Sat.Sep 12, 2020 - Fri.Sep 18, 2020

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How to Explain Product Management to a Five-Year-Old

ProductCraft

“What do you do?” Plenty of product managers have been on the receiving end of this question, and we don’t doubt that answering it is harder than it seems at first glance. After all, PMs do a lot. Their responsibilities span from prioritizing the roadmap to working with engineering and design to discussing feature requests. Read more » The post How to Explain Product Management to a Five-Year-Old appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Building soft skills as a product leader, with Rich Mironov

ProductBoard

For this week’s webinar, we were delighted to be joined by Rich Mironov. During his 35-plus-year career, Rich has done it all as a product leader, executive, coach, consultant, programmer, developer – you name it. You may know him from his popular articles and books, including The Art of Product Management. During the webinar, Rich and host Scott Baldwin discussed the subject of soft skills – what.

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How to write a one-pager that people will actually read

The Product Coalition

Why use them and a free starter template Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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How to influence with data and insights?

Piyanka Jain

Data can be a powerful tool if you know how to put it to work! Often I start my analytics conference keynote addresses by asking the audience to share the issues they face in their organizations. For the past decade, in nearly every conference, the #1 problem cited by analysts and their managers has been the same: their team built the best possible model (read: analysis, dashboard, report, predictive model) but people are not using it.

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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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Blind co-founder Kyum Kim on the hidden power of anonymity

Intercom, Inc.

But, there’s one company who believe that’s not always the case. Kyum Kim is the Head of U.S. Operations and co-founder of Blind , the anonymous social platform for verified professionals. The company was originally founded in South Korea and made the move to Silicon Valley in 2015 – it quickly became adopted as a place for employees from the likes of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and more to discuss the internal culture of their companies.

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A flight-tested framework for effective goal

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

One of the most impactful things a product leader can do to help their team succeed is to point everyone in the same direction—to channel all of the team’s energy, focus, and resources towards an aligned outcome.

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How to influence with data and insights?

Piyanka Jain

Data can be a powerful tool if you know how to put it to work! Continue reading on Towards Data Science ».

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What to Expect From An Agile Coach, And How To Spot An Impostor.

The Product Coalition

Powerful questions are at the heart of traditional business coaching. But being an Agile Coach requires you to have a multitude of other… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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How do you Build a Qualitative Data Lake?

Mind the Product

How do you build a data lake? In fact, what even is one? And what’s the key to understanding qualitative data operations? I’ll share my thinking on these excellent questions, and the process I’m current testing out with my own team – please feel free to share yours too! For basically my entire 10 years [.]. Read More. The post How do you Build a Qualitative Data Lake?

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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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Product Goals: Using Objectives and Key Results

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

This is my complete guide to Product Goals in 2020.

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Solving Market Problems or Addressing Market Needs: Which is Better?

Product Management University

On the surface, solving market problems versus addressing the needs of a market might sound like semantics. But the implementation of each practice in B2B organizations reveals a huge contrast between the two with a ripple effect that may be just as significant. Common Practice: Solving Market Problems. You have a product that addresses user needs in a certain market.

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The Difference: UX vs UI

The Product Coalition

You’ll find yourself working closely with UX and UI designers throughout your career as a Product Manager. While you won’t be expected to know everything about product design (otherwise you’d be a designer, right?) there are at least a couple of key things you should have a solid grasp on. The last thing you want to do when talking to a designer, is to use UX and UI interchangeably.

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Perfection is the Enemy of Progress – Matt LeMay on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Matt LeMay has a problem. He’s a content machine. He’s written 3 books (two books on product and one on the musician Elliot Smith), plenty of music, and much more – which means that he’s prone to going down a rabbit hole before sharing his work with a team. To combat that, he now employs [.]. Read More. The post Perfection is the Enemy of Progress – Matt LeMay on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Correcting Common Misconceptions

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Everyone has their own interpretation of what minimum viable product (MVP) means to their organization. While the specifics of a company’s MVP may vary, there are key components of what a traditional MVP is, and what it definitely is not.

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Why empathy is a user experience designer's best weapon

Imaginary Cloud - Design

Empathy is a powerful word and even a more powerful feeling. It is also a word that is becoming more and more popular in the vocabulary of product and user experience designers. But, why? Before we get into why empathy is such an important concept when designing a product, it's vital to make it clear that this is only true when your focus is on what users need, instead of pushing products to the market.

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How to Make Your Ecommerce Store More Competitive

The Product Coalition

Having an ecommerce store is a great way to make your products accessible to a broad market, whether locally or globally. In fact, retail… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Lucia Adams on Burnout: the Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies

Mind the Product

Lucia Adams knows a lot about burnout: she’s not afraid to admit that she once fell victim to it. A past ProductTank speaker, Lucia is a consultant and executive coach who specialises in helping organisations take a human-centred approach to evolve their ways of working. Her experience of burnout has been a steep learning curve [.]. Read More. The post Lucia Adams on Burnout: the Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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The New Cybersecurity Trending Dashboard (Beta)

Roy Madden

An at-a-glance overview of the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape. Keeping up with the most critical threats, vulnerabilities, and threat actors can be time consuming and overwhelming. We have been working with a few existing Feedly for Cybersecurity customers to create a trending dashboard that offers an at-a-glance overview of the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape.

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3 Agile Transformation OKRs Leaders Can Use to Avoid Wrecking Ship

Agile Velocity

The leaders and change agents we meet are eager to ensure their Agile transformation avoids hitting rocks or running aground. After all, nobody wants to experience a shipwreck. We have found that the ones who do enjoy a successful journey have overcome three especially challenging obstacles. . We aim to address those obstacles in this article by offering three Agile transformation OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) for you to consider.

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Best 4 Classic Software Development Books

The Product Coalition

Much of modern problems in software development have actually been solved and we keep forgetting this to our peril. Every day something pops up in a conversation, on one of our teams or on socials that can be addressed by a book from years and sometimes decades ago. I think of these as classic books on the fundamentals of software development. These books have provided the foundations and first principles to approach software development, and later, product development.

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How to Avoid Product Discovery Pitfalls, by Navin Nair

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk Navin Nair, – Product Consultant and Chief Product Officer of JustPark, shares some of the common mistakes and pitfalls he finds Product Managers make during the product discovery process. Watch the video to see his talk in full, or read on for an overview of the common mistakes he highlights, including: [.]. Read More.

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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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The Magic of Diary Studies with Tony Turner of Progressive

UserInterviews

Diary studies can help researchers gain context for user decisions. Here's how Tony Turner of Progressive scales up his diary studies, builds customer journey maps from feedback, and chooses the right tools for the job.

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Metrics for Product Professionals

Under 10 Consulting

What should you measure? Focus on Today, Next, and Future. It’s difficult to determine relevant metrics for product managers because the product management role is inconsistent from company to company. There are actually. three roles of product management: business strategy, technical planning, and growth tactics. Growth tactics impact the products we have today—finding ways to sell more of the products we currently offer.

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The Role of AI in Improving the Data Security for Cloud Platforms

The Product Coalition

While for many business organizations staying competitive mainly required a consistent focus on utilizing innovation and the power of… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Bringing Service Thinking to SaaS Product Management

ProductCraft

As consumers of technology products (or really any product), we feel entitled to the best customer service available. As the old cliché goes, “the customer is always right.” With escalation paths just a click away, it’s easier than ever to report a poor customer experience and express displeasure via reviews and ratings. And dissatisfied customers.

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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