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Rearchitecting Your Platform? Don’t Stress Over Feature Parity!

Product Management University

Rearchitecting your platform is a necessary evil but every software company has to suck it up at least once. If you’re fortunate enough to have success over the long haul, you’ll do it a few times. It’s total stress though, especially for product management and product development teams because of the tremendous pressure to deliver feature parity in the initial release or very soon thereafter.

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How to Define Your Customer: The 4 Types of Market Segmentation

Gocious Blog

Effective product management requires a deep understanding of your target audience. It is crucial to identify what your potential customers want from the product type you are developing to create an exceptional product.

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The Product Leader’s Cheat Sheet for Alignment: The Customer Success Edition

ProductBoard

You’re probably familiar with the expression, “teamwork makes the dream work.” But how often do you feel like this is your lived reality at work? If it’s not nearly as much as you’d like, you’re definitely not alone. Setting expectations with cross-functional stakeholders was one of the top challenges faced by product leaders, according to the most recent Product Excellence Report.

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From Product Management Back to Strategy

The Product Coalition

In recent years it seems that product management is all about execution and delivery. But you can’t really succeed this way, at least not the way your company needs you to. Here are three mindset changes that you need to make sooner rather than later. Photo by Kea Mowat on Unsplash When I moved into product management, almost 20 years ago, it used to be a very senior role.

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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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Why I’m not afraid of AI making product redundant

Mind the Product

Fear sells and attracts your attention, time, and money. So it’s not surprising that generative artificial intelligence (AI) has sparked conversations about various professions becoming obsolete, including product management. Product management skills vs. activities AI presents many opportunities in product management. (Some options are arguably better than others, which is also not the purpose of Read more » The post Why I’m not afraid of AI making product redundant appeared first on

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From Roadmap to Backlog: Unleashing the Power of User Story Mapping

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You’re a product leader. You’ve got a roadmap that’s as beautiful as a Monet painting. It’s strategic, it’s visionary, it’s… utterly useless when it comes to the day-to-day grind. Your development team is staring at it like it’s an alien artifact. They need a backlog, a to-do list, not a piece of abstract art.

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How to Use Data Analytics to Improve Customer Experience

Userpilot

Do you want to learn how to use data analytics to improve customer experience? Many SaaS founders agree that customer insights are a key driver of product growth. After all, analyzing customer data can help you identify areas to improve upon and anticipate customer behaviors. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to use data analytics to improve the customer experience!

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Should Product Positioning and Sales Narratives be Different?

Product Management University

Does your product positioning need to be different than your sales narratives? The short and simple answer is no, but it’s highly dependent on how your product positioning is constructed. As a former product marketing manager, I know this all too well and was guilty in the first degree! We tend to overthink our messaging, try to say too much, try too hard to be eloquent with our words and if there aren’t a lot of superlatives and buzzwords, we feel like we’ve failed.

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Going from 0 to 1 in Product discovery by Merci Grace

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon San Francisco talk, Merci Grace, Angel investor, and former Head of Growth at Slack, and offers an iterative framework to plan and execute the product discovery phase that provides value to your customer. Watch the video to see the talk in full, or read on for the key points. Read more » The post Going from 0 to 1 in Product discovery by Merci Grace 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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Product-Market Fit Lessons Learned, as Stated by Enric Gabarró

The Product Coalition

Former CEO of Picker explains mistakes made in pursuit of product-market fit. By Tremis Skeete , for Product Coalition No matter how large or small, companies take on ambitious pursuits to achieve product-market fit — the moment their products reach high levels of user adoption and can sustain themselves and provide profitable returns on investments (ROI).

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446: Winning at new products – with Bob Cooper, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Lessons from the discoverer of Stage-Gate for product managers Today we are talking with a legend in product management. Our guest is Dr. Robert Cooper, who discovered the now famous Stage-Gate process and was named the “World’s Top Innovation Management Scholar” by the prestigious Journal of Product Innovation Management. Besides his best-selling books Winning at New Products and Portfolio Management for New Products , he has published more than 130 articles on R&D and innovation management

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15 Best Product Management Software Tools for PMs in 2023

Userpilot

It takes a fair bit of effort and time to keep up with the constant innovation in the product management software space. The tools are constantly evolving and changing their pricing plans, so it may be difficult to ensure that your product team is using the right tools and getting the best value for the money. Fear not though, as our product management software guide will give you insights into some of the best-in-class applications that will boost your team performance and help you build succes

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Embracing AI as a partner

Mind the Product

Christine Itwaru discusses how product managers should think about this transformative technology. Read more » The post Embracing AI as a partner appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Transforming Product Failure Into Success: A Product Manager’s Journey

The Product Coalition

Sometimes product management can be heartbreaking. Little is written on failures in product management. But being a leader requires showing vulnerability and examining the bad and the good. Today I’m going to write about that painful moment when your product is shot down, either because you realized it does not work or because some changes like a merger and aquisition or a new strategic direction emerged.

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Barbie: A timeless icon

Business of Software Conference

Barbie, the iconic fashion doll by Mattel, has spanned generations and remains a cultural symbol since her inception in 1959. While Barbie’s popularity initially stemmed from her fashionable looks and various accessories, the doll’s evolution over the years has been closely tied to advancements in software and digital marketing. As this week sees the release of the Barbie movie starring the fabulous Margot Robbie (and Ryan Gosling) BoS is going pink for the day to celebrate this icon

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How to Reduce Customer Churn Rate: 17 Effective Strategies

Userpilot

Wondering how to reduce customer churn rate for your business? You’ve opened the right link! In this article, we review different ways to identify potential churn and deal with it. Attrition is the bane of every subscription business; low retention rates will result in a duce and the customer lifetime value and revenue will plummet. But you can turn all that around with the right strategies.

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The power of data: How recommendation engines are driving business growth

Mind the Product

Product manager and a data enthusiast Ishita Choudhary, looks into the intricacies of recommendation engines, and what impact this is having on overall business growth. Read more » The post The power of data: How recommendation engines are driving business growth appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Product Management KPIs Every Business Should Track

ProductBoard

Successful product management involves tracking various key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate a product’s impact and drive its success. What’s critically important to any business is a product’s financial performance, from revenue generated to how those earnings influence profit margins, as well as how the product contributes to overall company growth.

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Create Effective Dashboard Templates with Ease

Reveal

Reveal Embedded Analytics If you’ve ever struggled to create new dashboards with similar KPIs, integrations, and layouts but different data sources, this article is for you. Dashboard templates serve as a powerful data analytics tool that streamlines the creation of new dashboards that provide key business insights and drive users’ decision-making.

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Customer Churn Rate: How to Calculate and Improve Churn

Userpilot

Tracking your customer churn rate will help you keep tabs on business growth. You will have data sets for analyzing your churn/retention history, which will better position you to make intelligent business decisions. This article shows you various ways to calculate churn, make sense of the data, and create proactive solutions to retain more customers.

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Uncovering the world of Product, Content, and UX — Erica Jorgensen on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Join us on the podcast this week where we uncover the world of content design with Erica Jorgensen, seasoned content designer at Chewy and author of 'Strategic Content Design Tools and Research Techniques for Better UX'. Erica graciously walks us through her professional journey and how she fell into the realm of content strategy. Read more » The post Uncovering the world of Product, Content, and UX — Erica Jorgensen on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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The Five Strategies You Need to Know to Boost Customer Engagement

Amplitude

Implement these five best practices to increase engagement—and retention and revenue. With the cost of acquisition sky high, that's more important than ever.

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Dashboard Linking in Embedded Analytics: Definition, Benefits & Use Cases  

Reveal

Reveal Embedded Analytics Embedded analytics platforms have gained popularity as businesses seek to leverage data for decision-making and gain a competitive edge. However, not all solutions are the same. So, before choosing a vendor, consider the embedded analytics features it offers – these capabilities allow users to simplify the analysis process and make decisions based on hard solid facts easier.

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Product Team Structure – A Guide For SaaS Product Teams

Userpilot

How to choose the right product team structure for your SaaS? This is the main question we discuss in this article, so if you’re after the answer, you’re in the right place! We also look at: Responsibilities of product teams Key roles you may want to include Different ways to structure your team Examples of different structures Let’s get right to it!

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SUNDAY REWIND: Owning Agile by Jeff Patton

Mind the Product

Another look at Jeff Patton’s talk on Owning Agile, from our 2018 #MTPEngage Hamburg conference Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Owning Agile by Jeff Patton appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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3 Facilitation Techniques for Effective Group Decision Making

The Product Coalition

Helping teams make decisions can be a complex process when there are various group dynamics, cultural quirks, and political intricacies at play. But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re a workshop facilitator, or a leader who frequently drives teams through collaborative sessions, it’s important to have a few instruments in your toolbox to help guide more sound decision making (and avoid the swirl of indecision).

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Dashboard Linking in Embedded Analytics: Definition, Benefits & Use Cases  

Reveal

Reveal Embedded Analytics Embedded analytics platforms have gained popularity as businesses seek to leverage data for decision-making and gain a competitive edge. However, not all solutions are the same. So, before choosing a vendor, consider the embedded analytics features it offers – these capabilities allow users to simplify the analysis process and make decisions based on hard solid facts easier.

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Designing Beyond the Product: Systems Thinking with Sheryl Cababa, Chief Strategy Officer at Substantial

UserInterviews

Sheryl Cababa discusses systems thinking in design, addressing the complexities and interconnectedness of products and their ecosystems.