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Six Time-Saving Beta Testing Tips for Product Managers

Pragmatic Marketing

This article is based on information provided in our webinar, Customer Validation for Product Managers , with Centercode CEO Luke Freiler. This article originally appeared on Centercode.com.

Building Product in an age of Distrust by Ryan Freitas

Mind the Product

Once upon a time, designers were convinced that they were doing the right thing. They didn’t question outcomes because they thought their motives were sound. Recently the conversation has shifted to become much more focused on user safety, trust and ethics.

3 approaches to making meetings more effective

Craft.io

The Law of Triviality , formulated by British author C.Northcote Parkinson is often referred to as the bike-shed principle or simply bikeshedding. According to the law, members of an organization give disproportionate weight to trivial issues.

How to Apply Machine Learning to Business Problems: Part 1

bpma ProductHub

By “Daniel Faggella – This article was originally listed on TechEmergence. This post breaks the original post into 2 Parts. Stay tuned for Part 2 in upcoming weeks.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

User Experience is more than just the UI

The Product Bistro

A while back, I read a blog that got me thinking. Its premise was that developers should always have the fastest, best hardware to minimize down time. Waiting 12 seconds to compile a module was too long, and encouraged the developer’s attention to stray to Reddit, or some other time suck, and then they would […]. PM Tales UI/UX

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Help us to get More Women on Stage at MTP Engage Hamburg

Mind the Product

Speaker diversity is an important discussion to have when organising a conference. We all work and live in international and diverse communities, so our conferences should reflect this reality. These days, everyone checks the gender ratio when they scroll through the speakers list.

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How Much Should Uber Charge for a Driverless Ride?

Pragmatic Marketing

I just read an interesting article about Waymo and their driverless vehicles. It got me thinking about pricing (though pretty much everything gets me thinking about pricing). Most of us are familiar with Uber. Imagine that Uber buys a fleet of driverless vehicles.

Chief Product Officer or Chief Everything Officer

BrainMates

The title of leader is universally enticing to a particular type of person. And while most appreciate that the practice of leadership is difficult, that doesn’t diminish the appeal of status and power.

Why Soft Skills Are a Hard Requirement for Product Management Career Growth

ProductPlan

When we think about the skills required for just about any role, it’s only natural to first think about technical abilities. A musician must know how to play an instrument. A translator must be fluent in at least two languages.

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

Great Leaders Know When to Unlearn the Past

Mind the Product

Good leaders know they need to continuously learn. But great leaders know when to unlearn the past to succeed in the future. Barry O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of ExecCap and Co-Author of Lean Enterprise.

Ideas are Screwing Up your Product Roadmap

ProductCraft

Your ideas could be messing up your product roadmap. Yes, you read that right. Wait, aren’t great ideas the fuel of a good product roadmap? Sure, to some extent. But are you suffering from challenges like having a hard time sticking to your roadmap and delivering against it?

9 essential sales steps you need to grow your SaaS startup

Inside Intercom

In the early stages of most SaaS startups’ lives, the CEO or founder often acts as the initial head of sales. This makes sense given the likely resource constraints and the value to be gained from getting in front of customers from day one.

Inside the Mind and Methodology of a Data Scientist

Birst BI

When you hear about Data Science, Big Data, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or Deep Learning, you may end up feeling a bit confused about what these terms mean. And it doesn’t help reduce the confusion when every tech vendor rebrands their products as AI.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

Why is it so Hard to Lean Test?

Mind the Product

The Mind the Product training curriculum is written in collaboration with dozens of expert product managers from countries and companies around the world.

The Mistakes Apple Made with the Apple ///:

Spice Catalyst

At the time, the Apple /// was the third best selling computer of all time. But the company killed its cash cow. Learn the mistakes so you don't repeat them.

The growth of video customer support and why your business needs it

Inside Intercom

The days of waiting several hours on hold to speak with a support or sales representative are now (mostly) over. The monotone “Please hold the line, your call is very important to us” message has now be replaced by real-time messaging.

“I’ll Quit Unless…”

Mironov Consulting

(This post isn’t specific to product management, but a manager’s view of problematic communications. Not everyone on our teams expresses themselves clearly.).

Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

The World is Colorful, so why Shouldn’t our Users be? by Mirja Bester

Mind the Product

Modern corporate culture is slowly coming to understand the benefits of highly diverse teams, stretching from gender to personality types. But where does product management stand with embracing that same diversity and complexity in our users? At this year’s MTP Engage, product director at Xing, Mirja Bester, shared how she thinks that by taking the subject of diversity more seriously, product managers can help to increase their company’s business value.

The Design Sprint Process – 11 Reasons To Love It

UX Studio

Downtown Budapest, 6 October, 21 degrees Celsius. I’m trying to warm up my tired legs before the upcoming marathon relay. Above my shorts, my black sports shirt says in a big bold title, “It’s a design sprint”. The design sprint process has clearly impacted me in all areas of my life.

Product Management Truths and Trends

BrainMates

This blog is about a couple of Product Management truths and trends. In November 2018, Brainmates hosted eight Product Management leaders for a round table discussion to tease out their insights and beliefs on the state of Product Management in Australia.

Using Compliance Analytics Data to Improve Your Software Audit Program

Revulytics

According to Gartner , analytics enables software providers to improve retention and revenue by “tracking how often and when the software (including specific modules) is being used, allowing identification of licensing compliance gaps.”

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

Tune up your SaaS sales pitch with a focus on clarity

Inside Intercom

For salespeople, your sales pitch is crucial – above all else, it must be crystal clear what you’re trying to sell and what the value is to your prospective customer.

5 Reasons to Organize Your Roadmap by Themes

ProductPlan

The goal of any roadmap, whether it’s a product roadmap, IT roadmap, or marketing roadmap, is to capture and communicate a high level strategy. Product managers have plenty of tools for cataloging the small details behind product development such as the product backlog, project-management apps, and even handwritten to-do lists. But the product roadmap is not where these details should live. Rather, the roadmap should always remain high level and strategic.

Building Your Own App: Two Main Routes

Apptentive

Apps are ubiquitous tools to our modern lives. Smartphone browsing has officially taken over PC browsing by a pretty impressive margin: 63% vs 37% worldwide , and Google has adapted their search to prioritize sites which are mobile compatible.

Video: Successfully Navigating Today's Career Maze

Sachin Rekhi

Video: Successfully Navigating Today's Career Maze. Slides: Successfully Navigating Today's Career Maze. In August I got invited back to LinkedIn to give a talk. But what was surprising is they were interested in me giving a very different type of talk than I've normally done.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

How to Implement GTD using OneNote

Joe Cotellese

Overview. In this article I’m going to discuss how I moved from Omnifocus to OneNote for implementing the Getting Things Done methodology. OneNote is a great cross platform general purpose digital notebook application from Microsoft.

Full Transcript: Jon Noronha on the Product Love Podcast

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, we revisit a conversation with Jon Noronha, a director of product at Optimizely. Optimizely is a customer experience experimentation platform. Jon describes himself as skeptical, but also optimistic, which is a bit of an oxymoron.

TEI 203: Portfolio Management – with Roger Warburton, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Rethinking product portfolio management to optimize performance. What happens when you or your organization has more than one product to manage? It’s hard enough managing resources to sell and improve one product, but throw another one in the mix and see what happens.