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5 Example Of Bias In Product Research & How To Mitigate Them

The Product Manager

If finding product-market fit is your Holy Grail, these five common research biases are the booby traps you'll need to dodge on the way. The post 5 Example Of Bias In Product Research & How To Mitigate Them appeared first on The Product Manager.

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Adaptive Mindset ‘Hats’ Your Product Manager Wears

BrainMates

Adaptive Mindset 'Hats' Your Product Manager Wears By DAVID ALLSOPP No matter the product, industry or company size, successful Product Managers must wear various ‘hats’ on any given day to make all the pieces of the puzzle fit together. But whether you’re looking down the tree from a CEO or GM position, or across the aisle from Engineering or Finance, you’re unlikely to see everything that goes into keeping things running smoothly.

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How do the best product people manage their time?

Mind the Product

We speak to three different sorts of product people to find out what tricks they employ to manage their time effectively. Read more » The post How do the best product people manage their time? appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Startups need dual theories on distribution and product/market fit. One is not enough

Andrew Chen

It’s hard to be a product without a strong theory of distribution Here’s a common startup situation. A team busts their ass for months building the first version of their product. It’s almost done. Now a big question emerges — how do you get the first people to use your product? Hmm… If you find yourself at this moment, then you are already in a bad place. 99% of startups are not differentiated on their underlying technology, and there is very little engineering ris

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

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Product Managers Discover Older Customers

The Accidental Product Manager

Products made for older customers are getting a makeover Image Credit: Katie Mims Who do you sell your product to? Is there a possibility that your product is being used by older customers? If this is the case, what you have done to make it easy for them to use your product? If the answer is “nothing”, then you are like many other product managers who have not taken the time to study their customers and customize their products for their unique needs.

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The Sailor That’s Been Inspiring Poles and Virgin Islanders for Decades

The Product Coalition

With its celebratory blend of Virgin Island and Polish culture, Wladek Wagner still attracts sailors to the British Virgin Islands (BVI)… Continue reading on Product Coalition »

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Loneliness in the C-Suite: A closer look at the CPO landscape

Mind the Product

A recent study by Planes has revealed that over half of CPOs feel isolated in their leadership roles. We take a closer look at the research findings and offer solutions to solve this common issue in product leadership positions. Read more » The post Loneliness in the C-Suite: A closer look at the CPO landscape appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Sunsetting success: How to strategically phase out products in the digital age

Mind the Product

In this comprehensive article, we explore the key steps and considerations for product managers when it's time to sunset a product. Read more » The post Sunsetting success: How to strategically phase out products in the digital age appeared first on Mind the Product.

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3 Ways Brain Sabotages Your Copy

UX Planet

UX writing mistakes from a perspective of neuroscience and psychology. The illustration of the Happy Happy Happy (3H) Effect (generated by DALL·E) Microcopy is basically poetry. Why? Because “prose is words in their best order, and poetry —  the best words in the best order.” Like poetry, the process of UX writing is heavily influenced by the psyche of its creator.

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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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Product in Practice: Bringing the Discovery Habits to WebMD

Product Talk

The larger and more complex your company is, the more challenging it can be to introduce continuous discovery. It’s not just about training people to conduct interviews , use opportunity solution trees , or test assumptions —though those are all important activities—it’s also about convincing them of the value of these activities and getting the people they work with on board as well.

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The Value Assessment Framework (Part 2)

The Product Coalition

Your product’s value needs to be defined, delivered, and perceived as such by your customers. If this isn’t challenging enough, what your customers want and need varies based on their profile and maturity with your product. Here is a simple framework to help you understand what they need, and more importantly — where are your current gaps. Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash A few years ago, I mentioned to my parents that my car needs cleaning.

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My favorite decision-making frameworks

Lenny Rachitsky

👋 Hey, I’m Lenny and welcome to a 🔒 subscriber-only edition 🔒 of my weekly newsletter. Each week I tackle reader questions about building product, driving growth, and accelerating your career. Subscribe now 🚨 The Best of Lenny’s Newsletter – Volume 1 is now available for order 🎉 The first batch of books is officially in production and pre-orders are arriving globally!

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Navigating the corporate labyrinth: A product manager’s guide to strategic empowerment

Mind the Product

This article champions the concept of “product-led strategy”, transforming the way product managers navigate and influence within large organizations. Read more » The post Navigating the corporate labyrinth: A product manager’s guide to strategic empowerment appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Alchemer Recognized in 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Voice of the Customer Platforms for Third Consecutive Research Report

Alchemer Mobile

LOUISVILLE, COLORADO, February 6, 2024 : Alchemer — a global leader in experience feedback technology — announced today that it has been named to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Voice of the Customer Platforms research report for the third consecutive time. The evaluation was based on specific criteria that analyzed the company’s overall completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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Amplitude Digital Analytics Platform Just Got a Whole Lot Better

Amplitude

Learn how we’ve strengthened the power of Amplitude's Digital Analytics Platform with the addition of Session Replay and Experiment for web.

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475: A CPO’s perspective on amazing product teams – with Amruta Moktali

Product Innovation Educators

How to build high-performing product teams Today we are talking about amazing product teams—what is involved in creating one and then how to manage it. Joining us is Amruta Moktali, Chief Product Officer at Skyflow, the world’s first and only data privacy vault delivered as an API. She’s spent over a decade mastering the complex domains of data privacy and analytics and amassed an impressive track record spanning agile startups as well as tech giants including Microsoft and Salesforce.

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SUNDAY REWIND: Storytelling for product leaders by Peter Fletcher-Dobson

Mind the Product

This week’s Sunday Rewind is a ProductTank Wellington talk from Peter Fletcher-Dobson, then Chief Digital Officer at BCITO, on storytelling for product leaders. Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Storytelling for product leaders by Peter Fletcher-Dobson appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Product Planning is a Year-Round Endeavor

ProductPlan

Sticking to inflexible annual planning cycles can introduce significant challenges in the era of rapid technological advancements. The static nature of traditional product planning cycles fails to consider quickly-improving technologies and unforeseen changes in the market. This approach can be a significant pitfall in today’s fast-paced environment, making your organization vulnerable to missed opportunities and increased risks.

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Agile Execution: How To Overcome the Limitations

The Product Coalition

How to bridge the gap between responsible investment and the non-deterministic outcomes from agile execution.

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Prioritizing Voice of the Customer Using Capability Scores

Gocious Blog

Your product teams consist of talented and capable individuals who are dedicated to creating amazing products. Their skills make it possible to produce and launch established models while generating consistent suggestions to improve future iterations.

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Building customer-centric products with behavioural science – Liz Immer (Head of Product)

Mind the Product

Liz Immer, Head of Product at Frontiers, brings a wealth of knowledge from the realm of behavioural science to the Product Experience podcast. Join us as Liz unravels the intricate connection between human behaviour, product design, and team environments, offering a rare peek into the craft of creating products that don't just solve problems but align with the nuanced ways people think and act.

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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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Every time you ask the user click you lose half

Andrew Chen

Every time you ask the user click you lose half of them. (And this why tutorials, splash screens, and lengthy signup flows are a bad idea) If you’ve been building apps for a long time and have seen the results of a lot of A/B tests, you quickly realize that people are a flighty bunch. Ask them to download an app and 80% will bounce right on that page.

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Mapping Homeownership: An Ethnographic Expedition through 2023’s Real Estate Landscape

UX Planet

I am currently a graduate student in my third semester, pursuing Design Innovation at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In one of our classes this semester, Market Insights, we delved into the intricacies of the US housing market and explored it targeting 1st time home buyers. Prof Ben Little’s initial introduction to topic ignited my curiosity, yet I was unprepared for the complexities and emotional challenges 1st time home buyers have to experience.

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Inside OpenAI | Logan Kilpatrick (head of developer relations)

Lenny Rachitsky

Brought to you by: • Hex —Helping teams ask and answer data questions by working together • Whimsical —The iterative product workspace • Arcade Software —Create effortlessly beautiful demos in minutes — Logan Kilpatrick leads developer relations at OpenAI, supporting developers building with the OpenAI API and ChatGPT.

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A case study: Building a fintech in 2022 and exiting it

Mind the Product

A case study highlighting key learnings from building and selling a fintech: from navigating regulatory challenges to adapting to market shifts. Read more » The post A case study: Building a fintech in 2022 and exiting it 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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How to Change a Workshop In-Person Game to a Remote Simulation for Effective Results

Johanna Rothman

If you took an agile workshop sometime in the past 15 years, you probably played the “ ball game.” That's where people emulate a Scrum approach, complete with asking the team to do “more.” As described in the link above, it can be a terrific simulation. There are many reasons to use simulations when trying to teach people new material.

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UX Writing Examples: 6 Insider Tips for Impactful Microcopy

UX Planet

Picture this, you have an amazing app with great aesthetics. It looks good and works even better but it’s all written in Klingon. Did you picture it? Did you feel dissatisfaction there? A good copy is supposed to bridge the gap between reading and experience. Let’s look at a more relatable UX writing example. Ever encountered a passive-aggressive pop-up when visiting a website?

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Lessons from Atlassian: Launching new products, getting buy-in, and staying ahead of the competition | Megan Cook (head of product, Jira)

Lenny Rachitsky

Brought to you by: • Teal —Your personal career growth platform • Sprig —Build a product people love • Vanta —Automate compliance. Simplify security. — Megan Cook is the head of product for Atlassian’s Jira software, which is used by 75% of Fortune 500 companies, has over 125,000 customers globally, over 15 different products, and is by far the most popular project management tool in the world.