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The 6 Key Ingredients for Effective Product Collaboration

ProductBoard

To create great products, you first need great product collaboration. Bringing a product to life is a complex process that involves many teams, and if you aren’t working together effectively, everything can quickly fall apart. Adrienne Tan, the CEO of product management service provider Brainmates, and Kathryn Shepherd-King, the General Manager at Brainmates, recently chatted about how to better.

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Analysis paralysis and how to avoid it

Mind the Product

A look at how to understand and improve your decision making and avoid getting stuck in analysis paralysis Read more » The post Analysis paralysis and how to avoid it appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Alchemer Hires Former Qualtrics Sales Executive As Chief Revenue Officer

Alchemer Mobile

Key leadership addition positions Alchemer to continue impressive organic and acquisition momentum. LOUISVILLE, COLORADO, August 29, 2023 – Alchemer – a global leader in experience management and enterprise feedback technology – today announced the hiring of Brandon Hodges as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Hodges most recently spent 18 years at Qualtrics and Oracle, companies recognized for having great sales-driven cultures.

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A Deep Dive into the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

The Product Coalition

The Software Development Life Cycle provides a practical framework you can apply to your product and improve your processes. It helps us meet customers’ demands, needs, and expectations. You can outline and define a detailed plan for stages, phases, and requirements with SDLC. It covers planning, estimating, and scheduling. With the support of the SDLC, You can track and control your calendar, and increase productivity and speed of development.

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Platform Product Management Beyond Features: Introducing B-MAP for Platform Ecosystem Success

Traditional PM struggles with the complexities of platform ecosystems. B-MAP framework tackles this challenge. B-MAP goes beyond features, focusing on building, managing, adapting, and partnering to foster a thriving platform ecosystem.

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452: Using exploration, alignment, and decision-making to innovate into the unknown – with Atif Rafiq

Product Innovation Educators

What product managers need to know about the Decision Sprint framework for faster problem-solving Today we are talking about faster problem-solving to speed innovation by using a three-part framework including Exploration, Alignment, and Decision-Making. Our guest is Atif Rafiq. He invented a system for problem-solving based on his 25-year career spanning Silicon Valley and the Fortune 500.

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How to Build a Consistent Brand Experience [+ Tips]

Userpilot

Wondering how to create a consistent brand experience to make a lasting impression of familiarity and trust? In a saturated SaaS world with tons of alternatives, a consistent brand experience can make you a recognizable brand. It creates a sense of reliability among the customers, fosters trust, and encourages product adoption and loyalty. In this article, we’ll see what it takes to build a consistent practice and some best practices you can adopt.

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Is SAFe® More Complex Than it Needs to Be?

Agile Velocity

A picture of Kelson Gipp’s (Dave’s son) French horn. Click play to listen to Kelson showcase the rich and complex sound of the French horn. [link] Some people look at SAFe ® and they say a couple of things. They say, “Wow, that is really complex, and it has a lot of rules.” And then they kind of dismiss the whole framework because of that.

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32 Morning Affirmations: Rise and Shine! [Backed by Science]

Nir Eyal

Even if you’re not sure about the power of morning affirmations, the science behind them is: When used correctly, self-affirmations can significantly affect your mindset and behavior. They have the power to rewire your brain, helping you break free from negative thought patterns and instill healthier habits. The post 32 Morning Affirmations: Rise and Shine!

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Vaping Product Managers Walk Away From A New Product

The Accidental Product Manager

Sometimes good ideas just don’t make it to market Image Credit: Vaping360 As product managers, the one thing that we’d all like to do is to be in charge of a very popular product. However, something that we often don’t consider is that if a product is popular, it’s going to get a lot of scrutiny. This scrutiny can make the life a product manager much more difficult if not downright impossible.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Why Every Second Counts in Product Management

BrainMates

Why Every Second Counts in Product Management By ADRIENNE TAN I’ve become a big fan of the phrase “Every Second Counts” It’s something I came across when watching the second season of ‘The Bear’ The story focuses on the trials and tribulations involved in launching a new restaurant, and this show really resonated with me as it reminded me of what we go through with the launch of a product.

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Most Financial Planning & Analysis vendors aren’t sticking with their positions long enough to claim them

Messages that Matter

Messages that Matter Messages that Matter Thirteen out of seventeen Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) vendors have changed their positions since my last assessment conducted in May 2022. Of the four that didn’t change their position, three probably should have because their positions are ineffective for reasons explained later in this assessment.

