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Five Lessons on Continuous Discovery

The Product Coalition

The antithesis of modern Product is mindlessly building a list of features. It’s an anti-pattern to rarely talk to your customers… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Tips for Becoming a Head of Product

Roman Pichler

Be Prepared to Look after People, Not Products. When you become a head of product, you move into a line management position. Consequently, your focus shifts from managing a product to looking after the product people on your team and empowering them to do a great job. Instead of creating, for example, product strategies and roadmaps and tracking KPIs , you should help the people on your team acquire the right knowledge and develop the right skills so that they can carry out the relevant work on

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How to make Cool Design?

Imaginary Cloud - Design

Everyone wants cool designs, but do we know what coolness is? This article seeks to explain the definition of coolness and further describes (with examples) each characteristic of what is perceived as cool. Last but not least, we describe how to make cool designs even when working with very different projects. Table of Contents. What is cool? What makes Design cool?

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Core Concept: The Role of User Research in a Continuous Discovery World

Product Talk

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been exploring what a product trio is , how decision-making works in product trios , and why more roles aren’t included. Today, we are going to tackle how user researchers fit into this puzzle. You can watch the short video or read a lightly edited transcript below the video. Why aren’t user researchers included in product trios?

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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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Getting the max from an MVP – Dan Olsen

Mind the Product

Want to make a veteran product person sad? Just ask them how they’ve used MVPs in the past. Once you get past the sobbing, you’re likely to get stories of the myriad ways that a perfectly good experiment got turned into a v1 release. It doesn’t have to be like that! Dan Olsen joins us [.] Read more » The post Getting the max from an MVP – Dan Olsen appeared first on Mind the Product.

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B2B Product Manager June 2021

Product Management University

B2B Product Manager June 2021 Issue. When you look at the maturity curve for your product management team, don’t focus so much on the skills they have. Pay more attention to the business outcomes customers get from products your team is delivering. Also, read on to see how product management can earn its way into the driver’s seat on strategic direction until someone else proves they know it better.

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How Natural Language Processing Can Revolutionize The Financial Industry

The Product Coalition

Since volumes of textual data increase, natural language processing becomes an effective tool for financial analysis. Here are four ways it helps. Photo by Morgan Housel on Unsplash The language is the substance absorbing information from the epochs, reflecting social trends and giving a profound insight into things happening to us, humans, today. It’s the most natural communication medium for us.

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Applying a ‘Time-To-Market’ KPI in product

Mind the Product

Time-To-Market (TTM) is a hot topic presented and explained by a lot of product people. When it comes to implementing this for your product, there isn’t much information on how to do this. This article will drive you through the journey on how to apply TTM KPI in your organization. What is Time-To-Market? It’s a [.] Read more » The post Applying a ‘Time-To-Market’ KPI in product appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Top 143 Social Media Groups For MSPs, VARs, And Tech Channel Professionals

Jay McBain

The channel is very large, highly diverse, and incredibly decentralized. Channel partners know that to be successful, they need to carve out a niche — whether that be by line of business, by industry (and, increasingly, by subindustry), by size of customer, geographically, technologically, and by business model. These six vectors are not mutually exclusive, […].

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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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When Your Product Is Your People

dscout People Nerds

Lisa Madokoro and Taylor Kim of Shopify’s Talent Insights & Research team on building meaningful human experiences when the “users” are your colleagues.

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How Does Custom Packaging Contribute to Small Businesses?

The Product Coalition

It does not matter whether you are doing your business on a smaller scale or a larger one. The thing is you need to be consistent enough to think about promoting your business on every platform wherever it can be promoted well to get fruitful results. A couple of research studies have proved that there is a huge difference between the old and recent business models.

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Integrating social responsibility into product development

Mind the Product

It’s time to add socially responsible to the current product-development trifecta of desirable, feasible and viable. It’s no longer enough to focus on building products that are desirable for customers, feasible to build, and viable for our organizations. We need products that are socially responsible as well. In a world facing catastrophic climate chaos, growing [.

