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Friction, setbacks, and underperformance: the path to product leadership

Mind the Product

Product leader Adam Thomas delves into the path to product leadership, highlighting dealing with friction, setbacks, and product underperformance. Read more » The post Friction, setbacks, and underperformance: the path to product leadership appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Top 20 Symptoms of a Weak Development Team

TechEmpower - Product Management

When speaking with founders and CEOs, we often hear concerns like this: My project manager is losing confidence in the development team. The PMs are seeing late deliveries and bugs that suggest the devs just aren’t capable enough. I think that poor communication and differing team cultures might be part of the problem, but how can I know for sure? It’s a good question.

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Product Managers Start To Get Direct With Their Advertising

The Accidental Product Manager

Advertising only works if your customers see it Image Credit: Nick Amoscato Every product manager wants to be responsible for a successful product. In order to make your product be a success, you are going to have to get people to buy it. In order for that to happen, first people are going to have to know about your product. That is where advertising comes in.

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The Art of Naming: How To Overcome Challenges in Naming Products, Services, and Companies

The Product Coalition

How long does it take to name a baby? And how do you go about exploring options and choosing a winning name? The process is deeply personal, and for good reason. But naming a business, product, or service shouldn’t feel so personal, should it? The thing is, it sometimes does, especially when working with founders and creators who feel deep ownership and connection to their baby…er, business.

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Use Cases for Apache Cassandra®

There’s a good reason why Apache Cassandra® is quickly becoming the NoSQL database of choice for organizations of all stripes. In this white paper, discover the key use cases that make Cassandra® such a compelling open source software – and learn the important pitfalls to avoid. From understanding its distributed architecture to unlocking its incredible power for industries like healthcare, finance, retail and more, experience how Cassandra® can transform your entire data operations.

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The product momentum gap – Dave Martin and Andrea Saez on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

This week we invited Dave Martin and Andrea Saez, to share their insights from their book 'Product Momentum Gap, whilst also sharing wisdom on product strategy and providing customer value. Read more » The post The product momentum gap – Dave Martin and Andrea Saez on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Moving from Services to Products

Mironov Consulting

I’ve written a lot about the huge organizational and technical gulf between services companies and product companies.  (See this and this and this and this.)  At a recent workshop in Christchurch NZ, I spent several hours talking with CEOs about the challenges of changing a company from mostly services to repeatable products , and how more of the work is on the go-to-market (GTM) side versus than the technical side.

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How intuitive CAE apps accelerate product development

CONTACT Software

Today, companies face multiple challenges in launching increasingly complex products to the market faster. In particular, the lack of specialized knowledge available from simulation experts in the field of computer-aided engineering (CAE) often slows down product development. Easy-to-use CAE applications can remedy this situation and significantly improve the way products are developed and optimized.

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How to use an Empathy Map to Create Better Digital Products and Services

Emerge Insights

Companies that create exceptional customer experiences (CX) stand out from the competition. Great customer experiences create value for both customers and the business. It’s a focus on building a win/win relationship. Empathy mapping can be an invaluable tool to help you focus on the right things: Shifting your teams into a customer-centric mindset, identifying what […] The post How to use an Empathy Map to Create Better Digital Products and Services appeared first on EMERGE | UX Agency.

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Introducing Product Benchmarks

Amplitude

Find out why and how we built our free product benchmarks tool, and about how you can use product benchmarks in your strategy.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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New Alchemer Workflow Initiators Let You Schedule Workflows and Listen to Any Business System   

Alchemer Mobile

Now you can schedule workflows and listen to virtually any enterprise system quickly and easily, creating an always-on feedback system By Justin Falk, Alchemer Product Manager, and Vanessa Bagnato, Alchemer Director of Product Marketing In September, we released updates to the library of Alchemer Workflow Initiators. These updates include even more pre-built event triggers for the Zendesk , Asana , and Paylocity Initiators.

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Reflections on building developer-centric products

Mind the Product

Why boundaries, protocols, and community are three key pillars for successful adoption of a developer-centric platform Read more » The post Reflections on building developer-centric products appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Power of Agreements Beyond Roles: Building a Culture of Collaboration and Organizational…

The Product Coalition

The Power of Agreements Beyond Roles: Building a Culture of Collaboration and Organizational Efficiency Hey there! Have you ever found yourself pondering the intricate web that is today’s business world? If you’ve ever felt like a fish out of water trying to understand your role amidst so many demands, know that you’re not alone in this. We’ve all asked ourselves: “What exactly should I do here?

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456: The product journey of a disruptive innovation – with Eli Packouz

Product Innovation Educators

How one serial inventor brought a revolutionary approach to flossing from idea to launch Today we are talking about the journey from initial insight to launched product. The featured product is Instafloss, a revolutionary approach to flossing your teeth. With us is the creator of Instafloss, serial inventor, and two-time founder, Eli Packouz. Summary of some concepts discussed for product managers [2:03] Tell us about Instafloss.

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How to Deliver a Modern Data Experience Your Customers Will Love

In embedded analytics, keeping up with the pace of innovation is challenging. Download Qrvey's guide to ensure your analytics keep pace so you can solve your user's biggest challenges, delight them, and set your product apart from the competition. The guide outlines how to use embedded analytics to: Increase user satisfaction Go to market faster Create additional opportunities to monetize your product It also shares what to look for to ensure your embedded analytics are keeping up with the lates

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The 2023 UX Research Software Report

UserInterviews

When tech meets technique, research thrives. Discover today’s most popular UX research tools, according to a survey of 900+ researchers.

