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The Best Product Managers are Great Communicators

bpma ProductHub

Interviewed by Oksana Reznichenko. Dinneen Grably graduated from Bridgewater State University with B.S. in Business Marketing and started her career as a press attaché and assistant director in communication for the Massachusetts Secretary of State at State House in Boston. She has a unique combination of business expertise and coaching proficiency, allowing her to relate coaching to real life situations.

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Creating a culture of persistence

Lead on Purpose

We live in a world that makes it increasingly easy to justify failures and abdicate responsibility.

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Making Consensus-based Product Decisions

Roman Pichler

Benefits and Limitations. Deciding by consensus means that everyone required to make the decision agrees with it. Applied correctly, it results in a better decision and creates strong buy-in and shared ownership. It is particularly helpful when the stakes are high and you have to make a complex product decision, for example, if you should pivot, create a product variant to address new market segment, or change one of the goals on the product roadmap.

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Agile Marketing Using Scrum

280 Group

This is a guest post by John Armstrong, CMO, Zettaset. Many people in the technology world mistakenly believe that Agile is something new, but it really isn’t. Back in the 1940’s, Toyota adopted Agile manufacturing methodologies (specifically Kanban) to reduce waste and increase transparency across teams, and as a way to promptly address constantly changing customer needs.

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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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Scaling your Product Team: When and How to Start

UserVoice

So your organization is growing, your products are becoming more complex, and you’ve got more customers demanding your attention and new functionalities. Congratulations! These are all good things, but they can stress product teams that haven’t kept up with the rest of their organization’s growth. It’s important to recognize when it’s time to scale up and think big, which is not always easy for.

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Don’t Ask People What They Want, Watch What They Do

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: Irene Au is a design partner at Khosla Ventures and former Head of Design at Google, Yahoo, and Udacity. She’ll be speaking at the upcoming Habit Summit in April. (You can register here!) In this interview, she chats with Max Ogles about design strategy for startups. Q: You have an impressive background as […]. The post Don’t Ask People What They Want, Watch What They Do appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Day-to-day Product Management Inspiration

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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How I Read More Books – Bringing the Donuts 02/22/2017

Ken Norton

I read 61 books last year and it was easier than I thought -. At the beginning of last year I decided to try reading more books. I set what seemed like an unreachable annual goal: fifty. I ended the year with sixty-one, and a conviction that anyone can do it. It’s much easier than you think to read about a book a week.

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Developing as a Product Manager

Mind the Product

There are no guides to Product Management. As Ken Chin points out, the best way to learn about Product Management is to speak to people who have been doing it for longer than you. Unfortunately, because it is a relatively new discipline, there aren’t that many out there – and those that there are, are in high demand. It’s worth seeking out those people who have been working close to Product Management as there are a few more of them.

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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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How to Make Sense of IoT Hardware

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Hardware decisions impact your IoT product’s cost, user experience, application capabilities, and more. But only about 20% of IoT Product Managers have experience managing hardware. In this post, I demystify IoT hardware to help you understand how a smart device acquires, processes, and communicates data to the Cloud. After surveying hundreds of Product Managers across industries and backgrounds, I’ve […].

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Finding Blue Oceans #prodmgmt

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , James Alexander, lead a conversation around “Finding Blue Oceans”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor. The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals… Better Decisions.

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How Product Managers Can Find More Customers

The Accidental Product Manager

Finding new customers requires a bit of multitasking Image Credit: Ryan Ritchie. I’m pretty sure that we all know and understand that product managers don’t work in sales. However, our career is very closely tied to the success of the product that we are responsible for. So, while we don’t have primary responsibility for selling our product, we are however quite motivated to make sure that the thing gets bought!

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Build Strong Product Teams by Hiring Graduates

Mind the Product

(Image courtesy of Digital Wave / Redweb). Last October I took part in Digital Wave , a conference in Bournemouth that brings together over 1,000 young people between the ages of 14 and 19 to learn about the opportunities offered by a career in the technology sector. I attended the conference to represent product.careers , a project I launched last year to raise awareness of Product Management as a career path, with a particular focus on undergraduates and graduates.

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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 Does an IoT Device Work?

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

After surveying hundreds of Product Managers across industries and backgrounds, I’ve found that only about 20% of PMs working in IoT have hardware experience. By contrast, over 76% of them are familiar with managing software products. But in IoT, hardware and software work together across the IoT Technology Stack. And managing hardware products requires very different skills than managing software.

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Speaking at Pendomonium; Design Your Thinking Podcast; Reminder — Tools Survey

Good Product Manager

Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Presentations. Here’s just a few of the places you can meet me in person in the next few months (more to come!). Saturday, February 25: I’ll be at ProductCamp right here in my very own St. Louis. There are over 50 proposed sessions , including two of mine: Agile Marketing: How to Apply Agile Concepts to Marketing and Best Practices for Product Roadmaps.

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From Starting to Specializing–Join your NEW Product Management Team

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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The life of a Product Manager – Learning by Doing

Mind the Product

Osama Hanif (Digital Solutions Manager at Telenor) launched the first digital agency in Lahore and went on to join Telenor Digital. Last summer he and a brand new team were challenged by Telenor to tackle smartphone users, especially in Asia, who don’t use data because of a fear of large unexpected bills. Osama’s talk is a personal summary of what he learnt through the process of launching this and other products.

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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 do users think of LinkedIn’s website redesign?

DISQO

Did you notice something new about LinkedIn lately? If so, you probably got updated to the professional network’s completely redesigned version. The company is leveraging familiarity with the Facebook newsfeed style in an attempt to simplify their own experience and focus users on key objectives. The redesign has caused something of a stir in our office, with some coworkers loving the new design, with others continuously finding themselves lost.

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Speaking at Pendomonium; Design Your Thinking Podcast; Reminder — Tools Survey

Good Product Manager

Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Presentations. Here’s just a few of the places you can meet me in person in the next few months (more to come!). Saturday, February 25: I’ll be at ProductCamp right here in my very own St. Louis. There are over 50 proposed sessions , including two of mine: Agile Marketing: How to Apply Agile Concepts to Marketing and Best Practices for Product Roadmaps.

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It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. | Yogi Berra

Business of Software Conference

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Yogi Berra. No matter how rational your thought processes, it is very easy to get it wrong. We love this clip from Swedish TV in 1984. The expert explains why home computers will never take off… “I myself have had a home computer for almost four years and I cannot find any use for it.” “It is a fact, telephone numbers are most easily found in telephone directories.” The BLN is now Busi

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Design Disruptors (ProductTank NYC)

Mind the Product

Design Disruptors was released by InVision in 2016. The film was created to highlight some of the world’s most influential companies that are putting user centered design first, transforming the way users do everything from hailing a cab or using social media, to banking online, and finding new music. In January 2017 ProductTank NYC in collaboration with nexTier Innovations and Lifion by ADP, held a special event which included a Design Disruptors film screening and a guest panel discussio

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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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Building products for growth

Product Bookshelf

Product managers can learn a lot from growth marketers. Growth teams can be part of product teams and modify the product to increase growth. Although some growth tactics are specific to outbound marketing, many are directly tied to the product. Startup Growth Engines by Seth Ellis , Morgan Brown , and TheGrowthHackers.com team. Startup Growth Engines is a collection of blog posts from growthhackers.com.

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Speaking at Pendomonium; Design Your Thinking Podcast; Reminder — Tools Survey

Good Product Manager

Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Presentations. Here’s just a few of the places you can meet me in person in the next few months (more to come!). Saturday, February 25: I’ll be at ProductCamp right here in my very own St. Louis. There are over 50 proposed sessions , including two of mine: Agile Marketing: How to Apply Agile Concepts to Marketing and Best Practices for Product Roadmaps.

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Welcome New TSIA Members! February Edition

TSIA

At TSIA, we are dedicated to helping services organizations both large and small grow and advance in the technology industry. We'd like to take the opportunity to welcome our newest members, as well as acknowledge companies already a part of the TSIA community who have recently expanded their membership to include additional service disciplines TSIA has to offer.

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Measuring KPIs for a Platform vs a Revenue-Generating Product

Mind the Product

There are some important differences between managing a solutions vs a platform product, in terms of providing product value (I wrote about becoming a platform Product Manager recently for Mind the Product ). One of the key differences is how you determine and track valuable key performance indicators (KPIs). What are KPIs and how do you Choose Them?

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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