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Managing mature products — Simple steps to success

Mind the Product

Not every product makes it to maturity, but every product does potentially have a lifecycle of growth, maturity, and decline. In this post, we explore what steps product managers can take to ensure that a mature product continues to thrive over time. [.] Read more » The post Managing mature products — Simple steps to success appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How Product Managers Can Build Empathy with Agile Teams 

DevelopmentCorporate

Product managers serve many constituencies - customers, partners, development, operations, marketing, sales, support, finance, etc. While they would like to be considered to be the CEO of their product, they’re not. A core challenge for product managers is to use their influence to optimize how all parts of the organization work to achieve the product and company’s goals.

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The 7 “T’s” of Product-Led Transformation

Sequent Learning

Transformation is a word that isn’t commonly favored by the Product community because Transformation Programs rarely allow Product Teams to autonomously decide how they’ll achieve their mission. However, Transformation Programs incur significant costs. According to the CIO magazine, Global spending on digital transformation technologies and services was $1.3 trillion in 2020 of which 70% of that spend is wasted.

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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Su Mi Beack, Head of Product Management at LAB Lanxess

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Su Mi Beack, Head of Product Management, LAB, LANXESS. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into product management? I grew up in Korea, and when I was young, I wanted to be a journalist. I majored in journalism, but soon realized that I liked more tangible, measurable and achievable aspirations.

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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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Mobile App Ratings and Reviews Aren’t Enough – Here’s Why

Alchemer Mobile

Don’t get us wrong—mobile app ratings and reviews matter. We’re not here to tell you otherwise. Consumers are more skeptical of digital marketing tactics than ever before, and peer recommendations in the form of mobile app ratings and reviews stand as one of the greatest drivers of discovery and conversion. But they’re only one piece of the puzzle.

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Discovery in an agile world – Anthony Marter on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

This week, product coach and consultant Anthony Marter joins us on the podcast to chat about the tricky balance between strategy, business case, and discovery. [.] Read more » The post Discovery in an agile world – Anthony Marter on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Mobile Test Automation Playbook

The Product Coalition

Guest post by Mark Mayo, Senior Quality Engineer at Terem. Manual testing of your mobile products is important and useful. However, it does not scale well, with the myriad of devices, OSs, screens and other combinations that exist on the market that your users will utilise. Automated testing really assists with the efficiency here; being able to execute the same tests repeatedly, quickly and timely on a multitude of devices.

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Do your team a favor and start delegating more

Atlassian

Subscribe to Work Life Get stories like this in your inbox Subscribe. 5-second summary. Failing to delegate can increase your risk of burnout. It also shortchanges your team by denying them opportunities for professional growth. Managers often don’t delegate because of limiting mindsets, such as “No one can live up to my standards,” or “It’s easier to do this myself.” Use the 6-step process at the bottom of this post to overcome barriers to delegation.

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How do we feel about being called ‘women in tech’?

Intercom, Inc.

Here’s the thing about Women in Tech. For a movement that was created to address the lack of female representation in the industry, it can also play into many shallow debates, preconceived ideas, and harmful expectations. From being the token woman who always gets invited to redeem all-male panels to snide comments about how “she’s just a diversity hire,” the term “women in tech” can sometimes feel more like a burden than a blessing.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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7 signs that you need a product manager

Mind the Product

To help you understand whether you need to dedicate a qualified product manager to your project, here are 7 signs to look out for. [.] Read more » The post 7 signs that you need a product manager appeared first on Mind the Product.

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A Data-Driven Case: Market Sizing (TAM, SAM, SOM) & GTM Goals

The Product Coalition

Few years back, I had an interview opportunity with Mckinsey for the role of a Product Management consultant. I was given an estimation based case for a hypothetical situation to pitch investors for funding. My approach was purely number-based, but I overlooked the potential of tactical and strategic skills. Today, I will summarize a few aspects of this case in a structured way, more than just being data-driven.

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What leaders get wrong about innovation

Strategyzer

Most people overestimate the value of ideas. They think they just need to come up with a good business idea to be successful. The reality is ideas are free. They're everywhere.

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Your Startup’s Management Training Probably Sucks — Here’s How to Make it Better

First Round Review

Plenty of startups leave manager training on the backburner until they become a bigger company — or try to fit it into a 30-minute lunch-and-learn. Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale, founders of Raw Signal Group, unpack why this is a mistake and outline their top tips for management training that makes a mark.

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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

Move from feature factory to customer outcomes and drive impact in your business! This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.

