How to fix Your Product Goals for Better Human Outcomes

Mind the Product

Hello product designers, this is for you. I want to talk to you about product goals, metrics, and how they get muddled in the product design process, leading to some less than humane outcomes. What does that have to do with goals, metrics, and even design?

Data-Driven Product Management by Matt LeMay

Mind the Product

In this deep dive, Matt LeMay, author of Agile for Everybody and Product Management in Practice, explains what data means to product management and how it should be used to ensure that we’re building products designed to achieve meaningful outcomes.

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Conversations, Conflict and Leadership – Roman Pichler on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

A longtime consultant, author and teacher, we grabbed him for a chat focusing on some of the lessons contained in his fourth book, How to Lead in Product Management. Creating goals and objectives. Roman’s new book is How to Lead in Product Management.

Essential Ingredients to Reach your Product Goals: Here's How to Accelerate Company Growth

Bain Public

The position of product manager can often be difficult to define. So then how can you, as a product manager, accelerate a company’s growth and reach product goals? It is important to note that product management goes hand in hand with product innovation.

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

How Can You Nurture a Day-one Mindset?

Mind the Product

At the start of the year, we all likely go through some resolution or goal-setting exercises, even if it’s only in our own heads. Adding to your bag of tools and thinking of ways to approach your goals is a good way to reinvigorate your mindset. appeared first on Mind the Product.

Priority Starts at the Top

Folding Burritos

I talk to a lot of PMs and I ask them (and everyone who subscribes to my newsletter) the same question: what’s your biggest struggle as a Product Manager? Having put together a fairly popular resource on product prioritization methods, I would’ve hoped the situation to be different.

Technical Debt and Product Success

Roman Pichler

Why Technical Debt Matters for Product People. As the person in charge of the product, you may not be terribly concerned about how clean and well-structured the code is. Technical Debt and Your Product. Furthermore, consider the life cycle stage of your product.

Stakeholder Management Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

As the person in charge of the product, your aspiration should be to lead the stakeholders in order to create value together and achieve product success. A stakeholder is anyone who has a stake in your product, who is affected by it, or who shows an interest in the offering.

Product Revenue and Profitability Goals – Are They Counterproductive?

Proficientz

Are product revenue and profitability goals a good metric or are they counterproductive? If the target markets for each product are mutually exclusive, product revenue and profitability goals don’t present any issues in B2B. The trouble starts when you have multiple products that target the same exact markets and customers. It’s a product centric view versus a customer centric view. Blog Strategy & Product Planning

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Whether you manage a feature, a product, or a whole suite of products, you likely have some goals that you're trying to meet. But do you have a strategy? Strategy and goals are different. It's your strategy that allows you to make decisions that help you meet your goals in the first place. For example, if you want grow your revenue, your strategy may be to enter a new market - and you may decide to make your product stand out in that market by adding analytics. If you want to have an articulated strategy that you can use to make decisions, stay on-track, and meet your product goals, this is the webinar for you! Join Nils Davis, author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook, as he explains how you can get your team aligned to a practical product strategy.

Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Why Difficult Emotions Matter Particularly for Product People. For us product people, however, difficult emotions are particularily relevant. We are responsible for their success of our products.

Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Why Difficult Emotions Matter Particularly for Product People. For us product people, however, difficult emotions are particularily relevant. We are responsible for their success of our products.

Goals & Non-Goals

Clever PM

One of the most important part of our jobs as Product Managers is setting goalsgoals for ourselves, goals for our teams, and goals for our products. Goals are important — they set the North Star for us to know where we’re going, why we’re going there, and how we know whether or not […]. Product Management Agile Communication Definitions Do's Good PM Planning PM

How to Reduce the Product Backlog Size

Roman Pichler

Split the Product Backlog. Faced with an overly long and detailed product backlog, investigate if it does describe one cohesive product. Reduce the Product Backlog Scope. While this approach may sound radical, it ensures that your product backlog is concise and focused.

Mindset – Product Intuition, Prioritisation, and Process with Tristan Kromer

Mind the Product

In this episode, Tristan and Rosemary discuss product intuition, the art of prioritisation, managing your HiPPOs, and draw from their own experiences and expertise to answer questions from the Mind the Product community. Using The Kano Model To Prioritize Product Development (blog).

Dec 4-5: Product Dojo Conference / Designing the Product Organization Workshop

Mironov Consulting

What: Product Dojo conference on Mastering Product Leadership. I am joining the Product Dojo team for a combined workshop-plus-conference event in San Francisco. Target attendees are product managers and product leaders looking for fresh insights and peer networking.

What is the Product of the VP Product?

Ask Benny

When your product is your team. Your Team is Your Product One of the hardest things for a VP Product to do, as the team of product managers under his lead grows, is to release control. As a VP Product, you need to trust your product managers to make the right decisions.

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4 Daily Scrum Tips for Product Owners & Product Managers

Roman Pichler

In Scrum, the team collectively agrees to a sprint goal and is responsible for meeting it. As the person in charge of the product, you should participate in the Daily Scrum at least twice a week. [1] Therefore, don’t turn it into a product backlog or roadmapping workshop.

Choosing the Right Planning Horizon for Your Product

Roman Pichler

But in product management, there are several horizons that need to be considered—how many depends on the product planning model you use. The product backlog contains the details necessary to develop the product as outlined in the roadmap including epics and user stories.

What is the Product of the VP Product?

