February, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Liars and Lying: Everyone Falls Into These 4 Types

Nir Eyal

The post The Ultimate Guide to Liars and Lying: Everyone Falls Into These 4 Types appeared first on Nir and Far. Integrity

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7 Reasons Why Products Fail

280 Group

What is product failure, anyway? Not all failures are catastrophic where the product is pulled from the market and the company goes out of business. Most are partial or soft failures. Failure is falling short of the strategic Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) metrics set for the product.

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As Product Management Goes, So Goes the Rest of the Organization

Proficientz

William Shakespeare once said, “The Eyes are the window to your soul.” Think of product management as the window to your organization’s soul. Everything about how your organization builds, markets, sells and onboards customers starts and ends with your products.

You Can’t be Lean Unless You’re Agile

Mind the Product

I see so much talk and confusion over what’s Lean and what’s Agile. The two terms can get used interchangeably, so much so that in some places they’re blended into one term, simply Lean-Agile (thanks again, SAFe ??).

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PROJECT TO PRODUCT: Building the Right Thing in the Right Way

Old and out-of-date project management principles are still very much in place in countless organizations. However, organizations are finding the solution to their problems, and the solution is Product Agility. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

Once Upon a Time in Waterfall Land. Before the advent of agile frameworks like Scrum , a product person—the product manager—would typically carry out the market research, compile a market requirements specification, create a business case, put together product roadmap, write a requirements specification, and then hand it off to a project manager. The latter would work with one or more development teams to get the specification implemented.

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Why You Might Need a Humor Audit: the Benefits of Laughter

Nir Eyal

The post Why You Might Need a Humor Audit: the Benefits of Laughter appeared first on Nir and Far. Habits

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Qualitative Research — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented the webinar, Fueling Your Product Strategy with Qualitative Research. You can view the accompanying blog post as a primer to learn about how you can better extract insights from your research.

Why There’s No Single “Right” Way to Do Discovery: Part 1

Product Talk

A few months ago, fellow Product Talk coach Hope Gurion and I sat down to discuss why there’s no single right way to do discovery.

How To Make Ethical Choices When Developing Software – Common Questions, Answered

Mind the Product

There are some questions about the practice of “ethical product development” that I’m asked all the time from folks actively working on products. For example, how do you define an “ethical” product? Or who should lead ethical product development?

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

SWOT Analysis | How to Give Your Product Portfolio a Good SWOT

Proficientz

SWOT analysis is far from a new concept, especially for individual products. In B2B though, assessing your product portfolio’s S trengths, W eaknesses, O pportunities and T hreats should be an annual ritual.

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Breaking Down the Product and Engineering Wall: A Catalyst for Product Success

UserVoice

While there are many reasons to unite your product and engineering teams, shipping better software faster is among the most compelling of the bunch. At UserVoice, we found that the separation of our product and engineering teams led to finger-pointing.

Hypocrites: How to Survive in a World that’s Full of Them

Nir Eyal

The post Hypocrites: How to Survive in a World that’s Full of Them appeared first on Nir and Far. Integrity

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Wrangling Insights From Your Qualitative Research [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn about this topic more in-depth, join our upcoming webinar on Thursday, February 18th, 2021: Fueling Your Product Strategy with Qualitative Research.

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

How to Break Into Product Management

The Product Coalition

Breaking into Product Management is not easy. The competition is high, and most roles require you to have 2–3 years of experience before… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». career-advice technology product-management product-management-career product-management-skills

Goals For Alignment, Not Bonuses

Mind the Product

Goals are important. They can give us a sense of purpose and direction. They aid us in prioritizing where we spend our time. They can empower teams and individuals. They can align us to achieve our most ambitious dreams.

Want a Successful Agile Project? Start with Why Before How

Johanna Rothman

I've been speaking with several possible clients. They're having trouble with Scrum. The managers don't believe the teams need product owners, so the teams don't have POs. The managers think a Scrum Master can support at least four teams. The teams start a lot and finish very little.

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How we Doubled our Valuable Product Releases by Adopting Shape Up

UserVoice

Is the software you’re building delivering the most value to your customers? When we asked ourselves at UserVoice this very question at the beginning of 2020 we weren’t proud of our answer. Realizing (and admitting) we’d failed to maintain focus on one of the most important goals of any software organization was the harsh wake-up call our organization needed. One that prompted us to make drastic. Source. Expert Advice Product Management

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Business Model Disruption: MrBeast vs McDonalds

Strategyzer

2020 has been an incredibly disruptive year for the restaurant industry with losses of over $240B in the US market alone. Supply chains have been cut, the way people consume and order food has been turned upside down by the pandemic.

New McKinsey Report Spotlights Product Management and Other Reskilling Efforts in Response to Market and Technology Trends

280 Group

The following insights have been drawn from the McKinsey & Company report: Beyond hiring: How companies are reskilling to address talent gaps , 2020.

Shreyas Doshi on choosing, refining, and tracking product metrics 

Mixpanel

Why do smart product teams often build products with mediocre or no impact? Often, the answer is found in the discipline with which a product team measures the product. . Choosing your metrics: metrics categories. When selecting your metrics, you’ll want to consider a few different categories.

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Why You Should Have a Customer-Centric Goal for Product Adoption

Mind the Product

Chances are you’re already measuring your product adoption in one way or another. It may be daily or monthly active users, or something more specific for your type of product.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Leadership Tip #3: Use No As a Complete Sentence

Johanna Rothman

Have you ever noticed that other people want you to do “more” work? The work has risk—if you say yes to this work, you'll put every other deliverable at risk. What do you say? You can address this request with a simple sentence: No. That's it. It's a complete sentence.

TEI 323: Product management insights, stories, and secrets from inside Amazon – with Colin Bryar & Bill Carr

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can work backwards to amazing products. In a few weeks, the name of this podcast will be changing to Product Masters Now. You don’t need to do anything to keep listening, but I want you to know the name change is coming.

How to Engage Remote Employees

Modus Create

Talking about employee engagement is like talking about sports – everyone has a team they like the most and an emotional attachment to it – there is not a “one size fits all” kind of formula to enhance employee engagement, and we all have different perspectives on this based on our experiences and the people around us.

AI Gets Useful To Be A Modern Rebellion in Mobile App Development

The Product Coalition

AI Revolt In Mobile Apps Aimed at the next-generation marketing mobility elucidation, new innovations such as Virtual Reality Augmented Reality, IoT, as well as Artificial Intelligence has been covered up.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

What 14 startup investors and advisors taught us about chasing (and finding) product-market fit

Mixpanel

Table of Contents The problem with defining product-market fit In search of quantitative indicators of product-market fit 6 things about measuring product-market fit 1. Nothing matters more than retention 2. There are other indicators along the way 3.

The Ethical Challenges of Building Dating Apps

Mind the Product

Dating apps occupy a strange place in our world. We operate within people’s intimate lives and as a product team, we build exceptional expertise on attitudes towards dating, sex and connection. This means we carry great responsibility and are always aware of the decisions we make.

Decoding Amazon’s Working Backwards Process [Book Review]

NextBigWhat

We all must have heard, read about Amazon’s working backwards principle. But beyond the headline, nothing much has been offered in terms of details. How does Amazon’s working backwards process work?

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