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Roadmap Poison: What’s Getting in Your Way?

ProductCraft

Your product roadmap is one of the most important artifacts for keeping your team aligned with regard to deadlines and priorities. Unfortunately, a number of problems can plague even the most well-organized and maintained roadmap. And these issues tend to sneak up on you and your team, meaning you need to be diligent in keeping. Read more » The post Roadmap Poison: What’s Getting in Your Way?

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When is Your Product Ready to Remove the “Beta” Tag?

ProductPlan

Until real users get their hands on your product, you can never be 100% sure it works. That’s why product managers leverage beta testing. It’s such an incredibly important and useful tool in the product development process. Internal tests can’t replicate what happens in the real world. A well-run beta program will net a slew of bug reports, suggestions, and additional requests from beta testers.

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How to Build a Product That is Value-Focused Over Growth-Focused

Innovatemap

We’ve all heard the startup stories filled with staggering growth and impressive exits. But despite the stories you hear, “faster” isn’t always the right answer.

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Upgrade Your Team

The Product Coalition

A short story about how my team got better and what it taught me Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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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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Priming and the Science behind Onboarding

Mind the Product

Priming is a powerful psychological tool in influencing consumer decisions and something product managers can use, to great effect, when onboarding new users. In this article, discover how and see examples of effective priming in play. What is it that makes us think about the SKY when we see the word BLUE? Why is it that when I say APPLE, you think of the PHONE, and someone else thinks FRUIT?

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Fuel Your Product Management Goals with These 3 Testing Tactics

Centercode

When it comes to making decisions about your product, data is your best ammunition. Between analytics, surveys, support tickets, and customer testing, there are plenty of opportunities for your product management team to collect information about your customers’ experiences. While data is both accessible and abundant, knowing how to use it to drive continuous product recommendations isn’t necessarily intuitive.

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How to Retain Users Better with User Experience Journey Mapping

Userpilot

With no-code user onboarding tools , it’s easy to start building onboarding journeys that don’t reflect reality—all in a vain attempt to get new users to activate faster so they don’t churn. User experience journey mapping makes us ask this question: How do users move through their own goals, not our hoops? UX journey maps are the antidote to product-led marketing , onboarding, and product development that happens for its own sake.

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The Secret to a Great Planning Process — Lessons from Airbnb and Eventbrite

First Round Review

Poor planning can spell disaster for companies and sow distrust among teams. Drawing from their careers at Eventbrite and Airbnb, Lenny Rachitsky and Nels Gilbreth break down their "W Framework" to help startup leaders develop plans, earn alignment and execute effective planning cycles every time.

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Funnel Analysis: Ultimate Guide for Product Managers

UXCam Bluespace

An optimized conversion funnel analysis is critical for your product’s success.

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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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How I Overcame Imposter Syndrome as a Product Manager

ProductPlan

No matter how far into your career you might be, you’re never too old for imposter syndrome to make an appearance. Imposter syndrome is a feeling of inadequacy that persists despite evident success, according to Harvard Business Review. ‘Imposters’ suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraud that override their feelings of success or external proof of their competence.

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Product Management for Solutions Instead of Products

Product Management University

If you want to do product management for solutions instead of products, here are five best practices to employ. The moral of the story is that you do everything from the customer’s perspective first if you’re doing product management for solutions. The Playbook: Markets – Instead of analyzing only the horizontal markets for each product, first analyze the vertical markets across all products in your portfolio.

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Four Product Phases

The Product Coalition

To manage a product you have to understand what his lifecycle looks like Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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Excellent Product Management – How to Transform Your Team [Infographic]

280 Group

The Product Management Skills – Benchmark Report identifies 15 skill sets that individual Product Managers and entire Product Management teams need to be excellent. We evaluated how training and a formal product process helps improve those skill sets and ultimately advances a Product Manager’s career. Turns out, training helps. The Highlights.

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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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On the Increasing Sophistication of Product Management

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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Product Positioning: Overcoming Seven Obstacles to a Great Value Story

Product Management University

Here’s an example of product positioning at its finest. If you’re a car enthusiast, go read the marketing copy for your dream car. The product marketers do a masterful job of getting you to envision exactly how awesome you’d look and feel behind the wheel of that car. Apply the same concept to your products and solutions and watch what happens to your marketing and sales efforts.

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Sleeping Giants – Nandini Jammi on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Nandini Jammi started out in product marketing and growth, but after the US elections in 2016 her career took an unexpected turn when she joined Sleeping Giants, an organisation that aims to make bigotry and sexism less profitable. In this episode of The Product Experience, learn how to apply this ethos to your products, where they go, and your whole way of working.

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The Secret to a Great Planning Process — Lessons from Airbnb and Eventbrite

First Round Review

Poor planning can spell disaster for companies and sow distrust among teams. Drawing from their careers at Eventbrite and Airbnb, Lenny Rachitsky and Nels Gilbreth break down their "W Framework" to help startup leaders develop plans, earn alignment and execute effective planning cycles every time.

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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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Your Thinking Shoes

The Product Guy

When it’s time whose product manager shoes should you try on? Watch and learn more from product management expert, Amin Bashi.

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Finding Your UX Niche: How to Define Your Research Role and Philosophy

dscout People Nerds

The UX field is changing, and we’re changing with it. Take a second to check in on your career direction—and to find a research specialty that inspires you and inspires growth. .

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Scaling Matters by Beata Kovacs

Mind the Product

How do we take a product or team to the next stage? In her ProductTank London talk, Beata Kovacs, Product Director at GSK , takes us through her framework for scaling a startup and the strategic areas that need to be addressed, including: Goals and priorities. Skills and people. Culture and process. Watch the video to see Beata’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points.

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Bridging the Gap: 7 Traits of Excellent Product Managers

ProductCraft

Achieving alignment across teams and projects is the key to becoming an innovation engine. And it is not an easy thing to do. Engineers, designers, and business stakeholders must all understand how their work serves a two-fold goal: providing users with a delightful alternative to existing products, and in doing so, generating a financial return. Read more » The post Bridging the Gap: 7 Traits of Excellent Product Managers 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.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 2019 Revulytics Software Piracy Statistics

Revulytics

Commercial Value of Unlicensed Software in North America and Western Europe. Data from the BSA Global Software Survey 2018 shows significant revenue generation opportunities in regions with strong intellectual property (IP) laws. Revulytics Compliance Intelligence customers are collecting forensic evidence of unlicensed software use from 194 of 195 countries.

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Why Don’t Amazon’s Product Managers Understand Europe?

The Accidental Product Manager

Amazon’s product managers seem to be out of fashion when it comes to Europe Image Credit: Sangudo. Let’s face it: Amazon is a very big company and they have done a lot of different things very well. However, it turns out that they may not yet be able to do everything perfectly. One area where the Amazon product managers are still struggling is in Europe.

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Priming and the Science behind Onboarding

Mind the Product

Priming is a powerful psychological tool in influencing consumer decisions and something product managers can use, to great effect, when onboarding new users. In this article, discover how and see examples of effective priming in play. What is it that makes us think about the SKY when we see the word BLUE? Why is it that when I say APPLE, you think of the PHONE, and someone else thinks FRUIT?

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TEI 248: Do these things to make your presentations more effective – with Nils Davis

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can combine influence and storytelling to achieve success. The author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook , Nils Davis, joins us to discuss his tips for better presentations. He knows a lot about product management and communication, leveraging his experience as a tech writer before becoming a product manager. I expect you’ll enjoy the discussion and find tips you can put into immediate use to better influence through presentations.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr