Product Launches- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

bpma ProductHub

by Scott Hilton – On October 11, 2019, the Product Executive Forum(PEF) held another well attended meeting. This month’s topic was product launches. According to research from Robert G Cooper only 1 in 7 product launches succeed.

Building help content into your product launch

Inside Intercom

When you’re gearing up for a big product launch, creating help content is often the last thing on your mind. There’s so much that goes into preparing for product launches – ensuring your beta testing goes smoothly, locking in your marketing campaign, getting your sales team up to speed.

Indeed Seen?—?Product launch failure

The Product Coalition

Product launch failure So I received an email today about the launch of the new experience called Indeed Seen. As a Product Manager, I have always been curious and I love to try new products and learn about their onboarding and UX experience and always keen to learn.

What is a good product launch checklist?

Spice Catalyst

These are the big tasks for launching a product, but you may need to adjust for your product and your market. Product ready for launch. Be careful of launching too early before the product is ready.

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

How to evolve product launches as you grow

Inside Intercom

As a product-first company, new product launches are a core part of Intercom’s DNA – which means there’s always an abundance of juicy launches for us product marketers to work on. 3 tips for a successful product launch plan.

Pragmatic Live Transcripts (Prioritizing Your Product Launch)

Pragmatic Marketing

Hello and welcome to the Pragmatic Live podcast series where we tackle the biggest challenges facing today's product management, product marketing, and other market and data driven professionals with some of the best minds in the industry. Today we're joined by Marcus Andrews Principal Product Marketing Manager at HubSpot, and we're going to just kind of dig in, as from a practitioner’s view on the street, how product marketing is handled at HubSpot - welcome Marcus.

Why do 40% of product launches fail?

BrainMates

It’s heart-breaking that, after all the effort that goes into developing and launching a new Product, from so many different people, 40% of product launches fail. Markham’s landmark study showed [1] and this is what we learned about at the latest Product Talks in Sydney.

The Four Key Hurdles to Successful Product Launches

Pragmatic Marketing

The make-or-break window of opportunity for product launch success is narrowing and becoming more challenging each year. To navigate the challenges that can damage the success of product launches, the core reasons why clients don’t buy a new product must first be identified.

The Four Key Hurdles to Successful Product Launches

Pragmatic Marketing

The make-or-break window of opportunity for product launch success is narrowing and becoming more challenging each year. To navigate the challenges that can damage the success of product launches, the core reasons why clients don’t buy a new product must first be identified.

Making Your Product Launch Move Quickly

Under10 Playbook

If your product doesn’t launch after eight weeks, it’s not going to. Sprinting through Product Release. An eight week intrapreneur launch is driven by a tight cycle of both user and stakeholder validation. In the fourth, polish the product and present it.

Powerful techniques for product launch

Under10 Playbook

So many product managers focus on the BUILD aspects of product but often forget about empowering the launch and its promotion. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about launch techniques. Shouldn’t we use the same approach in managing a launch?

Launch to sell — leverage sales enablement to maximize product launches

Inside Intercom

Shipping product fast and often means more opportunities for Sales to delight customers and engage with prospects. But your sales team needs a lot more than an email on launch day to maximize the opportunities that product launches present. Here at Intercom, Sales Enablement is responsible for ensuring sales reps have the skills and resources they need to capitalize on product launches. The upsides of some product launches are immediately apparent.

Product Launch: Reducing the Product Manager’s Workload

Proficientz – Product Management University

When do most Product Managers start thinking about the product launch? Finding the time to involve the rest of the company to the extent necessary for launch success is difficult. The answer: stop treating the product launch as an afterthought and start involving other departments at the beginning of the planning process so they can create their launch to-do lists early in the project. Product Launch Success: Five Can’t-Miss Ingredients.

Four Honest Lessons from Intercom’s Biggest Product Launch Ever by Mark Ryan

Mind the Product

On the first World Product Day, late last month, Mark Ryan, a senior product manager from messaging software supplier Intercom in London, gave a deeply personal talk at the probably highest-ever ProductTank venue – the 23rd floor at eSailors in Hamburg. He shared some great lessons on how Intercom has built a new version of its messenger in only four months and involving 150 people in eight product teams. Lesson 4: Product Intuition.

Perfecting the Product Launch

Sequent Learning

The post Perfecting the Product Launch appeared first on Sequent Learning Networks. BLOG PRODUCT MARKETING

Critical Customer Touchpoints for a Successful Product Launch

Mind the Product

As a product manager, one of your key goals is to solve your customers’ problems. The process of working up an idea and developing it into a workable product isn’t linear and straightforward. After handing the product to customers: Taking feedback to optimize the product.

Launch to sell – leverage sales enablement to maximize product launches

Inside Intercom

Shipping product fast and often means more opportunities for Sales to delight customers and engage with prospects. But your sales team needs a lot more than an email on launch day to maximize the opportunities that product launches present. Here at Intercom, Sales Enablement is responsible for ensuring sales reps have the skills and resources they need to capitalize on product launches. The upsides of some product launches are immediately apparent.

When Is A Product Launch Not A Product Launch?

The Accidental Product Manager

Sansung ran into problems with the launch of the Note 7 phone. For a product manager there can be no bigger day than the day that your product gets launched. Regions in which the phone had yet to launch simply postponed shipments of phones.

How to use live chat for a product launch

Inside Intercom

Case in point: product announcement day. Great companies will spend a lot of time crafting sophisticated product announcements with gorgeous design and content, attracting a windfall of traffic to your marketing site. The real business value lies in converting this traffic into actual paying customers, ideally within the first 24-48 hours of an announcement when their interest in your product is at its peak. Get started with live chat for product announcements.

What makes an effective product launch pitch? Well, here you go.

The Product Coalition

link] What makes an effective product launch pitch? product marketing product-management technology businessAs your content marketing grows, more voices will join the ranks of your marketing, speaking and writing on behalf of your brand.

How to not screw up your product launch:spend some time thinking about the go to market plan in…

The Product Coalition

How to not screw up your product launch:spend some time thinking about the go to market plan in advance Every product team aspires to ship awesome products. My hypothesis is that a rigorous product development process is the main controllable ingredient to this.

How we Moved From Idea to Live Product in Eight Days

Mind the Product

It got us thinking; how fast could we go from an impactful idea to a live product? Cain, our CEO, gave us a brief to “do something remarkable, for good”, with the following goals: A live product with measurable user impact. Day 10: Beta Launch and Recruiting.

7 catastrophic product launch mistakes to avoid

UserTesting

While successfully releasing a new product, feature, or UI is certainly not rocket science, you should consider approaching your next product launch like NASA approaches rocket launches. Folks don’t just show up at Cape Canaveral on launch day and say … The post 7 catastrophic product launch mistakes to avoid appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Product

Rapid Prototyping – Philip Pantelides on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

As the Head of Product for Premium Services at Cookpad, Philip has become known for his unstinting attention to detail, and taking rapid prototyping to a whole new level. The Product Experience is hosted by Lily Smith and Randy Silver.

Launching Products – Paul Yokota (ProductTank NYC)

Mind the Product

Paul Yokota talks to ProductTank NYC about the process of launching products and discusses the many associated challenges, reflecting on the challenges he faced when launching Animoto’s Marketing Video Builder app. Launching Products – V1 Products is Different.

Product Launch in an Agile World - Webinar

Pragmatic Marketing

Agile software development methods can produce dramatic productivity improvements but can also create havoc for Sales and Marketing teams. Frequent product releases can often surpass the ability of organizations to absorb the changes in a manageable way. This can result in new product capabilities that should be emphasized being lost in the chaos of getting the product to market. Watch "Product Launch in an Agile World".

Internal Product Development at the Financial Times by Claire Parker

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Claire Parker describes how the Financial Times built internal tools for editorial use by using a product development approach. Claire outlines the key milestones of the Lantern journey by detailing aspects of the product development approach.

