2020

Dispelling the Biggest Fallacies of Product Management

Mind the Product

Product Management has become an incredibly sought-after career path for people with all kinds of backgrounds and expertise and, while the discipline is crucial to the success of modern business, it’s still very much in a state of development. As a result of all of those factors, it’s very easy to discover myths and product [.]. Read More. The post Dispelling the Biggest Fallacies of Product Management appeared first on Mind the Product.

Six Types of “Product” Owners

Roman Pichler

Overview. The term product owner is commonly used to refer to six different product roles in my experience. These are: The original Scrum product owner who owns a product in its entirety and is responsible for maximising the value it creates. A feature owner who manages a major capability with which end users interact like search and navigation on an online retailer’s website. A component owner who owns an architecture building block like the persistence layer.

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7 practices to master to excel as a Product Leader

BrainMates

Up until now, Product Leaders have had to rely on the approaches and frameworks designed specifically for Product Managers or use generic leadership practices which don’t necessarily cover the unique leadership challenges Product Leaders experience.

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.”

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. You feel ready to take on rising security threats while continuously delivering quality software updates. But how do you monitor your new program? Are you truly able to gauge the state of your projects? To ensure the success of this new breed of a team, you need to know the metrics to look at and how to advocate these metrics to C-Suite and stakeholders. Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

A flight-tested framework for effective goal

Lenny Rachitsky

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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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. Time Management

A Practical Guide for Agile Teams (2020)

Tim Herbig

This is my complete guide to Product Discovery in 2020

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Why product usage data is the key to unlocking user insights

Mixpanel

Today’s digital economy relies heavily on software products that make generating and collecting data easier than ever before. In fact, the total number of publicly available mobile apps is estimated to be around 9 million, with each app generating tons of data on the behavior of each of its users.

4 ways you are probably doing Product Analytics

Pallavi Modi

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

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.

Improve Collaboration at Your Company

Indicative Team

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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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.”

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The Product Bistro

A topic that often comes up is where to find new product managers, and often people with certain titles are mentioned. But there are other important or more important) considerations. product management

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

The Hidden Costs of Constantly Shipping new Things

Mind the Product

I worked for 8 years at a successful startup called Base CRM. It was acquired by Zendesk 2 years ago. During this time I saw the company take different approaches to many problems startups have, but one remained unchanged: unparalleled, obsessive focus on shipping new functionality.

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?

280 Group Proudly Announces New & Innovative Digital Product Management Course

280 Group

Based on real-world practice and success, the Digital Product Management Course provides the right knowledge, tools, and techniques to help Product Managers excel and innovate in today’s digital world.

How to Turn Off Harmful Stress Like a Switch

Nir Eyal

The post How to Turn Off Harmful Stress Like a Switch appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Meet the MS in Product Management Class of 2020

Product Management Unpacked

Discover what's behind this year's outstanding cohort. Product Leaders Product Management Education ms in product management

Customer Retention Priorities vs. Wallet Share Growth: Will There Ever Be More Overlap?

Proficientz

Product managers, there’s never going to be a time where customer retention priorities and wallet share growth opportunities have more overlap, i.e., not at odds. Think about it.

How to influence with data and insights?

Piyanka Jain

Data can be a powerful tool if you know how to put it to work! Continue reading on Towards Data Science ». business data-science analytics data data-literacy

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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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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Go Beyond SQL to Discover Your Most Profitable

Ansley Miller

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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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.

The Five Product Movements Model (5PMM)

Brian Nejmeh

Over the past decade, I have worked extensively with many B2B enterprise software companies. My role has principally focused on the individual and collective performance of the product management and the development management functions.

Product Manager’s Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops

Mind the Product

As product managers we are, at our core, facilitators. It is ultimately up to us to get all interested parties to align and collaborate on building the right thing for our business and making sure we understand our users so it’s the right thing for the market. As such, we spend a lot of our [.].

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Asking Better Questions

Amplitude

At Amplitude, I facilitate lots of workshops. Many of these workshops center around deciding what to measure. This starts, of course, with asking good questions.

Diversity and Inclusion: Are You Sabotaging Your Product Success?

280 Group

“Diversity and Inclusion” are some of the hottest topics in the Tech industry. Unfortunately, there is not much discussion surrounding the even more severe lack of diversity in the product management function, particularly in the representation of Black Product Managers.

Here’s My Review of The Social Dilemma: No, Social Media Is Not “Hijacking” Your Brain

Nir Eyal

The post Here’s My Review of The Social Dilemma: No, Social Media Is Not “Hijacking” Your Brain appeared first on Nir and Far. Distraction

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