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Product Manager Writing Skills to Grow Your Influence

Proficientz – Product Management University

How important are good writing skills for product managers? The short answer is, really, really important. You’ve written an MRD that (in your own mind) is a masterpiece, but no one’s reading it! You have to explain the gist of it in every meeting. There are two primary reasons.

Microsoft AppInsights or Revulytics Usage Intelligence?

Revulytics

Make Sure Your Software Usage Analytics Solution Was Designed For the Job. Most software companies want to know more about how their customers and trial users are engaging with their software.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Four: Qualify

280 Group

This post describes the fourth phase in the Optimal Product Process: Qualify. Download the entire Optimal Product Process Ebook 3.0: CLICK HERE. As the end of development nears, the team determines if the product is ready to move into the final qualification phase.

Product Success Management Issues – Clarence Hempfield – Episode – PSMI006

Spice Catalyst

This is the sixth episode of our podcast “Product Success Management Issues” In this episode we are featuring Clarence Hempfield, he is currently the Vice President of Product Management, Location Intelligence at Pitney Bowes.

The Ultimate Embedded Analytics Guide

In today’s ambitious business environment, many companies are taking an embedded analytics approach to capitalizing on the value of their information. Learn all about embedded analytics in this guide by Sisense, including a general overview of embedded analytics, the different approaches to embedding BI and analytics, and the benefits and challenges of the most popular BI solution technologies.

Why Pulse 2019 Will Be Even Better Than Last Year

Gainsight

So this is crazy. Click here to read last year’s Pulse recap blog and scroll down to the bottom. I’ll wait! Welcome back! So we’re weeks away from Pulse 2019, and guess where I’m drafting this blog post? That’s right! The hospital.

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Hire Women! – Debbie Madden on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Debbie Madden wants you to make better teams – but because she knows what she’s doing, she gave her book the attention-grabbing title Hire Women.

The Major Problems with SAFe

The Product Coalition

Putting the Focus on Frameworks Rather Than Outcomes In my post about Product Thinking vs. Project Thinking , I highlight the differences between the two mindsets. Fundamentally, project thinking is about outputs and timelines while product thinking is focused on outcomes and solutions.

Stakeholder Communications

Pragmatic Marketing

“It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.” ” Danish proverb. What does “second quarter” mean to you? For most technical teams, the second quarter is when they work on a project from April to June, hoping to deliver it by late June or early July. For executives and marketing teams, second quarter means the project will be available on April 1 at 8:00am so they can start promoting it.

How Google Conducts User Research to Ensure Customer Loyalty

Usersnap

Google’s tech alone didn’t build them into a top company, User Research matters too! Creatively exploring market preferences is critical for success. Google first gained an initial foothold and held onto it through such evaluations.

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6 Styles of Data Analysis and Visualizations

Get inspiration for your next dashboard update in this guide to the six styles of analytics and data visualizations.

How to scale a global sales operations team

Inside Intercom

As your sales organization scales up, there’s one function that becomes crucial to your ability to drive revenue efficiently – sales operations. Until Xerox created the first team in the 1970s, sales operations didn’t exist.

APIs and Open Technology by Jeremy Brown

Mind the Product

Jeremy Brown heads up Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and he works with organisations who are looking to adapt their operations for the technology landscape of the digital era.

7 Secrets to Becoming a Citrix Hero: A Must-Watch Webinar For Citrix Pros

eG Innovations

Things don’t always go right. And when things do go astray, you need to save the day. Especially in a Citrix digital workspace environment, there are too many things that could go wrong and affect application/desktop session access.

Top Announcements from Atlassian Summit 2019

Modus Create

The Modus team recently attended the 2019 Atlassian Summit in Las Vegas. Among all the Keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking, there were a lot of exciting announcements at this year’s event about the future of the tool suite.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Innovation by Design: How to Unlock New Business Opportunities

UX Studio

The term “design” often describes a visual output – a form, colour, texture, layout – or a styling activity. In other cases, the meaning of design goes beyond a product’s appearance, also referring to how it works and its functionality.

