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Project Work vs Product Work

Johanna Rothman

We hear a lot these days about project-based organizations vs. product-based organizations. Much of what we do in software is in service of products. Products tend to evolve over time. When we work on projects, we learn from the experience. However, once we finish this release, the “product” (the output of the project) doesn’t change and incorporate our learning for the future.

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Your Teams Don’t Talk with Customers Enough?—?Here is an Easy Fix

Product Management Lessons from the Trenches

Your Teams Don’t Talk with Customers Enough - Here is an Easy Fix Do you ever feel like your teams don’t have the pulse of the market? Like they don’t get enough time with real users/customers? Especially the product and marketing teams focused on building products that people will love and on communicating to customers in a way that will resonate?—?

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How to Maintain a Coherent Product Roadmap While Still Giving Others a Voice

ProductCraft

Imagine you’re going about your day when an executive at your company approaches you: “Hey! I have a great idea for the product and we absolutely have to do something with it!” Most product people know where this is going because these kind of requests from stakeholders are a fact of life for us. Often. The post How to Maintain a Coherent Product Roadmap While Still Giving Others a Voice appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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The “Miss”

The Product Bistro

Revenues are softening, some long term decline is suddenly accelerating, and you are missing plan. Senior management wants to know why, and – more importantly – what are you doing about it. They point their fingers to Product Management to right the ship. The Problem – Product Management has many tools in its bag that […].

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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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Relationship Goals: How to Resolve the Tension Between Product Management and Sales

Mind the Product

Product managers have a unique view on what’s happening across the business, provided the relationships are working well. They work at the intersection of the User Experience, Business, and Technical teams, and have the opportunity to tap into the collective knowledge of these teams, in addition to their own interactions with the market. Source: Martin Eriksson, Mind the Product.

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Announcing our new four-part series on sales – The Sales Handbook

Intercom, Inc.

Today we’re publishing a brand new, four-part series on sales – The Sales Handbook. Sales is the lifeblood of every business. Without it, you have no way of acquiring new customers, upselling existing ones or of driving predictable, scalable revenue. But sales is also one of the hardest functions to get right, especially today. Modern buyers have hundreds, if not thousands, of choices, and selling to them is far more complex than scheduling a generic email cadence or relying on a few differentia

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IoT Framework for Product Managers

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this post, I present an IoT framework to help Product Managers tackle the complexity of IoT products. This framework provides an easy-to-follow structure to uncover requirements at each layer of the IoT stack, including business decisions, technical decisions, and more. Product Management for an Internet of Things product can be very daunting and confusing, even for […].

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#mtpcon comes to Singapore in 2019!

Mind the Product

Mind the Product started with a simple premise – that by coming together as a community we can all learn from each other, become better product managers, and improve our craft. We started with just 25 people in the back room of a London pub, but have quickly grown that product community to over 155 cities around the world. In 2012 we wanted to connect all those communities and share even bigger lessons, so we started a conference in London.

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Portfolio Product Manager Responsibilities

Product Management University

To what extent should a product manager be concerned about the portfolio? Is there a portfolio product manager role? There are portfolio product manager roles, but all product managers share responsibilities for the portfolio. There are things you do to your products for purposes of customer retention and then there are things you do to your products in conjunction with other products to form solutions.

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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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How to Recruit Hard to Find Research Respondents

Generation Focus

Performing market research requires direct interaction with your target demographic. Researchers need hard data from the individuals in their market. This data comes in the form of answers to survey questions, interviews, focus group responses, test sessions, and any other study being used by researchers. In some cases, it is perfectly acceptable to use qualitative data retrieved from services such as Usertesting.com and Respondent.io to market test your product or business.

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Future Founders, Here’s How to Spot and Build in Nonobvious Markets

First Round Review

Nonobvious markets can lead to hypergrowth, but they’re hard to spot in the moment. Leaning on his experience as a seasoned investor and operator, Elad Gil shares four principles to help uncover the three types of opportunities that others are overlooking.

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How to get Things Done: Raise Your Organizational Awareness

Mind the Product

Organizational Awareness: The Leader’s Sixth Sense. In our product management community, we rightly place a great deal of attention on the people who are going to use our products. We are constantly answering that seemingly basic (yet challenging) question: What problem are we trying to solve for customers? We test our ideas again and again. Ensuring the design, functionality and technology meets that crucial – often unspoken – user need.

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Three Ways to Get Better At Selling Products You Have

Product Management University

It’s easier to sell products that don’t exist because they can do anything buyers want. Unfortunately, no one makes money selling products you don’t have. Here are three ways to get better at selling products you have and grow revenue faster. Identify the target buyers that benefit most from your current products – as is. Determine the market dynamics that are most influencing those buyers and communicate how your tactical products help them meet the market-imposed strate

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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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Churn Rate: Solutions With UX Design? Case Study On Xeropan

UX Studio

The secret of reducing churn rate? Well done churn analysis and action on the results. In this case study, we show how we enhanced the user experience and gave solutions to reduce the churn rate for Xeropan. A gamified language learning application, Xeropan helps people learn English with fun exercises such as interactive videos, chatbot conversations and weekly lessons.

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Introducing Mind Maps by RealtimeBoard: a simple yet smart new tool

Miro

The #1 visual collaboration platform, RealtimeBoard, now supports the automated creation of mind maps. Structuring your ideas has just become more intuitive with RealtimeBoard. Thanks to our growing expertise in visual collaboration and feedback from 2 million users worldwide, we were able to make truly ‘smart’ boards that help you create mind maps faster.

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Launching a Multi-Sided Marketplace? Why Design Sprints are Essential

Mind the Product

More and more enterprise businesses have embraced multi-sided marketplaces to extend existing business models and explore new territories for growth. For example, in 2009, Walmart launched its own Marketplace to connect third-party merchants with Walmart customers partly to catch up with Amazon’s already established third-party marketplace. General Motors launched Maven, a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects owners of GM cars with people who need to rent cars.

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IoT Data Monetization

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we dive deep into IoT Data Monetization approaches. My guest is Aleksander Poniewiereski, who joins us today all the way from Poland. Aleksander is the Global IoT Leader at EY where he is responsible for leading their advisory practice focused on IoT. Aleksander brings a unique perspective that I haven’t […].

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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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Video: Developing a Continuous Feedback Loop

Sachin Rekhi

Video: Developing a Continuous Feedback Loop. Slides: Developing a Continuous Feedback Loop. Essay: Designing Your Product's Continuous Feedback Loop. Earlier this year True Ventures invited to me to speak at True University, their annual conference for portfolio companies. I decided to expand upon an essay I originally wrote in 2016 about developing a continuous feedback loop for your product with detailed case studies of how I have implemented such a feedback loop for my current startup, Notej

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“Agile” is More Than a Buzzword: Continuous Improvement

Clever PM

There’s more to being Agile than just blindly following the rules and processes of any specific methodology. One of the core components of effective Agile practice is internalizing the concept of continuous improvement. As I’ve touched on in other articles, Agile is a direct descendant of the concepts originating in the lean manufacturing movements of […].

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5 Ways Real-Time Data Can Make Your Business More Efficient

Indicative

In almost all areas of our lives, we expect to know what’s going on instantly — we receive news alerts seconds after a large event happens, and we can track traffic and train delays on our phones. So why would you settle for business analytics that don’t keep up with the rest of your life? That’s why we’re announcing a new, quick set-up integration that will bring your analytics up to speed.

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Don’t Upset Your Customers – Maybe

Pragmatic Marketing

“Hello Mark, I have a pricing topic you may or may not want to use in a blog. I recently returned from a weekend trip to Denver. I booked the flights using Travelocity, because the cheap Southwest airlines fares are were all gone. I flew United to Denver and returned on Frontier. Everything about the flights was fine (on-time, cleanliness, quality of service, etc.), with the exception of my online check-in with Frontier.

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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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Should product managers have a technical background?

ProductCraft Debates

When we posed this question to our debaters, we got a resounding sigh of recognition. Many product leaders seem to be debating this question amongst themselves and within their teams. What product is, and even more so, what product management is, differs with every company, and the question of background, skills, and expertise of product. The post Should product managers have a technical background?

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How to Recruit Hard to Find Research Respondents

Generation Focus

Performing market research requires direct interaction with your target demographic. Researchers need hard data from the individuals in their market. This data comes in the form of answers to survey questions, interviews, focus group responses, test sessions, and any other study being used by researchers. In some cases, it is perfectly acceptable to use qualitative data retrieved from panel services such as Usertesting.com and Respondent.io to gather data on your product or business.

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Make your Product Intuition Stronger with Data

The Product Coalition

As product people, we sometimes get flashes of creative genius thinking where we are certain that a particular idea will be adopted by all users or will improve a user experience and our natural bias is to push to prioritizing it on the roadmap. When asked why this should be prioritized so highly, we would typically respond with “ it just feels right and it is what the users will want.

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Don’t Upset Your Customers – Maybe

Pragmatic Marketing

“Hello Mark, I have a pricing topic you may or may not want to use in a blog. I recently returned from a weekend trip to Denver. I booked the flights using Travelocity, because the cheap Southwest airlines fares are were all gone. I flew United to Denver and returned on Frontier. Everything about the flights was fine (on-time, cleanliness, quality of service, etc.), with the exception of my online check-in with Frontier.

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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.