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Ethical product principles in practice

Mind the Product

Senior Product Manager Josh Hart is passionate about the importance of ethical product principles. Here he shares some of his experiences and offers some advice and insights for product teams looking to create their own principles and put them into practice Read more » The post Ethical product principles in practice appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Spark: Bringing generative AI to Mixpanel

Mixpanel

The rules of SaaS are changing. For so long, using the apps and services we need to be productive has required technical formulas or exhausting interfaces. Generative AI is unframing all of that. Have some scratch notes you’d like expanded into a new product requirements document (PRD)? You can now click a button to get AI to write and organize it for you.

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The Power of Product-Led Growth Strategies for Cultivating Advocates

The Product Coalition

The competitive landscape is more intense than ever for technology businesses, particularly SaaS (Software as a Service) companies. Traditional marketing and sales tactics with long lead times, heavy financial investment, and a demanding need for human resources could be more efficient. Not to mention, thanks to the viral effects the internet provides, modern users are incredibly savvy.

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If you hate Jira, talk to your administrator

Modus Create

We often hear variations of the “I hate Jira” refrain, but why? I know I don’t hate it. I know many entities that would easily be considered members of humanity who don’t hate it. I even know a significant number of humans not in the Atlassian profession who like Jira a lot or, dare we say, love it. So one day when someone said to me, “if you hate Jira, talk to your administrator,” it stopped me dead in my tracks.

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Product Management Careers: Job Prospects, Pathways, and Must-Have Skills (2024)

The product management job market in 2024 reflects the fast-growing and ever-evolving nature of the field. For product managers looking to future-proof their careers and take advantage of new opportunities, staying informed about the professional landscape is a smart move. In this comprehensive career guide from Regis College, you’ll learn about: The current job outlook for product managers in 2024 Six professional pathways and the average salaries for these roles in the U.S.

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The 4 Factors Taking Manufacturing Companies Into the Future

Gocious Blog

Product manufacturing is a complex process, no matter what your industry is. Between managing people and teams and sourcing materials and components, there are numerous moving pieces that can lead to potential complications in production. Every manufacturer faces similar threats, including supply chain disruption, global political events, natural environmental factors, shifting consumer demands and habits.

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Webinar on Beta Testing Hardware Products

Centercode

Did you miss this webinar? Not to worry — you can still download a recording of the webinar to watch later or share with your colleagues! With CES 2017 just around the corner, companies of every size and shape are preparing to announce their new products at the biggest tech event of the year.

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Why In-app Is Key to Digital CS

Gainsight

“This should come as no surprise, but the most digital part of Customer Success is in your products. And the best digital products really see you. They know who you are. They know your goals. And they help guide you to the right outcomes.” Jake Ellis, Principal Product Evangelist, Gainsight [link] Customer Success (CS) leaders everywhere are embracing Digital Customer Success (Digital CS) in order to drive exceptional customer value efficiently at scale.

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Webinar on Beta Testing in an Increasingly Complex World

Centercode

Did you miss this webinar? Not to worry — you can still download a recording of the webinar to watch later or share with your colleagues! Not too long ago, the most advanced piece of technology in most living rooms was the TV. Now there are streaming devices, smartphones, hubs, smart lights, and countless others.

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5-Step Checklist: Transform from Project to Product Management

ProductBoard

The rapid evolution of customer expectations and technology has necessitated new ways of working for businesses. Traditional project management, which focuses on output and adhering to timelines, budgets, and scopes, is no longer sufficient to keep up with changing market needs. In contrast, product management takes a strategic and agile approach to managing products throughout their lifecycle.

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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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Webinar on Recruiting and Selecting Great Beta Testers

Centercode

Did you miss this webinar? Not to worry — you can still download a recording of the webinar to watch later or share with your colleagues! Perhaps the most important aspect of any beta test is recruiting the right testers to use your beta product.

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The Hidden Trap of Product-Led B2B Growth: User-Level Optimization

Amplitude

Learn why you should never optimize your B2B product for individuals—and what you should do instead.

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Webinar on Running a Great B2B Beta Test

Centercode

Did you miss this webinar? Not to worry — you can still download a recording of the webinar to watch later or share with your colleagues! B2B companies are under a huge amount of pressure to help their customers succeed in their own businesses.

