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The impact of poor leadership in an organization

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Jennifer Birch In business, being a leader doesn’t just fill a job title.

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Good Behavioral Product Manager, Bad Behavioral Product Manager

Mind the Product

A good product manager generally has a keen instinct for human behavior. However, the best product managers have learned how to incorporate the science of human behavior in a more rigorous way than just relying on instinct. This post (with a nod from Ben Horowitz’s seminal post) introduces the idea of a behavioral product manager (BPM) – a product manager who integrates the science and methods of behavioral science into product design, and discusses the traits of good BPMs and bad B

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Measuring Product Success – The Only Thing That Matters

Product Management University

How can you gauge whether your product is hitting the mark? We’re not talking just good. We’re talking great, nailed it, hit it out of the park. Measuring product success ultimately comes down to one thing, and it’s the best barometer for what sales, customer retention, user engagement, wallet share and other success metrics should be. In B2B, the pinnacle of product success is when your products consistently make people (users) measurably better at their jobs in ways that have quantifiable stra

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Putting Customers First

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Zoe Feltham, lead a conversation around “Putting Customers First”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Check it out… 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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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 It Time For Amazon’s Product Managers To Go Back To College?

The Accidental Product Manager

Amazon rolled out a product that went away very quickly, who screwed up? Image Credit: Canonicalized. Let’s face it, Amazon is a very big company that has done a lot of things correctly. We all know that we can visit their web site, pick out something that we want and almost magically it’s going to show up at our door in just a few days.

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A Taxonomy of Troublemakers for Those Navigating Difficult Colleagues

First Round Review

Disruptive technology is one thing. Disruptive co-workers are another. Here, Dr. Jody Foster classifies the types of colleagues whom others find difficult — and advises how to navigate working with them.

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Prioritizing Product Features by ROI

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Roli Bhotika (Mentee, Session 5, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Zoe Feltham]. The most important lesson I learned in The Product Mentor program with Jeremy and Zoe was that Product Management has a language. That I spoke that language every day but my grammar needed some work. In more precise terms, my prioritization process factored in the things that it should, I just didn’t know how to translate it to ROI and present it logically.

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Surge Pricing Done Right

Pragmatic Marketing

We see too many examples of surge pricing done poorly, with companies raising prices during peak times. Finally, there is an example of it done well in a post from The Week. The ONLY difference: they are lowering prices during off-peak hours rather than raising pricing during peak. Notice the tone of the article is complementary. Other companies are watching to see if it works.

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Make it Grow or Kill it: How to Handle Declining Usage in Products

Mind the Product

The median product is dying a slow death. If that seems like an overstatement, then the fact of the matter is that if usage rates are declining, a product is probably – not necessarily, but probably – in trouble. The 2017 Mixpanel Product Benchmarks Report showed that Average Daily Active User (ADAU) growth, in which active users are defined as “active” if they perform any action in a product, was actually negative in two of the four categories we measured: SaaS and media & en

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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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How bad design caused Hawaii’s false missile scare

TryMyUI

How did bad design cause Hawaii's missile scare of the past weekend? A picture of the state's emergency alerts interface gives a clue as to how such a grave mistake could occur. The post How bad design caused Hawaii’s false missile scare appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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10 Questions: Teresa Torres

Clever PM

I’m excited to kick off the new year with a new installment of my ongoing “10 Questions” series, surveying leaders in the Product Management world for their thoughts on the fundamentals of Product Management as well as questions related to their specific areas of expertise. For this January’s article, I reached out to Teresa Torres […].

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Sales Team Missing Quota? It’s Not Their Fault

The Secret PM Handbook

Successful customers, quality product, but bad sales. When I started as the Director of Product Management at my last company, they had a lot of successful and enthusiastic customers, a product that worked – although a bit long in the tooth – and a good lead pipeline. But they had one big problem. The sales team was missing quota, every quarter!

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AI+BI: Augmented analytics will soon bring data-driven insight to the masses

Birst BI

When you hear the words “artificial intelligence,” (AI) what’s the first thing you think of: robots doing backflips , Alexa , medical diagnostic innovations or something else? If you’re a business intelligence (BI) and analytics application user, it’s likely that “data-driven insight to the masses” will soon be top-of-mind. Machine learning will transform BI and analytics.

