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What flavour Product Manager do you need?

The Product Coalition

As a Product Manager my background is officially very recent, with only my last two roles directly being related to a product function… Continue reading on ». software-development product-management recruiting product-manager product-development

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.

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Create Kick-Ass Product Roadmaps (Spoiler Alert: There are 3 types of Roadmaps)

The Product Coalition

3 Different Types of Roadmaps Every PM Needs to Master Roadmapping is not easy. Every company demands different types of Roadmaps, and every PM has their own flavour. Here is a step by step process to create roadmaps so you can influence anyone in your company like a true Jedi.

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.

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.

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.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

How To Group Your Competitors?

The Product Coalition

We need to start with the basics. You identified a list of competitors. They can be brands or specific products. But what to do with them… Continue reading on ». marketing strategy business business-strategy startup

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

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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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.

A Practical Guide to Using Jobs To Be Done

The Product Coalition

History of Jobs To Be Done Jobs to be done is the concept that “Customers ‘hire’ products to solve problems in their lives”. The notion of ‘outcome vs output’ was first planted by Ted Levitt?—?who who touched on this topic in his book “The Marketing Imagination” in 1983.

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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’?

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.

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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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.