Reference Pricing

The Product Bistro

An insight into why this works is the concept of “ Reference Price “ This is where the consumer has some institutional memory of what they have paid for a good in the past, and when shopping for similar goods, keeps that “reference” in mind.

How to Deliver Impactful Customer References

Pragmatic Marketing

Every product manager eventually gets an urgent customer reference request from a sales rep looking to help them win that key deal. But customer references don’t automatically lead to wins. The Reference Process From the Buyer's Perspective.

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Slytherin’ some Harry Potter references your way…

The Product Coalition

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7 Ways of Creating and Sustaining an Agile Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

I define the term product to refer to a software application, system, device, service, or a combination that… Product Management Product StrategyBy Ellen Gottesdiener – Product Roadmaps Are Necessary for Product Success A product roadmap visually depicts how your product will evolve over time to realize your product vision and achieve continual value for your customers and business. (I

The Art of Alignment: Balancing External & Internal Communications

Speaker: Vivek Bedi

There are a thousand moving parts to creating a product roadmap - particularly one that everyone can reference and use. Therefore, the development of an effective roadmap relies upon the ability to answer the question, "What is a roadmap, and what is it really going to be used for?"

My path into Product Management

The Product Bistro

There are many paths into product management, as Steven Haines says so eloquently in his Product manager’s Desk Reference, most product managers don’t start there. I thought it was time to add in the path I took, that of Applications engineer. Instead of a list of traits and attributes, I will probably go a little […]. product management beginnings

Six Types of “Product” Owners

Roman Pichler

The term product owner is commonly used to refer to six different product roles in my experience. If someone is referred to as product owner, then the individual should own the product in its entirety—like Word in the example—and not just a product part—such as the ability to save a document.

Understanding Scrum

280 Group

In Scrum, these are referred to as User Stories. Let’s start with a birds-eye-view of understanding Scrum. We’ll define the main phases of a Scrum project framework and explore each of these in detail later.

Tactical. Operational. Strategic. The Three Rungs on the Product Management Career Ladder


In B2B product management, tactical, operational and strategic refer to layers in the customer organization – not your job responsibilities. Before your mind wanders too far, let’s set the record straight.

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Product Management 101: Churn


It’s a measure of how many customers, sometimes referred to in sales shorthand as “logos,” do not renew at the end of their subscription. What is customer churn? Customer churn is a vital metric for any subscription business, especially SaaS companies.

Using Customer Reviews, Advocacy, and Referrals in Your Journey Map

Speaker: Jeremy Boudinet, Marketing Manager, Nextiva

Customer reviews and referrals are invaluable assets to a company--with them, you can build a worthy reputation, attract new customers, and improve your CX. But if you have to beg a customer to give a review or referral, you're doing it wrong. Making a customer want to advocate for your brand takes passion, personalization, and gratitude: all things that can be gracefully elicited throughout the customer journey map. The best customer experiences go beyond the sale. Join Jeremy Boudinet, Marketing Manager of Nextiva, and learn the tools for getting that glowing review.

Understand Your Power To Claim Your Value (Part 2 of 3)

bpma ProductHub

In the previous post, we identified the seven sources of power and highlighted that enduring and authentic power emanates from referent, expert, and connection power sources. Referent power grows when your actions and beliefs are in concert. Contributed by Sarah McCrary.

How to Write a User Research Plan That Sets Your Project Up for Success

dscout People Nerds

Here’s a go-to reference for crafting one effectively Some logistical headaches are inevitable. Many can be relieved with a well-structured, well-written, research plan.

User Research For India’s Top Property Site – MagicBricks Case Study


Therefore they prefer to see the distance from a reference point (e.g. MagicBricks is the go-to platform to buy, sell and rent property in India.

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Optimal Product Process Poster for Sale Now

280 Group

Implementing and referring to a proven Product Management framework will help keep a team all on the same page, prevent tasks from slipping through the cracks, and limit critical mistakes.

What Is The Business Value Of Design?


These insights should then become a point to reference on every meeting related any kind of design action. If you (or your boss) ever wondered about the right way to do design for the greatest profitability, we’ve go t your b ack with some cold hard facts.

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Should Product Roadmaps Have Dates?

Roman Pichler

Please note that one of the triangle’s vertices must always stay flexible and act as a release valve to account for unforeseen events, also referred to as Sod’s Law. For more information on the Iron Triangle and how you can determine dates and budget, please refer to my book Strategize.).

Are You Doing Your Standups Wrong?

Clever PM

During this year’s ProductCamp Seattle, I sat in on a great presentation by Dave Manningsmith where he discussed several dysfunctions of the daily standup ceremony (or “ritual” as he referred to it) that so many of us participate in on a daily basis.

How to Start Screen Design and 8 Principles You Should Consider


This is referred to as Nielsen F, as seen on the heat map image below: This also shows that things in the upper left corner are more likely noticeable. Probably the most common question about UX is how to start screen design and what principles should we care about?

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Inspiration: What you have to understand.

Under10 Playbook

The phrase "what you have to understand" rarely refers to something I have to understand.— “What you have to understand…” refers to some internal situation that prevents the company from delivering on their promises.

