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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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!

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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?

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.

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.

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.

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

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!

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?

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.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

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.

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.

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!

Product Love Podcast: Jackie Bavaro, Head of Product Management at Asana


This week on Product Love, I talked to Jackie Bavaro. Upon graduating from Cornell with degrees in economics and computer science, she immediately went into product management at Microsoft. After working at Google, she moved over to Asana where she is currently the head of product management.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

Survivorship bias & product development: are we making irrational decisions?

The Product Coalition

A closer look at how a popular mental bias, survivorship bias , might be affecting our decision making in our day-to-day as product leaders. And why we should care! I love entrepreneurship, storytelling and design.

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.

Auckland, 12 February: “Why You’re Not Listening To Your Customer As Much As You Think You Are”

Mironov Consulting

What: “ Why You’re Not Listening To Your Customer As Much As You Think You Are (And Why Your Sales Force Isn’t The Answer) ” When: Tuesday 12 February, 7:30am includes breakfast. Where: Level 4, 139 Quay Street , Auckland 1010 NZ.