5 Tips for Saying No to Stakeholders

Roman Pichler

Imagine that you are talking to John, a senior salesperson who’s been involved with the product for a while. John mentions the upcoming product release and says, “You really must add the enhanced reporting feature.

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


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Product Manager Salary [2021 Data]

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This article details general Product Manager salary data based on salary information reported by Salary.com and Hired.com in January 2021. Status of the Job 2021: Product Manager. Interest in product management roles has soared in the past five years.

The Power of Mentoring – DeVaris Brown on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Some of the most successful people we know credit their mentors for making the difference in their careers.

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.

Ashley Stahl: Former National Security Expert Helps Us Get Unstuck

Nir Eyal

The post Ashley Stahl: Former National Security Expert Helps Us Get Unstuck appeared first on Nir and Far. Prioritization


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The Easiest Transition Into Product Management: 5 Factors


What role makes for the easiest transition into product management? The easiest transition into product management is from the pre-sales role. You’re already doing 80% of the job. It just happens to be around existing products and features instead of new ones.

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A Guide to Google’s Recommended Architecture for Android Apps

The Product Coalition

Originally published at Scalable Path by Abdurahman Adilovic on January, 11th 2021. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». development android-app-development architecture android

Low Tech Way to Visualize Your Percentile Confidence for Forecasts

Johanna Rothman

Michael Mahlberg taught me something cool last week. We're writing an article together. Part of the article is about forecasts. I was ranting and raving about how to help people see their confidence levels. He pointed me to this slideshare: Lightweight Kanban Metrics (in German).

TEI 316: Tools CPOs use – with Anup Yanamandra

Product Innovation Educators

Insights on roadmaps, metrics, OKRs, and more for product managers. It is a new year and this podcast is getting a new name. In a few weeks, the name will change to Product Masters Now.

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.

How Product Can (and Can’t) Speed Up Development

Mironov Consulting

Half of the calls I get from CEOs include requests for Product Management to boost productivity in Engineering (aka Development aka Makers). To ship more stuff, faster. To hit more roadmap dates. To reduce some fictitious cost-per-feature financial goal. To get more for less.

How To Improve Designer-Developer Collaboration as an External UX Team


At UX Studio , while we develop our products, uxfol.io and copyfol.io , we are mainly focused on agency work, meaning that we cooperate with several clients as external teams.

Announcing Amplitude’s 2020 Pioneer Award Winners


For digital businesses, there was no year more critical than 2020. Teams that moved quickly to a digital-first approach and scaled up were rewarded with incredible growth and results. Whether working with existing or new products, these teams innovated to meet the customer where they are: online.

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

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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.

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.

The Product Decision Stack – Martin Eriksson

Mind the Product

Martin Eriksson – veteran product leader, and Mind the Product co-founder – presented his “Decision Stack” to ProductTank Lagos. It’s a way of connecting vision to action.

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David Burkus: The One Thing Remote Leaders Need to Know

Nir Eyal

The post David Burkus: The One Thing Remote Leaders Need to Know appeared first on Nir and Far. Productivity


Are You a Pirate in the Navy? with Tendayi Viki

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Welcome to another episode of the Enterprise Product Leadership podcast. Today I am joined by Tendayi Viki, an Associate Partner at Strategyzer. He’s also the best-selling author of the new book, Pirates In The Navy: How Innovators Lead Transformation.

How Amazon Eliminated Team Dependencies


Small teams. Great coordination. Everybody knows everybody else. Big Teams. Zero coordination. Too many dependencies. Nobody knows who is the owner. Sounds familiar? Every growing company goes through this phase. Most slow down, but Amazon is one company that has set the highest benchmark for all.

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.

Stop Assigning Tasks to People

The Product Coalition

Learn how to succeed as a technology leader after 2020 Continue reading on Product Coalition ». strategy leadership agile business product-management

Great Fun on the Troubleshooting Agile Podcast, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

I had a great time with Jeff and Squirrel on their podcast, Troubleshooting Agile. They focus on what our conversations can tell us about ourselves. We spoke about the Modern Management Made Easy books in Johanna Rothman on Modern Management Part 1.

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TEI 319: Product Innovation Management – with Jerry Fix

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can innovate throughout the entire product lifecycle. As we move into 2021, the name of this podcast is changing to better reflect our objective here—product managers becoming product masters. That new name is Product Masters Now. .

Want Shorter Time to Value and 2x Activation? Here’s What You Need to Replace


Remember that time in an art class when you were given a blank piece of paper and told to draw whatever you want? If you weren’t a creative genius (or that one classmate always trying to impress) you probably sat for a couple of minutes, pondering to great lengths: “Where do I start?”.

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.

Lean Market Validation: 10 Ways to Rapidly Test Your Startup Idea


In 2016 I gave a talk on lean market validation at the opening night of Startup Weekend at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In attendance were 200 eager students and entrepreneurs who wanted to learn how to build a startup in 54 hours.

Why Product Managers Should Operate at the Intersection of Product, Design, and Data


Product managers are great generalists, and their talents can be applied in many places across an organization.

Working Small and Working Together


In the final post of this series, I am going to explore what makes instrumentation look so effortless for some teams, and so difficult for others. It boils down to working small and working together. . The delta is insane.

Practical Design Thinking Pt.1: What is it? And why Should I Care?

Mind the Product

If you’re a product manager or working on a product team, you’ve probably heard of Design Thinking. But have you used it? Do you know what it is, apart from a buzzword everybody likes to use? And, more to the point, how can you start to use it to build better products? Product managers are, [.].

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!

How to Finally Find the Motivation You’ve Been Missing

Nir Eyal

The post How to Finally Find the Motivation You’ve Been Missing appeared first on Nir and Far. Motivation


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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10 technical strategies to avoid when scaling your startup (and 5 to embrace)

Inside Intercom

From premature optimization to over-engineering solutions for your product, it’s easy to get caught up in making technology decisions that slow you down instead of speeding you up.