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How to Manage Product Managers


“Management is the most noble of professions if it’s practiced well. No other occupation offers as many ways to help others learn and grow, take responsibility and be recognized for achievement, and contribute to the success of a team.”

Be a Schedule Builder, Not a To-Do List Maker

Nir Eyal

The post Be a Schedule Builder, Not a To-Do List Maker appeared first on Nir and Far. Time Management


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Getting Started with Product Data Management


The power of product analytics becomes apparent when any team at a company—marketing, product, design, engineering—can quickly ask and answer questions about user behavior and customer journeys. But getting to that point requires an investment in product data management.

How to Avoid Career-Damaging Mistakes as a Product Manager [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn more in-depth tips and strategies for each of the mistakes below, please join our upcoming webinar, 5 Career-Damaging Mistakes to Avoid in Your First 100 Days. You landed that great new gig…. You are the Product Manager of this great new “thing.”

The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

Roadmaps Are Dead. Long Live Roadmaps! – Janna Bastow on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

When you have questions about roadmaps, it pays to talk to someone who has spent way too much of her life thinking about them. Janna Bastow – co-founder of both Mind the Product and ProdPad – has been trying to fix the problems of roadmaps for most of her professional life.

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Product Bundling vs. Solutions: What’s the Difference?


What’s the Difference Between a Product Bundle and a Solution? The simple difference between product bundling and solutions is in the intent. The intent of product bundling is to sell higher volumes of all products in the bundle by offering a discounted price. The intent of a solution is to help customers accomplish something that has quantifiable strategic value to their business. The Definition of a Product Bundle.

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Follow Reddit in Feedly

Roy Madden

New Feature. Pull content from subreddits and searches directly into your Feedly feeds. Reddit is “home of thousands of communities, endless conversations, and authentic human connection.” It can be an amazing resource for finding the best insights on topics and trends you care about.

The Biggest Missing Element in Most Product Experiences, According to Behavioural Science (Does Yours Have It?)

Mind the Product

Libby was new to backpacking. Her first trip was a 4-day trek through the Sierras with a good friend who was far more experienced. Before setting off, they downloaded an app that tracked their speed, elevation gain and miles. At the end of the first day, they were eager to see how far and fast [.].

What Lifecycle or Agile Approach Fits Your Context? Part 7, Lifecycle Summary

Johanna Rothman

What risks does your project have? Do you need feedback loops so you can: Cancel the project at any time (to manage schedule and cost risks. Assess technical risks so you can rework the architecture or design to manage feature set risks.

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How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

The Best 2D Animation Production Companies

The Product Coalition

The best. The leading. The most talented and trusted 2D animation video production companies on the global scale?—?here. Do you want to make your brand stand out from the competition in the modern digital market? The 2D animation may help you do it more effectively.

TEI 306: Accomplish twice as much in half the time – with Steve Glaveski

Product Innovation Educators

Simple steps product managers can take to become Time Rich. Would you like to get more done? Product managers are pulled in many directions, and if you are like others, you struggle to get the most important things done, let along everything you are asked to do. . Our guest knows a lot about this.

Yes, Product Managers Should Project Manage

Mind the Product

It’s a truism that product managers should not be project managers. They are different disciplines requiring different skill sets. But practically, as a product manager, you probably do at least some minimum amount of project management in your daily work, perhaps even to your frustration and dissatisfaction! In this article, I address this apparent dissonance, [.]. Read More. The post Yes, Product Managers Should Project Manage appeared first on Mind the Product.

What Writers Can Do About Informal Plagiarism, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

I spoke with another writer, Sam, earlier this week. He’s pretty sure a colleague, John, is plagiarizing his blog posts. Not in writing, but in conversation. Yes, John is using Sam's original words and phrases and passing those words off as John's ideas.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

3 Reasons You Should Hire a Senior Product Manager


Once you’re blessed with the opportunity to expand your product management team with a new hire, you have options to consider.

Acquire Customers with Online Ads that Connects to Your Value Proposition Canvas


After developing your Value Proposition Canvas you need to design an experiment to test whether what you have designed is accurate. Online ads are a great experiment to test and validate problem-solution fit and determine whether the value proposition you have mapped out really resonates with your target customer segment. Innovation Process: Testing Business Ideas

Make Better Product Decisions by Using Quantitative and Qualitative Data, by Brian Tran

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Brian Tran, Director of Product Management at User Testing, shows us how we can become better product people by supercharging our data with human insights. His key points include: What makes a product great?

The NAB API Teardown

The Product Coalition

We’re working on a more detailed follow up to the high-level research we did into APIs and the ASX100. As part of the follow-up, I’m looking into the APIs offered by ASX100 companies and, for no scientific reason, chose to start with an analysis of NAB’s developer portal.

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The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

The 40 Best Questions to Ask in an Interview — How to Go Deeper Than “What’s the Culture Like?”

First Round Review

Top startup leaders shared their favorite thought-provoking questions for candidates to ask during an interview to stand out from the crowd and gain in-depth knowledge about the company, the team, and the role

7 tips to collaborate better when your team is online


Team members are a bit like cake ingredients: good on their own, but when you combine them all together… That’s when the magic happens. That being said, we do not recommend eating flour on its own.)

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Managing Product = Managing Tension by Marc Abraham

Mind the Product

In my book, Managing Product = Managing Tension, I’ve focused on what it is that impacts the products we build and how we manage them, namely; mind, matter, and moves.

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5 Steps to Facilitate a Great Remote Design Sprint

The Product Coalition

Check this post out for five simple steps to make your remote design sprint go smoothly, including a Miro template to run the session. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». design product-development agile sprint product-management

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

What Is Chick-fill-A’s Product Managers Secret To Success?

The Accidental Product Manager

Chick-Fill-A product managers are riding the wave of breaded chicken demand Image Credit: When lunch or dinner rolls around and you are hungry, what do you want to eat?

The Product Outcomes Formula


In this post I’d like to share a very simple model for thinking about “using data” and product outcomes. To be a successful product team, you must understand the following domains: Product development involves wearing lots of hats (and this is a partial list).

October Roundup: Data Ethics, Values, Building Empowered Product Teams, Scaling and More

Mind the Product

During the month of October, we put the spotlight on data ethics, living up to our values, how to build empowered product teams, and how to scale successfully. But that’s not all. October also delivered a handy professional development framework courtesy of Petra Wille.

They Don’t Understand Your Role as a Product Leader. But Do You?

The Product Coalition

The role of the product leader goes far beyond managing the product department. Unfortunately, in most companies, there is no one who can tell you that, simply because they haven’t seen it before. Here is your true responsibility as a product leader, so that it’s no longer a secret.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Announcing Banners – the simple new way to engage your customers

Inside Intercom

Today, we’re excited to unveil the newest message type in Intercom, Banners.

Retention Rate: Meaning, Use Cases, and More


Retention rate is one of the most important barometers of your company’s success. A high retention rate means your customers are happy; they value your product and are providing a sustainable source of revenue.

How To Manage Product Tension and Lean Into It Effectively

Mind the Product

In my book, Managing Product = Managing Tension, I’ve focused on what it is that impacts the products we build and how we manage them, namely; mind, matter, and moves. Each of these factors in their own right creates tension and in my new book, I outline how we can make the most of these [.].

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