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The 5 P’s of Product Management

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

It takes an insane amount of hard work and effort to become a Great Product Manager (I’m very much still on the journey myself). And once you get there, it takes more consistent work to stay at the top of your game.

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Eliminate Busy-Work to Create Engagement

Johanna Rothman

One of my colleagues, Al, private-messaged me. “I'm so much more effective now that we're remote. I get a ton more work done. I'm so much happier. I love where the product is going. How can I do more of this?” Al feels productive and engaged. Why does he feel this way? When I spoke with him, his managers had eliminated the busy-work he'd previously done.

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The Five Product Movements Model (5PMM)

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Over the past decade, I have worked extensively with many B2B enterprise software companies. My role has principally focused on the individual and collective performance of the product management and the development management functions. This has included the assessment, formation, development, and re-engineering of the product management function.

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Product Manager’s Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops

Mind the Product

As product managers we are, at our core, facilitators. It is ultimately up to us to get all interested parties to align and collaborate on building the right thing for our business and making sure we understand our users so it’s the right thing for the market. As such, we spend a lot of our [.]. Read More. The post Product Manager’s Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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The appliance of science: Mark Roberge’s formula for scaling

Intercom, Inc.

What kind of information drives that decision: is it subjective and qualitative, or objective and quantifiable? It’s the classic conflict: left brain versus right brain; art versus science. Mark Roberge knows which he prefers. As an engineer by training, in pressure situations he tends to “lean to the quant.” It’s an approach that’s served him well along the road to building the HubSpot sales team, where he was CRO for nine years.

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Build the B2B Product Manager Organization

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Congratulations! You’ve been promoted! On your first day as a new B2B exec, your company’s Director of Public Relations wants to chat. Something about a press release. She says you’ll want to address stockholder concerns. To provide hope despite the weak economy and sluggish sales. To give a reason to believe. A reason to have faith in future profits.

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Testing Business Ideas, By David Bland

Mind the Product

David Bland, co-author of Testing Business Ideas, spoke about his process in writing his book. True to his craft, he tested the content of his book as it was written. Watch the video to see David’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points. Build, Measure, Learn A repeating theme [.]. Read More. The post Testing Business Ideas, By David Bland appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Meet Interconnected – Intercom’s customer community forum

Intercom, Inc.

At Intercom, building relationships has always been at the heart of what we do. We’re on a mission to make internet business personal, helping you support and engage with your customers through the Intercom Messenger. This belief in the power of conversation runs deep here, and underpins so much of how we build Intercom and how we support our customers.

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Use This Startup's Playbook for Running Impactful Virtual Offsites

First Round Review

Many team retreats have the tendency to leave participants feeling exhausted, sick of slide deck presentations and itching to get back to the emails that have been piling up in their absence—and virtual offsites add marathon Zoom sessions and interruptions at home to the mix. Here, the Sitka team shares how they planned an intentional, engaging virtual offsite, delving into the framework, agenda and tactics they used to pull it off.

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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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A Practical Guide for Agile Teams (2020)

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

This is my complete guide to Product Discovery in 2020.

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Using Product EQ to Hire the Best Product Managers – Kate Leto on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Product people love to study frameworks, techniques, and approaches that have worked at other companies. In Kate Leto’s new book, Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to go Beyond Culture and Skills, she gives an overview of how to actually use those tools – both in building a team and day-to-day, as a product professional. [.]. Read More.

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How to Use Different Funnel Visualizations to Effectively Tell Your Data Analytics Story

Indicative

Here at Indicative, we’re all about making data more accessible and easier to understand. One of our goals is to democratize access to analytics so that everyone at a company can make better situational judgment calls. Throughout this explainer, we’ll share some real-world applications — data visualizations for the e-commerce sector. There are two sections to this guide.

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Fake Product Market Fit: The Signs.

NextBigWhat

You either have a product market fit or you build fake metrics to get there (even unintentionally). But then, how can one be truthful towards PMF and not get into the fakeness of it? Great perspective by Indus. » NextBigWhat’s #Threadmill brings you curated Twitter threads on product, life and growth. Got lucky to attend @mwseibel’s @SaaStrAnnual session: How Not to die after raising your seed round.

