Sat.Jan 07, 2017 - Fri.Jan 13, 2017

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Make Your Product Stand Out with the Strategy Canvas

Roman Pichler

The Strategy Canvas. The Strategy Canvas was developed by Kim and Mauborgne, the authors of Blue Ocean Theory. It was originally intended as a business strategy tool to discover new markets. Luckily, the canvas can also be applied to individual products, as the following example illustrates. [1]. The Strategy Canvas above ranks the first iPhone against its rivals, including the Nokia N95 and the BlackBerry Curve.

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Feature Request – Reply All

The Product Bistro

(Dream sequence: Sometimes, lying awake with some passing insomnia, I muse about one of my major pet peeves: over use of the “Reply All” button on Microsoft’s “Outlook” I dream of submitting a feature request …). Brief Description: As unfettered access to the “Reply All” option in Microsoft Outlook encourages people to over use this feature (i.e. replying to all recipients even when, or especially when, it is not appropriate), and that the concept

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How to accelerate your journey to success

Lead on Purpose

One of the key objectives of Lead on Purpose is to provide ideas and motivation to my readers to help you improve your success, regardless of your area(s) of focus. When I find things that help, I share them.

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Design Thinking – From Idea to Product

Mind the Product

Davide Scalzo , previously Product Director at Yplan, encourages us to use Design Thinking to re-think how we carry an idea from concept, through the development process to launch. By focusing on user empathy, not user research, Design Thinking takes us right back to customer connection and reminds us why we all came here in the first place – to build products people love.

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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 Build an IoT Product Roadmap

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Let’s face it. Building an IoT product roadmap is hard—much harder than building roadmaps for “normal” technology products. That’s because IoT products are complex systems. To create a working solution, all layers of the IoT Technology Stack—device hardware, device software, communications, cloud platform, and cloud applications—need to work together.

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8 Essential Elements of Your Customer Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

Pragmatic Marketing

By Rob Jensen. The topic of customer advisory board (CAB) meeting agendas is a popular one at our training events and at other CAB industry events we attend. Perhaps most telling of the need for guidance is that “customer advisory board agenda” is one of the top search topics around CABs. While the content of every CAB meeting will vary depending on meeting goals and topics (which should be gathered by engaging members before the meeting), here are eight essential must-haves that should be inclu

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Three Superpowers of a Product Manager

Mind the Product

As a product manager it’s not uncommon to feel pulled in a million different directions as you work to meet the needs of your customers, developers and company stakeholders. While there are a large number of tools which claim to help you to create value, for me, quite frankly, it boils down to only a few secret weapons which do not (most of the time) involve buying fancy software or subscribing to the latest project management doodads.

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3 Product Lessons I Learned From Finance

Sachin Rekhi

When I went to college I knew that my ultimate aspiration was to found my own tech startup and in order to prepare myself for that goal, I decided to pursue a dual-degree at the University of Pennsylvania from both the engineering and business schools. I studied computer science in the engineering school and ultimately settled on finance at Wharton.

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Upgrade Your Product Management Position #opportunity

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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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 Weak Leak in Your Growth Funnel

Pragmatic Marketing

When it comes to growing your business, you can plan all day long, but if that plan doesn’t deliver results, it’s all for naught. In a recent Pragmatic Marketing webinar , Paul Schwada, managing partner of Locomotive Solutions and author of 8 Blocks: The Critical Realities for Growing Any Business , shared where to find the weak leak in your growth funnel (hint: it’s often in the math) and how to strengthen it.

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A Product Manager’s Guide to Strong Team Communication

Mind the Product

Product managers and their more recent Agile brethren, product owners, hold one of the most demanding positions in an organisation. As the crucial nexus in the product development framework, their plate is all too often full with business demands, technical requirements, and marketing concerns. Product management in this context can feel like chaos, the type of which can either be controlled or skidding along thin ice.

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Product Managers Get Into To Business Of Christmas Lasers

The Accidental Product Manager

When I think about Christmas, I think about lasers… Image Credit: Amazon. The Christmas season has always been the time that home owners take the time to decorate the outside of their homes to celebrate the season. What this generally involved was going into either the attic or the basement in order to drag out box after box that contain outside lights and decorations.

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How to Embrace Constant Change in Growth

Brian Balfour

Quick note: We recently announced the next Growth Series , an 8-week program for designed for experienced practitioners in growth (past participants came from Dropbox, Google, LinkedIn, Evernote, Airbnb, Soundcloud, Facebook, and many other companies). It's by application only, and if interested, you can learn more here. In the early days of building the growth team at HubSpot, we spent a few months optimizing onboarding in our product and produced some meaningful improvements.

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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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BOM: Product Portfolio

Pragmatic Marketing

January’s Box of the Month is the product portfolio. If you want to create an integrated portfolio of products that focus on the market, we can help. Hint: You’ll want to manage your portfolio like a product. That means crafting a business plan, positioning your portfolio, aligning to your customers’ buying process, and writing a market requirements document and marketing plan.

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Become a Better Product Manager in Just One Weekend

Mind the Product

It’s a new year and time to think about how to achieve all those crazy new years resolutions we’ve set ourselves. We can’t help with a healthier lifestyle but we can help you level up your product management career! ProductCamp London. We’re excited to announce that the next ProductCamp London will be on Saturday March 4, 2017.

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The Lean Product Process

Product Bookshelf

Create and validate your hypotheses about your target market and their unmet needs and then do the same with your value proposition, feature set, and user experience. Use the build-measure-learn loop to refine your hypotheses. The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback by Dan Olsen. The Lean Product Playbook covers the entire Lean product development process: finding your target market, creating your value proposition, building your minimu

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Jan 19: TwitterChat on DevOps & Product Management

Mironov Consulting

What: DevOpsChat (live Twitter chat) with Rich Mironov, hosted by David Daly. Topic: Why DevOps should matter to Product Managers , and how Product Managers can support DevOps. When: January 19th, 8pm GMT / Noon PT / 3PM ET. How to join live: use #DevOpsChat hashtag, see pre-video and planned questions here. David Daly organizes #DevOpsChat , usually hosting doers and thinkers from within the DevOps community.

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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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What are the best quotes about rallying stakeholders from the podcast, This is Product Management?

DISQO

In our annual report on the state of product management , we learned that product managers believe that they spend too much time handling a key responsibility. When asked a series of questions about where their time is most valued and efficiently allocated (on a scale of 1 to 9, where 1 is ‘not nearly enough time’, 5 is the ‘perfect amount of time’, and 9 is ‘way too much time’), product managers reported spending slightly too much time meeting with internal stakeholders, and way too much time n

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What Makes People Do Extraordinary Things?

Mind the Product

What is the difference between Extraordinary and Excellent? Excellence is about doing what everybody else is doing, but doing it better than those people. In the world of business, this is done by setting standards, clearly articulating your goals and defining the processes by which you will achieve your outcomes. All of this is done whilst operating within societal or business norms.

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The Year of Convergence

TSIA

Our industry has been debating the pros and cons of converging service organizations for years. And for good reason—there are so many obvious and truly meaningful benefits that can be realized by breaking down the silos: A more streamlined service offer portfolio. Improved resource utilization. Elimination of redundancies in skills and capabilities.

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Jan 31/Portland: Four Laws of Tech Product Economics

Mironov Consulting

What: Four Laws of Tech Product Economics. Where: NAVEX Global , 5500 Meadows Rd, Suite 500, Lake Oswego, OR. When: Tuesday, Jan 31 (6:00 pm). Hosted by: ProductCamp Portland, NAVEX Global. REGISTRATION. There are some fundamental laws of technology product economics (especially software) that should drive executive-level decisions about business and product strategies.

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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 are the best quotes about rallying stakeholders from the podcast, This is Product Management?

DISQO

In our annual report on the state of product management , we learned that product managers believe that they spend too much time handling a key responsibility. When asked a series of questions about where their time is most valued and efficiently allocated (on a scale of 1 to 9, where 1 is ‘not nearly enough time’, 5 is the ‘perfect amount of time’, and 9 is ‘way too much time’), product managers reported spending slightly too much time meeting with internal stakeholders, and way too much time n

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My Most Popular of 2016 – Bring the Donuts 01/10/2017

Ken Norton

Plus staying focused and asking good questions -. Happy new year! I hope you and your teams had a chance to rest, relax, and spend time with loved ones. I began this newsletter experiment about a year ago. Since then, it’s grown to more than 10,000 subscribers and I’ve gotten a chance to get to know many of.

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4 Self-Service Trends and Pacesetter Practices to Watch in 2017

TSIA

With the unprecedented planned spending for customer self-service portals , companies are looking for help on where to start. Over the last year, TSIA's VP of Support Services Research, Judith Platz, and I have had the opportunity to work with multiple TSIA members on evaluating their current self-service programs, tools and metrics, and making recommendations on investment priorities to accelerate self-service success.

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The iPhone is 10 years old

Business of Software Conference

Generally regarded as one of the best product launch demos of all time, Steve Jobs launches the iPhone just ten years ago today. It was not released until June that year. I remember getting one a few months after it came out and being disappointed that things like ‘Cut and Paste’ weren’t an option. It was the only iPhone I ever owned.

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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!