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The 40 Best Questions to Ask in an Interview — How to Go Deeper Than “What’s the Culture Like?”

First Round Review

Top startup leaders shared their favorite thought-provoking questions for candidates to ask during an interview to stand out from the crowd and gain in-depth knowledge about the company, the team, and the role

Negotiating with Sales: A Guide for Product Managers

Mind the Product

As a product leader, you’ve likely been in this situation. The sales team needs one specific feature to close a new opportunity with a large new prospect. Your gut instinct tells you that you’ve done right through customer interviews and competitor research.

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Product lessons through a meditation app

The Product Coalition

Product lessons from a meditation app Photo by Le Minh Phuong on Unsplash edited on Photolab.me I was recently reading my post on how to design user registration flows. A couple of thoughts occurred to me. I will illustrate them through using an example.

How to Fuel the Right Culture for a Winning Product Team [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn more in-depth about our full list of tips on fueling team culture, sign up for our upcoming webinar, 10 Keys to Unlocking a Winning Product Team. Product Leaders.

The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

5 Plays Every Sales Playbook Should Have

Proficientz

The whole point of creating a sales playbook is to give your sales team “situational sales tools” that make them highly effective in every part of the sales process. The end game is a shorter sales process where you’re the clear choice.

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The PMwheel – a Compass for the Product Manager Development Journey

Mind the Product

Back in 2016, I was working with the product organization of a larger tech company. They asked me to help every product manager on the team “understand the role of the product manager better,” and to help the product managers understand what “better” would actually look like.

Drive Growth by Picking the Right Lane — A Customer Acquisition Playbook for Consumer Startups

First Round Review

In Dan Hockenmaier's and Lenny Rachitsky's experience, founders are often surprised to learn that there are very few routes to scalable new customer acquisition.

B2B Product Manager Magazine October 2020

Proficientz

The B2B Product Manager October 2020. The product led growth model is gaining tremendous momentum. This month we look at the impact on product management and product marketing. It’s big, or maybe that’s just the way it should have always been.

Gainsters of Gainsight: Meet Minh Phan, Senior Director of Product Management

Gainsight

Tell us a bit about yourself and what your role is at Gainsight. I’m responsible for Product Management and Technical Communications. As one team, we provide relevant guidance to users when they need it, whether it is through documentation or inside the product.

How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

Attend #mtpcon Digital – Convince Your Boss and Get the Cost Covered

Mind the Product

Our next instalment of #mtpcon Digital is just around the corner and if you’re already wondering how you’ll convince your boss to let you attend and expense your ticket, we’re here to lend a hand.

Collection, Analysis, Action: A Beginner’s Guide to the Product Stack

Mixpanel

This post is written by TWG, a product consultancy specializing in modern application development , data engineering, and product growth. Since 2002, they have helped both scale-ups and large enterprises achieve their conversion, engagement, and retention goals.

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TEI 305: Become a product naming champ – with Alexandra Watkins

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can create product names that make people smile. Not many product managers get involved in naming products, and that is a mistake.

Become a Product Visionary with Alternative Futures Analysis

The Product Coalition

Photo by Matt Noble on Unsplash In the 1990s and 2000s, Blockbuster was the nation’s top video rental company, with over 8,000 stores across the globe. By 2010, the company had shuttered all of its stores (except this one you can rent on airbnb). What went wrong?

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Balancing Family Life with a Career in Product Management – Shelly Kalish & Karen Hershenson on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

“People are hard.” ” That’s what Mind the Product co-founder Janna Bastow said in her keynote speech at #mtpcon in 2017.

How to Use Cohort Analysis to Master Product Retention

Indicative

Product Retention and the Status Quo. We get it – retaining your customers is hard work. The average worldwide retention rate in mobile apps from 2012 – 2019 was less than 35%. This means product teams have to work hard to improve onboarding and engagement to retain customers.

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What Lifecycle or Agile Approach Fits Your Context? Part 6, Create Your Agile Approach

Johanna Rothman

I discussed the origins of the agile approaches in Part 5. In this post, I'll discuss how you can create an agile approach that fits your context. Why should you create your own agile approach? Because your context is unique to you, your team, project, product, and culture.

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A Psycho-analytical Approach to Creating High-Converting Websites

The Product Coalition

Symmetrical landing page structures which popular web-building tools offer may not always deliver the conversion you expect if you do not understand the mechanisms behind them. Photo by ?? ??

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

Product Accountability – Appraise Products Like a Manager

Mind the Product

Performance reviews, evaluations, or appraisals are awful, and we need more of them. it’s time to recognize the need for Product teams to evaluate themselves based on the performance reviews of their products.

The Essential Common Ground For Highly Effective Teamwork

Strategyzer

In a recent workshop we hosted with close to 100 participants, we asked participants “what organisational problems, obstacles, and risks are preventing you from successfully testing business ideas”? One of the biggest pains iterated by most participants was the lack of time.

UX Researcher Salaries

UserInterviews

How experience, type of role, and company size play into how much UX researchers make

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Here are the 10 most clarifying questions a PM should ask (often)

The Product Coalition

Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash I recently came across this article on “ Eigenquestions ” which speaks about the idea of identifying the most important question when looking to make a decision or taking on an initiative (“the question where, if answered, it likely answers the subsequent questions as well”).

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Can you be a Mom and a Product Manager? – Shelly Kalish & Karen Hershenson on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

“People are hard.” ” That’s what Mind the Product co-founder Janna Bastow said in her keynote speech at #mtpcon in 2017.

Ready, Set, Read: Starting a PM Book Club at Your Organization

ProductCraft

Are you looking for a way to transition your org to a more product-focused mindset? I wouldn’t blame you — there are numerous benefits to shifting to a product mindset, from becoming truly Agile to transforming into a fully-fledged product-led organization. But how do you do it?

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Productboard accelerates growth to serve larger organizations and teams

ProductBoard

We are delighted to announce new additions to our product, customer base, and leadership team, as well as a refresh of our brand!

How to Develop Your Product Career, Using the Product Quadrants

The Product Coalition

Photo by Prateek Katyal on Unsplash Most of us have a hard enough time living in the here and now and doing our day jobs, let alone thinking about the future. It’s understandable that most of us don’t make time for personal development.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Building And Scaling Empowered Teams: AMA With Nate Walkingshaw

Mind the Product

In this AMA session, exclusively for MTP Leaders, Nate Walkingshaw reveals some of the tough leadership lessons he learned early on in his career, how to build and scale a culture of trust, and why he wishes we’d all stop using the word ‘failing’ If you missed it, you can watch the whole session again, [.]. Read More.

Nate Brown on why proactive CX is the next competitive battleground

Inside Intercom

Today, numerous studies echo this sentiment: a recent report from Forrester found that brands with a superior customer experience bring in 5.7 times more revenue than their competitors.

Onwards & upwards! A fresh new brand to take Productboard into the future

ProductBoard

I founded Productboard five years ago with a simple mission: to help companies build products that matter, together. Five years may not seem like much, but in the hyper-growth world of startups, it’s a long time.