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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.

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.


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What Can Amazon’s Product Managers Do About All Of Those Boxes?

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Is there any way that Amazon can ship fewer boxes? Image Credit: Harlem Photograpy Inc. Ok, so I’m willing to make a confession here. I get a little thrill each and every time I come to the front door and see an Amazon box sitting there waiting for me to bring it into the house and open it up.

What It Takes To Be A Pop-Up Product Manager

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Pop-up product managers have to be quick on their feet Image Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York. As product managers we are always being told that we need to better understand our customers.

The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

Netflix’s Streaming Product Managers Get Ready For Battle

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Netflix will have to do battle for subscribers for the first time Image Credit: Brett Taylor. I am willing to bet that just about everyone who is reading this is currently a subscriber to the Netflix video service.

Drugstore Product Managers Try To Solve The Last Mile Problem

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CVS wants to find ways to cross the last mile to get to their customers Image Credit: Mike Mozart. One of the things that every product manager would like to have would be a guaranteed customer base.

Product Managers Bring Food Delivery To Small Towns

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Now food can be delivered no matter where a customer lives Image Credit: Paul Townsend. One of the most hotly contested markets right now is the home delivery of food. In just about every major city, you can see multiple options for getting food delivered to you when you enter any restaurant.

Health Care Product Managers Deal With Privacy Issues

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Product managers have to deal with patient data privacy laws Image Credit: Stock Catalog. Every product manager wants to be in charge of a product that customers want.

Product Managers Work To Get Mining Vehicles To Go Electric

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If product managers can make mining vehicles electric then there will be many benefits Image Credit: benketaro. How would you feel about taking on a challenge? Yes you say? Well good – I’ve got one for you. A very big one.

How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

What’s The Secret To Being A Successful Meal Kit Product Manager?

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Meal kit product managers need to find new ways to be successful Image Credit: Alyson Hurt. The world that we live in is changing and what this means for product managers is that we need to find ways to change with it. One area that is undergoing dramatic changes is how we go about fixing dinner.

Produce Managers Deal With A Sandwich That Is Too Popular

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The Popeyes chicken sandwich is going to return Image Credit: The dream of every product manager is to be responsible for a product that is so popular that it flies off of the shelves.

Amazon’s Product Managers Struggle To Make Food Delivery Successful

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Amazon’s food delivery service is not living up to customer expectations Image Credit: Mike Mozart. If there is one new product that is currently red hot, it would be food delivery.

Can Starbucks Grow Bigger By Getting Smaller?

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Starbucks is closing some stores to boost its growth Image Credit: Nicholas Smale. Oh man! How great would it be to be a product manager at Starbucks? I mean, they are the largest coffee chain going. It sure seems like there are new Starbucks stores popping up all over the place.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

How Independent Book Store Product Managers Survive In The Age Of Amazon

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Bookstores can not only survive, but they can thrive in the age of Amazon Image Credit: Peretz Partensky. If there is one job that most product managers would not want to have these days, it would to be a product manager for an independent book store.

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Product Managers Attempt To Deliver Food Fast

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Food can be delivered to your house, but is anyone making any money? Image Credit: Telefood Telefood. One of the fasting growing areas in retail right now has to do with the home delivery of food.

Product Managers Are Bringing Robots To McDonalds

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Soon you’ll be waited on by robots at McDonalds Image Credit: Mike Mozart. Pity the poor product managers at McDonalds!

Product Managers Try To Sell Shots As A Way To Stay Healthy

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Wellness shots are supposed to be good for you even if they taste bad Image Credit: stupid systemus. As product managers, one of the most important things that we do is to use our product development definition to create products that our customers are going to want.

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

Facebook Product Managers Launch A New Way To Pay

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Facebook is making a bet on serving customers who are unbanked Image Credit: Antana. The product managers at Facebook have real problem on their hands. The company is so large and so successful, that in order to make it larger and more successful they have to come up with really big ideas.

How Can LaCroix Product Managers Keep Their Product’s Fizz?