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3 Dogfooding Best Practices for Overcoming Employee Beta Challenges

Centercode

Last week in the Dogfooding Best Practices Series, we looked at the advantages eating your own dog food can bring to both your product and your company. From improving product quality to promoting product awareness, a well-oiled dogfooding program sends far-reaching benefits throughout your organization. But, of course, it isn’t easy.

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Mastering Sprints: Your Guide to Building Products Without Destroying Your Team

CardBoard

Sprints. They’re your building blocks. You’re a product owner. Agile, Scrum, sprints – these aren’t new terms to you. But fully grasping how sprints can help you build the right product? That’s the key. That’s where this guide comes in. We’ll delve into sprints, their role in Agile and Scrum, and why they’re a game-changer for you.

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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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Be Good to the Town

Innovatemap

We’ve all heard the phrase “treat others how you want to be treated.” And while it’s mostly self-explanatory, what does it mean for a business to embody and activate? In the early days of Innovatemap, CEO and Founder Mike Reynolds threw out a phrase that struck a chord and has become ingrained in who we are as a company, who we hire and how we live out our mission and values.

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Unpacking Nearshore Software Development: California

TurnKey Labs

Have you ever heard of nearshore software development and wondered how it differs from offshoring? As a trusted nearshore software development company with an office in sunny California, we are perfectly placed to demystify this subject for you.

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5 powerful project planning tools every team needs | Roadmunk

Roadmunk

Support your team by using the best project planning tools out there, and discover how Tempo’s products — like Roadmunk and Timesheets — can enhance your workflow.

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Meet the Ampliteer: Lenora Bennis

Amplitude

Learn how Amplitude GTM teams find success in cross-functional collaboration in this interview with Lenora Bennis, Senior Success and Renewals Manager.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Stakeholder management: A step-by-step guide | Roadmunk

Roadmunk

Learn what stakeholder management is, how to create a management plan, and how tools like Roadmunk and Timesheets can help you manage all stakeholders.

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What’s the ROI of Amplitude?

Amplitude

Learn the ROI of Amplitude and delve into other key findings from Forrester’s Total Economic Impact (TEI) study

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Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise

Business of Software Conference

In his talk at Business of Software USA 2017, Jason Cohen, CEO of WP Engine, explored the concept of “Healthy, Wealthy, Wise” as a framework for achieving personal and professional success. Cohen discussed how achieving a balance in these three aspects of life—health, wealth, and wisdom—can lead to a more fulfilled and productive life. He emphasized the importance of taking care of one’s physical and mental health, building wealth through strategic decision-making, and cultivat

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Process flow: How to make your team more effective | Roadmunk

Roadmunk

When faced with inefficient processes, creating a process flow document helps you determine what works and what doesn’t. Learn all about improving team workflows.

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The Data Metaverse: Unpacking the Roles, Use Cases, and Tech Trends in Data and AI

Speaker: Aindra Misra, Sr. Staff Product Manager of Data & AI at BILL (Previously PM Lead at Twitter/X)

Embark on a transformation journey into the heart of the data ecosystem! This webinar is your gateway to a deeper comprehension of the foundations that drive the data industry and will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape. Delve into the diverse use cases where data analytics plays a pivotal role. We’ll explore how these applications are transforming with the introduction of Gen AI, and discuss the anticipated use cases for 2024 and beyond.

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What is Omnichannel Communication & How to Create a Succesful Strategy?

Userpilot

As the number of potential customer communication channels and touchpoints continues to increase, omnichannel communication is a must. As customers switch from email to social media, in-app messaging , live chat, push notifications, and more, you need a way to connect them all and deliver a seamless experience to users. In this article, we discuss what omnichannel communication involves, how it can help you deliver seamless experiences, and how to get started implementing it.

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A complete guide to critical success factors | Roadmunk

Roadmunk

Learn all about critical success factors and how Roadmunk by Tempo helps you create effective and productive CSFs for all your project management tasks.

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Summary for How to Predict When the Team Will Finish a Specific Backlog Item, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

I started this series with the issues of trying to estimate/predict a specific backlog item quarters away, not even weeks away. (Even weeks away is iffy because the entropy is the default state for the world.) In Part 1 , I suggested that the team can use cycle time, but even with cycle time, we need to beware of predicting anything that far off. I used the example of my lunch: I know I will eat lunch.

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Production schedule: 4 ways it can benefit your team | Roadmunk

Roadmunk

Learn how to use a production schedule to monitor the production process, provide accurate completion predictions for products, and set shipment dates.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.