November, 2014

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Top Challenges for Product Management; Priorities for Product Management Leaders for 2015; Buyer Personas in Action

Good Product Manager

Top Challenges for Product Management. At SiriusDecisions, we’ve recently been conducting research into the top priorities of product management leaders. My blog post on the Top Challenges for Product Management in 2015 shares some of the high-level findings from our research, specifically around the top priority areas for product management leaders as well as the specific skills they are looking to develop in their teams in 2015.

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9 Scrum Metrics to Keep Your Team on Track

Pragmatic Marketing

The old adage “you can’t improve what you can’t measure” indicates the need to know how you know. In traditional projects, milestones and key performance indicators (KPIs) measure project progress and individual contributions to that project. But while agile scrum defines several milestones—sprint planning, daily standup, sprint review, sprint retrospective, backlog grooming—the milestones alone don’t provide any guarantees of progress or success.

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Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

“Agile” is something most teams do wrong*, without realizing they’re doing it wrong. A good 2×2 matrix acts as a lens, helping to convert information into insight. Let’s apply this lens to agile as applied within a company, and see if it helps people decide to do things differently. When You Say Agile, What Do You Mean?

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The Voice of Boston's Product People

Product Culture

I meet with product people all around Boston frequently. They are a savvy, experienced bunch with a lot to offer. Wouldn't it be great if there were a place where could all learn from that wisdom? These same product people are, just as often, the unsung heroes of their organizations' success. Wouldn't it be great if there were a platform for them to talk about how they made a difference?

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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[Video] TSW Keynote: Growing Corporate Top Lines in the B4B Era

TSIA

Whether you missed out on our recent TSW Service Transformations conference or simply would like a refresher on some key takeaways, the TSW 2014 Service Transformations keynote session videos are now available to view online. Start with our headlining keynote session, “Growing Corporate Top Lines in the B4B Era”, presented by TSIA’s president and CEO, J.B.

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What are the most common pitfalls of user tests and product concept experiments?

DISQO

The merits of experimentation and testing have been proven in virtually all contexts of business. From manufacturing to marketing to hiring practices, there seems to be limitless application to the scientific method in industry. When it comes to user testing and validating product concepts, it can be all-too-easy to run into stumbling blocks and derive false conclusions from a lot of well-intended hard work.

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Would You Rather Work on Wearable Tech or a Smart Home Product? [POLL]

UserTesting

Imagine this scenario: You have the opportunity to work on one of two exciting new projects. One is a piece of wearable technology, like Pebble or Google Glass. You’d have the opportunity to enable people to live healthier, more … The post Would You Rather Work on Wearable Tech or a Smart Home Product? [POLL] appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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What are the most common pitfalls of user tests and product concept experiments?

DISQO

The merits of experimentation and testing have been proven in virtually all contexts of business. From manufacturing to marketing to hiring practices, there seems to be limitless application to the scientific method in industry. When it comes to user testing and validating product concepts, it can be all-too-easy to run into stumbling blocks and derive false conclusions from a lot of well-intended hard work.

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Improving Project Performance by Creating Best in Class Projects

TSIA

If there is one constant in technology professional services (PS), it is the desire to improve project performance. With few exceptions, that is the one motivation all PS executives share. The reason for this is simple: the vast majority of PS delivery occurs in the form of projects, rather than as a continuous service. It stands to reason that PS managers are constantly seeking to understand and enhance project performance.

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SaaS Evolution: The Critical Role of Embedded Finance

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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What are the most common pitfalls of user tests and product concept experiments?

DISQO

The merits of experimentation and testing have been proven in virtually all contexts of business. From manufacturing to marketing to hiring practices, there seems to be limitless application to the scientific method in industry. When it comes to user testing and validating product concepts, it can be all-too-easy to run into stumbling blocks and derive false conclusions from a lot of well-intended hard work.

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A 3-Step Guide to Locating, Recovering, and Securing Hidden Revenues

TSIA

Empirical evidence shows that technology services businesses tend to lose up to five percentage points of their profit margin due to untapped revenue potential within their own customer base. A major part of this missed revenue opportunity is based on already performed services that have been overlooked or poorly invoiced. However, as hidden revenues are a common problem with similar causes among technology services firms, they can be addressed in a three-step approach to locate, recover, and se

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Products Are Out, Services Are In: The Future of XaaS

TSIA

There’s a “mega trend” occurring in the technology industry that’s accelerating at an impressive rate, and that’s increased demand for “service-based consumption models”, or XaaS. Customers are changing how they choose to procure technology, focusing primarily on individual services and outcomes rather than products.

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Building a Customer Portal: Where to Start

TSIA

At our recent Technology Services World conference, I spent a day in one-on-one meetings with members, discussing their technology challenges and planned projects. One topic kept popping up again and again: creating a customer portal on the company website. With so many companies confused about where to begin, here are some best practices and lessons learned to consider.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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Do you have an ecosystem to support your Innovation?

SidsAvenue

The hype around the word Innovation has never been as high as it is right now. Everybody is talking about innovation in everything. Innovation is ingrained in Technology to academics. It is talked about in pharmaceuticals to government policies. Innovation is shaping up energy generation and energy conservation. It is defining our home décor and fashion.

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How can product teams validate demand with prototypes?

DISQO

Enterprise product managers know that continuous improvement is critical for modern digital products. Just look at the evolution of the iPhone home screen if you need a reminder for how quickly products become outdated. At Validately , we spend a lot of time working with our customers to help them validate demand for new products and/or new features within a product.

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How can product teams validate demand with prototypes?

DISQO

Enterprise product managers know that continuous improvement is critical for modern digital products. Just look at the evolution of the iPhone home screen if you need a reminder for how quickly products become outdated. At Validately , we spend a lot of time working with our customers to help them validate demand for new products and/or new features within a product.

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TSIA Congratulates the 2014 STAR Awards Winners

TSIA

Thank you everyone for helping make 2014 TSW Service Transformations conference our best yet, with record attendance and lingering excitement about the future of the technology industry. We’d like to take a moment to once again congratulate the winners of the 2014 TSIA STAR Awards that were announced during the Awards Celebration Gala at the conference.

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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How can product teams validate demand with prototypes?

DISQO

Enterprise product managers know that continuous improvement is critical for modern digital products. Just look at the evolution of the iPhone home screen if you need a reminder for how quickly products become outdated. At Validately , we spend a lot of time working with our customers to help them validate demand for new products and/or new features within a product.

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Top Reasons Knowledge Management Programs Fail

TSIA

While most companies understand the enormous potential of knowledge management, there are a lot of obstacles that can thwart their success.

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Would You Rather Work on Wearable Tech or a Smart Home Product? [POLL]

UserTesting

Imagine this scenario: You have the opportunity to work on one of two exciting new projects. One is a piece of wearable technology, like Pebble or Google Glass. You’d have the opportunity to enable people to live healthier, more … The post Would You Rather Work on Wearable Tech or a Smart Home Product? [POLL] appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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Why You Shouldn’t Hire a UI/UX Designer

UserTesting

Today’s guest post comes from Craig Morrison, founder of UsabilityHour.com. Enjoy! UX Designer and UI Designer are two vastly different roles and a single person should not be hired to be responsible for both. There, I said it! STOP THROWING … The post Why You Shouldn’t Hire a UI/UX Designer appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Why You Shouldn’t Hire a UI/UX Designer

UserTesting

Today’s guest post comes from Craig Morrison, founder of UsabilityHour.com. Enjoy! UX Designer and UI Designer are two vastly different roles and a single person should not be hired to be responsible for both. There, I said it! STOP THROWING … The post Why You Shouldn’t Hire a UI/UX Designer appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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