Sat.Mar 18, 2017 - Fri.Mar 24, 2017

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Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton

280 Group

Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant/Trainer who discusses a number of Product Management issues. Our first featured Product Management Consultant is Phil Burton, a seasoned PM veteran who talks about the most difficult parts of Product Management, his favorite training exercise and more. “Too few product managers actually get out in front of customers and discuss their needs, yet this process can lead to market and financial succes

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Product Roadmap Essentials

bpma ProductHub

By Boston Women in Product – The product roadmap frames every task and is the lifeblood of delivering a successful product. Boston Women in Product has been considering the importance of mastering the product roadmap as a critical responsibility of the product manager. Imagine if you could engage industry experts in an informative dialog to gain valuable insights in helping you craft and master your own roadmaps.

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How do you master your conversations?

Lead on Purpose

Words matter. In many situations, especially when it comes to leadership, what we say, and how we say it, determines our success. Situations arise where emotions run high and the choices we make have significant outcomes.

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Student Spotlight: Kristen Ablamsky

Melissa Perri

Product Institute is an online school for Product Managers looking to level up their skills. We’re featuring some of our recent graduates and asking them to share their experiences, both in the field and in our class. Our next student is Kristen Ablamsky, a co-founder of a very new, very exciting startup. With a background in social and digital strategy, Kristen is new to Product Management and looked to Product Institute as a core resource for learning on the job.

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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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4 Traits of Successful Product Leaders

UserVoice

Product managers may or may not be the “CEOs of product,” but how do you boss around a bunch of CEOs? Leading a product management organization is a unique role in modern technology companies, and one that was quite uncommon until fairly recently. As the tech world has gradually embraced the value product management brings to a company to help advance its mission and find success, a new crop of executives are emerging to manage these many-hat-wearing product managers.

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Strategic and Tactical Product Management – A Bad Idea

Product Management University

There are two issues with the labels of strategic and tactical product management: The tactical label lacks the glamour of a strategist, not to mention all the hard work that goes with it. Neither label is conducive to market/customer focus. The Playbook: Forget about strategic and tactical. Think about strategy and execution. Strategy is everyone’s job — deciding what you’re going to do and why it’s valuable to the market.

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Student Spotlight: Kristen Ablamsky

Melissa Perri

Product Institute is an online school for Product Managers looking to level up their skills. We’re featuring some of our recent graduates and asking them to share their experiences, both in the field and in our class. Our next student is Kristen Ablamsky, a co-founder of a very new, very exciting startup.

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We Need More Human One-on-Ones

Mind the Product

I still remember the day when I held my first one-on-one as a manager. I was nervous. I had read a dozen articles filled with advice from “let them lead the conversation” to “come prepared”. I had a list of questions in front of me, all carefully worded to spark great discussion. When I finally sat down for my first one-on-one, I remember that we talked about some of the challenges he was facing at work, how he was feeling about his role and about his career at a high level.

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The Unbelievable Future of Habit-Forming Technology

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: Jane McGonigal is a game designer at The Institute for the Future and bestselling author of Reality is Broken and SuperBetter. She’ll be speaking at the upcoming Habit Summit in April. (You can register here!) In this interview with Max Ogles, McGonigal discusses impact of future technologies on behavior, habits, and the way […]. The post The Unbelievable Future of Habit-Forming Technology appeared first on Nir and Far.

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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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Getting Executive Buy-In

Pragmatic Marketing

Product people are expected to overcome plenty of challenges to successfully build products that solve customer needs. But what happens when the main challenge isn’t building the product, it’s dealing with your CEO? Join Paul Young, vice president of product for Pragmatic Marketing, and Mike Belsito, co-founder of Product Collective as they discuss: • What the relationship looks like between product teams that thrive and their executive teams. • The primary causes of brea

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Worst Thing About Being a Product Manager (and making it better)

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy and The Product Group. Take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2016: Chris Butler. ( tweet ).

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Building a challenger bank the Monzo way – Ole Mahrt (ProductTank London)

Mind the Product

In 2013, the Bank of England scaled back the rules and regulations involved in starting a bank. They hoped to kick-start technological innovation within the banking industry through increasing competition. Companies taking advantage of these changes are aptly labelled as “challenger banks” Over the last three years there has been new banks springing up across Europe, each proclaiming itself as a digital-first, online-only alternative to the traditional institutions (A recent exceptio

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Apple Shows Product Managers How To Get More For More

The Accidental Product Manager

The Apple iPhone 7 plus contains more features than the iPhone 7 Image Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns. You sorta gotta have some pity for the poor product managers over at Apple. I mean yes, they are responsible for one of the most popular products out there: the iPhone. However, we are living in an age in which just about everyone who wants to have a smartphone already has one and so the ability to generate more sales is becoming harder and harder.