Ask Benny

When your product is your team. Your Team is Your Product One of the hardest things for a VP Product to do, as the team of product managers under his lead grows, is to release control. As a VP Product, you need to trust your product managers to make the right decisions.

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October Workshops (Australia): What Do Product Leaders Do, and How Can I Become One?

Mironov Consulting

I’m thrilled to be Master of Ceremonies for this year’s Leading the Product conference in Australia. Sydney , 21 October, What Do Product Leaders Do, and How Can I Become One? ( registration ). We will cover: What does a product leader actually do?

Best of our Contributor Product-Centric Articles

Bain Public

Nearly all Product Managers are now exposed to high-level business objectives and strategies and are challenged by the growing demands on time and responsibilities. Here’s a list of our product-centric articles that our contributors published. a product company.

Do It For the Portfolio Instead of Every Product: Five B2B Product Management Best Practices

Proficientz

The Portfolio vs. Every Product! Here are five B2B product management best practices that’ll give product management teams the coveted “strategic” moniker among executives, marketing, sales, engineering and customer success teams. ” Product 3 Goal: etc.

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Transforming to a Product Culture by Lea Hickman

Mind the Product

Through her experience with a wide range of different organisations across the world, Silicon Valley Product Group partner Lea Hickman has a unique perspective on how people do product. Business Goals vs Product Goals. Product Culture.

Three Simple Ways to Make Product Prioritisation Easier

Mind the Product

Here are some methods that help solve the prioritisation problem, depending on how product teams work and what they need. And not only does it help a product team to decide what to do, it’s an enormous help to demonstrate to your wider stakeholders why you’re not doing something.

What is the Product of the VP Product?

Ask Benny

, When your product is your team. Your Team is Your Product. One of the hardest things for a VP Product to do, as the team of product managers under his lead grows, is to release control. As a VP Product, you need to trust your product managers to make the right decisions.

Tying Strategy to Your Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

We’ve all heard about “strategic” product roadmaps. A roadmap is a plan for your strategy that maps out the direction of your product. Ideally, it’s a high-level visual summary that helps product managers get everyone on the same page. Sustain product features.

The Seven-Part Guide to Portfolio Product Management & Marketing

Proficientz

This guide to portfolio product management and marketing answers the following seven questions. What is Portfolio Product Management and How Does It Differ From Traditional Product Management? What are the Core Principles of Portfolio Product Management?

4 Key Elements for Any Product Roadmap

Hutwork

A product roadmap lets you plan, collaborate, and communicate with others about how a product will evolve over its lifecycle. Your product roadmap may look different from someone else’s, but they have the same elements. Here are the 4 key elements for any product roadmap. #1. Clear, measurable goals. Product goals must be clear and measurable. Finally, goals must be easy to understand, act upon, achieve, and measure.

Announcing Modus Kickstart

Modus Create

Just like building a house, if a product’s vision, blueprint, or the foundation is wrong, the output has serious problems. Successful projects start with everyone understanding the goals, processes, general requirements, and technologies. Product Team Alignment and Preparedness.

4 CEO Lessons for Mobile Product Managers

Apptentive

The roles of managing a mobile product team and managing an entire company share many similarities. The biggest difference is that mobile product managers deeply interact with nearly every function within their organization, yet none of them report to them. Growth Product Management

Are Your Product Leaders Good Enough?

BrainMates

I worry that this is becoming the case with Product Leaders too. Product Leaders who claim the title without actively seeking formal leadership learning and coaching are doing a disservice to those who serve their people and this great profession. The making of Product Leaders.

The Product Leadership Career Ladder

Mironov Consulting

In addition to my formal coaching of product leaders (Directors, VPs and CPOs who directly manage teams of product managers), I talk with lots of senior individual contributors about the risks and challenges of moving “up the ladder” into product leadership roles.

4 Tips to Help Product Managers Manage Their Time Effectively

Mind the Product

As product managers we have so many priorities that organizing them into a short list can be the hardest challenge each week. Here are four ways that product managers can plant themselves in the world of deliberateness. Work in the way That Makes you Most Productive.

‘How To’… Create User & Buyer Scenarios

BrainMates

User and buyer scenarios are useful Product Management tools for both communication and design. They are used to share and communicate customer situations with your Product team so that they can design ‘market driven’ Products. Both of these help you build better, more successful Products. A User Scenario is a structured description of a situation or event that a potential User (or Buyer) of the Product is likely to experience as they seek to achieve their goals.

July’s Top Customer Experience Trends and Product Management News

Apptentive

Twice a month, Apptentive sends out a newsletter highlighting some of the biggest news stories related to customer experience trends, VOC, mobile marketing, app development, and product management. 9. 12 Product Management Myths. via Mind the Product].

21 Best Practices for Migrating to React JS

Modus Create

Unlike many other frameworks, React is focused on a specific goal – view rendering – leaving software architects the flexibility to finely tailor the rest of the ecosystem. Based on the experience, I collected 21 best practices for migrating your digital products to React JS.

5 Customer Retention tactics for the Time of the Crisis – how to survive the ‘War-Time’ as a SaaS business without discounting

Userpilot

While saving a few thousand per month on office rent when the whole team is working remotely anyway may help, cutting corners in the product, customer experience or customer success departments will ultimately backfire against your business. Product Management

3 Obstacles to Creating Stickier Products and How to Overcome Them

Proficientz

Here are three common obstacles to creating stickier products and how to overcome them. The number one most difficult thing for all of us is to see our users through the lens of the job they do instead of seeing them through the lens of our products.