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.

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.

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Insubordination vs Caring About the System

Johanna Rothman

Those people suffered from several problems—most of which was based on the system of rewards in the organization (part of the context): Because of their power, they were “on the hook” to deliver something we could not deliver. Do I advocate insubordination?

Applying Systems Thinking to Your Product Development Process

280 Group

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

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.

The Obvious Flaw in Recommendation Systems

The Product Coalition

The obvious flaw in the recommendation systems Continue reading on ». ai tech life-lessons self-improvement life


Inspiration: a simpler system that worked perfectly

Under10 Playbook

A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked perfectly.—Murphy's But there's something even more systemic.

Why top product organizations are adopting dedicated product management systems


It was the fall of 2013 when productboard founder and CEO Hubert Palan became convinced there must be a better way to create and share the product roadmap, and not long after that he learned that wasn’t the problem at all.

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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Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

The Effective Implementations Of IoT Systems That Boost Productivity

The Product Coalition

Having said that, the main objective of this article is to focus on the effectiveness of IoT in creating smart systems in and around people’s homes and offices. It is proper to start with this so that you can know exactly how this system works.

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.

How to gain buy-in for a product management system


Imagine you’re the first product manager hired at a startup. Your new company developed its first product based on gut instinct, a little luck, and some user research. The product is relatively successful, and the company is growing. Your goal is to take the product to the next level.

User Research for Machine Learning Systems: A Case Study Walkthrough

dscout People Nerds

Michelle Carney talks us through tactics for building more human, more helpful, and more ethical AI + ML systems.


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.

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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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.

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?

Piracy Impact Podcast: Former Dassault Systemes Anti-Piracy Head Andy Clarkson (Part 1)


In part 1 of this interview, Michael talks to former Dassault Systemes Anti-Piracy and Compliance Head Andy Clarkson about leaving a 24 year career in UK law enforcement to build a career at IBM and Dassault addressing software piracy.

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.

The Power of Performance Reviews: Use This System to Become a Better Manager

First Round Review

Performance reviews are key to accelerating your report's career. A former Airbnb Product Lead shares the conversation template that he's used to build high-performing teams and motivate growth all year long. Continue reading at First Round Review »

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.

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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 »

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.

How to Apply Best Practices from Site Reliability Engineering in Your Organization

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate,

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

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 »

A Counterintuitive System for Startup Compensation

First Round Review

She's emerged with these rules for creating a fair, motivating system Molly Graham helped structure compensation at Facebook and now Quip.

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 »

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?

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.

Why small habits make a big difference

Lead on Purpose

For many in this audience, it connotes … Continue reading → Purpose habits processes results success systemsThe word ‘habit’ generates different thoughts depending on your situation. For some it’s that thing they are addicted to. For others it brings to mind the things they’re not doing and invokes anxiety.


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

Product Trends to Watch in 2019

Mind the Product

Understanding Systems Thinking. As we worked with corporate clients, and met hundreds of product managers in our public workshops, we realized that, with product eco-systems expanding, and services connecting hardware, real-life interactions and software tools, organizations need to come together and collaborate more. Systems thinking is the culmination of stakeholder management, and organizational alignment.

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


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

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

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

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? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.