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6 Ways for Product Managers to Manage their Time Off (and Still Drive their Roadmap Forward)

ProductPlan

Product managers receive a lot of advice. You should prioritize this feature. Here’s a new market worth investigating. Some of my prospects say they’d buy our product if it did this. But one suggestion we think product managers don’t hear enough is: Take some time off, unplug, and clear your head. Product managers play a big role in their company’s success or failure.

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UX Truth Bombs: How to prepare for hard lessons during user research

Userzoom

Speaking to users, whether for research or testing purposes, provides invaluable insight into how people behave and what they need. The more users we speak to, the more we know. But even the best of us will face some hard truths from users no matter what stage we are in our career. Testing designs, whether it’s the first time or the 100th time, can be an incredibly eye-opening experience.

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5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

Mind the Product

Artificial intelligence (AI) is probably the biggest commercial opportunity in today’s economy. What does it mean for us as product managers? We all use AI or machine learning (ML)-driven products almost every day, and the number of these products will be growing exponentially over the next couple of years. According to Crunchbase, in 2018 there were 5,000 startups relying on machine learning for their main and ancillary applications, products, and services.

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7 Ways to Increase Conversion Rates in your Product

The Product Coalition

A basic sales funnel has 4 types of leads in it: a website visitor, a cold lead, a hot lead, a customer and a standing customer. Your visitor life cycle Your revenue depends on how many people go from the first funnel step to the last one. You can widen the funnel by helping your visitors during the whole journey?—?starting from UI/UX issues to a day to day personal communication/contact (support, communication, activation, etc.).

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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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UX Challenges in the Age of Personalized Experience

UX Studio

Hey {First_Name}, Like us, you’ve probably heard about personalization and wonder about it and what it means for your role as {Job_Title}. Well, you’ve found the right page. This article has everything you need to know about personalized user experience. Grab a {Favorite_Beverage} and we’ll dive in! Introduction. The quest to acquire customers and keep them engaged has made personalized experience indispensable for any company’s communication strategy.

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Predictable Delivery: Moving Beyond Velocity

280 Group

Join us on August 30th for our co-hosted webinar with AIPMM, Predictable Delivery: The Power of Estimating and Forecasting , to learn how to achieve predictable delivery and improve the accuracy of your forecasting. If you want to earn the confidence of your executive team, meet your commitments. It’s that simple. Remind them it’s a good investment.

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Intercom’s Jonathon Colman on why content designers should do less

Intercom, Inc.

I’m excited to be joined today by Intercom’s own Jonathon Colman, a senior designer who came to us by way of the Nature Conservancy, REI and five and a half years at Facebook, where he most recently worked as a UX Content Strategy Lead for Marketplace. Since coming aboard in December, he’s influenced us with his thinking about the possibilities within the nascent field of content design.

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How to Influence the Business by David J Bland

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Precoil founder David J Bland offers some helpful tips on how product managers can influence the business and run more effective experiments. David talks about products that people loved and that have now disappeared from the shelves. He gives the example of Clearly Canadian, a popular flavored sparkling water, widely available in the 90s, which now is nowhere to be found.

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How to Improve App Ratings and Reviews

Alchemer Mobile

Ratings and reviews are the lifeblood of the mobile app world. They provide social proof and are responsible for making the first impression on a customer when they encounter your app in the app store. In a consumer survey we conducted, seventy-seven percent of respondents reported that they read at least one review before downloading a free app, and that number rose to 80 percent before downloading a paid app.

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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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Iterating Product Learning

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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Five star advice: Insider tips for dealing with software review sites

Intercom, Inc.

Online marketing content has long been dominated by brands creating product descriptions, how-to guides, branded articles, and blog posts to promote their business. While content creation is still an integral part of digital marketing, potential prospects are increasingly interested in seeing what independent sources have to say about your product. That is why peer-to-peer content is on the rise.

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Good Product Management is the key to Organisational Happiness

Mind the Product

A few years ago I read Tony Hsieh’s book on Zappos , a company that has been lauded for its amazing culture. In the book he shares his view on the four pillars for happiness: progress, purpose, control, and connection. Although various people have made lists of this type, this particular list has resonated the most with me because throughout my life – when I’ve seen happiness or a lack thereof – I can always trace it to a healthy amount or lack in one of these areas.

