2024

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Unveiling Success in 2024: A Vision for Product Managers

280 Group

Welcome to 2024, a blank canvas awaiting our strokes of strategy, innovation, and success. In this blog, I’ll share insights and strategies gathered from the product management ecosystem to help you harness the power of 2024 and soar to new heights. Product Managers – Master the Language of Business Beyond the basics of discovery, UX design, and iterative delivery, understanding financial indicators is imperative.

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3 Empowerment Levels in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Listen to the audio version of this article: [link] Introduction To discuss empowerment in product management, I find it helpful to distinguish three main levels of decision-making authority, product delivery, product discovery, and product strategy, as the model in Figure 1 shows. [1] Figure 1: An Empowerment Model for Product People and Teams Level one represents the authority to decide how features are detailed and guide their implementation.

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Product in Practice: Bringing the Discovery Habits to WebMD

Product Talk

The larger and more complex your company is, the more challenging it can be to introduce continuous discovery. It’s not just about training people to conduct interviews , use opportunity solution trees , or test assumptions —though those are all important activities—it’s also about convincing them of the value of these activities and getting the people they work with on board as well.

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How to present a tech stack

Mind the Product

This article covers how to unlock the potential of your product with strategic tech stack presentations as a technical product manager (TPM). Read more » The post How to present a tech stack appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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The Sailor That’s Been Inspiring Poles and Virgin Islanders for Decades

The Product Coalition

With its celebratory blend of Virgin Island and Polish culture, Wladek Wagner still attracts sailors to the British Virgin Islands (BVI)… Continue reading on Product Coalition »

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Amplitude Digital Analytics Platform Just Got a Whole Lot Better

Amplitude

Learn how we’ve strengthened the power of Amplitude's Digital Analytics Platform with the addition of Session Replay and Experiment for web.

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477: Three-step VOC system – with Andrea Ruttenberg, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Market research essentials for product managers Today we are talking about the knowledge area called market research. How do you know that the product you’re developing will actually create value for customers, that they’ll love it, and that they’ll buy it? Have you done the right things to have confidence of these outcomes, or are you wishfully guessing?

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Product Strategy Depends on Company Strategy

Mironov Consulting

Expanding on a recent post ( Revenue Goals are Not Company Strategies ), I’ve been seeing lots of maker teams (product, engineering, design) struggling to form product strategies without a company strategy to hang them on.  This is a recipe for failure: there are no generic product strategies or corporate strategies , and IMHO therefore no context-free prioritization models, metrics, or product goals.

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Why the worst users come from referral programs, free trials, coupons, and gamification

Andrew Chen

Above: Many small business figured out the hard way why coupon sites generate worse users Incentive programs often don’t perform The people you attract with referral programs, free trials, coupons, and gamification — folks who are “incentivized” as a broad umbrella category — are usually MUCH WORSE than organic ones. Worse LTVs, worse conversion, less engaged, and so on.

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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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Drop-Off Analysis: How to Find Friction Points

Userpilot

How do you conduct drop-off analysis to identify friction points in the user journey ? This is the main question we cover in the article, so if you’re after the answer, you’re in the right place. Let’s get right to it! TL;DR The drop-off rate is the percentage of users who don’t complete an action or process. To calculate it, divide the number of users who finished the activity by the number of those who started.

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Systems Thinking and its Relevance to Strategic Planning in UX Research

UX Planet

Systemic Thinking: The Key to an Impactful UX Strategy Systems Thinking is a holistic approach to problem analysis and solving that emphasizes viewing systems as a whole, rather than focusing only on individual parts. In the field of UX research, Systems Thinking can bring many benefits to strategic planning, allowing for a broader and more integrated view of the user ecosystem.

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Product Managers Discover Older Customers

The Accidental Product Manager

Products made for older customers are getting a makeover Image Credit: Katie Mims Who do you sell your product to? Is there a possibility that your product is being used by older customers? If this is the case, what you have done to make it easy for them to use your product? If the answer is “nothing”, then you are like many other product managers who have not taken the time to study their customers and customize their products for their unique needs.

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Product in Practice: Introducing Opportunity Solution Trees at Texthelp

Product Talk

There are all kinds of ways to introduce continuous discovery habits. If you’ve been at your company for a while, you might get inspired after reading a book or attending a conference. If you’re joining a new company, you might want to try a new tactic out with your new team. And if you’re really excited about an idea, you might look for opportunities to share it outside your company with the broader product community.

