Sat.Jan 05, 2019 - Fri.Jan 11, 2019

Articulating Your Product Design Principles

Sachin Rekhi

Product management is fundamentally a leadership role in that you are ultimately responsible for leading a product development team to deliver a compelling product that resonates with your customers.

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The Misunderstood World of Product Growth

The Product Coalition

Growth is walking the fine line between innovation and profit, and the risks are often overlooked. Relentlessly growing a product seems like a no-brainer. The upside is obvious: more revenue, more customers, more money for research and development, and so on.

Agile 151

Tips for Rewriting a Digital Product

Roman Pichler

See the Rewriting Effort as an Opportunity to Innovate.

Vision 209

How great Product Managers deal with technical debt

The Product Coalition

Learn to live without fear of technical debt, and learn the best way to pay it down As a PM, tech debt is the sort of thing that constantly looms over you. It’s always there, and it follows you around like a bad penny.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Podcast: Moving Up the Career Ladder with Thor Mitchell

Mind the Product

Thor Mitchell knows his bones – he’s an ex-Google product manager (Maps and Google+ APIs) and was most recently the Chief Product Officer at Crowdcube.

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Product Love Podcast: Jeff Coyle, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of MarketMuse

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love I sat down and talked to Jeff Coyle, the chief product officer and co-founder of MarketMuse, a platform that uses AI technology to accelerate content planning, creation, and optimization.

Experimentation over Internal Politics: The Product Managers’ Wish List for 2019

AlphaHQ

Alpha, the on-demand user insights platform, today announced the findings from its annual Product Management Insights Report , highlighting the powerful role product managers can play in driving digital innovation — if they are supported and freed up to experiment.

Maximum Possible Products by Sally Foote

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London talk, Sally Foote of Photobox had us consider that most product managers don’t work on greenfield products that allow them to design minimum viable services.

7 Tips From Product Leaders to Kick off 2019

ProductPlan

The beginning of the new year marks an exciting time for many product organizations. New goals, new roadmaps, new initiatives. And as for just about everyone, new opportunities to start fresh.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Playing Catch Without Arms, or: Why I’m going to learn to code as a PM.

The Product Coalition

Not the real artwork for “Catch Without Arms”, but made you look, didn’t it. ??Bad Bad facsimile credit: Myself Hi reader, Wait a sec, please don’t run away! This isn’t your usual run-of-the-mill “should PMs code or not” piece that you’ve read a thousand times?—?promise. promise.

How Technographics Enables Intelligent Competitor Analysis for E-signature Providers

DemandMatrix

Businesses are collaborating more today than ever before. Global expansions and global growth opportunities mean that contracts can’t be relegated to one location anymore. Data Enrichment

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How to Give a Great Product Talk

Mind the Product

That’s me, giving my “Customer Obsession” talk at ProductTank in SF. Have you ever watched a speaker and said to yourself, “I could do that!”? Are you interested in building your network to accelerate recruiting or to discover new opportunities?

The recipe for growth as a designer

Inside Intercom

Picture this: You’re a designer with a handful of years experience under your belt. You’ve cut your teeth on a few big launches and earned your stripes as a solid “mid level” product designer. Like many designers, you’re curious and ambitious.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

How I use GIST for personal planning

The Product Coalition

Moving beyond endless ToDo lists Staying productive is as challenging to me as it is for most people. Procrastination, constant feeling of not doing enough, working long hours?—?I I have all the symptoms.

5 product management books to read in 2019

Craft.io

Nothing compares to the value of opening yourself to inspiration by reading what others working in your field have to say. Looking up from your work to learn and stay updated on current trends is immensely important.

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A day in the Life of an MTP Engage Manchester Attendee

Mind the Product

We’ve been planning MTP Engage Manchester for almost a year now, and we’re confident we’ve put together a conference that’s representative of this epic city and showcases the best that the North of the UK has to offer.

The year of breaking past human limits

Inside Intercom

We’ve reached a point in the digital era where customers not only seek, but expect personal communication from businesses. Don’t get left behind.

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.

4 Actionable Tips on App Onboarding by David Jones

The Product Coalition

Are you happy with the onboarding of your app? Maybe? Whatever the answer is, you should listen to what David Jones has to say about the topic. Here is why: David has founded three start-ups in his lifetime, his first one exited with over 1B Australian Dollars earlier this year.

Great PM Interview Answers Include Tradeoffs. Here's How.

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Product management is all about tradeoffs. Should the team launch a new feature in the international market? Or should the engineers focus on code refactoring to reduce issues down the road? It is very rare that there are no downsides to one choice over the other even if it initially seems that one option is inherently better. A great PM can always articulate why they made a certain decision and talk intelligently about its downsides and its advantages.

Product Management Job Hunt: How to get an Interview and Nail it

Mind the Product

Whether you are moving from a product management position from one company to another or hunting for your first job in product management – it’s an exciting journey full of ups and downs. I‘ve recently been job-hunting in London and I want to share what I learned during the process. How to Present Yourself in Your CV. If you google how to write about your job experience, you’ll find the advice is that you should list your responsibilities and measurable achievements.

New horizons: How to move your life for your career

Inside Intercom

When we think of our dream career, and by extension our dream life, we rarely picture jumping into the unknown to attain it. We seldom imagine replacing the comfortable life we already have with an entirely new, unfamiliar environment.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Why Are Product Managers Moving Away From Focus Groups?

The Accidental Product Manager

Focus groups are the way that product managers used to find out how customers felt about their product Image Credit: RSNY.

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2018

First Round Review

We've rounded up 30 of the best insights from the articles we published over the last year. Read on for a time-capsule-like toolkit, full of the best tactical wisdom that seasoned company builders had to offer in 2018. Continue reading at First Round Review »

All About The Users—Todd Olson, CEO of Pendo

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Todd Olson is the CEO and co-founder of Pendo. Pendo is a product engagement platform that helps businesses better understand their users and is a Series-D company backed by Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures, and Spark Capital. In this Path to PM post, we discuss the importance of connecting with a product's users and the tough aspects of product management. Tell us about how you broke into product management. Before Pendo, I was a VP of product at Rally Software.

Why Customer Success Teams Are Using Aptrinsic

Gainsight

We don’t have a handle on how each customer is using the product. We need to scale our customer onboarding. Our biggest challenge is product adoption. These challenges are nothing new to Customer Success (CS).

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

How bots, messengers and apps will define 2019 with Des Traynor, Paul Adams and Emmet Connolly

Inside Intercom

On the heels of our 2018 retrospective, we decided to take a look at what product themes and technology are likely to define the year ahead.

What Does the Agile Roadmapping Process Look Like in Practice?

ProductPlan

In today’s article, we’ll discuss the agile roadmapping process. We’ll start by reviewing the objectives of roadmaps and planning for agile teams, then share some special considerations for agile roadmaps.

5 steps to achieving your goals in 2019

ProductBoard

To manage a product, a team, or organization, you first need to know how to manage yourself, and that’s not easy to do.