Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

Product Principles – A Leadership Tool


One of my all-time favourite books is The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, in particular, the chapter entitled ‘The Struggle’. I can relate to The Struggle. All of it.

7 Unexpected Ways Your PM and BD Can Collaborate to Improve Your Business

Oren Steinberg

Product Management and Business Development have more in common than you think. When was the last time your PM sat down with your BD? And no, I don’t mean when your PM explained the product so your BD could find the right channels to sell it through. I mean, really sat down to work together, open up and collaborate on everything. If this is not happening regularly, you are missing out on some big opportunities. Holistic, unlimited value.

Cognitive Dissonance: How You Can Resolve It And Drive More Conversions

AB Tasty

As more and more people are shopping online, they’re also becoming increasingly skeptical, meaning there’s even more of a chance they will experience cognitive dissonance. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as Cognitive Dissonance: How You Can Resolve It And Drive More Conversions.

What Does a Successful MVP Look Like?

Mind the Product

MVP is a phrase that startup people love to throw around. It’s an acronym that can be used as a weapon. Everyone believes their vision is really the Minimum Viable Product. You can use the phrase to batter your colleagues’ ideas.

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The Ultimate Embedded Analytics Guide

In today’s ambitious business environment, many companies are taking an embedded analytics approach to capitalizing on the value of their information. Learn all about embedded analytics in this guide by Sisense, including a general overview of embedded analytics, the different approaches to embedding BI and analytics, and the benefits and challenges of the most popular BI solution technologies.

How to Build Your Self-Confidence by Memorializing Praise and Rejection

Sachin Rekhi

I've had the opportunity to mentor a breadth of product managers through the years as well as entrepreneurs through my work as an advisor to early-stage startups. And in doing so I've spent countless hours working through product challenges, startup challenges, and everything in between.

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How To Launch A Product or Feature To Maximize Growth

Brian Balfour

Superhuman was founded in 2015 (3ish years ago at the time of writing this). From their landing page, they are building “The Fastest Email Experience Ever Made.” To this day, you can still not sign up and instantly gain access to their product.

5 Tips for Product Managers to Ensure Success on Every Project

Mind the Product

As product managers our job description is pretty simple: to make all of our software development projects succeed. In fact, I would go so far as to say any failures or successes of the team are failures or successes of product management.

Salesforce’s Mike Kreaden on how to build a platform to drive growth

Inside Intercom

Knowing when it’s time to become a platform is a delicate thing, as Mike Kreaden , Managing Director of Salesforce Incubator, discovered. Transitioning into an effective marketplace required keen attention to the evolving needs of their customers – who wanted to connect to third-party partners.

Better medium-term product roadmapping with RICE

The Product Coalition

Why are we pretending like we know what we’ll be doing in 6 months? For a time I lived in Oakland, CA and commuted to my job in Mountain View. 45 miles.

6 Styles of Data Analysis and Visualizations

Get inspiration for your next dashboard update in this guide to the six styles of analytics and data visualizations.

The Importance of Product Success Management

Spice Catalyst

The successful management of products will become increasingly more important in the future for one simple reason – if a company fails to manage its products well, that company will stumble or fail.

Product Management – the Mahi Way

Mind the Product

Learning about product management is not just restricted to the business ecosystem. The sporting world is one of the key platforms where you can gain valuable product management insights and see product leadership dynamics in action.

Build boring software

Inside Intercom

We’re conditioned to think from an early age that exciting things are the best. That attitude can extend to engineering, too. When trying to solve a problem with software, it can be tempting to build an exciting, complex solution.

Auckland, 11 February: “Saying No to Good Ideas”

Mironov Consulting

Product Tank Auckland is hosting a talk with Bruce McCarthy and Rich Mironov … Topic: “Saying No to Good Ideas”. Date: Monday, 11 February at 5:30pm. Location: Xero , 96 St Georges Bay Rd , Parnell, Auckland, NZ. Registration link up soon!

