Sat.Aug 18, 2018 - Fri.Aug 24, 2018

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Time in a Product Management Role

The Product Bistro

Recently, I was asked a relatively benign question: “How long should I stay in a Product Management role?” While the person asking it was relatively new in a position and another, more attractive offer is in the works, it caused me to pause and reflect. Not to make light of the young lady’s concern that […].

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Dear CEO, Innovation Starts with a Good Product Manager

Mind the Product

I’ve worked for more than a decade in product management with Fortune 500 companies and startups, and I realize I’m seeing a scary pattern. Product managers are only hired after the innovation or startup teams get concepts or funding approved. This means that product managers are thrust into developing a product or service concept they had no part in creating.

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Accepting Uncertainty is the Key to Agility

Clever PM

I’m often asked what the key to being “agile” really is, and over the years I’ve managed to come up with a clear and concise answer: accepting uncertainty is the key to agility. It is perhaps the single most fundamental culture change that companies must go through when making a true transition to Agile development, […].

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Choosing a team structure to achieve top efficiency

Lead on Purpose

Whether you are a small startup or an international corporation, HR management and organization presents an equally important matter. Choosing a proper team structure for your hierarchy and management isn’t as simple as it 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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Product Management Mistakes

The Product Bistro

Being in the role for in extremely long time, I have uncovered a lot of truths, and hidden aspects of the expectations for the product manager. Now, I would like to discuss some of the common mistakes, misunderstandings, and outright WTF things that I see over and over again. From assumptions that we make, or […].

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The 3 Cs of cross-functional teamwork

Intercom, Inc.

The phrase “cross-functional” is most commonly used to describe a team made up of of people with different functions or skills. At Intercom for example, our product teams include designers, programmers and product managers , unique roles working together as one. Or you might hear the term used when teams from different parts of a business work together on a big project, like the launch of a new product or release.

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Mastering the Problem Space for Product/Market Fit by Dan Olsen

Mind the Product

The term Product/Market Fit was coined by Marc Andreesen back in 2007 and it’s been a key goal for any new product or startup ever since. But like any buzzword, it is often oversimplified and misunderstood. In this talk from Mind the Product San Francisco, Dan Olsen, the author of The Lean Product Playbook , tackles the key components of product/market fit and how to achieve it.

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BASiS Speaker Series: Stop listening to your gut and start talking to your buyers

UserVoice

You’re building the wrong product, and that’s leading to some pretty dire consequences. While that’s not the most uplifting thing you can hear as someone working in product management, it’s also essential to both your individual success and the viability of your entire company. Got your attention yet? These words of warning are courtesy of Price Intelligently’s CEO and co-founder Patrick Campbell.

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The Value of a Product Marketing Roadmap: It’s Like Deep-Sea Fishing for Sales

Product Management University

A product marketing roadmap for sales is like a popular technique used in deep sea fishing. The captain turns on the sonar to locate schools of fish, you put the appropriate bait on your line, drop it and start reeling in fish. Has product marketing taken your salesforce deep sea fishing this year? Your product marketing roadmap is the equivalent to sonar on a fishing boat.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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Flying cars, chatbots and looking forward to the next small thing

Intercom, Inc.

“We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.”. – Peter Thiel. People in tech commonly overestimate the impact of big things and underestimate the power of small things. We constantly talk about the next big thing that will change everything, the next revolution that will inevitably happen. In the past few years it has been AI, chatbots, VR, blockchain and whatnot.

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Influencing and Collaborating 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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How to Make Time for Customer Interviews & Validation

Mironov Consulting

I got a lot of good responses from this recent post about the need to frequently talk directly with real customers , especially at B2B/enterprise companies. More than a few folks raised an important concern: with so much to do as product managers, how do we consistently make time for customer interviews? Scott Sehlhorst and Rob McGrorty shared some thoughts that I’ve extended here.

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How Product Marketing Roadmaps Drive Sales | Shifting Market, Shifting Strategy | Agile: We’ve Come Full Circle

Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine August 2018 is now available. This month we explore the value of a product marketing roadmap to sales. It’s not a staple in most B2B organizations but it’s just as important to your near-term revenue as a product roadmap is to your longer-term growth. We also look in the rear-view mirror at Agile and discuss what’s changed and what hasn’t along with tips for dealing with flat growth and shifting market conditions.

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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

Move from feature factory to customer outcomes and drive impact in your business! This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.

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Remote team building activities: the ultimate guide by RealtimeBoard

Miro

Remote team building activities: the ultimate guide by RealtimeBoard Working with distributed teams adds an additional layer of complexity for a manager. Keeping your remote team involved can be challenging. To be successful, many of us are constantly looking for new ways to engage remote employees. One of the best solutions? Try introducing team-building activities. […].

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How do we build better product teams?

The Product Guy

Reverse Game Theory or Mechanism design is about constructing a game with payoffs, in order to maximize utility. Atma discusses how to use behavioral and psychological levers (rules) to design teams with a higher probability of success. In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Atma Degeyndt, lead a conversation on this topic.

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Managing Manufactured Products: Growth and Decline

Mind the Product

Post-launch, the product manager will be responsible for managing the product lifecycle through its growth, maturity and decline phases. In this final post in my series on managing manufactured products I examine the specific touch points that exist between the operations, engineering, and finance functions when managing the lifecycle of manufactured products.

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How Gusto Built Scalable Hiring Practices Rooted in Tradition

First Round Review

In under six years, Gusto has grown from three guys in a house in Palo Alto to over 600 employees across two offices. Co-founder and CEO Josh Reeves shares how they've scaled the unscalable parts of hiring, detailing three steps the company has taken to retain its unique culture and ensure its best traditions live on.

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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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Tariffs and Pricing

Pragmatic Marketing

Question from a reader: Hi Mark, I have been following you on LinkedIn for several months and I really admire your posts and articles. I am wondering if you have given any consideration into writing an article about tariffs from a pricing perspective? There appears to be a real lack of literature available. Please keep the posts coming! And a follow-up question: Hi Mark, if I could add, one of the debates that we are having internally is how transparent we should be in our pricing.

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5 psychology principles for better UX design

TryMyUI

Knowledge of psychological principles can help us design better user experiences – ones that are easier for people to use and understand, that impart positive feelings to users, and that nudge them towards the right pathways or actions. The post 5 psychology principles for better UX design appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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Product Design Politics by Michelle Chu

Mind the Product

Michelle Chu began her career in publishing as a sales assistant at Backpacker, before working in advertising, layouts, and packaging design. She then moved to digital products and eventually to her current role as Senior Product Manager and Head of Design at Alpha. Start-up Alpha is a user insights platform for use as a tool in user research. Clients enter their questions or product assumptions into the Alpha platform and get their answers through user insights in 72 hours or less.

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Slave to your experiences

The Product Coalition

In the past few years, I’ve spoken with scores of folks eager to transition into Product Management and connected with several founders having a hard time finding the right candidate. Below is my synthesis on how transition has become harder for highly experienced people in Silicon Valley. First, the landscape is extremely competitive, each new startup and each new company is carving out a business opportunity in a hyper-crowded space.

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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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Tariffs and Pricing

Pragmatic Marketing

Question from a reader: Hi Mark, I have been following you on LinkedIn for several months and I really admire your posts and articles. I am wondering if you have given any consideration into writing an article about tariffs from a pricing perspective? There appears to be a real lack of literature available. Please keep the posts coming! And a follow-up question: Hi Mark, if I could add, one of the debates that we are having internally is how transparent we should be in our pricing.

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What AI Means to a Data Scientist

Birst BI

How many times have you wished for more hours in the day so you can complete more tasks? A key goal of AI or machine learning automation is to have machines complete tasks for you, freeing up time so you can focus on the more complex, higher-value tasks. However, there are simply not enough data scientists in the world to deliver on the AI potential.

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Let’s Engage – Live Data Visualisation at MTP Engage Hamburg 2018

Mind the Product

True to the “Engage” of our conference title we always look for formats that go beyond brilliant presentations and that give our attendees opportunities to interact with each other and grow their network within the product community. But we also wanted to try something new at this year’s MTP Engage conference in order to create a more personal experience for all attendees while they were seated in the auditorium.

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5 Questions with Blake Sirach, CPO at WillowTree

Amplitude

This is the first post of our Modern Product Partners series in which we interview prominent product and growth leaders from today’s forward-thinking digital agencies. We’ll draw from their ideas and experiences to learn about modern practices for building successful digital products. We wanted to get in contact with Blake Sirach, the Chief Product Officer at WillowTree , as WillowTree is recognized far and wide for being a best-in-class product organization including being rated the leader on C

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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