April, 2023

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The Chocolate Cake Problem

Mironov Consulting

In my experience, there’s usually a fundamental misalignment between two broad groups at software companies – especially B2B/enterprise companies — that I’ve been thinking/writing for a while.  One group (sales, implementation/customer success, professional services, account-based marketing) is trained and paid and rewarded to focus on one customer at a time , with current-quarter timelines.

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Q&A: How to Grow Your Product Management Career in an Uncertain Economy

280 Group

TLDR Joe Ghali answered 5 audience questions that he and Elad Simon (of Craft.io), did not have time for in our recent “How to Grow Your Product Management Career in an Uncertain Economy” webinar. How to Switch Your Product Management Career from One Domain to Another? Product Manager vs Product Marketing Manager How to Get Started in Product Management with No Experience?

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Should a Head of Product Make Strategic Product Decisions?

Roman Pichler

Listen to the audio version of this article: [link] The Head of Product Role in a Nutshell A head of product manages a group of product people —individuals who look after one or more products and who may be called product managers or product owners. Depending on the company size and org structure, the role might also be referred to as Director of Product Management, VP Product, and Chief Product Officer.

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How I Survived the Lifestyle of a Product Manager as an Introvert

The Product Coalition

“I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.” — Laurie Helgoe When I first started working as a Product Manager, the number of meetings on my calendar jumped from a few to a few hundred. That’s not factually true, but that’s how it felt like. Bing’s AI helped to create this illustration of me Before product, I was a designer or an engineer, so most of the work happened in a collaboration between me and my computer.

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Platform Product Management Beyond Features: Introducing B-MAP for Platform Ecosystem Success

Traditional PM struggles with the complexities of platform ecosystems. B-MAP framework tackles this challenge. B-MAP goes beyond features, focusing on building, managing, adapting, and partnering to foster a thriving platform ecosystem.

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AI and Product Management – The Possibilities Are Endless

Product Management University

(Artificial Intelligence) AI and product management is a white-hot topic that runs the gamut, from the countless benefits to product managers all the way to replacing product managers…and everything in between. As with any new technology, there’s a maturation curve. Nevertheless, it’s always fun to think, dream and speculate about what AI and product management might or might not look like when it’s all grown up.

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Key Product Manager Skills

The Product Guy

Understand that communication is the biggest muscle a product manager can build. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Meghan Nesta.

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How to build an MVP that matters

Mind the Product

A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a powerful tool, but is often misinterpreted as the lowest quality thing you can build. Robert Schlaff explains how he's built MVPs that matter. Read more » The post How to build an MVP that matters appeared first on Mind the Product.

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433: Research finds “both/and” thinking is best for innovation – with Marianne Lewis, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

The ABCD framework for dealing with tensions in product management and innovation As product innovators, we encounter many tensions. To name just a few of these, perhaps meeting this quarter’s objective or creating the breakthrough of the future, perhaps the team building we want to do or having more personal flexibility, or what about process improvement or just getting the job done that is in front of us right now.

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Use Body Language to Strengthen Your UXR Interviews

dscout People Nerds

What is often a subconscious act can have unexpected implications on your research. Here’s how to use body language to everyone’s advantage.

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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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Using ChatGPT to Perform Competitive Analysis

280 Group

This is part 2 of 3 on our series of using ChatGPT in your day-to-day job as product managers (PMs). In this entry, we’ll explore ways PMs can leverage ChatGPT to help with product discovery. ( Read Part 1, “Using ChatGPT as a Product Management Tool”, here ). TLDR Using the example of a new product manager at a challenger bank, (a smaller and newer bank), Jake uses ChatGPT to quickly do competitive analysis Specifically, Jake uses ChatGPT and Porter’s Five Forces to build

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Creating a Value Based Resume – Stop TELLING and Start SELLING

Product Management University

Creating a value based resume means it’s time to treat yourself as a product that has strategic (employer) value. The hard part is avoiding the trap of TELLING employers what the product (you) does versus SELLING its value. Here we are in the early part of 2023 and so many of my talented friends, former colleagues and customers have fallen victim to the mass layoffs in high tech.

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Solving a Real Problem Isn’t Enough.

The Product Coalition

TLDR: In Motives to be Met , we learn what motivates our (ideal) customers to make a decision that helps us achieve our business and impact goals. This seems obvious, but it turns out many product people are wrong about what these motives are. I recently asked a PM what was driving people to trial his product, which is aimed at team leads to help them track performance on their teams.

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A case study: The journey to becoming a product-led company

Mind the Product

In this deep dive case study, Kirsten Mann, Chief Product Officer at Prospection, shares some learnings so far on the journey that their team to transition from a service-led to a product-led company. Read more » The post A case study: The journey to becoming a product-led company 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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News consumption: This framework will help you decide what to focus on and what to ignore

NextBigWhat

In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with news and information from various sources, including social media, news outlets, and online platforms. While some of this information may be relevant and useful, a significant amount of it can be overwhelming and may not necessarily have an impact on our lives. This can lead to feelings […] The post News consumption: This framework will help you decide what to focus on and what to ignore appeared first on nextbigwhat.

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Middle Management Guideline: Only Plan for as Long As Your Management Can Commit

Johanna Rothman

Sherry, a middle manager in a relatively small organization, said, “We can’t plan for an entire quarter at a time. Our managers need to change what they want more often than that. But I'd like to plan for a quarter at a time and I really don't want to ask people to multitask. What do I do?” “How long can the managers commit to their decisions?

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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Jennifer Marx, Vice President of Product Management at Sythentaic?

280 Group

For our next installment of our Women in Product Management Series, I connected with Jennifer Marx , Vice President of Product Management at Synthetaic.  To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter.  TLDR Jennifer studied to work in finance but ended up in technology, which resulted in her interacting with software users & buyers, acting as the voice of the customer (VOC).

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Update regarding the Feedly Twitter Integration

Roy Madden

Twitter has discontinued the API we use to let Feedly Pro+ customers follow tweets in Feedly. As a result, we are sad to announce we have to retire the current Twitter integration. We know this isn’t ideal, and we are exploring different ways to help the community connect to their favorite creators and sources of information. Pro+ users can already follow Newsletters and use our RSS Builder , and some of the content you were following on Twitter may be accessible in this way.

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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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Scrum: A Simple Guide to Agile Product Development

The Product Coalition

Product Management Technology If you’re unfamiliar with software development, you may not have heard of Scrum. Scrum is an Agile methodology that can help teams work together more efficiently to develop products. Here’s how it works: Image Credits Scrum.org The Basics of Scrum Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products. The framework consists of Scrum teams, roles, events, artifacts, and rules.

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The 9 ugliest truths about NPS in B2B

Mind the Product

NPS is a widely used measure of customer satisfaction. But the simplicity of the survey that made it gain popularity has its pitfalls, especially in B2B products. Read more » The post The 9 ugliest truths about NPS in B2B appeared first on Mind the Product.

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ROI for innovation

Strategyzer

Here is a classic scene I have observed in many companies: Leslie, an innovation team lead, is pitching a project to the executive board. As required, he presents the business case for investing in the new offering and five-year projections for revenue growth and profits.

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Reflexivity in Qualitative Research: Why You'll Never Be An Objective Observer

UserInterviews

How do you know what you think you know? Reflexivity helps you better understand your role in shaping the outcomes of qualitative research.

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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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A Short Test to See if Your Job Will Survive AI

Johanna Rothman

Every minute, it seems as if someone is talking about how great ChatGPT is. It's going to revolutionize the world! I agree— I am sure AI will revolutionize the world. At some point. But I think it's going to remove all those busy-work jobs , not the jobs where we, as humans, offer value. Here's a short test to know if your job will survive the (somewhat) imminent AI revolution: Does your job require you to analyze something someone already did?

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How Using ChatGPT for Product Management is a Valuable Time-Saver

Usersnap

Product managers have a lot of ground to cover. From staying on top of market trends, user needs, customer feedback , and industry insights to managing their resources, and planning what’s ahead for their product. It’d be nice if there were a helping hand sometimes that could take over the more tedious and repetitive tasks. With the release of ChatGPT, it seems like a digital assistant has arrived.

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Negotiate the Problem, Not the Solutions

The Product Coalition

Product leadership seems to require nonstop negotiation with everyone you work with. You have limited resources on one hand and major decisions to make on the other. But are you negotiating the right things? It’s easy to debate solutions, but it’s hardly effective. To generate agreement when people disagree you must dive deeper. Here’s how. Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash I’m sure many of you read the negotiation guidebook Never Split the Difference.

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3 tips to ensure a flexible product roadmap

Mind the Product

In product management, a roadmap is the source of truth, the shared prioritisation tool of a product team. Here are 3 tips that will help you build a roadmap that's set up to conquer the unknown. Read more » The post 3 tips to ensure a flexible product roadmap 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.