February, 2019

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Transitioning from Managing Products to Managing Product Managers

ProductPlan

Considering the leap from being a product manager to a leadership role, but not sure what’s involved in managing product managers? You’re smart to look into this. The responsibilities of product leadership and the skills required, are very different those of a product manager. Managing product managers can be an exciting and rewarding career.

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How to evolve product launches as you grow

Intercom, Inc.

As a product-first company, new product launches are a core part of Intercom’s DNA – which means there’s always an abundance of juicy launches for us product marketers to work on. Given our cadence of launches and updates, we’ve developed a pretty well-oiled launch machine over the past few years. Yet, as we’ve grown, we’re having to evolve our approach to deal with new challenges: We’re shipping more than ever – both smaller updates and big, high-impact features and products.

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Prioritize Opportunities, Not Solutions

Product Talk

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Bridging the leadership gap in innovation

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Jesse Nieminen We’re living in an age where many industries are facing big changes. To thrive, or even survive, most companies need to find ways to innovate. Yet, most companies fail to do that.

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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Retrospectives Make Better Product Outcomes

bpma ProductHub

by Ellen Gottesdiener Frustrated with the outcomes of your products? Are you, as a product manager, struggling with your development team? In my work as a product coach, achieving less than stellar product outcomes is all too common. Surprisingly, the solution to better outcomes may be right under your nose. The answer is in retrospectives.

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Product Manager Salary Data in 2019

280 Group

This article draws on multiple sources to provide Product Manager salary data. It also includes links to the sites so that you can customize the various salary factors such as location, experience and industry to match your situation. The Product Management profession has come a long way in the past few decades – it used to be misunderstood and undervalued.

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Mobile Customer Response Rates Grew by 20% Last Year: New Data from our 2018 Benchmark Report

Alchemer Mobile

Customer centricity and customer experience management are the hot topics of this year’s business conversations. These themes are only going to become more prominent not just in mobile, but across all channels. As such, it’s not enough for companies to send communication into a vacuum. They need to be able to understand the analytics behind customer interaction and response rates so they can make data-driven decisions.

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Why Digital Transformation Requires Product Management

Mind the Product

Digital transformation isn’t an IT project stuck in a cost centre or in an innovation lab. It has to reflect the existing company brand, values, and people while also refocusing the business on building continuous processes for discovering new ways to solve customer problems and deliver value. Digital transformation is the business buzzword of the decade as companies big and small try to understand how to transform their businesses in the face of changing consumer behaviour and ever increasing c

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Why small habits make a big difference

Lead on Purpose

The word ‘habit’ generates different thoughts depending on your situation. For some it’s that thing they are addicted to. For others it brings to mind the things they’re not doing and invokes anxiety.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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5 strategies to drive your next wave of growth

Intercom, Inc.

You often hear great talks about the founding story and how to drive that first phase of growth. At SaaStr , I talked about what happens after that, how you can drive your next phase of growth. When you are starting a business, or joining a new one, you are excited and full of ideas. You probably have a goal in mind. It might be to launch a new product, to define a new category or to hit $1M in revenue.

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Value-Based Product Roadmaps: They Should Mirror a Customer Org Chart (Video)

Product Management University

Value based product roadmaps should be structured like a customer org chart so that the business value of your product investment priorities is clear to executives, senior managers and users. View the short video to learn the most important questions your roadmaps have to answer, both internally and externally, and what people really want to know when they ask, “What’s on your roadmap?

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Women in Product Management: Rachel Schiff, VP Product Management at Virgin Pulse

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Rachel Schiff, VP Product Management at Virgin Pulse. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into Product Management? My first job out of college was as a software project manager. I transitioned from that into software engineering, because building the product seemed like the exciting part.

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Biggest Product Regret

The Product Guy

Mis-steps and mistakes can be great opportunities for learning. From past regrets reflected spring great product people. Watch as we learn more from product management expert, Alisa Warshawski.

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How to Deliver a Modern Data Experience Your Customers Will Love

In embedded analytics, keeping up with the pace of innovation is challenging. Download Qrvey's guide to ensure your analytics keep pace so you can solve your user's biggest challenges, delight them, and set your product apart from the competition. The guide outlines how to use embedded analytics to: Increase user satisfaction Go to market faster Create additional opportunities to monetize your product It also shares what to look for to ensure your embedded analytics are keeping up with the lates

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Podcast: Don’t Worry About Being Cool with Petra Wille

Mind the Product

Marty Cagan recently called her an “exceptional discovery coach”, but we’ve known that Petra Wille is special for a long time. One of the co-organisers of the MtP Engage conference in Hamburg (and a featured speaker at the Leadership Forum this year), she gave a talk a while back on Egoless Product Development. We wanted to dig in deeper on what that means, the deck of cards she’s produced to help get you unstuck, and more.

