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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.

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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Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

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?

How to Monetize Data with Analytics

For software vendors looking to grow their customer base and increase revenue in a crowded marketplace, successfully and seamlessly integrating analytics into a SaaS product is critical. Learn how to monetize and productize data with embedded analytics.

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.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

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.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

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.

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 Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

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.

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

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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Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

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.

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.