Sat.Dec 16, 2017 - Fri.Dec 22, 2017

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How To Determine Market Definition and Sizing

bpma ProductHub

Your shiny new product is almost ready and the Chiefs want to know: How many people will buy it? Who will buy it? What’s the revenue forecast? Feel like you’re throwing a Dart against a Roulette Wheel? Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. – Mark Twain, American author and humorist. “Sizing a market opportunity has always been problematic.

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What we Learned About Product Management in 2017

Mind the Product

As another year draws to a close, it seems appropriate to look back at some of the highlights of 2017, assess the progress we’ve made as a community, and examine how we’ve pushed the craft of product management forward. We’ve certainly made great progress here at Mind the Product: our audience has grown with 50% growth in traffic, 45% growth in newsletter subscribers, and 38% growth in the number of ProductTanks around the world (we’re now in 138 cities!).

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10 years of professional blogging – what I’ve learned

Andrew Chen

1/ After 10+ years of publishing professional writing at [link] , I have a couple opinions on how to get your stuff read. — Andrew Chen (@andrewchen) July 26, 2017. Building your personal bat signal. I want to cross-pollinate a tweetstorm on lessons I’ve learned from a decade of professional writing. In a way, it’s a followup to some more general life lessons from 10 years of living in the Bay Area.

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The Goal Is Crucial to Pricing

Pragmatic Marketing

Sometimes, I have to be reminded of the obvious. Duh! Earlier, I was coaching a company on pricing. As I was listening to descriptions of their customers, their channels and the problems they solve, my mind was swirling with ideas. Let me tell you, these ideas were brilliant. They were amazing … almost. After probably 30 minutes of conversation, I asked, “What’s the goal?

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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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The Clever PM’s Hierarchy of PM Needs

Clever PM

There’s a well-known theory in psychology known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, named after its creator Abraham Maslow. The concept behind this theory is that as human beings there are certain needs and interests that we seek to fulfill in a predictable priority — from physiological needs for food, water, and sleep up to social […].

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Cultivating Empathy for Colleagues and Collaborators

UserInterviews

User-centric design. Empathy. Design thinking. Contextual awareness. These skills and ideas help build great products, but they're also incredibly useful for building working work relationships.

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Help Companies Move Faster

TIBCO - Thought Leadership

Much has been written about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Borrowing from the 2007 John McCarthy paper What is Artificial Intelligence? , AI is defined as: “… the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable.”.

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Product Managers Struggle To Get Dashboard Screens Correct

The Accidental Product Manager

Dashboard screens are nice to look at but hard to make correctly Image Credit: Andrea. If you’ve had a chance to jump into a new car lately, undoubtedly your attention has been drawn to the dashboard screen that just about every car has nowadays. Car manufactures are changing their product development definition and moving more and more of the car’s control and monitoring systems over to these centralized dashboards in order to attempt to simplify the process of driving their cars.

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Taking Stock and Planning for Impact

Mind the Product

For better or worse, the turning of a calendar year conveniently provides us with an opportunity for introspection. This time of year, we examine what we have accomplished, how we feel about it, what we want to do, what we dream of doing, and what our goals are for the coming year. Sadly for us all, this kind of attention is often only lavished on taking yoga classes or learning the ukulele, albeit worthy goals, but it is never applied to our careers.

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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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New Java Reporting in Revulytics Usage Intelligence

Revulytics

Revulytics recently announced the availability of the new Java SDK 5.1.0. This release enables software providers of Java 8+ applications which run on Windows, Mac, and Linux to integrate our Usage Intelligence solution with a native Java SDK and benefit from valuable software usage insights and in-application messaging. The Java SDK and documentation are available at [link].

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Shiplap and Artificial Intelligence: Why AI is Important for Everyone, Not Just Those in Silicon Valley

TIBCO - Thought Leadership

I want to discuss the urgent need to advance AI for all American business, not just Silicon Valley insiders. But first I have a confession to make. Like millions of others, I’m a fan of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.” Don’t judge! It’s a nice way to unwind after work. Now entering its fifth and final season, fans of the show know that most episodes follow a simple format: Agreeable hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines take potential homebuyers to three ugly houses around Waco, Texas, and explain how the wr

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Product to Product: Hotjar’s Marc Von Brockdorff on freemium pricing models

Roadmunk

The latest episode of Product to Product, a podcast for / by product people, is here. We spoke to Marc von Brockdorff , co-founder + engineering director of Hotjar. Listen below: Hotjar is on a mission to democratize user data and feedback by making their analytics platform accessible to everyone—no matter how small their website. They’re a startup success story that you don’t hear too often.

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Levelling up in 2018 to Meet Your Goals

Mind the Product

For better or worse, the turning of a calendar year conveniently provides us with an opportunity for introspection. This time of year, we examine what we have accomplished, how we feel about it, what we want to do, what we dream of doing, and what our goals are for the coming year. Sadly for us all, this kind of attention is often only lavished on taking yoga classes or learning the ukulele, albeit worthy goals, but it is never applied to our careers.

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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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Recap of 2017 Predictions & Trends for User Experience Design & Research

Userzoom

At the start of 2017 I made several predictions about UX design and research. Let’s see how I did. Happy December! Hopefully you had a great 2017 and (soon) a very happy 2018! It’s been an exciting and productive year for us and I hope it has been for you as well. A quick recap for UserZoom – in early 2017 we redesigned the entire UserZoom product and have consistently improved it throughout the year, and will continue to do the same in 2018.

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How Automattic is sustaining the perception of presence in its distributed team

Miro

How Automattic is sustaining the perception of presence in its distributed team 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 […].

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A year in review: productboard’s top 10 posts from 2017

ProductBoard

At productboard we aim to bake best practices of product management straight into the interface, so you can improve the way you manage your products right out of the box. In the meantime, we’ll continue publishing thoughts and ideas we’ve learned from great product managers here. Read on for our top posts from 2017! Still prioritizing features in a spreadsheet?

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Making a good impression–and other innovation insights for product managers Dec 22, 2017

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. Putting your best foot forward as a product manager. From a Women in Product event, learn how to structure your resume and cover letters, what to expect when interviewing, the traits of a good product manager, and much more.

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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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Looking Back to Look Forward in 2018

Rahul Abhyankar

The year is winding down. Perhaps you have a crackling fireplace going. Perhaps there is a beautifully decorated tree in the corner with boxes of gifts around it, all waiting to be opened.

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Why User Research and Why Right Now?

UserInterviews

Quantitative will show you what, qualitative will tell you why, both require you know who to ask what.

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Welcome New TSIA Members! December Edition

TSIA

At TSIA, we are dedicated to helping services organizations both large and small grow and advance in the technology industry. We'd like to take the opportunity to welcome our newest members, as well as acknowledge companies already a part of the TSIA community who have recently expanded their membership to include additional research areas TSIA has to offer.

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A year in review: productboard’s top 10 posts from 2017

ProductBoard

At productboard we aim to bake best practices of product management straight into the interface, so you can improve the way you manage your products right out of the box. In the meantime, we’ll continue publishing thoughts and ideas we’ve learned from great product managers here. Read on for our top posts from 2017! ?? Still prioritizing features in a spreadsheet?

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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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How do you define and source an audience for user testing?

DISQO

Continually sourcing users is one of the core challenges for product teams that want to rapidly experiment and validate product decisions. To be effective in most enterprise contexts, you’ll need procedures to mitigate bias and a streamlined technology in order to define and source an audience for ongoing testing. For product teams just beginning to make the shift to data-driven practices, it’s common to simply get feedback from family, friends, or patrons of a nearby Starbucks.

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Our top 10 user testing stories of 2017

TryMyUI

Some of our most popular articles in 2017 addressed ways of doing better research for e-commerce platforms, on mobile devices, or at different stages of the product cycle. Check out the year's most-read stories. The post Our top 10 user testing stories of 2017 appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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4 Remote Customer Support Predictions for 2018

TSIA

It’s hard to believe 2017 is already coming to a close. As I’m looking back on the past year, and looking forward to the year ahead, it’s got me thinking about where support has been and more importantly, where it’s going. If Vegas were to put out lines for the world of customer support, here’s where I’d place my bets for 2018, which follow the themes of creating a frictionless customer experience, increasing mobility, leveraging the latest technology, and pro

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Cultivating Empathy for Colleagues and Collaborators

UserInterviews

User-centric design. Empathy. Design thinking. Contextual awareness. These skills and ideas help build great products, but they're also incredibly useful for building working work relationships.

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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.