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Book review: “Product Roadmaps Relaunched”

bpma ProductHub

How would you assess your own roadmapping process? A new book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched, could help you re-think and re-launch your approach to Product Roadmapping. It’s a real practitioners’ book, written by four Boston-based leaders in Product Management: C. Todd Lombardo, Bruce McCarthy, Evan Ryan and Michael Connors. The 11-chapters are a master class on product roadmapping, and is supported by 65+ interviews from real practitioners.

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How to manage time effectively

Lead on Purpose

A common response—when you ask somebody for their help or their input—is “I don’t have enough time.” This is an interesting response given that we all have the same amount of time – 24 hours in a day.

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Should You Be A Product Manager?

The Secret PM Handbook

Have you built something? Have you led a team? Product management is a hot, hot profession right now. It’s one of the most important roles in a product company , especially in high tech. But is it right for you? If you’re wondering about this, or want to scope yourself against a basic set of guidelines for product managers, this post is for you. What I’m looking for in a new product manager.

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Issues Faced at the End of the Product Lifecycle

280 Group

280 Group’s Director of Products and Services, Pamela Schure is here to talk with Consultant and Trainer JF Ouellette about the end of the Product Lifecycle. Specifically, Pamela and JF will discuss a few issues that are faced when a Product Manager has to End of Life a product. End of Life is a stage of the Product Lifecycle that is not very exciting and often times does not get the attention it deserves but is important nonetheless.

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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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Five Tips for Leveraging Empathy in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Why Empathy Matters. Possibly the most profound challenge in product management is to understand the needs of users and customers. Without developing the right understanding, our chances of creating a successful product are slim. While there are numerous techniques available to uncover user needs—think of direct observation, problem interviews, focus groups, surveys, and MVPs, to name just a few—none of them is truly useful, if we do not empathise with the people that will use our product, if we

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Should You Be A Product Manager?

The Secret PM Handbook

Have you built something? Have you led a team? Product management is a hot, hot profession right now. It’s one of the most important roles in a product company , especially in high tech. But is it right for you? If you’re wondering about this, or want to scope yourself against a basic set of guidelines for product managers, this post is for you. What I’m looking for in a new product manager.

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Why a Design Sprint is Better Than Real Life (and how to Keep Those Vibes When the Week Finishes)

Mind the Product

Last month I participated in a Design Sprint , a structured and facilitated Lean development workshop designed and championed by Google Ventures. This is a regimented five-day process of unpicking a core business challenge and working up a speedy solution that then gets tested with real humans. On the face of it, the primary goal of a Design Sprint is to fast-forward through a Lean business process to get to meaningful, validated learnings around a mean, meaty problem.

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Product Manager Advice: Working with Designers

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jonathan Berg, lead a conversation around “Working with Designers”. 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 goals… Better Decisions.

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How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster

Nir Eyal

Technology is taking over our lives, especially in the workplace. What can we do to put technology in its place to finally get focused work done? Below are resources, tools, and articles for regaining focus in your digital life. These are tools I use myself but is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Full disclosure […]. The post How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster appeared first on Nir and Far.

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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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Release Notes and Four Great Ways to Communicate Product Updates

UX Studio

We get used to home and neighbourhood just like products we use every day. Sensing a sudden change in the environment frightens us. Constant updates inconvenience us and mandate relearning. How could anyone motivate us to update something unknown in our well-inhabited app? This article covers how to communicate product updates and release notes in an app and the importance of articulating them. .

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The Heart of Innovation by Blade Kotelly

Mind the Product

Good innovation should make your company feel uncomfortable. In this inspiring talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Blade Kotelly shares a process that he says will give you the best chance to innovate, although it doesn’t necessarily guarantee success. The process is based around Research, Design, Prototyping and Testing, but it also needs a focus – what Blade calls a “centreline experience”.

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Negative Trends in Product Management

The Product Guy

From The Best Product Person of 2016, Chris Butler, …. Looking Forward. More to Come. 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. Take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2016: Chris Butler. ( tweet ).

