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What flavour Product Manager do you need?

The Product Coalition

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You X Horror: Designing the death drive with Junji Ito


What if I told you about someone who is designing their user experience to actively prey on the worst compulsions of their users, leaving them terrified or disturbed, all while receiving universal praise and success for this masterful manipulation?

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4 Product-Driven Steps to an Artificial Intelligence Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

by Daniel Shenfeld – What’s so transformative about artificial intelligence (AI), anyway?

Five Deadly Product Management Career Sins

280 Group

In this article, we’re going to talk about some issues that can stop people from rising quickly in Product Management. I call these the five deadly sins that can kill your career, and it’s based on watching people over the past 30 years in my career.

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.

User Recordings: The Full Guide

UXCam Bluespace

Don't miss out: User Recordings have become one of the most important concepts in qualitative app analysis. Insights Product Management UI/UX Design

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Intercom on Product: Rethinking outcomes over outputs

Inside Intercom

For once, the big debate isn’t about the brand of Post-Its or Sharpies. It’s not personas versus Jobs-to-be-Done. It’s not even about what should be a roadmap and what shouldn’t be.

Frameworks for making better decisions around product releases


Written by Rachel Wolan, VP Product at LiveRamp, for our ebook, The Path to Product Excellence: Stories and Advice From the Field. I used to run product at a call center software company.

How Continuous Development Turns Product Managers into Experimenters

AB Tasty

With Continuous Development platforms, the focus shifts from subjective ideas to customer feedback and data. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as How Continuous Development Turns Product Managers into Experimenters. A/B Testing Conversion Optimization Personalization

Product Metrics Your Board Members Care About


Boards are evolving—and thank goodness for that! The pace of business has accelerated and industries are transforming. Boards are realizing they must change as well and will only be successful with diverse perspectives. In parallel, the board meeting agenda is shifting.

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.

You Need A Product Strategy by Sam Odio

Mind the Product

Shipping product to 500 million users without knowing what strategy was? Sam Odio found himself in this position early in his career while working at Facebook Photos.

The Most Important Skill of the Future is Being ‘Indistractable’

Nir Eyal

The post The Most Important Skill of the Future is Being ‘Indistractable’ appeared first on Nir and Far. Indistractable Relationships


Product Positioning Tip 7 of 7: Making Product Deficiencies No So Deficient

Proficientz – Product Management University

Remember the last time you bought a car? You bought the car that did the best overall job of meeting your needs. There were other cars that had a better GPS, a faster engine, a nicer interior, etc.

A Three-Question Process for Product Team Success (Pragmatic Live Transcripts)

Pragmatic Marketing

Listen or download to the original podcast here. A Three-Question Process for Product Team Success. How do managers take what their teams have learned and turn it into something tangible? How do those team members take that knowledge and apply it to their roles?

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.

An Imposter’s Guide to Giving Presentations

Mind the Product

Whether you’re a product person prepping for an important in-house presentation, working up the courage to step on stage at a big conference like #mtpcon, or just want to brush up on your public speaking skills, this practical guide will help you to prepare a killer presentation.

Title: TEI 251: Use Airbnb’s customer experience journey to create an outstanding experience for your products – with Joseph Michelli, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Product managers can build trust and provide “service with heart” Dr. Joseph Michelli joined us a couple years ago in episode 147 to tell us how to create a great customer experience. This is his area of expertise and he has helped many organizations make better customer experiences.

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Drop the poker face: Why salespeople need to embrace authenticity

Inside Intercom

I’m a crappy poker player and always have been. Part of the reason for this is I’m easy to read. For a long time, I thought my inability to bluff would hamstring me in sales, but now I see it differently. I’ve come to view authenticity as a kind of sales superpower.

Method Implementation for Cross-Functional Teams (Pragmatic Live Transcripts)

Pragmatic Marketing

Listen to the original podcast here. Method Implementation for Cross-Functional Teams. How do you create a cohesive approach to product methodology when working with cross-functional teams?

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 Say No – Gabrielle Bufrem on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

A manager of product management at Pivotal Software, Brazilian native Gabrielle Bufrem has worked on three continents (North America, Europe and Asia) and hails from a fourth.

We’re Bringing Customer Experience Optimization to Product Teams

AB Tasty

Customer Experience Optimization (CXO) is about creating the optimal experience for every user, every time. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as We’re Bringing Customer Experience Optimization to Product Teams. Conversion Optimization Innovation

Agile Approaches Can’t Save Impossible Projects: Fixed Cost, Scope, Date

Johanna Rothman

You've got an impossible project. You have no flexibility. The project is a fixed-price, fixed-scope, fixed-date project. And, you have a specific team to do the work. There are other impossible projects. Such as when you have a collection of people who multitask among several projects.).

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A Product Mindset Epiphany


Projects have their time and place. However, a project that meets deadlines, stays within budget and fits the agreed-upon scope can still result in a bad product. Just let that sink in for a moment.


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.

Data Science and Digital Businesses by Ali Gulez

Mind the Product

In this talk at ProductTank London, Ali Gulez, a data scientist at Trainline gives a lesson in data products and their impact on business. Ali takes us through the role of data science in an organization and dives deeper into the following key points: Data products. Segmentation. Hierarchy of needs.

Breaking into Product Management from a Non-Technical Background

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

We talk to Azi, an Exponent alumni, on his journey to breaking into product management from a non-traditional/non-technical background. Azi is currently PM at LinkedIn, working on Onboarding and Retention for its online education platform LinkedIn Learning.

Doing product discovery as a remote team

The Product Coalition

Product Love Podcast: Jason VandeBoom, Founder and CEO of ActiveCampaign


This week on Product Love, I talked to Jason VandeBoom, CEO and founder of ActiveCampaign. ActiveCampaign is an email marketing, marketing automation, sales automation, and CRM software platform for small- to mid-sized businesses. Growing up, Jason always had a passion for building things.

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.

How we Moved From Idea to Live Product in Eight Days

Mind the Product

Digital consultancy Red Badger designed and built ShareThyme, a platform to connect generations through cooking, at speed. Here’s a look at how they did it and the open question, ‘what’s next’?

Moving Applications to the Cloud and Adopting Cloud-Like Business Models


On-premise software vendors are incorporating subscription-based pricing models that make them more competitive and best meet the needs of their customers. Adobe, Autodesk, and Microsoft have all adopted hybrid (on-premise and SaaS) deployment models to adapt, compete, and succeed.

How pricing strategy helps shape your entire business model

Inside Intercom

The SaaS industry is constantly evolving, and for many companies in the space, that means having to evolve their business model. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean a “pivot”, but more often the evolution is a shifting business model as the company scales and the user base grows and changes.