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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.

API Analytics: The Ultimate Guide to Grow Your Platform Business

API product and platform owners have their own unique challenges. Learn how to leverage data to convert, understand, and support your customers better.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Win the Digital Transformation Game with the Product Mindset

Speaker: David DeWolf, Founder and CEO, 3Pillar Global

No matter what your idea is, no matter how good it is, and no matter how well you know your market, 3 out of 4 digital initiatives do not succeed. To better understand how to win, we should first understand why we’re failing. In this webinar, David DeWolf will share his experiences and lessons learned to help you succeed in playing the “product” game, instead of the “IT” game.

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?

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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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.

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.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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What Is Project Management?

The Product Coalition

Have you ever wondered what is project management? Is it really only about keeping everything in the line so we can finish the work in… Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». project-management management leadership life-lessons self-improvement

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?”

Our Favorite Thank You Notes from Customers and Testers

Centercode

‘Tis the season for gratitude. With Thanksgiving coming, we’re feeling especially grateful to work with you guys — the best customers, collaborators, contributors, and testers in the world!

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

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.

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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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.