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3 ways product managers’ roles have evolved – and where they’re headed next

Mind the Product

In this post, we look at three ways product managers’ responsibilities have shifted in the past several years, to better understand what the future of the product management role could hold. [.] Read more » The post 3 ways product managers’ roles have evolved – and where they’re headed next appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Power of the Product Lifecycle: A Look at the 4 Key Stages of the PLC

280 Group

So, you’ve gone to market – finally! After months or potentially years of toiling in the product conception phase, determining market viability, planning and developing, and getting ready for launch, your spanking-new product is out there for all the world to see. Crack open the champagne! . But wait: your work isn’t over yet. In fact, some would say it’s just begun.

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How Do You Build a Remote Teams Now, in 2022?

The Product Coalition

Let’s start with something we all know: Almost every organization has had to switch to remote work at some point in the past two years. Some organizations discovered this was better. Others had trouble with it. So when someone today, in 2022, asks a question like “How do we build a remote team?”, my guess is that they aren’t wondering how to do video conferencing, or how to post an ad on LinkedIn, or whether employees want virtual happy hours.

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Product in Practice: Assumption Testing with Engineers at Orion Labs

Product Talk

Engineers are often reluctant to participate in discovery. This is only natural: Through years of bad habits, many of us have shown engineers that we only value them for the code they can write. This is a common mistake that Teresa addressed in a Core Concepts post , saying “We’ve spent the past 30+ years asking engineers to be order takers. We’ve often shut down their ideas before they can fully explain them.

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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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CX expert Jay Baer on creating experiences that get your customers talking

Intercom, Inc.

Sometime in the 1980s, businesses started outsourcing their call centers to specialized companies in lower-cost locations to reduce operational costs. And further along the line, customer support started being treated as a cost center – a necessary, but non-profitable part of a business. Today, more and more businesses are realizing the true bottom-line impact of creating great customer experiences.

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Why Do Organizations Need DevOps? Picking the Right Tool - Kovair Blog

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Get information on - Why Do Organizations Need DevOps? Picking the Right Tool , follow Kovair Blog for letest information and updates on software development and information technology.

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Mind the Product joins Pendo

Mind the Product

We've got a big announcement and we're excited to share it. Mind the Product has a new home – we're joining Pendo! Learn about this exciting move and how it will allow us to support the continued growth and development of our product, content, events, and community. [.] Read more » The post Mind the Product joins Pendo appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Transform the way you share your work: Tricks from Hollywood’s publicity playbook

Intercom, Inc.

At Intercom, we believe in the power of sharing cross-functionally. Seeking feedback at various stages of a project helps avoid bottlenecks and silos, and ultimately drives business impact. Diving into a new project is an exciting challenge, but it takes time to develop context, address stakeholder needs, and meaningfully understand the problem. Without even realizing it, we begin to work with blinders on.

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Three Wrong Reasons to Give Up on Product-led Growth

The Product Coalition

Product-led growth is one of the hottest topics in our industry. Some people swear by the name of it, while others disregard it completely. One way or the other, if you are in B2B SaaS, this is a discussion-worthy topic. Don’t decide based on the wrong reasons. Photo by R Khalil from Pexels Product-led growth (PLG) seems to be everywhere these days.

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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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Beyond the Core Product Team

The Product Guy

You must learn how to influence people that can directly and indirectly impact the launch of your product. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Tanya Koshy.

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Leading product research with empathy

Mind the Product

Research and empathy don’t always seem to go hand-in-hand. However, in this article, we will discuss how the former needs the latter in order to target customers and specific niches. [.] Read more » The post Leading product research with empathy appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Customer Support: Bridge the expectation gap in 2022

Intercom, Inc.

The digital landscape has undergone major change since the arrival of COVID-19. As the masses migrated online, digital transformation has accelerated by roughly five years. With a new bar set for what is achievable digitally, customer expectations have grown in correlation – particularly when it comes to support, its availability, and the quality of the customer experience. .

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The Lean Product Playbook Summary?—?achieving Product-Market Fit in 6 steps

The Product Coalition

The Lean Product Playbook Summary?—?How to Find Product-Market Fit “Main reason why most of the products fail is due to lack of product-market fit.” ~Dan Olsen Product-Market Fit is inarguably one of the main factors deciding on product success or failure. But what product-market fit is, exactly? And how to achieve it? This article is inspired by the book The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback by Dan Olsen and aims to describe two esse

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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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Over-orchestrated: what happens when your team is too in-sync

Atlassian

Subscribe to Work Life Get stories like this in your inbox Subscribe. 5-second summary. Team cohesion is an important component of high-performing teams. Too much team cohesion can mean that individuals focus on coming to an agreement rather than finding the best idea. Encouraging a culture of healthy dissent can help prevent this – but only if team members feel psychologically safe.

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Design for cognitive Bias by David Dylan Thomas

Mind the Product

In this talk David Dylan Thomas, the author of Design for Cognitive Bias, uses real-world examples to identify some particularly harmful biases that frequently lead users to make bad decisions. [.] Read more » The post Design for cognitive Bias by David Dylan Thomas appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Announcing Intercom’s new program for venture-backed startups

Intercom, Inc.

We are delighted to share that we are officially launching our new program for fast-growing, venture-backed startups. We’re working with venture capital, accelerator, incubator, and technology partners to help founders bring the best communication experience to their customers. The program is best suited to high-growth Seed and Series A startups, and has already partnered with Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures, OnDeck, Kaszek, Dogpatch, USV, Uncork, Kima & Atlantic B

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Defining the Right Product Culture in High Growth Companies

The Product Coalition

In the past few jobs I’ve had (and excluding the time I started my own company), I’ve gotten in the habit of asking one question right off the bat. (OK, it’s really two questions in one.) You see, whenever I would join a new company, I would spend much of my time meeting with engineering, sales, product management, and design marketing leaders and support.

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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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A Clever Product Manager Saves A Bookstore In The Era Of Amazon

The Accidental Product Manager

: It is possible to both survive and thrive even when you are facing Amazon Image Credit: darwin.wins. If there is one job that most of us would agree that we would not like to have these days, it’s any job in which we would be going up against Amazon. They have spread into so many different areas that it is becoming harder and harder to avoid competing with them.

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Celebrating 150 episodes: The Product Experience podcast

Mind the Product

After over three years on The Product Experience, we have reached our 150th episode! In this compilation episode on the podcast, we look back at the highlights from some of our favourite shows. [.] Read more » The post Celebrating 150 episodes: The Product Experience podcast appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How to Get a Friend to Put Away Their Phone Without Being a Jerk

Nir Eyal

Are we ever exclusively in our friends’ company? Our phones are almost assuredly present and ready to interrupt us with a poorly timed notification. Who hasn’t seen a friend divert their attention, mid-conversation, to reflexively check their phone? Most of us simply accept these interruptions as a consequence of our times. But there's something you can do about it.

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How Do We Take the Temperature of Web 3.0 Technology Building Blocks

The Product Coalition

Follow the Breadcrumbs of Who is Using What, and Not Just Who is Investing in What, for a Bigger Picture of Where We Sit Today Photo by David McBee from Pexels If you follow the pundits and tech leaders like I do, there seem to be “two trains running” re: what is and isn’t Web 3.0. Namely, “who” owns its core components is a hot topic. There are simple ways of looking at things that don’t involve a lot of, or any, controversy.

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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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The next big thing entrepreneurs and corporate innovators need to consider

Strategyzer

You have one job as an entrepreneur or corporate innovator. That’s to find a successful new value proposition and business model.

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SUNDAY REWIND: How bad ideas get on the product roadmap

Mind the Product

How do we all get to that point where we have doubts against multiple items on the product roadmap, and what can we do to mitigate it? In this Sunday Rewind, we look back to insights by Christian Bonilla in his guest-authored post. [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: How bad ideas get on the product roadmap appeared first on Mind the Product.

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First Impressions Matter: Why New Users Should Discover Your Product’s “A-ha!” Moments Quickly

ProductCraft

I recently attended an event where the keynote speaker was talking about Todd Olson’s book, “The Product Led Organization.” Out of all of the great content in this talk, the concept of “a-ha!” moments seemed to strike the audience (who were mostly enterprise software product and UX professionals) the most. What are “a-ha!” moments? An. Read more » The post First Impressions Matter: Why New Users Should Discover Your Product’s “A-ha!

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Scaling Customer Obsession In Your Organization, Part 1: Leadership

The Product Coalition

High-growth companies have an obsession with customer obsession. Several high profile, high-growth companies?—?Amazon, Slack, Southwest, Zappos?—?have proven that being customer-obsessed can both deliver great shareholder value and create a sustainable market advantage over time. Saying that customer obsession is required for growth is one thing. Actually delivering is quite another.

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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.