September, 2016

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The 3 C’s for success

Lead on Purpose

Success is a clear, yet complex word that means different things for different people. The measurements vary, the approaches to achieving change and the commitment to achieving fluctuate over time.

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Story: Career Advice and Growing in Product Management

bpma ProductHub

The founders of the Boston Women in Product share their story of how they started in product management, some of the challenges they faced and how mentors helped them navigate through these experiences. Cait Porte , Vice President of Product Management, Zmags. As my career in product management accelerated, so did my fear of being able to balance it all.

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Is Scrum Right for Your Product?

Roman Pichler

When is Scrum Most Helpful? A process like Scrum is a great fit for your product when it is brand-new or young, and when you extend its life cycle, as shown in the picture below. This means that not every product will benefit from Scrum: Products that are maturing or declining won’t benefit from Scrum—at least not to the same degree. The picture above shows the traditional, bell-shaped product life cycle curve with three key events: launch—the product first becomes available; achieving product-m

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Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

The Secret PM Handbook

Brain Wiring (by Wellcome Images, CC licensed). In part 1 I introduced mental models and some reasons they are important. And I provided a few “general purpose” examples. In this part we dive into what you really came here for – product management-specific mental models. Why are product management-related mental models different? The mental models I’m going to talk about share two key characteristics: They are about about products.

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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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Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration

280 Group

Regardless of which role or title you may have, you should have at least a basic understanding of the Product Owner vs. Product Manager comparison; similarities, differences, and overlap. Why? In our recent Product Management Team Survey we found that in companies doing Agile development, 70% indicated that the Product Manager is also the Product Owner.

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The 3 C’s for success

Lead on Purpose

Success is a clear, yet complex word that means different things for different people. The measurements vary, the approaches to achieving change and the commitment to achieving fluctuate over time.

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From Engineering To Product Management: The Two-Step Career Move

bpma ProductHub

Contributed by John Mansour. The transition from engineering to product management is one of the most difficult. Why? Of all roles that touch the product, engineers are the furthest removed from the market and the customers. It can be done successfully however, as many engineers have already proven. If you’re an engineer with product manager aspirations, make the move in two smaller steps instead of one big leap.

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Conducting User Research in Product Management

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Conducting User Research”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor. The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals… Better Decisi

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Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 1

The Secret PM Handbook

The importance of mental models. Model of the brain – in yarn (CC 2.0 by Linden Tea ). There’s been an explosion – at least in my feed – of folks talking about the importance of having a lot of good mental models to help you make better decisions. A lot of this goes back to a talk by Charlie Munger at USC Business School in 1994. He’s the other old white guy who works with Warren Buffet at Berkshire Hathaway making lots of high-payoff investments.

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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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Elements of a Compelling Product Vision Statement

280 Group

Do I Really Need a Product Vision Statement? According to Les McKeown, CEO of Predicable Success, it is estimated that team members make between 20-200 micro-decisions a day that impact the success of a project. When you do the math on how many team members you have this leads to an astounding number of decisions that are being made daily around your product.

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Tactical. Operational. Strategic. The Three Rungs on the Product Management Career Ladder

UserVoice

Before your mind wanders too far, let’s set the record straight. In B2B product management, tactical, operational and strategic refer to layers in the customer organization – not your job responsibilities. Master each of these customer domains and the next rung on the product management career ladder awaits. When the product management/marketing profession was in its childhood, upward mobility.

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How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

When I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era.

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The one skill your boss wants you to have (and how to do it)

Street Smart Product Manager

When I announced my new product management course, Idea To Revenue Masterclass, I asked the folks who manage product teams — Directors, VPs, SVPs of Product — what they’re looking for in their product managers. The responses I got were eye openers. Here are some of the replies I got, with certain parts bolded by me that […]. The post The one skill your boss wants you to have (and how to do it) appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

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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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Career Advice in Product Management

The Product Guy

More segments from our conversation with Adam Warburton — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Adam truly The Best Product Person of 2015. 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.

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Product Management And Fear – Three More Powerful Creative Blockbusters

The Secret PM Handbook

Several years ago I had an article about three powerful tips for getting through a creative block. Although focused toward product managers, the tips were general purpose ways to increase your creative output. Morning pages. Crappy first drafts. “Use Your Obvious” You can summarize the three tips pretty easily, despite their variety – “Just Write!

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How Two Companies Hooked Customers On Products They Rarely Use

Nir Eyal

Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It’s called “The Toothbrush Test.” According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the product is, like a toothbrush, “something you will […]. The post How Two Companies Hooked Customers On Products They Rarely Use appeared first on Nir and Far.

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How to Be Customer-Centric at Scale

UserVoice

When you start building a product, you are obsessed with “the customer.” You spend abundant time finding out who they are, identifying their pain points, and addressing them gracefully and creatively. Your world is all about interviews, a/b tests, and nailing a value proposition and user experience that resonates with the market. Once your product (hopefully) takes off, life begins to change.

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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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How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

When I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era.

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How to Protect Your IoT Product from Hackers

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

IoT security is tough and risky. A security breach can put human lives at risk, because hackers can get control of real-world objects. To make things worse, IoT products give hackers a new attack point: the physical device. How can you ensure your IoT product is protected across all layers of the stack? Imagine this. You are drinking […]. The post How to Protect Your IoT Product from Hackers appeared first on Tech Product Management.

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Fall into new Product Management Job Opportunities

The Product Guy

If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….

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A Toolset For Getting Unstuck When Your Creativity Is Blocked

The Secret PM Handbook

A Very Creative Block – Penrose Triangle by Wes Peck, CC 2.0 license. We product managers are inventing stuff most of the time. Whether it’s new features, or designs, or go to market materials, or just making decisions. And that means we are going to have creative blocks. A lot. That is, except for those times when we can steal stuff from others.

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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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Here’s How to Ethically Manipulate Other People

Nir Eyal

Are we using behavioral design (and ethical manipulation) for good? How do we know? Now that we have the power to profoundly change peoples’ habits through technology, how do change behavior ethically? Manipulation Matrix In this short video, I talk to Amir Shevat, formerly at Google and now at Slack, about a simple test for […]. The post Here’s How to Ethically Manipulate Other People appeared first on Nir and Far.

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First Things First: How Does A Product Manager Start?

The Accidental Product Manager

Product managers need to know how to get things started Image Credit: Andre Chinn. So you are in the process of starting your brand new product manager job. Congratulations. Now what? What is the first thing that you are going to need to do? As we all know, there are a ton of things that you could do including creating a product development definition, but where to start?

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How making decisions leads to freedom

Lead on Purpose

Making decisions is never easy. Deciding on one thing over another ranks high among the most difficult things we have to do. The tendency is to postpone decisions as long as we can and put of the pain.

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How to Protect Your IoT Product from Hackers

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Imagine this. You are drinking your Sunday morning coffee when you see in the news that hackers took control of a connected device. As the reporter tells the story and recounts the damages, you realize they are talking about your product! Hackers exploited a security hole you didn’t know you have. Things are not looking good for you or your product!

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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.