2021

Product Goals in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Product Goals Defined. The Scrum Guide released in November 2020 states that “the product goal describes a future state of the product … [It] is the long-term objective for the Scrum team.” It also suggests that “the product goal is in the product backlog.

3 Tips for Optimizing the Product Manager and Product Owner Relationship [+Webinar]

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar on Friday, August 27th, The Product Manager vs. Product Owner Role – Siblings, Rivals, or the Same Person? , to learn about the role collaboration more in-depth. Let’s Not Focus on the Eternal Question.

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The Ultimate Guide to Liars and Lying: Everyone Falls Into These 4 Types

Nir Eyal

The post The Ultimate Guide to Liars and Lying: Everyone Falls Into These 4 Types appeared first on Nir and Far. Integrity

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Product Discovery Basics: Everything You Need to Know

Product Talk

Product discovery is becoming a trendy topic in the world of digital products. What is it? And what do you need to know about it? I’ve got you covered. This article will cover the ins and outs of product discovery. What is Product Discovery?

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

If Your Product Strategy Doesn’t P**s Somebody Off, It’s Not Very Good!

Proficientz

Don’t get me wrong. The goal of your product strategy isn’t to p**s people off. It’s to demonstrate that your product direction is aligned with the goals and priorities of your target customers, current customers included.

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How to motivate a product team

Mind the Product

A motivated team is a happy team. A happy team is more creative, provides better solutions, and to top it off, it’s also more productive.

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Solving the right problem — The importance of design thinking in product management.

Product Management Unpacked

“The manager who comes up with the right solution to the wrong problem is more dangerous than the manager who comes up with the wrong solution to the right problem” – Peter Drucker. Nobody wants their product to be received as a source of frustration. Still, we see it all the time. Look around.

The Two Keys to Improving Mobile Customer Experience

Apptentive

For many customers, their first interaction with a brand happens on a mobile device, so creating a stand-out mobile customer experience is key. We turn to our phones first in many circumstances, especially when we’re out and about.

Breaking Down the Product and Engineering Wall: A Catalyst for Product Success

UserVoice

While there are many reasons to unite your product and engineering teams, shipping better software faster is among the most compelling of the bunch. At UserVoice, we found that the separation of our product and engineering teams led to finger-pointing.

Feedback: The Secret to Innovating Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad

Join Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad as she details how product feedback can improve your product development process while mitigating stakeholder conflict, constant feature requests, failed launches, unexpected outcomes, unhappy users, and complexity.

Personal productivity: tools worth giving a try

Artem Loktionov

Exploring the tools that help to stay productive at work and maintain a healthy work-life balance

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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.

8 Reasons Why Brand Managers Need Formal Product Marketing Training

280 Group

Businesses exist to sell products and services, and their ability to do so depends largely on the strength of their brand. That’s why the Brand Manager is one of the highest-ranking individuals within an organization, and only experienced candidates are considered for this role. Overlap in Roles.

The New York Times Uses the Very Dark Patterns it Derides

Nir Eyal

The post The New York Times Uses the Very Dark Patterns it Derides appeared first on Nir and Far. Integrity

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Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

Core Concept: Getting Engineers to Embrace the Product Trio

Product Talk

The Core Concepts series addresses common questions and concerns within the world of continuous product discovery. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at common questions about the product trio. Did you miss the previous posts in this series? You can find them all here.

3 Tiers of Customer Value in the Product Management Maturity Model

Proficientz

Your product management maturity model isn’t so much about what your team can do. It’s what your team can do for the customer. From either perspective, it’s the skill level and proficiency of your team as it matures.

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Stop whinging about “Tactical” vs. “Strategic”

The Product Bistro

Product Management often feels like they are too tactical, and they should be more strategic, but not all tactical tasks are bad to own. product management strategy RTB tactical

ProductTank in a post-pandemic world

Mind the Product

Down here at the end of the earth we have had a bit of a different experience to the rest of the ProductTank world, with our elimination of COVID-19 in the community allowing in-person events to be run for most of the second half of 2020 and most of 2021. So, we have been able [.]

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How a Strong Customer Engagement Strategy Can Improve the Usability of Your Product

Speaker: Hannah Chaplin, Director, Product Marketing at Pendo and Esther Edel, Product Operations Analyst at Pendo

Join Mobile expert Hannah Chaplin as she shares best practices and real examples to help you improve your mobile apps with in-app guides.

How a Software Engineering Career Started the Journey to Fintech Product Management

Product Management Unpacked

Here’s what strategic partner PayPal did to bring scaled product management to life for this startup-oriented software engineer.

7 Key App Marketing Strategies

Apptentive

Even if you are an experienced marketer, it is important to note that app marketing is a totally different ball game, complete with different players and rules. With 6.4 billion smartphone users worldwide (yes, that’s roughly 80 percent of the population!), mobile app marketing is a must.

Product backlog keeping you up at night? Throw it away.

UserVoice

What would you say if I told you that your product backlog is hindering your product and engineering teams from building the software your customers actually want?

Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings

Henry Shapiro

In the early days of a company’s growth, things are a lot simpler. You can rely more on "serendipity as a service" to keep projects and initiatives organized, and everyone has a decent idea of what people are prioritizing from week to week

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Address the Challenges of Siloed Monitoring Tools

Companies frequently experience monitoring tool sprawl. Find out why monitoring tool sprawl occurs, why it’s a problem for businesses, and the positive business impacts of monitoring tool consolidation.

Five Product Owner Myths Busted

Roman Pichler

Myth #1: The product owner must ensure that the stakeholders are satisfied. Stakeholders can be powerful and influential individuals.

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3 Trends in Financial Services that Product Managers Must Tackle by Upskilling

280 Group

Download the Brief: Industry Trends in Financial Services with Product Management Transformation. Digital transformation initiatives heated up in organizations across multiple industries during the pandemic — and the momentum continues.

Timeboxing: The Most Powerful Time Management Technique You’re Probably Not Using

Nir Eyal

The post Timeboxing: The Most Powerful Time Management Technique You’re Probably Not Using appeared first on Nir and Far. Time Management

Rethinking Product Discovery with Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Mind

Product Talk

Back in March, I spoke at ProductCamp Cascadia (an online conference hosted by ProductCamp Portland , ProductCamp Seattle , and ProductCamp Vancouver ) exploring the topic of design justice. I refined the talk and gave it again yesterday at IndustryConf.

Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

As Product Management Goes, So Goes the Rest of the Organization

Proficientz

William Shakespeare once said, “The Eyes are the window to your soul.” Think of product management as the window to your organization’s soul. Everything about how your organization builds, markets, sells and onboards customers starts and ends with your products.

The Most Powerful Phrase in the Product Manager Vocabulary

The Product Bistro

The most powerful 3 words in a Product Manager's vocabulary is "It's My Fault." The blame game should not be in your toolbox, you own the product, act like it. Your team will thank you. product management

Challenges in product – Merissa Silk

Mind the Product

Over the last 15 years, chief product and technology officer, Merissa Silk, has gone from New York media to Australian finance to German fintechs, with a number of stops in between.