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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

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.

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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How to Build Your Dream Analytics Stack

Indicative

Every company, of every size — even organizations of just one person — are navigating a data avalanche problem. There’s more information on hand than organizations know how to use or manage. Every team — from product to marketing, and IT to engineering — is generating data.

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.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

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?

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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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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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.

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

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 ?? ??

Is Product Perfection Really Attainable?

Centercode

Imagine: A delightful, bug-free product springs fully formed from your PRD and lands directly into your customers’ waiting hands. Seems impossible? That’s only because…it is. No product is perfect at the start.

UX Researcher Salaries

UserInterviews

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

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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.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

What’s Your Spirit Muppet?

The Product Coalition

Celebrate your uniqueness and your role in your team Continue reading on Product Coalition ». self-improvement management life-lessons leadership team-building

What Lifecycle or Agile Approach Fits Your Context? Part 5, Origins of Agile Approaches

Johanna Rothman

The original signatories of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development wanted to solve these specific problems: How can we: Bring more adaptability to software development? Stop “ plan the work and work the plan ” thinking? Release something of value earlier? Especially since teams now had these levers, from the iterative and incremental approaches: Prototype something for fast feedback. Release something and obtain feedback.

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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!

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.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

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”).

Why Filmmaking and Product Management Are More Alike Than You Might Think

ProductCraft

Documentary filmmaking and product management are two separate disciplines, worlds apart, right? As it turns out, the processes of producing a documentary film and designing products are actually a lot more alike than it might seem.

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.