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The determination to do

Lead on Purpose

One of the interesting things I’ve found about life—all aspects of life—is that it keeps moving forward, it keeps changing. Every day brings something new, something different.

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Why an MVP Needs to Be a Product and Not Just a Test

280 Group

Language is dynamic, and terms in product management are subject to the same forces. Meanings evolve, and this can lead to ambiguity. The MVP or minimum viable product is one such term. It has been popularized by Lean Startup for nearly a decade. Although Eric Ries, the founder of Lean Startup, did not invent the term MVP, I credit him for its adoption into the standard lexicon of product teams.

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To 10x Your Profits Start With Retrospectives

The Secret PM Handbook

20% is boring. As many of you know, there’s a technique called a “ retrospective ” in scrum, or you might call it a debrief. After each sprint the team spends a short amount of time reviewing what went well, what could be improved, and what they should stop doing. The goal is for the team to learn quickly from each sprint. So, let’s say I really wanted my team to start doing retrospectives, and the team is unwilling.

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Ways to Define Success and Measure Value for your Product Features

bpma ProductHub

A Boston Women in Product Event Recap. By Garmia Painuly – No matter what the product, our goal as product managers is to deliver value to customers. How do we quantify and measure the value, and incorporate the findings into our product plans and roadmaps? Nearly 60 product professionals attended Boston Women in Product’s event on May 18th to hear speakers present real world examples and varied perspectives on the topic.

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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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Laura Klein – Introducing the User Map

Mind the Product

User research expert Laura Klein introduces ProductTank San Francisco to her User Map tool. In this talk you’ll learn the most important questions you need to answer about your customers. User Research Tools: The Problem With Personas. Who is your product for? You should know who is buying (or not buying) and using your product. If you’re just starting out, you should have a hypothesis about who they will be.

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To 10x Your Profits Start With Retrospectives

The Secret PM Handbook

20% is boring. As many of you know, there’s a technique called a “ retrospective ” in scrum, or you might call it a debrief. After each sprint the team spends a short amount of time reviewing what went well, what could be improved, and what they should stop doing. The goal is for the team to learn quickly from each sprint. So, let’s say I really wanted my team to start doing retrospectives, and the team is unwilling.

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Workshop: How to Get the Most Out of User Interviews

bpma ProductHub

A Hands-on Event on June 14th, 2017. By Garima Painuly – As product managers, we know we should obsess over our customers. Depending on your organization, you may be working with a robust user research team or you may be on your own, finding & conducting interviews to uncover needs and ideas that might delight. But how can we ensure that we’re getting the most out of the time we spend with users?

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Are Agile Frameworks Dominating the Software Product Management Landscape?

Product Management University

Some days it feels like Agile frameworks are dictating how product management is done. At a minimum, they seem to be dominating the product management narrative in the software industry. If that’s true, it’s not good for your products and it’s not good for your organization. On the other hand, when product management and Agile are 100% complementary, the end result is solutions that make customers better at whatever they do. .

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How Communicating More Can Help You Succeed as a Product Manager

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Lonnie Rosenbaum (Mentee, Session 4, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Marc Abraham]. Sharing product information within your company is one of the most valuable things you can do as a product manager. Whether it’s your plans (roadmap), feedback you’ve heard from users, product usage data (analytics), or posing questions — getting what you’re doing and thinking in front of a cross-departmental audience will provide you with input that helps you make better decisions 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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To 10x Your Profits Start With Retrospectives

The Secret PM Handbook

20% is boring. As many of you know, there’s a technique called a “ retrospective ” in scrum, or you might call it a debrief. After each sprint the team spends a short amount of time reviewing what went well, what could be improved, and what they should stop doing. The goal is for the team to learn quickly from each sprint. So, let’s say I really wanted my team to start doing retrospectives, and the team is unwilling.

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Remember HiPPOs are Humans too…

Mind the Product

At every tech or product management talk I go to   there is invariably a slide about HiPPOs  – standing for the “Highest Paid Person’s Opinions” It’s a term used to describe a senior member of the organisation who is not attached to the delivery team full time, and who is expressing a perspective that the delivery team feels it has good reason to ignore.

