The User Interviews Contributor Guidelines

UserInterviews

Want to help us create amazing content about user research? Here's a list of all the ways we love to collaborate with the movers and shakers of the user research world

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Mentorship and expectations

bpma ProductHub

As the Mentorship Program Fall – Winter 2016, 2017 has just commenced we would like to share some indicative guidelines for both mentors and mentees in order to help get the best out of this relationship. Mentor – Mentee Guidelines.

The Role of the Product Management Champion (12 Tasks They Should Own)

Sequent Learning

Standards organizations produce guidelines, documents, and other items that […]. What is A Product Management Champion? An executive champion serves as an advocate for a specific activity, function, or center of excellence in an organization.

Challenge zero

The Product Coalition

there are no set guidelines and you may step on a lot of toes. The Product Manager’s role is difficult to understand?—?there It can be strategic one day, as you build the five-year roadmap, or it can be unplanned and tactical the next, as you roll-up for sleeves and draw-up a wireframe.

Start Doing These 10 Things Today To Be A Better Product Manager

The Secret PM Handbook

It just so happens that I include tons of immediately actionable guidelines in my articles on this site. You can use the list of points in this article as a guideline for your questions. Take Action Today With These Product Management Tips. I love lists, and the Internet loves lists.

Tales from the Marketplace by Ivan Gadeschi

Mind the Product

He ensures that his business works with other businesses under the following guidelines: Remove unnecessary work for the other business. Ivan Gadeschi is a product management professional who works as Head of Product for temporary job agency Syft. Over time, Ivan has navigated a variety of uneven marketplaces with great skill and tact. He often faces challenges in business-to-business markets, so he has created a set of simple but effective solutions to use in this environment.

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Report templates for less status meetings

Folding Burritos

This post is about making these ideas concrete through a set of guidelines, templates, and JIRA+Excel tips so you can create effective status and progress reports quickly, have less meetings , and get out of the building , which is where you need to be.

Should You Be A Product Manager?

The Secret PM Handbook

If you’re wondering about this, or want to scope yourself against a basic set of guidelines for product managers, this post is for you. Have you built something? Have you led a team? Product management is a hot, hot profession right now.

Should You Be A Product Manager?

The Secret PM Handbook

If you’re wondering about this, or want to scope yourself against a basic set of guidelines for product managers, this post is for you. Have you built something? Have you led a team? Product management is a hot, hot profession right now.

Product Requirements: Throw Out the Laundry List and Have Some Fun

280 Group

Research gives us guidelines to help the guide the best process for generating product requirements. Throw Out The “Laundry List”. My boss calls me into his office and says that it’s time to create a new product description. “OK,” OK,” I say, not sure what to expect at this new company.

Product Presentations & Demos: How Credibility Boosts Your Win Rate

Proficientz – Product Management University

Follow three simple guidelines to differentiate with credibility and boost your win rates. By following guideline #1 your buyers will be much more engaged because you’re speaking a language they understand. Product presentations and demos can be the determining factor in winning or losing a sale. In many cases, it comes down to the credibility of the presenter more than the capabilities of the product.

Building for everyone: How we made the Intercom Messenger accessible

Inside Intercom

What we achieved is making our web Messenger accessible and compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are a shared set of technical standards that explain how to make web content accessible to people with disabilities.

Key Best Practices for Using Customer Feedback

Folding Burritos

This of course varies widely and depends on each product’s characteristics; however, it is an easy metric to use as guideline. As Product Managers, we perfectly understand the need to generate and use customer feedback.

Great sites for picking website color schemes

Joe Cotellese

If you are building a site and you want it to follow Google’s Material Design guidelines check out Material Design Palette. I have a hard time with colors.

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10 website accessibility myths debunked

Userzoom

3) Accessibility is *just* about following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, or WCAG 2.1 , are a useful benchmark for assessing the accessibility of a website and have a lot of excellent guidance to offer on web accessibility.

Overcome ad blockers, stop exploiting the user

Product Warrior

Analysing the 12 ad formats delivering a negative experience provides I suggest these 6 guidelines. Yet most online publishers break these guidelines. Content production is expensive, the higher yielding advertising typically breaks the guidelines but unlocks revenues.

Treat your Roadmap as a Compass

Ask Benny

In this article I will try to give some guidelines on how to better achieve that. How to effectively build and manage your roadmap and your stakeholders’ expectations. The Roadmap Challenge I recently participated in a meetup of very experienced product management leaders arranged by ProductX. We discussed roadmaps and the challenges surrounding them. Even though all of these product managers have years of experience it seemed like the challenge is still fresh as in their first days.

Legibility: 7 Typographic Tools To Create Readable Screens

UX Studio

Perhaps branding guidelines, etc. Font-size: Follow the web developing guidelines. Checking the web developing guidelines merits the effort, as they update regularly, adapting to technological changes. Follow existing web developer guidelines for font size.

The Story Behind The Lean Product Management Manifesto

Melissa Perri

If you hate the term manifesto, you can call it "Lean Product Management Guidelines" or "Those things that we should probably value but we're not." These are a set of guidelines I have used to improve my Product Management practice and help others do the same. Setting the Stage. In the past few years, I have had a lot of people come up to me and ask about Product Management (lean, agile, waterfall, whatever) and what makes a "good" Product Manager. They've also asked for resources.