Should you disrupt or create a category? 5 lessons from Gainsight’s CMO Anthony Kennada

Inside Intercom

But it can be a real challenge knowing that’s what you’re doing from the outset. In late 2007, a pair of roommates found themselves scraping their wallets to come up with enough cash to cover their exorbitant San Francisco rent.

The CEO Decoder Ring by Amanda Richardson

Mind the Product

Why are CEOs crazy? This is the question that Amanda Richardson , CEO of Rabbit, tackled at #mtpcon Singapore. With extensive experience working with CEOs, and now being one herself, Amanda has come to the conclusion that even good CEOs are crazy.

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Forget about Growth. Here’s the Metric that Really Matters.

ProductPlan

Ask any SaaS company about their key metrics, and growth will inevitably come up quickly.

Buyer’s Guide for Embedded Analytics

Selecting the right embedded analytics technology in a crowded market filled with sub-categories can be a daunting task. This eBook discusses the top evaluation criteria buyers of embedded analytics need to consider.

Hiring a PM? Consider Your Product Maturity Stage

ProductCraft

I once bought this t-shirt for a fellow product manager: Why? Because product management is HARD. Some have even called it one of the hardest jobs in software. Still, someone has to do it, and that someone needs to have some seriously solid skills. What makes a great PM (and how to hire one) has.

The Beginner’s Guide to Identifying Beta Program Metrics

Centercode

What are beta program metrics exactly? Which ones are important? Why do I need them? These are the types of questions that suddenly pop into the minds of product and program managers when an executive team comes looking for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

How I Use Gainsight PX as a SaaS CEO

Gainsight

It turns out that where you got your MBA isn’t a predictor of your success as a CEO. Actually, neither is your past performance! At least, that’s if you use stock prices as a yardstick for success.

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Emotional Debt by Tomek Wlodarek

Mind the Product

Everyone knows about technical debt. But we often stay silent about the emotional debt product managers can build up while building products they love. In this talk from #mtpengage Manchester, Tomek Wlodarek explores the topic of emotional debt, and what product managers can do to mitigate it.

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

Your biggest product manager responsibilities are not the ones you think

ProductBoard

Product management as a whole is currently evolving, and many companies are still trying to clearly define the role in their organizations.

Product Love Podcast: Randhir Vieira, VP of Product at Headspace

ProductCraft

Being a product manager, especially in the tech industry, can be a little overwhelming. Any PM who wants a mental refresh and a resurgence of energy might consider meditation as a way to manage their busyness and stress. Just ask Randhir Vieira — he’s been a meditator for over 25 years.

How E-Commerce Improves Customer Experience with NPS to Drive Sales

Usersnap

Your customers are your lifeline, you know that. But how much do you take into consideration how they actually feel about your brand? You might think all your customers are perfectly happy. After all, your business generates sales, right?

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The In-App Engagement Starter Kit

Gainsight

Helping customers is good. Pestering them is bad. How do you strike a balance when talking to them inside your product? In-app engagements can significantly boost user retention, but overuse them and they’ll hurt your product experience more than they help.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Meeting the Challenge of Rebuilding a Legacy Product

Mind the Product

For the last 18 months our team has been working to rebuild an existing system using entirely new technologies, methodologies, and a new development team. My company, Hindawi, developed a platform in the mid 2000s to allow academics to peer review academic papers online. For 10 years, the system performed admirably, helping the company grow rapidly as a publisher of academic journals. The platform has ballooned in complexity over time, becoming a labyrinth of tightly coupled services.

How data informs design intuition

Mixpanel

I’m Rakhi Parekh, a Senior Product Designer at Mixpanel, and I’m responsible for our product’s end-to-end user experience. Fundamentally, Mixpanel is a tool for answering questions about user behavior, and I help people find these answers as quickly as possible.

Why do B2B Product teams need Technographic Intelligence?

DemandMatrix

The insights and business intelligence from technographics can prove to be extremely valuable to multiple teams within an organization. Better business intelligence that offers strategic value can help teams and businesses make more informed decisions. B2B data Technographics technographic data

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