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The Secret Product Management Framework

The Secret PM Handbook

One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. In this post, I share a simple model or framework to answer this question. I talk about this model with lots of people, but I’ve never explicitly written it down in a post. I’ve found the model to be very powerful in my career, and I hope it’s helpful to you.

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Three Ways to Immediately Be a Better Product Manager

280 Group

To find out how to be a better Product Manager we interviewed Pamela Schure, co-author of Product Management for Dummies. Pam has been a Product Manager and has been teaching Product Management for over two decades, and she provided us with some insights about three things she has seen effective Product Managers do that others don’t. First, become a master of using data.

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Practical Ways to Implement the Law of Attraction

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Harrish Sairaman The Law of Attraction, like many other laws is a law of the universe. The Law of Attraction (LOA) states that a person attracts situations that are aligned to his/her vibrations.

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Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

Contributed by Saikrishna Chavali and Jeff Segarra – Noted professor of business at Harvard Business School, Rosabeth Moss Kanter states that, “Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome”. These words couldn’t be more relevant to product management. But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome?

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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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The Secret Product Management Framework

The Secret PM Handbook

One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. In this post, I share a simple model or framework to answer this question. I talk about this model with lots of people, but I’ve never explicitly written it down in a post. I’ve found the model to be very powerful in my career, and I hope it’s helpful to you.

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Top 3 Culprits of Underperforming Products

Product Management University

Any number of factors can contribute to underperforming products, but the root causes are usually tied to a combination of the following three issues: . 1. Vague Definition of Target Customers. When products try to be all things to all people, the result is usually mediocre value for most. The Solution: Prioritize your product investments on the market segments that are most conducive to revenue/market share growth and deliver solutions for a specific need (e.g., reduces administrative tasks

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Getting Into Product – Your Experience

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. 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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The 9 Mental Models You Need to Build Better Products

Amplitude

Mental models are frameworks we use to make decisions, explain things, or think about the world. We use them subconsciously and many have become reflexive to our everyday lives. If you’ve ever made a pros/cons list, considered the opportunity cost of a situation or taken an action based on FOMO, you’ve applied a mental model. We’ve written about confirmation bias , an important one for product managers to keep watch for, yet there are hundreds of less commonly applied mental mo

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Why Product Managers Should Learn to Code

Mind the Product

Building products is amazing. You take an idea – sometimes big, sometimes small – and with your team you make it real. Or at least you make a version of it come to life and then send it out into the world. Every day I find this creatively inspiring. To craft a product from scratch brings a range of feelings; from joy and pleasure to frustration and despair.

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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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Sales Feedback or Voice of the Customer?

Product Management University

How reliable is our “voice of the customer” when the only source is sales feedback? Sales feedback is important but it’s one data point only. Voice of the customer is more encompassing and consists of research that comes from a broader spectrum of customers, prospects analysts and industry thought leaders that go far beyond the sales pipeline.

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Tech Companies are Addicting People! But Should They Stop?

Nir Eyal

To understand technology addiction (or any addiction for that matter) you need to understand the Q-tip. Perhaps you’ve never noticed there’s a scary warning on every box of cotton swabs that reads, “CAUTION: Do not enter ear canal…Entering the ear canal could cause injury.” How is it that the one thing most people do with Q-tips is […]. The post Tech Companies are Addicting People!

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Great New 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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Engaging Product People – the Hamburg Way

Mind the Product

Last week the first ever MTP Engage took place in Hamburg and gathered over 300 product people – the largest gathering of product people in Germany ever! – for a day of keynotes, sessions and a number of side events to facilitate exchange among those who attended. We wanted to live up to the event’s name and help people engage – and it worked out: Several attendees compared the event to a “class reunion” and spent the day’s long breaks chatting with old and new contacts.

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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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The general litmus test for when a company is going to take a huge fall.

Business of Software Conference

Scott Galloway on the importance of image for tech CEOS. “You should worry about a company if its CEO is in a fashion magazine.” “It shows the CEOs priorities are all f*cked up.” His views on leadership of the four horsemen (Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple), are also brilliant. The BLN is now Business of Software. Business of Software runs conferences for people that build great software businesses and products.

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What Would You Do If Walmart Turned Off Your Gas?

The Accidental Product Manager

What would you do if your biggest customer decided to go it alone? Image Credit: Wil C. Fry. I seem to recall that there is a type of fish that attaches itself to sharks, I think that it’s called a remora. This fish then gets access to all of the leftovers when the shark feeds. Not a bad relationship, eh? In the U.S. gas station business, there is a company called Murphy USA that has been in a partnership with Walmart for a long time.

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Design Moves

Product Bookshelf

Linkography: Unfolding the Design Process by Gabriela Goldschmidt. Linkography seeks to unravel and explain the design process by creating standardized maps of the process that designers use to arrive at a solution to a design challenge. After reading Christopher Alexander’s Notes on the Synthesis of Form , Goldschmidt realized that “designing can be clarified–that there is a logic to it, and that it is not pure magic.” Linkography is essentially a notation system to rec

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Product Marketing at Stack Overflow – Alexa Scordato

Mind the Product

Alexa Scordato is the VP of marketing at Stack Overflow. Her company is an online community for programmers, and one of the tops sites in the world. They see over 45 million visitors per month, seven visits per visitor every month, and each visit lasts about six minutes. The main focus of the site is the Q&A, and there have been over 7.6 billion times that a developer found a solution on their site.

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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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What Can We Learn From The $400 Juicer That’s Supposedly Destroying Silicon Valley?

Rahul Abhyankar

The BusinessInsider article The evidence is piling up – Silicon Valley is being destroyed seems to have riled up a lot of people. People are at a loss to understand how could the fabled VCs of Silicon Valley invest $120 million in a company that makes a juicer. People are wondering incredulously, there’s an app for that?! … Continue reading What Can We Learn From The $400 Juicer That’s Supposedly Destroying Silicon Valley?

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3 Strategies To Motivate Your Product Management Team

Sequent Learning

It’s safe to say that people are a firm’s greatest asset – and product managers are phenomenally valuable assets. In fact, Sequent Learning’s insights suggest that product manager talent inside a product management area can have a greater impact on the firm’s financial and market performance than any other job family or function. Unfortunately, not […].

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TSW San Diego: Top Attended Sessions

TSIA

Today is the final day of Technology Services World , and so far this has been a fantastic event. Today we had several more rounds of breakout sessions and panel discussions before the closing lunch keynote. I just received the session counts for yesterday, which had sessions running from 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM, plus cocktails in the TSW | EXPO. I did a quick count and we had 60 separate sessions yesterday—that’s a lot of content!

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Made With the Finest Rainbows: Was Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino a Success?

Mind the Product

Glitter and sparkles swept America by storm the other weekend! Or at least some coffee shops, as Starbucks released its limited edition Unicorn Frappuccino (UF). People were sipping on blue and pink concoctions all over the place, and everyone had an opinion. Not everyone liked it — the top posts on Instagram with #tastesdisgusting were all UFs. As a product manager, I wanted to know — was the UF a success?

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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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The mobile one-way mirror

dscout People Nerds

Mobile stimulus/response questions in your remote ethnography toolkit.

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Revolutionizing UX and product development – Q&A with Casey Winters, former growth team product lead at Pinterest

UserTesting

In a recent webinar, Casey Winters, the former product lead for the growth team at Pinterest and advisor to multiple growth teams at other companies, talks about how growth teams came to be, how they operate at scale, how the … The post Revolutionizing UX and product development – Q&A with Casey Winters, former growth team product lead at Pinterest appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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TSW San Diego: Day 1 Recap

TSIA

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is an amazing place for a conference. Overlooking the water, you can sit in meetings and breakout sessions and watch sailboats cruise by, or take your lunch out on a patio and enjoy the breeze. Unfortunately, I was a bit too busy yesterday—the first day of Technology Services World —to enjoy the breeze. Here’s a recap of what went down yesterday.

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3 Things Successful Product Managers Do Differently

UserVoice

Today marks my one year anniversary at UserVoice as a Sales Development Representative. This means that for the past year, I have spoken to loads of product managers every single business day. Having conversed with that many PMs…I have learned a thing or two about the product world and how product decisions are made. When I ask product managers about how they decide which new features to build, I typically hear that they rely on customer interviews, or that management makes the decisions f

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr