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To MRD or not to MRD …

The Product Bistro

In the modern era, it seems that product management and organizations have eschewed the venerable MRD or marketing requirements document. However, it still has a place in the toolkit, and it should be leveraged more often. product management

Systems Thinking, Part 1: Building Product Resilience to Bypass Disaster

280 Group

In this 3-part series, we will look at how to apply elements of systems thinking to the problems of resilience, sustainability, and leadership in Product Management. When the pandemic hit, many business owners were faced with huge challenges they had no way of predicting.


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Is it Time to Invest in Redesigning my Digital Product?

Mind the Product

Is it time to invest in redesigning my digital product? It is a question that many product leaders need to answer. This is an article to help you make the decisions by giving you contextual information and concrete examples.

Little Changes

The Product Coalition

Behind the scenes on deploying new product functionality Photo by Micha? Kubalczyk on Unsplash For the last month, I worked on changing a button. It sounds simple, but in the process, I’ve learned just how much you can affect through the smallest of changes.

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. But how do you monitor your new program? Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

Leadership Tip #2: Do the Right Thing, Even When it Feels Uncomfortable

Johanna Rothman

We all like to think we use our value-based integrity to decide and act. And I bet you've seen people who don't appear to use that kind of integrity. If you talk to them, they say they intend to do the right thing. However, they don't always act according to their intentions.

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Managing Your Startup Options – Karthik Suresh on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Everyone – or so we’re told – has the dream of joining or founding a hot startup and making their fortune, all while really proving their product chops. Though he’s now a Product Manager at Facebook, Karthik Suresh co-founded Altrest and grew from an early stage.

How to Write Great Product Specifications

The Product Coalition

A flexible framework for one of today’s most important business documents “A great product manager has the brain of an engineer, the heart of a designer, and the speech of a diplomat.”?—?Deep

Crossing the Chasm: How to Effectively Drive Innovation with Geoffrey Moore

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

How do you drive innovation? Welcome to this episode of the Enterprise Product Leadership podcast.

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Wide-Ranging Conversation About Modern Management with Tom Cagley

Johanna Rothman

Do you listen to Tom Cagley's SPaMCAST? Software Process and Measurement CAST). Tom has interviewed me several times before. This time, in SPaMCAST 635 – Practical Ways to Manage, A Conversation with Johanna Rothman, we discuss the Modern Management Made Easy books.

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.

An Explorer’s Mindset, by Tendayi Viki

Mind the Product

In this talk at ProductTank Cardiff, Tendayi Viki draws on ideas from his latest book – Pirates in the Navy – to share a rich set of tools for product leaders who are trying to balance the needs of exploration, innovation, and execution.

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How to Prioritize Features and Projects: Here’s the Ultimate List of Prioritization Frameworks

The Product Coalition

With 70+ methods listed, this is the most complete list of prioritization frameworks on the internet with tons of linked resources. This… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». prioritization business startup product-management project-management

Adopting Agile? Check Your Teams’ Cognitive Load

Modus Create

Adopting Agile sounds as simple as taking the SCRUM master certification tests and pushing them down the framework to a team of developers. Usually, we find that the challenge of becoming agile is way larger than most companies like to admit.

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5 Ways to Meet Customers Where They Are


Untangling customer emotion and satisfaction are the hot topics of 2021. Everybody in the C-suite wants to know the emotional stance of their customers, why they make purchase decisions, what makes them loyal, and why they sometimes take their business elsewhere.

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.

Successful Surveys: Tips & Tricks for Effective Questionnaire Design & Distribution

Generation Focus

When it comes to research methods, surveys offer many advantages compared with other research strategies. Surveys are cost-effective and offer an excellent opportunity to gather information from large sample sizes, sometimes with hundreds or even thousands of participants.

How Product, Engineering, and Design Can Work in Harmony

The Product Coalition

The best Product Managers act as a force multiplier for their team. They leverage the intellectual capital of the people around them to build products that create value for customers and the business.

Customer Journey Analytics: Don’t Let All That User Data Make You See The Forest for The Trees


Customer journey analytics is your greatest resource in making sense of your user data. It can save you from not seeing the bigger picture or ‘not seeing the forest for the trees’. But can you take action on those insights?

Some Companies Saw a Pandemic Boom — How do They Stave off a Bust?


On January 15, 2020, the United States confirmed its first case of coronavirus. Over the next six weeks, as the virus spread throughout the country and around the world, daily life changed incrementally at first, then seemingly all at once.

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.

Innovatemap announces team, services and geographic growth in 2021


Innovatemap, a digital product agency and three-time Inc 5000 award winner, announced today the addition of five new hires, a new client delivery service, and a new location for service delivery.

My Top 5 Product Books and How I Help Myself to Read More

The Product Coalition

These are my top five product books that you should read no matter which point of your career you are at. Sometimes it is hard to get your… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». book-recommendations reading product-manager product-management

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Introducing the Nulab Community!


Two years ago, we launched the Backlog Community for users of our project and code management tool to ask questions and learn from each other. Today, we’re launching the new Nulab Community to bring all of our users — from Cacoo , Typetalk , Backlog , and Nulab Pass — together!

Free User Persona Template for SaaS – The Fastest Way to Create a User Persona for Your SaaS Business


User persona templates are a shortcut to creating a user persona from scratch for your SaaS business. If you need a template RIGHT now, take a deep breath – you have come to the right place.

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

How to Leverage Your Data for Faster Conversion of Free to Paid Users


For product managers at companies offering freemium mobile apps and trials, turning free users into paid ones is often a primary goal. The faster and more effectively you convert free users into paying customers, the higher your MRR and the faster your app can grow.

Four Fundamental Mistakes You Are Making With Product OKRs

The Product Coalition

OKRs are an amazing tool to drive business success. Starting with OKRs is easy. Doing it right is not necessarily so, and especially with product OKRs that are a unique beast. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid.

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Assess how your Innovation Programs are Performing


In last week’s blogpost , we introduced our tool, the Ecosystem Map, to highlight the importance of the interconnectedness of innovation programs.

From Data Analysis to Data Storytelling: Improving the Product Experience at Chick-fil-A


For fast-food aficionados, there’s no question that Chick-fil-A has perfected the chicken sandwich. Now, we’re perfecting the digital product experience. Our Chick-fil-A One app is our loyalty app that allows customers to order ahead, earn points, and redeem those points for food rewards.

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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!

Is This An Amazon Product Manager Failure?

The Accidental Product Manager

Amazon is abandoning its restaurant delivery business Image Credit: ulterior epicure. I’m pretty sure that by now we all know who Amazon is.

Five Questions To Know if You Are Soing Agile Right

The Product Coalition

How to recognize problems with agile adoption. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». management agile product-management scrum management-and-leadership

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Orienting to Value

Tyner Blain

Orienting to value – every team, every person does it differently. How you orient to value limits how much value you can create.

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