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Class is in session. Join us at our next webinar! We’ll be covering best practices and giving you the tools to steer away from common product management pitfalls.
OKRs vs. Roadmaps Deathmatch with Bruce McCarthy
20th January 2022 12pm EST // 5pm GMT
Join our webinar with special guest, Bruce McCarthy, Founder of Product Culture, and host Janna Bastow, CEO of ProdPad and inventor of the Now/Next/Later roadmap. They’ll be exploring how OKRs drive roadmaps.
We’re kicking off this year with the deathmatch you’ve all been waiting for OKRs Vs Roadmaps – Who will win? Can they work together? Did John Doerr get OKRs wrong?
Have a seat and catch up on the latest edition of our product expert webinars.
Hyper-Scaling Strategy and Teams
Watch our webinar with special guest, Ben Foster, Chief Product Officer at WHOOP and co-author of the best-selling book ‘Build What Matters’, and host Janna Bastow, CEO of ProdPad and inventor of the Now/Next/Later roadmap.
They explore the trending topic of how to create a strong product vision and strategy, and how to do so even as your product and teams scale.
In this webinar, Janna Bastow and Ben Foster, Chief Product Officer at WHOOP and co-author of ‘Build What Matters’, explore how to create a strong product vision and strategy, and how to do so even as your product and teams scale.
In this webinar, Janna Bastow and Saielle DaSilva will explore how to get out of the weeds as a product leader. As you can imagine, hyper-growth can come with lots of challenges, including how to scale, where to let go, and how to know where letting go was the right thing to do.
Embracing agility in an organization built for predictability is a challenge. But, with the right tools and leadership it can be done. Join our fireside chat with special guest, Emily Tate, Managing Director of Mind the Product, and host Janna Bastow, CEO of ProdPad and inventor of the Now/Next/Later roadmap.
In this fireside chat, Elizabeth Churchill and Janna Bastow will explore developer tooling and how to stay lean and experiment driven. You’ll walk away with instant insights and tips that you can start using in your day-to-day product world.
How teams can make better product decisions? Explore frameworks like Jobs to be Done and how to optimize for speedier decision making with guest Joe Leech, Leadership and Product Coach, Author and Keynote Speaker. You’ll get instant insights you can start using in your day-to-day product world.
How can we build a great product and engineering culture? Catch up on our webinar with David Subar, CTO, Chief Product Officer, founder, and managing partner of Interna, and host Janna Bastow, CEO of ProdPad and inventor of the Now/Next/Later roadmap to find out.
How do you achieve continuous product discovery? Join special guest, Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, speaker and acclaimed author of “Continuous Discovery Habits”, and host Janna Bastow to find out.
What value are we creating and how are we measuring it? Join Jeff Patton, Veteran Product Manager and author of “User Story Mapping” to find out and explore lean product development practices, what teams are getting right and wrong about measuring their work, and how to really focus on the value that you’re creating.
What’s in a killer product strategy that sets it apart? Take a look at examples from real-world companies and craft your next product strategy so that it aligns your stakeholders and motivates your team.
Explore the juicy topic of hiring product managers (or getting hired!) and how you should think about “Product EQ” to get the perfect fit. Hint: It’s about much more than just the skills you usually see listed on your resume, and can be hugely impactful!
The lack of a solid feedback process can lead to the classic Pareto Principle, where 20% of your most vocal customers tend to get 80% of the attention – but what about everyone else? Can you guarantee that you aren’t missing out on valuable feedback?
An essential aspect of product management is validating your hypotheses so you can build the best version of your product. But how can you incorporate the use of data to ensure that your discovery process is well informed?
Putting customer experience first and empowering your users to understand the benefits of your product will lead to an increase in usage, feature adoption and drive product growth. But what strategies can you employ to make sure you’re successful in staying customer-focused?
Creating hype around your product isn’t something that happens overnight. A solid growth strategy, constant validation of your vision and ensuring your customers are shouting out about your product are just some of the steps in creating a product that’s loved by everyone.
Best product management practice in government organizations will look startlingly familiar to anyone who’s worked in a user-centric company. But what does it look like when the usual commercial drivers such as revenue, profits and investors are taken out of the picture?
Tech debt can be really overwhelming. Often when you start to address it, you realize you’re only just scratching the tip of the iceberg. It doesn’t have to be an insurmountable problem, understanding how to prioritize the right issues will enable you to turn the boat around. Watch Alexandre Omeyer, CEO & Co-founder at Stepsize walk through his incredible research, which includes interviews with 200+ software engineers.
A product manager’s job is tough – surrounding yourself with the right people can make a world of difference. A winning product team needs to focus on user problems, understand the product strategy, embrace the discovery process, and make informed decisions in order to build the right stuff. Here’s Adam Thomas, product management leader, sharing his top hiring tips to secure the best product management talent.
