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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

You can download the template for free from, and you can find more information on how to use it in my post The GO Product Roadmap. 1 Focus on Goals and Benefits.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.”

It’s About The Destination, Not Just the Journey: Why Content Is As Important As Navigation And What You Can Do About It


Information Architecture Optimization User Experience ResearchThe post It’s About The Destination, Not Just the Journey: Why Content Is As Important As Navigation And What You Can Do About It appeared first on UserZoom.

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 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.

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?

UX 101

Successful employee onboarding should focus on culture

Inside Intercom

The drip campaign could be crafted to deliver essential information at a useful time. Don’t overwhelm your new employees with too much information too early. Guiding them and filtering this information will help ease the learning curve. Don’t overwhelm your new employees with too much information too early. Onboarding new employees is a hard process to do well.

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.

Three Ways to Think About Value

Johanna Rothman

Information about the story. This might include information from the team about what they think about this story, especially in context of the entire feature set. Information about how story might change what the team thinks we should do next, or other roadmap information.

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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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Perfecto Automates Face ID Flows for iPhone X

Amir Rozenberg

Prior to the iPhone X launch, many people doubted the premise of leveraging face ID as the exclusive biometric authentication measure. Post launch, the Face ID feature is widely used, and Apple is planning to transition all future devices to this authentication method.

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.

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.

SaaS marketing 101: marketing for growth and survival

Inside Intercom

Where do my target customers get their information personally? Where do my target customers get their information professionally? These are our “funnels” and they are informed by every aspect of how the customer might convert, from where they’ll find you to the scale of the channel you’re using. There’s one thing all wilderness survivors have in common: they didn’t get eaten by a bear.

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.

Make Sales & Product meetings a win-win

Inside Intercom

The meeting is also a great opportunity for Product to share relevant information to Sales. Sharing this information with Sales is helpful because: Sales is better equipped to set expectations with prospects regarding feature release timelines. There are two truths about sales and product. One, salespeople hate when deals stall because their product is missing a vital feature. Two, product people hate building features no one uses.

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.

4 Powerful Ways to Use Rapid Prototyping to Drive Product Success

Product Talk

We can use prototypes to think, to answer questions, to communicate, and to inform decisions. When you hear the term “rapid prototyping,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most of us who work with digital products, we tend to think of wireframes or mockups.

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.

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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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.

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.

Increase Performance in Cross-Browser Testing with Zero Effort – Here’s How

Amir Rozenberg

Looking for more information on performance testing? Introduction Are you used to getting a certain amount of data from your testing practices? Did you know that today you can extract more data from your existing testing practice…with zero additional effort.

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.

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 ?

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.

Product Management Memory Lane with Alyssa Dver

bpma ProductHub

Informed: Wake Up Wisdom for Women” in 2011. Informed” took the perspective that women can’t just wait around for the workplace to change, but adapt themselves. Informed” were applicable to all, not just to women in the workplace. Contributed by Saikrishna Chavali.

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.

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.

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.