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Getting Sales + Product In Sync

Melissa Perri

What does an effective sales team look like at a product-led organization? “Sales already promised it.” I once joined a B2B company as a Product Manager in the the middle of the year, so their entire product roadmap was set and in motion. My team was responsible for building a feature that I quickly realized did not align with our strategic initiative for the product.

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The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

By Don Stoddard – In the very best companies, roadmaps support key objectives with very specific measures impacting the business. These key objectives capture details like who is responsible, how it will be measured, and specifically when it will get done. Roadmaps are great at showing a direction, but they often don’t tell the story of “why.” Great companies have systems and processes and a way to talk about the “why” behind what they are doing.

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10 Writing Tips For Product Managers

The Secret PM Handbook

Tips for writing. (CC BY-SA 2.0 by jvleis). I’ve started working on an online course on “writing for product managers.” It will come out in the next few months. In the process, useful tips about writing keep popping up. These tips will help you make your product management writing more persuasive, easier to read, more engaging, and more effective overall.

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How leaders navigate change

Lead on Purpose

We live in a fast-paced world. Things are changing around us at such a fast a rate it’s difficult to keep up. There are so many factors that come into play in the ever-changing world.

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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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Getting Sales + Product In Sync

Melissa Perri

What does an effective sales team look like at a product-led organization? “Sales already promised it.” I once joined a B2B company as a Product Manager in the the middle of the year, so their entire product roadmap was set and in motion. My team was responsible for building a feature that I quickly […].

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Seven Things you can Learn From WeChat Product Development

Mind the Product

We tend to think of Chinese companies as imitators rather than innovators, but is this fair? App developers and designers may look at other apps for inspiration on new features, but most only look to well-known apps like Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. Take Messenger for example. We got excited about its Snapchat-like Messenger Day, Venmo-like Payments, ride-requesting Transportation, and Event Reminder.

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Selling Around Deficiencies, Rock Star Product Managers & The Functional Designer Role

Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2017 is now available. In this issue we cover everything from selling value in spite of your product’s deficiencies to what makes a rock star product manager to the criticality of the functional designer role. Plus tips for hiring the right product manager and getting unbiased customer feedback. View the April 2017 Issue.

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Technology is Distracting and Addictive. Here’s How to Fix It. (Video)

Nir Eyal

Our personal technology is becoming more pervasive and persuasive. Critics claim it is addictive, irresistible, and hijacking our brain. Instead of offering another knee-jerk reaction, here’s my take on the perils and promise of persuasive technology. This is the talk I gave at the 2017 Habit Summit where I discuss and offer some solutions for: […].

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Best Thing About Being a Product Manager

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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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 it Takes to Speak at Mind the Product

Mind the Product

As the curator of the world’s two largest product conferences , I get approached all the time about getting on the #mtpcon stage. We only have so many speaking slots each year, and we review hundreds – if not thousands – of talks in the course of making our selection. In the interest of transparency, I thought it was time to give you some insight on what it takes to speak at Mind the Product.

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Selling Around Deficiencies, Rock Star Product Managers & The Functional Designer Role

Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2017 is now available. In this issue we cover everything from selling value in spite of your product’s deficiencies to what makes a rock star product manager to the criticality of the functional designer role. Plus tips for hiring the right product manager and getting unbiased customer feedback. View the April 2017 Issue.

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What Do The Whole Foods Product Managers Have To Do To Create Organic Growth?

The Accidental Product Manager

Whole Foods needs to carefully make some big changes Image Credit: Jeremy Brooks. Whole foods is a grocery store chain. It’s actually a pretty special grocery store change and if you talk to any of the people who shop there, you’ll quickly discover that most of them are true believers in the company and the products that they carry. For the past few years, Whole Foods has been growing like crazy; however, lately things have been slowing down.

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Be the Product Owner of Your Career Path

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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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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Building a Product Startup Within an Agency

Mind the Product

Every product comes with a tumultuous ‘origin story’. Ours is still unfolding, but I’ve been reflecting on what building a product business within a service agency has brought to the tale. We decided, about 18 months ago, that our consultancy business model, though growing and successful, could benefit from diversification — specifically, from creating something with tangible intellectual property.

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Paying It Forward: Product Camp SV Keynote

Mironov Consulting

This short talk is about Paying It Forward and the important of personal networking in the product management community. I share three personal vignettes from 2001, 2008 and 2016 to highlight why face-to-face networking is so important — and ways we can all Pay It Forward to build an even stronger product community. Highlights: Asking “how can I be of help” even when you’re the one asking for help.

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TSW Keynote Preview: Organizing for Recurring Revenues [SlideShare]

TSIA

Even though markets and the revenue streams are rapidly migrating toward XaaS, the financial and organizational models of many technology companies are still catching up. So where do these organizational models need to change in order to keep up with where the revenue is now going? I explore this topic and more in my upcoming Technology Services World keynote presentation, “ Organizing for Recurring Revenues.” Take a look at this SlideShare for a preview of what I’ll be coverin

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How to adopt a lean startup culture – Q&A with Allstate Director of UX & Product Design, Pradeep Nayar

UserTesting

In a recent webinar, Pradeep Nayar, Director of UX & Product Design at Allstate, explains how Allstate is adopting a lean startup culture and embracing an extreme agile methodology to ‘fail fast’ and learn from their users to make relevant … The post How to adopt a lean startup culture – Q&A with Allstate Director of UX & Product Design, Pradeep Nayar appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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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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All the Awesome Speakers for #mtpcon SF 2017

Mind the Product

UPDATED Mind the Product San Francisco 2017 promises to be one of our best product conferences yet, with double the number of workshops , more networking events around the conference, and more fun than ever before. But most importantly , we are thrilled to bring you some of the best minds in product and design from around the world to share some truly world-class insights, which is why I’m excited to announce our first three amazing speakers!

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10 Questions from The Clever PM

Mironov Consulting

I’ve known Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM , for years — and follow his blog/Quora activity/social posts. As part of his “10 Questions” series, he reached out for some long-form discussion. See the full post here , which covers items including. What does “Product Management” mean to me? What are the biggest challenges that Product Managers face?

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Welcome New TSIA Members! April Edition

TSIA

At TSIA, we are dedicated to helping services organizations both large and small grow and advance in the technology industry. We'd like to take the opportunity to welcome our newest members, as well as acknowledge companies already a part of the TSIA community who have recently expanded their membership to include additional service disciplines TSIA has to offer.

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How to adopt a lean startup culture – Q&A with Allstate Director of UX & Product Design, Pradeep Nayar

UserTesting

In a recent webinar, Pradeep Nayar, Director of UX & Product Design at Allstate, explains how Allstate is adopting a lean startup culture and embracing an extreme agile methodology to ‘fail fast’ and learn from their users to make relevant … The post How to adopt a lean startup culture – Q&A with Allstate Director of UX & Product Design, Pradeep Nayar appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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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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Can an Advertising-Driven Business Model Coexist With Products That Users Love?

Mind the Product

How can we design products that users love, while also building a sustainable business model through advertising? User experience and advertisements seem incompatible. . For publishers or social platforms, content and services are normally free to use — and in our age of information accessibility, users expect it to stay that way. Meanwhile, product managers are tasked with maximising this user engagement and also developing revenue from it.

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How Field Services is Transitioning to the As-A-Service Model

TSIA

At TSIA, we receive a steady stream of inquiries from our members, which give us insight into the most pressing business challenges technology companies are facing across the industry. We then translate these challenges into a list of capabilities organizations will need to embrace in order to succeed in the coming years. One of these key capabilities is something that has become so prevalent across the industry that we've dedicated an entire blog series to it: organizational alignment and c

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Get on the Fast Track to Business Outcomes with TSIA Advisory Services [Infographic]

TSIA

Exclusively available to TSIA members, TSIA Advisory Services can help you achieve your desired business outcomes even faster by directly engaging our team of research experts.

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