How is the technology we’re building affecting individuals? What about the next generation? Technology has become so pervasive that we have to build with intent and be aware of how our products are impacting us, our experiences, and our societies. Join us as we host Sharon Lo, Program Manager, Ethics and Society for AI at Microsoft. We will discuss how as product managers we might be more conscious and ethical as we shape our future through the products we create.
Ensuring your team is aligned and working towards the same goals helps build transparency and a productive workforce. But how do you know where to get started? Join us in hosting Lucy Spence, Associate Director, Technical PM at Compare the Market (prev. Amazon.) Lucy will talk us through her experience in balancing team alignment with a variety of different companies, from non-profits all the way up to enterprise level organizations.
Every organization is unique—so your planning process should be too. But how do you gain consistency across your product teams? ProductOps is a specialized role that normalizes the product function across all products and services. Join us as we host Steve Johnson, product coach and former VP at Pragmatic Marketing, as we delve into what makes a solid planning process. We’ll help you determine which activities and best practices are necessary for your business to operate more efficiently.
Product teams build products – but who builds product teams? Sharing knowledge and fostering a team dynamic based on trust and collaboration empowers teams to make the right decisions and build great products. Unlock your potential as a people manager and join Erin Boyle, product management consultant and coach, as we learn how to break old habits and focus on building on our own leadership.
Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? How do you, as a product professional, create sustainable growth? If you struggled to answer any of those questions, join us alongside Dave Martin, product coach and trainer at Right to Left, as we dive into the product growth engine. In this talk, we will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential – and how to overcome that bias to optimize your organization’s product and growth.
Product development is a juggling act: between stakeholders, management, and feedback requests, it can be difficult to communicate and remain transparent with your team. Join Gabrielle Bufrem, Product Trainer at Mind the Product, in our next webinar, where we will discuss how to establish a process which clearly highlights the various steps needed to build a successful product.
We are now in an age where AI can work closely with product managers to achieve the best results possible. Product managers now have the freedom to automate time consuming and mundane tasks, while focusing on the more creative and humane aspects of the role.
Product managers know a timeline isn’t a true representation of your product’s strategy. Throwing a bunch of features together with fake due dates is not going to be beneficial to anyone. But how do you explain that to your boss? Hear from the expert herself! Janna Bastow will be giving you top tips on how to ditch that timeline and implement a process that really works.
It’s important to make sure all teams are aligned with the strategic vision your product team has set. But how do you involve your stakeholders in the product process so that they can participate in decision-making with you? Join Rosemary King, Director of Training at Mind the Product and learn how to make product management the catalyst for maximum growth.
The best products are built around customer feedback; so get out there and start listening! Product validation through continuous discovery will allow you to make the most of the feedback you’re getting to ensure you’re working on the right stuff. Join Keji Adedeji, ProductTank Coordinator EMEA, on this journey through continuous product discovery.
The way companies measure team performance is broken and this needs to change. Vanity metrics, timelines and burn-down charts only lead to wasted efforts and stress. Disrupt yourself, refocus, and break down the silos that may be leading you to build the next Blockbuster instead of the next Netflix. Join ProdPad CEO/Co-Founder, Janna Bastow, to explore the pitfalls of not adapting to a changing market and identifying the warning signs.
Let’s dive into gamification and learn how to apply these motivations to turn your average user into a passionate advocate. Join Mind the Product’s Chris Massey to explore how a game-like approach drives adoption, user enthusiasm, and engagement.
OKRs are all the rage right now. But why? What are they, and how can they help product and delivery teams be more effective? Join Robin Zaragoza, product management consultant at The Product Refinery, in this session intended for those new to OKRs, those curious about them, and those that have implemented them but want to know how to get the most out of them.
Building the right things is one of the most important goals of your business. Whatever stage your company is at, there is always more you could be doing to support your product team as they lead your product to success. Join Liz Love, Chief Customer Officer at ProdPad, to find out what you and your executive team can do to get the best results from your product team.
As a product manager you have a lot to consider when you’re planning and working on the vision, objectives, roadmap and backlog for your product, including where the input for all these aspects of your product comes from.
In this episode Janna Bastow, CEO & Co-Founder of ProdPad shares her thoughts and experience with helping achieve an organization become more aligned and ways to check in regularly to see how it is progressing
‘Why Your Marketing Team Needs To Work Like a Product Team.’ Andrea Saez talks about how all ProdPad teams manage their experiments like Product Managers, how the company grew their social media following, and the ProdPad way for solving problems.
In this episode Janna Bastow, CEO & Co-Founder of ProdPad shares how experimenting with value-based pricing helped them cross over the magic threshold to negative churn and their unique approach to gamifying onboarding.
Most product teams don’t have the luxury of building a new product from scratch. Rather, they’re responsible for growing an existing product with existing customers, rigid stakeholders, technical debt, and competition. In this episode, Janna Bastow shares her best advice for delivering results in this environment.
Building an MVP and launching a product is actually the easy part—the real difficulty is in managing a product in its maturity or decline stages. In this talk, product leader Janna Bastow tackles the challenges of a product that’s past its initial growth stage.