TL;DR In this post, I am sharing with you my playbook for running a planning process that you, as a VP or Head of Product, can use to empower your engineering teams through the art of inception. Empowered teams identify and prioritize the most critical problems to solve. By empowering your engineering teams in this… Read More The “Inception” Planning Playbook for Empowered Teams
TLDR: In this post, I suggest a different approach to the popular feature driven roadmap by introducing the value driven roadmap concept. Stop confusing your customers with a feature driven product roadmap. User value focus is correlated with higher NPS and revenue growth. Value driven planning puts problems before features. A Value driven roadmap promotes a creator-driven… Read More The Value Driven Product Roadmap – A New Approach
In a recent meetup hosted by ProductTank TLV, a panel of investors and entrepreneurs answered questions about the role of a product manager in early stage startups.The panel raised some important issues during the meetup, so if you couldn’t make it I’m happy to share the top 10 tips they discussed during the session. These… Read More 10 tips for startup product managers from early stage investors
Much can learned from the great thinkers and innovators of our time. One of my personal favorites, Elon Musk, has consistently surprised the world with innovative solutions to hard-hitting human problems. I recently watched the Tesla 3 press release video, where Elon Musk showed the vision and roadmap of Tesla. Musk explained Tesla’s mission and… Read More How to build a visionary product roadmap
Bots are undeniably at the top of the techie mind these days. Wherever I turn online, I seem to run into blog posts about conversational UX, invisible software, and bots in general. VCs are pumping up bots in their conversations as well- looking to get in on the action. For example, Aleph VC recently started… Read More The Rise of The Bots
The goal of this blog post is to help product managers who work in the Saas business to get better insights from their analytics tools. The post is based on my experience as a product manager and includes some useful tips to save you from typical pitfalls along the journey to better analytics.
In a post by McKinsey from 2013, we can see three main challenges in using analytics for the first time: Deciding which data to use (and where you should look outside your organization). Handling analytics (and securing the right capabilities to do so). Using the insights you’ve gained to transform your operations. Organizational Readiness When… Read More The organizational challenges of Analytics
When starting an Analytics project, it is important to have the end in mind. This is the fun part! You can get creative with your research and applications, relating to how you imagine the future. What will your data-driven decisions mean for the company? What will the organization’s processes look like when your analytics project… Read More Build your Analytics with the end in mind
In order to plan the measurements of a business, you need to begin with the what and the how. To begin, let’s cover some of the key concepts of analytics. First, let’s start with the basics and define what analytics are. I liked the definition found in the Accidental Product Manager Blog: “Let’s define Analytics… Read More What do product managers need to know about analytics?
As the world is become more connected than ever before, users generate more and more unstructured data. These massive amounts of data are expected to grow 40 percent per year, and 50 times by 2020. From a Product manager perspective, all this data is just waiting to be analyzed to provide insights about the customers… Read More Why Product Managers need analytics