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The Biggest Challenges Facing Product Managers

BrainMates

Product Managers face so many challenges on a regular basis that it would be tough to cover the breadth and depth of issues in one sitting. Product Management is a juggling act of market changes, multiple stakeholder opinions, customer demands, feature bloat, technical complications and debt, and so much more. Here are four common challenges that are facing Product Managers today.

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Just Say No to Mixed Up Chameleon Products

The Product Coalition

Why products shouldn’t be a little of this and a little of that Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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The business value of requirements management

Mind the Product

During the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the globe’s onsite workforce shifted to being fully remote. This ‘new normal’ highlighted that communication and shared project visibility is essential to the success of every organization. Issues in the product development process In the development of complex products, systems, and software, if you don’t have properly implemented communication [.

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New Updates to 280 Group In-Person Product Management Training Courses

280 Group

View our Training Calendar to check out the next in-person course. What the Pandemic Has Taught Us about Teaching and Learning. Over the past 18 months, the world has undergone tremendous change, and 280 Group is no different. We made large investments in our live online courses , to ensure a phenomenal learning experience, regardless of location. And we learned a lot in the process!

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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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Sales Technology: 3 Trends You Need to Know

Intercom, Inc.

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended entire industries, forcing rapid change in the ways companies do business and dramatically accelerating the adoption of new technologies.

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A culture of safety – Alla Weinberg

Mind the Product

You may have heard about Project Aristotle — an effort by Google that revealed Psychological Safety as the common element in their highest-performing teams. Understanding what that is — and how we can create a culture of safety in our teams — isn’t quite as easy. We spoke with Alla Weinberg, author of A Culture [.] Read more » The post A culture of safety – Alla Weinberg appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Product Operations — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented the webinar, The Product Operations Powerhouse—and Why You Need it. You can view the accompanying blog post as a primer to learn about the value of the ProdOps practice. We received so many great questions on the topic and have included answers to the top questions down below. Thank you all for engaging in our webinar! Q&A.

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Hey Product Management, Strategic Direction is Yours for the Taking. Here’s How!

Product Management University

If you’re waiting for someone to crown your product management team the kings and queens of strategic direction, you better get a nice comfy chair with all the reclining, heating and massaging accoutrements because you’re in for a long wait! Strategic direction is all about influence, and influence is all about earning the trust and credibility of your colleagues across the organization from top to bottom.

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How A Product Management Internship Built A Future Career with Home Depot.

Product Management Unpacked

“I’m actually a pretty avid DIY-er,” confides Pranita Ramakrishnan, MS of Product Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Class of 2019. “I grew up in a family where if you didn’t take a trip to Home Depot twice a month to get some type of materials for a project, something was wrong.”. When Home Depot came to the Carnegie Mellon campus to interview Product Management intern candidates, Pranita’s interest was piqued.

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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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Should you really be using machine learning?

Mind the Product

Used properly and in the right place, Machine Learning (ML) is an incredible tool to bring value to your product and your users. But how can you use the five product risks—value, usability, feasibility, viability, and ethics—to know if the opportunity is right for ML? Andy Kelly on Unsplash Whether it’s checking your online transaction for fraud [.] Read more » The post Should you really be using machine learning?

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Why Accessibility Matters in a Post-Pandemic, Majority-Digital World?

The Product Coalition

A practical look at how and why software designers can ensure digital services can be used by everyone. For much of the past year, life in countries around the globe have been in a coronavirus-driven lockdown. Friends gathered online instead of in bars and pubs. People who need medicine use apps and websites to order perscriptions and have them delivered to their homes.

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How to lead a product team with context?

UX Studio: Product Management

Everyone hates old school, micromanaging bosses, who tell people what to do and how. The type who makes you ask for permission for every little thing. Even the old school “bosses” hate their way of working because they quickly become overloaded. They get most of the recognition, but they also have to be involved in everything, which is super tiring and often leads to stress, burnout, and bad health.

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Difficult Product Discussions with CEOs

Mironov Consulting

CEOs may not see their role in systematic product/development problems, and product leaders may not know how to frame their concerns so CEOs can hear them. Can we get past buzzwords to difficult organizational discussions?

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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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SUNDAY REWIND: Product Discovery or Product Delivery: How do you Decide?

Mind the Product

Today, as we bring our Product Discovery Focus Week to a close, we venture back to 2019 and this post by Philipp Krehl — Product Discovery or Product Delivery: How do you Decide? In it, Philipp answers the question: What’s the fundamental difference between product discovery and delivery or execution? The answer? The degree of [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Product Discovery or Product Delivery: How do you Decide?

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Pitting API Testing Against UI Testing

The Product Coalition

What is API testing? Before we get to the problem of identifying which of the two, API testing and UI testing, is easier or more difficult, we need to begin by defining them. Especially the former. But it comes with a caveat. API testing can cover several different and distinct concepts and knowing which one you’re interested in is often dependent on your role in a software testing company.

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Moving to “The Next Normal”: How Research Will Evolve in the Post-COVID World

dscout People Nerds

At the end of 2019, we outlined a series of “Moves to Modern Research”—steps organizations were taking to mature their research practice. 2020 changed everything.

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340: Lean product development – with Steve Stucky

Product Innovation Educators

Pipeline, Process, and Practice for Product Managers. This is the Product Mastery Now podcast. For seven years it was called The Everyday Innovator, but I recently changed the name to better reflect our mission, which is to help you become a Product Master, creating products customers love. A common question I am asked is, How can an organization speed up its product development?

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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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What makes for effective product management by Nikolaus Horn and Sebastian Ratcliffe

Mind the Product

In a small startup, product managers may find themselves wearing multiple hats. In this ProductTank Vienna talk, Nikolaus Horn and Sebastian Ratcliffe, product managers at Riskine, dispel some of the myths about what it means to be a product manager working in a smaller B2B business and explain how they needed to think outside the [.] Read more » The post What makes for effective product management by Nikolaus Horn and Sebastian Ratcliffe appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How to Choose a Chat API and SDK Provider for Android, iOS & Web?

The Product Coalition

No one wants to wait. Responding faster to customers always keeps them satisfied and invested. When someone learns about your business, the easiest and fastest way to initiate communication is the ‘chat’. Chats can help people in different ways; from clarifying basic queries or customer support to converting inquiries to business. Why do Businesses need Real-Time communication?

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How to Write Better User Stories With Gherkins (Template Included)

Userpilot

User stories are an Agile technique of defining product functionality and requirements. They focus on telling a story for an action a user will take and what the expectation is when successful. The concept of user stories is widely used, but telling good stories can be quite difficult. User stories have taken a bit of a hit in the last few years though, as they’re slight oversimplifications and lack empathy for the user.

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Introducing the Productboard platform

ProductBoard

Because product management is a team sport Like any sport, product management demands a clear strategy, good communication, and seamless collaboration to beat ever-changing challenges. A competitor may release earlier, a customer’s demands may suddenly change because of a global pandemic, and internal processes constantly iterate as organizations grow.

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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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Why do products fail?

Mind the Product

Most products fail, even in the best companies — and for every AdWords there’s a Google Glass. The failure rate for digital products could be as high as 90%, depending on which report you read. It’s a metric that hasn’t moved much in the last few years, despite all we know about the benefits of [.] Read more » The post Why do products fail? appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How To Prepare For Product Manager Interviews The Right Way

The Product Coalition

You only have one chance in an interview, here is what you need to do to get it right. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Freshstart Podcast with Author D.L. Henning

Spice Catalyst

In this podcast episode from Freshstart, David Fradin speaks with David Henning about the latest trends in the product management industry and his personal experiences. About Freshstart: The Freshstart Company Podcast©2021 founded by Best Selling Author and Motivational Speaker David Henning. He is an Independent Certified Coach, Trainer, Speaker with The John Maxwell Team, Freshstart-Radio.

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Introducing Productboard’s Clubhouse.io integration

ProductBoard

Connecting product discovery and feature prioritization with delivery High-growth product and engineering teams face many challenges. As pressure mounts to ship faster, some teams begin to resemble “feature factories.” More features are shipped in less time, but often those features don’t address real customer needs nor support business objectives.

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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.