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Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen

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 second Featured Product Management Consultant is Greg Cohen, an Agile PM expert who discusses the most important skill a Product Manager can possess and the most common mistakes made in an Agile environment.

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Building a Realistic Revenue Projection for a New Product

Mind the Product

Here’s a scenario nearly everyone finds themselves in at some point in this line of work: You’re psyched about a new product or feature in the works. You’ve got requirements, design vision, and even a development timeline. You’ve got feedback from potential buyers and they love it. You’re ready to roll, and then you’re asked, “So how much money will this make?”.

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How to Disassemble Robots

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Amy Blankson Have you ever seen The Matrix, Terminator, Minority Report or Ex Machina?

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How to Use Psychology to Make Persuasive Video

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is excerpted from Nathalie Nahai’s best-selling book, Webs Of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world. – Alan Rickman, Actor What Makes Video Special? Compared to other media types on the web, […].

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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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Focused on Value & an Audacious Spacious!

The Product Guy

Nominate a great product manager you know today @ [link] ! Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel @ [link]. Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at Digital Ocean , as well as to our other sponsors, Yext , BKLYN and many more. Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were… Featured Product: Spacious exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from the human layer to living in analytics.

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SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! Plus, 2017 Product Management Tools and Technology Study

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! I’ll be in Las Vegas next week for the SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit , which runs from May 16-19. If you’ll be there, let me know and it will be great to meet up in person. If you’re not attending — why not? It’ll be a great experience for product management leaders — in fact, it’s been named one of “ 7 events no product manager should miss this year ” and a “ product management conference not to

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The Product Manager’s Guide to Backlog Grooming

The Product Coalition

Wish lists are a pain. It looks like a small request?—?at best. It comes top down, it guts your strategy, it unbalances all the hard work you put in prioritising and forces you to make difficult trade-offs. Great news: you need to validate that it’s actually useful and/or important, Less-great news: If they clearly aren’t important enough to be done, then they don’t belong on the backlog.

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From London to NYC to San Fran–Take the Next Step in your Product Management Career Today

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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Disruptive Product Development – Jenine Lurie

Mind the Product

Jenine Lurie is Founder and Lead Strategist at Disruptive Experience, a New York based design consultancy that applies unique user-centered design strategies to create intuitive and delightful experiences that connect people to products. She has over 15 years experience building world-class products for global brands such as American Express, Kaplan, Sony Entertainment, Financial Times, IBM, and JPMorgan.

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From Developer Experience to Product Experience: How a Shared Focus Fuels Product Success

Speaker: Anne Steiner and David Laribee

As a concept, Developer Experience (DX) has gained significant attention in the tech industry. It emphasizes engineers’ efficiency and satisfaction during the product development process. As product managers, we need to understand how a good DX can contribute not only to the well-being of our development teams but also to the broader objectives of product success and customer satisfaction.

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SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! Plus, 2017 Product Management Tools and Technology Study

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! I’ll be in Las Vegas next week for the SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit , which runs from May 16-19. If you’ll be there, let me know and it will be great to meet up in person. If you’re not attending — why not? It’ll be a great experience for product management leaders — in fact, it’s been named one of “ 7 events no product manager should miss this year ” and a “ product management conference not to

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What’s A Cola Product Manager To Do When Your Product Goes Flat?

The Accidental Product Manager

People are concerned about their health and it’s hurting sales of Coke Image Credit: Hanna Pritchett. When it’s hot out and you are thirsty, what do you want to drink? No, I’m not talking about a beer – let’s talk non-alcoholic drinks. Due to years and years of spending on enormous advertising campaigns, many of us instantly think of drinking a Coke when we want something cold and sweet.

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Woot! The Product Guy: Top 40 Product Management Blog

The Product Guy

Out of thousands of product management blogs, we are very excited and proud to have been recently named one of the Top 40 Product Management Blogs. Thank you to all our readers! Filed under: product management Tagged: award.

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The Cosmic Background Radiation of the Internet

Mind the Product

Fourteen billion years ago the universe was immensely hot, dense plasma. Then, as the universe expanded after the Big Bang, the gases within it cooled. When these gases reached a temperature of around 2,700°C (billions of years before galaxies existed) protons and electrons were able to combine into hydrogen atoms, releasing energy in all directions in the form of electromagnetic radiation.

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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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SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! Plus, 2017 Product Management Tools and Technology Study

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! I’ll be in Las Vegas next week for the SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit , which runs from May 16-19. If you’ll be there, let me know and it will be great to meet up in person. If you’re not attending — why not? It’ll be a great experience for product management leaders — in fact, it’s been named one of “ 7 events no product manager should miss this year ” and a “ product management conference not to

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The Benefits of a Shared View of Software Usage and Compliance Analytics

Revulytics

Nearly a century ago, Albert Einstein prophetically and poetically framed what remains one of our chief challenges with analytics. “Not everything that can be counted counts,” he said, “and not everything that counts can be counted.” With so much data, leveraging information that helps us ask the right questions and draw the right insight to solve business problems is a constant struggle.

