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Technical Debt and Product Success

Roman Pichler

Why Technical Debt Matters for Product People. As the person in charge of the product, you may not be terribly concerned about how clean and well-structured the code is.

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The Introverted Product Manager

ProductPlan

Can introverts be successful as product managers? No matter what you may have heard, we believe the answer to this question is a resounding “yes!” ” If you’re an introvert, or simply have several introverted tendencies (who needs labels anyway?), this one’s for you.

Practical Tips for Working in Distributed Product Teams

Mind the Product

Ever since the shift towards agile practices, product teams have hung on to a set of core attributes, ranging from cross-functional, to customer-centric all the way up to iterative. But there’s one aspect which will soonish vanish from this list of must-haves: co-located. The notion that successful product teams strictly need to operate from within one room is outdated.

Making Sense of Planning in an Agile World

ProductPlan

“But we’re agile. We don’t plan.” ” If you’ve ever worked with an agile team, chances are you’ve heard this excuse. However, even agile teams need a disciplined approach to planning.

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Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

Women in Product Management: Soni Meinke, VP Corporate Product at Optum, a Division of United Health Group

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Soni Meinke, VP Corporate Product at Optum, a Division of United Health Group. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into Product Management? I actually graduated with a Communications and English Writing degree and got a job at a newspaper right out of college.

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Why We Fail: What I Learned From 5 Years with Friends, Netflix’s Social Strategy

Mind the Product

Netflix’s Friends (Born 2004, died 2010). I write a lot about product strategy, and use Netflix as an example so that others can learn from the company’s success and failure.

How to Get More Product Management From Your Product Managers

Proficientz – Product Management University

If you’ve ever wondered why some athletes are great with one team but not so great with another, the difference is usually in their supporting cast. The same philosophy applies to the product management function.

Facebook Marketing Tips: 5 Ways To Increase Your Sales This Holiday Season

AB Tasty

The holidays are coming, and as an e-commerce business, it should be your goal to make the most out it by levelling up your marketing game. Among the strategies that you can easily boost is Facebook marketing.

Creating and Destroying Value

Pragmatic Marketing

I read Seth Godin’s blog every day. Many days, what he says relates directly to pricing. Today’s blog— Is There a Marketing Person Leading the IT Team —is just one of those blogs. He provides a few horrendous examples of companies interacting with their customers.

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The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Using Psychology to Supercharge Your Products by Joe Leech

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London talk, Joe Leech shows us how, in order to design products that people love, we need to create experiences that fit into what people’s existing mental models predict for them. Procedural Knowledge. Declarative knowledge is specific facts that we find hard to remember.

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Building for everyone: How we made the Intercom Messenger accessible

Inside Intercom

Here at Intercom, our mission is to make internet business personal. But in order for an internet business to be personal, it must also be possible for everyone to access. More than one billion people worldwide live with a disability – that’s more than 15% of the global population.

Podcast: The Evolution of Tech Product Management

Mironov Consulting

This episode of Product Dojo’s Product Leadership Podcast is hosted by Edyta Korona and Arjun Saksena. We talked at length (16 minutes) about: The evolution of tech product management (not a new thing!). Empathy as a core skill of product leaders.

Who’s Minding Your Product Portfolio…Other Than Your Customers?

Proficientz – Product Management University

You build products, you market products, you sell products and you implement products. That’s how you make money. Your customers on the other hand, want to…. Improve employee retention by investing more heavily to develop talent within the organization and create more attractive career paths. every industry). Improve patient-care quality scores so they can qualify for higher Medicare reimbursements to offset declining margins. healthcare providers).

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

The Perks of Being a Generalist

Mind the Product

I’m lucky enough to be able to say that I love what I do – but why? What is it that gets me up to go to work every day? Like many in our field, I fell into a product job somewhat by accident, but I count myself as very lucky to have done so.

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The Non-Coder’s Introduction to Mobile-First, Responsive Email Design

AB Tasty

Coding isn’t your ‘thing’. But aren't you curious how your developer was able to render your creations into working emails? Well, this article is for you. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as The Non-Coder’s Introduction to Mobile-First, Responsive Email Design.

Amazon Plans On Getting Into The Grocery Business

The Accidental Product Manager

Amazon wants to be the place that you come to get food Image Credit: Indiana Stan. Hopefully by now we are all aware that Amazon has purchased Whole Foods and has gotten into the grocery business in a big way.

Reducing Legal Exposure in Software License Auditing, a Data-Driven Approach

Revulytics

Over the years, the software vendors conducting the most licensing audits haven’t changed much, according to the most recent survey by the International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA). Microsoft, Adobe and IBM still top that list.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Positioning Technical Features to Sound Simple

Proficientz – Product Management University

Our product is very unique technically, but we’re having trouble positioning technical features in non-technical terms. No one understands our unique value. Any suggestions? The biggest mistake most people make when they try to position technical features is that they try to explain HOW they work. Positioning is 80% about WHO, WHAT & WHY.

How to Prepare Your eCommerce Store to Boost Your Holiday Sales

AB Tasty

The holiday season is just around the corner. Prepare for the holiday rush to ensure that you have a bountiful sales season with these eCommerce tips. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as How to Prepare Your eCommerce Store to Boost Your Holiday Sales. Conversion Optimization E-commerc

Product Experimentation Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them by Jon Noronha

Mind the Product

Jon Noronha joined the product team for Microsoft’s Bing search engine in 2011 when the product, as he puts it, was “in a big hole” As the years went by, however, that turned around, and in late 2015, Microsoft reported that Bing had become profitable. Jon and his colleagues at Microsoft attribute that growth to a change towards experimentation.

In Defense of Small Data

ProductCraft

“How many people used our new feature last quarter?” That’s a nice and easy question. Run some analytics, and you can have a satisfyingly neat answer. Why did users abandon our product after using this feature last quarter?” Here, you’re getting into muddy waters.

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5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Guest Post: Following up on Business of Software Conference – Ideas With Actions

Business of Software Conference

Guest blog post from Mark Stephens, CEO/Founder of IDRsolutions … I have always said that Business of Software is an unusual conference.

TEI 205: Create a happy team, make a better product – with Kris Boesch

Product Innovation Educators

Breaking down silos and helping everyone feel like their work matters. You are in for a delightful and important discussion with our guest today. She was named a Top 100 Leadership Speaker for 2018 and is here to tell us how we can have a happier workplace.

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Holiday messaging and chatbot tips for marketers

Inside Intercom

Gearing up for the holidays? For ecommerce and consumer focused brands, the holidays offer a huge opportunity to grow your customer base and drive sales with chatbots and targeted messaging. Through to New Year’s, consumers are in the mood to buy.

Full Transcript: Rohini Pandhi on the Product Love Podcast

ProductCraft

As a techie in Silicon Valley, you might often hear the line: “Fail fast, and break things.” It’s a common saying that illustrates the tech capital’s hungry lifestyle of “rise and grind,” but Square’s Rohini Pandhi thinks that saying could be decoupled a bit.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

5 Session Recordings That Tell All About Your New Users

The Product Coalition

Imagine a world where you’re introduced to someone and immediately you’re able to get to know them.

How to Build a CRM System for Your eCommerce Business

AB Tasty

A quick intro to CRM (customer relationship management) software: what it is, why it's important to your business, and how to choose the right one. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as How to Build a CRM System for Your eCommerce Business. E-commerce

Karen Peacock on growing Intercom from 350 to 600 people

Inside Intercom

SaaStr’s Harry Stebbings recently interviewed our COO about her journey from Intuit to Intercom. Their wide-ranging conversation touched on everything from product market fit to the best hiring approach to the role of COOs. Listen to the episode below. Short on time?

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