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Feature-less Roadmap: The Balance Between Delivering Concrete Features vs. Planning with High-level Themes

Amplitude

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Technical Product Leadership from Head to Toe

The Product Coalition

By Robert Elves, Senior Director of Product, Tasktop Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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Is Customer Feedback Really Making It to Your Product Roadmap?

Gainsight

As a customer success professional, you talk to your customers every day and gather a ton of feedback straight from the frontlines. This is real-time, super-rich data. It comes directly from the people who use your product—it’s gold! But … what happens to it? What’s really happening to product feedback? I dug into this burning question with customer success (CS) leaders at Pulse 2019.

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How To Apply Design Thinking To Product Management

ProductCraft

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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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How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

Mind the Product

What’s a partial product manager? We’ve all met one, and many of us have been one – a partial product manager is someone who holds the product manager title, but isn’t doing the full job. It can happen really easily, because great product management encompasses a great deal and is constantly evolving. I’ve categorized some common types of partial product managers to make it easier to identify and fix gaps.

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SaaS Product Roadmaps: Achieving Your Product Vision

bpma ProductHub

by Paul Ressler – Everything is progressing well with your SaaS product; you have your product vision and you have product market fit. What are the next steps to achieve success for your SaaS product? One important next step is a product roadmap.

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Announcing ‘Intercom on Sales’ – our playbook for scaling a billion dollar business

Intercom, Inc.

Today we’re releasing a brand new book, Intercom on Sales. If you work at a high-growth company, you’ve likely heard the saying, “What gets you to $50 million won’t get you to $100 million.” You could swap in any numbers you’d like, and the sentiment would still hold true: scaling sales is incredibly hard. I joined Intercom three years ago to do just that, to take our nascent sales team to the next level.

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How to use the 5 Whys to Manage Stakeholders

Mind the Product

A few years ago, I worked with a client in a very hierarchical organization. Position and title were very important at the organization, and everything was done in strict accordance with operating procedures. My team had been brought in to teach a new way of working, and to show how it’s possible to move quickly. We quickly discovered what we were up against when we attempted our first small task: scheduling user interviews.

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Ask the Right Product Questions

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Gregory Rakovsky (Mentee, Session 10, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Nis Frome ]. Finding the right product management job can be tough, as product management is a multi-faceted discipline that doesn’t lend itself well to classification. Regardless of title, be it Product Owner, Product Manager, or some other fanciful title, what a product person does in one organization may not be the same thing he or she does in another.

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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.

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10 must-read books for developing and shipping better products

Miro

10 must-read books for developing and shipping better productsProduct development is a highly cross-functional, collaborative process. As a result, knowing how to best navigate people and product obstacles is crucial to shipping faster, delivering the right products for users, and working better as a product team.We were curious what the core strategies are for tackling […].

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6 Tips for App Developers to Maximize Mobile App Data Security

The Product Coalition

pyramidions.com If you think that the emergence of cutting edge security technologies and tools helped reduce security concerns, you are wrong. Actually, the same techniques are available to the hackers and all those behind the curtain malware producers as well. So, the latest security technologies actually work more like double-edged swords. This is why following best data security practices are so important for the mobile app developers and strategists.

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The Next era of Technology by Marie Louise Gørvild

Mind the Product

Every year, for MTP Engage Hamburg, we invite speakers from outside the mainstream product scene and ask them to contribute an additional perspective to stimulate discussion among our audience. This year we were very pleased to welcome Marie Louise Gørvild , Director of Techfestival Copenhagen, to present her view on the profound influence of product managers and other people who make decisions in tech, and the responsibility that comes with it.

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System-wide Thinking

The Product Guy

Managing upper management requires a special, broader, more inclusive way of thinking and communicating. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Amin Bashi.

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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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TEI 244: 44 ways product managers can test ideas – with David Bland

Product Innovation Educators

Know how to test a product by measuring risk through desirability, viability, and feasibility. I’m someone who enjoys learning from books. I often find great tips I can apply from a good book, and that is just what I have for you. We are discussing a valuable new book titled Testing Business Ideas. It is full of practical experiments we can do as product managers to help us with problem-solution fit.

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Grounding Your Product Roadmap With Themes and a North Star

ProductPlan

We are excited to welcome guest writer John Cutler to the ProductPlan blog. John is a product coach with Amplitude, where he collaborates with internal teams, customers, prospects, and the broader product public. Product teams are no stranger to the ever-changing and continuous demands of consumers and executives alike. When you create and update a particular product, it’s important to make sure the product does “things” that people need it to do.

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Don’t Worry About Being Cool with Petra Wille [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes for the month of August. We’ll be back with new interviews in September. But don’t despair! We’ve asked a few friends to pick some of their favorite episodes to re-broadcast in the meantime. This week’s pick comes from Mind the Product co-founder, Martin Eriksson. Martin Eriksson’s Pick.

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Creating Creative Product Environments

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2018, Brian Crofts. Watch now and see why he 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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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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Alignment through OKR’s and Hypotheses

The Product Coalition

Credit Henrik Kniberg & Crisp When you start to scale and have multiple products and/or teams, alignment becomes paramount. The general trap is to try and control things to stop misalignment form every happening by adding many layers of bureaucracy?—?or as I like to call “forced-alignment”. This stifles creativity, does very little to keep your people motivated and usually degrades team velocity.

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7 Best Practices for Closing the Customer Feedback Loop

UserVoice

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Diary Studies: A Complete Start-to-Finish Guide

dscout People Nerds

If you want see your participants up close and in-context—diary studies should be a part of your methodological toolkit. Here’s how to run one with fewer hiccups and more impact. .

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User Experience Research and Usability Testing: When and How to Test Your Product

UserInterviews

Whether you’ve run a study before or are a complete beginner, this post is a great refresher on UX research supplemented by advice from our own learnings over the years.

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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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Why aren’t customer analytics companies letting you connect to your data?

Indicative

Data Storage Has Changed. The data landscape has transformed dramatically over the past few years and major players in the analytics space are failing to keep up. Fifteen years ago when I started my first company, in order for us to understand customer behavior we had to buy servers, rack them, and pay dedicated software engineers to gain insights. The market has moved to a place where every company, big and small, is able to afford their own data warehouse in the cloud.

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10 Weekly Habits of Product Managers That Make a Big Difference

The Product Coalition

Everyday, product managers all over the world open their laptops and prepare to take on the challenges of product development with their teams. There will be setbacks, there will be leaps ahead, and there will be moments of flowing innovation. In this hectic, yet intensely rewarding career, there are also many habits you can adopt that will help you in each hurdle, support each sprint and keep development moving forward.

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How product managers can identify what customers really need

ProductBoard

Working as a product manager at a young company without a support team, I spend a lot of time answering questions and collecting feedback from customers on Intercom. Doing so has given me far greater familiarity with the needs, and the mindsets, of our prospects and customers alike. (And of course, since we’re building a system of record for product management, all of these customers are also.

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Symptom Checker: Common Product Development Challenges

ProductCraft

Over my years in this industry, I’ve guided a wide variety of teams to software success. And along that journey, I have found that many product teams struggle with the same issues. How do you know if your team is suffering from a particular product development problem? Most likely, you’ll notice some signs. Below, I’ll. Read more » The post Symptom Checker: Common Product Development Challenges appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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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.