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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.

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

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.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

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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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


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

Proficientz – Product Management University

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,

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Organizing for Innovation

Spice Catalyst

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad. It is the Culture The Organization Organizing for Innovation Leadership Organizational Structure The Impact of Digital Who is the decider?

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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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.

Service Mapping by Katherine Wastell and Louise Nicholas

Mind the Product

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Katherine Wastell and Louise Nicholas, Head of Design and Product Designer respectively at Co-op Digital , tell us how we can use service maps to fix some of the many problems that we can face in the world of product.

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.

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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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.

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. You have to influence others and create conditions for them to do their best work. That's leadership. To be an effective product manager, you need to decide what kind of leader you want to be.

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”.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.