My example, my hero

Lead on Purpose

My heart is heavy as I write this article; my father passed away a few days ago. I’ve been thinking about Dad and the important lessons he taught me, both when I was growing up and lived with him in … Continue reading → Leadership Dad father hard work perseverance responsibility

Market Problem Framing Example

Tyner Blain

As I run workshops which include teaching this model, I have learned that people develop a deeper connection to ideas through exploring examples. I’m coming to find examples to be a necessary but insufficient part of developing insights (the risk is that by looking solely at an example, we focus on a red herring – part of the example, but irrelevant to the concept). This article is an example. CGM Problem Framing Example.

Dear Strategy: 061 Strategy Examples

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “Can you give me an example of a really great or a really bad strategy?”.

5 Fantastic Examples of Chatbots in Apps


Yet before diving into some cool examples, let’s take a brief glance at the way they work, to understand their power and to see how far we’ve come in terms of upgrading the digital interface. This is also a good example of why chatbots are complementary to humans in the workplace.

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

A great example of this is TransUnion Health, a division of. As an example, Vertafore, a technology solution provider for. 15% for the third year Another example is PowerPlan, a company that creates. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE 9 Companies share 30+ best. practices for creating smart.

Outside-In User Story Example

Tyner Blain

This example may help get the point across. This still would be an example of focusing on the problem manifestation (an out-of-date or incomplete contact list) instead of the problem – identifying people.

Dear Strategy: 061 Strategy Examples

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “Can you give me an example of a really great or a really bad strategy?”. . What good is my process if I can’t point to at least one concrete example where I used it to turn around some multi-gazillion dollar company? The post Dear Strategy: 061 Strategy Examples appeared first on Dear Strategy. This post is brought to you courtesy of a radio interview that I recently did where this very question was posed to me. I hate this question.

4 real-world marketing roadmap examples


The marketing roadmap example below (from our marketing template ) is probably more typical for process-driven teams that work on timelines. These examples show the four key ways I currently build my marketing roadmap. Any half-decent marketing is essentially storytelling.

7 Ethical Design Examples To Make Facebook Better For Everyone

UX Studio

Next, follow some practical examples focusing on Facebook , the platform on everybody’s mind to move the discussion from the abstract towards a real and relatable one. These examples apply to Facebook but many would carry over to lots of other social platforms as well.

What are some examples of an inefficient product or product line market strategy or Product/Market Fit?

Spice Catalyst

It is more granular than getting… The post What are some examples of an inefficient product or product line market strategy or Product/Market Fit?

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

For example, if you placed Feature B in the upper right quadrant. For example, are they seeing a static set of charts or can they. For example, are they. For example, do elementary users have tooltips to. See some examples of this framework in action on the next page.

Step-by-Step Business Plan Examples


Here is a step-by-step business plan example to give you a structure to follow. For example, include where your business will come from and how you’ll cross-sell products or services. The post Step-by-Step Business Plan Examples appeared first on Hutwork. Your business plan is a roadmap that helps you navigate the road to success. It describes all aspects of your business in detail, from its history to products/services, marketing, and financial projections.

Why Not What – An Example

Tyner Blain

Forbes quoted Steve Jobs as saying “I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.” ” This is a really enlightened perspective – and a way to enforce focus from the top down.

Classic example of how to do nurture marketing right

Messages that Matter

The “Back to School” issue of “Pragmatic Marketer” is a classic example of nurture marketing at its best. The quarterly magazine put out by Pragmatic Marketing is jam packed with articles that B2B product managers, product marketers and marketers will not just want to read, but identify takeaways they can put into action immediately. It […]. Messaging

Take a Recess. Be More Productive.

Lead on Purpose

Before long, that tell-tale … Continue reading → Purpose example health productivity recess well-beingGuest post by Dave Crenshaw Think back to when you were a kid in about third grade. You’ve been in the classroom the better part of the day and a draining feeling would start to occur.


Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

a collection of use cases that show examples of monetizable data, the value and beneficiaries. For example, by comparing costs and service data. Monetizing the. data exhaust Top 10 industries with data. monetization opportunities Recognizing the commercial.

Chromecast Wins Fame, iOS7 Wins Shame

Product Powers

” Another example is the swipe to delete an email. Bad examples Fun Good examplesMake my life easier and I will tell my friends. Make my life harder and I will tell everyone. That’s my take-away from this year's raft of nominations for the 2013 Product Powers Hall of Fame & Shame. Hall of Fame. Chromecast, Pocket, FitBit Force and a dozen other products were nominated for Fame, most because they do a great job making things easier for us.

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2013 Product Powers Hall of Fame & Shame

Product Powers

Bad examples Collected Wisdom Fun Good examples StoriesWe're now accepting 10-second nominations for the 2013 Product Powers Hall of Fame and Shame. What is that, you ask? As before, the goal is to assemble the " top product triumphs and gaffes of the past year as nominated by you. "

The Dirty Dozen Roadmap Roadblocks

Product Powers

Agile Bad examples Prioritization Product Management RoadmapsA good product roadmap is one of the most important and influential documents an organization can develop, publish and continuously update. It’s the one document that steers the entire organization in delivering on the company strategy. It's key to success, and yet many organizations struggle to produce effective roadmaps. In fact, many organizations don’t create one, even to publish internally.

A Roadmap to Product Peace

Product Powers

It’s much easier to discuss priorities and roadmap items one-on-one with the head of sales, for example, than it is if the head of marketing is also in the room. Good examples Product Management Product Powers Roadmaps Stories

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

For example, a sales manager. FROM BASIC BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REQUIREMENTS TO. SOPHISTICATED PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATORS Do the analytic offerings in your application make you stand out from the crowd? See where.

Fighting Shiny Object Syndrome

Product Powers

Brenda was just one example, but consistently applying these priorities across departments and initiatives is what drove our success as a company. Good examples Prioritization Product Management Product Powers StoriesBrenda rushed over from her desk in the sales pit. She was clearly excited.

Tips for Rewriting a Digital Product

Roman Pichler

Take Microsoft Office as an example. This requires some user research and product discovery work, for example, observing users and conducting problem interviews, as well as analysing any analytics data you may have available. See the Rewriting Effort as an Opportunity to Innovate.

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Finding Your Product's Critical Event(s)

Product Management Lessons from the Trenches

For example in the context of an ecommerce app/website, one critical event might be a users making a purchase within the first 3/7/14 days after they have been exposed to the product. For example: Analyze the purchase pattern of users who added a credit card to their profile.

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Technical Debt and Product Success

Roman Pichler

To understand if and to what extent your product is affected by technical debt, talk to the development team, for example, in the next sprint retrospective. Why Technical Debt Matters for Product People.

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How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

A common example is looking after the development team. You could have, for example, one person in charge of the overall product and additional people who look after product features, as the picture below illustrates. What is Sustainable Pace?

People Don’t Buy Capabilities, They Buy Knowledge

The Secret PM Handbook

There are a ton of good examples: Instagram (filters). IFTTT (example recipes, that are then augmented by shared customer recipes). It’s not an accident that all of these examples are market-leading or paradigm changing. Examples. A great example is retrospectives.

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

As it’s hard to correctly determine upfront how much time will be required to carry out the necessary discovery activities, for example, observing and interviewing users, testing prototypes, and validating pricing assumptions, I like to time box the work.

How to Distinguish Between Your Product Roadmap, Product Strategy, and Product Vision


Let’s use a hypothetical example — a space travel. While you might “own” the product, your product’s vision should be coming from the top of the house. It should be driving everything in your organization, not just product development.

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Products for Product People: Best Practices in Analytics

Speaker: Andrew Wynn, Senior Product Manager, Looker

In this webinar, we'll cover: Real examples for different verticals. Who builds products for the product people? As a product manager, you know how helpful custom tailored data solutions can be to doing your job well.

Optimizing internal product communications

Folding Burritos

Most of the example questions above are about the delivery side of product development , and they come naturally. Let’s take meetings as an example. A lot of our time as PMs is spent communicating with other people in our organization.

Sprint Planning Tips for Product Owners

Roman Pichler

An example of the former would be “Find out if users are willing to share personal data as part of the initial registration process” to address a user-interaction risk. An example for the latter might be “Finish the dashboard so it can be released to the test users”. Come Prepared.

Customer Discovery Series Part I: The Role of Product Management

Product Manager in Heels

The best example I've seen to describe Product Management is the Venn Diagram. What does a Product Manager do? I've already posted about this , twice , but it's time for a refresh.

Report templates for less status meetings

Folding Burritos

Click here to download the spreadsheet and follow along the examples (by the way: it’s built with a more limited Excel feature set because I’m on a Mac – if you’re on Windows, you could play with other PivotTable features like Timelines ).

Predictive Analytics 101: Your Roadmap to Driving Key Product Decisions

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy

We’ll explore real-world examples of predictive in action and outline steps to help you maximize its value. Predictive analytics is an increasingly common buzzword with many forms. It seems everyone has their own take on what it is and which best practices and business benefits apply.

Define the Formula that Drives the Business

Product Management Lessons from the Trenches

For example, Uber’s revenue formula for a day/week/month would be: Total # of rides people take * $ per ride * % Uber’s share of rides taken Now that’s of course over simplifying it and not accounting for other sources of revenue (UberEats, etc) but keep this in mind when thinking about your formula.

Doing Things that “Do Scale”

bpma ProductHub

For example, InsightSquared, a Boston-based revenue analytics company, launched in 2010 to help… BPMA Product Management Product StrategyBy John Zilch – It can be fun doing things that don’t scale in the early days of a product or business. Whether it’s testing product-market fit, marketing messaging or innovation options, teams can be creative as they fine tune their business model.

Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

At the same time, it offers you, the person in charge of the product, the necessary context to make the right strategic product decisions, for example, the market your product should serve and the business goals it should meet. Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy.

Customer Discovery Series Part II: How to Identify and Validate the Problems your Users are Having

Product Manager in Heels

A few examples of hypothesis, taken from a few popular companies: Groupon - businesses will be willing to give large discounts for short periods of time in order to get a large number of new customers Uber - customers will take frequent trips if it is easy to book a ride and simple to pay Dropbox - users are willing to pay for on-demand flexible cloud storage of their files Hypothesis statements help product teams get answers.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products.