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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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The Depth Year for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Go deeper and strengthen your roots Every year is the same: December comes around, we slow down and start making plans for the year ahead. Our so-called New Year’s resolutions. In the beginning, we are full of energy and enthusiasm, but often feel a sense of frustration when we start to realize we are not even close to achieving our (lofty) goals. We like to start new things, but forget to maintain and even go deeper with the ones we already have.

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TEI 159: Don’t make the customer feel anxious. The failure of Crystal Pepsi — with Kyle Murray, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

What product managers at Pepsi got wrong but you won’t after listening to this. No one and no organization has a perfect record when it comes to releasing new products into the market. Failures are frequent — around 40% or so depending on the industry — and they happen at small companies, big companies, and experienced companies, including Pepsi.

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How Scrum Masters use RealtimeBoard for Daily Standups

Miro

How Scrum Masters use RealtimeBoard for Daily Standups And how can you run this ceremony during 15 minutes, especially if someone you have a ditributed team. Every day, the Development Team should understand how it intends to work together as a self-organizing group to accomplish the Sprint Goal and create the anticipated Increment by the […].

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Questions to Ask Before Estimating an Agile Program Posted

Johanna Rothman

My most recent article on projectmanagement.com is 3 Questions to Ask Before Estimating an Agile Program. In both Create Your Successful Agile Project and Agile and Lean Program Management , I talk about the reality of estimates in most settings. The question is what kind of an estimate does your project or program need? I’m not opposed to estimation.

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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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Women in Product Management: Lori Anderson, VP Technical Product Management at McGraw-Hill Education

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Lori Anderson, VP Technical Product Management at McGraw-Hill Education To catch the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How does a teacher in the inner city of New Orleans become a VP of Product Management at McGraw-Hill Education?

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Lean Canvas vs business plan–and other innovation observations for product managers Jan 19, 2018

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. Why a Lean Canvas is not a business plan replacement and what else product managers need. Since discovering the Lean Canvas tool from Ash Maurya, I have frequently used it and taught others to use it as what I call a Minimum Viable Business Case for a product concept.

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How do product teams create interactive prototypes for quick iteration cycles?

DISQO

Testing your product ideas in prototype form is a critical part of the product life cycle. While surveys are powerful for learning about user preferences, testing interactive prototypes are needed to generate specific, insightful feedback about how your users understand and interact with your product. Unfortunately, prototype creation can take a very long time, delaying testing and preventing quick iterations to your product.

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3 Ways to Get the Most from Your TSIA Membership

TSIA

TSIA has the world’s largest vault of board-ready data insight in the technology and services industry. But, with the busy schedule of the average service executive, it’s up to our dedicated Member Success team to ensure that our members are absorbing the most relevant content they need to solve their top business challenges, from research reports, business frameworks, quick tools, and more.

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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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Dear Strategy: 033 Staging Your Strategy

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “How do you know when to move into the next phase of your strategy?”. Read the full blog post. Original Music by Bob Caporale. The post Dear Strategy: 033 Staging Your Strategy appeared first on Dear Strategy Podcast.

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5 Prioritization Templates That Help You Focus On the Right Stuff

airfocus

Prioritization is key to organization. So what is the right method for you and the job? Here are 5 prioritization templates that help you focus.

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How do product teams create interactive prototypes for quick iteration cycles?

DISQO

Testing your product ideas in prototype form is a critical part of the product life cycle. While surveys are powerful for learning about user preferences, testing interactive prototypes are needed to generate specific, insightful feedback about how your users understand and interact with your product. Unfortunately, prototype creation can take a very long time, delaying testing and preventing quick iterations to your product.

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Welcome New TSIA Members! January Edition

TSIA

At TSIA, we are dedicated to helping services organizations both large and small grow and advance in the technology industry. We'd like to take the opportunity to welcome our newest members, as well as acknowledge companies already a part of the TSIA community who have recently renewed or expanded their membership to include additional research areas TSIA has to offer.

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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!