October, 2019

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Five Steps to Positioning Your Product

Mind the Product

If building products is hard, positioning your product is harder. No matter what you build and sell, how you position your product dictates what you do. How you prioritize, marketing campaigns, sales strategy, it all changes based on how your product is positioned. So where do you start? How do you position your product? Step 1: Understand why Your Customers use Your Product.

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From customer problems to product features: how to use feedback to create a roadmap

Mixpanel

One of the best things I learned at Amazon was that customers are always “beautifully, wonderfully dissatisfied,” and no matter what you give them, they’ll tell you why it doesn’t work for them. These customer requests or complaints—we call them “product gaps”—are a true gift if you effectively capture and prioritize them. At Mixpanel, we’ve developed a system where everybody in a position to talk to a customer can log a product gap.

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How to Be An Inclusive Leader With Jennifer Brown – Masters of Product Management

Sequent Learning

How an Inclusive Culture Leads to Better Innovation, a Discussion with Jennifer Brown. Meet Guest: Jennifer Brown. Jennifer Brown is a leading diversity and inclusion expert, dynamic keynote speaker, best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur and host of The Will To Change podcast, which uncovers true stories of diversity and inclusion. As the founder, president and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting , Jennifer’s workplace strategies have been employed by some of the world’s top Fortune 500 c

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Product Roadmap Prioritisation

Roman Pichler

Before You Start Prioritising …. Before you order the roadmap items, double-check that you have a validated product strategy in place. You should be able to confidently say why users would want to use your product and why it is worthwhile for your company to invest in it. In other words, you should have valid answers to the following questions: Which user problem will the product solve, or which benefit will it provide?

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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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Everyone Thinks They’re Managing by Outcomes. Here’s How to Actually Do it.

Product Talk

Last month, I spoke at the Business of Software (BoS) conference in Boston. BoS has been on my short list for a very long time and it did not disappoint. Mark Littlewood , the organizer of the event, does a fantastic job and it shows up in every little detail of the event. The audience is made up of entrepreneurs. Most seemed early in their entrepreneurial journey, but there were plenty of experienced folks as well.

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6 Tips for Product-Led Customer Centricity

ProductPlan

No business can survive without their customers. Too often, organizations get caught up in their own priorities. While the company pursues metrics and objectives without considering the customers’ interests, they may negatively impact the customer experience. Customer centricity aims to always keep the customer top of mind. This way, you tie every decision and action back to how it affects the customer.

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Product management, fast and slow

Intercom, Inc.

The range of work we do as product managers is so broad that we inevitably end up finding inspiration from all sorts of sources, whether it’s books on business strategy or essays on design. However, the book that has given me the most insight into the nature of my work is somewhat unlikely – psychologist Daniel Kahneman ’s non-fiction bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow. “Our brain has two very distinct modes of thought: System 1 (fast, automatic, and impulsive) and System 2 (slow, consciou

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If You Want to Advance Your Product Career, Think of Yourself as the Product

ProductCraft

There’s a lot of information and research out there about how product people can do their jobs better. But what about when we think beyond the tactical, and consider what our path forward could look like? At Pendo’s Pendomonium conference this year, Gibson Biddle, former VP of product at Netflix, shared his tips for “hacking”. Read more » The post If You Want to Advance Your Product Career, Think of Yourself as the Product appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Prioritization Shouldn't Be Hard

Melissa Perri

A while ago, I was interviewing a VP of Product candidate for a client. They were on the case study portion of the interview, where they had to prioritize major initiatives for the company. We explained that the objective wasn’t to get the prioritization completely right, and it was more for us to understand their thought process. They had access to any people or any data they needed from the company.

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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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How to create personas using Dungeons and Dragons

Userzoom

You’ll likely know all about creating user personas by now. It’s an essential tool in any UX designer’s kit. Your app or site will likely have thousands of users, so it’s not possible for you to cater to all of their needs. However, if you create a fictional character that has lots in common with your customer base and then target your app at them, you’ll likely appeal to most of your users.

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5 product management frameworks used by billion dollar companies

ProductBoard

Many of today’s most successful companies, like Amazon and Spotify, have reputations for consistently delivering great products. That doesn’t happen by accident. Those companies often have clear frameworks for how they manage and build products. Those product management frameworks give teams a repeatable way to improve upon and build their products consistently.

