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The CEO Decoder Ring by Amanda Richardson

Mind the Product

Why are CEOs crazy? This is the question that Amanda Richardson , CEO of Rabbit, tackled at #mtpcon Singapore. With extensive experience working with CEOs, and now being one herself, Amanda has come to the conclusion that even good CEOs are crazy. Moving from leading product teams to leading a company has given her the perspective to really understand why CEOs drive product managers crazy, and what product managers can do to make things better.

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Motivated Reasoning and Validating Hypotheses

Tyner Blain

In our continuing series on managing the risk in your backlog, we look at the risk of kidding ourselves. Specifically, we use cause and effect and hypotheses to identify the assumptions in our plans, but if we don’t do it the right way, we will lie to ourselves by validating our assumptions instead of responding to the truth when we see it. Steps in a Journey to Managing Risk.

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10 Tips for Making Roadmaps Your Non-Product Team Members Will Understand

ProductPlan

Product management owns the roadmap. They spend more time than anyone in the company poring over this important strategic blueprint. But that doesn’t mean the roadmap is an internal document for the product team’s eyes only. If they want their products to succeed, product managers need to share their roadmaps with other teams across the company.

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Selling to Product Managers

The Product Bistro

An interesting topic today, what it must be like to sell to someone who lives and breathes products, and all aspects therein. This post revolves around selecting a realtor as the trustee of my Stepfather’s estate. Synopsis: In late 2018, my Stepfather, my father figure for over 40 years, passed away. He had been ill […].

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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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Understanding your “aha” moments and putting them to work

Intercom, Inc.

Whenever I conduct research with customers on how they onboard users to their product, I’m always fascinated by how often the term “aha” moment comes up. Customers consistently say they want their users to get to their product’s “aha” moment, the interaction that fills their users with a feeling of delight and reveals the true value of the product to them.

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A Better Shipyard – Joff Redfern on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Few people have more experience in leading product teams than Joff Redfern. Now the VP of Product at Atlassian, he’s held similar roles at LinkedIn, Yahoo!, and Fidelity Investments. Joff’s team at Atlassian creates the products that many of us use to manage our own product and development processes; he’s got a unique viewpoint on the state of product management.

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Selling to Product Managers

The Product Bistro

An interesting topic today, what it must be like to sell to someone who lives and breathes products, and all aspects therein. This post revolves around selecting a realtor as the trustee of my Stepfather’s estate. Synopsis : In late 2018, my Stepfather, my father figure for over 40 years, passed away. He had been ill for a while, so it wasn’t a surprise that his health deteriorated and he slipped off this mortal coil, it was a turning point for me personally.

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How marketing helped Segment go from 6 months runway to a $1.5 billion dollar valuation

Intercom, Inc.

Six years ago, Segment were just four engineers sitting in an apartment on Russian Hill in San Francisco. They had a great product, a few hundred customers but there was a problem – they had just 6 months of runway. This week on Scale , we’re getting an inside look at how marketing helped them grow to a $1.5 billion dollar valuation. Startup marketing is tough.

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Applying Proto-Strategy to Product Management

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Eric Wang (Mentee, Session 8, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Chris Butler]. Journey Into the World of Strategy. The notion of a strategy in product management seems like something that only high-level stakeholders at the executive level should care about. After all, many product managers tend to treat a strategy as something that’s scared and driven top-down from the executive management level.

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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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How Becoming a Product Manager has Taught me Valuable Life Skills

Mind the Product

Last year I started my product management career full time, with a startup called Split Software. Previously I was a growth experimentation manager at Skyscanner, and while there I got to work closely with product managers and designers and generally dipped my toes into the product world whenever I could. My current role has been challenging but thoroughly rewarding.

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On Being "Product Led"

Amplitude

At Amplitude, we often use the phrase “product-led” because it represents something we are really passionate about, and it inspires why we’re building the product we are building. We acknowledge that the phrase is prone to misunderstanding. In this post, we want to explain where we’re coming from, and hopefully start a dialogue. What does it mean to be “product-led”?

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The Secrets to Designing a Curiosity-Driven Career

First Round Review

Zainab Ghadiyali's extraordinary career has taken her from nonprofit work in Peru to life as Product Lead at Airbnb. With tactical advice on building transferable skills and beating impostor syndrome, she shows entrepreneurs how to embrace the unconventional path and forge a career fueled by curiosity.

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To Control One’s Destiny as a Product Manager — The Challenge

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2018, Brian Crofts. Watch now and see why he is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management. More to Come. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy and The Product Group.

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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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Emotional Debt by Tomek Wlodarek

Mind the Product

Everyone knows about technical debt. But we often stay silent about the emotional debt product managers can build up while building products they love. In this talk from #mtpengage Manchester, Tomek Wlodarek explores the topic of emotional debt, and what product managers can do to mitigate it. Being a product manager can be like riding a bike, except the bike is on fire – you’re on fire, everything is on fire.

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How Google Conducts User Research to Ensure Customer Loyalty

Usersnap

Google’s tech alone didn’t build them into a top company, User Research matters too! Creatively exploring market preferences is critical for success. Google first gained an initial foothold and held onto it through such evaluations. Such insight, and their acquisition of such continues broadening, then helps informs competitive user engagement strategies.

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The Secrets to Designing a Curiosity-Driven Career

First Round Review

Zainab Ghadiyali's extraordinary career has taken her from nonprofit work in Peru to life as Product Lead at Airbnb. With tactical advice on building transferable skills and beating impostor syndrome, she shows entrepreneurs how to embrace the unconventional path and forge a career fueled by curiosity.

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The Best Product Person & Alpha

The Product Guy

Thank you to everyone who attended the latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group and discussed The Best Product Person of 2018 and debated Featured Product, Alpha … And, also, thank you to our awesome sponsors who make everything possible…

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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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TEI 224: Integrating Scrum into other processes including Stage-Gate – with Mike Cohn

Product Innovation Educators

Commit to the process and work through challenges to achieve product success. Many of the companies I have worked with this year want to make their product development and management capability more agile. They sometimes express their current process is too linear, rigid, and heavy as well as not providing the shorter time-to-market they want. Most often they are using something that is of a stage-gate nature, but being more agile doesn’t mean throwing away a stage-gate framework.

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How Product Teams can Build Trust with Internal Teams

ProductPlan

For a product manager to be successful, they must be viewed as both credible and trustworthy. Without that confidence, product managers can get stuck in an ongoing cycle of attempting to quash doubts by revisiting topics over and over again because they haven’t secured buy in on various ideas, projects and initiatives. A lack of trust from developers and engineers creates endless second-guessing, challenges and sometimes even a refusal to follow through on requests, which becomes a huge ti

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Market Problems and Frustrations

Pragmatic Marketing

Much of what product managers do on a daily basis is prioritize a long list of requests. Requests that come from everywhere: a feature needed to close a deal, an idea from the dev team, a list of open items from support, and on and on and on. And everytime we have a meeting, we walk away with another list of requests. What’s missing for many product managers—perhaps most—is first-hand experience.

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Product Love Podcast: Michael Sippey, VP of Product at Medium

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I talked to one of the first bloggers in the world. Really. Michael Sippey, the VP of Product at Medium, started writing online in 1995 with a blog called “Stating The Obvious.” He is also the former VP of Product at Twitter and CEO of TalkShow Industries. It makes sense. The post Product Love Podcast: Michael Sippey, VP of Product at Medium appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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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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Is your Product superpower an explorer or a settler?

BrainMates

One Product Manager superpower we have is the ability to constantly context switch between big and small, future and present, general and specific. This is an admirable quality. And, it can make it very difficult to focus on any one thing. The Product Management role requires us to look for opportunities that no-one else has seen, to scan the horizons as explorers, seeking the problems and points of friction that have been left untouched until now.

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What does the product marketing manager do? Segment, Airbnb and Upwork experience

The Product Coalition

Meet Dmitrii?—?the main person in the Product team for Dashly. People like Dmitry are usually called Product Managers., they are responsible for new features, product development and only they decide if users really need this or that feature (jk, they make customer development based decisions). And this is Elena. Those of you who read our book already know her Elena is a Product Marketing Manager.

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Market Problems and Frustrations

Pragmatic Marketing

Much of what product managers do on a daily basis is prioritize a long list of requests. Requests that come from everywhere: a feature needed to close a deal, an idea from the dev team, a list of open items from support, and on and on and on. And everytime we have a meeting, we walk away with another list of requests. What’s missing for many product managers—perhaps most—is first-hand experience.

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Outcome-Driven Roadmapping: The Secret to a Focused Product Strategy

ProductPlan

Most aspects of our lives are about achieving specific goals. We want to eat, so we make a meal. We want to look nice, so we assemble a flattering outfit, brush our hair, maybe apply some makeup. All our goals require a certain number of steps and milestones to achieve them, but those individual items on the checklist aren’t the objective themselves, nor do they really capture our overall intent.

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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.