September, 2023

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How to Avoid the 10 Dysfunctions of Product Management

ProductBoard

Product management often feels paradoxical. Consider how you’d answer the following questions: We could keep going, but the answer to all of these questions would still be the same: both! That’s the inherent complexity of product management. It’s the reason so many companies struggle to understand the role, and even the companies who “totally get it” end up struggling anyway.

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The Top 20 Symptoms of a Weak Development Team

TechEmpower - Product Management

When speaking with founders and CEOs, we often hear concerns like this: My project manager is losing confidence in the development team. The PMs are seeing late deliveries and bugs that suggest the devs just aren’t capable enough. I think that poor communication and differing team cultures might be part of the problem, but how can I know for sure? It’s a good question.

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Building High-Performing Product Teams

Roman Pichler

Listen to the audio version of this article: [link] Organise the Team around a Product As the name suggests, a product team is focused on a product. This sounds simple enough. But in practice, organising teams around products can be challenging, especially when a company lacks a clear understanding of what a (digital) product is and if it does not embrace a product-led way of working.

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Product in Practice: All It Took Was One Product Trio to Inspire Change—The Hemnet Story

Product Talk

You don’t necessarily need anyone’s permission to get started with continuous discovery. In fact, some steps—like story mapping and identifying your assumptions —don’t even require anyone else to participate. You can easily go through these activities on your own. But at the same time, continuous discovery shouldn’t always be a solo activity. There’s a reason why Teresa often refers to the product trio : Continuous discovery is more effective when you avoid turf wars and bring in different persp

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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When was the last time you pissed off your users off?

Mind the Product

Product and People Leader, Assaph Mehr, discusses the importance of killing features on the journey to building great products. Read more » The post When was the last time you pissed off your users off? appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How Can Product Leaders Support Continuous Discovery?

Product Talk

In addition to delivering a keynote at the Product at Heart conference (in case you missed it, you can find the video and transcript of that presentation here ), conference co-organizer Petra Wille also invited me to participate in a fireside chat at the Leadership Forum event. We discussed a few of the common stages companies tend to go through when they adopt continuous discovery , some of the challenges and setbacks they’re likely to experience, and how leaders specifically can help teams ove

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11 Types of Product Managers for SaaS Companies

Userpilot

What are the different types of product managers? This is the key question this article discusses, so if you’re after the answer, you’re in the right place! We also look at the levels of seniority among product managers as well as the skills they need to lead successful teams and build products that delight customers. Let’s get right to it.

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New Alchemer Workflow Initiators Let You Schedule Workflows and Listen to Any Business System   

Alchemer Mobile

Now you can schedule workflows and listen to virtually any enterprise system quickly and easily, creating an always-on feedback system By Justin Falk, Alchemer Product Manager, and Vanessa Bagnato, Alchemer Director of Product Marketing In September, we released updates to the library of Alchemer Workflow Initiators. These updates include even more pre-built event triggers for the Zendesk , Asana , and Paylocity Initiators.

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453: Creating an effective and motivating product strategy – with Bob Caporale

Product Innovation Educators

A four-layer framework to create a winning product strategy Today we are talking about creating product strategy. Our guest is Bob Caporale. Bob is the author of the book Creative Strategy Generation. He is a strategic practitioner, having spent 20 years leading product, marketing, and business functions for large international corporations. I first heard of Bob when he was the president of Sequent Learning, the product management training company.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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The great fallacy: “I’m the CEO of the product!”

Mind the Product

Why a product manager should embody many traits of a CEO, but they are not the CEO of the product Read more » The post The great fallacy: “I’m the CEO of the product!” appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Power of Agreements Beyond Roles: Building a Culture of Collaboration and Organizational…

The Product Coalition

The Power of Agreements Beyond Roles: Building a Culture of Collaboration and Organizational Efficiency Hey there! Have you ever found yourself pondering the intricate web that is today’s business world? If you’ve ever felt like a fish out of water trying to understand your role amidst so many demands, know that you’re not alone in this. We’ve all asked ourselves: “What exactly should I do here?

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Tools of the Trade: Visualizing Discovery with Opportunity Solution Trees

Product Talk

The opportunity solution tree helps visualize all the work that goes into continuous discovery. Instead of relying on someone else (like a coach or leader) to tell them what to do next, product teams can use an opportunity solution tree to keep track of their desired outcome , the opportunities they’ve identified to chip away at that outcome, and the solutions they’re considering to address those opportunities.

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We Surveyed 1093 Researchers About How They Use AI—Here’s What We Learned

UserInterviews

How are researchers using AI? Insights from a survey about the tools, use cases, ethical concerns, and guardrails for AI in UX research.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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When Do You Feel Most Creative? Why Ideas Bloom at Bedtime

Nir Eyal

More times than I can count, I’ve slid under the bedsheets, turned off the light, and shut my eyes…only to have a great idea pop into my head. I’ll toss and turn for a while, hoping I’ll forget the thought. But if it’s a good one, I’ll turn on the light and, eyes bleary, scribble it down. The post When Do You Feel Most Creative? Why Ideas Bloom at Bedtime appeared first on Nir and Far.

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456: The product journey of a disruptive innovation – with Eli Packouz

Product Innovation Educators

How one serial inventor brought a revolutionary approach to flossing from idea to launch Today we are talking about the journey from initial insight to launched product. The featured product is Instafloss, a revolutionary approach to flossing your teeth. With us is the creator of Instafloss, serial inventor, and two-time founder, Eli Packouz. Summary of some concepts discussed for product managers [2:03] Tell us about Instafloss.

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Deep dive: How to make product discovery a habit

Mind the Product

Inspired by Teresa Torres' 'Continuous Discovery Habits' (2021), Martin Lehner and Doerthe Ramin delve into the art of building lasting habits within organizations and among product leaders. Read more » The post Deep dive: How to make product discovery a habit appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Balance Between Product Discovery and Delivery

The Product Coalition

Recently, a Reddit thread started an extensive conversation in a product management group I’m part of. It highlighted an alarming new trend in our field — the imbalance between discovery and execution. Reddit thread In my opinion — in the zeal to innovate and strategize, the pendulum has swung too far toward the discovery end of the spectrum. While exploring new ideas and hypotheses is undoubtedly vital, it has overshadowed the equally significant aspect of execution.

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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He helped shape WallStreetBets. Now Kevin Xu is betting on his own social app.

Mixpanel

They say write what you know. Why wouldn’t the same go for building apps? Kevin Xu is an engineer-turned-product manager with experience at big tech companies like Google and Stripe. But if you happen to be a “very online” retail stock trader, you may know him as Sir Jack , one of the WallStreetBets community’s more notorious and successful meme stock investors.

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When AI is too verbose, full of repetition and says sorry for being an AI…

Andrew Chen

Dear readers, I was triggered to write this post because ChatGPT apologies way too much, takes too long to get into the meat of an answer, and I wanted to fix that. This came up because like many of you, I’ve been trying to incorporate ChatGPT into my workflows — both at my job, and also for writing, which I’ve posted about here. This post will have a mishmash of topics, but wanted to share my thoughts: Making responses from ChatGPT more punchy/helpful via custom instructions I

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Japanese Web Design Traits & Localization

freshtrax

We at btrax often provide support for design and marketing localization. However, you might be wondering: why is design localization necessary in the first place? In this article, we’ll explore a few of the reasons why localization is important and necessary. This time, we will focus specifically on web design and explain the characteristics or features that are unique to Japanese web design to unravel the reasons why localization is needed to succeed.

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455: Stop making these mistakes when trying to get your next product job – with Erika Klics

Product Innovation Educators

How to stand out as an applicant for a product management position We are talking with Erika Klics. Erika is a former Head of Talent for tech companies who became a Job Search Strategist for startup and scaleup Directors, VPs, and department Heads for Product Management and other functions in tech. She sent me an email message that got my attention, and I’d like to read part of it.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Storytelling: Don’t Convince; Inspire by Petra Wille

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Perth Talk, Petra Wille, Founder of Product at Heart, highlights the importance of storytelling and actionable strategies you can implement to present stories in a way that keeps your audience enthralled and involved. Read more » The post Storytelling: Don’t Convince; Inspire by Petra Wille appeared first on Mind the Product.

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NFT Marketplace Development 101: Your Complete Manual for Crafting a Successful NFT Marketplace

The Product Coalition

Table of Contents ∘ Deciphering NFTs: A Journey into the World of Digital Uniqueness ∘ Getting Started with NFTs — It’s Easier Than You Think ∘ Mind-Blowing NFT Stats for the Curious Minds ∘ Research Phase: Pioneering Your NFT Marketplace Vision ∘ Types of NFT Marketplaces ∘ Building Phase: Crafting Your NFT Marketplace Empire ∘ Components and Architecture of an NFT Marketplace ∘ Showcasing NFTs on the Marketplace ∘ Key Features of an NFT Marketplace ∘ The NFT Pricing Model: Royalties and Revenu

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Dragonboat Named to Will Reed’s Top 100 Class of 2023

Dragonboat

We cannot be more thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row, Will Reed has named Dragonboat, out of 2,500+ eligible Seed and Series A B2B tech companies, an early-stage company shaping the future of workplace culture. Since our beginning, Dragonboat has strived to empower people, employees, customers, and community members alike, […] The post Dragonboat Named to Will Reed’s Top 100 Class of 2023 appeared first on Dragonboat.

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Want Better and Faster Results? Increase Team Size and Reduce WIP

Johanna Rothman

For years, I've advocated relatively small teams. Why? Small teams can more easily learn—faster and together. All because they have fewer communication paths. I was only partially right. Smaller teams tend to have lower WIP (Work in Progress). Even if a 5 to 7-person team falls into the Everyone Starts Their Own Story trap (see Who’s Playing Agile Schedule Games?

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.