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“Compact, Immediately Useful, and Enough Depth” – The First Review

The Secret PM Handbook

It’s exciting to see the first review of The Secret Product Manager Handbook ! Geoff Anderson says: “While it isn’t strictly targeted at newbies, or folks who are interested in joining the ranks of Product Management, it is both a great introduction, and a guide that even very experienced members of the Product Management community can find value in, even if it is just to re-focus them on the basics.”.

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Product Discovery Tips

Roman Pichler

Bring the Right People Together. Product discovery is a team sport. You should therefore involve the right people in the discovery work and secure enough of their time. I find it helpful to form a product discovery team that consists of: Development team members: user experience (UX) designer, developer, tester; Key stakeholders , for example, people from marketing, sales, and support; A ScrumMaster or agile coach.

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Why you Need Quantitative AND Qualitative Data

Mind the Product

Qualitative versus quantitative data: we’ve all been involved in a conversation debating their respective merits at some point in our careers. We’re often flipping backwards and forwards between letting feedback from a handful of customers drive all our product decisions or requiring everything to be backed up by statistically significant data. So which type of data is better?

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Starting at a New Company as a PM

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Jen Hau (Mentee, Session 5, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Ladislav Bartos]. Setting Yourself Up For Success. Product managers tend to be maximizers – always looking for the best possible choices and outcomes for their product. It’s no wonder then that product managers also tend to apply the same outlook to their own careers, often wondering whether there is another company or role that would be more optimal than the current.

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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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We Studied 100 Mentor-Mentee Matches — Here’s What Makes Mentorship Work

First Round Review

Whitnie Narcisse runs First Round's Mentorship Program and has learned exactly what it takes to make mentor-mentee relationships truly transformative.

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Product Management Is Not Project Management

Mind the Product

As a product manager, it’s easy to get caught up doing the wrong job. With so much time and energy going into shipping great products, the project management demands of it all often create a center of gravity that’s hard for even the most veteran product managers to escape. But the most successful product managers know how to stay focused on what matters most.

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Influential Product Management Mentors

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. Getting to Here. > What key people helped shape you into the product manager you are today? The first person who really started me on the path to where I am today was my VP of Product at OpenSky, Chris Keane. He inspired me to try new things and learn as much as I could.

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How to Prepare Your Foreign Product for a Launch in the US: The Power of Qualitative Data

Generation Focus

The United States is a great place to market products. The massive marketplace is a virtual candy shop for new ideas and the plentiful advertising possibilities make it a haven for new businesses. People in the US are always looking for the next best thing on the market, which gives you a hungry audience ready to accept your new innovation. On top of that, the US makes it easy to sell online and the convenience of doing business on the web may cut down on overhead costs.

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Goals & Non-Goals

Clever PM

One of the most important part of our jobs as Product Managers is setting goals — goals for ourselves, goals for our teams, and goals for our products. Goals are important — they set the North Star for us to know where we’re going, why we’re going there, and how we know whether or not […].

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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 do you Build a Million-Dollar Product?

Mind the Product

I am a product manager. I’ve been one for over a decade, and I absolutely love it! Building new products, and building them from scratch gives me a huge boost! Interestingly a few of these products have crossed the million-dollar mark; so I wanted to share a few of my secret mantras that can help you get your next million dollars. The “easiest” part of building a product is building the product.

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Top 40 Product Management Influencers 2017 [Highlights]

The Product Guy

I’m completely psyched to have made this year’s list of Top 40 Product Management Influencers of 2017 for the THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR! The list exists to recognize the many influencers who helped to establish best practices and enlighten the industry this year. Following are a few of my excerpted Influencer highlights from the list…. Julie Zhuo // Facebook Julie is the VP of Product Design at Facebook where she manages the design team responsible for the core Facebook experience.

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Voice-Enabled Design – Will Drama Teachers Replace All Product People?

UX Studio

In November I attended the Web Summit Conference in Lisbon for the first time, where I heard a lot of great stories and interesting presentations on topics about voice-enabled design, from self-driving cars to smart healthcare apps. One little one stuck especially in my mind. On the second day, I went to a talk by x.ai CEO Dennis Mortensen about conversational interfaces.

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Become a Pricing Champion!

Pragmatic Marketing

I love pricing. I love the fact that this is a measure of how well a company designs, builds and markets a product. I love the fact that it’s a number. It’s not squishy. I love the fact that you can measure the effects of changes. But what I love most of all is the power pricing has to drive increased profitability. Pricing is amazingly powerful … when there’s a champion.

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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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Why and How to Set Product Metric Targets for New Feature Releases

Amplitude

How we set product performance metrics at Amplitude, and why you should start doing it too. One of my most favorite books related to product management is Lean Analytics. Most famously, it outlines the role of data in the build –> measure –> learn product development cycle, and what makes a good metric. A less well known concept discussed in Lean Analytics is a process in product development that they call ‘drawing a line in the sand’.

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Veteran Designer Nicola Rushton Interviews Us, As We Interview Her

UserInterviews

We had product design thought leader Nicola Rushton do a user interview on us so we could learn from the best. Here, she shares her best tips and tricks for getting incredibly useful product ideas fast.

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How to Prepare Your Foreign Product for a Launch in the US: The Power of Qualitative Data

Generation Focus

The United States is a great place to market products. The massive marketplace is a virtual candy shop for new ideas and the plentiful advertising possibilities make it a haven for new businesses. People in the US are always looking for the next best thing on the market, which gives you a hungry audience ready to accept your new innovation. On top of that, the US makes it easy to sell online and the convenience of doing business on the web may cut down on overhead costs.

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Email Communication Etiquette for Product Managers

The Accidental Product Manager

How should product managers use email? Image Credit: William Iven. Note: this post was written by Jackie. Being able to communicate with coworkers and clients face-to-face is the best way to get your message across, but it is also time consuming. When there is a lot to get done during the day, email communication is often the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way of getting in contact.

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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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Airtable’s Chief Product Officer on Building Products that Amplify Our Creative Potential

Amplitude

We’re thrilled to feature this guest post from Andrew Ofstad, Chief Product Officer at Airtable. Humans are preternaturally skilled at amplifying their inherent abilities through tools. We chisel rocks, we ride bicycles, we use computers. Most products out there today, however, aren’t working to expand or amplify the range of our abilities or creative potential.

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User research trends we're watching in 2018

dscout People Nerds

Themes from our conversations with People Nerds about where user research has been and where it’s headed this year.

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Discussing Teamwork and Measures on Agile for Humans

Johanna Rothman

Ryan Ripley interviewed me on his podcast, Agile for Humans 83 about Create Your Successful Agile Project. We had a blast. I didn’t stint on my opinions or on my experience with agile teams. One of those opinions was about teambuilding, which I wrote about in Creating an Environment of Teamwork. The other opinion (based on my experience) was that of using ROI to predict which product, project, or feature a team should do first.

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Product management first principles–and other innovation observations for product managers Jan 12, 2018

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. First principles of product management. Two key principles exist that organize our work. (1) Maximize impact to the mission and (2) Accomplish everything through others. Get the insightful details at [link]. Product management is not project management.

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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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Meet the new RealtimeBoard — the ultimate platform that’s customizable for any collaboration activity!

Miro

Meet the new RealtimeBoard the ultimate platform that’s customizable for any collaboration activity. We are lucky to witness a global transformation in the world, where anyone can do awesome creative work with the best pros, regardless of the circumstances. And RealtimeBoard is here to help you find a common ground and achieve a shared understanding […].

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How to Prepare Your Foreign Product for a Launch in the US: The Power of Qualitative Data

Generation Focus

The United States is a great place to market products. The massive marketplace is a virtual candy shop for new ideas and the plentiful advertising possibilities make it a haven for new businesses. People in the US are always looking for the next best thing on the market, which gives you a hungry audience ready to accept your new innovation. On top of that, the US makes it easy to sell online and the convenience of doing business on the web may cut down on overhead costs.

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Creating an Environment of Teamwork

Johanna Rothman

A colleague asked my opinion on the various teambuilding activities she was considering for a new-to-agile team, to help them get to know each other and work together. All the activities she considered were simulations of various kinds. I suggested she reconsider the simulations and focus on the work to help people learn to work together. I’m not against teambuilding.

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TEI 158: Effective virtual meeting skills for product managers – with Dan Hoffman

Product Innovation Educators

Six steps to run a productive meeting and build a team that gets things done. Every week I’m involved in virtual meetings and the same is true for many Everyday Innovators. If it’s not yet true for you, virtual meetings are almost certainly in your future as more teams become virtual. Facilitating virtual meetings and making them productive takes specific skills that product managers should know.

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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