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What Is Intuitive Product Design? The Secret To Creating User-Centric Products

Userpilot

Why does intuitive product design matter? Shouldn’t useful features be enough to propel your product to success? Unfortunately, nobody will use features that don’t provide excellent product experiences. This post tackles everything you must know about designing an intuitive product that customers will love to use. TL;DR. Intuitive product design is the process of making products easier to use.

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How Product Strategy Fails in the Real World — What to Avoid When Building Highly-Technical Products

First Round Review

Why does strategy tend to stall when the rubber hits the road? Nate Stewart, Chief Product Officer of Cockroach Labs, shares an essential guide for creating a resilient strategy that’s still standing next year.

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Writing: The One Skill Every Product Manager Needs To Know

The Product Coalition

Writing is a skill that every product manager utilizes every day. Good writing is underrated and goes unnoticed when done wel… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Taking Over an Existing Product: Product Management Lessons Learned

The Product Coalition

Photo by Austrian National Library on Unsplash Congratulations! You’re a Product Manager or Product Owner or both, and you have a new opportunity to add an existing product to your arsenal. One catalyst for this scenario is when a colleague leaves, or changes positions. Someone has to take over her products or features. Until they hire a replacement, it’s your responsibility.

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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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Human Behavior is Product Management

Feedback Loop

Will Leach is the CEO at Mindstate Group.

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Five Analytics UX Challenges SaaS Products Face

The Product Coalition

Today, almost any SaaS platform offers a reporting or insights module. But how are users experiencing these features? What do they like? And more importantly, what don’t they like? User research is the best way to find out. A little investigative research on G2 uncovered the top 5 analytics UX mistakes made by SaaS vendors. Here are the top complaints distilled from 4,600 G2 product reviews of 140 top SaaS vendors. 1.

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How product experience drives Net Revenue Retention

Gainsight

Three major impacts all companies should leverage. SaaS is a hefty $152 billion market , partly because tech stacks are growing. Companies use an average of 75 technologies to manage everything from business intelligence to web conferencing and gathering e-signatures. However, not all SaaS companies know how their business customers use their products, let alone how to increase engagement to make customers more successful.

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403: Which truth of product management are you missing? – with JJ Rorie

Product Innovation Educators

Five must-have skills for product managers. Today we are talking about the importance of product management and what makes a product manager great. We have the perfect person for this discussion, JJ Rorie. JJ has spent her professional career in product roles, both leading product in internal roles and advising and coaching companies. She teaches a graduate product management course for the engineering school at Johns Hopkins University and hosts the Product Voices podcast.

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How to Use Product Goals and Initiatives to Drive and Measure Success

Userpilot

Setting smart product goals is a vital skill for any sensible SaaS owner or product manager to get right. In this article, we’re going to explore what makes an effective product goal, the difference between goals and product initiatives, how to set them and make them work with your product backlog, and more. Ready to get started? Let’s dive in!

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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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Product Adoption Platforms: What Are They and Why You Should Care

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Everything you need to know before purchasing a product adoption software and why self-serve is the best option for product-led, high-growth SaaS teams.

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Announcing our new guide ‘Unlocking Customer Engagement: Drive Action With In-Product Messaging’

Intercom, Inc.

It’s no secret that businesses today are feeling the financial squeeze. As costs and competition continue to rise, companies need to hone in on activating, engaging, and retaining their customers while minimizing their overheads. Luckily, we’ve launched a new guide to help you achieve just that. These times of change bring opportunities as well as challenges.

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Learnings from London: The secret sauce to hiring great product people by Kate Leto

Mind the Product

Today, we look back to the not-so-distant past of pre-pandemic times at #mtpcon London 2019. Kate Leto examines the importance of emotional intelligence in individuals and teams and asks how it can be used to make better hiring decisions. [.] Read more » The post Learnings from London: The secret sauce to hiring great product people by Kate Leto appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How to Coach a Product Team to Execute the Eight Core Elements of Product Strategy

The Product Coalition

“A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.”?—?John Wooden I still remember the day I met my college coach. As a freshman NCAA swimmer, I was excited and terrified for the first team meeting. Yet minutes in, the coach had calmed the team, taken command, and started setting the path forward. My excitement grew, and my trepidation faded.

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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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How to Effectively Gather User Feedback and Apply It to Product Development

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Product experts from Chameleon and codecentric gathered in conversation to talk about the different ways of gathering user feedback as well as applying it. Here's a recap.

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Engineering principles: Shaping the solution and building in small steps

Intercom, Inc.

Our product principles are deeply embedded in Intercom’s culture. Over the years, they’ve helped us keep teams aligned, create products our customers love, and guide our decisions through every roadmap, every strategy meeting, and every onboarding. Recently, we started a blog series exploring the thought process behind each of our product principles, written by the people that know them the best – our R&D team.

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3 myths that get in the way of product adoption by Martina Lauchengo

Mind the Product

In this keynote session at #mtpcon SF+Americas 2022, Martina Lauchengco, Partner at SVPG and author of Loved: How to rethink marketing for tech products, unpicks three myths of Product that get in the way of driving product adoption. [.] Read more » The post 3 myths that get in the way of product adoption by Martina Lauchengo appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How to Be a Truly Great Head of Product: Strategy

The Product Coalition

Strategy and enabling your team to solve problems makes the difference between a boss and an impactful leader. In this series, I look at what I wish I had known when I started as Head of Product… Summary Understanding strategy allows you to effectively delegate, motivate and align so you can move from a nice boss to an effective leader. Without well-researched facts that are based on reality for your company and customers ( insights ), you won’t make good decisions.

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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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Never Stop Iterating

The Product Guy

Never stop iterating your product. Too many give up after 1 or 2 iterations. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Amin Bashi.

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You’re not starting from scratch: How your transferable skills can help you get ahead in a new career

Intercom, Inc.

Before I became a software engineer, I worked as an editor and a journalist. I have always enjoyed writing, and learned a lot from the work I did everyday. But after transitioning into tech, I realized that a lot of people who switch careers try to hide or at least diminish their previous professional experience as irrelevant. However, I am convinced that a lot of skills are perfectly transferable between careers, and can actually bring valuable perspectives and approaches to a new field.

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Show your true innovative colours by Julia Shalet

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Heidelberg talk Product Doctor's Managing Director Julia Shalet examines the attributes of an innovative product manager and looks at how to gauge whether you’re being innovative. [.] Read more » The post Show your true innovative colours by Julia Shalet appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Scale Friendly vs Innovation Friendly

The Product Coalition

I am so sorry but this article might make you rethink some organizational decisions you have made in the past. If you haven’t made organizational decisions yet, you might just be in luck. I always start with a definition before delving into details. Let’s go! Scale friendly Scale friendly is simply put — making a plan building a product, marketing it, and scaling up from there.

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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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What is Product Value and How Can You Increase it?

Userpilot

What exactly is product value? What can product managers do to measure and increase it? These are some of the questions we’re answering in the article! Ready? Let’s dive in! TL;DR. Product value is how well your app helps customers achieve their goals compared to competitors. The value proposition is the summary of the positioning strategy.

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Flexible Research for More Flexible Insights

dscout People Nerds

How Hinge Health’s UXR team uses a mixed-methods practice to both engage stakeholders and adapt to an evolving—and ever critical—healthcare space.

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Building products in the Metaverse – Mitchell Bayer-Goldman on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

What is the Metaverse and how can it help product managers in their daily craft? To help us make sense of the movement, Lily and Randy talked with Mitchell Bayer-Goldman to help us unpack all of the buzzwords and complexities about the Metaverse, and why we as product managers should note of where the concept is going. Bonus points for how many times we mention the word "Metaverse"!

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How to Spot Strategic Thinkers in Your Team, and Why It Matters.

The Product Coalition

Hint: it’s all about building a brighter future. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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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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How to Announce UI Updates to Your Customers and Drive SaaS Product Growth

Userpilot

Every SaaS company implements UI updates from time to time, but how should they announce UI updates to customers without overwhelming them? In this article, we’ll share actionable tips on how to announce product updates to your customers to drive product growth. TL; DR. UI updates are changes to the user interface (UI) of a product to improve its look and feel.

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Here’s Everything You Must Know to Avoid Common Mistakes and Disasters When Naming Your Brand

Spice Catalyst

The brand name of your firm acts as its basic identification. Even if a celebrity or influencer promotes your business, your brand name and the impression it produces on purchasers will always come before your company’s identity. Choosing the right brand name can affect your company’s future and increase its chances of success.

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SUNDAY REWIND: Product roadmaps in five easy pieces

Mind the Product

This week’s Sunday Rewind takes us back to a 2018 post from product leader Scott Colfer that digs into five elements that make up a good roadmap. The five elements are, says Scott: Context Set the context for your product, considering things like product lifecycle stage, organisational needs, and audience. Scott says his product roadmaps often [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Product roadmaps in five easy pieces appeared first on Mind the Product.

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