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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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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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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Leadership strategies to improve workplace culture

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Gabe Nelson Great leaders inspire. Great leaders don’t dominate a room, they motivate it.

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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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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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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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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Improve Collaboration at Your Company

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

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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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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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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What type of innovation are you talking about?

Strategyzer

People often don't understand each other when they talk about innovation. The main reason for this confusion is that there are different types of innovation. To be understood, it is fundamental to specify what type of innovation you are talking about.

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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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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Product Judgment: How some people can repeatedly create product success

Intercom, Inc.

Let’s talk about that trickiest of subjects: Product Judgment. Also known as Product Intuition or Product Instinct or Product Taste, it is the idea that you can use your own judgment to (1) accurately predict what your customers need, want and value, and (2) design and ship the right solution for them. Here, I will tackle some of the common questions around it: Does it exist?

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Machine Learning for Product Managers – A Quick Primer

Mind the Product

Currently, there are thousands of products, apps, and services driven by machine learning (ML) that we use every day. As was reported by Crunchbase, in 2019 there were 8,705 companies and startups that rely on this technology. According to PWC’s research, it’s predicted that ML and AI technologies will contribute about $15.7 trillion to global GDP by 2030.

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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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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.