Sat.Nov 09, 2019 - Fri.Nov 15, 2019

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.

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.

The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

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.

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.

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?

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

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.

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.

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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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?

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

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

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?

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.

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.

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

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

Luke Gallimore

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

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.”

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

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.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

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.

TEI 255: The good and bad of being a product manager as an entrepreneur vs intrapreneur – with Montie Roland

Product Innovation Educators

How to find your passion in any product management work environment. Our guest for this episode is Montie Roland.

Product Love Podcast: Christian Idiodi, Partner at SVPG

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I talked to Christian Idiodi, a partner at Silicon Valley Partner Group. Silicon Valley Partner Group was created to share senior-level experience and best practices with technology companies. At SVPG, Christian stays engaged with the product community through mentorship.