Wed.Oct 11, 2023

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Evaluating Solutions: The 5 Types of Assumptions that Underlie Our Ideas

Product Talk

Assumption testing is at the heart of what good continuous discovery teams do week over week. It’s how we evaluate which ideas will work and which won’t. But before we can test our assumptions, we have to identify them. That’s not always as easy as it sounds. Assumptions are beliefs that need to be true in order for our ideas to succeed. The challenge is that we need to be able to see our assumptions before we can test them.

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Product Portfolio Management & the Strategic Ripple Effect 5 of 10 – Integrating Business Processes vs. Products

Product Management University

Let’s start this discussion of integrating business processes vs. products with the spotlight on pre-sales, sales, and customer on-boarding since they bear the brunt of the ripple effect. Here’s the scenario. You’re in the throes of the sales cycle and it’s product demo time. In addition to functionality, you’re highlighting the fact that all your products reside on a common platform and the associated benefits that come with it.

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Decentralized Social Media Platforms?—?The Only Guide You Need to Read

The Product Coalition

Decentralized Social Media Platforms — The Only Guide You Need to Read Table of Contents ∘ Understanding Decentralization of Social Media ∘ Top Decentralized Social Media Platforms ∘ How to Create Your Own Decentralized Social Media Platform? ∘ Top Features of Decentralized Social Media Platforms ∘ Revenue Models of Decentralized Social Media Platforms ∘ The Cost to Create a Decentralized Social Media Platform ∘ User Experience and Adoption ∘ Decentralized Social Media’s Impact on the Digital La

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Harnessing Monte Carlo Simulations for More Accurate Sprint Planning

Agile Velocity

When it comes to Sprint Planning in the Scrum framework, precision and predictability are paramount. Yet Sprint Planning based on story points and average velocity, while popular, has inherent flaws. First, the assignment of story points is subjective and can vary widely among team members due to differences in experience, perception, and understanding of the work.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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Growth Experimentation: What Is It and How to Conduct One?

Userpilot

Growth is fundamental to every SaaS business: growth experimentation is a way to turbocharge your growth prospects and drive customer success. In this article, we're going to explain what a growth experiment is, how to create one, unpack how they're implemented, and how they can help you create sustainable growth over time. Let's get right into it!

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Shut Down Your Feature Factory

Haines-Group

OutCOMEs Not OutPUTs The Problem Many product groups operate largely as feature factories, with the team working hard to output every feature imaginable according to an exhaustive roadmap. At worst, innovative new features represent solutions still in search of a problem. They offer little real value to customers. At best, those features that do respond directly to customer requests or to competitor innovations tend to be undifferentiated from competition for those very reasons- they are all exp

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Hire Developers’ Team in California: Full Guide and Available Alternatives

TurnKey Labs

California, often regarded as the epicenter of technological advancement, pulsates with a relentless demand for skilled developers. It’s a state where ideas become reality, where startups turn into unicorns, and where innovation is not just a buzzword but a way of life.

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Efficient Prioritization: Dot Voting vs. Priority Poker in Product Management

airfocus

Effective prioritization in product management is made easy with methods like dot voting and priority poker. Explore their benefits, limitations, and how airfocus’ Priority Poker can empower your team to make impactful decisions.

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How LingQ Plans to Use Amplitude CDP to Increase Conversion Rates and Build Data Confidence

Amplitude

Read how adopting Analytics and CDP helped LingQ take a data-driven approach to refining its product offerings and personalizing lessons for language learners.

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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

Move from feature factory to customer outcomes and drive impact in your business! This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.

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Use This Process to Source High-Quality Research Participants

dscout People Nerds

Most of us have made mistakes in the recruiting stage at one point or another. Here’s how to minimize those risks throughout the process.

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Amplitude and Braze: A Partnership Grounded in Better Customer Experiences

Amplitude

Discover how Amplitude and Braze work together to drive personalization and better business outcomes. Register for Braze Forge.

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ONE THING on Sneaky Workshopping

Product Culture

Workshopping is a technique for working with a group of people to create something together. It’s used by the most effective product leaders to generate ideas, solicit feedback, and gain alignment with stakeholders. Subscribe to my weekly Nano-letter: Sign Up Subscribe to One Thing Weekly Name * First Name Last Name Email * Our Privacy Policy * You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at bruce@produc

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Problem Statement Impact and Assumptions

Tyner Blain

Quantifying the impact of your problems puts them in perspective. It also exposes the assumptions you’re making, creating a virtuous cycle helping you to improve your framing of the problems, and making it possible to prioritize among them. When you first start to describe a problem, you may skip the notion of quantifying entirely, and instead describe an abstract scenario like “repeat customers abandon the new product registration process.” This is the not nearly enough, and m

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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8 Ways to Simplify Lean Portfolio Management

Agile Velocity

Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) has become a pivotal strategy for many organizations aiming to optimize their product development efforts and align them with business objectives. While the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe ® ) is a popular methodology to implement LPM, some organizations find its intricacies, ceremonies, and overhead daunting. For organizations who want the benefits of LPM without the framework, there are other streamlined approaches.

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BoS USA 2023 – The Sigmacorn Notes

Business of Software Conference

Notes from the Sigmacorns at BoS USA 2023. As usual, you really had to be there but here are the Sigmacorn notes… 9:00 Mark Littlewood: Opening remarks Welcome to BoS! Attendee hub can be accessed via QR code on your nametag Code of conduct is available here Members of the team are wearing gray shirts Mayor Baldwin is unfortunately stuck in traffic, but Mark is more excited to meet her Mayor Baldwin will be presenting after the first speaker BoS is in Raleigh to stay: easier trip through i