Sat.Mar 03, 2018 - Fri.Mar 09, 2018

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How motivated leaders leave a legacy

Lead on Purpose

The most successful companies have motivated leaders that inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. They are motivated for a real purpose, not just for money or other short-term rewards.

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How we run project retrospectives at Intercom

Intercom, Inc.

One of the first things that struck me when I started working at Intercom was the culture of transparency and how every team is constantly striving for improvement. One of Intercom’s core values is that we’re serious about wanting to be the very best. One of the things we can do to implement this value is to be open and honest with each other about our strengths and weaknesses, with a willingness to learn and always keeping in mind that we can do better next time.

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Technology Transformation – Adobe Lightroom

The Product Bistro

Introduction. One of the most challenging tasks in product management is a major architecture shift of a product. Primarily a software related issue (although there are architecture transitions in hardware that are thorny too), the point when an old architecture is holding you back, and market forces are driving the discussion in your market space, a clean rewrite is what is required.

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Breaking into PM

bpma ProductHub

Wondering how to “crack the code” for a career in Product Management? Whether you’re a newbie in the job market or transitioning from a different role, here are some tips from seasoned Product Managers.

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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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The Most Basic Rule of Marketing Is So Easy to Forget

Product Management University

The most basic rule of marketing is so easy to forget. You’ve just purchased some new clothes or shoes online. As part of the transaction, you hand over your email address or mobile number knowing full well that three things are going to happen. You’ll get a receipt via email/text. Good! You’ll get shipping notifications and tracking information via email/text.

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Getting the Best Products to Speak for Themselves

Mind the Product

Give Your Product a Voice. In many companies, improving engagement is a reactive process: as a product manager you wake up to a barrage of support requests after launching a new feature, or your in-app analytics reveal that new users are skipping over key functionality and never reaching their “aha!” moment. You shoulder the burden and – personally – work out a fix.

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Is MVP Dead?

bpma ProductHub

Is Minimum Viable Product Dead? – By Don Stoddard . Minimum Viable Product is a widely accepted concept; so why do so many people want to declare it dead? There are numerous articles now about MVP and why it no longer works. Much of the discussion centers around the misuse and confusion of the words “minimum” and “viable.” In many ways, MVP suffers from its own popularity associated with both good and bad products.

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The Secrets of Highly Successful Sales People: Objection Handling

The Secret PM Handbook

How to use better stories to overcome sales objections. During the sales process, the prospect may – and usually does – mention obstacles to getting the deal done. Reasons they might not want to do the deal. They might say “It’s too expensive,” or “your competitor has feature X that you don’t have, and we really need feature X.”. This is a normal part of the sales process.

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Looking Back to Look Forward — Understanding Retrospectives

Clever PM

There’s a tool in the Scrum toolbelt that is so utterly critical to success yet so fundamentally misunderstood by far too many development teams, Scrum Masters, and Product Owners. I’m talking, of course, about the Sprint Retrospective. I’ve seen it time and again, teams that are able to hit all the right notes in their […].

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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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Mirroring Product: a Breakdown of Process

Mind the Product

For the past year, as Director of Training Products for Mind the Product, I’ve been creating a training platform and service. During this time I’ve worked with dozens of companies and hundreds of product managers; hearing about their challenges, and working with them to set game plans for shifting practices. The one theme that has come out of working with these clients is that other departments in a company could work better with the product team/s.

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Lean Startup’s Eric Ries on How to Make ‘Gatekeepers’ a Source of Power and Speed

First Round Review

As companies add 'gatekeeper' functions like Legal, Finance, IT and Compliance, they tend to slow way down. But they don't have to. Here's how to lay the right foundation.

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33 Amazing Articles Every Product Manager Must Read

Hutwork

Many entrepreneurs and product managers write about the skills they brought to the table and those they learned along the way. Few talk about the silent hero that boosts them to the elite level: consuming the written word. And as a product manager finding out how others made a strategy work, whether it was implementing a road-map software or avoiding other’s pitfalls can make or break your product’s success.

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Why You Use Cost-Plus Pricing

Pragmatic Marketing

Let’s create a simple imaginary product and market. The product, a widget, costs $10 to make. The CFO has determined the company needs 50% margin to keep the investors happy. What price should we charge? The obvious answer is $20. That’s also the easy answer. It just isn’t the best answer. To find the best answer we need to know how much our buyers are willing to pay.

