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10 tips for new leaders

Lead on Purpose

Leading a new team comes with challenges. You have a group of people who have grown accustomed to doing things a certain way. They may or may not have liked their departing manager.

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Women in Product Management Series: Sarah Gaeta, VP and General Manager at Tivo

280 Group

As a continuation on our series of interviews with women leading product management teams, I reached out to Sarah Gaeta, currently VP and General Manager in Software and Services at Tivo. I was curious to learn how an undergraduate degree in Italian and a teaching degree from Harvard led her to a career in Product Management. In this interview, Sarah shares her path, missteps and lessons, and offers advice for new Product Managers.

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A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

Looking through to the next stage. A long work in progress. This blog has been going for a long long time. It started as a site to share ideas and lessons I’ve learned in my career as a product manager for enterprise software products. Recently a bigger theme has started to emerge and coalesce. It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision.

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The power of a well-timed NO…and how to give one to your boss

UserVoice

Saying no is a true art. First off, it’s in our nature to say yes – humans are eager to please, seeking positive confirmation from those we respect. This can be traced back to our prehistoric ancestors, who viewed belonging to a group as a survival tactic while facing the hardships of Ice Age living. And it didn’t die off with wooly mammoths.

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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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Eat, drink, and product: Sharing lessons from the field

bpma ProductHub

If you’ve been in product management for a while, you have the scars to prove it. The process of developing and bringing products to market is as unique, different and varied for every business and product as there are food choices in a supermarket. And with this variety comes challenges to success in every size, shape and color. BPMA and BWP offer a wealth of networking events that allow you to connect with experienced product managers that are willing to share their valuable field tested expe

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This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

Breakthrough! The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. We find and validate market problems for which customers will pay for a solution. We then guide the creation of solutions to the problems. And then we take the solutions to market.

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Gleaning Product Insights from Your User Onboarding Process

UserVoice

The customer onboarding process is a vital stop on the path to customer happiness and product success. Ensuring that your customers know how to use your products and don’t encounter any major obstacles to utilizing all of its features and functionalities is the big win for most parties involved, but onboarding also represents a great opportunity for your product organization to gain more insight into your customers, how they interact with your product, and how you can improve across the bo

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How to Differentiate Your IoT Product: Provide Insights Not Data

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

IoT products are known for producing large amounts of data. Some people even argue that the reason to deploy IoT products is to produce and collect all this data, that the data in itself is what provides the value. I don’t think so. In this post, I describe the importance of having a data strategy and […]. The post How to Differentiate Your IoT Product: Provide Insights Not Data appeared first on TechProductManagement.

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How Curious: Mindset of a Product Manager

Mind the Product

Being a product manager encompasses many things; vision, organization, analysis, and communication, to name a few. But in my experience there is one universal trait that permeates almost everything a product manager does – curiosity. In the context of product management, I see curiosity as a desire to fully understand a problem from all angles, to want to gather information from a diverse range of sources, and additionally to understand how outcomes would have an impact on success.

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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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A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

Looking through to the next stage. A long work in progress. This blog has been going for a long long time. It started as a site to share ideas and lessons I’ve learned in my career as a product manager for enterprise software products. Recently a bigger theme has started to emerge and coalesce. It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision.

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Agile Transitions – Managing Expectations

Clever PM

We live in a day and age where there’s a ton of information and mis-information out there about pretty much every topic imaginable, and Agile development is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. In fact, anyone who looks for help in pushing through an Agile transformation in their organization is immediately confronted with a vast […].

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Managing Product Managers – Building Trust

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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Daniella Patrick – Innovation Lab Product Development

Mind the Product

Daniella Patrick is an Innovation Lab Product Manager at Accenture, which is one of the largest global consulting firms in the world, with clients and partners like Microsoft, GE, HP, and IBM. Accenture now has over 400k people employed, and offices in over 200 cities across 55 countries. Daniella’s educational background is in mechanical engineering and mathematics, and her professional experience includes operations, engineering, and design roles at several startups.

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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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This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

Breakthrough! The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. We find and validate market problems for which customers will pay for a solution. We then guide the creation of solutions to the problems. And then we take the solutions to market.

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How to Measure a Product’s User Experience

UX Studio

Of course, your goal is to get more and more users and engage them with your application. But how can the user experience of your product help? How can you measure if your users are engaged? And how can you find out why they are not? Measuring design and utilizing data are essential steps towards creating a sustainable product. UX metrics are the solution.

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Reconciling Product Management and Product Leadership

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Lamia Benhaddou (Mentee, Session 4, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Amanda Ralph]. A Product manager tasked to lead and manage her team while still providing product management capabilities; that was my position when I was selected to be part of the product mentorship program and paired with Amanda Ralph, my new mentor. Amanda had 18 years of product management experience and was able to clearly foresee the obstacles I might encounter in my new role.

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How to Differentiate Your IoT Product: Provide Insights Not Data

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

IoT products are known for producing large amounts of data. Some people even argue that the reason to deploy IoT products is to produce and collect all this data, that the data in itself is what provides the value. I don’t think so. In this post, I describe the importance of having a data strategy and […]. The post How to Differentiate Your IoT Product: Provide Insights Not Data appeared first on Daniel Elizalde.

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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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A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

Looking through to the next stage. A long work in progress. This blog has been going for a long long time. It started as a site to share ideas and lessons I’ve learned in my career as a product manager for enterprise software products. Recently a bigger theme has started to emerge and coalesce. It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision.

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What Would It Be Like To Be A Product Manager At YouTube?

The Accidental Product Manager

YouTube product managers have some real challenges ahead of them Image Credit: redsoul300. Every product manager dreams of being in charge of a successful product. You can well imagine what a great job it must be to be a product manager who works for YouTube. The online YouTube service has over 1 billion users! However, their biggest challenge right now is that they basically are not making any money.

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Design tips to make your roadmap boardroom-ready

Roadmunk

A roadmap should—and this is going to sound banal—be pretty. Roadmaps are communication tools. We’ve said before that a roadmap isn’t just for you. They’re created and presented to get all stakeholders, executives and your entire team aligned on one strategy. Projecting an ugly, hard-to-read roadmap onto a boardroom wall will obscure your strategy, muddle your objective to achieve buy-in and bottleneck your execution.

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Microsoft Application Insights vs. Revulytics Usage Intelligence: Play the Game You're Best At

Revulytics

In 1994, after winning 3 NBA Championships (and 3 NBA Finals MVP awards), Michael Jordan famously left the NBA for a year to pursue professional baseball. He landed on the Birmingham Barons, a lower minor league team for the Chicago White Sox. Jordan had his ups and downs with the Barons and never made it out of the minors in his 1 year in the league.

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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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This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

Breakthrough! The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. We find and validate market problems for which customers will pay for a solution. We then guide the creation of solutions to the problems. And then we take the solutions to market.

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Why Most Companies Fail At Moving Up or Down Market

Brian Balfour

This is part five in a series about 4 Frameworks To Grow To $100M+. Subscribe to get the rest of the series. In the introduction I explained there are two types of companies: Tugboats, where growth feels like you have to put a ton of fuel in to get only a little speed out. Smooth sailors, where growth feels like wind is at your back. The difference between these two are not the common mantras of build a great product, product market fit is the only thing that matters, or growth hacking.

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Traxo uses productboard to unite the world’s travel data

ProductBoard

productboard helps teams resurface key user insights “You know, I had something like productboard in mind before I found you guys…” Matt Griffin sat down with me recently and discussed their old systems for logging feature ideas: As the SVP of Product at Traxo, the corporate travel data platform, Matt’s role was to focus the fast-growing organization’s efforts.

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Welcome New TSIA Members! July 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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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