How to Stay Informed Without Losing Your Mind

Nir Eyal

I told myself that I was staying informed, that this was […]. The post How to Stay Informed Without Losing Your Mind appeared first on Nir and Far. Around the election, in a desperate search for answers about our nation’s future, I found myself scrolling, reading, and watching everything I could. I was trapped in an endless pull-to-refresh cycle of consuming more news, tweets, posts, and videos than was good for me.

Are You Data-Driven or Data-Informed?

Johanna Rothman

One person gave me a new saying about metrics (at the end, during the Q&A): Are you data-driven or data-informed? If you want the ability to replan you use data to inform your next steps. Note: data-informed does not mean you don’t create broad-stroke plans, such as roadmaps and gross estimates. And, I use the data about my cycle time to inform my replanning. (I I use my data to inform me about my pace. The post Are You Data-Driven or Data-Informed?

How to Disassemble Robots

Lead on Purpose

All of these movies have one thing in common: they focus on the concept of transhumanism—the idea that technological innovation can help us … Continue reading → Innovation Techology Communication employee morale informationGuest post by Amy Blankson Have you ever seen The Matrix, Terminator, Minority Report or Ex Machina?

System Thinking for Product Managers by Johanna Kollmann

Mind the Product

Once you’ve understood and modelled your system, Johanna gives three examples of methods for introducing change, complete with real-world examples: Changing how Information Flows Within a System. More Information.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

As more users have relevant information at their ingertips to book lights, purchase. to update information from within the. authentication and authorization information. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough.

UXspresso with Deckchair: You are not your user


TryMyUI UXspresso Information Architecture Usability Testing User Testing UX AgencyTryMyUI helped UX consultancy Deckchair boost their client's revenue by 147% after usability testing showed that users weren't using their site in the way they expected. The post UXspresso with Deckchair: You are not your user appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

Effective Product Psychology & Design – Jerome Ribot (ProductTank London)

Mind the Product

” – and highlights a few simple techniques to help people take in and understand complex information. We generally find it much easier to understand and retain information if it is linked to some kind of visual cue.

Email Communication Etiquette for Product Managers

The Accidental Product Manager

Project managers have a lot of information to communicate, and this needs to be done in a clear way. With this information, you are far more likely to get things done in the way that you have envisioned. It is important when you are doing so that you are transparent with the information that you are giving and professional. Communication coworkers customer email formality information mockups tasksHow should product managers use email? Image Credit: William Iven.

Optimizing internal product communications

Folding Burritos

The cross-functional nature of what we do means that we have to align and inform everyone around us. But then we get asked the same thing multiple times, people don’t remember, or those that don’t ask (but should be informed) are kept out of the loop.

Report templates for less status meetings

Folding Burritos

High-level information-passing is about informing others about our goals’ status and progress, creating alignment. Low-level information-passing is about keeping other updated about our work in progress and releases, so they’re able to do their jobs with more efficiency.

Product Camp Boston 2015 Sessions!

Product Manager in Heels

For those of you looking for information on Product Camp Boston 2015 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, take a look ! PCampBoston. product camp

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

history while updating records with new information then and there. to information. new data, and share information with colleagues. come up with ways to leverage information that no software engineer. FROM BASIC BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REQUIREMENTS TO.

Your Teams Don’t Talk with Customers Enough — Here is an Easy Fix

Product Management Lessons from the Trenches

The Impact This has been a great process for us and helps to inform various A/B tests we are planning, concepts for new product directions, and how we communicate to customers and prospects.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Customer Powered Product Decisions


Product feedback is an invaluable resource for informing roadmap decisions for both new and established products, and product teams across the board constantly seek more insight from their customers whether they have 10 or 10,000,000 to listen to.

Prioritization: MoSCoW and Stack Rank Methods

Product Manager in Heels

Product Managers frequently have to inform stakeholders that their requests for the product will not implemented. As a Product Manager, you have to work through prioritization at various levels of the organization. I've done this in two ways: the MoSCoW Method and the Stack Rank method.

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

Generation Focus

This is especially true in situations where the interview could be life-changing or reveal immensely valuable information. In the end, the most important thing was that I had gotten as much correct information as possible so that I could process their application properly and fairly.

Customer Discovery Series Part III: Leveraging the Power of Influencing Without Authority

Product Manager in Heels

What is important is that a PM can synthesize all of this feedback, recognize others for the information they've provided and come up with a recommendation based on data-backed information. If you can educate your internal team about this information, you stand to become the subject matter expert on the customer and build a ton of credibility in the process. Influence without Authority - it's one of the hardest things about being a Product Manager.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

informs decision makers while they’re in the flow of current thought processes within apps—without losing. Benefit 3: Free Up Development Resources Inevitably, giving end users more information means they’ll eventually ask for new visualizations or more. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED.

"Be a sponge". and other advice for the first 30 days of a new job

Product Manager in Heels

I figured I'd share the information living in my head, and also all over the internet: Your first day Wake up early and have a great breakfast, and dress for success! Starting a new job can be tough. I recently started a new job and some of the basic advice I learned years ago still applied.

