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Ideation methods to turn your design team into a creative powerhouse

nulab

No matter how creative you are, coming up with fresh ideas on-tap isn’t easy. The blank page can be an intimidating thing to look at, especially when deadlines are looming. The worst part is, the more you stress, the harder it is to be creative. This is where ideation techniques come in handy. Essentially, they’re ways to help you think creatively in any given situation.

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Improve Collaboration at Your Company

Indicative

Everyone on your team has personal responsibilities beyond their jobs. If they’re parents, they’ve likely become full-time caretakers to their children. They might also be navigating a spouse’s unemployment or a family member’s illness.

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Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired

280 Group

Congratulations! You’re on the verge of one of the most exciting and fastest-growing careers today. Over the past several decades, I’ve interviewed hundreds and hired dozens of Product Managers at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and burgeoning startups.

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Product Managers and Product Owners: What’s the Difference?

Product Talk

For this month’s Product Talk post, I recorded a video where I consider the difference between product managers and product owners. You can watch the video or read an edited version of the transcript below. I want to talk about product managers and product owners. This is a topic that’s come up quite a bit for me in the last few weeks. I’ve had several companies ask me if they should be hiring product managers or product owners.

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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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5 Mobile Survey Questions to Help Understand Customer Sentiment

Alchemer Mobile

Surveying your mobile customers is a great way to find out more about who they are, what drives them back to your app, how they feel about your app, and what they’d like improved. Every customer has unique preferences, tastes, likes, and dislikes. Intuitively, customer individuality makes perfect sense. We’re all different. Yet at the end of the day, many brands know little about their customers on an individual, human level.

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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier

280 Group

For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management? I started in Marketing and PR at the beginning of my career.

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Evidence-Based Product Backlogs, by John Pagonis

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, John Pagonis – then UX Lead at ‘The Mortgage Works’/Founder of Zanshin labs, shares his experience of creating an evidence-based backlog. Watch the video to see the talk in full, or read on for an overview of his key points: Product Waste – Do you really have time and money to waste [.]. Read More. The post Evidence-Based Product Backlogs, by John Pagonis appeared first on Mind the Product.

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9 Common Mistakes to Avoid In Web Design

The Product Coalition

Product Management | Websites Best practices checklist from a Fortune 10 product manager Remember this version of yahoo? Remember how funny the early web was? Sites were packed with never-ending links, popping icons, and offers that looked more like spam. But bless them UX designers, we have come a long way. Sites and apps feel like a seamless extension to our mental and physical abilities.

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How to Make Your Design Sprint More Inclusive

ProductCraft

In just five days, a design sprint can give you a sneak peek into the future of your product. But what if you are being blinkered by a lack of perspectives? Then that future cannot be bright. Design sprints, like other workshops, get better the more perspectives you can gather. And that’s why diversity is. Read more » The post How to Make Your Design Sprint More Inclusive appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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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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TEI 304: How to become an influential product manager – with Ken Sandy

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can discover customer needs and build the right product. I’m often asked by product managers on their journey to product master what books they should read. I have a new one to recommend. It covers a broad perspective helpful to less experienced product managers all the way to those who are leading other product managers. It covers: .

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User Research Interviews – Robert Chokr on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Talking to users is easy. Talking to them in a way that gets you useful information is hard. Using that information in a way that helps align stakeholders and teams on the path to building great products? That’s the hardest of all. Lucky for us, our guest on the podcast this week is Robert Chokr, [.]. Read More. The post User Research Interviews – Robert Chokr on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Startups, Avoid Being Vitamins At All Costs

The Product Coalition

In mid-May 2020, we were just closing our seed round after an 8-week-long fundraising process. Two weeks later, we started to have concerns over our product and vision. After a full month of interviews and explorations, we understood we needed to hard pivot. This article is about how we came to understand the shortcomings of our vision, and why we eventually decided to pivot.

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4 Major Launch Announcements from Amplify 2020

Amplitude

Amplify 2020 gathered product leaders from the likes of IBM and Peloton to discuss the shift to a digital everything world, and the takeaway was clear: Your product is your business. The future of that business is determined by the product decisions you make today. In a digital everything world, customers expect innovative, personalized, and even prescriptive product experiences.

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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 Lifecycle or Agile Approach Fits Your Context? Part 3, Incremental Lifecycles

Johanna Rothman

So far, we've discussed the lever of canceling a project at any time with the serial lifecycles in Part 1. That's assuming you replan and/or cancel. We added another lever of looking for more feedback with iterating over the requirements in the iterative lifecycles in Part 2. Teams have another lever. They can release increments of value. That's what the incremental lifecycles offer.

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Predictive Tech and Data Ethics: Part 2 – It’s Time To Operationalise Data Ethics

Mind the Product

Following on from Predictive Tech and Data Ethics: Part 1 – the Pros and Cons our intention with this post is to help individual practitioners and business leaders better understand our rationale behind why data ethics matters and how it can be done better. This isn’t about feel-good principles-based statements, it’s about effectively operationalising data [.].

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Dealing With Uncertainty and Product Decisions in Large Organisations

The Product Coalition

Product and development teams often try to deal with the uncertainty they face with more research, more analysis, more process, more people and more frameworks. Organisations, especially the larger ones, intensify this rather than help navigate the uncertainty. Will customers want the feature? How many customers will like this new product? Is this a pain point?

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The Decade Of The Channel Ecosystem Accelerates With Massive Software Consolidation

Jay McBain

A couple of years ago, I made the prediction that we were entering the third stage of sales and marketing — the decade of the channel ecosystem. With over 75% of world trade flowing indirectly, I started to sense an influx of investment in and attention on indirect sales by firms in all industries. Looking […].

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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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The Ultimate Guide to the Founding Designer Role

First Round Review

We summarized the most tactical, honest pieces of advice from a group of design experts on what it really takes to be a startup's first design hire — from choosing the right startup to join to excelling in the role and growing your team.

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The Product-Led Organization by Todd Olson: Free Excerpt

Mind the Product

In his new book, The Product-Led Organization: Drive Growth by Putting Product at the Center of Your Customer Experience, Todd Olson takes product managers beyond product-led growth tactics to help them transform their organizations, driving increased collaboration and agility, faster innovation, and higher revenues. Here, he provides an exclusive excerpt and gives you the chance [.].

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Get them Talking—6 tips to Break the Silence in a Virtual Event.

The Product Coalition

Your meeting participants are not speaking up. When you ask a question to a virtual group as a way to engage them, but you’re not getting… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Demand-Side Sales 101 | Bob Moesta | BoS USA Online 2020

Business of Software Conference

Bob Moesta // The Rewired Group. Should you rethink your sales process from the buyer’s perspective?*. For most of us, sales means reciting features, benefits, pressuring customers into purchasing. Selling feels icky. It’s not our fault – that’s how most selling is done. There’s a better way. Bob Moesta has taken Jobs-to-be-Done theory and flipped it to apply it to sales.

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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.

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How to Design for the Margins

dscout People Nerds

Designers need to be mindful that they’re designing with their users and not just for them. Dr. Christina Harrington believes community-based participatory design can get us there. .

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Is your Product Underperforming?

Mind the Product

As a long time Product Manager, it was with a certain trepidation that I accepted a promotion to become Head of Data at tutti.ch. tutti.ch is a free-to-sell-on classifieds platform based in Zürich, Switzerland. The role came with the hopes and expectations to unlock value from the data we collect from the millions of customers [.]. Read More. The post Is your Product Underperforming?

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How Ellevest Empowers Women to Invest In Their Success

The Product Coalition

According to Vera Behr, Product Manager at Ellevest Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Connecting Customers to Office Tech in the WFH Era

Centercode

In May 2020, Twitter defied the uncertainty of the then-nascent COVID-19 pandemic with a decisive announcement: they were making work-from-home permanent. It was a plan two years in the making, but one that foreshadowed a global trend. Now, work from home (WFH) is the norm for many companies — and it is permanently shaping the way people communicate, work, and adopt technology.

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The Definitive Entity Resolution Buyer’s Guide

Are you thinking of adding enhanced data matching and relationship detection to your product or service? Do you need to know more about what to look for when assessing your options? The Senzing Entity Resolution Buyer’s Guide gives you step-by-step details about everything you should consider when evaluating entity resolution technologies. You’ll learn about use cases, technology and deployment options, top ten evaluation criteria and more.