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? If your information changes fast, it has low persistence.

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. The post How data informs design intuition appeared first on Mixpanel.

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.

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


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.

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.

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?

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.

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


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.

How can split tests inform product decisions and prioritize roadmaps?


Your data is much more informative when it compares alternatives rather than absolute values. The post How can split tests inform product decisions and prioritize roadmaps?

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.

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

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

How to determine when an information architecture refresh may be necessary. 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?

Tree Testing 101: A User Researcher’s Guide


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). Information Architecture Optimization User Experience Research UserZoom Education Series UX 101

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.

How to Disassemble Robots

Lead on Purpose

All of these movies have one thing in common: they focus on the concept of transhumanism—the idea that technological innovation can help us … Continue reading → Innovation Techology Communication employee morale informationGuest post by Amy Blankson Have you ever seen The Matrix, Terminator, Minority Report or Ex Machina?

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.

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.

UXspresso with Deckchair: You are not your user


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.

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.

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.

Launch Your Product Management Career

Product Management Unpacked

The role of product manager is one of the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs in the entire information technology sector, so expect to be well compensated for your effort. Landing a job in product management requires specialized learning, real-world experience and one year of your time. Product Management Career

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

history while updating records with new information then and there. to information. new data, and share information with colleagues. come up with ways to leverage information that no software engineer. FROM BASIC BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REQUIREMENTS TO.

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.

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.

Why do B2B Product teams need Technographic Intelligence?


Better business intelligence that offers strategic value can help teams and businesses make more informed decisions. The insights and business intelligence from technographics can prove to be extremely valuable to multiple teams within an organization.

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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

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.

How to become a product manager: Five questions for would-be Product Managers

Product Management Unpacked

If you’re thinking about how you might become a product manager, start by asking yourself these five questions first: For more information visit Product managers are made not born. Product Management Questions how to become a product manager questions for product managers

The Skills It Takes To Become a Product Manager

Product Management Unpacked

For more information visit To become a great Product Manager, takes a lot of skills — business acumen, technical smarts and emotional intelligence. Many parts will go into your making.

How to Present Your Research So That Stakeholders Take Notice and Take Action

dscout People Nerds

Use these 10 tips to keep your research reports actionable, informative, and fun

Listen to Understand: Listening Practices for Product People

Roman Pichler

We obtain partial or selected pieces of information, which can cause us to draw the wrong conclusions and get the wrong end of the stick. Being attentive increases the chances that you receive all the information and take in everything the individual says.

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.

Becoming a Product Leader: Leading Product Success in the First 100 Days

Product Management Unpacked

A listening tour is time set aside to gather information and input through collecting insights, ideas and context from others before making new decisions. Early success in your role as a new product leader is essential to establishing the foundation for long-term results.

Pathways to a Product Management Career

Product Management Unpacked

The role of Product Manager is in the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid, too. More information can be found here: If you’re reading this, you’re exploring how to become a Product Manager and you’ve undoubtedly concluded that you will be in high demand. You’re right.

Why women make great product managers

Product Management Unpacked

For more information visit Marty Cagan, founder of the Silicon Valley Product Group , delivered the opening keynote to the 2016 Mind the Product Conference.

Engaging Stakeholders with Opportunity Solution Trees: 3 Tactics to Try

Product Talk

Hope: I find that some product teams and leaders spend an inordinate percentage of their time trying to keep the organization informed and aligned about what they’re learning or what is/isn’t important/urgent to prioritize to achieve their desired outcomes.

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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.

Should Product Roadmaps Have Dates?

Roman Pichler

To decide which vertices can be flexed, perform an informal impact analysis. For more information on the Iron Triangle and how you can determine dates and budget, please refer to my book Strategize.). What Product Roadmaps Are (in a Nutshell).