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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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Overcome ad blockers, stop exploiting the user

Product Warrior

In 2016 the UK online ad spend was circa £10bn with 9.5% growth forecasted for 2017. This a lot of money for an industry where many publishers see reducing yields, some advertisers believe 50% of the ads are wasted and c30% of consumer use ad blockers to avoid ads completely. Considering ads from the perspective of product management suggests there is real improvement to be leveraged, with clear problems to overcome, and the need for a genuine value proposition improvements for users and adverti

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April 5/Dublin: Product Managers, Product Owners, Scalable Agile Product Models

Mironov Consulting

What: Product Tank Dublin. When: April 5, 630pm. Where: dogpatch/CHQ , Dublin. Registration. We’ll have a half hour to talk about product managers, product owners and scalable models for agile product teams. A lot to cover! Ideally, we’ll knock down some popular myths and walk away with a few fresh ideas. Sylvie McDermott (CPO @ Currencyfair) will also talk about Mistake and Misconceptions in Product Management.

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9 tips from TED speakers on successful product management

Mind the Product

Being a product manager is not easy. After all, a product or a complete product line is under your full responsibility – from launch through to sales, and every milestone in its lifecycle included. If you’re already a product manager and in search of new information, ideas, and insights on product management to help you improve your work performance, or if you aspire to become one, then TED Talks videos and the like can be great sources of inspiration and motivation.

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Growth Benchmarks Are (Mostly) Useless

Brian Balfour

Most growth communities, forums, and email lists will inevitably have that thread that goes: “Hey, what are the benchmarks everyone’s seeing for X?” I constantly find people seeking out benchmarks or pointing to benchmarks, and we’ve all been there -- who doesn’t want some normalizing data to understand whether we’re on track or not? The desire is further fueled by many companies releasing “benchmark reports.

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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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The Data Handshake: Tearing Down Data Silos with Trust

TSIA

When J.B. Wood and Thomas Lah first introduced the concept of the “data handshake” in their book, B4B , it mainly focused on how it occurs between the technology supplier and customer. The basic premise of the data handshake is that in order for your company to provide data-driven, value-add services to your customers, you need their data.

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Sample post with all our new features

Roy Madden

New images frames. Image with “normal” size in browser frame. Image with “larger” size in browser frame. Image in an iPhone frame. Image in an Android frame. Image group. The same but with a caption. With bigger images. Protips. We find that the best Board names are specific and project-related. For example, a board just for articles about your competition’s new products; or a board for articles mentioning a client’s brand.

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Using Experimentation to Drive Product – Stephen Pavlovich (CEO of Conversion.com)

Mind the Product

Stephen Pavlovich , CEO of Conversion.com, talks to ProductTank London about Using Experimentation to Drive Product. Why aren’t people converting and what experiments can you run to try and fix that? The aim of any experiment should be to better understand your users and apply those insights to your product. This does not have to be limited to your landing pages, sign up forms and eCommerce journeys – you can take the same principles and use them to improve your entire user experience.

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Innovation, SaaS, and Enterprise: Announcing the First Three Speakers for #mtpcon London!

Mind the Product

Mind the Product London 2017 on September 8 will be better than ever, with more workshops, more networking, and more fun than ever. But most importantly #mtpcon will, as usual, bring you the best minds in product from around the world for a day full of thought-provoking insight, inspiration, and learning. We’re delighted to announce our first three speakers, who will share their unique insights on building products in SaaS, how to be more creative and innovative, and how to change enterpri

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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Training to be a Better Product Manager

Mind the Product

7 years ago, I started working at my first tech startup. I remember very clearly meeting a Product Manager named Jim Lindstrom on my first day and asked to shadow him. I saw a bewildering but exciting range of tasks and responsibilities, I didn’t quite understand it, but I wanted to. I knew by the end of the first week that product management was the job I’d been looking for since graduating from college.

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TSIA STAR Awards: Get Recognized for Your Company’s Achievements

TSIA

The TSIA STAR Awards are the best way to show the world the amazing things your company is doing, both as an organization and for the benefit of your customers. We’re excited to announce that the nomination period for the 2017 STAR Awards is now open! If you’re a current TSIA member, you’re invited to send in a nomination for your company in any of this year's categories for a chance to win one of the highest honors in the technology and services industry.