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The Secret Truth About Your Methodology and Processes

The Secret PM Handbook

What are your goals? A product organization has three overarching goals: Deliver great value to our customers. Do it quickly, efficiently, and with high quality. Do it better over time. A product organization that achieves those goals is much more likely to be successful. Your methodology, your process, is a means to an end. It's not the end in itself.

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Behind the scenes of product development: Building the perfect product

Hutwork

Most on the customer side of product development don’t see the long days and hard nights that go into creating an amazing product. Your product’s success is much like an iceberg. The bulk of the berg (what actually happens) lies beneath the calm waters and your customers see only the shiny tip (your product) sticking out. The following infographic depicts what you can expect to experience when creating your product.

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Launch to sell — leverage sales enablement to maximize product launches

Intercom, Inc.

Shipping product fast and often means more opportunities for Sales to delight customers and engage with prospects. But your sales team needs a lot more than an email on launch day to maximize the opportunities that product launches present. Here at Intercom, Sales Enablement is responsible for ensuring sales reps have the skills and resources they need to capitalize on product launches.

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Women in Product Management: Corey Fiedler, VP, Head of Product Management at Broadridge

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Corey Fiedler, VP and Head of Product Management at Broadridge. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. What attracted you to Product Management? My first role after graduating with my M.B.A was as a project manager for a small Fintech company where I was employee number 15.

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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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Overcoming your Company’s Fear of Failing

UserVoice

The latest generation of entrepreneurs has contributed its share of buzzwords and mantras to the business lexicon with mixed results. We all now know “unicorns” aren’t just mythical horses. “Disruption” is a legitimate strategy for a company trying to break into a new market… and a legitimate fear for those already making money there. And, of course, we know the best way to hone your business.

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Making things people want

Intercom, Inc.

The problems people encounter in their lives rarely change from generation to generation. The products they hire to solve these problems change all the time. If you’re building a new product, it’s because you believe you can create a better solution that people will want to use because it delivers a better outcome. A strong understanding of the outcome customers want , and how they currently get it, is essential for you to succeed in product development.

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The one thing every product manager should do is…

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Eric Kiang (Mentee, Session 6, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Paul Hurwitz]. A product manager has a tough role, there are many responsibilities and arguably all of them are important. However there is one thing every product manager must do, but often times it gets overlooked or forgotten. A product manager needs to talk to their customers, period.

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Five Differences Between a Junior PM and a Senior PM

Clever PM

Even though it’s been around as a formal role in software organizations for nearly 20 years (or more, depending on who you talk to), Product Management still struggles with a lot of definition problems — what is the role, how do we grow, when do we get promoted and to where, etc. One of the […].

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How To Humanise Your Web Checkout Process – A UX Guide

UX Studio

Want to improve shopping cart abandonment rates in your online store? Not sure why your customers leave the site before the last step? A question we often hear: what are some web checkout page best practices? Are there some rules to follow? So many articles cover the rules. For us, Rule Number One is: Don’t just blindly follow these. Always study the audience and design your web checkout process specifically to their needs.

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How to Build an Experimentation Culture for Data-Driven Product Development

Speaker: Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product, Statsig

Experimentation is often seen as an aspirational practice, especially at smaller, fast-moving companies who are strapped for time and resources. So, how can you get your team making decisions in a more data-driven way while continuing to remain lean and maintaining ship velocity? In this webinar, Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product at Statsig, will teach you how to build an experimentation culture from the ground-up, graduating from just getting started with data-driven development to operating

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Launch to sell – leverage sales enablement to maximize product launches

Intercom, Inc.

Shipping product fast and often means more opportunities for Sales to delight customers and engage with prospects. But your sales team needs a lot more than an email on launch day to maximize the opportunities that product launches present. Here at Intercom, Sales Enablement is responsible for ensuring sales reps have the skills and resources they need to capitalize on product launches.

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Why Diversity in Product Matters by Ozlem Yuce

Mind the Product

Consultant Özlem Yuce discusses the importance of team diversity when building products, and the impact of a non-diverse team on product development. Wet Suits and Shirley Cards. Not so long ago the prevailing wisdom for developing products for women was to “pink it and shrink it”. Nowhere was this clearer than with wet suits. Designed to fit men like a glove, women were left with uncomfortable, ill-fitting garments that didn’t protect them the same way.

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Building products in distributed teams: 12 learnings from our first meetup in SF

Miro

Building products in distributed teams: 12 learnings from our first meetup in SF Reshaping Teamwork: Building & Scaling Products with Distributed Teams San FranciscoJune 20 On June 21, we hosted the first-ever “Reshaping teamwork” meetup in San Francisco. Together with our guests Eventbrite’s Pete Lim, Upwork’s Jessica Tiwari and Pivotal’s Aloka Penmetcha, we talked about building products in […].

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Emissary.io & Accelerating Learning!

The Product Guy

Thank you to everyone who attended the latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group and discussed Breaking Into Product Management and debated Featured Product, Emissary.

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How Embedded Analytics Helps Product Managers Exceed Their KPIs

Embedded analytics can help you deliver cutting-edge analytics experiences to your end-users that align with KPIs that are critical to the growth and success of your business. Read this eBook to learn how an embedded analytics platform, like Qrvey, can help PMs exceed the following KPIs: Growing revenue while improving customer retention rate Delivering rapid time to value Earning a high net-promoter score Increasing Gross Margin / Profitability Conversion rate from trial to paid Don’t just meet

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How Intercom helped a bootstrapped SaaS business punch above its weight

Intercom, Inc.