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Spark: Bringing generative AI to Mixpanel

Mixpanel

The rules of SaaS are changing. For so long, using the apps and services we need to be productive has required technical formulas or exhausting interfaces. Generative AI is unframing all of that. Have some scratch notes you’d like expanded into a new product requirements document (PRD)? You can now click a button to get AI to write and organize it for you.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Using Beta Tests to Gather Marketing Data

Centercode

Most people think beta tests serve one very specific purpose — ensuring product quality before you ship. Fixing bugs is important, but if your beta is designed with only that goal in mind, you’re missing out on opportunities to significantly improve the marketing of your product. We’re here to help, though, with four tips to generate valuable marketing data through your beta test.

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Top 15 SurveyMonkey Alternatives to Consider

Userpilot

If you’re on this page, chances are you’re looking for the best SurveyMonkey alternatives for product managers, HR leaders, or even healthcare professionals. You know there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. So you need to find the tool that works for your unique goals and needs. Since SurveyMonkey can’t completely satisfy everyone, let’s look at 15 survey tools that can help you collect employee feedback, user sentiment , and more valuable data.

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Extending the Value of Customer Testing Through Integrations

Centercode

Today’s platforms collect and catalog more data than ever, but for many organizations, that data is gathered and stored in multiple places, making it very difficult to access from one tool to the next.

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How Do I Make Stakeholders Care About My Beta Feedback?

Centercode

You put a lot of time and effort into collecting actionable feedback during your beta test. This feedback not only has the power to improve the quality of your product, but can positively impact the entire customer experience — ultimately helping you release a better, more successful product.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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Webinar on the ROI of Beta Testing

Centercode

Did you miss this webinar? Not to worry — you can still download a recording of the webinar to watch later or share with your colleagues! There’s no doubt that well-run beta tests play a significant role in the development of any new product.

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Webinars on Competitive Testing and Goal Setting

Centercode

Did you miss these webinars? Not to worry — you can still download a recording of the Setting the Right Goals for Your Beta Test webinar and watch the How Betas Give You a Competitive Edge webinar on Pragmatic Marketing’s website.

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Our Most Popular Beta Testing Resources of 2014

Centercode

Throughout the year, we’re constantly publishing valuable resources, tools, and information to help you run better beta tests. From our whitepapers to our case studies to our blog posts, we aim to provide a variety of beta testing advice no matter what product you’re launching, job title you hold, or industry you’re in.

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Our Most Popular Beta Testing Resources of 2016

Centercode

Beta testing can be daunting, so throughout the year we publish valuable tools and resources that can help ease many of the challenges. From blog posts and case studies to in-depth whitepapers and eBooks, we provide customer validation advice and best practices for companies big and small, no matter what product you’re launching.

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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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Part Two of the Beta Testing 101 Podcast with Pragmatic Live

Centercode

Part two of Pragmatic Marketing’s Beta Testing 101 podcast, guest starring Centercode’s Director of Marketing Emily Hossellman, is now available. While part one looked into the essentials and best practices of running a successful beta test, this podcast dives into how beta tests can help you make data-driven decisions.

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RSVP for Our Upcoming Educational Networking Event on Customer Validation

Centercode

We understand the expectations and stress that come with releasing a new product. With so many new products launching every day, there is tremendous pressure to deliver high-quality products that exceed customer expectations and stand out from the crowd.

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Scheduling Meetings With Your Beta Testers

Centercode

There’s a long-standing practice in Marketing, Product Development, and Usability Testing called “following your customer home” Intuit’s famous Follow Me Homes are a great example. The practice is also gaining traction in beta testing, so we thought now would be a good time to discuss some best practices and caveats for scheduling meetings with beta testers.

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Is My Team Ready for Beta Testing?

Centercode

After making sure your product and testers are ready for beta, the final piece of our beta readiness puzzle is making sure that your own team is ready. We’ve put together a checklist you can use to make sure that others in your organization are prepared to help run a successful beta.

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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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4 Key Elements of Testing VR

Centercode

Experiencing technology firsthand is central to our mission here at Centercode. That’s why when our CEO Luke brought the Oculus Quest all-in-one VR system into the office, we did what any dedicated tech enthusiasts would do: we took turns playing Beat Saber. Was it entirely in the name of research?

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The Key Beta Objectives for Quality Managers

Centercode

Quality managers can get a lot of value out of the beta phase of product development. It’s a great chance to identify bugs, test a product’s compatibility, and really see how the product fares in the wild.

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The Key Beta Objectives for Support Managers

Centercode

For support managers, your ultimate goal is the make sure that your customers get the most out of their experience with your product. A beta test can help get your team, your processes, and your documentation ready to handle that task.