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How Warby Parker Makes Every Point In Its Employee Lifecycle Extraordinary

First Round Review

Warby Parker is known for being a wonderful place to work. Here, Co-founder Dave Gilboa breaks down exactly how they've constructed this culture. Continue reading at First Round Review »

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Run Less Software

Intercom, Inc.

by Rich Archbold, Senior Director of Engineering at Intercom. It’s hard to win a battle you don’t realise you’re in. It’s even harder if you don’t know all of the armies on the field, their strategies and weapons, or even who’s a friend and who’s a foe. The same is true in software. We are all in a battle, multiple battles in fact, with a lot at stake: whether it’s the fate of the company we work for or for the product that we build.

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Always Think MVP

Ask Benny

Why you should always assume you are not going to make it on time. MVP vs MVE When developing a product or a feature, if you follow the lean methodology, you first need to validate demand. This means you apply the build-measure-learn cycle and try to ship a minimal viable product (MVP) to validate your hypothesis. In a lot of cases you actually start with a minimal viable experiment (MVE).

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What is the Value of Agility?

Clever PM

One of the many challenges that Product Managers face in trying to move organizations toward a more agile approach to product development is that some stakeholders simply don’t see the value in the shift. They believe that, since their way has worked for them for so long that there’s no need to change — after […]. Product Management Agile Culture Development Good PM Influence Leadership Lean MVP Organization PM Priorities Scrum User Stories

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Fail Well, Pivot Fast: Product Experimentation for Continuous Discovery

Speaker: William Haas Evans - Principal Consultant, Head of Product Strategy & Design Practice, Kuroshio Consulting

This presentation will explore the basics of the scientific method and examine how proper experimental design, multiple hypothesis testing, cohort analysis, and split testing can effectively reduce batch size and lead to validated insights. You'll leave the webinar with a new understanding of how to experiment in a way that generates real insights, not just noise.

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Develop Your Hiring System Like a Product to Eliminate Bias and Boost Retention

First Round Review

At Medium, Dan Pupius and his team built a tremendously successful rubric for hiring using the principles of product development. Here's how they did it. Continue reading at First Round Review »

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IoT Product Leadership – Episode 04: How to Create an IoT Hardware Platform

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Andrew Scheuermann, CEO of Arch Systems, shares excellent insight on his company’s approach to modular solutions as well as expert advice on building hardware for the Internet of Things. Subscribe on iTunes | Android | Stitcher | Tunein | Google Play Topics we discuss in this episode: Andrew shares his background and about Arch Systems. […]. The post IoT Product Leadership – Episode 04: How to Create an IoT Hardware Platform appeared first on TechProductManagement.

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Vivek Bedi – The Awesome Product Manager

Mind the Product

Vivek Bedi is the Head of Product at LearnVest. He has over 15 years’ product management experience, working for companies like Goldman Sachs, Sterling Backcheck, and now LearnVest. In his presentation, talks about LearnVest, the role of a product manager, and what he’s learned from his years as a product manager. A Great Product Manager. Vivek believes a huge part of being a product manager is being a strategic thinker. A product manager, he says, needs to have a vision and roadmap.

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March BOM: Use Scenarios

Pragmatic Marketing

March’s Box of the month is use scenarios. Throughout the month we’ll highlight articles, webinars, podcasts and blog posts that will help you focus on illustrating market problems using stories that put each problem in context. We’ll share tips for highly successful requirements gathering and take a look at ways to reduce the risk of product failure. For a full list of relevant articles, webinars and blog posts, check out our Box of the Month page.

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GitHub’s Joel Califa on keeping sight of your users

Intercom, Inc.

A product designer at a growing company has two key constituents: their users and their business. In his recent post “Subverted Design” , GitHub Senior Product Designer Joel Califa reminds us that if we gear too far to toward the latter, we can lose sight of our all-important users in the process. Before linking up with GitHub, Joel was a product design manager at Digital Ocean. He’s also taught front-end web development at General Assembly and been a Design Mentor at Andreessen Horowitz.

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How to Build Your Product Team's Second Brain

Product management is one of the most complex knowledge jobs. Download and see how you can dramatically increase productivity and chances of building the right product for the right audience when you manage work and knowledge at the same place.

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How to Write Good Product Docs

Amplitude

Documentation gets a bad rap. It’s a dirty word – especially at tech startups where it seems to go against every grain in our rebellious, “move fast and break things” brains. Documentation, we say to ourselves, is for historians. Everyone on my team is already aligned, we tell ourselves, so why waste time on writing it down. Wrong. Docs are sexy. I would go so far as to say that keen documentation is a core competency of effective product management. That’s right.

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The Testing Mindset – How to Find Product/Market fit

Mind the Product

“There is a way to do it better. Find it!” ” Thomas Edison. Here’s the thing with innovation, you can’t just tell people to be innovative. A great idea doesn’t always come when you’re sitting at your desk between 9:00am and the end of your working day. Here at etventure we’ve tried various approaches to innovation in the last few years, and what we’ve learned is that success cannot be planned.

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Prepare for Global Growth in the New Issue of Pragmatic Marketer

Pragmatic Marketing

Product professionals face many complexities when introducing products into new markets. To be successful, It’s important to take into account the unique needs and perspectives of each market. That’s where we can help. We share first-hand accounts of successes and failures, including the importance of embracing cultural differences and how to build an effective team across multiple locations.

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How to master your sales handover

Intercom, Inc.

In a relay race, the most exciting moments often come not at the finish line, but when the baton gets passed from one runner to the next. There is an exhilarating tension because, while the best runners can make it look so effortless, barely breaking stride, it is fraught with risk. Those same runners, with all of their training and talent, can sometimes still fumble the pass, drop the baton and lose the race in a moment. The risks of a fumbled handover aren’t just restricted to athletics.

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50 Tests You Should Know for Website Optimization

When it comes to digital customer experience, continuous optimization is the only strategy that truly helps you stay ahead of the game. Download AB Tasty’s guide to web optimization featuring 50 real examples of tests you can use to drive growth.

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How to write good product docs

Amplitude

Can you imagine a more exciting topic? Me neither. . Documentation” gets a bad rap. It’s a dirty word — especially at tech startups where it seems to go against every grain in our rebellious, “move fast and break things” brains. Documentation, we say to ourselves, is for historians. Everyone on my team is already aligned, we tell ourselves, so why waste time on writing it down. Wrong. Docs are sexy.

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Most startups don’t starve, they drown. Here is why, and how to survive.

The Product Coalition

Startups don’t starve, they drown. Here is why, and how to survive. It was 2010 when I watched the online stream of the Startup Lessons Learned conference, initiated by Eric Ries. I went with the cofounder of my first startup, which we used as our own “industry project” for our masters, and a couple of other students to Birmingham.

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Value Conversations for Product Teams

Pragmatic Marketing

I first heard the term “value conversation” when working with folks from VeraSage Institute. They are evangelists for value-based pricing to professional services companies. They battle pricing by the hour and advocate for pricing by the job based on the value you deliver. To do that well, you need to have the value conversation with the customer. How much value are you able to deliver? A little research shows that the “value conversation” is used a lot in other sales situations.

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We’re doubling our product teams in San Francisco, Dublin & London

Intercom, Inc.

Six years ago, Intercom invented business messaging – helping internet businesses interact with their customers in a personal, scalable way that had never been done before. Today we are proud that 500 million business conversations happen each month through Intercom, and that number is doubling year-over-year.

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Defeating the Analysis Paralysis of Building vs. Buying

Speaker: Robert Webber, VP Product Flow Optimization at Construx

Product managers need to consider all alternatives when they decide to build their product. This dilemma plagues us all. Many organizations have been able to establish effective outsourcing models, but there are so many options, from contract labor to offshore employees. Which option creates the greatest value for your organization?

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UX Confessions – Does A UX Personality Type Exist?

UX Studio

As a UX researcher, I am constantly looking for patterns. Can we define a UX personality type? What attributes help UXers do their job on a daily basis? Has this job shaped their personality? I organized a loose discussion with three of my teammates to learn more. Once upon a time, three young people wanted to change career path. At UX studio, Luca Morovián and Rui Ramalhete work as designers and Ági Kiss as a researcher in UX. They each have taken an interesting road.

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Data Protection: How to Prepare for GDPR by Creating a Culture of Stewardship

Mind the Product

It seems to be a weekly occurrence that an organisation suffers some form of hack or data breach. A government survey published in May 2016 revealed that two-thirds of large UK businesses had been hit by a cyber breach or attack in the previous 12 months. Regular penetration testing, bug bounty systems, and getting to know your local “white hat” ethical hacker can all help, but one of the best defences is, I believe, to develop a culture of stewardship across your organisation.

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How to Deal with Unknown Unknowns in Project Planning

Amplitude

When your team is trying to build something that doesn’t currently exist, the development process is full of moments of uncertainty. These are times where you don’t just not know what to build, you don’t even know how you would build it. These might be moments where you don’t really know what your real problem is—just that you have one. One litmus test for this: if you’re working on your product and you hit a roadblock, and you can’t find a satisfactory answer to your question on Stack Overflow.

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How Warby Parker Makes Every Point In Its Employee Lifecycle Extraordinary

First Round Review

Warby Parker is known for being a wonderful place to work. Here, Co-founder Dave Gilboa breaks down exactly how they've constructed this culture

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Modern Data Architecture for Embedded Analytics

Data has gone from a mere result of applications & processes to being crowned king. Picking the right avenue to data architecture depends on your organization’s needs. Development teams should build in stages, starting with a task that can be solved.

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What are the major product management trends heading into 2018?

AlphaHQ

Every year, we survey 150+ digital product managers to benchmark and highlight their activities, preferences, and perceptions. It’s been an honor to watch the industry blossom and see the role emerge as one of the hottest in business. Today, there are more conferences, resources, and tools than ever to support product management. If you’re interested in really leveling up, you can read the full 16-page report here and listen to my interview with The Everyday Innovator.

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What We’ve Learned From Using Kanban

Mind the Product

Introduction. Last year, our team here at insightsoftware.com, makers of Hubble , moved from Scrum to a Kanban software development approach. In my last Mind the Product article , I shared my insights on our transition as we were right in the thick of it. In this follow-up post, I want to share some more developed thoughts and findings from myself and our development team. Looking Back to 2017. Being able to develop continuously but release periodically has always been the goal of our team.

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How to Deal With Unknown Unknowns in Project Planning

Amplitude

This is a guest post from Dillon Forest, cofounder, CTO & product manager at RankScience. When your team is trying to build something that doesn’t currently exist, the development process is full of moments of uncertainty. These are times where you don’t just not know what to build, you don’t even know how you would build it. These might be moments where you don’t really know what your real problem is—just that you have one.

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How Software Usage Analytics Helps Vendors Succeed with Subscription Pricing Models

Revulytics

Last year PTC announced a major shift from perpetual licensing to subscription licensing for all new software licenses in the Americas and Western Europe for its core CAD and PLM software and ThingWorx IoT platform.

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10 Rules to More Streamlined Data Modeling

Apache Kafka is a powerful piece of software that can solve a lot of problems. Like most libraries and frameworks, you get out of it what you put into it. Learn 10 rules that will help you perfect your Kafka system to get ahead.

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Why Has Business Education Failed Business

Rahul Abhyankar

This article [Want to Kill Your Economy? Have MBA Programs Churn out Takers Not Makers] by Rana Foroohar based on her book “Makers & Takers: The Rise of Finance and Fall of American Business” talks about the state of business education in the US. For my friends in India, I am curious to know if … Continue reading Why Has Business Education Failed Business → Business Schools Career/Leadership Product Management

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How to Create an IoT Hardware Platform

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Andrew Scheuermann, CEO of Arch Systems, shares excellent insights on his company’s approach to modular solutions as well as expert advice on building hardware for the Internet of Things. Subscribe on iTunes | Android | Stitcher | Tunein | Google Play Topics we discuss in this episode: Andrew shares his background and about Arch Systems. […]. The post How to Create an IoT Hardware Platform appeared first on Daniel Elizalde. Podcast

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A New Day in Analytics for Seed Stage Startups

Amplitude

Startup founders and product leaders are building the future. Here’s how we want to help them. Building startups is hard and getting harder. We estimate that there are over 5M web and mobile applications out there. However, customer expectations on the value and level of service a software product should offer them are very high today. As a result, analysts estimate that only 0.01% of these 5M applications are going to be commercially successful.