Wed.Aug 16, 2023

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Lessons learned from leading products at Forbes

Mind the Product

What are you doing at Forbes, and how did you get into product? I am Vice President of Product at Forbes and my path to product has not been linear. I started my career in the life sciences with the goal of one day pursuing academic research and advocating for evidence-based science education and policies. Read more » The post Lessons learned from leading products at Forbes appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Product in Practice: Learning to Interview Continuously

Product Talk

It’s no secret that Product Talk is built on the foundation of continuous discovery. Yes, all of the content we create—whether it’s this blog, the Product Talk Academy courses , the community , or the Continuous Discovery Habits book—focuses on the various facets of continuous discovery. But it’s not just the subject matter we write about. The principles of continuous discovery actually power a significant amount of the work we do behind the scenes at Product Talk, too.

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Affiliate NFT Marketplaces?—?Create a NFT Marketplace With the Fusion of NFTs and Affiliate…

The Product Coalition

Affiliate NFT Marketplaces — Create a NFT Marketplace With the Fusion of NFTs and Affiliate Marketing In the ever-evolving world of digital assets, a groundbreaking concept has emerged that marries the transformative potential of Non-Fungible Tokens with the dynamic realm of affiliate marketing. This convergence has given birth to Affiliate NFT Marketplaces, redefining how individuals interact with and benefit from NFTs.

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User Retention Playbook: How to Keep Customers Happy

Userpilot

Without retaining users , you’re throwing away money and resources spent acquiring customers that’s why having a retention playbook is helpful. A user retention playbook will keep your customers happy and continue using your product for longer. TL;DR Customer retention can improve profitability, is less expensive than acquiring new users, and forms a large part of future revenue.

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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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Achieve Breakthrough OKR Results by Overcoming These Two Product Strategy Mistakes

The Product Coalition

Are you Product Managing or Project Managing?

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Participants Matter: Five Reasons We Value Participant Recruitment

Generation Focus

Participant recruitment is a big pain point for many researchers and research operations professionals. It can be challenging to find and connect with the right target audience. We understand this, and participant recruitment for research studies is a crucial aspect of the work we do at Generation Focus. Here are five reasons why we think participant recruitment is important and meaningful work: Achieving High Quality Results for Our Clients: The success of a study is directly tied to the qualit

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UX Design Agency: How to Find the Best for Your Business

Emerge Insights

Finding the right UX design agency is critical for businesses looking to improve their digital products and create great user experiences. But with so many agencies to choose from, it can be daunting to know where to start. This article provides an in-depth look at UX design agencies, key services they provide, how to evaluate […] The post UX Design Agency: How to Find the Best for Your Business appeared first on EMERGE | UX Agency.

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Your User Research Platform Shopping List

dscout People Nerds

Feeling analysis paralysis due to the glut of tools, solutions, and vendors available for research? Use this list to narrow on the offering that best serves your organization’s ongoing needs.

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Public Betas as a Launch Tool

Centercode

We’re going to delve into the differences between public and private beta tests to clear up some of the misconceptions and help you devise a beta strategy that makes the most sense for your product. We’ve also written a free whitepaper that walks you through planning a successful public beta test. For now, let’s start with the basics.

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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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ONE THING on Why Again?

Product Culture

Sometimes you get roadmap “special request” for just one customer, partner or potential sale. If the request would adjust the roadmap, try asking there questions: 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@productculture.com.

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Using Beta for Competitive Research

Centercode

Beta testing can be a great tool for understanding how your customers interact with your product, but the usefulness of beta testing doesn’t have to stop there. You can also use your beta community, tools, and expertise to conduct competitive research on other products in your market. This is an easy way to get an in-depth view of how customers use your competitor’s product and how it stacks up against your own.

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BEING PREPARED, MAKING DECISIONS, & LOVING WHAT YOU DO: A CONVERSATION WITH ROB MORTENSEN (PART TWO)

Clint Padgett – Project Success

Episode Information: Clint continues his conversation with Rob Mortensen, General Manager of Delivery Systems and Services for North America and Europe at EMD Electronics. During their chat, Rob talks about balancing risk in decision making, being intentional about loving your job, and why opportunity favors the prepared. Plus, Rob discusses the advantages of being generous in sharing our knowledge and skills with others.

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Should I Pay My Beta Testers?

