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Product Focus Funnel

The Product Coalition

A guiding framework for understanding the ‘Why’, defining the ‘What’, and making big ideas a reality. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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The Big Impact of Cognitive Bias on Our Teams, Our Customers and Our Products

bpma ProductHub

by Davide Cis and Neil Baron – Do you remember that time when you thought you had it all figured it out, but your product launch still fell short of expectations and sales did not materialize? How your product failed, despite giving customers exactly what you thought they wanted?

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Dear Strategy: 091 The Business Of Roadmaps

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “How do I align my product strategy and product roadmap with our technology roadmap, in the face of a strong engineering organization?”. Ahh, the product roadmap… such an overused yet somehow still elusive term! Before I even touch the last part of this question about the role that engineering should or shouldn’t play with respect to roadmaps, I first want to straighten out a few definitions that, hopefully, will put this question into a much clearer light.

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How to Evaluate and Create Great Product Management Teams

280 Group

Join us for our webinar on July 26th, Becoming Expert: Are you the Product Leader your team needs? , where we’ll tackle what it takes to create great teams in more detail. When I think of product or market-oriented teams, I think about meetings. In fact, Product Managers are more likely to have meetings with folks outside of product management as inside it.

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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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Foundations to build on: Intercom’s principles for building product

Intercom, Inc.

Clear guiding principles are the best way to scale a team while keeping them aligned. Without a set of principles, organizations begin to fracture. One team heavily believes in Big Design Up Front , another follows Lean start-up , a third tries to instil PRINCE-2 , and before you know it your process is a patchwork quilt of all sorts of conflicting ways to build software.

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Product Metrics that Matter

The Product Guy

Every good product manager should listen to the voice of their customers. The key is using the right data to inform and influence your product decisions. In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Joni Hoadley, lead a conversation on this topic. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

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Podcast: 3 Types of Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi

Listen: ProductCraft | SoundCloud | iTunes. I recently had the opportunity to join the Product Love podcast to talk about all things product management with Eric Boduch. I spent a fair amount of time detailing my framework for the 3 types of product management roles that exist in the industry, which I affectionately call builders, tuners, and innovators.

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Intercom on Product: The principles behind how we build

Intercom, Inc.

Today’s episode of Intercom on Product is all about principles. We use product principles a lot in Intercom to guide us, in terms of how we build, what we build and how we make decisions. In this installment, SVP of Product Paul Adams and I explore our product principles in depth, discussing everything from how they evolved to the qualities that make a good principle.

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Outcomes Over Outputs – Josh Seiden on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

A nice bit of serendipity this week: this week’s guest, Josh Seiden, had his new book ( Outcomes Over Output ) recommended in last week’s episode by guest Rich Mironov. While we didn’t plan this, it’s no surprise – Josh is a respected author, speaker, trainer, and consultant, and the book is a fantastic read. As a bonus, it’s also designed to be read in an hour or so, which means that there’s an awful lot of substance with a minimum of filler.

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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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Remote Product Manager

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2018, Brian Crofts. Watch now and see why he 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 Become a Product Manager

Product Management Unpacked

Exploring how to become a Product Manager? Undoubtedly, you’ve concluded that you’ll be in high demand. You’re right. The role of Product Manager is one of the top ten hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid too. The role is both strategic and tactical, and requires a unique combination of business acumen, technical smarts and emotional intelligence.

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Eyes on the future – How to predict your revenue with sales forecasting

Intercom, Inc.

We all know it’s impossible for a sales team (or anyone for that matter) to predict the future. But with rigorous sales forecasting, they can actually get pretty close. Sales forecasting allows you to not only project how much revenue your team will close but also proactively influence current and future deals – by getting ahead of potential blockers, course correcting when you’re trending off target, moving into emerging markets, and more.

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How to Fall out of Love With Your own Idea by Mirkka Lansisalo

Mind the Product

In this talk from MTP Engage Hamburg I look at how we can become blinded to the faults of our own ideas, and how a collaborative organization culture can help to overcome this. A desire to change the world can be a key driver of success for entrepreneurs and startups, but sometimes it also has the power to cloud your judgment. When you focus on leading digital transformation, there’s a chance you may accidentally miss or forget something essential.

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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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Convincing Regret

The Product Guy

Focusing on the right part of your product at the right time can be very tricky? When did you get it wrong? What did you learn about it? How has it made you a better product manager? Watch and learn more from product management expert, Tanya Koshy.

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Three Product Demo Mechanics That Keep Buyers Engaged

Product Management University

Here are three product demo mechanics that will engage buyers into the conversation and produce more favorable outcomes. In sales situations, the goal of every product demo is to create an urgency to buy! Even in non-sales situations, you’re still trying to sell something like and idea, a plan, etc., where you’re ultimately trying to build consensus to move an initiative forward.

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Building help content into your product launch

Intercom, Inc.

When you’re gearing up for a big product launch, creating help content is often the last thing on your mind. There’s so much that goes into preparing for product launches – ensuring your beta testing goes smoothly, locking in your marketing campaign, getting your sales team up to speed. By the time the big day rolls around, it can feel like all that’s left to do is kick off the launch party and wait for the upvotes to roll in on Product Hunt.

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11 tips for effectively screening test participants

Userzoom

Screening the ‘right’ participants is the most important part of conducting effective user research. The right participants are able to provide you with the type of valid feedback that could assist with some meaningful improvements to your design. So how can you effectively screen your test participants so you’re only getting the most valuable data?

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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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4 Product-Driven Steps to an ArtificiaI Intelligence Roadmap

Mind the Product

What’s so transformative about artificial intelligence (AI), anyway? Artificial intelligence (AI) is regularly breaking new ground, from DeepMind’s AlphaGo Zero teaching itself to play Go and beating human champions to text-generating algorithms so powerful that their creators at OpenAI decided not to release them publicly for fear of malicious use.

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I Asked 100 Founders, CEOs and VCs About Career Transitions — Here’s What I Learned

First Round Review

After founding and scaling LendUp for seven years, Sasha Orloff decided to step down as CEO. He shares his journey and his illuminating takeaways about career transitions, structuring time off and founder life after the startup.

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The Aha! Moment Guide in Product Onboarding

Userpilot

Are your users struggling to find value in your product? Is your activation rate lower than you need it to be? Maybe your users are simply abandoning your product? If any of those are true, then it sounds like you need to find your product’s Aha! moment. In this mini-guide, I’m going to explain everything you need to know about the Aha! moment.

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Q&A with Nir Eyal, Bestselling Author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products”

Revulytics

Revulytics sponsors a series of Product Management Today webinars featuring innovative ideas from top software product management thought leaders. In these blog posts, we ask the presenters to share their insights - we encourage you to watch the full on-demand webinars for even more details. Nir Eyal is the author of the best-selling book Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Pro ducts and the forthcoming Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life (he ’ s also giving Revulyt

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Why Authenticity Matters in Your Product Management Job Hunt

Mind the Product

In January 2019, LinkedIn published the 15 most promising jobs for the year. Product owner ( 87% YoY growth ) and product manager ( 29% YoY growth ) both made the cut. Search terms have doubled for “product manager”, and Harvard recently reported that 7% of graduates are pursuing product management careers. Product management is becoming a popular career choice, and therefore becoming crowded and competitive.

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I Asked 100 Founders, CEOs and VCs About Career Transitions — Here’s What I Learned

First Round Review

After founding and scaling LendUp for seven years, Sasha Orloff decided to step down as CEO. He shares his journey and his illuminating takeaways about career transitions, structuring time off and founder life after the startup.

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Venn Diagram: A Comparison of Product-Related Roles

ProductCraft

What is a product manager responsible for? What about a product MARKETING manager? And where does the growth role fit in the product org? We created this handy Venn diagram to compare and contrast the various responsibilities of three product-related roles: PM, PMM, and growth. Let us know if you find it helpful! The post Venn Diagram: A Comparison of Product-Related Roles appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Why innovation fails, and how Design Sprints can help

Miro

Why innovation fails, and how Design Sprints can helpRazvan BurciuCo-founder,Just MadAna OargaCo-founder,Just MadNowadays, design has become a critical component of a company’s success. And we’re not talking about “making things pretty”?—?it’s about making the right decisions and building solutions that create value for both the user and the business.More organizations understand that if you invest […].

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A Comprehensive Checklist to Revamp Your Website & Increase Profitability

Unlock the power of a well-designed website with our eBook, 'Comprehensive Checklist: A Guide to Website Redesign.' Crafted by Brucira and ruttl founders, it's your ally in reshaping your digital presence. Welcome to a transformative journey!

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What we Learned at #mtpcon San Francisco 2019

Mind the Product

In the fifth year of #mtpcon San Francisco, 1,700 product people came together to celebrate our craft and learn from each other. Here is a look at what we learned from this year’s line-up of speakers: Product Challenges are Universal. Mind the Product founder Martin Eriksson opened the conference by reminding us why we gather each year. While #mtpcon has been coming to San Francisco for five years, the Mind the Product community began nine years ago.

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Our 6 Must Reads for Cutting Through Conflict and Tough Conversations

First Round Review

Big ideas, strong-willed characters, impossible deadlines and close quarters — if you wrote out a recipe for conflict, it might bear an uncanny resemblance to the high-stakes, pressure-cooker environment of a startup. We spoke with top engineers, seasoned managers and experts in human behavior to share their experience-tested wisdom on conflict mediation and management in rapidly scaling companies.

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SiriusDecisions is Hiring; Join me in San Francisco in August

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions/Forrester is hiring! The team that I lead at SiriusDecisions — our Product Management Research and Advisory service — is growing! We’re looking for an experienced product management leader who is ready for the next stage and challenge in their career. If you… Have a passion for b-to-b product management. Love to solve challenging product innovation and lifecycle management problems.