Sat.Feb 17, 2018 - Fri.Feb 23, 2018

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The Link Between Sleep and Effective Leadership

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Jenn Clark A survey revealed that out of 180 business leaders, four out of 10 do not get enough sleep at least four nights a week.

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Women in Product Management: Jennifer Lyons, Product Management Consultant

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Jennifer Lyons, a Product Management Executive who has focused the last twelve years of her career in healthcare. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How to Balance Strategy, Sales Requests, and Roadmaps Those were just some of the topics shared by Jennifer Lyons as part of our Women in Product series.

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Move fast and optimize for the long term

Intercom, Inc.

As a student of engineering you’re incentivised to write a lot and to read a lot. You’re expected to solve many well understood, discreet, simple problems, on paper, on sunny afternoons in late May and early June. This kind of learning has its place – it encourages discipline of thought and allows you to develop certain important muscles that will be useful for later – but to be successful as product engineer , you’ll also need to master a bunch of different skills.

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The Secrets of Highly Successful Products: The Sales Discovery Call

The Secret PM Handbook

When the sales team has the right product knowledge, they will be much more successful. Which means they sell a lot more of your product. This starts from the first call with the prospect. If a sales person asks the wrong questions during that first call…. … then even a good prospect can turn into total loss. But, ask the right questions …. … and the chances of closing them go way up!

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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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Flipping the Script as a PM: Turning Customers into Evangelists – Thursday, February 22 | 6:30 – 9:30pm

bpma ProductHub

BPMA Event – Flipping the Script as a PM: Turning Customers into Evangelists. Thursday, February 22 | 6:30 – 9:30pm. Is your roadmap stuck chasing feature parity? How do you position your product & feature set in a way that allows you to uniquely meet your customer’s needs and stay ahead of the competition? The concepts presented in CEB’s book “The Challenger Customer” are gaining a lot of traction in the marketing world.

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How to use live chat for a product launch

Intercom, Inc.

In sales, we often talk about how to write great email subject lines or best times to cold call. This helps, but in the world of SaaS it’s more important to communicate with your prospects when the timing is right for them to engage. Case in point: product announcement day. Great companies will spend a lot of time crafting sophisticated product announcements with gorgeous design and content, attracting a windfall of traffic to your marketing site.

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Master the Art of Influence — Persuasion as a Skill and Habit

First Round Review

As a product leader at Google and Reddit, Tyler Odean uses persuasion as a tool in his everyday job. Here's what he's learned through experience and research about being influential at work.

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Distinction Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

There I was, looking at an enormous wall of television screens. Each one flashed the exact same scene? —? a beautiful flower slowly blooming to reveal each petal, pistil, and stamen in exquisite super high definition detail. It was downright sexy. But now it was time to make my choice. Would I buy the $400 […]. The post Distinction Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far.

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How to Avoid the Trap of Building One-Off Features for Industrial IoT Products

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

IIoT customers often demand a fully functional, end-to-end solution. And, most products often fall short of “the last mile” to give these customers exactly what they need. To bridge this gap (i.e., close the deal, or satisfy an important customer) Product Teams often agree to develop one-off features for that particular customer. Overall, the Product […] The post How to Avoid the Trap of Building One-Off Features for Industrial IoT Products appeared first on TechProductManageme

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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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Are You “Default Ship” or “Default Delay”?

Clever PM

A couple years ago I ran across a blog post by Paul Jackson where he mentioned in passing the idea of a tension between “default ship” cultures in relation to corporations versus startups. For some reason, those two ends of a spectrum have stuck with me ever since, and after struggling with some culture change […].

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Our 6 Must Reads for Managers to Give Feedback That Helps People Grow

First Round Review

Giving constructive feedback that resonates is extremely difficult. You have to strike exactly the right chord for your words to cause change. Here's the best advice we've seen on how to do that.

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Distinction Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This post part of a series on cognitive bias co-authored with and illustrated by Lakshmi Mani. Discover other reasons you make terrible life choices like confirmation bias and hyperbolic discounting. There I was, looking at an enormous wall of television screens. Each one flashed the exact same scene? —? a beautiful flower slowly […] The post Distinction Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Managing Sales Requests and Changing Priorities

Pragmatic Marketing

How do you deal with one-off feature requests from sales that are supposedly deal breakers? Have you noticed that car salespeople always sell what they have on the lot, while software sales people always seem to sell what they don’t have? After all, our salespeople and executives believe that anything is possible with software. And it is. But not instantly.

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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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Beginner’s Guide for Being a Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Product management is an important organizational role. Product managers are typically found at companies that are building products or technology for customers. The product manager is often considered the expert of their products and is responsible for the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for product. The position includes marketing, forecasting, and profit and loss (P&L) responsibilities.

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Demystifying Statistics: What is p and what does p < 0.05 mean?

Userzoom

Demystifying some of the common questions we get on statistics. The Professional Services team at UserZoom carry out user experience research on behalf of our clients. Alongside designing and building studies we spend a lot of our time analyzing the data, identifying insights, and making recommendations. As part of this process we often talk to our clients about the statistics they can run on the data collected in UserZoom and what insights they can infer.

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The 3 Big C’s of Agile Development and Testing

Amir Rozenberg

In the age of Agile and Digital Transformation strategies, every brand is looking to set themselves apart. In order to excel strategically in the implementation of your digital transformation you need to be offering services to end users on their terms, on their devices, at their convenience, streamlining and differentiating features. On top of that, end users expect everything to look great, work perfectly…quickly.

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Why Isn’t Pricing More Valued in Companies?

Pragmatic Marketing

A reader asked, “Why isn’t pricing more valued in companies?” What a fabulous question. Although I haven’t seen the research, my experience leads me to believe there are three reasons, all huge. First, many companies don’t know the power of pricing. Alternatively, they don’t know that pricing can have a large positive impact on their profitability.

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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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How to Lead an Impactful Research Team

UserInterviews

Leading a user research team can be overwhelming. In many organizations the discipline is new and ill-understood. Ashley Tudor brings her vast experience to break down key ways to lead with impact.

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What Can McDonalds Product Managers Do To Capture Young Customers?

The Accidental Product Manager

McDonalds needs to find ways to attract more young people Image Credit: Mike Mozart. The product managers at McDonald’s have a problem on their hands. A recent study revealed that among younger burger eaters, the millennials, only one in five has ever eaten a Big Mac burger. For a 61 year-old burger chain, this does not bode well for the future.

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How Microsoft uses Amplitude to help Office 365 users be more productive

Amplitude

Investing in a new product is a risk. How do you prove it will be successful? How do you measure ‘success’ in the first place? These are just some of the questions the Workplace Analytics team has grappled with as it establishes itself within the Office 365 brand. MyAnalytics: a Productivity Tool Within Office 365. MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics are a family of new products within the Microsoft Office 365 offering to help information workers spend their time more effectively.

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Helping Consumers Distill the Signal from Noise

The Product Coalition

To many, a familiar saying on the consumer mindset is wanting products to be “better, cheaper and faster”. A colleague joked that in reality, one can probably choose two out of the three most of the time. Consumers today want to make good decisions fast and this means information has to be not only relevant but timely as well. Businesses that can offer a concoction of both elements at scale win.

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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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Master the Art of Influence — Persuasion as a Skill and Habit

First Round Review

As a product leader at Google and Reddit, Tyler Odean uses persuasion as a tool in his everyday job. Here's what he's learned through experience and research about being influential at work.

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How to Avoid the Trap of Building One-Off Features for Industrial IoT Products

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

IIoT customers often demand a fully functional, end-to-end solution. And, most products often fall short of “the last mile” to give these customers exactly what they need. To bridge this gap (i.e., close the deal, or satisfy an important customer) Product Teams often agree to develop one-off features for that particular customer. Overall, the Product […].

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Intercom, Inc.

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Product managers listen with empahty–and other innovation observations for product managers Feb 23, 2018

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Product managers must listen with empathy – just how do we do it? Listening occurs at several levels. For most of us, empathy doesn’t come naturally. With all that we need to get done, we are in a hurry to get just the information needed, share only what others need to know, and move on.

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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