May, 2021

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Five Product Owner Myths Busted

Roman Pichler

Myth #1: The product owner must ensure that the stakeholders are satisfied. Stakeholders can be powerful and influential individuals. But the value a product creates is ultimately determined by its users: No product will be successful in the long run if it does not solve a specific user problem, create a tangible benefit, or help the users achieve a specific goal.

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My journey from Software Engineer to Product Manager

Mind the Product

ADVERTORIAL Throughout my career, I’ve met many people looking to make a jump into product management from a variety of other roles. I try to give them whatever advice I can, but the transition I can speak to the best is that of Software Engineer to Product Manager, as it’s the career move I made [.] Read more » The post My journey from Software Engineer to Product Manager appeared first on Mind the Product.

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User Experience in Product

The Product Coalition

How User Research and Analysis can Help our Products Deliver Value Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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In Honor of Product Management Day, Here’s a History Lesson—and an Offer You Can’t Refuse

280 Group

Take Advantage of our 15% Off Sale and Shop Our Courses. SHOP COURSES. Going Back in Time. Have you ever wondered how far back the role of Product Management goes? Where did it all begin? It started on May 13, 1931, when former president of Procter & Gamble N.H. McElroy wrote a groundbreaking memo , which articulately described the role and responsibilities of “Brand Men.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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Core Concept: The Product Trio

Product Talk

One of my goals for 2021 is to create short explainer videos for key concepts related to continuous discovery. This is my first one. I’d love to hear what you think. Is this helpful? Are there other core concepts you’d like to see me explore? You can share your comments on Twitter or YouTube. Watch the video above or read a lightly edited transcript of it below.

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3 Tiers of Customer Value in the Product Management Maturity Model

Product Management University

Your product management maturity model isn’t so much about what your team can do. It’s what your team can do for the customer. From either perspective, it’s the skill level and proficiency of your team as it matures. But if customer value is always the end game, make quantifiable customer outcomes the driving force in your product management maturity model and the path becomes shorter, faster and easier to measure.

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Beyond NPS: Impactful Mobile Survey Questions and Use Cases

Alchemer Mobile

Surveys notoriously have low response rates, especially when using a legacy channel such as email. However, in-app surveys present an entirely unique opportunity to engage with customers and gather feedback in real time. One of the most common surveys brands deploy is the NPS survey. We know NPS can be a powerful tool if used correctly, and recognize the value in having one metric to provide a holistic pulse on your customer experience.

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How product leaders can make better decisions with iterative analytics

Mind the Product

When we ask questions about our data, we rarely walk in a straight line to the answer. Instead, data analysis often follows a more circuitous, creative process: we ask a question, discover our first effort to answer it is incomplete, reshape our data, bring in new data, consult a domain expert to rework our hypothesis, [.] Read more » The post How product leaders can make better decisions with iterative analytics appeared first on Mind the Product.

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What’s the REAL Cost of a Poorly Trained Product Management Team?

280 Group

A product launch is a complex and multi-faceted activity that involves many teams collaborating successfully across an organization. The hard work starts early—from defining the target audience to conducting market research. Teams must ensure the product solves the right customer problems with all the right features and functionality, test and validate prototypes, and make a plan for production.

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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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Continuous Discovery Habits (the Book) is Finally Here!

Product Talk

I am so excited to announce Continuous Discovery Habits is finally here! This book is designed to be a product trio’s guide to a structured and sustainable approach to continuous discovery. It’s the culmination of my work over the past eight years helping hundreds of product teams adopt successful continuous discovery habits. Continuous Discovery Habits (the book) is the culmination of my work over the past eight years helping hundreds of product teams adopt successful continuous discovery habit

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Building high-performing teams through continuous improvement

Intercom, Inc.

At Intercom, we’ve always focused on building excellent products which our customers value and love. Continuing to meet this goal as we scale means constantly re-evaluating how our teams work to keep performing at our very best. There is no “one size fits all” approach to building high-performing teams. Once you find a winning formula, it doesn’t stay relevant for long.

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Solving the right problem — The importance of design thinking in product management.

Product Management Unpacked

“The manager who comes up with the right solution to the wrong problem is more dangerous than the manager who comes up with the wrong solution to the right problem” – Peter Drucker. Nobody wants their product to be received as a source of frustration. Still, we see it all the time. Look around. There is almost certainly a product within arm’s reach that isn’t designed to fit your needs.

