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H.O.M.E: Market – when this little piggy stayed home

Inside Intercom

“Home where the heart is,” as the saying goes. And for now, it’s where you’ll find the office and school and the shops and concerts, too. H.O.M.E. is a special four-part series on Inside Intercom that explores how people across many industries and countries are managing to persevere with the help of technology. When it’s all said and done, we’ll have covered the following themes: H ealth and wellness – how are people staying healthy in mind and body?

Six Types of “Product” Owners

Roman Pichler

Overview. The term product owner is commonly used to refer to six different product roles in my experience. These are: The original Scrum product owner who owns a product in its entirety and is responsible for maximising the value it creates. A feature owner who manages a major capability with which end users interact like search and navigation on an online retailer’s website. A component owner who owns an architecture building block like the persistence layer.

3 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the way we Think About Product

Mind the Product

As product and solutions lead at Nifty , as well as a consumer of other software, I have started to piece together how I think the Coronavirus and ensuing remote collaboration phase will affect product development and market positioning for months and years to come. There will come a day where we won’t be lining up (six feet apart) outside of a grocery store at 8am waiting for a customer to exit so the next may enter.

Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired

280 Group

You Just Landed a Product Manager Interview… Congratulations! You’re on the verge of one of the most exciting and fastest-growing careers today. Over the past several decades, I’ve interviewed hundreds and hired dozens of Product Managers at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and burgeoning startups. What do you do now? If you’re like most people, you Google the company you’re interviewing with the term “product manager interview”.

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Build resilient businesses that compete beyond technology, product and price


Leaders can inspire their teams to build superior business models. Business models that move beyond the rat race of competing on product, service, technology, and price. It is not the job of senior leaders to provide the answers, rather provide the fertile ground to allow for innovative thinking. By asking their teams better questions, leaders can spark innovative thinking to build superior business models. The Assessment Questions for Leaders help them do that.

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The Qualities of a Product Manager

Ask Benny

What I look for in a Product Manager. Product managers have to be able to do many tasks across a wide spectrum. Usually, their strength comes from being able to be involved in many aspects of the product. In some of these aspects, they are experts and in others they are laymen and yet they still have to help their team get the maximum also in these areas.

How to Experiment During Extreme Seasonality


When speaking to product managers and data scientists about their A/B testing initiatives, I always emphasize the need to incorporate seasonality into the design and planning of their experiments. That is the idea that visitors’ behavior may differ based on the day of the week or the time of the year and you need to account for that when defining the duration of your experiment.

Zoom in and out to TRULY understand your customers


Pinch and zoom. Apple trained us to do this on our phones. Google trained us to do this with maps. If you want to look at something closely you “zoom”. If you want to view the big picture you “pinch”. As a Product Manager you need to be able to mentally “pinch and zoom” your perspective to switch between high-level vision and fine-grained attention to detail. When we think about how a customer might use a Product in their lives, we can consider: Their day-to-day experience.

What Makes a Great Product Manager by Graham Siener

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank New York talk, Graham Siener, formerly at Pivotal but now VP of Product at VMWare, looks at how product people can understand where their true power lies when they strive to be a great product manager. A great product manager is great in any industry, says Graham. He suggests that you examine yourself critically and ask why it is that you’re not doing something. Is it because you’re afraid of it, or is it because you can’t do it?

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Protected: DRB Systems Success Story


This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: DRB Systems Success Story appeared first on Proficientz


Improve Collaboration at Your Company — Unite Everyone Around Data


A record number of people are working from home. . “We We are actually dealing with the overlap of three linked crises,” says Brad Feld on his blog. . Economic: record unemployment , unpredictable financial markets. Physical health: lack of access to healthcare due to overrun systems. Mental health: spike in calls to crisis lines. Everyone on your team has personal responsibilities beyond their jobs. If they’re parents, they’ve likely become full-time caretakers to their children.

TEI 281: The right way to use experiments to create better products more quickly – with Stefan Thomke

Product Innovation Educators

How to make experimentation work for product managers. If you work in a medium to large company, your CEO wants the organization to be more innovative. All the surveys about such things tell us this is the case. If you are in a smaller organization or on your own, you still care about innovation. But, how can you bring about more innovation, or let’s face it, in some cases, anything that looks like innovation?

Introducing Mind the Product Membership

Mind the Product

Mind the Product burst to life in a London pub in 2010 when we invited 25 product managers to come together to share stories, experiences, and lessons learned. Since then, we’ve put down roots across the globe and are no longer a community of just 25. Today we’re 200,000+, making Mind the Product the largest community of product people in the world, something we’re extremely proud of.

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The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

One Trait Entrepreneurs Who Copy Steve Jobs Share

Business of Software Conference

One Trait Entrepreneurs Who Copy Steve Jobs Share. Want to Entrepreneur like Steve Jobs? How many entrepreneurs do you know who model themselves, consciously or unconsciously, on Steve Jobs? I can name more people I know than I have fingers (8 ??? at last count). They all share one common trait and it’s easy for you to copy. How to Be More Like Steve Jobs.

