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Laid off? The realities of finding your next product management job

Mind the Product

The job market for product people is tough at the moment - the story goes that more people are looking and fewer tech companies are hiring. We speak to some job hunters and recruiters to find out what it’s really like. Read more » The post Laid off? The realities of finding your next product management job appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Active Listening: The Silent Superpower for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Have you ever zoned out mid-conversation, fingers itching for your phone, brain choreographing your next groundbreaking product feature? We all have. But in the whirlwind world of product management, where ideas zip around like bees in a garden, there’s a superpower often overlooked: active listening. This article delves into why active listening is an indispensable tool in your product management arsenal and how it can profoundly influence your approach to user engagement, team collaboration, a

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Competitive Demos – How to Attack Your Competitor’s Strengths

Product Management University

Competitive demos are stressful, especially when you’re operating on very little knowledge or hearsay information about your competitor’s weaknesses. Here’s the thing about focusing on your competitor’s weaknesses. Just like you, they know their own shortcomings and there’s a good chance they’ve been schooled on how to neutralize them with some clever positioning or avoidance tactics.

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How to break into Silicon Valley

Andrew Chen

(Above: No, it doesn’t really look like this — and yes it’s mostly office parks and tech billboards. But I like to pretend) You’ll never regret spending time in SF If you work in tech, you’ll never regret spending 3-5 years in the Bay Area. This is advice I’ve been giving to people for years, and it’s shaped by my own experience — after all, I moved to the Bay Area in 2007 and it completely changed my life.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Marketing Funnel Analysis: Step-By-Step Guide (+Best Tools)

Userpilot

What is marketing funnel analysis? How is it different from sales funnel analysis? Why should you conduct it? And how to do it with available product analytics solutions? These are the key questions the article discusses, so if you're after the answers, you’re up for a treat! Let's get right into it! TL;DR Marketing funnel analysis is the process of evaluating how customers progress from the moment they learn about your product til they convert to paid accounts , and beyond.

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Mastering Product Sense and Execution Interviews

The Product Coalition

This article is tailored for product managers eager to excel in interviews focusing on product sense and execution. In product management , it’s crucial to discern genuine expertise from merely holding a job title. The title “product manager” is often misapplied within the technology sector, leading to a disconnect between role expectations and actual responsibilities.

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Navigating the cybersecurity maze: Unraveling the challenges faced by product managers

Mind the Product

In the second of a three-part series on cybersecurity, Jinali Goradia delves into the intricate challenges faced by product managers in the cybersecurity domain, examining how these hurdles shape product development and influence team dynamics. Read more » The post Navigating the cybersecurity maze: Unraveling the challenges faced by product managers appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How to discover your superpowers, own your story, and unlock personal growth | Donna Lichaw (author of The Leader’s Journey)

Lenny Rachitsky

Brought to you by: • OneSchema —Import CSV data 10x faster • Sendbird —The (all-in-one) communications API platform for mobile apps • Sprig —Build a product people love — Donna Lichaw is an internationally sought-after executive coach, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. She helps visionary founders, CEOs, and executive teams level up their leadership and scale their impact while staying true to their mission, purpose, and themselves.

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5 Funnel Analysis Examples For SaaS Companies (+ Process & Tools)

Userpilot

Funnel analysis examples can help product managers find the missing puzzle pieces to improve user journeys. From marketing funnel analysis to review funnel analysis, this article shows you the most important funnels for SaaS. Discover the critical stages of each funnel and tools that help you gather actionable insights. TL;DR Funnel analysis helps map out all the steps website visitors and in-app users take to achieve conversion goals , like signing up for your tool or completing the onboarding

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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Car Product Managers Look To Software To Boost Their Revenue

The Accidental Product Manager

The goal is to sell more cars, perhaps software is the key Image Credit: rakyan ‘boyan’ tantular Product managers know that if we want to sell more of their product, we need to find ways to make the product more appealing to our customers. These days, that can be very difficult to do. One of the biggest problems that we are facing is that things change so quickly that it can be very hard to keep a product “current” The features that we put into a product are great at the

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The Evolution of Netflix

The Product Coalition

Let’s walk through the world of Netflix and their journey of streaming innovation. Source In the realm of entertainment, few companies have revolutionized the landscape as profoundly as Netflix. From its humble beginnings as a DVD rental service to its current status as a global streaming powerhouse, Netflix’s evolution has been marked by relentless innovation and strategic adaptation to changing market dynamics.

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How to lead data-centric product teams: Jon Mora (Chief AI Officer, Zefr)

Mind the Product

In this Product Tank Bellevue talk, John Mora, Chief AI Officer at Zefr, offered a glimpse into the world of data-centric product management. Providing insights on leading teams, the best traits for data-centric product managers, and how to use LLMs effectively. Read more » The post How to lead data-centric product teams: Jon Mora (Chief AI Officer, Zefr) appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Jobs To Be Done in Product Design

UX Planet

5-step process The Jobs to Be Done (JTBD) is a powerful tool in product design that helps teams focus on understanding the needs and objectives of their customers rather than just the product itself. Jobs to be done template. Image by Tony Ulwick This approach can drive innovation and ensure that the design of a product or service closely aligns with what customers are actually trying to accomplish.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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14 User Behavior Trends For SaaS in 2024

Userpilot

Analyzing user behavior can help you understand how users perceive your product and brand. Since user preferences are always evolving, you need to be agile and swiftly adapt to new user behavior trends. Product analytics can help you track changing user behavior for your app but here are some industry-wide changes that are influencing purchasing decisions in 2024.

