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Managing Products or Managing Products to Deliver Solutions

Proficientz – Product Management University

If we’re managing products versus managing products to deliver solutions, three staples of product management take on completely new meaning. Start with this concept. Products are what we build. Solutions are what customers do.

Carbon Neutral Roadmaps – Chris Adams on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

For the 50th episode of The Product Experience, we’re proud to have Chris Adams join us to talk about making your products more sustainable.

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Product Manager Salary Data in 2020

280 Group

This article details product manager salary data for general product manager jobs (unspecified type). All salary information was reported by Glassdoor and Salary.com in January 2020. Don’t be afraid to demand promotions earlier on in your career and be prepared to walk.

Transitioning to Product from a Functional Role

Mind the Product

If you speak to five product managers about how they got their jobs, you’re likely to receive five different answers.

API Analytics: The Ultimate Guide to Grow Your Platform Business

API product and platform owners have their own unique challenges. Learn how to leverage data to convert, understand, and support your customers better.

Creating Opportunities For Your Employees to Lead

Spice Catalyst

If you’re a business leader who’s overwhelmed with the task of handling their growing workload, maybe it’s time to empower your employees to take charge and relieve you of some of your burdens.

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Data-Driven Decisions in a Hybrid Environment

Revulytics

As on-premise software vendors start evaluating and deploying cloud-based applications and functionality, they unlock a whole new set of capabilities for their users. These hybrid environments bring end users the best of both worlds in terms of performance and technology.

How to Retain and Reflect? (Reading Series?—?Part 4?—?Conclusion)

The Product Coalition

How to Retain and Reflect? Reading Series?—?Part Part 4?—?Conclusion) Conclusion) Reading is a way to gain experiences that would otherwise be not possible. Experiences are only as good and as real as you retain them.

Why Machine Learning Products Should be Managed Differently

Mind the Product

Machine learning (ML) based products have particular characteristics and challenges, from data quality to counterfactual problems and explainability. What then are the implications of ML products for team structure, focus, and hiring?

TEI 265: A 6-part framework to make sense of your product projects – with Steve Johnson

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can use the Planning Canvas to go from an idea to making money. A CEO I worked for used the strategy to “create a plan for the plan.”

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Product Love Podcast: Rahul Vohra, CEO of Superhuman

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I talked to Rahul Vohra, the CEO and founder of Superhuman, the fastest email experience ever made. So what compelled Rahul to get into a space that was already crowded with giants like Gmail and Outlook? During his time at LinkedIn, he ran their email integration.

Look Before You Click: The Risk of Buying Pirated Software

Revulytics

It looks like a great deal. For just $189.99, you can download the latest version of the Microsoft Office Professional 2019. Indeed, it seems too good to be true, but that offer is just one of many on several websites that sell discounted software.

The College Problem

The Product Coalition

The College D ilemma Photo by Vasily Koloda on Unsplash For many, the idea that college is not useful anymore is still a shocking thought, especially if you are not from the developed world. It is for most a contrarian thought. But not on Twitter.

Mixpanel teams up with Segment to launch the Platform of Independents

Mixpanel

Scaling your business while staying innovative is hard when your data is locked into a single walled garden. As customer expectations shift, the flexibility to adjust your technology stack becomes critical.

Win the Digital Transformation Game with the Product Mindset

Speaker: David DeWolf, Founder and CEO, 3Pillar Global

No matter what your idea is, no matter how good it is, and no matter how well you know your market, 3 out of 4 digital initiatives do not succeed. To better understand how to win, we should first understand why we’re failing. In this webinar, David DeWolf will share his experiences and lessons learned to help you succeed in playing the “product” game, instead of the “IT” game.

Unified Monitoring and the Paradox of IT Culture Change

eG Innovations

I have a coffee mug on my desk that I got from a sales manager many years ago. It’s now filled with pens (I don’t drink coffee), but I take a look at it once in a while.

Net Promoter Score (NPS): The Complete Guide for SaaS

Userpilot

As more and more SaaS companies attempt to increase customer loyalty, more and more ways of measuring it are developed. One of the most popular methods is Net Promoter Score (NPS). In fact, 55% of companies around the world use NPS to measure customer loyalty and satisfaction.

Why you should work at a StartUp: Clarifying all Reasons

The Product Coalition

Why you should work at a StartUp: Clarifying Reasons The number of people looking for jobs at StartUps has been growing year after year in the last decade, a modest number of students are already planning to work in this type of company since the early years of the University.

Joe Leech: A Scientific Approach to Product

Mind the Product

If you work alongside Bristol-based product strategy and UX consultant Joe Leech then chances are you’ll also work alongside his dog Little Dude. The fox terrier travels everywhere with him – to London once a week, wherever it is, where Joe goes, he goes.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

Create & Manage the Project’s Bounds, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

Do you know your project's bounds? Do you know what your sponsors want from your project? For many years, I heard about the “iron triangle.” ” Sometimes, the triangle was “Scope, Quality, Cost.” ” Sometimes, it was “Scope, Date, Cost.”

Three Bad Habits That PMs Need to Kick in 2020

ProductCraft

A reliable way to improve your success as a project manager (PM) lies in overcoming three bad habits: Failure to identify risk Lack of look-ahead planning Poor expectation management In my opinion, these three habits are not talked about enough.

Engagement Workshop: How to Recruit Enthusiastic Testers

Centercode

What makes an ideal tester ? It isn’t just the right demographic or technographic qualifications — though target market testers are essential to netting accurate and actionable insights. But there’s another factor that goes beyond looking the part on paper. That X-factor?

Know your metrics

The Product Coalition

8 crucial metrics every payments PM must track With the increase in adoption of digital payments across the world, there’s an increasing need for payments product professionals who understand the complex payments ecosystem?—?the

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Mind the Product Training to Launch Product Coaching Service

Mind the Product

There was one theme that emerged for me in 2019 which I think will make a big impact on 2020, the product coach. I think the impact will be so big that at Mind the Product Training we’ve been working on an entire platform to support it.

Best-in-Class Product Management Framework: The Product Management Life Cycle Model

Sequent Learning

The first and second editions of The Product Manager’s Desk Reference has been a faithful companion to tens of thousands of product managers around the world. I’m refreshing the book for a 3rd edition that will be released in about a year.

Why 36% is the magic number: Finding the right amount of text in mobile apps

Inside Intercom

I studied the first screen of 25 popular iOS apps to determine how much text they use. The results shows us the value of taking a principled approach to writing text for mobile apps – because product design is still all about the words. Mobile apps dominate our digital experiences.

How to build a world-class product team

Mixpanel

Hi, I’m Mike and I’m a product manager. The product I manage? Product managers.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Scrum Mastery in 300 Words

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Scrum Mastery How to make Scrum work? Read on to learn more about my top three objectives for Scrum Masters striving to achieve Scrum Mastery. Do you want to get this article in your inbox? You can sign up here and join 24k other subscribers.

Can a Product Career be Planned? By Marc Abraham

Mind the Product

Kick-starting a product career can be difficult, especially if you’re looking for a straightforward route. In this ProductTank London talk, Marc Abraham , Product Ownership Practice Lead at ASOS gives us a framework for breaking into product management.

How to kill (and improve) your product for the benefit of humanity

NextBigWhat

What would you do if you find that your product is receiving a lot of searches related to vaccines? And well, your site doesn't have helpful content? Here is what Pinterest CEO, Ben Silbermann did.