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Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”. It’s an interesting question and one that takes time to unpack. Let’s look at where these terms and disciplines originated from and how some common frameworks explain them. When I started my career, I was called a Business Analyst. I did very little “business analysis” as we would look at it in traditional IT companies.

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Persistence—the key to winning

Lead on Purpose

In recent weeks I have interacted with several friends and family who are working through difficult situations. We’ve had informative conversations about what motivates them to keep going. Though their motivations vary, the commonality is their desire to succeed.

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Here’s how to develop the most successful user stories

bpma ProductHub

By Jeffrey Segarra – The precision and quality of your product requirements determine if your product will succeed or fail in the marketplace. Developing product requirements is part science and part art. There are many ways to deliver your requirements to your engineers but none is more effective than user stories. Why? Dale Carnegie said it best when he said, “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” A list of

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Planning Your Prototype With a Customer Journey Map

Mind the Product

“A prototype is worth a thousand mock-ups,” as the saying goes. By definition a prototype is interactive. At the start of a project, it can be helpful if you create rough prototypes without too much detail. Doing this allows you to have high-level conversations over the direction of the user’s journey, rather than get distracted by specific visuals or wording.

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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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Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?” It’s an interesting question and one that takes time to unpack. Let’s look at where these terms and disciplines originated from and how some common frameworks explain them. When I started my career, I was called a Business Analyst.

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Top 75+ Resources for Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi

I'm often asked what's the best way for a new product manager to learn the fundamentals of the role or for an experienced product manager to continue to master their craft. Most folks are looking for a pointer to a book or a class they can take on product management, but I always reply with a collection of blog posts from practitioners sharing their best practices.

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Dominating Your Market, Agile Role Clarification and The Price of One-Off Features

Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine June 2017 is now available. This month we look at the customer value chain from start to finish using the relay race analogy and how your organization can consistently win that race and dominate the market. We also share a few tips and tricks for clarifying the product manager and product owner roles, plus the price you’re ultimately paying for one-off custom features.

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Highly Effective 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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Training: What’s the Biggest Challenge for Product Managers?

Mind the Product

For the past two months, I’ve been conducting research and discovery to help establish some ground rules for the Mind the Product Training Program. As an organization we’ve set some goals for what we want to accomplish with our training. These are: To offer the same best in class experience that our Mind the Product conference attendees get when they come to our events.

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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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Why Product Market Fit Isn't Enough

Brian Balfour

This post is an introduction to a five part series where I explain for frameworks you need to align to grow to a $100M+ company. Subscribe to receive the rest of the series. I’ve been lucky to have been part of building, advising, or investing in 40+ tech companies in the past 10 years. Some $100M+ wins. Some, complete losses. Most end up in the middle.

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Growth is getting hard from intensive competition, consolidation, and saturation

Andrew Chen

The end of the cycle. One of the best essays written last year was Elad Gil’s End of Cycle? – referencing our most recent 2007-2017 run on mobile and web software, and the implications for investing, startups, and entrepreneurs. Although he doesn’t directly talk about it, the end of a tech cycle has major implications for launching new products, growing existing product categories, because of a simple thing: It gets much, much harder to grow new products or pivot existing one

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Amazing Accomplishments in Product Management

The Product Guy

This past weekend we just held the global Session 6 closing for The Product Mentor where everyone shared highlights of their experiences and what they learned. All the mentors and mentees did a great job over the past 6 months. Some exciting stats…. 2 Mentees Promoted. 1 Mentee got a New Job. >50% of Mentees had accomplishments that rose to the C-Suite.

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The Software Development Deli Counter

Mironov Consulting

I’ve noticed a frequent executive-level misalignment of expectations across a range of software/tech companies, particularly in B2B/Enterprise companies and where Sales/Marketing is geographically far away from Engineering/Product Management. Let’s call it the software development deli counter problem. Here are some symptoms, root causes, and a few ideas to reduce the mutual frustration.

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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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Don’t Build Products Just for Power Users

Amplitude

Their name says it all, power users. Users with power. They use your product regularly and as a result, know it inside and out. If your product has special features, they know about them and use them religiously. If your product needs an update or two, power users will let you know. They’re your most engaged users, which make them valuable. They reach out to you first and give you feedback.

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Transform Your Customer Relationships Using the Right Sales Collateral

Pragmatic Marketing

Modern marketers have a myriad of choices-both print and digital-when it comes to sales collateral and tools. But are your current tools properly aligned with your buyer's journey and the way customers want to do business today? Besides your basic set of sales tools-brochures, product data sheets, sales presentation decks-how do you know which additional tools to prioritize?

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Senior Product Management Roles

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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How can product teams embrace high-velocity decision-making?

DISQO

In his latest letter to shareholders, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, distinguished between two corporate operating models : Day 1 and Day 2. The former requires an organization to be customer-obsessed, ignoring all other constraints. The latter, more traditional approach, is to appease a broad range of stakeholders, and to rely on existing processes and resources when making decisions.

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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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Product Management Insights: In-App Messaging 101

Revulytics

You’re sitting in a meeting with leaders from marketing, sales, and a bunch of other important people, listening to the CMO detail the latest marketing trends within your product space. You keep your eyes locked on the screen as you reach for a bottle of water, all while displaying an expression you’ve brought to an art form over the years that balances the perfect blend of interest, impression, and skepticism.

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Draga USR, te rog io…

Bogdan Coman Says

… citeva chestii si sa ma asculti si pe mine putin. Nu doar ca te-am votat dar mie mi se pare ca ai cumva obligatia sa ma asculti. Pentru ca in definitiv iti sint client social si, ca orice client, am orecare drepturi. Deci pe scurt niste chestii iar apoi iti explic mai pe larg: Inceteaza sa mai vrei sa fii un brand (produs, partid, whatever) pentru toata lumea.

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Is Resource Management Just About Assigning a Resource to a Project?

TSIA

Do you have a dedicated Resource Management function inside your professional services organization? If so, what are the main tasks, activities, and responsibilities that they perform? The general belief is that resource management is about finding an able and available individual to be assigned to a delivery engagement/project. We at TSIA believe there’s more to it than that.

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How do you kill a bad product idea?

DISQO

When you look at your roadmap, how confident are you that the products and features on it will be successful? Furthermore, how confident are you that there aren’t better opportunities that you may be missing out on as a result of focusing only on what’s on your roadmap? When we surveyed 140 product managers, 1 in 2 said that their C-suite has direct input for what goes on the roadmap.

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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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Getting Back to the Roots of Agile

Pragmatic Marketing

Want to hear a joke? What do you call a process that has multiple complex steps, requires detailed explanation and dogmatic adherence to rigid tenets defined by expensive consultants? Agile. Or at least, that’s the way it feels in 2017. If you aren’t using story points, spending hours building a backlog, reviewing burndown charts and using appropriate terminology, you’re “doing it wrong.” The entire thing makes me feel exhausted and locked into a process that doesn&

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Product Managers Want To Know: Where Did The Soda Go?

The Accidental Product Manager

The Keurig Kold soda maker is gone. What happened? Image Credit: finance.yahoo.com. Once upon a time, the Keurig company, you know them – they are the ones who make that single sever coffee machine that uses those little plastic pouches, decided that they wanted to expand into new markets. Their product managers looked around and what they discovered is that the rest of us drink a great deal of soda.

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[Virtual Summit] Transforming the Customer Experience with Social Support

TSIA

Join us Thursday, July 13, for a free virtual summit about using social support technology and strategies to improve your customer experience, hosted by TSIA and our partners, Lithium Technologies and Miller Heiman Group. During this 3-hour event, you’ll learn how to successfully leverage social technology to improve your support and the customer experience.

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How do you kill a bad product idea?

DISQO

When you look at your roadmap, how confident are you that the products and features on it will be successful? Furthermore, how confident are you that there aren’t better opportunities that you may be missing out on as a result of focusing only on what’s on your roadmap? When we surveyed 140 product managers, 1 in 2 said that their C-suite has direct input for what goes on the roadmap.

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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.