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Make Better Decisions, Faster, by Enabling Self-Service Data

Amplitude

The road to better decision-making begins with enabling self-service access to data. When various team members have data in front of them, they can have informed conversations about the reality that the data represents.

How to be Bad at Product Development – Josh Mahoney

Mind the Product

Josh Mahoney draws on his experiences of being inspired to solve real problems for real people, and talks to ProductTank San Francisco about the dissonance between that drive to solve problems, and the reality of so many product roles.

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Stop Assigning Tasks to People

The Product Coalition

Learn how to succeed as a technology leader after 2020 Continue reading on Product Coalition ». strategy leadership agile business product-management

Announcing Amplitude’s 2020 Pioneer Award Winners

Amplitude

For digital businesses, there was no year more critical than 2020. Teams that moved quickly to a digital-first approach and scaled up were rewarded with incredible growth and results. Whether working with existing or new products, these teams innovated to meet the customer where they are: online.

PROJECT TO PRODUCT: Building the Right Thing in the Right Way

Old and out-of-date project management principles are still very much in place in countless organizations. However, organizations are finding the solution to their problems, and the solution is Product Agility. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

Implementing DevOps with the Help of QA Testing

The Product Coalition

In the DevOps scenario, the QA team integrates into the software development and testing process to ensure the seamless development of infrastructure, process smoothly, and make sure all changes function as expected. Why is QA testing needed when implementing DevOps?

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Lessons Working Remotely from the Other Side of the Planet

The Product Coalition

2020 was a shitty year. I began the year working in Almundo, an Argentinian tech travel company that had been acquired by CVC (biggest travel company in Brazil).

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Lean Market Validation: 10 Ways to Rapidly Test Your Startup Idea

ProductPlan

In 2016 I gave a talk on lean market validation at the opening night of Startup Weekend at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In attendance were 200 eager students and entrepreneurs who wanted to learn how to build a startup in 54 hours.

Traditional Managers Disguised as Agile Practitioners are Killing Your Product

The Product Coalition

New Roles. Same Mentality. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». agile scrum management leadership stakeholder-management

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Buy Online, Pick Up in Store (BOPIS) Isn’t Going Anywhere – Here’s How to Adjust Your Customer Experience

Apptentive

The last year revolutionized how retailers think about online shopping and how it merges with the in-person, in-store experience.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Product Owner vs. Product Manager: Differences, Role, Duties & Why You Need Both

Userpilot

Drawing a clear line between a product owner vs. product manager can be tough, given their varying roles from company to company. Factors such as the adoption of Scrum, size of the company, the structure of departments, and others also come into play.

How to Write and Present a Winning UXR Case Study (With a Free Outline Template)

dscout People Nerds

Learn how to tell your project’s story—all while showing off your own skills.

The 5 Best Product Walkthrough Tools of 2021

Userpilot

The best product walkthrough tools are the ones that keep evolving and improving year after year. Technology and best practice are always moving on, so don’t waste your time checking out last year’s guides. They’ll be out of date!

What I See Coming For The Channel: 2021

Forrester's Customer Insights

Last year ended up being a tale of two cities for the channel. On one hand, customers and governments recognized partners as an essential service and central to their ability to rapidly respond to a worsening pandemic early in the year.

Believe the Hype? Not All Tech Trends Live Up to Their Reputation

Not all tech trends are created equal. Rightpoint, a global experience company, has assembled a list of technologies that simply can’t live up to the hype, some that do and others that are undervalued. This information can help you prioritize investments, reduce spending on overhyped features, and improve your customer experiences.

The Key to Successful Usability Testing: Don't Just Listen To Users, Observe Them

dscout People Nerds

Avoid these common usability testing pitfalls by observing, not just listening, to your participants.

Deep customer insights: The key to building excellent products

ProductBoard

This post was originally published in Destination CRM. Shipping early and iterating toward success might have been enough for product teams to survive in the past—but getting the right products to market faster is only becoming more challenging.

The Role Roadmaps Play in Managing Product Design

ProductPlan

In modern software development, product designers tend to be embedded on a cross-functional squad or scrum team. That team’s collective work is often represented, at a high level, as features on the product roadmap.

Lean Market Validation: 10 Ways to Rapidly Test Your Startup Idea

ProductPlan

In 2016 I gave a talk on lean market validation at the opening night of Startup Weekend at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In attendance were 200 eager students and entrepreneurs who wanted to learn how to build a startup in 54 hours.

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

The Role Roadmaps Play in Managing Product Design

ProductPlan

In modern software development, product designers tend to be embedded on a cross-functional squad or scrum team. That team’s collective work is often represented, at a high level, as features on the product roadmap. The work of a product designer, however, is distinct from their developer counterparts. Also, the role of product design in designing great user experiences is both tactical and strategic. The Role Roadmaps Play in Managing Product Design.