Piyanka Jain

Is programming a must for applying Data Science?

Piyanka Jain

Do you need to be able to code in R, Python, or any other programming language to put Data Science to work for you? The answer is NO! Continue reading on DataSeries ». analytics careers machine-learning business data-science

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3 Musts For Building Data Literacy

Piyanka Jain

A few months into his new role as Data Analytics leader, Alan and his team clearly saw the lack of data-driven thinking across the… Continue reading on Towards Data Science ». data-culture data-literacy corporate-culture big-data data-science

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What Google’s and SalesForce’s respective acquisition of Looker and Tableau Software means for…

Piyanka Jain

What Google’s and Salesforce’s respective acquisition of Looker and Tableau Software means for CIO’s The BI analytics tool space is consolidating to compete against Microsoft’s ensemble of Business Analytics(BA) products which promises to solve for the entire workflow?—?data

BADIR?—?The Antidote to Low ROI from Data Science Projects

Piyanka Jain

BADIR?—?The The Antidote to Low ROI from Data Science Projects [link] Data Science, Machine Learning, Robotics, and AI?—?these these are some of the hottest keywords in the business right now. Trillions of dollars are being invested in these fields by organizations. One would think with such large investment, these organizations must be reaping a lot of value out of data science. However, recent reports published by Gartner and others tell a different tale.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Are you a Data Science hero?—?aka BADIRist?

Piyanka Jain

Are you a Data Science hero?—?aka aka BADIRist? One of my colleagues is a big fan of detective stories and Sherlock Holmes. One day we started talking about Sherlock and what it would look like if Sherlock transitioned his career to become an analyst or data scientist?

Data Literacy 101

Piyanka Jain

Joel is the newly-appointed CEO of a 100-year-old consumer company. He has been brought in with a vision to make the company customer-centric and tasked with leading digital transformations so that it is at par with the new information era.

Top 5 Reasons For Data Science Project Failure

Piyanka Jain

Whether you are a seasoned data scientist or a business executive with a significant investment in analytics, chances are you’ve seen the… Continue reading on DataSeries ». data-science data-literacy

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Top 5 FAQ On Mastering Data Science And Making Your Career Transition

Piyanka Jain

Recently I have been mentoring fresh graduates of the Masters in Business Analytics program from a historic Virginia school. Ironically… Continue reading on Towards Data Science ». data-science analytics education business careers

What 2 Men And a Runner Taught Me About Data Science and Fraud Modeling

Piyanka Jain

As I was wrapping up my work last evening, darkness started to loom outside. I decided to go for a short run on a neighboring track… Continue reading on Towards Data Science ». machine-learning data-science business

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Essential Statistics for You and Me

Piyanka Jain

[link] A few days ago I met an old acquaintance of mine, who had been working in the marketing department of an IT giant. As we got to talking, I could see that he was a data skeptic?—?someone someone who did not believe in the power of data. Data Science is not for those who fall on the business side of the company, he said. Quite surprisingly, it is not just him who considers the myth that only techies and analysts need Data Science skills for their work. There are many with the same belief.

Essential Statistics for You and Me

Piyanka Jain

[link] A few days ago I met an old acquaintance of mine, who had been working in the marketing department of an IT giant. As we got to talking, I could see that he was a data skeptic?—?someone someone who did not believe in the power of data. Data Science is not for those who fall on the business side of the company, he said. Quite surprisingly, it is not just him who considers the myth that only techies and analysts need Data Science skills for their work. There are many with the same belief.

Data Science Consulting Is A SCAM!

Piyanka Jain

I run a Data Science Consulting company, and I say analytics consulting is a SCAM! link] I can say so because I have been on both sides of the table, having hired analytics consulting companies for big organizations and also providing analytics consulting services to top companies. I have seen projects worth hundreds of thousands of dollars being wasted, and I have seen them becoming successful too. In November 2017, Gartner released a report stating that 60% of big data projects fail.

Data Science Consulting Is A SCAM!

Piyanka Jain

I run a Data Science Consulting company, and I say analytics consulting is a SCAM! link] I can say so because I have been on both sides of the table, having hired analytics consulting companies for big organizations and also providing analytics consulting services to top companies. I have seen projects worth hundreds of thousands of dollars being wasted, and I have seen them becoming successful too. In November 2017, Gartner released a report stating that 60% of big data projects fail.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Sure, please do feel free to post this article.

