Sat.Nov 23, 2019 - Fri.Nov 29, 2019

Intercom on Product: The intersection of company and product strategy

Inside Intercom

Five years ago I wrote about how product strategy means saying no – you must ruthlessly protect your product from feature creep. . Saying no, however, is just one part of a successful product strategy.

The UX of Data

Amplitude

Generating data is easy. Ensuring it is reliable and widely accessible is hard. Data is often not accessible unless you can write code. People in non-technical roles rely on data every day to make decisions, develop ideas or measure success.

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Why People Buy and What it Means for Your Product

ProductPlan

Your customers don’t want to buy your product. I mean, sure, they’re willing to hand over the cash (or credit card or bitcoin) to purchase it. And yes, after they pay up, they want the actual product to be in their possession. But that’s not why people buy.

Time Management – a Leader’s Responsibility

Mind the Product

Bad time-management in product teams (or any team for that matter) is a source of pain for many but, by taking some simple actions you can ensure they’re a thing of the past. Here’s how you can support your team’s time-management as a product leader.

The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

How to standardize user research in your organization

Userzoom

If you’re in the process of democratizing UX beyond the boundaries of your own UX team, and equipping other people in the organization with the skills to run their own research, s tandardization can increase efficiency and helps set expectations of what’s involved in a user research project.

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How Slavery in Today’s World Impacts Product Development

The Product Coalition

Stories and Six Reasons Why The Cost to Build Products Competes with The Cost to End Slavery For those who don’t know, my family’s home country, Nevis was one of the wealthiest islands in the British West Indies during the transatlantic slave trade.

Tactical vs. Strategic: Where Product Managers Really Spent Their Time in 2019

ProductCraft

When Jim, a mid-career product manager, joined his company last year, he had big goals. He saw himself acting as the voice of the market, interviewing users, and collaborating with the data science team to identify trends. He wanted to create a plan and a roadmap to move his product from No. 3 to No.

Behind the Product: What to Do When Your Demo Cracks—Tesla Cybertruck

280 Group

As I watched the Tesla Cybertruck demo literally shatter right before our eyes the other night, I confess I had some sympathy for Elon Musk. I’ve been there—I suspect many other Product Managers have been there too. You’ve planned this for months.

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Product Management Executive Roundtable Highlights

Proficientz – Product Management University

I began organizing this Product Management Executive Roundtable couple of years ago at the request of a few clients. They brought to my attention the fact that there aren’t any networking forums specifically for product management VPs, SVPs and CPOs.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

The Unintentional Career of John Cutler

Mind the Product

Multiple hat wearer. Prod dev nut. This is John Cutler’s online bio. He’s someone you’ll certainly have come across if you’re at all interested in any of the discussion around the thinking and theory behind product management.

India needs Product Success Managers

Spice Catalyst

It is not well known, but the job of the product manager is the most important job in the company. But seldom understood. Too many think that a new product is somehow is handed down from inspiration, technology or an idea from brainstorming or innovation.

Creating a Highly Skilled PM Team – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – Building Great Products With Superior Product Management Skills. You can view the accompanying blog post here. We received so many great questions on the topic and have included answers to the top questions down below.

TEI 257: What it takes to create a successful food product – with Dave Hirschkop

Product Innovation Educators

Learn from the food industry to spice up your product management. I have often discovered new insights about developing and managing products when talking with someone in a different industry than I normally work in.

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

Don’t Call it Improv – David Farkas on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

If you’ve got a background in waterfall processes, it can seem as if agile techniques are just about making it up as you go along.

Organizational Structure Considerations

Spice Catalyst

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad. The key to overall company and product success is focusing the entire business on the customer and the customer’s experience. If done well, the profits will follow.

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How Does Storytelling Help You To Create Better Digital Products?

UX Studio

Storytelling has recently become a buzzword. If you are working in the field of digital product management, you probably heard about it in some way. It is widely used in every phase of a product life cycle: all the way from design to marketing.

List of cognitive biases: A Handy collection for product leaders

NextBigWhat

[link] As a founder / product leader / marketer – the biggest thing you can do to yourself and your business is to understand that you are biased. Biased based on your life history, based on where you are, the context, your version of future etc.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Designing Meaningful Human Experiences by Kate O’Neill

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London keynote, Kate O’Neill, founder of KO Insights , considers the question: How can humanity prepare for an increasingly machine, tech and data-driven future? Key Points. W e need to prepare society for an increasingly tech and data-driven future.

What are confidence intervals and why do we need them in usability studies?

Userzoom

In our continuing effort to demystify the statistics in your user research studies , we’re looking at confidence intervals: why do we need them, what are they, and why they are useful? Why do we need confidence intervals?

User Engagement Metrics that Drive Application and Feature Retention

Revulytics

Product teams work tirelessly to build products that customers will love. But how do they know when it is time to celebrate their success? Or how do they know when they may need to go back to the drawing board and try again?

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Project Portfolio Problems Masquerade as Project Problems

Johanna Rothman

A potential client called me. “What's a good tool to see the state of my projects? I need a tool.” ” I asked, “What problems do you see?” ” “Everything is late. No one's synchronized. I can't tell where the projects are.” ” “How many projects do you have in progress?” ” “At least 100.” ” (I was pretty sure I now understood the problem.) “How many people do you have working on the projects?”

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

From Product Manager to Product Executive by Jonathan Nightingale

Mind the Product

Unfortunately, a crystal clear career path from product manager to product executive just doesn’t exist. So, if you are working towards becoming a product leader, you’ll quickly realize that your progression roadmap isn’t as well-defined as that of your engineering or sales counterpart.

How to achieve 2,500% revenue growth: 5 lessons from Paddle’s Ed Fry

Inside Intercom

These companies obviously have an amazing product. They’ve got a great way of telling that product’s story to the world. And they’re really, really good at selling.

11 guidelines for nightmarish UX design

TryMyUI

Last month, in what has become a TryMyUI Halloween tradition, we revisited our UX House of Horrors, piling on fresh design atrocities to make users shiver in fear. Here are some of the highlights. The post 11 guidelines for nightmarish UX design appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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It Might Be Too Late To Save Your Biggest Customers

Gainsight

It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow in the U.S., and if you haven’t gotten your supplies and ingredients together, you’re not. quite totally screwed, but at best you’ll be in trouble at the grocery store tonight.

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

The art of ‘add to cart’: optimizing for the biggest shopping weekend of the year

Mixpanel

Checkouts ring / are you listening? Your favorite chain / has free shipping… It’s no secret that this weekend’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday doubleheader presents a wonderland of opportunity for online retailers.

How to Upgrade Your QA Team to QA Automation Engineers With Java: The Real Case

The Product Coalition

Whatever industry you are working in, any requires you to keep your skills up to date. The most illustrative example of this point relates to software testing. QA specialists face more and more challenges during the work: the volume of tests rises while technologies dynamically change.

Black Friday Deals // A BoS Autopsy on the Black Friday hype

Business of Software Conference

A BoS Autopsy on Black Friday. Your inboxes have no doubt been flooded for most of November with “Pre-Black Friday Discounts”, “register now for early access to Black Friday deal” and my personal favourite “#000000Friday”.