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Using Non-Product Dialogues to Answer Product Questions

Proficientz – Product Management University

“What’s in the next version?” ” “What are the top priorities on the roadmap?” ” If you’re a product manager, you have to answer product questions like this all the time.

Wireframes Aren’t Just for Designers

Mind the Product

Wireframes are often underused in the product development process but, as I’ll explain in this post, they can be invaluable in facilitating communication and knowledge transfer.

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Organizing & Managing Information Security in Product Enterprises

Spice Catalyst

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad. Hardly a day passes without reading about a data breach/ cyber attack in some business enterprise or the other.

Five senior research leaders on how to ask the ‘right’ questions in the ‘right’ way

Userzoom

If you’re running moderated user research (either remote or in-lab) you need to learn how to ask the right questions, in the right way. But what does that actually does this mean and why is it important? The ‘right’ questions are ones that do not influence or lead or coax a test participant.

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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.

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.

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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?

Product Management 101: Roadmapping

ProductCraft

The roadmap is one of the most important “living documents” a product team has. It brings together multiple stakeholders around a shared plan for the product and sets general expectations of what will be completed and when. What is a product roadmap?

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Create & Manage the Project’s Bounds, Part 3 (Constraints and Floats for Infrequent Delivery)

Johanna Rothman

I wrote about how to pick a driver in Part 1. In Part 2 , I wrote about how you might finesse some of the constraints and floats if you can release frequently. What if you're like this organization, Acme? Acme has been working towards agility for the last couple of years.

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.

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.

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.”

Out of the Fog by Holly Donohue

Mind the Product

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Holly Donohue, Product Director at Aquila Heywood takes us through their product team’s journey from a waterfall business to one focused on agile. The key points of her talk include: Problems as a waterfall business. Making the adjustment to agile.

How Customer Emotion Impacts Customer Sentiment

Apptentive

Experts suggest understanding customer emotion and customer sentiment is the key to unlocking customer experience over the next decade. Forrester recently reported that when it comes to stand-out customer experiences, leading brands rely on emotion to build loyalty.

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.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Create & Manage the Project’s Bounds, Part 2 (Constraints and Floats)

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 , I wrote about the origins of drivers, constraints, and floats. I needed them when we only could release the project once to the customers. You saw the questions that help people choose the project driver. What about the constraints and floats?

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Develop A Successful Healthcare Mobile App: The Ultimate Guide

Arkenea

Mobile apps are spearheading the adoption of technology in the field of healthcare. Healthcare mobile applications are actively contributing to improved patient outcomes while improving on the accessibility and convenience to streamline delivery of medical services.

How Does Influencer Marketing Shape Consumer Product Decisions?

Mind the Product

Influencer marketing is big business and inevitably affects the way consumer products are developed. As a result, product managers have to carefully consider how to support every step of a product’s sharing journey. What do the Fyre Festival , Facebook Dating , and Kombucha all have in common?

The good, the bad, and the ugly: ChartMogul’s Nick Franklin on navigating hypergrowth

Inside Intercom

? ?. For new tech companies, the outside world is filled with deadly traps. The situations that portend failure are varied and unfortunately common – no product-market fit, no cash, bad product, burnout, to name just a few of the most obvious. In this world, growth trumps all other priorities.

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.

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.

A Product Ops Meeting Template

ProductCraft

Product ops is all about driving alignment, communication, and processes around the product. But how does the product ops team keep itself aligned and organized? One way is through dedicated product ops meetings. We know, we know — no one wants more meetings on their calendar.

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Your guide to 2020 product planning: setting goals, prioritizing your roadmap, and gearing up for growth

Mixpanel

You’ve done all the end-of-year analyses; celebrated your successes and learned from your failures; and eaten the last of the cookie crumbs from holiday happy hour—2019 is officially in the rearview mirror.

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.

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.

The Email Game: The Key To Happy Customers | Rahul Vohra, Superhuman | BoS USA 2019

Business of Software Conference

The Email Game: The Key to Happy Customers // Rahul Vohra, Superhuman. How can you find fun in the usually mundane? Do you design your business software like game designers design games? Rahul Vohra founded Superhuman as the antidote to boring email platforms.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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