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Empowering Development Teams

Roman Pichler

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Don’t let your roadmapping process put you in handcuffs

ProductBoard

When people think of product management or product strategy, the first thing they think of is the roadmap. And for good reason. Roadmapping offers a tangible view into the product development process. That’s why you’ll find so much information about how to approach and build better roadmaps. But as valuable as they can be, you need to make sure they don’t handcuff your product development.

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How to use Empathy Mapping to Create Better Digital Products and Services

Emerge Insights

Companies that create exceptional customer experiences (CX) stand out from the competition. Great customer experiences create value for both customers and the business. It’s a focus on building a win/win relationship. Empathy mapping can be an invaluable tool to help you focus on the right things: Shifting your teams into a customer-centric mindset, identifying what […].

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When Your Sprint Planning Meeting Goes Off the Rails

ProductPlan

Ask a room full of agile product managers what comes out of a sprint planning meeting, and most will list two things. The sprint goal: a written summary of what the team expects to complete during the next sprint. The sprint backlog: a list of items pulled from the product backlog that the team agrees to work on. But there’s a third thing that comes out of many sprint planning sessions: disagreement.

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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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Be a Director, not a Manager by Fareed Mosavat

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Fareed Mosavat, Director of Product, Lifecycle, at Slack, shares his early career lessons on creativity from Pixar. He says being a great product leader is about being a director instead of a manager. Products have become much more complex over the last 20 years and an increasingly competitive and crowded marketplace has led to the creation of new roles, different teams, design sprints and methodologies.

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Does Your Product Management Team Need to Transform?

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar, Five Steps to Transform Your Product Management Team , if you are a PM leader looking to improve your team’s people, process, and tools, to build a team of Product Leaders. Register here. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”. – John F. Kennedy. Change is an undeniable part of the business world and can provide as many opportunities as it does challenges.

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Fundamentals of Product Management – For the Last Time

Sequent Learning

Fundamentals of Product Management – For the Last Time. People often ask me why I write books and articles about product management. Sometimes I write as an outgrowth of my benchmark research with results worth sharing for the greater good of our community. Sometimes I detect patterns or trends in business performance that would benefit product people with a clarification or a ‘how-to’ guideline.

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Empowering Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Show People that You Care. Empowering development teams starts with taking a sincere interest in the individuals, attentively listening to their ideas and concerns, and empathising with them. This shows that you care and value people’s perspective; it builds trust; and it gives the team members the confidence to step up and take ownership. If people don’t feel safe, they may shy away from accepting additional authority and only do what their job description requires.

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Get your team up and over the line with data-driven sales coaching

Intercom, Inc.

Sales has an unavoidable reality: sometimes, your team won’t hit their numbers. If your team isn’t reaching their goals, what are you doing as a leader to help them get up and over the line? Every manager should know how to effectively coach their reps. This coaching helps them drive their team and their company to greater productivity and higher sales.

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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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Personal Growth – the Essence of Your Product Career by Kristina Walcker-Mayer

Mind the Product

In this talk from #MTP Engage Hamburg, I look at how you can embrace and accept your strengths and weaknesses and at what kind of people should you partner up with to create true value and drive success for your customers, your company, and yourself. Product careers are very complex because they require a very broad and deep understanding of business, different functions, people, trends, and technology.

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Three Techniques for Uncovering Root Cause Customer Needs

Product Management University

When it comes to uncovering customer needs, it’s easy to get caught in the trap reacting and developing products and features that they ask for without first understanding the real business need and its value. Here are three techniques you can employ to uncover customer needs at the root cause level before reacting and investing in products or services that may not hit the mark. 1.

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2 Big Product Management Trends to Keep an Eye On

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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40 Favorite Interview Questions from Some of the Sharpest Folks We Know

First Round Review

Given the high-stakes nature of every hire, interviewing chops are always in need of sharpening. We’ve spent the past few months reaching out to some of the most thoughtful company builders in our network to pose a simple question: What’s your favorite interview question to ask and why? Here are their answers.

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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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Rapid Prototyping – Philip Pantelides on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

For our first episode back after a summer break, we chat with Philip Pantelides, who takes us on a journey through Japan, Indonesia and beyond. (er, Bristol.) As the Head of Product for Premium Services at Cookpad, Philip has become known for his unstinting attention to detail, and taking rapid prototyping to a whole new level. Quote of the Episode.

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Prioritize Yourself

Ask Benny

There is no such concept as no time. It always gets down to priorities. Prioritizing Others If you ask product managers what are they responsible for, you will get various answers depending on the character of that product manager and the company in which they are working. Different product managers in different companies handle different tasks and different responsibilities based on their beliefs and how the company sees them.

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Inspiration from Adversity

The Product Guy

Often the best product ideas and approaches are borne out of great adversity. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Mihaela Draghici.

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40 Favorite Interview Questions from Some of the Sharpest Folks We Know

First Round Review

Given the high-stakes nature of every hire, interviewing chops are always in need of sharpening. We’ve spent the past few months reaching out to some of the most thoughtful company builders in our network to pose a simple question: *What’s your favorite interview question to ask and why? *Here are their answers.

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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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How to Avoid Market Feedback Traps

Mind the Product

If you were to ask me whether you, as a product manager , should you always listen to market feedback? My answer would be yes, definitely. Sometimes. Here’s why. Henry Ford is famously quoted as eschewing market feedback by saying that if he’d listened to his customers, they’d have asked for faster horses. Interestingly, I learned that Ford’s “faster horse quote” was never actually said.

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Prioritize Yourself

Ask Benny

There is no such concept as no time. It always gets down to priorities. Prioritizing Others If you ask product managers what are they responsible for, you will get various answers depending on the character of that product manager and the company in which they are working. Different product managers in different companies handle different tasks and different responsibilities based on their beliefs and how the company sees them.

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Types of product managers

The Product Coalition

A short guide that will help you find your career path in product management Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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Customer feedback examples from 10 leading companies – Google, Facebook, Amazon…

Usersnap

We’re glad to see more and more big companies putting customer feedback at high priority, so today we want to share the top 10 customer feedback examples with you to help you get started in your own feedback process. What to take note on these customer feedback examples. You want to be careful when asking customers for feedback, or you may end up wasting their time.

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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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Socially Preferable by Nathan Kinch

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Nathan Kinch, CEO at Greater Than X, examines the issues of ethics, privacy, and trust. He looks at how product managers can kick-start their ethics journey and ship products that make life better for everyone. The Edelman Trust Barometer is a resource that measures levels of trust in different contexts. It shows us that in 2017, trust levels were the lowest they have ever been.

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Prioritize Yourself

Ask Benny

There is no such concept as no time. It always gets down to priorities. Prioritizing Others. If you ask product managers what are they responsible for, you will get various answers depending on the character of that product manager and the company in which they are working. Different product managers in different companies handle different tasks and different responsibilities based on their beliefs and how the company sees them.

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How To Structure and Manage Your Product Analytics Team

Amplitude

Over the last fifteen years, I have noticed a pattern. As I have worked with companies, departments, and teams to help them make more data-informed decisions, I have noticed that they usually fall into one of three categories: They fully integrate evidence-based decision-making into how they work. They aspire to be in the first group, but have yet to experience that enlightened and elusive state of full integration (they are still building the muscle).

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Which participant recruitment method should I use for user research?

Userzoom

Technically there are an infinite number of ways you could attempt to recruit participants for your user research. But instead of putting a QR code on confetti and unleashing it at a stadium, or renting a plane to fly along the beach with a URL floating behind it, how about we take a look at the most common and effective methods for participant recruiting, as well as the pros and cons of each.

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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!