October, 2017

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3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

280 Group

280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, is once again joined by the prominent author, consultant and trainer, Greg Cohen. Greg works for 280 Group and has authored best-selling books such as Agile Excellence for Product Managers, Lean Product Management, and Strategy Excellence for Product Managers. Today Greg will share three ways that Product Managers can apply Lean methodologies in their day to day work.

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Book review: “Product Roadmaps Relaunched”

bpma ProductHub

How would you assess your own roadmapping process? A new book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched, could help you re-think and re-launch your approach to Product Roadmapping. It’s a real practitioners’ book, written by four Boston-based leaders in Product Management: C. Todd Lombardo, Bruce McCarthy, Evan Ryan and Michael Connors. The 11-chapters are a master class on product roadmapping, and is supported by 65+ interviews from real practitioners.

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How to manage time effectively

Lead on Purpose

A common response—when you ask somebody for their help or their input—is “I don’t have enough time.” This is an interesting response given that we all have the same amount of time – 24 hours in a day.

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Visiting Customers? What?

The Secret PM Handbook

Nothing Important Happens In The Office. We product managers are always told that we need to spend a lot of time with customers, and with the market, to create successful products. This advice, while good, is not actionable. It’s vague and aspirational. And, indeed, you might even ask “ why is this good advice?”. It’s challenging to find the signal – market problems – in the noise – our conversations with customers and prospects.

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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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10 Great Questions Product Managers Should ask Customers

Mind the Product

You can get a lot of helpful insight from the perspective of a customer, just simply by asking the right questions. Customers are usually quite willing to provide you with their feedback, especially if they’ve had a particularly positive or negative experience. You can learn quickly about what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong, in your customer’s eyes.

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Product Manager Nightmares and Horror Stories

280 Group

Happy Halloween They may not have a catchy theme song like the Ghost Busters, but Product Managers are no strangers to scary situations. To celebrate the spookiest of holidays, Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure share a lighthearted recount of some memorable Product Manager nightmares and horror stories from their decades of experience. The Horrible Non-working Product I accepted a job working on an incredibly innovative new product and was very excited.

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This Keystone Habit Will Fuel the Rest of Your Continuous Discovery Habits

Product Talk

I love working as a discovery coach. I work with dozens of teams at several companies spanning many industries. I coach each team—a product manager, a design lead, and a tech lead—for three months, working with them virtually week over week. During that time, we focus on developing their research skills (e.g. conducting customer interviews, running sound product experiments, building rapid prototypes) and critical thinking skills to connect their research activities to their product decisions.

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Resilience in change

Lead on Purpose

Change happens. Change is one of the inevitable aspects of business and life. Some find it difficult to deal with change, and their attitude toward it limits their growth.

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Should You Be A Product Manager?

The Secret PM Handbook

Have you built something? Have you led a team? Product management is a hot, hot profession right now. It’s one of the most important roles in a product company , especially in high tech. But is it right for you? If you’re wondering about this, or want to scope yourself against a basic set of guidelines for product managers, this post is for you. What I’m looking for in a new product manager.

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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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5 Product Design Tips: Making Your App Sticky From the Start

Mind the Product

The consumer buying journey is changing, yet today’s product design doesn’t always reflect this. In the past, consumers typically read product reviews and bought the product that most reflected what they wanted. Products were simple, with a few buttons and straightforward directions. Today however, many products are accompanied by an app, which affects this buying behavior.

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How Home Depot Product Managers Are Fighting Back Against Amazon

The Accidental Product Manager

Home Depot product managers are not giving up in the fight against Amazon Image Credit: Mike Mozart. If you are a product manager working in the field of retail goods, there is one word that should strike fear in your heart: Amazon. Retailers like Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, and Kohl’s have all been reporting decreased sales and the culprit is Amazon.

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Issues Faced at the End of the Product Lifecycle

280 Group

280 Group’s Director of Products and Services, Pamela Schure is here to talk with Consultant and Trainer JF Ouellette about the end of the Product Lifecycle. Specifically, Pamela and JF will discuss a few issues that are faced when a Product Manager has to End of Life a product. End of Life is a stage of the Product Lifecycle that is not very exciting and often times does not get the attention it deserves but is important nonetheless.

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Prospects Will Sell Themselves. You Just Have to Let Them!

Product Management University

The more you’re talking the less you’re selling. Listening just might be the most underrated and overlooked sales skill of all. If you let buyers talk long enough, they’ll eventually talk themselves into buying whatever you’re selling. Try these three tactics with your next prospect and the odds of a desirable outcome go up exponentially. 1. Ask Insightful Questions.

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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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Creating a compelling culture

Lead on Purpose

Whether you recognize it or not, the organization you work in has a culture. Big or small, every company has beliefs and values that drive its core philosophy.

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Visiting Customers? What?

The Secret PM Handbook

Nothing Important Happens In The Office. We product managers are always told that we need to spend a lot of time with customers, and with the market, to create successful products. This advice, while good, is not actionable. It’s vague and aspirational. And, indeed, you might even ask “ why is this good advice?”. It’s challenging to find the signal – market problems – in the noise – our conversations with customers and prospects.

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Why a Design Sprint is Better Than Real Life (and how to Keep Those Vibes When the Week Finishes)

Mind the Product

Last month I participated in a Design Sprint , a structured and facilitated Lean development workshop designed and championed by Google Ventures. This is a regimented five-day process of unpicking a core business challenge and working up a speedy solution that then gets tested with real humans. On the face of it, the primary goal of a Design Sprint is to fast-forward through a Lean business process to get to meaningful, validated learnings around a mean, meaty problem.

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Product Management Tasks – A Guide through Responsibilities of your Job

Tim Herbig

Not every company provides enough clarity about the product management tasks which are expected from their employees. That’s why this extensive guide will walk you through the general expectations on that role and which specific domains you need to master to become a successful Product Manager.… Continue Reading. The post Product Management Tasks – A Guide through Responsibilities of your Job appeared first on Tim Herbig.

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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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Help Salespeople Tell the Story of Your Product

280 Group

In this video Brian Lawley, CEO and Founder of 280 Group, will talk with Tom Evans, a Senior Product Management Consultant and Trainer. Today Tom will explain how as a Product Manager, you can really help Salespeople tell the story of your product. Watch The Video One of the challenges Tom sees when Salespeople try to learn about the products or learn to tell the story about the products, is that there’s too much focus on the features of the.

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Product Usability & Its Impact on Revenue

Product Management University

How can product usability drive more revenue? The holy grail of product usability is attained when your product offers such a compelling experience users feel obligated to recommend it to others. It works wonders on your top line. Make the following three things part of your product design culture and more revenue will follow. Intent. Before any product requirements are written and designs penned, clearly state the overall intent of every product as it relates to the business goals of your targ

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How Little Can You Do (& Still be Effective)

Johanna Rothman

Back in Manage It!, I suggested that for requirements, the questions should be, “How little can we do?” and still have a great product. My argument was this: the longer the project (regardless of approach), the more risk there is. Can you reduce risk by reducing the requirements? That would allow you to release earlier with less risk. Not to release a bad product.

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Should You Be A Product Manager?

The Secret PM Handbook

Have you built something? Have you led a team? Product management is a hot, hot profession right now. It’s one of the most important roles in a product company , especially in high tech. But is it right for you? If you’re wondering about this, or want to scope yourself against a basic set of guidelines for product managers, this post is for you. What I’m looking for in a new product manager.

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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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Critical Thinking for Product Teams by Teresa Torres

Mind the Product

In this illuminating talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Teresa Torres shares her opportunity solution tree – a visual aid that can help you find the best place to focus your team’s energies, whilst ensuring you consider enough opportunities. Opportunity solution trees also bring transparency to the process and get the whole team to buy into the decisions being made and the solutions being tested.

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IKEA, AR, and Building Irresistible Products with Customer-Obsessed Product Management

Revulytics

Perhaps you’ve heard of, or even used, this new augmented reality (AR) application, “IKEA Place” from IKEA. It allows you to pick from 2,000 pieces of furniture on IKEA’s online catalog, and then visualize through an Apple iOS 11 device, to scale, what something would look like in your living room, or bedroom, or wherever you have the tenacity to assemble a piece of IKEA furniture.

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The Future Role of Product Management

The Product Guy

From The Best Product Person of 2016, Chris Butler, …. Looking Forward. 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. Take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2016: Chris Butler. ( tweet ).

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Demonstrating Solutions vs. Products

Product Management University

In many cases, the product silos that exist internally become transparent to your buyers during the sales cycle, creating the perception you’ve got a bunch of fragmented products instead of integrated solutions. Longer and more difficult sales cycles lie ahead if this is the case. The Playbook: Three tactics that will help you sell a high-value business solution instead of a bunch of tactical products. 1.

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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.