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Top 9 Online Video Platforms to Create Your Own Video Website

The Product Coalition

Video publishing is a herculean task. Selecting an online video platform suitable for video publishers is equally tiring but can set the base for your business. “According to Consumer Technology Association, U.S. consumers are expected to spend a combined $26 billion on music and video subscription services (in 2019).” This online video platform list is a roundup of the best among them all that you can bet your money with to launch your own video channel, online TV service, video on demand websi

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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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Influential Product People

The Product Guy

What key people helped get you to where you are today? Watch and learn more from product management expert, Don Ross.

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Reach Out, Stay in Touch and Deepen Your Connections with This Essential Networking Advice

First Round Review

Networking isn't a race to rack up contacts — it's a practice of cultivating authentic connections over time. We've rounded up six tactics from the most well-connected people in the business on cutting past the small talk, nailing the follow-up and investing in relationships that thrive.

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They’re Just Fancy Averages by Ben Fields

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Ben Fields, formerly Lead Data Scientist at FutureLearn, looks at getting the most from the relationship between product managers and data people, working out people’s background understanding, the benefits of leading with a story, and how best to spread knowledge. There are three key aspects of how data science can effectively sit within a product and software organisation: Gear and orient to your audience.

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Product Thinking Isn’t Just for Product Managers

ProductCraft

I had lunch last week with a journalist who reminded me of myself in my early career. She was curious about sustainable business models for the local news industry and interested in creating a career path that blended journalism, business, and technology. The difference? Unlike me in the first year of my first job, she. Read more » The post Product Thinking Isn’t Just for Product Managers appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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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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Steps to Take Before and After a Mobile App Update

Alchemer Mobile

Two weeks after your team’s app update launches, your boss stops by your desk to share some bad news: App store ratings have plummeted from 5-stars to 3-stars and new download volume has decreased 25 percent. On top of that, they’re seeing negative reviews flood into the app store, specifically highlighting some of the key updates your team just released.

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From Instant Pot to Instagram: Critical Lessons in Startup Community Building

First Round Review

Bailey Richardson (an early Instagram hire and current partner at People & Company) has studied ordinary people who started extraordinary communities. Here, she shares the nuts and bolts of how startups should approach community building, highlighting eight valuable lessons on how the best communities start, gain steam, and evolve as scale takes hold.

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Marketplace Thinking – Christopher Nheu on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes for the month of August. We’ll be back with new interviews in September. But don’t despair! We’ve asked a few friends to pick some of their favorite episodes to re-broadcast in the meantime. This week’s pick comes from our co-host, Randy Silver. Randy Silver’s Pick.

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A Product Manager Is No Longer a “Luxury Hire”

ProductCraft

I started in the product management field almost 25 years ago. Only back then, what I did wasn’t referred to as product management. During the dot-com boom, only large, established tech companies like Sun, Oracle, or Microsoft hired specifically for roles with the title “product manager.” Barnesandnoble.com, where I worked, didn’t fit that bill.

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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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What is participant recruiting and why is it such a challenge?

Userzoom

Ask the nearest researcher what one of their most persistent pain points in conducting user research and usability testing is and we can almost guarantee that recruiting participants is up there near the top. In last year’s State of UX in the Enterprise survey , we asked researchers what phase is the most challenging part of their UX team’s process, and coming in at number one with 47% of the votes was *drumroll* recruiting participants.

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From Instant Pot to Instagram: Critical Lessons in Startup Community Building

First Round Review

Bailey Richardson (an early Instagram hire and current partner at People & Company) has studied ordinary people who started extraordinary communities. Here, she shares the nuts and bolts of how startups should approach community building, highlighting eight valuable lessons on how the best communities start, gain steam, and evolve as scale takes hold.

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The Editor’s Notebook: Privacy and Data Security, Retraining Sales Teams

Pragmatic Marketing

Data Security Becoming Increasingly Important for Consumers With data breaches becoming increasingly common, consumers are realizing that their personal information is at the mercy of the organizations they’re doing business with—resulting in changing attitudes around security. More than one-third of Canadian consumers have experienced the consequences of a security breach of hack, according to research conducted by PCI Pal , a company that provides secure payments to contact centers

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I Got Attacked in the YouTube Comments Section (So I Tagged and Analyzed the Data)

dscout People Nerds

Stefani Bachetti, Director of The Studio, starred in an episode of Ask This Old House. The YouTube video posted afterwards amassed a half million views and over a thousand (mostly negative) comments. So she did what researchers do best: analyzed the data to better understand the sources, nature, and spread of negativity.

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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.