August Roundup: Roadmaps, Product/Market Fit, Team Culture and More!

Mind the Product

Today, August signs off for another year and we’re happy to report that it was packed with treats for Mind the Product members. We covered product/market fit, team culture, careers, diversity, roadmapping and more. appeared first on Mind the Product.

Product Manager vs Product Marketing Manager

280 Group

Managing the Interrelated Roles and Responsibilities of Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers. Product Management and Product Marketing Management are complementary roles. Regardless, both of these distinct roles are essential to product success.

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The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

280 Group

The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter One , written by Brian Lawley. We’ll be using the term Product Manager to refer to both Product Managers and Product Marketers. Inbound (Product Management) spends most of their time with engineering teams and customers, making critical decisions and ensuring that everything gets done to bring customer-focused products to market. Customer and Market Research.

Product Roadmap Prioritisation

Roman Pichler

Before you order the roadmap items, double-check that you have a validated product strategy in place. You should be able to confidently say why users would want to use your product and why it is worthwhile for your company to invest in it. In other words, you should have valid answers to the following questions: Which user problem will the product solve, or which benefit will it provide? If you haven’t nailed the answers, then do not continue the roadmapping effort.

Nailing Product/Market Fit by Alan Chiu

Mind the Product

In this talk, Alan Chiu pulls from his experience in product management and as a seed-stage venture capitalist to showcase a variety of case studies on companies who have perfected product/market fit. It’s probably not surprising to hear that there is no silver bullet when it comes to market fit. Using each of these themes as a jumping-off point, Alan drills down with specific questions that get to the heart of what makes up a product. What is your data roadmap?

Product Roadmap Prioritization — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented the webinar, 5 Secrets to Prioritizing Your Product Roadmap (The Right Way!). From a product management perspective, you’ll want to focus on supporting the business unit strategy. Features, Roadmap Building, and Launch. Product Roadmaps

The Value of a Product Marketing Roadmap: It’s Like Deep-Sea Fishing for Sales

Proficientz

A product marketing roadmap for sales is like a popular technique used in deep sea fishing. Has product marketing taken your salesforce deep sea fishing this year? Your product marketing roadmap is the equivalent to sonar on a fishing boat. If product marketing considers sales it’s primary customer, here are three things it should do every year to boost their success rate.

In Search of a Better way to Measure Product/Market fit

Mind the Product

Tech billionaire Marc Andreessen has been credited with bringing the term “product/market fit” into the mainstream lexicon in 2007. During my dealings with investors and product veterans, I’ve often heard that you can always feel when product/market fit is happening. Andreessen too gives us a vivid illustration of what product/market fit feels like in his post: “ You can always feel when product/market fit isn’t happening.

Product Marketing vs. Product Management

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

So, what’s the difference between a Product Manager (PM) and a Product Marketing Manager (PMM)? Responsibilities Product managers are responsible for understanding user needs, setting the product roadmap, working with engineering and design to deliver features.

What is Product Marketing and Why Should I Care?

Userpilot

SaaS companies have started to realize that their products should be the main driver of growth. This product-led growth flips the old marketing and sales rulebooks on their heads. Product marketing is a large part of this shift. Product-Led Growth.

Funding your Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Funding your Product Roadmap How do you ask for funding as you scale your product & team You have a product roadmap (annual / multi-year) in front of you, crafted by you after months of deliberation, discussions, conversations, stakeholder and leadership feedback and reviews.

Solutions Marketing vs. Product Marketing: One Big Difference

Proficientz

A lot of people think solutions marketing is just a fancy term for product marketing, especially since the term solution has been so overused. In a product marketing model, products are the star. What Is Solutions Marketing?

How Product Marketing Roadmaps Drive Sales | Shifting Market, Shifting Strategy | Agile: We’ve Come Full Circle

Proficientz

The B2B Product Manager Magazine August 2018 is now available. This month we explore the value of a product marketing roadmap to sales. It’s not a staple in most B2B organizations but it’s just as important to your near-term revenue as a product roadmap is to your longer-term growth. In This Issue: Blog: High-Octane Product Management. The Value of a Product Marketing Roadmap: It’s Like Deep-Sea Fishing for Sales.

SaaS Product Roadmaps: Achieving Your Product Vision

bpma ProductHub

by Paul Ressler – Everything is progressing well with your SaaS product; you have your product vision and you have product market fit. What are the next steps to achieve success for your SaaS product? One important next step is a product roadmap. Product roadmaps, done well, can be a great tool to help advance… Product Strategy

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On Product Marketing at Uber

Pragmatic Marketing

revolutionized the direct transportation market. Laura Jones is head of product marketing at Uber and recently participated in an AMA on influencing the product roadmap via Sharebird , a place to see how people at top companies do product marketing. In the AMA, Jones offered insights into how product marketing works at Uber, along with tips and advice for other professionals in the field. Collaborating with Product Management.

On Product Marketing at Uber

Pragmatic Marketing

revolutionized the direct transportation market. Laura Jones is head of product marketing at Uber and recently participated in an AMA on influencing the product roadmap via Sharebird , a place to see how people at top companies do product marketing. In the AMA, Jones offered insights into how product marketing works at Uber, along with tips and advice for other professionals in the field. Collaborating with Product Management.

What is Product Marketing and Why Should I Care?

Userpilot

SaaS companies have started to realize that their products should be the main driver of growth. This product-led growth flips the old marketing and sales rulebooks on their heads. Product marketing is a large part of this shift. Product-Led Growth.

