Sat.Jul 04, 2020 - Fri.Jul 10, 2020

Dispelling the Biggest Fallacies of Product Management

Mind the Product

Product Management has become an incredibly sought-after career path for people with all kinds of backgrounds and expertise and, while the discipline is crucial to the success of modern business, it’s still very much in a state of development.

Are Feature Teams or Component Teams Right for Your Product?

Roman Pichler

What are Feature and Component Teams? A feature team is a development team that implements end-user functionality end-to-end. Contrast this with a component team.

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E-Learning Courses for Product Managers

ProductCraft

Many of us are spending more time at home than ever before. If you’d like to use some of that time to build up your product management skills, we’ve gathered a few of the most popular e-learning courses for PMs into the list below.

Opportunity Mapping: An Essential Skill for Driving Product Outcomes

Product Talk

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Continuous Discovery Habits. It’s the opening to my chapter on Opportunity Mapping. Read to the end for an exciting new announcement. “To

From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

What Is a Minimum Lovable Product?

The Product Coalition

The product game has certainly changed over the last few years. Technology used to be such a novelty, back when phones still have keypads and if your video game stopped working you had to blow on the cartridge. How times have changed. Customers are much, much , harder to please than they used to be!

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When your product is your product team

Product Management Unpacked

Pendo’s chief product officer shares his take on product management leadership. “If If software is leading the world, then product managers are the modern-day businessmen and women,” says Brian Crofts, Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Pendo.

Should Product Managers Know How To Code? (Yes/No)

The Basics of Product Management

Should product managers know how to code? Yes/No) It can be any programming language, including SQL, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, etc. Yes No Submit. Let us know your opinion on whether product managers should know how to code.

#mtpcon but Not as You Know It – the Product Event of the Year

Mind the Product

With COVID continuing to put paid to our plans and the voice of Ross from Friends ringing in our ears, we’ve pivoted our ever-popular San Francisco and Hamburg conferences to bring you our brand new, online product event – #mtpcon Digital.

From Chaos to Cohesion: Implementing Lightweight Processes

ProductPlan

When you’re just getting things started, an anything-goes, Wild West attitude can sometimes be a positive. There’s so much new information coming in daily and so many assumptions that have yet to be validated that people are just winging it to get stuff done.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

The Maturation of B2B Product Management & Marketing: Are We Keeping Pace?

Proficientz

Is the maturation of B2B product management and marketing keeping up with the demands of the market?

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How To Fix Twitter's Business Model

Strategyzer

Recently, social media platforms have been heavily criticized for perpetuating false and misleading information. We wanted to dig deeper and understand why. Currently, the business model of these platforms is based on advertising revenue, which is all about engagement.

How Influential Leadership Builds Winning Products – Oluwatobi Otokiti

Mind the Product

An inspirational first-time talk from Tobi Otokiti asking us as product managers to consider ourselves as the product. See yourself as a product leader, not just a manager, and genuinely care for your team.

50 Inspirational Quotes on Customer Experience to Guide Your Way

Usersnap

Customer experience is a topic that almost anyone can relate to. Yet it’s not easy at all to do a cracking job. If you’re just starting out in CX, or you’re feeling a bit lost on the way, here are 50 to-the-point quotes on customer experience to help you get (back) on track. Ian Golding.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Better Web Demos: Use These 3 Tactics

Proficientz

What are some tactics for better web demos that keep the audience more engaged? When it comes to web demos, you don’t have the benefit of reading your audience as you would in a face-to-face situation, even when everyone has their cameras on.

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IS THE PRODUCT MANAGER ACTUALLY THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICER OF THE COMPANY?

The Product Coalition

Is the product manager actually the intelligence officer of the company? As a child, I loved reading fiction books such as “The secret seven”, “The famous five”, “Hasamba” and such. I also loved all the Agatha Christie books and movies.

Developing Presence and Confidence: Advice on Vocals, Gesture and Movement

Mind the Product

Advice on vocals, gesture and movement when public speaking from Olena Skyrta, co-founder of Speak2Me. Confidence and presence play a big part in presentation success but they don’t come naturally to everyone.

TEI 290: What product managers must know about Customer Development and Lean Startup – with Steve Blank

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can boost innovation in companies large and small. In 2012 I read a book titled, Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company. It’s a book that spoke to me.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Beware of Scams for Writing and Otherwise

Johanna Rothman

While a pandemic might bring out the best and the worst of us, scams persist. I received an email this morning from a so-called “self-publishing” company. They are quite happy to help me get my book to traditional publishers.

Guesstimate Engineering work like how you remember people you meet in your lifetime.

The Product Coalition

Non-Technical Product Managers fuzz over estimates on development, but you just need to build muscle memory to help nail down your… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». technology engineering startup product-management innovation

You Are the Product – Kristina Walcker-Mayer on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Product people have a lot of things in common: we’re curious, we like connecting the dots, we try to solve more problems than we create, we get bored easily, we’re pretty social (even if we also identify as introverts), and we enjoy looking at things at both a tactical and strategic level. Unfortunately, we’re also [.]. Read More.

A Pledge to Increase Fairness in Amplitude’s Machine Learning Systems

Amplitude

Contributing authors: Jenny Chang, Bilal Mahmood, Cindy Rogers. Machine learning is a tool. A powerful tool, but built by humans, and therefore a product of the biases, data, and context we use it in.

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.

User Adoption Metrics – How to Finally get them Right

Userpilot

If you don’t know which of your new users are going to turn into paying customers and which are going to drift away, you need to be thinking about User Adoption Metrics. Improving your metrics and pushing new users to the Activation milestone is critical to the long-term growth of your SaaS business.

Big Data Evolution And Covid-19 Impacts On Big Data

The Product Coalition

alctraining.com.au As the COVID outbreak has taken a heavy toll over the world economy, Big Data seems like a solution to all the problems. Nevertheless, The Big Data companies must make technological advancements to meet the challenges that the world is facing. What is Big Data?

What Makes A Good Product Manager? by Moe Ali

Mind the Product

“How to….” undertake a competitor analysis

BrainMates

Updated July 2020. A competitor analysis is one of the fundamental things you should do before you launch a new Product or business. Here’s the six-step process we follow to measure the competition. How to undertake a competitor analysis.

Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.

The Team You Create: Lessons From Joe Theismann

Gainsight

Today, I had the pleasure of listening to a recent client event hosted by one of my favorite athletes, Joe Theismann. Now, I am a west coast girl who loves college basketball, bleeds red and blue, and is true to my beloved Arizona Wildcats.

How to Become a Product Manager?—?Studying

The Product Coalition

Tips on becoming a product manager: studying about it. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». ux product-management startup product technology

Presenting for Product Managers – Develop Your Skills for Every Situation

Mind the Product

Like it or not, presenting and public speaking are vital skills for a product manager.