System Thinking for Product Managers by Johanna Kollmann

Mind the Product

In one of the keynotes of this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg, Johanna Kollmann reviews established system thinking concepts and applies them to the world of today’s product management. Practical Ways of Understanding Systems. Changing the Rules of a System.

How to Make Product Management for Enterprise Systems Work

Mind the Product

I love building enterprise systems, because you get to work with your customers/users every day and literally see their lives change as you release new features. But building good enterprise systems is prone to failure, as author and product consultant Sam McAfee has recently pointed out.

Applying Systems Thinking to Your Product Development Process

280 Group

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The 5 Minute Guide to Design Systems

Userzoom

What a design system is, why you need one, and how to build it. Enter the design system. With advocates like Airbnb and Salesforce , design systems are seeing their popularity rise over the last few years. But what exactly are design systems? What Is a Design System?

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

data from SCADA and telemetry systems used to drill mines. SCADA & telemetry systems are used in mining Who wants it ? transport systems or. and informatics systems Hospitals and. and other systems Who wants it ? Monetizing the.

New Product Development: an Introduction to Gate Systems

Mind the Product

Gate systems have long been a way to control that risk, and have been implemented successfully in many industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to software to manufacturing. What is a Gate System? Why use a Gate System? Criteria drive the entire gate-system process.

How to Build a CRM System for Your eCommerce Business

AB Tasty

This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as How to Build a CRM System for Your eCommerce Business. A quick intro to CRM (customer relationship management) software: what it is, why it's important to your business, and how to choose the right one.

What Can India’s Paytm Mobile Payment System Teach Product Managers?

The Accidental Product Manager

Paytm was just another online payment system in the early days. One of the biggest challenges is that they are not the only Indian startup that is trying to attract customers to use their online payment system. The government has launched mobile payments system.

Rune Madsen on the intersection of user experience and design systems

Inside Intercom

More than 50 years ago graphic designers realized that having shared underlying rules when creating a bunch of related objects, a design system, was a smart idea. But in today’s world there’s tension between a very broad general purpose design system and an in-house design system for a given company that’s very specific and tailored to them – like our Full Stack Design System , for example. The user experience of design systems.

Agile Transformation: See Your System and Culture, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

If you read my scaling agile series , you can see that becoming an agile organization requires seeing your organization as a system with a culture. How can you see your system and your culture? See Your Organization as a System. When I talk about seeing your organization as a system, I mean how the parts work together and reinforce each other. The system has increased Cost of Delay for all projects and work. It’s the system.

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Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

Second year: Increase automation in backend systems. (10% Ash Bosworth, Director, Pulse Mining Systems, adding, “For a cost-restrained and risk-adverse industry such as. says Pulse Mining Systems’ Bosworth. Pulse Mining Systems: www.pulsemining.com.au ?

The Way We Teach Ourselves: How Our Internal Training System Evolved

UX Studio

At that time we didn’t really have an elaborate internal training system for the newcomers. well accidentally we had no heating on that day when the photo was taken)Thus started our internal training system. Next year, it will also form part of our newcomer training system.

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Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

First Round Review

Here's the system she recommends to startups. Laura Gates has repaired interpersonal dynamics for orgs ranging from NASA to Shell Oil, from the military to tech giants. Continue reading at First Round Review »

Why Do The Walmart Product Managers Need Their Own Payment System?

The Accidental Product Manager

If they can make their system a success, then they’ll have come up with something to add to their product manager resume. The post Why Do The Walmart Product Managers Need Their Own Payment System?

Design System in Sketch: Simplify Designer Developer Collaboration

UX Studio

Nowadays designers commonly do not create webpages or app screens, but focus on designing a design system instead. A design system does much more than serve as a UI kit or a style guide. Several blog posts and articles already describe how to create a design system on Sketch and how awesome this tool is for this purpose. But here I want to focus on a specific project we had at UX studio and how we created a design system for it. Why create a design system?

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

source systems in the same context. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough. Go beyond basic embedded dashboards to diferentiate your. application and maximize the value of embedded analytics.

Develop Your Hiring System Like a Product to Eliminate Bias and Boost Retention

First Round Review

At Medium, Dan Pupius and his team built a tremendously successful rubric for hiring using the principles of product development. Here's how they did it. Continue reading at First Round Review »

Betterment Tested Three Performance Management Systems So You Don't Have To

First Round Review

As Founder and CEO of Betterment, Jon Stein realized startups can't just establish one way to measure employee performance — they have to continually iterate as they grow. Here's how to do it well. Continue reading at First Round Review »

UserTesting success story: A hospital system uses digital experiences as ultimate “display” of best in patient care

UserTesting

A regional hospital system wanted to explore using technology to address an outdated communications practice that was proving unsatisfactory to hospital staff and patients alike. As standard in hospital rooms, there would be a whiteboard upon which nursing staff would … The post UserTesting success story: A hospital system uses digital experiences as ultimate “display” of best in patient care appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

UX Research System – How We Introduced It To Our Design Method?

