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Five Tips for Product Managers to Get Executive Support

280 Group

If you are in Product Management, executive support for your plans can mean the difference between your product’s success and failure. Getting executives and management to support what you are proposing can be very challenging and difficult. What can a Product Manager do to increase the chances of getting what they ask for? This video and article cover five techniques for just that.

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Here’s Why Every Product Manager Must Learn to Love Data

UserVoice

“Big data.” It’s one of Silicon Valley’s favorite and most annoying buzzwords, yet there’s no data shortage in sight as data companies continue sprouting (and growing) like weeds. It’s clear that data is here to stay, but many product managers are still yet to embrace data-driven product management…and they’re making a big mistake. Here’s why every product manager should start paying more attention to data ASAP: It’s Not as Complicated as it Looks.

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How the workplace is changing

Lead on Purpose

Today’s workforce is working from home more and more. This trend is growing and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

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The competitive advantage of BPMA sponsored groups

bpma ProductHub

An Agile Product Open meetup recap. By Lisa Sieverts – The BPMA sponsors many different groups that provide practical educational and workshop type events. These events empower our membership with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve their current work or further advance their careers in product management. Product management is one of those disciplines that simply requires continuous education to stay sharp.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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4 Daily Scrum Tips for Product Owners & Product Managers

Roman Pichler

Tip #1: Know what it’s all about. The Daily Scrum meeting, sometimes also referred to as stand-up meeting, wants to help the development team manage its work. In Scrum, the team collectively agrees to a sprint goal and is responsible for meeting it. This includes tracking progress of the work on a daily basis and discussing any changes that may be required.

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Product Manager vs Product Owner: The Simple Distinction

Product Management University

In the world of agile software development, the product manager vs product owner confusion is hardly new. This problem has existed as long as software and product managers have been around. It merely has a new name. If you define their responsibilities in a way that mirrors the business of the customer, the confusion is gone. Basics on the Product Owner and Product Manager Roles.

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7 Standout Moments From Mind the Product SF 2017

Product Talk

In April, we posted this list of conferences. Since then, I’ve been asked dozens of times what my favorite product conference is. There are a lot of great product events, but for my money, none are better than Mind the Product. It’s the only product conference where I feel confident that the content will push my thinking and that there will be a number of great parties.

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Product Management & The Challenge of Globalization

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ladislav Bartos, lead a conversation around “The Challenge of Globalization”. 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

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How bad Ideas get on the Roadmap

Mind the Product

Assimilating new hires can take a big bite out of your schedule, but it’s a process I’ve always enjoyed, despite this. Having a captive audience eager to learn about the product is red meat to me. The only part of it that ever made me cringe was when a question about the product roadmap caught me flat-footed: “Why is this on the roadmap?”. “Oh, it’s for a big deal of Laura’s which she expects to close this quarter…”.

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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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Building Stronger Relationships Between Product Management and Engineering

Product Management University

What are some things we can do to build stronger product management and engineering relationships? Here are three simple practices you can adopt to strengthen your product management and engineering relationships so they work together more harmoniously. Educate educate each other. Product Management should take the lead and provide regular forums for Engineering on topics such as emerging market trends and target customer challenges, new business practices, and current customer successes.In a re

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Travis – thank you for leading us at Uber

Andrew Chen

2015. This pic is from two years ago, taken at Uber’s HQ on 11th and Market. After weeks of discussion with the product team, we’d hit the final stretch, and TK and I holed up for a few hours in a conference room to finalize my role at Uber. There were a couple things that got me over the line: TK’s insanely big vision for Uber, the already huge impact the team was making, and the entrepreneurial culture he’d created.

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Hardest Lesson to Learn in Product Management

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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#mtpcon SF 2017 : Product is People

Mind the Product

Mind the Product San Francisco 2017 gathered 1,500 passionate product people from 20 countries and 36 states across the US to the stunning Davies Symphony Hall for another amazing day of learning and sharing. From my opening remarks through most of the talks, one theme emerged – product management has almost nothing to do with product, and everything to do with people.

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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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Win the “Customer Value” Relay Race and Dominate Your Market

Product Management University

If you’re going to dominate your market, you have to make the customer organization measurably better at their business, from the top down. Products and services are the means to the end, but every customer-facing function in your organization plays a role in delivering customer value. It’s like relay race. Everyone understands their role, knows where the baton is at all times, and knows exactly what to do when they run their leg of the race.

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The new, more powerful Roadmunk

Roadmunk

Today we’re launching some game-changing updates inside Roadmunk that make it easier than ever to share strategy across your entire organization. Since launching Roadmunk, we’ve been obsessed with making roadmapping fast , simple and collaborative. Now we’re taking roadmapping to the next level—what we like to think of as “roadmapping at scale.” Here’s how we see it.

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Product Management Opportunities @ ALL LEVELS

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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What is Managed Services?

TSIA

Since I started up TSIA’s Managed Services discipline at the tail end of 2012, I’ve received a lot of questions both from members and non-members about the definition of managed services. I figured that it was worth addressing these questions in a blog post, specifically, what is managed services, how TSIA defines both the concept and considers examples of managed services , what we’re seeing in the industry, and explain the different types of managed services offers.

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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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Why is product management hard?

ProductBoard

Three factors all PMs must consider when making product decisions… We’ve got some Marty Cagan fans over here at productboard. Cagan is a product management expert and frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He also rarely misses an opportunity to stress how hard product management is. Now, the skeptical among us could be tempted to think Cagan just knows his audience well.

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5 Keys to Unlocking Your Inner Beast Mode

Sachin Rekhi

I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking through how to optimize my personal productivity to drive the greatest effectiveness. In doing so I've reflected upon how there have been specific times in my life where I'm completely in the state of flow, accomplishing far more than I've ever accomplished, and absolutely loving every minute of it. And at the same time there have been days where it just feels like I'm doing sloppy work and can't seem to get my ideas to click.

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Creating Business Cases With Stronger Legs

Product Management University

Markets are unpredictable, which makes the task of creating business cases questionable at some level. But there are three elements that can give your business cases stronger legs and improve the odds of getting new initiatives funded, especially when multiple business cases are vying for the same resources. Focus on Market Needs With High Strategic Impact.

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Outsourcing Your Support Staff

TSIA

Although the number of organizations who outsource their support has seen a slight decline, it’s still a cost-effective and valuable way to scale and supplement your support department. Based on the results of TSIA’s Support Services Benchmark survey, we’ve uncovered several benefits to outsourcing that can have a significant positive impact on the quality of support organizations can provide.

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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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Inside the 6 Hypotheses that Doubled Patreon’s Activation Success

Brian Balfour

Preface by Brian Balfour: I rarely accept guest posts on this blog, but this opportunity was too good to pass up. A couple months ago Tal Raviv (Growth PM @ Patreon) sent me a short email - "Brian, the results are in. We doubled (yeah, doubled) new creators in our onboarding." My immediate response, holy f*ing YES!!!! My second response, let's write about this.

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How To Create Newsletters That Kill

The Accidental Product Manager

Even when you are not trying to sell them something, you need to stay in contact with customers Image Credit: Dennis Skley. In the Twitter and Facebook era in which we are currently living, you might think that sending an email to your existing and potential customers is too old school. However, you’d be wrong. It turns out that email newsletters are one of the fastest growing areas of marketing communication.

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One-Off Features: The Price of Committing Too Often

Product Management University

If you’re a software company, committing to one-off features just to win a single deal has been a long-standing business practice. Making a habit of it, and worse yet, getting good at it, is the equivalent of throwing your company into a death spiral then perfecting your spin. Here’s why. Every time you commit development resources to a one-off project, you’re simultaneously mortgaging another piece of your future and further handicapping your ability to compete in your most l

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Perfecto Release 10.4 Drives More Value Through Coverage Expansion and Reporting Updates

Amir Rozenberg

We’re excited to share several significant new Perfecto features, driving added value to our customers. Working agile, not all sprints drive significant value; however, some recently released features paint a dazzling picture of value and deliverables! Fastest Desktop Web Solution Release 10.3 included the latest “Turbo Web” solution. The new solution features a 3-4 second browser launch time and accelerated script execution process.

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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.