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.

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.

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 Accelerate Product Sales Virtually

Everyone sells online these days, but outselling the (virtual) competition requires following a few key principles. Yellowfin CEO Glen Rabie shares his insights on resonating with buyers in this short video.

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

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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.

4 ways you are probably doing Product Analytics

Pallavi Modi

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The State of Product Leadership Report 2021

Delivery is the top success metric for product leaders. But should it be? This is just one of the findings in this year’s State of Product Leadership report. Download the report to discover more ways product management is changing in 2021.

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

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.”

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.

The Rapid Innovation Sprint as an Accelerator for Your Big Idea

Rapid Innovation Sprints (RISE) help companies incubate greenfield digital product ideas that have the potential to radically transform their business. The techniques of RISE help uncover game-changing opportunities with structure, collaboration, and commitment.

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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

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.

Product Manager Salary Data in 2020

280 Group

This article details product manager salary data for general product manager jobs (unspecified type). All salary information was reported by Glassdoor and Salary.com in January 2020. Don’t be afraid to demand promotions earlier on in your career and be prepared to walk.

Why We Should All Be Wearing (and Making) Face Masks Right Now

Nir Eyal

The post Why We Should All Be Wearing (and Making) Face Masks Right Now appeared first on Nir and Far. Decision Making

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

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.

How AI is influencing product management jobs

Product Management Unpacked

According to a Brookings Institution report , “Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places,” roughly 25 percent of U.S. jobs are at a high risk of automation.

The Key to Becoming a Great Business Problem Solver

Proficientz

This is going to sound elementary, but hang with me for a minute. The key to becoming a great business problem solver is the ability to distinguish customer problems from customer outcomes or goals. Here’s what I mean.

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

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

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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Stakeholder Management Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

Lead the Stakeholders—Don’t Please, Don’t Dictate. As the person in charge of the product, your aspiration should be to lead the stakeholders in order to create value together and achieve product success.

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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Trust vs Commitments

Ask Benny

Consider getting rid of time estimations The never-ending battle. Time estimations are one of the major points of conflict between product management and development teams. It takes a lot of time to make good estimations and even then they are usually wrong.

Embedded Analytics Product Fit Guide - A Product Manager’s Handbook

Adding embedded analytics to your software doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. This guide is the perfect companion for SaaS product managers. It will walk you through the process of choosing the right analytics provider step by step.

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.

Women in Product Management: Can You Break the Bias and Get Rewarded?

280 Group

As a follow up to our Trailblazing Women in Product Management: How to Blaze Your Own Trail virtual panel last month, we invited Linda Lubin Thompson , Executive Coach and Consultant with L2T Leadership Development to dive deeper into the topic of how women can excel in the career of Product Management. Overcoming Gender Bias.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Calendar

Nir Eyal

The post How to Get the Most Out of Your Calendar appeared first on Nir and Far. Time Management