User Research – Making it Work in Government – Katy Arnold (ProductTank London)

Mind the Product

Katy Arnold, Head of User Research and Design at The Home Office, talks to ProductTank London about making User Research Work in Government. One of the first outputs of this department was a set of Design Principles which all future government services should aim to adhere to.

Architecture & Governance Magazine: “Report Suggests Agile Integration Is the ‘Blueprint for Enterprise Architecture,’ Expert Agrees”

Agile Velocity

By Holt Hackney, Originally Printed in Architecture and Governance Magazine. The post Architecture & Governance Magazine: “Report Suggests Agile Integration Is the ‘Blueprint for Enterprise Architecture,’ Expert Agrees” appeared first on Agile Velocity.

Supercharge your team’s motivation

Lead on Purpose

There are organizations that advocate hiring the … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication motivation passion responsibility self-governmentThe most successful companies have motivated leaders, and those leaders inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. Is it possible to create an environment where great work happens and everyone is motivated?

More than Data: It’s Networked BI that Enables a “Single Version of the Truth”

Birst BI

Data governance is a broad topic that people seem to agree is important, but still argue about the details. As long as the process is governed and managed, organizations will have made a conscious decision to create a “single version of the truth.”.

UX and user-centric design at SXSW 2019

TryMyUI

Partners & Stories TryMyUI Design Thinking Government User Experience Design Virtual RealityUX and user-centric design was on display in a big way at SXSW this year, demonstrating an exciting vision for the future in many spheres of life and industry. The post UX and user-centric design at SXSW 2019 appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

280 Group

For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group.

Cost vs Value Measurements for Agile Approaches

Johanna Rothman

Some of my clients have struggled with their project governance as they move to agile approaches. The governance people do not record assumptions. However, the governance people judge the projects and programs by how well their original estimates (for date and cost) line up with the actuals. This matters because the more time you spend in planning, the more other people—including governance people—want to “hold” you to your estimates.

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Let’s Resolve to Create Humane Products in 2019

Mind the Product

I’m part of the excellent community of product managers who work on public services within government. Digital services created by central government departments are typically expected to follow user-centred design principles – this has been codified within government as the Digital Service Standard , which starts with the principle that we should understand user needs.

Stress-Out Your Buyers (a little) For More Effective Product Positioning

Proficientz – Product Management University

For example: “Keeping up with new and changing government regulations is a profit-eating nightmare.” Increasing and complex government regulations are driving up costs.” Statements like these are white noise – they’re out there but no one pays attention them anymore. Effective product positioning comes in many forms. But there’s only one outcome you’re looking for: An emotional reaction. Do it consistently and your pipeline will be chock full of qualified leads.

How to Find Competitors’ Prices

Pragmatic Marketing

If your competitor sells to the government, their prices are likely on the GSA price list. Often, after a government bid is over, you can get access to the bids using FOIA requests. The formula for “value-based pricing” is simple.

What Can India’s Paytm Mobile Payment System Teach Product Managers?

The Accidental Product Manager

One big challenge that Paytm may be facing in the future will be coming from the Indian government. The government has launched mobile payments system. The Indian government has decided to take steps in order to both cut corruption and do a better job of collecting taxes from citizens.

2019 Product Conferences

Product Talk

Service Design in Government. We are starting to pull together our 2019 conference list. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of a product conference that is not on the list and you think it should be, please feel free to recommend it in the comments or send an email to conferences@producttalk.org. I haven’t decided what events I’ll be attending in 2019 yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll update this post.

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Don’t Miss These Amazing Speakers at #mtpcon Singapore

Mind the Product

Since 2011 she’s been a strategic product consultant, leading organisational design and transformation initiatives across finance, government, travel, e-commerce, and non-for-profit sectors.

Designing for Public Needs in Participatory Ways by Bernise Ang

Mind the Product

Working with local businesses, community organisations, social workers, local government agencies, and, of course, the residents at the heart of this research effort, Bernise and her team employed a variety of research methods to understand what was really going on in the district.

The Worst that Could Happen

Under10 Playbook

So if we have a problem with this product and there is a data breach or leak of protected health information (PHI), we'd have to report it to corporate, the federal government, the press, the patients whose data was leaked and who knows who else. Do you plan for the worst?

Please Try.

Melissa Perri

There are governing bodies, like legal, but they are not your boss. “What have you tried to fix that problem?”. Over the past year, I’ve spent most of my time working with Product Managers, UX Designers, and Leadership of companies going through some sort of change.

Changing the Weather Inside your Organisation by Tom Loosemore

Mind the Product

In government, they started with content publishing as it’s not technically difficult, but every can see the website continually changing. Businesses, charities and governments need to adapt to the new world of digital.

Introducing the Speakers for MTP Engage Manchester 2019

Mind the Product

Tom is now a partner at Public Digital, a consultancy which helps governments and large organisations around the world adapt to the internet era. Prior to this, Tom was co-founder of the UK’s Government Digital Service, part of the Cabinet Office.

Organisation Design & Cognitive Science in Product Development.

Mind the Product

Nathan and his team at Nature of Work enable legacy companies to consider how to respond to these changes at governance level. Move governance-level decision making away from consensus decision making to consent-based decision making.

How To 10X Product Growth—SC Moatti, Founder of Products That Count

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

I think of privacy in terms of risk to individuals, corporations, and governments. Government is a gray area. SC Moatti is the managing partner at Mighty Capital, a venture capital firm, and founder of Products That Count, one of the world’s largest product manager networks.

