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.

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

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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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.

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.

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.

2019’s Product Highlights

Mind the Product

Despite all the political, social and ecological upheavals in 2019, it’s been a busy and successful year for Mind the Product, not to mention the evolving product management community we aim to support. Here’s a look at some of our highlights and learnings of the past 12 months.

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A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

In this eBook, we will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

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.

[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.

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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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

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.

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.

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. ”

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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Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.