November, 2023

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Design Thinking Lessons from Anime

freshtrax

Japanese anime has been popular globally nowadays. I also love watching anime not only because of the captivating storylines, impressive animation, and high-quality music, but also the valuable life lessons, different perspectives, and even trivia that can be learned. While I was watching anime after work as usual, I stumbled upon teachings and dialogues that resonated with the mindset of design thinking.

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How to harness AI to stand out as a product manager

Mind the Product

Steve Lourdessamy, Co-founder of Spheria.ai explores how to use AI to improve and grow as a product manager. Read more » The post How to harness AI to stand out as a product manager appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Power of Product Lifecycle Management: Steering Product Roadmaps to Success

The Product Coalition

“All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you’re Woolworth’s.” — Jeff Bezos Ever question the value of a product development lifecycle? You are not alone. Never the hero; it exists in the shadows and is often forgotten until a crisis. Queue the time travel music…. “Why should I care about this lifecycle sh*t? I’ve already got too much to do.

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A Product Manager’s Guide to Diagnosing and Fixing Deep Product Issues

Emerge Insights

Assessing effects, analyzing the cause and adapting solutions in product development The post A Product Manager’s Guide to Diagnosing and Fixing Deep Product Issues appeared first on EMERGE | UX Agency.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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Deep dive: How technical should a B2B product manager be?

Mind the Product

What are the core technical areas that a product manager should potentially know?Let’s deep dive into what technical skills we are talking about and which are important to know about. Read more » The post Deep dive: How technical should a B2B product manager be? appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How Generative AI Can Benefit Product Management Teams

Gocious Blog

One of the most novel product development trends is the integration of AI technologies in the development process; product managers are among the top ten user groups of artificial intelligence systems in organizations today, with a recent study by IBM highlighting that 21% of product managers use this technology on a daily basis. The benefits of AI and machine learning are that product managers and development teams can use them to fuel growth and gain a competitive advantage.

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How to F.A.I.L. better in product by Marc Abraham

Mind the Product

Marc Abraham, Product Director at financial services business Backbase, shows us how to learn from our product mistakes and offers a framework for failing better Read more » The post How to F.A.I.L. better in product by Marc Abraham appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Decoding Product Leadership

Roman Pichler

Listen to the audio version of this article: [link] Leading as the Person in Charge of the Product When you hear the term leadership , you might first and foremost think of a senior manager like the head of product, Director of Product Management, VP of Product, or Chief Product Officer.[ 1 ] In fact, some people argue that product leadership can only be exercised by a management role.

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The Power of Opportunity Solution Trees: 7 Key Benefits Revealed

Product Talk

Opportunity solution trees are a simple way of visually representing the paths you might take to reach a desired outcome. The root of the tree is your desired outcome—the business need that reflects how your team can create business value. Next is the opportunity space. These are the customer needs, pain points, and desires that, if addressed, will drive your desired outcome.

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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Alchemer Adds ServiceNow, Jira, Oracle Cloud, and HubSpot Always-On Workflow Initiators 

Alchemer Mobile

Listen to events from CRM, marketing, HRIS, and project management software systems so you can collect feedback in context of your customer’s experience. By Justin Falk, Alchemer Product Manager, and Vanessa Bagnato, Alchemer Director of Product Marketing Every month, we add to the library of Alchemer Workflow Initiators so that you can create always-on surveys and feedback by listening to events in the systems your business runs on, such as CRMs, marketing automation, HRIS, and project ma

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Generative AI – The End of Empty Textboxes

TechEmpower - Product Management

We recently completed a web-based application that uses a unique algorithm to match professionals with new career opportunities. As part of the onboarding process, the app asks both job seekers and employers what they’re looking for - in a text box - while providing a few suggestions in a pop-up. If you’ve ever used a similar application, (or if you’ve ever used the Internet at all) you’ve probably seen this approach before.

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How Can a White Label Crypto Exchange Benefit Your Business?

The Product Coalition

Elevate your business in the crypto space with a White Label Crypto Exchange. Explore rapid market entry, cost-effectiveness, enhanced security, and brand customization. In the dynamic world of cryptocurrency, businesses are constantly seeking innovative solutions to stay ahead of the curve. One such solution gaining prominence is the adoption of a White Label Crypto Exchange.

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Top product management reads in November

Mind the Product

From questions about how technical a product manager should be, or how to manage your career or how to master cross-disciplinary collaboration, here’s a look through our most-read posts in November. Read more » The post Top product management reads in November appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Celebrating the 2023 Amplitude Pioneer Award Finalists

Amplitude

Honoring 24 of the most innovative Amplitude users in the third annual Pioneer Awards who are actively crafting charts, sharing insights, and implementing strategic actions.

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A Conversation with Petra Wille: My Approach to the Continuous Discovery Habits Community

Product Talk

Reading is one of my favorite ways to spend my time. I’ve designed my business to allow plenty of time for reading books, articles, interviews, etc. As much as I love reading, I firmly believe that reading alone is rarely enough to help us change our behavior. Most of us need an extra push to go from ideas and inspiration to action. As much as I love reading, I firmly believe that reading alone is rarely enough to help us change our behavior.

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463: Building a great team to build great products – with Vidya Dinamani

Product Innovation Educators

The key ingredients of a successful product management team Today we are talking about how to build a great product team that in turn will build great products customers love. Joining us is a returning guest, Vidya Dinamani. She’s a product executive, advisor, and coach. She has over 20 years of experience in product management, including multiple executive roles at leading companies such as Intuit.

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Score Your Spats: How to Stop Arguing and Enhance Your Relationships

Nir Eyal

I got this message from Shane Parrish: “Oh I meant to tell you. I remember something you told me that I now share with everyone. It's made a difference for so many.” The “something” he’s referring to is a simple question that my wife and I have posed to each other throughout our 22-year marriage. We’ve been using this method for so long, I assumed it was common practice.

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12 Reasons Snowflake Costs Get Out of Control — And How to Solve It

With no barriers to entry you can get started with Snowflake for next to nothing, but as you may already know, costs can quickly spiral out of control. While usage costs can be better managed for your internal BI use case, Snowflake costs skyrocket for SaaS providers because the need to deliver real-time, interactive analytics in a multi-tenant environment is always on.

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Six Food Techology Trends That Can Help Make a Better World

The Product Coalition

As technology advances, the food technology business is capitalizing on new capabilities to revolutionize how it operates. Global population and food production have expanded dramatically over the previous 90 years, while total agricultural acreage has remained unchanged, putting pressure on the food system to produce more food with fewer resources.

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Creating a safe environment to foster team resilience

Mind the Product

In this guest post, product leader, Johanna Feick explains how leaders can create a safe environment for teams to become more resilient and build great products. Read more » The post Creating a safe environment to foster team resilience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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What is a Retention Specialist and What Does One Do?

Userpilot

Tired of the increasing customer churn rate? Looks like it’s time to call in a retention specialist. A dynamic retention specialist will implement proactive strategies to improve the customer experience and increase loyalty, thus improving customer retention. In this article, we highlight the job responsibilities of a retention specialist, the skills needed to become one, and the resources these professionals can benefit from.

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2024 Product Conference List

Product Talk

We are starting to pull together our list of 2024 product conferences. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of product conferences that are not on the list and you think they should be, please send an email to conferences@producttalk.org. We’ll also keep updating this list as we hear about more events. Are you looking for the 2023 Product Conferences list?

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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464: Creating a recipe for innovation success – with Shawn Houser-Fedor

Product Innovation Educators

Hershey chocolate company’s InnovationOps story I am interviewing speakers at my favorite annual conference for product managers, the PDMA Inspire Innovation Conference. This discussion is with Shawn Houser-Fedor, whose session is titled “Creating a Recipe for Innovation Success: Hershey Chocolate Company’s InnovationOps Story.” Shawn is a R&D Senior Director at Hershey and she is about to share with us how InnovationOps helped Hershey and can help your organization

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Product Launch Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide for Success

ProductBoard

Getting a product to market successfully takes significant planning and research, resources, and time. With so much invested in transforming an innovative idea into a tangible offering, it’s not enough to build the product—you need consumers to buy it. A product launch strategy is a comprehensive plan designed to jumpstart, accelerate, and scale product adoption once something hits the market.

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What I Look For in a Senior Designer Portfolio at a Consumer-Facing Early Stage Startup

The Product Coalition

A portfolio is a window into your design principles and process. How very * artistic * of me. I recently completed the process of hiring for a Head of Design role at my current company and was surprised when I couldn’t find much quality content anywhere (YouTube, Medium, even Google) on how to assess a designer’s portfolio, especially a designer for a senior leadership position.

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Mastering cross-discipline collaboration: Insights from product leaders

Mind the Product

Cross-discipline collaboration can be challenging for product leaders, filled with problems and overall difficulties. Read on for what we learned about communicating with multiple teams at the #mtpcon Leadership forum. Read more » The post Mastering cross-discipline collaboration: Insights from product leaders appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.