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NFT Trends in Japan

freshtrax

NFT’s (Non-fungible tokens) have been a big trend in 2021 though they have been around since 2014. So why are they gaining so much popularity now? It’s difficult to pinpoint the main reason for this digital craze, but it’s certainly due to the culmination of many factors that have occurred around the world in 2020. Before we go over some NFT trends around the world, let’s briefly discuss what an NFT is and how they work with blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

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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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Product Love Podcast: Adam Brotman, CEO of Brightloom

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I sat down with Adam Brotman, CEO of Brightloom. Brightloom creates meaningful relationships between people and the brands they love. Before Brightloom, Adam Brotman was the EVP of Global Retail Operations and Chief Digital Officer at Starbucks. Adam is an experienced leader in the digital world, where he’s led several. Read more » The post Product Love Podcast: Adam Brotman, CEO of Brightloom appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Company Ideation and Formation

The Product Coalition

How Entrepreneurship Practices Influences How Companies are Formed Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Hooked! Connect, engage and inspire with storytelling by Yamini Naidu

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon Digital APAC session, Yamini Naidu, author of Supercharge Results with Storytelling reveals how to discover business storytelling, explore the use of storytelling and identify storytelling applications in your context. She explains the importance of a well-crafted story and message, why influence is the contemporary tool of our time, and how to use it to [.

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13 Best Product Management Books to Read in 2021 – Product Manager Must-Reads

Userpilot

What are the best product management books to add to your 2021 reading list? We’ve put together a list for you with a few staples from every product manager’s bookshelf and some new releases too. So read on for a quick summary of each book, who the author is, and key points, so you can pick a book for your next beach day. TL;DR. Continuous Discovery Habits by Teresa Torres teaches you how to set up a continuous discovery system within your organization with actionable exercises.

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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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Creating value with continuous discovery—a discussion with Teresa Torres (Part 2)

ProductBoard

Continuous discovery means you prioritize regular interactions with your customers and use what you learn in those interactions to fuel your product strategy. While many teams agree with this concept in theory, they can find it hard to implement a true continuous discovery practice. Teresa Torres is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach.

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Product Analysis in a World of Funnels

The Product Coalition

How to leverage the Swiss Army Knife of Products Analytics Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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SUNDAY REWIND: Linda Rising on Science vs Stories

Mind the Product

With only two weeks to go until #mtpcon Digital Americas (July 14-15), it reminded us of this legendary talk by Linda Rising, author, lecturer, and consultant. She discusses product decision making and how to make the best calls through stories and science. In this awesome talk from Mind the Product San Francisco, Linda argues that cognitive [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Linda Rising on Science vs Stories appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Pirate Metrics For Product-Led SaaS-How Does The AARRR Framework Look Like In SaaS

Userpilot

What are Pirate Metrics? Invented in 2007 by Dave McClure, pirate metrics is a framework that is still used by businesses to measure and optimize customer interaction across their lifecycle. But how does the pirate metrics framework work for SaaS and how can it help drive growth? That's exactly what I'm going to cover in this article, so read on.

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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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Braden Kowitz on what to do when you don’t know how to fix your product

ProductBoard

Written by Braden Kowitz, Co-Founder and Product Designer at Range Labs, for our ebook, “The Path to Product Excellence: Stories and Advice From the Field“ When you’re a product leader, people look to you for answers. Why is the churn rate high? Why is feature X not being used? How do we get revenue up? And most importantly, what are we going to do to fix it all?

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Are Meetings Eating Up All Your Time While Working From Home?

The Product Coalition

Use these tips to maximize your effectiveness during the day. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Organizing around complex products at the intersection of physical and digital by Matthew Cornford

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, head of product at Ocado, Matthew Cornford, provides some tips on how product managers can get teams organized when dealing with complex physical and digital products. Watch the video to see Matthew’s talk in full or read on for an overview of his key points: Provide autonomy Embrace Conway’s Law [.] Read more » The post Organizing around complex products at the intersection of physical and digital by Matthew Cornford appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Product-Led Growth is Dead. Long Live Product Led Growth!

Userpilot

"Build it and they will come"; "You shouldn't do sales. You should be Product-Led!" these common misconceptions about Product-Led Growth , often perpetuated by PLG fanatics, do both PLG and SaaS more harm than good. No wonder people on LinkedIn are saying "Product-Led Growth is dead" Or should be. I've read on LinkedIn recently that Product-Led Growth…doesn't exist: Now – look.

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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!