Boston Women in Product

Product Manager in Heels

Group and Event Information: Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite Join our group on MeetUp Connect with us on LinkedIn References : [link]

Improve Your Results with Clear Value Propositions

Product Management Lessons from the Trenches

A value proposition (aka, a value prop) is a plainly-written building block that informs the marketing messages, pricing strategies, partnership priorities, development roadmap, etc. We can use the value proposition to help inform/communicate our go-to-market strategy?—?how

How Much Time Should You Spend in Product Discovery?

Product Talk

Because discovery isn’t linear, whenever we learn new information, we need to revisit our previous decisions and ask if this new information changes anything. Whenever we learn new information, we need to revisit our previous decisions and ask if this new information changes anything.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

When we need to update the information in the dashboard, we don’t like having to leave. Updating your application’s dashboards and reporting features. may feel optional—until suddenly it’s not. Watch for these 5 signs. that you’re at risk for an analytics emergency. Early Indicators.

How to Find Competitors’ Prices

Pragmatic Marketing

Although I’ve never used this, I’ve heard you can find some fantastic information here. Freedome of Information Act (FOIA) requests. If you use a sales channel or other types of subcontractors who also partner with your competitors, they likely have the information you seek.

The Art of Managing Stakeholders Through Product Discovery

Product Talk

In this case, the President has more information on the topic, has access to more senior experts, and has the authority to make the decision. The only way you have any influence in this situation is to bring new information to the President that he doesn’t already have access to.

Christopher Cummings, Product Management Meets Pop Culture

Product Manager in Heels

Use this information when building your team! Last August (I know, it's been a while) I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Christopher Cummings, author of the blog " Product Management Meets Pop Culture ".

Key Best Practices for Using Customer Feedback

Folding Burritos

There’s a ton of useful information throughout those conversations. Be willing to engage in these informal conversations. —  Bruce McCarthy ( UpUp Labs ). As Product Managers, we perfectly understand the need to generate and use customer feedback.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

informed decisions. WHY “BUILD OR BUY?” IS THE WRONG QUESTION FOR ANALYTICS Introduction.1 When to Build Your Own Analytics. 2 When to Buy a Bolt-On Solution. 6 When to Take a Combined Approach. 9 About Logi Analytics.

How to Deal with “Sinatra” Stakeholders

Folding Burritos

Amidst this absence of information, it’s natural that some kind of “everyone for themselves” culture emerges. When people are not involved in the decision-making process , they don’t have all the information nor are they aware of the constraints and trade-offs that led to those decisions.

Agile Transitions – Managing Expectations

Clever PM

We live in a day and age where there’s a ton of information and mis-information out there about pretty much every topic imaginable, and Agile development is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. In fact, anyone who looks for help in pushing through an Agile transformation in their organization is immediately confronted with a vast […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum

Agile 101

5 Ways Real-Time Data Can Make Your Business More Efficient


As the saying goes, time is money, and receiving information sooner is an advantage for your business. Simply share these dashboards with your boss, and they’ll see the most up to date information every time, without adding to your workload.

Rising to the top. as a female in technology

Product Manager in Heels

Are there things you're planning to change or would like to change based on this information? When I was getting my MBA, I would count the number of women compared to men for each class and at least 60% of them were men. In every class.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

In this webinar, Cliff Gilley, the Clever PM, will cover: How we accrue technical debt, and why it can’t be avoided, The intersection of MVP and technical debt, What it means to be “default ship” and how that impacts technical debt, How to manage and make informed decisions about your technical debt.

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

The Secret PM Handbook

If the latter, you need to start giving them better information. You can help them out with better customer-oriented product information. Take Action Today With These Product Management Tips. I love lists, and the Internet loves lists.

Persistence—the key to winning

Lead on Purpose

We’ve had informative conversations about what motivates them to keep going. In recent weeks I have interacted with several friends and family who are working through difficult situations. Though their motivations vary, the commonality is their desire to succeed. In … Continue reading →

A guide to webform testing best practice


These types of workflows require individuals to sign up for an online product, request information or make purchases. From a testing perspective, these workflows also require individuals to enter personal information, such as first name/last name, address, phone number, and so on.

How To Say “No” To A Feature Request

The Secret PM Handbook

Who maintains this information? Does it capture enough information that it will be useful in allocating resources, etc.? It turns out that they don’t have a way to ensure the information is accurate over time. No (picture credit at the bottom). Sometimes No Is The Right Answer.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Use this information. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue. 1 Customize to Monetize: The Strategic Way to Create Tiered Offerings. 3 Packaging Decision Framework Overview.4

What Successful Companies Do To Get Better Leads

The Secret PM Handbook

You’d be surprised – or maybe not – how often Product Management does not communicate this information to Marketing effectively. Assess if you – Product Management – are giving Marketing the market segment information they need.

Moving Beyond Anecdotes: Augmenting Customer Stories with Data


Even if you aren’t data-driven, it’s clear that 4 percent isn’t a ton of time, so it’s somewhat inevitable that even the best intentions for leading customer-informed product roadmaps often fall back on “the anecdotes” of a few customers.

Persuasion Tips: Have A Goal

The Secret PM Handbook

And obviously, your goal will affect how you present your information to make it persuasive and to save your life. Two things you can do today to use this information. Understand and articulate what you’re trying to achieve.

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Creating a Sustainable Continuous Discovery Practice at CarMax [Case Study]

Product Talk

You could think of us as building the dating profile for a CarMax car—we want to make sure we are giving car shoppers all the information they need to get to know the car, and ultimately decide whether it is the right one for them.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk.