Sat.May 25, 2019 - Fri.May 31, 2019

The Promiscuous Product Manager by Jen Dante

Mind the Product

Jen Dante, Head of Product for Payroll at Square, opens her talk at #mtpcon Singapore by telling us that humans are terrible at making predictions. This is unfortunate for product managers, given that at its core, our job is all about making predictions.

Product Management Mentorship, an Essential Career Tool

bpma ProductHub

by Lynne Levy – One of the most critical moments in my career as a product manager was when I was a junior product manager. I had emerged from a meeting with engineering where they tore my requirements apart, and became angry and emotional in the process.

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Your algorithms WILL be wrong. Is your product ready?

The Product Coalition

Photo by Moose Photos from Pexels Two weeks ago I had a meeting at a nearby city. I found a parking spot on the street, set payment for ‘on-street parking services’ using my favorite parking app, and headed off to the meeting.

Meet the researchers! Rose Leitner & Becky Wright, Product User Experience Research


Welcome to a brand new series where we introduce you to the people behind UserZoom. You may assume that we’re either just a fully automated service floating around in the cloud, or that our sole employee is a giant orange owl.

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

Why Product Demos are so Valuable

Mind the Product

When you design and build a product, it is important that you regularly demo completed work with the team and key stakeholders.

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What’s up with the new website? Taking the first step toward a new brand

Inside Intercom

Seen the new look on the Intercom website today? We made an in-depth video to share our redesign process (scroll down), but for those who don’t have 18 minutes to spare, read on. Memorable brands create enduring connections with the people who interact with them.

In-Lab Testing 101: A User Researcher’s Guide


So much more than creating Frankenstein’s monster! As part of our UX 101 education series , where we discuss the different types of studies and research methodologies you can use with the UserZoom platform, we’d like to introduce our readers to the exciting world of in-lab testing!

Discover Everything – Teresa Torres on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

In 2017, Teresa Torres gave one of our favourite talks on the Mind the Product stage, introducing the concept of Opportunity Solution Trees. Simple, powerful, and immediately useful, it’s been a critical part of our toolkits ever since.

April Dunford: ‘Obviously Awesome’ UK Book Launch Tour

Business of Software Conference

1-2 July 2019, April Dunford UK Book Launch Tour.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Actionable strategies for better user onboarding

Inside Intercom

There are two funnels for SaaS companies. The first is all about acquiring new users. The second is all about keeping them. You can growth hack the first one, but to build a great business, you need to invest in the second one. The key to solving the second funnel is onboarding.

CPOs Share What it Means to Be a Product Manager


What does it mean to be a product manager? It’s a question explored in an animated panel discussion at the inaugural ProductCraft conference in San Francisco a few weeks ago.

3 Days of Product Love: MTP Engage Hamburg 2019

Mind the Product

For the third time MTP Engage brought together product people from Germany and further afield – this year in a packed three-day agenda. Day 1: Leadership Forum. We started with the first-ever MTP Leadership Forum in Hamburg , a decidedly intimate event for 40 product leaders.

3 Customer Engagement Tips for Lifestyle Apps


Customer centricity and engagement are the hot topics of this year’s business conversations, especially for apps in the Lifestyle category.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Working as a designer in a foreign language

Inside Intercom

The design industry speaks English. The articles we read, the tools we use, the conferences we attend: we all speak the same language when it comes to design. If you are investing in self-development and learning about UX, it’s highly likely the materials you use are in English.

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TEI 231: 75 examples of innovation in well-known brands – with Giles Lury

Product Innovation Educators

Short stories, big ideas about innovation and product management. I love innovation stories of how a product came into being or was made more valuable. Our guest, Giles Lury, loves them too.

What Your Painfully Slow Hiring Process Says About Your Product

Mind the Product

A few years back I interviewed for a product role with an event management company. The beginning of the process was typical – I visited their local office for three hours of initial interviews, followed by another three hours of virtual interviews with their San Francisco office.

Product Love Podcast: Daniel Elizalde, VP and Head of IoT Products at Ericsson


This week on Product Love, I sat down with Daniel Elizalde, the VP and Head of IoT Products at Ericsson. He’s helped train over a thousand product professionals and teaches his own course at Stanford’s Continuing Studies program. It’s probably safe to say that Daniel’s an expert on all things IoT.


How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Intercom on Product: How we unlock the power of feedback

Inside Intercom

When we ship, we of course have done our diligence with research and design, but we’re also keenly aware that there’s so much we don’t know.

How to Use Feature Discovery to Improve Product Adoption


Feature discovery is an important aspect of any SaaS product. It has the power to drastically improve adoption of your product and any new features you release. For some reason, however, a lot of SaaS companies overlook it, or fail to utilize it effectively.

World Product Day: Organization as a Product by Neville Reeves

Mind the Product

At ProductTank Montevideo (Mvd) we celebrated World Product Day earlier this month with a presentation from an awesome product leader, VP of Product Strategy at Rootstrap, Neville Reeves.

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Python Automation Testing: innerText vs textContent – All You Need to Know

Modus Create

This is part of the Python Automation Testing blog series. You can review the code from this article on the Python Automation Git repo. Some time ago, I had to write some tests for an Ionic app. While writing them I found something strange happening on the element text assertions.

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

Establishing a market-led culture with a Product Management framework


SnapComms is a medium-sized New Zealand software company who wanted to evolve its sales-led culture into a market-led culture. After hearing Rich Mironov talk about the slippery slope of sales-led companies , they decided to learn about Product Management.

Product Planning, Information Persistence, & Product Lifetime

Johanna Rothman

I've been thinking a lot about planning recently. Many of my clients want to create long-term plans, based on data with short validity, even for products in a high state of change.

Introducing MINDSET: Helpful Answers to Your Product Questions

Mind the Product

You’ve got questions, we’ve got training! We’ve recently released some testimonial videos that take a peek into our training. They let you hear from the product managers who teach our curriculum, and give you a good look at what a Mind the Product Training session is like.

5 Reasons Why Adobe XD will Rule UI Design Tools

UX Studio

We all know design tools, and consider none of them perfect. We also fret trying new programs, falling back on familiar ones. However, this article will inspire you to start using and discovering new tools! We at UX studio are not a part of the Adobe Group. Some of us don’t even like their applications at all. Still, let me tell you five reasons Adobe XD will rule the UI design tools and prototyping. It offers: Seamless work with other Adobe products. Amazing animations with one click.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.