August, 2021

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Product Discovery Basics: Everything You Need to Know

Product Talk

Product discovery is becoming a trendy topic in the world of digital products. Why? What is it? And what do you need to know about it? I’ve got you covered. This article will cover the ins and outs of product discovery. What is Product Discovery? Product discovery is often defined in comparison to product delivery. We typically define product discovery in contrast with product delivery.

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8 Reasons Why Brand Managers Need Formal Product Marketing Training

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Businesses exist to sell products and services, and their ability to do so depends largely on the strength of their brand. That’s why the Brand Manager is one of the highest-ranking individuals within an organization, and only experienced candidates are considered for this role. Overlap in Roles. There is considerable overlap between the responsibilities of Brand Managers and Product Marketing Managers (PMM).

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How to align our stakeholders as a Product Manager

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Aligning stakeholders is a well-known challenge among the Product Manager community. At some point in our careers, we have all struggled with this.

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Product Vision FAQs

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. What is the Product Vision? The product vision describes the ultimate purpose of a product, the positive change it will bring about. You can think of it as a big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG) —or a moon shot—that inspires people and offers continued guidance for the next five to ten years. Say I wanted to create a product that helps people become more aware of what and how much they eat.

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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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The Two Keys to Improving Mobile Customer Experience

Alchemer Mobile

For many customers, their first interaction with a brand happens on a mobile device, so creating a stand-out mobile customer experience is key. We turn to our phones first in many circumstances, especially when we’re out and about. And even when we’re at home, we are often looking at our phones while watching TV, cooking dinner, working out, etc. Chances are, you’re reading this on your phone right now.

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Nailing your customer support interview at Intercom

Intercom, Inc.

Preparing to interview for a new job is challenging. It takes time, energy, and foresight to anticipate what you might be asked. And if you’re like me, you’re probably left wondering afterwards if you said the right things or shared the right examples. . When we’re looking for our next incredible support teammate, we want to set up every candidate to give the best interview they can.

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3 Tips for Optimizing the Product Manager and Product Owner Relationship [+Webinar]

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Join our upcoming webinar on Friday, August 27th, The Product Manager vs. Product Owner Role – Siblings, Rivals, or the Same Person? , to learn about the role collaboration more in-depth. Let’s Not Focus on the Eternal Question. For product professionals, perhaps the most frequently debated issue – the one we can’t ever seem to escape is: Product Manager or Product Owner?

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How To Identify A Weak or Strong Product Organization?

The Product Coalition

When companies decide to “become agile” they usually don’t have another important question on their agenda. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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New Course: Mastering Product Management

Sachin Rekhi

For years now loyal readers have been asking me to package up my learnings on product management into a cohesive course on the subject. This has always been a project I've been eager to take on, but I wanted to ensure that when I did, I contributed a novel perspective to the community. So in 2020, I took a survey of all the available product management courses out there.

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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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7 Key App Marketing Strategies

Alchemer Mobile

Even if you are an experienced marketer, it is important to note that app marketing is a totally different ball game, complete with different players and rules. With 6.4 billion smartphone users worldwide (yes, that’s roughly 80 percent of the population!), mobile app marketing is a must. To help you navigate the landscape of mobile app marketing, here is our starting lineup of seven app marketing strategies that are proven to be effective. 1.

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Challenges in product – Merissa Silk

Mind the Product

Over the last 15 years, chief product and technology officer, Merissa Silk, has gone from New York media to Australian finance to German fintechs, with a number of stops in between. She joins us on the podcast to talk about what she’s learned along the way, including: Working in different cultures and industries, Influencing executives, [.] Read more » The post Challenges in product – Merissa Silk appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Dialpad’s Dan O’Connell on how an all-in-one support approach can drive revenue

Intercom, Inc.

For years, we’ve been following a best-in-breed approach, searching for the very best communication app for each specific need. Could this trend be changing? Few people are better advocates for a unified view of the customer experience than Dan O’Connell. He’s been the Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at Dialpad, the cloud communication platform, since the spring of 2018, but his fascination for conversations and natural language processing came even sooner.

