April, 2019

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10 Scaling Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

1 Involve the Right People. A small group of qualified individuals who have the right skills and motivation can be more productive than many individuals who lack the necessary expertise and act out of obligation. This is true for product people and development team members alike in my experience. Therefore, make an effort to involve the right individuals.

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The Definitive Product Management Toolbox

The Product Coalition

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Building a Culture of Accountability

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Fred Halstead Accountability can be thought of as a punitive word with an implied threat-as in “I’m going to hold you accountable.

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Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

280 Group

The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. It is a set of requirements received from business and formulated into development tasks. In highly-competitive conditions, it is important to concentrate on the highest priorities, especially when product ideas and tasks begin to “snowball.” What can you do to avoid chaos and mismanage

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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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Innovation by Design: How to Unlock New Business Opportunities

UX Studio

The term “design” often describes a visual output – a form, colour, texture, layout – or a styling activity. In other cases, the meaning of design goes beyond a product’s appearance, also referring to how it works and its functionality. In this article we discuss how design transforms organisations and inspires innovation. Get ready to dive into the world of innovation by design.

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The In-App Engagement Starter Kit

Gainsight

Helping customers is good. Pestering them is bad. How do you strike a balance when talking to them inside your product? In-app engagements can significantly boost user retention, but overuse them and they’ll hurt your product experience more than they help. In this starter kit for product professionals, we’ll share our rules of engagement for in-app messages and how we create them.

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Selling to Product Managers

The Product Bistro

An interesting topic today, what it must be like to sell to someone who lives and breathes products, and all aspects therein. This post revolves around selecting a realtor as the trustee of my Stepfather’s estate. Synopsis: In late 2018, my Stepfather, my father figure for over 40 years, passed away. He had been ill […].

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Engagement Benchmarks for Travel App Success

Alchemer Mobile

What if you could get a daily pulse on how your customers feel and how that changes over. time? What if you could watch how customer sentiment changes in real-time following. version releases, feature releases, and more? It could be the driving force in making data-driven product roadmap decisions and having a comprehensive view of customer sentiment.

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Women in Product Management: Liz Buderus, VP of Product Management at Epsilon

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Liz Buderus, Vice President of Product Management at Epsilon. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into product management? I became a product manager early in my career at Epsilon as it was a brand new role for the company.

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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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Leading with love and trust

Lead on Purpose

Leadership can be difficult to understand, to measure and to carry out, and too often the term ‘leader’ is used for someone who manages a group but doesn’t necessarily lead.

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What should designers ship?

Intercom, Inc.

One of the product design principles we have at Intercom is “What you ship is what matters.” But what do you ship? It’s a fundamental question that every product designer needs to ask themselves. Click to enlarge. There are three potential answers: “I ship design.”. “I ship a product.”. “I ship a business outcome.”. Designers who say that they ship design might often feel frustrated.

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What Seven Years at Airbnb Taught Me About Building a Business

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Create strong culture, stay laser-focused on problems, and set wildly ambitious goals

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Selling to Product Managers

The Product Bistro

An interesting topic today, what it must be like to sell to someone who lives and breathes products, and all aspects therein. This post revolves around selecting a realtor as the trustee of my Stepfather’s estate. Synopsis : In late 2018, my Stepfather, my father figure for over 40 years, passed away. He had been ill for a while, so it wasn’t a surprise that his health deteriorated and he slipped off this mortal coil, it was a turning point for me personally.

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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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Why you Should Start With Customer Insight

Mind the Product

Creating a successful product requires a clear vision. Equally important, it requires confidence that the vision is aligned with the needs of the customers the company exists to serve. Without this, product leaders tend to either hedge their bets with small, safe, incremental adjustments or make no progress at all because they lack confidence in the right solution.

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Women in Product Management: Jeannie Griffin, VP of Product and Technology Solutions at BCD Meetings and Events

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Jeannie Griffin, Vice President of Products and Technology Solutions at BCD Meetings and Events. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into product management? I love telling this story.? About 20 years ago I got involved in a software company doing account management, and transitioned into implementation, which allowed me to interact with

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Pathways to a Product Management Career

Product Management Unpacked

If you’re reading this, you’re exploring how to become a Product Manager and you’ve undoubtedly concluded that you will be in high demand. You’re right. The role of Product Manager is in the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid, too. So why aren’t there more good Product Managers?

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Understanding your “aha” moments and putting them to work

Intercom, Inc.

Whenever I conduct research with customers on how they onboard users to their product, I’m always fascinated by how often the term “aha” moment comes up. Customers consistently say they want their users to get to their product’s “aha” moment, the interaction that fills their users with a feeling of delight and reveals the true value of the product to them.

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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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Surviving the Existential Crisis of life as a product manager

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

In the world of product management, there’s one question that remains difficult and frustrating to answer no matter if you’re a newbie or…

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Getting into Product Management

The Product Guy

There are so many paths into product management and so much to learn from all of them. Some great takeaways from Alisa’s journey. Watch as we learn more from product management expert, Alisa Warshawski.

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The CEO Decoder Ring by Amanda Richardson

Mind the Product

Why are CEOs crazy? This is the question that Amanda Richardson , CEO of Rabbit, tackled at #mtpcon Singapore. With extensive experience working with CEOs, and now being one herself, Amanda has come to the conclusion that even good CEOs are crazy. Moving from leading product teams to leading a company has given her the perspective to really understand why CEOs drive product managers crazy, and what product managers can do to make things better.

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Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Four: Qualify

280 Group

This post describes the fourth phase in the Optimal Product Process: Qualify. Download the entire Optimal Product Process Ebook 3.0: CLICK HERE. As the end of development nears, the team determines if the product is ready to move into the final qualification phase. Although there may have been testing done up to this point in terms of product functionality and reaction from customers, the product has not been considered final enough yet to determine whether it can meet the required level of qual

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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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Becoming a Product Leader: Leading Product Success in the First 100 Days

Product Management Unpacked

Early success in your role as a new product leader is essential to establishing the foundation for long-term results. For any new product leader, the first 100 days are vital. During this period, people form their views about the person you are – your priorities, values and style (Kourdi & Edwards). This is where you need to establish yourself, your leadership style and your presence.

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How to scale a global sales operations team

Intercom, Inc.

As your sales organization scales up, there’s one function that becomes crucial to your ability to drive revenue efficiently – sales operations. Until Xerox created the first team in the 1970s, sales operations didn’t exist. Fifty years later, it’s still one of the hardest functions to nail. On the surface, their mission is simple: enable the sales organization to run better and faster.

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Five Tips to Combating Ageism in Hiring, Part 1 - Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

About a year ago, I wrote “Hiring Trap: Don't Hire Anyone Older Than….” Unfortunately, ageism is still rampant. If you are a candidate over the age of 40, you have encountered ageism. If you are also unemployed while you are looking for a job, you might feel as if you are up the proverbial creek.

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The Product Manager’s Secret Menu

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Anthony Lazarus (Mentee, Session 8, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Patrick Hoffman]. Recently, there’s been a great deal of discussion around the topic of ‘customer centricity’. A customer-centric approach focuses on providing a positive customer experience to drive profit and gain competitive advantage. There is one key tool used by successful customer-centric businesses that most product managers disregard.

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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.