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Five Habits of Highly-Effective Product Teams

Mind the Product

How do you develop an understanding of what will set a product up for success throughout your organization? This blog looks at what actions product managers can take to ensure their teams are investing their time wisely. “If you build it, they will come” is not an effective philosophy in product development, but time and again I’ve seen and been on teams where we spend months building a product without ever talking to a customer to validate or refine our idea.

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How to Create a Product Operations Dashboard in 4 Steps

ProductPlan

Product management used to be a “fuzzy” discipline within an organization, without a ton of metrics and scrutiny directly applied to it. But as data-driven decision making takes on increased significance, we’ve seen “ product ops ” emerge to fill in the gap between the leadership and vision aspects of the product management and the facts and figures that inform team members.

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Piecing it together: how to design cohesive onboarding

Intercom, Inc.

Onboarding is a holistic, ongoing process sitting at the intersection of many different teams: product, sales, marketing, customer engagement and business operations. A customer’s onboarding may start with them visiting your website and choosing to purchase your product or service. But it should also persist as they learn how to use your product and become a confident power user who discovers continued value in your product over time.

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How to Be an Ethical Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Everyone has their own code of ethics. A line they will not cross, and things they will not do. In terms of the workplace, there are laws that vary from country to country about how we can operate as businesses and as colleagues. Data protection laws ensure we don’t misuse the personal details we collect in the digital era, and HR policies make sure we all play nice.

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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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Create Your Own Product Community

ProductCraft

One of the best parts of working in product is the community: the like-mindedness, the ease of conversation, and the camaraderie around the struggles and victories we experience on the job. So, a few months after I joined my 11,000-employee company in October 2018, I looked for a place where I could meet my fellow. Read more » The post Create Your Own Product Community appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Dan Olsen’s framework for defining product strategy

ProductBoard

Written by Dan Olsen, Product Management Consultant and Author, for our ebook, The Path to Product Excellence: Stories and Advice From the Field. When Instagram first launched, there were already many photo sharing mobile apps on the market. Yet Instagram quickly became the top photo sharing app. Why was Instagram’s product so successful? I want to share some important product strategy tools that.

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Product Questions to Ask Customers Across the Product Life Cycle

Centercode

In product development, timing is everything. The type of customer-driven product questions you ask, when you ask them, and the kind of customer feedback you use to answer them all influence the insights you pull in and how they’ll ultimately serve you. The objectives of each individual phase of the product life cycle require specific types of customer feedback to validate and drive decision-making.

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Product Managers learn to say “No”

The Product Coalition

Learning to say “No” will make you a better PM, and result in you shipping a better product. Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash Saying No to a “small feature” request, or “just a tiny update” can be tough, especially if it comes from “ higher ups ”, usually there’s just so many times you can push back. In his great talk Des Traynor taught us that “ Product Strategy is About Saying No ”, for a Product Manager knowing to say No isn’t just a good quality, it’s a MUST!

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Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 2

280 Group

Become the Expert. Become the undisputed expert for your areas of responsibility. You have to be the expert on your market and products. You need to have solid data and excellent information so that when the team or management is discussing your product or your market you are able to step in with timely and highly relevant information. Becoming expert will brand you as someone who is truly competent and ready to move up.

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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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The Three Changes in iOS 13 that Product, Marketing, and Technology Teams Need to Know

Alchemer Mobile

Today, Apple releases the latest version of its most popular operating system, iOS (as well as the re-branded iPadOS), to hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. The 13th generation of iPhone and iPad software may seem incremental at first, but if you dig deeper there are some notable changes that may impact your app and business. Our work at Rightpoint spans industries and it’s important for our clients to stay abreast of these changes.

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Close.com’s Steli Efti on balancing competition and collaboration in sales

Intercom, Inc.

Some leaders mistake internal competitiveness for toxicity, opting instead to exclusively focus on collaboration. They avoid any internal ranking, out of fear that the workplace will become negative – or politically charged. This is the recipe for a mediocre sales team. Like a sports franchise, a top team should be both collaborative and competitive.

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Key Product Management Skill — Reducing the Friction

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2018, Brian Crofts. > What new skill should I be honing right now to get ready for the future? Always invest in communication. Nothing is more important. 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.

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Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 3

280 Group

Read Part 2 of this 3 part series: Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 2. Those who truly care about people and do what they can to help others, always seem to get the lucky breaks. Truly Care About People. There are some exceptions to the statement above, but for the most part the people I have worked with who are genuinely good people have reaped much success.

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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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Destination Product Management

Product Management Unpacked

Product managers are in high demand across the globe. With a Master’s in Product Management degree, you’re poised to take on the top positions in emerging global tech hubs of your choosing. Discover your own product adventure.

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Six Common Traps that Undermine Strategic Product Management

Mind the Product

Increasingly product managers are expected to think and operate “strategically”, but, as this post will reveal, it’s a requirement that can lead to misaligned expectations and be full of traps for the unwary. Surely we’ve all noticed the increased emphasis on “strategy” as a core competency for product managers? Of course, keeping tactical work aligned with company goals and vision is a critical part of any successful product manager’s job , so this trend to ask for more

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How important is customer feedback and validation to product managers?

The Product Guy

Excerpts from an article I was recently quoted in on customer feedback and product validation ( [link] ): Product managers have a tough job. They’re tasked with market and competitive analysis and laying out a product roadmap that delivers unique value based on their customers’ demands. What makes this challenging is that the needs and demands of those customers can often change, so ensuring that they build the right feature at the opportune time while keeping development risk low and maximizing

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Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

In August 2019, we presented a co-hosted webinar with AIPMM – Predictable Delivery: The Power of Estimating and Forecasting. You can view the slides and accompanying blog post here. We received so many great questions on the topic and have included answers to each down below. Thank you all for engaging in our webinar! Q&A. Would you estimate bugs?

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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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Three Reasons to be a Solutions Driven Organization

Product Management University

What are the biggest benefits of being a solutions driven organization versus product driven? In a nutshell, a solutions driven organization does everything from the customer’s perspective first. That customer-first approach simplifies everything across product teams, marketing, sales and client services because customer goals and success metrics are the centerpiece.

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How do you Become a Product Manager?

Mind the Product

I’ve been building digital products for nearly a decade now. A few weeks ago, a friend messaged me for advice on becoming a product manager. We chatted on the phone and then I realised that I’m asked this question so often that it seemed a good idea to condense my thoughts into an article. So, I did, and this is it. Starting with the most common question… 1.

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Product Management Pods

The Product Guy

The processes you iterate on are those that you value the most. From pods to release cycles, what would you focus on? Watch and learn more from product management expert, Benny Reich.

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Correlation vs Causation: Understand the Difference for Your Product

Amplitude

Correlation and causality can seem deceptively similar. But recognizing their differences can be the make or break between wasting efforts on low-value features and creating a product that your customers can’t stop raving about. In this piece we are going to focus on correlation and causation as it relates specifically to building digital products and understanding user behavior.

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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 First 30, 60 & 90 Days of a Fresh Product Manager: The Battle Plan

NextBigWhat

What does a Product Manager do? What are the different roles of a product manager? How does it differs in Enterprise vs. Consumer industry? What about MNC vs the Indian arm? What should a product manager do in the first 30, 60 and 90 days? We had Sanchit Juneja, Lead Product Manager, GoMerchants @ GoJek come over for the NextBigWhat meetup to present his insights as an experienced Product Manager.

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Product-Led Growth – Ashley Smith on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Presently a partner at expansion stage venture capital firm OpenView, Ashley Smith has a long career of helping early-stage startups scale into successful organisations. In this episode, Ashley talks to our hosts about product-led growth, and how everyone can and should do it. Quote of the Episode. It really comes down to: listen to your customers and figure out what they want, and then build that thing – and build it really, really well.

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Product Management Tips for Data Science Projects

Mironov Consulting

Data science has traditionally been an analysis-only endeavor: using historical statistics, user interaction trends, or AI machine learning to predict the impact of deterministically coded software changes. For instance, “how do we think this change to the onboarding workflow will shift user behavior?” This is data science (DS) as an offline toolkit to make smarter decisions.

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KonMari Media: Why localization is important for new markets

freshtrax

Nowadays, it seems that almost everyone in America knows about Marie Kondo, whether they have an interest in a minimal lifestyle or not. And if you don’t, where have you been? Marie Kondo is a Japanese tidying expert, bestselling author, the star of her own Netflix show, and the founder of KonMari Media, Inc. She is best known as the mother of the KonMari method, a process to simplify and organize your life by getting rid of physical objects that no longer spark joy.

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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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Ready, Set, Hypergrowth: How Duo's Product Design Lead Primed Her Team for Momentum

First Round Review

Sally Carson joined Duo as its first product design leader, just as the security startup was ratcheting into hypergrowth. Carson shares her roadmap for scaling the product design function, from advocating for design in an engineering-centric org, to setting up her team for success during rapid growth.

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Product, Society, and Ethics by Kathy Pham

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Kathy Pham reflects on the importance of asking societal and ethical questions in product organizations and asks how teams and companies can be more accountable in the future. Kathy, who is a Fellow at Mozilla, Harvard, and MIT with over 15 years’ tech experience in product, engineering, data and leadership, asserts that product and ethics are increasingly important in a progressive society – the stakes are rising.

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How We Organise UX Design Process at UX studio

UX Studio: Product Management

What is it that everybody does in the UX industry, but does it differently? Probably one of correct answers is the UX design process. In our field, it is not a surprising thing if there are differences in the ways we build up our UX processes – everyone can have their own methods. However, it is good to have a great guide about a well-tried UX design process which you can rely on.

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