2023

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53 Questions Developers Should Ask Innovators

TechEmpower - Product Management

At TechEmpower, we frequently talk to startup founders, CEOs, product leaders, and other innovators about their next big tech initiative. It’s part of our job to ask questions about their plans, challenge their assumptions, and suggest paths to success. The conversations are interesting and varied because they’re about new, exciting, different things.

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The Only Leading Metric to Measure Product-Market Fit and How to Use It

The Product Coalition

Product-market fit (PMF) is a tricky thing for startups. It’s that sweet spot where the needs of your target market perfectly align with what your product is offering, and if you’re a product manager at an early startup, it’s your job to help your product find that fit. A lot of startups think they have PMF and try to enter the growth phase prematurely — usually due in part due to VC pressure to grow or simply not having a way to measure and validate how strong your PMF is — which can be disastr

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Product Managers Try To Decide How To Handle The Metaverse

The Accidental Product Manager

The Metaverse has arrived, are you ready for it? Image Credit: Juska Wendland Ok, so I think that we all have to agree: the metaverse has arrived. For anyone who didn’t realize that Facebook has renamed themselves to “Meta”, the metaverse is going to be a big deal. If you enjoyed the book / movie “Ready Player One” you know what I’m talking about.

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10 Examples of Successful Ecommerce Product Pages

AB Tasty

Let's examine the 5 mandatory elements of an effective ecommerce product page plus some examples of the most successful product pages by industry that you can get inspiration from.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Assumption Testing: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Product Talk

A regular cadence of assumption testing helps product teams quickly determine which ideas will work and which ones won’t. It’s one of the highest value activities we can do. And sadly, most product teams don’t do any assumption testing at all. And those that do, don’t do nearly enough. I want to change that. In this article, I’ll cover assumption testing from beginning to end, including: Why should product teams test their assumptions?

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8 product analytics use cases from our best customer stories

Mixpanel

Mixpanel’s core value has always been to unlock growth for digital products and the companies behind them. The way we provide it is by arming our customers with powerful and easy-to-use behavioral analytics that can help them reach: New-user acquisition growth or increases in the number of prospects signing up to be a new user of a product Existing-user engagement growth or increases in the number of current users regularly re-engaging with a product to find value Historically, a lot of these an

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How to F.A.I.L. better in product by Marc Abraham

Mind the Product

Marc Abraham, Product Director at financial services business Backbase, shows us how to learn from our product mistakes and offers a framework for failing better Read more » The post How to F.A.I.L. better in product by Marc Abraham appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Beautiful Synergy of Product-Led and Sales-Led Growth [Ben Williams]

Userpilot

Are you a product-led or sales-led kind of SaaS? Or perhaps you’ve managed to marry the two strategies and embraced product-led sales? If not, but you’d like to learn more, then why not watch the talk that Ben Williams , known as the Product-Led Geek, delivered at the recent Product Drive hosted by Userpilot? Let’s dive right in! Ben Williams talk on product-led sales.

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Product Manager Career Path: Positions, Responsibilities, and How to Advance

Product Management University

Product management is one of the hottest careers in high-tech right now with tremendous career growth. If you’re considering a career in this industry, you’ll need to know exactly what will be expected of you as a product manager. Fortunately, we have all the insights you’ll need to succeed. In this post, we’ll look at the nuances of the product manager career path and how to stand out in your role so you can advance in your field.

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SaaS Evolution: The Critical Role of Embedded Finance

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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How to track the protests posing a risk to your company’s assets with Feedly AI

Roy Madden

Market Intelligence Keep up with protests, riots, and strikes across the Web Tracking the ever-changing nature of protests can be a daunting task. Today, we are excited to release two new Feedly AI models: Protests and Violent Protests. They help security analysts track riots, strikes, and rallies that pose a risk to a company’s assets and employees.

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461: Customer use cases to guide product design – with Lilac Muller, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Tips for creating customer use cases – for product managers Today we are talking about how to create and use customer use cases to guide product design. Our guest is Dr. Lilac Muller, VP of Product Management at Kymeta Corporation. She oversees product strategy, definition, and launch activities for Kymeta’s mobile satellite communications product line, which is making mobile broadband connectivity around the world ubiquitous.

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How I Survived the Lifestyle of a Product Manager as an Introvert

The Product Coalition

“I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.” — Laurie Helgoe When I first started working as a Product Manager, the number of meetings on my calendar jumped from a few to a few hundred. That’s not factually true, but that’s how it felt like. Bing’s AI helped to create this illustration of me Before product, I was a designer or an engineer, so most of the work happened in a collaboration between me and my computer.

