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Your biggest product manager responsibilities are not the ones you think

ProductBoard

Product management as a whole is currently evolving, and many companies are still trying to clearly define the role in their organizations. In the past, PMs were often primarily responsible for technical and project management duties as strategic decisions about the product were led by sales or engineering. However, as companies begin to compete on product experience, product managers are leading.

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The Definition of Done: What Product Managers Need to Know

ProductPlan

Are we there yet? This is a difficult question to answer when no one agrees on where exactly “there” is. In an Agile world full of cloud-based solutions, there’s no shrink-wrapped container full of widgets that truly signifies completion. And, there’s always an opportunity to ship code that is far from a “finished” product. That’s why agreeing on what we call the “Definition of Done” is of critical importance to achieving a consensus on when projects, initiatives, and features are actually compl

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The Major Problems with SAFe

The Product Coalition

Putting the Focus on Frameworks Rather Than Outcomes In my post about Product Thinking vs. Project Thinking , I highlight the differences between the two mindsets. Fundamentally, project thinking is about outputs and timelines while product thinking is focused on outcomes and solutions. And while there are instances where project management is critical, applying project thinking (or project management) to the entire lifecycle of product development is incredibly problematic.

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Forget about Growth. Here’s the Metric that Really Matters.

ProductPlan

Ask any SaaS company about their key metrics, and growth will inevitably come up quickly. Whether they’re exceeding expectations or falling short, how many users being added is an inevitable focus area for the entire organization, and product managers are often tasked with growth-related responsibilities. But for SaaS businesses to achieve sustainable growth, they can’t focus solely on bringing on new customers.

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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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What should designers ship?

Intercom, Inc.

One of the product design principles we have at Intercom is “What you ship is what matters.” But what do you ship? It’s a fundamental question that every product designer needs to ask themselves. Click to enlarge. There are three potential answers: “I ship design.”. “I ship a product.”. “I ship a business outcome.”. Designers who say that they ship design might often feel frustrated.

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Product Strategy, the Missing Link by Nicholas Goubert

Mind the Product

It may be obvious, but defining your strategy, goals, and mission is something we all need to have rooted at the heart of everything we do – but it’s very easy to get pulled in countless different directions while we try to deliver against these. In this talk at MTP Engage Manchester, VP of Digital Services at Native Instruments Nicholas Goubert reminded us of the importance of getting your hands dirty – whether by surfing, by building old bikes, or by getting involved with the overa

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Getting into Product Management

The Product Guy

There are so many paths into product management and so much to learn from all of them. Some great takeaways from Alisa’s journey. Watch as we learn more from product management expert, Alisa Warshawski.

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How to scale a global sales operations team

Intercom, Inc.

As your sales organization scales up, there’s one function that becomes crucial to your ability to drive revenue efficiently – sales operations. Until Xerox created the first team in the 1970s, sales operations didn’t exist. Fifty years later, it’s still one of the hardest functions to nail. On the surface, their mission is simple: enable the sales organization to run better and faster.

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Product Manager Writing Skills to Grow Your Influence

Product Management University

How important are good writing skills for product managers? The short answer is, really, really important. You’ve written an MRD that (in your own mind) is a masterpiece, but no one’s reading it! You have to explain the gist of it in every meeting. Why? There are two primary reasons. It’s common for most people write like they talk instead of writing in a style that’s easiest to consume.

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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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Embrace Uncertainty: the art of Applying a Scientific Approach

Mind the Product

The rollercoaster ride that is product development is inherently chaotic and ever-changing. So, as process-oriented professionals, we product managers look to the structure and predictability of a scientific approach for certainty. Our inputs into such a scientific approach, however, are based on assumptions – either individual or corporate – that contain significant amounts of uncertainty.

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Product Sprints

The Product Guy

As a Product Manager, you want your teams to succeed. The best way is to develop a sustainable pace for delivering work of value and the key to a sustainable pace is picking the right cadence. Learn about different cadences and how to apply them in the different situations you will encounter during your career. In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Nis Frome, lead a conversation on this topic.

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Should you disrupt or create a category? 5 lessons from Gainsight’s CMO Anthony Kennada

Intercom, Inc.

But it can be a real challenge knowing that’s what you’re doing from the outset. In late 2007, a pair of roommates found themselves scraping their wallets to come up with enough cash to cover their exorbitant San Francisco rent. They noticed that a big design conference was coming to town, and all the hotels were booked. That’s when they came up with a brilliant idea – selling airbeds on their apartment floor for $80 a night.

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Louise Rowlands, Senior UX Researcher at MoneySupermarket on democratizing user research [Video]

Userzoom

Recently UserZoom had the pleasure of presenting our biggest and best BetterUX event yet, in the beautiful King’s Place, London. Our theme this year was on the democratisation of UX, with our speakers discussing how they spread user research education and insights throughout their organisations, and all the successes and challenges they’ve encountered.

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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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Meeting the Challenge of Rebuilding a Legacy Product

Mind the Product

For the last 18 months our team has been working to rebuild an existing system using entirely new technologies, methodologies, and a new development team. My company, Hindawi, developed a platform in the mid 2000s to allow academics to peer review academic papers online. For 10 years, the system performed admirably, helping the company grow rapidly as a publisher of academic journals.

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Everyday Greatness through Micro-interactions

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2018, Brian Crofts. > What are some items that great product managers do every day? Consistent morning routine (win the morning, win the day). Stay close to customers. Build rapport and engage with their engineers. Have more questions than answers. Ask for help. Watch now and see why he is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management.

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Our 6 Must Reads for Honing Focus and Managing Your Time

First Round Review

How do you find focus in a world of competing priorities? Operate with intention. We share the Review's six best strategies for resisting distraction, boosting productivity and making every minute meaningful.

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Think Out Loud 101: A User Researcher’s Guide

Userzoom

Frowned upon at the movies, beloved in research. Welcome to our UX 101 education series about the different types of studies and research methodologies you can use with the UserZoom platform. In this article we will introduce readers to the exciting world of think out loud (TOL) studies! What is a Think Out Loud (TOL) study? TOL is a study that is used to get verbal feedback from participants.

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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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Hire Women! – Debbie Madden on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Debbie Madden wants you to make better teams – but because she knows what she’s doing, she gave her book the attention-grabbing title Hire Women. The founder and CEO of NYC-based Stride Consulting, Debbie offers practical advice for hiring managers, anyone looking for a new job, or who wants to change the culture in their current organisation.

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Highlighting the latest #prodmgmt #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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Our 6 Must Reads for Honing Focus and Managing Your Time

First Round Review

How do you find focus in a world of competing priorities? Operate with intention. We share the Review's six best strategies for resisting distraction, boosting productivity and making every minute meaningful.

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Rebranding in 3 months as a distributed team: How we did it

Miro

Rebranding in 3 months as a distributed team: How we did itYou may have already heard the news that we recently rebranded: RealtimeBoard is now Miro. In previous posts, we’ve covered why we felt this change was necessary and how our CMO approached the rebranding project. This post is focused on how we worked with our agency partner, Vruchtvlees, to create […].

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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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APIs and Open Technology by Jeremy Brown

Mind the Product

Jeremy Brown heads up Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and he works with organisations who are looking to adapt their operations for the technology landscape of the digital era. In this ProductTank London talk, Jeremy discusses the best contexts for teams to work in, and he passionately endorses using the open source model that is popular in code to build your business culture.

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Innovation by Design: How to Unlock New Business Opportunities

UX Studio

The term “design” often describes a visual output – a form, colour, texture, layout – or a styling activity. In other cases, the meaning of design goes beyond a product’s appearance, also referring to how it works and its functionality. In this article we discuss how design transforms organisations and inspires innovation. Get ready to dive into the world of innovation by design.

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TEI 225: Create a movement for a product – with Greg Satell

Product Innovation Educators

The power of small groups, loosely connected, with a common purpose to propel products. I’ve been looking forward to this discussion with Greg Satell since hearing he was working on a new book, titled Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change. Greg is an innovation author we first met back in episode 126, when he shared predictable patterns in different types of innovation.

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UX Collective: How two designers in two locations run the largest design publication on Medium

Miro

UX Collective: How two designers in two locations run the largest design publication on MediumWHEN I STARTED MY UX DESIGN CAREER IN BRAZIL, all content available about the topic?—?in books, blogs, online forums?—?was in English. But the challenge of finding UX content in Portuguese became my motivation to learn a new language.Every Saturday morning I’d […].

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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!