Sat.Nov 03, 2018 - Fri.Nov 09, 2018

article thumbnail

Product-driven Growth: A Love Story

ProductCraft

Picture this. You walk into an electronics store. An associate appears, asking how she can help. You tell her that you’re a hobbyist photographer looking to purchase your first drone. You’d like to try before you buy. No problem, she says. Follow me. She runs you through a few good options, highlighting the features of. The post Product-driven Growth: A Love Story appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

88
article thumbnail

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

What is Sustainable Pace? Sustainable pace is an important agile principle. The Agile Manifesto defines it in the following way: “The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.” The goal is to create a healthy work environment and avoid that people are routinely overworked, lose their creativity, make mistakes, and eventually sacrifice their health.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Why Product Managers Should not Report to the CTO

Mind the Product

Product managers often end up reporting to the CTO, and some will argue that this is a good thing. While this might have been the case in the early days of product management, it’s not anymore. Why Shouldn’t a CTO be the Boss? Martin Eriksson’s seminal post on being a product manager shows that they sit in the centre of tech, business, and user (customer).

CTO 150
article thumbnail

The Product Lifecycle, an introduction

The Product Bistro

If you work at a startup, or a small company, chances are this three letter acronym is alien to you. However once you graduate to a mid sized company, with multiple products, and, more importantly, multiple divisions or business units, the construct of a PLC is inevitable, and even welcomed. PLC is an acronym for […].

article thumbnail

7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

article thumbnail

TEI 201: Lessons from Nikola Tesla on how successful product managers must negotiate with society – with Bernie Carlson, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Combining dreams and discipline for successful innovations. I am wrapping up a 3-month road trip through the Northeast of the U.S., allowing me to meet many innovators and product managers. I had a few experiences, including visiting Niagara Falls, that rekindled an interest for me in historic innovators, including Nikola Tesla, often thought of as the person behind how electricity is created and distributed.

More Trending

article thumbnail

How to effectively transition into a new role

Lead on Purpose

For most organizations, individuals starting a new job have 90 days to prove themselves. What happens during this critical time can make or break your career. Your goal is to get as rapidly as possible to the break-even point.

Strategy 210
article thumbnail

Turn Your Digital Experiences into Customer Feedback Opportunities

Alchemer Mobile

Today’s consumer has incredibly high expectations of the brands they spend their time and money with. Consumers realize they are not beholden to brands as options arise across the ever-expanding market of goods and services, and brands have begun listening to customers to help drive their product roadmaps, and ultimately, to drive success through loyalty.

article thumbnail

How can we Build Human-Centred Products by Kim Goodwin

Mind the Product

Everybody is trying to create products that make people’s lives better. However, by simply focusing on metrics, rather than the humans behind them, we risk making bad decisions that have unintended consequences for people and society. To be better, Kim explained how we need to focus on creating features that meet some of people’s needs, as defined by Maslow.

article thumbnail

Pursuing a Product Management Career: The #1 Skill

Product Management University

There are many skills that are important for success in a product management career, but there’s one that stands head and shoulders above all the rest. Apply a little deductive reasoning to get there. Let’s start with the ultimate goal of a product manager. When it’s all said and done, product managers get paid to deliver solutions that make their users quantifiably better at something that’s critical to the customers’ business success.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Sales velocity: the simple equation that will help you hit your number

Intercom, Inc.

When making a plan to hit their quota, most sales reps look at how much potential revenue they have in their pipeline. The larger your pipeline, the more revenue you’ll bring in. Right? Not so fast. Although focusing on the size of your pipeline is a good starting point, it ignores a whole host of other factors that are equally important, including the average value of the deals and how many of them will actually be won.

article thumbnail

Great Product Management comes from Balance

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.

article thumbnail

Are you Segmenting Your A/B Test Results?

Mind the Product

How often do we hear people say: “Version A won, so our users like this one more!”. But their assumption is misleading. It illustrates perfectly why quantitative and qualitative testing (and research) need to go hand-in-hand for a complete picture. Although A/B testing tells you what users are doing, it doesn’t tell you why they are doing it. More importantly, the A/B test result ignores what happens in a portion of your traffic, in segments.

article thumbnail

UI Trends 2019: The Top 7 Trends Users Will Love

UX Studio: Product Management

UI trends 2019? It seems like just yesterday I was looking out my window and saw a falling leaf! Now, the year is coming to an end AGAIN! So we’re going to revisit the hottest topics of late 2018 and predict the UI design trends of 2019. We at UX studio chose 7 UI trends that will surely stick around in 2019! In this post we cover: Which factors are influencing the UI trends of 2019?

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

What we shipped: 7 new features to deliver personalized experiences at scale

Intercom, Inc.

While a personalized approach is key to delivering engaging and positive customer experiences, it can be challenging to maintain the personal touch at scale. At Intercom, we know it’s important to find the right balance and we’re working hard to help our customers do just that. In the past month, we have released seven new features to help you deliver more personal experiences at scale through both intelligent automation and a data-driven understanding of your customers.

article thumbnail

Choose Your Product Battles Wisely

The Product Guy

Over the course of your product management careers there are many hard lessons we learn. One of the most important is knowing how and when to choose your battles. Join us as we learn more from product management expert, Alisa Warshawski.

article thumbnail

Show me the Money! Four Career Path Alternatives to Chief Product Officer

Mind the Product

It’s Monday, you’re a little scared, very excited and you’re walking into the product job you’ve always dreamed about. What is that dream job? A lot of product managers, if you asked them, might be tempted to say that they want the lead product role in the organisation. Whatever that role may be called – whether it’s CPO/VP Product/Head of Product… But I have to ask…Why?!

article thumbnail

The Truth About Kids and Technology: Jean Twenge (iGen) and Nir Eyal (Hooked) Discuss Tech’s Effect on Children’s Mental Health

Nir Eyal

Recently, I was invited to discuss how technology might impact children’s mental health at the Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado. I shared the stage with Dr. Jean Twenge, author of the book iGen and an article in The Atlantic that got a lot of attention titled, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” Dr. Twenge and I […].

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

What a CPO-Turned-VC Looks for in Her Investments

ProductCraft

If your product addresses the future of the microbiome or empowers product and UX folks while saving developers time, chances are FirstMark Capital managing director Catherine Ulrich might like to chat. The former chief product officer at Weight Watchers and Shutterstock is over a year into her role vetting and making deals and supporting portfolio.

UX 90
article thumbnail

Valuing Product and CariClub

The Product Guy

Thank you to everyone who attended the latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group and discussed Valuing Product Management and debated Featured Product, CariClub … And, also, thank you to our awesome sponsors who make everything possible…

article thumbnail

How Product Managers Should Deal with Different Stakeholder Types

ProductPlan

The product management community often uses the term stakeholder management as shorthand for how product managers communicate with executives and investors. But the truth is every product has many different types of stakeholders. And, each type of stakeholder has different priorities and expectations for product management. Understanding how to manage different types of stakeholders will serve you well both in shipping successful products and in your product management career.

article thumbnail

The Truth About Kids and Technology: Jean Twenge (iGen) and Nir Eyal (Hooked) Discuss Tech’s Effect on Children’s Mental Health

Nir Eyal

Recently, I was invited to discuss how technology might impact children’s mental health at the Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado. I shared the stage with Dr. Jean Twenge, author of the book iGen and an article in The Atlantic that got a lot of attention titled, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” Dr. Twenge and I […] The post The Truth About Kids and Technology: Jean Twenge (iGen) and Nir Eyal (Hooked) Discuss Tech’s Effect on Children&#

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Product Managers Attempt To Solve The Toy Problem

The Accidental Product Manager

Product managers attempt to get customers to shop for toys all year long. Image Credit: bygloricom. Product managers for stores that sell toys have an interesting problem on their hands. Sure, when Christmas swings around, their stores are going to be filled with parents who are searching for the next hot toy for their children this year. However, once Christmas has come and gone, just exactly how are the product managers supposed to get people to come into their stores?

article thumbnail

Achieve Terminal Velocity #prodmgmt #jobs

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….

article thumbnail

Continuous Alignment of Product Management

The Product Coalition

There’s a startup product metaphor that bugs me. Your product is a rocket, and if your targeting at launch is 1% off?—?you miss the moon by 4,000 miles! The thing is products, rockets and targeting don’t work that way. I have resorted to a cartoon to explain: In Products are Conversations I explained that great products come from conversations with customers and internal stakeholders.

article thumbnail

B2B Businesses and a Growing need to Outsource Contract Lifecycle Management and e-Signatures

DemandMatrix

Many organizations today choose to focus on their core competence, while outsourcing other areas of work to niche-experts. This is why B2B companies often get into contracts and associations with third party vendors to get work done efficiently and effectively.

B2B 76
article thumbnail

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.