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Why We Continue Our Quest for Silver Bullets

Johanna Rothman

For years, managers have been trying to find ways to make software product development faster and easier. As an industry, we've tried tons of things. Here are just the one I've experienced in the 70s, 80s, 90s: Structured Analysis and Design. (That was the precursor to Big Design Up Front.) The SEI's Capability Maturity Model The waterfall lifecycle (In Project Lifecycles, I said this might have been a pagination error.

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JTBD: From Playtime Adventures to Life’s Grand Quests

The Product Coalition

The magic of the Jobs-to-be-Done framework. Photo by Anthony Wade on Unsplash Ever wondered why your little nephew builds towering castles out of Lego bricks, while your niece spends hours lost in a miniature dollhouse world? It’s not just about the toys themselves, aspiring product managers! Those bricks and dolls are tools for epic adventures and heartwarming stories, “hired” by kids to do specific “jobs” in their playtime universe.

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SUNDAY REWIND: Five psychological principles of persuasive product design by Nathalie Nahai

Mind the Product

This week’s Sunday Rewind is a #mtpcon 2015 talk on the psychological principles of persuasive product design, from psychologist Nathalie Nahai. Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Five psychological principles of persuasive product design by Nathalie Nahai appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Data Metaverse: Unpacking the Roles, Use Cases, and Tech Trends in Data and AI

Speaker: Aindra Misra, Sr. Staff Product Manager of Data & AI at BILL (Previously PM Lead at Twitter/X)

Embark on a transformation journey into the heart of the data ecosystem! This webinar is your gateway to a deeper comprehension of the foundations that drive the data industry and will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape. Delve into the diverse use cases where data analytics plays a pivotal role. We’ll explore how these applications are transforming with the introduction of Gen AI, and discuss the anticipated use cases for 2024 and beyond.

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How Netflix builds a culture of excellence | Elizabeth Stone (CTO)

Lenny Rachitsky

Brought to you by: • Vanta —Automate compliance. Simplify security. • Sendbird —The (all-in-one) communications API platform for mobile apps • Explo —Embed customer-facing analytics in your product — Elizabeth Stone is the chief technology officer of Netflix. She previously served as vice president of product data science and engineering, and as vice president of data and insights, at Netflix.

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Kano Model: What It Is & How to Use It to Increase Customer Satisfaction

Userpilot

The Kano model helps you understand user preferences by using quick and powerful data analysis to design your product roadmap. The model is quick to implement, making it one of the best product development frameworks for SaaS. In this article, we cover: A brief history of the Kano model. Practical explanation of how it works. Five categories of potential customer reactions to new features.

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Harness the User Experience with 7 UX Trends for 2024

UX Planet

Moving onto 2024 with great enthusiasm, one thing that would excite every UX designer is the latest design trends. As there is no stop for the evolving technology and development, it will lead to innovations that will have an impact on giving breakthrough design solutions. Even though there are enormous developments in the design realm, it is obvious to face challenges simultaneously in balancing functionality, user needs, business goals, and aesthetics.

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Write Better Product Requirement Documents (PRD): Four Tips

The Product Coalition

Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) are important, but there are certain tips and tricks to ensure they reach maximum value!

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A Comprehensive Checklist to Revamp Your Website & Increase Profitability

Unlock the power of a well-designed website with our eBook, 'Comprehensive Checklist: A Guide to Website Redesign.' Crafted by Brucira and ruttl founders, it's your ally in reshaping your digital presence. Welcome to a transformative journey!

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Mastering the cybersecurity frontier: Strategies for overcoming challenges and future trends in product management

Mind the Product

In this third and final part of this series, we delve into strategies for navigating the complexity of cybersecurity product management. Read more » The post Mastering the cybersecurity frontier: Strategies for overcoming challenges and future trends in product management appeared first on Mind the Product.

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60 Seconds of Johanna’s WIP for Feb 23, 2024

Johanna Rothman

Today's 60 seconds of WIP is part of a mystery short story. Enjoy! Listen here: Transcript: I’m Johanna Rothman, and this is 60 Seconds of Johanna’s WIP for February 23, 2024, where I read an excerpt of just a minute of some writing in progress. This excerpt is from a short mystery story. That’s when the guy next to her stood up. He wore Patriot’s gear that matched hers.

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What is Customer Friction in SaaS: How to Measure & Reduce

Userpilot

Using a product with a lot of customer friction is like wearing uncomfortable shoes. They slow you down, and even if you resist the temptation to bin them right away, you get such bad blisters at the end of the day that there’s no chance you will ever wear them again. Fear not, though! In the article, we show you how to identify and reduce customer friction in your SaaS product to boost product engagement.

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Just a Compilation of Hilarious Design and Developer Memes. Part 2

UX Planet

Hey everyone! We love spreading good vibes so much that we’ve decided to share a fresh collection of design memes. The first part you can watch by this link. Picked by Pragmatica’ designers with true passion for memes. Laugh along and enjoy the compilation! 1. Don't stress out the designers. It's unsafe! 2. The eternal question: who is the one causing the deadline delays after all?

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr