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.

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

Userpilot

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.

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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.

Leveraging Customer Data to Inform UX Decision

TryMyUI

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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

UserInterviews

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

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?

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?

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

UserInterviews

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

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.

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).

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.

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).

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

UserInterviews

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.

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.

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 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

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.

How self-serve product analytics empowers teams to be data-informed (insights from ZipRecruiter, GoDaddy, RingCentral, and more)

Mixpanel

Almost every company strives to be data-informed, which can lead to a tendency to collect product data in droves. Teams across departments can access reliable results and make informed decisions that will improve customer experiences.

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.

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 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.

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.

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. And for full transparency, managing one’s time and flow of information is a continual work in progress.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

Product Managers looking to leverage data to make informed product design decisions can learn a lot from renowned gaming company King, maker of Candy Crush and many other games - even if their product has seemingly no overlap with games.