Dealing With Common User Testing Challenges


As product teams move to a more customer-centric approach, user testing is becoming increasingly important. After all, how can you know whether you’re building something that will delight your customers if you never put it in their hands? Your team should provide end users with the opportunity to test the product thoroughly and engage with. Read more » The post Dealing With Common User Testing Challenges appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

Top 10 Product Manager Tools

The Basics of Product Management

Free curated list of easy to use, must have top 10 Product Manager tools. These product management tools are recommended to help you become a successful PM! Speaking of success, do you know the personality traits that make Elon Musk such a good Product Manager? These tools are a part of the daily routine for most Product Managers. By the way, whether you are a Product Manager or a Project Manager, these tools should be helpful to you. Now is also a good time to make sure you know the following –.

Why Happier Autonomous Teams Use One-Pagers by John Cutler

Mind the Product

Wondering what a “one-pager” is? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, John Cutler (Product Evangelist at Amplitude ) explained to a packed house at NextRoll why one-pagers are a “forcing function”. John covered: What is a one-pager? What outcomes should you expect from your one-pagers? How do one-pagers fit into the overall product puzzle? Watch the video to see John’s full talk. Or read on for a summary of the key points. What is a One-Pager?

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

5 Beta Program Tips to Live By from Industry Superstars


The only certainty in these unpredictable times is that your customers know what they want — and they’re eager to talk about it. That’s what makes securing customer feedback more crucial than ever. But with your team — and your customers — scattered to the winds and hunkered down for the long haul, it can be difficult to keep the ball rolling smoothly in the right direction.

Product Update: Brighter Look, Intuitive Analysis, Easier Collaboration


The value of your customer insights is rising. Every person at your company needs clear, digestible insights to make their best decisions—in real-time. . Last November we decided to level-up our platform’s visual interface. After innumerable hours of research and development, the Indicative team is proud to announce the launch of a brighter, cleaner, and simpler interface. Here’s how our enhanced platform can help you: Visualize more: capture insights faster ??.

Influence Without Authority

The Basics of Product Management

To influence without authority is the art of convincing people of your vision, even if they consider you to be a junior employee or a less experienced PM. Also, leading without a title also comes down to creating an impact without authority. People are always curious about how to lead. Hopefully, this article should give you a better perspective. Also, this is irrespective of your title. You may be a Product Owner or a Project Manager, but you should still know how to create an impact.

In My Humble Opinion by Thor Mitchell

Mind the Product

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Thor Mitchell, a product management coach and former CPO of Crowdcube, explains the importance of humility for product managers. Key points. To be a great product manager, recognise what you know what you have yet to learn. Understand that, in reality, you’re not all that, and that’s ok. Be ready to learn from anyone and everyone – each of us has something to teach. Recognise when you’re wrong and when things are your fault.

The Product Manager's Guide to Retention

This book walks through multiple aspects of retention, including why it’s so important, how to best measure it, and how to set goals for the different stages of retention. It also provides strategies for improving retention across the customer journey.

The Journey to Customer-Centric Growth: Our 1st Virtual Summit on May 20th!


Wow, can’t believe we actually pulled together a summit with more than 40 speakers on Customer Experience and Customer-centric growth in less than 2 months! And now we’re proud to say The Journey to Customer-Centric Growth – Success Stories of Scaling CX and Qualitative Feedback is a MUST attend, learnings guaranteed event.

Meet Ubercircle?—?A Freshly-Minted Startup Here to Redefine Social Media Management

The Product Coalition

Meet Ubercircle?—?A A Freshly-Minted Startup Here to Redefine Social Media Management More than three decades ago, becoming an entrepreneur was not for everyone. It required a great deal of investment, the need to move out of the comfort zone, and a workforce. Fast forward to 2020?—?a a person in sweatpants with nocturnal working patterns binge-watching Netflix during the day can become an entrepreneur too.

The Qualities of a Product Manager

Ask Benny

What I look for in a Product Manager. Product managers have to be able to do many tasks across a wide spectrum. Usually, their strength comes from being able to be involved in many aspects of the product. In some of these aspects, they are experts and in others they are laymen and yet they still have to help their team get the maximum also in these areas.

90% of Everything is Crap – Adrian Howard on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

At ProductCamp Southwest UK earlier this year, Adrian Howard ran a session that focused on something he termed ‘ Sturgeon’s biases ‘ – where he talked about how the experience of being in a community was not evenly distributed, about the fact that like-minded people tend to group together, and that 90% of everything is crap. We enjoyed it so much that we invited him to join us on the podcast to explore the topic in some more detail. Quote of the Episode.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

What is Product Intelligence?


Product Intelligence software helps teams use their customer data to build great product experiences. As every traditional business accelerates investments in digital transformation and more of our lives are spent using digital products, there has been a big shift in the relationship between consumers and the creators who build products for us all.

Rework Online Training Part 1: What Training Is

Johanna Rothman

I bet you've been in a class or a workshop over the past few weeks. You were a “participant” in a class that ranged from 20-2000 people. You didn't find the class organization helpful. First, the trainer/leader lectured at you for an hour or more. Then, you got broken into working groups with too many people and not enough time to discuss a specific topic. You found that topic either not useful or needed much more time to discuss.

How Alpha helped Toggle® speed up product development, reducing a projected launch from 18 months to 5 months


Founded in 1928 with “a dream of providing a quality insurance product at a reasonable price,” Farmers® Insurance serves more than 10 million households with more than 19 million policies in all 50 states. Always looking for ways to stay ahead of the insurance pack, the industry veteran recently began looking to a younger crowd. Currently the largest living generation group in the U.S., millennial purchasing power is expected to reach $1.4 trillion this year.