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How to Increase Product Adoption for your SaaS Product in 2019

Userpilot

You can spend 1000s on marketing, spend hours fine-tuning your Sales funnel, and yet you still don’t see results? Why? Well, most likely it’s because your product adoption sucks. Product adoption is crucial to the success of any SaaS product. I don’t just mean it’s what separates the good from the great, I mean it separates those that survive and those that don’t.

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Don’t Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown

Mind the Product

I’d always thought that Motown’s success was a combination of its talented stars and fortunate timing, but I recently learned that much of its success was down to a mastery of the power of the team – loosely coupled, highly aligned. The mindset and methods responsible for Motown’s huge success in its heyday are just as relevant today. Everyone at Motown was empowered with a singular goal that they all collected around: to create hit records.

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Product Launches- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

bpma ProductHub

by Scott Hilton – On October 11, 2019, the Product Executive Forum(PEF) held another well attended meeting. This month’s topic was product launches. Many thanks to Steven Veneman and Julius Francis of Juniper Networks for serving as awesome hosts. According to research from Robert G Cooper only 1 in 7 product launches succeed.

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5 rules for creating effective product backlogs

ProductBoard

Creating a product backlog is a classic case of “easier said than done.” A product backlog is a list of product improvements that your team needs to execute for your product strategy to become a reality. What makes this idea challenging is that sometimes, a product backlog can morph into an unending list of ideas that aren’t always fully vetted. Three things might prevent you from creating a.

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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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Delivering Better Products Using a Design Thinking Playbook

ProductCraft

Paula looked up from her inbox; the latest status from the dev team was different from what she’d just heard in standup this morning. “What’s going on around here?” She got up from her desk to find Elise, the scrum master, and Uri, the UX lead, to sort things out. When she took the. Read more » The post Delivering Better Products Using a Design Thinking Playbook appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Do You Measure Up? Metrics for Enterprise SaaS Product Managers

Amplitude

Gone are the days of selling “software in a box.” Compared to one-time-purchase software, SaaS products offer a few key benefits. For one, they typically involve some type of recurring subscription. Whether the pricing model is monthly, yearly, or otherwise, subscription-based pricing models keep revenue relatively predictable. Another core benefit to digital products is that it’s possible to improve the user experience over time (such as by adding new features or upsell Digital products make it

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3 Steps for Getting Stakeholders Excited About New Research Approaches

dscout People Nerds

Don’t let your company’s expectations turn you into a research robot. Here are tactics for breaking out of a methodological rut.

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Collocation, Trust, and Distributed Teams

Roman Pichler

A Tale of Two Products. I once worked with a telco company that was developing a brand-new commercial product. Product management and development were located at separate sites in different countries. But this didn’t seem to matter much as everybody was in great spirits and had high hopes for the new product. What’s more, the product people would occasionally visit the development site, and development group members would travel to product management from time to time.

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Five Strategies to Gain Massive Success in Product Management

280 Group

To learn more about these strategies and specific actions you can take to rise in your career, join our upcoming co-hosted webinar with AIPMM, How to Accelerate Your PM Career, Part 3: Five Critical Strategies to Succeed in Your PM Career. Doug, the Product Manager. To start with, I’m going to tell you about a man named Doug. He was a Product Manager responsible for a fairly important product.

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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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Using 17 Golden Rules to Achieve Product Management Success

Sequent Learning

If there’s anything I care deeply about, is to help product managers be as successful as they can. Whether you’re an aspiring product manager, a newer product manager, or someone who might need a quick reminder, I’ve written these 17 rules for you to think about. Maybe they overstate the obvious. Maybe you’re doing some of them.

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Customer Centric Culture: Purpose and Profitability?

Usersnap

In a nutshell being customer centric means: putting your customers first. But it is actually a lot deeper than that. It is placing customers at the core of your business and then building everything around it. It is not simply trying to please customers to make money, but to listen to them and offer solutions to their problems. And it should be the focus at each stage of the sales funnel, for every department and through every process your business undertakes.

