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1 Surefire Way to Get Sales Reps on Your Side

280 Group

In this video, 280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley hosts Dave Dersh, one of the best sales reps Brian has ever worked with. Dave has been at places like Apple and Dell and Oracle and is here to share some wisdom about the relationship between Product Managers and Salespeople. Brian has just one question for Dave: If there was one thing that a Product Manager could do to get a salesperson on their side, what would that be?

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Hello Product Managers!

The Secret PM Handbook

​​Empathy is very important! You have to be willing and able to put yourself in the shoes of your customers. And since "your customers" is actually everyone in the organization, as well as the people who buy and evaluate your product, you have to be very flexible, and be able to hold multiple viewpoints in mind at the same time. Along with this, you need to be very flexible, mentally.

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Daniel Harvey – User Research When Your Customers are not Your Users

Mind the Product

The trash heap of history is littered with the corpses of unicorns. Most companies talk a good game of customer centricity and design, but aren’t doing the hard part: user research. The Cult of the Designer. ‘Design’ as a concept is now widely discussed and debated without real understanding of what it actually means. At the core of this disconnect is business’ “Henry Ford mentality” of not asking what the customer actually wants.

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Stop putting off user research. 7 hacks

Amplitude

Early in my career as a product manager, I remember being introduced to the process of user research in a way that made it seem like a monumental undertaking. A typical user research cycle looked like this: write up an agenda. draft an invite email template. find an analyst to help pull a list of user emails. send the emails. deal with email threading to schedule calls. deal with cancellations and rescheduling. write notes. juggle payments.

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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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How to Hire the Perfect Product Management Contractor – Webinar

280 Group

We are announcing our next Product Management Webinar, don’t miss your chance to learn all about the value of adding a Product Management Contractor and the best ways to make the hiring process an efficient success. How to Hire the Perfect Product Management or Product Marketing Contractor Hosted by AIPMM, featuring Brian Lawley Friday, December 1st, 9 AM Pacific Time Are you ready to finally get the right person for the job, without the headache?

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Why Product Management Should not be Responsible for Project Management

Mind the Product

Jordan Bergtraum is a management consultant with over ten years of experience in the B2B SaaS industry, mostly as a head of product for various organizations in the legal, education, facilities management, and pharmaceutical spaces. He has been responsible for product strategy, UX, and teams consisting of product and project managers. In his ProductTank NYC presentation, he discusses the challenges of having one person in charge of both product and project management.

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Perfecto Automates Face ID Flows for iPhone X

Amir Rozenberg

Prior to the iPhone X launch, many people doubted the premise of leveraging face ID as the exclusive biometric authentication measure. Post launch, the Face ID feature is widely used, and Apple is planning to transition all future devices to this authentication method. For mobile brands, Face ID impacts user adoption and application usage tremendously.

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Veteran CTO (with Multiple Successful Exits) Answers Your Top Startup-Building Questions

First Round Review

Adil Ajmal has built several standout technical organizations from scratch to successful acquisition. Here, he answers the toughest questions from our community.

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The biggest difference between product and consulting work

Tim Herbig

For those of you who have been following my writing for quite some time now, this shouldn’t come as a surprise: I don’t believe much longer in the differentiation of domain product managers. Instead, I believe in the power of deploying (product) skills in whichever domain is necessary and staying close to some core values … Continue reading "The biggest difference between product and consulting work".

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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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#mtpcon Product Leadership Forum – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The day before Mind the Product London 2017 we ran a forum for invited product leaders on a series of topics with some of the leading product managers from around the world. Here’s what we learned about product leadership. All conversations were under the Chatham House rule, so no one is quoted – but suffice to say they were all heavy hitters whose opinions are well worth hearing.

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It’s Time to Lead … Take that step today! #prodmgmt #jobs

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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Our 6 Must Reads for First-Time Managers to Hit the Ground Running

First Round Review

Becoming a manager is like no other professional experience. It requires gaining a whole new skillset incredibly fast. This list will help you nail that transition.

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Advice on Building Great Products from Folks Who’ve Actually Done It

Amplitude

Today, every company has to be a product company. In the old days, you could dominate by owning distribution or by spending the most on marketing and advertising. You could win with scale and cut off your competition that way. Today, upstarts compete with incumbents not on the basis of distribution or marketing spend but product and the customer experience.

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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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How can Product Companies Align With Channel Partners?

Mind the Product

When I think of partnership, many examples come to mind, across many disciplines – tennis, criminal investigation, entrepreneurship and movie production, to name a few. And it’s easy to see a common theme, that partners must have the same goals. Once we have this alignment, the partners must carve out a strategy to reach the goals. That brings us to some fundamental questions – How do we outline a strategy?

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Team Building as a Product Manager

The Product Coalition

A common saying in the valley when describing the product manager role is that we are the “CEO” of the product. Let’s assume that is the intended role of the product manager. What would you then encompass as part of your role? The answer is anything and everything that is needed to get the product out the door and keep your users happy. Easier said than done of course.

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When Is A Product Launch Not A Product Launch?

The Accidental Product Manager

Sansung ran into problems with the launch of the Note 7 phone. Image Credit: Isriya Paireepairit. For a product manager there can be no bigger day than the day that your product gets launched. You’ve been working on creating the best product possible based on your product development definition for who knows how long and finally the time has come to show the world what you have created.

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Teaching Customer Discovery and Rapid Iteration

Balsamiq

David Angelow is one of many university professors who uses Balsamiq is the classroom. He teaches in the Computer Information Systems department in the McCoy School of Business at Texas State University. He recently used Balsamiq in a course about entrepreneurship called "Starting a Software-based Business.". Here's a description from the course catalog description: Topics include an introduction to entrepreneurial mind-set, managing a start-up firm, development of business models, use of develo

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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 Your Audience Wants From Your Site (But Doesn’t Know How to Ask)

Userzoom

And How You Can Uncover It. As a UX designer or web developer, you know a website can alter the perception and exposure of a brand, big or small. With the right touch and the right visual content, you can really bring out the personality of a business. Ultimately, you goal is to prioritize the exposure, perception, design and support of a brand while adhering to modern styles and trends.

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TEI 150: What executives want from product managers – with Scott Propp

Product Innovation Educators

What product managers need to do for success at each stage of company growth. This interview should be a fan favorite as many people have emailed me asking what executives want from product managers. My short answer is that executives and senior leaders want product managers to be thinking and acting more strategically towards the objectives of the organization.

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Perfecto Automates Face ID Flows for iPhone X

Amir Rozenberg

Prior to the iPhone X launch, many people doubted the premise of leveraging face ID as the exclusive biometric authentication measure. Post launch, the Face ID feature is widely used, and Apple is planning to transition all future devices to this authentication method. For mobile brands, Face ID impacts user adoption and application usage tremendously.

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productboard Portal closes the gap between product teams and their customers

ProductBoard

productboard , the all-in-one product management solution, launched today on Product Hunt the Portal , an all-new interface that bridges the divide between the product teams and marketplace. productboard Portal enables product managers to get the pulse of their customers. Since the dawn of their profession, product managers have been charged with investing limited resources into building the right features, designed in the right way, to address problems in the marketplace.

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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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Pairing Improves Writing

Johanna Rothman

I’m writing a geographically distributed agile team book with Mark Kilby. We have a 30-minute timebox each morning to write. (We take time off for holidays, vacations, travel, etc.). Because we’re writing together, we first had to understand what we wanted to write in this book. We created a frame and a story map for the book—who we are writing for, and what we want them to learn.

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Next generation of product managers–and other innovation insights for product managers Nov 17, 2017

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Congratulations to FIRST LEGO team 31492, Hack Attack, 1st place champions, Southern Colorado Qualifier. I am a first-time coach for the FIRST LEGO League, guiding a team of boys ages 10-12. Our first competition was Saturday.

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Designing A Free-to-Fee Offer Strategy for Education Services

TSIA

Getting your foot in the door of a prospective education services (ES) customer is often as simple as offering a free sample of the value you can bring to their organization. But, free offers shouldn’t just be given away without a strategy. While a free strategy is most commonly employed with new customers, free offers can be sprinkled throughout the customer lifecycle.

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productboard Portal closes the gap between product teams and their customers

ProductBoard

productboard, the all-in-one product management solution, launched today on Product Hunt the Portal, an all-new interface that bridges the divide between the product teams and marketplace. productboard Portal enables product managers to get the pulse of their customers. Since the dawn of their profession, product managers have been charged with investing limited resources into building the right.

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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