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Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

Mind the Product

As technology professionals, we have been stuck at metaphorical basecamp for years. We’ve looked at the summit, attempted the various routes other teams have created, and worked hard on dialling in the basics of making sure we have food, water, and shelter.

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The Value Inequality – The Real Meaning Of “Customer Value”

PM Hardcore

Cost Plus Pricing = No Good. You must balance value versus (multiple) costs to determine price. (By By Hans Splinter, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)). People sometimes ask me “how should I price my product?” so I Googled it. I found a LOT of blog posts about pricing.

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Product Roadmap Success: BWP Hosts Lively Roundtable Discussion

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By Garima Painuly- One of the constant challenges a product manager faces is creating a focused product roadmap that is aligned with expectations of all stakeholders, and defending that roadmap against distractions.

Have A Very Happy Easter!

The Accidental Product Manager

If It’s Easter, Then Spring Must Be Here! Finally! Easter has finally arrived. I hope that you are going to be able to take some time off and celebrate this special season as Spring is just around the corner and Winter is quickly becoming a distant memory!

Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

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Agile Beyond Software

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I recently attended a meeting of the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network on the topic Agile Beyond Software. The speaker was Jeanne Bradford, her talk was based on her experience developing customized Agile processes for hardware companies.

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When was the Last Time you Talked to Your Customers?

Mind the Product

love asking people this question. It is quite a shocker that most people can’t really answer it. Everyone talks and writes about the importance of customer development, but companies still don’t spend enough time really talking to their customers.

How a cow describes your business model

Lead on Purpose

Today I wanted to have a little bit of fun. Long-time readers probably know that I grew up on a cattle ranch, and despite my 20+ year career in products and leadership, I still love cows, horses and the rural … Continue reading → Innovation business cows crowdsourcing freemium subscription

Analyzing your Buyer’s Journey

Under10 Playbook

“Consider this: most high school sports teams spend more time and money on win/loss analysis than most companies.” ” — Steve Johnson, Turn Ideas Into Products. About 5,000 miles or 6 months ago, I bought a new car.

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

Go Agile With Market-Driven User Stories

Pragmatic Marketing

Getting a product to the market is hard. You might think that the hardest part is building the product itself, but I think the most challenging part is deciding what to build in the first place. Specifically, articulating what to build and why it’s important. For some product people, agile makes articulating requirements even harder.

Third-Party Software Integration: Best Practice, Perils and Pitfalls

Mind the Product

Product management teams often ask themselves if third-party integration is right for their software product roadmap. The thinking is that you should integrate with products such as Salesforce and Slack, because you never would want to try to build those sorts of products by yourselves.

Deadlines

Brandon Chu

giphy.com For as long as I’ve been working in tech I’ve heard this oscillating debate about the use of deadlines in projects, with particularly strong opinions from those against them: “I don’t believe in deadlines.

Even More Amazing Speakers for #mtpcon London 2017

Mind the Product

Mind the Product London 2017 on September 8 will be better than ever, with more workshops, more networking, and more fun than ever.

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?