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The LaCroix product managers have to deal with new rivals Image Credit: Mike McCune. When you are thirsty, what kind of drink do you reach for? A lot of us will grab a soda, a water, or maybe even a coffee or a tea. However, just a few years ago a new option showed up: favored bubbly water.

Product Managers Deal With New Wrinkles In Marketing Skin Care Products

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Botox product managers now have to face new rivals Image Credit: Leslie Nguyen. Good news for product managers – nobody likes to get old! In fact, nobody really likes to look like they are getting old.

Product Managers Start To Use Robots To Deliver Groceries

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Delivering groceries using robots may be easier than creating self-driving cars Image Credit: Photo by Sagar Sawant on Unsplash. When it comes time for you to get some groceries, what do you do? If you are like most of us, you jump into your car. Drive to the grocery store.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Can Department Store Product Managers Use The Internet To Save Their Stores?

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Department stores are becoming where online products can be found Image Credit: m01229. In this wonderful modern age in which we are all living, just about anything can be purchased online. However, there is a downside to this. You can’t touch online products.

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Amazon’s Product Managers Take On Health Data With Alexa

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Do customers want to trust Alexa with their health data? Image Credit: Jeff Eaton. The product managers at Amazon have a bit of a problem on their hands right now.

What Can Domino’s Teach Product Managers?

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What does the future hold for Domino’s? Image Credit: Mr. Blue MauMau. Anyone who went to university knows all about Domino’s. After a late night of studying, they were the ones that we’d all call to have a hot and tasty pizza delivered to us.

Can Product Managers Use Data To Make It Through A Pandemic?

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Is it possible that new sources of data will help product managers in hard times? Image Credit: Wonderlane. Let’s face it: pandemics suck. Your best laid plans for how you were going to boost the success of your product at the beginning of the year got turned on their heads.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Is This An Amazon Product Manager Failure?

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Amazon is abandoning its restaurant delivery business Image Credit: ulterior epicure. I’m pretty sure that by now we all know who Amazon is.

Can Amazon’s Product Managers Deliver The Goods?

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Amazon is preparing to do battle with UPS and FedEx Image Credit: Mike Mozart. As just about everyone knows, you can order anything from Amazon. However, where a lot of us get a bit confused is just exactly how what we order actually gets to our doorstep.

Ticketmaster Product Managers Prepare For New Competition

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Ticketmaster now has some competition for selling tickets Image Credit: rhoadeecha. So if you want to go to a concert, a monster truck show, or a circus, who do you buy your tickets from? If you are like most of us you would go online, go to a website run by Ticketmaster, and purchase your tickets.

Forget Social Media – Product Managers Are Focusing On Email Again

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Product managers who want an audience, are going with an old standby Image Credit: Photo by Anete L?si?a a on Unsplash. Welcome to the era of Google and Facebook. Product managers have had to learn to live in a world that is dominated by these firms.

Best Practices for Creating Long-Lasting and Continuous Discovery Habits

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Speaker, and Coach at

Join internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach Teresa Torres as she explores the what, how, and why behind creating continuous discovery habits that give your team a clear benchmark to aspire to.

How Can Product Managers Convince Millennials To Buy Jewelry?

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How can product managers get millennials interested in jewelry? Image Credit: Kris Fricke. Being a product manager for a high-end jewelry company would be a pretty good job to have. You really would not have to sell all that much of your product in order to have a good year.

Product Managers Move Grocery Stores Online During A Pandemic

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The pandemic is allowing grocery product managers to make changes Image Credit: Gilbert Mercier. Grocery product managers have gone a long time without having to make any big changes. However, in the past few years their job has become more and more challenging.

McDonald’s Product Manager Prepare To Introduce Meatless Burgers

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Soon customers will be able to get a burger at McDonalds that has no meat Image Credit: Steve Jurvetson. When we think about burgers, one of the things that comes into just about everyone’s mind is the golden arches of McDonalds.

A Breakfast Bet That Went Bad For Product Managers

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Product Managers bet big on breakfast and Covid-19 has changed everything Image Credit: sstrieu. I don’t know about you, but I sure do like betting on a sure thing. You know what I mean, it’s when you place a bet that you know is going to end up being a winner.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.