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Product Managers Get Ready To Change Where They Get Data From

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Changes at Google will have an impact on product managers Image Credit: Mary Crandall. In order to be a successful product manager, we need to have data. In fact the more data that we can get our hands on, the better we are able to do our jobs.

Times Are Changing For Recycling Product Managers

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Waste Management product managers are dealing with a lot of change Image Credit: eltpics. The product managers over at Waste Management have always had a lot to deal with.


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Grocery Product Managers Turn To Robots To Speed Things Up

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Robots are being seen as a solution to a throughput problem Image Credit: Jeremy Noble. Customers have become used to going online and placing orders for items that then magically show up at their door. Nowhere has this been more transforming than in the ordering of grocery items.

Game Product Managers Get Ready For Mobile Phones

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The next big market for games will be on mobile phones Image Credit: Vain Shame. At the end of a long day, many people like to go home and spend the evening losing themselves in playing video games on their home entertainment systems. Games for these systems have grown into a big business.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualization Will Never Be Enough

Five years ago, data visualizations were a powerful way to differentiate a software application. Today, free visualizations seem to be everywhere. Two trends are forcing application providers to rethink how they offer analytics in their products.

How Product Managers Can Make Something Old New Again

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Even existing products can be made to seem to be hip Image Credit: Mike Mozart. So here’s a classic problem that product managers are faced with all the time: you are responsible for an established product. Time has passed.

Product Managers Struggle To Come Up With A Better Drink

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Drinks are easy to make but hard to market Image Credit: Photo by Kal Loftus on Unsplash. You would think that being a product manager for a hot new start-up beverage would be a great job, right? Somewhat surprisingly, you’d be wrong.

Can Product Managers Use Social Media To Market Forbidden Products?

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Can product managers successfully promote e-cigarettes using social media? Image Credit: Lindsay Fox. When you think about all of the products that product managers are responsible for, there are a number of them that come to mind as being “difficult” products to successfully manage.

How Can Product Managers Deal With Faulty Components?

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GM’s Product Managers Have Run Into A Battery Problem Image Credit: Frank Hebbert. So I’m willing to bet that you are pretty proud of your product.

Small Cosmetic Brand Product Managers Are Changing The Business

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Cosmetic product managers are going after millennials Image Credit: Albert Lugosi. You would think that a business as well established as the cosmetic business would not see a lot of disruption.

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Video Game Product Managers Struggle With Pricing

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How much to charge and how to charge for it are video game questions Image Credit: Thomas Hawk. Can anyone besides me remember back in the day when you wanted to play a video game and you’d stuff your pockets with quarters and head on down to the video parlor ?

Product Managers Look For A Better Way To Deliver Products To Customers

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Product managers are starting to move away from using Amazon Image Credit: Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine. So if you were a product manager and you wanted to both advertise your product to your customers and make it easy for them to buy it from you, how would you go about doing that?

Gucci Tries To Bounce Back From A Product Mistake

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Image Credit: * Nono *. Just in case you didn’t know it, Gucci is a one of the largest and most successful fashion brands out there. Everyone wants to both own and be seen wearing Gucci apparel.

Product Managers Know Kids Want Some Buzz With Their Soda

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Why just drink soda when you can get soda with a kick? Image Credit: Person-with-No Name. Product managers who are responsible for selling alcohol are in a bit of a bind these days.

CCO + CMO: A Winning Partnership for Accelerated CX Growth

Find out how collaboration between a CMO and CCO can enhance the customer experience and drive business growth in this new ebook.

What Can Product Managers Learn From Smart Elevators?

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How can an elevator be designed to meet customer needs? Image Credit: Melissa Maples. I’d be willing to bet that most of us really don’t spend that much time thinking about elevators.

A Clever Product Manager Saves A Bookstore In The Era Of Amazon

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: It is possible to both survive and thrive even when you are facing Amazon Image Credit: darwin.wins. If there is one job that most of us would agree that we would not like to have these days, it’s any job in which we would be going up against Amazon.

Product Managers Practice Magic To Fill Shelves

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Product shortfalls are forcing product managers to use magic Image Credit: Andy Oakley. Every product manager wants their customers to be able to buy their product when they decide to make a purchase.

Strip Mall Product Managers Look For A Second Chance At Success

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Strip malls have come and gone, but could they be coming back? Image Credit: Caribb. Once upon a time, being a product manager for a strip mall was a pretty good job.

Modern Data Architecture for Embedded Analytics

Data has gone from a mere result of applications & processes to being crowned king. Picking the right avenue to data architecture depends on your organization’s needs. Development teams should build in stages, starting with a task that can be solved.