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September’s top product management content

Mind the Product

From what it means to be a product leader to how to make product discovery a habit, here’s a look at our most popular articles published over the last past month. Read more » The post September’s top product management content appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Lean Startup in Large Corporations: Navigating Between Innovation and Pragmatism

The Product Coalition

Navigating the corporate world is a complex task, especially for established large companies. Just like a majestic ocean liner, these corporations have their inertia, legacy, and a well-defined route. However, with the growing need for innovation and agility, many of these companies are looking at methodologies like Lean Startup to help them adapt and thrive in turbulent waters.

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What Is a Growth Team And Does Your SaaS Need One?

Userpilot

Thinking about building a growth team? This article provides the guide you need. As you read on, you’ll learn: The key responsibilities of SaaS growth teams. The main steps involved in the growth process. Different roles on the growth team and their functions — as well as which roles to prioritize if you’re not ready to go all in. Examples of in-app experiments to drive growth.

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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4 Ways to Collaborate for Research Success

UserInterviews

We do our best work as researchers when we are open to learning from and collaborating with others. User Research Leader and Coach, Roberta Dombrowski shares tips for collaborating for research success.

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Leading product teams: #mtpcon highlights

Mind the Product

As we eagerly count down the final three weeks to our flagship event, #mtpcon London, it's worth reflecting on the plethora of discussions surrounding product leadership that have graced the #mtpcon stage! Check out our top picks from the archives. Read more » The post Leading product teams: #mtpcon highlights appeared first on Mind the Product.

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NFT Marketplace Development 101: Your Complete Manual for Crafting a Successful NFT Marketplace

The Product Coalition

Table of Contents ∘ Deciphering NFTs: A Journey into the World of Digital Uniqueness ∘ Getting Started with NFTs — It’s Easier Than You Think ∘ Mind-Blowing NFT Stats for the Curious Minds ∘ Research Phase: Pioneering Your NFT Marketplace Vision ∘ Types of NFT Marketplaces ∘ Building Phase: Crafting Your NFT Marketplace Empire ∘ Components and Architecture of an NFT Marketplace ∘ Showcasing NFTs on the Marketplace ∘ Key Features of an NFT Marketplace ∘ The NFT Pricing Model: Royalties and Revenu

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Product Development Process: The Seven Stages Explained

Userpilot

The product development process is part art, part science, and all important to the success of your SaaS. In this article, we've got a comprehensive review of the entire product development process. We'll take you through idea generation, market research, defining a minimum viable product, building new features, managing the launch, and beyond.

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Lessons Learned in PostgreSQL®

In today's digital landscape, the threat of ransomware demands proactive defense. This paper, inspired by a real PostgreSQL® database incident, offers vital strategies for effective mitigation. Instaclustr expert Perry Clark outlines immediate actions to minimize risks, ensuring a swift response to ransomware threats and protecting critical data assets.

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Unpacking Business Agility

Agile Velocity

I recently had the pleasure of having a conversation with Pam Ashby, a strategist at the Agile Business Consortium , to explore the world of Business Agility. Business Agility is a topic that’s been gaining momentum and for a good reason. In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, organizations must be able to adapt and, stay customer-centric to thrive.

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How to see through the ‘know your customer’ jungle

Mind the Product

Quentin Denis, Head of Product at Shippr, discusses the challenges faced by marketplace businesses in ensuring the right person is conducting transactions and the importance of identity verification (KYC) and biometric authentication. He also provides insights into vendor selection, negotiation, and offers recommendations based on real-world testing and experiences.

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Role of NFTs on SocialFi: Beginner’s Guide to Creating a SocialFi NFT Platform

The Product Coalition

Imagine a digital realm where your social media presence isn’t just about likes and shares but also a gateway to financial opportunities. Welcome to the intriguing universe of SocialFi, where social media meets the transformative power of DeFi. In this beginner’s guide, we’re about to embark on a journey that reveals how NFTs are rewriting the rulebook of social media and reshaping the way we perceive finance.

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How to Use Funnel Analysis to Extract Actionable Insights?

Userpilot

What is funnel analysis? What benefits does it bring to product teams? How do you conduct it to optimize the customer journey, and which analytics tools can you use? These are the key questions that we tackle in the article, so if you’re after the answers, fasten the seatbelts, and let’s get right into it! TL;DR Funnel analysis helps teams understand how many users complete a sequence of events leading to a conversion and how long it takes.

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Innovation Systems: Advancing Practices to Create New Value

As technology transforms the global business landscape, companies need to examine and update their internal processes for innovation to keep pace. Ultimately, organizations will have to improve the velocity of innovation by creating repeatable processes that support ideation, exploration, and incubation, essential to capturing an idea’s full value.

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Japanese Web Design Traits & Localization

freshtrax

We at btrax often provide support for design and marketing localization. However, you might be wondering: why is design localization necessary in the first place? In this article, we’ll explore a few of the reasons why localization is important and necessary. This time, we will focus specifically on web design and explain the characteristics or features that are unique to Japanese web design to unravel the reasons why localization is needed to succeed.

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SUNDAY REWIND: Driving commercial impact for product teams by Yi-Wei Ang

Mind the Product

This Sunday Rewind takes us back to April 2021 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Yi-Wei Ang, CPO at talabat (Delivery Hero) took to the #mtpcon (digital) keynote stage to share insights on maximising commercial business impacts through ‘product-led’ decision-making. Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Driving commercial impact for product teams by Yi-Wei Ang appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How to Run Product Strategy Workshops: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Product Coalition

Product strategy workshops are facilitated sessions where key stakeholders come together to define the vision, goals, and roadmap for a product.