Sat.Dec 21, 2019 - Fri.Dec 27, 2019

The Top 5 Technical Skills Every Product Manager Should Know


While a technical background is a mandatory prerequisite for becoming a product manager, there are some technical skills worth having in your toolbox as a PM. The good news is you don’t need to go back to school to master these technical competencies either.

6 Types of Churn Feedback (and What to Do About It)


At ProductPlan, we’re pretty obsessed with user feedback. We gather as much feedback as possible, intending to learn more about our diverse user base to create a better product.

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Rapid Releases with Agile Product Development

AB Tasty

Here are 7 simple steps that will help you overcome the biggest challenges in agile product development, and make rapid releases effortless! This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as The Step-by-Step Guide to Rapid Releases with Agile Product Development. Conversion Optimization

How a Product Leader Can Make Better and Faster Decisions

The Product Coalition

Photo: Shutterstock/Ducks Very often decision making is a complex and complicated process, especially if a Product Leader does not only sustain existing functionalities but also develop and roll out new ones.

API Analytics: The Ultimate Guide to Grow Your Platform Business

API product and platform owners have their own unique challenges. Learn how to leverage data to convert, understand, and support your customers better.

5 Ways to Distraction-Proof Your Mind

Nir Eyal

The post 5 Ways to Distraction-Proof Your Mind appeared first on Nir and Far. Distraction


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Replacing or Hiring a Product Manager

Spice Catalyst

If you haven’t already, at some point in your company’s lifespan you’re going to need an executive recruiter. But, they’re expensive, right? Well, yes and no. Think about this scenario. You’re at your desk working on a presentation.

TEI 261: Maximizing project portfolio goal impact & ROI – with Mike Hannan

Product Innovation Educators

Better projects faster. You, your group, your company, and many other companies likely share a similar problem. It is a problem that is slowing both your success and organizational success. Our guest phrases it as not maximizing the goal impact of your project portfolio.

Top 10 Product Experience Articles You Should Read Before 2020


The weather outside might be frightful, but looking back, 2019 was pretty delightful. We’ve released some amazing new Gainsight PX features , put on the best Pulse conference to date, and supported the customer-centric community with an ever-growing content library.

Moving Up the Career Ladder with Thor Mitchell [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes over the holidays. We’ll be back with fresh interviews in early January. But don’t despair! In the meantime, we’re re-running two episodes that fit the theme of the season: reflection and planning for 2020.

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.

[GUEST POST] Debunking Myths about License Compliance Audits


We are excited to share this guest post from our partner Connor. Whether through intentional under reporting, gaps caused by outdated or manual processes, or simple human error, many licensees do not accurately report payments due under their license agreements.

HubSpot approaches $1 Billion in ARR; Here are important lessons for SAAS founders


Hubspot is aiming to cross $1 billion in ARR in 2020 (with an ACV of $10K). What you can learn from their super sustained growth? Here are some data points: - Freemium remains the source of 60% of HubSpot’s customers, even at almost $1b in ARR.

The Three Cs of Putting the Customer First


What differentiates a mediocre product manager from a great product manager? Is it technical acumen? Superior planning and roadmapping skills? The answer may (or may not) surprise you. What separates a decent PM from a great one is their ability to empathize with the customer.

The spaces in between by Brendan Dawes

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London talk, artist and designer Brendan Dawes discusses the spaces between analog and digital, and how we should use universal themes to connect with people and get the best out of our products and ideas. Key points.

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.

December 22 is the shortest day of the year. Are you upright for a productivity challenge?

The Product Coalition

December 22 is the shortest day of the year. Are you up for a productivity challenge? The December Solstice is here in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the shortest day of the year, which means productivity is high in demand.

Understanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi as.PM (Product Manager)


[…] More. The post Understanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi as.PM (Product Manager) appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management trending

The Best Product Content of 2019


Last week, we listed our favorite ProductCraft posts from 2019. Now we’d like to share some of the product articles from around the web that we really appreciated reading this past year. Some made us think, others taught us something new, and a few of them gave us a chuckle.

Creating and Marketing Cybersecurity Products by Richard Reiner

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Richard Reiner , Executive Chairman at dfuse , takes us through various case studies and lessons learned from his experience building and marketing products in the cybersecurity space. His key points include: Creating a category at Assurent.

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 Set Big Picture, Priorities and Measures For Your Product

The Product Coalition

Product management framework for making and communicating decisions and progress. Continue reading on ». measure product-management priorities big-picture strategy

CCPA Compliance, and our Long-term Commitment to Consumer Data Privacy, Security, and Ethical Use

AB Tasty

Hailing from GDPR’s home of Europe, AB Tasty believes in a secure, opted-in web that is optimized and personalized to enhance the user experience. Our algorithms, machine learning and experiments are all powered by data.

Top 10 user testing stories of 2019


2019 was TryMyUI's biggest and best year on record! From ground-breaking studies and good ol' UX tips, tricks, and inspiration, these are our best user testing stories of the year! The post Top 10 user testing stories of 2019 appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

Dude Who Stole My Engineering Capacity? By Mihnea Galeteanu and Jane Helman

Mind the Product

What do you do if your engineering capacity is reduced by 30% each year? In this ProductTank Toronto talk, two members from the team at Points , Mihnea Galeteanu – Head of Product and Jane Helman – Head of Scrum, explain their coping strategy.

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.

New Sydney Podcast Series Listening

The Product Coalition

and the 2019 Product Coalition Wrap-Up 2019 was a huge year of growth for the Product Coalition. And I mean huge. Here’s some stats that show what I mean: Page views grew to (2019) 1.1m+ vs (2018) 365k Our most trafficked story “ How to write Epics and User stories?—?Best Best practice. ”

Non-Technical Rookie Errors To Avoid In Your Product Management Interview

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Are you in the process of preparing for an upcoming product management interview? Whilst strong technical knowledge plays a fundamental role in a successful product management interview, there’s more to a successful PM interview.

Day 1 of your app: 57% of userbase uninstall on the first day itself


Users have a higher tendency to uninstall Utilities apps (70.3% of users who will eventually uninstall apps) on the first day compared with Food & Drink (47.4%) or Travel (47.3%). The post Day 1 of your app: 57% of userbase uninstall on the first day itself appeared first on NextBigWhat.

Top Customer Success Trends To Watch For In 2020


On a recent webinar with one of our private equity partners, Gainsight CEO Nick Mehta shared an inspiring outlook on what’s to come in the year 2020 for customer success. The industry is constantly evolving and it’s important to stay ahead of the curve with new concepts and trends.

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The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

A Look Back at a Decade of

Sachin Rekhi

I always cherish the holidays because it gives me the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past year from both a personal and professional perspective. This year, as we roll past the end of the decade, I've found myself taking it in as a whole. What I came to realize is that this blog had it's humble beginning in 2009, meaning I've now been writing for over a decade!

5 failed products that could’ve been saved by better product management


No product manager wants their product to fail, but sometimes it is inevitable. Maybe the product gets out-competed due to a disconnect with the competitive landscape. Maybe it doesn’t solve a user problem the right way. Maybe the product’s interface is too complex and not user-friendly. Products fail for any number of reasons. Sometimes it even happens to iconic organizations with unlimited. Source. Ideas

2019 Customer Validation Content Roundup


As we discover the myriad ways organizations are building and optimizing their Customer Validation (CV) programs, our team here at Centercode is devoted to developing content that’s inspiring and useful across departments, roles, and industries.