Mall Product Managers Discover The Value Of Gyms

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Gyms can make malls a go-to destination Image Credit: Chun Kit To. If you’d like to sign up for a challenging product manager job, then perhaps you’d like to look into what it would take to become the product manager for a mall.

How Can Product Managers Capture Frugal Customers?

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When customers cut back on spending, product managers have to go to work Image Credit: The arrival of the Covid-19 virus has upended the lives of most of our customers. Many people have lost their jobs and just about everyone has been forced to stay home.

Peloton Product Managers Search For Ways To Keep Growth Going

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How can Peloton keep growing after the pandemic is over? Image Credit: Tony Webster. You might be thinking that there is no good side to a pandemic. However, you wouldn’t be thinking that if you were a product manager who works for the stationary bike company Peloton.

Product Managers Learn That It’s All About The Packaging

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It all about the experience Image Credit: Praveen. So product manager, what does your product look like? No, I mean when your customer first has a chance to get their hands on their version of your product, what does it look like? Does it show up in a nondescript cardboard box?

Customer Preferences: How Community Can Deliver a Simplified Experience

Your customers want a simplified customer experience. Make sure you give it to them with community. Download the whitepaper to learn more!

Busy Food Delivery Product Managers Search For Profits

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Just because they are busy does not mean that they are making money Image Credit: GotCredit. So product manager, how do you measure how successful you are being?

Product Managers Start To Get Ready For New Data Rules In The EU

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Tech product managers have to prepare for restrictions on data sharing Image Credit: If you take a moment to think about it, U.S. tech product managers have actually had it pretty easy.

Product Managers Discover How To Make More Money From Food

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Product managers are learning how to get more money from food products Image Credit: Mike Mozart. Product managers for food products are facing a couple of different challenges right now. The first is that the cost of making food is currently rising.

What Is The Candy Crush Saga’s Product Manager’s Secret To Success?

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The secret to keeping a product fresh is to always be reinventing it Image Credit: Albert Hsieh. Who wouldn’t want to be the product manager for a hugely popular mobile video game?

Blueprint to Modernize Analytics

The longer you wait to modernize your application’s analytics, the longer it will take for you to realize this value. A blueprint helps you define your new solution, plot out how to get there, and determine what you’ll need in terms of time and resources.

Grocery Product Managers Start To Think Small

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Product managers start to bet on smaller grocery warehouses Image Credit: BG Montifar. Grocery product managers are starting to face a real problem. More and more of their business is starting to be driven by customers going online and ordering food and then expecting it to show up at their door.

Product Managers Deal With The Problem Of Too Much Sand

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It turns out that there’s too much sand for fracking Image Credit: Andy Arthur. Being a product manager in a growth industry is one of the best jobs that any of us can have. Everyday things seem to be rushing forward faster and faster, it’s all that we can do to keep up.

Product Managers Need To Know What It Means When Partners Go Bankrupt

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What is a product manager to do when a partner goes bankrupt? Image Credit: Phillip Pessar. In order to be a successful product manager, often we will have to use our product development definition to find partners for our company to work with.

Product Managers Discover The Power Of Shelves

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It turns out that even in this modern age, store shelves are still important Image Credit: Marcus Johnstone. Product managers are starting to discover that something that we may have stopped thinking about in this digital age is still very, very important.

A Strategic Guide to Community Gamification

Does creating engaged customers and impacting CS objectives sound interesting? Learn more about how gamification can help your customer success team in our free eBook.

Freezer Product Managers Become Popular Because Of Covid-19 Vaccines

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It turns out that Covid-19 vaccines need to be kept cold Image Credit: proteinbiochemist. The life of a freezer product manager is generally fairly boring.

How Should Starbucks Product Managers Sell Coffee In China?

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Competition is heating up for coffee in China Image Credit: dunhilaryu. When you want to get a cup of coffee, where do you go? In the U.S., most of us generally head to a Starbucks.

Product Managers Play Fast & Loose With What Is And Is Not Legal

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Some vaping products have been banned, but are there ways around this? Image Credit: kthtrnr. Ah, but to be the product manager for a vaping product.

Grocery Store Product Managers Take Back Their Shelf Space

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Grocery store product managers are deciding what goes where Image Credit: Erin Sparling. In your local grocery store there is a battle going on. In a grocery store, the most valuable real estate are the shelves.

Best Practices for Deploying & Scaling Embedded Analytics

Today, sophisticated capabilities such as adaptive security, predictive analytics, workflow, and writeback are taking analytics far beyond basic dashboards and reports. With cutting-edge capabilities like these, application teams are able to differentiate their products from the competition.