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What Building a Valuable Product Community Can Do For Your Business

Innovatemap

A loyal, engaged community is a powerful tool, and community building has become an effective strategy for digital product companies to grow their user base and increase product adoption. But with that power comes responsibility: You get out of a community what you put into it. Valuable communities form when there is value to be derived. So what does that mean if you want to form a community?

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Product Management Career Progression – how Varied are the Paths?

Mind the Product

Navigating a career in product is different for everyone. Some of us will follow a traditional route, while others find their way through exploration, trial, and error. So, what are the similarities in these career paths and what can we learn from people who’ve already found their way? To answer these questions, we talked to three of our MTP Engage Manchester session speakers – all of whom signed up for speaker coaching from MTP Engage Manchester speaker Lauren Currie.

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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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The Asset of Time

ProductCraft

My company works with firms seeking to bring a digital product or software solution to market. Whenever we begin a new business relationship, we ask our client what their budget is for the software or digital product they have in mind. However, we rarely get a straight answer. Typically, our clients have often been burned. Read more » The post The Asset of Time appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Designing Strong Experiments

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

When testing our business ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Well designed experiments can further strengthen the evidence we get, which will increase our confidence in making decisions.

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Collocation, Trust, and Distributed Teams

Roman Pichler

A Tale of Two Products. I once worked with a telco company that was developing a brand-new commercial product. Product management and development were located at separate sites in different countries. But this didn’t seem to matter much as everybody was in great spirits and had high hopes for the new product. What’s more, the product people would occasionally visit the development site, and development group members would travel to product management from time to time.

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2020 Product Conferences

Product Talk

We are starting to pull together our 2020 conference list. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of a product conference that is not on the list and you think it should be, please feel free to recommend it in the comments or send an email to conferences@producttalk.org. We’ll also keep updating this list as we hear about more events. For 2020, I haven’t decided which conferences I’ll be attending or presenting at, but I’ll update this post once that changes.

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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 Design Products Using Behavioral Science

Mind the Product

Too often, we assume that consumers make rational decisions and take them at their word when we ask them about how they behave. But there’s a gap between what consumers say they will do and what they actually do. How do we bridge this gap and design products based on real behaviours? Imagine you’re a completely rational human. If you wanted to lose weight, you would start eating less.

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More Reasons to Invest in Quality UX Design

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Investing in quality user experience design has many benefits. Learn more about why you should invest in quality UX design for your next software project.

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How a chatbot sped up our tech support resolution time by 50%

Intercom, Inc.

If your support team is routinely asking the same set of questions at the start of every chat conversation, it’s time to ask if you’re using the right tools to triage support issues. Recently our internal tech support team found themselves in this situation while providing support to our 650-person team spread across five offices and timezones.

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The Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 2

280 Group

Read Part 1 of this article where we discuss Strategy One: Credibility. Strategy Two: Building Rapport with the Team. It’s absolutely critical to build great rapport with your team. When it comes down to a difficult situation and you find yourself needing to ask for a favor or for the team’s support—you can. Be genuine about it. The key to building real rapport is sincerity.

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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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Product Research Rules by C Todd Lombardo

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon London, C. Todd Lombardo reminds us that as product managers we often make bad decisions. The key to minimising these, he says, is effective product research. Key points: All product managers make bad decisions. To minimise the number we need to spend time doing effective product research – a combination of user research, market research and product analytics.

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How to Define a Product Strategy: The Value-Based Approach

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Good values = good goals = good product. Root your roadmap in something meaningful.

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You X History: Oda Nobunaga and the disruptive startup you need to know

TryMyUI

Startups are essentially synonymous with "disruption," a term plastered on every unoriginal idea that comes out of silicon valley. Why not give Japanese history a shot at inspiring contemporary startup disruption culture? The post You X History: Oda Nobunaga and the disruptive startup you need to know appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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Cost of Fixing Product Defects

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Dominic Miller (Mentee, Session 10, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Scott Stokke ]. Before the start of The Product Mentor programme I wrote an article about “The cost of non-compliance” where I described how the relative cost of fixing defects increases exponentially the later in the design/development process the defect is identified and fixed.

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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