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The Hippocratic Oath of Product Leadership

ProductCraft

As a product leader, you work to identify a problem and you engineer your product to solve it. A medical doctor does something remarkably similar: diagnose the root cause of the patient’s condition and treat it. But imagine your doctor says to you, “I see that you’re sick, so I’m going to prescribe this medicine. Read more » The post The Hippocratic Oath of Product Leadership appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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A Product Manager’s Guide to Saying no

Mind the Product

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4 Reasons You Must Use Metrics to Determine Feature Decisions

ProductPlan

Any good goal is measurable, so organizations with properly defined objectives will establish metrics and KPIs to track their progress and momentum. KPIs attach measurability to what matters most and provide a North Star for the entire organization. A quick glance at the stats tells you if things are getting better, worse or standing pat, which is far more efficient and consistent than other, more subjective methods.

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Some Practical Tools For Stakeholder Management

BrainMates

Adrienne Tan. This blog was originally written in 2011 and updated in September 2019. Pretty much every Product job description these days says that ‘stakeholder management’ is a key priority. But what exactly is stakeholder management? What are the best tools to manage stakeholders? And how do you become a stakeholder master/ninja/guru/jedi? Great Product Managers are part arm-chair psychologist, part scientist (to quote Bo Ren) and part politician (to quote Adrienne Tan) – you’ve got to have a

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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Idea Validation?—?Much More Than Just A/B Experiments

The Product Coalition

Idea Validation?—?Much More Than Just A/B Experiments Here are a few important things to know about product ideas: 1) the vast majority of ideas lead to no measurable improvements in business results or value-to-customer (some actually cause negative results) 2) No one, no matter how senior or experienced, can predict which ideas will work and which won’t?

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What does it take to be a great Product Manager?

bpma ProductHub

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Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 1

280 Group

This article is the first in a three part series on how to accelerate your Product Management career. To learn about these strategies more in-depth and receive a Product Management Career Plan Template, sign up for the webinar – How to Accelerate Your PM Career, Part 1: Top Strategies to Advance Rapidly on September 27, 2019. Many of the techniques mentioned here are things I’ve seen used by my peers that have worked very successfully.

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4 Phases of a Successful One-on-One with Your Product Team

ProductPlan

We are excited to welcome guest writer Carlos González de Villaumbrosia to the ProductPlan blog. Carlos González de Villaumbrosia is the Founder of Product School, originally based in San Francisco. Product School was founded in 2014 and now maintains 20 campuses around the world where they offer certifications in Product Management. They organize events discussing innovations in the software and technology space.

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What Product Teams Need From Customer Success

ProductCraft

If you think about it, product teams often work miracles. They’re given all manner of feedback, strategy, and stakeholder demands, and they somehow turn that into an amazing product that people want to buy. This is no easy task. Your organization’s overall product strategy or roadmap may demand that the product team focuses on one. Read more » The post What Product Teams Need From Customer Success appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

Move from feature factory to customer outcomes and drive impact in your business! This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.

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Great User Research (for Non-Researchers) by Steve Portigal

Mind the Product

Researchers often have concerns about what will happen when “other people” go out and do work with users. But the demand for research far outweighs the supply of researchers, and everyone wins when more people are enabled to do research themselves. At #mtpcon San Francisco, Steve Portigal, Principal at Portigal Consulting, tells us how to quickly level up our research skills as product managers across the lifecycle of a research effort.

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The Phenomenal Product Manager: What is a Phenomenal Product Manager?

280 Group

The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter Two , written by Brian Lawley. Phenomenal vs. Meh. You’ve probably come across a few Product Managers who seem to stand out form the crowd – the ones that seem to be really good at what they do, whereas other Product Managers seem to have little or no clue. They are the stars–the phenomenal Product Managers who are clearly on the road to big things in their careers.

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Google Play Store Optimization Tips for the Recent Ratings Algorithm Changes

Alchemer Mobile

If you’re a product manager or mobile marketer responsible for your app store ratings and reviews, you might have noticed something weird with your Google Play Store app ratings in the last few weeks. When analyzed 23 apps, nine saw an average rating decrease of 9.82 percent and 14 saw a rating increase of 7.61 percent from after September 1st. This is because Google just released a major update to how they manage ratings and reviews.

