Sat.Mar 14, 2020 - Fri.Mar 20, 2020

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How Lessons From Wargames can Help you Ship Products and Build Strong Teams

Mind the Product

We all know that product is hard , so here are some themes from a very playful activity that will help you get better at it. Shipping products is rough, full of false starts, lousy execution, and a lack of will to kill products quickly. But a bad strategy creates a state of false hope, and can leave you and your team punched in the face after months of work.

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Product Management in Times of Crisis

Ask Benny

The role of the product manager is to focus the team even and especially in time of crisis Human Behavior While we all watch the world as it handles the crisis of the coronavirus in various ways including all the different ways we human beings are used to respond to events, it is an amazing opportunity to reflect how similar things happen in our organization in the face of even small events.

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Key Takeaways From the 2020 State of Product Leadership Report: Europe

ProductCraft

Back in January, our colleagues at Pendo released their third-annual State of Product Leadership report. Each year, this report compiles the survey responses of hundreds of product leaders, who share their job responsibilities, key challenges, and workplace trends. This year’s survey reached a more global audience than ever, with nearly half of respondents living in.

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Working Remotely? 5 Ways to Help Your Product Team Thrive

Product Talk

Product teams should be co-located. This is an often-repeated “truth” in our industry. Today, in response to COVID-19 , many companies are instituting mandatory work-from-home policies. This is making co-location impossible for many teams. Thankfully, this “truth” was already on its way to being retired. In fact, it was never true for many companies.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

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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Top IoT Challenges Product Leaders Face in 2020

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

What are the top IoT challenges Product Leaders face in 2020? To find out, I conducted a survey to hear directly from Product Leaders. In this post, I share the answers to the survey, as well as the insights I gathered throughout the process. I received 73 responses to my survey. I understand this means the […]. The post Top IoT Challenges Product Leaders Face in 2020 appeared first on Daniel Elizalde.

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If you Pretend Everything’s Under Control Then it Will be

Mind the Product

Why, in Product, it pays to fake it till you make it till you become it. Amy Cuddy’s famous TED talk says that if you fake confidence you will eventually become confident. Cuddy claims that by using confident body language like standing tall with arms on hips, we can convince our brains that we are in fact confident. My favourite practical tip of hers is to do a power stance in the lift on your way up to an interview (or in a toilet cubicle – needs must).

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What is agile?

The Product Coalition

Agile in a nutshell: Definition, values, principles, methodologies and basic understanding Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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5 Reasons Why Customer Success Is Existential During A Downturn

Gainsight

If you’ve spent any time on any social media these last few days, the responses to the current coronavirus crisis range from: All the way to: In response to these highly polar emotional reactions, many may believe the sensible path is cold reason—set aside feelings and take the rational path. In defense of “emotional” decisions. I truly believe that emotions are completely valid signals, and any call to ignore them ignores not only a part of what connects us and makes us human,

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Product Management 101: User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX)

ProductCraft

User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) are two related (but not identical) concepts that every product person needs to have a working knowledge of. Below, we’ll go through the basics of each and discuss the differences between the two. What is the user interface? The user interface (UI) is the “surface” of any application. Read more » The post Product Management 101: User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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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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The Product of You by Melissa Perri

Mind the Product

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Melissa Perri describes how you should start investing energy in “the product of you” and plan your career ascent to product leader. Key Points: Skills you learn as a junior product person can translate well into the C-suite. You should look for opportunities to diversify your skill set. There is not just one type of product leader.

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Intercom’s response to the spread of Covid-19

Intercom, Inc.

In this unprecedented and uncertain time, Intercom’s first priority is the health and wellbeing of our staff and their loved ones, the communities we work in, and the customers we support. We wanted to share what steps we’ve been taking in recent days to protect these groups. We hope these measures will also contribute, if even in a small way, to slowing down the spread of the virus.

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About Harpal's Product Management Journey

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with 2019’s TPMAS winner of The Best Product Visionary, Harpal Singh. Watch now and see why they are counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management. More to Come. Thank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Product Management Awards 2020 has begun!

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Remote Work Tips From Basecamp

Sachin Rekhi

Given all the recent interest in remote work, I spent the weekend reading Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. As the founders of Basecamp , they have been practicing remote work for over a decade now, well before the present-day excitement around it. In the book, they cover everything they have learned from their experience, including why remote work is good for a company, how to hire for remote work, collaborating effectively, managing remote workers, and mo

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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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10 Fun Virtual Icebreakers to Take Remote Working to the Next Level

The Product Coalition

Easy-to-do. No special tools required. Just group chat. I’ve been trying to refrain from doing any remote working posts?—?I don't want to add to the flood of them that has already ensued the past month. But the past couple of weeks I’ve been asked by a number of people for ideas on remote icebreakers and/or team building activities now that many of us are working remotely.

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This Founder Built Startups in 2008, 2016 and 2018. Here’s What He’s Learned About Resiliency

First Round Review

Bob Moore's first brush with life as a founder started in 2008—three days before Lehman Brothers collapsed. Since he cut his teeth as a first-time founder in turbulent times, he's gone on to build two other companies. Here, Moore shares the lessons he's learned along the way, from weathering bear markets and losing out to the competition, to finding (and falling out of) product/market fit.

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Statistically Significant

The Product Guy

A lot of people think about making evidenced based decisions. Not everything has to be statistically significant to make a decision for your product. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Tanya Koshy.

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7 Tool Tips for Your Newly Distributed or Remote Team

Johanna Rothman

Yesterday, you worked in an office with everyone else. Today, you're supposed to work from home—and so is the rest of your team. And not just for the next few days, but for the next few weeks. What tools do you need? My list of the most important tools: A good microphone and headset so you can hear people, even in somewhat noisy environments, like a home with other people.

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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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Documentation is a key when working remotely

The Product Coalition

The Coronavirus outbreak that led to massive remote work reminded me how documentation helps keep productivity Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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Build Your Own Product Discovery Toolbox

Amplitude

When a Product Team starts a new Product Discovery mission, their primary job is to reduce uncertainty. Initial alignment and research might feel predictable and almost linear. But as soon as the first hypothesis turns out to be wrong, teams need to course correct. The complexity of Product Discovery can feel overwhelming, but trying to overcome it with blueprints developed by other companies is rarely a viable solution.

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The Right MVP May Be Simpler than you Think

The Product Guy

Building a product is a huge responsibility, each feature you release takes time, focus and ongoing love. Learning from the best products on the market and sharing my experience with Upstack, MealPal and others to workshop a framework of how to decide what features to include in your product launch, ideas for a focused MVP and understanding the engineering implications of your product decisions.

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In-app Guidance: How to Activate your Users Without Boring Them

Userpilot

Every aspect of your product’s onboarding should be aimed at achieving one thing: Activating your users. That’s the end goal. If you’re currently struggling to activate users, then you may need to look at improving your in-app guidance. In-app guidance is a fancy way of describing the onboarding that happens within your product. In other words, it discounts any emails you send, or any kickoff calls you do.

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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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Incorporating the Voice of the Customer Into Your Company Culture

ProductCraft

Weekends in Minnesota bring with them a mass migration of people heading “up north” to cabins and lakes. More often than not, I end up jumping in the truck with my husband and dogs and joining the masses to get in some fishing. On my trek north, there is a small town with a specialty. Read more » The post Incorporating the Voice of the Customer Into Your Company Culture appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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A Detailed Guide To IoMT Implementation in 2020

Arkenea

Internet of Medical Things or IoMT is on the way of becoming the most sought after technology in the healthcare sector. According to Grand View Research, it is predicted that spending on IoT for healthcare will reach $534.3 billion in 2025 at an annual growth rate of 19.9%. Rise in the demand for IoT integration […]. The post A Detailed Guide To IoMT Implementation in 2020 appeared first on Arkenea.

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Best Resources for Data Folks

Iteratively Blog

As folks who constantly deal with data, finding the right resources to refer in times of need is a challenge. Additionally, if you simply Google the phrase, ‘data analytics resources’, you will be overwhelmed. Yes, there are too many; more zeros than I can count. To solve this, we created an internal doc with the best five of every kind of resource that data folks generally refer to.

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AI Product Management: Why Software Product Managers Need to Understand AI and Machine Learning

ProductPlan

Artificial intelligence (AI) (and its subset, machine learning (ML)) is indisputably a rising star on the world’s technology stage. The enormous potential of AI-powered initiatives is both astounding and a little foreboding. With a tsunami-like force, AI and ML continue to radically reshape the way we engage with and navigate the world. AI Product Management: Why Software Product Managers Need to Understand AI and Machine Learning.

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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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From 0 to 100 million readers: How Highlights on Medium changed publishing forever

ProductBoard

It was January of 2016, and President Obama’s White House staff were preparing for the annual State of the Union. It was the second year the team had published the complete text of Obama’s speech on Medium, ahead of his address, in an effort to make the speech more accessible to the general public. People could follow along with the speech in real-time, and, using Medium’s recently launched.

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Increase app downloads with the help of user psychology

UX Studio: Product Management

Any company with an app wants the same thing. “Satisfied users?” “More revenue?” you may ask. Sure, those are important, but to reach those goals, first, you have to get people to download your app. Possibly the goal would be to have more and more people installing it weekly, keeping a steadily and rapidly increasing growth. The million-dollar question is: how to increase app downloads?

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Remote Work COVID-19 Special Edition: Distributed systems of work specialist Tim Buzza

The Product Coalition

If you, your team, or your business has rapidly decided to introduce a mass work-from-home policy in response to the COVID-19 issue, you need to listen in to this episode to discover what to do and not do, for this to be successful. I’ve put this special edition podcast episode together, in less than 24 hours, to ensure you, the global Product Coalition community , stay safe and well while working from home.