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What Is the Difference Between a Product Manager & a Project Manager?

Gocious Blog

Product management and project management are both critical roles within a manufacturing company. Although they both have fundamental responsibilities in overseeing the product manufacturing process, it is the scope of the responsibility that sets them apart.

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Self-leadership for your product and career success

Mind the Product

In this adapted excerpt from his recent book Career Dreams to Career Success: Conversations with a Mentor Sigi Osagie discusses how we can use self-leadership to succeed in our careers. [.] Read more » The post Self-leadership for your product and career success appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How To Run a Successful SaaS Onboarding Process and Retain Most Customers

Userpilot

Wondering how to run a successful SaaS onboarding process to make sure you are setting users up for success from the start? It’s a no-brainer that a solid onboarding workflow is crucial to the success of any product-led company. During onboarding, you have the opportunity to make a lasting impression on your customers. Here’s your best chance to explain how your product meets your customers’ needs and solves their problems.

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How to use surveys in design research – Part I: Pitfalls and benefits

UX Studio

Surveys. We love them or we love to hate them. Why are they so divisive? Well, it is a fact that it would be hard to find a more misused UX research method than surveys. On the one hand, due to their low cost and time requirements, we often see that surveys are the go to research method for many product teams. On the other hand, we also see researchers with a qualitative background who resent surveys and argue that the data collected there is at best biased or non-informative.

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From Developer Experience to Product Experience: How a Shared Focus Fuels Product Success

Speaker: Anne Steiner and David Laribee

As a concept, Developer Experience (DX) has gained significant attention in the tech industry. It emphasizes engineers’ efficiency and satisfaction during the product development process. As product managers, we need to understand how a good DX can contribute not only to the well-being of our development teams but also to the broader objectives of product success and customer satisfaction.

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The Product Manager’s Guide to Inclusive Product Design

Userpilot

What is inclusive product design? Why is it important for product managers ? How can you incorporate it into the product development process? These are just a few questions that we tackle in the article. We also look at a few excellent examples of inclusive product design in SaaS. Are you ready to dive in? Let’s get right to it! TL;DR Inclusive product design involves building products that are easy to adapt and allow users with different needs to complete their tasks.

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How Should PMs Use Customer Empathy to Build Better Products

Userpilot

What do you need customer empathy for? How does it contribute to product success? How do you embed it into your product management processes? If you’re after the answers to these questions, you’re in the right place, because that’s exactly what this article explores! Are you ready to dive in? TL;DR Customer empathy is putting yourself in your customers’ shoes to better understand their problems and make it a part of your company culture to develop solutions that satisfy them on pract

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What founders need to know about acquisitions: Shopify’s Daniel Debow on M&A lessons from selling three startups

The Review by First Round

Our guest today is Daniel Debow , a VP of Product for Demand at Shopify. Daniel is a three-time founder and a seasoned M&A pro. Daniel oversaw the process of all three of his companies’ acquisitions and has helped continue to grow them at scale inside larger corporations. His most recent startup, Helpful, was acquired by Shopify in 2019. Before that, he co-founded Rypple which was acquired by Salesforce in 2011.

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What is Real-Time Customer Feedback in SaaS? Benefits, Examples, and Best Practices

Userpilot

Customer feedback is an invaluable resource for SaaS businesses. The more effectively you manage customer feedback and incorporate it into your product, the more valuable it becomes to your customers. One of the most powerful types of user sentiment is real-time customer feedback. By collecting data in real time, your business can respond to customer concerns immediately and strengthen your relationship with them.

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5 reasons why every product manager should care about the business model

Product Warrior

What is the product manager role? One common startup answer is “to be the CEO of the product”, larger enterprises seem to prefer “the glue between all the business functions that deliver a product the users want”, while others define it as “the person accountable for what the product does”. I don’t disagree or fully agree with any of these definitions, all of them feel full of ambiguity and fail to really answer the question.

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Platform Product Management Beyond Features: Introducing B-MAP for Platform Ecosystem Success

Traditional PM struggles with the complexities of platform ecosystems. B-MAP framework tackles this challenge. B-MAP goes beyond features, focusing on building, managing, adapting, and partnering to foster a thriving platform ecosystem.

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How to Use Surveys in Design Research – Part I: Pitfalls and Benefits

UX Studio: Product Management

Surveys. We love them or we love to hate them. Why are they so divisive? Well, it is a fact that it would be hard to find a more misused UX research method than surveys. On the one hand, due to their low cost and time requirements, we often see that surveys are the go to research method for many product teams. On the other hand, we also see researchers with a qualitative background who resent surveys and argue that the data collected there is at best biased or non-informative.

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Automation will help product managers

Product Warrior

Digital transformation and hyper-automation have been the focus of many businesses for so long that it’s hard to call them ‘trends’ anymore. But I predict 2023 will be the year product management will get to reap the benefits of both, thanks to the impact of cognitive automation. Billed as the ‘fourth revolution’, cognitive automation; the way AI makes sense of unstructured data, will be transformative for PMs who currently suffer under the burden of being made to take on tasks beyond their role

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SOMMET DES ACCÉLÉRATEURS 2023: (RE)NOUER

Bain Public

At Bain Public, we’re proud to offer free workshops, discounted rates and lead pro-bono partnership efforts, donating company time to provide product-driven startups with expert advice and coaching about product management. In giving back, we’ve established a way to positively impact the Canadian startup ecosystem. We’re humble that as an influential organization, we can share product leadership best practices and transform organizations through product-driven culture adoption when they’re in th

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What is product leader coaching?

Product Warrior

I am pleased you want to find out more about product leader coaching. The coaching landscape is broad, with varied approaches and styles. Your expectation of how a coach might work with you might differ from how different coaches operate. I cannot talk about what other product leader coaches do, so I will share my approach to product leader coaching and give you some questions to consider when finding a coach to work with.

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The Path to Product Excellence: Avoiding Common Pitfalls and Enhancing Communication

Speaker: David Bard, Principal at VP Product Coaching

In the fast-paced world of digital innovation, success is often accompanied by a multitude of challenges - like the pitfalls lurking at every turn, threatening to derail the most promising projects. But fret not, this webinar is your key to effective product development! Join us for an enlightening session to empower you to lead your team to greater heights.

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Paul Ortchanian is a guest speaker on ClickAI Radio Podcast

Bain Public

(Montreal, Canada) – Paul Ortchanian , Founder and President/CEO of Bain Public , joins Grant Larsen , the host of ClickAI Radio podcast, to discuss investing in your business, the markets, artificial intelligence, and how technology can help (or hinder!). About the Episode Join Grant on his journey through the AI maze as together we unravel the multiple technologies and identify those things that will benefit your business and the items you can ignore!

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Customer Loyalty Insights from Early Adopters

Centercode

It's no secret that customer loyalty is crucial for any business. Not only is it more cost-effective to retain existing customers, but loyal customers also tend to spend more and recommend your company to others.

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Why I switched from Java to Kotlin — and how I’m using it at Productboard

ProductBoard

A couple of years ago, I decided to learn a brand-new programming language: Kotlin. In this article, I’ll explain what drove me to take on that challenge, the benefits of working in Kotlin, and why Productboard is the perfect fit for Kotlin engineers. My path into engineering I started coding when I was in third grade. I used Pascal to write my first code, before settling on C for a while.

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Best Practices for Beta Test Reporting (with Template!)

Centercode

When reporting on a beta test, it can be challenging to make sense of the data and difficult to know what information to report on or take action on. By following best practices for beta test reporting and using standardized templates, you can ensure that you're gathering the information you need to make informed decisions and improve your product.

