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The PM’s Toolbox: Product Management Tools and the Problems they Solve

UserVoice

It’s no secret that product managers wear a lot of hats. They must simultaneously work as strategists, liaisons, analysts, and salespeople…and that’s all before lunch (working lunch , that is). The litany of tasks on a PM’s plate can seem overwhelming at a glance, but the market has responded to these challenges with a number of specialized solutions that many PMs now consider indispensable in their day-to-day.

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Building trust with your customers

Lead on Purpose

One of the key elements to business success is customer engagement. When you have customers that are excited about your products or services, your business grows and you prosper.

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The 7 Product Dimensions: A Guide to Asking the Right Questions

bpma ProductHub

By John Zilch – Upon embarking on my first stint as a product manager, I happened to run into an experienced product executive one day in passing. I asked him for advice and he obliged. He replied rather succinctly: “Ask questions, and then go add value.” He was never one to ramble on. Since then, I’ve taken his advice to heart, asking questions early and often.

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Dual-Track Agile: Why Messy Leads to Innovation

Mind the Product

What is Dual-Track Agile? Dual-Track Agile is an IT development methodology where figuring out what to build is as important as the building process. You start with a discovery track to find out if a product idea is good and if it makes sense to build. Successful findings from the discovery track are added to the backlog of the delivery track. So how do you know if your product team has a good idea?

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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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How to Create a Strong End-to-End Strategy for IoT Products

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

I recently spoke at the Enterprise IoT Summit in Austin, Texas. It was a great event that brought together IoT thought leaders from around the country, as well as product and business leaders from companies working on industrial and enterprise IoT applications. Below is a link to view the recording of my talk, which focused on how to create a […].

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Business Development vs. Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Chris Butler, lead a conversation around “Business Development vs. Product Management”. 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 goals̷

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Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

Mind the Product

Some years ago, I wrote a blog post noting that small teams are more creative and productive than big teams. I suggested that this might be because, like a band, they were self organising, communicated easily and informally and had autonomy over what they played. Band vs Orchestra. I contrasted this to an orchestra, which has a formal hierarchy, where communication happens in a top-down way from a conductor and where the performers, who may be hugely accomplished musicians, are given a part to p

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The Role of Growth in Mobile Product Development

Amplitude

This is a guest post from Al Harnisch from Prolific Interactive , an Amplitude Solutions Partner. As the native mobile space matures, the biggest app-related issue brands face has shifted from UX and backend infrastructure to growth and monetization. Brands are learning that launching a proper native app is a great first step, but only a starting point.

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Are your product management processes creating more problems than they solve?

DISQO

Insights from interviews with product leaders from Intercom, Drift, InsightSquared, and Betterment. Building a product is a cross-functional endeavor. The problem is that, as Martin Eriksson recently and definitively concluded , the product manager is “ultimately responsible for the success or failure of a product” but doesn’t have authority over any of the people involved in the collective effort.

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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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Comcast Discovers How To Reconnect Cord Cutters

The Accidental Product Manager

Comcast product managers have discovered how to get more customers Image Credit: Mike Mozart. By now I would think that you’ve heard about the so-called “cord cutters” who are out there. If you are a product manager working for a cable company these people are the bane of your existence. The cord cutters are the people who have decided that they no longer need to subscribe to cable television and so they are canceling their cable TV subscriptions.

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Optimize to be Wrong, not Right

Mind the Product

Let’s be honest. We have no idea what is going to happen a year, a week, or even five minutes from right now. And what’s worse, believing we do means we are not only kidding ourselves, but it’s almost certain we will not achieve our desired result. Rarely do predictions come true. We live in a complex world that frequently and without warning changes around us.

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Podcast: Perspectives on Product Management

Mironov Consulting

SC Moatti excerpted five of her recent Product That Count podcasts with product management thinkers: Marty Cagan, Teresa Torres, Jeff Gothelf, Dan Olsen and me. This podcast compiles some favorite interview moments… my small segment touched on Jobs to be Done, scaling up product teams, and empowering product/engineering teams by removing organizational obstacles.

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Introducing Boards, Notes, and Highlights

Roy Madden

Feedly is home to a vibrant community of experts, students, and trailblazers. We all have our own reasons for reading what we do. Maybe you want to gain a deeper understanding of a topic or discover something new. Whatever your motivation, the power of information lies in your ability to harness it. Today we are sharing three new features we hope will make your Feedly experience even better: Boards, notes, and highlights.

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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 Importance of Organizational Convergence in a Recurring Revenue World [Infographic]

TSIA

When we talk about “ organizational convergence ,” we’re referring to the blending of traditional service lines. Encouraging better collaboration between functions within your company can have many benefits, including increased recurring revenues, a more streamlined service offer portfolio, improved resource utilization, and more! In this infographic, you’ll get a glimpse at three tactics for breaking down silos within your organization and achieving successful organizati

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Effective Product Psychology & Design – Jerome Ribot (ProductTank London)

Mind the Product

Co-founder and former Creative Director at Ribot – a design agency in Brighton – Jerome Ribot is also the creator of Cognitive Lode , a resource that distills the latest behavioural research into helpful product advice to help humanity understand itself better. He will take you through the design decisions made during the development of the site, with a specific focus on the psychological research applied during the design process to increase engagement and learning.

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Podcast: Mistakes Product Managers Make

Mironov Consulting

This episode of Karthik’s DesignYour Thinking podcast pulled together thoughts on product mistakes from Roman Pichler, Steven Haines, Chad McAllister, Cindy Alvarez and me. (A pleasure to be part of this group!) My short segment touches on good practices: selling the value of product management to the executive team; helping stakeholders remember why we have specific items on the roadmap; and setting up trade-off discussions.

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Boards, Notes, and Highlights on Mobile

Roy Madden

We just released a new version of the Feedly Mobile application for both iOS and Android. You can download them for free from the App Store and Google Play Store. Here is a quick overview of the new features included in this release. New Richer Cards. We enhanced the design of the card view. The new design is more readable and more modular. It allows us to surface notes and highlights when needed.

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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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Use Indirect Channels to Build, Grow, and Maintain Profitable XaaS Revenue Streams

TSIA

Generating a profit is the goal of every cloud business. Yet for many, achieving it remains elusive. As companies walk the path toward creating a profitable cloud-based business—or transitioning from a product-based to a service-based business—many challenges exist in this still-emerging market. And those challenges are amplified when operating through an indirect channel sales model.

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Is Your Chatbot Artificially Intelligent?

Mind the Product

The chatter at SXSW this year was all about the chatbot. Several sessions and a lot of side conversations were aimed at helping companies understand what chatbots are and how to use them. I got the sense that everyone wants to have one of these in their product right away. But while everyone talked about the ways in which these are going to revolutionize user engagement, it sounded too much like “me too!

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Q&A with Napster Product Manager Suzanne Scharlock

UserTesting

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a product manager at one of the world’s most iconic streaming music services? In a recent webinar, we caught up with Product Manager Suzanne Sharlock for a behind-the-scenes look at how a PM … The post Q&A with Napster Product Manager Suzanne Scharlock appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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How You Battle the "Data Wheel of Death" in Growth

Brian Balfour

This is the Data Wheel of Death: Data Isn’t Constantly Maintained -> Data Becomes Irrelevant / Flawed -> People Lose Trust -> They Use Data Less If the above looks familiar, you’re not alone. I estimate that greater than ? of data efforts at companies fail. This is trouble because data plays a key horizontal role in the growth process and mindset.

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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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Q&A with Napster Product Manager Suzanne Scharlock

UserTesting

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a product manager at one of the world’s most iconic streaming music services? In a recent webinar, we caught up with Product Manager Suzanne Sharlock for a behind-the-scenes look at how a PM … The post Q&A with Napster Product Manager Suzanne Scharlock appeared first on UserTesting Blog.