How Speed to Market Starts With a Strong Foundation

Mind the Product

Imagine this: You’re in the middle of developing a product when you realize you’re going to miss the launch date. Well, according to the Center for New Product Development , “the average new product development project exceeds its schedule by 120%.” Product Lifecycle.

Innovating in Mature Markets – 6 Product Lessons from Padman

Mind the Product

We can and should learn product management lessons from a diverse range of environments. It’s absolutely worth looking to the likes of Google’s Sundar Pichai, but it’s also worth looking to less celebrated entrepreneurs, outside of the multinational mega-corporations, to learn about lean front-line product management. It quickly becomes clear that certain product management principles truly are universal. Product Management Takeaway. Product Management Takeaway.

7 catastrophic product launch mistakes to avoid

UserTesting

While successfully releasing a new product, feature, or UI is certainly not rocket science, you should consider approaching your next product launch like NASA approaches rocket launches. Folks don’t just show up at Cape Canaveral on launch day and say … The post 7 catastrophic product launch mistakes to avoid appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Product

Launching winning products and services

Lead on Purpose

One of the more difficult tasks for a company is launching new products and initiatives. It’s easier to focus on designing and building products than getting them successfully into the market. Launching your new products and services is critical to … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management #prodmgmt product launch products

Josh Elman – Launching a Rocketship off Someone Else’s Back

Mind the Product

Platforms offer startups access to a massive user base and distribution which can help accelerate their business to achieve goals quicker, but it’s important to build their product to be independent.

How to Organize the Product Success Leadership Team

Spice Catalyst

According to… Digital Leadership and Strategy Product Launch Product Life Cycle Framework Product Management Product Managers Product Marketing Product Planning Product Positioning Boot Camp Product Success Management Issues Leadership Leadership Program Leadership Team product success Team

Ten Ways to Identify an Impending Product Launch Disaster - Webinar

Pragmatic Marketing

There are ten easily identifiable signs that can help forecast a product launch may be in trouble. Signs you can address and fix before the launch becomes a disaster. The process of introducing a product to market is a serious undertaking. Unfortunately for many companies it’s merely an afterthought; a checklist of deliverables created at the end of product development. Watch "Ten Ways to Identify an Impending Product Launch Disaster".

Managing Manufactured Products: Preparing to Launch

Mind the Product

In this third post in his series on product management for manufactured products, Dustin Levy looks at how you prepare for launch. Often, these prototypes will demonstrate selected features or subsystems of the final product you intend to launch. Once all features and subsystems are developed, you will begin to prepare for production readiness. In some organizations, production readiness and launch are synonymous. Setting the Launch Date.

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The Art of Developing Your Launch Strategy

Actuation Consulting

No matter how awesome your product, without a well-conceived launch strategy, it will likely sputter off the launch pad. What Is a Launch Strategy? Your product launch strategy delineates the approach you plan to take in getting your product to market. You can start ruminating over what to include in your launch strategy as early as the conception phase. 1 – Who are your top priority audiences for the product?

Twas the Night Before Product Launch; Product Management Implications of Moving From On-Premises to SaaS; Product Management Planning for 2019

Good Product Manager

Twas the Night Before Product Launch. Twas the night before product launch, when all through the team. The landing pages were posted on the website with care, In hopes BANT-qualified prospects soon would be there; The support staff were waiting on call at their desks, While hoping the launch would not be a big mess. And so begins my 2019 holiday-themed blog post: ’Twas the Night Before Product Launch: A SiriusDecisions Holiday Poem.

Same but Different: Launching Products at an Established Company

Mind the Product

There are lots of resources to help startups through their first product launch (if you haven’t found them yet, try looking here ). Is the process different if you’re a product manager in an established organisation, where products have already been launched? You need to be confident that your new product is solving a business problem, one that customers are willing to pay for. Product Positioning Becomes More Complex.

Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

Mind the Product

Three mindsets of product development. Building a product is a lot like a combat mission. This is how product teams can align to purpose, explore uncertainty, and learn their way to achieving desired outcomes. A product wall. The ideas of Agile are great.

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