Sat.Oct 21, 2017 - Fri.Oct 27, 2017

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3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

280 Group

280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, is once again joined by the prominent author, consultant and trainer, Greg Cohen. Greg works for 280 Group and has authored best-selling books such as Agile Excellence for Product Managers, Lean Product Management, and Strategy Excellence for Product Managers. Today Greg will share three ways that Product Managers can apply Lean methodologies in their day to day work.

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Visiting Customers? What?

The Secret PM Handbook

Nothing Important Happens In The Office. We product managers are always told that we need to spend a lot of time with customers, and with the market, to create successful products. This advice, while good, is not actionable. It’s vague and aspirational. And, indeed, you might even ask “ why is this good advice?”. It’s challenging to find the signal – market problems – in the noise – our conversations with customers and prospects.

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The Typology of Design Sprints

Mind the Product

In this talk from ProductTank San Francisco, Kai Haley (Lead of Design Relations and the Google Sprint Master Academy) and Burgan Shealy (UX Design Lead at Google) share insights into what are the different types of design sprints, and various ways they can be crafted to meet a team’s goals and needs. At it’s core, a design sprint is a tool for answering a critical business question through design prototyping and testing with users.

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Prospects Will Sell Themselves. You Just Have to Let Them!

Product Management University

The more you’re talking the less you’re selling. Listening just might be the most underrated and overlooked sales skill of all. If you let buyers talk long enough, they’ll eventually talk themselves into buying whatever you’re selling. Try these three tactics with your next prospect and the odds of a desirable outcome go up exponentially. 1. Ask Insightful Questions.

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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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IKEA, AR, and Building Irresistible Products with Customer-Obsessed Product Management

Revulytics

Perhaps you’ve heard of, or even used, this new augmented reality (AR) application, “IKEA Place” from IKEA. It allows you to pick from 2,000 pieces of furniture on IKEA’s online catalog, and then visualize through an Apple iOS 11 device, to scale, what something would look like in your living room, or bedroom, or wherever you have the tenacity to assemble a piece of IKEA furniture.

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Lessons from 500 Startups on Building a Product Business

Mind the Product

ProductTank Lviv was the first ProductTank community in Ukraine. When we had our first meetup around a year ago, there were only 10 of us but we’re now 150 strong. So while the product community in Lviv is still small, we’re hungry for knowledge. Recently we had the opportunity to invite Marvin Liao, a partner at 500 Startups , to speak to us. 500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs, and Marvin helps to run the San Francisco-based acceler

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Product Usability & Its Impact on Revenue

Product Management University

How can product usability drive more revenue? The holy grail of product usability is attained when your product offers such a compelling experience users feel obligated to recommend it to others. It works wonders on your top line. Make the following three things part of your product design culture and more revenue will follow. Intent. Before any product requirements are written and designs penned, clearly state the overall intent of every product as it relates to the business goals of your targ

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This Brand Strategy Can Make Your Startup Look Bigger Than It Is

First Round Review

As a founding partner of Rock Health and seasoned consultant, Leslie Ziegler has helped brand dozens of startups. Here's what the success stories had in common.

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Balancing Data and Design in Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Vasu Vadlamudi, lead a conversation around “Balancing Data and Design in Product Management”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor. The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goal

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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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Creativity by Scott Berkun

Mind the Product

The word “ build ” originally comes from using atoms to construct things. In 1884, Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier were innovators who were looking to build the world’s largest structure out of rarely used materials – steel & iron – for their employer Mr Eiffel. The grander your idea, the greater the risk that whoever you are pitching to needs to take on.

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Demonstrating Solutions vs. Products

Product Management University

In many cases, the product silos that exist internally become transparent to your buyers during the sales cycle, creating the perception you’ve got a bunch of fragmented products instead of integrated solutions. Longer and more difficult sales cycles lie ahead if this is the case. The Playbook: Three tactics that will help you sell a high-value business solution instead of a bunch of tactical products. 1.

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The Four Cringe-Worthy Mistakes Too Many Startups Make with Data

First Round Review

HotelTonight's Chief Data and Strategy Officer talks about how startups should set up and mine their data to drive insights that actually make a difference.

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The Future of Product Management Process (Pragmatism)

The Product Guy

From The Best Product Person of 2016, Chris Butler, …. Looking Forward. > How do you see product management evolving over the next 5 years? I think there is a big opportunity for tools that help gather information and do sense making for product people. We have some today, but we really need something closer to Palantir for product than project management, behavioral/outcome tracking or survey tools.

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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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“My CEO is a Finance Guy Stuck on ROI…”

Mironov Consulting

(combining a series of similar conversations). Head of Product: My CEO is a finance guy*, and is pushing the product team hard to prioritize all engineering work solely on ROI. As VP Product, I’m having trouble selling him on investing in user experience, software quality, “meet the competition” features, and other work that doesn’t immediately convert to revenue.

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Demonstrating Solutions vs. Products

Product Management University

In many cases, the product silos that exist internally become transparent to your buyers during the sales cycle, creating the perception you’ve got a bunch of fragmented products instead of integrated solutions. Longer and more difficult sales cycles lie ahead if this is the case. The Playbook: Three tactics that will help you sell a high-value business solution instead of a bunch of tactical products. 1.

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What Does The Internet Of Things Mean To Product Managers?

The Accidental Product Manager

How will product managers deal with the Internet of Things? Image Credit: cea +. Just in case you’ve been living with your head under a rock, there is this thing called the “internet of things” that is getting ready to take over the world. What is meant by the internet of things can vary from person to person, but basically what it means is the creation of a world in which everyday objects have network connectivity which then allows them to send and receive data.

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Utilizing UX and SEO for Better Marketing Results

Userzoom

How to employ UX and SEO for better marketing results. The concept of encouraging customers to buy a product or service remains the same from the days before the internet, but marketing today now relies heavily on digital platforms. Advertisers and marketers have had to adjust to a whole new world of acronyms and procedures. Let’s take a look at two of them and how you can use them for better marketing results: UX and SEO.

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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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UX Maturity Model: A tool to improve collaboration with the UX team

UX Studio

Our UX Maturity Model arose from many questions and issues, such as: How does UX team involvement in product related decisions benefit us? Why test the product/prototype each week and with only five user tests per iteration? For what reason does a developer attend the meetings at even the wireframing phase? Why meet the product team in person when we can do everything remotely?

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The Latest Product Management Job Opportunities from AdTech to Music & Film

The Product Guy

If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….

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Designing (for) Facebook compared to Designing (for) WhatsApp

Tim Herbig

Charlie Deets recently switched design teams from Facebook to WhatsApp, and he shared some of his key insights comparing the design approaches at both companies. The first thing which stood out for me was that it became clear that Facebook only guides its product teams with an incredibly broad company vision (‘connect the world’) and let them … Continue reading "Designing (for) Facebook compared to Designing (for) WhatsApp".

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Introducing Key Dates for more detailed visualizations of initiatives

Roadmunk

At Roadmunk, we believe that roadmaps are communication tools and, to be more specific, visual communication tools. The journey that a roadmap is illustrating has to be crystal clear from beginning to end—be it how a new product will hit the market or how an organization’s IT infrastructure will evolve. So, we’re launching a brand new feature to add an extra layer of visual detail to our users’ roadmaps: Key Dates.

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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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TEI 147: Making organizations phenomenal – with Joseph Michelli, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Product managers who create great customer experiences create better products. Product management is about creating value for customers through the capabilities a product or service provides. That extends beyond actual features and encompasses tangible and intangible dimensions of value. Typically, when creating a new product, we start with a core set of features.

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Announcing the 2017 STAR Awards Winners!

TSIA

Each year at our fall TSW conference, the technology and services companies who have shown exceptional dedication to innovation and excellence are honored and celebrated in the annual TSIA STAR Awards competition. As one of the highest honors in the industry, the STAR Awards are a way for these organizations to be publicly recognized by their peers as being among the best in the business.

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Adapting User Interviews On the Fly with Sarah Merlin of Invaluable

UserInterviews

Meet Sarah Merlin of Invaluable, a product designer with a lot to say about managing user research for an ecommerce disruptor.

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Hacking customer insight to build better product with My Recruit

UserTesting

Like you, we’re obsessed with exceeding customer expectations. Therefore, we’re always on the lookout for organizations, design professionals, and product managers who are creating delightful experiences at every step of the customer journey. Below are just a few of the … The post Hacking customer insight to build better product with My Recruit appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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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.