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How Product Managers Can Break Down Organizational Silos


When we think of organizational silos that affect product management, we usually imagine the obvious ones. A product team doesn’t talk with their sales department, so they don’t know how their reps sell the product.

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We Need to Rethink the Product Backlog

The Product Coalition

Ah, the product backlog. Two simple words that send shivers down every PM’s spine. For those not yet privy to the horrors of the product backlog, it’s essentially a long to-do list of product requirements?—?a a mixture of customer requests, team demands, and strategic ideas.

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Business Acumen

The Product Bistro

I’m going to tell a story that will ultimately show how misguided many supposed “good ideas” are, especially in relation to business cases, strategy, and planning. One site that I hang out on is Slashdot, an old school hang out that bills itself as “News for Nerds.” ” On /. see what I did there?) there […]. product management business acumen business case business model

Goals for 2019 – A Product Manager’s New Year’s Resolutions

Mind the Product

It’s a new year, and while the date changing on a calendar doesn’t really have some magical power, it is a nice reminder to slow down and reflect.

6 Styles of Data Analysis and Visualizations

Get inspiration for your next dashboard update in this guide to the six styles of analytics and data visualizations.

How I Make My Decisions to Speak at Conferences

Johanna Rothman

Photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash. Consultants who make money speak at conferences. I love to speak. Give me a microphone—I am a happy person. I keep having to turn down speaking requests, both domestic and overseas. I would love to go, to learn and to meet people.

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Top 5 Product Management Trends of 2018


As we get under way with the new year, let ’s take a look at five trends from 2018 that product management professionals should be aware of going into 2019. Let us know if we missed your favorite trend in the comments section below. Analytics reveal design trends.

High-performing Teams by Richard Banfield

Mind the Product

In this mtpcon London talk, Richard Banfield looks at what makes high-performing teams work. Building High-performing Organisations. Continuous improvement can act as a powerful cultural change agent: cycling coach David Brailsford knows this and he was able to reinvent British Cycling as a result.

What we learned about product and design in 2018

Inside Intercom

Our conversation comes from the value we have at Intercom to continuously share the lessons we’re learning about growing our product and our team. Short on time?

Dealing with Dealbreakers: How to Handle Feature Requests from Prospects


Most product teams have their own processes for handling customer requests. But what about would-be customers and their “dealbreaker” requests? If you’ve spent much time in product management, you’ve probably encountered a few of these.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

TEI 209: Predictive analytics for product managers – with Brian Brinkmann

Product Innovation Educators

Use data to predict customer behavior and design better products. Do you know which customers are most likely to stop using your product in the next month? Or, what actions your best customers take with your product when they start using it?

Let’s Resolve to Create Humane Products in 2019

Mind the Product

Fellow product managers and product leaders: have you ever had a moment when you’ve asked yourself, “am I really doing good with my product?”. I really enjoyed Kim Goodwin ’s talk at Mind the Product London 2018 and it made me think. Why don’t we ask ourselves a simple question when we create our products and services: are they humane? Kim’s talk was about human-centred design but it can easily be applied to humane product management.

What we shipped: 2018 year in review

Inside Intercom

In 2018, we doubled the size of our R&D teams to continue building best in class products with non-stop innovation. We strive to let our product do the talking. We opened our new office in Sydney and expanded our presence in London to broaden our coverage and attract new talent.

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Fieldwork: Our Experience and 5 Tips

Generation Focus

The Generation Focus team concluded the 2018 year in the field, interviewing independent beauty professionals (IBP’s). We’ve previously talked about interview techniques, but how and where you decide to conduct the interview can sometimes be just as important as the questions being asked.

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.

Writing Advice for Conference Proposals

Johanna Rothman

I'm a shepherd for the XP2019 and Agile2019 conferences. I read the proposals, offer feedback, and then shepherd the papers through to completion once we accept the proposals. I love reading experiences. I'm a total sucker for them.

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How Predictive Analytics can add Value to Applications

Mind the Product

Every software application today is fighting for space in an increasingly crowded market, so software vendors need to differentiate their offerings with valuable features to avoid losing out to competitors. An increasing number of application teams are turning to predictive analytics as a source of competitive differentiation and additional value for end users.

Everything You Need to Know About Year-End Budgeting

The Product Coalition

Simply put, the corporate budgeting process exists to provide your company a plan for its spending for the year to come.

5 lessons learned from growing a support team

Inside Intercom

No matter how internal a decision you make seems, it always has an external effect on your customers. The interactions that your customers have with your support team shape how they think and feel about your product.

Buyer’s Guide for Embedded Analytics

Selecting the right embedded analytics technology in a crowded market filled with sub-categories can be a daunting task. This eBook discusses the top evaluation criteria buyers of embedded analytics need to consider.

Using cohorts to better understand & engage with your customers


Ruben Ugarte is the founder of Practico Analytics which helps software companies implement an analytics stack and tools like Mixpanel. You can learn more about his company and the work they do with Mixpanel at

10 Product Conferences We’re Excited About in 2019


2018 was a good year to be a PM. Last January, LinkedIn named product management one of 10 most promising careers of 2018, with 30 percent more job openings year over year and a career advancement score of 8 out of 10. Glassdoor named it the ninth best job in America, with more job openings. The post 10 Product Conferences We’re Excited About in 2019 appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Reviews Conferences

7 Terrible App Reviews That Could Have Been Prevented

The Product Coalition

Bad app reviews can be funny–when they’re not about your app. Unfortunately, when they do apply to your app, it’s like a dagger to the heart. Reviewers can be pretty vicious. But, with some simple analytics hacks, many of these bad app reviews could have been foiled.

Webinar Recap: What’s Next? Agile Trends in 2019

Agile Velocity

2018 was a remarkable year for the Agile community. Agile is now expanding into new departments and industries. Companies are continuing to tackle the challenge of scaling Agile throughout their organization.

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!

Dear Strategy: 072 Strategy Career Questions (Part 2 of 3)

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7 Reasons to Participate in or Host a B2B Podcast!


During a recent podcast episode of Sunny Side Up , Logan Lyles of Sweet Fish Media (a Podcast production agency for B2B companies) talked about how audio content is gaining more and more attention primarily because of the way we live & work these days. Content Marketing

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Problems with Product Discovery

The Product Coalition

Working with Product Manager customers on product discovery , I’ve observed some interesting patterns. Teams move from problems to solutions too quickly, use MVPs for solution feedback, are biased on singular requests, and loose context across the process.

What to keep in mind when you are naming your product

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other word would smell as sweet; William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. Choosing the name for a product, feature or company can seem rudimentary.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Dear Strategy: 072 Strategy Career Questions (Part 2 of 3)

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “How do I evaluate a job opportunity that moves me from SaaS products to on-premises products but is one of the CEO’s initiatives?”. . The first thing we need to do before answering the core of this question is to level-set on a few definitions…. SaaS” stands for “Software as a Service” and is a term that refers to any cloud-based software product that is sold on a subscription basis.

Maggie Crowley On Drift's Approach to Conversational Research


Research at a rapidly growing startup through a product manager's eyes

How Startups Can Do Better Cohort Analyses · Philosophical Hacker

The Product Coalition

If you’ve ever looked at analytics for software products, you’ve probably run across a graph that looks like this: Graphs like this one depict cohort analyses.¹ This particular graph is from Google Analytics. Apple also has one for app analytics. So does Fabric.² Cohort analyses can be very useful.