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10 Questions: Tricia Cervenan

Clever PM

One of the things that I love about the Product Management community here in Seattle is how close-knit we are, so when I reached out to Tricia Cervenan, a fellow Product Manager and General Assembly instructor, for her thoughts on the industry, the role, and what it means to her, I was not disappointed. I […].

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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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When Is A Diet Soda Not A Diet Soda?

The Accidental Product Manager

Sparking Ice is a diet soda that goes by a different name Image Credit: SweatCor. It turns out that if you are a product manager who works for either Coke or Pepsi right now, things are not going so well for you. The market for their diet sodas is starting to tank. Last year sales of Coke and Pepsi diet drinks fell by 4.6% and 7.7%, respectively and that can’t look good on anyone’s product manager resume.

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The Roadmap Dilemma: When to Grow, When to Learn

Mind the Product

All products start with one thing in common: teams face a certain degree of uncertainty about the market they’re targeting. In Lean methodologies, you build an MVP to collect user feedback and confirm your hypotheses, or you learn from your mistakes and pivot. Reducing uncertainty, therefore, comes as a result of learning cycles, and will ultimately allow a product to grow.

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From Product Design to Product Marketing … #jobs #prodmgmt

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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How Alignment supports you in Stakeholder Management

Tim Herbig

Why do Stakeholders always come up with Feature Requests? Because they’re like users – They don’t know what they want. Influencing the roadmap solely with specific feature requests is their way to remain involved in product development continuously. Why do they want to stay involved? Because they’re not convinced that the end results will match their … Continue reading "How Alignment supports you in Stakeholder Management".

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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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How to Thrive in the Product-Led Era

Amplitude

Editor’s note: This is the first post in a series exploring what it takes for businesses to survive and thrive in the product-led era. If you’d like us to take on a particular topic under this theme, we’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below. Amplitude was founded on the belief that companies are about to enter a new era. And if you’ve been paying attention to the leaders of the world’s largest companies, you might share in this belief as well.

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How to Gain Agency – or Outrun a Bear

Mind the Product

When I lived in British Columbia, Canada, I used to go running in the forests behind our house. My housemate (appalled at the idea) insisted that I run with his dog to keep the grizzly bears away. At the end of one run I was chatting with a neighbour, a retired Canadian mountain guide with a huge grin and a beard to match: “Ain’t no point runnin’ with a hound,” he drawled.

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Getting Real, But Not Too Real, In User Interviews with Cat Ganim of Mylestone

UserInterviews

Meet Cat Ganim, product manager at Mylestone, a startup that helps you recall your memories through chatting with a personal biographer about your photos.

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The Dark Side of Product KPIs

The Product Coalition

Why can data generated KPIs limit your product? Product KPI is defined so we can measure how well the new feature works or resolve an AB testing. That’s why it is only natural that when we come to set the KPI for a new product or feature, we start by looking at the data. This methodology fits nicely with the ‘scientific’ and lean approach to product development: we base decisions on data and measurable KPIs rather than ‘soft’ qualitative guess work.

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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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4 Key Elements for Any Product Roadmap

Hutwork

A product roadmap lets you plan, collaborate, and communicate with others about how a product will evolve over its lifecycle. It’s a living document that adapts to changes easily while keeping you focused on the result and aligned with your company’s strategic objectives. Your product roadmap may look different from someone else’s, but they have the same elements.

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How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster

Nir Eyal

Technology is taking over our lives, especially in the workplace. What can we do to put technology in its place to finally get focused work done? Below are resources, tools, and articles for regaining focus in your digital life. These are tools I use myself but is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Full disclosure […] The post How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Product success lessons from Amazon–and other innovation insights for product managers Oct 6, 2017

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. 3 keys to product success the Amazon way. (1) A customer-obsessed culture pays dividends, (2) Big (quantitative) data is great, but innovators need to master “small data” too, (3) Better innovation requires a better process.

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Managing Perceptions as a Product Manager

The Product Coalition

It’s funny, no matter where you go, there are things people may assume about you before you open your mouth. In our everyday life, it can be because of the color of your skin, the way you dress, or even your gender. We all battle these perceptions consciously or subconsciously in order to create a more accepting and progressive society. In our careers, we face a different variable?

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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.