May, 2019

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Whole Product Concept – A Quick Guide for the Expert PM

280 Group

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. When a Product Manager truly understands how their “Whole Product” delivers value to their customers, they can deliver products that are superior to the competition and keep customers coming back for more.

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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? Can we even ethically drive people’s 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.

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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 ».

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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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3 Customer Engagement Tips for Lifestyle Apps

Alchemer Mobile

Customer centricity and engagement are the hot topics of this year’s business conversations, especially for apps in the Lifestyle category. With generally active customer bases comes a constant flow of communication, and Lifestyle apps are required to play by a different set of best practices than other apps across the app stores. Our 2019 Mobile Benchmarks by App Category report looks at trends and differences across popular app categories, with a focus on Lifestyle apps.

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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? It goes something like this: The organization is growing and the leader wants to create some scale. Or a new leader comes in believing agile teams should be self-determining.

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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.

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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.

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The Three Stages of Product Management Maturity

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. Infancy – Individuals become proficient at building, marketing, selling and delivering products that make users quantifiably better at their job.

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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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New Training Option – Virtual Instructor Review

280 Group

Check out our new training option, Certified Product Manager – Virtual Instructor Review: SEE VIRTUAL SESSIONS. We are excited to announce a new blended learning option that supports the ease, cost savings and flexibility of online training as well as the benefits of having an expert Product Management instructor lead the way. Our new Certified Product Manager – Virtual Instructor Review includes eight weeks of virtual sessions with a group and instructor to ask questions and review

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Why opinions aren’t optional in content marketing

Intercom, Inc.

There’s a stat that should strike fear in the heart of every marketer, but particularly those involved in publishing content. By next year the digital data created and copied – everything from iPhone snaps to the billions of hours of TV streamed by Netflix every month – is predicted to hit 44 trillion (44,000,000,000,000!) gigabytes per year. For content marketers, that’s a staggering amount of digital noise that you’re struggling to break through to be heard. “There is one simple strategy

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The ABCs of Product – Melissa Perri on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Melissa Perri is the product manager’s product manager – she’s able to do the job, explain it, and teach you how to do it better. So when we got her on the line, we covered everything… including Japanese deployment strategies, Marmite and peanut butter, product leadership and team organisation, how companies scale, how to pick the right environment for you, and even her new book, Escaping the Build Trap.

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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. Our company is too set in its ways.”. It’s easy to read about a continuous discovery habit and think, ‘That could never work for my team.

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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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Advice for Managers of Product Managers

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2018, Brian Crofts. Watch now and see why he is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management. More to Come. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy and The Product Group.

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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. So, please, feel free to make substitutions in this example for a Different Product.

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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? In our modern age, a lot of product managers would look at their product development definition and say that you need to update your web site and they’d be correct.

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Actionable strategies for better user onboarding

Intercom, Inc.

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. Great onboarding transforms new customers from fleeting visitors to lifelong power users.

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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 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. In Agile software development, so-called sprint demos are a key part of every iteration, but whatever product you’re building, be it an app, a website (or even a physical product), demos can be incredibly valuable. Well-run product demos can improve cross-team collaboration, build trust with stakeholders, and boost team morale, as well as enabling the team to respond to

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The Dumb Idea Paradox: Why great ideas often start out by sounding dumb.

Andrew Chen

Am I just getting old? When I encounter a new product idea for the first time, I find myself asking: Is this idea dumb? Or am I just getting old? Early on, there’s often not much to judge it on besides the idea. Sometimes the idea sounds either dumb or trivial. But over the years, I’ve started to not try to judge too much, especially when it’s early.

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What is your next new product feature?

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Daphne Garcin (Mentee, Session 9, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Chris Butler]. So we want to innovate and create new features for our product. But where do we start? First let’s ask ourselves what we want to achieve. Which change in users’ behaviour do we want to drive? Which business outcomes are most important for us strategically?

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James Barley, Head of UX Research at Auto Trader, on ‘UX Research for the Masses’ [Video]

Userzoom

Head of UX Research, James Barley, showcases how he’s worked to democratize research at Auto Trader over the last couple of years, by making it more visible and understandable throughout the whole business. In the following video and transcript of his talk at BetterUX London 2019 , James covers the reasons why they started, how they engaged the business and what the impacts have been.

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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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What is Product Leadership?

The Product Coalition

In a world of uncertainty, good product leadership may be the most important ingredient in building a high performing team. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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The art of the customer follow-up and delightful customer service

Intercom, Inc.

Part of the ritual of eating a meal in a good restaurant is the waiter asking if you’re enjoying your food and if there is anything else they can get for you. Now, you might not think much about that particular restaurant practice – after all, it’s just a simple customer follow-up question shortly after your food has arrived. However, there are a few lessons in this simple example of customer service that are valuable for anyone who works in customer support.

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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. But what if we ask these questions to the people they’re supposed to lead? What does a product manager think about this?

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Our Top 6 Pieces of Career Wisdom for New Grads (and Everyone Else Too)

First Round Review

Graduation is an opportunity to reflect on your progress and recommit to your professional goals. In the spirit of graduation season, we gathered our best advice on how to design a fulfilling career — for new grads and seasoned operators alike.

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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.