Sat.Dec 01, 2018 - Fri.Dec 07, 2018

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Technical Debt and Product Success

Roman Pichler

Why Technical Debt Matters for Product People. As the person in charge of the product, you may not be terribly concerned about how clean and well-structured the code is. But the quality of your product matters: It directly impacts your ability to achieve strategic product goals and make your products successful: Technical debt makes it hard to experiment with new ideas, release new features, and quickly respond to user feedback. [1].

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The Introverted Product Manager

ProductPlan

Can introverts be successful as product managers? No matter what you may have heard, we believe the answer to this question is a resounding “yes!” If you’re an introvert, or simply have several introverted tendencies (who needs labels anyway?), this one’s for you. In this article, I’ll discuss a few misconceptions about introversion that may discourage introverts from pursuing product.

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Practical Tips for Working in Distributed Product Teams

Mind the Product

Ever since the shift towards agile practices, product teams have hung on to a set of core attributes, ranging from cross-functional, to customer-centric all the way up to iterative. But there’s one aspect which will soonish vanish from this list of must-haves: co-located. The notion that successful product teams strictly need to operate from within one room is outdated.

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Making Sense of Planning in an Agile World

ProductPlan

“But we’re agile. We don’t plan.” If you’ve ever worked with an agile team, chances are you’ve heard this excuse. However, even agile teams need a disciplined approach to planning. Teams who invest time in proper planning tend to have a better understanding of long-term goals for the product, and more realistic strategies for achieving those goals.

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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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It's a Major Award!

The Product Bistro

Way back, when I started the Product Bistro, I had a lot of spare time (between gigs), and I was using the blog to drum up some consulting, and piece work to fill in the gaps and time. I created this site to first describe what I could offer, and how my prior expertise could be leveraged. It worked – somewhat. I didn’t completely replace my salary, but it was interesting experience.

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How Product Managers Can Better Understand Their Customers

Alchemer Mobile

On December 5, 2018, we hosted a webinar on how product managers can better understand their customers. Product leaders constantly strive to improve their products to drive greater engagement, grow revenue, and delight customers. To achieve that goal, one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is, “Do I understand what my customers want?

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Top 5 Reasons Your Jira Backlog Fails You

UserVoice

There’s a strong chance you and your dev team are already relying on Jira for backlog management of technical projects, assigning bugs and scheduling sprints. And while Jira can be fantastic for managing these aspects, it has downsides as a thorough system of record for product management; most importantly, Jira often becomes a dumping ground for feedback and ideas without any purposeful.

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Why We Fail: What I Learned From 5 Years with Friends, Netflix’s Social Strategy

Mind the Product

Netflix’s Friends (Born 2004, died 2010). I write a lot about product strategy, and use Netflix as an example so that others can learn from the company’s success and failure. I often highlight that half of Netflix’s high-level product strategies fail in order to help product leaders to understand how hard it is to launch and grow startups.

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The Best Product Person of 2018 is…

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 9th annual winner of T he Best Product Person is … Brian Crofts. 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 2018: Brian Crofts. ( tweet ).

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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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Holiday messaging and chatbot tips for marketers

Intercom, Inc.

Gearing up for the holidays? For ecommerce and consumer focused brands, the holidays offer a huge opportunity to grow your customer base and drive sales with chatbots and targeted messaging. Through to New Year’s, consumers are in the mood to buy. It’s up to you to reach and convert them at scale, and today’s chatbot technology, such as our Custom Bots , can help you can get there.

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Who’s Minding Your Product Portfolio…Other Than Your Customers?

Product Management University

You build products, you market products, you sell products and you implement products. That’s how you make money. Your customers on the other hand, want to…. Improve employee retention by investing more heavily to develop talent within the organization and create more attractive career paths. (every industry). Improve patient-care quality scores so they can qualify for higher Medicare reimbursements to offset declining margins.

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The Perks of Being a Generalist

Mind the Product

I’m lucky enough to be able to say that I love what I do – but why? What is it that gets me up to go to work every day? Like many in our field, I fell into a product job somewhat by accident, but I count myself as very lucky to have done so. It was an accident that has led me down a career path I truly love. There are tons of articles out there giving you advice on how to do this and that, but I’d like to use this opportunity to celebrate what a satisfying job working in product is: We’re

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Problem Solving as a Product Manager

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Rashid Manzar (Mentee, Session 7, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Harikrishna Menon]. I love solving problems. From high school to business school, and throughout my professional career, I was supremely comfortable with it , and reveled in solving problems, to the appreciation of my managers, colleagues, and teachers. Over time, I realized that my true passion lived in product management, but when I tried to showcase my problem solving skills in multiple interviews, I f

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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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Karen Peacock on growing Intercom from 350 to 600 people

Intercom, Inc.

SaaStr’s Harry Stebbings recently interviewed our COO about her journey from Intuit to Intercom. Their wide-ranging conversation touched on everything from product market fit to the best hiring approach to the role of COOs. Listen to the episode below. Short on time? Check out the transcript or get the key takeaways below. What attracted Karen to Intercom.

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Positioning Technical Features to Sound Simple

Product Management University

Our product is very unique technically, but we’re having trouble positioning technical features in non-technical terms. No one understands our unique value. Any suggestions? The biggest mistake most people make when they try to position technical features is that they try to explain HOW they work. Positioning is 80% about WHO, WHAT & WHY. Instead of trying to make technical features sound simple (almost impossible), explain one or two job tasks that are common and troublesome to your u

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Using Psychology to Supercharge Your Products by Joe Leech

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London talk, Joe Leech shows us how, in order to design products that people love, we need to create experiences that fit into what people’s existing mental models predict for them. Procedural Knowledge. Declarative knowledge is specific facts that we find hard to remember. Because facts are hard to remember, we convert information into sequences, and this is known as procedural knowledge.

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Important Lessons in Understanding

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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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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What we shipped: 5 new features to help build a differentiated customer experience

Intercom, Inc.

At Intercom we think a lot about what it means to deliver a differentiated customer experience. We know companies are using our suite of products across the entire lifecycle to engage website visitors, onboard new users, upsell trial users and support existing customers. The challenge comes in providing a personalized and consistent experience to everyone at scale.

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Facebook Marketing Tips: 5 Ways To Increase Your Sales This Holiday Season

AB Tasty

The holidays are coming, and as an e-commerce business, it should be your goal to make the most out it by levelling up your marketing game. Among the strategies that you can easily boost is Facebook marketing. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as Facebook Marketing Tips: 5 Ways To Increase Your Sales This Holiday Season.

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Product Experimentation Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them by Jon Noronha

Mind the Product

Jon Noronha joined the product team for Microsoft’s Bing search engine in 2011 when the product, as he puts it, was “in a big hole” As the years went by, however, that turned around, and in late 2015, Microsoft reported that Bing had become profitable. Jon and his colleagues at Microsoft attribute that growth to a change towards experimentation.

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Creating and Destroying Value

Pragmatic Marketing

I read Seth Godin’s blog every day. Many days, what he says relates directly to pricing. Today’s blog— Is There a Marketing Person Leading the IT Team —is just one of those blogs. He provides a few horrendous examples of companies interacting with their customers. In these cases, they are all the result of IT making decisions on what is easy for them to do, not what the customers really want.

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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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The Next Generation Feedly Mobile Has Arrived

Roy Madden

Six months ago, we launched the Feedly Lab and invited 4,000 Feedly users to participate in the design and testing of the next generation of the Feedly mobile application. Today, we are excited to launch the result of that work. You can download the new app for free on the App Store and Google Play. Here is a quick tour of the new design. Faster and more intuitive design.

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Automated vs. Manual User Testing – when to choose what?

Usersnap

As a Quality Assurance Manager, you’re fighting daily with testing websites or software during the build process, as well as after launch. With this comparison between automated vs. manual testing, we want to help you to make a quicker decision what to use. The current trend in everything becoming more automated, that goes for software and website testing too.

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Kim Goodwin on how to make user-centered values pervasive in your organization

Miro

We recently interviewed Kim Goodwin, consultant, speaker, and author of Designing for the Digital Age. Kim shared how to make user-centered values pervasive in your organization. The people I work with are design leaders, product managers, and senior executives. I think they all approach me for slightly different reasons, but the thing they have in common is […].

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TEI 205: Create a happy team, make a better product – with Kris Boesch

Product Innovation Educators

Breaking down silos and helping everyone feel like their work matters. You are in for a delightful and important discussion with our guest today. She was named a Top 100 Leadership Speaker for 2018 and is here to tell us how we can have a happier workplace. Is there anyone who doesn’t want that? Maybe you are the 1 in a million person who says my workplace is happy enough, it provides all the enjoyment and contentment I need.

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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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5 Session Recordings That Tell All About Your New Users

The Product Coalition

Imagine a world where you’re introduced to someone and immediately you’re able to get to know them. Without any crafty CIA maneuvers or slick parkour moves, you can find out what they like and what they dislike, where they struggle and what they find easy, what makes them happy and what makes them frustrated. On the street, in a cafe, at a party–this might be possible, over time.

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Podcast: The Evolution of Tech Product Management

Mironov Consulting

This episode of Product Dojo’s Product Leadership Podcast is hosted by Edyta Korona and Arjun Saksena. We talked at length (16 minutes) about: The evolution of tech product management (not a new thing!). Empathy as a core skill of product leaders. Why my product managers don’t claim to be the CEOs of their products. Not being envious of the biggest or shiniest tech companies, since they face significant challenges around size, growth, culture, and top-down decision-making.

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How To Determine Product Success When You Lack Financial Data

Sequent Learning

To effectively manage a product line, product managers and the teams they lead need financial data. However, often this data is unavailable. In fact, many product managers admit they either lack access to financial results or they have trouble interpreting the numbers they do get. From our research, we’ve learned that some companies’ accounting systems are unable to supply product level data.