What Makes Product Managers Effective?

DevOps.com

Product managers can specialize in all sorts of disciplines. However, there are a number of traits that are easily identifiable in great product managers regardless of specialty. Great product managers share great traits including confidence, compassion and curiosity.

4 Communication Tools for Product Managers

Praxent

What Is Product Management? In a digital innovation setting, product managers bridge the gaps between design, development and business stakeholders, ensuring all branches are working toward the same business and user-centric goals.

EventStorming and how to monitor Domain Events for product management

Xebia

The post EventStorming and how to monitor Domain Events for product management appeared first on Xebia Blog. Continuous Delivery Domain Driven Design EventStorming Monitoring Product Management continuous delivery Domain Events EventstormingWe design, model, and create software to solve a problem for our customer (this can also be a customer from within the same company).

15 Key Product Management Metrics and KPIs

Altexsoft

Let’s make a bold assumption: Every software product you regularly use is data-driven. In this article, we will introduce you to metrics and KPIs to track your product success. KPIs and metrics for product management. How many users find and use your product?

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Managers vs. Project Managers: Difference, Responsibilities, and KPIs

Altexsoft

How often do you confuse a project manager and a product manager? The Project Management Institute says that only 58 percent of organizations fully understand the value of project management. Comparing the role of project manager & product manager.

How We Use Hygger.io for Product Management

VironIT

We often learn about the best ideas, quality services or interesting products from other people who are not involved in our internal processes. We get used to what’s around us, although the teams in a nearby building may use much more powerful products and services. Posts Software dev product managementThis article is about how we’ve recently learned about the […].

Product manager or product maker?

Lead on Purpose

When you think about the title ‘product manager’ … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Purpose leader product builder product maker titleTitles have a way of morphing over time. In some cases, they improve and become more popular. At times, because of the acts of certain, often high-profile, individuals, titles can lose value.

Product Manager as CEO

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Many product managers have begun their tenure with an up-and-coming company by hearing the phrase, “We want you to be the CEO of the product.” While many have argued the validity of this statement, it is something that every product … Continue reading → Product Management Uncategorized #prodmgmt capital CEO resources success

Why Should Product Managers Invest in Sales Enablement?

Toptal

Product management can induce stressful sleepless nights. Early investments in sales enablement will provide a payback in having a strong, motivated, engaged and supportive team driving product success

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

How cloud is changing product management

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Mauricio Prinzlau A product manager is generally considered to be leading the product, as if the product were a business by itself. The product manager holds responsibility for various aspects related to product management, including developing roadmaps … Continue reading → Product Management Team Building cloud P&L PaaS pricing requirements SaaS security

Creating Success – A Guide to Product Manager KPIs

Toptal

For product managers, KPIs are a powerful tool. They quantify team progress, the progress of the product, and the overall business. Product manager KPIs include specific metrics associated with the product, customers, and the overall process in bringing a product to market

Customer Journey Touchpoints for Product Managers

Toptal

Product management leaders will view every discussion, planning session, and milestone with the customer journey touchpoints in mind. A well aligned corporate culture, emphasizing the customer at every interaction, will drive customer loyalty

Leadership and Product Management

Lead on Purpose

Product managers hold a unique position in the company: they depend on people from other groups, but they do not have managerial authority over those people (in most cases). Product management — at every level — is a leadership role within the organization.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

Software analytics and Product Management

Lead on Purpose

How have analytics affected your product planning? Here’s an insightful infographic from Nalpeiron that brings an interesting perspective to the value of analytics for Product Management: Product Management / Marketing analytics product

Product Managers: How to Succeed on Every Project

Modus Create

As product managers our job description is pretty simple: to make all of our software development projects succeed. In fact, I would go so far as to say any failures or successes of the team are failures or successes of product management. While the product manager is not the manager of the team per se, they are in charge of all critical elements that lead to a team’s success and need to own that responsibility.

How to Effectively Quantify Product Value – A Guide for Product Managers

Toptal

Many product managers will struggle to identify what makes an amazing product or service. Product managers need to define and explain value in monetary terms to drive rapid adoption

Project Manager or Product Manager: what’s the difference?

AGILE-CODE.COM

What responsibilities do product and project managers share? How is product management different from project management? Fred from nTask answers important questions to highlight differences between Product and Project Management. The titles Project Manager and Product Manager are often misunderstood or confused with one another. Even a Product Manager can also take up certain responsibilities of the project management.

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Three Keys to Product Management Success

Lead on Purpose

As product managers you have a significant responsibility for the success of your company. With all the meetings, floods of email, and requirements to manage, the thought of spending time on areas of strategic focus can seem overwhelming. Start by focusing on three simple, yet powerful, keys to success: Know your market: Get a clear understanding of the market where your products compete, and work diligently to stay out in front of new trends and technologies.

Product Managers vs. Project Managers: Understanding Core Similarities and Differences

Toptal

Product managers and project managers are two of the most important roles in every technology company and are crucial to the future of tech.

Key elements of leadership and product management

Lead on Purpose

Most technology companies are comprised of people and teams that discover, define, design, develop and deliver products to the market. Their success depends largely on how well these teams work together to produce great products and services. The role of product manager has become increasingly important to the success of the products and the companies; it has become increasingly strategic. This situation requires product managers to be leaders.

Data Modeling Is Important For Product Managers

Professor Beekums

Data modeling has a prominent place in the course on high level software development fundamentals. There’s a big chunk of the introductory lesson devoted to it. The second lesson is devoted to it. A future lesson is planned on it. I will also be creating a full course on it at some point.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

A Docker Product Manager on What the Future Holds for Containers

The New Stack

Gareth Rushgrove is an experienced software and operations engineer, working as a product manager at Docker. Your job title is product manager at Docker. I’m formally the product lead for what we call the developer solutions group at Docker.

The Key To Product Management When Developing Software

WorkingMouse

Too often a business owner or executive will assume the role of product manager without anticipating the time investment required. This leads to one of the biggest risks when developing software - poor product manager engagement

Everyone is a product manager

Lead on Purpose

Yes, that’s right, as I see it everyone is a product manager. I know some of you who hold the title of “Product Manager&# might cringe at the thought of me calling everyone a product manager. You have spent years learning, working and driving to become market experts, and have accumulated significant experience releasing products and solutions. So why do I assert that everyone is a product manager?

5 reasons product managers need to embrace mobile marketing

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Sophorn Chhay Mobile marketing isn’t only for the customer, it’s a viable avenue for product managers, advertisers and even sales floor assistants. If your brand needs to jump-start its product resourcing department, it’d better invest in mobile. … Continue reading → Product Management e-commerce mobile smartphones SMS

Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

A missing piece in SAFe product management

Net Objectives

Lean suggests that we work with small batches, be able to deliver value quickly and to drive from a business perspective (typically through delivering value to the customer). Deliver value’ means not just to deploy something but to ensure that value can be realized by the intended customer. In other words, we need a definition for the smallest increment of value that delivers value from a business perspective.

Product Managers vs. Project Managers Part II: Situational Analysis

Toptal

In Part II of our Product Managers vs. Project Managers series, Johnny Chao explores situations in which companies should seek a Product Manager, Project Manager, or hybrid of both

On-boarding Product Managers

Lead on Purpose

A few days back Jim Holland and I had an engaging conversation about on-boarding product managers. We concluded that product leaders too often leave this important task to the HR team and miss important opportunities to strengthen relationships and build their teams. In complex roles like product management and product marketing, this does not work. Check out the full article at the On Product Management blog.

Combining Mindfulness, Value and Leading Edge Product Management

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Barry Libert Mindfulness is all the rage in the leading management circles of the world. In fact, according to HBR, “Time Magazine recently put … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management executive leaders mediator mindfulness platform valueLeaders from major corporations like Google, Microsoft and Aetna are all beginning the practice.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns