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Laura Klein on improving chemistry in product teams

Intercom, Inc.

Looking for an example of a happy, high performing product team? Rather than suggesting a model startup, advisor and author Laura Klein is likely to point you toward her favorite heist film. As an engineer, UX designer, product manager and startup advisor for more than 20 years, Laura been part of every type of team – from those that have to deliver on the sometimes unrealistic expectations of upper-management to the ones that suffer from too many opinions on the ground floor.

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Broken Retrospectives and how to fix Them

Mind the Product

Having worked on teams using agile methodologies for several years, retrospectives are a major part of my life as a product manager. Retrospectives (retros) are held at the end of each sprint cycle, at the end of the overall release, and sometimes to review other meetings or processes. Retros are intended to review your team’s successes and failures, with the goal of continuous improvement.

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7 Ethical Design Examples To Make Facebook Better For Everyone

UX Studio: Product Management

Ethical design involves much more than the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a good start, it made many realize that even big organizations like Facebook should act more responsibly and can actually even face challenges in court about the way they treat their users But we should go further! Ethical design > GDRP compliance. “When a company like Facebook improves the experience of its products, it’s like the massages we give to Kobe beef: they’re not for the benefit of the cow but

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The Power of NPS in Your Product Strategy

ProductBoard

When I attend events for product managers and scour my favorite product communities such as Product Coalition and PMHQ, I’m always amazed by the passion that product managers feel about the tools they use every day. In the hundreds of conversations, I’ve had with PMs, the pride and passion we feel about our favorite tools and the frustration we feel with tools that simply don’t bend to our wills.

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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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Knowing Your Effort Budget

Clever PM

It’s amazing to me how often I talk with someone about a project they’re working on, and when asked “what’s your budget on this” they just look at me with a blank look. Let’s be real for a minute — everything we do in product design, development, and management has limits. We have limited resources. […].

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Retention, cohorts and visualizations

Intercom, Inc.

There are few issues more important than customer retention when running software-as-a-service businesses. It’s no good acquiring customers for $10, if they only stick around for a month or two. Retention can be measured qualitatively by talking and checking in with your customers regularly so you’ll know what their main questions and issues are, and when they occur.

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Product Launch: Reducing the Product Manager’s Workload

Product Management University

When do most Product Managers start thinking about the product launch? Many wait until the development process is nearing the end before bringing other departments into the fold. Sure, you copy them on project updates and milestone progress (which they probably never read). But you’re too busy writing requirements, tracking development progress, reviewing designs and answering questions.

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Strong Engineering Culture, Strong Product Culture by Andrew Martinez-Fonts

Mind the Product

What does culture have to do with building great products? In my opinion, everything. I’m a group product manager at Yelp, and in this presentation from MTP Engage, I look at why it’s so important to create a supportive culture where product people and engineers collaborate and trust each other. I manage a team of product managers and product designers, and while we have a high-performing workplace of product managers and engineers, we have a range of personalities, preferences, and communicatio

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Customer Journey Map ? B2B Marketing Rules

280 Group

Land maps exist to record the actual terrain, not an idealized view of the terrain— the REAL terrain that you will have to traverse, like it or not. With this real-world understanding of the terrain you can plot the most effective path through it. [Of course, if you fail to identify a cliff or a river on the map, the path you plot may lead to tragedy.

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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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Connect and conquer ? build your brand by staging events

Intercom, Inc.

Of all the ways to get your message into the world, staging events might not seem like the most efficient or scalable. But that misses a few important qualities that only live events can offer. In our industry there are dozens, if not hundreds of ways you can get in front of your customers or people you’d like to be your customers. When resources are low, impact is key.

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Hypergrowth and The Law of Startup Physics

First Round Review

Reboot.io founder and professional coach Khalid Halim has guided the leadership at Coinbase, Lyft and Checkr through some of the steepest parts of their growth curve. Here, he shares the two promises every founder must make before hypergrowth.

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How do you Choose who to Hire as a Junior Product Manager?

Mind the Product

Who to hire as a junior-level product manager is one the most difficult decisions a product leader has to make. Most product jobs require some level of product management experience, so you can focus on understanding what a candidate has done and how their existing skill set will fit with what you need for your team. But, by design, the candidates for an entry-level product management role will not have any experience in product.

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Importance of 1:1’s in Product Management

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Aurelija Pavilionyte (Mentee, Session 6, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Chris Butler]. Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. I am happy to be around smart people most of the time. They really push my average up. But during the Product Mentorship program I realized that this is not enough.

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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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Your sales team needs account plans. Here’s how to create them.

Intercom, Inc.

Account plans are one of the most important weapons in a salesperson’s arsenal. They bring together critical information about your customer, your competitors and your strategy to nurture existing business in a simple document to ensure each customer is set up for success. So why do sales teams often ignore them? The formula for selling SaaS software is quite simple.

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Hypergrowth and The Law of Startup Physics

First Round Review

Reboot.io founder and professional coach Khalid Halim has guided the leadership at Coinbase, Lyft and Checkr through some of the steepest parts of their growth curve. Here, he shares the two promises every founder must make before hypergrowth.

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The Incredible Speakers for #mtpcon London 2018

Mind the Product

Mind the Product London 2018 on October 18-19 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 the first six speakers who will share their unique insights with us in October!

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Key Skills to Develop to get into Product Management

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. Watch now and see why she is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management. More to Come. 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.

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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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What we shipped: 7 new features to help you automate, streamline and customize your Messenger

Intercom, Inc.

At Intercom, we know how challenging it is to strike a balance between being personable and being efficient. You want to be welcoming to your visitors and helpful to your customers, but your time is in demand. That is why we are continually updating our products in ways that help you engage with your visitors, leads and customers quickly and effectively.

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The Three Games of Customer Engagement Strategy

Amplitude

This article is the third in our north star metric series. This series unpacks a modern approach to product management strategy and execution that accelerates product development and growth. So far, we’ve covered the definition of a product north star metric for different industries and how to organize your product team around your north star. We’ll now dive into the core games of customer engagement strategy and lay out how product managers should frame the value of their product, the goals of

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Price Is ALWAYS the issue. Price Is NEVER the issue.

Pragmatic Marketing

Price is awesome. It is part of every sale. Every customer wants to buy at a lower price. Every company (or most at least) wants to sell at higher prices. It’s a universal truth. Recently, while teaching, I asked: “What are the reasons sales gives for losing deals?” The answers are always the same. Price and product. I usually follow this up with something like this: “These are rarely the issue, but even if they are, there is still so much more to learn.” Someone in

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How will AI affect Product Management?

ProductCraft Debates

There’s so much talk about AI out there, that a person on the internet can get quite tired (if not angry). But, many sales, marketing, and even engineering teams are already starting to use AI-powered tools to automate and optimize processes and take things off their plate. Product managers, meanwhile, bring value in their ability to. The post How will AI affect Product Management?

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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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Material Design is a political choice

Imaginary Cloud - Design

Recently, Google announced a new, updated and refreshed Material Design at Google I/O. In material.io they define it as a visual language that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation of technology and science. There we can find a list of formal and functional generic guidelines to embody most of our digital interface designs.

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The IRL channel: Offline to online, Online to offline

Andrew Chen

( dmagazine). We’ve heard about Facebook ads, Google adwords – but today let’s talk about the “IRL Channel.” The IRL channel is an underappreciated advantage of companies that exist in the real world – Amazon Echo, Envoy, Lime, Uber, etc – that use constant in-real-life reminders to try out and use the product.

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Who Should Own Product Positioning?

Pragmatic Marketing

Product positioning is a key element of product management. Positioning documents will define your product category, the problems it solves and the personas it serves. Whenever I work with a new team, I always begin with roles and responsibilities. Who owns what? Lately I’ve been thinking and talking about a new binary model for role definition: Product leaders (that is, product managers and product marketing managers) own problems; development and marketing teams own solutions.

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Can Starbuck’s Product Managers Take It Upscale?

The Accidental Product Manager

Will it be possible to make Starbucks even more upscale? Image Credit: By Source. Doesn’t it seem as though the Starbucks coffee shops are just about everywhere by now? There are even some streets that have two of them: one on either side of the street so that people don’t have to flip around to get to a Starbucks. The market for coffee has become so large and so well served that the Starbucks product managers have a real problem on their hands.

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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

Move from feature factory to customer outcomes and drive impact in your business! This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.

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PM/PO, here is how you can have some deliver predictability applying basic statistic in the team…

The Product Coalition

PM/PO, here is how you can have some deliver predictability with basic statistic applying in the team throughput TL:DR; How can we have the predictability of team deliver? Using some basic statistic, we can extract some good pieces of information from team Throughput, answering questions like: with 75% of certain, how many tasks the team delivers in a week?

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Featured #prodmgmt #job

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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Running a Remote Lightning Decision Jam: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

Miro

Running a Remote Lightning Decision Jam: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide Here at RealtimeBoard, we empower team-driven companies to create outstanding products and experiences while we turn the challenges of distributed work into competitive advantages. That’s why we are always curious about the ways leading companies and professionals from around the world approach building products that […].

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