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Five Product Owner Myths Busted

Roman Pichler

Myth #1: The product owner must ensure that the stakeholders are satisfied. Stakeholders can be powerful and influential individuals. But the value a product creates is ultimately determined by its users: No product will be successful in the long run if it does not solve a specific user problem, create a tangible benefit, or help the users achieve a specific goal.

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A Tale of Two Products: BigVision vs. HyperNarrowFocus

The Product Coalition

First, let me introduce our two products along with some context and background to set the scene. You could think of them as businesses, ventures, or departments as well, the same logic applies. For the purposes of our thought experiment here, both businesses are starting at the same time, have the same capital available, the same quality of people and the same resources (e.g. distribution, etc).

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How Mobile Product Managers Can Increase Productivity

Alchemer Mobile

Mobile product managers handle an extremely long list of competing tasks—sometimes resulting in progress paralysis. When you’re able to get clear about how to tackle your long list of to-dos, the result is more efficiency, more effectiveness, and ultimately, a more productive product planning process. If you feel like you have too much to do and need a new method for quick, effective prioritization, our new guide The Mobile Product Manager’s Productivity Quadrant is here to help.

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In Honor of Product Management Day, Here’s a History Lesson—and an Offer You Can’t Refuse

280 Group

Take Advantage of our 15% Off Sale and Shop Our Courses. SHOP COURSES. Going Back in Time. Have you ever wondered how far back the role of Product Management goes? Where did it all begin? It started on May 13, 1931, when former president of Procter & Gamble N.H. McElroy wrote a groundbreaking memo , which articulately described the role and responsibilities of “Brand Men.

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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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Building high-performing teams through continuous improvement

Intercom, Inc.

At Intercom, we’ve always focused on building excellent products which our customers value and love. Continuing to meet this goal as we scale means constantly re-evaluating how our teams work to keep performing at our very best. There is no “one size fits all” approach to building high-performing teams. Once you find a winning formula, it doesn’t stay relevant for long.

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Four Things as a Head of Product, I Learned from Leading a Team Remotely

The Product Coalition

In March 2020, due to the covid outbreak, Aircall’s employees started working remotely. Two weeks later, I joined the company as Head of Product and manager of a team of 15 people I have never met before and I would not meet in person for at least the next 3 months. In this article I’m sharing three challenges and learnings from joining a new company remotely as Head of Product. 1.

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What’s the REAL Cost of a Poorly Trained Product Management Team?

280 Group

A product launch is a complex and multi-faceted activity that involves many teams collaborating successfully across an organization. The hard work starts early—from defining the target audience to conducting market research. Teams must ensure the product solves the right customer problems with all the right features and functionality, test and validate prototypes, and make a plan for production.

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Gong’s Linda Lin on customer success strategies for moving upmarket

Intercom, Inc.

Few people have more experience with this move than Linda Lin , Director of Customer Success at the revenue intelligence platform Gong. Although Linda started her career in sales, she has spent the past twelve years scaling post-sales teams and moving hyper-growth companies like Zendesk, Slack, and now Gong upmarket into the enterprise realm. Moving upmarket means larger customers and higher revenue, but it’s not without its challenges.

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Free Product Management Course: Outcome-Based Enhancement Process

Product Management University

Implementing an Outcome-Based Product Enhancement Process in 5 Steps. Learn how in this free product management course. It’s your first step to eliminating constantly changing priorities and creating a culture of customer value across product, marketing, sales and customer success teams. Enroll in the Free On-Demand Course Who doesn’t want to hijack your roadmap?

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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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COVID-19: The Never-Ending Minimum Viable Product (MVP) of 2020 In Europe

The Product Coalition

Image: Miguel A. Padrinan @pexels I still remember when the first case in China became known. It was December, I was grabbing a coffee with a colleague in the kitchen area at our offices in Düsseldorf and we were casually discussing this. Back then we couldn’t have imagined of course that two months later, cases would also initiate in Europe and things would evolve the way they have till today.

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My journey from Software Engineer to Product Manager

Mind the Product

ADVERTORIAL Throughout my career, I’ve met many people looking to make a jump into product management from a variety of other roles. I try to give them whatever advice I can, but the transition I can speak to the best is that of Software Engineer to Product Manager, as it’s the career move I made [.] Read more » The post My journey from Software Engineer to Product Manager appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Principles of Experiment Flow

Strategyzer

This is a guest post from David J Bland, co-author of our best selling book Testing Business Ideas. Testing Business Ideas explains how to increase the success of any venture by providing a practical guide to rapid experimentation.

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Health Care Product Managers Deal With Privacy Issues

The Accidental Product Manager

Product managers have to deal with patient data privacy laws Image Credit: Stock Catalog. Every product manager wants to be in charge of a product that customers want. However, it turns out that some of us have to deal with situations in which our customers want what we have, but they are also afraid to give us what we need in order to deliver our product to them.

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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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Top Eight Cloud Storage Platforms For Businesses To Store Data

The Product Coalition

“Pixabay” Businesses these days leverage advanced technologies as they continue to thrive in this competitive world. Several technologies make our lives easy, not only at a personal level but also at a professional level. These technologies impact business so much that every sector wants to reap its benefits. In this blog, we shall discuss cloud storage technology, a secure way to save your businesses’ data easily, from anywhere and at any time.

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Setting up research ops for customer discovery

Mind the Product

There were a lot of sessions at our recent MTPCon APAC on Discovery. Really nothing represents the core of our craft more than connecting with customers and building empathy for their struggles. Following a round table, I thought I’d take some time to write down some recent tips/tricks that I’ve used for scaling discovery. Lucky [.] Read more » The post Setting up research ops for customer discovery appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Contribute Meaningfully: The Power of a Research Strategy

dscout People Nerds

Chris Geison walks us through the distinctions between “strategic research” and “research strategy” to unpack how the latter is the key to improving team bandwidth and securing a seat at the table.

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How to Hire a Product Manager

Ken Norton

The classic essay that defined the product manager role -. What is product management? What does a product manager do? What makes a great product manager, and how do you become one? Updated in 2021, this is the classic essay by Ken Norton that defined the role of product management and launched thousands of PM careers. It’s been a while.

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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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“We Don’t Run AB-Tests Any more.”

The Product Coalition

Why People Abandon the Most Important Tool in Product Development Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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How to create a product strategy – Nacho Bassino on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

In his new book, Product Direction: How to Build Successful Products at Scale with Strategy, Roadmaps, and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), Xing Product Director Nacho Bassino details the parts of the job that any senior product person needs to master – but which are really difficult to learn before you’re responsible for them. We chatted [.

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The Practical, No Nonsense Guide to Starting a Career in User Research

dscout People Nerds

There is no “right” path for becoming a user researcher. We walk through tips for accumulating the skills you need to get started in UX with a flexible budget and schedule.

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The 1% Trap: Product Managers, Stop Building Features Just for Your Power Users!

Userpilot

It’s a sad state of affairs when you dig into app metrics. A quarter of all mobile apps are only used once – and 85% of us use 5 apps regularly. Think about your own day, how many apps do you use and how many have you tried once and then never opened again? Although these are Mobile App statistics, other consumer products or freemium/free-trial B2B SaaS products aren’t that much better.

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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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User Experience in Product

The Product Coalition

How User Research and Analysis can Help our Products Deliver Value Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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The 3 stages of product development at a high growth tech company by Cameron Adams

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon Digital APAC keynote, Cameron Adams, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Canva shares the strategic tools needed to understand and manage products through the various phases of an organisation’s growth. Watch the talk in full or read on for the overview. Mind the Product members can also watch the recordings of all our #mtpcon [.

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Secure Monitoring – Open TCP Ports are a Security Risk

eG Innovations

Regardless of the features, price, or support, there is one thing you need from any EUC product, monitoring or otherwise – it should not be a massive security risk. I’ve been updating some of our security documentation explaining what we do to ensure our product is suitable for the security models in regulated industries, such as finance and healthcare.

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Why the future is bright at Productboard

ProductBoard

Want to work for a growing, global startup and see your career skyrocket? Then read on… We are excited to kick off May 2021 with some exciting news. We recently raised $72 million of Series C funding to further the vision of our company — to help every product organization get the right products to market, faster. The lead investor is Tiger Global with participation from existing investors Index.

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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.