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5 Ways to “Recession-proof” Your 2023 User Research Plan

UserInterviews

5 realistic and actionable strategies to help you keep user insights flowing in 2023, plus tips to navigate budget cuts and economic uncertainty in a downturn

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How Much Does “Industry Experience” Matter for a Product Manager?

The Product Coalition

This is a common dilemma for many budding PMs who are in the “youth” of their career. Pretend you’re a hiring manager looking for the next PM to help drive your digital finance product. You have two candidates on your radar who have differing profiles, with each featuring their own respective repertoires: Product Manager A has 3 years of experience , with 2 of them focusing on a previous finance-related business.

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Why AI Products Need Field Testing to Succeed in Today’s Market

Centercode

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming the most anticipated component of devices coming to market today. Between Bose’s new voice-supported smart speakers, Google launching voice-controlled shopping in the UK, and Amazon letting developers create their own Alexa-powered gadgets, it’s a safe bet that the best of AI and voice control products is yet to come.

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A gentle introduction to AI in product by Rand Hindi

Mind the Product

In the closing keynote session at #mtpcon London 2022, Rand Hindi, CEO at Zama, takes us through the history of AI, looks at what it can do for society today and asks what we must do to prevent its misuse. [.] Read more » The post A gentle introduction to AI in product by Rand Hindi appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Why you should build for your actual user, not your aspirational one

ProductBoard

This article was first published in Built In. Imagine you’re bringing a friend skiing with you. They’re a beginner, so they’re a little nervous since they’ve only done green courses before, never the intermediate blues or advanced blacks. What do you do in this situation? If you’re smart, you bring them on a green first and see how they do.

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The Essential Difference Between Managing Products and Projects

Gocious Blog

It takes many teams to create great products. The product manager may take the lead on production decisions, but the product does get created without hard work from one or more project managers. While the product managers are responsible for defining and developing the products to be built, project managers oversee various tasks and resource allocations required to get the job done.

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Three Secrets to Secure Budget for Customer Success and Fuel Durable Growth

Gainsight

Everyone in SaaS is battoning down the hatches and preparing for an economic storm. But now is the time to set yourself up for smooth sailing once we reach calmer waters. . T he technology industry, specifically SaaS, is in a tricky position, but the companies that emerge stronger after the downturn will be the ones that take initiative now and preemptively prepare.

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Defining creative roadmaps in product development

Mind the Product

In this guest post, Sam Bowman delves into product roadmaps, and how they can be a crucial asset in your product development journey. [.] Read more » The post Defining creative roadmaps in product development appeared first on Mind the Product.

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15 Ways To Ask Why Without Asking Why

The Product Coalition

How to indirectly but effectively get the answers you need Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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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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Mobile App KPIs: The Top Metrics to Measure App Performance

Alchemer Mobile

If you’re not tracking metrics, analyzing them, and tweaking your app accordingly, you’re missing out on potential optimizations that could dramatically improve customer experience. Setting mobile app KPIs (key performance indicators) for revenue, performance, and CX is an important first step toward accomplishing this. But there are tons of KPIs to choose from.

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2022 on Inside Intercom

Intercom, Inc.

Well that was quite the year. We’ve made it to the end of 2022 – 12 months in which everything changed for the tech industry. After booming for the best part of two decades, a number of factors coincided to transform the SaaS landscape and tech more broadly. Like so many other companies in the space, Intercom was also affected by these difficult economic headwinds.

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The power of mentoring – DeVaris Brown on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Some of the most successful people we know credit their mentors for making a difference in their careers. We’ve recently heard great talks from the likes of Barry O’Reilly, Marty Cagan, and Gibson Biddle where they talk about having a ‘personal Board of Directors’. But how do you go about getting a mentor and getting the most out of the relationship?

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Future Food Tech: How Modern Is Changing the Way We Eat

The Product Coalition

Food tech is transforming the food industry by using cutting-edge technology to manage production, distribution, and consumption. Explore the article below for more. When discussing food, technology is not the first thing that comes to our minds. Nevertheless, technology has altered every aspect of our life. It is altering the global operation of various industries, including the food industry.

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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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Mobile App KPIs: The Top Metrics to Measure App Performance

Alchemer Mobile

If you’re not tracking metrics, analyzing them, and tweaking your app accordingly, you’re missing out on potential optimizations that could dramatically improve customer experience. Setting mobile app KPIs (key performance indicators) for revenue, performance, and CX is an important first step toward accomplishing this. But there are tons of KPIs to choose from.