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Celebrating the 2023 Amplitude Pioneer Award Finalists

Amplitude

Honoring 24 of the most innovative Amplitude users in the third annual Pioneer Awards who are actively crafting charts, sharing insights, and implementing strategic actions.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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Great Value Proposition Examples

AB Tasty

Your value proposition, or Unique Selling Point, is at the heart of your product or service. Learn more about this essential piece of your business: what a good value proposition looks like and how to write a great one.

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Ask Teresa: My Leaders Still Want Roadmaps with Timelines—What Should I Do?

Product Talk

Many teams, like sales and marketing, have time-bound goals, like reaching $X in bookings or generating Y leads by a specific date. Product teams are also held to time-bound goals. Empowered product teams, for example, are asked to deliver outcomes each quarter. But sometimes companies take this too far. They ask product teams to deliver specific features by specific dates.

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The Ultimate Guide to Unstoppable Motivation

Nir Eyal

The Pacific Crest Trail is renowned as one of the most arduous—and sometimes dangerous—hiking trails in America. Every summer, thousands of intrepid walkers set off on the trail, beginning in spring and knowing they won’t arrive at the Canadian border until five months later. For most people, this sounds like a hellish feat of endurance. For University of Missouri professor Kennon Sheldon, it sounded like a perfect opportunity for a psychological experiment.

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Price Transparency: Putting the customer first in B2B software

Mixpanel

Customer Focus is one of our core cultural values at Mixpanel. We respect our customers’ time and strive to make buying software as seamless and frictionless as subscribing to your favorite music streaming service. That’s why we’ve made all of Mixpanel’s plans available for purchase online with our pricing clearly listed on our website. This removes the friction of customers having to schedule a call with a sales rep, negotiating on price, and the many other steps that completing a B2B software

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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Deep dive: How technical should a B2B product manager be?

Mind the Product

What are the core technical areas that a product manager should potentially know?Let’s deep dive into what technical skills we are talking about and which are important to know about. Read more » The post Deep dive: How technical should a B2B product manager be? appeared first on Mind the Product.

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What Do We Owe Our Teams?

Mironov Consulting

Many of my discussions with product leaders (CPOs, VPs and others who manage teams of product folks) are about the substance of product management: portfolios, competing stakeholders, pricing & packaging, tarot cards as a revenue forecasting model.  Last week, though, in my product leadership workshop , we had an extended discussion about the core people-and-organizational obligations we have toward those who work for us.

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We Surveyed 1093 Researchers About How They Use AI—Here’s What We Learned

UserInterviews

How are researchers using AI? Insights from a survey about the tools, use cases, ethical concerns, and guardrails for AI in UX research.

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Harnessing Monte Carlo Simulations for More Accurate Sprint Planning

Agile Velocity

When it comes to Sprint Planning in the Scrum framework, precision and predictability are paramount. Yet Sprint Planning based on story points and average velocity, while popular, has inherent flaws. First, the assignment of story points is subjective and can vary widely among team members due to differences in experience, perception, and understanding of the work.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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453: Creating an effective and motivating product strategy – with Bob Caporale

Product Innovation Educators

A four-layer framework to create a winning product strategy Today we are talking about creating product strategy. Our guest is Bob Caporale. Bob is the author of the book Creative Strategy Generation. He is a strategic practitioner, having spent 20 years leading product, marketing, and business functions for large international corporations. I first heard of Bob when he was the president of Sequent Learning, the product management training company.

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From News To Product Launch: Why Product Managers Should Read More Technology News

The Product Coalition

A couple of weeks ago, I was attending a public Product Management event. One of the speakers said this: “it doesn’t matter which product you’re working on — if you’re not using AI, you’re missing out”. I think that was a bit of an overstatement. Forcing a solution on a problem is never a good thing, but I do think that following tech news, and news about AI specifically, is a huge part of the toolbox for modern-day entrepreneurs.

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Congratulating the 2023 Amplitude Pioneer Award Winners

Amplitude

Check out the Amplitude Blog to learn about digital analytics, product strategy, and product-led growth from our experts. Read the latest tips and examples to bring power to your products.

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The Complete Guide to Generating Leads on Your Landing Page

AB Tasty

Landing pages are often used to generate quality leads. Check out our advice for improving their converion rate by perfecting your calls-to-action, your value proposition and your forms.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.