April, 2016

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Five Tips for Introducing Product Management to Your Company

Roman Pichler

1 Establish a Clear Vision. Establish a clear vision for introducing a product management group and explore why your company would benefit from it. There are a number of advantages such a group can offer, including being able to launch more products, serving the right markets and segments, providing the right features, making better product decisions faster, aligning the stakeholders more effectively, and establishing clear roles and responsibilities.

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Post Launch, No One is Patient for Results

Haines-Group

Your products were built with a good understanding of the market, came out well, and you launched them (or are in the process). You have some traction, but you need to keep improving the results. And no one is patient about it. A ‘Lithe’ approach to continuous improvement leads you to gracefully adapt to market realities. O bjectives Establish what you want to accomplish in the market, e.g.: Grow customer base; Increase revenue per user/transaction; Etc.

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Blameless Post Mortems – Bringing the Donuts 04/20/2016

Ken Norton

How do you respond when things go wrong? -. The NBA’s Steph Curry missed almost 55% of his three-point shots this season. Last year, baseball’s Dee Gordon didn’t get a hit two-thirds of the times he stepped up to the plate. SpaceX failed to land their Falcon 9 reusable booster rocket in 80% of their attempts. That’s one way to.

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Watch My Talk: Product Management for IoT

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, I describe the complexities of managing an Internet of Things (IoT) product, and walk you through my IoT Decision Framework. The IoT Decision Framework provides a structured way to organize your product strategy, identify gaps, and build your IoT roadmap. Watch the Video Download the IoT Decision Workbook Talk summary: In this talk, I explain […].

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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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Encryption is not Binary

Tyner Blain

If you ask someone if they require encryption on their device, first of all, you will likely get one of two answers – yes or no – useful for segmenting your market or developing persona. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a better answer – “ you’re asking the wrong question! ” Be Outside-In, Not Inside-Out. Inside-out thinking is taking your current view of your product (or product-to-be), and mapping it to the problems you discover in the market.

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6 Great Resources to Learn about Social Selling

Roy Madden

If you’re like us, you might have been hearing the term “social selling” at an increasingly frequent rate. We hear it at conferences, in LinkedIn forums, in team meetings, on Twitter, and on billboards. With social experiences like Twitter and Facebook becoming core to the web, this concept of social selling has become a definitive new approach for the ways that organizations think about building relationships.

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Latest Trends Affecting Industrial Equipment

TSIA

It's no secret that smart, connected products have had a noticeable impact on the world we live in over the past few years, especially in the way businesses are run. As part of TSIA's research initiatives, we track the latest industry trends affecting the industrial equipment sector, which includes automation technology, instruments and components, and solution providers leveraging industrial equipment.

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To Invent You Have to Experiment – Bringing the Donuts 04/12/2016

Ken Norton

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and successful failure -. Jeff Bezos sent his annual letter to Amazon shareholders (PDF). It’s so good I’ll just quote the most interesting paragraph at length: One area where I think we are especially distinctive is failure. I believe we are the best place in the world to fail (we have plenty of practice!

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The Value of Networking

Product Manager in Heels

It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know. Boston is a “small” city - everyone knows each other. And when you limit it to the product space, it becomes even smaller. There are several keys to success when networking. After a bit of research, there are three areas that are important: understanding why you should network, evaluating the value of a network and a few tips for good networking.

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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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13 tips for product leaders on distributed teams

ProductBoard

With modern web technologies, it’s easier than ever to collaborate with others from all around the world. This offers some great advantages. You can find the best people for the job, no matter where they live. You can reduce the cost of hiring talent by hiring in places with a lower cost of living. You can open offices closer to your customers, and provide support around the clock.

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UI vs. UX: What’s the difference between user interface and user experience?

UserTesting

What’s the difference between UI and UX? If I had to explain it in 30 seconds or less, here would be my elevator pitch. At the most basic level, the user interface (UI) is the series of screens, pages, and … The post UI vs. UX: What’s the difference between user interface and user experience? appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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Trend Report: The Rise of Live Video Streaming

Roy Madden

The Trend: Live Video Streaming. In our increasingly digital and visual world, businesses across industries are fighting attention amidst the noise. Video as a medium has become one of the most effective ways to stand out and connect with an audience. Video quickly conveys meaning and emotion. It’s memorable, and it catches the eye in a sea of text and static images.

