How data informs design intuition

Mixpanel

This insight can help me make informed design trade-offs. This insight informed our recent release so users can create a cohort directly from a funnel, which is a sequence of steps they are already tracking. Using data to inform the design process has not only helped my team gain confidence in the solutions, it has also helped me strengthen my creative intuition. The post How data informs design intuition appeared first on Mixpanel.

Built for You: How customer feedback informs what we ship

Inside Intercom

This is important for us because it helps us make more informed technical decisions and trade-offs. But to really solve the problem, we needed to make that information valuable across the whole platform. There is not a lot of value if that information is available only in the inbox.

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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.

Product Manager tools?—?The information library

The Product Coalition

As product people we’re often at the centre of information on how things work within the business, how different elements link together… Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». product-manager software-tools software-development product-management-tool product-management

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Adaptability in Software Development Must be Powered by Informed Action

Split

All three focus on “go” instead of “no” by empowering local teams to take informed action through experimentation. Onboarding at Pinterest: Informed Action Training on Day One. Write Queries, Not Tickets, to Scale Informed Action.

The Four Keys to Data-Informed Product Management

ProductCraft

Read more » The post The Four Keys to Data-Informed Product Management appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Product leadership requires exceptional decision-making skills. Depending on your team culture and environment, the number and difficulty of these decisions can vary. In agile development paradigms, key product decisions are made more frequently, with each sprint requiring clear action items.

Why You Need a Data-informed Product Strategy

Amplitude

What is a data-informed product strategy? A data-informed product strategy takes your product strategy to the next level. As the name suggests, a data-informed product strategy is based on data, qualitative and quantitative. The reason we call this style of product strategy data-informed rather than data-driven or data-backed is that data should be one of many inputs in decision-making. The metrics you need to inform your strategy: North Star and Input Metrics.

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?

Sales and Marketing Metrics That Can Help Inform Your Roadmap

ProductCraft

Read more » The post Sales and Marketing Metrics That Can Help Inform Your Roadmap appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Product professionals, whether they work at a startup or an enterprise, tend to ignore a goldmine of readily available quantitative data. What I am referring to is the sales and business development data stored in the company’s CRM and diligently maintained by the sales operations team. Why not take your product roadmap to the next.

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.

Flanking the Competition: Using Military Strategy to Inform Competitive Intelligence

ProductCraft

The post Flanking the Competition: Using Military Strategy to Inform Competitive Intelligence appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. *Editor’s note: This post is the second in a series on the similarities between product management and military strategy. Part One can be found here. It was 3 am, ten kilometers outside of Marjah, Afghanistan, and just a few nights after the start of Operation Moshtarak (the largest offensive since the fall of the Taliban).

Are You Data-driven, Data-informed or Data-inspired?

Amplitude

Have you noticed recently an increase in the usage of the terms ‘data-driven’, ‘data-informed’, and ‘data-inspired’ around your office? What does data-inspired actually mean and how is it different from being data-informed? Data-driven, data-informed, and data-inspired describe how data should be used. data-informed means everyone is aware of the current performance and why the product is performing the way it is in order to make optimizations to your strategies.

Healthcare Edition: How to Get Information to Your Users Quickly

Gainsight

If you needed to get important information to your users, it was likely buried under all of these communications. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, companies need to be prepared to keep users informed. In this guide for healthcare products, we’ll show you how to use in-app engagements to cut through the noise and effectively communicate information to your end users when time is of the essence.

On skepticism and storytelling: How PMs can become more data-informed

Mixpanel

Many companies don’t do this well; they don’t share information properly. Distribution of information is very important in this scenario. Don’t just rely on your gut because there’s so much information around us and it’s easy to be biased even if you’re not aware of it. You don’t need a data background to be data-informed. The post On skepticism and storytelling: How PMs can become more data-informed appeared first on Mixpanel.

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

Q&A with Tim Herbig on How to Build Data-Informed Products

Revulytics

In his webinar, experienced B2C and B2B product leader Tim Herbig , author of Lateral Leadership: A Practical Guide for Agile Product Management , shows how to be a data-informed product manager. You distinguish between being “data-informed” vs. “data-driven.” Being data-informed is like driving a car with a heads-up display. But you have enhanced information for more informed decisions.

UX Case Study: an information architectural redesign project

UX Studio

In this project, we redesigned the information architecture of the cloud-based permission system for Hungary’s best-known architectural design software. Redesigning information architecture in UX projects can come with risks. How we created the new information architecture, workflows and prototypes. The problems affected not only the layout but the whole system logic and information architecture as well. no information that they could revoke a denial of access).

THE DATA AESTHETIC: HOW DESIGN INFORMS DECISION-MAKING 

Izenda

A MESS OF INFORMATION. Everyone is on the same page, which allows for a quick and informed turn around. The post THE DATA AESTHETIC: HOW DESIGN INFORMS DECISION-MAKING appeared first on Izenda. For most product managers, their positions tend to stretch across many different departments. With a hand in sales, IT, and marketing, making quick and important decisions may seem daunting.

How Lemonade flipped the insurance model and became a unicorn through a data-informed culture

Mixpanel

With 95 percent of Lemonade’s employees accessing Mixpanel every day, they all have data informed proof points for what they should care about and prioritize. The post How Lemonade flipped the insurance model and became a unicorn through a data-informed culture appeared first on Mixpanel. MAU, or Mobile Apps Unlocked, is a gathering of 2,500+ leaders from top mobile brands around the world that takes place every spring in Las Vegas.

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.

On skepticism and storytelling: How PMs can become more data-informed

Mixpanel

Many companies don’t do this well; they don’t share information properly. Distribution of information is very important in this scenario. Don’t just rely on your gut because there’s so much information around us and it’s easy to be biased even if you’re not aware of it. You don’t need a data background to be data-informed. The post On skepticism and storytelling: How PMs can become more data-informed appeared first on Mixpanel.

How can split tests inform product decisions and prioritize roadmaps?

AlphaHQ

Follow this 5-step split testing process and accompanying example to generate qualitative and quantitative data with prototypes: Formulate a hypothesis: Begin with a decision that needs to be made, and work backward toward the assumptions or questions that need to be tested or answered in order to be as informed as possible. Your data is much more informative when it compares alternatives rather than absolute values.

Being Data-Driven vs. Data-Informed with Hannah Shamji, Head of Research at Copyhackers

UserInterviews

How to let data inform your decisions instead of drive right through them

How to handle information overload and managing your time at work (in technology)

The Product Coalition

We all have more work to do than there is time in the day, and we also have, perhaps, too much information to read. But in addition to responding to requests from various folks on teams that I have managed about how I manage my time (which is what prompted this note), my goal in posting this is to provide some practical tips for managing information flow and hopefully inspire you to find a style and a set of tactics that work for you and with your goals and lifestyle.

Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

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

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

How can split tests inform product decisions and prioritize roadmaps?

AlphaHQ

Follow this 5-step split testing process and accompanying example to generate qualitative and quantitative data with prototypes: Formulate a hypothesis: Begin with a decision that needs to be made, and work backward toward the assumptions or questions that need to be tested or answered in order to be as informed as possible. Your data is much more informative when it compares alternatives rather than absolute values.

How can split tests inform product decisions and prioritize roadmaps?

AlphaHQ

Follow this 5-step split testing process and accompanying example to generate qualitative and quantitative data with prototypes: Formulate a hypothesis: Begin with a decision that needs to be made, and work backward toward the assumptions or questions that need to be tested or answered in order to be as informed as possible. Your data is much more informative when it compares alternatives rather than absolute values.

Capture the Flag (CTF): the game for developers to learn information security

Nulab

To gain experience in information security without putting your product at risk, we’d like to introduce you to a game called Capture the Flag (CTF). CTF is an information security competition with three popular types of challenges: jeopardy, attack-defense, and mixed. CTF games can touch on many aspects of information security: cryptography, stego, binary analysis, reverse engineering, mobile security, and others.

Lemonade at MAU: One Unicorn’s Take on Building a Data Informed Culture

Mixpanel

With 95 percent of Lemonade’s employees accessing Mixpanel every day, they all have data informed proof points for what they should care about and prioritize. The post Lemonade at MAU: One Unicorn’s Take on Building a Data Informed Culture appeared first on Mixpanel. MAU, or Mobile Apps Unlocked, is a gathering of 2,500+ leaders from top mobile brands around the world that takes place every spring in Las Vegas.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Why IT Teams Benefit from a Product Management Viewpoint

280 Group

Product Management Information Technology ITRefocusing the Lens. Yet another call from an IT team asking if we can help them transition from a project-focused view to a product-focused view of their work. I’d love to meet the person who started going across the world letting their IT professionals in on the biggest secret to getting amazing business support products out the door. OK, well, besides transitioning to Agile for product management.

The Data Handshake: A New Twist on Sharing Information

TSIA

The data handshake represents a set of mutual agreements between a supplier and its customers for data sharing, monitoring, and usage intervention with either employees or machines

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. Johanna talks about how the structure of information can flow within a system – e.g. what information is shown to who, how is that information shown, and who can manipulate information. More Information.

Tree Testing 101: A User Researcher’s Guide

Userzoom

Tree testing allows you to test the findability of content on a website or app by asking participants to find a specific piece of content from the information architecture (IA). Tree testing has worked hard to get where it is today, not to be overshadowed by the other information architecture testing methodology thankyouverymuch. Tree testing validates the navigation structure of your site or app by answering the following questions: How easily can users find information?

How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

As a product manager, you probably know specific ways to gather data to inform your product decisions, like the ever-popular A/B test. But as they say, you wouldn't put a round peg in a square hole. What about the times when it doesn't make sense to A/B test, because you have too small a sample size? Do you just do it anyway, because your company's product culture requires that you have those numbers? Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management. Tim will discuss the line between being data-informed versus data-driven. The audience will leave with an analysis toolkit filled with the right data tools for every scenario. Data validation won't be an issue again.

What is a click test and why should it be part of your UX toolkit?

Userzoom

For instance… Behavioural questions include: Where would you expect to click to find the information you’re looking for? Click testing is great for making better, more informed design decisions when developing a new page or product. Information Architecture Optimization User Experience Research UX for Beginners

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Process Is Being Told What to Do by Someone Who Has Less Information than You

First Round Review

As companies grow, process tends to slow things down. Follow these steps from Instagram's Director of Product to stay lean

UXspresso with Deckchair: You are not your user

TryMyUI

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.

How A Product Manager Can Avoid Being Fired

The Accidental Product Manager

Don’t hide information, rather become super valuable to everyone. Understand who your boss fears and make sure that anytime that person gets in touch with you that you answer their questions so that they don’t have to go to your boss to get information. Career email fired information laid off let go out of sight relationship side-by-side talk terminated valuable worthProduct managers need to know how to not get fired Image Credit: Hammonton Photography.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.