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Netflix Abstracts the Team out of Product Design

Mind the Product

This week I started watching Netflix’s new show Abstract. It’s a beautifully produced documentary that follows the achievements of world renowned designers across a wide range of design disciplines, from Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s head of design to the architectural boy wonder Bjarke Ingels. Many of the designer’s stories are inspiring and touching. These individual’s stories made me want to get up and design something bold and exciting.

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Taking ownership—leading with accountability

Lead on Purpose

Accountability is a key leadership principle. Those who do great things, or do small things in a positive way, succeed because they apply the right principles, they do the right thing.

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Three Unexpected Data Points That Will Boost Your Website Lead Generation

Product Management University

A recent lead generation study, The Critical Importance of Lead Validation in Internet Marketing , revealed three important data points that most people don’t expect — bits of information that can have a major impact on your website lead production if you know what to do with the data. Here they are. 1. A Full 50% of Website Conversions Are Something Other than Leads.

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Your Ability to Focus Has Probably Peaked : Here’s How to Stay Sharp

Nir Eyal

Having a hard time focusing lately? You’re not alone. Research shows interruptions occur about every twelve minutes in the workplace, and every three minutes in university settings. In an age of constant digital interruptions, it is no wonder you’re having trouble ignoring distractions. In their new book, The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech […].

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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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Building an API that Developers Love

Mind the Product

Maxime Prades (Director of Product at Zendesk) takes you through the experience of building a platform at Zendesk and being part of an API-first company. He opens his talk by describing the clear value that Zendesk’s APIs are providing to their customer accounts and the business. For example, customer accounts using the rest API during their 30 day trial period were converting twice as much.

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Removing Speed Bumps in Your Product Planning Process

Product Management University

Opinions are like noses. Everybody has one when it comes to your product planning process. Just like noses, no two opinions are alike, making it difficult to garner broad support for any product plan. The speed bumps pop up every time you’re asked for more information leading up to the approval process. The Playbook: In many cases the need for more information stems from the lack of clarity in the information you’ve already gathered.

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Ask the Experts: Do you have any tips for implementing market visits at my company?

Pragmatic Marketing

Not only can market visits change your perspective, they can also change the focus of your product and your company. However, until you actually start doing them, there’s no way you can internalize the impact they will make on your life. While many of us are accustomed to sharing information that our clients want, market visits require us to come in and do the opposite of that, which can create some discomfort.

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Mental Models for Product Managers

Mind the Product

What are Mental Models? A mental model is any concept that helps explain, analyze, or navigate the world. As product managers, our mental models drive our decision-making, the way we communicate and collaborate with others, and how we prioritize. Without a good framework of mental models, you will be limited in all those areas. “What are the models?

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Rapid Prototyping for Product Managers

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Nis Frome, lead a conversation around “Rapid Prototyping”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor. The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals… Better Decisions.

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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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Marketing Buzzwords: Why You Should Keep Them Out of Your Lexicon

Product Management University

It’s a common practice in all product companies to use marketing buzzwords and catchphrases in sales and marketing materials and in conversations with peers and colleagues. Are buzzwords bad? It all depends on who you’re talking to and what you’re trying to accomplish. Buzzwords don’t mean anything to the people we most want to influence, prospects, and customers that will eventually fund our future paychecks.

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Oracle Product Managers Get Ready To Battle Amazon In The Cloud

The Accidental Product Manager

Oracle and Amazon both want to own the cloud Image Credit: WorldSeriesBoxing. I’m pretty sure that by now you’ve heard about “the cloud” – it’s the mythical place where companies can get their programs to run and their data to be stored in such a way that they don’t have to buy any computers or storage systems. Another company takes care of all of the day-to-day activities required to make this all work out.

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Seven Simple Steps to Stress-Free Prioritisation

Mind the Product

Job stories, backlog items, workshop ideas, roadmap features… it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale of potential directions you can take a product in. And it’s natural to want order in this chaos. Prioritisation is a core part of Product Management, and it’s the topic I most commonly get asked about by other Product Managers. But it can also cause a lot of stress – while prioritisation is important, too much emphasis is put on it.

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Grab that Next Product Management Opportunity with 2 Hands

The Product Guy

If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….

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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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Web Demos: Engaging An Audience You Can’t See

Product Management University

The #1 challenge with conducting web demos is the ability to read and engage an audience you can’t see. Is the demo going well? Are they doing e-mail while I talk? Does anyone care? Somebody, anybody, give me a sign! How do you really know if your value proposition is resonating with your prospects when you can see them? The key to reading a prospect you can’t see is to engage them in a discussion during the demo.

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Progress, Not Products

Product Bookshelf

Use empathy and active listening to discover “jobs to be done”, the progress customers want to achieve in specific circumstances in their lives. Jobs provide the causal factor to explain why customers choose one product over another. Design the experience you deliver around your customer’s job and your competitors will find it hard to copy.

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Launching Products – Paul Yokota (ProductTank NYC)

Mind the Product

Paul Yokota talks to ProductTank NYC about the process of launching products and discusses the many associated challenges, reflecting on the challenges he faced when launching Animoto’s Marketing Video Builder app. Paul started his career at Mixbook as a product manager for Mosaic, a mobile app for creating photobooks. He currently works as a Senior Product Manager for Animoto – a company dedicated to giving people an easy way to create professional videos.

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Mobile App Testing: Why You Should Always Test Your Apps?

Alty

Quality isn’t an act, it’s a habit. While Aristotle didn’t have mobile app development in mind when saying that phrase, it sums up the approach to mobile app testing quite well. The habit of rigorously testing new apps should constitute a large part of the overall development DNA. . Sure skillful developers can write great code. But they are rarely good testers as well and often fail to account for all the nitty-gritty happening once a real user places his hands on the final product.

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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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Answering the “Product Vision” Questions With Something…Visionary

Product Management University

“What’s on our strategic roadmap?” “What’s our product vision?” If you’re the head of products or strategy in a B2B organization, you’re constantly fielding the “product vision and strategic roadmap” questions. A different approach to answering these questions will help you articulate a vision that energizes everyone and simplifies the execution of your product, marketing and sales plans.

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Knowledge Management Convergence: Overcoming Barriers to Knowledge Sharing

TSIA

Knowledge management used to be a topic just for customer support. Specifically, it was about how to capture resolution information for every problem solved, so that the next time it occurred, no one had to waste time researching the problem and resolution all over again. Today, there are several drivers that are forcing companies to realize that knowledge management isn't just for support, but is a company-wide initiative with enough ROI for everybody, from support, to professional services

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Scaling Up a Product Organisation

Mind the Product

I had no idea what I was doing, but then no one else did. You just made it up as you went along in 2000. The job title only came into David Norris ’ vocabulary in about 2008. Before that he’d been through numerous roles that had been doing that job without realising it – Production Manager, Producer, Operations Manager are all examples. Researcher, Growth Hacker, Co-creator, Influencer or Change Agent – a Product Manager may play each of these roles in different types of organisation

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All research is political

dscout People Nerds

Trump Diaries Episode 3: Behind the scenes on a sensitive diary study.

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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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Product Demo Techniques: Telling Versus Selling

Product Management University

When it comes to product demo techniques, there are two styles: telling and selling. The “telling” demo (stop me when you see a feature you like) won’t energize your buyers or set you apart from the competition. The “selling” demo energizes your buyers with a vision because it’s more about their business than it is your products. 1.

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Win-Loss Analysis: It’s Rarely the Product

Product Management University

How much time should we spend on win-loss analysis? There’s an age old adage that people buy from people, and it’s no different in B2B. So when you win it’s largely because of your salesperson. Ditto when you lose! Product deficiencies are just the most convenient excuse. When asked about a win, customers will readily admit they bought because they felt more comfortable dealing with your organization than the competition.

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