Sat.Mar 18, 2023 - Fri.Mar 24, 2023

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3 Creative Levels in Your Product Career

The Product Coalition

Product management is a creative job in the deepest sense: We create products. But the level at which we need to do so changes dramatically over the course of a product person’s career, and the transition is not always easy. Here are three levels — each relevant to a different stage in your career and your product. Where are you now? Photo by Inna Rabotyagina on Pexels I don’t know how, but my daughters turned out to be really good with creative stuff.

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Practical tips for building credibility as a product manager

Mind the Product

Mark Bailes, Technical Product Manager shares practical tips on building credibility as a product manager based on his previous experience of working in product roles. Having joined GE HealthCare as part of the rotational Digital Technology Leadership Program, I learned how to go both broad and deep very quickly to deliver outcomes within a Read more » The post Practical tips for building credibility as a product manager appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Product Demos: Avoiding the Trap of Telling vs. Selling

Product Management University

If you’re a pre-sales solution consultant or sales engineer, falling into the trap of telling vs selling can happen before you even know it, even though your intentions are always on the mark to start the demo. Here’s how to avoid the trap. The Difference Between Telling and Selling Demos Telling Demos The telling demo is an overview of the product section by section, a demonstration of the features in each, and an explanation of how those features work and the benefits.

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How Effective Roadmaps Can Save You Time

Gocious Blog

There's no doubt product management is a complex process. First, you have to identify great products that will perform effectively so you can meet your company goals. Then you have to manage the functions that will get the product built efficiently and on time.

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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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The Perfect Pair: Why Human and Digital-Led Strategies Result in CS Excellence

Gainsight

Peanut butter and jelly, chips and salsa, cookies and cream, some combinations are meant for one another. And although these perfect pairings can be consumed on their own, we can all agree that they are better together. Just like these famous food duos, CS individuals should see how the recipe for customer excellence is a combination of both human and digital-led strategies.

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How Data Led Approach Can Help You Drive SaaS Business Growth

Userpilot

A data-led approach in SaaS is the key to unlocking innovative ideas, more revenue, and faster product growth. In this article, we cover the following: What it means to be data-led and why it helps SaaS companies grow fast. How to make data-led decisions. How to improve user experience by becoming data-led. TL;DR A data-led approach involves using a combination of data, context, research, and human expertise to make business decisions.

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Great Value Proposition Examples

AB Tasty

Your value proposition, or Unique Selling Point, is at the heart of your product or service. Learn more about this essential piece of your business: what a good value proposition looks like and how to write a great one.

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Product Coalition is About Community, Comprehension, Context, and Clarity

The Product Coalition

Why do we believe editing is important? It’s because we believe in quality learning, we believe in our writers, and we want all our readers to succeed in product development — globally. By Tremis Skeete , Executive Editor for Product Coalition Jay Stansell, founded Product Coalition based on the belief that learning about product development should be accessible to everyone, globally.

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Creating a Sales Playbook: 5 Must-Haves

Product Management University

The whole point of creating a sales playbook is to give your sales team “situational sales tools” that make them highly effective in every part of the sales process. The end game is shorter sales cycles where your products and services are the clear choice. What is a Sales Playbook? A sales playbook is a collection of sales tools that help salespeople usher buyers through the sales process with simplicity and greater credibility.

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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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Nichole Mace: Products, pricing, and pitfalls

Mind the Product

Product managers today play an important role in determining the pricing strategy of their products. We speak to Nichole Mace, VP of Product Growth at Pendo, about the history of pricing and product, the struggles, and her tips to influence your pricing model that provide the most value for your users. Product managers and pricing Read more » The post Nichole Mace: Products, pricing, and pitfalls appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Money Buddies: Don’t Go It Alone with Your Wallet

Nir Eyal

Now, more than ever, we have to be smart with our money. Yet navigating our personal finances and adhering to a budget can be a daunting task. However, there’s a free and fun technique that anyone can use to get back on track with their finances: getting a money buddy. The post Money Buddies: Don’t Go It Alone with Your Wallet appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Breaking Into Product Management: The Adventure Begins

The Product Coalition

Part One: I’ve often been asked, “How did you break into product management?” because for many, the path seems mysterious.

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Disruptive Technologies

svpg

NOTE: As many of you know, I am in the midst of publishing a series of articles on the various product competencies. However, I’ve been getting so many questions about the impact of ChatGPT, Midjourney, GPT4, and LLM’s in general that I thought it’s best to interrupt my normal articles to acknowledge the dramatic impact. The post Disruptive Technologies appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group.

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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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This is not the time for nice-to-have products

Mind the Product

Product leader Sharon Feldstein talks about building nice-to-have products and features as our main product offering - why we need to avoid it, especially in times of financial uncertainty. Read more » The post This is not the time for nice-to-have products appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Do Not Lose Sight of the Goals

The Product Guy

Every quarter go through all the business problems you want to solve as a company. Then, what comes next is amazing! Watch and learn more from product management expert, Amin Bashi.

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Product Gardening

The Product Coalition

What we can learn about your product’s maturation, by observing the evolution of a garden through the seasons.

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Top 7 Reasons For Customer Churn in SaaS and Tips to Address Them

Userpilot

What are the reasons for customer churn in SaaS? And how can customer success teams address them to ensure product growth? As a SaaS company, your ultimate goal is to retain customers and keep them happy with your product. However, sometimes things don’t go as planned, and customers churn. By the end of this article, you’ll have a better understanding of the common pitfalls that lead to customer churn and how to avoid them.

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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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Common transformation pitfalls by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Oslo talk, Marty Cagan, founder and partner at Silicon Valley Product Group shares his thoughts on common transformation pitfalls. It’s no secret that most transformations fail, says Marty. When companies undertake large-scale transformations, 70% fail substantially, he adds. While the odds are stacked against companies embarking on transformation drives, you can easily Read more » The post Common transformation pitfalls by Marty Cagan appeared first on Mind the Product.

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When Writing Has Two Focuses: Invite Ideal Readers to Change and Assure Secondary Readers

Johanna Rothman

Back when I wrote Writing Secret 5: Decide on One Ideal Reader , I suggested there was one primary reader and other secondary readers. That's not wrong, but it's incomplete. Nonfiction writing causes people to decide, rethink, or change their actions, all a change of some sort. That means the ideal reader for a given piece is the person you want to change.

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9 Challenging Participant Types (and How to Reset with Them)

dscout People Nerds

When a 1-1 session isn’t going as planned, how can you get the participant back on track? This article has you covered.

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Closed-Loop Analytics for SaaS: How to Bridge the Data Gap

Userpilot

The SaaS world is filled with product growth analytics and metrics that span the entire customer lifecycle. Today, we’ll be focusing on closed-loop analytics and how they can help you better manage and benefit from data! TL;DR Marketing and sales teams have different goals, which is why they often have different data sources or metrics. Marketing teams may look at Google Analytics while your sales team will likely check their CRM platform.

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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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Product vision and strategy: Part 1 – Ben Foster on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Vision and strategy are some of the most talked about concepts in product today. In this week's podcast episode, we speak to Ben Foster, Partner at Prodify, to decipher these two concepts and discuss how to actually craft these in the real world. Read more » The post Product vision and strategy: Part 1 – Ben Foster on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Q2 2023 Writing Workshop Open for Registration

Johanna Rothman

Do you struggle with writing? You'd like to write more and faster, but things are just not working for you. I can help. I have opened the Q2 2023 Free Your Inner Writer workshop for registration. If you want to write easier and faster, read the book. If you want my support in your writing, take the workshop. (If you haven't yet bought the book, I'll give you a copy as part of the workshop.

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15 New Enhancements in Reveal 1.4.0 Release 

Reveal

Reveal Embedded Analytics Reveal is a customer-driven product- we deliver features based on your continuous feedback so you can deliver more value to your customers. Today we are excited to deliver 15 new features & product enhancements to the Reveal visualization editor, API, data sources, and docs. Here is what’s new in Reveal our Q1 2023 release: New: Filter Column API for Visualization Editor New: New Default Charts with Updated UX New: Custom Query added to Snowflake Data Source Item Ne

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NPS Survey Template: Best Practices and Examples

Userpilot

Looking for the best NPS survey template to personalize? Keep reading! Creating an NPS survey can be hard sometimes, but using a template simplifies the entire survey process. It saves you time, ensures consistency, and enables easy customization to fit your unique needs and branding. In this blog post, we’ll discuss different NPS survey questions and best practices to collect valuable feedback from your customer base.

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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.