Sat.Jan 28, 2017 - Fri.Feb 03, 2017

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Why successful plans include a learning component

Lead on Purpose

We’re almost done with the first month of 2017. Most statistics I’ve read about people who set new year’s resolutions show that more than half have already given up by this point in the year (in less than one month).

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User Story Reflections

Roman Pichler

Users. As its name suggests, a user story describes how a user or customer uses the product–a digital product is captured from the perspective of the users. This avoids a solution-centric view where we worry more about how to provide and implement the product features than why and how people will use them. Understanding who the users are and how the product will benefit them is central to discovering and creating the right stories.

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Launching Complex Products in International Markets

Mind the Product

Christian Miccio (VP Product at First Data) and Kana Butkovic (Programme Director at First Data) set out a detailed strategy for launching physical products on an international scale. How do you manage return policies within a delivery supply chain that stretches across several countries? To what extent is your business model governed by local regulations?

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Two Things Senior Executives Value Most From Product Management

Product Management University

Wealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. If you want raise the level of product management influence, think like an executive. Consider the various situations your senior executives find themselves in and the types of information that help them make more informed decisions. Then make it a routine practice to brief your executives accordingly.

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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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Senior Product Manager and Your Next Career Steps

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Dan Mason, lead a conversation around “Your Next Career Steps”. 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… Better Decisions.

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How Guerrilla Research Can Improve Your Product

Mind the Product

Guerrilla feedback can be invaluable for the success of your product. Monal Choksi explains what guerrilla research is, what it isn’t , why it’s useful, and how to fit it alongside your other user research and product development practices. Guerrilla research gathers fast, low cost information from users, and allows you to develop a quick “gut feeling” about product decisions.

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How Cognitive Biases Can Help (and Hurt) Your Business

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: Buster Benson is a product manager at Slack who worked previously at Twitter and Habit Labs and is working on a new book about cognitive biases. He’ll be speaking at the upcoming Habit Summit in April. (You can register here!) In this interview, he chats with Max Ogles about how cognitive biases affect […]. The post How Cognitive Biases Can Help (and Hurt) Your Business appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Deciding to be a Product Manager

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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Finance’s Role in Pricing

Pragmatic Marketing

Finance should NOT set prices. Finance cares a lot about pricing because they focus on profitability. They need to project how profitable the company will be and price is a major component for them. Absolutely, they care about pricing. But finance should NOT set prices. Here’s the problem: Finance people do not know the value of their products. If they set prices, the only strategy they can use is use cost plus.

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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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Finding Inspiration for Customer Journey Mapping

Mind the Product

Customer journey mapping (CJM) is an underestimated marketing tool. Because customer journey maps can be hard to create and their results cannot always be tracked, it can be tempting to use other ways to increase conversion rates on a company website or online shop. But sometimes, you need to create a customer journey map to understand what your prospective customers are doing on your website, why are they buying your goods or services and – more importantly -why they are not buying.

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What Product Managers Can Learn from Hamilton

The Product Coalition

My interest piqued by the musical, I recently completed Ron Chernow’s 832-page biography, Alexander Hamilton. I knew I would learn about government, finance, and philosophy from Hamilton, but I didn’t know I would learn about being a product manager. Hamilton’s “Non-Stop” approach to life and work highlighted three essential activities for product managers: While great sales people should Always Be Closing, great product managers—like Hamilton—should Always be Readin’, Writin’, and Synthesizin’.

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User Experience Design Tactics for Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Marc Wendell, lead a conversation around “UX Design Tactics”. 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… Better Decisions.

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Establishing Product Management; Product Management Tools

Good Product Manager

I’ve got a few exciting things going on right now so here’s a quick update… Establishing a Product Management Function. Through my work at SiriusDecisions, I’ve been helping several organizations that are setting up product management for the first time. Interestingly, in most of these cases, the challenge wasn’t convincing the organization that product management was needed — the problem was exactly how to go about setting up the new function.

