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Data Acquisition: A Primer for IoT Product Managers

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

One of the key attributes of the Internet of Things is its ability to measure physical signals to better understand the world around us. It is a very important topic and one that Product Managers should have a good grasp on. In this post I provide an introduction to the world of data acquisition and […] The post Data Acquisition: A Primer for IoT Product Managers appeared first on TechProductManagement.

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Announcing The Secret Product Manager Handbook

The Secret PM Handbook

I’m excited to announce The Secret Product Manager Handbook is available for pre-order ! When I started in product management, there were no classes, books, or online resources for product managers. I always wanted the “secret handbook” – so I wrote it. The Secret Product Manager Handbook i s all the things I wish someone had told me. I wrote a book for people like me (and you?).

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Top 10 Product Talks of 2017

Mind the Product

At Mind the Product our mission is to further the craft of product management by bringing together product people of all stripes to share their stories and experiences. And at our #mtpcon conferences and some of our ProductTank meetups we film those stories so we can share them as widely as possible. This year our speakers have shared a plethora of amazing product talks and those videos have had 100,000s of plays, so I decided to look at which videos our audience engaged with the most and which

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What I learned from speaking at three Product Management Conferences in one year

Tim Herbig

Photo was taken by Product Management Festival 2017 Team. I’m not a big believer in granular (New Year’s) resolutions. Instead, similar to the approach I follow in product development, I like to follow overall themes to pursue. While I have been writing personal reviews for the past couple of years already, I never set up those themes for the year ahead publicly.… Continue Reading.

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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.

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Step-by-Step Fundraising Tactics from the NYC Legend Who Raised $750M

First Round Review

Kevin Ryan has spent decades on both sides of the fundraising table. Here, he provides secrets seldom shared for getting and keeping VCs interested before closing the deal.

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Product Design: Let’s get Emotional

Mind the Product

Having spoken at conferences twice this year on the subject of design and emotion, I was spurred into writing this post by the number of people who gave me positive feedback. Why is Designing for Emotion so Important? When we recall past experiences, we are not wired to remember the whole experience with total accuracy. We tend to remember the peak of the experience (whether positive or negative) rather than the end-to-end experience.

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Story Points are a Signalling Tool

Clever PM

I was called into a meeting with a team here in the office a couple weeks ago because they told me they had a “question” about the estimations that they were doing. As we started talking, it became immediately apparent what the problem was, they were getting into arguments about whether their estimates were “too […].

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Sprint planning – the RealtimeBoard’s playbook

Miro

Sprint planning – the RealtimeBoard’s playbook To address the need for agility, many organizations have adopted Agile Scrum or other Agile approaches. However, applying Agile frameworks to modern organizations is not as easy as it may appear. The biggest roadblock? The application of outdated techniques and tools that can no longer adequately support development teams, […].

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Lists of Must Reads From the Most Talented Tech Operators in Our Network

First Round Review

Dig into seven reading lists curated by our network of operators and experts, as they recommend must-reads for their disciplines: product, sales, recruiting, marketing, management, engineering and more.

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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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The Product Agent: Managing Ideas on a Product Team

Mind the Product

My journey to product management was not what you might expect, but then again, maybe you would. I studied accounting and computers in high school. At 19 I got a job as a computer technician and by 21 I was a computer science major. I then got a job on campus as a network administrator. Three years later I became a web application engineer at a startup that built software for military and private industries.

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5 Best Practices for Gathering Customer Feedback in 2018

Pragmatic Marketing

"What is most important to you?" This was the subject line of an email I recently received from an account manager at a financial management software vendor. Inside the email was a list of 10 potential features. My instructions were to highlight the feature enhancement that I deemed most important and send back my reply. There was only one thing wrong with this approach and it irked me.

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Instructional Design Wireframing

Balsamiq

Amy Law and Joe Wilson work on the Learning Gateway team at the University of Washington School of Medicine. They are a design group that works directly with faculty to develop and deliver online learning to medical residents and fellows. They recently started using Balsamiq to prototype an online training to help physicians provide better care for members of the LGBTQ community.

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Meet Notejoy, a better way to organize team docs

Sachin Rekhi

Today I’m excited to announce the launch of the productivity app my co-founder Ada and I have been building over the last 2 years. Meet Notejoy , a better way to organize team docs. Why tackle document collaboration? It’s amazing how in our personal lives we can easily search the world’s information in a split second yet we transition back to a world of tribal knowledge when we enter the workplace.

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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

Move from feature factory to customer outcomes and drive impact in your business! This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.

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TEI 154: Pitfalls that can trap new product managers – with Aero Wong

Product Innovation Educators

10 common mistakes or pitfalls new product managers should avoid. A few months ago I was contacted by a product manager, Areo Wong, who works in Hong Kong. He described himself as a “newbie” with about one-year of experience. He has been struggling to learn what the role of product manager was really about. After trying a few different approaches to learning more, he took a very creative path.

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Getting Ready for GDPR in a Software Usage Analytics World

Revulytics

Like many in the software world these days, as you fix your eyes on your monitor and begin to go about your day, the many ways in which General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance will touch your company likely swirl around in your head. Every product, every service, and every part of your business that in some way will be affected by the regulations has of course been on your mind for quite some time, but as that May 25, 2018 deadline inches closer, it has taken on increased urgency.

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How Product Managers Get Promoted

Sequent Learning

The post How Product Managers Get Promoted appeared first on Sequent Learning Networks.

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Data Acquisition: A Primer for IoT Product Managers

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

One of the key attributes of the Internet of Things is its ability to measure physical signals to better understand the world around us. It is a very important topic and one that Product Managers should have a good grasp on. In this post, I provide an introduction to the world of data acquisition and […]. The post Data Acquisition: A Primer for IoT Product Managers appeared first on Daniel Elizalde.

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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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How Product Managers Market Death

The Accidental Product Manager

Death needs to be marketed also. Image Credit: Zach. I’m hopeful that most of us don’t spend a lot of time each day thinking about death. For most of us this is not a pleasant subject and so we try to avoid thinking about it as much as possible. That is unless you happen to be a product manager who is involved in the business of death. We need to realize that when someone passes on, that is just the start of a lengthy process that deals with how their remains should be handled until

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Lessons from onboarding for a better customer experience–and other innovation insights for product managers Dec 15, 2017

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Making that first impression with your product – onboarding. Not all products use an onboarding process, but even for those that don’t, product managers can improve customer experience by learning about onboarding.

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Build Respect in Organizations, Not Families, Part 4

Johanna Rothman

I started this series positing that respect is the cornerstone for how we might treat each other, to manage our interactions with success, especially in light of the #MeToo conversation. The series so far is: Organizations Are Not Families, Part 1. Why the metaphor of family-as-org demeans the people working there. Build Respect in Organizations, Not Families, Part 2 , had some ideas for building respect in terms of physical and psychological safety.

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How to write tasks, Vol. 3: Prototype & wireframe usability testing

TryMyUI

In a prototype or wireframe usability test, users require careful instruction to successfully navigate the limited functionalities. Read our techniques for writing tasks specially suited for prototype & wireframe testing. The post How to write tasks, Vol. 3: Prototype & wireframe usability testing appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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What is Education Services (ES) in Tech?

TSIA

What is education services? It sounds like a trick question, but is it? The role and nature of education services (ES) organizations has been morphing over the past few years. However, one consistent element is that education services, or whatever name your company gives to a similar organization, is responsible for customer-facing training. Additionally, 82% of ES functions train channel partners and 75% provide technical training for internal employees, most commonly Sales, Pre-Sales, and Prof

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Instructional Design Wireframing

Balsamiq

Amy Law and Joe Wilson work on the Learning Gateway team at the University of Washington School of Medicine. They are a design group that works directly with faculty to develop and deliver online learning to medical residents and fellows. They recently started using Balsamiq to prototype an online training to help physicians provide better care for members of the LGBTQ community.

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Why You Shouldn't Get Too Attached to Outcomes in Your Research with Sarah Gagne of LogMeIn

UserInterviews

This experienced UX researcher and designer shares her tools of the trade, thoughts on boring findings presentations, and one crazy war story.

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Advocating with impact

dscout People Nerds

People Nerds share four strategies for getting results with human insight.

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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!