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How to Increase and Measure Product Engagement

Userpilot

Product engagement is a key factor when it comes to a successful SaaS product. Without engagement, you’ll find it really hard to retain your users, and upsell them onto more premium price plans. In this article, we’re going to teach you everything you need to know about product engagement. You’ll learn: What product engagement actually is. What a product engagement manager does.

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Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

Mind the Product

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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 Biggest Problem with Customer Delight Expectations

ProductPlan

Making a sale deserves celebration, but ringing that bell is only the start of the customer journey. Now it’s time for onboarding, collecting feedback, increasing usage, and eventually winning the renewal. These other crucial components often don’t get as much attention as the initial deal closing. But without meeting these customer expectations, you can’t grow these accounts.

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Migrating Customers to New Technology, Products, Platforms

bpma ProductHub

by Davide Cis and Neil Baron – We tackled the subject of migrating customers to new technology, products and platforms (migration henceforth) at our August Product Executive Forum (PEF), where experienced product management and product marketing professionals from the Boston area meet to discuss shared challenges and find innovative solutions.

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Making it Official: When to Hire for Product Ops

ProductCraft

While product operations has been around in some shape or form for years, the title itself is currently on the rise. In fact, nearly 5,700 individuals on LinkedIn have “product operations” in their job titles. With so many organizations working to bring on this role, now might be a good time for your product team. Read more » The post Making it Official: When to Hire for Product Ops appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Make your product sing: The importance of UX writing (and how to do it well!)

ProductBoard

This post originally appeared on the Single Grain blog. If you work in tech, it’s likely that you’ve heard of UX writing: “A UX writer is someone who writes for user experience…[and uses] the words we read or hear when we use a digital product. Their goal is to help and guide the user.” With companies like Google, Spotify and Airbnb spearheading the trend, UX writers are increasingly recognized as.

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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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User Research vs Market Research

UserVoice

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Five Deadly Product Management Career Sins

280 Group

In this article, we’re going to talk about some issues that can stop people from rising quickly in Product Management. I call these the five deadly sins that can kill your career, and it’s based on watching people over the past 30 years in my career. In some cases, I personally have committed some of these sins, so I have an idea of just how challenging things can be if you make a big mistake.

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Mental Health as a Product Person – Let’s Talk

Mind the Product

Today is World Mental Health Day , and as we both struggle with mental health it’s a good opportunity to speak out and reflect on the issue of mental health at work. In this blog we’ll share our own personal experiences, and consider how mental health problems such as imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, or stress affect us as product people.

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Communicating the value of content design

Intercom, Inc.

As a content designer, I often struggle to explain my role. The job is notoriously difficult to define, it looks different at every organization, and it has a ton of overlap with other roles. Content design is practiced by people with a dizzying array of job titles: product designers, UX designers, content strategists, interaction designers, information architects, technical writers, engineers, product managers, etc.

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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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Top UI Design Tools for Creating Mockups and Prototyping

Alchemer Mobile

What makes an effective UI design? A skillful designer, the right combination of design elements, or the tool used to create it? Well, the right answer is a combination of all of the above. On one hand, a skillful designer can indeed turn your concept into a sleek and stylish UI design if they have the right information about your app. On the other hand, nobody knows your idea better than you, and the best way to share it for future professional design and development is to visualize it.

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How to Communicate Product Priorities to Management

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Tiago Resmini (Mentee, Session 10, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Erdem Ay ]. A common thing in product management is business leaders (like the head of product or the CTO) not having clear sight of every problem happening with a product or one specific part of a product. That happens because they are not include on the day-to-day routines of each squad that manages that product (obviously), so in many cases the most important channel they have to access that kind of in

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How To Create Kick-Ass Product Roadmaps (Spoiler Alert: There are 3 types of Roadmaps)

The Product Coalition

3 Different Types of Roadmaps Every PM Needs to Master Roadmapping is not easy. Every company demands different types of Roadmaps, and every PM has their own flavour. Here is a step by step process to create roadmaps so you can influence anyone in your company like a true Jedi. So what is Product Roadmap? A product roadmap is a tool used by PM’s to communicate the what and the why of a product.

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The Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 1

280 Group

The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter Two , written by Brian Lawley. Your ability to influence and work effectively with engineers is a huge part of whether or not you’ll be successful as a Product Manager, and also whether you’ll be satisfied with your job. –Brian Lawley. Let’s discuss how to work more effectively with your engineering team and individual engineers.

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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.