August, 2022

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15 Best SaaS Automation Tools To Include in Your Stack

Userpilot

Are you wondering which SaaS automation tool to use for your business? Though automation is essential for business growth , you should choose the right one that suits your budget and meets your requirements. In this guide, you’ll learn about the best automation tools you should be using in your SaaS. So let’s get started! TL;DR. SaaS automation is a way of making manual processes automated with the use of a SaaS service.

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398: Why customer experience is part of a product manager’s responsibilities – with Natashya Narkiewicz

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can understand their customers better than anyone else. If you have listened to me before, there is a good chance you’ve heard me say we need to fall in love with the customer’s problem, not our solution. Getting enamored with our solution can distract us from the customer experience. Instead, the customer experience is a component of what creates value for customers.

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Empathy in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. What is Empathy and What is It Not? Empathy is our capacity to understand other people’s feelings and needs, to take the perspective of another person. Empathy entails a warm-hearted, open, and kind attitude. This does not mean, though, that you must like the other person and that you must be happy and smiley all the time—nor does it mean sugar-coating messages, only telling people what they want to hear, and putting up with issues.

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Measuring the product-market fit

Mind the Product

Product and market analysis are important to creating, managing and further growing a product. For all it is worth, your product can remain in the market eternally as long as it serves a purpose, and consumers are constantly buying, using, and referring others to your product. This is where product-market fit comes in. [.] Read more » The post Measuring the product-market fit appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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5 Types of Research Performance Every UXR Team Can Avoid

dscout People Nerds

Research performance gives the appearance of offering credible research with none of the actual benefits. Here’s how to spot and prevent it.

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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Lisa Yokoyama, Head of Product for Amex Digital Labs at American Express.

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Lisa Yokoyama, Head of Product for Amex Digital Labs at American Express. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into Product Management? . After undergrad , I went into the Peace Corps then worked at an international health NGO in DC.

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Announcing our new guide ‘Supercharge Your Support: How In-context Support Can Boost Your Bottom Line’

Intercom, Inc.

10Today, retaining customers is more valuable than acquiring new customers. But facing economic uncertainty coupled with fewer resources, support teams need to work smarter, not harder to increase loyalty. Learn how in our new guide. In today’s digital era, customer expectations are rising but many support teams lack the modern tools and strategies needed to provide personal, efficient support at internet scale.

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Gestalt Principles in UX/UI Design

The Product Coalition

How to Create a Stunning UX/UI Design Using Gestalt Principles The laws of psychology in design. The design of applications is based not only on aesthetic perception but on scientific laws as well. Some people say that user experience is an invention of designers willing to increase the budget of a project. But an interface without UX is like a Tesla without batteries: you can turn the steering wheel but you can’t drive away.

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Learnings from London: Marty Cagan on making products customers love

Mind the Product

We are only nine weeks away from our flagship event, #mtpcon London! What’s more, it’s 10 years old this year, with the first-ever #mtpcon happening in October 2012. Our London stage has played host to an exceptional group of product speakers over the past decade, so each week in the run-up to this year’s event, we’ll [.] Read more » The post Learnings from London: Marty Cagan on making products customers love appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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New Course: Finding Product/Market Fit

Sachin Rekhi

The hardest part of bringing a new product to market is always the elusive hunt for product/market fit. Marc Andreessen describes product/market fit as "being in a good market with a product that can satisfy that market". I've dedicated my entire career to five such hunts across the three startups I co-founded as well as the new products I built at LinkedIn and Microsoft.

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Mentorship In Everyday Interactions

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Google defines a mentor as “someone who helps you see a clearer path, beyond obstacles, uplifting and guiding you towards your goals”…

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Featured Product Management Consultant: Bill Haines

280 Group

How and why did you break into Product Management? . Having started my career as a beer marketer, I needed some way to redeem myself! . My time with Anheuser-Busch was a great learning experience which soon led me to become partner in a Mar-Com firm , leading the creative teams. For a half dozen years , I met with Product Managers who had come seeking creative for their new product launches.

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Drive retention from customer support with 4 easy steps

Intercom, Inc.

Customer retention has never been more critical to business success than it is today. With increasing business costs and reduced headcount, companies are feeling the squeeze as they also grapple with rising consumer expectations. That’s why companies should look to support – and retain – the customers they have. Shifting focus to customer retention can actually be twice as powerful as customer acquisition.

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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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How Johannes Gutenberg Can Make You a Better Product Manager

The Product Coalition

The story of how the first product of the information age was created and found product/market fit. During the 1400s, Europe was still recovering from the Black Death- with up to 2/3 of the population lost. The Church burned Joan of Arc burned on the stake. Many considered lenders vile. The average lifespan was only 35. Half of all people died before 16.

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Data management: store and share

Mind the Product

In the second of this two-part series on data management we look at how the data you collect should be presented and shared with stakeholders and why getting this right is important. We also look at how you can use data to make better roadmap decisions and how data can help with stakeholder management. The [.] Read more » The post Data management: store and share appeared first on Mind the Product.

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On Your Way to Greatness

The Product Guy

Tune your understanding of the customer, the feedback, connect it to real solutions. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Don Ross.

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What to avoid in product discovery

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Jan Raz, Senior Product Director for B2B Portfolios, discusses the best way to handle new product discovery.

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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

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Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs) Using Outcome-Focused Portfolio Roadmapping

Dragonboat

Executive Summary A BHAG (pronounced “bee hag”) stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goal. It’s a simple yet powerful phrase that teams immediately connect with. Consider the following examples: Starbucks: Become the most recognized & respected consumer brand in the world NASA: Land humans on the moon Amazon: Every book, ever printed, in any language, all […].

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Building a company to be proud of: Intercom recognized as one of the best places to work

Intercom, Inc.

Our products and platform have come a long way since Intercom was founded 11 years ago, and while our innovation is absolutely something to be proud of, we’re especially proud of the company culture we’ve built in tandem. We’ve never strayed from our vision, and we’ve stuck to our values – that’s allowed us to attract incredibly talented, innovative people with different, invaluable perspectives, to achieve our mission of making internet business personal. “ 92% of our employees said they would

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Time is Not on Your Side: Launching Version One Products

The Product Coalition

Product leader Paul Yokota talks about work experiences, and the launch of version one of the Animoto Marketing Video Builder. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Launching new products inside Shopify – Ben Sehl on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

It seems like everyone on the product scene is about launching brand new products in large organisations, however on this weeks podcast, we speak with Ben Sehl, Senior Product Lead from Shopify to hear his thoughts on doing this in the most effective ways. [.] Read more » The post Launching new products inside Shopify – Ben Sehl on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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.

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Special: Stopping the confusion of Jobs to be Done (JTBD)- with Tony Ulwick

Product Innovation Educators

Misconceptions about Jobs to be Done – for product managers. Today we are talking about a popular and often misunderstood product management tool—Jobs to be Done (JTBD). Joining us is the originator of Jobs to be Done, Tony Ulwick. I first discovered Tony through his book What Customers Want: Using Outcome-Driven Innovation to Create Breakthrough Products and Services.

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Market Fit

svpg

By Martina Lauchengco The Market Side of Product/Market Fit I see so many companies find an initial beachhead of customers, think they have product/market fit, and then find their growth stalling. It’s never about just one thing. But it’s often because not enough attention was paid to market fit. Discovering the product and its market. The post Market Fit appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group.

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When HiPPOs Use Their Power to Decide for Other People

Johanna Rothman

Many agile teams and product leaders assume they can make many product decisions on their own. They do have some constraints, such as “this kind of customer” and “these kinds of problems.” However, as the teams work together and explore the product, they assume they can decide on the designs and architecture. Product leaders assume they can plan and replan the product backlog, based on the team's learning.

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Intercom included on the Forbes Cloud 100 for sixth consecutive year

Intercom, Inc.

We’re delighted to share that Intercom has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100 2022 , landing at #35 on the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. This is the sixth year in a row we’ve been included on the list, demonstrating ongoing innovation and excellence. And it’s really just the start – we are working hard to deliver more and more breakthrough value for our customers by continuing to create new, different, and better ways for companies to connect with their

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.