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18 Product Management Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Alchemer Mobile

Product management is a challenging role, no matter what industry you work in. But with great challenges come great opportunities, and most product managers thrive on taking on new tasks and solving difficult problems. To understand specific hurdles people working in product face, we surveyed 500 product managers and asked them to weigh in on their biggest challenges.

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Grocery Product Managers Start To Think Small

The Accidental Product Manager

Product managers start to bet on smaller grocery warehouses Image Credit: BG Montifar. Grocery product managers are starting to face a real problem. More and more of their business is starting to be driven by customers going online and ordering food and then expecting it to show up at their door. What this means for these product managers is that the old way of doing business, building more grocery stores, is no longer going to work in the future.

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How to Spot a Product-Led Company

The Product Coalition

As a product manager and consultant who helps organizations become successful technology companies, I’ve learned a lot about what makes… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Product innovation is on the edge by Dave Dame

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Dave Dame, Director of Accessibility at Microsoft, discusses the benefits of prioritising product inclusivity, encouraging cognitive diversity, and redefining the status quo in order to create futureproof products that are usable by all. Watch the talk in full or read on for the overview. Mind the Product members can also [.

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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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The Two Keys to Improving Mobile Customer Experience

Alchemer Mobile

For many customers, their first interaction with a brand happens on a mobile device, so creating a stand-out mobile customer experience is key. We turn to our phones first in many circumstances, especially when we’re out and about. And even when we’re at home, we are often looking at our phones while watching TV, cooking dinner, working out, etc. Chances are, you’re reading this on your phone right now.

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Dialpad’s Dan O’Connell on how an all-in-one support approach can drive revenue

Intercom, Inc.

For years, we’ve been following a best-in-breed approach, searching for the very best communication app for each specific need. Could this trend be changing? Few people are better advocates for a unified view of the customer experience than Dan O’Connell. He’s been the Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at Dialpad, the cloud communication platform, since the spring of 2018, but his fascination for conversations and natural language processing came even sooner.

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Lessons from building the UK’s test and trace app – Randeep Sidhu

Mind the Product

As product people, it’s important for us to love our products, our customers, and the problems we’re trying to solve. (though not in that order!). A lot of the time, though, we’re not really working on something truly important. That’s not the case for Randeep Sidhu—he got a call to help rescue the UK’s Covid-19 [.] Read more » The post Lessons from building the UK’s test and trace app – Randeep Sidhu appeared first on Mind the Product.

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3 Tips in Developing a CRO Workflow to Maximize Conversions

The Product Coalition

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is key to any marketers hoping to improve their website’s performance and marketing campaigns… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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B2B Product Manager August 2021

Product Management University

B2B Product Manager August 2021 Issue. If you’ve been through an acquisition, you understand the challenges of merging product teams let alone cultures and processes. A little bit of tactical product management before a strategic acquisition can go a long way in lowering the post-acquisition hurdles. This month we also have a little fun with the REQUEST A DEMO button on your website, product launches and when it might be time for a product management and product marketing makeover.

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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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Create the Right Conditions for your Innovation Team to be Successful

Strategyzer

As part of our “What makes a good innovation coach?” webinar , Aya Caldwell (Executive Director for Digital Product at Novartis) shared with us three areas of focus she's constantly working on with her teams to create the right conditions for innovation success.

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A case study – how to end cooperation with a software house or contractor

Mind the Product

So you outsource. If everything is going well and according to the plan and budget, then perfect. But what to do, if not? I have had this case twice now. The company I was working with outsourced a software house and external consultants. The reason for that was valid, pros and cons discussed. Yet, after [.] Read more » The post A case study – how to end cooperation with a software house or contractor appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Great Product Managers are Great at Networking

The Product Coalition

In today’s post, I am answering a recent question on Ask Sid — “How does one improve their visibility/ grow their network as a pm. What… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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A product is not the product

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

‘Product’ is not just the final product we ship to the customer (the WHAT), but also the way we ship that to the customer (the HOW).

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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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How to Escape the Vicious Cycle of Distraction

Nir Eyal

You have time for everything, even if it doesn’t feel that way. People are always saying “there aren’t enough hours in the day” to get stuff done. And yet research suggests that the average working American has four hours of leisure per day. If we have so many hours to play with every day, why […] The post How to Escape the Vicious Cycle of Distraction appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Mastering your product delivery: a guide on workflow management

Mind the Product

Workflow is a managed flow in which your work goes from its inception all the way to its creation. This may sound easy at face value, but there are many moving parts that come in and out of the workflow process and before the workflow is even devised yet, there are many steps that come [.] Read more » The post Mastering your product delivery: a guide on workflow management appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Making Your Users Feel “Warm & Fuzzy” About Your Product

The Product Coalition

Creating Positive User Emotions For Your Products Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash The colleague who always runs late for your meetings annoys you. The neighbour playing his music too loud every night just drives you nuts. The friend who gets freshly baked cookies for you to office probably has your adoration. She offered to drop you home after you tried very hard to book a cab.

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An Exact Breakdown of How One CEO Spent His First Two Years of Company-Building

First Round Review

Sam Corcos, co-founder & CEO of Levels, tracked exactly how he spent the two years since founding the company for a rare inside look at being a startup leader.

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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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Leadership Tip #13: For Innovation, Remove at Least One Policy or Procedure a Week

Johanna Rothman

Some managers wanted to prevent Bad Things from happening in the organization, so they added policies or procedures. Now, these same managers want business agility. However, the policies and procedures increase friction and make it harder to get the Right Things done. It's time to start removing some of those policies and procedures. The more we remove, the more agility or improvement we might see.

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SUNDAY REWIND: How Culture Add Changes the Conversation on Hiring

Mind the Product

If you’re hiring for culture fit, you might want to rethink your approach. That’s the message in this 2019 post from Saielle Montgomery. Saielle shares her experience of hearing phrases like “she’s a bit quiet” while discussing candidates for roles and what the damage these seemingly passing comments can really go on to do.

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How to Give Your Product Managers Negative Feedback (Part 3)

The Product Coalition

Letting people go is never easy. As their managers, we always need to coach our product managers toward their next level. We usually try to help them succeed and both us and them give it our best. But how do you know if it’s time to give up? Here are a few ways to know the answer. Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash I was a manager long before I was a product manager.

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Tristan Handy on the changing face of the data stack

Mixpanel

Tristan Handy is the founder of dbt Labs. In this interview, Tristan gives us his thoughts on the data stack of today and the hopefully improved capability and accessibility of tomorrow’s. Ask Tristan Handy what he thinks the future of the data stack will look like and what you’ll get in return is a history lesson. From punch cards and filing drawers to early computers.

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LLMs in Production: Tooling, Process, and Team Structure

Speaker: Dr. Greg Loughnane and Chris Alexiuk

Technology professionals developing generative AI applications are finding that there are big leaps from POCs and MVPs to production-ready applications. They're often developing using prompting, Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), and fine-tuning (up to and including Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback (RLHF)), typically in that order. However, during development – and even more so once deployed to production – best practices for operating and improving generative AI applications are le

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347: What most product managers get wrong about product management – with Grant Hunter

Product Innovation Educators

The truth about product managers’ common misconceptions. Today we are talking about what may sound like fundamentals of product management, but many product managers have misconceptions about these key topics. . To help us with this is Grant Hunter, who co-founded with Steve Johnson a peer community and coaching group called Product Growth Leaders.

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Resilience as a product manager by Ellie Powers

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Exeter talk, director of product at Slack, Ellie Powers, provides some insights into what resilience looks like as a product manager in light of the year we’ve experienced since the start of the pandemic. Her key points include: The year that it’s been Resilience vs. learned helplessness Types of changes as a [.] Read more » The post Resilience as a product manager by Ellie Powers appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Finding The Right Product Management Role For You

The Product Coalition

All Product Roles Are Not Alike Photo by Lennart Nacke on Unsplash My first gig as a Product Manager was in a Startup. The Product I worked on did not exist. We started from two half-baked basic Computer Vision algorithms to objects. To top it off, I had no real Product Manager experience. There was no one to tell me how to do things. I led sales meetings, talked to developers, even tested the algorithms to determine their accuracy.

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CEO Guide to Product

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

CEO guide to product management

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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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Japan Market Entry, what you need to know from a research standpoint

freshtrax

In the beginning of July, I had an opportunity to speak at GlobalSaké’s 7th event of 2021, “Japan and Germany New Markets Entry Strategy ”, to share how important conducting research is prior to entering the Japanese market. Here’s the highlight video from the event: If you are interested in attending future GlobalSaké events, you can check out their website here !

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Digital Transformation: The best way to waste millions of dollars by Amjad Sidqi

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon Digital APAC session, Amjad Sidqi, Managing Director at VMware Tanzu Labs (formerly Pivotal Labs), explains how companies can build successful digital solutions without embarking on an expensive digital transformation journey. Watch the video to see the session in full or read on for the highlights. Why organizations choose digital transformation Building successful digital [.

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First Principles Thinking?—?If Elon Musk Did Conversion Rate Optimisation

The Product Coalition

Using first-principles thinking to break down your business model into fundamental parts Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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