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How you become the ideal team player

Lead on Purpose

Teamwork is critical for the true success of everything we do. Think about it, every venture we undertake requires help from someone; that’s the way it’s supposed to go.

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Using White Papers to Generate More Quality Leads

Product Management University

To this day, white papers are still largely viewed as more educational than propaganda. For all the white papers produced, many B2B organizations fail to get the maximum marketing value for their efforts. The Playbook: White Papers 101. There are a multitude of approaches to solving any problem. A white paper in its most basic form educates prospective customers on your approach to addressing an issue without making a direct sales pitch.

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Keeping Your Stakeholder Relationships in CREDiT

Mind the Product

Stakeholder management is one of the biggest factors in your success in product management. At the same time product managers frequently tell me that it’s one of their biggest challenges. The most powerful foundation for managing stakeholders is building strong, positive relationships with them. To help think about what this means in practice, I’ve developed the “CREDiT” model to encapsulate the essentials of stakeholder relationship management.

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Breaking into Product Management

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. 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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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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How Great Product Companies are Transforming their Analytics Stack

Amplitude

The world of product development is changing rapidly. Twenty years ago, “online” was a new acquisition channel. But today, online is the product. And all companies are turning into digital product businesses. However, the fact that software is eating the world shouldn’t be surprising to anyone reading this. But how quickly it’s happening might be: over half of all Fortune 500 companies since 2000 no longer exist.

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The Evolution of a Product Manager – Josh McWilliam

Mind the Product

Josh McWilliam is a co-founder and Vice President of Product at College Factual. Their mission is to help every student realize their full potential through the best fit education their money can buy. While their focus is on students with the College Factual brand, they also have other brands like Ed.ai (for advisors), Educate.ai (for colleges), and BRIGHT HUB (for teachers).

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Product Strategies for Non-Strategists

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Dustin Levy, lead a conversation around “Product Strategies for Non-Strategists”. 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… Bet

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Accelerate Marketing Automation Strategies with Usage Analytics

Revulytics

In his inaugural address to the audience at this year’s Marketo Marketing Nation Summit, Steve Lucas , the new CEO of the marketing automation heavyweight, defined a chief challenge facing marketers today as one of “supply and demand,” according to event coverage. As we focus our marketing efforts on creating more demand for our products, we’re constrained by “the law of diminishing returns.

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Discussing The Importance of Streaming Video Quality with Stephen Dolan Sr.

Amir Rozenberg

Video streaming is becoming one of the key elements of modern digital applications. They enable innovation, new user experiences and new business models in many verticals, from retail, FinServ, social, media, etc. The entire ecosystem is going through a revolution: the application architecture is changing – the delivery formats, screens and devices used to consume content, etc.

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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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Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve the perfect credit card?

DISQO

Last year, credit cards generated an impressive $163 billion in interest and fees, a number that is only expected to grow in 2017. Yet despite the enormous windfall, JP Morgan Chase & Co. managed to shave close to $300 million off of profits in the fourth quarter after shelling out enormous perks for its new Chase Sapphire Reserve card. The card was so popular that Chase reportedly ran out of the metal used to make the card, and had to ship temporary plastic versions instead.

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Savor the Next Stage in Your Product Management Career

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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3 Technology and Services Industry Trends for Profitable Growth [SlideShare]

TSIA

For over a decade, TSIA has closely tracked the product and service revenue as well as the profit trends of 50 of the largest technology solutions providers in the world through our Technology & Services 50 index. This valuable information, which we aggregate from publicly reported data from a diverse list of hardware, software, and pure service companies, allows us to get an accurate view of the performance and overall state of the industry.

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People Don’t Buy Capabilities, They Buy Knowledge

The Secret PM Handbook

This guy might have too much knowledge. Knowledge is power. Most of our tools and applications deliver capabilities, but users and buyers are always hoping that what they’re buying is knowledge. Knowledge of how to do the job. How to do the job faster, or with fewer errors, or with better outcomes. If we don’t put the knowledge in, the our users have to figure it all out themselves.

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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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Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve the perfect credit card?

DISQO

Last year, credit cards generated an impressive $163 billion in interest and fees, a number that is only expected to grow in 2017. Yet despite the enormous windfall, JP Morgan Chase & Co. managed to shave close to $300 million off of profits in the fourth quarter after shelling out enormous perks for its new Chase Sapphire Reserve card. The card was so popular that Chase reportedly ran out of the metal used to make the card, and had to ship temporary plastic versions instead.

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Using Twyman’s Law to Avoid Red Herrings in Product Analytics

Amplitude

The world of analytics is full of red herrings and false paths. When there’s so much data to work with, it’s easy to get careless and assume that the numbers right under your nose are always telling you the truth: A new piece of code breaks your homepage , but after looking at your analytics you see that users are spending more time on it than ever —and therefore must be more engaged.

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What I Heard at TSW San Diego 2017

TSIA

I'm now fully recovered from the recent Technology Services World, my 23 rd TSIA conference over the last 11 years. It was a very busy 3 days for me , with a keynote, 6 presentations, 15 1:1 meetings, and countless conversations in hallways and in the TSW | EXPO. Now that I've had some time to process all that I heard, I wanted to write up some of the principle themes and/or trends that popped up again and again.

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People Don’t Buy Capabilities, They Buy Knowledge

The Secret PM Handbook

This guy might have too much knowledge. Knowledge is power. Most of our tools and applications deliver capabilities, but users and buyers are always hoping that what they’re buying is knowledge. Knowledge of how to do the job. How to do the job faster, or with fewer errors, or with better outcomes. If we don’t put the knowledge in, the our users have to figure it all out themselves.

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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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Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve the perfect credit card?

DISQO

Last year, credit cards generated an impressive $163 billion in interest and fees, a number that is only expected to grow in 2017. Yet despite the enormous windfall, JP Morgan Chase & Co. managed to shave close to $300 million off of profits in the fourth quarter after shelling out enormous perks for its new Chase Sapphire Reserve card. The card was so popular that Chase reportedly ran out of the metal used to make the card, and had to ship temporary plastic versions instead.