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Start Doing These 10 Things Today To Be A Better Product Manager

The Secret PM Handbook

Take Action Today With These Product Management Tips. I love lists, and the Internet loves lists. And I love immediately actionable product management tips that I can start using today to become better at my job. It just so happens that I include tons of immediately actionable guidelines in my articles on this site. There are over 50 at last count. 10 of the most powerful actions you can start doing today to become a better product manager, get your sales people to love you, win more deals, and

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What’s the power ingredient to ease into a PM role?

The Product Coalition

Imagine you’ve just been hired as a Product Manager and you are on top of the world. You’ve always wanted this job and you are happy to be alive! However, in the first few weeks, you have this lurking feeling that something is not right. Feeling some discomfort is natural but if you don’t feel settled you need to read on. Here is what could be going on.

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Sprint Planning Tips for Product Owners

Roman Pichler

Come Prepared. Make sure you carry out the necessary prep work prior to the sprint planning meeting. Be clear on what you want the sprint to achieve, ensure that the product backlog is appropriately refined (or groomed) , and have its high-priority items ready. This is necessary for the following two reasons: First, if you start sprint planning without a properly prepared product backlog, you are likely to perform backlog and planning work in a comparatively short, time-boxed meeting.

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When is it time to move on

The Product Bistro

A recent post was around the topic of how long should you stay in a product management role. While there are no hard and fast rules, in my experience, and for me, it seems the answer is 3 years, give or take, before moving on to new challenges, or to be pulled up in rank. […].

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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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Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

so my investor said that I need a product manager to do our product roadmap?”. When I worked as a product management consultant clients would often talk about “needing a product roadmap ASAP”. So I’d dig a little deeper to find out what they really needed, and it was often a return to the first principles of their value proposition and business model.

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Product Management: A Field Where There is Great Power in Saying ‘No’

Product Management Unpacked

I sat in a meeting about business strategy recently and one of the pieces of advice I gave the leadership team was that strategy was a lot about deciding what we were not going to do – what we were going to say ‘no’ to. It was actually funny because I said it almost without thinking about it. For me, after nearly three decades of helping employers and as a consultant helping companies on product strategy and strategic issues of all kinds, the ability to focus – and decide what not to do – is ess

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Building a Product doesn’t Guarantee Success

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. > What is the best career advice you received as you entered product management? To win over my team. When I was first starting out, I had “Steve Jobs Syndrome”. I saw myself as the all-knowing hero who was going to have the best ideas about what to build. This mindset led to a lot of struggles with my development team.

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First, Do No Harm by Mariah Hay

Mind the Product

Product managers are problem finders and problem solvers. But what happens when we become problem creators ? In her talk from #mtpcon San Francisco, Mariah Hay , VP of Product at Pluralsight, challenges us to think about our ethical responsibility as product managers. Great Power = Great Responsibility. It is crucial for us to understand ethics in the context of product.

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Fundamental Attribution Error: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

There I was, sitting in a packed movie theatre. I waited two years for this sequel and I’ve got enough popcorn and diet soda to last me a full three hours. Fifteen minutes into the movie, the hero and villain are facing off for the first time when a lady bursts into the theater. Trying […]. The post Fundamental Attribution Error: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far.

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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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Proper Care and Feeding of Your Product Backlog

Clever PM

One of the least glamorous parts of Agile development for most Product Managers is the process of backlog grooming. It can be a challenge to get teams to engage when they’re in the middle of a sprint, it can be difficult to convince stakeholders to refer to the backlog instead of the Product Manager for […].

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UX Copywriting: 3 Testing Methods That Beat A/B Testing + QUIZ!

UX Studio

UX copywriting and user testing? It might sound like a new match in the UX design world. But you don’t have to start from scratch when it comes to testing content and microcopy. We, at UX studio , collected three methods that provide more insights than general AB testing. We also gathered some tips from around the web to help you implement testing UX copy into your user experience research processes like a pro.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Real-Time Sales: get started with the future of selling

Intercom, Inc.

In sales and marketing, speed is everything. The fate of your business depends on how quickly you can turn promising leads on your website into paying customers. The faster you capture the intent, the faster you will make the sale, and the faster your business will grow. The traditional approach from marketers and salespeople of using lengthy contact forms and delayed callbacks doesn’t cut it anymore.

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9 Productivity Hacks for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Getting things done and accomplishing more in less time is an especially important skill for product managers. During this talk, Andy will go over a list of recommendations he has found to be helpful in boosting his level of productivity. In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Andy Wadhwa, lead a conversation on this topic.

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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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Product Management is about People and Trust.

Ask Benny

The importance of soft skills. The Technical Product Manager Junior product managers usually focus their learning on the technical aspects of the profession:· Are my requirements the best?·How should I conduct competitive analysis?·How should I price my product?·Is my writing good enough?·… Product management courses usually focus on the same things.

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How to Build an IoT Product Roadmap

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Let’s face it. Building an IoT product roadmap is hard—much harder than building roadmaps for “normal” technology products. That’s because IoT products are complex systems. To create a working solution, all layers of the IoT Technology Stack—device hardware, device software, communications, cloud platform, and cloud applications—need to work together.

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Fundamental Attribution Error: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This post part of a series on cognitive bias co-authored by Nir Eyal and illustrated by Lakshmi Mani. Discover other reasons you make terrible life choices like confirmation bias, hyperbolic discounting and distinction bias. There I was, sitting in a packed movie theatre. I waited two years for this sequel and I’ve got enough popcorn and diet soda […] The post Fundamental Attribution Error: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Building Search Products With Machine Learning – Shakhina Pulatova

Mind the Product

In this talk, Shakhina Pulatova gets deep on the art of searching. She takes us through search basics, to what powers search products, and ends with why you should give creating search products a try. On Intent. The act of searching means the user has a question that needs answering, so the first key principle in building a search tool is to understand the intent.

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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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The Imperative Practice of Relaxing Constraints

First Round Review

Founders are always told to "think big," but it's not always clear how or where to begin. First Round Capital co-founder Howard Morgan challenges founding teams to start by relaxing four key constraints.

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Individual Contributor vs. Team Member

Johanna Rothman

Many people draw distinctions between people who do management-kind of work and people who do “individual contributor” kind of work. I’ve been asking if they mean individual work or team member work. Sometimes, they do mean individual work. More often, they mean team member. Our culture shapes our language. (And, our language shapes our culture.

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What Is Anchoring?

Pragmatic Marketing

A colleague asked me: “Mark, what is anchoring? I wanted to get your explanation of the concept with regard to pricing and maybe an example if you have one.” Anchoring is a strange phenomenon where the mere act of thinking about a high number biases that person toward higher numbers. Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University conducted a fascinating study where he and his colleagues asked people to write the last two digits of their social securit

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Social Tech for Local Change: the Story of Spacehive by James Chant

Mind the Product

TL;DR: James Chant, formerly Head of Product at Spacehive, talks to ProductTank London about a social entrepreneurial marketplace, how this ecosystem can driven by the network effect and fed by non-product functions, and what influence “social tech for good” can have on a wider society. What is Spacehive? Spacehive is a UK-based crowdfunding platform where people with ideas for projects can build support from their community, pitch for funding from the crowd or commercial partners an

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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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The Imperative Practice of Relaxing Constraints

First Round Review

Founders are always told to "think big," but it's not always clear how or where to begin. First Round Capital co-founder Howard Morgan challenges founding teams to start by relaxing four key constraints.

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Planning for 2019; Product Management Podcasts; Upcoming Events You Can Find Me At

Good Product Manager

Product Management Planning for 2019. Every year around this time, at SiriusDecisions we look ahead to the major trends and areas that b-to-b leaders should be mindful of for the coming year. As we look ahead to 2019, we see increased recognition of product management as a key function, and growth in the discipline, though there are still challenges, and there is certainly room for improvement.

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What Is Anchoring?

Pragmatic Marketing

A colleague asked me: “Mark, what is anchoring? I wanted to get your explanation of the concept with regard to pricing and maybe an example if you have one.” Anchoring is a strange phenomenon where the mere act of thinking about a high number biases that person toward higher numbers. Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University conducted a fascinating study where he and his colleagues asked people to write the last two digits of their social securit

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a16z Podcast: Why paid marketing sucks, Network effects, Viral Growth, and more

Andrew Chen

Dear readers, It was my pleasure to be on my first ever Andreessen Horowitz podcast! if you haven’t checked it out, you can subscribe here. I’ve linked to the Soundcloud and included a transcript below. In the podcast, we cover a broad overview of growth/marketing topics, including: The natural “gravity” that slows down high-growth businesses.

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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!