Sat.Mar 07, 2020 - Fri.Mar 13, 2020

The Magic in Conflict by Shaun Russell

Mind the Product

In this keynote from MTP Engage Manchester , Shaun Russell explains why product people need to lean into conflict. Key Points: Conflict aversion is learned behaviour. The path of least resistance is rarely the right direction. The stakeholder and product manager relationship should be transparent.

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How Robotic Process Automation Can Help Startups and Product Managers Succeed

Spice Catalyst

Fleshing out a great idea into a startup company can seem like a daunting task. Once you lay the groundwork for your startup, you have to make sure you’re able to achieve what you’ve set out to do, and that’s where Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help. What is RPA, you might wonder?

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How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

No Transactional Power. Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you.

Why Product Operations is set to be the Backbone of Product-led Growth

Mind the Product

Product operations is an emerging function. How does it help modern product management organizations to scale effectively? Similar to the emergence of design ops in the last five years, product operations fulfills a need to streamline a scaling function.

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.

Is It Easier to Position Products You Haven’t Built Yet?

Proficientz – Product Management University

I noticed a strange trend early in my product management career. People in marketing, sales and even on our product teams could position products we hadn’t built yet and do it with remarkable clarity. We weren’t nearly as good positioning products we already had.

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Tips for avoiding the “counterfeit yes” when asking for product feedback

Mixpanel

Have you ever told someone what they wanted to hear because it was the path of least resistance? Yes, let’s totally get lunch next week! I’ll text you.” (And And then you ghost.). Yep, sounds like a good idea.” (But But you don’t fully understand it.).

The most important question to ask when developing your Product strategy

BrainMates

Your Product strategy is the most important long-term document you ever create for a Product. It helps you imagine the future of your Product. It helps focus your team on the activities that will generate the greatest value for both customers and the business.

Why Product Trios Should Interview Customers Together

Product Talk

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Continuous Discovery Habits. I’d love your feedback in the comments. After reading, are you ready to interview as a trio? Still have doubts? Please let me know your thoughts.

How to Transition Into a Product Management Career

280 Group

The Call. It’s 5 PM on a Friday, you just came home from work and are waiting to hear back from the hiring manager at the company you interviewed with last week. You are looking to make a switch, trying to break into the trendy career you’ve heard of called Product Management.

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.

Why You’re Not Good at Changing Minds (and What You Can Do About It)

Nir Eyal

The post Why You’re Not Good at Changing Minds (and What You Can Do About It) appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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Three Ways Product Management Can Improve Its Reputation & Influence

Proficientz – Product Management University

If your product management team wants to take its reputation and influence to the next level, here are three areas that will give you the biggest bang for your effort. The Playbook: 1. Well-Rounded Market Knowledge.

Mindset – Product Intuition, Prioritisation, and Process with Tristan Kromer

Mind the Product

Watch on YouTube | Listen on Soundcloud | View other Mindset episodes. Rosemary King welcomes Tristan Kromer to Mindset. A lean startup coach and founder of innovation consultancy Kromatic – Tristan also currently serves on the ice cream innovation board at Unilever!

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Lizza Diaz, Senior Director of Product Management at Robert Half

280 Group

In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group hosted a virtual panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management.

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

Making Collaborative User Interviews happen in Remote Teams – Product Thoughts #160

Tim Herbig

By now, most of your social feeds and inboxes have probably already been filled with general “remote emergency advice” While I have strong experiences and feelings about a lot of fundamental aspects of remote work, I don’t just want to add to the noise which is already out there.

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How to Spot Inflection Points In Business Before They Happen with Rita McGrath and Alex Osterwalder

Strategyzer

Bestselling author and longtime professor of management at Columbia business school, Rita McGrath, joins Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder for a fascinating discussion on our StratChat webinar series about her latest work ' Seeing Around Corners: How To Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen'. Webinar

Outcomes Over Outputs – Josh Seiden on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

One of the things we’ve learned from doing this podcast is that it’s important to schedule in time to reflect and to revisit some of the lessons you’ve learned along the way.

Top 4 Diagnostics for Optimizing Product Management Teams

280 Group

The degree of maturity of your Product Management organization can directly drive your ability to satisfy customers and become more profitable. Some Product Management teams are really young and still learning the ropes.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

In this eBook, we will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

The Compelling Benefits of Cloud Computing in Healthcare (and How to Make the Most of it)

Arkenea

The amount of healthcare data that is being generated, stored and shared is ever increasing. The widespread digitization of healthcare records has resulted in the movement of healthcare data from the conventional paper based systems onto digital platforms.

Working across land and sea: Tips for remote communication

Inside Intercom

For remote workers, live chat is the simplest option for communication. But if most communication is nonverbal, how do you make sure what you say and hear aren’t misinterpreted? When speaking with someone in person, the words you use matter.

How to Lead a High-performing Product Team

Mind the Product

As a product leader, what qualities do you need to cultivate to be able to ensure your team performs to the best of its abilities? Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about teams – what is a team, team formation and development, cross-functional teams , and leading teams.

Working from home? Mixpanel engineer shares tips on how to stay productive

Mixpanel

If you live on Earth, you’re at risk for catching the COVID-19 virus. If you live on Earth and you work on a product team in an office, you’re probably about to work from home–if you aren’t already doing so.

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.

TEI 273: How to find product opportunities, trends, and mega trends – with Jeremy Gutsche

Product Innovation Educators

A framework for product managers to create the future. There are different types of product managers. Not all product managers think they are building the future, but if they don’t do it, who will?

Chasing Invincibility: Lessons Learned from Top Organisations Around the World

Strategyzer

No company is invincible. Those that come closest are the ones that constantly reinvent themselves before their business models become obsolete. This need for reinvention is more pressing than ever.

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Want be to be a Product Leader? You Better Learn to map

Mind the Product

Mind the Product has launched a new training workshop for product leaders on mapping.

Build Team Resilience Summary (Part 4)

Johanna Rothman

If you're like many of the teams I meet, you've sort of got a handle on things. You can release. Your product mostly works. And, then Something Happens. And, your team has trouble recovering. That's brittleness in the system. You can build resilience as a team.

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.