April, 2020

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Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Why Difficult Emotions Matter Particularly for Product People. We may not like difficult emotions like confusion, frustration, anger, envy, sadness, and worry, but we all experience them. This is especially true in times like these, with the Coronavirus pandemic causing many people to be concerned about their health and jobs and the wellbeing of family members and friends.

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5 Human-First Product Management Considerations to Make During COVID-19

Gainsight

This is a challenging time for each one of us—whether as an individual or as a business. In these difficult times, it is more important than ever to keep a human-first approach in mind for all of our decision-making. Especially in the way we build our products as we touch many human lives with them. Aligning on What Matters. As a Product person, you’re not just responsible for making your boss or board happy, you’re responsible for the success of your users and the wellbeing of your teammates.

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5 Roadmap Best Practices for Remote Product Managers

ProductPlan

One of the biggest challenges facing any product team is internal communication. ProductPlan’s industry research illustrates this point. We surveyed thousands of professionals for our Product Managers in 2020 report. Most of the top challenges these professionals cited had to do with communication: “working with other departments,” “getting consensus on product direction,” “communicating product strategy,” etc.

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Why We Should All Be Wearing (and Making) Face Masks Right Now

Nir Eyal

The post Why We Should All Be Wearing (and Making) Face Masks Right Now appeared first on Nir and Far.

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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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Why Product Managers need to know about unconscious bias

BrainMates

“You’re not responsible for your first thought; but you are for your second thought and the first action you take.”. InDebted’s Head of Product Disha Manikumar probably didn’t expect her talk to be running to a virtual audience…but we are Product Managers and if there’s one thing we do well, it’s pivot! Disha gave us a masterclass on the different types of bias and why unconscious bias in particular can severely affect your performance as a Product Manager AND the quality of the Products y

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Product Management Resilience – Coping Through COVID

Mind the Product

As COVID-19 continues to impact life, work and everything in between, we’re asking the product management community – how have you and your work been affected so far? What challenges are you facing and what action have you already taken to cope during the crisis? We’d like to better understand your professional experiences and learnings throughout the pandemic so that, with your permission, we can share them with the rest of the product community.

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Don’t Follow Your Gut (and What to Do Instead)

Nir Eyal

The post Don’t Follow Your Gut (and What to Do Instead) appeared first on Nir and Far.

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7 Types of Microsurveys that will Drastically Improve your Product

Userpilot

The one or two short questions you ask in your welcome screen. The NPS survey. The small feedback window. The exit (or churn) survey. What do all of them have in common? They are the so-called microsurveys – and more and more SaaS companies are using them to collect valuable data – often right in their products. Why? Today, you can’t build your products ‘off plan’ – you need to tailor and constantly adapt them to the needs of your users.

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Product Ops by the Numbers

ProductCraft

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the Pendo blog. Ever since we began exploring the rise in product operations (product ops), we’ve been hearing stories about how the function has revolutionized product teams. And it’s not just the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon (aka recency bias) at work here. We’ve opened the door to a new conversation, and product.

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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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Working Remotely as a Product Manager: It’s about trust.

Product Management Unpacked

Everyone is now learning about remote work: how to do it, what not to do, and the pros and cons of working from home for different jobs. According to a Gartner report “How to Cultivate Effective ‘Remote Work’ Programs Refreshed 14 May 2019, Published 16 January 2018,” three of the four key challenges are: Mutual lack of trust undermines good remote work intentions.

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Women in Product Management: Can You Break the Bias and Get Rewarded?

280 Group

As a follow up to our Trailblazing Women in Product Management: How to Blaze Your Own Trail virtual panel last month, we invited Linda Lubin Thompson , Executive Coach and Consultant with L2T Leadership Development to dive deeper into the topic of how women can excel in the career of Product Management. Overcoming Gender Bias. A client assumes you are in a subordinate role when you’re standing next to a male associate.

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Marketing Data: 5 Steps to Move Your Business Forward

Indicative

Marketing teams have navigated more change in the last 3 years than they have in the last 50 — and in 2020 and during the crisis that now exists, the rate at which companies encounter new decision-making terrain is accelerating. . That’s why simply collecting data isn’t enough for your business to make sense out of it. Every marketing decision is a series of tradeoffs — if you choose one path, you leave another behind.

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Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Why Difficult Emotions Matter Particularly for Product People. We may not like difficult emotions like confusion, frustration, anger, envy, sadness, and worry, but we all experience them. This is especially true in times like these, with the Coronavirus pandemic causing many people to be concerned about their health and jobs and the wellbeing of family members and friends.

