Sat.Oct 28, 2017 - Fri.Nov 03, 2017

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How Buyers Sell Themselves, Product Usability & Revenue, and Two Types of Demos

Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine October 2017 is now available. In this issue we discuss the value of listening as one of the most overlooked sales skills, and the value of business conversations. We also examine product usability and its impact on revenue, plus sales demo tips. Be sure to check out our brand new lineup of advanced training programs.

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Creating a compelling culture

Lead on Purpose

Whether you recognize it or not, the organization you work in has a culture. Big or small, every company has beliefs and values that drive its core philosophy.

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Product Manager Nightmares and Horror Stories

280 Group

Happy Halloween They may not have a catchy theme song like the Ghost Busters, but Product Managers are no strangers to scary situations. To celebrate the spookiest of holidays, Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure share a lighthearted recount of some memorable Product Manager nightmares and horror stories from their decades of experience. The Horrible Non-working Product I accepted a job working on an incredibly innovative new product and was very excited.

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Are You Doing Your Standups Wrong?

Clever PM

During this year’s ProductCamp Seattle, I sat in on a great presentation by Dave Manningsmith where he discussed several dysfunctions of the daily standup ceremony (or “ritual” as he referred to it) that so many of us participate in on a daily basis. And it really made me think a lot about just how badly […].

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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 Calm Technology Can Help Us Be More Human by Amber Case

Mind the Product

As demonstrated with her TED talk we are all cyborgs now Amber Case has a pretty unique perspective on how technology impacts people’s’ lives. With clients, Amber regularly has to reign in their ideas – such as the smart fridge, which she sees leading us towards the Dystopian kitchen of the Future. Petnet.io is another example she conjures up, which is supposed to feed cats and dogs remotely.

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How Buyers Sell Themselves, Product Usability & Revenue, and Two Types of Demos

Product Management University

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Innovate like a startup–and other innovation insights for product managers Nov 3, 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. Join me at the annual PDMA conference, Chicago Nov 12-15. Five educational tracks and 30+ sessions. I’m co-presenting with John Spero from Praxair on how organizations effectively and simply accelerate their product capability.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Constructing a Persona Workshop

Mind the Product

Our team is building a product for just one person. Unbelievable! Who is this person? His name is Eric. Eric is a senior developer at a medium-sized software company. With a smooth career path and eight years industry experience, Eric is considered a successful engineer. Eric loves coding and is passionate about new products. Radiohead is his favorite rock band.

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Agile in the Real World

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Addi Regev, lead a conversation around “Agile in the Real World”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor. The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals… Better Decisions.

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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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Humans Hate Being Spun: How to Practice Radical Honesty — from the Woman Who Defined Netflix’s Culture

First Round Review

Patty McCord created the famed 'Culture Doc' that became Netflix's foundation. Here, she talks about how to make honesty everyone's default.

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How To Create A Convincing Product Vision To Guide Your Team

UX Studio

Working on a product without a decent product vision resembles going into the street with eyes closed. To advance a product (or life) direction helps keep things going and makes actions meaningful. On the other hand, a Product Owner has the responsibility for leading and guiding others as well. The PO needs to keep business plans and customer requests in mind while motivating everyone to work towards a common goal.

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4 Key Data Points A/B Testing Reveals

Generation Focus

A/B testing is a crucial element in any startup foundation. Even the big dogs on the block use it. For example, in 2012, a Microsoft employee working on Bing came up with an idea for how to display ad headlines. Unfortunately, the idea was pushed to the bottom of the priority list by program managers working on the project. Six months later an engineer saw the project, and noticing the low cost of writing the code for it, decided to do a bit of A/B testing.

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Finding The Way Things Are through Product Management

The Product Guy

From The Best Product Person of 2016, Chris Butler, …. Looking Forward. 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. Take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2016: Chris Butler. ( tweet ).

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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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Why your next KPI to optimize for should be an opt-out rate

Tim Herbig

While my full wrap-up of this week’s Productized Conference I wanted to share an interesting thought with you, which got presented by Atlassian’s Claire Drummond and Dragana Boras. When their team recently rolled-out the excellent new version of Confluence, they established a <5 opt-out rate from the new design as their KPI to optimize for in the … Continue reading "Why your next KPI to optimize for should be an opt-out rate".

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Is Twitter Out Of Control?

The Accidental Product Manager

Has Twitter lost control of its most valuable asset? Image Credit: Pietromassimo Pasqui. Hopefully you are well aware of just who Twitter is. The micro blogging service has over 313 million monthly users (just think about adding that to your product manager resume). If you turn on just about any television program, they are always talking about what is being discussed on their Twitter feed.

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How to Write Screener Surveys to Capture the Right Participants

UserInterviews

Create a screener survey right from the start to capture the very best study participants

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Amazing Opportunities in Product Management

The Product Guy

If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….

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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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Writing Workshops Registration Open

Johanna Rothman

I have finally finished recording the videos for my writing workshops. See. Writing Non-Fiction Workshop 1: Enhance Your Business and Reputation (Q1 session starts Jan 2018). Writing Non-Fiction Workshop 2: Secrets of Successful Non-Fiction Writers (Q1 Session starts Jan 2018). The first workshop is about building a habit of writing. If you want to help people see the value in your writing, this workshop will help you express it.

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Please Tell Me You Have A Backup…

Bryce York

The cloud is a *terrible* backup strategy! Let’s cover why and what you should be doing instead. (spoiler, you need a dedicated backup solution ). Have you ever wiped a hard drive? Or had a virus clean out all your data? If you’re anything like me, I bet you have. Of course, this is a much rarer thing than it was in the mid-2000s. Remember the days before Dropbox and other cloud services?

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Executive’s Guide to Digital Transformation and Monetizing IoT [White Paper]

TSIA

Whether you’re in a traditional industrial equipment, hardware, or healthcare technology company, digital transformation is having a drastic impact on the way your business is run. We’ve explained the details of each step along this transformation journey in our ebook, “Why Services is the Big IoT Opportunity for Hardware Manufacturers,” but what does that mean for executives who need to know how to approach the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) from a high-lev

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I do it because it’s good business '18

Bain Public

This year, by partnering with Founder Fuel , Founder Institute and D3 Innovation Center I set a lofty goal to undertake pro bono advisory work. I gave over a hundred hours of advisory services in the startup interest. Including to individuals, fast scaling tech companies and incubator groups. I did so for the pedagogic value of enhancing my product and business related skill sets.

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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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Courtney Wiley – Building Your Business Model When Your Customer is not Your User

Mind the Product

What do you do when your customer is not your user ? Courtney Wylie , VP Product and Marketing at MentionMe, talks to ProductTank London about how to deliver value for all parties by building a business model which aligns with the interest of your users. Don’t Keep a Special Swimlane for Client Requests. You have to be realistic. Some client requests are OK.

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Power of questions, power of silence

dscout People Nerds

Leadership consultant Lisa Stefanac on knowing when to push and when to pause.

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Welcome New TSIA Members! October 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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How to Write Screener Surveys to Capture the Right Participants

UserInterviews

Create a screener survey right from the start to capture the very best study participants

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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!