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Why leaders need to engage employees

Lead on Purpose

Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them.

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The Myth of the Iron Triangle

280 Group

I am always amazed at how often accepted truths turn out to be false. I am further astounded at how liberating it is to throw off the constraints imposed by those beliefs. The first myth that Kent Beck, the father of Extreme Programming, shattered for me is that change does not have to be expensive. The cost of change can remain relatively flat throughout all phases of the development lifecycle by re-organizing and re-thinking how software is developed.

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6 Reasons Why Boston is a Great Place to be a Product Manager

bpma ProductHub

Contributed by Steve Robins. The Boston area may just be the best place to be a product manager today. Here’s why. Reason #1: Boston is an Innovation Hub. Boston is the innovation capital of the USA – if not the world. That’s right – #1 according to Bloomberg , trailed closely by California and Washington State. Bloomberg compared states based on R&D, productivity, high-tech density, concentration of STEM* employment, science/engineering degree holders, and patents with o

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As a product manager, you need to do just two things

Street Smart Product Manager

One of the biggest lies in product management is agile. That may sound like heresy, but hear me out… I actually love agile. It’s a great approach to reducing the risk of developing and shipping software. It’s a better software development methodology. But on its own it doesn’t solve the problem of providing a capital […]. The post As a product manager, you need to do just two things appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

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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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Why leaders need to engage employees

Lead on Purpose

Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them.

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Recap: Product Panel: How to build a customer-driven product team

The Product Guy

Originally posted to Alpha UX Blog (written by Nis Frome) and reblogging to further share the great evening we had discussing the Future of Product Management and Product Career Development (Finding / Hiring / Recruiting). As organizations recognize the value of customer-centricity as a mindset and discipline, they’ve begun to invest in a dedicated product organization.

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7 Ways to Get a Product Management Job when You Lack Industry Experience

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Many Product Managers still think industry experience is unnecessary to get hired. However, as a hiring manager, I know firsthand that industry experience can make a difference when deciding between final job candidates. Learn why hiring managers DO value industry experience, and how to develop a game plan to gain industry knowledge and position yourself as a […].

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You Just Finished Training, Now What?

Pragmatic Marketing

Our Pragmatic Marketing training courses are chock full of tips, tools and best practices you can start to implement immediately. It’s actionable and it’s inspiring, but it can also be a little overwhelming deciding where to start. But not anymore. In this podcast, our very own Stacey Weber⎯long time Pragmatic Marketing instructor and practitioner⎯is going to breakdown what you should do first into three simple steps and walk you through how to master each.

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Scope creep or just change?

Mind the Product

It starts with “Can you just …?” “What about …” or “Don’t kill me but …?” What comes next is a new idea, feature, or request that hasn’t come up before. This conversation happens all the time and it causes a lot of grumbling about “scope creep”. But if you consider learning and discovery to be a natural part of the software development process, there is truly no such thing as scope creep.

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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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Hardest Product Management Lesson Learned – Inertia

The Product Guy

More segments from our conversation with Adam Warburton — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Adam truly The Best Product Person of 2015. 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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7 Ways to Get a Product Management Job when You Lack Industry Experience

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

There are a lot of articles making the argument that Product Managers don’t need domain knowledge. By domain knowledge, I mean specific experience in an industry or vertical. For example, experience in eCommerce, Energy, Finance, Healthcare, etc. These articles claim that as long as a PM knows how to understand users, prioritize features, create a roadmap, and work with engineering, then […] The post 7 Ways to Get a Product Management Job when You Lack Industry Experience first appea

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What a product manager really does

Street Smart Product Manager

One of the biggest lies in product management is agile. That may sound like heresy, but hear me out… I actually love agile. It’s a great approach to reducing the risk of developing and shipping software. It’s a better software development methodology. But on its own it doesn’t solve the problem of providing a capital […]. The post What a product manager really does appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

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Decision-Making And Desirable Products

Mind the Product

David Hawdale is an Experience Architect with a background in experimental psychology and cognitive science. At ProductTank London, David unpacked the science of decision making and suggests that Product Managers can make their products more appealing by designing with the ‘moment of decision’ in mind. System 1 and System 2. What do we know about what shapes our choices and how can we use this to build more desirable products?

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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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Great Mentors and Mentees in Product Management

The Product Guy

We recently just held the global Session 5 closing for The Product Mentor where everyone shared highlights of their experiences and what they learned. All the mentors and mentees did a great job over the past 6 months. Some exciting stats…. 80% of all OKRs Completed (Mentee’s Goals for the Session) 4 Mentees Promoted >60% of Mentees had career progressing conversations with their C-Suites.

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Podcast: Developing a Continuous Feedback Loop

Sachin Rekhi

Listen: SoundCloud | Apple Podcasts. I recently joined Ravi Sapata on Yours Productly , a podcast where he interviews various product leaders on their lessons learned developing successful products. We talked at length about what I've learned regarding how to best build a continuous feedback loop that allows you to consistently learn from your customers.

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4 Reasons Why Most Strategic Plans Fail

TSIA

As the year draws to a close and companies are finalizing their strategic and annual plans, it pains me to be the bearer of this bit of sobering news: on average, 9 out of 10 of your strategic plans are going to fail. The good news is that there are still ways to improve their success rate, as long as you know how to spot common problem areas ahead of time.

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Crafting a Creative Culture by Jeff Veen

Mind the Product

In this thought-provoking closing keynote from #mtpcon Jeff Veen , design partner at True Ventures and former VP of Design at Adobe, shared how important a creative culture is, how it allows you to build better products, and what organizations need to do to craft that creative culture. Veen began by asking the audience to picture themselves in a boat on a still lake at sunrise.

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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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Outstanding Outbrain, Intriguing Innovation and Journaling January!

The Product Guy

Nominate a great product manager you know today @ [link] ! Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel @ [link]. Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at Digital Ocean , as well as to our other sponsors, Yext , BKLYN , InVision , SUMMIT , Balsamiq Studios and Sunshine Suites. Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were… Featured Product: Outbrain exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from destiny to dna (thanks

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Podcast: Mastering Business Analysis

Mironov Consulting

Dave Saboe hosts the Mastering Business Analysis podcast series. This episode is called “ Product Management – Build the Right Thing ” and includes discussion on: Product Managers and Product Owners. Getting out from behind our desks to better understand customers and markets. Output versus outcome. Driving actual value or savings among users, rather than just spreadsheet estimations.

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[Infographic] Why You Need to Leverage IoT in Healthcare

TSIA

Despite the healthcare industry experiencing steady growth year over year, many HHIT (Healthcare & Healthcare IT) providers are beginning to see the cracks in their traditional business models. This infographic outlines the various ways HHIT organizations can embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) through smart, connected products to capture new revenue streams, including optimized customer processes, and improved business outcomes.

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From Customer Interview to Business Breakthrough

Mind the Product

In this talk at Product Tank NYC, I describe how a class project turned into my first major product build. As head of product management at UncommonGoods, I have used the wish list redesign and its success to demonstrate the value of customer feedback, data analysis, and iterative development. It has since served as the driving force in the proliferation of the PM discipline throughout UncommonGoods.

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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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Hardest Product Management Lesson Learned – People Management

The Product Guy

More segments from our conversation with Adam Warburton — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Adam truly The Best Product Person of 2015. The Best Product Person (TBPP) ris 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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Introducing New Assisted Projects

dscout People Nerds

A new bundle of research services from dscout helps support your research needs.

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How to Sell Project Management and Demonstrate Its Value

TSIA

If you're having difficulty selling project management, it could be an issue with how well your sales team understands its value. At TSIA, we've received a lot of inquiries from our members who are having a hard time selling project management with their professional services engagements. In looking at our data and speaking with services sales people, we've found that this issue is just one part of a much larger problem: the value a mature project management capability can bring to a

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Overhaul of the internal apps at Tesco

Mind the Product

My product is store stock management. I product-manage multiple apps which allow store workers at retail giant Tesco to manage stock and provide an excellent customer service. Tesco store apps include all the stock control routines: deliveries, reductions, counts, waste, training, product search and so on. I was surprised to learn (less so when I saw the ugly interface) that these apps had been built as long as 10 years ago and never redeveloped.

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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