Sat.Feb 10, 2018 - Fri.Feb 16, 2018

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Report templates for less status meetings

Folding Burritos

In my previous post , I described a way to think about our internal product communications, and how that can help us optimize our time and make us more effective as Product Managers. The main goal was to show that by thinking about what , when and to whom we need to communicate , we can find different ways to get the message across without spending so much time on it.

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Learn and apply these leadership traits in an afternoon

Lead on Purpose

When you think about the leaders you respect and admire, you see qualities that make them great. This can be inspiring or disheartening, depending on your current state of mind.

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Stop Validating & Start Co-Creating

Product Talk

Meet Sally and Pam. Sally is a product manager, Pam a user experience designer, and they are working on a new mobile app. They’ve conducted customer interviews , defined their MVP , and are now working through the initial designs. Even though their MVP will only include a fraction of their near-term vision, Pam wants two weeks to work through the design of the near-term vision, as she’s worried if they build piece by piece, they’ll end up with a Frankenstein user experience.

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25 Metrics that Matter for Mobile Product Managers in 2018

280 Group

Mobile product managers have a long list of metrics to pull from when determining the success of their products. Although it’s great to have options, the sheer volume of metrics to choose from can make selecting the right metrics for your product challenging. To understand which metrics most mobile product managers care about, Apptentive recently ran a survey with over 200 product managers and asked respondents to tell us which metrics matter most in their reporting process.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Make Sales & Product meetings a win-win

Intercom, Inc.

There are two truths about sales and product. One, salespeople hate when deals stall because their product is missing a vital feature. Two, product people hate building features no one uses. A strong sales and product feedback loop avoids both scenarios. As your sales team scales and plays a larger role in representing the voice of your customers, an open line of communication aligns your product strategy with your addressable market.

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The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

First Round Review

To build the strongest teams from the get-go, PatientPing Co-founder and CEO Jay Desai has written the definitive user guide — on himself. Read on to see how his tactical framework creates the bedrock for productive employee/manager relationships.

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25 Metrics that Matter for Mobile Product Mangers in 2018

280 Group

Mobile product managers have a long list of metrics to pull from when determining the success of their products. Although it’s great to have options, the sheer volume of metrics to choose from can make selecting the right metrics for your product challenging. To understand which metrics most mobile product managers care about, Apptentive recently ran a survey with over 200 product managers and asked respondents to tell us which metrics matter most in their reporting process.

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SaaS marketing 101: marketing for growth and survival

Intercom, Inc.

There’s one thing all wilderness survivors have in common: they didn’t get eaten by a bear. The only way to make sure your customers see your message is to understand their behaviors and mindset. There’s a strong parallel between surviving in the wild and starting a business. You’ll either find customers and get them to pay you, or your business will fail and your idea will die.

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The Fundamentals of Building Better Data Products

Mind the Product

Data is the world’s most valuable resource, according to The Economist, and the companies that primarily deal in data – Google, Amazon, Facebook and the like – are among the most valuable in the world. Data and data products have been part of my professional career for a long time – from advising telco providers on how to use data to create new business some 10 years ago to my present-day role as chief data economist at digital transformation specialist Inovex, helping clients

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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UX Research System – How We Introduced It To Our Design Method?

UX Studio

Here’s the thing: the fact that you do UX research is only the first step in creating a bulletproof UX design method. What needs to come after that, however, is creating a commonly accepted research system, where information is stored in a consistent and searchable way. In this post, I share with you the story of creating our own research system. .

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Update: I’m joining Andreessen Horowitz!

Andrew Chen

Hi readers, Big update: I’m joining Andreessen Horowitz as a general partner! Starting in April, I’m returning to my roots to invest in and help grow the next generation of startups. I’ll be focused on consumer startups, bottoms up SaaS, marketplaces, and more – utilizing my expertise in growth to launch and scale new companies. Incredibly excited.

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What to expect: Your first few months as an engineer at Intercom

Intercom, Inc.

The offer email I received from Intercom ended with the line “Join us to do the best job of your career” My first thought was that it’s quite a bold statement, which creates a lot of expectations. I was curious to see how the company ensures that every new engineer has the opportunity to do the best job of their career, and how that would translate to my personal growth and everyday life in Intercom.

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Life Beyond Google Analytics: Pick the Best Tools for the job

Mind the Product

Google Analytics as Your Default Platform? Sure, if it’s 2010… A product manager’s role as an analyst is sometimes forgotten or not recognized. As a product manager, the impact of your business decisions will be measured by your product’s front-end data. It is your obligation to be able to implement an analytic platform, analyze the data and present your findings.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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From Getting Started in Product to Taking that Next Step #jobs

The Product Guy

If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….

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Betterment Tested Three Performance Management Systems So You Don't Have To

First Round Review

As Founder and CEO of Betterment, Jon Stein realized startups can't just establish one way to measure employee performance — they have to continually iterate as they grow. Here's how to do it well.

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Are you on the path to product excellence?

ProductBoard

Every day I talk to product makers. Some have many years of experience, others are just starting. Some lead large teams, others are a team of one. Some have “product” in their title, others work in design, marketing, engineering. By now, I’ve talked to thousands of them and I’ve noticed that the most successful product makers share characteristics that put them on a different path, a path to.

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Tom-Tom Erik Isaksen – Disrupt Yourself or Die

Mind the Product

Tom-Tom Erik Isaksen is the head of product, Norway, at Telia , a telecom service provider. He leads a department called Division X at Telia which creates next-generation concepts that are validated and adopted into the business lines. Speaking at Product Tank Oslo , he starts off saying: “Division X is building a whole new product in the engineering division.

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The Data Metaverse: Unpacking the Roles, Use Cases, and Tech Trends in Data and AI

Speaker: Aindra Misra, Sr. Staff Product Manager of Data & AI at BILL (Previously PM Lead at Twitter/X)

Embark on a transformation journey into the heart of the data ecosystem! This webinar is your gateway to a deeper comprehension of the foundations that drive the data industry and will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape. Delve into the diverse use cases where data analytics plays a pivotal role. We’ll explore how these applications are transforming with the introduction of Gen AI, and discuss the anticipated use cases for 2024 and beyond.

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Attack of the Post-It Notes

The Product Coalition

Product managers, consider this a warning… It started slowly. There was no warning, no call to arms, no time to prepare. This was not your typical invasion. It was, in fact, a systematic attempt to burrow under the surface and quietly take hold, like the tendrils of a plant as it climbs up a tree, like the spider which weaves a web knowing the flies will come.

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How Much Technical Debt is Too Much?

Clever PM

Let’s face it, technical debt is something that every Product Manager has to deal with on a constant basis — whether it’s making snap decisions that unblock your team so that they can keep working, short-cutting an ideal architectural solution because you have time-to-market pressures, or deciding to put off working on bugs found after […].

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The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

First Round Review

To build the strongest teams from the get-go, PatientPing Co-founder and CEO Jay Desai has written the definitive user guide — on himself. Read on to see how his tactical framework creates the bedrock for productive employee/manager relationships.

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Inge Andre Sandvik – Adventures in Product and Entrepreneurship

Mind the Product

#MusicMonday at ProductTank Oslo saw co-founder Inge André Sandvik take center stage to talk about one of his entrepreneurial adventures. Inge has had a long and varied professional background (including Telenor and Opera Software) before spearheading Soundrop as a CEO and co-founder. Inge relates how the idea behind Soundrop came to be, the early building blocks of success, and the challenges that came along.

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A Comprehensive Checklist to Revamp Your Website & Increase Profitability

Unlock the power of a well-designed website with our eBook, 'Comprehensive Checklist: A Guide to Website Redesign.' Crafted by Brucira and ruttl founders, it's your ally in reshaping your digital presence. Welcome to a transformative journey!

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Survey: How do you prioritize your SaaS product roadmap?

The Product Coalition

Post-it notes?—?prioritization hell? We’re kicking our first 2018 research project with a very hot topic for SaaS product folks?—?prioritization. Join in right here: SaaS Prioritization Survey 2018 We’d love to hear how top SaaS companies decide what gets onto their product roadmap; how do they balance bug fixes, product improvements and feature requests?

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PEDs to Boost Your Compliance Program

Revulytics

I know what you’re thinking: “PEDs?? Are you trying to get us banned from international competition??” Quite the opposite. First, let’s start with our definition of PED: Performance Enhancing Data. Now let’s add some context: effective software license compliance programs need reliable data – accurate, validated identification of infringing organizations – and Revulytics can help.

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How Can Product Managers Get Kids To Buy Groceries?

The Accidental Product Manager

How to get millennials to buy groceries Image Credit: Britt-knee. If you were the product manager for a grocery store, you wouldn’t think that you’d have to worry about getting young people to come into your store and buy things, would you? I mean, we all need the food products that grocery stores sell. Traditionally people have always shopped for food the same way: they made up a list, they came to the store, and they bought everything that was on their list.

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Dear Strategy: 037 Getting Buy-In For Your Strategy

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “How do you get buy-in from everyone in the strategic vision for your product?”. Read the full blog post. Original Music by Bob Caporale. The post Dear Strategy: 037 Getting Buy-In For Your Strategy appeared first on Dear Strategy Podcast.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr