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Jonny Schneider: Product-led and collaboration conundrums

Mind the Product

We catch up with product leader Jonny Schneider to find out his thoughts on why businesses find it hard to become product-led and why cross-functional collaboration is so important. If you’ve been following Mind the Product for a while you will have come across Jonny Schneider. His 2017 article, Understanding how Design Thinking Lean and Read more » The post Jonny Schneider: Product-led and collaboration conundrums appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Product Managers Want To Know: Does Scarcity Work?

The Accidental Product Manager

It turns out that people only buy things under the right conditions Image Credit: Jurgen Appelo I’m pretty sure that this has happened to all of us. We’ve found something that we are interested in buying, but we can’t quite make up our mind as to if we really want to get it right now. Then all of a sudden we discover that there are only a few of this item left.

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Leveraging New Technologies: 3 Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

Listen to the audio version of this article: [link] Make Time to Keep up with Technology Trends As new technologies come and go, it’s important for you—the person in charge of the product—to stay on top of the developments. You should be aware of new trends, be able to make an informed guess if they are likely to impact your market and product, and decide if a technology needs to be further investigated.

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Jedi vs Sith: Mastering Beta Testing with Star Wars Wisdom

Centercode

On May the Fourth, discover the do's and don'ts of effective beta test management by embracing the wisdom of the Jedi philosophy while avoiding the pitfalls of the Sith mentality in this specially themed post for Star Wars Day.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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It’s Day One as a New CS Leader. Now What? ?

Gainsight

The customer success (CS) community has come a long way in the last ten years since our first Pulse Conference in 2013. For many CS professionals, there is a clear track from Customer Success Manager (CSM) to Team Lead to Head of CS and eventually (Chief Customer Officer) CCO. Regardless of where you start your career in customer success, when the time comes to helm a CS program for the first time, the sheer number of things to address can be daunting.

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Unlocking the Full Potential of AI: A Comprehensive Guide for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Revolutionize Product Management and Deliver Unparalleled User Experiences Continue reading on Product Coalition »

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How to design and test business ideas

Strategyzer

A few years ago, Nico LeBlanc and I were invited to work with an innovation team at a large pharmaceutical company. The team was preparing to launch a digital health platform within a few months.

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37 Free UX Meeting Templates, From Prep to Follow-Up

UserInterviews

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, meetings are better with a well-prepped facilitator, clear agenda, and effective follow-up plan. Templates can help.

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434: Adding product ops to your product management organization – with Steve Johnson

Product Innovation Educators

Using product ops to standardize product management processes Today we are talking about product ops—what it is, if you need it, and how to get started. Joining us is Steve Johnson, a returning guest. He is an author, speaker, and product coach. His market and technical savvy allowed his career to develop from Product Manager to Chief Marketing Officer.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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Ask Teresa: How Can You Test a Customer’s Willingness to Pay?

Product Talk

I recently read Monetizing Innovation by Madhavan Ramanujam and Georg Tacke. Overall, I can recommend this book, but with one major caveat. In the book, the authors recommend that for any new product idea, we need to consider the monetization potential from the very beginning. This I agree with. However, they suggest that we can simply ask our customers about their willingness to pay.

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Deep dive: Revolutionising product management with ChatGPT

Mind the Product

This deep dive guest post written by Senior Global Product Manager, Jin Hu, delves into the opportunities that lie ahead for product managers with the arrival of ChatGPT and other advances in AI. Read more » The post Deep dive: Revolutionising product management with ChatGPT appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Goals, Metrics, KPIs, and OKRs: Distinctions and Examples

The Product Coalition

Product leader Siddharth Arora explains characteristics between Goals, Metrics, KPIs, and OKRs. Examples included. By Tremis Skeete , for Product Coalition A product manager’s success is arguably due to their keen focus on measuring the performance of their product(s). They focus on learning how successful the services, features and capabilities to discover opportunities to take that performance to higher levels.

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Mixpanel Marketing Analytics

Mixpanel

Mixpanel launched over a decade ago as an analytics tool for product teams. But here’s a little secret: More than half of our users today are actually on marketing teams. There are two reasons why. Product and marketing teams have to collaborate very closely to drive growth, especially when the goal is product-led growth (PLG). That makes it important to use the same analytics tool.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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How Using ChatGPT for Product Management is a Valuable Time-Saver

Usersnap

Product managers have a lot of ground to cover. From staying on top of market trends, user needs, customer feedback , and industry insights to managing their resources, and planning what’s ahead for their product. It’d be nice if there were a helping hand sometimes that could take over the more tedious and repetitive tasks. With the release of ChatGPT, it seems like a digital assistant has arrived.

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Weaving ethics into product management by Tanya Johnson

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Auckland talk, Tanya Johnson, VP of product at Auror, advises on how to weave ethics into product management and make sure the products we build have a positive impact on society. Read more » The post Weaving ethics into product management by Tanya Johnson appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How to Craft Powerful User Stories and Leverage the Skills of your team?

The Product Coalition

The Ultimate Communication Tool allows you to convey what truly matters, fostering autonomy and confidence in building the right solutions.

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How Mixpanel Marketing Analytics unlocks full user journey analysis

Mixpanel

Like a lot of software companies, we have an ongoing core focus at Mixpanel to push growth. About a year ago, we were in the middle of a sprint to increase paid customers when we hit a speed bump. Though our marketing team at the time was reporting healthy acquisition in Google Analytics leading to high numbers of new signups, our product team’s Mixpanel dashboard showed conversion from those signups to paying customers was low.

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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When Does Statistical Significance Apply to Your Research?

dscout People Nerds

Sometimes asking about statistical significance isn’t the right question. Here’s when to know if you’re on track.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, how is product management performing?

Mind the Product

In this guest post, Sigi Osagie explains why KPIs should provide a view of product management’s status and progress from several perspectives and reveal the organisational health of the function. Contemplating what true product management success means is a valuable exercise. For starters, it may force some organisations and product leaders to realise that authentic Read more » The post Mirror, mirror on the wall, how is product management performing?

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Embracing Design Early On: How Collaboration with UR/UX Supercharges Product Success

The Product Coalition

“Good design, when it’s done well, becomes invisible. It’s only when it’s done poorly that we notice it. Think of it like a room’s air conditioning. We only notice it when it’s too hot, too cold, making too much noise, or the unit is dripping on us. However, if the air conditioning is perfect, nobody say anything and we focus, instead, on the task at hand.” — Jared Spool The pressure was mounting.

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Pendo Onboarding: An In-Depth Review + Better Alternative

Userpilot

Is Pendo onboarding functionality any good? This is the main question we tackle in the article, so if you’re after this answer, you’re in the right place! We look at the onboarding features Pendo offers, how to use them, and their pros and cons. We also check out Pendo’s pricing plans and what its users think about it. Finally, we check out a very attractive alternative to Pendo.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Hiring a UX designer won’t magically solve your product problems & other UX misconceptions debunked

Modus Create

You might have created the first version of your product very quickly, and, at that time, you might not have been concerned with how it looked; you just wanted it to work. You have previously shown it works, but that might have been a few years ago. Since your initial launch, you have probably added features in different places. You have been putting links and forms and maybe a few flags that show everyone what’s new, wherever there was room, and you weren’t focusing on what would be the best co

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Using traditional product frameworks in modern growth practices

Mind the Product

Christina Bourne explains why growth product managers shouldn't abandon their more traditional product development frameworks to deliver great monetizable experiences. Read more » The post Using traditional product frameworks in modern growth practices appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Specific and General Prioritization: How To Give Preference to Some Stakeholders

The Product Coalition

For a lot of products, the truth is more complicated than throwing every feature request into a bucket and seeing what’s most important. Data often isn’t good enough for a quantitative ranking and also, specific needs sometimes must come first. Specific and General prioritization is the answer. For one of my products, I inherited a Confluence table containing a long list of features, lacking prioritization.

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Self Service Customer Experience For SaaS: Best Practices and Examples

Userpilot

A self-service customer experience has no downsides. On the customer side, it provides a seamless experience that empowers customers to use your product without any friction. And on the business side, It can help you reduce support costs, improve customer loyalty, boost product adoption, and drive revenue growth. But how do you provide a smooth self-service experience that drives real benefits?

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr