July, 2021

3 Trends in Financial Services that Product Managers Must Tackle by Upskilling

280 Group

Download the Brief: Industry Trends in Financial Services with Product Management Transformation. Digital transformation initiatives heated up in organizations across multiple industries during the pandemic — and the momentum continues.

Tips for Becoming a Head of Product

Roman Pichler

Be Prepared to Look after People, Not Products. When you become a head of product, you move into a line management position. Consequently, your focus shifts from managing a product to looking after the product people on your team and empowering them to do a great job.


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Timeboxing: The Most Powerful Time Management Technique You’re Probably Not Using

Nir Eyal

The post Timeboxing: The Most Powerful Time Management Technique You’re Probably Not Using appeared first on Nir and Far. Time Management

Core Concept: Getting Engineers to Embrace the Product Trio

Product Talk

The Core Concepts series addresses common questions and concerns within the world of continuous product discovery. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at common questions about the product trio. Did you miss the previous posts in this series? You can find them all here.

The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

How to motivate a product team

Mind the Product

A motivated team is a happy team. A happy team is more creative, provides better solutions, and to top it off, it’s also more productive.


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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Cecile Leroux, Group Vice President, Product Research & Innovation at UKG

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Cecile Leroux, Group Vice President, Product Research & Innovation at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders.

Large Features and Long Deadlines Mean You Have a Gantt Chart, Not a Roadmap

Johanna Rothman

Several of my clients have internal struggles about how to internally see the future of the product. The teams want to use an agile approach so they can incorporate learning. The managers want rigid roadmaps. Because the managers want to “know” the teams will deliver it all.

Why Do People Believe the ‘Social Media is Mind Control’ Myth?

Nir Eyal

The post Why Do People Believe the ‘Social Media is Mind Control’ Myth? appeared first on Nir and Far. Self Discipline


Core Concept: The Role of User Research in a Continuous Discovery World

Product Talk

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been exploring what a product trio is , how decision-making works in product trios , and why more roles aren’t included. Today, we are going to tackle how user researchers fit into this puzzle.

How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

ProductTank in a post-pandemic world

Mind the Product

Down here at the end of the earth we have had a bit of a different experience to the rest of the ProductTank world, with our elimination of COVID-19 in the community allowing in-person events to be run for most of the second half of 2020 and most of 2021. So, we have been able [.]

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B2B Product Manager June 2021


B2B Product Manager June 2021 Issue. When you look at the maturity curve for your product management team, don’t focus so much on the skills they have. Pay more attention to the business outcomes customers get from products your team is delivering.

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How to Drive Value for Customers and Your Business with Continuous Discovery

280 Group

What product or services do your customers really want? Do you have a plan to improve them over time? Are you confident that your team is delivering value to your customers in a way that drives long-term revenue?

Leadership Tip #11: Substitute the Word Trust for Empower

Johanna Rothman

We talk a lot about empowered or self-organizing teams in the agile community. However, I don't see too many self-organizing or empowered teams at my clients. Not because my clients are stupid—far from it. Everyone does the best job they know how to do.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Children and Technology: 3 Things Parents Need To Know

Nir Eyal

The post Children and Technology: 3 Things Parents Need To Know appeared first on Nir and Far. Indistractable Relationships

345: How to use Jobs-to-be-Done to be a market detective – with Dave Duncan, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Skills for product managers to deeply understand customers’ problems and goals. Today we are talking about how to understand what provides value to customers by giving them what they need to solve a problem or complete a task. Clayton Christensen described this as the job to be done.

Getting the max from an MVP – Dan Olsen

Mind the Product

Want to make a veteran product person sad? Just ask them how they’ve used MVPs in the past. Once you get past the sobbing, you’re likely to get stories of the myriad ways that a perfectly good experiment got turned into a v1 release. It doesn’t have to be like that!

The 30 Best Bits of Advice We’ve Heard on Our Podcast (So Far)

First Round Review

As our new podcast crosses the 30-episode mark, we've listened back to each one and plucked out our favorite pieces of advice shared by startup leaders at companies like Notion, Lambda School, Plaid, and Segment.

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

Strategic Team Alignment: Elevating the Executive Gate Review [+Webinar]

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar, Cultivating a Strategic Product Team, Part 2: Elevating Executive Gate Reviews , to learn more about the process in-depth.

Agile Marketing: Your Action Plan to Go from Zero to Hero

The Product Coalition

10 steps plan with workbook and cheat sheet for Marketing teams to get started now with Agile and make the most out of it. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». startup enterpreneurship product-management productivity leadership

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Purpose vs. Product: Differentiate Your Strategy from Tactics (Portfolio & Roadmaps)

Johanna Rothman

I'm struggling to write several posts and I realized I need to define my terms. I keep seeing managers confuse the strategic and tactical. That leads to large and unchangeable roadmaps and a lot of emphasis on predictability.

343: How product managers can communicate to influence – with Tina Frey Clements

Product Innovation Educators

Tips for product managers to communicate so people remember. We are about to have an important discussion on how to communicate in a way that makes people remember what is im portant. That is communicating to influence others and build networks to help you accomplish your product objectives.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Impossible outcomes by Bruce McCarthy

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Bruce MaCarthy, co-author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched, Founder of Product Culture and President of the Boston Product Management Association analyses the learnings of product-led organisations that achieved the impossible and changed the world.

The top 8 illustration styles

Imaginary Cloud - Design

Illustrations can be extremely versatile, and according to illustrators worldwide, one of the fundamentals to succeed in this art is to discover an authentic and creative way to illustrate.

Better Meetings Make for Better Days — 20 Tactical Ideas to Try Out With Your Team

First Round Review

We're spending more time in meetings than ever. The sharpest folks we've interviewed share their best tips for making sure this time is well spent


Agile and People: The Transformation Will Happen Naturally

The Product Coalition

The Buddha said that nothing exists on its own and everything changes. His students called these the two core truths of all existence i.e. emptiness and impermanence.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

11 User Research Methods You Should Know

Modus Create

Research plays a vital role in creating user-centric products. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most popular user research methods used across industries worldwide. . If there is one trait that separates great products from the rest, it’s their ability to solve real-world problems.

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The success-driven way of business in an ever-changing industry


Why you need to know about different product manager types

Mind the Product

Have you ever heard a product management talk from another Universe? It’s when you realize that your product management world is in another universe from the speaker’s one. It appears that you do one thing and the speaker does something else. Then you hear another talk and see another world.