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A product manager walks into a bar…

Inside Intercom

Many of us have seen improv comedy before, a form of theatre where the dialogue, action and characters are created on stage, on the fly, collaboratively by the players. We remember the laughs and the slapstick humor, but in fact improv is about more than just being funny.

10 Scaling Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

1 Involve the Right People. A small group of qualified individuals who have the right skills and motivation can be more productive than many individuals who lack the necessary expertise and act out of obligation. This is true for product people and development team members alike in my experience.

Developing a Test Strategy for the Agile World

Centercode

Test strategy is critical to the success of any testing effort – but where do you start? How does your strategy conform to different development methodologies? What should you tackle in-house, and what should you outsource? How you involve real users in beta testing?

A Comprehensive Guide to Hiring Product Managers

Spice Catalyst

Why Do You Need a Product Manager? There are various different inflection points in a business lifetime that drive the need to hire product management (PDM) resources.

How to Monetize Data with Analytics

For software vendors looking to grow their customer base and increase revenue in a crowded marketplace, successfully and seamlessly integrating analytics into a SaaS product is critical. Learn how to monetize and productize data with embedded analytics.

Women in Product Management: Liz Buderus, VP of Product Management at Epsilon

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Liz Buderus, Vice President of Product Management at Epsilon. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into product management? I became a product manager early in my career at Epsilon as it was a brand new role for the company. After a couple of years, I moved into sales for 15 years, but never gave up trying to improve our products.

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Peace in the Valley: Tips for Growing Product Managers by Rob Crook

Mind the Product

In this #mtpengage Manchester talk, Rob Crook of Moonpig talks about product management mastery, and how to overcome imposter syndrome. He says that Robert Green calls it mastery, Tim Ferris calls it becoming superhuman, and Cal Newport says you need to practise it for 10,000 hours.

Surviving the Existential Crisis of life as a product manager

Ganesh Shankar

In the world of product management, there’s one question that remains difficult and frustrating to answer no matter if you’re a newbie or

An Engineer’s Journey To Become A Data Scientist

Piyanka Jain

Unsplash Neha has an engineering and MBA background. She was looking to rejoin the workforce after several years on a personal sabbatical. Her last role had involved business process analysis, planning, and market research. It wasn’t something she wanted to go back to.

10 Traits of Great PMs

Noah Weiss

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A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

The Lizard Loop – How to Back up Rigour With Intuition by Roisi Proven

Mind the Product

In this #mtpengage Manchester talk, Roisi Proven of Gower Street Analytics talks about the lizard loop, which she describes as “backing rigour with intuition, after you’ve already backed up your intuition with rigour”.

Creating Flow and Value in Product Development

Amplitude

Let’s consider the time it takes to go from agreeing to do something to a customer receiving value. It may come as a surprise, but most of that time is not spent working. It’s spent waiting—waiting in backlogs, waiting for other people, waiting for feedback, waiting to be rolled out and adopted.

Are you cut out for Product Management?

BrainMates

We know Product Management is a tough gig. So many articles have been written about this multifaceted, multidimensional role encouraging us to continue to fight the good Product fight. But what about quitting Product Management? What about if your personality and attitude aren’t suited to the role?

The most important thing Dropbox did to scale Product Management

Hannah Test

These opinions are entirely my own, distilled from my experience at Dropbox in 2012–2015 as well as working with other startups. Since it’s

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

AI at an Early Stage Startup by Zara Tam

Mind the Product

Zara Tam loves building things that make an impact. Now at Verve, she was formerly a product manager at Founders Factory, where she led a revolutionary AI recruitment product called Chosen.

Product Management Today Summer Reading List

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Product Roles, Part 1: Product Managers, Product Owners, Business Analysts

Johanna Rothman

We have many words for people who shepherd the business value of a product. The many words aren't a problem, as long as we can all agree on what these various people are and they take responsibility for.

PRIME Your Competencies

Pragmatic Marketing

Distinctive competency is a great tool to help identify what makes your organization unique in your industry.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

Managing Change – Joe Leech on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Just call him Mr Joe. A UK-based consultant, Joe Leech has built a reputation for managing change (for both users and stakeholders) and as the guy to call when a product launch has gone wrong.

Five Tips to Combating Ageism in Hiring, Part 1 - Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

About a year ago, I wrote “Hiring Trap: Don't Hire Anyone Older Than….” Unfortunately, ageism is still rampant. If you are a candidate over the age of 40, you have encountered ageism. If you are also unemployed while you are looking for a job, you might feel as if you are up the proverbial creek.

Launch a Podcast like a Product Manager

Ask Benny

Bring product management into everything you do. Half a year ago an idea was slowly blooming. I should do a podcast about product management. Like any other thing I do, in order to bring it from idea to launch I approached it like a product manager.

The Path to Product Management

ProductCraft

“How did you get into product management?” ” I’ve gotten this question a lot, and I’m sure many other PMs have as well.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

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.

Coming Together at #mtpcon Singapore to Hone our Craft

Mind the Product

On March 25-26, 2019 we gathered over 400 passionate product people from 26 countries around the world in Singapore for two days of connecting, sharing, and moving our craft forward together.

Close the Feedback Loop: Why Negative Customer Feedback is Most Important.

Usersnap

Customer Feedback Loop is the process of enhancement for your products and services based on the feedback customers give you. It allows you to implement change according to what your customers have to say. This is one of the best ways to improve your company in an efficient and meaningful way. .

PM Interview Videos: iPhone Favorite Product

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

In this live mock product management interview, Stephen asks Muhammad why his favorite product is the iPhone, and what he would do to improve it.

How to Troubleshoot Java Application Slowness Using Java Transaction Tracing

eG Innovations

Why is the Java Application Slow? The performance of any application is measured by its availability and responsiveness. When an application is slow, IT operations staff must troubleshoot the cause of slowness, identify it and resolve it.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.