Piyanka Jain

Sure, please do feel free to post this article. I have reached out to you via LinkedIn. If you could tell us about your audience, I can get back to you on what we could do together

Executive Perspectives on Strategic Product Management and Three Common Gaps

bpma ProductHub

by John Mansour – For as long as I have been training product managers (since 2001), senior executives have been telling me that they want their product management function to be more strategic. When I ask them to define “more strategic,” a handful of themes have consistently emerged.

Know Enough

The Product Bistro

Product Managers don't need to be experts on the technology, they merely need to know what is enough. Mastery of the role is synonymous with the zen of knowing what you need to know. product management

SaaS Product Roadmaps: Achieving Your Product Vision

bpma ProductHub

by Paul Ressler – Everything is progressing well with your SaaS product; you have your product vision and you have product market fit. What are the next steps to achieve success for your SaaS product? One important next step is a product roadmap.

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The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

Mind the Product

Artificial intelligence (AI) is probably the biggest commercial opportunity in today’s economy. What does it mean for us as product managers?

Product Management: Leading by Trust

Product Management Unpacked

Greg Coticchia, the executive director of Carnegie Mellon University’s new Master of Science in Product Management program, was recently a guest on The Pitchwerks Podcast , a weekly audio show hosted by Scot MacTaggart that talks about sales, marketing and startups.

How to Influence the Business by David J Bland

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Precoil founder David J Bland offers some helpful tips on how product managers can influence the business and run more effective experiments. David talks about products that people loved and that have now disappeared from the shelves.

Using the Product Canvas to Define Your Product: Getting Started

bpma ProductHub

By Ellen Gottesdiener – I usually find a diversity of opinion when I ask anyone within an organization what their products are. This is true for product companies whose primary source of revenue is their product and for companies who use products internally to run their business.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

“Software eating the world” creates a growing need to educate product managers.

Product Management Unpacked

Digital transformation impacts almost everything, so the demand for product management continues to increase – every day.

Data-Driven Product Management: How To Become an Insight-Driven PM

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This article discusses how data-driven product management can help you use the right data, to uncover the right insights, and ultimately build the right product.

Product and Pricing Strategies to Realize Customer Value

bpma ProductHub

by Peyton Marshall – Businesses need to add value. To acquire and keep our shareholders, we need to add shareholder value. To acquire and keep our customers, we need to add customer value. Yet how often do we, as product managers, think directly about customer value?

Your Passion is Your Greatest Asset, Learn How to Harness It

Lead on Purpose

Your passion is your greatest asset, learn how to share it Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose ambitions courage creativity entrepreneur experience grit passion

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Whole Product Concept – A Quick Guide for the Expert PM

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Whole Product Concept is discussed in this article and will help guide you through the holistic experience of your product – and might just help your product and career succeed. Join our upcoming webinar: Becoming Expert: Delivering Superior Value with Whole Product Thinking.

How new technology is affecting SMBs

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Cayden Whitmond Now more than ever, the future of business is one shaped by fast-paced innovations to technology and the way that work is done.

Three steps toward creating market-leading products

Lead on Purpose

The goal of every company and product leader is to invent products (or services) that become recognized market leaders. Creating a new product category is icing on the cake, but also rare and extremely difficult.

How to Reduce the Product Backlog Size

Roman Pichler

Split the Product Backlog. Faced with an overly long and detailed product backlog, investigate if it does describe one cohesive product. Over time, products can serve an increasingly heterogeneous market and provide a large number of different features, some of which may not be used by all users.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Leadership styles for directing small teams

Lead on Purpose

Leadership differs depending on the size of the group you’re leading. For most product managers, the people they lead work on different teams and the individuals they need to influence don’t report to them.

The Big Impact of Cognitive Bias on Our Teams, Our Customers and Our Products

bpma ProductHub

by Davide Cis and Neil Baron – Do you remember that time when you thought you had it all figured it out, but your product launch still fell short of expectations and sales did not materialize? How your product failed, despite giving customers exactly what you thought they wanted?

A Candid Letter From a Product Management Instructor

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Believe me when I say that I’ve poured my heart and soul into our online training program. Recently I was conducting a Beta test of our new Virtual Instructor Review program. Names popped up on the list as students logged in, and I checked it carefully. It turns out that people are shy on the phone.

Predictable Delivery: Moving Beyond Velocity

280 Group

Join us on August 30th for our co-hosted webinar with AIPMM, Predictable Delivery: The Power of Estimating and Forecasting , to learn how to achieve predictable delivery and improve the accuracy of your forecasting. If you want to earn the confidence of your executive team, meet your commitments.

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.