May, 2019

Whole Product Concept – A Quick Guide for the Expert PM

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Whole Product Concept is discussed in this article and will help guide you through the holistic experience of your product – and might just help your product and career succeed. Join our upcoming webinar: Becoming Expert: Delivering Superior Value with Whole Product Thinking.

User Attention: 10 Psychological Facts + 8 Tips to Help You Design Better UX

UX Studio

Our environment has become noisier than ever. People have to carefully select what they pay attention to in their overstimulated daily lives. As a business, you not only compete with other businesses but basically everything your audience pays attention to. How can you have their undivided attention?

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Developing high-performance product teams

Lead on Purpose

It’s difficult (if not impossible) to quantify what it takes to develop a productive and successful product team. Every product is unique, and every company does things differently.

Product Ethics

Roman Pichler

What is an Ethical Product? An ethical product is an offering that does not cause any harm, neither to its users nor the planet. [1] 1] The former includes negatively impacting the people’s mental wellbeing, for example, by encouraging addictive behaviour or promoting harmful information.

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Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Product Management Mentorship, an Essential Career Tool

bpma ProductHub

by Lynne Levy – One of the most critical moments in my career as a product manager was when I was a junior product manager. I had emerged from a meeting with engineering where they tore my requirements apart, and became angry and emotional in the process.

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Product Management is Simple, but Very, Very Hard

Mind the Product

I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. Mark Twain. At its core Product Management is about making choices between countless possibilities to deliver value to the end user while meeting organisational goals and constraints. Simple huh?

New Training Option – Virtual Instructor Review

280 Group

Check out our new training option, Certified Product Manager – Virtual Instructor Review: SEE VIRTUAL SESSIONS.

Leadership styles for directing small teams

Lead on Purpose

Leadership differs depending on the size of the group you’re leading. For most product managers, the people they lead work on different teams and the individuals they need to influence don’t report to them.

Continuous Product Discovery is for Everyone [Case Study]

Product Talk

When I write or speak about continuous discovery , I worry that people are enamored with this way of working, but aren’t doing the work to put it into practice. It’s easy to read about a continuous discovery habit and think, “That could never work for my team. Our industry is too old.

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Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Software As A Promise: Balancing Trust and Strategy Builds a Foundation for Success

bpma ProductHub

by Davide Cis –In the world of Enterprise Software, our panelists presented strong arguments for what we will call “Software as a Promise (SaaP)”: a framework that product managers should adopt to engage clients and build products that customers will love.

Is programming a must for applying Data Science?

Piyanka Jain

Do you need to be able to code in R, Python, or any other programming language to put Data Science to work for you? The answer is NO! Continue reading on DataSeries ». analytics careers machine-learning business data-science

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4 Keys to Empowering Your Product Team

Mind the Product

Empowerment. It’s a word that business leaders often use to fire up their teams. But in all likelihood it causes those teams to groan, and not just because it’s a management buzzword. So why does something that is supposed to be good go wrong?

Launch Your Product Management Career

Product Management Unpacked

Landing a job in product management requires specialized learning, real-world experience and one year of your time. The role of product manager is one of the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs in the entire information technology sector, so expect to be well compensated for your effort. Product Management Career

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Why you need to test UX with non-users

Userzoom

It’s great to convenience sample from your customer base , but please don’t stop there! Photo by Fortyozsteak. Imagine you are on a product team about to embark on a new project — a project to make design updates to a fitness tracker app. And maybe this is not unlike your everyday work life.

Here Are The 4 Simple Introspection Steps That Will Boost Self Awareness

Nir Eyal

The post Here Are The 4 Simple Introspection Steps That Will Boost Self Awareness appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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Common Pitfalls for First Time Product Manager

bpma ProductHub

by Ashima Dua – When you’re first starting out in Product Management, it can be easy to fall into common misconceptions and pitfalls. Navigating through uncharted territory can make anyone unsure of what to do or who to reach out to, so some growing pains are bound to happen.

The Three Stages of Product Management Maturity

Proficientz – Product Management University

Consider the following three stages of product management maturity and the skills your team needs to become proficient in each stage. The faster your maturation process, the more success you’ll see across engineering, marketing, sales, and customer success teams.

Nine Companies Share 30+ Best Practices for Creating Embedded Analytics Products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Download the eBook now, and find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

Why Product Demos are so Valuable

Mind the Product

When you design and build a product, it is important that you regularly demo completed work with the team and key stakeholders.

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Essential Statistics for You and Me

Piyanka Jain

[link] A few days ago I met an old acquaintance of mine, who had been working in the marketing department of an IT giant. As we got to talking, I could see that he was a data skeptic?—?someone someone who did not believe in the power of data. Data Science is not for those who fall on the business side of the company, he said. Quite surprisingly, it is not just him who considers the myth that only techies and analysts need Data Science skills for their work. There are many with the same belief.

Meet the researchers! Rose Leitner & Becky Wright, Product User Experience Research

Userzoom

Welcome to a brand new series where we introduce you to the people behind UserZoom. You may assume that we’re either just a fully automated service floating around in the cloud, or that our sole employee is a giant orange owl.

Actionable strategies for better user onboarding

Inside Intercom

There are two funnels for SaaS companies. The first is all about acquiring new users. The second is all about keeping them. You can growth hack the first one, but to build a great business, you need to invest in the second one. The key to solving the second funnel is onboarding.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

BPMA 2nd Annual Career Fair a Big Hit!

bpma ProductHub

by Ashima Dua – On March 27th, BPMA held its second annual career fair at WeWork Central Square (located at 625 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA). The evening was a packed house of companies and job seekers meeting each other, networking and learning more about the Product scene in Boston!

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Product Managers Discover That The Circular Is Not Going Away

The Accidental Product Manager

Paper based circulars are still important to retailers Image Credit: Pamela Machado. So if you are running a business and you’d like to keep your customers aware and informed about what products you are offering, what’s the best way to go about doing this?

What do Product Managers Want From Their Bosses?

Mind the Product

What is the job of a product leader? How should a Head of Product, a VP of Product, or a Product Team Lead behave? Many articles have been written on this subject, most of them either by product consultants or people holding one of the above titles.

Essential Statistics for You and Me

Piyanka Jain

[link] A few days ago I met an old acquaintance of mine, who had been working in the marketing department of an IT giant. As we got to talking, I could see that he was a data skeptic?—?someone someone who did not believe in the power of data. Data Science is not for those who fall on the business side of the company, he said. Quite surprisingly, it is not just him who considers the myth that only techies and analysts need Data Science skills for their work. There are many with the same belief.

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.