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Practical Design Thinking Pt.1: What is it? And why Should I Care?

Mind the Product

If you’re a product manager or working on a product team, you’ve probably heard of Design Thinking. But have you used it? Do you know what it is, apart from a buzzword everybody likes to use? And, more to the point, how can you start to use it to build better products? Product managers are, [.]. Read More. The post Practical Design Thinking Pt.1: What is it?

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Four Product Management Trends to Watch For in 2021

The Product Coalition

There’s an old saying from the world of competitive hockey: An average player reacts to where the puck, a great player reacts to where the puck. Good Product Managers make decisions based on the world as it is today. Great Product Managers make decisions based on how the world is going to be tomorrow. 2020 has been a year of upheaval, challenge and opportunity.

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5 Tips for Saying No to Stakeholders

Roman Pichler

Imagine that you are talking to John, a senior salesperson who’s been involved with the product for a while. John mentions the upcoming product release and says, “You really must add the enhanced reporting feature. I’ve spoken to several customers, and they have all confirmed that it is absolutely crucial.” You know, though, that it is impossible to add the feature to the development effort.

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Product Manager Salary [2021 Data]

280 Group

This article details general Product Manager salary data based on salary information reported by Salary.com and Hired.com in January 2021. Status of the Job 2021: Product Manager. Interest in product management roles has soared in the past five years. A Google Trends analysis shows that interest in the search term “product manager jobs” has increased by 104% since January 2016 and interest in “product manager salary” by 55%.

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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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What is “conversational”?

Intercom, Inc.

Our mission at Intercom is to “make internet business personal” – to enable online businesses to foster the same sort of relationships with their customers as “brick-and-mortar” businesses. . The focus on relationships is very intentional – frequent positive interactions encourage loyalty, and loyalty is the bedrock of every sustainable business. .

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A Look at the Year Ahead: The Product Talk Roadmap (With a Book Update)

Product Talk

Happy New Year! I am excited to kick off 2021. For the past couple of years, I’ve used my January blog post to give an update on my plans for the year ahead and this year will be no different. You can find previous years’ posts here: 2019 and 2020. I know many of you are anxiously awaiting an update on my upcoming book. You’ll get that. But before we get to solutions, I want to share more of our discovery context for Product Talk, the business.

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How to Create a Loyalty Program for Your App

Alchemer Mobile

It’s common knowledge that loyalty programs work wonders to keep customers coming back time and time again. So, why is this? Mobile loyalty programs work because they: Retain and engage customers better: Gamification through points and achievements keeps people coming back to the app time and time again. Ultimately, when people are more engaged beyond the point of purchase, they’re more likely to stick around.

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Productboard founder and CEO Hubert Palan on mastering product strategy

Intercom, Inc.

When it comes to making something people want, Hubert Palan always does his homework. With a background in computer science and an MBA, he soon realized that understanding the markets and customers is as important as building the products. And so, in 2014, he founded Productboard , a product management system that incorporates customer feedback and insights to help product teams build better products.

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Bootstrapping a Product Team, by Ibrahim Bashir

Mind the Product

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Ibrahim Bashir, VP Product at Box, discusses different product management archetypes and when to bring each one into a team. Watch the session in full, or read on for the highlights. Archetypes You end up defining how successful your product org will be at the point when you set [.]. Read More. The post Bootstrapping a Product Team, by Ibrahim Bashir appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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A Guide to Google’s Recommended Architecture for Android Apps

The Product Coalition

Originally published at Scalable Path by Abdurahman Adilovic on January, 11th 2021. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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My Top 10 Essays of 2020

Sachin Rekhi

While I can't claim Taylor Swift's level of productivity during the pandemic with two major album releases, 2020 was still a prolific year of writing for me, publishing 18 new essays and remastering 3 existing ones. I thought I'd take a moment to recap the product essays that resonated the most with readers in case you missed any of them. The Top 10 Deliverables of Product Managers.

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Channel Software Tech Stack 2021

Jay McBain

^CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SCREEN^ The channel software stack comprises a group of technologies that help companies develop, design, and execute plans to find, recruit, onboard, develop, enable, incent, co-sell with, manage, measure, and report on partners. Delivering automation of indirect sales processes, workflows, and partner programs, channel software is becoming increasingly critical to a […].

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Practical Design Thinking Part 3: A better way to run remote workshops?

Mind the Product

Remote workshops, they’re a thing right?! Remote workshops aren’t a new thing and, with the soar in popularity of tools like Mural (our personal favourite) or Miro (another great alternative), alongside the disparate nature of product teams in 2020, more and more remote workshops, (including full-blown Design Sprints) are being run every day. At Pack, before the pandemic [.].

