Should We Build This Feature?

ProductCraft

Product managers get a lot of feature requests. Some come from customers, others from execs, and still others from the product team itself. Unfortunately, you can’t build them all.

In Search of a Better way to Measure Product/Market fit

Mind the Product

Tech billionaire Marc Andreessen has been credited with bringing the term “product/market fit” into the mainstream lexicon in 2007. During my dealings with investors and product veterans, I’ve often heard that you can always feel when product/market fit is happening.

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.

Slack’s Ceci Stallsmith on marketing your product platform

Inside Intercom

We launched the Intercom App Store more than a year ago. And as the Group Product Marketing Manager for Platform here at Intercom, I’ve loved seeing all the creative apps our partners have built.

What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Bill Walsh's The Score Takes Care of Itself

Sachin Rekhi

I've long found myself unsatisfied with the conventional discourse of what leadership is supposed to look like in Silicon Valley technology companies. These best practices are typically oversimplified into two high-level philosophies on leadership.

Three KPIs All PMs Should Know How to Measure

ProductCraft

Today’s product managers, particularly those in the B2B SaaS space, have access to enormous amounts of data. And while more data is typically a good thing, it can be a challenge to separate signal from noise.

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How we set up our Team for Continuous Product Discovery

Mind the Product

The Dilemma With Product Discovery.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

6 Ways Your Business can Benefit from Negative Reviews

Apptentive

So, you’ve somehow received a couple of bad online reviews. Is your business doomed? Certainly not! Even big brands have had their fair share of angry outpour from disgruntled customers and survived.

The evolution of how we celebrate Pride at Intercom

Inside Intercom

It is 50 years this month since the Stonewall riots in New York City, which were a response to discriminatory police raids against the LGBTI+ community. The Christopher Street Liberation Day March which marked the anniversary of the riots is considered to be the first ever Pride.

Dealing With Detractors: Four Steps for Addressing Negative Feedback

ProductCraft

In his Inc. article, “The Secret Ratio That Proves Why Customer Reviews Are So Important,” author Andrew Thomas concluded that it takes roughly 40 positive customer experiences to undo the damage of a single negative review.

Make Great Products by Mastering Conflict and Communication by Shaun Russell

Mind the Product

Product management is notoriously difficult to define. We are generalists, and we work with many others. We take responsibility for the lifecycle of our product. These statements apply to almost all product managers, but they paint an incomplete picture. It’s not Enough to be a Generalist.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Customer Onboarding Tools That Take Your Product To The Next Level

Userpilot

Customer onboarding is an integral part of any SaaS business, and so we thought we’d share some of the best customer onboarding tools to help you out. First, let’s consider the differences between customer onboarding and user onboarding… Customer Onboarding Vs. User Onboarding.

How to Prepare Banks for Digital Transformation

The Product Coalition

“The digital transformation of any enterprise is a herculean task requiring a willingness to embrace cultural change, the ability to immerse the entire organization in the customer journey, and a total commitment to digitize to the core”?—? David Gledhill , DBS Bank Chief Information Officer.

The Merits of Storytelling in Digital Marketing

AB Tasty

Why has storytelling become a decisive element for the most successful digital marketing campaigns? Discover how to breathe life into your brand! This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as The Merits of Storytelling in Digital Marketing. E-commerce Personalization

Crazy Busy Product People – Rian van der Merwe on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

The Head of Product at Wildbit, Rian van der Merwe has spent his career being crazy busy – and he’s had enough of it. He joined us to talk about slowing down to speed up, making sure your team(s) are productive, and managing yourself to provide the most value to everyone around you.

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

How Mobile Apps Improve the Effectiveness of Customer Loyalty Programs

Apptentive

According to RetailMeNot, approximately 80 percent of customers are more loyal to brands that offer rewards programs and 70 percent are more likely to participate in a loyalty program if they can access it through their mobile device.

Don’t limit yourself to one “superpower” as a PM

The Product Coalition

Last month , I spoke a bit about how it’s worth it to do what it takes to grow your product?—?whether whether that means picking up a new skill or other functional roles when it’s needed at different stages of the company.

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Amazon Product Managers Prepare For War With Walmart Product Managers

The Accidental Product Manager

Amazon is getting into a next-day delivery war with Walmart Image Credit: Kyle Brazil. Amazon is a large and powerful company that dominates the world of online selling. Walmart is a large and powerful company that dominates the world of bricks & mortar selling.

Essential Graphic Design Skills You Need to Get Hired

UX Studio

“You work as a designer? Oh, that takes a very creative person!” I keep hearing this when I talk about my profession. But what constitutes real graphic design skills? Not just creativity. You have to know your own personal graphic design skills.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.