UX Studio

What needs to come after that, however, is creating a commonly accepted research system, where information is stored in a consistent and searchable way. In this post, I share with you the story of creating our own research system. . A confession: design systems had made me jealous. But how is this connected to the topic of research systems? By adding a research system to the method, we aim to scale this up while keeping our research trackable and current.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting.

Growth is a system, not a bag of tricks – Manifesto Conference Q&A video/transcript

Andrew Chen

Growth is a full model and system with linked parts and loops that align with your business. The post Growth is a system, not a bag of tricks – Manifesto Conference Q&A video/transcript appeared first on andrewchen

A new look for UserTesting: A brand and design system that connect

UserTesting

We’re thrilled to … The post A new look for UserTesting: A brand and design system that connect appeared first on UserTesting Blog. You may have noticed some changes to UserTesting recently. We’re excited to have made a number of updates not only to our website but also to the UserTesting platform (which we rolled out a few weeks ago). CX Design Product

2016 – More Hardcore Product Management Ahead

The Secret PM Handbook

Systems. But instead of focusing on that goal this year, I’m going to focus on a system for being a better product manager. The idea is the system is what gets you to the goal. You still have the goal (maybe), but you pay attention to the system. Calendar, by Joy (CC 2.0

A new look for UserTesting: A brand and design system that connect

UserTesting

We’re thrilled to … The post A new look for UserTesting: A brand and design system that connect appeared first on UserTesting Blog. You may have noticed some changes to UserTesting recently. We’re excited to have made a number of updates not only to our website but also to the UserTesting platform (which we rolled out a few weeks ago). CX Design Product

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product.

Interview With Hubert Palan, CEO of ProductBoard – Podcast Season 2, Episode 2

The Secret PM Handbook

Nils was presenting some ideas on a “ roll your own product management system of record ,” while Hubert was there to talk about the product he was building – a real product management system of record. Turn your company or tribal knowledge into a system. Think about team knowledge, the captured information you have, as something that deserves a system of record. Turn your company or tribal knowledge into a system.

Can Product Managers Find A Way To Make A Better Burger?

The Accidental Product Manager

The product managers are also looking at other systems used by the store in order to find ways that they can improve how the stores operate. Shake Shack burgers are good, but could they be even better? Image Credit: Lucas Richarz.

Solving Product Development Challenges With Product Review

Mind the Product

Telenor has a gate system to categorize products ranging from ideas (Stars) through to mature products (Space Stations). Lastly, as with all systems, product review also requires senior management support. How Would you Improve Future Product Review Systems?

What is a technology roadmap, really?

Roadmunk

The broadest—and most universal—application of this roadmap, however, is defining and documenting the administration of an organization’s internal IT system. An internal IT systems roadmap helps teams implement a clear plan of action and make smarter decisions about technology.

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

How to source data from multiple systems and overcome common data challenges. Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications?

Design leadership as a subversive activity

Inside Intercom

To achieve that you need to monitor the role of entropy in how your team operates – a kind of early warning alarm system that will give you a heads up before everything’s gone to hell. Design design design leadership design process design system startups

Design in Interesting Times

Inside Intercom

Malcolm McLean’s system. Systems for managing change. Extending Design Systems. Our weather systems are going haywire as a result of this massive globalized trade system we’ve built. Malcolm McLean’s system. This system changed the world we live in.

Interview With Hubert Palan, CEO of ProductBoard, Part 2 – Podcast Season 2, Episode 2

The Secret PM Handbook

Podcast innovation productboard system of recordThis second part of our interview with Hubert Palan is the third episode of our new podcast season of All The Responsibility, None Of The Authority, crossposted from alltheresponsibility.com. I will be crossposting the new episodes from the new site to this feed as they are published (I’m a little behind now but will catch up!).

Intercom’s Rich Archbold on how to run less software

Inside Intercom

For about eight years before that, I was doing systems engineering work at Amazon. I thought, wow, the system works. We found there was some more nuanced things, that we hadn’t realized back in the day when we were building smaller systems.

Agile Transformation is a Journey, Part 6

Johanna Rothman

Agile approaches change the organizational system of work and the organization’s culture. They change the system of work, which leads to changes in how you reward people. You’ll have a chance to assess your progress, your system, and culture.

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Minimum Valuable Problem

Tyner Blain

Now imagine your team is building – from scratch – a CRM system to allow you to track all of the users who install the app. ” Business Analysis Communication Product Management Requirements Requirements gathering impact mapping prodmgmt satisficing systems analysis

Oracle Product Managers Get Ready To Battle Amazon In The Cloud

The Accidental Product Manager

I’m pretty sure that by now you’ve heard about “the cloud” – it’s the mythical place where companies can get their programs to run and their data to be stored in such a way that they don’t have to buy any computers or storage systems.

Agile Transformation: Possible Organizational Measurements, Part 4

Johanna Rothman

This measurement question can be the prompt that changes your culture and your system. They had to change their reward and bonus system in order to bring sanity back to the roadmaps and the project portfolio. “What should I measure???”

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Agile Transformation: More Possible Organizational Measurements, Part 5

Johanna Rothman

When you transform your measurements, you can transform your system and culture. You might look at your system and current culture and decide to create other measurements to see what you can change.

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