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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 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2020

First Round Review

We've rounded up 30 standout, must-share insights from the articles we published over the last year. Read on for the most impactful pieces of advice we heard in 2020 — presented with hopes that you can apply them for whatever's to come in 2021.

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Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing Strategy For the New Year

The Product Coalition

Although 2020 has made marketing a more difficult challenge for the typical business?—?with the unexpected need to respond to the vulnerabilities presented by the pandemic and the call to respond to changed consumer behaviour?—?this doesn’t necessarily mean that the company needs to follow feelings of uncertainty by 2021. There is no better time than today to start considering how to take your business to the next level in preparation for a record sales year in 2021.

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Great Fun on the Troubleshooting Agile Podcast, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

I had a great time with Jeff and Squirrel on their podcast, Troubleshooting Agile. They focus on what our conversations can tell us about ourselves. We spoke about the Modern Management Made Easy books in Johanna Rothman on Modern Management Part 1. Here's a highlight idea from the podcast: a transition to management is a career change. If we want to be great managers, we need to learn how to be a manager.

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Practical Design Thinking Part 2: How to Embed Design Sprints Into Your Teams

Mind the Product

This article (Part 2 of a trilogy) is all about introducing elements of the Design Sprint in a manageable way, to get your teams working better together. It encourages adoption of the process from the inside, out. So, you’ve heard of Design Sprints?! The week-long framework originating from Google Ventures to solve challenges and test [.]. Read More.

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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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Are You a Pirate in the Navy? with Tendayi Viki

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Welcome to another episode of the Enterprise Product Leadership podcast. Today I am joined by Tendayi Viki, an Associate Partner at Strategyzer. He’s also the best-selling author of the new book, Pirates In The Navy: How Innovators Lead Transformation. Get new episodes delivered right into your inbox or Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | […].

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10 Innovative Health Apps to Inspire Healthcare Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Have you ever considered what our healthcare systems and treatments might look like in 2065? In this fantastic report from Deloitte, they share a vision of healthcare that could be based entirely on an individual and their personal needs: “Shoes will adapt their insoles for the perfect arch support to correct an individual’s gait as he or she goes. Cappuccino will be served in a smart cup that calculates the calories of its contents while ordinary looking earrings track heart rate, noise levels

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The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2020

First Round Review

We've rounded up 30 standout, must-share insights from the articles we published over the last year. Read on for the most impactful pieces of advice we heard in 2020 — presented with hopes that you can apply them for whatever's to come in 2021.

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Climbing the Career Ladder Part 1: Associates, Juniors and Product Managers

Mind the Product

It’s human nature to set goals at the start of something new, so doubtless many of you are currently evaluating how you want your career to progress in the coming 12 months. This three-part series aims to show product managers, wherever they currently are on the career ladder, how to reach the next rung. The [.]. Read More. The post Climbing the Career Ladder Part 1: Associates, Juniors and Product Managers appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Can Amazon’s Product Managers Deliver The Goods?

The Accidental Product Manager

Amazon is preparing to do battle with UPS and FedEx Image Credit: Mike Mozart. As just about everyone knows, you can order anything from Amazon. However, where a lot of us get a bit confused is just exactly how what we order actually gets to our doorstep. Yeah, yeah – for many of us Prime members we know that it will arrive in two days (or less), but just exactly how does it get there?

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Improve Your App Ratings By Using Google Play In-App Review API

The Product Coalition

In Aug 2020, Google Play released the In-App Review API which lets app developers prompt users to submit Play Store ratings and reviews for the app without the inconvenience of navigating outside of the app or game. If used in the right manner, this API can help apps greatly in improving their ratings. Here are a few details on how to integrate this API and its optimal usage How In-App Review API works The in-app review flow can be triggered at any time throughout the user journey of your app.

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Clear Explore Guidance: Align your Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholders

Strategyzer

In a recent post we explained how to align innovation projects with corporate strategy using the Strategic Guidance framework. Today we zoom in on Explore Guidance, a key element from your overall Strategic Guidance to align your innovation ecosystem stakeholders.

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Why Product Managers Should Operate at the Intersection of Product, Design, and Data

ProductCraft

Product managers are great generalists, and their talents can be applied in many places across an organization. Unfortunately, this means whenever there is a gap elsewhere in the business—often a knowledge gap due to a lack of continuous exposure to the market—bringing in the product manager is a natural way to fill it. As a. Read more » The post Why Product Managers Should Operate at the Intersection of Product, Design, and Data appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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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!