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Saying “No” when you want to say “Yes”.

Ask Benny

It always gets down to priorities. Respect all Ideas As a product manager, if you do your job properly and make yourself approachable, you get a lot of requests and amazing ideas. You get them from your customers, your development team, your sales or marketing team, and hopefully from almost anyone within the company or outside of it. It is your job to create an atmosphere in which people feel comfortable to suggest new directions and ideas as well as feel very at ease to complain to you about t

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Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. An effective product strategy process should ensure that a valid product strategy and an actionable product roadmap are always available—that a shared and valid approach to achieving product success is available at anytime, as the picture below illustrates. In the picture above, the product strategy describes how a visionary, inspirational goal is attained.

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The Art of Being Compelling as a Product Manager

Sachin Rekhi

After spending over a decade in product management in organizations large and small, I've come to believe that great product management is 60% substance and 40% style. The substance of product management is the hard skills you need to learn and excel at to build great products: customer discovery, prioritizing a roadmap, deriving insights from data, and so much more.

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Making Better Use of Engineering Teams

bpma ProductHub

By Mark Littlewood – Business of Software hosted Marty Cagan, founder of Silicon Valley Product Group earlier this year in London for a talk based around the new edition of his book, Inspired: How to Make Tech Products Customers Love. He made six primary points on making better use of engineering teams. 1.

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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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Time Management Tips – Meetings

The Product Bistro

I wish I had the secret to time management and how to control the beastly amount of tasks that build inexorably in the typical product manager’s “to-do” list. Alas, Product Management is one of those roles that collects the odds and ends of the organization, either by design (formally assigned), or by being the “buck-stops-here” […].

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Boost Mobile Customer Retention in 4 Steps

Alchemer Mobile

In mobile marketing, it’s a well known fact that retaining customers costs less than acquiring new ones, and retention can also be used as a trust signal around how well your brand knows its customer base. However, retention doesn’t look very good for the average mobile app. What many don’t realize is that customer churn can be largely managed with a few simple improvements to their app’s customer experience, and boosting retention doesn’t mean you have to completely reinvent the wheel.

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Introducing the CPO Accelerator

Melissa Perri

I’m very excited to announce a new division of Produx Labs , specifically focused on growing future Chief Product Officers for growth stage companies. In late March of 2018, Shelley Perry of Insight Venture Partners reached out to me about an opportunity. When she asked me what I was passionate about, I said developing great product leaders. Little did I know that would soon become a reality.

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How to Create a Product Strategy Without a Clear Company Strategy

Mind the Product

Having “no company strategy” is one of the biggest issues facing product managers, according to a recent survey of over 600 product people. After all, how can you set a reasonable direction for your product when you don’t know where your company is headed? It’s an issue that confronted me recently, when I started work with a higher education provider in the UK.

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We killed the blog. We hope you like it.

Intercom, Inc.

You might have noticed Inside Intercom is looking a little different today. What you’re experiencing is the result of almost a year’s work, designed not just to showcase the breadth of content we publish, but to make it easy for you to discover and consume it. Over the past few years Intercom’s customer base has grown considerably beyond the startup and product-focused readership we initially focused on with Inside Intercom.

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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 Starbucks and Apptentive Connect Digital and Physical Customer Experiences

Alchemer Mobile

Starbucks pioneered the way in connecting digital and physical experiences, a task with many moving pieces that add a level of complexity that’s infamously difficult to get right. Since launching Mobile Order and Pay, a feature that drove 11% of all U.S. transactions in 2017, Starbucks has perfected the art of seamless cross-channel experiences. We were honored to host Keerthi Thiruvazhi, Director of Digital Product Management at Starbucks , at this year’s Customer Love Summit.

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MVP Roadmapping

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Tofi Buzali (Mentee, Session 6, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Andy Wadhwa]. As a product manager, it can be quite daunting to start a new software product from scratch. You have to work with different stakeholders to define the product vision and strategy, define the set of features that the product will have and figure out a rollout plan.

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What Product Teams say and What They Really Mean — 10 Tips for Diagnosing Team Issues

Mind the Product

Team issues can have a negative impact on a project and your people long term. There are a bunch of ways they might manifest themselves – and I’ve written them down as I’ve heard them over a decade of building digital products in cross-functional teams. I’m not touching on the upfront issues like bad sales process, junk briefs, confused business requirements, that’s for another day.

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Product Management Culture: Can You Measure It?

Product Management University

I’m considering jobs at several companies. How do I determine the importance of product management in a company’s culture? The product management culture in a company may be more evident outside the product management function. In your discovery process, look for clues in your conversations with marketing, sales, executives or product development to determine the extent to which those disciplines can speak eloquently on target markets, target-customer goals, industry trends, etc.

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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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Prioritization is More Art Than Science

Clever PM

A very common challenge faced by Product Managers of all experience levels is understanding and implementing some form of repeatable process around prioritization. Some people take a very light approach, making decisions based on their own experience, data, and beliefs about the direction of the product. Others take a much more rigorous approach, applying scorecards […].

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Designing Product Experiments

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. Watch now and see why she is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management. More to Come. 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.

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How to Find the Product by Tom Coates

Mind the Product

Making stuff is awesome. Developing new product ideas with smart people is genuinely rewarding. And while the outcome of putting a finished product into the world is fun, technologist Tom Coates says the experience of making things can be even more enjoyable. In his closing keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Tom takes us through where ideas come from, where they don’t come from, and gives insight into a process that can help all of us to discover new products.

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Building on your trust: Announcing SOC 2 compliance

Intercom, Inc.

Innovation doesn’t matter if it can’t be trusted, and that’s why we are committed to ensuring we deliver the highest standards of security for our customers. That has always been a guiding principle here at Intercom from our very earliest days. We aim to constantly deliver the most innovative products to our customers but we know that your trust is fundamental to everything we do.

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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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How to Shape Remarkable Products in the Messy Middle of Building Startups

First Round Review

Behance founder and Adobe's Chief Product Officer Scott Belsky believes the hardest and most crucial part of any bold venture is the middle stretch of company building. Here he zeroes in on what startups must do to iterate and improve products mid-flight.

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Stop Sales Discount Authority!

Pragmatic Marketing

Earlier this week I had the privilege of interviewing Mark Hunter ( TheSalesHunter.com ) for an upcoming Pragmatic Live podcast. I’ve been reading Mark’s blogs and books for a long time. He’s a sales trainer who really gets pricing. In our interview, Mark said something I hadn’t heard him or any other sales leader say before. “Don’t give any discount authority to sales.

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Product Discovery vs Daily Business by Natalie Moschner and Giorgia Gabrielli

Mind the Product

In this talk to the MTP Engage Hamburg audience my colleague Natalie Moschner and I share some of our experiences and learnings from implementing product discovery in daily work routines, and we look at how we integrated product discovery in a firm with over 400 employees like AutoScout24. Product Discovery Basics. Firstly, you should keep in mind that there are three conditions for a successful product discovery process: the desire for a new solution, an open-minded company, and overall technic

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Look at the Data … Look at Your Next Product #jobs

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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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 Apple’s Product Managers Win Back The Movie Market?

The Accidental Product Manager

Apple’s share of the movie market has been falling lately Image Credit: So just in case you didn’t realize it, Apple makes a lot of money from both renting and selling movies. This is all part of their iTunes empire that has been around for a while and has become sort of the defecto go-to location for a lot of people when they are looking for new music or movies.

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Q&A with Extensis VP of Development & Strategy, Toby Martin

Revulytics

Toby Martin is VP, Development and Strategy at Extensis , a developer of software and services for creative professionals and B2B workgroups. We talked to Toby about his experience as a Revulytics Usage Intelligence customer. Extensis has a great track record of success — what drove you to look into usage analytics? We had an acute problem, We’ve been around since long before any runtime intelligence was available, and we really didn’t know what was happening with customers who’d been with us fo

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HEART: How to Be a Leader in an Agile Environment

BrainStation Product Management

As one Forbes contributor puts it , Agile is “the world’s most popular innovation engine.” Arguably more of an umbrella term, it refers to a variety of frameworks that prioritize individuals and interactions over processes and tools, collaboration over negotiation, and being responsive to change over following a set plan. The goals include getting more bang for your buck quickly, while boosting adaptability and lowering development costs — and not running your team ragged in the process.

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Product Love Podcast: Jim Semick, Founder and Chief Strategist at Product Plan

ProductCraft

Bootstrapping a company is probably every startup geek’s favorite rendition of a Cinderella story. We always pull for the underdog, the story where someone makes it purely due to their efforts and determination. Jim Semick is no stranger to this tale. After all, he’s accomplished the bootstrapping dream with ProductPlan. This week on Product Love, The post Product Love Podcast: Jim Semick, Founder and Chief Strategist at Product Plan appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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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