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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. If you are reading this, it probably won’t surprise you that 47% of product managers have run Beta Tests as part of their job. In last week’s webinar with Pragmatic Marketing , Centercode CEO Luke Freiler shared Beta Testing tips for product managers so they can, even with limited time and resour

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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. While this is progress, it has led people to feel they work in an age of distrust. Data, opinions and industry voices are checked, rechecked and validated, creating a heavy sense of pressure to do the right thing, without a lot to work with.

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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 lose a half hour. To reduce this tendency, developers should have wicked awesome machines to reduce this tendency.

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Building Your Own App: Two Main Routes

Alchemer Mobile

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. Smartphone users open their favorite apps more than 15 times a month and use up to 40 apps regularly overall.

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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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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.

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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 […].

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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. I’ve been part of the curation team for the first two MTP Engage conferences in Hamburg.

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Establishing Customer Advisory Boards for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Lee Atkins (Mentee, Session 7, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Jordan Bergtraum]. Truly understanding your customers and finding ways to improve your product is an overwhelmingly daunting task. Customer discovery is key to informing product strategy and there is a mountain of techniques and methods available for conducting customer discovery.

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9 essential sales steps you need to grow your SaaS startup

Intercom, Inc.

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. As Jason Lemkin puts it , “The CEO/founder should close at least the first 10 (or 20 or whatever) customers.

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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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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. Most of the time, these so-called “hard skills” really do paint the picture for what any given role is all about.

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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.

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Product Managers Learning Faster

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. Watch now and see why she 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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The growth of video customer support and why your business needs it

Intercom, Inc.

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. You can message companies on social media just like you’d message your friends. You can resolve complex issues through live chat in a matter of minutes.

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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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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. Instead of sharing best practices on product management or entrepreneurship, they were most interested in me sharing my career journey, the risks I took and trade-offs I made along the way, and the lessons I've learned in

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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. One the most consistent and frequent lessons that we teach in different workshops is “test early, test often”, also known as lean methodologies. Two years ago, when I started as Director of Training Products, I knew that we wanted to create the world’s most comprehensive library of training topics for the product development lifecycle and a

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Important Parts of a Robust Product Process

The Product Guy

Take your product to the next level. Some simple and awesome tips for all product managers, from finding new opportunities to differentiating analysis. Watch as we learn more from product management expert, Jordan Bergtraum.

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Product Roadmaps: Love, Hate (& Hate)

The Product Coalition

If I could pick one thing to kill because of the problems it causes, roadmaps might very well be at the top of the list. And it’s not that I don’t like roadmaps, or at least the principle of a product roadmaps. It’s the misunderstandings that they bring. Sometimes the misinterpretation of a roadmap actually causes far more problems than the roadmap sets out to solve.

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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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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. Now, when you open the Uber app to request a ride, in addition to Uber X, Uber Black and Uber Pool, it also says Uber Empty (the name I just made up).

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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. So, what do these terms really mean? What are overlaps and differences? And most importantly, what can this do for your business?

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Featured Product Job of the Week

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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How Backcountry’s Support Reps Go the Extra Mile — And Get Invited to Their Customers’ Weddings

First Round Review

This online outdoor gear and clothing company blends service and sales to craft a customer experiences that wows. VP of Sales and Customer Service Chris Purkey walks us through how startups can learn from Backcountry's approach to beat the scale of more established competitors with authentic, white glove customer service.

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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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“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.). Over the years, I’ve had a handful of direct reports come to me with employment ultimatums: “I’ll quit unless…” That’s a high-stakes way to open a conversation, something hard to un-say. As someone who tries to communicate clearly and encourages coworkers to do the same, I take these folks at their word: if I’m unable to deliver what’s req

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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? Half-done or low-quality features? Constantly switching priorities, The post Ideas are Screwing Up your Product Roadmap appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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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. Or how about several more products? Managing all those products is a challenge, and frankly, few organizations do it well.

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How Backcountry’s Support Reps Go the Extra Mile — And Get Invited to Their Customers’ Weddings

First Round Review

This online outdoor gear and clothing company blends service and sales to craft a customer experiences that wows. VP of Sales and Customer Service Chris Purkey walks us through how startups can learn from Backcountry's approach to beat the scale of more established competitors with authentic, white glove customer service.

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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!