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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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TEI 299: Better product team performance by understanding introverts – with Jennifer Kahnweiler, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Why product managers need to understand introverts and extroverts. If you work with other people, and I think that is just about all of us, you are going to love this episode. People are either extroverts or introverts. For everyone leading a team or working in a team, you can improve the team performance by improving how introverts and extroverts interact.

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Teresa Torres Answers Your Product Discovery Questions

Mind the Product

In the latest Prioritised AMA, we were joined by Teresa Torres who took questions from the audience covering a long list of juicy discovery topics. From how to keep track of your team’s discovery efforts and why the process of discovery is just so damn hard, to effective ways to share discovery results and tips [.]. Read More. The post Teresa Torres Answers Your Product Discovery Questions appeared first on Mind the Product.

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A step-by-step guide to creating your first user flow diagram

nulab

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: A picture is worth a thousand words, which is why diagrams come in so handy. They’re a neat way to display complex information in an easily digestible format. Websites and user journeys can be complex, which is where user flow diagrams come in handy. They’re an invaluable tool in the website designer’s arsenal, and, as the name implies, they’re for helping you see how a user makes their way (or ‘flows’) through your website or app.

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Relocation stories – what our international team loves about life in Prague

ProductBoard

Relocation can be challenging, but it can also be the start of an amazing journey. If you decide to move countries to join productboard, don’t worry, you won’t be alone! Our team is made up of 27 nationalities and counting, with so many incredible people and stories coming together in one company. Here are just a few examples of people who packed their bags and relocated to join our team in Prague.

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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 art & science of Product Strategy in a crisis, disruption or acceleration

BrainMates

When everything around you is changing, what’s a Product Manager to do? Go back to the basics and do what we do best. In a Q&A a couple of months ago, someone in the (virtual) audience asked if they should be working on their strategy now, or if they should wait until things calmed down again. All of us on the panel gave the same advice: don’t wait.

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Mindset – Being empowered to manage your stakeholders with Papa Akuffo

Mind the Product

Watch on YouTube | Listen on Soundcloud | Watch on Vimeo | View other Mindset episodes Rosemary King welcomes Papa Akuffo to Mindset. Papa is currently Product Management Lead at Ideo. He previously held senior product roles at Pivotal Labs. In this episode, Papa and Rosemary discuss stakeholders, the importance of qualitative, human data, and [.].

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Three Ways to Boost Your Product Engagement Score

ProductCraft

Given the current COVID-driven market changes, keeping an eye on how users are engaging with your product is more crucial than ever. Doing so can help you answer critical questions, such as which features are driving the most value, where users are getting stuck, and how frequently customers are interacting with your application. The answers. Read more » The post Three Ways to Boost Your Product Engagement Score appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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New @mentions make notifications easy

Nulab

Making it easy to keep your team in the loop about updates is crucial for transparency. With our new @mention feature for notifications, you can quickly tag the right team members inline in your comments and issue descriptions. Mentions in Backlog. Rather than adding users to the notification box to bring attention to updates, you can now mention users directly in your text using the @ symbol and their Unique ID.

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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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Learn to Calculate Your Risk Metrics to Make Data Influenced Decisions

Strategyzer

In our previous blog post, we discussed the need for exploration projects to track four main key performance indicators (KPIs): risk and uncertainty, expected profitability, time spent, and cost. In this article, we will zoom in on calculating risk and uncertainty at the hypothesis level to help you make data influenced decisions to inform your next business idea.

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The Value of Multiculturalism at Modus

Modus Create

Earlier this year, I found myself looking for the next step in my career. While researching organizations, I was introduced to Modus Create through Fiorella Montero, our People Operations Generalist. I was impressed to learn that Modus was an incredibly diverse company, with team members from over 50 different countries. Distributed, multicultural organizations are rare in much of the world, including Costa Rica.

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The Latest and Greatest in PM Humor

ProductCraft

Welcome to another roundup of the best product management humor on the web. It’s been a while since our last edition, but the jokes these days are too good to pass up. Product managers, have you considered moonlighting as standup comedians? We think you’ve got the chops. Plus, there have been so many meme templates. Read more » The post The Latest and Greatest in PM Humor appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Upskill with People Nerds: A Resource for Any Research Roadblock

dscout People Nerds

Whatever you’re struggling with in your research practice—be it interpersonal, organizational, logistical, or methodological—we have a guide, workshop, or template for you. .

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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!