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Understanding Customer Needs: Problem vs. Solution Space

280 Group

This is the first article in a three part series on navigating the Problem vs. Solution Space with a focus on understanding customer needs. Understanding Customer Needs “Well, we could…” I stopped myself quickly. I had fallen into the most common of traps. I had stopped paying attention to the customers’ needs and started working on a fix. Product Managers and the teams of developers they work with often tell me that Product Managers have problems writing good requirements.

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Turning your desires into purpose

Lead on Purpose

Success depends as much on the desire of an individual as anything else. Hard work, persistence and intelligence also factor in, and depending on the endeavor, these may play a big role.

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Would you hire yourself?

Intercom, Inc.

That’s right, would you offer yourself a job at your company? It’s a question every interviewer should ask themselves. No, this isn’t some theoretical mental exercise. It’s actually a powerful question to ask yourself when you’re looking to expand your team but find yourself paralyzed with options. When you are a small but growing company or team each additional hire has a disproportionately large impact.

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Product Success Metrics, Demo Value Themes & The Definition of Successful Product Management

Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine January 2018 is now available. We’re kicking off 2018 with a discussion on product success metrics and a viewpoint that there’s only one critical metric that’s important over the long term. If you routinely hit that one, all the others will take care of themselves. We also look at the benefit of using customer value themes to drive your sales demos and how they can improve win rates.

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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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17 Product Managers Who Will Own the Future of NYC Tech?—?and the 9 Frameworks They’ll Use to Do It

First Round Review

Last year, First Round hosted a seminar of 17 rising star product managers in NYC, taught by some of the best product leaders in the tech industry. Here's who they are and what they learned.

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Our second audiobook: Intercom on Customer Engagement

Intercom, Inc.

In customer engagement, the right context for a message matters just as much as the right time and recipient. Given that content is in itself a tool for engagement, the same principle is in play. Today, we released our second installment in our audiobook series, Intercom on Customer Engagement. Divided into 8 shorter chapters, this compilation is our guide to crafting actionable messaging strategies that will help you grow your business.

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What Defines Successful Product Management?

Product Management University

There are a lot of opinions on the definition of successful in product management. Is there one simple way to characterize the role of product management and what it takes to be successful? There are a thousand ways to characterize successful product management, but they all lead to one thing. When it’s all said and done, your products have to make the people who use them measurably better at what they do.

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Read This Before Joining as Employee 1 to 20 at a Startup

First Round Review

Stacy La made the leap from design at Yammer and Microsoft to Clover Health, when the bootstrapped startup was only four people. Now, the company's raised over $425M, 500+ employees strong, and La leads an eight-person design team. Read on for her tactics on how to survive — and thrive — as an early employee.

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Creating Happier Product Managers

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. Getting to Here. > What inspires you in your day-to-day work? I’m inspired by making other Product Managers awesome. As a teacher, I’m always playing with new frameworks or ways of teaching. I inspect, adapt, and learn constantly. I believe that being able to explain complex patterns and ideas in a way that is actionable for others really helps firm up your own understanding of the craft.

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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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Check This If You Are Disappointed to Your Team

I Wonder The Value

Why my team members don’t do things even if they said, “Ok. I’ll do it”? When I organized an event for startup founders, this problem was raised twice. In my experience in forming a team from scratch, this always happens if we don’t care about “Ultimate Goal Check”. What is "Ultimate Goal Check”? Why it’s important? What is “Ultimate Goal Check”?

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Own your product management on-boarding

Ask Benny

How to enter into a new product management position in a new company. Congratulations. You just landed into a new product management position. Whether it’s a VP product or a product manager, whether it’s a small or big company, you are expected to get fast into the role, and many times you are expected to do it by yourself. If you are lucky, there is someone in the company that has thought about your on-boarding, but many times especially if this is a small startup, there isn’t.

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The Product Lifecycle

Clever PM

This post comes courtesy of a direct request from one of my supporters over at Patreon, who asked me if I could give them a 10,000 foot-level overview of the Product Lifecycle from ideation to delivery. While nothing here should be terribly earth-shattering or world-changing, I think it’s important for us as Product Managers to […].

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Product Manager, Take your next step in #media #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….

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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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The entrepreneur’s ultimate guide to market research

The Product Coalition

It’s interesting how the simple act of searching the internet can yield so much data, but yet so little knowledge! While researching “market research”, I found it’s one of those topics that can be overwhelming, simply because I had to go through endless sources, most of which are very similar, and each carrying only a small piece of the puzzle. Bringing high-quality content to the world is one of our core values at Knowledge Officer ; this is why I decided to save your time and energy, and bring

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Helping Product Managers Triumph in Agile: What to Do When Sales Wants to Change Your Roadmap; Spring 2018 Events

Good Product Manager

Happy 2018! It’s been a few months but I’m back with some big news for 2018, including a (long-overdue) site redesign that, among other things, should look much better on mobile devices. I’m still tweaking some things, so bear with me. In the meantime, I’ve been busy blogging… Helping Product Managers Triumph in an Agile World: The SiriusDecisions Agile Engine for Product Management.

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Gamification In UX

UX Studio

What a buzzword, right?! Not really. Gamification in UX predates what we thought of as its beginnings. Even though the term “gamification” made its appearance in 2008, it didn’t gain popularity until 2010. It had popped into our lives long before we started to pay attention to it. “UX” falls in the same category, as Donald Norman mentioned the term “user experience” for the first time in 1993 (when he changed his title from User Interface Architect to User Experience Architect).

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Telerik Retiring: Alternatives and Next Steps for Software Usage Analytics Customers

Revulytics

The Telerik Platform is retiring on May 10, 2018 (“retiring products that have served their purpose”). This leaves users of Telerik Analytics (formerly EQATEC Analytics) in a bit of a jam as they seek an alternative software usage analytics platform. Telerik may be retiring, but you still have work to do! Call me biased (and not so subtle), but allow me to suggest why Revulytics Usage Intelligence is the best alternative to Telerik if you are looking for an out-of-the-box solution for on-premise

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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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Own your product management on-boarding

The Product Coalition

How to enter a new product management position in a new company. Congratulations, you just landed a new product management position. Whether it’s a VP product or a product manager or it’s a small or big company, you are expected to adjust quickly to the role. In many cases you are expected to do it by yourself. If you are lucky, there is someone in the company that has thought about your on-boarding, but many times, especially if this is a small startup, there isn’t.

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Helping Product Managers Triumph in Agile: What to Do When Sales Wants to Change Your Roadmap; Spring 2018 Events

Good Product Manager

Happy 2018! It’s been a few months but I’m back with some big news for 2018, including a (long-overdue) site redesign that, among other things, should look much better on mobile devices. I’m still tweaking some things, so bear with me. In the meantime, I’ve been busy blogging… Helping Product Managers Triumph in an Agile World: The SiriusDecisions Agile Engine for Product Management.

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Why McDonald’s Is Losing The Burger War And What Their Product Managers Can Do About It

The Accidental Product Manager

The Big Mac just is not relevant any more Image Credit: pointnshoot. The product managers over at McDonalds have a problem on their hands. Yes, they work for one of the most successful companies in the world. For over 60 years McDonalds has been synonymous with fast food. However, the world is changing and McDonalds is not changing with it. A recent study showed that only one in five millennials, a core market for McDonald’s , had ever tried a Big Mac burger.

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How to integrate RealtimeBoard into your Agile workflow

Miro

How to integrate RealtimeBoard into your Agile workflow When you are considering which Agile software project management tool to choose, it’s important to take into account its features and compatibility with your existing workflow. To help you make the right decision and consider all the pros and cons, we wrote about how you can integrate […].

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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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How pre-product ICOs kill companies

The Product Coalition

If you’ve been following tech news in 2017, chances are you’ve heard quite a bit about the ICO phenomenon. According to a December report by PwC , at least 438 ICOs took place in 2017, raising over $4.6 billion. And the majority of those were done by startups that did not have a product yet. Is an ICO really a smart move for pre-product startups? Source: Mangrove Capital Partners There’s no doubt an ICO offers a compelling value proposition for a pre-product founder: Raise a ton of money at an e

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A Q&A from Trends 2018 Webinar

Qlik

Just a couple of weeks removed from the Trends 2018 Webinar, I was truly surprised by the number of people who registered and attended. In case you missed it, you can view it. on our webinar registration page. We got a ton of questions, nearly 100 of them in fact; too many to summarize in a blog. Most of them were answered privately.

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Frankfurt, 16 April: Product Leaders Workshop

Mironov Consulting

What: One-Day Product Leaders Workshop (Roundtable). When: April 16, 2018. Where : Frankfurt, DE . Cohost: Greg Prickril. Limit of 8 participants. Interested: email Rich or Greg. Scheduled one day ahead of ISPMA’s Software Product Summit in Frankfurt, this is a one-day session specifically for those leading product management teams[/tweetherder]: Product VPs, Directors of Product Management, Chief Product Officers and other product-focused execs.

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Defining the customer’s problem with a JTBD Canvas

Miro

Defining the customer’s problem with a JTBD Canvas Here at RealtimeBoard, we set out on a mission to build a universal whiteboarding tool that helps companies embrace digital transformation, manage remote teams and think visually in order to speed up internal processes and delight their customers. That’s why we are always curious about the ways […].

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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.