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We can be (Product Management) Heroes

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Chris Bell (Mentee, Session 10, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Jordan Bergtraum ]. “I wish you could swim like dolphins can swim t hough nothing will keep us together”. These lines from David Bowie’s Heroes always struck me as odd. The two lines just seem to jar against each other: thoughts about dolphins alongside relationship breakdown.

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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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The Meaning of MVP – Correcting Common Misconceptions

Mind the Product

Everyone has their own interpretation of what minimum viable product (MVP) means to their organization and, while the specifics of an MVP definition may vary, this blog explores what an MVP is, and what it definitely is not. A successful MVP is critical to building a successful digital product: it’s the focused feature set that gets your product to market, sets the tone for the future of your product, and helps to guide you toward prioritized improvements on the product roadmap.

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Human-Centered Design Network’s Gerry Scullion on inclusive architecture

Intercom, Inc.

?. Like the built world, the internet is constructed for the majority. Too often, our online architects fail to take into account differently abled users. Design can help, to be sure, but it can also hurt – and that’s likely to be the case when the teams we assemble are one-dimensional, exclusive or lack diversity. As a rule, design should first do no harm.

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How to Write a User Research Plan That Sets Your Project Up for Success

dscout People Nerds

Some logistical headaches are inevitable. Many can be relieved with a well-structured, well-written, research plan. Here’s a go-to reference for crafting one effectively.

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Dealing with Blurred Lines in Product Management

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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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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Sense and Respond – Jeff Gothelf on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

After starting his career on the road with a circus (yes, really), no business setting should ever be a challenge for Jeff Gothelf – after all, he’s worked with real clowns. Jeff sat down with our hosts for a rare in-person conversation during Scotland’s Turing Festival to chat about effecting change, focusing on outcomes, using lean and agile principles in his own life, and the value of training.

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The pitfalls of being data-driven

Mixpanel

In 2006, Facebook rolled out its News Feed feature–and boy, did people hate it. The uproar among the website’s (then) small user base of 12M was big enough to draw headlines. Speaking about the rollout in 2010, Facebook executive Adam Mosseri said his team stuck to their guns because their experience and intuition told them that it was a good strategy – even in the absence of supporting data, and with a backlash from users.

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Announcing the next AMA – with Jason Fried, Basecamp Founder and CEO.

NextBigWhat

Ladies and Gentlemen: The core philosophy behind NextBigWhat community is to enable you to build, grow (and repeat ) – meaningfully and sustainably. Our weekly AMA sessions deliver a lot more insights, perspectives and actionable wisdom from some of the best global product leaders. We are extremely happy to announce the next AMA – with none other than Jason Fried, founder and CEO of Basecamp.

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UX Writing Best Practices for Product Adoption & Onboarding

Userpilot

I recently wrote about some of the most common UX writing mistakes that I see SaaS companies make. This time, I wanted to share some UX writing best practices. Now, there are quite a lot of UX writing best practices that I could share with you, but I know you probably don’t have the time to read a whole book on the subject. That’s why I’ve decided to focus on best practices that will improve product adoption and onboarding.

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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!

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Starbucks Product Managers Try To Get Their Customers To Come Back Later

The Accidental Product Manager

Afternoon visitors are what Starbucks needs in order to continue to grow Image Credit: kmf164. Clearly product managers at the Starbucks coffee chain have no problems getting customers to drop by their stores in the morning and purchase coffee. However, as is the case with product managers everywhere, the Starbucks product managers are under pressure to keep growing the firm’s profits.

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2020 Product Management Priorities; Product Management Excellence E-book

Good Product Manager

Last Chance: Product Management Leader priorities survey. As part of some ongoing research I’m leading at SiriusDecisions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of b-to-b product management organizations, we’re conducting a short 5-question survey of product management leaders to gather more data on their challenges and priorities. We conducted a similar survey in 2014, so this will allow us to see trends and changes over the past five years.

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20+ UserTesting Alternatives for UX Research and More

UserInterviews

Sick of professional testers? Want user testing to be more affordable? Don’t want to do all the work of finding and scheduling participants? View UserTesting alternatives here.

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Product Love podcast recap: productboard CEO Hubert Palan’s take on modern product management

ProductBoard

productboard CEO Hubert Palan recently sat down with Eric Boduch, Chief Evangelist at Pendo, for an episode of ProductCraft’s Product Love podcast. The two had a lively discussion about balancing delight and functionality when building products, productboard’s Product Excellence methodology, and greater trends in the discipline of product management.

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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.