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You Can’t be Lean Unless You’re Agile

Mind the Product

I see so much talk and confusion over what’s Lean and what’s Agile. The two terms can get used interchangeably, so much so that in some places they’re blended into one term, simply Lean-Agile (thanks again, SAFe ??).

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Hypocrites: How to Survive in a World that’s Full of Them

Nir Eyal

The post Hypocrites: How to Survive in a World that’s Full of Them appeared first on Nir and Far. Integrity


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Product Management for Non-Software Products

Sequent Learning

Episode 67. Product Management for Non-Software Products. With host JJ Rorie. JJ Rorie is a thought-leader and practitioner who has spent her career helping companies optimize their product management and marketing functions.

How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

Once Upon a Time in Waterfall Land. Before the advent of agile frameworks like Scrum , a product person—the product manager—would typically carry out the market research, compile a market requirements specification, create a business case, put together product roadmap, write a requirements specification, and then hand it off to a project manager. The latter would work with one or more development teams to get the specification implemented.

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PROJECT TO PRODUCT: Building the Right Thing in the Right Way

Old and out-of-date project management principles are still very much in place in countless organizations. However, organizations are finding the solution to their problems, and the solution is Product Agility. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

Lean Product Management by Itamar Gilad

Mind the Product

In this talk to ProductTank Cardiff product management coach and one-time Google product manager Itamar Gilad looks at how to deal with uncertainty through lean product management. Itamar starts with a story from his former company Google and how it has dealt with social networking over the years.

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Personas: A Waste Of Money And Time

The Product Coalition

There’s going to be a lot of designers, marketers, and product managers reading this and thinking to themselves, ‘what the hell is he talking about?’, and given the widespread use of personas in business today, such a reaction isn’t surprising.

Contextual email automation for SaaS: how to plan campaigns that drive growth across every stage of the user journey


Email automation can be a powerful tool for your SaaS to boost new user activation and drive growth at every stage of the user journey, if used correctly. And that’s a big IF.

Lifting the Feature Factory Boulder – Katie Saindon on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Startups, scale-ups, and unicorns get all the press – but there are an awful lot more product people working at large organisations. Katie Saindon, Senior Manager of Product Management at GE Healthcare, is one of them.

A Contrarian’s Perspective on Agile Mindset, Behaviors, Culture

Johanna Rothman

We often hear that agile is a mindset. That we need to change our thinking to use agility. Is that correct? That you need to change how you think first, before anything else? I can think I change my mindset all day long. However, I don't change until I change my actions, my behaviors.

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Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Eleven Quotes to Keep Your Organisation Product Focused

The Product Coalition

Don’t read them once and forget them. Live them. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». software-development product-management startup ceo product-manager

30 Steps to Mobile App Launch


Unfortunately, “If you build it, they will come” does not hold true when it comes to the mobile app launch. This famous line from Field of Dreams is all too representative of how many app publishers face the ‘inessentiality’ of mobile marketing.

Capturing Customer Context for Cross-Channel Experiences by Cheryl Platz

Mind the Product

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Cheryl Platz, a multimodal design expert and author of Design Beyond Devices, shares a framework for capturing customer context and deepening your understanding of customers inspired by her time in improvisational theatre.

The Analytics Black Hole or The Bottleneck: What’s Stopping you from Solving Your Users’ Pain? + Grab our FREE User Journey Template!


In the mission to solve your users’ most significant pain points, a user journey template can be your greatest asset. Sure, user personas are helpful. But they don’t answer where the sources of friction are coming from as your users explore your product.

Believe the Hype? Not All Tech Trends Live Up to Their Reputation

Not all tech trends are created equal. Rightpoint, a global experience company, has assembled a list of technologies that simply can’t live up to the hype, some that do and others that are undervalued. This information can help you prioritize investments, reduce spending on overhyped features, and improve your customer experiences.

A Retrospective on Time

The Product Coalition

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are not consecutive, they are connected in a never-ending circle. Everything is connected.?—?Dark Dark 2020 was an unusual year. The pandemic brought a tectonic shift in how we go about living our lives.

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We increased the data limits of our Free Plan by 100x and re-thought our online pricing strategy. Here’s why.


TL;DR: we recently released an all-new Free Plan with up to 100K Monthly Tracked Users (MTUs), made changes to our pricing curve, and launched a Startup Program to give early-stage companies more runway for growth. Before we get into the details behind our strategy and approach, here’s a quick overview: An expanded data limit on our Free Plan, from 1,000 MTUs to 100,000 MTUs (or up to 100M events per month), representing an increase of 100x.

“Who” Your User Is Doesn’t Matter: Ask “Why” To Build Better Products

Mind the Product

Who people are, their age, gender and habits tell us nothing about their needs. In this post, I’ll explore the idea that it’s when we examine the job they want our product to do that we really learn about these different things. In a competitive environment, the reasons why people choose our product over others [.]. Read More. The post “Who” Your User Is Doesn’t Matter: Ask “Why” To Build Better Products appeared first on Mind the Product.

6 Tips for Crushing SaaS Net Dollar Retention Rates in 2021


In this manic world of SaaS, SPACs, and shorts, money and valuations have taken center stage, for better or worse. In the cloud world, though, there is a big gap between the highest and lowest-valued companies. So what does it take to get to the top? Net Dollar Retention Rules.

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

The Critical Skill Product Leaders Need that No-One’s Talking About

The Product Coalition

And it has nothing to do with product management Well, not no-one. There are a few people in the product world who talk about the importance of coaching for product leaders. One of whom is Marty Cagan.

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What is Digital Transformation Consulting?

Modus Create

The world of consulting is often associated with truckloads of jargon. Similarly, the world of technology is no stranger to its own stream of techspeak. And when the two worlds collide, they can often make simple concepts appear arcane.

The Human-Centered Philosophy That Transcends

dscout People Nerds

30+ years of making experiences more intuitive, natural, and delightful—Ed Halpern of AbbVie on carrying a human-centered ethos across contexts and questions


5 Truths of Building a Product Launch Strategy


A lot of teams obsess about getting everything perfect for product launch day. There are bugs to iron out and blog posts to write. There are marketing emails to assemble. It all amounts to a lot of mental Olympics at the end of a long development cycle.

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

Five Under-Appreciated Aspects of Product Leadership

The Product Coalition

An unconventional view of what it takes to be a Product Leader Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels *Note: this is a revised and updated version of a guest blog I did for Department of Product, titled: ‘Unconventional advice for transitioning to Head of Product’ ?—?check check it out!

Creating Self-service Support Hubs For All Your Products In Confluence

Modus Create

Atlassian users familiar with Confluence know it as a tool for knowledge management and collaboration. Confluence has a ton of built-in features to help teams work together and share information easily.

Announcing my first book, The Cold Start Problem. Plus Clubhouse, and more. It’s 2021, and I’m back!

Andrew Chen

Above: One of the final book cover designs I’m considering! Dear readers, So, you may have noticed that I’ve been away from writing for a bit. Actually for almost a full year. But I have an excuse! After nearly three years and many late nights and long weekends, I have an announcement.

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What To Do In Your First 90 Days As A Product Growth Manager?


Product management roles have experienced steady growth in recent years. The role of a Product Growth Manager (also Growth Product Manager) is an extension of the role to keep up with the evolving industry trends.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.