Centercode

As a beta manager you want to get as much relevant feedback from each tester as you can. Incentivizing and rewarding testers for their participation is a key part of getting that feedback. As a result, it can be tempting to attach a dollar amount to specific types of feedback, giving testers cash for each critical bug or for completing all of your requirements.

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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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Decision-Driven Research: Driving Action from Insights with Pejman Mirza-Babaei, UX Research Consultant

UserInterviews

Pejman Mirza-Babaei joins the Awkward Silences podcast to discuss how to transform research insights into actionable design decisions by collaborating with stakeholders. Tune into this episode to learn all about decision-driven research.

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The Role of Friction in Beta Testing

Centercode

One topic we often discuss is how to keep your testers engaged and participating in your beta test. It’s one of the biggest challenges of beta testing and also one of the most complex problems to fix. We’ve come up with a way of looking at beta test participation that might be helpful as you strive to get the most out of your volunteers.

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Your Startup’s Beacon: How to Successfully Attract Investors

TurnKey Labs

In the thrilling voyage of entrepreneurship, finding the right investors can feel akin to navigating treacherous seas in search of a distant lighthouse. There’s a beacon of hope waiting out there somewhere, but the challenge lies in discovering it.

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Increasing Participation Through Daily Journals

Centercode

Getting your testers to consistently provide relevant feedback throughout your test can be one of the biggest challenges of beta testing. One of the ways you can keep testers engaged is by encouraging them to log in to the beta site every day.

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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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Talking AI at BoS USA

Business of Software Conference

As technology continues to reshape industries at an unprecedented pace, discussions about the impact of AI on the workforce have become increasingly relevant. Greg Baugues delves into the world of embracing AI in his NEW talk for 2023: Someone Using AI Will Take Your Job Greg Baugues Business of Software USA 2023 Book tickets The session will challenge you to consider the role of artificial intelligence in the job market and our professional lives.

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Top 5 Challenges Beta Managers Face

Centercode

Running a beta test can be a great opportunity to interact with real customers as they use your product for the first time, but it can also be a difficult and even painful experience. Every day we talk with tech companies about the frustrations of running beta tests. After a while, we noticed a pattern in what beta managers were telling us. So we gathered up the top five challenges of beta testing, along with some tips you can use to combat them.

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Understanding Agile: The Difference Between a Product Backlog and a User Story

CardBoard

What is a User Story? A user story is a concise, simple description of a feature told from the perspective of the person who desires the new capability, usually a user or a customer of the system. It’s like a brief statement of intent for a particular feature that focuses on the value or result it provides. The structure of a user story is typically written in this format: “As a [actor], I want [to do something], so that [a benefit]” This format keeps the focus on the user and

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New eBook for Product Managers

Centercode

Beta testing is often dumped on the plate of an already busy product manager during the hectic weeks before a product launch. To make matters worse, companies rarely have the tools and processes in place to run an effective beta test. As a result, beta ends up feeling more like a necessary evil that needs to get checked off of the list, rather than a valuable contribution to product development.

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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.

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New eBook: Keeping Beta Tests Confidential

Centercode

Product launches are often shrouded in secrecy, with a focus on making a big splash when the product is launched. Teams often devote months (if not years) to developing a new product, and as you get closer to the release, you get more and more nervous about confidential product details going public. In those final weeks, putting your product into the hands of a group of complete strangers for a beta test can feel like a huge risk.

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New Case Study on Mobile Startup Slice

Centercode

The Slice team was busy putting the final touches on their photo-sharing mobile app and didn’t have the time, experience, or internal resources to run a traditional beta test. They had given the app to friends and family to try out, but simply weren’t getting the feedback they needed to perfect their app before launch.

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4 Tips for Kicking Off Your Beta

Centercode

At this point in the beta process, you’ve planned your beta, recruited applicants, selected testers, and handled the legal paperwork. Now that all your preparations are complete, it’s time to actually start the beta test!

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5 Tips for Handling NDAs and Legal Agreements

Centercode

Our fourth beta tips post looks at how to distribute and manage the legal documents associated with a beta test, namely non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and beta participation agreements (BPAs). For a more in-depth explanation of these documents, download our free beta test agreement kit.

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A Comprehensive Checklist to Revamp Your Website & Increase Profitability

Unlock the power of a well-designed website with our eBook, 'Comprehensive Checklist: A Guide to Website Redesign.' Crafted by Brucira and ruttl founders, it's your ally in reshaping your digital presence. Welcome to a transformative journey!