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Top 10 Tips for your Product Management LinkedIn Profile – Video Presentation

280 Group

Watch Mira Wooten present the 10 best things you can do for your Product Management LinkedIn Profile. The 280 Group’s Solutions Manager and Director of Recruiting, Mira Wooten, recently traveled to ProductCamp LA and gave this valuable presentation on the top 10 things you can do to beef up your Product Management LinkedIn Profile and get noticed by recruiters. The presentation was filmed by the good people at ProductCamp LA and you can watch it for yourself.

A2A: Answering questions in a presentation

Under10 Playbook

Have you had this experience in a presentation? ” Many of us need to do presentations at company or customer events. Many presenters think they know what question is being asked, particularly if they’ve given the presentation more than a few times, and they cut the person off in the midst of their question. Answer the question and attempt to tie the answer back to your presentation if you can.

When should Product Backlog Grooming Take Place?

Roman Pichler

Assuming that the development has developed a “done” product increment and the right people are present, you can use the attendee’s feedback to make the relevant product decisions and update the backlog, as the Scrum Guide suggests and the following picture shows.

The Ladder of Evidence: Get More Value From Your Customer Interviews and Product Experiments

Product Talk

I’ve been dealing with a foot injury and it was hard to stay present while attending to an injury. One of the best signs of an effective product team is a regular cadence of customer interviews and product experiments.

Die Dashboards, Die! Why Conversations Will Reinvent Software

Nir Eyal

Even the most technically complex interactions can look as simple as getting an SMS text when presented as a conversation. In years to come, conversations will breathe new life into software—particularly the boring enterprise tools millions of knowledge workers begrudgingly use every day. Conversational user interfaces (CUIs) work because of our familiarity with messaging.

Mindfulness Tips for Product Managers and Product Owners

Roman Pichler

Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment, to what is actually happening. Be present and fully engage in what you do—or don’t do it. I am not suggesting that you should ignore the difficulties that present themselves. What is Mindfulness?

Product Roadmap Success: BWP Hosts Lively Roundtable Discussion

bpma ProductHub

Know your audience : Whereas a granular roadmap is needed for development planning, a higher-level roadmap that presents the big picture is more appropriate for other stakeholders.

Should Product Owners be Servant-Leaders?

Roman Pichler

Caring for the followers, the people we work with, is present in other leadership models, too. This starts with taking a real interest in others, making an effort to be present and engage properly. What Is Servant-Leadership? Servant-leadership means that “one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead,” writes Robert Greenleaf , the creator of the servant-leadership model.

The Ideal Product Marketing Candidate for B2B

High Octane Product Management

Understands the purpose of presentation slides – a series of visually appealing cue cards that tell a compelling value story, not product documentation in PowerPoint format! Must be an awesome presenter. As the person who trains the salesforce on product and competitive positioning, product marketing has to deliver presentations to the salesforce in the same inspirational manner they want salespeople to deliver them to customers.

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Decision Time: How Decision Rules Help You Make Better Product Decisions

Roman Pichler

Is it the product manager, the people present, or the management sponsor? A consensus-based decision creates strong buy-in and shared ownership, and it leverages the collective creativity and knowledge of the people present—everybody involved contributes to the decision.

8 Essential Elements of Your Customer Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

Pragmatic Marketing

This internal meeting encourages host company attendees to arrive on time and is the final opportunity to review session content, facilitation plans and any other meeting notes before presenting to the members. This should not be a one-way presentation. By Rob Jensen.

Dual-Track Agile: Why Messy Leads to Innovation

Mind the Product

In user interviews, we presented the following mockup: Being presented with this, it seemed as though all users understood the email, and we had users saying things like: “I hate to admit it, but this kinda makes me feel important.”. “It What is Dual-Track Agile?

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Hooked for Good: How Habit-Forming Products Improve Lives

Nir Eyal

Below is my opening presentation highlighting examples of companies changing user behavior for good. Last week’s Habit Summit was amazing! It was wonderful to see so many blog readers and friends enjoying the keynotes — not to mention the Stanford sunshine.

4 Traits of Successful Product Leaders


Product managers may or may not be the “CEOs of product,” but how do you boss around a bunch of CEOs? Leading a product management organization is a unique role in modern technology companies, and one that was quite uncommon until fairly recently.

8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

You should always aim to be present at these meetings and do the necessary prep work, such as, prioritising the product backlog and refining user stories for sprint planning or inviting the right people and selecting the right product validation technique for the review meeting. Manage the Product, not the Team. Focus on your job as the product manager or product owner, and manage the product, not the team.

Lewis Lin’s Favorite Books for PMs

Product Bookshelf

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience. IDEA : Evocative and moving presentation skills are necessary and learnable for every great product manager. ACTION : Take heed of great speakers and their presentation tendencies.

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Product Managers – You Are Not the CEO of Anything

Mind the Product

When Ben Horowitz wrote his groundbreaking memo good product manager, bad product manager nearly 20 years ago he described a product manager as the CEO of the product.

