Sat.May 18, 2019 - Fri.May 24, 2019

4 Keys to Empowering Your Product Team

Mind the Product

Empowerment. It’s a word that business leaders often use to fire up their teams. But in all likelihood it causes those teams to groan, and not just because it’s a management buzzword. So why does something that is supposed to be good go wrong?

User Attention: 10 Psychological Facts + 8 Tips to Help You Design Better UX

UX Studio

Our environment has become noisier than ever. People have to carefully select what they pay attention to in their overstimulated daily lives. As a business, you not only compete with other businesses but basically everything your audience pays attention to. How can you have their undivided attention?

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The PM/Designer Relationship

The Product Coalition

How to make it great Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». product-management design work partnerships careers

Essential Statistics for You and Me

Piyanka Jain

[link] A few days ago I met an old acquaintance of mine, who had been working in the marketing department of an IT giant. As we got to talking, I could see that he was a data skeptic?—?someone someone who did not believe in the power of data. Data Science is not for those who fall on the business side of the company, he said. Quite surprisingly, it is not just him who considers the myth that only techies and analysts need Data Science skills for their work. There are many with the same belief.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Leadership styles for directing small teams

Lead on Purpose

Leadership differs depending on the size of the group you’re leading. For most product managers, the people they lead work on different teams and the individuals they need to influence don’t report to them.

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5 Principles of Human-First Products

Gainsight

As a COO, I’m always trying to figure out get a ton of things done in a short amount of time. I’m constantly thinking about how to do more with less. The danger for someone like me is that when you give them technology, the standard for what counts as “efficient” dramatically increases.

Whole Product Concept – A Quick Guide for the Expert PM

280 Group

Whole Product Concept is discussed in this article and will help guide you through the holistic experience of your product – and might just help your product and career succeed. Join our upcoming webinar: Becoming Expert: Delivering Superior Value with Whole Product Thinking.

Common Pitfalls for First Time Product Manager

bpma ProductHub

by Ashima Dua – When you’re first starting out in Product Management, it can be easy to fall into common misconceptions and pitfalls. Navigating through uncharted territory can make anyone unsure of what to do or who to reach out to, so some growing pains are bound to happen.

[Focus Guide] How To Make The Most Out Of Your Time And Your Life

Nir Eyal

The post [Focus Guide] How To Make The Most Out Of Your Time And Your Life appeared first on Nir and Far. Focus

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

How to Innovate – Ryan Jacoby on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Ryan Jacoby is an expert on innovation, but not, perhaps, on optimising book titles for SEO – his book, Making Progress , is a guide on how to ensure that your team is open to and successful at innovation.

New Training Option – Virtual Instructor Review

280 Group

Check out our new training option, Certified Product Manager – Virtual Instructor Review: SEE VIRTUAL SESSIONS.

Structuring Product Management for Customer Success vs. Product Success (Video)

Proficientz – Product Management University

Structuring product management for customer success versus product success boils down to one key difference.

Essential Statistics for You and Me

Piyanka Jain

[link] A few days ago I met an old acquaintance of mine, who had been working in the marketing department of an IT giant. As we got to talking, I could see that he was a data skeptic?—?someone someone who did not believe in the power of data. Data Science is not for those who fall on the business side of the company, he said. Quite surprisingly, it is not just him who considers the myth that only techies and analysts need Data Science skills for their work. There are many with the same belief.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Designing for Public Needs in Participatory Ways by Bernise Ang

Mind the Product

Bernise Ang, Chief Alchemist at Zeroth Labs, spends her days looking across many disciplines in an attempt to tackle social challenges in an urban context.

The recipe for developing your career as a product designer

Inside Intercom

Picture this: You’re a product designer with a handful of years on your career path. You’ve cut your teeth on a few big launches and earned your stripes as a solid “mid level” product designer. Like many designers, you’re curious and ambitious.

Product Managers Discover That The Circular Is Not Going Away

The Accidental Product Manager

Paper based circulars are still important to retailers Image Credit: Pamela Machado. So if you are running a business and you’d like to keep your customers aware and informed about what products you are offering, what’s the best way to go about doing this?

The Product Leadership Career Ladder

Mironov Consulting

In addition to my formal coaching of product leaders (Directors, VPs and CPOs who directly manage teams of product managers), I talk with lots of senior individual contributors about the risks and challenges of moving “up the ladder” into product leadership roles.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Tree Testing 101: A User Researcher’s Guide

Userzoom

So much more than playing ‘Wood You Rather?’ ’ with a Red Maple.

Setting up Your Product Team for Success by Gareth Owen

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Gareth Owen offers motivational and supplementary advice to product teams navigating workplace challenges. Gareth led product teams at the BBC, CNN, and the Telegraph and has lots to say about the obstacles and frustrations that product can face in businesses.

Guy Raz: Five Lessons PMs Can Take From Famous Entrepreneurs

ProductCraft

According to “How I Built This” podcast host Guy Raz, innovation happens when three things come together: a problem needs to be solved, a work culture encourages risk-taking, and there’s a shared sense of mission built around a shared story.

How to Choose the Right Feature Prioritization Framework for Your Team

ProductPlan

Prioritizing features is such a critical task for product managers and there’s no single “right” way to do it. Instead, product management teams must sort through potential features and find a realistic order based on the importance and demand of each item.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Wootric’s Deepa Subramanian on measuring the voice of the customer

Inside Intercom

If you wanted to know your customers’ gripes and praises in the past, you had to assemble a series of questions anticipating their possible answer. Then you had to try to reach them via email and convince them to fill it out. But there’s a better way now.

5 tips for bringing your product to market faster

Mixpanel

At Mixpanel, we relentlessly monitor customer feedback and take customer requests very seriously. So in the middle of last year, when we started seeing requests bubble up for a new report that would help customers visualize the many pathways their users take to a given destination, we took notice.

The Importance of AI in B2B eCommerce

Pragmatic Marketing

Whether it’s recommending new shows to watch on Netflix or suggesting other products to buy on Amazon, you’ve probably noticed the increased use of AI in our day-to-day lives.

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Product Love Podcast: Dheerja Kaur, Chief Product Officer of theSkimm

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I sat down with Dheerja Kaur, the Chief Product Officer of theSkimm. TheSkimm is a subscription-only newsletter aimed at female millennials. Originally a newsletter, they’ve now expanded their services into the video, audio, and mobile spaces.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Why being new can be empowering and not terrifying

Inside Intercom

Congratulations on your new job! You’re likely meeting heaps of new people, putting your dog’s photo on your desk, and you’re at inbox zero (good luck making it last). Sound familiar? It does to me because I recently joined Intercom.

How to write a product brief

ProductBoard

Here at productboard, we use product briefs to articulate a vision and a plan for a product we’re developing. It outlines why we’re building that particular product or feature to guide development and to serve as a historical archive of why we did what we did.

Biweekly Product Update

Indicative

We’ve launched some features that we think you’ll love! Take a look at our first round of May product updates: Google Cloud and WeVideo Case Study. More Trends in Segmentation. Increased Geolocation Capabilities. and product enhancements! At Indicative we value our customers’ feedback.