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A product manager walks into a bar…

Intercom, Inc.

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10 Scaling Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

1 Involve the Right People. A small group of qualified individuals who have the right skills and motivation can be more productive than many individuals who lack the necessary expertise and act out of obligation. This is true for product people and development team members alike in my experience. Therefore, make an effort to involve the right individuals.

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Developing a Test Strategy for the Agile World

Centercode

Test strategy is critical to the success of any testing effort – but where do you start? How does your strategy conform to different development methodologies? What should you tackle in-house, and what should you outsource? How you involve real users in beta testing? In our interview with Adam Satterfield , director of Testing and Quality at Anthem, we dive deeper into these questions and the importance of test strategy on the whole.

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Women in Product Management: Liz Buderus, VP of Product Management at Epsilon

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Liz Buderus, Vice President of Product Management at Epsilon. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into product management? I became a product manager early in my career at Epsilon as it was a brand new role for the company.

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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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What Seven Years at Airbnb Taught Me About Building a Business

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Create strong culture, stay laser-focused on problems, and set wildly ambitious goals

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Why you Should Start With Customer Insight

Mind the Product

Creating a successful product requires a clear vision. Equally important, it requires confidence that the vision is aligned with the needs of the customers the company exists to serve. Without this, product leaders tend to either hedge their bets with small, safe, incremental adjustments or make no progress at all because they lack confidence in the right solution.

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The Best Thing about being a Product Manager

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2018, Brian Crofts. Watch now and see why he 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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Surviving the Existential Crisis of life as a product manager

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

In the world of product management, there’s one question that remains difficult and frustrating to answer no matter if you’re a newbie or…

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3 career tips for SDRs who want to become AEs

Intercom, Inc.

For many Sales Development Representatives, the natural next step in your career is to move into an Account Executive role. But bridging the gap from SDR to AE and proving you’re ready to take the next step isn’t always straightforward. The skills and mindset required to be an AE are quite different from that required of an SDR. While SDRs play an important role in acquiring and qualifying new sales opportunities , AEs are tasked with taking that initial interest from a prospect and turnin

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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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Creative Leadership by John Maeda

Mind the Product

Moore’s Law isn’t really a law, but semantics aside it essentially stipulates that computers have been doubling in speed roughly every two years. The compounding effect of this doubling is sometimes difficult to comprehend, but it means that today’s computers are two billion times faster than they were just a few decades ago. And if you extrapolate that compounding effect forward, the numbers get even stranger – by roughly 2040 that computer will be nine quintillion times

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Product Management Management

The Product Guy

How do you know you (or someone you are managing) are a great product manager? How do you continuously push the quality of product work higher in your organization? How do you identify what is ‘great’ product work anyways? This talk will give methods to help product managers grow and be great. It will be helpful for people that are product manager managers today, those who want to be managers, and any product manager that wants to take their skills up a level.

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Five Tips to Combating Ageism in Hiring, Part 1 - Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

About a year ago, I wrote “Hiring Trap: Don't Hire Anyone Older Than….” Unfortunately, ageism is still rampant. If you are a candidate over the age of 40, you have encountered ageism. If you are also unemployed while you are looking for a job, you might feel as if you are up the proverbial creek.

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What we shipped: 8 new features to create a best-in-class customer journey

Intercom, Inc.

In the past few years, companies have increasingly realized the value of personalization in acquiring and retaining customers. Adding a personal touch shows your visitors and customers that you care, making visitors more likely to become customers and customers more likely to become advocates for your brand. At Intercom, personalization is at the heart of our product – we help companies engage with their customers in a more personal way.

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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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Peace in the Valley: Tips for Growing Product Managers by Rob Crook

Mind the Product

In this #mtpengage Manchester talk, Rob Crook of Moonpig talks about product management mastery, and how to overcome imposter syndrome. He says that Robert Green calls it mastery, Tim Ferris calls it becoming superhuman, and Cal Newport says you need to practise it for 10,000 hours. There’s a modern obsession with self improvement – millennials spend double the amount that baby boomers spend on self-improvement activities.

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Identifying a Great Product Manager

The Product Guy

Good or great? Or something else? What skills should you develop to differentiate yourself and accelerate your path to greater success? Watch as we learn more from product management expert, Alisa Warshawski.

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Product Management Today Summer Reading List

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Expert insights. Personalized for you. We've gathered the very best expert insights from across the industry and they are peer-ranked by the Product Management Today community.

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Creating Flow and Value in Product Development

Amplitude

Let’s consider the time it takes to go from agreeing to do something to a customer receiving value. It may come as a surprise, but most of that time is not spent working. It’s spent waiting—waiting in backlogs, waiting for other people, waiting for feedback, waiting to be rolled out and adopted. In this 7-minute video, I explain why limiting work in progress, the scope of work, and handoffs between teams can increase flow and value in product development.

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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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AI at an Early Stage Startup by Zara Tam

Mind the Product

Zara Tam loves building things that make an impact. Now at Verve, she was formerly a product manager at Founders Factory, where she led a revolutionary AI recruitment product called Chosen. Built with the latest machine learning and search technologies, Chosen can help recruiters to find brilliant talent in a matter of minutes. In this ProductTank London talk, Zara shows how AI can transform the time-consuming processes that companies face when they scout for talent.

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Founder Exposed: Opening Up About Startup Failures and Vulnerability

First Round Review

Jeff Wald knows firsthand that behind every startup success story is a stack of seldom discussed defeats. The investor and three-time founder opens up about why leaders should embrace vulnerability, and offers tools for extracting lessons from failure and getting back in the game.

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Mapping: An introductory guide for product teams by Teresa Torres

Miro

Mapping: An introductory guide for product teamsVisual thinking is one of the most valuable parts of the creative process. It helps you think: drawing makes you get specific with your ideas and see them in new ways, so you can continue to iterate.Visual thinking frees up mental energy, offloading some memory into external displays and […]. The post Mapping: An introductory guide for product teams by Teresa Torres appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro.

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Product Managers Try To Find Stores To Fill Malls

The Accidental Product Manager

Malls need stores, but what kind of stores? Image Credit: Rene Schwietzke. When was the last time that you went out to a mall? For most of us, it’s probably been a while. We used to always go to the mall – that’s where you could get stuff, especially during the holidays. However, with the arrival of online shopping most of us don’t go to malls as much anymore.

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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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The Lizard Loop – How to Back up Rigour With Intuition by Roisi Proven

Mind the Product

In this #mtpengage Manchester talk, Roisi Proven of Gower Street Analytics talks about the lizard loop, which she describes as “backing rigour with intuition, after you’ve already backed up your intuition with rigour”. System 1 and System 2 thinking originate from the popular book Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. System 1 thinking, also known as your lizard brain, and is responsible for fast, automatic, frequent, unconscious decisions.

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Founder Exposed: Opening Up About Startup Failures and Vulnerability

First Round Review

Jeff Wald knows firsthand that behind every startup success story is a stack of seldom discussed defeats. The investor and three-time founder opens up about why leaders should embrace vulnerability, and offers tools for extracting lessons from failure and getting back in the game.

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Recruiting Tech Specialists for Research: Why it’s Hard and How to Make it Work.

Generation Focus

If you have ever needed to recruit technical profiles for research, then you probably know that this is a challenging group to reach. We’ve spent time investigating the underlying causes of this issue and fool-proofing the outreach strategies that can give you the best chances of success in finding and engaging the people you need. Why technology professionals are hard to recruit: People who work in tech are difficult to engage for many reasons, but mainly because they are busy.

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From PM to CEO: How Sundar Pichai’s Background in Product Paved the Way for Becoming CEO at Google

ProductPlan

It’s been nearly five years since Sundar Pichai took the reins as CEO of Google. How did this relatively unknown product manager in his early 40s rocket through the ranks to take control of one of the largest and most powerful tech companies of all time? The short answer: By realizing that a decidedly unsexy yet strategically critical aspect of Google’s search business was vulnerable and turning it into the key driver behind some of the tech giant’s most influential products.

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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