March, 2021

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Level up Your Product Function With the Product Leader Map

Mind the Product

“I’m drowning in a never-ending todo list“, “I can’t be everywhere at once“, “I’m not good enough“ In my coaching work I constantly hear these frustrations from product leaders. It’s no surprise – product leadership is a tough gig, but strong product leadership is vital if companies are to be product-led and achieve growth.

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The Dark Side of Product Management — Addictive Products

Userpilot

I’m sure most of us Product Managers are not evil by nature, but there is inevitably a dark side of product management too. Sometimes the same psychological devices we use to make our SaaS products engaging can also make the products really…addictive. Do any of these behaviors seem familiar? Scrolling through Facebook until 2 am Binge-watching Netflix for 6+ hours Spending the entire day playing League of Legends Compulsively checking your email as soon as you get a Thunderbird notificatio

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10x Your Interview Skills to Create Digital Products That Delight

280 Group

Why Should We Conduct Interviews? Because there’s real value to user research. Companies save money and ship fewer wrong products when conducting user research. A good rule of thumb is that for every $1 of research spent saves $100 dollars in development by ensuring that we build the right product—on our first try. Customer interviews are one form of qualitative research that you can conduct.

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If Your Product Strategy Doesn’t P**s Somebody Off, It’s Not Very Good!

Product Management University

Don’t get me wrong. The goal of your product strategy isn’t to p**s people off. It’s to demonstrate that your product direction is aligned with the goals and priorities of your target customers, current customers included. It’s to demonstrate that you have a vision beyond the next release or two for how you’re going to make customers better at mission-critical processes that are strategic to their business.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know as a Data or Product Professional

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

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Beat Your Competition: Building a Stand-out Mobile Customer Experience

Alchemer Mobile

When we were writing this post, we did a little research to see what other brands were saying about mobile customer experience. Almost every article started out with a long opening paragraph explaining the importance of mobile. But if you clicked on this article, we’re going to take a wild gamble that you already know that. So, we won’t waste your time.

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The importance of metrics maturity for evidence-driven teams

Mind the Product

Everyone wants to be in an evidence-driven team, using research and data to drive their product decisions. We all know it’s the best way to work, but what does it mean in practice? How can you tell if your team is truly evidence-driven? And if it’s not, how do you change things for the better? [.] Read more » The post The importance of metrics maturity for evidence-driven teams appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How Our Cross-Functional Teams Decide What to Build at Whispir

The Product Coalition

I wrote a variation of this for the various product teams at Whispir recently and then as fate would have it, a CEO I know reached out to me on LinkedIn asking the same thing?—?so I thought I’d share the same instructions with the world I gave everyone at the office. This process allows you to go from ‘I have no clue what to do’ , to ‘we should do this!

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Product Management Roles: Whose Job is it? [+Webinar]

280 Group

Join our webinar on March 11th so you can gain even more insight into the Product Manager’s responsibilities amongst many stakeholders, and how and when to apply RACI and DACI methodologies for maximum impact in managing your products through their lifecycles. Product-Focused Teams. You’ve decided that your company needs to become more product-focused.

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TEI 328: Getting started with Jobs-to-be-Done – with INDUSTRY and Mike Belsito

Product Innovation Educators

A framework for product managers to dig deep into their customers’ needs. I am changing the name of the podcast to Product Mastery Now. The new name is coming soon. You don’t need to do anything to keep listening, but it will show in your podcast player not as The Everyday Innovator but as Product Mastery Now. The logo will look the same—just the name is changing. .

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Exploring PerfDog Whitepaper 2024: Unlock the Power of Performance Testing

Key Takeaways Robust Platform & Multi-System Support: Brief introduction to PerfDog's extensive compatibility across various operating systems and hardware platforms including Android, iOS, PC, gaming consoles and more. In-Depth Performance Metrics: Quick view of the extensive range of metrics for system, graphics and rendering, user experience, in-depth analysis, and more.

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2021 Mobile App Engagement Benchmark Report

Alchemer Mobile

2020 reset the mobile app engagement playing field. In response, teams across all industries need to rethink their mobile feedback and engagement strategies to meet rapidly-shifting marketplace changes. Today, we’re thrilled to release our 2021 Mobile App Engagement Benchmark Report. Apptentive’s annual mobile app engagement benchmark report serves as a baseline to help you understand your app’s engagement strengths and areas for improvement.

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Decision time: Our new product decision-making framework

Intercom, Inc.

There are many ingredients involved in successfully building a great product, but fundamentally it all boils down to a series of decisions. And it’s the quality of those decisions – and the speed at which you can make them – that will dictate how fast you can bring value to customers and realize positive impact for your business. That can be said of most businesses, at any scale, but too often the hard job of thinking about how businesses make decisions goes unexamined, never mind improved

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Refreshing the Mind the Product brand for the next decade

Mind the Product

Over the coming days, weeks, and months you’ll notice that our brand has received a bit of a makeover. In this post, we’ll reveal how we’ve chosen to elevate our beloved venn, brand colours, and more. Mind the Product started as ProductTank in 2010 – a simple meetup with just 25 people in the back [.] Read more » The post Refreshing the Mind the Product brand for the next decade appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Front End Development Trends That Will Be With Us in 2021

The Product Coalition

Front end trends are developing slowly. It takes several years for a technology to become popular. It’s really hard to make predictions about what will happen in 2021, but we may surely say what technologies will remain at the peak of fame and will be used everywhere in front end development app. Purrweb devs will help you puzzle out how to code with style and keep up with the fashion!??

