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Saying “No” when you want to say “Yes”.

Ask Benny

It always gets down to priorities. Respect all Ideas As a product manager, if you do your job properly and make yourself approachable, you get a lot of requests and amazing ideas. You get them from your customers, your development team, your sales or marketing team, and hopefully from almost anyone within the company or outside of it.

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. An effective product strategy process should ensure that a valid product strategy and an actionable product roadmap are always available—that a shared and valid approach to achieving product success is available at anytime, as the picture below illustrates.

The Art of Being Compelling as a Product Manager

Sachin Rekhi

After spending over a decade in product management in organizations large and small, I've come to believe that great product management is 60% substance and 40% style.

Making Better Use of Engineering Teams

bpma ProductHub

By Mark Littlewood – Business of Software hosted Marty Cagan, founder of Silicon Valley Product Group earlier this year in London for a talk based around the new edition of his book, Inspired: How to Make Tech Products Customers Love. He made six primary points on making better use of engineering teams. Provide Engineers with Full… Product Strategy

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

Time Management Tips – Meetings

The Product Bistro

I wish I had the secret to time management and how to control the beastly amount of tasks that build inexorably in the typical product manager’s “to-do” list. Alas, Product Management is one of those roles that collects the odds and ends of the organization, either by design (formally assigned), or by being the “buck-stops-here” […]. product management essentials

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Product Management Culture: Can You Measure It?

Proficientz – Product Management University

I’m considering jobs at several companies. How do I determine the importance of product management in a company’s culture? The product management culture in a company may be more evident outside the product management function. In your discovery process, look for clues in your conversations with marketing, sales, executives or product development to determine the extent to which those disciplines can speak eloquently on target markets, target-customer goals, industry trends, etc.

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Why Commitment Culture Wins by Damian Hughes

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Manchester talk, Damian Hughes proposes that we should strive to create “commitment cultures”, as this kind of culture more often wins than other forms of culture.

Stop Sales Discount Authority!

Pragmatic Marketing

Earlier this week I had the privilege of interviewing Mark Hunter ( TheSalesHunter.com ) for an upcoming Pragmatic Live podcast. I’ve been reading Mark’s blogs and books for a long time. He’s a sales trainer who really gets pricing.

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We killed the blog. We hope you like it.

Inside Intercom

You might have noticed Inside Intercom is looking a little different today. What you’re experiencing is the result of almost a year’s work, designed not just to showcase the breadth of content we publish, but to make it easy for you to discover and consume it.

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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? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Can Apple’s Product Managers Win Back The Movie Market?

The Accidental Product Manager

Apple’s share of the movie market has been falling lately Image Credit: So just in case you didn’t realize it, Apple makes a lot of money from both renting and selling movies.

How to Find the Product by Tom Coates

Mind the Product

Making stuff is awesome. Developing new product ideas with smart people is genuinely rewarding. And while the outcome of putting a finished product into the world is fun, technologist Tom Coates says the experience of making things can be even more enjoyable.

Prioritization is More Art Than Science

Clever PM

A very common challenge faced by Product Managers of all experience levels is understanding and implementing some form of repeatable process around prioritization. Some people take a very light approach, making decisions based on their own experience, data, and beliefs about the direction of the product. Others take a much more rigorous approach, applying scorecards […]. Product Management Backlog Definitions Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Planning PM Priorities Roadmap Strateg

Customer retention: 5 best practices & 6 strategies for low churn

Inside Intercom

Customer retention is the silent killer of SaaS businesses today. People get curious, kick the tires, shrug their shoulders and leave without saying goodbye. Even if you are acquiring customers for $10, if they only stick around for a month or two, you won’t build a lasting business.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

Product Love Podcast: Jim Semick, Founder and Chief Strategist at Product Plan

ProductCraft

Bootstrapping a company is probably every startup geek’s favorite rendition of a Cinderella story. We always pull for the underdog, the story where someone makes it purely due to their efforts and determination. Jim Semick is no stranger to this tale.

