September, 2020

Prioritising a Product Backlog When Everything is Important

Roman Pichler

Step 1: Ensure that you know who the product is for and why people will want to use it. I’ll never forget the day when I suggested to the product manager of a brand-new healthcare product to prioritise its features. The individual looked at me slightly bewildered and replied, “I can’t.

Product Manager Interview Questions — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

Last month, we presented the co-hosted AIPMM webinar, Get Hired: Interview Like a Pro for a Product Manager Job (Remotely!). You can view the accompanying blog post to download the Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired Planner and Workbook.

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Product Manager’s Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops

Mind the Product

As product managers we are, at our core, facilitators. It is ultimately up to us to get all interested parties to align and collaborate on building the right thing for our business and making sure we understand our users so it’s the right thing for the market. As such, we spend a lot of our [.].

Screen Time for Kids: Give Them What They Need

Nir Eyal

The post Screen Time for Kids: Give Them What They Need appeared first on Nir and Far. Indistractable Relationships

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Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

A Practical Guide for Agile Teams (2020)

Tim Herbig

This is my complete guide to Product Discovery in 2020

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How to influence with data and insights?

Piyanka Jain

Data can be a powerful tool if you know how to put it to work! Continue reading on Towards Data Science ». business data-science analytics data data-literacy

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Inspiring Strong Product Leaders: A Conversation with Petra Wille

Product Talk

I first met Petra Wille, a fellow product coach, at Mind the Product and was immediately impressed with her work. While I tend to focus on helping teams, Petra’s work centers around helping product leaders—the people who manage product managers.

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Embracing the Art of Prioritisation by Emily Tate

Mind the Product

Prioritising a backlog is a technically simple task, so why is it so hard? In this ProductTank London talk Emily Tate – Chief of Staff at MindTheProduct, helps us embrace the art of prioritisation. Watch the video to see her talk in full, or read on for an overview of her key points.

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Changing Habits: Interview with Dr. Amy Bucher, a Behavior Change Designer

Nir Eyal

The post Changing Habits: Interview with Dr. Amy Bucher, a Behavior Change Designer appeared first on Nir and Far. Habits

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Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention

Why do your users churn? In this guide you'll learn common product pitfalls and how to fix them.

The Five Product Movements Model (5PMM)

Brian Nejmeh

Over the past decade, I have worked extensively with many B2B enterprise software companies. My role has principally focused on the individual and collective performance of the product management and the development management functions.

Creating a Product Strategy – Is it Worth the Effort?

Proficientz

Is creating a product strategy worth the effort? How does it fit into the big picture? Creating a product strategy isn’t easy for product managers.

How to influence with data and insights?

Piyanka Jain

Data can be a powerful tool if you know how to put it to work! Often I start my analytics conference keynote addresses by asking the audience to share the issues they face in their organizations.

Get newsletters in Feedly

Roy Madden

New Feature. Declutter your inbox and read without distractions. Newsletters are quickly becoming the best way to get curated insights on specific topics, trends, or industries. But inboxes aren’t the best place for focused reading.

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Nailing Product/Market Fit by Chris Barton

Mind the Product

In his ProductTank San Francisco talk, Chris Barton – founder of Shazam and, more recently, Guard – recounts the music recognition app’s successful quest for the Holy Grail: Product/Market Fit. Watch the video to see his talk in full, or read on for an overview of Chris’ top tips.

Indistractable Schedule Maker Tool

Nir Eyal

The post Indistractable Schedule Maker Tool appeared first on Nir and Far. Time Management

The 5 P’s of Product Management

Alex Mitchell

It takes an insane amount of hard work and effort to become a Great Product Manager (I’m very much still on the journey myself). And once you get there, it takes more consistent work to stay at the top of your game

Solving Market Problems or Addressing Market Needs: Which is Better?

Proficientz

On the surface, solving market problems versus addressing the needs of a market might sound like semantics. But the implementation of each practice in B2B organizations reveals a huge contrast between the two with a ripple effect that may be just as significant.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Best 4 Classic Software Development Books

The Product Coalition

Much of modern problems in software development have actually been solved and we keep forgetting this to our peril. Every day something pops up in a conversation, on one of our teams or on socials that can be addressed by a book from years and sometimes decades ago.

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The New Cybersecurity Trending Dashboard (Beta)

Roy Madden

An at-a-glance overview of the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape. Keeping up with the most critical threats, vulnerabilities, and threat actors can be time consuming and overwhelming.

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Perfection is the Enemy of Progress – Matt LeMay on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Matt LeMay has a problem. He’s a content machine. He’s written 3 books (two books on product and one on the musician Elliot Smith), plenty of music, and much more – which means that he’s prone to going down a rabbit hole before sharing his work with a team.

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Hiring a Head of Product

Mironov Consulting

Over the last three decades, across 10 full-time jobs and 150 consulting clients, I’ve headed up product teams 18 times (mostly as interim VP ) and helped another dozen companies choose their Head of Product. That may be the record for anyone other than search professionals.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

4 ways you are probably doing Product Analytics

Pallavi Modi

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Managers: See Your Cycle Time to Reduce Your Team’s Lead Time

Johanna Rothman

Do you have any idea how long it takes you to make decisions? Or, to clear impediments? Or to report to your team or your boss about your action items? Each of those items is a deliverable. That means we might be able to measure the cycle time for each of these deliverables.

How to write a one-pager that people will actually read

The Product Coalition

Why use them and a free starter template Continue reading on Product Coalition ». design technology startup product-management business

The Best NPS Tools & Software + How to Use Them to Cut Churn by Up To 30%

Userpilot

[Editor’s note: If you’re looking for a more introductory resource on NPS and how to use it – check out our earlier Guide to NPS here.]. If you’re looking for the best NPS tools, you’ve come to the right place.

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The Product Manager's Guide to Retention

This book walks through multiple aspects of retention, including why it’s so important, how to best measure it, and how to set goals for the different stages of retention. It also provides strategies for improving retention across the customer journey.

Beware the Tyranny of Customer Feedback

Mind the Product

The customer is always right – right? This adage – one that many of us grew up with – is a guiding principle of product development. If we can just listen to the customer – if we just give them what we want, our path to product success can’t be too far off. Isn’t that [.].

I’ve abandoned “MVP”

Mironov Consulting

After years of struggle, I’m advising all of my clients and product leader coachees to stop using the term “MVP”. Not to stop doing validation, discovery, prototyping or experiments they may associate that that acronym, but to remove the label from all of their docs and presentations and talks.

A flight-tested framework for effective goal

Lenny Rachitsky

One of the most impactful things a product leader can do to help their team succeed is to point everyone in the same direction—to channel all of the team’s energy, focus, and resources towards an aligned outcome