March, 2023

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Are you tracking the right product metrics?

Mind the Product

Metrics can be a minefield for the unwary - navigating your way to find the right metrics is one of the hardest parts of a product manager’s job. What do you need to know to make a go of it? Read more » The post Are you tracking the right product metrics? appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Focus Time Is Not Impossible to Find: How Product Managers Can Increase Productivity

The Product Coalition

Staying productive can be challenging for those who are navigating through ambiguity. Here are ways to push back against distractions.

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If I Were Building a Product Management Organization From Scratch, It Wouldn’t Have Product Managers

Product Management University

Don’t sweat it, product manager purists. Building a product management organization in this manner gets you into your dream job, the strategic product management role you’ve always wanted, and your new title reflects your actual responsibilities. There’s one catch though. You have to love the market dynamics (yours and the customer’s) and the business operations of your target customers way, way more than you love your products or you will fail miserably!

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Ask Teresa: What’s the Difference Between OKRs and Outcomes?

Product Talk

What’s the difference between OKRs and outcomes ? This is by far one of the most common questions I get and there are lots of ways to answer it. Defining the Terms: OKRs vs. Outcomes We often think of outcomes as the impact of what we build, but the real value comes when we start with our desired outcome and then decide if building something is the best way to achieve it.

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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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What Exactly is a Product Strategy?

Roman Pichler

Listen to the audio version of this article: [link] What Information Should a Product Strategy Provide? I like to think of the product strategy as a high-level plan that helps you realise your vision and that answers the following four questions: Who is the product for? Who are the users and, if appropriate, who are the customers? Why would people want to use and buy it?

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Great Value Proposition Examples

AB Tasty

Your value proposition, or Unique Selling Point, is at the heart of your product or service. Learn more about this essential piece of your business: what a good value proposition looks like and how to write a great one.

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3 Creative Levels in Your Product Career

The Product Coalition

Product management is a creative job in the deepest sense: We create products. But the level at which we need to do so changes dramatically over the course of a product person’s career, and the transition is not always easy. Here are three levels — each relevant to a different stage in your career and your product. Where are you now? Photo by Inna Rabotyagina on Pexels I don’t know how, but my daughters turned out to be really good with creative stuff.

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Product Backlog 101: How to Build a Winner Using Customer Outcomes

Product Management University

When it comes to innovation and product management, a great idea can only get you so far. In order to make your great idea come to life, you eventually have to prioritize development tasks by collaborating with target customers, stakeholders and other team members. The result is a product backlog, which will take you task-by-task from conception to launch.

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Practical tips for building credibility as a product manager

Mind the Product

Mark Bailes, Technical Product Manager shares practical tips on building credibility as a product manager based on his previous experience of working in product roles. Having joined GE HealthCare as part of the rotational Digital Technology Leadership Program, I learned how to go both broad and deep very quickly to deliver outcomes within a Read more » The post Practical tips for building credibility as a product manager appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Building a Culture of Accountability for Empowered Product Teams

Product Talk

I recently sat down with fellow Product Talk coach and instructor Hope Gurion to discuss how leaders can hold empowered product teams accountable to outcomes. You can watch the video of our conversation or check out a lightly edited version of the transcript below. Full Transcript Teresa Torres: Welcome everybody. I’m Teresa Torres. Hope Gurion: And I’m Hope Gurion.

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How to track the protests posing a risk to your company’s assets with Feedly AI

Roy Madden

Market Intelligence Keep up with protests, riots, and strikes across the Web Tracking the ever-changing nature of protests can be a daunting task. Today, we are excited to release two new Feedly AI models: Protests and Violent Protests. They help security analysts track riots, strikes, and rallies that pose a risk to a company’s assets and employees.

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35 Active UX Leaders to Follow on Linkedin in 2023

UserInterviews

Looking for fellow UXers to follow on Linkedin? Here are the top thought leaders actively posting about UX, research, and design in 2023.

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Elevate Your Service Blueprint: Integrate Business Processes to Achieve Maximum Impact

The Product Coalition

Business processes are intrinsic to the successful delivery of a good or service and ultimately, the satisfaction and retention of the… Continue reading on Product Coalition »

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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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Product Management University Launches The Customer Outcome Framework for Product Management, Product Marketing, Sales and Customer Success

Product Management University

One View of the Customer. No Silos. Measurable Customer Value. Today, Product Management University announced the availability of its Customer Outcome Framework for B2B. It’s a simpler approach for bringing quantifiable strategic value to the customer versus the typical approach of focusing solely on customer problems. The Customer Outcome Framework The Customer Outcome Framework employs a top-down view of the customer, their highest-priority business outcomes, and the obstacles standing in the

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Nichole Mace: Products, pricing, and pitfalls

Mind the Product

Product managers today play an important role in determining the pricing strategy of their products. We speak to Nichole Mace, VP of Product Growth at Pendo, about the history of pricing and product, the struggles, and her tips to influence your pricing model that provide the most value for your users. Product managers and pricing Read more » The post Nichole Mace: Products, pricing, and pitfalls appeared first on Mind the Product.

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426: How Science Olympiad prepares the next generation of innovators – with Jennifer Kopach

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can get involved in inspiring the next generation’s workforce Today we are talking about preparing the next generation of innovators. If you are a parent, have a nephew or niece, or want to help influence future innovators, this will be a very helpful discussion for you, especially if the kids you can influence are in grades 6-12 or will be in the future.

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Product Core Competencies

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NOTE: The context of this article is that for the upcoming book TRANSFORMED, this overview is intended to introduce the new core competencies that the product model requires. But unlike other descriptions of these roles I’ve published, these are intended to be understandable by anyone in your company, from CEO to a sales person. In. The post Product Core Competencies appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group.

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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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Money Buddies: Don’t Go It Alone with Your Wallet

Nir Eyal

Now, more than ever, we have to be smart with our money. Yet navigating our personal finances and adhering to a budget can be a daunting task. However, there’s a free and fun technique that anyone can use to get back on track with their finances: getting a money buddy. The post Money Buddies: Don’t Go It Alone with Your Wallet appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Traditional Buyer Personas Don’t Work: How Matt Lerner Understands Consumers

The Product Coalition

Startup growth expert, Matt Lerner, talks about his million dollar lesson learned while characterizing consumers. By Tremis Skeete , for Product Coalition Product people know that their greatest value lies in how well they understand consumers. It’s because when they are prioritizing product decisions, especially in regard to which products or features to release—understanding what satisfies consumer needs makes all the difference.

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Product Demos: Avoiding the Trap of Telling vs. Selling

Product Management University

If you’re a pre-sales solution consultant or sales engineer, falling into the trap of telling vs selling can happen before you even know it, even though your intentions are always on the mark to start the demo. Here’s how to avoid the trap. The Difference Between Telling and Selling Demos Telling Demos The telling demo is an overview of the product section by section, a demonstration of the features in each, and an explanation of how those features work and the benefits.

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This is not the time for nice-to-have products

Mind the Product

Product leader Sharon Feldstein talks about building nice-to-have products and features as our main product offering - why we need to avoid it, especially in times of financial uncertainty. Read more » The post This is not the time for nice-to-have products appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Do Not Lose Sight of the Goals

The Product Guy

Every quarter go through all the business problems you want to solve as a company. Then, what comes next is amazing! Watch and learn more from product management expert, Amin Bashi.

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Disruptive Technologies

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NOTE: As many of you know, I am in the midst of publishing a series of articles on the various product competencies. However, I’ve been getting so many questions about the impact of ChatGPT, Midjourney, GPT4, and LLM’s in general that I thought it’s best to interrupt my normal articles to acknowledge the dramatic impact. The post Disruptive Technologies appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group.

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5 Productivity Myths Ruining Your Life

Nir Eyal

Every time I hear a productivity myth described as fact, I cringe as if listening to a snake oil salesman peddle his cures. Let me tell you, when I was writing my second book, Indistractable, I endlessly researched productivity and time management. I tried a lot of recommended methods and techniques myself. Some of them can be so incredibly helpful in controlling your attention and managing your time.

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What “Customer Centric” Really Means, According to Rachel Wynn

The Product Coalition

Product leader Rachel Wynn talks about why being customer centric is more than just about gathering consumer feedback. By Tremis Skeete , for Product Coalition Genuine product managers are not just focused on building and delivering services. For many, it goes much deeper. Many product managers are on a mission to improve the lives of their consumers, and principal product consultant, Rachel Wynn feels that as product managers, we need to think twice about taking customer feedback at face value.

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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.