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How to Make Time for Customer Interviews and Validation

I got a lot of good responses from this recent post about the <b>need to frequently talk directly with real customers</b>, especially at B2B/enterprise …

Product Management

The Costs Of Making A SaaS Product -- And Is It Worth It?

If you want to bring software to the market, you have a couple different options. Until about a decade ago, you’d develop for a certain platform and either transpose code for other on-premises environments as you go or port to another platform after the product was fully functional.<p>This is still …

SaaS

7 things I wish I knew when I started my Product Management career.

I’m 18 months into my Product Management career and I absolutely love it. It’s the best job in the world and has an amazing community. People are …

Product Management

Product Backlog Defense

TL; DR: Product Backlog Defense<p>Product backlog defense — make no mistake: Your product backlog is the last line of defense preventing your team from …

How Product Leaders Can Contribute To Their Teams Without Micromanaging Or Negatively Influencing Daily Decisions.

Or How Not To Become a HIPPO (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion)<p>Leadership doesn’t mean you get to make all the decisions. Ideally, it means you make a …

Defining a clear product vision — what should you be working on?

In my previous post, I detailed my journey into software development, and my experience of delivering software projects with Lean development …

Growing up Lean: Lean Strategies for Maturing Products

Building an MVP and launching a product is actually the easy part. It’s much more difficult to manage a product in its maturity or decline stages, so …

Day in the Life of a B2B Product Manager

<i>This article is a sequel to our popular post, Day in the Life of a Product Manager.</i><p>There are many different flavors of product management, especially …

Deciding which features to build and how to prioritize them

Many startups or product teams often struggle with the decision which features to build and how to prioritize which features to build first. Others …

Product Owner vs. Product Manager

As a Product Owner and the CEO of Scrum.org I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product …

Product Management

Be a Balanced Product Leader, Not a Feature Broker or Product Dictator

A feature broker is a product person who relies on others—the stakeholders, development team, management, users, or a customer—to come up with ideas …

The Rise of Product Leadership

Let’s not refer to a product manager as a generalist, a Swiss Army knife, or “CEO of a product.” Instead, let’s refer to product manager as a product …

Product Management

Tesla's cloud account hacked to mine cryptocurrency

There was a time when ransomware was the weapon of choice for hackers. Now, it seems that cryptohacking has become the preferred method of making …

E-Signature Software Market Segmentation, Application, Trends, Opportunity & Forecast 2018 to 2025

Description: <br>This report studies the global E-Signature Software market, analyzes and researches the E-Signature Software development status and …

The Why and How of Creating a Product Wall

“Kyle, product development is a black hole. I don’t know what is being researched, built or released.”<p>As a product manager, this is a something I’ve …

User Stories: Bin, Thin, or Split?

Questions to keep you focused on user story value<p>Consider a user story…<p>How does your team approach slicing it up? By far the two most common …

Swisscom data breach exposes 800,000 customers

Swiss telecoms giant Swisscom has admitted that it suffered a serious security breach in the autumn of 2017 that saw the theft of contact details of …

The Agile Product Owner Responsibilities

Scope: Product, Feature, or Component Owner?To get the product owner responsibilities right, start by asking what the individual owns. Is it a …

So you’re interviewing for a product manager role…

You’ve gone through two interviews with GreatCompany, Inc, and they’ve invited you in for a third. The next step might be a 3+ hour interview or …

The Art of Strategy Is About Knowing When to Say No

When HubSpot was in its earliest stages, I used to say yes to almost anything: new features, new initiatives, new ideas. It empowered my team to move fast and get things done. I prided myself on being a “yes” man. We were working hard on getting product-market fit right, so anything we could do to …

5 Ways Product Managers Can Sharpen Their Communication Skills

Product Managers are directly responsible for synthesizing the voices and needs of senior stakeholders, the product team, and customers. As such, …

Done is dead – welcome to outcome-driven development

We’ve all been groomed to measure our work by output. That means defining success as shipping a product, feature or bug fix to customers. To ship …

Observations on Product Management

I’ve spent 10 years now building products — from consulting, to startups, to larger teams like Airbnb. I wanted to capture some of the things I’ve …

Product Management

How To Design a Bulletproof Product Strategy

Anytime a company consistently ships product faster than the average, people will assume they are doing something heroic.<p>What secrets do these …

Product Management

Four Ways to Make NPS a More Actionable Metric

It’s been nearly 15 years since Bain’s Fred Reichheld first introduced the Net Promoter System (NPS), a simple calculation of customers’ willingness …

How Facebook’s VP of Product Finds Focus and Creates Conditions for Intentional Work

Facebook VP of Product Fidji Simo shares tactics to master focus in a world where possibilities are endless and the stakes are high. <br>Continue reading …

Observations on Product Management

I’ve spent 10 years now building products — from consulting, to startups, to larger teams like Airbnb. I wanted to capture some of the things I’ve …

Myth: In Scrum, there is no planning

<i>Scrum is intended as a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery. Scrum is not a one-size-fits-all solution, a silver bullet or a</i> …

6 Ways Product Managers Can Help Manage Technical Debt

Product Management<p>Agile & Development<p>6 Ways Product Managers Can Help Manage Technical Debt<p>by <b>Maddy Kirsch, Marketing at ProductPlan</b><p>In software …

Tips for Agile Product Roadmaps & Product Roadmap Examples

As a Product Owner, you are responsible for Product Backlog management, stakeholder management and forecasting. Therefore, you will probably use a …