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How to Build an Experimentation Culture for Data-Driven Product Development

Speaker: Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product, Statsig

Experimentation is often seen as an aspirational practice, especially at smaller, fast-moving companies who are strapped for time and resources. So, how can you get your team making decisions in a more data-driven way while continuing to remain lean and maintaining ship velocity? In this webinar, Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product at Statsig, will teach you how to build an experimentation culture from the ground-up, graduating from just getting started with data-driven development to operating

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How Intuit QuickBooks and Mailchimp Scaled its “Adopt a Small Business” Program Globally

dscout People Nerds

Adopting a small business isn’t easy when your team is conducting studies across the globe. Here’s how Intuit QuickBooks has made it work.

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How Product Leaders Challenge the Status Quo and Deliver Better Products

Centercode

As a product manager or product management executive, you're always looking for ways to drive better results and improve your products. In your continuous search to improve, have you considered whether you’re leveraging the full potential of beta testing? According to Centercode's 2022 industry report, 7 out of 10 companies say beta testing is the most effective way to improve products.

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Transformation Beyond the Product Organisation: Eleven Key Takeaways

The Product Coalition

In June 2021, I was presented with an opportunity that would come to signify one of the most rewarding and fulfilling collaborations of my professional career. It was an email from Frank Maene, managing partner at Volta Venture, who had reached out to me on behalf of Thomas, the CEO of Nodalview. Thomas was in the process of building and strengthening his product team, and needed a head of product to help lead the charge.

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Converting Your Beta Testers into Brand Evangelists

Centercode

Brand evangelists can be a powerful force for your product. A brand evangelist is a customer who’s not only a big fan of you and the products you sell, but often makes it their mission to refer or recommend your products to everyone around them.

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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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How to Measure Customer Loyalty In SaaS: 10 Important Metrics to Track and Improve

Userpilot

How do you measure customer loyalty? Building loyalty is essential to retain customers, drive word-of-mouth, and nurture product growth. But since loyalty is more of a concept rather than a number, it might be confusing to think about ways to track it. Thankfully, there are metrics you can use to expand your field of view and estimate how loyal your customers are.

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How To Leverage a Beta Product Leak

Centercode

You’re a few weeks into managing a beta test for a new product your company plans to release soon. You get an email from someone on your beta team that there has been a leak online.

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How to Analyze NPS Responses and Get Actionable Insights That Help Your Business

Userpilot

Are you a SaaS product manager wondering how to analyze NPS responses effectively and draw actionable insights that will help you grow your business? Then keep reading! In this article, we cover: What NPS is and how to calculate your NPS scores. How to collect and analyze NPS data accurately. How to improve your NPS score to get more loyal customers.

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Crafting a Strong Beta Test Proposal

Centercode

Beta testing is an exciting phase for any product, but convincing your management team to run a beta test can be tricky — especially if you feel like you’re the only one advocating for beta testing. The key is to build a well-researched, objective, and comprehensive plan to present to your key decision makers.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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15 Winning Customer Advocacy Examples to Inspire and Power Up Your Strategy

Userpilot

Anyone would agree that advocating for customers is good for long-term business. But what are some customer advocacy examples for this? Becoming a customer-first company is easier said than done. That’s why you still find many companies that fail to embrace it or don’t even try at all. That said, let’s talk about customer advocacy and review some examples to make your company stand out in your niche and drive exponential growth.

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Building a Rewarding Testing Experience: After Your Test is Over

Centercode

In this final installment of our Building a Rewarding Testing Experience series, we’ll finish off with what to do when your testing phase has come to a close. Be sure to check out our first and second installments of the series to get yourself up to speed with tips for before and during your test.

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Prioritise product effort based on product impact

Product Warrior

In the previous article, we did a deep dive into value assumptions. In this article, we zoom out to see where the product value creation plan fits in your process and who to use it to drive prioritisation, resulting in the successful execution of your product strategy. Tracking value indicators The Product VCP clarifies the value assumptions and defines the user behaviours the product strives to impact.