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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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] https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/01/31/tech-hiring-there-demand-for-everything/oDBAAlKJOYuxTqHiX7uhUI/story.html

[INFOGRAPHIC] Customer Powered Product Decisions

UserVoice

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.

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.

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 ".

The Product Cloud: An Integrated Toolchain Transforming Product Management

inform any product enhancements. down many of the key items that will inform the roadmap. informed by a deeply rooted organizational empathy. 28The Product Cloud eBook Onboarding & User Guidance Most organizations have enough information and context about their users to.

Persuasion Tips: Have A Goal

PM Hardcore

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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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.

The Impact of User Research Technology on Data Quality

Generation Focus

While this has revolutionized the industry, it does also have some drawbacks from the traditional ways of gathering information.

Finding the Truth Behind MVPs

Melissa Perri

More information here. If you’re interested in learning more about MVPs, I’m running a one day workshop in Paris on June 14, 2016. A Successful Start I learned about Minimum Viable Products like 99% of other Product Managers – through The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. When I happened upon the book and Eric’s method, I […

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

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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A guide to webform testing best practice

Userzoom

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.

Persuasion Tips For Product Managers

PM Hardcore

To make a decision… Then you have to give them: Information or a story that convinces them emotionally. Information and facts that allow them to rationalize the decision. What does that goal mean for how I need to present my information to make it persuasive?

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.

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.

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.

What Successful Companies Do To Get Better Leads

PM Hardcore

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.

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

UserVoice

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.

Stop Validating & Start Co-Creating

Product Talk

While Pam will still have to go through many iterations to get A, B, C, and D to work well together, each iteration is informed by the prior one. When each product iteration is informed by the prior one, it leads to shorter cycles and faster overall design. Meet Sally and Pam.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics.

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.

Enterprise Products - Roadmap Planning and Development Methodology

Effective Roadmap Planning and Development Process for Enterprise Products

Its sometimes hard to get competitive intel, but also believe the fact that there is a ton of information sitting in different channels (Youtube videos, marketing content, news, etc…). Roadmap Planning process Unlike Consumer products, you have two different types of audience to satisfy in Enterprise world, namely Buyer and User Persona. It’s very important to have a very clear definition of these persona constructs to the most precise form.

Improving Cold Calling with Product Usage Analytics

Revulytics

If this sounds like your team’s prospecting strategy (or even an element of it), ask yourself this: “If we have so much more data to inform prospecting than ever before, why are we relying on such uninformed cold calling strategies?”

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.

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.

Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

Think, for instance, of Google’s vision “to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” Where will you play? Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy.

What matters most (to investors)?

Product Manager in Heels

This information was particularly helpful for me because I had been hearing that investors don't invest in your idea, they invest in you - and this proves it. Occasionally, we have guest speakers at Babson College, and sometimes we get a really good guest speaker! Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Scott Friend from Bain Capital Ventures. He was extremely sincere and provided very useful feedback about what matters most to investors, and how he evaluates the pitches he receives.

4 Key Data Points A/B Testing Reveals

Generation Focus

Analytics for Customer Interviews Before you conduct customer interviews, consider and separate information that could be viewed as qualitative data. What you’re looking for is quantifiable information. A/B testing is a crucial element in any startup foundation.