6 Guiding Principles for Effective Product Discovery

Product Talk

And One More Guideline Specific to Product Teams. I’m co-teaching a design course at Northwestern with my friend Jeff Merrell. We are teaching business leaders and change agents how to prototype their way to viable solutions.

Key Best Practices for Using Customer Feedback

Folding Burritos

This of course varies widely and depends on each product’s characteristics; however, it is an easy metric to use as guideline. As Product Managers, we perfectly understand the need to generate and use customer feedback.

Writing Customer Success Stories Before You Build the Solution

Proficientz – Product Management University

Here are some guidelines that will help you create customer success stories before they happen. The greatest athletes in every sport have one thing in common – the innate ability to see plays before they happen. If you’re a product manager, imagine how great it would be to envision the ultimate customer success stories before you build the product.

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Understanding customers–and other innovation insights for product managers Oct 13, 2017

Product Innovation Educators

A successful design sprint occurs by following a few firm guidelines, including who is in charge, what is written, where people are located, etc. Get the guidelines at [link].

High-performing Teams by Richard Banfield

Mind the Product

These types of approaches provide guidelines for everybody and provide a subtle way of showing team members what’s important to the success of the organisation. In this mtpcon London talk, Richard Banfield looks at what makes high-performing teams work. Building High-performing Organisations.

A UX introduction to instructional design

Userzoom

And at the same time, Instructional Designers might follow UX guidelines about visual design and best practices for interaction details.

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5 Hacks for Better Product Roadmap Presentations

ProductPlan

There are several best practices for designing visual roadmaps, but here are a few guidelines we think are most useful: Use color to distinguish between different themes, objectives, or categories on your roadmap. As product managers, the product roadmap is at the core of everything we do.

Product Marketing or Product Management

Pragmatic Marketing

But I can give you some guidelines that generalize the areas of accountability. Roles Before Titles. The job titles product marketing manager and product manager are confusing enough to start raging debates about who does what.

Product Marketing or Product Management

Pragmatic Marketing

But I can give you some guidelines that generalize the areas of accountability. Roles Before Titles. The job titles product marketing manager and product manager are confusing enough to start raging debates about who does what.

How to Avoid Pain When Planning Your Sprint – Best Practices

Craft.io

While this data should be used as a working guideline, you should still leave some wiggle room for unexpected events and emergencies.

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How to Build High-Functioning Teams

Pragmatic Marketing

Managing product teams without clear guidelines or a comprehensive framework is like herding cats. Product teams are made up of people with very different roles.

My Journey as an Interviewer: From Refugee Status Determination to User Research

Generation Focus

It should be a strict guideline but not necessarily a script. Most people will at some point in their lives either be interviewed or interview someone else. We could also probably tell a story a two about an interview that didn’t go the way we had hoped.

The Product Manager’s Survival Guide

The Product Bistro

Not really a manual, but a set of guidelines and tips that are useful. Last month, at the SVPMA ‘s monthly meeting it was a treat to have Steven Haines, a luminary in the field of product management to conduct a cross functional product team meeting role play.

Lean Product Management Manifesto

Melissa Perri

These are a set of guidelines I have used to improve my Product Management practice and help others do the same. If you want to read the story behind the Lean Product Management Manifesto, you can find it here. Over the past few months I have been working with people in the Lean and Agile community to figure out how we can communicate the benefits of a Lean approach to Product Management.

What every product manager needs to know about content strategy

Craft.io

When there are many people working on different aspects of your content that’is not always easy so it may be worthwhile to invest in creating written guidelines. Content strategy is a rapidly growing field dedicated to planning, creating and managing content in all its forms.

8 Essential Elements of Your Customer Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

Pragmatic Marketing

In addition, there should be a review of the host-company participation guidelines and a detailed review of each member participant to provide clarity on their account status, products in use, and any potentially sensitive issues. By Rob Jensen.

Plan with Problems. Execute with Solutions.

Ask Benny

Squads and OKRs In a small organization you can keep the process loose and follow the guidelines I have mentioned in Own your product management on-boarding. How to build a roadmap while staying agile and lean, and why so many product teams do agile wrong.

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Interview: How Friends of the Earth is UX testing for GDPR

Userzoom

We discussed the very real hit that FOE’s and other organisation’s marketing lists will take, how Joachim and the team are mitigating the effect by recapturing consent, the vagaries of the GDPR guidelines and how this should theoretically benefit everyone in the long-run.

How I Determined My Health KPIs by Analyzing the Leading Causes of Death

Sachin Rekhi

While there are easily accessible generally accepted health guidelines for both, I decided I'd take it a step further as I was really looking to use this time off to establish health and fitness best practices for life. BMI guidelines state the following healthy ranges: 25 - 29.9:

Scrum or Kanban: which is right for your personality?

Craft.io

They don’t tell you everything that you need to do, they just provide certain constraints & guidelines. Lean management techniques like Scrum and Kanban come up a lot on this blog, due to their status as key concepts in the product management glossary.

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Presentation on the Agile PM framework

All About Product Management

I wrote a blog post about an agile product management frame work that I had put together in order to give guidelines to the product team and help improve the quality and accuracy of the information on the product roadmap, backlog and release plans.