2020

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How to Manage Product Managers

ProductCraft

“Management is the most noble of professions if it’s practiced well. No other occupation offers as many ways to help others learn and grow, take responsibility and be recognized for achievement, and contribute to the success of a team.” Clayton Christensen (for more great PM lessons from Clayton, read 8 lessons product managers can learn.

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A flight-tested framework for effective goal

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

One of the most impactful things a product leader can do to help their team succeed is to point everyone in the same direction—to channel all of the team’s energy, focus, and resources towards an aligned outcome.

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Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired

280 Group

Congratulations! You’re on the verge of one of the most exciting and fastest-growing careers today. Over the past several decades, I’ve interviewed hundreds and hired dozens of Product Managers at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and burgeoning startups.

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Be a Schedule Builder, Not a To-Do List Maker

Nir Eyal

The post Be a Schedule Builder, Not a To-Do List Maker appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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A Practical Guide for Agile Teams (2020)

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

This is my complete guide to Product Discovery in 2020.

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4 ways you are probably doing Product Analytics

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

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The Product Strategy Cycle

Roman Pichler

Enter the Cycle. Traditionally, strategy and execution are often viewed as separate, sequential pieces of work that are carried out by different people. For example, a product manager might determine the product strategy and one or more development teams might be tasked with executing it. But as long as innovation, change, and risk are present, this approach is ineffective.

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A Decade of Product Management

Melissa Perri

I've been reflecting on the last decade in Product Management. We've come a long way but we still have far to go. These are a few of my observations and personal experiences. Not every company has seen all these changes, but by and large I think it's been a positive push forward and I'm proud of where we've come from and where we have gotten to. -- 2014: "I do not need Product Managers, I can run my company myself,I have the strategy." 2019: "How do I hire a Chief Product Officer?

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Improve Collaboration at Your Company

Indicative

Everyone on your team has personal responsibilities beyond their jobs. If they’re parents, they’ve likely become full-time caretakers to their children. They might also be navigating a spouse’s unemployment or a family member’s illness.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Empower Product Teams with Product Outcomes, Not Business Outcomes

Product Talk

I’m excited to add Hope Gurion as an official author on Product Talk. She has guest posted here before and has worked with me for years. She coaches teams using my Continuous Discovery Habits curriculum and is helping me bring the Continuous Discovery Habits workshop to more companies. Help me in welcoming Hope as an official author. You’ll see she’s starting with a great contribution below and I’m excited to read more from her in the coming months.

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Six principles of system design

Intercom, Inc.

The start of any journey begins with consulting a map. But if you’re a product designer starting out on a new project, you might find yourself with a blank page, and the job of drawing the map: of defining the high-level design direction that your team is going to use to chart their course. Mess it up, and you could find yourself quickly marching your team off a cliff.

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Evidence-Based Product Backlogs, by John Pagonis

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, John Pagonis – then UX Lead at ‘The Mortgage Works’/Founder of Zanshin labs, shares his experience of creating an evidence-based backlog. Watch the video to see the talk in full, or read on for an overview of his key points: Product Waste – Do you really have time and money to waste [.]. Read More. The post Evidence-Based Product Backlogs, by John Pagonis appeared first on Mind the Product.

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20 Product Management Memes to brighten your day

The Product Coalition

Product is hard, sometimes you just need a good laugh ?? #1: The ruthless PM #2: Feature Parity #3: Great idea, let me just write that down… #4: We’ll get around to it one day #5: One does not simply skip discovery #6: Just let me have this one… #7: #darkmode #8: Nice idea, but no! #9: Just book some time in #10: Immovable dates #11: “Responding to change” #12: Decision making 101 #13: But we’re at capacity #14: Goddammit, sales were right!

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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A Primer on Business Strategy From Hamilton Helmer's 7 Powers

Sachin Rekhi

In Silicon Valley, we've become well-versed in the importance of finding product/market fit as the most important early pursuit for any new product or startup. We've continued to refine our understanding of the definition of product/market fit, developed customer discovery techniques that can help guide us to product/market fit, as well as established several benchmarks to assess whether we've achieved initial fit.

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A Framework to Automate Rapport Building

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Niveditha Jayasekar (Mentee, Session 11, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Patrick Hoffman]. Have you ever had to talk a difficult customer down from the ledge? Or work with a difficult person, period? What about stepping up to lead a team while a coworker is out on leave or joining a new team and having to earn their trust in less than a month?

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Quick Guide: the 5 Layers of the IoT Technology Stack

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this post, I describe the five layers of the IoT technology stack and how Product Managers can incorporate them into their product strategy and roadmap. You’ve probably heard a lot on how the Internet of Things (IoT) will revolutionize many areas of our life. And even with all this potential, many Product Managers are […]. The post Quick Guide: the 5 Layers of the IoT Technology Stack appeared first on Daniel Elizalde.

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The 5 P’s of Product Management

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

It takes an insane amount of hard work and effort to become a Great Product Manager (I’m very much still on the journey myself). And once you get there, it takes more consistent work to stay at the top of your game.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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OKRs in Product Management

Roman Pichler

OKRs in a Nutshell. OKRs are a method for setting and tracking goals. An objective describes what is to be achieved. The key results state how we accomplish the objective. Let’s say, for example, that the objective is to “increase engagement.” The key results might then be “simplify user journey A” and “enhance feature alpha.”. OKRs can be used to create cascading goals—goals that are systematically linked.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Accessible User Research: Part 1 – Project Planning

dscout People Nerds

Researchers often want to include people with access needs in their studies but don’t know where to begin. This 3 part series covers the various considerations for adapting your practice to include people with disabilities.

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Go Beyond SQL to Discover Your Most Profitable

Indicative

A business analyst will tell you that funnels are a crucial part of understanding a customer’s journey from their first site visit to revenue generation.

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Product Managers and Product Owners: What’s the Difference?

Product Talk

For this month’s Product Talk post, I recorded a video where I consider the difference between product managers and product owners. You can watch the video or read an edited version of the transcript below. I want to talk about product managers and product owners. This is a topic that’s come up quite a bit for me in the last few weeks. I’ve had several companies ask me if they should be hiring product managers or product owners.

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The Data Metaverse: Unpacking the Roles, Use Cases, and Tech Trends in Data and AI

Speaker: Aindra Misra, Sr. Staff Product Manager of Data & AI at BILL (Previously PM Lead at Twitter/X)

Embark on a transformation journey into the heart of the data ecosystem! This webinar is your gateway to a deeper comprehension of the foundations that drive the data industry and will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape. Delve into the diverse use cases where data analytics plays a pivotal role. We’ll explore how these applications are transforming with the introduction of Gen AI, and discuss the anticipated use cases for 2024 and beyond.

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Conversational design for better products

Intercom, Inc.

We all know what a conversation between two people sounds like. “Hey, can you help me a sec?”. “Sure. What’s up?”. “I just can’t make sense of this dashboard.”. Human conversation is a sequence of verbal exchanges – what linguists call turn-taking. This rhythmic exchange is deeply hardwired into our social neurophysiology, as call-and-response bonding in animals is likely hundreds of millions years old.

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The Beautiful Mess by John Cutler

Mind the Product

John Cutler is a Product Evangelist at Amplitude who helps product teams to become happier and more effective. Here, in his 2020 MTP Engage Manchester talk, he explains how we must all embrace ‘the beautiful mess’ and learn to navigate change in order to be more successful. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: Product is hard everywhere.

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A Practical Prioritization Approach for Technical Debt

The Product Coalition

Copyright?—?Dilbert.com In Job interviews, one of the most frequent questions I get is?—?“ Assume you have new feature requests from business, but your technical team wants to fix the technical debts first, what do you do?”. Well, it is logical for the interviewer to assume that as a product owner, you will have a ready answer for this. Because every PO faces this dilemma on a regular basis.

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5 Skills Every Product Manager Can Learn From Elon Musk

Sachin Rekhi

This weekend I had the opportunity to read Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. I've been a huge fan of Elon Musk since the early days of SpaceX and knew I wanted to dive deeper into the story of both SpaceX and Tesla. The book did not disappoint: it was a fascinating history starting from his childhood, to his early startup adventures with Zip2 and PayPal, to a deep dive into how he willed SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity into existence and ultimately to su

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A Comprehensive Checklist to Revamp Your Website & Increase Profitability

Unlock the power of a well-designed website with our eBook, 'Comprehensive Checklist: A Guide to Website Redesign.' Crafted by Brucira and ruttl founders, it's your ally in reshaping your digital presence. Welcome to a transformative journey!