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.

The Secret Ingredient for a Successful Product Launch

Gainsight

You and the rest of the product team are launching what is sure to be the next game-changer. As a product manager for an enterprise software company, this scene is all too familiar. Product launches are a perfect example. Today is the big day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

The importance of an effective product marketing strategy

Inside Intercom

Despite the mountain of evidence contradicting the mantra of “if you build it, they will come”, it’s still extremely prevalent among product-first companies. Do they know where to go to promote their product, and how to do it once they get there? Getting through the first product launch requires more than a marketing Band-Aid; it requires instilling a company-wide philosophy that marketing and product aren’t two antithetical forces but two sides of the same coin.

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.

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.

How to Organize the Product Success Leadership Team

Spice Catalyst

Leadership builds on the company’s vision, values, and mission plus its strategy. Four general areas for core leadership competencies are the strategy, talent, operations, and revenue generation. Leadership builds on the company’s vision, values, and mission plus its strategy.

Building a Realistic Revenue Projection for a New Product

Mind the Product

Here’s a scenario nearly everyone finds themselves in at some point in this line of work: You’re psyched about a new product or feature in the works. It’s happened to the best of us; committing to a revenue projection is one of the trickiest parts of product management.

Launching Complex Products in International Markets

Mind the Product

Christian Miccio (VP Product at First Data) and Kana Butkovic (Programme Director at First Data) set out a detailed strategy for launching physical products on an international scale. Once you think you have a good product roadmap, make sure the numbers add up.

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.

Taylor Wescoatt – Being the First Product Manager

Mind the Product

In working at Seedcamp and helping over 100 startups understand product thinking, Taylor Wescoatt has learned some valuable lessons he’d like to share, together with some real-world examples to drive the point home! Being the first product manager at a startup typically means being the 10th or 15th employee, and recognizing that – although product management has both tactical and strategic components – you’ll initially be more focused on tactics.

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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.

Made With the Finest Rainbows: Was Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino a Success?

Mind the Product

As a product manager, I wanted to know — was the UF a success? I entered down the rabbit hole of user research as I so often do , and have found a case where marketing and product collaborated so seamlessly that we should all be envious. What Defines a Product?

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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The Big Impact of Cognitive Bias on Our Teams, Our Customers and Our Products

bpma ProductHub

by Davide Cis and Neil Baron – Do you remember that time when you thought you had it all figured it out, but your product launch still fell short of expectations and sales did not materialize? How your product failed, despite giving customers exactly what you thought they wanted?

Building a Product Startup Within an Agency

Mind the Product

Every product comes with a tumultuous ‘origin story’. Ours is still unfolding, but I’ve been reflecting on what building a product business within a service agency has brought to the tale. Six months later we began building our first software product.

5 tips for bringing your product to market faster

Mixpanel

To deliver a superior user experience under such high stakes, we had to balance time to market with product completeness. How to bring your product to market faster. Tips for a winning go-to-market strategy. Go beyond the status quo and launch state-of-the-art features.

How To Cross the Strategy-to-Execution Chasm

The Product Coalition

Most companies fail in execution, not strategy. Defining strategy the right way can close the gap. Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.” Why Defining Product Strategy is Hard Strategy Overload One of the challenges with the word “Strategy” is that it is an overloaded term.

How bad Ideas get on the Roadmap

Mind the Product

Having a captive audience eager to learn about the product is red meat to me. The only part of it that ever made me cringe was when a question about the product roadmap caught me flat-footed: “Why is this on the roadmap?”. “Oh, Judging by what product managers have told us , my guess is that it sounds familiar to a good chunk of you reading this. Managing the “Shadow Product Team”. The more people understand how products actually get built, the better.

Product Development: Turning Months Into Weeks

Mind the Product

The fantastic features and vibrant development community surrounding Firebase make getting your product launched that much more efficient – in fact some large companies have also taken note and are using it. How quickly your definition of “ambitious” can change.

Product Development When you Don’t Have the Right Technology Expertise

Mind the Product

A few months ago, I was given the task of delivering a product using technology that our company had never worked with and that our team had never encountered. Our task was to deliver an extension to our core product in a technology that my current team had no expertise in. Throughout this post I’ll use the implementation of a mobile shopping application for a white-label ecommerce platform as my example for product development when you don’t have expertise in the technology.

Making My Underwear an accessible product

Mind the Product

More importantly, it’s about the hard work of building accessible products, about finding and fuelling previously unreachable audiences (niche markets on the internet), and ultimately about creating joy for people using our products and for ourselves personally. Our product launch.

New Product Development: an Introduction to Gate Systems

Mind the Product

New product development is a risky business for companies – the failure rate for product launches hovers around 40%. A quick look at Product Hunt demonstrates there is a flourishing market for new products, all of them competing for our time and money.

Overhaul of the internal apps at Tesco

Mind the Product

My product is store stock management. I product-manage multiple apps which allow store workers at retail giant Tesco to manage stock and provide an excellent customer service. As a Product Manager I love interacting with users.

TEI 204: Do you know if your Go-to-Market strategy is ready to go – with Mike Smart

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers combine process and metrics to achieve a successful product launch. Do you participate in launch planning, or what may also be called go-to-market planning? Determining the pricing strategy. Preparing to launch. Preparing to launch.

How do you Build a Million-Dollar Product?

Mind the Product

I am a product manager. Building new products, and building them from scratch gives me a huge boost! Interestingly a few of these products have crossed the million-dollar mark; so I wanted to share a few of my secret mantras that can help you get your next million dollars. The “easiest” part of building a product is building the product. The harder part is what happens before and after building the product. What’s the standard punchline for new products?

How 3 product marketing managers execute product releases

Roadmunk

While product managers puppeteer a product journey end-to-end, product marketing managers tend to be the masterminds behind releasing said product to market. Despite this generally accepted understanding, coordinating product releases of any size can still get messy.

7 Ways Cohort Analysis can Optimize Company Performance and Results

Mind the Product

In the world of cohort analysis for digital products, a cohort is a group of users who have performed a common action or set of actions during a specific timeframe on your website or app. Using this information paints an invaluable picture of users and their journey with your product.

Cambridge, 11 April: Software Pricing Demystified (Business of Software)

Mironov Consulting

And we should be mapping out pricing strategy before we start development, not the day before product launch. Featured Events innovation Market Thinking Pricing Product Management Strategy licenses pricing pricing units product management segmentation software value

Reorganizing Product Teams

Mironov Consulting

At workshops for product leaders, we often discuss different approaches to implementing major organizational changes within product management teams and adjacent groups (e.g. Stable Product Teams. In a real sense, the team is synonymous with the product.