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Friction, setbacks, and underperformance: the path to product leadership

Mind the Product

Product leader Adam Thomas delves into the path to product leadership, highlighting dealing with friction, setbacks, and product underperformance. Read more » The post Friction, setbacks, and underperformance: the path to product leadership appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Top 20 Symptoms of a Weak Development Team

TechEmpower - Product Management

When speaking with founders and CEOs, we often hear concerns like this: My project manager is losing confidence in the development team. The PMs are seeing late deliveries and bugs that suggest the devs just aren’t capable enough. I think that poor communication and differing team cultures might be part of the problem, but how can I know for sure? It’s a good question.

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Product Managers Start To Get Direct With Their Advertising

The Accidental Product Manager

Advertising only works if your customers see it Image Credit: Nick Amoscato Every product manager wants to be responsible for a successful product. In order to make your product be a success, you are going to have to get people to buy it. In order for that to happen, first people are going to have to know about your product. That is where advertising comes in.

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The Art of Naming: How To Overcome Challenges in Naming Products, Services, and Companies

The Product Coalition

How long does it take to name a baby? And how do you go about exploring options and choosing a winning name? The process is deeply personal, and for good reason. But naming a business, product, or service shouldn’t feel so personal, should it? The thing is, it sometimes does, especially when working with founders and creators who feel deep ownership and connection to their baby…er, business.

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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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The product momentum gap – Dave Martin and Andrea Saez on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

This week we invited Dave Martin and Andrea Saez, to share their insights from their book 'Product Momentum Gap, whilst also sharing wisdom on product strategy and providing customer value. Read more » The post The product momentum gap – Dave Martin and Andrea Saez on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Moving from Services to Products

Mironov Consulting

I’ve written a lot about the huge organizational and technical gulf between services companies and product companies.  (See this and this and this and this.)  At a recent workshop in Christchurch NZ, I spent several hours talking with CEOs about the challenges of changing a company from mostly services to repeatable products , and how more of the work is on the go-to-market (GTM) side versus than the technical side.

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How intuitive CAE apps accelerate product development

CONTACT Software

Today, companies face multiple challenges in launching increasingly complex products to the market faster. In particular, the lack of specialized knowledge available from simulation experts in the field of computer-aided engineering (CAE) often slows down product development. Easy-to-use CAE applications can remedy this situation and significantly improve the way products are developed and optimized.

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How to use an Empathy Map to Create Better Digital Products and Services

Emerge Insights

Companies that create exceptional customer experiences (CX) stand out from the competition. Great customer experiences create value for both customers and the business. It’s a focus on building a win/win relationship. Empathy mapping can be an invaluable tool to help you focus on the right things: Shifting your teams into a customer-centric mindset, identifying what […] The post How to use an Empathy Map to Create Better Digital Products and Services appeared first on EMERGE | UX Agency.

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Introducing Product Benchmarks

Amplitude

Find out why and how we built our free product benchmarks tool, and about how you can use product benchmarks in your strategy.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Reflections on building developer-centric products

Mind the Product

Why boundaries, protocols, and community are three key pillars for successful adoption of a developer-centric platform Read more » The post Reflections on building developer-centric products appeared first on Mind the Product.

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New Alchemer Workflow Initiators Let You Schedule Workflows and Listen to Any Business System   

Alchemer Mobile

Now you can schedule workflows and listen to virtually any enterprise system quickly and easily, creating an always-on feedback system By Justin Falk, Alchemer Product Manager, and Vanessa Bagnato, Alchemer Director of Product Marketing In September, we released updates to the library of Alchemer Workflow Initiators. These updates include even more pre-built event triggers for the Zendesk , Asana , and Paylocity Initiators.

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The Power of Agreements Beyond Roles: Building a Culture of Collaboration and Organizational…

The Product Coalition

The Power of Agreements Beyond Roles: Building a Culture of Collaboration and Organizational Efficiency Hey there! Have you ever found yourself pondering the intricate web that is today’s business world? If you’ve ever felt like a fish out of water trying to understand your role amidst so many demands, know that you’re not alone in this. We’ve all asked ourselves: “What exactly should I do here?

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456: The product journey of a disruptive innovation – with Eli Packouz

Product Innovation Educators

How one serial inventor brought a revolutionary approach to flossing from idea to launch Today we are talking about the journey from initial insight to launched product. The featured product is Instafloss, a revolutionary approach to flossing your teeth. With us is the creator of Instafloss, serial inventor, and two-time founder, Eli Packouz. Summary of some concepts discussed for product managers [2:03] Tell us about Instafloss.

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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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September’s top product management content

Mind the Product

From what it means to be a product leader to how to make product discovery a habit, here’s a look at our most popular articles published over the last past month. Read more » The post September’s top product management content appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The 2023 UX Research Software Report

UserInterviews

When tech meets technique, research thrives. Discover today’s most popular UX research tools, according to a survey of 900+ researchers.

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Lean Startup in Large Corporations: Navigating Between Innovation and Pragmatism

The Product Coalition

Navigating the corporate world is a complex task, especially for established large companies. Just like a majestic ocean liner, these corporations have their inertia, legacy, and a well-defined route. However, with the growing need for innovation and agility, many of these companies are looking at methodologies like Lean Startup to help them adapt and thrive in turbulent waters.

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Product Development Process: The Seven Stages Explained

Userpilot

The product development process is part art, part science, and all important to the success of your SaaS. In this article, we've got a comprehensive review of the entire product development process. We'll take you through idea generation, market research, defining a minimum viable product, building new features, managing the launch, and beyond.

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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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SUNDAY REWIND: Driving commercial impact for product teams by Yi-Wei Ang

Mind the Product

This Sunday Rewind takes us back to April 2021 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Yi-Wei Ang, CPO at talabat (Delivery Hero) took to the #mtpcon (digital) keynote stage to share insights on maximising commercial business impacts through ‘product-led’ decision-making. Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Driving commercial impact for product teams by Yi-Wei Ang appeared first on Mind the Product.

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4 Ways to Collaborate for Research Success

UserInterviews

We do our best work as researchers when we are open to learning from and collaborating with others. User Research Leader and Coach, Roberta Dombrowski shares tips for collaborating for research success.

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How to Run Product Strategy Workshops: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Product Coalition

Product strategy workshops are facilitated sessions where key stakeholders come together to define the vision, goals, and roadmap for a product.

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How to Use Funnel Analysis to Extract Actionable Insights?

Userpilot

What is funnel analysis? What benefits does it bring to product teams? How do you conduct it to optimize the customer journey, and which analytics tools can you use? These are the key questions that we tackle in the article, so if you’re after the answers, fasten the seatbelts, and let’s get right into it! TL;DR Funnel analysis helps teams understand how many users complete a sequence of events leading to a conversion and how long it takes.

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The Data Metaverse: Unpacking the Roles, Use Cases, and Tech Trends in Data and AI

Speaker: Aindra Misra, Sr. Staff Product Manager of Data & AI at BILL (Previously PM Lead at Twitter/X)

Embark on a transformation journey into the heart of the data ecosystem! This webinar is your gateway to a deeper comprehension of the foundations that drive the data industry and will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape. Delve into the diverse use cases where data analytics plays a pivotal role. We’ll explore how these applications are transforming with the introduction of Gen AI, and discuss the anticipated use cases for 2024 and beyond.

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How to see through the ‘know your customer’ jungle

Mind the Product

Quentin Denis, Head of Product at Shippr, discusses the challenges faced by marketplace businesses in ensuring the right person is conducting transactions and the importance of identity verification (KYC) and biometric authentication. He also provides insights into vendor selection, negotiation, and offers recommendations based on real-world testing and experiences.

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Unpacking Business Agility

Agile Velocity

I recently had the pleasure of having a conversation with Pam Ashby, a strategist at the Agile Business Consortium , to explore the world of Business Agility. Business Agility is a topic that’s been gaining momentum and for a good reason. In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, organizations must be able to adapt and, stay customer-centric to thrive.

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Using Product Goals and Initiatives to Drive Results

Dragonboat

When setting product goals, several rules of thumb may be familiar. For example, goals should be aspirational enough to motivate your team, with specific, measurable, and challenging time-bound targets. These rules matter because when used correctly, a product-led company can use goal-setting frameworks, like Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), to accelerate outcomes by enabling top-down […] The post Using Product Goals and Initiatives to Drive Results appeared first on Dragonboat.

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How to Use the PLG Motion to Drive Growth

Userpilot

What is a PLG motion? And how can your SaaS business use them to facilitate product growth ? These are the main questions that the article tackles, so if you’re looking for the answers, we’ve got them! Let’s dive in! TL;DR A PLG motion is a growth strategy focused on using the product itself as the main driver of growth. In contrast, a sales-led motion relies on sales teams to nurture leads and make deals.

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A Comprehensive Checklist to Revamp Your Website & Increase Profitability

Unlock the power of a well-designed website with our eBook, 'Comprehensive Checklist: A Guide to Website Redesign.' Crafted by Brucira and ruttl founders, it's your ally in reshaping your digital presence. Welcome to a transformative journey!