Sat.Jun 03, 2017 - Fri.Jun 09, 2017

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The importance of exercising courage

Lead on Purpose

I’ve recently had several experiences that required me to get out of my comfort zone. The subject of courage has becoming particularly important and meaningful to me in recent weeks and months.

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Two Questions Product Managers Should Ask Every Day

280 Group

There are two simple questions Product Managers need to ask every day in order to be dramatically more effective. By integrating the questions “Why?” and “So What?” in to their daily work, any product manager can improve their effectiveness. Why? Asking why is one of the most fundamental things you can do as a Product Manager. Beyond the first ask, you should get underneath the initial answer, dig deeper in to some motivations and meanings by asking why several times.

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Balance Your Portfolio with the Product Portfolio Matrix

Roman Pichler

The Matrix Reloaded. The product portfolio matrix , also called growth–share and BCG matrix, wants to help you achieve a balanced portfolio, a portfolio that contains the right mix of young and established products. The matrix categorises products as question marks, stars, cash cows, and pets (also known as dogs ). The picture below shows the grid with its four quadrants and product types; cash cows are represented by the dollar sign and pets by a cross.

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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

Mind the Product

This is the introductory piece to a series of interviews with product managers. I am on a quest to find out what different product managers do, how their role compares to product management theory, what their daily struggles are, and how I can become a great product manager myself. Why am I doing this? I want to become a great product manager, and hopefully down the road some people might also find my learnings interesting and useful.

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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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The Modern Product Manager, Hackerati & iHeartMedia!

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 iHeartMedia , 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: Hackerati exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from lean to accelerators.

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Startups and big cos should approach growth differently (Video)

Andrew Chen

I recently did a video interview on the topic of how your growth strategy changes from being a small startup versus becoming a larger company. It’s hard to compete when you’re launching a new product and you have to think asymmetrically for your growth efforts to work. I walk through each stage, step by step, and talk through some of the strategic dynamics to think about.

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Applying Product Principles to Guide Better Product Decisions

Mind the Product

Like a sailor who navigates a path through stormy seas, a product manager needs to navigate their product through the needs of customers, business partners, and stakeholders while following the product vision (the end state for what the product will deliver in the future). This includes making numerous product decisions in a consistent and coherent way.

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Creating and Managing Product Roadmaps

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Marc Abraham, lead a conversation around “Creating and Managing Product Roadmaps”. 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… Be

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Product Management Insights: Selling Usage Analytics to Your CMO

Revulytics

This year, IT spending by the CMO will outpace that of the CIO, according to Gartner. Marketing technology budgets have soared as CMOs take ownership of the crucial customer-facing software that powers digital transformations. Here’s the thing: your CMOs are under a lot of pressure to ensure that spend delivers. Average tenures of CMOs keep dropping – now sitting at just under four years.

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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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SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017; B2B Product Management podcast; SiriusFoundations Webcast

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017. I’m pleased to announce the release of the SiriusView “Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017.” This SiriusView covers seven vendors whose offerings are designed to assist product managers with developing product plans, prioritizing features and enhancements, and maintaining and communicating product roadmaps.

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What Improv Can Teach Product Managers

Amplitude

Interview with Ellie Powers, Group Product Manager, Android and Google Play. Saying “no” is a highly revered skill in business. As the thinking goes, the ability to say “no” demonstrates your value on prioritization and focus. Ellie Powers, a tenured product manager with 13 years of product management experience in three countries under her belt, sees things a bit differently when it comes to building products.

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The Latest Product Jobs

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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Can HP’s Product Managers Use 3-D Printers To Save The Company?

The Accidental Product Manager

Can 3-D printers save HP? Image Credit: MKzero. Once upon a time, being a product manager at HP was a great job to have. The company prided itself on its innovations and it was always trying to bring new products to market. However, time has passed and HP fell on hard times. Eventually the leadership at HP decided that they were trying to address too many different markets to be just one company.

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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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SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017; B2B Product Management podcast; SiriusFoundations Webcast

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017. I’m pleased to announce the release of the SiriusView “Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017.” This SiriusView covers seven vendors whose offerings are designed to assist product managers with developing product plans, prioritizing features and enhancements, and maintaining and communicating product roadmaps.

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Technology Is Not Hijacking Your Brain (video)

Nir Eyal

Some tech critics will have you believe that technology is “hijacking your brain” or that it’s “irresistible.” Not only is that not true, believing such nonsense is dangerous. In my recent talk at The Next Web conference, I discuss: The difference between technological addiction and distraction. The moral obligation of tech companies who knowingly addict […] The post Technology Is Not Hijacking Your Brain (video) appeared first on Nir and Far.

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How to Deliver a Better User/Customer Experience

Sequent Learning

How many times have you had to validate aspects of your business case or your go to market plan, or confirm the context of a user story for a product before it’s released? It’s not always so easy – customers aren’t readily available and insights get missed. As we’ve learned at Sequent Learning Networks, when product managers and […]. The post How to Deliver a Better User/Customer Experience appeared first on Sequent Learning Networks.

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My Recruit: The test participant experience

UserTesting

Earlier this month we announced that our newest feature, My Recruit, had launched into public beta. My Recruit gives UserTesting customers the ability to create and launch a study with anyone, anytime—on demand. Part of what makes My Recruit such … The post My Recruit: The test participant experience appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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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 SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017; B2B Product Management podcast; SiriusFoundations Webcast

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017. I’m pleased to announce the release of the SiriusView “Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017.” This SiriusView covers seven vendors whose offerings are designed to assist product managers with developing product plans, prioritizing features and enhancements, and maintaining and communicating product roadmaps.

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What's your motto?

dscout People Nerds

A round up of the personal mantras that People Nerds live and work by.

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The Recipe for a Balanced Feedback Diet

UserVoice

As the cliche goes, “the customer is always right.” Unfortunately, most customers can’t agree on what exactly they want. Today’s customer profile most likely doesn’t encompass everyone you plan to serve a couple years from now. And, oh, yeah, customers aren’t exactly concerned about whether your company is making money, as long as you’re meeting their needs.

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My Recruit: The test participant experience

UserTesting

Earlier this month we announced that our newest feature, My Recruit, had launched into public beta. My Recruit gives UserTesting customers the ability to create and launch a study with anyone, anytime—on demand. Part of what makes My Recruit such … The post My Recruit: The test participant experience appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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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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From Product Manager to Partner: An Interview with Ashley Carroll

Amplitude

When Ashley Carroll joined Social Capital, a Palo Alto based venture capital firm, she didn’t aspire to become an investor. Hailing from a tenured career in product management, she was just super passionate about working with startups. “I had become pretty active as a mentor and advisor to various startups and really enjoyed it! It was a nights and weekends hobby, but then I realized that helping entrepreneurs was a lot of what a good investor’s day-to-day entails.”.

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What can product managers learn from a 1920s newspaper pioneer?

ProductBoard

Quite a bit, it turns out… Usage data … user needs … segments & personas … ethnographic user studies… I’d always reckoned these concepts and techniques came about in the ’70s and ’80s, as modern product design took hold. It was during this era that the Stanford Graduate School of Product Design introduced soft-systems thinking to ambitious young designers; Dieter Rams designed modern appliances with Braun; Xerox PARC prototyped the Alto, an early personal computer that would inspire the Maci

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Introducing: Prioritization, segmentation, and video transcriptions

DISQO

One of the greatest challenges facing product management is how significantly workflows differ from organization to organization. My team works hard to understand those differences and bridge the gap with a seamless experience for product managers to drive experimentation and decision-making. To that end, we’re really excited to announce features that enhance and accelerate common workflows, from prioritizing research to mining for insights.

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The Digital Transformation Journey: Customer Use Cases

TSIA

Every once in a while, a perfect storm hits a market. Usually it’s when a new trend or concept appeals simultaneously to both customers and suppliers. When that serendipity strikes, even long-standing models are forever transformed. That is what’s going on today in tech sectors, from IT, to industrial equipment, to transportation, to healthcare.

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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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Introducing: Prioritization, segmentation, and video transcriptions

DISQO

One of the greatest challenges facing product management is how significantly workflows differ from organization to organization. My team works hard to understand those differences and bridge the gap with a seamless experience for product managers to drive experimentation and decision-making. To that end, we’re really excited to announce features that enhance and accelerate common workflows, from prioritizing research to mining for insights.

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Introducing: Prioritization, segmentation, and video transcriptions

DISQO

One of the greatest challenges facing product management is how significantly workflows differ from organization to organization. My team works hard to understand those differences and bridge the gap with a seamless experience for product managers to drive experimentation and decision-making. To that end, we’re really excited to announce features that enhance and accelerate common workflows, from prioritizing research to mining for insights.