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How to effectively transition into a new role

Lead on Purpose

For most organizations, individuals starting a new job have 90 days to prove themselves. What happens during this critical time can make or break your career. Your goal is to get as rapidly as possible to the break-even point. This … Continue reading → Team Building balance preparation strategy success transition

The Product Lifecycle, an introduction

The Product Bistro

If you work at a startup, or a small company, chances are this three letter acronym is alien to you. However once you graduate to a mid sized company, with multiple products, and, more importantly, multiple divisions or business units, the construct of a PLC is inevitable, and even welcomed. PLC is an acronym for […]. product management essentials

Time for a GTD Refresher Course

Joe Cotellese

I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the projects I am trying to juggle. When this happens it’s easy for me to just end up procrastinating on all of it because I don’t know where to begin.

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Why Product Managers Should not Report to the CTO

Mind the Product

Product managers often end up reporting to the CTO, and some will argue that this is a good thing. While this might have been the case in the early days of product management, it’s not anymore. Why Shouldn’t a CTO be the Boss? Martin Eriksson’s seminal post on being a product manager shows that they sit in the centre of tech, business, and user (customer). So if they report to the CTO it creates the impression of bias against the business and user.

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

Product Managers Attempt To Solve The Toy Problem

The Accidental Product Manager

Product managers attempt to get customers to shop for toys all year long. Image Credit: bygloricom. Product managers for stores that sell toys have an interesting problem on their hands.

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Live chat for business: everything you wanted to know about live chat but were afraid to ask

Inside Intercom

A great customer experience today is about meeting people where they already are. And today, there’s one channel where more potential customers are than any place else: messaging and live chat. Think about the way that you talk to people every day.

TEI 201: Lessons from Nikola Tesla on how successful product managers must negotiate with society – with Bernie Carlson, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Combining dreams and discipline for successful innovations. I am wrapping up a 3-month road trip through the Northeast of the U.S., allowing me to meet many innovators and product managers.

What we shipped: 7 new features to deliver personalized experiences at scale

Inside Intercom

While a personalized approach is key to delivering engaging and positive customer experiences, it can be challenging to maintain the personal touch at scale. At Intercom, we know it’s important to find the right balance and we’re working hard to help our customers do just that.

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How to make Google Maps better : Personalised Directions

NextBigWhat

Undoubtedly, Google maps has been part of our daily lives. For both, the regular trips to know the best route and for the not-so-regular trips to know the route. The problem The whole product works on the premise that the user is engaged with the app throughout the journey, either by watching the screen or [.]. The post How to make Google Maps better : Personalised Directions appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

PM Case Study: Redesigning Chase's Country Dropdown

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

PMLesson Case Studies are a series where we identify live internet bugs and propose product redesigns. In this article, we analyze how Chase Bank should redesign its travel dropdown. Chase, like many banks, records user travel notices to prevent falsely detected credit card fraud. Chase offers a feature where users can set a travel notice online, without having to phone in to customer service.

How to make Google Maps better : Personalised Directions

NextBigWhat

Undoubtedly, Google maps has been part of our daily lives. For both, the regular trips to know the best route and for the not-so-regular trips to know the route. The problem The whole product works on the premise that the user is engaged with the app throughout the journey, either by watching the screen or […] More The post How to make Google Maps better : Personalised Directions appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management

What is positioning and how can it improve marketing?

Messages that Matter

When colleagues, peers or marketing consultants refer to positioning, what do you think they mean? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. There is often a debate about what positioning is, and what it is not. Confusing matters further, there are two proper usages of “positioning:” How your company is situated relative to its competitors; […

How U.S. companies are remedying the UX problems of voting

TryMyUI

While the UX problems of voting in the U.S. ultimately demand legislative fixes, we have been delighted to see how some U.S. companies and nonprofits have stepped up to remedy these issues just in time for this year's midterms. The post How U.S. companies are remedying the UX problems of voting appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Musings Partners & Stories

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Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

How remote UX teams can benefit from using RealtimeBoard

RealtimeBoard

With the growing trend of remote work, especially in digital industries, UX managers are faced with the necessity of managing distributed teams, adding to the already complex challenges of maintaining efficient development, selling the UX vision to the entire company and studying mysterious customers. To help you succeed in this challenging environment, we created RealtimeBoard, which […].

The Benefits and Struggles Of Remote Work

UserInterviews

Did you know User Interviews is a fully remote team? A look into what's great about remote, across the world and right here at User Interviews

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Avoiding Business Stasis by Modernizing Ops, Architecture & More

StubHub

By George Loyer , Director of Technical Operations Like any e-commerce provider, we at StubHub?—? Stubbers , as we’re called inside the building?—?know know that nothing ever stands still. We bring over 100 million unique visitors to the site every year and sell one ticket every 1.3