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How to Prioritize a Product Roadmap

Sachin Rekhi

Probably the most frequent question I get from product managers is around how to successfully prioritize a product roadmap. I think when folks come to me with this question they are often looking for a formula they can apply or at least an algorithm they can go through to prioritize their roadmap.

Embracing the deadline: How engineers benefit from delivery dates

Inside Intercom

People sometimes shudder at the thought of working to a deadline. They can be seen as stressful, constraining and often arbitrary. It can feel like delivery dates are chosen on a whim and imposed randomly.

The no Product management Product – A Cautionary Tale

The Product Bistro

When starting a new job as a product manager, you are occasionally handed the reins on a product that has never had ANY product management, whatsoever. There are many reasons for this. In this specific case, it was a hardware technology product that came out of a small startup. My then current company provided some […]. PM Tales tales

Embrace Your Imposter Syndrome

Mind the Product

Martin Eriksson opened #mtpcon London 2018 – the world’s largest conference for passionate product people – by telling us that despite all he’s achieved, he feels like a fraud.

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.

5 Tips To Re-Engage and Retain Valuable Employees

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Brett Farmiloe The two-year itch. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the feeling you get after being at a job for a couple of years. You start looking around, and the little voice in your head … Continue reading → Trust employees engagement goals

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The Slippery Slope of Sales-Led Development

Mironov Consulting

Most product companies have a few things in their roadmaps that are specifically for single customers – I call these sales one-offs.

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Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum

Mind the Product

The Product Leadership Forum is a chance for senior product professionals to discuss the challenges they face in a safe environment. The product manager role is evolving at pace and this means that there are a range of conversations that are hard to have in public.

What’s Your Core Competency?

Clever PM

I’ve always been a big fan of the concept of a “core competency” or “distinctive competency” — the one thing that you, your product, or your company does better than anyone else, and that is difficult to easily replicate. Unfortunately, I find that far too few organizations really understand, at a deep level, what this […]. Product Management Authority Culture Definitions Influence Interactions Learning PM Psychology Trust

Google Product Managers Look For The Next Big Thing

The Accidental Product Manager

Google product managers need to find out what everyone wants next Image Credit: PROid-iom. I’m going to assume that by now we all have some form of a smartphone in our possession.

OKRs for Product Management

BrainMates

As November begins, it’s a great time to start the planning process for the next year. When you reflect on this year past, are you thinking about your successful achievements? Or are you frustrated that yet another busy year has passed and you’ve not achieved what you wanted to?

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.

Capture your invisible pipeline of sales leads

Inside Intercom

The most common way to think about leads is to put them in two buckets: inbound and outbound. The first is owned by marketing and the second by sales. But I’d like to introduce the idea of a third, your invisible leads.

What every product manager needs to know about content strategy

Craft.io

Content strategy is a rapidly growing field dedicated to planning, creating and managing content in all its forms. Giant corporations and small enterprises alike are realizing the importance of good copy, and hiring writers to design their words.

What’s in your (Cloud 100) Product Stack?

ProductCraft

Product is hot. Product is important, and practitioners are in demand. Because product experience matters more than ever before. Digital products today are incredibly numerous and diverse (think of any business role, function, or need; there’s probably an app for that).

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Mentoring 101.

Ask Benny

Step by step product management mentoring. In Mentoring Thinking I explained why it’s good to become a mentor. This time as a special tribute to Product League , a product management mentoring program run by volunteering product managers contributing to the community, I am giving tips on how to approach your mentoring. While I am referring mostly to product management mentoring, most of the advice is relevant for any type of mentoring.

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.

How marketers are using Custom Bots to drive more engagement

Inside Intercom

We believe that conversational bot technology will be transformative for the businesses that embrace it today. Bots have the power to improve the customer experience at every stage of the lifecycle, from acquisition right through to retention.

The red flags and magic numbers that investors look for in your startup’s metrics – 80 slide deck included!

Andrew Chen

Growing startups and evaluating startups share common skills. Earlier this year, I joined Andreessen Horowitz as a General Partner, where I focus on a broad spectrum of consumer startups: marketplaces, entertainment/media, and social platforms.

Marketing > Building

ProductCraft

Lately, reflecting on my experiences in product management at startups, I’ve come to the conclusion that marketing is very rarely given its due. An afterthought. I remember when I was traveling for business – my first time doing that and going to New York City. I was 22 or 23.

TEI 200: Deliver great products that customers love – with Valerio Zanini

Product Innovation Educators

Empowering product teams to create an agile culture with a customer focus. This podcast is named The Everyday Innovator and I call the people who listen Everyday Innovators. That has meaning. Everyday Innovators see the world a little bit differently.

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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.

How Product Managers can Use the EMBED Framework for Mobile Onboarding

The Product Coalition

By Margaret Kelsey, content marketer at Appcues Did you know that you only have 3 days to get people hooked on your mobile app and prevent them from abandoning it altogether? If you want people to stay, you have to get them to an aha moment within those first few days.

Take Care of the Misfit Toys: Managing End of Life Products

Mind the Product

So you’ve read all those books and articles on how to become a product manager, about how tough it is, but also how rewarding it is. Now finally you’ve become one. I remember when I moved from being a sales engineer to product manager. I had a picture of myself in my new role. I would be great, designing new products, grabbing market trends and customer feedback and transforming them into a shiny new toy that everyone would love (and buy). But reality is different isn’t it?

What is Lead Enrichment? And why you need it.

DemandMatrix

The essence of marketing lies in catering to the needs, wants and aspirations, said and unsaid, of potential customers. Marketers often spend hours trying to understand their leads better, in the hope of improving their lead conversion rate. technographic data Technographics

Dear Strategy: 067 Product Manager Strategies

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “What are the strategies, tactics, and operations for product managers”. Read The Full Blog Post.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Why do some embedded analytics projects succeed while others fail? We surveyed 500+ application teams embedding analytics to find out which analytics features actually move the needle. Read the 6th annual State of Embedded Analytics Report to discover new best practices. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

A guide to finding your next PM Job

The Product Coalition

Find a role you are excited for Long before any company is interviewing you for a job, you as a candidate should have already screened a ton of other companies to help decide that this one is worthy of your time and effort. Searching for a job take time and patience.

Managing Feedback: Do you start with a No?

Mind the Product

Do you start with a “No”? Defining your process for feedback will save time and improve feedback quality. My seven-year-old son has the gift of positioning, a trait he comes by honestly as his mother is a sales professional. He knows that, given the opportunity to present his case the likelihood of approval increases. Lately, he has started off his requests with the phrase “Don’t say “No” yet…”. Consider Your Approach to Feedback. Saying No is an important part of the product manager’s role.

Twitter character limit and human behavior

NextBigWhat

When Twitter increased its length character limit to 280, the world started writing them off (again!) and called the entire experiment a useless exercise. The results are out. There are more pleasantries on Twitter than earlier. Last year, we upgraded tweet length to 280 and guess what? Use of 'please' is up 54% and 'thank [.]. The post Twitter character limit and human behavior appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management

How to Use the Product Management Essentials Workshop to Impact Your Career

Sequent Learning

I hear you’re going to attend Sequent’s Product Management Essentials Workshop. Great, we’re glad to have you! Before you go through the training, I’d like to share some ideas with you on how you can best leverage what you’ll learn to impact your career.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Advice for successfully leading a distributed development team

The Product Coalition

“We just pushed it live,” the release manager belts out, to a team fresh off the battlefield that is software product development. We had successfully released our new feature to hundreds of thousands of users, after what seemed like an eternity?—?ten

The rise of stories and the explosion of mobile micro-formats

Inside Intercom

Mobile formats such as stories have exploded in popularity in recent years, but they raise some interesting design questions – how are they changing the mechanics of mobile interaction? Will they usurp or coexist with the traditional newsfeed? What role do ubiquitous cameras have in shaping how we communicate with these formats? Let’s tease out some of the design issues raised by this phenomenon. ??? Stories and Explosion of Mobile Micro-Formats ???.

Minimum Viable or Minimum Delightful Product?

ProductCraft Debates

Minimum viable product is like the gift that keeps on giving: every product person has an opinion about it, Medium is full of writing about it, and as you read this product teams everywhere are hotly debating whether theirs is appropriate to ship. But MVP is slowly making way to new ideas, and acronyms. The post Minimum Viable or Minimum Delightful Product? appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo

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Podcast Ep. 23: How to Validate Product-Market Fit

Sequent Learning

Masters of product management is a podcast series that captures the ideas, commentary, and lessons learned from product management thought leaders across the globe.

UX and Design Tips for Better Dashboards: Product Manager Laura Klein Explains How to Improve Your Analytics

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

No one makes poorly designed products on purpose. And yet we have so many of them in our lives. That's why Laura Klein, product manager and UX designer, has a set of tips to help application teams improve their embedded dashboards and reports.