February, 2015

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How to Use a Scorecard to Prioritize Features

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Okay, let’s say you already have a clear strategy that users have validated. You’ve done customer development, and you have a set of features that were derived from validated hypotheses. Now it’s time to prioritize the features for the next release. So what is your prioritization criteria? A common mistake many of us make is to “take a stab” at […] The post How to Use a Scorecard to Prioritize Features first appeared on Daniel Elizalde.

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My Management Lessons from Three Failed Startups, Google, Apple, Dropbox, and Twitter

First Round Review

Kim Scott, veteran of Google, Apple, Dropbox and Twitter, shares what she's learned — especially the importance of giving a damn.

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Why do product teams need to make the case for minimum viable experiments?

DISQO

When “The Lean Startup” author, Eric Ries, realized the value of validated learning, the easiest way for him to get in front of prospective customers was by building an initial version of his product, launching it, and evaluating the feedback. After all, his startup consisted primarily of engineers so building products was what they were good at, what they did quickly, and perhaps one of the only things they could do efficiently.

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Making Products A Priority for Professional Services

TSIA

With the rise in adoption of cloud and subscription-based solutions, many professional services organizations are feeling increased pressure to move away from products and product-attach services in favor of providing customer outcomes. However, for many PSOs, it actually makes more sense to continue improving their Level 2 offers before seeking out new Level 3 and Level 4 opportunities.

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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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6 Ways to Keep Bad Copywriting from Killing Your Product

UserTesting

People don’t read. We strain over writing the perfect customer support emails, website copy, FAQs, and item descriptions, and they largely go unnoticed. People just don’t have the attention span. It wasn’t always this way. In 2000, the average person’s … The post 6 Ways to Keep Bad Copywriting from Killing Your Product appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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The Simple Rule for Feature Prioritization

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Feature prioritization is one an essential responsibility of Product Management. All the work you do– customer development, internal horse-trading, market research, etc.–culminates with a list of prioritized features for the development team to build. And yet, if prioritization is so important, why is it so difficult to do? Why is there so much confusion around it?

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Positioning Your Startup is Vital — Here’s How to Nail It

First Round Review

Arielle Jackson has experience crafting marketing campaigns at Google, Facebook and Square. This is her messaging toolbox.

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Why do product teams need to make the case for minimum viable experiments?

DISQO

When “The Lean Startup” author, Eric Ries, realized the value of validated learning, the easiest way for him to get in front of prospective customers was by building an initial version of his product, launching it, and evaluating the feedback. After all, his startup consisted primarily of engineers so building products was what they were good at, what they did quickly, and perhaps one of the only things they could do efficiently.

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Why Social Media Support Is More Important Than You Think

TSIA

We’ve already examined how to offer social support through online discussion communities , but now it’s time to explore the second part of this customer satisfaction puzzle: social media support. Support interactions through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, etc., can play an important role in providing the level of support your customers have come to expect from you and your business.

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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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6 Ways to Keep Bad Copywriting from Killing Your Product

UserTesting

People don’t read. We strain over writing the perfect customer support emails, website copy, FAQs, and item descriptions, and they largely go unnoticed. People just don’t have the attention span. It wasn’t always this way. In 2000, the average person’s … The post 6 Ways to Keep Bad Copywriting from Killing Your Product appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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A Roadmap to Product Peace

Product Culture

Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in April 1975 (Source: Ford Library) At 6:15 am on October 6, 1973, Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to US President Nixon, was abruptly awoken by Joseph Sisco, his Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. According to Kissinger’s new book, Crisis, The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises , “As I forced myself awake, I heard Sisco’s gravelly voice insisting that Israel and two Arab co

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Your Product Demo Sucks Because It's Focused on Your Product

First Round Review

Demoing products is Rob Falcone's bread and butter. Now he wants to pass the wisdom of his experience along so others can demo better.

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A Counterintuitive System for Startup Compensation

First Round Review

Molly Graham helped structure compensation at Facebook and now Quip. She's emerged with these rules for creating a fair, motivating system.

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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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Here's the Advice I Give All of Our First Time Founders

First Round Review

According to First Round Partner Rob Hayes, there are only three things new founders need to focus on to succeed.

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Power Up Your Team with Nonviolent Communication Principles

First Round Review

Ann Mehl and Jerry Colonna coach startups to communicate more clearly. These are the quick tips they've seen make a huge impact.

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Looking for Love in All The Wrong Places - How to Find a Co-founder

First Round Review

Steve Blank explains how entrepreneurs can use a tool called the Business Model Canvas to find the ideal co-founder for their startup.

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The Best PR Advice You’ve Never Heard - from Facebook’s Head of Tech Communications

First Round Review

Caryn Marooney, Head of Technology Communications for Facebook, shares the PR secrets that help companies get great press.

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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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70% of Time Could Be Used Better - How the Best CEOs Get the Most Out of Every Day

First Round Review

First Round Partner Bill Trenchard on how the best CEOs in tech get the most out of their time.

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An Inside Look at Facebook's Method for Hiring Designers

First Round Review

Julie Zhuo, Director of Product Design, shares Facebook's in-depth process for hiring talented designers step by step.

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When It Comes to Market Leadership, Be the Gorilla

First Round Review

There are three ways to dominate a market: product leadership, cost leadership or customer intimacy leadership. Here's how to achieve it.

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This is Why People Leave Your Company

First Round Review

Carly Guthrie has run HR for major restaurant groups and startups. Here, she shares lessons for startups looking to hold onto their talent.

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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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From 0 to $1B - Slack's Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy

First Round Review

“HELL YEAH WE'RE USING @SlackHQ AT WORK I. LOVE. SLACK.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Rapid Scaling for Startups

First Round Review

Stanford Business and Engineering Professor Bob Sutton shares the tactics startups can use to grow fast without fatally breaking.

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This Startup Cracked a $2.4 Billion Market with Branding — Here’s Their Formula

First Round Review

Harry's has claimed a large part of the market through beautiful branding. Here, the duo behind it shares their recipe for great campaigns.

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80% of Your Culture is Your Founder

First Round Review

Molly Graham joined Facebook at 400 employees and helped turn a culture of chaos into a streamlined organization. Here's how she did it.

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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.