The Accidental Product Manager

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?

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.


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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.

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.

Roadmaps Are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps!

Speaker: Bruce McCarthy, Co-Author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched

Join Bruce McCarthy, co-author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched, as he discusses the best ways to innovate your product roadmap. So that it reflects your customers’ needs while simultaneously and accurately communicating your products strategy and vision.

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.

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.

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.

Motorcycle Product Managers Shift Strategy To Survive

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As sales slip, product managers have to hit the highway to be successful Image Credit: Justin Ennis. Let’s face it, nobody probably needs to own a motorcycle. However, that being said, there are an awful lot of people out there who want to own a motorcycle.

Product Managers Start To Get Personal With Health Monitors

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People want to be able to monitor their health and control their data Image Credit: Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash. Product managers know that people are always concerned about their health. We worry about how much we weigh, what our blood pressure is, if we are pregnant, what our metabolism is, etc.

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

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.

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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Sparkling Water Starts To Take Over The Drinks Market

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Seltzer is taking over the drink market Image Credit: sarahriceNC. So when you are hot or thirsty, what do you like to drink? The answer to that question can be any one of a large number of different types of beverages: water, soda, juice, beer, etc.

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.

Data & Analytics Maturity Model Workshop Series

Speaker: Dave Mariani, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, AtScale; Bob Kelly, Director of Education and Enablement, AtScale

Check out this new instructor-led training workshop series to help advance your organization's data & analytics maturity. It includes on-demand video modules and a free assessment tool for prescriptive guidance on how to further improve your capabilities.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users into Lifelong Customers

Speaker: Ramli John, Managing Director at ProductLed and Author

Let’s face it. Today’s users are impulsive and easily distracted. They don’t have the time (or patience) to try and figure things out by themselves. They expect the product to be intuitive. Easy. And fast. Add to that a few, unfairly poor reviews and you’ll be more than just stuck. Ramli will share a simple but powerful framework to get more users to experience a product’s "Eureka!" moment and turn them into lifelong customers.

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.

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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.

Restaurant Product Managers Deal With The Challenge Of Ordering Apps

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Delivery apps are starting to take a bigger bite out of restaurant revenues Image Credit: Once upon a time it used to be easy to be a restaurant product manager. Your #1 job was to find ways to get more people to come to your restaurant to eat.

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.

Feedback: The Secret to Innovating Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad

Join Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad as she details how product feedback can improve your product development process while mitigating stakeholder conflict, constant feature requests, failed launches, unexpected outcomes, unhappy users, and complexity.

What Is Chick-fill-A’s Product Managers Secret To Success?

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Chick-Fill-A product managers are riding the wave of breaded chicken demand Image Credit: When lunch or dinner rolls around and you are hungry, what do you want to eat?

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.

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.

Product Managers Prepare To Turn Restaurants On Their Head

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Product managers think that they know how to make food delivery more profitable Image Credit: Assemblies Unlimited, Inc. Restaurant product managers have a difficult job these days. It has always been a challenge to get people to come to your restaurant and spend money.

How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

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.

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.

Product Managers Find A Way To Turn A Profit

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The WhatsApp product managers may have come up with a way to make money Image Credit: Marina Stroganova. So just imaging this scenario: you are the product manager for a wildly successful mobile application.

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.

Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tough Bosses, Unrealistic Goals, and Other Corporate Challenges That a Customer-Centric Product Strategy Can Empower You to Solve

Speaker: Bob Caporale, Founder of Strategy Generation Company

Join Bob for his session where he will discuss driving your company’s “top-down” goals with a clear and well communicated “customer-up” product strategy!