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The Real Benefits of Certification: An Example from Intermedia

TSIA

Whereas TSIA’s Strategic Services offerings were designed to give our members the hands-on, customized assistance they need to meet their business objectives, our Strategic Certifications programs put these accomplishments to the test, and enable companies to receive recognition for being the best in the industry. We’re thrilled to announce that TSIA member company and cloud software provider, Intermedia , has recently gone through several of these rigorous certification processes an

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Product managers are turning to products to help them build solutions that matter

ProductBoard

Reading the Sirius Decisions 2017 Product Management Tools and Technology Study this morning , I was struck by their finding that we are on the cusp of a major shift in how product leaders manage their products. Here at productboard , we’ve witnessed the shift ourselves. Changing attitudes in just the last six months have meant more product leaders are seeking an alternative to prioritization spreadsheets, roadmap powerpoints, and user feedback spread across a variety of systems.

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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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Podcast: How to Be Effective Without a Product Leader

Mironov Consulting

Steven Haines hosts the Sequent Business Network podcast. I was able to join him for this episode , focused on the symptoms of missing (or weak) product leadership, and its impact on individual product managers. We talked through some of the symptoms (“shipping your org chart,” inability to say no to sales requests) and coping strategies for individual product managers.

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4 Topics to make super hero product leaders

Product Warrior

Few awesome products are a mistake, they typically have great product teams focused on delivering value and being creative. To cultivate a prospering and innovative product organisation, product leadership have to focus on 4 key topics. Each topic fuels and supports the others?—?they are symbiotic and together support delivering amazing products… Continuous team development Product culture Product vision Product execution Team development deserves more investment and focus, engaged growing talen

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Touchpoint Calculus: Why Sales Can’t Do it for Themselves

TSIA

In an earlier blog post of mine , we explored the concept of Relationship Equity, which is the trust that Services Delivery teams have engendered with their clients that allows them to ask the questions that salespeople can’t. They are able to uncover problems, challenges, and opportunities that customers would generally withhold from a salesperson, or even their account manager.

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Heidegger, Ford and the art of sensemaking

dscout People Nerds

A People Nerds interview with Christian Madsbjerg.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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Come see UserTesting at these 2017 summer conferences

UserTesting

The summer conference season is heating up! Interested in user-centered design, information architecture, user research, or mobile UX? Want to travel to some beautiful cities and meet some talented and inspiring people from UX to eCommerce to Product Design ? … The post Come see UserTesting at these 2017 summer conferences appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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4 Topics to make super hero product leaders

Product Warrior

Few awesome products are a mistake, they typically have great product teams focused on delivering value and being creative. To cultivate a prospering and innovative product organisation, product leadership have to focus on 4 key topics. Each topic fuels and supports the others - they are symbiotic and together support delivering amazing products. Continuous team development Product culture Product vision Product execution Team development deserves more investment and focus, engaged growing talen

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Managing Product Teams for Success

Product Talk

I’ve been thinking about the challenges of managing product teams by outcomes. Most leaders want their teams to have the autonomy to go after an outcome, but they struggle with trusting that their teams will do the right things. Most teams want that autonomy, but they struggle with communicating their progress toward an uncertain outcome. These shortcomings create a vicious cycle.

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The T-Shaped Product Manager

Roman Pichler

Balancing Specific and Generic Skills. To do a great job as a product manager or product owner, you require two skills sets: product-specific and generic ones. As the name suggests, product-specific capabilities are limited to a single product or product portfolio. They include a deep understanding of the users with their needs, the competition, and the market trends.

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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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Come see UserTesting at these 2017 summer conferences

UserTesting

The summer conference season is heating up! Interested in user-centered design, information architecture, user research, or mobile UX? Want to travel to some beautiful cities and meet some talented and inspiring people from UX to eCommerce to Product Design ? … The post Come see UserTesting at these 2017 summer conferences appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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This New Template Helps You Write Better Product Requirements

The Secret PM Handbook

“Communication” by Joan M. Mas. See below for image credit. Effective Communication is Challenging. Product managers tell me – and the people managing product managers tell me – that one of their biggest challenges is communicating with the development team. People complain about: Developers being poorly motivated, or having a bad attitude about what you want them to build.

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What’s the best way for product managers to align with UX teams?

DISQO

On paper, product managers and UX teams should happily work together. Both aim to ultimately build and ship a successful product; both collect data to make necessary product decisions; and both work with development teams to bring products to fruition. The disciplines are two sides of the same coin on whom the success (or failure) of a product rests.

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