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

PM Insight-Sunnyvale: 20+ Innovative Ideas for Building Insanely Great Products

Spice Catalyst

When: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:30pm-8:00pm Where: Sunnyvale Community Center Ballroom – 550 E.

Podcast: Breaking the Rules and Generating Insights with Mona Patel

Mind the Product

The founder and CEO of NYC-based Motivate Design, Mona Patel , first came to our attention after appearing on another great podcast, Jonathan Courtney and Jake Knapp’s Product Breakfast Club.

5 Product Management Podcasts to Get Hooked On in 2019

I have to confess that for a content writer focusing on technology, I was a late adapter of the Podcast craze. As a keen reader of anything from the back of the cereal box to academic journals, I shunned podcasts as an overly slow method of consuming information.

How a Social Community Can Help Your App Grow

The Product Coalition

Long days and sleepless nights are behind you. Your development team has created a perfect app and one that you hope will be a smash hit on the Google Play and Apple App Store. You feel you’ve created the ultimate onboarding experience that is finally ready for launch. What next?

Buyer’s Guide for Embedded Analytics

Selecting the right embedded analytics technology in a crowded market filled with sub-categories can be a daunting task. This eBook discusses the top evaluation criteria buyers of embedded analytics need to consider.

Lead Nurturing 101: How to get new customers beyond the free trial

Inside Intercom

Between 40% and 60% of people who sign up for a free trial of your software will never convert. What are you doing with the leads that don’t convert right away? If your answer is “nothing,” you’re leaving money on the table.

Product Trends to Watch in 2019

Mind the Product

As 2019 gets underway, I’ve been enjoying taking stock of what we saw at Mind the Product Training over 2018. As a product manager I’m always looking for signals and patterns, and evaluating what early trends could mean for my products, and now for product practice. Noticing early indications of patterns of behavior can help product managers to plan ahead and work specific questions into their learning roadmaps.

How Can A German Grocer Be Successful In The U.S.?

The Accidental Product Manager

Does the U.S. really need another grocery store? Image Credit: Gran Canaria Go. When it’s time for you to go to the store and get some food, where do you go? Do you always go to the same place?

What Everybody Should Know About Product Management Design Sprints

The Product Coalition

One of the product management principles is being nimble. In the past, firms would set long-term goals and detailed plans that would oversee processes for a sizable period : weeks, months or even years!

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In software, nothing comes for free

Inside Intercom

Often in software you’ll hear that you get something for free, like “the framework just gives us this for free,” or “if we use X service provider, we get Y for free,” or your developers will tell you “we were building this bit anyway so we get this extra piece for free.”. Nothing is free in software.

How to Improve your Product Sense

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Shreyas Doshi is a product lead at Stripe. We discuss how to improve the elusive "product sense," a relevant skill to all product managers. Previously Shreyas has served as a director of product management at Twitter, and a group product manager at Google and Yahoo!

How to Use Google’s HEART Framework to Make Product Decisions


Need help prioritizing the many features and other initiatives competing for space on your product roadmap? One way to make better product decisions is to borrow a framework developed by Google.

A soft skill that serves me as a Product Owner

The Product Coalition

Compliment your role with these tricks and win hearts The world of agile, the role of the product owner is still pretty new and not completely defined. In every other company, the role of product owner will look different.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Diagnosing the Real Root Cause of Citrix Problems

eG Innovations

One of the biggest challenges Citrix admins face is uncovering answers for Citrix performance issues. When an application or a desktop is slow, people naturally pin the blame on the Citrix infrastructure.

Visual Elements In UI Design: 5 Tips On How To Use Them

UX Studio

What makes a website beautiful? We rarely stop and analyze why. Do beautiful designs follow the ultimate design rules? The answer: Yes, but you have to know how to spot the recurring visual elements they consist of! In this post you will learn about: The five main visual elements.

When is it Time to Scale the Product Team?


When you find yourself wondering if it’s time to scale your product team, you have what we’d call a high-quality problem. The need to add product management resources probably means your product is succeeding.