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Mental Health as a Product Person – Let’s Talk

Mind the Product

Today is World Mental Health Day , and as we both struggle with mental health it’s a good opportunity to speak out and reflect on the issue of mental health at work.

Product management, fast and slow

Inside Intercom

The range of work we do as product managers is so broad that we inevitably end up finding inspiration from all sorts of sources, whether it’s books on business strategy or essays on design.

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User “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories: A Creative Research Deliverable You’ll Actually Have Time to Execute

dscout People Nerds

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Making it Official: When to Hire for Product Ops

ProductCraft

While product operations has been around in some shape or form for years, the title itself is currently on the rise. In fact, nearly 5,700 individuals on LinkedIn have “product operations” in their job titles.

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Mixpanel's Guide to Product Metrics

Whether you build or market products, tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovation. Use this guide to help you decide what metrics are most important for your product and business.

What Your Executives Want to See When You’re Presenting Your Roadmap

ProductPlan

As a product manager who now sits on the other side of the table as an executive, I’ve had lots of experience both presenting executive-facing roadmaps and receiving those presentations. I understand how much thought (and possibly anxiety) goes into these roadmap presentations.

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The importance of knowing user intent when conducting behavior analysis

Userzoom

When trying to understand customer behavior on your website, a true intent study can help you uncover your visitors’ intentions. This should help answer questions such as, “Why are they coming to the site?” ” and “What are they trying to do?”

Product Roadmap Prioritisation

Roman Pichler

Before You Start Prioritising …. Before you order the roadmap items, double-check that you have a validated product strategy in place. You should be able to confidently say why users would want to use your product and why it is worthwhile for your company to invest in it.

The User Research Primer

UserInterviews

9 thoughtful answers to the internet’s most frequent questions about UX research

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Contextual Onboarding: What is it, and Why Should I Care?

Userpilot

We talk a lot about contextual onboarding here at Userpilot, but we realized that a lot of you might not quite understand what it is. This article is going to tell everything you need to know about contextual onboarding: What is it? Why do you need it? How do you add it into your product?

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.

Differences between PM (Product Manager) vs TPM (Technical Program Manager)

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

So, what’s the difference between a Product Manager (PM) and a Technical Program Manager (TPM)?

What makes a good product manager? 10 PM thought leaders weigh in

ProductBoard

What makes a good product manager? To answer this commonly asked question, we decided to turn to the experts — thought leaders of the product management world. If anyone knows what makes a good product manager, it’s them.

From customer problems to product features: how to use feedback to create a roadmap

Mixpanel

One of the best things I learned at Amazon was that customers are always “beautifully, wonderfully dissatisfied,” and no matter what you give them, they’ll tell you why it doesn’t work for them.

How to Be An Inclusive Leader With Jennifer Brown – Masters of Product Management

Sequent Learning

How an Inclusive Culture Leads to Better Innovation, a Discussion with Jennifer Brown. Meet Guest: Jennifer Brown.

Win the Digital Transformation Game with the Product Mindset

Speaker: David DeWolf, Founder and CEO, 3Pillar Global

No matter what your idea is, no matter how good it is, and no matter how well you know your market, 3 out of 4 digital initiatives do not succeed. To better understand how to win, we should first understand why we’re failing. In this webinar, David DeWolf will share his experiences and lessons learned to help you succeed in playing the “product” game, instead of the “IT” game.

Five Steps to Positioning Your Product

Mind the Product

If building products is hard, positioning your product is harder. No matter what you build and sell, how you position your product dictates what you do. How you prioritize, marketing campaigns, sales strategy, it all changes based on how your product is positioned. So where do you start?

Empowering the Product Troika

ProductCraft

As the ancient proverb says, it takes a village to build a product. Well, it doesn’t actually say that, but the point still stands. Products, especially well-designed and innovative ones, aren’t built by a single contributor. So, who does build them? A product manager, a designer, and an engineer.

Migrating Customers to New Technology, Products, Platforms

bpma ProductHub

Advancing Your Product Management Career Rapidly – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

In September 2019, we presented a co-hosted webinar with AIPMM – How to Accelerate Your PM Career Part 1: Top Strategies to Advance Rapidly. You can view the slides and accompanying blog post here. We received so many great questions on the topic and have included answers to each down below.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

How to Involve the Entire Organization in Your Agile Transformation

Mind the Product

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Product Positioning Tip 6 of 7: Structuring a Positioning Presentation

Proficientz – Product Management University

You’ve surely experienced this scenario. You’re inquire about a product or service. A salesperson contacts you. The first thing they talk about are the benefits of doing business with their company. Your primary interest on the other hand is to discuss your own situation first.

Q&A with Sam McAfee on Metrics Audits for High-Value Products

Revulytics

Revulytics sponsors a series of Product Management Today webinars featuring innovative ideas from top software product management thought leaders. In these blog posts, we ask the presenters to share their insights - we encourage you to watch the full on-demand webinars for even more details.

Start a Meeting From Questions

The Product Coalition

Why it is so difficult to organize a good meeting? Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». management meetings teamwork business leadership

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.

The Power of Experience Mapping by Gerard Dolan

Mind the Product

Gerard Dolan is a Customer/User Experience and Product Design Consultant. In this Toronto ProductTank talk he illustrates the power of experience mapping, answers the questions of what it is, why we do it and the value of doing it by exploring: The types of experience maps.

Product Positioning Tip 5 of 7: Include Emotion

Proficientz – Product Management University

Take a minute and go read a few of your product web pages or a piece of product literature. They’re well-worded, proper and grammatically correct, which also means they probably lack emotion.

Communicating the value of content design

Inside Intercom

As a content designer, I often struggle to explain my role. The job is notoriously difficult to define, it looks different at every organization, and it has a ton of overlap with other roles.

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How to Visualize Your Business Through a Service Blueprint in 5 Easy Steps

The Product Coalition

The Service Blueprint is a key component of Bain Public’s product management process. We use it to help understand the context products operate within. The best way to create a great overarching product strategy is to grow and evolve this document.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Shape Up – Ryan Singer on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Basecamp is well known for its approach to product development – after starting out as an agency (37 Signals), it realised that the tools it used to manage its own projects would have value for others.

5 Reasons Consumption-Based Customer Success Is Different

Gainsight

Every meeting I have with leaders about customer success starts pretty much the same: “Nick, before we get started, I want to let you know that our business is a little different from most typical companies.”. The myth of the unique business model.

Louis Rosenfeld on how UX design can close the gaps between people

Inside Intercom

? ?. You’ve probably heard the parable of the six blind men and the elephant: One touches the trunk and says, “It’s a snake.” Another, touching a leg, disagrees: “No, it’s not! It’s a tree.”. Another feels the ear and mistakes it for a fan. The one touching the body is sure he’s run into a wall.

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