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.

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.

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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.

Here’s Why Every Product Manager Must Learn to Love Data


While intuitive decision-making will always exist, product managers who rely solely on their intuition are soon to be a thing of the past, as Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic recently wrote : “Purely intuitive managers may face extinction only if they ignore the valuable information provided by data.

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

In this session, you will learn: How to analyze information from multiple sources to determine what should be included on a product roadmap. How to respond to new information and urgent needs while executing a long-term roadmap.

Focus on the Metrics that Matter: Identifying Your Product’s Key Metrics and KPIs


In order to make data-informed decisions or quantitatively validate ideas, we must first have numbers to work with. The whole point is to learn as you go, then reinvest this information to make better product decisions down the road.

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?

How To Say “No” To A Feature Request

PM Hardcore

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.

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Stakeholders

Melissa Perri

I kept them informed of our progress. Stakeholders are responsible for informing the decisions the Product Managers make, but they should not be the ones making those decisions. When I first started in Product Management, I was told that my job was to keep my stakeholders happy.

Scaling the Product Owner Role

Roman Pichler

Scaling and the Product Life Cycle. To understand if and when the product owner role should be scaled, I find it helpful to consider the product’s life cycle stage.

Is Scrum Right for Your Product?

Roman Pichler

See my post 10 Tips on How to Choose the Right Product Key Performance Indicators for more information on selecting the right metrics.). When is Scrum Most Helpful?

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Sprint Review Tips for Product Owners

Roman Pichler

See my article “ How to Choose the Right Product Validation Technique in Scrum ” for more information.). Involve the Right People.

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Why You Are Asking the Wrong Customer Interview Questions

Product Talk

We need to reconcile the present with the past and when information is missing, our brains simply fill in any details that make the story coherent. He argues, “Confidence is a feeling, which reflects the coherence of the information and the cognitive ease of processing it.”

How Compare and Contrast Decisions Lead to Better Product Outcomes

Product Talk

The key benefit of more sophisticated mental representations is that they help us understand, interpret, organize, and analyze information. We each came to our brainstorming session with different patterns of information. This past week I was in London speaking at Mind the Product.

Product Management Synapses

Tyner Blain

She’s ok – because the job is to make the information from the conference easy to access when needed next month, while also keeping her work area tidy. Our accountant gets value from having the information available for future use and from having a tidy workspace.

Why This Opportunity Solution Tree is Changing the Way Product Teams Work

Product Talk

He defines a mental representation as a “mental structure that corresponds to an object, an idea, a collection of information, or anything else, concrete or abstract, that the brain is thinking about.”. I’ve found a visual aid that is profoundly changing the way teams work.

The PM’s Toolbox: Product Management Tools and the Problems they Solve


Survey tools like SurveyMonkey can help PMs gather more qualitative information from their users, while tools like Intercom can facilitate one-to-one chat interactions for additional context. It’s no secret that product managers wear a lot of hats.

The Secret Product Management Framework

PM Hardcore

How can you start using this information right away? One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. In this post, I share a simple model or framework to answer this question.

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

PM Hardcore

If you are always on the lookout for new ideas and new information that will help you level up, you will continue find value here. What are three actions you can take today to make use of this information? Looking through to the next stage. A long work in progress.

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The Simple Guide to Product Management

bpma ProductHub

The test is supplying just the right information to make progress and achieve results. And, if a new feature request comes in for review, the product owner needs to decide on its prioritization and inform the engineering team. Contributed by Cynthia Andre.

Create an Opportunity Definition

Under10 Playbook

Information in this document typically includes the market personas, problem to be solved (or “jobs to be done”), a value proposition, an opportunity score, the responsible product manager, and similar information.

What is a Digital Product?

Roman Pichler

The former is achieved by solving a problem—think of Google Search or Bing that address the challenge of finding information on the Internet—or by providing a benefit—take Facebook that allows people to stay in touch with family and friends. Product. What is a product ?

The Evolution of Modern Product Discovery

Product Talk

If we think back to the early 2000s, teams were starting to hire interaction designers, the design world was debating about information architecture versus interaction design versus user experience design. Product management is evolving quickly.

The Challenge of Managing – and Communicating – Customer Insights

Mind the Product

From focus groups to customer service feedback to analytics to surveys to personal experience, product teams swim in an ocean of information coming from various functional teams. But synthesising information into insight is an art form and an exercise in restraint.

Product to Product: Atlassian’s Evan Michner on why PMs need to be great writers


And you’ve got all of that written out because people digest information differently. Welcome to our third episode of Product to Product —a podcast for / by product people.

Gleaning Product Insights from Your User Onboarding Process


If you see that onboarding activities are making a positive impact on usage, you can explore other ways to deliver the same information to longer-term customers that aren’t as engaged with your solution.

What Would You Do If Walmart Turned Off Your Gas?

The Accidental Product Manager

Walmart has informed Murphy USA that when it builds a new store, Walmart is planning on operating the gas station that will be onsite. However, now things have changed and Walmart has informed Murphy USA that as they build new stores they will be creating and operating their own gas stations.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

While Scrum has a lot of information on the processes and rituals of what to do as a Product Owner, it leaves lots of questions that are important for creating successful products unanswered. “What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”.

Product Roadmap Essentials

bpma ProductHub

Imagine if you could engage industry experts in an informative dialog to gain valuable insights in helping you craft and master your own roadmaps. By Boston Women in Product – The product roadmap frames every task and is the lifeblood of delivering a successful product.

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

You realize (by gaining new information, outside of the development process) that your team is going to fail, so you need to change. Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating.

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The 7 Product Dimensions: A Guide to Asking the Right Questions

bpma ProductHub

Getting this valuable information out of the product manager’s head and understood by the Scrum team,” says Ellen. By John Zilch – Upon embarking on my first stint as a product manager, I happened to run into an experienced product executive one day in passing.

Statistical Factors that Contribute to High Performance on Product Teams

bpma ProductHub

We have accumulated a wealth of statistical information on what separates successful product teams from the pack. Contributed by Greg Geracie. Actuation Consulting has been conducting research on what separates high performance product teams from the pack.

Car Maker Product Managers Face An Apple / Google Threat

The Accidental Product Manager

Car maker product managers don’t want to give up either the entrainment links nor the key information in their vehicles. Yes, every car needs a navigation system, but from whom? Image Credit: LotPro Cars. I am more than comfortable admitting that I become lost very easily.

Optimize to be Wrong, not Right

Mind the Product

Invest in Information. They are paying for information, as information has value. If it becomes clear that the investment is not going in our desired direction, we still gain valuable information for that investment plus we’ve narrowed our cone of uncertainty.

Humanize Your Data

Joe Cotellese

I took that information and plunked it into a mockup. I’ve been playing around a lot with the app Rescue Time , it’s a really cool productivity tool that helps keep your workday focused. I’ve used it for a number of years.

Is Twitter Out Of Control?

The Accidental Product Manager

This number includes people who are exposed to Twitter information outside of the main Twitter webpage and mobile applications. This can happen when people see Twitter information embedded in a website or a particular news article. Has Twitter lost control of its most valuable asset?

Make Your Product Stand Out with the Strategy Canvas

Roman Pichler

I capture these pieces of information using my Product Vision Board. This is not meant to be a scientific exercise but based on the information you have collected whilst identifying the key factors. The Strategy Canvas.

When to contact clients

Under10 Playbook

Was it easy to get the information they needed from marketing vehicles and sales teams? It’s never too early to start engaging with a client but when you engage determines the type of information you’ll learn

UX Podcast – Mixed Methods


I’ll also be collaborating with Eryn Whitworth, a recent PhD grad from UT Austin’s School of Information, and Val Pucilowski, a UX researcher at Spotify, to create a weekly Medium offering and a toolbox. Looking for a great UX podcast?

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3 Best Practices for Adopting Continuous Product Discovery

Product Talk

Nor do they use these activities to inform their product decisions. It’s easy to think you already do continuous product discovery. Most of the teams that I work with come into coaching thinking that they don’t need help.