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Product Managers Start To Use AI In Health Care Products

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Product managers have to overcome hurdles to create AI products Image Credit: Photo by Hitesh Choudhary on Unsplash. If you are a product manager and you really want to make your life complicated, then what you should do is decide to develop a health care product.

How Do Jewelry Product Managers Deal With A Virus?

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New business strategies are needed during a pandemic Image Credit: PINKE. Just imagine if you were a product manager for a jewelry store.

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Is The Best Product Defense A Cheap Defense?

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What should Gillette do about new cheap razors? Image Credit: lihua88. Shaving is something that men without beards or mustaches do just about every day. In all honesty, I don’t think that we spend a lot of time thinking about shaving – it’ just something that we do.

Boeing Product Managers Struggle To Come Back From The 737 MAX Disaster

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Boeing’s product managers need to find ways to rebuild trust Image Credit: Ferry Octavian. Every product manager job is different. Some are easy and some are hard.

From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

Amazon Product Managers Prepare For War With Walmart Product Managers

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Amazon is getting into a next-day delivery war with Walmart Image Credit: Kyle Brazil. Amazon is a large and powerful company that dominates the world of online selling. Walmart is a large and powerful company that dominates the world of bricks & mortar selling.

Product Managers Deal With The Challenge Of Cup Holders

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Can a car ever have too many cup holders? Image Credit: Michael Sheehan. So if you were a product manager who was in charge of an automobile, what do you think that your #1 concern would be? Do you think that your customers would care most about how fast your car could go?

Product Managers Discover That The Circular Is Not Going Away

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Paper based circulars are still important to retailers Image Credit: Pamela Machado. So if you are running a business and you’d like to keep your customers aware and informed about what products you are offering, what’s the best way to go about doing this?

How The Coronavirus Is Affecting Alcohol And What To Do About It

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Why are young people drinking less? Image Credit: hirnbeere. Let’s face it: the Covid-19 virus has changed just about everything in our lives. Product managers for liquor have seen a dramatic change in their lives as bars and restaurants have had to close down.

Can Product Managers Save “American Idol”?

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Can American Idol be brought back from the dead? Image Credit: alogou1775. So who among us has not heard about the famous TV show “American Idol”?

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

How Can Restaurant Product Managers Make More Food?

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Restaurants are looking to empty malls to boost their deliveries Image Credit: Lou Stejskal. With the arrival of Covid-19, the world of restaurants has been turned upside down.

Amazon Product Managers Decide To Do Battle With UPS

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Amazon product managers say “Bring It On” Image Credit: Julien. As I’m sure that we all know by now, Amazon is a very large company that does a lot of different things: they ship books and products, offer cloud computing resources, and even run an internet based television channel.

Product Managers Struggle To Use Price To Make Their Products Popular

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Strategy gets complicated when your customers are using technology to shop Image Credit: Jisc infoNet. As product managers, when we want to boost the sales of our product, one of the “levers” that we have to make this happen is the price of our product.

Papa John’s Product Managers Look For New Ways To Be Successful

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Product managers need to find a way to redefine the brand Image Credit: Arturo de Albornoz. Can you think of any job that would be more delicious than being a product manager for a pizza chain?

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Product Managers Struggle To Get Their Customized Email Correct

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Product managers need to do a better job of customizing their emails Image Credit: twitter.com/mattwi1s0n. So let’s talk about email for just a moment. If you are like me, you get a ton of the stuff. In all honesty, most of it is junk and I just end up deleting it even before I read it.

What Can Store Credit Card Product Managers Do To Remain Viable?

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Store credit cards are declining, what’s a product manager to do? Image Credit: Mike Mozart. So if I was to take a look inside of your purse or wallet right now, what would I find?

Can Coke Product Managers Make Their New Alcoholic Drink A Success?

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Chu-Hai is big in Japan. Can Coke join the crowd? Image Credit: Tim. So for just a moment, picture yourself as a product manager for one of the most iconic products out there: Coke-Cola.

How A Product Manager Can Avoid Being Fired

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Product managers need to know how to not get fired Image Credit: Hammonton Photography. Ok, so there really is no pride here: I’ve been fired. Not only have I been fired, but it turns out that I’ve been fired a lot. Like a total of seven times.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

New Book: Killer Ways To Make Partnerships Work For Product Managers

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Who was it that said “It take a village…”? They may not have been talking about being a product manager, but they might as well have been. Life has become so complex that product managers can no longer make their product a success just by their own efforts.

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Are Watch Product Managers Almost Out Of Time?

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Change is happening and watch product managers need to learn to deal with it Image Credit: Barron Fujimoto. So here’s an interesting question to kick things off: do you wear a watch? Not all that long ago, the answer to this question would have been pretty much “yes” for everyone.

Product Managers Deal With The Microsoft Office Problem

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Microsoft Office Changes Very Slowly Image Credit: Stephen Edgar. How about a quick show of hands: who uses Microsoft Office every day? Hmm, I believe that I see just about everyone’s hands in the air.

Happy MLK Day!

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Happy MLK Day! Image Credit: ???????. This week in the United States we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Just in case you’ve forgotten who he was, he is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. On Oct.

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The Product Manager's Guide to Retention

This book walks through multiple aspects of retention, including why it’s so important, how to best measure it, and how to set goals for the different stages of retention. It also provides strategies for improving retention across the customer journey.

How Home Depot Product Managers Are Fighting Back Against Amazon

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Home Depot product managers are not giving up in the fight against Amazon Image Credit: Mike Mozart. If you are a product manager working in the field of retail goods, there is one word that should strike fear in your heart: Amazon.

Product Managers Try To Find Stores To Fill Malls

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Malls need stores, but what kind of stores? Image Credit: Rene Schwietzke. When was the last time that you went out to a mall? For most of us, it’s probably been a while. We used to always go to the mall – that’s where you could get stuff, especially during the holidays.

Can Chinese Product Managers Make Tiny Cars Successful?

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Very small cars are popular in China, can they stay that way? Image Credit: PakWheels. So I really enjoy driving my car.

Product Managers Try To Determine If Smaller Is Really Better

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Target is trying smaller stores in order to attract more millennials Image Credit: Mike Mozart. Just imagine if you were a product manager for Target stores. You would be responsible for the success of a brand that has over 1,800 stores sprinkled throughout suburban areas everywhere.

Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.

Product Managers Learn To Deal With Two-Day Shipping

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Amazon introduced two-day shipping. Now everyone is trying to catch up Image Credit: Photo by Leone Venter on Unsplash. As product managers, it is our responsibility to use our product development definition to create products that our customers will want.

Starbucks Product Managers Try To Get Their Customers To Come Back Later

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Afternoon visitors are what Starbucks needs in order to continue to grow Image Credit: kmf164. Clearly product managers at the Starbucks coffee chain have no problems getting customers to drop by their stores in the morning and purchase coffee.

The Shortest Product Manager Job Ever!

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The end can come for a product manager when they least expect it Credit: Bill Selak. So here’s a quick question for you: what is the shortest time that you’ve ever worked at a product manager job?

Coke Product Managers Seek New Tastes

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Coke product managers are searching for new drinks to create Image Credit: Mikhail Esteves. Ah, to be a product manager at Coke-Cola. Would that not be the best job ever?

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Product Managers Want To Know What’s Gone Wrong At UPS

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UPS is trying to play catch-up with both Amazon and FedEx Image Credit: Indiana Public Media. When it comes time to ship a product to a customer, product managers in the U.S. know that they have three different options: the Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS.

Why Don’t Amazon’s Product Managers Understand Europe?

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Amazon’s product managers seem to be out of fashion when it comes to Europe Image Credit: Sangudo. Let’s face it: Amazon is a very big company and they have done a lot of different things very well. However, it turns out that they may not yet be able to do everything perfectly.

Product Managers Prepare For Driverless Pizza Delivery Cars

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Pizza companies are very interested in driverless cars Image Credit: Abhijit Bhaduri. Could there be any better job than being a product manager at a pizza company ? I mean, you have the ability to fully understand your product (and eat it to!),

Product Managers Get Familiar With Microbrands

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Microbrands are changing how new products can be introduced Image Credit: Vektorlogo. As product managers, the one thing that I believe that most of us feel that we have a pretty good handle on is how new products are created and introduced.

The Heap Book of Questions for Product Managers

In this book, Heap provides a great number of questions, hypotheses, and experiments for you to run in your product. It walks through product use cases, behavioral segmentation, conversion, and more.