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How Mobile Product Managers Can Increase Productivity

Alchemer Mobile

Mobile product managers handle an extremely long list of competing tasks—sometimes resulting in progress paralysis. When you’re able to get clear about how to tackle your long list of to-dos, the result is more efficiency, more effectiveness, and ultimately, a more productive product planning process. If you feel like you have too much to do and need a new method for quick, effective prioritization, our new guide The Mobile Product Manager’s Productivity Quadrant is here to help.

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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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How will you get involved this World Product Day?

Mind the Product

Next Wednesday (26th May) product managers around the world will celebrate World Product Day — now’s the time to explore our timetable of events and see how you can get involved. What is World Product Day? In 2018 when we celebrated the eight-year anniversary of the first ProductTank meetup — ProductTank communities from across the [.] Read more » The post How will you get involved this World Product Day?

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The Significant Roles of Artificial Intelligence in The Education Sector

The Product Coalition

Artificial intelligence is the most suitable choice to succeed in all challenges in learning different things. AI technology in education develops your learning method properly. It supports teachers or coaches to implement better, acquainted, and customized help to students. AI-powered learning techniques help teachers to examine the grasping power of learners.

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Identifying Growth KPIs that are leading indicators of product success

Mixpanel

Imagine you run a lemonade stand. You meticulously track how many people purchase from your stand each week, because that’s how you make money. For the first two months, the number increased without fail. Then, as if you took a false step on your hike to profit, it started tumbling down the hill. What happened? And how did you not see it coming? After sitting down with some trusted friends and family members, they broke the news that your lemonade simply wasn’t any good.

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Core responsibility: How we scaled our core technologies team

Intercom, Inc.

It’s a familiar problem for all companies that scale fast – how do you keep your core technologies manageable for the increasing number of teams that depend on them? As Intercom’s product matured, our product teams needed to expand the depth and breadth of their technology expertise in order to support the features we were building for our customers.

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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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HOW A CAPSTONE PROJECT LED TO A ROBUST FUTURE IN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT.

Product Management Unpacked

After nine years working as a systems engineer, applications engineer, software engineer and finally, a lead data engineer, Debashish Sasmal was ready for his next strategic move. “I’d worked for a startup in Hyderabad, India where everyone had to wear different hats,“ recalls Debashish. “I realized that I wanted to expand my focus into product management.”.

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Tough Love Tuesday: How Zola can Improve Mobile Customer Retention

Alchemer Mobile

Starting today, our team will give some tough love to our favorite apps on the last Tuesday of every month. That’s right, we’ll be going through some of our most beloved mobile apps and discussing what they’ve done well and what could be improved – all done with love! For our inaugural Tough Love Tuesday, we’ll be talking about Zola.

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Continuous Discovery Habits by Teresa Torres

Mind the Product

How do you know that you’re making a product or service that your customers want? How do you ensure that you are improving it over time? How do you guarantee that your team is creating value for your customers in a way that creates value for your business? In my new book, Continuous Discovery Habits: [.] Read more » The post Continuous Discovery Habits by Teresa Torres appeared first on Mind the Product.

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What do You Want to Know About Product Marketing Management?

The Product Coalition

Product marketing sits at the intersection of marketing, growth, product and sales. It is the department responsible for evangelising the… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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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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Business Testing: Is your Hypothesis Really Validated?

Strategyzer

Entrepreneurs and corporate innovators alike often struggle to figure out when their hypothesis is validated, because it isn’t as simple as we’d like to believe.

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Conversations with friends: 6 highlights from behind the mic

Intercom, Inc.

This week’s episode is almost my last for the podcast, as I’ll be finishing up today after 2 years and over 100 episodes. So, with that in mind I’d like to share a compilation of some of my favorite guests, hosts, and interviews from my time here. In this period, I’ve been fortunate enough to chat to a really wide range of interesting people from across the world of tech, SaaS, and beyond.

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Master the “curiosity flywheel”: Startup Lessons from Greg Isenberg

NextBigWhat

THREAD: My 20s were full of ups and downs I lost millions, made millions and helped build some billion dollar startups My biggest lessons learned: The future of startups: – Privacy-first – Community-first – Sustainability-first – Creator-first – Decentralized-first – Digital-first. Bookmark this list. Print it out This is where the world is going How to build 1 successful product: Build 100 unsuccessful products first You need to fall down to move up Rule of t

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2021 Engagement Benchmarks for Personal Services Apps

Alchemer Mobile

One size did not fit all for Personal Services apps in 2020. Depending on industry, issues with supply chains, global price drops, and budget constraints impacted each brand differently. In our 2021 Mobile App Engagement Benchmark Report , a study of 1,000 apps across a billion+ app installs, we take a close look at apps in the Personal Services category.

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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.