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Is it Time to Invest in Redesigning my Digital Product?

Mind the Product

Is it time to invest in redesigning my digital product? It is a question that many product leaders need to answer. This is an article to help you make the decisions by giving you contextual information and concrete examples.

Leadership Tip #2: Do the Right Thing, Even When it Feels Uncomfortable

Johanna Rothman

We all like to think we use our value-based integrity to decide and act. And I bet you've seen people who don't appear to use that kind of integrity. If you talk to them, they say they intend to do the right thing. However, they don't always act according to their intentions.


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How Product, Engineering, and Design Can Work in Harmony

The Product Coalition

The best Product Managers act as a force multiplier for their team. They leverage the intellectual capital of the people around them to build products that create value for customers and the business.

To MRD or not to MRD …

The Product Bistro

In the modern era, it seems that product management and organizations have eschewed the venerable MRD or marketing requirements document. However, it still has a place in the toolkit, and it should be leveraged more often. product management

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Old and out-of-date project management principles are still very much in place in countless organizations.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!

6 Products that Successfully Sailed the Storm of 2020

280 Group

Sink or Swim. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a devastating storm for many, as the American economy suffered some big blows (especially for small businesses). Those in the restaurant biz, retail, fitness, and etc. were forced to make major pivots to survive.

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How to Prioritize Features and Projects: Here’s the Ultimate List of Prioritization Frameworks

The Product Coalition

With 70+ methods listed, this is the most complete list of prioritization frameworks on the internet with tons of linked resources. This… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». prioritization business startup product-management project-management

Crossing the Chasm: How to Effectively Drive Innovation with Geoffrey Moore

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

How do you drive innovation? Welcome to this episode of the Enterprise Product Leadership podcast.

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Systems Thinking, Part 1: Building Product Resilience to Bypass Disaster

280 Group

In this 3-part series, we will look at how to apply elements of systems thinking to the problems of resilience, sustainability, and leadership in Product Management. When the pandemic hit, many business owners were faced with huge challenges they had no way of predicting.

Managing Your Startup Options – Karthik Suresh on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Everyone – or so we’re told – has the dream of joining or founding a hot startup and making their fortune, all while really proving their product chops. Though he’s now a Product Manager at Facebook, Karthik Suresh co-founded Altrest and grew from an early stage.

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.

Feedly is hiring a VP Marketing

Roy Madden

We are looking for a VP Marketing with a proven track record of driving growth in an early stage B2B SaaS environment. You will be responsible for developing and executing the Feedly marketing strategy.

Four Fundamental Mistakes You Are Making With Product OKRs

The Product Coalition

OKRs are an amazing tool to drive business success. Starting with OKRs is easy. Doing it right is not necessarily so, and especially with product OKRs that are a unique beast. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid.

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Listen to Dan and Me on the AgileThought Podcast 116

Johanna Rothman

I had a lovely conversation with Dan Neumann on the AgileThought Podcast: 116: Modern Management Made Easy with Johanna Rothman. We had a lovely conversation about the Modern Management Made Easy books. The show page has key takeaways and links to many of the resources we mentioned in the podcast.

An Explorer’s Mindset, by Tendayi Viki

Mind the Product

In this talk at ProductTank Cardiff, Tendayi Viki draws on ideas from his latest book – Pirates in the Navy – to share a rich set of tools for product leaders who are trying to balance the needs of exploration, innovation, and execution.

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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.

How to Build a Culture of Ownership, and Other Engineering Leadership Tips from Plaid & Dropbox

First Round Review

Jean-Denis Grèze has led engineering teams at Plaid and Dropbox: Here’s what he’s learned about crafting a bottoms-up culture, hiring and motivating large teams

Little Changes

The Product Coalition

Behind the scenes on deploying new product functionality Photo by Micha? Kubalczyk on Unsplash For the last month, I worked on changing a button. It sounds simple, but in the process, I’ve learned just how much you can affect through the smallest of changes.

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Customer Journey Analytics: Don’t Let All That User Data Make You See The Forest for The Trees


Customer journey analytics is your greatest resource in making sense of your user data. It can save you from not seeing the bigger picture or ‘not seeing the forest for the trees’. But can you take action on those insights?

A Complete Guide to Developing Great Product Managers

Mind the Product

In my new book Strong Product People: A Complete Guide to Developing Great Product Managers, I’ve aimed to deliver everything a product leader needs to help team members live up to their full potential and to feel empowered.

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.

TEI 319: Product Innovation Management – with Jerry Fix

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can innovate throughout the entire product lifecycle. As we move into 2021, the name of this podcast is changing to better reflect our objective here—product managers becoming product masters. That new name is Product Masters Now. .

My Top 5 Product Books and How I Help Myself to Read More

The Product Coalition

These are my top five product books that you should read no matter which point of your career you are at. Sometimes it is hard to get your… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». book-recommendations reading product-manager product-management

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Some Companies Saw a Pandemic Boom — How do They Stave off a Bust?


On January 15, 2020, the United States confirmed its first case of coronavirus. Over the next six weeks, as the virus spread throughout the country and around the world, daily life changed incrementally at first, then seemingly all at once.

January Roundup: Product Careers, Setting Product Goals, Product Leadership and More

Mind the Product

Kicking off 2021, this month’s membership content has focused on goal setting, product careers, and more. Read on for a recap and, if you’re not yet a member but would love to get in on the action, you can check out our membership plans today.

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!

Wide-Ranging Conversation About Modern Management with Tom Cagley

Johanna Rothman

Do you listen to Tom Cagley's SPaMCAST? Software Process and Measurement CAST). Tom has interviewed me several times before. This time, in SPaMCAST 635 – Practical Ways to Manage, A Conversation with Johanna Rothman, we discuss the Modern Management Made Easy books.

How to Write Great Product Specifications

The Product Coalition

A flexible framework for one of today’s most important business documents “A great product manager has the brain of an engineer, the heart of a designer, and the speech of a diplomat.”?—?Deep

Tap into this User Engagement Strategy to Experience Hyper-growth


An excellent user engagement strategy can have a ripple effect on what product marketers’ care the most about: Make your users see the value of your product and its features during the free trial. Stop users from only signing up and then never using the product.

Why Your Entire Company Should Talk with Customers Weekly


I have a challenge for you. Everyone in your tech company should spend time with customers weekly. Yes, weekly. Helping everyone in your organization regularly engage with customers—specifically team members in non-customer facing roles—is powerful and even transformative.

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.