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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 3 elements of an innovation ecosystem

Strategyzer

Developing an innovation capability within a large organization is a daunting prospect. In the past, many have tried but few succeeded. Often difficulties are linked to a too narrow and shallow approach, such as training a group of employees in an innovation methodology and expecting the organization to turn into an innovation powerhouse as a consequence.

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The Engineering Leader’s Guide to Crafting a Personal Brand that Stands Out From the Crowd

First Round Review

As an Engineering Leader at Help Scout, Anjuan Simmons has carved out a robust side hustle as a public speaker and blogger. Here, he shares his playbook for engineers to get started with personal branding and stand out from the crowd.

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2021 App Retention Benchmarks

Alchemer Mobile

Recent marketplace fluctuations required brands to get creative in their app mobile engagement strategies. While companies took varied approaches to improving app retention, one theme is clear: Most mobile teams’ focus has shifted to retention over acquisition. Retaining customers tends to cost less than acquiring new ones and offers additional benefits through improving overall lifetime value.

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Intentions matter: How to uncover the why behind customer questions

Intercom, Inc.

Customers reach out to you when they hit a roadblock in using your product and getting their job done, so it’s essential that you’re able to provide them with the right answer, quickly. But when it comes to customer support, all of your great product knowledge and technical skills will go to waste if you’re answering the wrong question.

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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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How to Keep Customers Satisfied When Announcing Product Changes

Mind the Product

Product changes are an inevitable part of any business. Whether it’s a whole new release or just an update, product improvements are what keeps customers coming back. Something this important needs to be communicated successfully to ensure that the customers know the changes and how they will benefit them. Let’s look at how you can [.]. Read More. The post How to Keep Customers Satisfied When Announcing Product Changes appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How Quality Assurance Protects the Software Development Process

The Product Coalition

Quality assurance supports software companies to meet their client demands and expectations. And also is a way of preventing errors and defect bugs in the software development process. Overview of the quality assurance Quality assurance service is a systematic process to ensure the frontend and backend development satisfies specific requirements and quality standards.

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Remote Teamwork: Selecting the Right Communication Channels

Strategyzer

Remote teamwork is here to stay and we’re not close to give up the office. Teams will increasingly have to juggle among communication channels and platforms to adapt to their rapidly evolving workplace.

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Maintenance on March 27th 2021 from 9-11:30am PT

Roy Madden

Hello everyone, We are planning a scheduled downtime Saturday (March 27th) from 9:00am PST until 11:00am PST. We are polishing the infrastructure for an important new beta launch in April. You can follow live updates on Twitter: [link]. Thank you for your patience. Have a wonderful weekend! -Seb, Oliv, and Edwin.

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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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How to Get High-Quality and Useful Mobile Customer Feedback

Alchemer Mobile

We’ve all seen it: Disgruntled customers taking to the app stores to gripe about something that has literally nothing to do with the mobile app experience. Why is this? Unfortunately, app store reviews are often the only easily-accessible place (aside from social media) for customers to air their grievances. What should be used as a showcase of glowing customer feedback that attracts new customers turns into a catch-all for any and all customer opinions that subsequently works against that goal.

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Strategies to avoid burnout and manage your workload

Intercom, Inc.

When you’re working in a fast-paced industry, it’s all too easy to reach burnout no matter what role you’re in. And when you work on multiple concurrent projects and across lots of teams, the risk of burnout isn’t just high, it can feel inevitable. Many individual contributors (such as researchers, visual designers, content strategists, data scientists) who work horizontally across teams can be viewed as an infinite resource.

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Getting Started with JTBD – Mike Belsito on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

One of the key things to do in any product lifecycle is to review if it’s meeting your user’s needs. The last time we sat down to do this for the podcast, we decided to use the Jobs To Be Done approach, which led to a key question: how might we power up our JTBD [.]. Read More. The post Getting Started with JTBD – Mike Belsito on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Productivity for Product Managers?—?Choosing the Product Management App

The Product Coalition

In my opinion, Our brain should be focusing on the ‘how’ part and its best to delegate remembering‘what’ & ‘when’ to a task management… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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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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A Reality Check on Product Management: 5 Typical Scenarios and How to Navigate Them

ProductCraft

You have read all the books and you are ready and energized to dive into real product management. You land a job and get to work, totally ready to be an outcome-focused, non-date-driven, research-first “good” product manager (maybe even a “great” product manager!). But gradually, you find that your leadership team expects a Gantt chart. Read more » The post A Reality Check on Product Management: 5 Typical Scenarios and How to Navigate Them appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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The 16 Best UX and User Research Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

UserInterviews

Level up your UX research knowledge and get inspired by leaders and changemakers in design, research, and business with these 16 highly rated podcasts.

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Facebook Product Managers Launch A New Way To Pay

The Accidental Product Manager

Facebook is making a bet on serving customers who are unbanked Image Credit: Antana. The product managers at Facebook have real problem on their hands. The company is so large and so successful, that in order to make it larger and more successful they have to come up with really big ideas. This means that they have to sit around and review their product development definition as they try to identify new products that can appeal to their over 2 billion users.