Sat.Mar 07, 2020 - Fri.Mar 13, 2020

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The Magic in Conflict by Shaun Russell

Mind the Product

In this keynote from MTP Engage Manchester , Shaun Russell explains why product people need to lean into conflict. Key Points: Conflict aversion is learned behaviour. The path of least resistance is rarely the right direction. The stakeholder and product manager relationship should be transparent. As product people, we must lean into conflict. Shaun describes a great product manager as “someone who can throw a well-placed, well-measured tantrum about the important things” He describe

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How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

No Transactional Power. Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you. You consequently don’t have any transactional power : You cannot tell people what to do; you cannot assign tasks to them; and you are typically not in a position to offer a bonus, pay raise, or other incentives.

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Why Product Operations is set to be the Backbone of Product-led Growth

Mind the Product

Product operations is an emerging function. How does it help modern product management organizations to scale effectively? Similar to the emergence of design ops in the last five years, product operations fulfills a need to streamline a scaling function. It defines, communicates, supports, and improves important operations which can be standardized, such as communication, planning processes, team gatherings, and training.

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Is It Easier to Position Products You Haven’t Built Yet?

Product Management University

I noticed a strange trend early in my product management career. People in marketing, sales and even on our product teams could position products we hadn’t built yet and do it with remarkable clarity. We weren’t nearly as good positioning products we already had. I still see it with many of our clients today. What’s going on? Our company was in the very early stages of rebuilding our entire product line from the ground up on a new technology platform.

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Platform Product Management Beyond Features: Introducing B-MAP for Platform Ecosystem Success

Traditional PM struggles with the complexities of platform ecosystems. B-MAP framework tackles this challenge. B-MAP goes beyond features, focusing on building, managing, adapting, and partnering to foster a thriving platform ecosystem.

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How to develop an effective digital product brand strategy in 5 easy steps

Emerge Insights

Those involved in product ownership or management have all experienced a simultaneous excitement and a twinge of dread with a digital product budget being approved and a project starting. Often much later than originally planned. It’s up to you to get things moving — quickly. As you begin to evaluate potential partners to produce your digital […].

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The most important question to ask when developing your Product strategy

BrainMates

Your Product strategy is the most important long-term document you ever create for a Product. It helps you imagine the future of your Product. It helps focus your team on the activities that will generate the greatest value for both customers and the business. It helps you manage your internal and external stakeholders and gain their buy-in for further investment.

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Why Product Trios Should Interview Customers Together

Product Talk

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Continuous Discovery Habits. I’d love your feedback in the comments. After reading, are you ready to interview as a trio? Still have doubts? Please let me know your thoughts. Product research needs to be timely, actionable, and believable for a product team to act upon it. Product research needs to be timely, actionable, and believable for a product team to act upon it. – Tweet This.

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How to Transition Into a Product Management Career

280 Group

The Call. It’s 5 PM on a Friday, you just came home from work and are waiting to hear back from the hiring manager at the company you interviewed with last week. You are looking to make a switch, trying to break into the trendy career you’ve heard of called Product Management. The phone rings—great news, you got it! You are going to be the next Product Manager at ACME CO—fantastic!

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Working across land and sea: Tips for remote communication

Intercom, Inc.

For remote workers, live chat is the simplest option for communication. But if most communication is nonverbal, how do you make sure what you say and hear aren’t misinterpreted? When speaking with someone in person, the words you use matter. But if there’s any ambiguity in what you’re trying to say or how you feel about a situation, those nonverbal factors – such as body language, facial expression, etc. – have a greater impact than the words you use.

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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 Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

No Transactional Power. Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you. You consequently don’t have any transactional power : You cannot tell people what to do; you cannot assign tasks to them; and you are typically not in a position to offer a bonus, pay raise, or other incentives.

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Mindset – Product Intuition, Prioritisation, and Process with Tristan Kromer

Mind the Product

Watch on YouTube | Listen on Soundcloud | View other Mindset episodes. Rosemary King welcomes Tristan Kromer to Mindset. A lean startup coach and founder of innovation consultancy Kromatic – Tristan also currently serves on the ice cream innovation board at Unilever! In this episode, Tristan and Rosemary discuss product intuition, the art of prioritisation, managing your HiPPOs, and draw from their own experiences and expertise to answer questions from the Mind the Product community.

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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Lizza Diaz, Senior Director of Product Management at Robert Half

280 Group

In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group hosted a virtual panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. We heard from PM veterans, like Lizza Diaz, their success stories, lessons from past failures, candid feedback on how to tackle gender parity in PM, and actionable insights to move forward with. Watch the Facebook Live video of Trailblazing Women in PM: How to Blaze Your Own Trail.

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Shep Hyken on fostering the cult of the customer

Intercom, Inc.

What hasn’t changed is people’s innate desire to be treated as the valued customers they are while having their problem solved. What has changed, however, is the underlying technology that powers these interactions and, ideally, makes them a lot smoother than the bygone days of toxic hold music. There are now more ways than ever to help your customers solve their problems.

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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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What to do next for your product? (aka The Human Race is Fundamentally Flawed)

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Pete Harvey (Mentee, Session 11, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Yossi Mlynsky]. A fundamental human truth is that we are bad at making decisions. All of us. This Wikipedia page – probably my favourite of the c.6m – lists why in stunning detail. We’ll get specific on these later. Fundamentally, being a Product Manager is all about making sure that the right decisions get made, and for me the hardest decision has always been “what shall we do next?”.

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Three Ways Product Management Can Improve Its Reputation & Influence

Product Management University

If your product management team wants to take its reputation and influence to the next level, here are three areas that will give you the biggest bang for your effort. The Playbook: 1. Well-Rounded Market Knowledge. Product Management is the one function in the company that should have the most well rounded perspective of the market dynamics, target customer needs and their collective relationship to your business.

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Top 4 Diagnostics for Optimizing Product Management Teams

280 Group

The degree of maturity of your Product Management organization can directly drive your ability to satisfy customers and become more profitable. Some Product Management teams are really young and still learning the ropes. Some are like aspiring athletes, and just needing better coaching and a new regiment to take their performance to the next level. Wherever your team is on this spectrum, we have a “checkup” of sorts that can help you understand where your team is now on its growth curve, and how

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Outcomes Over Outputs – Josh Seiden on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

One of the things we’ve learned from doing this podcast is that it’s important to schedule in time to reflect and to revisit some of the lessons you’ve learned along the way. It’s been a recurring theme, actually – something that’s been mentioned by Barry O’Reilly, Rian van der Merwe, and John Cutler – and so we’re taking this week to listen again to our chat with Josh Seiden.

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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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About David's Product Management Journey

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with 2019’s TPMAS winner of The Best Product Turnaround, David Clements. Watch now and see why they are counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management. More to Come. Thank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Product Management Awards 2020 has begun!

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How I Learned to Embrace Uncertainty: Tips for Product Managers

ProductPlan

I’ll admit it, in the past, I’ve wrestled with needing to control uncertainty. For years I thoroughly planned most everything and felt the need to know the eventual outcome of decisions. I had expectations, and if the expectations weren’t met, I was disappointed. Whether it was a product I managed or a vacation I took, I wanted to control the inevitable uncertainty.

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TEI 273: How to find product opportunities, trends, and mega trends – with Jeremy Gutsche

Product Innovation Educators

A framework for product managers to create the future. There are different types of product managers. Not all product managers think they are building the future, but if they don’t do it, who will? I think product managers are the best equipped for building the future, but that can sound like a daunting challenge. If it sounds that way to you, keep listening as the founder of TrendHunter, Jeremy Gutsche, shares what you need to do to help your organization build the future.

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How I got my job in Product: Ashley Fidler, CPO

Mind the Product

Ashley Fidler explains how, through a series of career twists and turns, she went from a PhD in Linguistics to becoming CPO at Eigen Technologies. Ten years ago, I left academia to go into tech full time. In my current role as CPO for Eigen Technologies in London, I manage a team that includes business and technical product, UX/UI, and subject-matter experts.

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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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Amplitude acquires ClearBrain to add predictions to analytics

Amplitude

At Amplitude, we work with leading digital teams who know that in today’s competitive marketplace, the best product experience wins. Our customers use our product intelligence platform to iterate quickly on big bets, and to stay ahead, they will need a platform that can instantly predict which features and campaigns are most likely to cause growth and make faster product bets without extensive A/B testing—they need predictive analytics with causal insights.

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Product Manager Tools?—?The to do list

The Product Coalition

As product managers, we need to track a whole host of actions, and we need to power up our to do apps to do this in the most effective way Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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Three Steps to Designing a Niche Product You Know Nothing About

ProductCraft

This post originally appeared on the Connected blog. As a product builder, it is rare to design for yourself. Sometimes this means you’re designing for the type of people you know, but in extreme situations, you’ll have zero context from your own life, and the rest of the team is in the same position. In these. Read more » The post Three Steps to Designing a Niche Product You Know Nothing About appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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4 ways to organize your scaling product teams

ProductBoard

In my 20+ years in product, I’ve had the opportunity to observe many product organizations through different stages of growth. And while there’s no one-size-fits-all formula, there are some guiding principles that can help product leaders scale their organization and structure their teams. In this post, I’d like to consider how product teams scale up over time, share the four main guiding.

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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!