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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 Stigma of a Perfect Product

Mind the Product

Has anyone ever really created the perfect piece of software? I’d venture that the answer is a resounding “No!”. Every product has its flaws, whether in user experience, feature set, bugs, or technical debt. And I think we all know and accept that. Most product leaders are realists. Perfect to a product manager usually means done right, not flawless.

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When Moving Online, Product Managers Need To Do Some Planning

The Accidental Product Manager

When moving to selling products online, product managers need to plan carefully Image Credit: Meathead Movers. Retail businesses are dead. We all need to change our product development definition because everything in the future will.be sold online. Well, ok, maybe not. However, I think that we can all agree that online sales are becoming a bigger and bigger part of just about every company and what you’ve done to help make this happen needs to be a part of your product manager resume.

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Product Management #jobs for the Adventurous

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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Establishing Product Management; Product Management Tools

Good Product Manager

I’ve got a few exciting things going on right now so here’s a quick update… Establishing a Product Management Function. Through my work at SiriusDecisions, I’ve been helping several organizations that are setting up product management for the first time. Interestingly, in most of these cases, the challenge wasn’t convincing the organization that product management was needed — the problem was exactly how to go about setting up the new function.

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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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Organisation Design & Cognitive Science in Product Development.

Mind the Product

Nathan Snyder is co-founder at Nature of Work , a New York based Work Design Studio using organisational development tools blended with cognitive science to help make work more satisfying and fulfilling for all employees. In this talk for Product Leaders, Nathan tells how even large and complex legacy companies can make strategy personal to all their staff, leading to happier teams and speedier, more profitable new product development.

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Take Charge Product Management

Product Bookshelf

Collect information and work with your cross-functional partners to be an effective product manager. Your company will rely on you to be the most knowledgeable about your product so never take your eye off the market and establish an objective framework to guide your decisions. Take Charge Product Management by Greg Geracie. You won’t find these two sentences in any books on product management: “It was 6:45am.

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Top companies learn fast, why isn't yours?

Product Warrior

Many large enterprises look at start up companies with envy at their speed of innovation i.e. Learning. There is always a raft of excuses to why the large company can't move quickly, typically comparing itself to the agility of an oil tanker. In most cases this is total b t, most large businesses are more like a fleet of small boats, each if it was so inclined could manoeuvre at high speed.

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Relationship Equity: Why Services Can Go Where Sales Can’t

TSIA

Often times when we broach the concept of expand selling to TSIA member companies, the question is asked, “Why can't sales just do this for themselves? After all, upselling and cross-selling are, in fact, selling, and selling is what salespeople do.” Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Regardless of how hesitant they might be to join the revenue-generation party, expand selling initiatives have to be driven by the service delivery teams.

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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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Digital Transformation

The Product Bistro

“Have you heard the news? Digital Transformation is rocking the business world …” During the extended holiday break, I am spending time ruminating on the topic, as it dovetails into a key thrust of a project I am working on, loosely “The Future of Work” Foundations – The Network. Thinking way back to the first “dot com” bubble, and the insanity, the process for starting a company was pretty uniform.

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MRDs – How Much “Market” Is In Your Market Requirements Documents?

Product Management University

Wealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. Most B2B organizations use a M arket R equirements D ocument (MRD) for driving new solutions to market. How much of the content in those MRDs should be pure market requirements versus product requirements? A good rule of thumb — 100% market and 0% product. If MRD’s are supposed to reflect the needs of the market, they should be market specific not product specific.

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What does it take to rise from product manager to product leader?

DISQO

Over the years, there’s been a lot of insight (and conjecture) as to what sets elite product managers apart from the pack. There’s a wonderful discussion on Quora that highlights many widely agreed upon best practices. But we decided to follow one of those best practices and actually look at our data to substantiate claims and determine how product managers move up the ladder.

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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 expanded their membership to include additional service disciplines 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!