Information Technology


What is information technology? Information technology (IT) is the hardware and software used to create, store, transmit, manipulate, and display information and data. Metaphorically, it is the lifeblood of the Information Age. The business of information technology.

How to Survive in a World of Information Overload

Nir Eyal

We live in a world of too much information, and it’s nothing less than a blessing. Power equated to how much information you had access to. We’re drowning in information. The post How to Survive in a World of Information Overload appeared first on Nir and Far.


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Data-Informed Retrospectives

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Data-Informed Retrospectives In their book Agile Retrospectives , Esther Derby and Diana Larsen popularized the idea that a Sprint Retrospect comprises five stages. The second stage refers to gathering data so that the Scrum Team can have data-informed Retrospectives.

Oversharing Information With Developers: Product Management Lessons Learned

The Product Coalition

Too much information Or maybe they thought they understood, but I didn’t do a good enough job of explaining it, because I overexplained. I had overloaded them with information.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

Why product managers should not be data-informed by Jens-Fabian Goetzmann

Mind the Product

In his digital breakout session at #mtpcon London 2022, Jens-Fabian Goetzmann explained why product managers should make data-informed decisions and balance quantitative and qualitative research. [.]

How to Transform Your Information Technology Department with Strategic Roadmaps


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How UX design and information architecture go hand-in-hand


Along with other sciences, designers must learn and study information architecture. Some companies and designers believe that information architecture is the foundation of efficient UI and UX design. Musings Information Architecture User Experience Design UX UX Design

Inform Your Product Roadmap and Prioritize Your Backlog with Customer Feedback Data


The post Inform Your Product Roadmap and Prioritize Your Backlog with Customer Feedback Data appeared first on Apptentive.

Leveraging Customer Data to Inform UX Decision


The post Leveraging Customer Data to Inform UX Decision appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Image source: Pexels User Experience (UX) is one of your most vital tools at your disposal for securing higher conversion rates.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

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

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. 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. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

What Writers Can Do About Informal Plagiarism, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

I'm not going to go crazy over informal plagiarism, even if bugs me. I think this is a three-part series: What Writers Can Do About Informal Plagiarism, Part 1. The post What Writers Can Do About Informal Plagiarism, Part 1 appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

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.

Userpilot is now SOC 2 Type II Certified! Learn About Our Information Security Standards


SOC 2 Type II is one of the highest information security standards available for SaaS companies. At Userpilot, we know how essential information security is for your company. The reports cover information about how the service provider manages the data of their clients/customers.

The Four Keys to Data-Informed Product Management


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.

The Art and Science of Explaining Your Product Strategy

Speaker: Jason Tanner, CEO of Applied Frameworks

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 ».

What a Product Manager Needs to Know About Information Security Roles and Responsibilities: Internal and for Their Product or Service

Spice Catalyst

If you’re a product manager in charge of information security for your organization, you’re probably well aware of the importance of cybersecurity.

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


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.

Product Planning, Information Persistence, & Product Lifetime

Johanna Rothman

I suspect the first question is how much change do you need in your product, not how good your information is, or how much planning you need. How Long Does Your Information Have Value? Instead, I recommend you ask for other information: the Cost of Delay for a given feature or feature set and the team's current cycle time. If your information changes fast, it has low persistence. The more you base your information on estimates, the lower the persistence.

It's Alive! Bringing Your Product Roadmap Back From the Dead

Speaker: Lisa Mo Wagner, Product Management Coach, Writer, Speaker and WomenTech Ambassador

In this webinar, Lisa Wagner, Product Management Coach, will teach you how to create an effective outcome and data-driven roadmap that allows you to implement customer feedback in a timely manner.

How data informs design intuition


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.

What is IoT Internet Of Things? An Efficient Information Security And Privacy Enhancer

The Product Coalition

Internet-connected thermostats, doorbells, smoke locators, and security cautions make an associated center where information is shared between physical gadgets, and clients can remotely control “things” in that center (for example, changing settings for temperature, open entryways, etc.)

Why You Need a Data-informed Product Strategy


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.

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.

How to Increase Your Research Efficiency and Move You From Insights to Action, Faster

Speaker: Michele Ronsen, UX Expert and Founder of Curiosity Tank

Join Michele Ronsen, UX Expert and Founder of Curiosity Tank, for an illuminating conversation on the ins and outs of efficient and effective UX research. This will be an interactive session! Bring your questions for Michele to answer live.

Information silos: what are they, and how do you prevent them?


So, how can you prevent information silos from happening? What is an information silo? Information silos stem from poor communication between departments or teams. Why are information silos bad for business? How to prevent information silos: 11 tips.

Flanking the Competition: Using Military Strategy to Inform Competitive Intelligence


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).

Healthcare Edition: How to Get Information to Your Users Quickly


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.

What Is Information Architecture, Anyway? with Page Laubheimer of NN/g


What is information architecture anyway? Page Laubheimer, certified IA nerd, explains how IA fits into UX work, IA careers, and what kind of research you need to create good IA

How Product Managers Can Shape Inclusive Futures with UX

Speaker: Bronwen Rees, Author and Lead Product Designer at Xero

Many in the UX space reiterate that “knowing your audience” is paramount to developing great user experience, and that empathy is the cornerstone of UX. But in a world where profits often matter more than people, how can we personally build a nuanced understanding of inclusive design and get our teams to commit to it?

Sales and Marketing Metrics That Can Help Inform Your Roadmap


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.

4 Innovative Business Pivots In The Age Of The Pandemic


2020 has been an incredibly challenging year on a multitude of fronts and, like many of us, businesses all over the world have struggled to stay afloat.

Ethical Hacking, Information Security, and UX with Ted Harrington of ISE


Discover what information security and UX have in common, how UXers can build more secure products, and what the heck ethical hackers do

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?

Building a Research Flywheel: A Helpful Guide for Product Managers & Their Teams

Speaker: Jessica Hall, Product Strategy & Design Leader and Co-Author of The Product Mindset

Research alone doesn’t lead to happier customers or better business results. No one tool or practice can create a thriving research practice that results in better outcomes for customers. Instead the researchers and leaders need to turn the crank the wheel to get things started and build momentum. Join Jessica Hall, Product Strategy & Design Leader and Co-Author of The Product Mindset, for this illuminating discussion on the flywheel and how it can help you.

NDAs and Informed Consent for User Research: When, Why, and How to Collect Participant Signatures


Here are the tools, templates, and tips to make NDAs and informed consent forms easier Getting the required legal documents signed can be a real pain.

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


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

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


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).

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.