Sat.Jan 05, 2019 - Fri.Jan 11, 2019

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Articulating Your Product Design Principles

Sachin Rekhi

Product management is fundamentally a leadership role in that you are ultimately responsible for leading a product development team to deliver a compelling product that resonates with your customers. The vast majority of what I've personally learned about leadership comes from Jeff Weiner , who I watched lead LinkedIn as CEO over the 4 years I spent there.

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The Misunderstood World of Product Growth

The Product Coalition

Growth is walking the fine line between innovation and profit, and the risks are often overlooked. Relentlessly growing a product seems like a no-brainer. The upside is obvious: more revenue, more customers, more money for research and development, and so on. When it comes to growth the downside is often overlooked. The truth is there are a lot of trade-offs that are being made, and often those trade-offs are leaving products or businesses exposed to lurking risks.

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Tips for Rewriting a Digital Product

Roman Pichler

See the Rewriting Effort as an Opportunity to Innovate. A digital product is commonly redeveloped for two reasons: It has accumulated too much technical debt or its technologies are outdated, but the product is still needed—be it to generate revenue, support other revenue-generating products, or automate business processes and increase productivity.

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How great Product Managers deal with technical debt

The Product Coalition

Learn to live without fear of technical debt, and learn the best way to pay it down As a PM, tech debt is the sort of thing that constantly looms over you. It’s always there, and it follows you around like a bad penny. Tech debt is all of the little things that aren’t quite right about your product behind the scenes. It’s all the workarounds that you’ve found to quickly make the product look and behave the way that it does.

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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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2019 Product Management Trends

Alchemer Mobile

The challenge of achieving product-market fit is what keeps most product managers up at night. And this time every year, product management professionals are putting yearly strategies together and seeking out resources to ensure their approach is on-trend. Product managers are tasked with tracking market changes and competition to ensure market fit and product evolution are competitive, and then delivering feedback based on learnings to the rest of the product stakeholders—but they don’t h

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Podcast: Moving Up the Career Ladder with Thor Mitchell

Mind the Product

Thor Mitchell knows his bones – he’s an ex-Google product manager (Maps and Google+ APIs) and was most recently the Chief Product Officer at Crowdcube. Following a talk at ProductTank Bristol, he joined us to chat about the advice he gives both to aspiring product managers and to those angling for leadership positions. Quote of the episode. In almost all cases, the person best qualified to make decisions… is the product manager, no matter what level they’re at… Have confidence in your conv

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The recipe for growth as a designer

Intercom, Inc.

Picture this: You’re a designer with a handful of years experience under your belt. You’ve cut your teeth on a few big launches and earned your stripes as a solid “mid level” product designer. Like many designers, you’re curious and ambitious. You look to the future and ask yourself, where do I want to be this time next year? What about in five years?

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Importance of Product Lead Company Culture

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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Chris Messina on building and scaling products that matter

Miro

Reading time: 8 minChris Messina on building and scalingproducts that matterA conversation about sharing, succeeding, and diversityWhen you’re starting a new project, developing an idea, or founding a company, it’s easy to think you need to keep everything to yourself—including your knowledge, your code, and most other things. For a lot of people, this seems […].

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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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Maximum Possible Products by Sally Foote

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London talk, Sally Foote of Photobox had us consider that most product managers don’t work on greenfield products that allow them to design minimum viable services. The majority work with services and technologies that they didn’t design and which on the surface don’t meet their own or their user needs. She says it is possible to create quality products in this situation – but it means thinking differently from a West Coast startup.

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The year of breaking past human limits

Intercom, Inc.

We’ve reached a point in the digital era where customers not only seek, but expect personal communication from businesses. Don’t get left behind. It doesn’t matter if you’re an early-stage startup with three employees or a publicly listed company with 1,000, customers have come to expect fast and highly relevant interactions with businesses. As our CEO and co-founder Eoghan McCabe put it last fall at The Next Chapter, the only way to achieve this is by embracing automation technologies thoughtfu

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Product Roadmaps for Good

The Product Guy

Thank you to everyone who attended the latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group and discussed Product Roadmaps for Good and debated Featured Product, ADP… And, also, thank you to our awesome sponsors who make everything possible…

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The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2018

First Round Review

We've rounded up 30 of the best insights from the articles we published over the last year. Read on for a time-capsule-like toolkit, full of the best tactical wisdom that seasoned company builders had to offer in 2018.

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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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How to Give a Great Product Talk

Mind the Product

That’s me, giving my “Customer Obsession” talk at ProductTank in SF. Have you ever watched a speaker and said to yourself, “I could do that!”? Are you interested in building your network to accelerate recruiting or to discover new opportunities? Or, like me, do you love new creative outlets and teaching? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then I hope you enjoy this post.

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New horizons: How to move your life for your career

Intercom, Inc.

When we think of our dream career, and by extension our dream life, we rarely picture jumping into the unknown to attain it. We seldom imagine replacing the comfortable life we already have with an entirely new, unfamiliar environment. That is even more true when you have a family to think about, too. And yet, just last year, that’s exactly what I found myself doing, moving my family and embarking on a new chapter of life with Intercom in Dublin.

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Great PM Interview Answers Include Tradeoffs. Here's How.

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Product management is all about tradeoffs. Should the team launch a new feature in the international market? Or should the engineers focus on code refactoring to reduce issues down the road? It is very rare that there are no downsides to one choice over the other even if it initially seems that one option is inherently better. A great PM can always articulate why they made a certain decision and talk intelligently about its downsides and its advantages.

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The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2018

First Round Review

We've rounded up 30 of the best insights from the articles we published over the last year. Read on for a time-capsule-like toolkit, full of the best tactical wisdom that seasoned company builders had to offer in 2018.

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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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A day in the Life of an MTP Engage Manchester Attendee

Mind the Product

We’ve been planning MTP Engage Manchester for almost a year now, and we’re confident we’ve put together a conference that’s representative of this epic city and showcases the best that the North of the UK has to offer. We’re product managers who have designed the entire MTP Engage experience for product managers – so what does that mean? To bring that to life we’ve written a post that explains what attending the conference will be like.

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Product Love Podcast: Jeff Coyle, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of MarketMuse

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love I sat down and talked to Jeff Coyle, the chief product officer and co-founder of MarketMuse, a platform that uses AI technology to accelerate content planning, creation, and optimization. Our conversation raises a lot of great questions about what we consider important when it comes to interacting with our customers. Do. The post Product Love Podcast: Jeff Coyle, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of MarketMuse appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Playing Catch Without Arms, or: Why I’m going to learn to code as a PM.

The Product Coalition

Not the real artwork for “Catch Without Arms”, but made you look, didn’t it. ??Bad facsimile credit: Myself Hi reader, Wait a sec, please don’t run away! This isn’t your usual run-of-the-mill “should PMs code or not” piece that you’ve read a thousand times?—?promise. How? I’ve been a Product Manager for 3 years now, and a Product Marketer for 2 years before that, but I went to business school before that.

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7 Tips From Product Leaders to Kick off 2019

ProductPlan

The beginning of the new year marks an exciting time for many product organizations. New goals, new roadmaps, new initiatives. And as for just about everyone, new opportunities to start fresh. Whether or not you’re one for making resolutions, most of us can agree that setting the tone is an important part of Q1. And what better way to set the tone than to model your ways after thought leaders in your field?

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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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Product Management Job Hunt: How to get an Interview and Nail it

Mind the Product

Whether you are moving from a product management position from one company to another or hunting for your first job in product management – it’s an exciting journey full of ups and downs. I‘ve recently been job-hunting in London and I want to share what I learned during the process. How to Present Yourself in Your CV. If you google how to write about your job experience, you’ll find the advice is that you should list your responsibilities and measurable achievements.

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UX Research Training: Kick-start UX Research In Your Product Team

UX Studio

Whether you have a new or an existing product, you need to get to know your audience, explore their pain points and needs. Product teams need to learn how to exclude their biases and leverage quantitative and qualitative data in order to provide the best possible solution and choose the most reasonable direction for their product roadmap. Attending UX Research Training enables your product team to. start in-house UX research and get to know how to take advantage of the insights to create a bette

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Experimentation over Internal Politics: The Product Managers’ Wish List for 2019

DISQO

Alpha, the on-demand user insights platform, today announced the findings from its annual Product Management Insights Report , highlighting the powerful role product managers can play in driving digital innovation — if they are supported and freed up to experiment. The study of more than 250 product managers from large enterprises and startups throughout the U.S. found that overall, these professionals have become more strategic and tasked with leading innovation in their organizations.

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How I use GIST for personal planning

The Product Coalition

Moving beyond endless ToDo lists Staying productive is as challenging to me as it is for most people. Procrastination, constant feeling of not doing enough, working long hours?—?I have all the symptoms. However, as I started working with companies and observed their notion of productivity, often keeping everyone busy chasing projects that lead nowhere, I started seeing the flaws in my own perceptions: Like many companies my plans were mostly based on intuition and gut feeling, yet they were not

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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.