Sat.Jan 20, 2018 - Fri.Jan 26, 2018

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Optimizing internal product communications

Folding Burritos

A lot of our time as PMs is spent communicating with other people in our organization. There’s high-level communication and discussion, and there’s low-level interaction with stakeholders about the day-to-day of the product’s development and operation. Since the majority of our communication time is typically spent on the tactical, let’s talk about that.

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How to find your WHY

Lead on Purpose

A key focus of this blog—from its beginning—has been purpose. Leading on purpose, working with purpose; doing things intentionally, doing things for the right reason. Though topics have led in various directions, the core focus has been purpose.

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3 Secrets to Successful Product Management

280 Group

Brian Lawley is the CEO and Founder of 280 Group and an author of 5 best-selling books including Product Management for Dummies. In this video he is going to share with everyone the three secrets to successful Product Management. Without waiting any longer, let’s begin. Watch The Video The first secret we are going to talk about has to do with listening.

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BPMA: Network and Chill (for FREE!) Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 6:30 – 9:30pm

bpma ProductHub

Network and Chill (for FREE!). Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 6:30 – 9:30pm. New year, new network. Clear your calendar for BPMA’s first event of 2018 and network with other Boston area Product gurus. Don’t keep the networking to yourself….bring a buddy and help them break into Product! Along with drinks, apps and good vibes you can expect the following: Exchange best practices with your peers.

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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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A Product Manager’s Guide to Replatforming

Mind the Product

Replatforming is arguably one of the most difficult things you can tackle in a product management career. And if experience is about learning from mistakes, let’s just say that I have a lot of experience on replatforming. First,we should start with a quick definition. Here, replatforming is about replacing the computing platform on which a number of other products or systems are built.

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Biggest Product Regret

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. Getting to Here. > What’s your biggest product regret? The 32 page product specification document I wrote for a change password functionality at my first job. It was a beautiful, robust, unnecessary document for really simple functionality. Watch now and see why she is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management.

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APO: Retrospectives: The Product Perspective Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00pm

bpma ProductHub

Retrospectives: The Product Perspective. Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00pm. Join the Agile Product Open community on Tuesday, February 6th at Slalom in Boston for an interactive evening focused on the product perspective for retrospectives. We join with other communities around the globe gathering on February 6th for World Retrospective Day.

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Davide Vitiello – Focus vs Product Team Structures

Mind the Product

At the #MusicMonday edition of ProductTank Oslo , Davide Vitiello , then the director product – listener experience at SoundCloud, talked about his experiences on the topic of focus. For organizations, finite resources translate into need for focus – a challenge that frequently affects product managers. In addition to describing three key steps to achieve this, he outlined a few ongoing experiments with ways of working at SoundCloud.

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How New Startups Can Win at PR — Advice from a 20-Year Comms Career

First Round Review

Terra Carmichael leverages two decades of comms experience with companies like Eventbrite, Yahoo, Mattel, Nike and more to dispense advice to young startups finding their footing with the press.

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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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Design Sprints

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Nis Frome, lead a conversation around “Design Sprints”. 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. The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals… Better Decisions.

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Good Product Team/Bad Product Team

Amplitude

As VP of Product at Amplitude, I get the opportunity to work with hundreds of different products teams every year?—?ranging from startups with only a handful of engineers to large enterprises with thousands of PMs. Each of them works with Amplitude because they believe we will help them build a better product. . But this naturally raises a simple question: why do companies need help building better products?

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Product Managers: Your peers say you should read these articles

ProductBoard

10 must-reads suggested by successful product managers The most successful people read. In fact, many influential entrepreneurs and those looking to better their craft have a habit of reading on a daily basis. But reading that often is easier said than done. It’s not just the time it takes to read. Finding quality content takes time as well. We wanted to help you out.

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Don't Just Network — Build Your 'Meaningful Network' to Maximize Your Impact

First Round Review

XO Group CEO Mike Steib built his fast-track career on the power of his network. Here's his incredibly granular and specific advice for how to do the same.

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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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Tune-up Your Product Management Career

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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Share Your Knowledge!

Clever PM

As an active member of the Seattle community of Product Managers, I’ve been fortunate enough to find many opportunities to engage with fellow Product Managers as well as those looking to make a break into the role. Between my work with General Assembly as a part-time instructor, my volunteer efforts as a board member of […].

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CES 2018, Smart Toilets, and the Future of the Internet of Things

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

CES 2018 introduced a smart toilet. But the real star of the show was a blackout. How did we get here? And what does that say about the state and the future of IoT? The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is one of the most anticipated and hyped expos of the year. I’ll […] The post CES 2018, Smart Toilets, and the Future of the Internet of Things appeared first on TechProductManagement.

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Four methods to align your UX strategy with your business goals

Miro

Four methods to align your UX strategy with your business goals Here at RealtimeBoard, we set out on a mission to build a universal whiteboarding tool that helps companies to 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 […]. The post Four methods to align your UX strategy with your business goals appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

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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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TEI 160: How LEGO and others use a low-risk, high-value approach to product management – with David Robertson, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, just innovate around it. Fundamentally, product managers should be driving success for their organization. We do that by providing customers value. The source of that value may be, and perhaps should be, closer to our core capabilities than is often thought. The toy company LEGO found this to be true, only after being on the brink of bankruptcy.

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Power up Your Copy with Wireframes

Balsamiq

Joel Klettke is a copywriter and entrepreneur who runs Business Casual Copywriting. We discovered him through his entertaining and informative video called "Wireframing With Balsamiq for Copywriters Who Don't Suck.". In the video he makes a strong case for using a wireframing tool like Balsamiq for presenting copy to clients. By showing words in the context of the page they fit into, he sees (and can show) a much clearer picture of how effective they'll be.

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Product Managers Look For A Way To Make A Better Burger Without Meat

The Accidental Product Manager

It’s all about the burger Image Credit: cyclonebill. The majority of consumers identify themselves as being meat lovers. What this means is that they like their burgers to be made with a nice juicy piece of meat. For a variety of reasons, this has created a challenge that a number of different product managers are trying to solve. Can they change the burger product development definition and create a burger that looks and tastes like the real thing with one important exception: it does not

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How to deliver great products when you don’t follow any “magical framework”

The Product Coalition

Yes, there is a way (or more)… Over the past few years I had some experiences working as a Product Owner with digital products. Since then, I studied a lot about UX, product management, design thinking, agile, customer experience and a wide range of subjects that are related to delivering a great experience to the user. Studying all of those subjects, there is one thing that I’ve noticed as a pattern: Whichever the article, paper, workshop that you read or attend to, there will always be some so

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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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What Any UX Designer Can Learn From Medical Device Design

UserInterviews

Tim Nayar, Ph.D., shares advice on designing for a multitude of internal and user stakeholders with an emphasis on user need.

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Industrial IoT Spotlight – Podcast Interview with Eric Walenza

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Eric Walenza, CEO at IoTOne, conducts interviews to explore success factors and challenges in Industrial IoT markets with CEOs, investors, and experts. In this podcast episode, Eric invited me to discuss my views and approach to Industrial IoT product strategy. In this podcast interview, Eric and I discuss common challenges companies face when launching Industrial IoT […] The post Industrial IoT Spotlight – Podcast Interview with Eric Walenza appeared first on TechProductManagement.

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Reduce Development Rework with Software Usage Analytics

Revulytics

You’ve likely heard of the office furniture giant Steelcase. Perhaps you’re even sitting in a comfy yet productivity-inspiring Steelcase chair as you pore over this blog post. A huge part of the 100-plus-year-old company’s staying power is its ability to continue to revolutionize the way we think about office furniture. Working with Microsoft, Steelcase recently revealed technology that exposes data from sensor-connected office furniture and rooms that, as a first use case, aim to help optimize

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Job interview prep–and other skills for product managers and innovators, Jan 26, 2018

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. Questions product managers should expect when interviewing for a job. Of course, there is the classic question, “What product are you most proud of launching and what did you learn from it?” Depending on the primary responsibilities of the position (such as platform management, community management, growth management, etc.) this article tells you the question

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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.