In order to make bootstrapping work, you need to be scrappy, ruthlessly prioritizing your actions and avoiding non-essential expenses. Having one tool that helps you do all your most important work – sales, marketing and support – makes life so much easier. We’ve been pretty vocal about our love for Intercom as we’ve grown Ad Reform and Userfeed , our profitable, bootstrapped SaaS businesses over the last year.

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Product Warrior Podcast: Tristan Kromer on how to Help the Team Embrace Lean

Mind the Product

This week’s Product Warrior podcast, supported by Mind The Product, discusses the concept of the Lean methodology and helping teams adopt an experimental approach. Silicon Valley Lean startup coach Tristan Kromer helps product teams to move fast through experimentation. He writes articles and e-books at [link]. In this episode I chat with Tristan about: What is Lean?

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A Horrible Pricing Story

Pragmatic Marketing

Here is a reader story about horrible pricing. Unfortunately this is far too common. I thought you might appreciate my recent foray into a pricing battle with my horse boarding facility. A lady lives on and owns a gorgeous horse farm. She agreed to let me board my horses for $250 month per horse. The barn is basic, not fancy and with no other amenities other than a sand arena, so that was a fair price.

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Behind our Series A

ProductBoard

Today we announced our Series A: an $8M round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins, one of the world’s most iconic venture capital firms, with participation from inspiring product visionaries – the founders of Intercom, InVision, and Envoy. Below I’ll speak to how we got here and where we’re headed. You can also check out the official release announcement.

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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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Pepsi Product Managers Learn That We Want What We Should Not Have

The Accidental Product Manager

We do love our Doritos Image Credit: 0Four. When we think about all of the exciting product manager jobs that are out there, one of the ones that always seems to come to mind are the people who are in charge of the big soft drink products. One of the largest is Pepsi and those product managers must be working hard every day to try to keep the market share that they have and win even more.

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SaaS: Built to Last or Built to Lose? The Growing Opportunity for On-Premise Vendors

Revulytics

Oracle’s sales tactics have garnered attention recently, with a series of high-profile stories alleging that the tech giant is using audits to force cloud products on customers in exchange for a break on compliance costs. The end game is that even if they don’t want it, or use it, cloud adoption is reflected in Oracle’s numbers. For people who have been in this space for a while, this news is less interesting for its reminder of Oracle being Oracle (or even for its demonstration of the difficult

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A Horrible Pricing Story

Pragmatic Marketing

Here is a reader story about horrible pricing. Unfortunately this is far too common. I thought you might appreciate my recent foray into a pricing battle with my horse boarding facility. A lady lives on and owns a gorgeous horse farm. She agreed to let me board my horses for $250 month per horse. The barn is basic, not fancy and with no other amenities other than a sand arena, so that was a fair price.

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4 brands delivering amazing connected experiences

The Product Coalition

TGI Friday’s TGI Fridays have wholeheartedly embraced the rapid change in the digital ecosystem. They have probably paid more attention to offsite experiences than the rest of their competitors in the casual dining space and are now able to offer a sophisticated, personalized experience to diners. TGI’s customers can use Alexa to order their food and also pay for their order through Amazon Pay.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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How to prepare for a Product Manager interview with a product deep dive

Product Club

Product Manager interviews are like running the gamut: you need to impress everyone from engineering to design (and sometimes execs too!). As a result, attempting to prep for the wide range of varying questions you might face is daunting. Faced with that challenge, one exercise can be extremely helpful: a product deep dive. Running a product deep dive builds your knowledge and insight around the product and provides a foundation to build on.

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What you need to know about perception to be great at presentations

Miro

What you need to know about human perception to be great at presentations One of the most important factors that contribute to a team’s efficiency is communicating your ideas in the right way. Visual presentations (which can be easily created in RealtimeBoard) are probably the most widespread way to share your ideas, so we decided […]. The post What you need to know about perception to be great at presentations appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

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Introducing the Mobile+AI Lab

Roy Madden

Join the Feedly Lab. The Feedly mobile app was created during the Google Reader shutdown storm. During the past 5 years, the app has delivered on its promise and helped millions of curious minds connect to their favorite sources and topics on the go. Today we are launching an initiative called the Mobile+AI Lab. In our minds, this is an opportunity to work with you, the Feedly community, to create a faster, simpler, and smarter Feedly.

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Combining qualitative & quantitative data to analyse the stickiness of your product.

The Product Coalition

Companies spend pots of money on several marketing channels, reaching out to customers to sign up to their service. But does it make sense to throw 10$,15$ or 20$ ads at a new customer, when they only stick around for a few days or months? The answer is probably no. So before spending money on acquisition, it’s essential to fix your churn (“leaking bucket”) and check your retention rate.

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The Key to Agile Team Motivation

Speaker: Robert Webber, Author and Innovation Leader

Agile was a grassroots engineering movement that caught most software leaders unprepared. The Agile community was confident that management would recognize the benefits of Agile and adopt its servant-leadership style. Unfortunately, management in larger organizations maintained the directing and controlling management style that had been reinforced throughout their careers, violating the Agile tenet of trusted, self-motivated Agile teams.