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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Susan Gasperini, Vice President, Technical Product Manager at LPL Financial

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Susan Gasperini, Vice President, Technical Product Manager at LPL Financial. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management? Honestly, I was at the right place at the right time.

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Overengineering can kill your product

Mind the Product

Today’s post is not directed only to product managers. Founders, investors, or any other profile with enough skin in the game on any digital product or service could also take advantage of it. I believe it because we will talk about one of the most prevalent issues when creating products: overengineering them. In my opinion, [.] Read more » The post Overengineering can kill your product appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Big Changes at the Product Bistro!

The Product Bistro

The Product Bistro is undergoing a massive evolution. It started during a 6 month hiatus in employment, where I took some time to reflect on my career, and to make a run at freelance or piecemeal work. Originally I built it on one of the lower tier paid Wordpress commercial sites, just to free myself of the back end hassles associated with the setup and maintenance of a clean professional site (and, if I was able to crack into the consulting game, I could write it off as a business expense).

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Discovery Hand-Offs Kill Momentum: Here’s What to Do Instead

Product Talk

One of the primary benefits of working in a product trio is we reduce the hand-offs between functional roles. In the old way of working, a business stakeholder communicated a need to a product manager, the product manager wrote requirements , handed them off to a designer, who then created designs, and then the requirements and the designs were handed off to engineers to implement.

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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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Introducing the Self-Study Version of 280 Group’s Digital Product Management Course

280 Group

Pre-order now through 11/25 for 20% savings and exclusive access to an online “meet the creators” event. Launched in 2020, 280 Group’s Digital Product Management: Live Online course has gained acclaim among product leaders as a comprehensive course covering the critical skills needed to advance their careers and bring successful digital products to market.

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Why do we lie to ourselves? – Janice Fraser on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

One of the biggest challenges of working in product is figuring out what story we're trying to tell. On this week's podcast, we talked with Janice Fraser about ensuring that the story you're telling is rooted in truth. [.] Read more » The post Why do we lie to ourselves? – Janice Fraser on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Mobile App Or Mobile Web: Key Decision Factors

The Product Coalition

So you’ve decided that mobile is important for your product but now you’re faced with the choice between whether to build a native app, build a mobile web app or make your existing web app more responsive. Sometimes it’s a straightforward decision, sometimes you have the luxury of just doing both in parallel, and other times it’s important to carefully evaluate the different factors that push you one way or the other.

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16 extremely useful Chrome extensions for developers

Usersnap

A couple of months ago, we reviewed the new Firefox browser designed for developers. Since then most of our developers kept Google Chrome as their primary browser. Working with Chrome offers access to an immense repository of Chrome extensions and tools which make our daily tasks less of a chore. With the built-in developer tools, there seems to be no further need for more tools.

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You can’t always get what you quant: Bringing numbers to life through user research

Intercom, Inc.

At Intercom, research, analytics, and data science informs everything we do. We build a deep, holistic understanding of our customers, employing user research to unite quantitative and qualitative insights. Every tech company wants to be more “data-driven”, to ensure their decisions are shaped by a robust customer understanding – a picture of their customers’ past, present, and future needs that can inform long-term company strategy.

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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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From pandemic to pingdemic – Building through uncertainty

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London+EMEA keynote, Randeep Sidhu, former Director of Product at Babylon Health and the NHS Covid App, describes the challenges of building the UK's NHS Covid app. [.] Read more » The post From pandemic to pingdemic – Building through uncertainty appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Product Management Accountability

The Product Coalition

How much of a product’s success or failure should product managers be held accountable for? Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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The Best Leaders are Feedback Magnets — Here’s How to Become One

First Round Review

Drawing from her career at PayPal, Intercom, GetYourGuide, and now as founder/CEO of Ascend (an online leadership program that empowers women) Shivani Berry shares her playbook for attracting more feedback.

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Writing coach Leslie O’Flahavan on the dos and don’ts of customer messaging

Intercom, Inc.

Writing a clear, timely, and empathetic message to your customers is a very sought-after craft. Fortunately, it’s not as elusive as you might think, and it can definitely be taught — writing coach Leslie O’Flahavan has spent over two decades doing just so. She’s helped what she calls the most stubborn, inexperienced, word-phobic people improve their writing skills.

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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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Product Diligence: The New Technical Diligence – Part two

Mind the Product

Technical due diligence is a lot harder than it used to be with Agile. In the second part of his series, Drew Falkman proposes a pivot from technical diligence to product diligence. [.] Read more » The post Product Diligence: The New Technical Diligence – Part two appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Reinforcing Process

The Product Guy

How are you going to change and improve processes? Start with yourself and work outwards. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Tanya Koshy.

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Aging Fun with Drunk Agile (Video)

Johanna Rothman

Daniel Vacanti and Prateek Singh graciously invited* me to be on an episode of Drunk Agile: Episode 37 Johanna Rothman Part Deux More Bigger Aging. (*Invited is their term. I sent them an email, politely demanding they discuss aging. Is it possible to politely demand? I tried. Only they can tell you if I was polite enough!). We talked about aging (how long the work has been in progress) in these dimensions: The large and long-standing defect database.

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The need for prototyping tools and testing: best tools for you

TryMyUI

Prototyping tools are early stage samples of a product that are tested with consumers before the final product is designed. In this article, we'll discuss some of the best prototyping tools being used by industry professionals for their prototyping needs. The post The need for prototyping tools and testing: best tools for you appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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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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Leading empowered product teams: AMA with Hope Gurion

Mind the Product

In the AMA session for MTP Leaders, Leadership Coach, Hope Gurion joined our very own Emily Tate, Managing Director at Mind the Product, to discuss how to lead empowered teams and enable best practices such as continuous discovery and autonomous decision making. [.] Read more » The post Leading empowered product teams: AMA with Hope Gurion appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Researchers Say We’re Trapped in a “Cycle of Distraction.” Here’s How to Break Free.

Nir Eyal

Let’s say you’re on a diet. You’ve cut calories and avoided junk food like a champ. But now you’re faced with a powerful adversary: chocolate cake. You somehow muster the strength to resist, but as you exit the kitchen, you can’t stop thinking about the chocolatey goodness you could’ve enjoyed. Abstinence can often backfire. The post Researchers Say We’re Trapped in a “Cycle of Distraction.

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Oji Udezwe: “Product systems help companies keep the ‘magic’ as they grow”

ProductBoard

Scrappy startup teams are glamorized throughout the business world, and with good reason. They’re “lean, mean, fighting forces,” and what Oji Udezwe, Product Lead for Twitter Creation and Conversations, says that all teams should strive to become. As startups grow their customer base and scale their team, though, even the most dedicated, cohesive, and high-performing teams inevitably seem to lose.

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Appcues Onboarding Checklist – Are They Worth The Money? [ + 3 Alternatives]

Userpilot

To get access to Appcues onboarding checklists you will need to pay $10548 upfront (that’s $849/month paid annually). Appcues is a great onboarding and in-app engagement tool for SaaS but it can get pricey. Is Appcues worth the price? In this article we talk about Appuces and its checklist limitations and also cover some of the best alternatives that offer better value for money.

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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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SUNDAY REWIND: How to write OKRs that don’t suck

Mind the Product

As our OKR focus week draws to a close, we figured that it would be a shame to not look back to MTP Engage Manchester, when Adrian Howard taught us a lesson on writing OKRs that don’t suck. [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: How to write OKRs that don’t suck appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Big News: Pramp is Joining Exponent

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Today's economy has become increasingly technology-driven, and Exponent's mission of helping prepare people for jobs in tech is now more important than ever. From day one, we've been excited about building the best platform and community for tech job candidates. One of our guiding principles has been that practice is what helps people learn new skills, get valuable feedback, and reduce the anxiety that holds candidates back from interviewing well.

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The Difference Between Thought Leadership vs. People Leadership

ProductPlan

At times, product professionals fail to realize the similarities and differences between thought leadership vs people leadership. A compelling thought leader most likely started as a people leader, such as a manager or a director. In itself, leading is a sought-after position that requires specialized knowledge and experience. Professionals may decide to pursue a leadership position to lead a team and guide them towards primary objectives and milestones.

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4 Aha Moment Examples That Will Inspire Your SaaS Business

Userpilot

It can sometimes be difficult to come up with Aha Moment examples from scratch for your business, since it's quite an abstract topic. Rather than re-inventing the wheel, it's useful to look at how other SaaS companies set up their user onboarding. That way, you can learn from their experiences and then apply your insights to your own user journey.

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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!