What’s the ROI of Innovation? – David Binetti

Mind the Product

This creates a “Risk Sigma”, which is a normalised metric, comparable across all your projects, and which enables corporate governance. There are strong benefits for both the innovator and the finance team concerned with corporate governance.

Decentralized Apps (DApps): Will They Transform The Mobile App Development Industry?

The Product Coalition

There is an algorithm which predicates the overall network governance. Moreover, depending on the consensus algorithm of the network, users can take part in the governance of the DApp and it’s in the community’s best interest to participate and produce actively.

How AI is Lowering the Barrier to Entry for BI and Analytics

Birst BI

Second, Smart Insights leverages Birst’s networked BI architecture, which connects all governed data sets networked across the organization, so the system will uncover insights based on intelligence generated by the business.

6 Questions for Determining Your Leadership Philosophy

The Product Coalition

Reflecting on your philosophy can be a surprisingly useful exercise, because we don’t often examine many of the underlying tenets that govern our actions. When I think of a philosophy in general, it is the set of principles and beliefs that govern our actions and direction.

The "Need To Know" Rule

Under10 Playbook

The term "need to know", when used by government and other organizations, describes the restriction of data which is considered very sensitive. The ATM asked for my mobile number recently. The bank already has my phone number and email. My dentist wants my mobile number.

How Can Product Managers Tell Customers To Not Use Their Product?

The Accidental Product Manager

However, in the end it was finally resolved in the government’s favor. However, when the government spends 20 years suing you and then eventually wins the lawsuit, you know that your job just got a lot harder.

Why Data is key in Building a Company That Learns

Mind the Product

The Decentralized Model for Data Governance. One of the most common mistakes when setting up a data governance model is to over-engineer it and measure everything. Building any kind of governance is deeply iterative. Facing uncertainty is a company’s biggest challenge. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in a startup or an established company, when you start work on a product, you need to validate your problem, your solution, and find your market.

Inspiration: Half the money I spend.

Under10 Playbook

And the many changes imposed upon you: competitive threats, new industry trends, and new government mandates. Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the trouble is, I don't know which half.—John —John Wanamaker.

How to Deal with “Sinatra” Stakeholders

Folding Burritos

Think about how quick we often are in criticizing government officials that take decisions we disagree with.

Destination CRM: 3 Ways to Become a Data-Driven Customer Success Manager

Revulytics

“You turn schools, companies and government agencies into [hiring company’s] product lovers.” It’s the first line of a job advertisement for a customer success manager at one of the world’s global software giants.

6 Reasons Why Boston is a Great Place to be a Product Manager

bpma ProductHub

HubWeek/a> celebrates Boston’s innovations across government, the nonprofit sector, healthcare, tech and more. Contributed by Steve Robins. The Boston area may just be the best place to be a product manager today. Here’s why. Reason #1: Boston is an Innovation Hub.

Pizzas, Minivans, and the Innovation Core Team

Mind the Product

Maintain accountability to the governance team or new venture funding board. For base business new product development, leadership governs the pipeline, making go/no-go business decisions at key project milestones.

The Best Product Managers are Great Communicators

bpma ProductHub

In that role communication is essential, whether I’m speaking with our volunteers, potential donors, the community, government officials, business leaders, or potential adopters. Interviewed by Oksana Reznichenko. Dinneen Grably graduated from Bridgewater State University with B.S.

What AI Means to a Data Scientist

Birst BI

This new metric can then be networked into the governed semantic layer. How many times have you wished for more hours in the day so you can complete more tasks?

8 Critical Recruitment Methods

Hutwork

8—Government job centers. Government job centers connect businesses with individuals searching for employment. Recruiting skilled candidates is a competitive proposition in today’s job market. Consequently, having the right recruitment methods and adding in a little creativity will help your company stand out and find the best candidates for open positions. First and foremost, determine where you’re most likely to find your ideal candidate.

Don’t Miss These Speakers at #mtpcon San Francisco

Mind the Product

Before that she built and led teams who transformed public services with user-centred service design at the Australian government and the UK Government’s Government Digital Service (GOV.UK).

5 User Experience Tips to Turn Your B2B Invoicing Process from Drama to Delight

The Product Coalition

In order to maintain corporate governance, they have invested in an AP or P2P (procure-to-pay) automation system (Ariba, Coupa, etc.) to check prices, store documents and ensure that all purchases are approved within governance. Cookies make people happy. Photo by Alaska from Scratch.

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4 Keys to Empowering Your Product Team

Mind the Product

My mom did multimillion dollar deals for the federal government. Empowerment. It’s a word that business leaders often use to fire up their teams. But in all likelihood it causes those teams to groan, and not just because it’s a management buzzword.

Python Automation Testing: Pytest-BDD and Python3 – The How To You Need

Modus Create

Tests are written with governance of BDD principles and are placed under the features folder. This is part of the Python Automation Testing blog series. You can review the code from this article on the Python Automation Git repo.

The Solutions Maturity Scale for B2B

Proficientz – Product Management University

You’re an industry solutions company if your target customers are first defined by an industry segment such as retail, healthcare, local government or sub-segments within a specific industry such as physician practices. Wealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. Your product management maturity is gauged by the manner in which your organization approaches the planning, development, marketing and sales of its products and services as business solutions.

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