Strategic Product Marketing: One Small Move, Three Big Benefits

Proficientz

A strategic product marketing function can be created with one simple move that pays three big dividends to the organization. Many product marketing professionals in B2B have long felt like the sales tools on-demand department and rightfully so. It’s a tough rut to climb out of when product marketing is perceived as a tactical extension of product management, tasked with little more than mobilizing product value propositions to drive sales.

Why You Need A Product Marketer Right Now & How To Hire Them

Userpilot

Product Marketing is a fairly new domain and the role of ‘Product Marketing Manager’ differs greatly from organization to organization. To help the confused folks considering hiring a Product Marketer (and the equally confused folks trying to get a job as one) – we’ve interviewed 10+ Product Marketers and come up with a guide to the role, skills and hiring a rockstar Product Marketing Manager! Product Adoption.

Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

so my investor said that I need a product manager to do our product roadmap?”. When I worked as a product management consultant clients would often talk about “needing a product roadmap ASAP”. In reality, asking for a product roadmap was shorthand for “please help me with my strategy”. Product roadmaps are overloaded with significance and are a source of uncertainty among product managers.

Product Marketing or Product Management

Pragmatic Marketing

The job titles product marketing manager and product manager are confusing enough to start raging debates about who does what. From a product perspective, we can simplify this as current products, next products and future products. Current products sustain your business. Next products assure growth and future products assure long-term viability. The product marketing role is focused on current products and next products.

Product Marketing or Product Management

Pragmatic Marketing

The job titles product marketing manager and product manager are confusing enough to start raging debates about who does what. From a product perspective, we can simplify this as current products, next products and future products. Current products sustain your business. Next products assure growth and future products assure long-term viability. The product marketing role is focused on current products and next products.

In Search of Product/Market fit: How Setapp Found its Customers

Mind the Product

I joined Setapp as a product manager in January last year, at the same time as the company was launching its main product. We’d already launched two successful Mac utilities, but this was the first time we’d launched a SaaS-style product – Setapp provides access to over 100 Mac apps in one suite. So, while developers were fixing bugs, we started to challenge our critical product pillars by reviewing our answers to the main product questions: Who is our customer?

The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

By Don Stoddard – In the very best companies, roadmaps support key objectives with very specific measures impacting the business. Roadmaps are great at showing a direction, but they often don’t tell the story of “why.” The vast majority of product roadmaps move the product in a positive direction, but desired results are only achieved if there is clarity around where it is taking you, and why. product/features/strategy.

What does the product marketing manager do? Segment, Airbnb and Upwork experience

The Product Coalition

the main person in the Product team for Dashly. People like Dmitry are usually called Product Managers., they are responsible for new features, product development and only they decide if users really need this or that feature (jk, they make customer development based decisions). Those of you who read our book already know her Elena is a Product Marketing Manager. So it means that PMM’s main goal is to deliver the value of the product to the market.

Declaring Roadmap Bankruptcy

ProductPlan

Is it Time to Declare Roadmap Bankruptcy? Whether your product finds a market or falls flat, your team needs to understand why this outcome occurred. 3 Signs that Declaring Roadmap Bankruptcy is a Fit. No, ProductPlan didn’t need to declare roadmap bankruptcy.

The Key Hard and Soft Skills for Product Marketers

Pragmatic Marketing

Enter Christy Hecht’s real-world description of interconnected skills—three soft and six hard—for PMMs in an AMA via Sharebird , the place to see how people at top companies do product marketing. Hard skills: Market, competitor and product expertise.

The Key Hard and Soft Skills for Product Marketers

Pragmatic Marketing

Enter Christy Hecht’s real-world description of interconnected skills—three soft and six hard—for PMMs in an AMA via Sharebird , the place to see how people at top companies do product marketing. Hard skills: Market, competitor and product expertise.

Influencing the Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

One of the fastest-growing social gaming giants doesn’t play around when it comes to developing future products. ” That research could be meaningless data if PMMs fail to get involved early in development and influence the overall vision for a product.

Influencing the Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

One of the fastest-growing social gaming giants doesn’t play around when it comes to developing future products. ” That research could be meaningless data if PMMs fail to get involved early in development and influence the overall vision for a product.

4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy

Mind the Product

Developing your product strategy and communicating your product roadmap is a continual improvement process. The post 4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy appeared first on Mind the Product.

Gainsters of Gainsight: Meet Riana Upton, Associate Product Marketing Manager

Gainsight

My name is Riana Upton and I’m on Gainsight’s product marketing team. . During my three years at Gainsight, I’ve gone from content marketing to product marketing which has given me an amazing opportunity to learn from and work with so many great Gainsters. .

Declaring Roadmap Bankruptcy

ProductPlan

Is it Time to Declare Roadmap Bankruptcy? Whether your product finds a market or falls flat, your team needs to understand why this outcome occurred. 3 Signs that Declaring Roadmap Bankruptcy is a Fit. No, ProductPlan didn’t need to declare roadmap bankruptcy.

The Product Market Fit Engine | Rahul Vohra, CEO, Superhuman | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

This will change the way that a lot of people think about product market fit, BS metrics, understanding the needs of the people that really matter. Jared Spool’s excoriation of the use of NPS by marketing departments had struck a chord earlier in the week. “How would you feel if you could no longer use this product?” Rahul Vohra (Founder/CEO, Superhuman) – The Product-Market Fit Engine from Business of Software Conference.

The Roadmap Dilemma: When to Grow, When to Learn

Mind the Product

All products start with one thing in common: teams face a certain degree of uncertainty about the market they’re targeting. Reducing uncertainty, therefore, comes as a result of learning cycles, and will ultimately allow a product to grow. You learn to reduce uncertainty; you reduce uncertainty to grow your product. When in Learning mode, you may realize that your product isn’t fit for market, because it has little or no traction. Product.