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Empowering Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Don’t let your roadmapping process put you in handcuffs

ProductBoard

When people think of product management or product strategy, the first thing they think of is the roadmap. And for good reason. Roadmapping offers a tangible view into the product development process. That’s why you’ll find so much information about how to approach and build better roadmaps.

How to use Empathy Mapping to Create Better Digital Products and Services

Emerge Insights

Companies that create exceptional customer experiences (CX) stand out from the competition. Great customer experiences create value for both customers and the business. It’s a focus on building a win/win relationship.

When Your Sprint Planning Meeting Goes Off the Rails

ProductPlan

Ask a room full of agile product managers what comes out of a sprint planning meeting, and most will list two things. The sprint goal: a written summary of what the team expects to complete during the next sprint.

Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

Be a Director, not a Manager by Fareed Mosavat

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Fareed Mosavat, Director of Product, Lifecycle, at Slack, shares his early career lessons on creativity from Pixar. He says being a great product leader is about being a director instead of a manager.

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Does Your Product Management Team Need to Transform?

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar, Five Steps to Transform Your Product Management Team , if you are a PM leader looking to improve your team’s people, process, and tools, to build a team of Product Leaders. Register here. Change is the law of life.

Fundamentals of Product Management – For the Last Time

Sequent Learning

Fundamentals of Product Management – For the Last Time. People often ask me why I write books and articles about product management. Sometimes I write as an outgrowth of my benchmark research with results worth sharing for the greater good of our community.

How to Master Hard Skills Quickly with “Ultralearning”

Nir Eyal

The post How to Master Hard Skills Quickly with “Ultralearning” appeared first on Nir and Far. Productivity

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Data-Driven Blunders and how to Avoid Them

Mind the Product

“We are a data-driven company”. You’ll travel far and wide before you find a tech startup that doesn’t pride itself on this claim. It’s become a tech staple – alongside free beer on Fridays, table football, and all the fruit you could dream of.

The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

Three Techniques for Uncovering Root Cause Customer Needs

Proficientz – Product Management University

When it comes to uncovering customer needs, it’s easy to get caught in the trap reacting and developing products and features that they ask for without first understanding the real business need and its value.

Prioritize Yourself

Ask Benny

There is no such concept as no time. It always gets down to priorities. Prioritizing Others If you ask product managers what are they responsible for, you will get various answers depending on the character of that product manager and the company in which they are working.

Measure Cycle Time, Not Velocity

Johanna Rothman

I'm not a fan of measuring velocity. Velocity is a point-in-time measure of capacity. That means that when things change for the team or in the code, the velocity often changes. See Velocity is Not Acceleration.). Instead, I like to measure cycle time.

Personal Growth – the Essence of Your Product Career by Kristina Walcker-Mayer

Mind the Product

In this talk from #MTP Engage Hamburg, I look at how you can embrace and accept your strengths and weaknesses and at what kind of people should you partner up with to create true value and drive success for your customers, your company, and yourself.

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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.

TEI 245: How the best product managers make better use of their time – with John Cutler

Product Innovation Educators

Product managers can say “no” with grace so they focus on making progress. This interview is about making better use of our time as product managers and it is with John Cutler, Product Evangelist at Amplitude. For the sake of time, let’s get right to the interview.

Get your team up and over the line with data-driven sales coaching

Inside Intercom

Sales has an unavoidable reality: sometimes, your team won’t hit their numbers. If your team isn’t reaching their goals, what are you doing as a leader to help them get up and over the line? Every manager should know how to effectively coach their reps.

PM Syllabus: Nine Books to Add to Your Required Reading List

ProductCraft

It’s back-to-school season! If you’re one of those product managers who miss cramming a semester’s worth of knowledge into five hours, fear not. We’ve created a syllabus that will take you back to those days. We all know that the best product managers are intensely curious.

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Rapid Prototyping – Philip Pantelides on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

For our first episode back after a summer break, we chat with Philip Pantelides, who takes us on a journey through Japan, Indonesia and beyond. (er, er, Bristol.)

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

“We’ll Need More UX Writers in Tech” – Interview with Yuval Keshtcher

UX Studio

“I’ve always loved writing. Still, I loved many other things when I was about to choose my career path. So I ended up a UX designer, but my heart started to beat faster and louder when I first woke up to the truth: Writing makes up a determinative part of UX.

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Types of product managers

The Product Coalition

A short guide that will help you find your career path in product management Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». product-management career-advice self-improvement life careers

Product Love Podcast: Patrick Campbell, CEO of ProfitWell

ProductCraft

Bootstrapping. Pricing. Freemium. Three words that incite fear in most product people. But don’t close your tab just yet. This week on Product Love, I sat down with Patrick Campbell, who has managed to turn those three things into a successful company called ProfitWell.

How to Avoid Market Feedback Traps

Mind the Product

If you were to ask me whether you, as a product manager , should you always listen to market feedback? My answer would be yes, definitely. Sometimes. Here’s why.

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.

Become an Innovation Expert at the 2020 Strategyzer Bootcamp

Strategyzer

Ready to take your innovation skills to the next level? Apply for Strategyzer’s 2020 Bootcamp. Boost your innovation practice with a 5-day deep dive into our tools, methodology and facilitation secrets and meet innovation practitioners from around the globe. Training

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Which participant recruitment method should I use for user research?

Userzoom

Technically there are an infinite number of ways you could attempt to recruit participants for your user research.

40 Favorite Interview Questions from Some of the Sharpest Folks We Know

First Round Review

Given the high-stakes nature of every hire, interviewing chops are always in need of sharpening. We’ve spent the past few months reaching out to some of the most thoughtful company builders in our network to pose a simple question: *What’s your favorite interview question to ask and why?

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Socially Preferable by Nathan Kinch

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Nathan Kinch, CEO at Greater Than X, examines the issues of ethics, privacy, and trust. He looks at how product managers can kick-start their ethics journey and ship products that make life better for everyone.

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.

Intercom on Product: Rise of the “keyboard-first” generation

Inside Intercom

?. In the latest episode of Intercom on Product, our SVP of Product Paul Adams and I dive into this question, and unpack what the sudden rise of a new generation of “keyboard-first” apps that focus on speed says about product design and how products evolve over time.

How Well Do You Really Know Your Customers?

Revulytics

Remember the still-maligned Windows Vista operating system upgrade ? What about Google’s Lively 3-D virtual world simulator and Allo instant messaging platform ?

Lee Duddell, Senior Director of UX Research, on ‘Common mistakes rookies make when testing (and how to overcome them)’

Userzoom

Lee Duddell, UserZoom’s Senior Director of UX Research, reveals some of the mistakes that newbies make when they’re running tests for the first time and how they can avoid them. .