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Lean Product Management – Minimizing Wait Times

280 Group

In the previous post on developing a Lean Mindset, we covered flow efficiency and how to apply the principle to get from idea to MVP (minimum viable product) faster. The post ended by mentioning two ways to shorten the time to MVP: Minimizing wait times (i.e., non-value added time) and Improving the productivity of our value-added steps. In this post we’ll focus on the first method, to minimize wait times.

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How to Break Free of the Feature Factory by John Cutler

Mind the Product

In the closing talk of this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg, John Cutler looks at why his Medium post 12 Signs You Are Working in a Feature Factory touched a nerve for so many people in product development. There’s widespread tension in our industry, John says. While everyone talks about “outcomes over output” and says they strive for “real impact” with their craft, in our day-to-day work many of us simply give all our priorities and attention to shipping features.

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Podcast: Product Management in Agile Orgs

Melissa Perri

After Mile High Agile, I sat down with Howard Sublett from SolutionsIQ for the Agile Amped Podcast. We talked about how Product Management is missing from many Agile Teams and how they need to think about introducing the right practices and principles. Check out the podcast below. The original link to the podcast is here.

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How to Interview a Product Manager

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Felix Sargent, lead a conversation around “How to Interview a Product Manager”. 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… Bette

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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 To Fix A Product Management Mistake: Diet Pepsi

The Accidental Product Manager

Pepsi’s product managers screwed up Diet Pepsi, can they fix it? Image Credit: Mike Mozart. I think that we do need to hand it to the Pepsi product managers – at least on paper they did everything that they really should have done. They conducted countless taste tests and tinkered with their Diet Pepsi product development definition all in a quest to give their customers what they wanted.

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TEI 138: The science behind success for product managers – with Eric Barker

Product Innovation Educators

Listen to the Interview for Product Managers and Innovators. Much of the advice we’ve been told about being successful as a product manager and innovator is logical, earnest… and downright wrong. My guest, Eric Barker, explores the science of success. In his book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric reveals the science behind what actually determines success and—most important—how you can achieve it.

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Applying Cynefin to Real Product Management Projects

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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OpenView Labs: Best Practices for Increasing Trial Conversions

Revulytics

You walk into a coffee shop you’ve been coming to for years that is a few steps from your office. As you duck and weave through the crowds and wind your way to the register, you place your order, and then grab a cup of the free new caramel cotton candy carrot latte positioned on the counter as you wait. You take a few sips, and are really just starting to enjoy yourself, when you discover that the cup is leaking.

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Innovation is Broken by Janice Fraser

Mind the Product

What is the point of innovation? Why do we focus so much time and effort on digital transformation, agile transformation, and innovation? Simply put it’s because large organisations need to grow – and can’t. All of their current management practices optimise against anything new ever being successful. In the course of a storied career that started at Netscape, and includes co-founding Adaptive Path and Luxr, consulting for Fortune 500 companies as well as the White House, Janic

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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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7 Tips for Liberating Actionable Insights

Userzoom

How you can make your next research project more actionable and valuable. We live in a fast-moving world where everyone has questions. Executives, Marketers, Designers, and Product Managers all want to make an informed decision and manage risk intelligently. This is why a lot of companies are investing in User Research. It’s no wonder, then, that the number of research studies on the UserZoom platform are doubling every eighteen months (new Moore’s Law).

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Beauty & Product Management

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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Keep it simple—How to avoid overcomplicating your flowcharts

nulab

Flowcharts answer problems. Good flowcharts answer problems directly and efficiently. When creating a flowchart, format and design elements should be as simple as possible to make them easily comprehensible. Keep these tips in mind the next time you create a flowchart. Formatting your Flowcharts. While the processes that flowcharts visualize require a lot of creative problem-solving to create, flowcharts themselves are formulaic.

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Your Product Manager Super Power: Not Knowing Everything

Mind the Product

How Much Should I Understand? A friend, who’s recently become a product manager, asked me that recently. She’d inherited a technical product where the engineers already had a view of the direction and deliverables required. Even though it had been broken into phases, each phase was large in scope and involved a number of unconscious assumptions. During planning workshops the engineers were mentioning a lot of tools, methods, processes and concepts that were unfamiliar to her.

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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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RealtimeBoard integration with Adobe Creative Cloud

Miro

New Adobe Creative Cloud Connector Empowers Remote Communication and Collaboration Here at RealtimeBoard we continue to integrate whiteboarding activities into routine workflows of product teams. One of the recent updates on this journey is an integration with Adobe® Creative Cloud™, one of the most popular app collections for UI/UX Designers and other creatives who work […].

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Conducting market research–and other innovation insights for product managers Aug 25, 2017

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. Tips for conducting consumer and market research for new products. You have to identify the right target segment, understand a real problem they have, and learn what action to take. Read the details at [link]. What you can learn from user behavior to improve aspects of products.

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All in the family

dscout People Nerds

Sisters Julie and Stefanie Norvaisas on working together, learning from each other, and research in both digital and physical realms.

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Gibson Biddle – Wicked Hard Decisions at Netflix

Mind the Product

Gibson Biddle has worked in product at several entertainment companies, such as Netflix, Mattel, and EA, as well as educational companies such as Chegg and The Learning Company. In his presentation, he discusses “wicked hard” decision-making and how it is a practiced art, and can be very easy with practice. He discusses all of these experiences through the lens of Netflix, where he was the Vice President of Product.

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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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Are 67% of Customer Success Organizations Wrong?

TSIA

TSIA asks our membership about different metrics and practices through various inquiries, surveys, and benchmarks. One statistic that has surprised us is the number of Customer Success organizations that use a dedicated customer success platform. According to our data, we found that 67% of Customer Success organizations do not use a dedicated customer success platform.

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New features for b2b teams

ProductBoard

See which customer companies need which features If you’re a b2b product manager, chances are you’ll sometimes hear that a certain feature is critical for a customer company but won’t know who exactly at the company provided that input. Indicate which *company* provided a piece of feedback In productboard, you can now attribute feedback directly to a company, even if you don’t know who.

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Perfecting the Product Launch

Sequent Learning

The post Perfecting the Product Launch appeared first on Sequent Learning Networks.

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User Behavior can Bite you – Lessons From the Product Management Trenches

Mind the Product

I am the founder of Jodi Logik , an online matchmaking startup in India. I started the business in late 2015 to provide a platform for young Indians to create a good impression through their online profile and steer clear of stereotyped profiles plaguing the matchmaking industry in India. As a first-time entrepreneur, I play the role of a product manager among my many roles!

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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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Welcome New TSIA Members! August 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 research areas TSIA has to offer.

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New features for b2b teams

ProductBoard

See which customer companies need which features If you’re a b2b product manager, chances are you’ll sometimes hear that a certain feature is critical for a customer company but won’t know who exactly at the company provided that input. Indicate which *company* provided a piece of feedback In productboard , you can now attribute feedback directly to a company , even if you don’t know who provided it.

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Introducing Live Conversation: Real-time human insights for better business decisions

UserTesting

From product managers and marketers to UX designers and researchers, everyone loves the insights gained from live customer interviews. The benefits of conducting live customer interviews include the ability to have dynamic discussions, observe verbal as well as non-verbal cues, … The post Introducing Live Conversation: Real-time human insights for better business decisions appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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Product Knowledge: Asset or Liability?

Product Management University

Is product knowledge more of an asset or liability for a product manager? Is product knowledge important in a product management role? Absolutely! The more important question is how much product knowledge is required to be successful? If you’re not a technical product manager, you probably don’t need as much as you think. Consider the following: Product knowledge tells you HOW a product works.

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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.