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Changing the game with decisive action

Lead on Purpose

You have created the vision for your products; you’ve built trust among your teams; you’re working hard to motivate team members to do great things; and you’re working to develop your teams with insight and direction.

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Why SaaS growth isn’t just about acquiring new customers

Intercom, Inc.

Unless your business is transactional, nurturing your existing customers should be just as important as acquiring new logos. The way I see it, closing a deal is just the first step. It’s what comes after – onboarding, upselling and cross-selling, renewal – that determines your customers’ ability to grow with your product and, consequently, the fate of your own growth.

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Video: What is Product Management?

Sachin Rekhi

Video: What is Product Management? Slides: What is Product Management? In January I was invited to the UserTesting Sales Kick-Off in Napa Valley to give a keynote on product management. This was a far more foundational talk compared to many I've given in the past, really trying to establish what the role is all about for those just starting to get familiar with it.

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The Key to Agile Team Motivation

Speaker: Robert Webber, Author and Innovation Leader

Agile was a grassroots engineering movement that caught most software leaders unprepared. The Agile community was confident that management would recognize the benefits of Agile and adopt its servant-leadership style. Unfortunately, management in larger organizations maintained the directing and controlling management style that had been reinforced throughout their careers, violating the Agile tenet of trusted, self-motivated Agile teams.

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Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Two: Plan

280 Group

This post describes the second phase in the Optimal Product Process: Plan. Download the entire Optimal Product Process Ebook 3.0: CLICK HERE. During the plan phase, product managers conduct more detailed and specific market research, along with competitive analysis to determine whether the opportunity is large and profitable enough to be viable. After having come up with a prioritized list of opportunities (ideally that leverage your company’s core competencies and put them in a unique position

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Negative Trends in Product Management

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. Watch now and see why she is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management. 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.

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Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy

Mind the Product

Bruce McCarthy was the president of the Boston Product Management Association, is the founder of consultancy Product Culture and co-wrote the book on roadmapping, Product Roadmaps Relaunched. He joined us live at the Mind the Product Leadership Forum to chat about how he builds his own roadmaps, prioritisation, product vision, OKRs and quite a bit more.

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Step 0: Don’t Freak Out – How To Get Started In Market Discovery

The Secret PM Handbook

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The Product Symphony: Orchestrating Success with Storymapping

Speaker: Jamie Bernard - Senior Product Director at Launch by NTT Data

In today’s dynamic business landscape, successful product management hinges on a keen understanding of customer needs and market dynamics. Storymapping emerges as an invaluable pre-investment tool, enabling smarter decision-making, more accurate resource allocation, and enhanced scope control. It serves as a catalyst to better align your entire organization, setting the stage for impactful, customer-centric product management.

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Coda’s Shishir Mehrotra on rethinking docs from scratch

Intercom, Inc.

How do you put a box around a product that defies categorization? How do you name an all-in-one solution for a plethora of problems, which – until now – have required individual tools? It’s a nearly impossible task, but Shishir Mehrotra and his team at Coda have set out reimagine documents, spreadsheets, and apps in a way that undoes 40 years of blind fealty to Microsoft Office and its predecessors.

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Video: The Style of Product Management

Sachin Rekhi

Video: The Style of Product Management. Slides: The Style of Product Management. Essays: The Art of Being Compelling | Engaging in Product Debates. In January I was invited to Atlassian to share my wisdom on product management with the global product organization. I decided to delve into the style of product management, covering some of the critical soft skills that are so crucial for the success of product managers.

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The Certainty Trap

Amplitude

How do you foster productive discussions about uncertainty that 1) don’t end up in analysis paralysis, and 2) don’t end up making you appear “weak” or “unprepared”? We often reward what I call, “Certainty Theater,” the phenomenon of consciously or unconsciously inflating the certainty we have about decisions. Leaders/managers frequently make the mistake of glossing over uncertainty because they are concerned that people will be demotivated.

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Product Managers, It’s time we remove the training wheels

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. Watch now and see why she is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management. 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.

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The Definitive Entity Resolution Buyer’s Guide

Are you thinking of adding enhanced data matching and relationship detection to your product or service? Do you need to know more about what to look for when assessing your options? The Senzing Entity Resolution Buyer’s Guide gives you step-by-step details about everything you should consider when evaluating entity resolution technologies. You’ll learn about use cases, technology and deployment options, top ten evaluation criteria and more.