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A Product Manager’s Journey

The Product Guy

You don’t need any technical background to become an amazing product manager. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Mihaela Draghici.

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The most popular Mind the Product posts of 2022

Mind the Product

As the year closes, it’s time to look back at the product articles that really resonated with our community during the last 12 months. Here’s a look at our most-read guest posts for 2022. How to get the most value out of your product roadmap Paul van den Broek’s post starts by defining what a [.] Read more » The post The most popular Mind the Product posts of 2022 appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Web Development vs App Development: Things You Must Consider For Projects

The Product Coalition

Explore-things-web-development-vs-app-development Are you confused about web development vs app development while creating a digital application? Explore more to define web vs mobile development further. Web development vs app development: it is a software development option that business operators are deciding to choose. They might be confused about which method is the best for reaching out to, connecting with, and serving their customers.

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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 Make Your Roadmap Agile With the Right Tools

Gocious Blog

Manufacturing is a complex, time-consuming operation involving many people, systems, and tools to keep operations running smoothly. The right software can help keep those operations running smoothly. Product roadmaps that maximize efficiency while keeping customer needs and market trends top-of-mind give a competitive advantage against the competition, but what about ongoing management of those roadmaps?

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Fractional CTO Services Explained

Valerian Tech

The role of a Fractional Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is to provide technical expertise and leadership to a company on a part-time or temporary basis. This can be a useful option for startups or small businesses that may not have the resources to hire a full-time CTO or may not need one on a permanent basis. As a CTO, a fractional CTO is responsible for overseeing the technological aspects of a company and ensuring that they align with the business's overall goals and objectives.

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The next 10 years in product management

Mind the Product

In this discussion at #mtpcon London 2022, Marc Abraham, Lindsey Jayne, Matt and Keji Adedeji debate the likely next 10 years in product management. Watch the video in full or read on for key highlights! [.] Read more » The post The next 10 years in product management appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How To Build the NFT Marketplace in 2023: The Step-by-Step Guide

The Product Coalition

The crypto market is not unfamiliar to the ever-growing NFTs! The NFTs, or the Non-Fungible Tokens, first appeared in the market in 2014 and have constantly been evolving ever since. In order to facilitate a much more profitable trading environment for these burgeoning crypto’s own digital assets, the development leads to the introduction of NFT marketplace development.

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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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Why Recruiting More Beta Testers Than Needed Is a Smart Move

Centercode

This blog will give you a better understanding of why recruiting more applicants than needed is important, and how to ensure that you have a diverse and qualified group of testers for your beta test.

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Product management conferences in 2023: where to go and what to expect

ProductBoard

The end of the year can often feel frantic. You’re trying to hit all your goals and wrap things up while not getting too distracted by what your listening habits really say about you. (Be honest with me, Spotify. Is being a “Time Traveler” just a nice way of saying I like cheesy ‘90s music?) But this is also the perfect time to look forward and begin making your travel and professional development.

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Tacos and Tidepods: A Very Awkward Goodbye with Roberta Dombrowski of User Interviews

UserInterviews

For our last episode of 2022, Roberta says goodbye and shares tips on carving your own career path, finding your tribe, and growing as a leader.

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Product & Project Managers

The Product Coalition

When you find them, retain them! Image by storyset on Freepik After working alongside seasoned product or project managers (PMs) and professionals for over a decade, here are 7 highly effective habits that great PMs should have to manage their work and teams. 1. They are ever ready to challenge the norms by asking purposeful ‘Whys’. They have clear objectives of what needs be accomplished but hold loose views on the solutions, giving room for experts to share ideas and solutions.

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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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Beta Testing Must Evolve to Support Agile and DevOps

Centercode

As teams introduce Agile and DevOps development practices that emphasize continuous release into their organizations, they’ve taken massive strides to improve the speed and velocity of software development. Like the software they produce, all practices need to keep pace with changes within the industry.

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416: Digital transformation of product projects – with Tim Bottke

Product Innovation Educators

A framework for digital transformation – for product managers. Today we are talking about digital transformation and why it matters to product managers and leaders. Tim Bottke is an Associate Professor of Practice in Digital Transformation at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy. He is also a Senior Partner at Deloitte Germany, specializing in digital transformation.

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How JMX Monitoring Works for Java Applications

eG Innovations

Introduction to JMX The Java Management Extensions (JMX) framework is a Java technology that includes tools for managing and monitoring applications, system objects, and service-oriented networks. The JMX framework is designed to simplify the management of local and remote Java applications. The JMX framework introduces the concept of MBeans for real-time management of applications, whereby resources are represented by objects called MBeans (Managed Beans).