November, 2019

Designing an AI Driven Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

by Charu Manglani – Artificial Intelligence (AI) has invaded nearly every sphere of our lives. It is the hidden force of math suggesting the best route on google maps or what to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Behind the Product: Is Hilton Boiling Off Brand with Herb ‘N Kitchen?

280 Group

In our new “Behind the Product” series, we’ll discuss examples of products or services that highlight a particular product management concept or principle.

Collocation, Trust, and Distributed Teams

Roman Pichler

A Tale of Two Products. I once worked with a telco company that was developing a brand-new commercial product. Product management and development were located at separate sites in different countries.

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Distributed Happiness by Morgan Sowden

Mind the Product

How do you work effectively with remote teams? Morgan Sowden – CTO at Lendinvest and Co-Founder at Paydesk answers this question in his ProductTank London talk. He takes us through: Why you should hire remote team members. Benefits of remote work. What to do once you have a remote team.

Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

2020 Product Conferences

Product Talk

We are starting to pull together our 2020 conference list. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of a product conference that is not on the list and you think it should be, please feel free to recommend it in the comments or send an email to conferences@producttalk.org. We’ll also keep updating this list as we hear about more events. For 2020, I haven’t decided which conferences I’ll be attending or presenting at, but I’ll update this post once that changes.

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Product Launches- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

bpma ProductHub

by Scott Hilton – On October 11, 2019, the Product Executive Forum(PEF) held another well attended meeting. This month’s topic was product launches. Many thanks to Steven Veneman and Julius Francis of Juniper Networks for serving as awesome hosts.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 2

280 Group

Read Part 1 of this article where we discuss Strategy One: Credibility. Strategy Two: Building Rapport with the Team. It’s absolutely critical to build great rapport with your team.

On Product Marketing at Uber

Pragmatic Marketing

Founded in 2009 and officially launched in 2011, Uber Technologies Inc. revolutionized the direct transportation market.

Beats, Bootstrapping and Life – Mat Clayton on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Mixcloud CTO and co-founder Mat Clayton helped bootstrap his company from humble beginnings in an empty warehouse with no internet connection to more than 15 million active users over a 10-year period, all before they took their first round of funding.

The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

More Reasons to Invest in Quality UX Design

Jonathan Besquin

Investing in quality user experience design has many benefits. Learn more about why you should invest in quality UX design for your next software project

Why Product Managers should care about Development Culture

Ask Benny

Make sure your tools are optimized. As product managers, we focus on many things including strategy, execution and mostly connecting strategy and execution. When it gets to development culture many product managers feel it is not their problem because it is the domain of the VP R&D.

How to Organize Roles Focused on Partnerships and Alliances

Spice Catalyst

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad.

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Five Strategies to Gain Massive Success in Product Management

280 Group

To learn more about these strategies and specific actions you can take to rise in your career, join our upcoming co-hosted webinar with AIPMM, How to Accelerate Your PM Career, Part 3: Five Critical Strategies to Succeed in Your PM Career. Doug, the Product Manager.

How to Monetize Data with Analytics

For software vendors looking to grow their customer base and increase revenue in a crowded marketplace, successfully and seamlessly integrating analytics into a SaaS product is critical. Learn how to monetize and productize data with embedded analytics.

Four top challenges UX teams face in 2020 and how to solve them

Userzoom

What are the top challenges that UX professionals will face in 2020 and what can we do to solve them? Over the last couple of years we’ve surveyed hundreds of people from some of the biggest companies in the world to discover the current UX landscape in enterprise organizations.

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What are the Secrets to Enabling Sustainable Growth?

Mind the Product

Fewer than 10% of startups survive and grow into large companies and, for every time growth is done right, there are 100 ways it could have been done wrong. Here, I’d like to share the lessons I’ve learned from my years working as a product manager, focused on growth.

How to Define a Product Strategy: The Value-Based Approach

Luke Gallimore

Good values = good goals = good product. Root your roadmap in something meaningful

TEI 256: The right way to manage change that innovation brings – with Barbara Trautlein, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

With Change Intelligence, product managers can influence more powerfully. Everyday innovators see innovation opportunities frequently — making products better, improving processes, creating a new product, and solving problems. The word innovation can be phrased as “in-a-new-way.”

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

Piracy Impact Podcast: Rafael Amaral, Senior Partner at Kasznar Leonardos

Revulytics

Jason speaks with Rafael Amaral , senior partner at Brazilian intellectual property law firm Kasznar Leonardos. Rafael had just stepped off the stage from presenting at Revulytics’ recent conference in Paris, so he was ready to share his thoughts on dealing with software piracy in Brazil.

Building Great Products With a Highly Skilled PM Team – Secrets from a Product Leader

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar, Building Great Products with Superior Product Management Skills , where we’ll go into more detail on all of the tips below and provide you with actions you can take to develop a highly skilled, more effective product management team. Register here.

How much should I pay UX test participants?

Userzoom

Once you’ve successfully overcome the initial challenges of test participant recruitment , including what recruitment method to use , and how many people to recruit for your research , it’s time to think about compensation. As the wise Method Man once stated, “Cash rules everything around me.”

How Accurate Is Your UX Research Data? By Martina Kuvalja

Mind the Product

Martina Kuvalja is a Senior Researcher at the University of Cambridge. In this ProductTank London talk, she explains how you should go about collecting data if you are part of a small team, and how to have meaningful conversations with the research members of your team.

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Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Designing Strong Experiments

Franziska Beeler and Tendayi Viki

When testing our business ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well.

TEI 255: The good and bad of being a product manager as an entrepreneur vs intrapreneur – with Montie Roland

Product Innovation Educators

How to find your passion in any product management work environment. Our guest for this episode is Montie Roland.

Trust But Verify (Software Adoption)

Revulytics

Instinct can lead to wonderful places. Henry Ford and Bill Gates are just a couple of business leaders who followed gut decisions to success. But instinct isn’t always reliable.

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Everything You Need to Know about APM Programs

The Product Coalition

APM programs or Associate Product Manager programs are roles designed for graduates, to introduce them to the world of PM. Their main goal is to provide mentorship for young talent, and for some, it serves as a good alternative to non-existent Product Management bachelor’s degrees.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

Top Tech Traits Consumers Are Shopping for This Cyber Monday

Centercode

Thanksgiving marks the biggest shopping weekend of the year, and if the trend continues, Cyber Monday will shatter retail records again as more and more consumers shop from the comfort of home.

Product Research Rules by C Todd Lombardo

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon London, C. Todd Lombardo reminds us that as product managers we often make bad decisions. The key to minimising these, he says, is effective product research. Key points: All product managers make bad decisions.

The Ultimate List of Product Management Resources: Books, Blogs, and More

Gainsight

To truly excel in product management, you need to have a respect for design, an understanding of countless processes, a passion for problem-solving, excellent communication skills—the list goes on and on. That’s a lot to keep up with.

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