What Product Teams say and What They Really Mean — 10 Tips for Diagnosing Team Issues

Mind the Product

Team issues can have a negative impact on a project and your people long term. There are a bunch of ways they might manifest themselves – and I’ve written them down as I’ve heard them over a decade of building digital products in cross-functional teams.

Q&A with Extensis VP of Development & Strategy, Toby Martin

Revulytics

Toby Martin is VP, Development and Strategy at Extensis , a developer of software and services for creative professionals and B2B workgroups. We talked to Toby about his experience as a Revulytics Usage Intelligence customer.

5 Fantastic Examples of Chatbots in Apps

Appsee

Back in 2016 (oh how time flies), the tech industry was abuzz with the word ‘chatbots’ Many were dubbing chatbots as the “new apps”, believing that they would completely transform the way we perceive mobile technology.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Building a Culture of Customer Obsession, One Hugger at a Time

ProductCraft

Picture this: you’re in the final meeting before greenlighting a feature to be released to your customers. As the engineering team takes everyone in the room through the user’s workflow someone raises a red flag. “I

How to Create a Product Strategy Without a Clear Company Strategy

Mind the Product

Having “no company strategy” is one of the biggest issues facing product managers, according to a recent survey of over 600 product people. After all, how can you set a reasonable direction for your product when you don’t know where your company is headed?

Have we reached the end of E-mail?

Craft.io

It’s the most prevalent form of digital communication, particularly in the workplace. But a growing number of experts and laymen consider it unproductive, too official or simply annoying. Are E-mails about to become a thing of the past? A glorious past. E-mail is just one of those things that seem to have always been there.

Modern Product Management techniques for today’s SaaS business

CardBoard

Managing a Software as a Service (SaaS) product can be quite a challenge, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Perhaps the best thing you can do to lead your SaaS product is to use other SaaS products.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

#INDUSTRY18 Recap: The Time of Teams

ProductCraft

If there was a prize for best metaphor used on stage at a conference, Kirsten Butzow of Pragmatic Marketing wins it for schooling the crowd at INDUSTRY this week on ants.

Product Discovery vs Daily Business by Natalie Moschner and Giorgia Gabrielli

Mind the Product

In this talk to the MTP Engage Hamburg audience my colleague Natalie Moschner and I share some of our experiences and learnings from implementing product discovery in daily work routines, and we look at how we integrated product discovery in a firm with over 400 employees like AutoScout24.

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UXspresso with Nat Geo: Dealing with negative feedback

TryMyUI

Critical user test results can be a hard pill to swallow, but the UX team at National Geographic told us why "failed" tests are actually a blessing. The post UXspresso with Nat Geo: Dealing with negative feedback appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Practicing UX Research TryMyUI UXspresso Design Thinking Iterative Usability Testing Usability Testing

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A Product Excellence Framework by Google Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Sara Zare is concerned with aligning goals across teams. Currently Product & Program Manager at Google, she will reflect on a Product Excellence Framework that can achieve this. Before Google, Sara worked for Cornerstone OnDemand , ZS Associates and UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles).

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

What we shipped: 7 new data and customization-driven features

Inside Intercom

Data is key to driving revenue and engagement at scale. In the past month, we have released a series of sophisticated features that help you experiment, measure impact and give your leads and customers a targeted, on-brand experience.

Boost Mobile Customer Retention in 4 Steps

Apptentive

In mobile marketing, it’s a well known fact that retaining customers costs less than acquiring new ones, and retention can also be used as a trust signal around how well your brand knows its customer base. However, retention doesn’t look very good for the average mobile app.

Feature Release: User Segments

Indicative

We’re excited to announce our newest tool, User Segments! If you’ve ever identified an interesting group of users and wanted to save them for additional analysis, this is the feature you’ve been waiting for. What’s New.