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How to Conduct an Effective Competitive Analysis

ProductPlan

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Is Product Management like Parenting?

The Product Coalition

Love your Product. In a recent lecture I gave, I compared product management to parenting. While I was still preparing the lecture, I heard a similar comparison in a Product X conference I attended. It was a lecture given by Paz Davidovich named “Product managers? Congratulation! You are mother and father!”. Combining my initial thoughts with the additional inspiration, below are some reasons why the two can be compared, how the analogy can help you become a better product manager, and in which

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Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

280 Group

The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. It is a set of requirements received from business and formulated into development tasks. In highly-competitive conditions, it is important to concentrate on the highest priorities, especially when product ideas and tasks begin to “snowball.” What can you do to avoid chaos and mismanage

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How product development teams can build a culture of collaboration

Miro

How product development teams can build a culture of collaborationProduct development teams today are working in a changing environment: our work is becoming more distributed, and our tools for work and communication have migrated online. Not only that, but teams are highly cross-functional in nature: we are designers, developers, product managers, scrum masters.

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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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Product Ethics

Roman Pichler

What is an Ethical Product? An ethical product is an offering that does not cause any harm, neither to its users nor the planet. [1] The former includes negatively impacting the people’s mental wellbeing, for example, by encouraging addictive behaviour or promoting harmful information. The latter comprises contributing to climate change by developing and providing the product.

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Melissa Perri Shares the Secrets Behind Successful Products

Gainsight

We sat down with Melissa Perri, author of “ Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value ,” to learn how we can be more mindful of the product experiences we’re building. Melissa Perri is on a mission to “help make product managers and their organizations awesome.” Product leader, author, consultant, speaker, and teacher, Melissa is a powerhouse of product management know-how.

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Is programming a must for applying Data Science?

Piyanka Jain

Do you need to be able to code in R, Python, or any other programming language to put Data Science to work for you? The answer is NO! Continue reading on DataSeries ».

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Leading with love and trust

Lead on Purpose

Leadership can be difficult to understand, to measure and to carry out, and too often the term ‘leader’ is used for someone who manages a group but doesn’t necessarily lead.

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The Power of Thoughtful Research by Prakriti Parijat

Mind the Product

“Do you like the conference so far?” begins Prakriti Parijat of DBS Bank. After cheers from the #mtpcon Singapore crowd, she turns the response around: “What is wrong with that question?” Everyone immediately recognizes that it was a leading question. It is tempting to ask customers what they want, but you won’t get a good answer. Because what they really want is to be liked.

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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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Building Product Tours: The design process behind our onboarding tool

Intercom, Inc.

Every product design project is a bit like climbing a hill. You ascend the hill to gain perspective on the surrounding terrain, but you don’t know what’s on the other side – you’re figuring out how to approach the problem, and you uncover and resolve the unknowns. Once on top of the hill you have a clear view – you can see the shape of the landscape and make out the path down, you can picture what needs to be done to make progress.

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Getting Into Product Management

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2018, Brian Crofts. Watch now and see why he is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management. More to Come. 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.

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Building a Culture of Accountability

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Fred Halstead Accountability can be thought of as a punitive word with an implied threat-as in “I’m going to hold you accountable.

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How to Write Effective User Personas for a Diverse Audience

Mind the Product

A persona starts off with a classic formula – name, age, demographic, location – and that formula can work when you have a focused audience with specific needs. But what happens when your product is direct to consumers, and there are an awful lot of them? My career has been focused in media: I’ve worked at news organizations that have had over 20 million users a month (and some with more than 20 million users a day!).

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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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B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2019

Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2019 is now available. If your perception of portfolio management is that it’s more advanced or involved than traditional product management, it may be time to reconsider. This month we focus on the upside of adopting a portfolio approach to product management and the strategic value it brings to your organization as well as your customers.

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Building v1 Efficiently

The Product Guy

The best techniques on avoiding pitfalls such as over scoping, missing key use case coverage, ability to test measurably when building a new product or feature. It will include some tips and guidance on how to select what’s truly critical for version1 and building it in a reasonable timeframe. In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Nis Frome, lead a conversation on this topic.

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Product validation: making the case for internal evaluations

Userzoom

Working in a UX agency means that sometimes you’ll get limited budget for an entire project or for certain parts of a project. In my time at Grapefruit I am proved time and time again that most clients will choose to reduce costs in the validation phase of a project. As designers we need to educate our clients about our desired process on a daily basis.

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Tell Better Stories – Donna Lichaw on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Over the course of her career, Donna Lichaw has moved from Design and UX to Product – consulting with teams, giving keynotes and working with leadership groups – but what she’s always focused on is storytelling. Now a coach – “ I just won’t help people build products, I help them build themselves,” she says – Lichaw joined us to talk about her own journey, what to look for in a coach, and how to tell a better story.

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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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Is The Best Product Defense A Cheap Defense?

The Accidental Product Manager

What should Gillette do about new cheap razors? Image Credit: lihua88. Shaving is something that men without beards or mustaches do just about every day. In all honesty, I don’t think that we spend a lot of time thinking about shaving – it’ just something that we do. Over at Gillette , since they make razors, they spend a lot of time thinking about how men shave and they have reached a startling conclusion : their products cost too much!

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Become a Senior Product Manager

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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Make Friends With the Monster Chewing on Your Leg, and Other Tips for Surviving Startups

First Round Review

After telling us to 'Give Away your Legos,' Molly Graham is back to dig deeper into tactics for handling the emotional rollercoaster of scaling startups. Here, she shares the strategies she used at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Quip and Facebook to keep her head on straight and defang three common challenging situations.

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How IoT is Powering Precision Agriculture

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we discuss How IoT is Powering Precision Agriculture. My guest today is Ranveer Chandra, Principal Researcher, Microsoft. IoT can be a force of good to help fight some of the biggest problems in the world. That’s why I’m so excited about this episode. In this episode, Ranveer walks […]. The post How IoT is Powering Precision Agriculture appeared first on Daniel Elizalde.

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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!

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Guide to product manager’s daily routines: tools, processes and tips

Miro

A day in the life of a remote product managerWhat is it like to work as a remote product manager? A product manager’s day is rarely uniform, especially if they’re working remotely.If you’re transitioning from a co-located product manager role to a remote or distributed environment (or you just want to learn how other product […]. The post Guide to product manager’s daily routines: tools, processes and tips appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro.

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An Expert Product Manager’s Journey

The Product Guy

Great product experts have great product journeys. Watch as we learn more from product management expert, Alisa Warshawski.

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Make Friends With the Monster Chewing on Your Leg, and Other Tips for Surviving Startups

First Round Review

After telling us to 'Give Away your Legos,' Molly Graham is back to dig deeper into tactics for handling the emotional rollercoaster of scaling startups. Here, she shares the strategies she used at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Quip and Facebook to keep her head on straight and defang three common challenging situations.

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How (Industrial) Hardware Is Different from (B2B) Software

Mironov Consulting

Product are products, yes? When we talk broadly and generically about product management, we assume that all products/services are similar enough that we can apply the same tools, techniques, financial planning models, design approaches, goals and metrics. But I’ve been working with several clients who build long-lived industrial hardware — and whose core operating assumptions can make it difficult to add revenue software products to their portfolio.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr