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Mistakes That Every Newbie Product Manager Made

The Product Coalition

Since I’m a newbie, this story also includes my mistakes. And when I’m talking about mistakes, believe me, I made a lot. But, let’s be honest, which one of us didn’t? I picked this headline ‘Mistakes That Every Newbie Product Manager Made’ but please don’t feel bad, because even experienced PMs do these mistakes. We’re learning this way. There’re a lot of mistakes I should’ve added here but I think this is enough for a story.

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5 Key Components to Include in Product Roadmaps

Gocious Blog

A product roadmap is an integrated solution that connects all aspects of product development. From ideation planning and product development to the successful release of the product, everything is contingent upon aligning the activities to the strategic framework of the roadmap. The most effective roadmaps also align with the overarching goals of the company.

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The Reality of Moral Injury in Product Management

Bain Public

On January 28th 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into its flight, killing all crew members. What a lot of people may not know is that in the lead-up to the launch, NASA engineers, including primary engineer Roger Boisjoly, warned NASA officials of how the cold weather that day could cause significant issues with the launch. The rubber O-rings on the rocket could become brittle in cold weather, potentially causing hot fuel gasses to leak and set off an explosion.

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3 tips for product managers at companies learning how to do product

Mind the Product

For those who work at a company undergoing digital transformation, there's little advice out there on how to deal with some of the challenges that product managers face in places like that. Based on her experience of being in a similar situation, Product Leader Marta Rolak shares some of her tips to tackle this. [.] Read more » The post 3 tips for product managers at companies learning how to do product appeared first on Mind the Product.

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From Developer Experience to Product Experience: How a Shared Focus Fuels Product Success

Speaker: Anne Steiner and David Laribee

As a concept, Developer Experience (DX) has gained significant attention in the tech industry. It emphasizes engineers’ efficiency and satisfaction during the product development process. As product managers, we need to understand how a good DX can contribute not only to the well-being of our development teams but also to the broader objectives of product success and customer satisfaction.

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Words of Advice for Aspiring Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Aspiring product managers, nothing you’ll want to build will ever come easy, so let me give you some words of advice. Many who aspire to become a product manager (PM) always come to me with the same pattern of questions: Will I get to drive my ideas from start to finish? Will I go from concept to release? Will I get to take ownership? Am I the CEO of the product?

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Top 10 SaaS Subscription Cancellation Reasons and Tips to Avoid Them

Userpilot

Churn happens even to the most successful SaaS companies. But why? And what are the most concerning cancellation reasons you could avoid? Your job is to reduce churn as much as possible. That’s why we have ten reasons why your users are canceling their subscriptions and what you can do to mitigate them and drive long-term customer retention. TL;DR In SaaS, cancellation (also referred to as “ churn “) is when a customer stops using your product and then unsubscribes from their p

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How to Prevent Churn with Community Engagement

Gainsight

Customer churn. It’s on everybody’s mind right now. But are you leveraging your customer community as one of your top tools to recognize and mitigate churn risk? Community allows your customers to engage with your product and brand on their own terms. It’s a space for customers to share best practices, trade product knowledge, and get the answers they need—all of which help people get the most out of your product and gain value from it.

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8 exceptional #mtpcon talks by women in product

Mind the Product

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we look at some of the awesome women who have taken to the #mtpcon stage over the past few years. Sadly, we can’t feature them all because, believe me when I say, there are A LOT of awesome women doing amazing things for the community of product management. With [.] Read more » The post 8 exceptional #mtpcon talks by women in product appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Ask Teresa: What’s the Difference Between OKRs and Outcomes?

Product Talk

What’s the difference between OKRs and outcomes ? This is by far one of the most common questions I get and there are lots of ways to answer it. Defining the Terms: OKRs vs. Outcomes We often think of outcomes as the impact of what we build, but the real value comes when we start with our desired outcome and then decide if building something is the best way to achieve it.

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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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What “Customer Centric” Really Means, According to Rachel Wynn

The Product Coalition

Product leader Rachel Wynn talks about why being customer centric is more than just about gathering consumer feedback. By Tremis Skeete , for Product Coalition Genuine product managers are not just focused on building and delivering services. For many, it goes much deeper. Many product managers are on a mission to improve the lives of their consumers, and principal product consultant, Rachel Wynn feels that as product managers, we need to think twice about taking customer feedback at face value.

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426: How Science Olympiad prepares the next generation of innovators – with Jennifer Kopach

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can get involved in inspiring the next generation’s workforce Today we are talking about preparing the next generation of innovators. If you are a parent, have a nephew or niece, or want to help influence future innovators, this will be a very helpful discussion for you, especially if the kids you can influence are in grades 6-12 or will be in the future.

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Pooled Customer Success Management: The Water’s Fine

Gainsight

Customer success (CS) is on the verge of a digital revolution, and one-to-many tactics that increase Customer Success Manager (CSM) efficiency are making a real splash. For nearly a decade, CS has been built through one-to-one relationships between CSMs and their customers. There’s just one problem: This approach now needs to scale. To build a durable business in this market, organizations simply can’t increase CSM headcount to keep pace with business growth.

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10 Actionable Tips To Reduce Customer Attrition and Increase Loyalty

Userpilot

Want to improve the current customer attrition rate in your SaaS company? Customer attrition is one of the main problems for SaaS companies. Although you’ll inevitably lose customers occasionally, you should always keep the attrition rate at a minimum. In this article, we’ll discuss customer attrition in depth and discuss the strategies you can use to reduce churn and increase customer retention and loyalty.

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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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Visual Notes for Richard Rumelt’s Book “Good Strategy, Bad Strategy”

The Product Coalition

This book can help you understand key concepts dealing with strategy, its foundation, and key environmental factors at play that influence its shaping. I read “Good Strategy, Bad Strategy” book three times. The first time, I just read it to get familiar with the content. The second time was to take notes and highlight parts that stroke me. The third time needed to happen as some of my scribblings stopped making sense or were not complete enough to create a full set of visualized notes that compr

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Dragonboat Wins ‘Best Product for Product Managers’ at Products that Count 2023 in B2B Tech Category

Dragonboat

SANTA CLARA, California, March 9, 2023 – Dragonboat announced today that it has been named a Top B2B Tech product in the 2023 Product Awards. The Product Awards, presented by Products That Count in partnership with Mighty Capital and Capgemini, are the only awards designed to celebrate the tools that help Product Management build great […] The post Dragonboat Wins ‘Best Product for Product Managers’ at Products that Count 2023 in B2B Tech Category appeared first on Dragonboat.

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The Importance of Architectural Approaches

Split

There’s a quote by the playwright Oscar Wilde that goes something like: “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” Believe it or not, this is also true of software architecture. Engineers love to crank out code. Design and architecture of a system often plays second fiddle, if it plays at all. Why Care About Software Architecture?

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Product-Market Fit Analysis: A Guide For Product Managers

Userpilot

Before you rush into creating a product thinking people will love it, it pays to perform a product-market fit analysis. You want to be sure there is a demand for your product, so you don’t have to suffer the embarrassment of a massive flop. This article examines why product-market fit analysis is important and how to gather insights into achieving a product-market fit by getting feedback and validating your idea.

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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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AI in Advertising: Using AI to Predict Ad Performance

The Product Coalition

Advertising is a crucial aspect of any business that aims to reach its target audience and increase revenue. However, creating effective ad creatives is not always an easy task. While testing different ad variations is essential to find the most effective designs and messaging, it can also be a time-consuming and expensive process. This is where predicting ad creative performance prior to testing comes in.

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Boosting Outcomes: The Role of Product Operations in Streamlining Your Company’s Processes

Dragonboat

This blog post was created in partnership with “Product Ops HQ community”, the fastest-growing community where product operations professionals gather to connect, share knowledge, and learn. Product Operations is gaining importance in business, and organizations are discovering its benefits. In this interview series, we explore best practices from Responsive Product Portfolio (RPPM) advocates.

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How to choose the right product management platform to scale product’s impact

ProductBoard

How do you know it’s time to invest in a product management platform? You might find yourself in one of the following challenging situations as a product leader: Even if you’ve never found yourself in one of these exact situations, perhaps you’re looking for a way to make a larger impact and improve the efficiency of your product organization.

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Pendo Free: A Thorough Review + Better Alternatives

Userpilot

Pendo Free sounds like an attractive option. After all, you’re getting access to a user onboarding tool with a reputation for quality analytics without having to spend a cent. But does the free plan live up to the expectations? That’s exactly what we explore in our review. We look at the functionality available in the free plan, its strengths, and its’ limitations.

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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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Do You Have Thick Skin? Are You Strong Enough To Be a Product Manager?

The Product Coalition

Being a product manager is truly wonderful and diverse job. You get to meet amazing people, learn something valuable every day. You activate both your analytical and creative skills. But let’s face it, you’ll also get a lot of punches along the way. Here are several questions you should ask yourself before considering a Product Management career. Are you optimistic and hopeful?

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The Top 5 Reasons Teams Regress and Tips to Avoid Them

Agile Velocity

As an Agile Transformation Coach, I have seen my share of successful Agile teams. I have also seen teams plateau at some point struggling to move beyond the initial stages of transformation. A trend I would like to focus on is team regression, which is when an Agile team starts their journey, but along the way may slide back into old habits and processes.

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Performance and User Experience Monitoring for Citrix Linux Workspaces

eG Innovations

Figure 1: A Linux Virtual Desktop Citrix for Linux VDI and DaaS options allow organizations to deploy Linux digital workspaces and Linux applications that can then be accessed by end-users from Linux or non-Linux endpoints. This allows organizations to deploy applications optimized for Linux OSs to users using mobile, Mac, Windows, and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) endpoints as well as those using native Linux.

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Amplitude Analytics: Is It Worth The Money Or Is There A Better Alternative?

Userpilot

Do you want to get product growth insights but are unsure whether to use Amplitude analytics or not? Amplitude is one of the best data analysis solutions to help you make data-driven decisions and grow your business. However, with several alternative analytics options available, it is important to assess if it is truly worth the investment. In this article, we’ll discuss the features and limitations of Amplitude analytics.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Remove Irrational Barriers: Gagan Biyani Speaks About Being a Lifelong Learner

The Product Coalition

CEO and co-founder Gagan Biyani talks about how learning can become a lifelong habit. By Tremis Skeete , for Product Coalition In our so called modern world today, there are still many able-bodied people who still don’t know how to use the internet, send an email, or use an iPhone. To be fair, these technologies have only been around for over 30 to 40 years, so it’s understandable to an extent that many adults haven’t updated their knowledge in regard to these technologies.

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The Value & Roadblock of Customer Success in UX Research

UserInterviews

Customer Success can be both an asset and a roadblock for research. Learn tips for collaboration, potential risks, and tools that can help.

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Online Product Managers Look For Ways To Stand Out In A Crowd

The Accidental Product Manager

The goal is to build a community of repeat customers Image Credit: Flazingo Photos Let’s face it: it’s pretty easy to set up shop online. All you really need is a website, a way to take orders, and the ability to ship purchased goods to your customers. The ease of doing this is one of the challenges that product managers are facing these days.