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Outcome Engineering With TSIA Outcome Chains

TSIA

In our book, B4B , we established that technology suppliers are evolving from simply delivering products to also delivering business outcomes to their customers. Out of this growing trend came a new idea called "outcome engineering," where solutions providers present their customers with clear paths to success using their technology. TSIA is now applying that same concept to help our members improve their service business outcomes by leveraging our research, data, and business frameworks

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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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Only One Priority – Bringing the Donuts 04/06/2016

Ken Norton

How do you accomplish the most important tasks? -. Let’s talk about time management. I’ve found the more items I have on my to-do list, the less I get done. Perhaps I feel overwhelmed, or I’m confronted with the Paradox of Choice. Thomas Davies breaks all of his tasks into four quadrants: people development, business operations, transactional tasks, and.

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Product Management at General Assembly

Product Manager in Heels

I just wrapped up teaching a 10-week Product Management course at General Assembly in Boston, and it was an amazing experience. When I graduated from high school, I planned to be a math teacher – I didn’t follow that path, but have dreamed of teaching ever since. The 24-student class had people in Product Management roles, people launching products of their own and people hoping to get into Product Management.

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Gen Z’s Superpower Wish: Stop the Clocks

dscout People Nerds

Learn what superpowers teens would harness (if they had the chance).

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How to build a product people love: Q&A with Amy Jo Kim, CEO at Shufflebrain

UserTesting

Creating a product people love is both an art and a science. In a recent webinar, Amy Jo Kim , CEO at Shufflebrain, shared some valuable tips on using creating a great product quickly and effectively, including the incorporation of … The post How to build a product people love: Q&A with Amy Jo Kim, CEO at Shufflebrain appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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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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Product Owner Manager – Alone Together

Tyner Blain

Product owners and product managers. Two roles, often done by one person. Together, the product people need to take an organization’s strategy, figure out the appropriate product strategy, and convert that into actionable work for the delivery teams to create the right product. What does the product manager own, and for what is the product owner responsible?

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Leveraging Certification to Drive Adoption

TSIA

In today’s subscription-centric world, customer churn is like kryptonite. Even in small amounts, it is toxic to the business. It’s therefore not surprising that service organizations are looking for every lever they can pull to drive customer adoption of their solution as a means to help secure subscription renewals. For example, customer success organizations are being put in place to ensure customers are properly onboarded onto the platform.

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Women in Product

svpg

Note 1: I’m focusing in this article on women, however, my points here are intended to apply to all under-represented groups. Note 2: I am highlighting here the product role, which is a subset of the “women in tech” topic. I would also love to see more women in engineering and design roles, but I am especially focused on the product role because it’s such a strong path to CEO and GM roles.

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Boston Women in Product

Product Manager in Heels

The Boston area is home to some of the country’s top tech companies – Akamai , Wayfair , TripAdvisor , Hubspot , IROBOT and most recently, GE decided to relocate the company headquarters to the Boston Seaport district. In 2014, Boston was 4th in the nation in total venture capital funding (coming in behind California and New York). Last year, employment in the product sector grew 8.5%, compared to a measly 1.5% for overall job growth.

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A Comprehensive Checklist to Revamp Your Website & Increase Profitability

Unlock the power of a well-designed website with our eBook, 'Comprehensive Checklist: A Guide to Website Redesign.' Crafted by Brucira and ruttl founders, it's your ally in reshaping your digital presence. Welcome to a transformative journey!

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Co-creation, Mobile Research and Props

dscout People Nerds

How to add inspiration and simulations to your research arsenal.

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Cognitive psychology for UX: how to avoid the false consensus effect

UserTesting

We all see the world through our own unique filters. These filters are based on our personal experience, culture, context/environment, and our frame of mind. And they come with an unintended side effect that most of us aren’t aware of: … The post Cognitive psychology for UX: how to avoid the false consensus effect appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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[Video] How to Use TSIA's Technology & Services 50 Data Dashboard

TSIA

Since 2005, TSIA has been tracking service revenue and profit trends in the technology industry in our widely followed Technology & Services 50 index. We aggregate the financial performance of these fifty companies from the public record and identify service revenue and profitability trends, as well as provide critical observations based on the current quarterly update of 50 of the largest global providers of technology services.

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Welcome New TSIA Members! April Edition

TSIA

At TSIA, we are dedicated to helping services organizations both large and small grow and advance in the technology industry. We'd like to take the opportunity to welcome our newest members, as well as acknowledge companies already a part of the TSIA community who have recently expanded their membership to include additional service disciplines TSIA has to offer.

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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.