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. The post What Makes Product Managers Effective? Blogs Leadership Suite product development product management product managers

[Recorded Livestream] Product Owner vs Product Manager

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One of the most asked question in my PSPO class is "What is the difference between Product Manager and Product Owner?", "Who has higher authority than the other?". There are many blogs, articles and youtube videos on the internet that compares Product Manager and Product Owner. These bias and limited view often times degrade the role of Product Owner. Hey what's up awesome people.

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Practical Skills for The AI Product Manager

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

In our previous article, What You Need to Know About Product Management for AI , we discussed the need for an AI Product Manager. In this article, we shift our focus to the AI Product Manager’s skill set, as it is applied to day to day work in the design, development, and maintenance of AI products. The AI Product Pipeline. We’ll start by defining the different phases of AI product development. Which stage is the product in currently?

Modus Product Management and Strategy Practice

Modus Create

Product management teams are overwhelmed. I can say this authoritatively because Modus has been providing product consulting to clients of all sizes for nearly a decade. We must understand the product development maturity of a client before driving organizational change.

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.

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).

Introducing Coding Dojo’s New Part-Time Product Management Bootcamp!

Coding Dojo

If you’ve ever loved an app, a website or an online service, there is an amazing product manager responsible for … Read more >>. The post Introducing Coding Dojo’s New Part-Time Product Management Bootcamp!

[VLOG] What Are The Differences Between Project Management and Product Management

Scrum.org

In today's vlog I am sharing the differences between project management and product management. There are still growing misconceptions in the market that Scrum is an agile project management methodology. In this vlog I also bust the myth that Scrum is an agile project management methodology and how Scrum should be used as a product management framework. What's up awesome people. I hope you are all having a great week.

Improve your Product Management with Ellen Gottesdiener

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

How do we improve in the area of product management? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest Ellen Gottesdiener, President of EBG Consulting, discuss ways companies can better oversee the development and lifecycle of a product in its entirety. Episode 38.

What you need to know about product management for AI

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

If you’re already a software product manager (PM), you have a head start on becoming a PM for artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML). You’re responsible for the design, the product-market fit, and ultimately for getting the product out the door. But there’s a host of new challenges when it comes to managing AI projects: more unknowns, non-deterministic outcomes, new infrastructures, new processes and new tools. AI product estimation strategies.

Products for Product People: Best Practices in Analytics

Speaker: Andrew Wynn, Senior Product Manager, Looker

Who builds products for the product people? As a product manager, you know how helpful custom tailored data solutions can be to doing your job well. Learn product analytics best practices from Andrew Wynn, Product Manager at Looker.

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

Lead on Purpose

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

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. On a tactical level, they translate business goals and product strategy into a big-picture roadmap and plan of action, and are accountable for end-product delivery. 1 Product Management Skill: Communication.

Article: Data-Driven Decision Making – Product Management with Hypotheses

InfoQ Culture Methods

The Data-Driven Decision Making Series provides an overview of how the three main activities in the software delivery - Product Management, Development and Operations - can be supported by data-driven decision making.

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

Product Managers looking to leverage data to make informed product design decisions can learn a lot from renowned gaming company King, maker of Candy Crush and many other games - even if their product has seemingly no overlap with games.

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

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 Management Empowered by the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Toptal

Successful product managers channel their inner entrepreneur to deliver outstanding products. Sometimes referred to as mini-CEOs, product managers can learn valuable lessons from entrepreneurship

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.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

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. Metrics is a quantifiable measure that allow businesses to define and track the success of a product or a business activity. Metrics to forecast business success of a product. How many users find and use your product?

Digital Product Management An Introduction For Executive Leaders

Evolution4all

In today’s world for companies to be successful, they must be extremely good in Digital Product Management! LEAN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT GUIDE. We have developed a Product Management Guide to help you understand how to successfully apply Lean StartUp practices to deliver better products to market faster. But it is not only that, Lean Product Management requires certain practices, processes and organizational structures to ensure success.

The Comprehensive List of Product Management Conferences

Toptal

The only product management conference list you will ever need. It is arranged by month and includes information on location and ticket prices

[VLOG] What are the differences between Product Manager & Product Owner

Scrum.org

In my Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) class, there is at least one person who will ask, " what is the difference between Product Manager and Product Owner? ". Product Owner is a role in Scrum who is accountable for the value of the product. In many cases the Product Manager is the Product Owner. Hello awesome people. It's me again with new learnings from the trenches.

Harness Your Product Data: Better Understanding User Behavior Across Channels and Devices

Speaker: Kate Owens and Megan Bubley, SpotHero, Diana Smith, Segment, and Erin Franz, Looker

As a product leader, you are tasked with collecting and synthesizing your customer’s interactions with your product.The great news is that there are many tools used across your company which collect unique parts of your user’s journey.

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.

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.

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.

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

Iterate Your Way to a Top Analytics Product Experience

Speaker: Richard Cheng, Associate Product Manager, Mark43

Mark43 is on a mission to bring public safety data management into the 21st century. To fix traditionally paper-heavy and error-prone processes, they needed a secure and easy-to-use product experience that simplified and unified crime data collection and management.

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

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?

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

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

How and Why: Embedded Analytics Interfaces For Your SaaS Product

Speaker: Sam Owens, Product Management Lead, Namely Platform

Sam and Jessica faced a problem that many product managers face: their customers wanted better analytics and reporting, but analytics wasn’t the core function of the SaaS product Sam and Jessica manage. Balanced competing priorities and managed expectations.