May, 2023

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Climbing the career ladder in product

Mind the Product

Starting out a career in product can be difficult if you don’t know where to start, especially when no two paths are the same. How does one forge their own path and climb the ladder? Read more » The post Climbing the career ladder in product appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Leveraging New Technologies: 3 Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

Listen to the audio version of this article: [link] Make Time to Keep up with Technology Trends As new technologies come and go, it’s important for you—the person in charge of the product—to stay on top of the developments. You should be aware of new trends, be able to make an informed guess if they are likely to impact your market and product, and decide if a technology needs to be further investigated.

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Share the Love: Be a Champion for Continuous Discovery

Product Talk

I’m hearing more and more about a very simple but challenging problem. It might sound familiar. You’re an individual contributor at your company. You picked up a copy of Continuous Discovery Habits and loved it. You want to start working this way. But how do you convince your teammates, your stakeholders , and your leaders? You’ve tried sharing the book.

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To PLG or not to PLG

The Product Coalition

To PLG, or not to PLG? There’s lots of writing about Product Led Growth (PLG). What is it exactly, what are the benefits, and how to get it right. Yet I’ve read relatively little about the key question: when should a startup even try to take the PLG route? And I’ve heard many misconceptions about it. As a PLG founder myself (quick plug for tagbox.io), it wasn’t at all an obvious choice, and I was personally surprised by so many aspects of it over the past couple of years, I wanted to jump into t

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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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How to Create a Persona in 4 Steps: A Guide with Template & Examples

Userpilot

Every successful product marketer has at some point wondered how to create a persona. Good user personas are critical to any successful product marketing campaign. They help you decide what product or service to prioritize, streamline your advertising and marketing, and better connect leads with their goals and pain points. Put simply, user personas impact your entire business model.

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Qualifying Your Account Executives Before a Demo

Product Management University

If you’re a solution consultant (SC), sales engineer (SE), or any other role that does sales demos, there’s nothing more uncomfortable than going into a demo and not knowing what you’re aiming for. Qualifying your account executives prior to the demo is a practice that’s beneficial to everyone, including the buyer. The cold hard reality is there are always going to be situations where you have to tap dance through a demo with little or no discovery beforehand.

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434: Adding product ops to your product management organization – with Steve Johnson

Product Innovation Educators

Using product ops to standardize product management processes Today we are talking about product ops—what it is, if you need it, and how to get started. Joining us is Steve Johnson, a returning guest. He is an author, speaker, and product coach. His market and technical savvy allowed his career to develop from Product Manager to Chief Marketing Officer.

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37 Free UX Meeting Templates, From Prep to Follow-Up

UserInterviews

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, meetings are better with a well-prepped facilitator, clear agenda, and effective follow-up plan. Templates can help.

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Product Leadership: What Makes a Good Product Leader Great?

Dragonboat

As a product leader, you are responsible for the high-level product strategy of your organization. But how do you jump the chasm from good product leader to great product leader to ensure that your team wins long-term? That’s exactly what we asked 13 seasoned product executives in last summer’s Chief Product Officer Webinar Series. Follow […] The post Product Leadership: What Makes a Good Product Leader Great?

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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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Quick read: Best practices for picking product metrics

Mind the Product

A quick guide for product managers to help them choose the right product metrics and analytics for their products Read more » The post Quick read: Best practices for picking product metrics appeared first on Mind the Product.

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As Regulatory Compliance Changes from Carriers, Alchemer SMS Adapts

Alchemer Mobile

By Vanessa Bagnato, Director, Product Marketing, Alchemer SMS distribution is a very popular way of diversifying how you reach customers to ask for their feedback. It’s simply a way of sending an invitation to take a survey via a text message (SMS – Short Message Service) to somebody’s mobile device. Many customers use SMS campaigns for their Alchemer Survey distribution.

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Goal-Question-Metrics: A Holistic Alternative to Objectives and Key Results

The Product Coalition

Goal-Question-Metrics (GQMs): A Holistic Alternative to Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) GQM’s approach is to ask wide-ranging questions about a Goal. This makes it more holistic and complete than OKRs or at least, a way to select higher impact Key Results. GQM Use in Ancient Times On a recent product requirements document, I laid out measures of success using an old favorite: Goal-Question-Metric (GQM).

