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How to Prioritize a Product Roadmap

Sachin Rekhi

Probably the most frequent question I get from product managers is around how to successfully prioritize a product roadmap. I think when folks come to me with this question they are often looking for a formula they can apply or at least an algorithm they can go through to prioritize their roadmap. But the reality is crafting a successful product roadmap is far more art than science.

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Embracing the deadline: How engineers benefit from delivery dates

Intercom, Inc.

People sometimes shudder at the thought of working to a deadline. They can be seen as stressful, constraining and often arbitrary. It can feel like delivery dates are chosen on a whim and imposed randomly. When working to a deadline, however, you should never feel that the number of hours worked between now and then is all you can vary to effect the outcome.

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The no Product management Product – A Cautionary Tale

The Product Bistro

When starting a new job as a product manager, you are occasionally handed the reins on a product that has never had ANY product management, whatsoever. There are many reasons for this. In this specific case, it was a hardware technology product that came out of a small startup. My then current company provided some […].

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Embrace Your Imposter Syndrome

Mind the Product

Martin Eriksson opened #mtpcon London 2018 – the world’s largest conference for passionate product people – by telling us that despite all he’s achieved, he feels like a fraud. This Imposter Syndrome is a deep fear of being exposed as someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing, despite their position in the world. Imposter Syndrome isn’t unique to product people, but we suffer from it more than most because we are generalists in a world full of specialists.

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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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5 Tips To Re-Engage and Retain Valuable Employees

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Brett Farmiloe The two-year itch. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the feeling you get after being at a job for a couple of years.

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Capture your invisible pipeline of sales leads

Intercom, Inc.

The most common way to think about leads is to put them in two buckets: inbound and outbound. The first is owned by marketing and the second by sales. But I’d like to introduce the idea of a third, your invisible leads. These are the invisible buyers who visit your website, check out your product and even research your solution on a site like G2Crowd or LinkedIn, but ultimately, never get in touch.

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What’s Your Core Competency?

Clever PM

I’ve always been a big fan of the concept of a “core competency” or “distinctive competency” — the one thing that you, your product, or your company does better than anyone else, and that is difficult to easily replicate. Unfortunately, I find that far too few organizations really understand, at a deep level, what this […].

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Secret to Success in Product Management

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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Global Product Management Survey: See How You Compare to PMs Worldwide

Alchemer Mobile

Are you ready to invest in your future and help the global community of product managers? Because so many Apptentive community members are in product management, we’re combining forces to drive more responses to the survey, which will yield better learnings for us all. 280 Group is conducting its first-ever global study on product management skills.

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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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How marketers are using Custom Bots to drive more engagement

Intercom, Inc.

We believe that conversational bot technology will be transformative for the businesses that embrace it today. Bots have the power to improve the customer experience at every stage of the lifecycle, from acquisition right through to retention. Earlier this year, we announced the release of Custom Bots , allowing you to create completely customizable chatbots to automate all sorts of user journeys on your website in minutes.

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Managing Feedback: Do you start with a No?

Mind the Product

Do you start with a “No”? Defining your process for feedback will save time and improve feedback quality. My seven-year-old son has the gift of positioning, a trait he comes by honestly as his mother is a sales professional. He knows that, given the opportunity to present his case the likelihood of approval increases. Lately, he has started off his requests with the phrase “Don’t say “No” yet…”.

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Developing Strategy for Product Managers

The Product Guy

What is Product Strategy and how can Product Managers develop it. In this talk Vikas also shares some concepts in Strategy and how Product Managers can apply them to make their products more successful. In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Vikas Batra, lead a conversation on this topic. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world.

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Mentoring 101.

Ask Benny

Step by step product management mentoring. In Mentoring Thinking I explained why it’s good to become a mentor. This time as a special tribute to Product League , a product management mentoring program run by volunteering product managers contributing to the community, I am giving tips on how to approach your mentoring. While I am referring mostly to product management mentoring, most of the advice is relevant for any type of mentoring.

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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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The rise of stories and the explosion of mobile micro-formats

Intercom, Inc.

Mobile formats such as stories have exploded in popularity in recent years, but they raise some interesting design questions – how are they changing the mechanics of mobile interaction? Will they usurp or coexist with the traditional newsfeed? What role do ubiquitous cameras have in shaping how we communicate with these formats? Let’s tease out some of the design issues raised by this phenomenon. ???

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Take Care of the Misfit Toys: Managing End of Life Products

Mind the Product

So you’ve read all those books and articles on how to become a product manager, about how tough it is, but also how rewarding it is. Now finally you’ve become one. I remember when I moved from being a sales engineer to product manager. I had a picture of myself in my new role. I would be great, designing new products, grabbing market trends and customer feedback and transforming them into a shiny new toy that everyone would love (and buy).

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Newest Product Management Opportunities

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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OKRs for Product Management

BrainMates

As November begins, it’s a great time to start the planning process for the next year. When you reflect on this year past, are you thinking about your successful achievements? Or are you frustrated that yet another busy year has passed and you’ve not achieved what you wanted to? One thing is for certain – we need to find methods of planning that are fast, adaptable to change, and empower entire teams to solve problems with autonomy.

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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 Love Podcast: Ryan Singer of Basecamp

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I talked to Ryan Singer, the head of product at Basecamp, at their headquarters in Chicago. Product managers come from a variety of places. As you can tell from our previous podcast guests, they’ve ventured from academia, marketing, filmmaking – there’s no one straight path to being a PM. . The post Product Love Podcast: Ryan Singer of Basecamp appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Better Practices for Building Integrations

Amplitude

Let’s talk a bit about the purpose of an integration. A good integration provides benefits to both companies involved. It doesn’t make sense for you to come to me and say, “I want to scrape all of your data and serve it within my app” unless there is some sort of benefit for me. I’d only do this if you can combine my data with some other data and show something interesting.

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Opening Up About Comp Isn’t Easy — Here’s How to Get More Transparent

First Round Review

There's more to comp transparency than just sharing everyone's salaries in a spreadsheet. Compaas co-founder and CEO bethanye Blount makes the case for opening up and gives a rundown on the full spectrum of pay transparency options, sharing tips for how startups can find the right setting and communicate changes to the team.

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Google Product Managers Look For The Next Big Thing

The Accidental Product Manager

Google product managers need to find out what everyone wants next Image Credit: PROid-iom. I’m going to assume that by now we all have some form of a smartphone in our possession. No matter what type of smartphone you have, they can all do a lot: take pictures, surf the internet, and run countless apps. However, what comes next? Over at Google, the company that become famous for making it easy to search the internet, they also happen to make phones.

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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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4 Mistakes Your Company Might Be Making with Your Product Culture

ProductPlan

If we asked you right now to describe your organization’s product culture, what would you say? Don’t be too hard on yourself here. Almost nobody we ask has a ready answer, not even experienced product managers. In fact, we’ve found that very few people even know what a product culture is. So let’s start there. What is Product Culture?

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5 Examples of Email Remarketing Campaigns to Get Inspiration From

AB Tasty

Email remarketing consists of capturing and using information about your customers in order to achieve better marketing results through personalized email marketing campaigns. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as 5 Examples of Email Remarketing Campaigns to Get Inspiration From.

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Opening Up About Comp Isn’t Easy — Here’s How to Get More Transparent

First Round Review

There's more to comp transparency than just sharing everyone's salaries in a spreadsheet. Compaas co-founder and CEO bethanye Blount makes the case for opening up and gives a rundown on the full spectrum of pay transparency options, sharing tips for how startups can find the right setting and communicate changes to the team.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Powering the Internet of Things

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we discuss how artificial intelligence is powering the Internet of Things. My guest is Keith Strier, Global Leader of Artificial Intelligence at EY. This is the second time I have a guest from EY in my show. In episode 16, I interviewed Aleksander Poniewierski, Global Head of IoT for EY, so I’m very excited to have […].

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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.