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Product Management: How to Go from Good to Great

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Companies live and die by their product lines. Yes, every single corner of your company matters. But your products are your foundation. Creating and selling them is the core function of your company. Your products bring in your revenue. They drive your growth.

“Innovate or Die:” Lessons from Disney on challenging the status quo in your product strategy


Sometimes it’s crystal clear that the products we deliver to customers today won’t be what they want in the long run, or even a year from now. But what if you have something to lose by changing your R&D strategy? It might be revenue, a good-sized user base, or even all the time you spent to get where you are. This post is about navigating that tricky obstacle course to achieve long-term innovation.

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Can’t Prioritize? Use This Six-Week Process to Create Your Roadmap


Despite the proliferation of roadmapping tools, prioritization remains the most difficult part of the process. Without a way to reinforce the order of roadmap items, it just won’t stick. Over my years as a PM, I’ve established an effective roadmapping process.

Why you Should Build for People, not for Users

Mind the Product

In this blog post, I’ll explain why product managers need to solve user problems in a way that offers a great experience and makes them feel as though they’re understood.

From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

5 Whys: Examples, explanations, and how to find the causes of problems


5 Whys: Examples, explanations, and how to find the causes of problemsEvan Roxanna RamzipoorFreelance writerEvan Roxanna Ramzipoor is a writer based in California. She is the author of The Ventriloquists, and her writing has been featured in McSweeney’s, Salon, and others. Check out her work at some point, we’ve all experienced a problem with […]. The post 5 Whys: Examples, explanations, and how to find the causes of problems appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

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What Is User Retention?


As product usage analytics deliver a growing stream of data and insights into product team dashboards, user retention metrics have become an increasingly reliable KPI to measure customer, product, and company health.

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What user researchers need to know about accessibility


Welcome to the second part of our series where we delve into the more technical aspects of accessibility design offering practical guidance on making digital experiences open to everyone.

Where, Why, and When Product Managers Should Collaborate With Researchers, and Vice Versa


As approaches to data collection evolve along with the increased pace of decision making within businesses, the dynamic between researchers and product management teams is changing. The democratization of data has muddled the responsibilities of both functions.

Overcoming Cognitive Biases That Reduce Feature Adoption

Mind the Product

In this blog post, I’ll explore how momentum behavior, loss aversion, and the default effect can influence the adoption rates of product features and give examples of how you can address these hurdles.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

What You Need to Know When Visualizing Your Goals

Nir Eyal

The post What You Need to Know When Visualizing Your Goals appeared first on Nir and Far. Productivity


Celebrating Clayton Christensen: On Hiring a Milkshake

280 Group

This week, we lost a giant of Business Strategy, as we said goodbye to Clayton Christensen. The Man Behind the Shakedown. Christensen was a globally-recognized professor, speaker, and a best-selling author. The world is rightfully reflecting on his body of work and the substantial legacy he left us.

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The Solutions Manager Role In Its Purest Form. Consider It!


The solutions manager role in its purest form mirrors one or more customer business functions. It feeds product management, product marketing, sales and customer success teams, and has no intended alignment to any products.

Cracking The Data Code – Mike Bugembe on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Edwards Deming wrote, “In God we trust, all others must bring data.” ” Product people hold on to this as a mantra – how else can we defend ourselves from random requests? – but we’re not always taught how best to use data. In this week’s episode,

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.

What is the Product of the VP Product?

Ask Benny

When your product is your team. Your Team is Your Product One of the hardest things for a VP Product to do, as the team of product managers under his lead grows, is to release control. As a VP Product, you need to trust your product managers to make the right decisions. You need to empower them.

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Product Success in 2020 – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – Product Success in 2020: Six Trends You Must Track. 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.

The Art of Asking Good Questions with The Language Compass


A big problem that we often see out in the field is that we humans have a tendency to make a lot of assumptions. Organizational Culture Thought Leadership Tools Books

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Where Physical Meets Digital by Lucy Gill

Mind the Product

For companies that are used to creating and managing physical products, the shift to digital can be quite challenging. In this ProductTank London talk, Lucy Gill, Founder of Digills Consulting gives some insight into these challenges. She takes us through: Things that catch companies off guard.

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.

Talk the Walk

Ask Benny

Express your thoughts and beliefs to become a better professional When people are thinking about self-branding, many times they imagine only the “external” benefits.

A Leader's Guide to Implementing OKRs

Sachin Rekhi

I'm a firm believer that Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), the goal-setting framework invented at Intel and popularized by Google and John Doerr , can be a highly effective leadership tool for a team of any size.

TEI 266: The many ways professional organizations help product managers – with Mark Adkins

Product Innovation Educators

The benefits of joining the PDMA community of product managers. Like many product managers, my path to product management was rather accidental. After leading software product teams for 10 years, I discovered the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA).

How Can You Nurture a Day-one Mindset?

Mind the Product

Day-one psychology asks you to generate an interrupt to your mindset continually, or regularly, in order for you to perform at your best. Here are a few tricks and tips to help you accomplish this. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos famously signs off his annual shareholder letter “It remains day 1”.

The Product Manager's Guide to Retention

This book walks through multiple aspects of retention, including why it’s so important, how to best measure it, and how to set goals for the different stages of retention. It also provides strategies for improving retention across the customer journey.

Why Product Managers should care about Development Culture

Ask Benny

Make sure your tools are optimized. As product managers, we focus on many things including strategy, execution and mostly connecting strategy and execution. When it gets to development culture many product managers feel it is not their problem because it is the domain of the VP R&D.

Feature Engineering?—?Hypothesis-driven vs. ML-driven

Piyanka Jain

Feature Engineering?—?Hypothesis-driven Hypothesis-driven vs. ML-driven I was talking to a CTO of a Fortune 100 bank this morning and we got talking about feature engineering in AI/ML models. With the advent of ML and AI, many believe that the statistical methods of feature engineering are redundant. For example, in the case of a supervised classification 0/1 problem, many use LASSO now to identify features of importance instead of using the correlation matrix (stat approach).

Professor Clayton Christensen | An Appreciation

Business of Software Conference

Professor Clayton Christensen | An Appreciation. We’re very sad to hear that Professor Clayton Christensen has died at the tragically early age of 67. He was a mensch. He left a dent in the universe and leaves a hole that cannot be replaced.

How AI Is Changing The Product Management Job Description by Mayukh Bhaowal

Mind the Product

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Mayukh Bhaowal, Director of Product Management at Salesforce Einstein , takes us through how product managers must adjust in the era of artificial intelligence and what they must do to build successful AI products.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Technical Debt vs Product Managers

Ask Benny

Why should product managers involve themselves with prioritizing technical debt? When it comes to technical debt many product managers do not like to get involved. They see it totally as the domain of the development.

What augmented analytics mean to UX/UI design

Imaginary Cloud - Design

In 2017, Gartner introduced the concept augmented analytics in his Augmented Analytics is the Future of Data and Analytics report. In broader terms, the concept can be defined as data preparation and presentation through the use of machine learning and natural language processing (spoken or written).

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What kind of leader do you want to be?

Pragmatic Marketing

Editor's Note: Also see Tom Noser's article, "Taking Inventory: Identify Your Leadership Strengths (and Weaknesses) for Career Success," in the Winter 2020 issue of The Pragmatic magazine. Product management is a leadership position.