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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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Deep dive: Key considerations in evolving your product organization

Mind the Product

Discover how product-led companies are transforming the business landscape, leveraging technology, automation, and end-to-end product organisations to create efficient, customer-centric, and innovative products. Read more » The post Deep dive: Key considerations in evolving your product organization appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Digital Sustainability: A Growing Frontier in Software Development

The Product Coalition

Software development with sustainability in mind is a rising trend in digital spaces. Let’s explore how and why this matters. I would like to thank Tremis Skeete, Executive Editor of Product Coalition, for his valuable contributions to this article's research, development, and writing. I also thank Product Coalition founder Jay Stansell, who has provided a collaborative product management education environment.

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The ultimate guide to willingness-to-pay

Lenny Rachitsky

👋 Hey, I’m Lenny and welcome to a 🔒 subscriber-only edition 🔒 of my weekly newsletter. Each week I tackle reader questions about building product, driving growth, and accelerating your career. Subscribe now P.S. Don’t miss The Best of Lenny’s Newsletter book (all proceeds going to charity), Lennybot (an AI chatbot trained on my newsletter posts, podcast interviews, and more), my recruiting service (focusing on Sr.

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Weird x Working = ? [Signs of a successful consumer AI product]

NextBigWhat

a16z ‘s GP, Anish Acharya has an interesting take on what it will take for an AI consumer startup to be super successful. “If it’s weird and working, it’s exactly where we want to invest…Weird products tend to win.” Extreme products win. Always! Successful consumer products have strong “word of mouth” virality due to surprising […] The post Weird x Working = ?

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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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473: The Mindsets of Breakthrough Innovators – with Matt Phillips

Product Innovation Educators

Five mindsets every product manager should cultivate I am interviewing speakers at my favorite annual conference for product managers, the PDMA Inspire Innovation Conference. This discussion is with Matt Phillips, whose session is titled “The Mindsets of Breakthrough Innovators.” Matt shared that successful innovators and entrepreneurs think differently from other people.

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8 SEO Tactics to Boost Organic Growth for Your Startup

Amplitude

Develop your startup SEO strategy quickly and affordably with 8 SEO tactics. From in-depth market and keyword research to link-building, learn how to drive startup growth.

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The “Dinner Party Jerk” test — why founders need to pitch themselves harder and more futuristically

Andrew Chen

The “ Dinner Party Jerk ” test is a solution to a common problem: Startups often struggle at pitching their team, even though for the earliest stage companies, it’s incredibly important to do it well to raise capital — as I’ve described it below: Pre-seed- Bet on the team ‍ Seed- Bet on the product Series A- Bet on the traction Series B- Bet on the revenue Series C- Bet on the unit economics To figure out if you are properly pitching yourself in your team, run the thought experiment of de

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Root Cause Analysis in Product Management: A Step-By-Step Guide

Userpilot

How do you conduct root cause analysis in product management? This is the main question we explore in this article. We also explain why it’s important for product managers and share useful tips. Let’s dive in, shall we? TL;DR Root cause analysis (RCA) is a problem-solving process that focuses on identifying their underlying causes. RCA helps organizations eradicate recurring issues and not just symptoms.

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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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Product Planning is a Year-Round Endeavor

ProductPlan

Sticking to inflexible annual planning cycles can introduce significant challenges in the era of rapid technological advancements. The static nature of traditional product planning cycles fails to consider quickly-improving technologies and unforeseen changes in the market. This approach can be a significant pitfall in today’s fast-paced environment, making your organization vulnerable to missed opportunities and increased risks.

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The 4 most important tools for data-first product development

Mixpanel

One of the biggest challenges of building a product is that your users often don’t know what features they want or need. They just know what outcome they want to achieve by using the product. Even when users think they know what they want, they may not always be right. It’s only after they’ve made a feature request, you’ve shipped it, and they’ve tried it out that they realize, “Oh wait, that’s not the outcome I expected.

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5 Example Of Bias In Product Research & How To Mitigate Them

The Product Manager

If finding product-market fit is your Holy Grail, these five common research biases are the booby traps you'll need to dodge on the way. The post 5 Example Of Bias In Product Research & How To Mitigate Them appeared first on The Product Manager.

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A guide to hiring exceptional product managers: Insights from product experts

Mind the Product

In this exclusive episode of The Product Experience podcast, we bring together a diverse panel of product experts from around the world to share their invaluable insights on the essential aspects of recruiting top-notch product managers. Additionally, we delve into actionable tips for candidates seeking to distinguish themselves in the competitive landscape of the product job market.

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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!