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When teams adopt methodologies like Lean and Agile, to execute fast without a clear vision and strategy - our products become fragmented and driven by irrelevant metrics. Join us on November 15 to hear from our guest speaker, Radhika Dutt, author of Radical Product Thinking, to hear how to avoid what she likes to call “product diseases,” and transform your team from a project to a product mindset.
I took a course on marketing that changed how I think about building successful products.I'm surprised how much overlap there was with product strategy. Here's my biggest takeaway 👇In my experience, the mindset of most product teams goes:Solve important customer problems. [stop]But then Alex Hormozi shared this positioning formula in the course... Doesn't that same formula apply to product development?That must mean the full-picture mindset of successful product teams needs to be:Solve important customer problems *in simple, accessible ways*Unless, of course, you want to scrap and rebuild your products every year when your customer is able to find alternative solutions that they can:⚡️ Get faster💰 Get cheaper👌 Use more easilyIf this is all true, how do we end up with bloated products filled with features nobody needs or wants?(share in the comments)
Hello fellow Product Makers 👋 Want to learn more about how you are running discovery or identifying people for your betas and toolings you use. I’ll share mine: Productboard - My go-to place all my user feedback including research notes, customer calls, feedback from different sources such as emails, slacks etc. Satismeter - Identify specific users for running in-app surveys at scale (PMF, CSAT, etc) Wynter- copy testing with non-customers UserTesting- concept testings with non-customer Tracking participants - both Notion and Productboard Tremendous- send rewards to research users if applicable What are your biggest pain point in-terms of tooling or process when it comes to running product discoveries?
As you are going through you day by day activities as a PM, I feel like there is always a side of PMM that is also alive and working with you at every step. There are several reasons to that: PM role will also require you to understand your competition: PMM job as well PM role emphasizes on the semantics of your product positioning, pivoting if not fitting this vertical market and so forth. What does PM do more than a PMM which would count as a single effort?
Hi all,I am in the middle of preparing a new monthly report format for the executive team that would briefly update them on the roadmap progress/development org. The goal of the report is to provide them with high-level information (sync) that are relevant for other departments (sales, marketing, customer success) without going unnecessary deep, but detailed enough to trigger action in their departments if needed. It is going to be a complementing update to a quarterly roadmap/direction/objectives update.My requirements are:5 slides or less (<15 min of time to go through) 2 hour or less to prepare understandable for all rolesDoes anyone have any experience with similar report? What did (not) work for you in the past? What information did you include, what information was unnecessary?Thanks a lot.
This is part of our ongoing series profiling some of our community members at Product Makers. If you’re interested in reading others, check out our previous Featured Makers.This week we’re featuring @vvdavidova, Product Manager at Hello Retail.Starting in ProductHow'd you get started making products that matter?Funny enough, I didn’t know what career path I wanted to take. I studied programming for eight years and dreamed of either being a developer or a 3D artist working in the animation industry. After I graduated, I was saying ‘YES’ to any internship or job I could get my hands on. As a person who relocated from abroad to chase a degree, I wanted to find my place and try luck in a foreign country.When I finally got a full-time job I ended up in Marketing, climbed the ladder there, and eventually took on project management. Around that time, I got a taste of product management and decided to move into that role as I absolutely loved it. Like most people new to product management, I d
Hi, Cindy here! I’m part of the Product Marketing team at Productboard! Productboard is working on making Productboard more valuable for PMMs/Product Marketing teams. Feel free to share in the comments any specific ways you use Productboard as a PMM. How do you hope you could use Productboard to make your work easier? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
Register today for our 2022 Product Excellence Summit happening on October 4, 2022.This year we’ll be both live streaming virtually and in-person at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. Catch keynotes from top product thought leaders over two session tracks, learn best practices, and hear firsthand stories and insights into how others are creating products that customers love.Not able to make it? Register anyway, and we’ll send you the recording post-event.
Both Customer Success and Sales have roles in gauging what the market is asking for and needing. But before making key decisions and conducting research do you tend to turn to Customer Success or Sales first? Why would you turn to this group first and what weighting do you value their feedback over the other?
It’s a zoo out there! Find out how to influence without authority and manage the challenging stakeholders in your life in Productboard's new ebook and video series.Get your copy of our updated ebook and check out the five new animals we’ve added.PUFFIN (Plans Unending Feature Factory Initiatives) GOOSE (Guesstimating Overly Optimistic Scheduling Estimates) PUMA (Promotes Unusually Meaningless Assumptions) CoBRA (Cognitive Bias Related Assertions) YAK (Yet Another KPI)Which dangerous animal do you come across the most?
Calling all product managers! 📣 Let’s learn from each other. Take a 5-minute survey from Productboard and Product Collective to help define the state of modern product management.What are the biggest challenges faced by the product community? How are product managers and leaders dealing with current state of the economy and other macro forces? Share your thoughts and receive a free ticket to INDUSTRY Virtual: The Product Conference (a $99 value)! Take the Survey We’ll email a copy of the comprehensive report when it goes live!
Hello lovely product community!I am currently at a point in some medium term product planning that provides an opportunity for developers to get involved in (voicing tech work that needs to be done alongside feature work, aiding in the sequencing and estimation and prioritisation of these pieces of work).Our developers have been asking to be more involved in the planning process and we as a product team are taking every possible opportunity to do this in an organised manner.However, this is resulting in developers not voicing their opinions or gripes in an open (safe!) forum, and a huge lack of engagement.I would love to know what techniques folks here use to get development teams more engaged in the planning phases of the roadmap and sequencing of work.Happy to provide more context (but don’t want to write a blog post 😂)
Hi! I work at a pretty small SaaS software company with long experience with our legacy Windows-based app in an industrial space. Currently, we are working on this B2B / Enterprise web application as a next-generation system for the same market. Not exactly a startup, but this is a big next step for the company to stay relevant.🤔 I was inspired by a recent post about PM:Engineering ratio from @rajiv.tanna Our company is less than 30 people including two marketing people, a handful of salespeople, a very small customer success team (focused on the legacy product), and support and engineering teams (again, the legacy product). And then the 4-person Executive team.So our team is:1 PM (me) who is doing Roadmap Backlog authoring (Product Owner-type role) “Business Analyst” work (?) Sprint demos to Sales and Exec team All the stuff you do in Productboard Authoring more of the Help Content A bunch of the testing 1 Director of Engineering AKA Engineering Lead Architect, Pull Request r
Hi Product Makers! I hope this is the correct place for my topic, if not- please let me know 😁Anyway.. as the name of this discussion topic suggests- I am interested in hearing your opinions on pre-mortem meetings. Feel free to share your experiences: the good and the bad. Has it been helpful? How? Did it fail in any way? Why? I am interested in learning more, and if not here, with so many talented people in the field- I don’t know where! 😊Let’s discuss!
I am a product marketing manager and we are using Productboard as our single source of truth. We are trying to align our GTM tasks and activities with our product roadmap and all releases. We are finding that trying to incorporate the GTM tasks and deliverables into Productboard can make our approach a bit bloated and harder to follow & manage.Does anyone have some experience here and would you be willing to provide some workflows that worked well?
We’re taking you "Behind the Roadmap" for a deeper look at the life of product managers & leaders! 🗺In episode 2 of our video series, Hope Gurion, Product Leader & Team Coach at Fearless Product, shares:How product management leaders can orient their teams around outcomes vs. outputs What clearly defining product success looks like Why product discovery is an essential practice for building customer-centric products.Watch the video here!
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