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5 Human-First Product Management Considerations to Make During COVID-19

Gainsight

This is a challenging time for each one of us—whether as an individual or as a business. In these difficult times, it is more important than ever to keep a human-first approach in mind for all of our decision-making. Especially in the way we build our products as we touch many human lives with them. Aligning on What Matters. As a Product person, you’re not just responsible for making your boss or board happy, you’re responsible for the success of your users and the wellbeing of your teammates.

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7 Roadmap Changes That Will Make a Big Difference to Computer Software Product Managers

ProductPlan

In a world of browser-based solutions, experimentation and rapid iteration are sometimes taken for granted. Some products get released multiple times per day or simultaneously present different experiences to various users. But when products must get installed on computers and other devices, there’s only so much tolerance for frequent releases. Users don’t want to download and install updates regularly, plus there’s often no guarantee users will even bother at all with the latest version.

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A New Batch of PM Humor

ProductCraft

During this uncertain and difficult time, we’re all feeling increased stress and anxiety. They say laughter is the best medicine, and we have our fingers crossed that it works for everything we’re experiencing now, too. Hey, it’s at least worth a shot! That’s why we’ve decided to gather even more instances of product management-related humor.

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The Birth of a Product Community

Mind the Product

You will be pleased to hear that this is not another post about COVID-19. It has no tips for working remotely. I have no idea how to entertain your kids while their school is closed. I don’t know why people are panic-buying toilet paper. Instead, and as part of Mind the Product APAC, I want to talk about leveling up product culture in your region – wherever you are in the world and regardless of the product community you find already to be in place.

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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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Product Management In Corona Times

NextBigWhat

Every single business and product today will either have a headwind or a tailwind. There are no products that are going business as usual right now. Both types of businesses need to make their amendments fast enough. More. The post Product Management In Corona Times appeared first on NextBigWhat.

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5 Tips To Do More With Less In Customer Success During Covid-19

Gainsight

If you’ve been following customer success blogs recently, a lot has been said and written about how to communicate better and consistently in times of crisis like the one we’re all going through. In these uncertain times, companies (rightly so!) are keeping close tabs on their expenses and cash. Based on research done by Gainsight as well as a few other companies with CEOs, CROs and CCOs, 65–80% of companies have frozen hiring for the next few months and 30–45% have frozen hiring and backfills

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“Truthiness” in Product Management

ProductCraft

At last month’s ProductCraft Conference event in San Francisco, Niels Hoven of Cloudflare talked about a particularly widespread problem in product management. As PMs, we should be seeking the truth. After all, only accurate information can help us build valuable and delightful products. However, some product professionals are moving away from the truth and toward.

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Remote Work and Product Management

ProductCraft

As the COVID-19 situation evolves across the globe, we are entering unprecedented times. In the past 15 days, much of the tech world has rapidly transitioned to mandatory remote work. We’re fortunate to have this option when others can no longer work at all. It goes without saying that this is a privilege we should. Read more » The post Remote Work and Product Management appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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5 skills every great product manager needs

ProductBoard

The role of a product manager is complex. With their responsibilities straddling those of technical, business, and customer-facing roles, no two days are the same. No wonder people refer to them as ‘mini CEOs’ or ‘CEOs of the product.’ Because it’s such a broad and varied role, it’s important that product managers possess a similarly broad and varied skillset.

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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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280 Group Proudly Announces Online OPM

280 Group

New online version of our flagship Optimal Product Management and Product Marketing course supports continued training and career advancement for Product Managers everywhere. 280 Group announced today availability of a new offering, Online Optimal Product Management and Product Marketing (Online OPM). This live, online course takes our existing flagship 3-day in-person training and transforms it into an advanced, interactive online course that Product Managers can take from anywhere in the world

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Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Why Difficult Emotions Matter Particularly for Product People. We may not like difficult emotions like confusion, frustration, anger, envy, sadness, and worry, but we all experience them. This is especially true in times like these, with the Coronavirus pandemic causing many people to be concerned about their health and jobs and the wellbeing of family members and friends.

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Mind the Product APAC – What We Learned

Mind the Product

Our week-long event – Mind the Product APAC has come to an end and what a week it’s been! Our product family is feeling bigger and better than ever before but just because the event is over, does not mean the celebration has to end too. Our mission was to celebrate the incredible work, products and product people in AsiaPac, and to connect the many pockets of product communities, big and small, across the region.

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Finding our way at home – reflections from the Intercom Content team

Intercom, Inc.

We are living through unprecedented and unsettling times – in just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the world as we knew it. With most of the world suddenly engaging in social distancing, so many of the things we took for granted – hugging friends and family, gathering to eat, dancing in crowds – have been put on hold. Part of what makes this moment feel so difficult is not just the anxiety we all feel around the virus and the fear of the economic damage it is doing, but also the

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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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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Diane Levin, VP of Marketing and Product Development at New York Power Authority

280 Group

In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group hosted a virtual panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. We heard from PM veterans their success stories, lessons from past failures, candid feedback on how to tackle gender parity in PM, and actionable insights to move forward with. Watch the Facebook Live video of Trailblazing Women in PM: How to Blaze Your Own Trail.

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Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Why Difficult Emotions Matter Particularly for Product People. We may not like difficult emotions like confusion, frustration, anger, envy, sadness, and worry, but we all experience them. This is especially true in times like these, with the Coronavirus pandemic causing many people to be concerned about their health and jobs and the wellbeing of family members and friends.

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Working Remotely as a Product Manager: It’s about trust.

Product Management Unpacked

Everyone is now learning about remote work: how to do it, what not to do, and the pros and cons of working from home for different jobs. According to a Gartner report “How to Cultivate Effective ‘Remote Work’ Programs Refreshed 14 May 2019, Published 16 January 2018,” three of the four key challenges are: Mutual lack of trust undermines good remote work intentions.

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Midlife Career Exploration

Sachin Rekhi

Over the years Ada and I have both enjoyed being informal career mentors to countless of our friends and colleagues. We were recently reflecting on how dramatically those career conversations have changed as our friends and colleagues have aged from early in their career to mid-career. In many ways, early career conversations were actually far simpler in nature.

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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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Don’t Listen to the Customer

The Product Guy

The customer is always right…until proven otherwise. As product managers we are always driven by customer feedback and requests but there is a fine moment when temporarily ignoring the customer may actually help you take a forward leap. How do you identify these moments and how do you minimise the risk of going completely off track? In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Dimitris Sotiriou, lead a conversation on this topic.

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So long stakeholder problems – Priscilla Nu and Tamara Moona share their advice

Mind the Product

In this blog post, we revisit an episode of Mindset in which Singapore-based Tamara Moona, Associate Director of Product at Pivotal Labs , and Priscilla Nu, Head of Digital Experience and Design at SP Group , share their advice on developing organisational alignment and tackling issues with stakeholders. Product practice is relatively new in many regions around the world, leading to misunderstandings and a failure to understand the value a product manager can contribute to an organisation.

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Don't Just Throw Together a Webinar — The Virtual Events Crash Course You Need

First Round Review

Community experts, go-to-market leaders and founders everywhere are facing a new challenge: quickly spinning up virtual events and online communities that feel unique and valuable. Whether you’re tasked with energizing your existing community, pivoting your company’s event programming, scrambling to spin it all up for the first time — or just trying to hold a really great virtual happy hour — community expert David Spinks offers a wealth of wisdom drawn from over a decade spent deepening the moa

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Remote, together: offering our support in the ways we can

Miro

Remote, together: offering our support in the ways we canThe past several weeks have been incredibly challenging, in so many ways. It’s been a tough transition, but I’m blown away by everyone’s ability to unite, lean in, and help everyone around them. Andrey KhusidCEO at MiroAs more people are getting used to remote work, a […]. The post Remote, together: offering our support in the ways we can appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro.

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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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About Maya's Product Management Journey

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with 2019’s TPMAS winner of The Best Product with Social Impact, Maya Brooks. Watch now and see why they are counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management. More to Come. Thank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Product Management Awards 2020 has begun!

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Building Products in AsiaPac – Colin Pal and Adrienne Tan on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

When you want to learn about the state of product management across Asia, there are two people who come to mind: Adrienne Tan (CEO and co-founder of Brianmates in Sydney) and Colin Pal (Chief Product Officer, Caterspot in Kuala Lumpur). With more than 25 years of experience between them, they’ve been there since the beginning, seen the evolution of the scene and have some amazing advice to share.

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Struggling to Thrive as a Large Team Working Remotely? This Exec Has the Field Guide You Need

First Round Review

Maggie Leung built out the 80-person fully remote content team that's helped NerdWallet stand out. Here are her tips for executives who are now tasked with leading large teams working remotely for the first time.

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Women In Product Management You Should Be Following

Mixpanel

Latest studies note that only 35% of product manager roles are filled by women, and most of those roles are entry-level positions, meaning they are often removed from influential decision making. And that’s to the detriment of organizations that are looking to outperform their competitors. When gender diversity at the executive level is brought to parity, organizations are 15 percent more likely to gain more profit , improve customer experience , and attract and retain expensive talent , accordi

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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.