July, 2014

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10 things you can start doing today to unleash your product team’s potential.

Karan Peri

Great product teams have highly potent characteristics such as productivity, passion, creativity and free flow of ideas. These are ephemeral things that need constant protection. A Product Manager or Product Owner’s job is to understand her team, their interactions and their expectations in addition to obsessing about user delight and product. Doing this will help ensure that your crew delivers a product even better than envisioned.

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Professional Services Trends: Moving from Products to Outcomes

TSIA

Today’s professional services industry faces the unique challenge of needing to transition from a solely product-driven business model to one that also provides services and customer outcomes. Recent industry surveys have shown that software is replacing hardware, cloud is replacing on-premise, and services are becoming more valuable than products, and any organization that fails to stay current with these emerging trends can find themselves struggling to stay afloat.

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Just say no. Prioritization and Product Management

Product Manager in Heels

In any business, it's extremely important to be able to prioritize what you work on and when you work on it. This is especially the case for product managers. But how do you prioritize all of the great ideas that come across your desk? I'm fortunate enough that the company I work for isn't short of great ideas - we're short of the resources to implement all of those great ideas.

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How agile is your company? [POLL]

UserTesting

How agile is your company? Does your company uphold the principles of Agile ? While there are plenty of companies who embrace the Agile philosophy, we know that’s not an easy shift to make—especially in larger organizations. We’d love to … The post How agile is your company? [POLL] appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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Dispelling Myths About Professional Services Automation - Webinar Recap

TSIA

Adoption of professional service automation (PSA) is on the rise, and it can make a big difference to your operational success. According to TSIA PS benchmark reports , companies that incorporate PSA see higher billable utilization, better rate utilization, fewer days to staff projects, increased project margins, and lower field costs when compared to their industry peers.

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How Using Social Media Can Transform Your Support Services Strategy

TSIA

The field of support services is demanding, complex, and constantly changing. In technology support services, you are tasked with knowing what trends make smart investment sense, and what industry changes are short-term fads that you should not waste your resources on.

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How agile is your company? [POLL]

UserTesting

How agile is your company? Does your company uphold the principles of Agile ? While there are plenty of companies who embrace the Agile philosophy, we know that’s not an easy shift to make—especially in larger organizations. We’d love to … The post How agile is your company? [POLL] appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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Q&A with Jeff Gothelf

UserTesting

Today’s post is adapted from our recent webinar with Jeff Gothelf , Lean UX advocate and author. What is your definition of Lean UX? When I started down the path of working this way and figuring out what this was, … The post Q&A with Jeff Gothelf appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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Q&A with Jeff Gothelf

UserTesting

Today’s post is adapted from our recent webinar with Jeff Gothelf , Lean UX advocate and author. What is your definition of Lean UX? When I started down the path of working this way and figuring out what this was, … The post Q&A with Jeff Gothelf appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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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.