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Mixpanel Marketing Analytics

Mixpanel

Mixpanel launched over a decade ago as an analytics tool for product teams. But here’s a little secret: More than half of our users today are actually on marketing teams. There are two reasons why. Product and marketing teams have to collaborate very closely to drive growth, especially when the goal is product-led growth (PLG). That makes it important to use the same analytics tool.

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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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435: Hershey’s award-winning approach to innovation – with Charlie Chappell and Greg Coticchia

Product Innovation Educators

Learn from the 2022 winner of PDMA’s Outstanding Corporate Innovator award – for product managers For the last 36 years, each year the Outstanding Corporate Innovator award is provided by PDMA to an organization that excels in innovation. At the time of this recording, the last winner was Hershey, and I was at their award ceremony. There were boxes of Hershey chocolate treats for everyone.

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The Ultimate Guide to UX Research Methods

dscout People Nerds

Look no further: This deep dive has how-tos, best practices, and prime advice on key approaches to user research.

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How to turn factories into gardens – Assaph Mehr on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

In this week's podcast, we had a conversation with Assaph Mehr, a product leader and coach, who shared insights into the analogy of transitioning from a feature factory to a garden. Join us to learn how to adopt a gardener's mindset as a product manager, inviting people in, creating new attractions, and ensuring the consistent quality of your garden for your customers throughout the year.

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Japanese Yurukyara: The Cute and Quirky Mascots Taking Over Japan

freshtrax

Japan has created some of the most beloved characters in entertainment, many of which have become internationally famous! Characters like Mario, Hello Kitty, and Pikachu are known for their cuteness and the franchises that they support; but they aren’t the only characters that you’ll find. If you’ve ever been to Japan, then you may have noticed that cute characters are almost everywhere you look.

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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.

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Unlocking the Full Potential of AI: A Comprehensive Guide for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Revolutionize Product Management and Deliver Unparalleled User Experiences Continue reading on Product Coalition »

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How Mixpanel Marketing Analytics unlocks full user journey analysis

Mixpanel

Like a lot of software companies, we have an ongoing core focus at Mixpanel to push growth. About a year ago, we were in the middle of a sprint to increase paid customers when we hit a speed bump. Though our marketing team at the time was reporting healthy acquisition in Google Analytics leading to high numbers of new signups, our product team’s Mixpanel dashboard showed conversion from those signups to paying customers was low.

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436: Practical tips for creating a product/brand community – with Bri Leever

Product Innovation Educators

What a community can do for your product – for product managers Today we are talking about building a community for a brand or product. Which reminds me that this episode is sponsored by the Product Mastery Now Community—that’s right, we have a community for listeners of this podcast. Do you want to meet the podcast guests and ask them questions?

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When Does Statistical Significance Apply to Your Research?

dscout People Nerds

Sometimes asking about statistical significance isn’t the right question. Here’s when to know if you’re on track.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Designing conversations in product- Daniel Stillman on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

What is it like to design regular conversations for a living, and how can doing this applies to the product management craft? Tune into our conversation with Daniel Stillman, Author of Good Talk – How To Design Conversations That Matter’ to find out. Featured Links: Follow Daniel on LinkedIn and Twitter | Daniel’s website | The Conversation Factory | Daniel’s book ‘Good Talk – How To Read more » The post Designing conversations in product-

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15 Customer Experience Survey Best Practices For Collecting Valuable Feedback

Userpilot

When it comes to customer experience survey best practices you have to consider the timing, placement, wording, and the right audience segments, among other things. In this article, we’ll share 15 of our survey best practices to help you factor in the aforementioned and make the most of customer feedback. TL;DR A customer experience survey is a questionnaire designed to help a business capture customers’ thoughts and feelings about a product.

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Casino Game App Development: What Game Enthusiasts Need to Know

The Product Coalition

Many games come and go in the world, but casinos and gambling have always enthralled and attracted many people for a long time. Me also! People from various generations participate in casino gaming to try their luck at the casino table. To participate in this game, you have used to travel miles away to experience the thrill of this gaming. Right! But today, the advancement of technology helps you to become more accessible to gamblers.

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Get hands-on product analytics and Mixpanel training with Mammoth Growth

Mixpanel

Data has become the heartbeat of modern businesses. From e-commerce to finance, logistics to healthcare, data-driven decision-making is at the core of success. But with so many data sources, channels, and tools, how can you ensure that you’re making the right decisions? Enter product analytics—the art of collecting, analyzing, and leveraging data to optimize products, explore user behavior, and drive business growth.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.