Sat.Feb 18, 2017 - Fri.Feb 24, 2017

The life of a Product Manager – Learning by Doing

Mind the Product

Osama Hanif (Digital Solutions Manager at Telenor) launched the first digital agency in Lahore and went on to join Telenor Digital.

Never make left turns

Under10 Playbook

In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.—Louis —Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist. Did you know UPS trucks almost never make left-hand turns?

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Don’t Ask People What They Want, Watch What They Do

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: Irene Au is a design partner at Khosla Ventures and former Head of Design at Google, Yahoo, and Udacity. She’ll be speaking at the upcoming Habit Summit in April. You can register here!) In this interview, she chats with Max Ogles about design strategy for startups. Q: You have an impressive background as […]. The post Don’t Ask People What They Want, Watch What They Do appeared first on Nir and Far. Behavior Design In Action Behavior design habit summit

How to Make Sense of IoT Hardware

Tech Product Management

Hardware decisions impact your IoT product’s cost, user experience, application capabilities, and more. But only about 20% of IoT Product Managers have experience managing hardware.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

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Making Consensus-based Product Decisions

Roman Pichler

Benefits and Limitations. Deciding by consensus means that everyone required to make the decision agrees with it. Applied correctly, it results in a better decision and creates strong buy-in and shared ownership.

Five Essential Steps for Getting into IoT Product Management

Mind the Product

You want to get into IoT product management, but where do you start? What skills do you need? Which companies are working on IoT today? Start with these five essential steps. According to analyst firm Gartner, there will be over 20 billion connected devices by 2020.

How Product Managers Can Find More Customers

The Accidental Product Manager

Finding new customers requires a bit of multitasking Image Credit: Ryan Ritchie. I’m pretty sure that we all know and understand that product managers don’t work in sales. However, our career is very closely tied to the success of the product that we are responsible for.

Creating a culture of persistence

Lead on Purpose

We live in a world that makes it increasingly easy to justify failures and abdicate responsibility. Too often the news trumpets the reasons why certain groups don’t get what they want, and they showcase how those in authority are responsible … Continue reading → Purpose action gratitude growth perseverance persistence progress success teamwork

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The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Requirements, Roadmaps & Rollouts: The B2B Product Manager Magazine, February 2017

High Octane Product Management

The February Issue of The B2B Product Manager is now available. In this issue we cover everything from requirements to roadmaps to rollouts. We also throw in a few tips for hiring the best Agile Product Owners, and a universal product management framework that’s been sitting right under our nose. And for the first time in five years, Proficientz is offering a public training workshop – How to Create a Strategic Portfolio Roadmap, March 28th in Atlanta. Click here for details.

Getting into Design Sprints – an AMA Interview

Mind the Product

I recently had the pleasure of taking part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion in the Mind the Product Slack community , where we talked about Design Sprints, how I take my coffee (a cortado), and my favorite board game (Chutes ‘N Ladders!).

Agile Marketing Using Scrum

280 Group

This is a guest post by John Armstrong, CMO, Zettaset. Many people in the technology world mistakenly believe that Agile is something new, but it really isn’t.

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The Best Product Managers are Great Communicators

bpma ProductHub

Interviewed by Oksana Reznichenko. Dinneen Grably graduated from Bridgewater State University with B.S. in Business Marketing and started her career as a press attaché and assistant director in communication for the Massachusetts Secretary of State at State House in Boston.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

Building products for growth

Product Bookshelf

Product managers can learn a lot from growth marketers. Growth teams can be part of product teams and modify the product to increase growth. Although some growth tactics are specific to outbound marketing, many are directly tied to the product.

Get Ready for MTP Engage Hamburg

Mind the Product

Photo courtesty of Moritz Königsbücher. Just 2 months until the first MTP Engage event will take place in Hamburg on April 28th!

Speaking at Pendomonium; Design Your Thinking Podcast; Reminder — Tools Survey

Good Product Manager

Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Presentations. Here’s just a few of the places you can meet me in person in the next few months (more to come!). Saturday, February 25: I’ll be at ProductCamp right here in my very own St. Louis. There are over 50 proposed sessions , including two of mine: Agile Marketing: How to Apply Agile Concepts to Marketing and Best Practices for Product Roadmaps.

Measuring KPIs for a Platform vs a Revenue-Generating Product

Mind the Product

There are some important differences between managing a solutions vs a platform product, in terms of providing product value (I wrote about becoming a platform Product Manager recently for Mind the Product ).

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

Build Strong Product Teams by Hiring Graduates

Mind the Product

(Image courtesy of Digital Wave / Redweb). Last October I took part in Digital Wave , a conference in Bournemouth that brings together over 1,000 young people between the ages of 14 and 19 to learn about the opportunities offered by a career in the technology sector.

Design Disruptors (ProductTank NYC)

Mind the Product

Design Disruptors was released by InVision in 2016.

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Speaking at Pendomonium; Design Your Thinking Podcast; Reminder — Tools Survey

Good Product Manager

Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Presentations. Here’s just a few of the places you can meet me in person in the next few months (more to come!). Saturday, February 25: I’ll be at ProductCamp right here in my very own St. Louis. There are over 50 proposed sessions , including two of mine: Agile Marketing: How to Apply Agile Concepts to Marketing and Best Practices for Product Roadmaps.