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Scooting Out of the Way

The Product Guy

Sometimes it is just too early for product management. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Benny Reich.

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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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3 Tips in Developing a CRO Workflow to Maximize Conversions

The Product Coalition

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is key to any marketers hoping to improve their website’s performance and marketing campaigns… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Create the Right Conditions for your Innovation Team to be Successful

Strategyzer

As part of our “What makes a good innovation coach?” webinar , Aya Caldwell (Executive Director for Digital Product at Novartis) shared with us three areas of focus she's constantly working on with her teams to create the right conditions for innovation success.

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Learn How Dunkin’ Uses Apptentive to Improve Mobile Customer Experience

Alchemer Mobile

Back in 2019, the Apptentive team had an opportunity to sit down with the team at Dunkin’ to learn more about how they use Apptentive to improve the Dunkin’ customer experience. We found that with Apptentive, the Dunkin’ team is able to quickly create meaningful product changes, deploy important communication to customers, and consistently keep a pulse on customer sentiment.

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Getting started with User Story Mapping – Jeff Patton

Mind the Product

There’s nothing more useless to a product team than a big backlog. Bringing backlogs to life—making them usable, relevant, and getting value from them—is something that transforms ordinary teams into extraordinary ones. To guide us on how to do that, we asked Jeff Patton, creator of User Story Mapping, to join us on the podcast. [.] Read more » The post Getting started with User Story Mapping – Jeff Patton appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Announcing multichannel transactional messaging: Make sure your customers get the message

Intercom, Inc.

We’re excited to announce that you can now send transactional messages using Intercom, empowering you to send all your customer messages from one easy-to-use platform. And because it’s Intercom, we’ve reimagined what “transactional messaging” looks like. In addition to email, you can now choose from a range of conversational message types – like push notifications, in-product messages, banners – so you can engage and inform your customers in the right place, at the right time, using the channel

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A product is not the product

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

‘Product’ is not just the final product we ship to the customer (the WHAT), but also the way we ship that to the customer (the HOW).

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Product Discovery Playbook

The Product Coalition

Product Discovery is an exercise in working out whether there are customers that want the product (or feature) you’re working on and that you can deliver a solution to them. Product Discovery comes in different shapes and sizes, depending on the situation. A Product Discovery for a new feature will likely run a little differently to a Product Discovery for an entirely new venture.

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How to Escape the Vicious Cycle of Distraction

Nir Eyal

You have time for everything, even if it doesn’t feel that way. People are always saying “there aren’t enough hours in the day” to get stuff done. And yet research suggests that the average working American has four hours of leisure per day. If we have so many hours to play with every day, why […] The post How to Escape the Vicious Cycle of Distraction appeared first on Nir and Far.

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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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18 Product Management Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Alchemer Mobile

Product management is a challenging role, no matter what industry you work in. But with great challenges come great opportunities, and most product managers thrive on taking on new tasks and solving difficult problems. To understand specific hurdles people working in product face, we surveyed 500 product managers and asked them to weigh in on their biggest challenges.

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Early and often: the secrets to product success

Mind the Product

Businesses today are more competitive than ever—constantly working to innovate and dominate a particular market. But oftentimes, businesses rush to get their products out the door without understanding what’s needed to build an offering that will truly benefit their target customer base. According to renowned innovation expert Clayton Christensen, there are over 30,000 new products introduced [.

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What is proactive support?

Intercom, Inc.

For years, customer support was seen as a cost center, not a value driver – a necessary response to inevitable customer questions or frustrations. But now that customer experience has become a critical differentiator for modern consumers, this reactive approach to customer support is no longer good enough. That’s why forward-thinking businesses are turning to proactive support: so they can anticipate customer needs and deliver support when, and where, it’s needed.

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12 Frameworks for Finding Startup Ideas — Advice for Future Founders

First Round Review

Hoping to start a company someday? We’ve gone back through our archives to surface the best advice on problem selection from first-time entrepreneurs and repeat-founders.

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.