February, 2022

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The Great Silence

The Product Coalition

Why have Product Managers stopped speaking to customers? Very sadly, most product managers I meet today no longer talk directly to customers regularly. If you ask; “How many customers did you speak to this week?” …most invariably say zero. I know this because I asked. I ran a survey with industry insiders and at least 50% of all product managers who responded haven’t spoken to a customer recently.

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Why Product Owners Need Effective Scrum Masters?

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. What the Scrum Master Should Do. While the role is discussed in many books and articles, I find that it is still not always correctly understood. What’s more, it’s not uncommon in my experience that product owners have to do their job without the support of a Scrum Master or agile coach. So why is the role important? I view the Scrum Master as someone who takes care of process, collaboration, and organisational change issues.

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Product Manager Salary Data for 2022

280 Group

This article details general Product Manager salary data based on salary information reported by Salary.com in January 2022. . Status of the Job 2022: Product Manager . Just when we thought things were starting to return to normal, Omicron hit, and today, businesses continue to grapple with Covid-19 related challenges. Hybrid work environments are now commonplace, requiring distributed teams to find ways to collaborate effectively using tools like Zoom, Teams, Jira, Slack and others across v

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Roadmaps: Break the rules without breaking the principles

Mind the Product

Avoid roadmaps that are timelines with lists of features by staying true to the principles of a flexible roadmap.

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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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The Five Stages of Product Adoption

Alchemer Mobile

We’ve broken the concept of product adoption into five key stages, outlined product adoption metrics, and provided some strategies for how to improve product adoption. What is product adoption? Product adoption refers to how customers embrace and use a product. It is the way in which customers discover a new product, understand its purpose and value, and then continue to use it as intended.

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CX expert Jay Baer on creating experiences that get your customers talking

Intercom, Inc.

Sometime in the 1980s, businesses started outsourcing their call centers to specialized companies in lower-cost locations to reduce operational costs. And further along the line, customer support started being treated as a cost center – a necessary, but non-profitable part of a business. Today, more and more businesses are realizing the true bottom-line impact of creating great customer experiences.

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Top 50 Resources on Product/Market Fit

Sachin Rekhi

The most important journey any new product goes through is finding product/market fit. Marc Andreessen, who popularized the term, defined it as: Product/market fit means being in a good market with a product that can satisfy that market. Despite sounding so simple, the majority of new products fail due to never finding this illusive fit. This fit illudes both new startups creating their very first product as it does established organizations seeking to expand their product portfolio.

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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Michelle Lance, Head of Product Management, Western Alliance Bank.

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Michelle Lance: Head of Product Management, Western Alliance Bank. 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? I’ve been in commercial banking for 30 years and , specifically , in treasury management for over 25 years.

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Effective communication with software engineers

Mind the Product

In today's article, Simón Muñoz shares some tips on communicating effectively with engineering teams that he has been learning throughout his career, as well as elaborating on why it's important [.] Read more » The post Effective communication with software engineers appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Advanced Mobile App Marketing Strategies to Improve App Store Optimization (ASO)

Alchemer Mobile

There are hundreds – if not thousands – of articles in the world covering App Store Optimization (ASO) essentials. While it’s critical to perfect these fundamentals, we want to spend time diving into some of the more advanced mobile app marketing strategies to improve ASO. App store optimization goals. The ultimate long-term goal of ASO is to reduce the cost of acquiring new customers by making the search and decision-making process faster.

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Product in Practice: Assumption Testing with Engineers at Orion Labs

Product Talk

Engineers are often reluctant to participate in discovery. This is only natural: Through years of bad habits, many of us have shown engineers that we only value them for the code they can write. This is a common mistake that Teresa addressed in a Core Concepts post , saying “We’ve spent the past 30+ years asking engineers to be order takers. We’ve often shut down their ideas before they can fully explain them.

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Transform the way you share your work: Tricks from Hollywood’s publicity playbook

Intercom, Inc.

At Intercom, we believe in the power of sharing cross-functionally. Seeking feedback at various stages of a project helps avoid bottlenecks and silos, and ultimately drives business impact. Diving into a new project is an exciting challenge, but it takes time to develop context, address stakeholder needs, and meaningfully understand the problem. Without even realizing it, we begin to work with blinders on.

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How to Create A Value Proposition: A Four Step Framework

The Product Coalition

A strong value proposition is a cornerstone of a product, so let’s do it right. Source: hec.edu Crafting a value proposition might be a daunting task. Let’s see how we approach this topic with a simplified, four-step framework. Step 1. Start With the Problem Space The first step we need to tackle when creating our value proposition is to understand our potential users and their problems.

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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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The Power of the Product Lifecycle: A Look at the 4 Key Stages of the PLC

280 Group

So, you’ve gone to market – finally! After months or potentially years of toiling in the product conception phase, determining market viability, planning and developing, and getting ready for launch, your spanking-new product is out there for all the world to see. Crack open the champagne! . But wait: your work isn’t over yet. In fact, some would say it’s just begun.

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Killing product zombies: a five-step approach

Mind the Product

As product people, we find features, processes, and products that aren't functioning well. This article is an overview of a trigger list, that a team can refer to identify and kill such non-functioning product zombies. [.] Read more » The post Killing product zombies: a five-step approach appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Over-orchestrated: what happens when your team is too in-sync

Atlassian

Subscribe to Work Life Get stories like this in your inbox Subscribe. 5-second summary. Team cohesion is an important component of high-performing teams. Too much team cohesion can mean that individuals focus on coming to an agreement rather than finding the best idea. Encouraging a culture of healthy dissent can help prevent this – but only if team members feel psychologically safe.

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Calendar Reviews

Mironov Consulting

My product leader coachees and I sometimes do calendar reviews.  We look at their chock-a-block schedules, and talk about the struggle to address important things when faced with 7+ hours/day of meetings.  We often feel a lack of agency (control), where our jam-packed calendars drive us from one discussion to the next — with no time to catch our breath or complete action items from the last six meetings.

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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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Wellbeing coach Marilyn Suttle on curbing burnout and attrition

Intercom, Inc.

The past couple of years have been … challenging, to put it nicely. Most of us have been working remotely, isolated from friends, family, and coworkers, uncertain of what the future might bring, and it has all taken a toll on our mental health. We’re stressed, exhausted, overworked, and burned out. As a result, resignation rates have been on the rise – a record number of 4.53 million Americans quit their jobs last November, and research shows that 72% of tech employees are thinking of quitting i

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Three Wrong Reasons to Give Up on Product-led Growth

The Product Coalition

Product-led growth is one of the hottest topics in our industry. Some people swear by the name of it, while others disregard it completely. One way or the other, if you are in B2B SaaS, this is a discussion-worthy topic. Don’t decide based on the wrong reasons. Photo by R Khalil from Pexels Product-led growth (PLG) seems to be everywhere these days.

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Document. Refine. Repeat! Mastering the Product Process.

280 Group

“What if?” That’s the thought behind every product innovation, from software platforms to mobile devices, food products, furniture or any consumer product y ou can imagine. It’s the spark that gives rise to innovative, ground-breaking product development. . But bringing a new product to market involves all departments within an organization. Using a phased approach ensures that critical decisions are made at the appropriate times throughout the product process (also refer red to as the product

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Thriving in hypergrowth – Cassidy Fein on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

While hypergrowth can be amazing, it comes with a separate set of challenges. We talked with Cassidy Fein about how to navigate this environment. [.] Read more » The post Thriving in hypergrowth – Cassidy Fein on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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What does psychological safety mean, anyway?

Atlassian

Subscribe to Work Life Get stories like this in your inbox Subscribe. 5-Second summary. Psychologically safe work environments allow team members to feel that they can safely take calculated risks without fear of repercussions. A lack of psychological safety may deter people from speaking up about mistakes, knowledge gaps, or potential problems. When working remotely, you can promote psychological safety by being intentional about scheduling one-on-one meetings, asking open-ended questions, mode

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How to Survive in a World of Information Overload

Nir Eyal

We live in a world of too much information, and it’s nothing less than a blessing. Throughout most of human history, access to knowledge was limited. Power equated to how much information you had access to. Kings built great libraries, and texts were rare and valuable things. Today, however, what was once scarce is abundant. We’re drowning in information.

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Security at Intercom: How our InfoSec team protects our customers’ data and trust

Intercom, Inc.

??At Intercom, we think deeply about how to deliver the safest, most secure experience possible for our customers and their customers. . As a SaaS business, Intercom is a data processor: our customers entrust us with their data, which we store and process on their behalf. From the beginning, we’ve considered customer data to be one of Intercom’s most critical assets and focused our efforts on protecting it by building strong internal security foundations for our product and infrastructure. .

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Network Product Users Aren’t Equal

The Product Coalition

Networks and other marketplace products (referring to all as networks for simplicity) are challenging because of the co-dependency between… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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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.