Report templates for less status meetings

Folding Burritos

The template for recent and upcoming releases is essentially the same, but what changes is the point of reference.

Products, Not Projects


Here’s a fun party trick: next time you have the occasion to introduce a product manager, refer to them as a project manager. Then run! You’d better run because, for many product managers, these are fighting words. It’s not that they have anything particularly against this role.

Product Management 101: User Onboarding


That first step is referred to as onboarding, and it can make or break a user’s experience with a product. One of the most — if not the most — important points in a product user’s journey is where it begins.

Planning Ahead: How Far Should the Road(map) Go?


While this quote certainly wasn’t said in reference to digital products, it’s an accurate representation of the importance of product roadmaps. As Lewis Carroll famously said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”

A step-by-step guide for conducting better product discovery


Marty Cagan, whom we at productboard admiringly refer to as the “godfather of product management”, describes product discovery as follows: “First, you need to discover whether there are real users out there that want this product…Second, you need to discover a product solution to this problem that is usable, useful, and feasible.”

Your Products Have a Gazillion Cool Features! So, What Are You Selling?


Make reference to only 1-3 of the “highest impact features” in each scenario as necessary to close the loop on the story. Selling a product with a ton of features is a blessing and a curse. It’s great that your product has so many cool features. It’s also a nightmare for marketing and sales.

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A Guide to Website Personalization in 2020

AB Tasty

The antithesis of a one-size-fits-all mentality, website personalization refers to the […]. From email nurturing to product customization, there are many different types of personalization used in online marketing today.

How to Become a Great Product Leader

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

People often refer to Product Management as the “everything profession.” Do you know what it takes to be a great Product Leader? In this post, you’ll learn about the 4 Pillars of Product Leadership and discover key skills that can take your career from good to great. ” In a way, that’s true. We are the […]. The post How to Become a Great Product Leader appeared first on Daniel Elizalde. Product Management Best Practices

What is Growth Hacking?

AB Tasty

Rather than a singular strategy, growth hacking refers to a combination of techniques used to grow a business as quickly and cheaply […]. If you’re a marketer, you’ve likely heard the term growth hacking. In recent years it’s become something of a buzzword, but what does it really mean?

9 Must-Read Books to Boost CRO Skills

AB Tasty

This action, which is often referred to as a conversion, could be completing a form, downloading a white paper or even making a purchase, depending on […].

Proper Care and Feeding of Your Product Backlog

Clever PM

It can be a challenge to get teams to engage when they’re in the middle of a sprint, it can be difficult to convince stakeholders to refer to the backlog instead of the Product Manager for […]. One of the least glamorous parts of Agile development for most Product Managers is the process of backlog grooming.

A Product Manager Is No Longer a “Luxury Hire”


Only back then, what I did wasn’t referred to as product management. I started in the product management field almost 25 years ago. During the dot-com boom, only large, established tech companies like Sun, Oracle, or Microsoft hired specifically for roles with the title “product manager.” ”, where I worked, didn’t fit that bill.

Estimates Anchor Expectations; Forecasts Include Uncertainty

Johanna Rothman

And, I've changed how I refer to those kinds of estimates. What happens when you use the word “estimate?” ” For many of my clients, “estimate”== guarantee. Which is not what those words mean.

What is positioning and how can it improve marketing?

Messages that Matter

When colleagues, peers or marketing consultants refer to positioning, what do you think they mean? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. There is often a debate about what positioning is, and what it is not. Confusing matters further, there are two proper usages of “positioning:” How your company is situated relative to its competitors; […

Sales and Marketing Metrics That Can Help Inform Your Roadmap


What I am referring to is the sales and business development data stored in the company’s CRM and diligently maintained by the sales operations team. Product professionals, whether they work at a startup or an enterprise, tend to ignore a goldmine of readily available quantitative data.

Product Success in 2020 – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

ProdOps’, as implemented today, generally refers more to a team practice and organizational capability than a specific role. Onboarding’ refers to the initial period of product use, when new users are getting oriented to your product.

Your Product’s Most Important Feature Isn’t Getting the Attention it Deserves

280 Group

A veteran digital marketing evangelist from Google refers to this as an “asymmetry in analytical ability” , and created a nifty corresponding graphic: Done in by jobs-to-be-done. Misalignment between satisfying end users and wowing decision makers may hurt your bottom line.

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Pulse Everywhere: The Biggest Product Announcements Ever From Gainsight


Reference Center. Gainsight unveiled Reference Center, a high-value capability that will streamline how sales teams search for and request references for opportunities that are nearing a decision point in their lifecycle.

Building beautiful brand experiences at Neoscape


We do much of our art reference […]. Reading time — 7 minBuildingbeautifulbrand experiences at NeoscapeHow Neoscape is using Miro to make collaboration with clients seamlessOne place to keep your ideas:“We were seeing a need for space for projects without taking up space. Miro certainly allows us to collaborate and gather ideas in one easy-to-use platform. The post Building beautiful brand experiences at Neoscape appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

Fake Sales at Top Retailers: The Power of Discounts

Pragmatic Marketing

This is one implementation of a concept called reference price. A reference price is simply the price the shopper believes the product should sell for. Reference prices are formed many ways. However, businesses are able to manipulate reference prices.