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How to Increase Product Adoption for your SaaS Product in 2019

Userpilot

You can spend 1000s on marketing, spend hours fine-tuning your Sales funnel, and yet you still don’t see results? Well, most likely it’s because your product adoption sucks. Product adoption is crucial to the success of any SaaS product.

Don’t Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown

Mind the Product

I’d always thought that Motown’s success was a combination of its talented stars and fortunate timing, but I recently learned that much of its success was down to a mastery of the power of the team – loosely coupled, highly aligned.

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Product Launches- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

bpma ProductHub

by Scott Hilton – On October 11, 2019, the Product Executive Forum(PEF) held another well attended meeting. This month’s topic was product launches. Many thanks to Steven Veneman and Julius Francis of Juniper Networks for serving as awesome hosts.

5 rules for creating effective product backlogs

ProductBoard

Creating a product backlog is a classic case of “easier said than done.” A product backlog is a list of product improvements that your team needs to execute for your product strategy to become a reality.

Mixpanel's Guide to Product Metrics

Whether you build or market products, tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovation. Use this guide to help you decide what metrics are most important for your product and business.

Delivering Better Products Using a Design Thinking Playbook

ProductCraft

Paula looked up from her inbox; the latest status from the dev team was different from what she’d just heard in standup this morning. What’s going on around here?” She got up from her desk to find Elise, the scrum master, and Uri, the UX lead, to sort things out. When she took the.

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Do You Measure Up? Metrics for Enterprise SaaS Product Managers

Amplitude

Gone are the days of selling “software in a box.” Compared to one-time-purchase software, SaaS products offer a few key benefits. For one, they typically involve some type of recurring subscription. Whether the pricing model is monthly, yearly, or otherwise, subscription-based pricing models keep revenue relatively predictable.

3 Steps for Getting Stakeholders Excited About New Research Approaches

dscout People Nerds

Don’t let your company’s expectations turn you into a research robot. Here are tactics for breaking out of a methodological rut

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Collocation, Trust, and Distributed Teams

Roman Pichler

A Tale of Two Products. I once worked with a telco company that was developing a brand-new commercial product. Product management and development were located at separate sites in different countries.

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Five Strategies to Gain Massive Success in Product Management

280 Group

To learn more about these strategies and specific actions you can take to rise in your career, join our upcoming co-hosted webinar with AIPMM, How to Accelerate Your PM Career, Part 3: Five Critical Strategies to Succeed in Your PM Career. Doug, the Product Manager.

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.

Using 17 Golden Rules to Achieve Product Management Success

Sequent Learning

If there’s anything I care deeply about, is to help product managers be as successful as they can. Whether you’re an aspiring product manager, a newer product manager, or someone who might need a quick reminder, I’ve written these 17 rules for you to think about.

Customer Centric Culture: Purpose and Profitability?

Usersnap

In a nutshell being customer centric means: putting your customers first. But it is actually a lot deeper than that. It is placing customers at the core of your business and then building everything around it.

What Building a Valuable Product Community Can Do For Your Business

Innovatemap

A loyal, engaged community is a powerful tool, and community building has become an effective strategy for digital product companies to grow their user base and increase product adoption. But with that power comes responsibility: You get out of a community what you put into it.

Product Management Career Progression – how Varied are the Paths?

Mind the Product

Navigating a career in product is different for everyone. Some of us will follow a traditional route, while others find their way through exploration, trial, and error. So, what are the similarities in these career paths and what can we learn from people who’ve already found their way?

Win the Digital Transformation Game with the Product Mindset

Speaker: David DeWolf, Founder and CEO, 3Pillar Global

No matter what your idea is, no matter how good it is, and no matter how well you know your market, 3 out of 4 digital initiatives do not succeed. To better understand how to win, we should first understand why we’re failing. In this webinar, David DeWolf will share his experiences and lessons learned to help you succeed in playing the “product” game, instead of the “IT” game.

The Asset of Time

ProductCraft

My company works with firms seeking to bring a digital product or software solution to market. Whenever we begin a new business relationship, we ask our client what their budget is for the software or digital product they have in mind. However, we rarely get a straight answer.

2020 Product Conferences

Product Talk

We are starting to pull together our 2020 conference list. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of a product conference that is not on the list and you think it should be, please feel free to recommend it in the comments or send an email to conferences@producttalk.org. We’ll also keep updating this list as we hear about more events. For 2020, I haven’t decided which conferences I’ll be attending or presenting at, but I’ll update this post once that changes.

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The Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 2

280 Group

Read Part 1 of this article where we discuss Strategy One: Credibility. Strategy Two: Building Rapport with the Team. It’s absolutely critical to build great rapport with your team.

How to Design Products Using Behavioral Science

Mind the Product

Too often, we assume that consumers make rational decisions and take them at their word when we ask them about how they behave. But there’s a gap between what consumers say they will do and what they actually do. How do we bridge this gap and design products based on real behaviours?

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

How to Define a Product Strategy: The Value-Based Approach

Luke Gallimore

Good values = good goals = good product. Root your roadmap in something meaningful

Testing Business Ideas: Out Now!

Strategyzer

“When I have a business idea, I want to be able to rapidly test it, So that I don’t build something nobody wants.". Tools Testing Books

How much should I pay UX test participants?

Userzoom

Once you’ve successfully overcome the initial challenges of test participant recruitment , including what recruitment method to use , and how many people to recruit for your research , it’s time to think about compensation. As the wise Method Man once stated, “Cash rules everything around me.”

Product Research Rules by C Todd Lombardo

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon London, C. Todd Lombardo reminds us that as product managers we often make bad decisions. The key to minimising these, he says, is effective product research. Key points: All product managers make bad decisions.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

More Reasons to Invest in Quality UX Design

Jonathan Besquin

Investing in quality user experience design has many benefits. Learn more about why you should invest in quality UX design for your next software project

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Measuring Learnings and Qualitative Feedback

ProductCraft

As product managers, some — or maybe even many — of us have been able to escape the Build Trap and evolve past the Feature Factory. Hopefully behind us are the days of chasing purely feature-based roadmaps and instead, we’re working in empowered teams trying to achieve outcomes.

You X History: Oda Nobunaga and the disruptive startup you need to know

TryMyUI

Startups are essentially synonymous with "disruption," a term plastered on every unoriginal idea that comes out of silicon valley. Why not give Japanese history a shot at inspiring contemporary startup disruption culture?

Learning to Unlearn – Barry O’Reilly on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Author, advisor, professor, and podcaster Barry O’Reilly joined us on The Product Experience where we learned that he has a lot of sympathy for senior executives.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Designing Strong Experiments

Franziska Beeler and Tendayi Viki

When testing our business 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.

Your Holiday SEO Checklist: 6 Steps to Achieve Maximum Traffic and Revenue This Season

AB Tasty

At AB Tasty, the name of the game is optimizing your on-site customer experience to maximize conversions, but helping people find your site in the first place is just as important!

How a Programmer Can Become a Manager

The Product Coalition

It’s not easy to give up programming for management. If this is your plan, know that there are many challenges ahead of you. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». business self-improvement programming management software-development