December, 2017

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Self-coaching methods to improve your leadership

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by John Packham The debate is still out about whether leaders are born or made, but if you are looking to up your leadership game this year, you’ll want to do what all great leaders do: practice self-coaching.

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Key Best Practices for Using Customer Feedback

Folding Burritos

As Product Managers, we perfectly understand the need to generate and use customer feedback. What isn’t so often clear is how to do this on a day-to-day basis, when we’re not as experienced or when we deal with “less than ideal” products and organizations. This led me to reach out to 14 leading Product Managers and talk with them about how they use customer feedback in their own companies and teams.

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Keep my New Model 3 or Old Model S?

280 Group

Model 3 review: Model 3 Versus Model S I’ve owned a Model S p85d (autopilot 1 hardware) for a little over two years, so when I went to pick up my Model 3 yesterday I was curious if it was going to be a good replacement (lease is up on the Model S in a few months.) This article is a quick summary based on the first few hours of quality time with the new Model 3 – I’ll update.

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Data Acquisition: A Primer for IoT Product Managers

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

One of the key attributes of the Internet of Things is its ability to measure physical signals to better understand the world around us. It is a very important topic and one that Product Managers should have a good grasp on. In this post I provide an introduction to the world of data acquisition and […] The post Data Acquisition: A Primer for IoT Product Managers appeared first on TechProductManagement.

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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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BWP 2017 Year in Review

bpma ProductHub

Boston Women in Product 2017 Year in Review: By Emera Trujillo. 2017 has been an exciting year for Boston Women in Product. With events throughout the year, our organizing committee has loved being on this journey with all of you. As we gear up for 2018, here’s a look back at the past year with Boston Women in Product! By the numbers. We organized 5 events in 2017, ranging from morning workshops to afterhours panel presentations, with really great event hosts, sponsors, and partners including:

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How to shift the competition

Lead on Purpose

Successful business leaders thrive on competition. They’re at their best when contending for the top customers in high-end markets. They may feel that if they’re not in the middle of a cut-throat battle with competitors, they must not be succeeding.

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Key Best Practices for Using Customer Feedback

Folding Burritos

As Product Managers, we perfectly understand the need to generate and use customer feedback. What isn’t so often clear is how to do this on a day-to-day basis, when we’re not as experienced or when we deal with “less than ideal” products and organizations. This led me to reach out to 14 leading Product Managers and talk with them about how they use customer feedback in their own companies and teams.

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3 Ways to Enlist Your Usage Data to Drive Product Development

Mind the Product

Recently, Gartner revealed its top predictions for IT organizations for 2018. Among the expected buzz around technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things, was something a bit surprising to me. Gartner predicted that by 2022, most people in mature economies will consume more false information than true information.

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Leveraging Failure in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Why Failing Can Be Hard. If we like it or not, failure is an essential innovation ingredient. It’s impossible to successfully innovate without taking informed risks and making mistakes. YouTube, for example, failed as a video-dating site and succeeded by pivoting to video-sharing site; and Google Glass failed as a consumer product and was recently re-launched as a B2B product.

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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 To Determine Market Definition and Sizing

bpma ProductHub

Your shiny new product is almost ready and the Chiefs want to know: How many people will buy it? Who will buy it? What’s the revenue forecast? Feel like you’re throwing a Dart against a Roulette Wheel? Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. – Mark Twain, American author and humorist. “Sizing a market opportunity has always been problematic.

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Announcing The Secret Product Manager Handbook

The Secret PM Handbook

I’m excited to announce The Secret Product Manager Handbook is available for pre-order ! When I started in product management, there were no classes, books, or online resources for product managers. I always wanted the “secret handbook” – so I wrote it. The Secret Product Manager Handbook i s all the things I wish someone had told me. I wrote a book for people like me (and you?).

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The Best Product Person of 2017 is…

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 8th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Melissa Perri. 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. Take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2017: Melissa Perri. ( tweet ).

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The Results Are In! Feedback from the First Continuous Interviewing Cohort

Product Talk

Hi there, Product Talk readers! I’m Melissa Suzuno. I’ve been helping Teresa with Product Talk content behind the scenes for the past few years. You may have noticed my handiwork if you’re a fan of the Oxford comma or em dash. If you’ve been reading Product Talk for a few months, you probably remember that this past October, Teresa announced a brand-new Continuous Interviewing course in her blog post, “This Keystone Habit Will Fuel the Rest of Your Continuous Discovery Habits.”.

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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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Top 10 Product Talks of 2017

Mind the Product

At Mind the Product our mission is to further the craft of product management by bringing together product people of all stripes to share their stories and experiences. And at our #mtpcon conferences and some of our ProductTank meetups we film those stories so we can share them as widely as possible. This year our speakers have shared a plethora of amazing product talks and those videos have had 100,000s of plays, so I decided to look at which videos our audience engaged with the most and which

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What I learned from speaking at three Product Management Conferences in one year

Tim Herbig

Photo was taken by Product Management Festival 2017 Team. I’m not a big believer in granular (New Year’s) resolutions. Instead, similar to the approach I follow in product development, I like to follow overall themes to pursue. While I have been writing personal reviews for the past couple of years already, I never set up those themes for the year ahead publicly.… Continue Reading.

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10 years of professional blogging – what I’ve learned

Andrew Chen

1/ After 10+ years of publishing professional writing at [link] , I have a couple opinions on how to get your stuff read. — Andrew Chen (@andrewchen) July 26, 2017. Building your personal bat signal. I want to cross-pollinate a tweetstorm on lessons I’ve learned from a decade of professional writing. In a way, it’s a followup to some more general life lessons from 10 years of living in the Bay Area.

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Step-by-Step Fundraising Tactics from the NYC Legend Who Raised $750M

First Round Review

Kevin Ryan has spent decades on both sides of the fundraising table. Here, he provides secrets seldom shared for getting and keeping VCs interested before closing the deal.

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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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So, your boss’s boss walks into your office and changes your roadmap…

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Jessica Waite (Mentee, Session 5, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Radhika Nayak]. So, your boss’s boss walks into your office and changes your roadmap…. No, this is not a bad joke. As a product manager you prep, plan and execute. You spend months in discovery carefully understanding the customer, the business needs, the software requirements and how to execute it all.

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Story Points are a Signalling Tool

Clever PM

I was called into a meeting with a team here in the office a couple weeks ago because they told me they had a “question” about the estimations that they were doing. As we started talking, it became immediately apparent what the problem was, they were getting into arguments about whether their estimates were “too […].

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Top 10 Product Insights You Should Have Read in 2017

Mind the Product

Every week I curate the best product and design content from across the internet into our weekly product management newsletter Prioritised. Here are the top 10 most clicked articles from the 408 links featured in this year’s 51 newsletters – 10 articles your peers digged so much you should definitely check them out as well. The MVP is dead.

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MVPs are too expensive – How wasteless validation leads to better insights

Tim Herbig

Picture was taken by Product Management Festival Team. This post is the summary of a talk I gave throughout 2017 at a couple of product management conferences. I was on stage at Working Products 2017 , Productized Conference 2017 and Product Management Festival 2017. … Continue Reading. The post MVPs are too expensive – How wasteless validation leads to better insights appeared first on Tim Herbig.

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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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Sprint planning – the RealtimeBoard’s playbook

Miro

Sprint planning – the RealtimeBoard’s playbook To address the need for agility, many organizations have adopted Agile Scrum or other Agile approaches. However, applying Agile frameworks to modern organizations is not as easy as it may appear. The biggest roadblock? The application of outdated techniques and tools that can no longer adequately support development teams, […].

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Here’s How to Wield Empathy and Data to Build an Inclusive Team

First Round Review

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, D&I leader Ciara Trinidad lets the data speak. When she left her last startup, the 125-person company was 59% women, its sales team had gender parity, and underrepresented minorities constituted the majority of its product team. Here she shares why a culture of data underpins a culture of inclusion — and how to do it.

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Driving Product Priorities with a Stakeholder Roadmap

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Marc San Luis (Mentee, Session 5, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Dave Skrobela]. In the education-technology sector, there is one hard-set deadline. That deadline is simple: you must release a working product before back-to-school begins. Period. When I returned to the Ed-tech sector a year ago, I joined a team with a very aggressive goal.

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Personal Productivity is Just as Important as Professional Productivity

Clever PM

As Product Managers, we’re often deeply and intimately involved in the processes that our companies use in their everyday business. Issue tracking systems, customer feedback systems, email and IM systems — there’s a neverending list of tools that we use on a daily basis to further our own (and others’) professional productivity.

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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.