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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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Improving Product Leadership Skills

Tim Herbig

While most of the product managers out there are still finding their place in this new domain; we see product people starting’grow up’ in their organizations. That either means you look at growing horizontally in your field or begin to embark on the management path of becoming a product leader.… Continue Reading. The post Improving Product Leadership Skills appeared first on Tim Herbig.

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Lucia Adams – How to Innovate in Organisations That Don’t Like Failure

Mind the Product

Summary: In order to drive lasting and sustainable change, you need to be curious about the people you’re working with and explore their perspectives. This helps you to collaborate with all parts of the organisation no matter what their attitude to change may be. Finally, you’ve got to be lean, delivering quick wins that you can build together to win hearts and minds.

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How to build your “portfolio” as a product manager

The Product Coalition

Lessons on identity for a notoriously amorphous profession Product management is one of the most in-demand roles in tech. There are more Product Manager job openings than any other job in Glassdoor’s top 10 (other than Software Engineer). It’s also one of the hardest to define and measure. “A great product manager has the brain of an engineer, the heart of a designer, and the speech of a diplomat.”?

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Why we need Product Management, with Rich Mironov

BrainMates

In March 2018, Rich Mironov visited Australia and presented to the Product Talks Sydney Meetup Group on building and scaling Product teams. This blog is a transcript of part of that meetup, focusing on why we need Product Management. Rich Mironov presenting on why we need Product Management. Why do we need a Product Management team? I have 30 years in Silicon Valley product management, so this isn’t a new thing.

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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.

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Podcast: The Notejoy Journey

Sachin Rekhi

Podcast on SoundCloud. Ravi Sapata recently interviewed me for his Yours Productly podcast in a mega 2 hour discussion on my journey building Notejoy , the collaborative notes app for your entire team, that we launched just a few months back. In this comprehensive discussion, we touch on all aspects of ideating, researching, developing, iterating, and launching Notejoy.

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UserZoom Enhances Their Pre-Study Checklist With Storage Check

Userzoom

Get Better Quality Results With A Pre-Study Checklist. When it comes to getting valuable, i.e. actionable and quality, insights from your UX research and usability testing, everyone knows that who you recruit matters. That’s why there is so much emphasis on building out personas and recruiting your target audience. I’m preaching to the choir when I say neither are easy.

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Stop Project Management and BriteVenue

The Product Guy

Thank you to everyone who attended the latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group with Featured Product, BriteVenue … And, also, thank you to our awesome sponsors who make everything possible…

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My framework for Machine Learning Products — Part 1 of 3

The Product Coalition

Building your first Machine Learning product can be overwhelming?—?the sheer amount of moving parts, and the number of things that need to work together can be challenging. I’ve often seen great Machine Learning models fail to become great Products, not because of the ML itself, but because of the supporting product environment. UX, Processes, and Data, all contribute to the success of a Machine Learning model.

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A Comprehensive Checklist to Revamp Your Website & Increase Profitability

Unlock the power of a well-designed website with our eBook, 'Comprehensive Checklist: A Guide to Website Redesign.' Crafted by Brucira and ruttl founders, it's your ally in reshaping your digital presence. Welcome to a transformative journey!

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What Can Amazon Product Managers Do About The Customers They Don’t Have?

The Accidental Product Manager

Can you believe it? Some people still don’t shop at Amazon! Image Credit: Claudio Toledo. As product managers, we spend a great deal of our time trying to figure out ways to get more people to buy our products. However, there is that very small collection of product managers who have extremely popular products who have a slightly different sort of problem that they have to work out.

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Diogo Coutinho – AI in the Real World

Mind the Product

Summary: Done properly, applied artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance the user experience across your product – providing value for your users and your organisation. However, you need to allow your users to make the final judgement, spend time training your model, build in feedback loops and be transparent about how you’re using AI. How to Apply AI.

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Presenting the UX Research Field Guide

UserInterviews

Get the backstory on how and why we're launching the UX Research Field Guide for all practitioners of user research.

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Create influence–and other innovation observations for product managers Mar 9, 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. Create more influence with these communication hacks. Product managers have much responsibility and little actual authority. This results in the need for creating influence with those involved in product work. How you communicate can make the difference.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr