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6 trends that will shape product management in 2022

ProductBoard

This piece is a collaboration between Stephen Walker II, Senior Product Director at Productboard, and Scott Baldwin, Community Lead & Product Evangelist at Productboard. 2021 was another year of change and unpredictability. As the impact of the global pandemic drags on, we are now acquainted with not knowing what could happen next. In the world of work, home offices and calendar notifications for.

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How to Manage Your CEO

The Product Coalition

Product leaders and CEOs tend to have complicated relationships because of the obvious overlap in their responsibilities. Managing your CEO is one of the most important skills that you can master as a product leader. Here’s a quick start guide. Photo by Jugoslocos on Unsplash My husband and I went on vacation to a hotel in northern Israel over the weekend.

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A tale of two Product Managers

B2B Product Management

This is tale of two Product Managers. It tells you how you can switch to Product Manager role in much less time and how the hiring managers rate you.

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Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

Alchemer Mobile

From celebrating our ten-year anniversary to being recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine to the publication of our sixth annual Mobile Customer Engagement Benchmark Report and much more detailed below, 2021 was a tremendously successful and exciting year for Apptentive. Here are some of the top highlights from this past year: We analyzed hundreds of millions of pieces of mobile customer feedback data across iOS and Android apps in our 2021 Mobile En

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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Drata’s CEO Adam Markowitz on creating a culture of cyber security

Intercom, Inc.

There are enough stories of data breaches and cyber attacks to chill even the savviest security engineer to the core. Cyber attacks have gone up 125% from the previous year, and with companies shifting to partial or fully remote settings, it shows no sign of slowing down. In today’s data-driven SaaS scene, these can affect hundreds of millions of users and cause damage in the billions of dollars, and as compliance frameworks become requirements to do business, businesses are turning to third-par

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Product Management & Deep Work

The Product Coalition

Digital workers are inherently deep workers. Deep work is challenging because of the focus, intensity, creativity, and skill required… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Get Outside Your Company

The Product Guy

It doesn’t matter which company you work in, you can never do 100% of the product management stuff. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Benny Reich.

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The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2021

First Round Review

Start the new year off on the right footing with the 30 most impactful insights and ultra-tactical frameworks from every article we published in 2021.

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SUNDAY REWIND: How to survive the hardest part of product management by Janna Bastow

Mind the Product

This Sunday we rewind to 2017 and discover why Janna Bastow feels the greatest challenge in product management is, in fact, people. Janna explains how she handles the challenges people so often bring to the table. [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: How to survive the hardest part of product management by Janna Bastow appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Gucci Tries To Bounce Back From A Product Mistake

The Accidental Product Manager

Image Credit: * Nono *. Just in case you didn’t know it, Gucci is a one of the largest and most successful fashion brands out there. Everyone wants to both own and be seen wearing Gucci apparel. In the past few years, Gucci has had a fantastic run and has become one of the hottest brands in fashion. However, their growth has recently cooled off a bit.

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366: This is modified Agile for hardware development – with Dorian Simpson and Gary Hinkle

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can use the Modified Agile for Hardware Development Framework. Today we are talking about using a modified version of Scrum for hardware projects. Many teams have tried adopting Scrum for developing hardware products, not always successfully. This is such as big topic, we have not one but two guests to help us with it—Dorian Simpson and Gary Hinkle.

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How to Design a SaaS Onboarding Process from A to Z – Best Practices & Examples

Userpilot

The majority of SaaS executives are so concerned with engineering and raising money that they don’t give enough thought to building a SaaS onboarding process. Here’s the brutal truth: it doesn’t matter how beautifully engineered your product is or how many millions of dollars you’ve raised. What matters is whether your customers find value in your product and whether they actually want to use it consistently.

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Managing products in a time of uncertainty by Randy Silver

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London+EMEA session, Product Consultant Randy Silver explains what happens when plans get disrupted and how product managers can adapt themselves to change and uncertainty. [.] Read more » The post Managing products in a time of uncertainty by Randy Silver appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Product Strategy Agility: How to Use Experiments and Options to Create Products Your Customers Love

Speaker: Johanna Rothman - Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Senior leaders often want to see months - or years - long product roadmaps. But these predictions often do not create products your customers will love. While customers aren’t fickle, they often do not know what they want until you give them something to try. That means product leaders need to integrate experiments and options into their roadmaps. In this presentation, Johanna Rothman will explain: How to limit the duration of a roadmap and show possible options.

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The ecosystem driving Productboard’s next phase of growth

ProductBoard

More than 5,000 companies now use Productboard to power every stage of product management — from centralizing feedback and validating ideas to setting product strategy and building roadmaps. In the last year alone, it’s been deeply inspiring to see customers like Zoom, Envoy, Netflix, Epic Games, Disney, 1-800 Contacts, and ResMed integrate Productboard into their process of building world.

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Leadership Tip 17: Consciously Choose How You Optimize the Salary Money

Johanna Rothman

Tim, the Engineering VP, was worried he would lose people after their reviews and salary changes. He didn't have enough money to pay the salaries he thought everyone deserved. He'd fought with his fellow VPs for more money, but that didn't work. He had a too-small pot of money to distribute. He had these problems: The company did salary planning once a year, and January was it.

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Appcues vs. WalkMe: Which is Better for Your Product Adoption Strategy?

Userpilot

Looking for user onboarding tools for your SaaS? Considering Appcues vs. WalkMe? Tired of reading tons of generic reviews that don’t really help you discover which tool is best for you? Me too, and so we’re here to help. We’ve prepared an in-depth, honest comparison and review of two top tools for feature adoption that we’ve either experienced first-hand or that have been used by friends at other SaaS companies.

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Driving customer adoption and retention as a product manager by Karen Adie

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Abuja talk, Karen Adie, Director of Merchant Services at TradeDepot, responds to questions about driving customer adoption and increasing customer retention. [.] Read more » The post Driving customer adoption and retention as a product manager by Karen Adie appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.

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Backlog celebrates two acknowledgments on the Capterra Shortlist

Nulab

We at Nulab have fantastic news to share. The Capterra Shortlist named Backlog as a Top Performer in IT Project Management and an Emerging Favorite in Project Tracking. As a leading software review company, Capterra conducts product research to help business owners make informed decisions about tech solutions. The Capterra Shortlist uses exclusive data and verified user reviews to identify high-performance software.

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How Product Leaders Accelerate Digital Transformation

ProductPlan

Businesses find digital transformation difficult for the same reasons that humans find any shift difficult. Doing things the way we’ve always done them takes a lot less work than changing our processes. It feels less risky, too. As Isaac Newton “summed it up” in his first law of motion: Hey, if nobody pushes you, relax. But if you’re responsible for the success of your company’s products, you can’t just relax.

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B2B Recruiting and Customer Research with Matthew Morrison of Braze

UserInterviews

How a B2B researcher fills his studies, builds internal relationships, and navigates recruiting B2B participants.

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Rerun: Making Better Predictions – Margaret Heffernan on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Predicting the future is hard. In this podcast episode, sponsored by Amplitude, we turn to Margaret Heffernan to learn how to do it better. If she can’t help, there’s no hope! [.] Read more » The post Rerun: Making Better Predictions – Margaret Heffernan on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Harnessing Mobile-Led Growth: The Case for Mobile App Performance

In an increasingly mobile-first world, successful mobile apps have become a key driver for business growth. However, many companies still struggle to find success in the highly competitive mobile market. While many factors determine the success of a mobile app, one of the most important and often overlooked is app performance and its effect on the user experience.

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Cacoo named one of the best flowchart and wireframe software tools by Digital.com and Capterra

Nulab

As 2021 draws to a close, all of us at Nulab are thankful to be ending the year on a celebratory note. We are pleased to announce that Cacoo has been named the Best Overall Flowchart Software of 2021 on Digital.com. And our exciting news doesn’t end there. We are also recognized by Capterra as one of the best tools for wireframe diagramming. Digital.com recommends Cacoo for creating flowcharts.

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3 updates we’ve made to Dashboards to improve workflows across teams

Mixpanel

After 10 years of working alongside product teams, we’ve found the most successful teams are constantly—and collectively—questioning their assumptions, iterating, and sharing their findings cross-functionally. Because of all this, the two things that product teams prioritize in analytics today are workflow and accessibility: “How easily can the various members of my team get all the data and analysis they need in front of them in one place?

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How to Land a UX Research Internship (with Open Listings)

UserInterviews

Everything you need to know to land a user experience research internship—including a shortlist of open roles.

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Product strategy for beginners: Part 2

Mind the Product

In the first part of this series, Lassi Liikkanen discussed the process to get you productive with product strategy and to understand why starting is difficult. With this insight, you are ready for a walk through the five steps of getting engaged with product strategy [.] Read more » The post Product strategy for beginners: Part 2 appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.