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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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How to be a great product manager during a recession

Product Management Unpacked

We are in an economic crisis. They happen every so often. In business, sometimes we call them recessions. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Business Cycle Dating Committee, the group entrusted to call the start and end dates of a recession, defines a recession as “a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months.” There have been as many as 47 recessions in the history of the United States. n my career alone, I have

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Checklists for Hiring Remote People

Johanna Rothman

As we move to more remote work, especially in these pandemic times, how do we integrate people so they can succeed? See Hiring Geeks That Fit for all the new employee checklists and how to use them. (Want to preview the checklists and templates? Download the HiringGeeksThatFitTemplates for yourself.). I updated the checklists with a middle column, contrasting the actions for remote employees.

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Optimize for Respectful Remote Meetings

Johanna Rothman

I've had the pleasure—and displeasure—of many remote meetings over the past few weeks. The difficult meetings had a common root cause: the meeting leaders attempted to do a direct transfer of how they lead an in-person meeting to remote/WFH meetings. When that occurs, they miss the ability to optimize on our separation by choosing how to treat people and by how we create a meeting environment.

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Product Management Jobs: Quick Starter Guide

280 Group

The Coronavirus pandemic has left many in the product management community without a job as their companies reacted to the drastic market impact. But there are companies who are hiring ! So, what is your plan for your next strategic role? I have posted several blog articles over the last few years on job search related topics. I encourage you to read through these to refresh your memory on how to get started.

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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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Product in Practice: How 2-Way Door Decisions Helped Simply Business Learn Fast

Product Talk

Welcome to the latest installment of Product in Practice! For this post, we spoke with a product team from Simply Business about some of the major lessons they’ve learned since adopting continuous discovery habits like interviewing their customers, questioning their assumptions , and using the opportunity solution tree to guide their work. Want to check out the other posts in this series?

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Food & Drink Apps: Using Industry Benchmark Data to Understand Changes in Mobile Customer Sentiment

Alchemer Mobile

Mobile apps in the Food and Drink category have experienced radical change these last few weeks. The COVID-19 pandemic has more and more people using app-based food delivery services, and QSRs are seeing an influx of mobile payments at their drive-throughs with the closure of dine-in establishments. For example, according to data compiled by Foursquare, QSR foot traffic increased 11 percent from mid-February to mid-March in the United States. ?

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Hey, partner! Introducing new programs for app and service partners

Intercom, Inc.

In times like these, we could all use friends, supporters, collaborators. And as businesses, we could all use partners to forge stronger relationships with our customers. So today we’re excited to announce two new programs for Intercom app builders and service providers: the App Partner Program and the Service Partner Program. Partnerships have always been key to the way we work at Intercom.

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Mind the Product APAC – What We Learned

Mind the Product

Our week-long event – Mind the Product APAC has come to an end and what a week it’s been! Our product family is feeling bigger and better than ever before but just because the event is over, does not mean the celebration has to end too. Our mission was to celebrate the incredible work, products and product people in AsiaPac, and to connect the many pockets of product communities, big and small, across the region.

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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!

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A Primer on Business Strategy From Hamilton Helmer's 7 Powers

Sachin Rekhi

In Silicon Valley, we've become well-versed in the importance of finding product/market fit as the most important early pursuit for any new product or startup. We've continued to refine our understanding of the definition of product/market fit, developed customer discovery techniques that can help guide us to product/market fit, as well as established several benchmarks to assess whether we've achieved initial fit.

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Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. Everyone must be ready to react to customer and market changes, and ensure they are working on the right task at the right time.

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A Framework to Automate Rapport Building

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Niveditha Jayasekar (Mentee, Session 11, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Patrick Hoffman]. Have you ever had to talk a difficult customer down from the ledge? Or work with a difficult person, period? What about stepping up to lead a team while a coworker is out on leave or joining a new team and having to earn their trust in less than a month?

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Watch: Diving into 2020 Mobile App Engagement Benchmarks

Alchemer Mobile

Watch our latest webinar where Robi Ganguly, Apptentive CEO and Co-founder, and Christy Culp, Apptentive VP of Customer Success, share exclusive data and key insights from our 2020 Mobile App Engagement Benchmark Report. Since the report is an extensive resource, this webinar serves as a valuable synopsis where we walk through the data and highlight key takeaways for our research.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr