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How Lazy Marketing Leaves Your Product Vulnerable

ProductPlan

Amidst the laundry list of existing threats to your business, lazy marketing rarely comes to mind as a top concern. Things like competition, market demand, security, and team dynamics often get the most attention.

How to create product vision

Lead on Purpose

One of the key elements of a successful product management organization is creating the vision for your products—the ‘why’ that drives their purchase and the factors that make them successful in their markets. When you nail the product vision, you’re … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management execution product vision research strategic leadership

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Using “Last Thursdays” to Discuss Exceptions with Users

Atomic Spin PM

Most people call them “exceptions.” ” We call them “Last Thursdays.”

What Do Product Leaders Worry About? (Survey)

Mironov Consulting

I spend much of my time coaching product leaders : folks who manage teams of product managers and developer+designer+product teams. I also step into companies as an interim VP Product Management. So I have strongly held personal opinions about what’s on the minds of other product leaders.

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.

The Best Product Management Content of 2018

ProductPlan

At ProductPlan, we love content. Especially product management content. That’s why we’ve published hundreds of blog posts and product management resources over the past few years.

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A bit of small iteration just saved Instagram #ProductManagement

NextBigWhat

Instagram just saved itself from a major product failure. Last evening, Instagram suddenly shifted from its vertical layout to a horizontal one and the heated response to it, led the company to undo the changes quickly. Instagram literally went “felt cute but might delete later” #instagramupdate — Basma (@basmahxmde) December 27, 2018 The feature, apparently […] More The post A bit of small iteration just saved Instagram #ProductManagement appeared first on NextBigWhat.

Vision Mapping: How to Avoid Your Vision’s Natural Death

The Product Coalition

Vision casting is easy. It is like finding a target board and rallying people around the common objective. At times it can be so easy that once the rally is over, the vision gets drowned by the hustle and bustle of daily chores.

2018 essay collection on growth metrics, marketplaces, viral growth in the enterprise, and more (PDF included)

Andrew Chen

Above: One of my favorite moments in 2018, with the a16z team and POTUS44. . Dear readers, Wow, so 2018 was a year with a lot of change – I started a new job, recommitted myself to writing (and tweeting), traveled a little too much, moved back down to Palo Alto (temporarily!), and much more.

In sales? Mixmax is your personal assistant

Joe Cotellese

In grade school, I was a Boy Scout. A rite of passage for all Boy Scouts is the day you get a pocketknife. I loved that pocketknife. Besides doing the obvious, cutting stuff, it also had a bunch of other cool attachments.

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.

TEI 208: Use Projectopia to focus your projects, prioritize features and meet deadlines – with Andy Rosic

Product Innovation Educators

A path to less stressful projects at any scale. If you have ever thought that a project you worked on had too much drama and unnecessary conflict — that the project should have been easier for everyone involved — then this episode is for you.

Our top 10 user testing stories of 2018

TryMyUI

It's been an eventful year, and as always at this time of year, we're looking back at the ground we covered and the ideas we talked about. The post Our top 10 user testing stories of 2018 appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. TryMyUI Reading UX Stories UX Trends

Are Requirements Overrated?

The Product Coalition

Why I don’t write long specifications. From Waterfall to Agile In the dark ages we all worked in waterfall. We planned everything months ahead of time. We had to write very detailed requirements in advance, review them and plan accordingly. It resulted in slow reaction to changes and many obsolete requirements. With the move to agile and the preference of working software over comprehensive documentation (see the agile manifesto ) there is less demand for such long specifications.

2018 in review: essential reading for designers, PMs and team leads

RealtimeBoard

2018 was truly a remarkable year for RealtimeBoard. We reimagined the present and the future of collaborative work as well as the tools that teams use for it, and we were lucky to receive immediate support from the companies and product experts around us. We visited big and small organizations across Europe, the U.S. and […]. The post 2018 in review: essential reading for designers, PMs and team leads appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

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!

Hear me on Developer On Fire Podcast

Johanna Rothman

I had a chance to be a guest on David Rael's podcast, Developer on Fire, Episode 402 | Johanna Rothman – Learning and Delivering. We spoke about many things, including my early development career, how I got started as a consultant, my writing, and more. I hope you listen and enjoy it. The post Hear me on Developer On Fire Podcast appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. MPD podcast