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How to Write Fewer Requirements

Ask Benny

Free your time to be more strategic Requirements are overrated In Are Requirements Overrated and Your Role is not to Write Requirements I explained why writing requirements should be a minimal task. I talked about 3 major reasons why it is good for everyone: Your time is valuable. Every minute you spend in perfecting the details of a solution, for a problem you already know you need to solve, is a time you don’t spend trying to find the next one.

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Demystifying Product Management’s Role in Pricing Strategy

ProductPlan

Technology pricing can be tricky, particularly for software and services. When there’s no traditional cost of goods sold (COGS) to recoup, the pricing strategy for a SaaS product can go in a lot of different directions. Do you give the product away and try to monetize traffic and users through other channels? Should you offer bargain basement prices to capture as many users as possible?

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How A Giving Mentality Can Lead To Great Product

The Product Coalition

When you’re thinking of others, you can’t help but make great stuff Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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The power of pause in leadership

Lead on Purpose

The most effective leaders know there’s only one thing they have complete control over: “the way in which I respond and react to another human.” They know their success depends on the unity and determination of their team members.

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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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The decade software ate the world

Intercom, Inc.

As we cross the threshold from one decade to another, it’s natural to look back at the previous 10 years and try to make sense of events. Putting narrative order on the past decade, a 10-year-period that has somehow remained stubbornly nameless, is quite the challenge, but it’s impossible to make sense of the 2010s without understanding the role of software.

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Hiring a Product Manager – The Million Dollar Dilemma

Product Management University

You’re hiring a product manager. Do you hire an experienced product manager who can acquire domain expertise or a domain expert that can learn how to be a product manager? It’s a dilemma for many hiring managers. In the absence of the ideal candidate, an experienced product manager with strong domain expertise, you’re faced with a tough decision. In all my years as a practitioner and 18 years listening to my clients, this is a no-brainer.

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Product Manage Your Way to a New Job

The Product Guy

How to treat yourself as a product to find a job and, in parallel, refine your product management skills. It’s meta. In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Andrew Hsu, lead a conversation on this topic. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Check it out… About The Product Mentor.

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Proper botiquette – five rules for designing impactful chatbots

Intercom, Inc.

More and more companies are reaching the tipping point where their human teams can’t keep up with their growing volume of support conversations. Chatbots are supposed to be the fix – providing basic help to customers while taking pressure off the team behind the scenes. But there’s some tension at play. We need these chatbot interactions to be frequent enough to make a real impact on team capacity but thoughtful enough that they protect our hard-won customer relationships.

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Leveling Up in the Product World by Asha Haji

Mind the Product

In her ProductTank London talk, Asha Haji, COO at Founders Academy explains how and why to treat your product management career like a video game. She teaches us how to level up in the product world by following these steps: Learn who you are. Learn the moves. Win boss battles. Upgrade your gear. Explore the world. Watch the video to see Asha’s talk in full.

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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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9 Types Of Power In Product Management

The Product Coalition

Super Man used his powers to help people. But we know that he could become the embodiment of destruction. I’ve described 9 powers that can… Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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Integrating Engineering and Product Teams

The Product Guy

How do you bring your engineering team into the product process? Watch and learn more from product management expert, Benny Reich.

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6 trends that will shape product management in 2020

ProductBoard

As we detailed in a recent blog post, digital product management is one of the hottest and fastest-growing roles in business right now. In just two years, the number of product management roles in the US have grown by an astounding 32%, outpacing the increase in demand for overall roles by 5x. We’ve coined this rise to prominence the “Golden Age of Product Management.

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Crazy Busy Product People – Rian van der Merwe on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes over the holidays. We’ll be back with new interviews in early January. But don’t despair! In the meantime, we’re re-running two episodes that fit the theme of the season: reflection and planning for 2020. Randy’s Pick. ‘Tis the season to make a list of resolutions for how we’re going to be better in the new year – start new habits, stop old ones, be more productive, etc.

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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 My Startup Got a Meeting with the Pentagon: a Report from the Valley of Death

The Product Coalition

For academics in the midst of a technology commercialization project, the Valley of Death exists because governments don’t fund products… Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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How to Write Fewer Requirements

Ask Benny

Free your time to be more strategic Requirements are overrated. In Are Requirements Overrated and Your Role is not to Write Requirements I explained why writing requirements should be a minimal task. I talked about 3 major reasons why it is good for everyone: Your time is valuable. Every minute you spend in perfecting the details of a solution, for a problem you already know you need to solve, is a time you don’t spend trying to find the next one.

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productboard powers UiPath, the fastest growing IT company in history

ProductBoard

Interviewed by Milan Lostica You may have heard the common refrain that robots are coming to take our jobs. This is a slight exaggeration, but it is fair to say that robots have the ability to replace some of the mundane and repetitive work we do every day. Tasks like processing invoices or Excel files, moving data between Excel files and third-party apps, and sending emails are all ripe for.

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Rethinking the Product Mindset by Sandhya Hedge

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Sandhya Hedge , Global VP of Marketing at Amplitude , tells us how to become a better product manager by rethinking your mindset. Watch the video to see her talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points: How d you know if you’re a good manager? The right questions to ask. The Socratic method.

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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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Embrace Personal Evolution, Invest in Yourself

The Product Coalition

Finding ways to make ourselves better is pretty much linked with our existential, spiritual, and emotional growth. What we do?—?our traits, our habits?—?have noteworthy impact on how we see the world, and it also influences our well-being in both our personal and professional lives. Investing in ourselves is critical to our professional growth, but really, it’s just as important in everyday life, too.

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What is a Chief Experience Officer?

AB Tasty

What's a Chief Experience Officer (CXO)? Well, they're a catalyst, designer, orchestrator, and champion, all in one! This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as What is a Chief Experience Officer?

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Most Popular Software Product Management Articles of 2019

Revulytics

As we close out 2019, I wanted to share some of our most popular software product management articles. Please let me know what you think and if there are topics you would like us to cover in the comments below! Moving Applications to the Cloud and Adopting Cloud-Like Business Models. Learn why on-premise software vendors are incorporating cloud-like business models and subscription-based pricing that make them more competitive and best meet the needs of their customers.

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Is Tech Ruining Kids? How to Safely Manage Screen Time

Nir Eyal

The post Is Tech Ruining Kids? How to Safely Manage Screen Time appeared first on Nir and Far.

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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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The many paths of a product manager

The Product Coalition

Nietzsche and the career plan My old boss Jim Barksdale was fond of saying, “We take care of the people, the products, and the profits?—?in that order.” It’s a simple saying, but it’s deep. As organizations grow large, important work can go unnoticed, the hardest workers can get passed over by the best politicians, and the bureaucratic process can choke out the creativity and remove all the joy.

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From Museums to Fintech by Amy Carmichael

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Amy Carmichael, Head of Product at Crowdcube , tells us about her strange path from studying art and museums to become the Head of Product at a fintech startup. She takes us through the four themes she discovered along the way. Do the job you want before anyone asks. Lean on your strengths outside of product. The key to influence is empathy.

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Six (More) Product Management Podcasts to Listen To

ProductCraft

Welcome to 2020, everyone. Like many of you, I’ve made a few New Year’s resolutions. Along with the usual ones (eating healthier, watching less TV, exercising more, etc.), I’ve made it a 2020 goal to listen to more podcasts. If you’ve made a similar resolution, we’ve got some great product-focused ones to recommend. Last January, Read more » The post Six (More) Product Management Podcasts to Listen To appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Why You Need to Move Beyond PM Interview Frameworks

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Struggling to ace your senior PM interview? Looking to bring more of your depth and experience into your answer, but not sure how to fit it in? There’s a common issue I've seen in PM candidates with lots of practice behind them, where they find themselves at a certain plateau. When given a product design question, they know they need to start by defining the user, then list their pain points, prioritize, find solutions, etc.

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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