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Here’s How Amazon’s Alexa Hooks You

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Darren Austin, Partner Director of Product Management at Microsoft. Last year we added a new member to our household. I must admit that upon first meeting her, our initial impression was that she was a little creepy. Today though, we can’t imagine life without her. We’ve never seen […]. The post Here’s How Amazon’s Alexa Hooks You appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Hardest Lesson to Accept in Product Management

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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How UX Booth Redesigned Their Homepage With UserZoom

Userzoom

“The new homepage design was all ready to go, and we were excited to launch. As the team discussed our rollout plan, we all agreed that testing the design before launch would be the right thing to do—we are, after all, focused on user-centered design. The problem was doing testing in a timely manner, while still gathering enough information to make sure our new homepage would provide a fantastic experience for our readers.” This was the state of things when Marli Mesibov, Editorial D

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Tips For Both Setting Your Product’s Price And Then Getting It

The Accidental Product Manager

Product managers have to pick the right price and then get people to pay it Image Credit: Michael Summers. If you have a talk with a product manager and you ask them what the most challenging part of their job’s product development definition is, more often than not you’ll get the answer “pricing” As product managers we’d like to maximize the amount of money that the company gets each time it sells our product.

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Managing up as a newbie product manager

Roadmunk

I’ve been Roadmunk’s newest product manager for 120 days (give-or-take). And while it’s been a career-changing gig full of growth, it’s also been… peculiar. I say peculiar for a couple of reasons: I joined a product organization as a product manager for a tool for other product managers. Feels like some weird Inception s**t sometimes. Roadmunk is a small product organization, so every day I report to and work with our CEO, Latif Nanji.

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Featured Product Job: Purch

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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What is it like being a remote Product Manager?

The Product Coalition

If you are considering applying for the remote product manager position, it is worth noting that this job implies some collaboration challenges which directly affect the quality of the final product. And here are a few to watch out for: #1. 24/7 availability Being of sound mind and lucid memory, you voluntarily agree to indefinite working hours and 24/7 communication: be ready to answer audio/video calls, exchange e-mails or text anytime and everywhere.

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Begin your Agile Transformation Journey on the Right Track

Product Club

Across the globe, companies are investing in Agile transformations primarily for two reasons — to increase speed, and improve the quality of their technical product delivery. We’ve all been sold “Agile” for over 10 years, told to treat “waterfall” as a curse word to be uttered with disgust in boardrooms. However, migrating from old school methods to new is a process fraught with challenge.

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Increase Test Automation with Touch ID & Fingerprint Authentication Simulations

Amir Rozenberg

The usage of biometric sensors, such as Touch ID or fingerprint authentication, to elevate the security of mobile applications has been proliferating significantly. A key factor in this trend is the convenience and simplicity offered to the end user via onboard sensors. Users and brands are benefitting from increased sense of security in user flows: initially, biometrics were perceived as a credential-form replacement at the login stage.

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Here’s How Amazon’s Alexa Hooks You

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Darren Austin, Partner Director of Product Management at Microsoft. Last year we added a new member to our household. I must admit that upon first meeting her, our initial impression was that she was a little creepy. Today though, we can’t imagine life without her. We’ve never seen […] The post Here’s How Amazon’s Alexa Hooks You appeared first on Nir and Far.

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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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The Customer Success Maturity Model in 4 Phases

TSIA

As more technology companies move toward new “as-a-service"/subscription revenue business models, customer success continues to play a big role in this transition by preventing customer churn and securing crucial recurring annuity streams. But how do you know which stage of development your organization is at, and what is the end goal? To answer that, TSIA has developed the Customer Success Maturity Model , which allows companies to see where they stand against their peers and spot pot

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The objects that define us

dscout People Nerds

A People Nerds interview with Paula Zuccotti.

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Increase Test Automation with Touch ID & Fingerprint Authentication Simulations

Amir Rozenberg

The usage of biometric sensors, such as Touch ID or fingerprint authentication, to elevate the security of mobile applications has been proliferating significantly. A key factor in this trend is the convenience and simplicity offered to the end user via onboard sensors. Users and brands are benefitting from increased sense of security in user flows: initially, biometrics were perceived as a credential-form replacement at the login stage.

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Psych’d: A new user psychology framework for increasing funnel conversion (Guest Post)

Andrew Chen

[Hi readers, my good friend Darius Contractor (currently growth eng at Dropbox) has a brilliant new framework how user psychology has driven growth at companies like Bebo, Tickle, PhotoSugar and of course, Dropbox. Thanks to Darius and the folks at Reforge for putting this together. Hope you enjoy the writeup here! -Andrew]. Increase your funnel conversion by getting users Psych’d – by Darius Contractor.

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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!