2020

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Fail Well, Pivot Fast: Product Experimentation for Continuous Discovery

Speaker: William Haas Evans - Principal Consultant, Head of Product Strategy & Design Practice, Kuroshio Consulting

This presentation will explore the basics of the scientific method and examine how proper experimental design, multiple hypothesis testing, cohort analysis, and split testing can effectively reduce batch size and lead to validated insights. You'll leave the webinar with a new understanding of how to experiment in a way that generates real insights, not just noise.

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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

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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.

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4 ways you are probably doing Product Analytics

Pallavi Modi

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How to Build Your Product Team's Second Brain

Product management is one of the most complex knowledge jobs. Download and see how you can dramatically increase productivity and chances of building the right product for the right audience when you manage work and knowledge at the same place.

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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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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.

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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.

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AI on Pause?

Piyanka Jain

Pretty much all AI/ML customer and transactional models have been on pause for the last few months. As we speak, history is being written… Continue reading on Becoming Human: Artificial Intelligence Magazine ». analytics data-science machine-learning data artificial-intelligence

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50 Tests You Should Know for Website Optimization

When it comes to digital customer experience, continuous optimization is the only strategy that truly helps you stay ahead of the game. Download AB Tasty’s guide to web optimization featuring 50 real examples of tests you can use to drive growth.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Defeating the Analysis Paralysis of Building vs. Buying

Speaker: Robert Webber, VP Product Flow Optimization at Construx

Product managers need to consider all alternatives when they decide to build their product. This dilemma plagues us all. Many organizations have been able to establish effective outsourcing models, but there are so many options, from contract labor to offshore employees. Which option creates the greatest value for your organization?

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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

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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.

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The 5 P’s of Product Management

Alex Mitchell

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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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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Modern Data Architecture for Embedded Analytics

Data has gone from a mere result of applications & processes to being crowned king. Picking the right avenue to data architecture depends on your organization’s needs. Development teams should build in stages, starting with a task that can be solved.

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Opportunity Mapping: An Essential Skill for Driving Product Outcomes

Product Talk

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Continuous Discovery Habits. It’s the opening to my chapter on Opportunity Mapping. Read to the end for an exciting new announcement. “To

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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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Customer Segmentation for Growth Hacking

Piyanka Jain

Marketers often equate growth hacking with driving user acquisition. Continue reading on The Startup ». data-science machine-learning ai marketing analytics

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

Product Management University

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.

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10 Rules to More Streamlined Data Modeling

Apache Kafka is a powerful piece of software that can solve a lot of problems. Like most libraries and frameworks, you get out of it what you put into it. Learn 10 rules that will help you perfect your Kafka system to get ahead.

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The Product Bistro

It has been a while since I have picked up pen and drafted a post, but I came across a Tweet last week that really made me pause and think.

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Product Management Recruiting: 6 Tips to Accelerate the Process

280 Group

Product leaders in need of extraordinary talent rarely find themselves in a position where they are afforded ample time to recruit, evaluate, hire, and ramp-up a new Product Manager.

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Hindsight Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

The post Hindsight Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far. Decision Making

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