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Become a Better Product Manager in Just One Weekend

Mind the Product

Everyone is expected to contribute on the day, whether it’s a presentation, Q&A, or just an open discussion! It’s a new year and time to think about how to achieve all those crazy new years resolutions we’ve set ourselves.

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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. I recently asked a woman what factors she considered when buying a new pair of jeans. She didn’t hesitate in her answer.

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Several months ago, Andy Polaine posted a presentation about the future of UX , in which he presented a compelling imagery establishing the context in which design decisions are made.

Productize Conference, Lisbon Oct 19,20,21

Spice Catalyst

I will be presenting a 1/2 day workshop [ ] The post Productize Conference, Lisbon Oct 19,20,21 appeared first on Spice Catalyst.

Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

bpma ProductHub

Ellen is a world-renowned writer, speaker, and presenter. Contributed by Ellen Gottesdiener and Jeff Sutherland. Deliver Value Sooner. Backlog refinement prepares your backlog for development.

On Being a Pragmatic Marketing Instructor

Product Beautiful

I got energy from seeing people from my teams grow, seeing them nail a presentation to the executive team, and even seeing them quit and move on to bigger opportunities (although that’s always painful).

Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

Mind the Product

Soon, every team in the company got up and presented progress from the last two weeks. Instead of it being one nicely presented document that is ‘published’, they are now an organic, living breathing thing on Trello, where each item has a thread of evidence and collaborative commentary.

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Managing – not Just Maintaining – a Product Backlog

Mind the Product

With hindsight it was exciting, but such intense activity presents challenges for a product owner: backlogs can get baggy and prioritization between user stories can become complex. Or Three Ways Product Owners can Stay on top of Scrum.

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It’s time to get your Ph.D. in Sales Comp

Product Beautiful

At the end of the presentation, the Director of the Sales team stood up. He looked straight at my product manager and said: “John 1 , I want to thank you for that great presentation. A few years ago, I was working for a large company here in Austin.

Product Owner Manager – Alone Together

Tyner Blain

The product owner leverages an understanding of the market to drive effective specificity in the product of the present. Product owners and product managers. Two roles, often done by one person.

Using Experimentation to Drive Product – Stephen Pavlovich (CEO of

Mind the Product

You can present a simplified version or perhaps even a link to something that looks like the feature and see how many people will click on it to test appetite. Stephen Pavlovich , CEO of, talks to ProductTank London about Using Experimentation to Drive Product.

Let’s Fire a Few of Our Customers

Mironov Consulting

Presenting clear trade-offs helps the executive team avoid magical thinking – the fiction that we can always squeeze just one more thing out of Development.

Metaphor and Stories in Product Management by Elizabeth Churchill

Mind the Product

At this year’s London #mtpcon, Churchill, who is a psychologist by training, gave a presentation full of insight and practical takeaways, outlining how people respond to stories and why storytelling skills are essential to a product manager’s role. “I

9 tips from TED speakers on successful product management

Mind the Product

In the same talk with Nash and Walker, former Google Now VP and present Android VP Johanna Wright discusses the need for product managers to really understand their product, and its users. Being a product manager is not easy.

A Toolset For Getting Unstuck When Your Creativity Is Blocked

PM Hardcore

Creating a Powerpoint about the topic, and then presenting it (out loud, but only to myself). A Very Creative Block – Penrose Triangle by Wes Peck, CC 2.0 license. We product managers are inventing stuff most of the time.

Opposite Views of a Product Roadmap

Tyner Blain

Where the view of what to build gets fuzzier as you move from the present to the future, the view of why you build gets clearer as you move from the present to the future.

Three Superpowers of a Product Manager

Mind the Product

Make sure you notify them proactively – no one will go to a static web page of release notes and hit the refresh button every day – and present the information in a way that is easy and fast to digest.

The Challenge of Managing – and Communicating – Customer Insights

Mind the Product

Product managers must learn to synthesise information in its given shape and form, and present it in meaningful and relevant ways back to their teams and to their stakeholders. When developing products, customer insight is vital to understanding the critical question: where are we going?

Lean experiments: Tristan Kromer on better product process

Mind the Product

I spoke to Lean Startup coach Tristan Kromer at Lean Startup Week earlier this month, where he presented a workshop about a “lean experiments toolbox”.

The Dirty Dozen Roadmap Roadblocks

Product Powers

You may also be interested my hugely popular roadmapping presentation from ProductCamp Boston , or in Reqqs , the smart roadmap tool for product people. A good product roadmap is one of the most important and influential documents an organization can develop, publish and continuously update. It’s the one document that steers the entire organization in delivering on the company strategy. It's key to success, and yet many organizations struggle to produce effective roadmaps.

Outside-In User Story Example

Tyner Blain

They could craft an elegant workflow where the user long-presses on the phone number of the unidentified party, and the phone presents a minimally disruptive interaction – perhaps adding only first and last name – and then returns the user to the conversation.

Agile Cadabra

Tyner Blain

You do this by imaging the cost-benefit to your present self versus your future self. The small (but visceral) sacrifices we make in the present determine the large (but presently intangible) results we realize in the long run. Agile is not magical.

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