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Busting product management myths: Part 1 of 2

Mind the Product

There are a number of additional myths about product management. This two-part series will address 10 more of the popular myths about product management, and provide a sense of reality about them. [.] Read more » The post Busting product management myths: Part 1 of 2 appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Play, Score, Learn: Gamification in Neve

The Product Coalition

How the consultancy, This is Milk is working to build communities of learners by applying game elements and gamification techniques… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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How to Tame Your Wandering Mind and Actually Get Some Work Done

Nir Eyal

You have a big deadline looming, and it’s time to hunker down. But every time you start working, you find that, for some reason, your mind drifts off before you can get any real work done. What gives? What is this cruel trick our brains play on us, and what do we do about it? Thankfully, by understanding why our mind wanders and taking steps to deal with distraction, we can stay on track.

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Product Managers Know Kids Want Some Buzz With Their Soda

The Accidental Product Manager

Why just drink soda when you can get soda with a kick? Image Credit: Person-with-No Name. Product managers who are responsible for selling alcohol are in a bit of a bind these days. For some reason, perhaps because of everyone’s health kick, sales of alcohol have been declining over the past few years. Today’s millennials are just not buying as much beer, wine, and hard liquor as their parents once did.

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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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SUNDAY REWIND: Product experimentation pitfalls and how to avoid them

Mind the Product

Experimentation can add real value to your product. It’s certainly a must-have tool for your product manager toolkit, if used correctly. Used incorrectly and you might find yourself heading in the wrong direction entirely — a point made by Jon Noronha, in his 2018 ProductTank Francisco talk. This Sunday Rewind we jump back to this [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Product experimentation pitfalls and how to avoid them appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Product Management Curiosity

The Product Coalition

An essential attribute for product managers is curiosity. The kind of curiosity that is innate to someone. Not forced curiosity because it… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Product @ Google v. Startup

The Product Guy

Google is no longer a startup and there are many interesting differences to learn about. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Amin Bashi.

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Great Startups Deserve Great Brands — Build a Strong Foundation by Avoiding These Mistakes

First Round Review

After working with hundreds of startups on brand strategy, Arielle Jackson shares the most common early marketing missteps that founders make. From how to articulate your product benefit and clarify your company's purpose, to tips for infusing your brand with personality and making your launch announcement count, her advice will help you lay the foundation for a great startup brand.

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LLMOps for Your Data: Best Practices to Ensure Safety, Quality, and Cost

Speaker: Shreya Rajpal, Co-Founder and CEO at Guardrails AI & Travis Addair, Co-Founder and CTO at Predibase

Large Language Models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT offer unprecedented potential for complex enterprise applications. However, productionizing LLMs comes with a unique set of challenges such as model brittleness, total cost of ownership, data governance and privacy, and the need for consistent, accurate outputs. Putting the right LLMOps process in place today will pay dividends tomorrow, enabling you to leverage the part of AI that constitutes your IP – your data – to build a defensible AI strategy fo

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The role of the first product manager by Andrew Moll

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Barcelona talk, Andrew Moll, Head of Product at Abacum explains how the role of the first product manager at a startup can vary wildly from what product managers hired later on or those at larger companies might encounter. Watch the session in full to see the talk or read on for an overview [.] Read more » The post The role of the first product manager by Andrew Moll appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Differences, Pros and Cons Between Waterfall and Agile Methodologies

The Product Coalition

At the beginning of any software development project, managers think of which methodology is between waterfall and agile. It’s essential to follow clearly defined processes or software development life cycle (SDLC) to ensure software development quality. Software outsourcing services company states that there are two major development methodologies regarding waterfall and agile.

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CSQLs: Creating an Integrated Journey from Sales to CS and Back Again

Gainsight

In the era of Customer Success 2.0, the solid force of customer-centricity ensures that no department is isolated within your company, certainly not the Customer Success team. CS adds value to all parts of your business, whether Product, Sales, or Marketing. It can make your company a truly customer-centric organization. It’s so important that it is one of the New 10 Laws of Customer Success. .

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In-App Feedback: Top 5 Ways To Engage Mobile Customers For SaaS Business Success

Usersnap

Building, designing, and improving a SaaS product is a beautiful, never-ending journey. Don’t you agree? What we’ve witnessed among our customer base is this: companies that continue to optimize their SaaS product tend to grow faster, and sustain their customer base long-term. Sounds sweet, right? Well, collecting in-app feedback, whether mobile or web, is key to knowing what to build, design and improve upon.

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How to Achieve Product-Market Fit

Speaker: Dan Olsen - Product Management Trainer and Consultant, Author, and Speaker

Everyone working on a product is trying to achieve the same goal: product-market fit. But most products fail to do so. In this webinar, product management expert Dan Olsen will share his simple but effective framework for achieving product-market fit from his book The Lean Product Playbook. He will explain his Product-Market Fit Pyramid and The Lean Product Process, a 6-step methodology that guides you through how to: Determine your target customer Identify underserved customer needs Define your