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Product Management like a Golf Swing

The Product Bistro

One day, I was musing about the job of product manager, and what differentiates a good product manager from an okay one, and an analogy sprung to mind. Think about a golf swing. There is the addressing of the ball, the back swing, the forward swing, and ultimately the follow though. When you are teaching […]. product management essentials

Successful Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Book Milestone

Johanna Rothman

I’ve been pair-writing a book with Mark Kilby , From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver. We hit a big milestone today: We published the first complete draft today. We’ve been working on this book for a year.

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Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. An effective product strategy process should ensure that a valid product strategy and an actionable product roadmap are always available—that a shared and valid approach to achieving product success is available at anytime, as the picture below illustrates.

3 Proven Ways To Help Your Sales Team Beat Quota

The Secret PM Handbook

Co-opting product management into sales. My good friend Geoffrey Anderson ( @ganders2112 ) recently wrote about a situation we product managers sometimes find ourselves in. When sales are not going well, company leadership might ask product management come in to help hit the numbers.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

What if Other Groups set Prices

The Product Bistro

One of the most difficult part of a product manager’s job is pricing. Too low and you don’t make enough money (or leave money on the table), too high, and the product fails to take off. Getting it just right is part alchemy, part luck, and often just a bit of a guess. There are […]. product management pricing

The Best Continuous Discovery Teams Cultivate These Mindsets

Product Talk

Last week, I was in Cleveland for the Industry Product Conference. I spoke about the three mindsets that help a team find success as a continuous discovery team. My slides and script are below. Enjoy! Becoming a successful discovery team. Product management is changing.

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Making Better Use of Engineering Teams

bpma ProductHub

By Mark Littlewood – Business of Software hosted Marty Cagan, founder of Silicon Valley Product Group earlier this year in London for a talk based around the new edition of his book, Inspired: How to Make Tech Products Customers Love. He made six primary points on making better use of engineering teams. Provide Engineers with Full… Product Strategy

Why Commitment Culture Wins by Damian Hughes

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Manchester talk, Damian Hughes proposes that we should strive to create “commitment cultures”, as this kind of culture more often wins than other forms of culture.

Introducing the CPO Accelerator

Melissa Perri

I’m very excited to announce a new division of Produx Labs , specifically focused on growing future Chief Product Officers for growth stage companies. In late March of 2018, Shelley Perry of Insight Venture Partners reached out to me about an opportunity.

“What Do You Do Again?” – Tips to Explain the Product Manager Role

280 Group

“What Do You Do Again?” ” As a Product Manager you’ve probably heard this one more times than you can count. One of the common challenges with Product Management is that co-workers and other departments in your organization don’t know what a Product Manager does. They have either never worked with Product Management before, or have a misperception of what Product Managers do from another company.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Product Management Culture: Can You Measure It?

Proficientz – Product Management University

I’m considering jobs at several companies. How do I determine the importance of product management in a company’s culture? The product management culture in a company may be more evident outside the product management function. In your discovery process, look for clues in your conversations with marketing, sales, executives or product development to determine the extent to which those disciplines can speak eloquently on target markets, target-customer goals, industry trends, etc.

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How to Find the Product by Tom Coates

Mind the Product

Making stuff is awesome. Developing new product ideas with smart people is genuinely rewarding. And while the outcome of putting a finished product into the world is fun, technologist Tom Coates says the experience of making things can be even more enjoyable.

Time Management Tips – Meetings

The Product Bistro

I wish I had the secret to time management and how to control the beastly amount of tasks that build inexorably in the typical product manager’s “to-do” list. Alas, Product Management is one of those roles that collects the odds and ends of the organization, either by design (formally assigned), or by being the “buck-stops-here” […]. product management essentials

A Global Benchmark Survey – Product Management Skills

280 Group

See How You Compare To Product Managers Worldwide! TAKE THE SURVEY. Participate in the largest global study on Product Management skills to date and receive a personalized skill report comparing you to Product Managers worldwide. The survey will take 15 minutes to complete and you will be entered in our giveaway. What You Will Receive. Personal report to compare you against Product Managers worldwide! Data from the survey in our benchmark summary report!

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Product Managers Start To Understand The Power Of Online Reviews

The Accidental Product Manager

It turns out that people read online reviews before making a purchase Image Credit: Wies van Erp. When the customers for your product go looking for products online, how do they decide which one they are going to buy?

How to Find Competitors’ Prices

Pragmatic Marketing

The formula for “value-based pricing” is simple. Your buyer’s “willingness to pay” is equal to the competitor’s price plus positive differentiation value minus negative differentiation value.

The Art of Being Compelling as a Product Manager

Sachin Rekhi

After spending over a decade in product management in organizations large and small, I've come to believe that great product management is 60% substance and 40% style.

The agile office: what can Agile teams learn from the history of workspaces

Craft.io

Few architectural terms carry such emotional significance as “corner office” and its less popular associate, the “cubicle”.

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Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Introducing Answer Bot: instant resolutions and happier customers

Inside Intercom

Today we’re launching Answer Bot , an intelligent bot that automatically and instantly resolves your customers’ most common questions.

Apple Product Managers Change When They Release New Phones

The Accidental Product Manager

Apple has decided to offer different products at different times Image Credit: Matt Madd. Let’s talk about the product that you are responsible for. How many different versions of that product are you currently offering?

Stop Sales Discount Authority!

Pragmatic Marketing

Earlier this week I had the privilege of interviewing Mark Hunter ( TheSalesHunter.com ) for an upcoming Pragmatic Live podcast. I’ve been reading Mark’s blogs and books for a long time. He’s a sales trainer who really gets pricing.

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Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda

Sachin Rekhi

I've long believed that the most innovative products are built by teams who innovate on the very process by which they develop those products. And it's why I've always been a student of companies that consistently deliver innovation to the market.

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New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Why do some embedded analytics projects succeed while others fail? We surveyed 500+ application teams embedding analytics to find out which analytics features actually move the needle. Read the 6th annual State of Embedded Analytics Report to discover new best practices. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Measuring ideas based on customer benefit in Design Thinking

NextBigWhat

Deepa Bachu, the CEO and Cofounder of Pensaar spoke at the ProductGeeks Conference 2018 on the design thinking process that has enabled her to work with the leading firms of the day.

What you should consider when developing a product strategy

Craft.io

This blog has already addressed the different stages of Product Development Strategy. This time, we’re turning our attention to the various elements needed to formulate the right product strategy for your enterprise. Why you need a product strategy.

Can Apple’s Product Managers Win Back The Movie Market?

The Accidental Product Manager

Apple’s share of the movie market has been falling lately Image Credit: So just in case you didn’t realize it, Apple makes a lot of money from both renting and selling movies.

The Value of Pricing Data from Your Distributors

Pragmatic Marketing

You are about to read some details of a project I was part of that collected and analyzed some pricing data from one of our distributors. You may not be able to exactly replicate this, but you can likely do something similar or even much better.

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.

Designing an Organization for a Product Approach, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 , I suggested that when we organize by function, the recognition and rewards might prevent a successful agile transformation. In this part, I’ll discuss an option for a product-oriented organization. Consider a Product-Oriented Organization.

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We killed the blog. We hope you like it.

Inside Intercom

You might have noticed Inside Intercom is looking a little different today. What you’re experiencing is the result of almost a year’s work, designed not just to showcase the breadth of content we publish, but to make it easy for you to discover and consume it.

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Saying “No” when you want to say “Yes”.

Ask Benny

It always gets down to priorities. Respect all Ideas As a product manager, if you do your job properly and make yourself approachable, you get a lot of requests and amazing ideas. You get them from your customers, your development team, your sales or marketing team, and hopefully from almost anyone within the company or outside of it.

The Hierarchy of Engagement by Sarah Tavel

Mind the Product

How do you maximize your chances of building an enduring, consumer product? This is the big question for consumer companies, and in her #mtpcon San Francisco talk, Sarah Tavel , General Partner at Benchmark, says it comes down to understanding how to maximize engagement.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. Fortunately, there are new technical approaches that are making this a significantly different picture, although there are still lots of interesting design challenges. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with lots of product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface.