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6 trends that will shape product management in 2022

ProductBoard

This piece is a collaboration between Stephen Walker II, Senior Product Director at Productboard, and Scott Baldwin, Community Lead & Product Evangelist at Productboard. 2021 was another year of change and unpredictability. As the impact of the global pandemic drags on, we are now acquainted with not knowing what could happen next. In the world of work, home offices and calendar notifications for.

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How to Manage Your CEO

The Product Coalition

Product leaders and CEOs tend to have complicated relationships because of the obvious overlap in their responsibilities. Managing your CEO is one of the most important skills that you can master as a product leader. Here’s a quick start guide. Photo by Jugoslocos on Unsplash My husband and I went on vacation to a hotel in northern Israel over the weekend.

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A tale of two Product Managers

B2B Product Management

This is tale of two Product Managers. It tells you how you can switch to Product Manager role in much less time and how the hiring managers rate you.

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The Power of PM Professional Development Planning [+Webinar]

280 Group

Product leaders understand that training and development are an effective means for empowering employees. However, it is also paramount that product leaders mind the gap – the skills gap. The one that often prevents teams and individuals from accomplishing goals. Deciding which skills are most important to the team and the business, and how to develop them can be a challenge.

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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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Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

Alchemer Mobile

From celebrating our ten-year anniversary to being recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine to the publication of our sixth annual Mobile Customer Engagement Benchmark Report and much more detailed below, 2021 was a tremendously successful and exciting year for Apptentive. Here are some of the top highlights from this past year: We analyzed hundreds of millions of pieces of mobile customer feedback data across iOS and Android apps in our 2021 Mobile En

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A case study: Building a product without any full-time product managers

Mind the Product

In this post, you will learn how you can build an effective operating team of up to 30 people without the need for a full-time Product Manager. You will learn about a model of Shared Product Responsibilities (SPR) and get some examples of concrete building blocks that you can put in place with your team. [.] Read more » The post A case study: Building a product without any full-time product managers appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Product Management & Deep Work

The Product Coalition

Digital workers are inherently deep workers. Deep work is challenging because of the focus, intensity, creativity, and skill required… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Get Outside Your Company

The Product Guy

It doesn’t matter which company you work in, you can never do 100% of the product management stuff. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Benny Reich.

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The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2021

First Round Review

Start the new year off on the right footing with the 30 most impactful insights and ultra-tactical frameworks from every article we published in 2021.

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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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SUNDAY REWIND: How to survive the hardest part of product management by Janna Bastow

Mind the Product

This Sunday we rewind to 2017 and discover why Janna Bastow feels the greatest challenge in product management is, in fact, people. Janna explains how she handles the challenges people so often bring to the table. [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: How to survive the hardest part of product management by Janna Bastow appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Gucci Tries To Bounce Back From A Product Mistake

The Accidental Product Manager

Image Credit: * Nono *. Just in case you didn’t know it, Gucci is a one of the largest and most successful fashion brands out there. Everyone wants to both own and be seen wearing Gucci apparel. In the past few years, Gucci has had a fantastic run and has become one of the hottest brands in fashion. However, their growth has recently cooled off a bit.

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366: This is modified Agile for hardware development – with Dorian Simpson and Gary Hinkle

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can use the Modified Agile for Hardware Development Framework. Today we are talking about using a modified version of Scrum for hardware projects. Many teams have tried adopting Scrum for developing hardware products, not always successfully. This is such as big topic, we have not one but two guests to help us with it—Dorian Simpson and Gary Hinkle.

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How to Design a SaaS Onboarding Process from A to Z – Best Practices & Examples

Userpilot

The majority of SaaS executives are so concerned with engineering and raising money that they don’t give enough thought to building a SaaS onboarding process. Here’s the brutal truth: it doesn’t matter how beautifully engineered your product is or how many millions of dollars you’ve raised. What matters is whether your customers find value in your product and whether they actually want to use it consistently.

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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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Managing products in a time of uncertainty by Randy Silver

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London+EMEA session, Product Consultant Randy Silver explains what happens when plans get disrupted and how product managers can adapt themselves to change and uncertainty. [.] Read more » The post Managing products in a time of uncertainty by Randy Silver appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The ecosystem driving Productboard’s next phase of growth

ProductBoard

More than 5,000 companies now use Productboard to power every stage of product management — from centralizing feedback and validating ideas to setting product strategy and building roadmaps. In the last year alone, it’s been deeply inspiring to see customers like Zoom, Envoy, Netflix, Epic Games, Disney, 1-800 Contacts, and ResMed integrate Productboard into their process of building world.

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Leadership Tip 17: Consciously Choose How You Optimize the Salary Money

Johanna Rothman

Tim, the Engineering VP, was worried he would lose people after their reviews and salary changes. He didn't have enough money to pay the salaries he thought everyone deserved. He'd fought with his fellow VPs for more money, but that didn't work. He had a too-small pot of money to distribute. He had these problems: The company did salary planning once a year, and January was it.

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Appcues vs. WalkMe: Which is Better for Your Product Adoption Strategy?

Userpilot

Looking for user onboarding tools for your SaaS? Considering Appcues vs. WalkMe? Tired of reading tons of generic reviews that don’t really help you discover which tool is best for you? Me too, and so we’re here to help. We’ve prepared an in-depth, honest comparison and review of two top tools for feature adoption that we’ve either experienced first-hand or that have been used by friends at other SaaS companies.

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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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Driving customer adoption and retention as a product manager by Karen Adie

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Abuja talk, Karen Adie, Director of Merchant Services at TradeDepot, responds to questions about driving customer adoption and increasing customer retention. [.] Read more » The post Driving customer adoption and retention as a product manager by Karen Adie appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How Product Leaders Accelerate Digital Transformation

ProductPlan

Businesses find digital transformation difficult for the same reasons that humans find any shift difficult. Doing things the way we’ve always done them takes a lot less work than changing our processes. It feels less risky, too. As Isaac Newton “summed it up” in his first law of motion: Hey, if nobody pushes you, relax. But if you’re responsible for the success of your company’s products, you can’t just relax.

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Backlog celebrates two acknowledgments on the Capterra Shortlist

Nulab

We at Nulab have fantastic news to share. The Capterra Shortlist named Backlog as a Top Performer in IT Project Management and an Emerging Favorite in Project Tracking. As a leading software review company, Capterra conducts product research to help business owners make informed decisions about tech solutions. The Capterra Shortlist uses exclusive data and verified user reviews to identify high-performance software.

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B2B Recruiting and Customer Research with Matthew Morrison of Braze

UserInterviews

How a B2B researcher fills his studies, builds internal relationships, and navigates recruiting B2B participants.

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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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Rerun: Making Better Predictions – Margaret Heffernan on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Predicting the future is hard. In this podcast episode, sponsored by Amplitude, we turn to Margaret Heffernan to learn how to do it better. If she can’t help, there’s no hope! [.] Read more » The post Rerun: Making Better Predictions – Margaret Heffernan on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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3 updates we’ve made to Dashboards to improve workflows across teams

Mixpanel

After 10 years of working alongside product teams, we’ve found the most successful teams are constantly—and collectively—questioning their assumptions, iterating, and sharing their findings cross-functionally. Because of all this, the two things that product teams prioritize in analytics today are workflow and accessibility: “How easily can the various members of my team get all the data and analysis they need in front of them in one place?

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Cacoo named one of the best flowchart and wireframe software tools by Digital.com and Capterra

Nulab

As 2021 draws to a close, all of us at Nulab are thankful to be ending the year on a celebratory note. We are pleased to announce that Cacoo has been named the Best Overall Flowchart Software of 2021 on Digital.com. And our exciting news doesn’t end there. We are also recognized by Capterra as one of the best tools for wireframe diagramming. Digital.com recommends Cacoo for creating flowcharts.

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How to Land a UX Research Internship (with Open Listings)

UserInterviews

Everything you need to know to land a user experience research internship—including a shortlist of open roles.

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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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Product strategy for beginners: Part 2

Mind the Product

In the first part of this series, Lassi Liikkanen discussed the process to get you productive with product strategy and to understand why starting is difficult. With this insight, you are ready for a walk through the five steps of getting engaged with product strategy [.] Read more » The post Product strategy for beginners: Part 2 appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How to be the go-to engineer for product analytics

Mixpanel

Engineers are always looking for ways to differentiate themselves. Not only can niche expertise lock down employability, but it can also catapult one’s career in entirely unforeseen ways. One of those niches that’s become more valuable in recent years: product analytics. As data-driven product development continues to balloon in popularity, so does the need for accurate and sophisticated implementation of analytics tracking in software products.

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Zerodha CTO, Kailash Nadh on building and scaling the Zerodha way

NextBigWhat

Zerodha defies all standard norms of building a tech startup. While the world is going gaga over number of engineers, Zerodha builds and scales with.well just a handful of engineers. 33 member team powering the country’s largest stock brokerage platform! In this deep community cast, Zerodha’s CTO, Kailash shares it all in conversation with Ashish Sinha.

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