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The 5 Most Lethal Mistakes in Product Development

BrainMates

On average, about 40% of the products launched by organisations are failing to meet their intended objectives. Some quotes put this higher – up to 80 or even 95% – but 40% is what empirical evidence indicates and, even if this is an underestimate, that just makes product failure an even bigger issue for organisations. Now hold on a minute you might say, isn’t product failure just the inevitable cost of product innovation ?

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A Continuous Product Discovery Framework for Agile teams

The Product Coalition

Product Discovery describes the iterative process of making sure that the right product gets built for the right audience. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Creating ethical product principles

Mind the Product

Recent news on Facebook’s job advert bias is an unfortunate example of the responsibility all product people need to be aware of: what we build impacts the behaviour of our users for good or ill. It raises the importance of ethical product principles. [.] Read more » The post Creating ethical product principles appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Dealing with an Underperforming Development Team

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. What is Bad Performance? Before I discuss how you can help an underachieving team, let’s briefly explore what good performance looks like, assuming that an agile, Scrum-based process is used. A development team does a good job if the following three conditions are fulfilled: First, the group reliably meets the agreed sprint goals and delivers product increments that offer a great user experience and exhibit the desired software quality.

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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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How to Create a Powerful Customer Journey Map [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn more in-depth about creating your customer journey map, join our upcoming webinar, Customer Journey Maps – Your Secret Weapon to Driving Product Adoption on Friday, November 12, 2021. The customer journey is a phrase that’s received a lot of love in recent years, as the customer experience continues to be the key differentiator of a brand’s success.

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In Pursuit of the Checkered Flag: The Challenge of Developing a Driverless Race Car System

Product Management Unpacked

CMU Master of Science in Product Management program student Erick Valencia landed a PM experience of a lifetime as part of a student team developing a driverless race car system to race in the Indy Autonomous Challenge. Product Managers often face a race to the finish, so to speak. But for Erick Valencia, a student in Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Science in Product Management (MSPM) program, that race to the finish in the summer and fall of 2021 was all too real.

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SUNDAY REWIND: 6 Things a Product Manager Is Not

Mind the Product

Very often we talk about what a product manager should do, what they need to learn, and how they fit into their organisation, but we like this 2015 post from Simba Sagwete detailing six key things a product manager should NOT do. From being too technical or too involved in marketing to being a data [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: 6 Things a Product Manager Is Not appeared first on Mind the Product.

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2022 Product Conference List

Product Talk

We are starting to pull together our list of 2022 product conferences. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of product conferences that are not on the list and you think they should be, please send an email to conferences@producttalk.org. We’ll also keep updating this list as we hear about more events. Are you looking for the 2021 Product Conferences list?

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Meet the team: Intercom’s Brand Studio on evolving our brand

Intercom, Inc.

You wouldn’t expect to find a Brand Studio at every tech startup, but then again, we’ve always enjoyed doing things a little bit differently. Behind every feature launch, every blog post, every book, there they are — creative directors, copywriters, designers, illustrators, and animators with the sole mission to make modern communication between businesses and their customers feel a little bit more personal and human.

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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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What does it really mean to design a ‘consistent’ API?

The Product Coalition

The API economy is booming and more and more companies are launching API first platforms rather than products. With that comes the need to… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Designing beyond devices – Cheryl Platz on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Just when you’ve finally convinced everyone to work mobile-first, the world goes multimodal. If you’re not already working on how you might need to plan for voice interaction and conversation design, physical interaction, and even augmented reality, don’t worry – you’re not alone. We sat down with Cheryl Platz (author, and now Director of UX, [.

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Top 10: Why Salespeople Don’t Use Corporate Positioning Decks

Product Management University

Directly from many salespeople (clients) over the past 20 years, here are the most popular responses (in no particular order) to the question, “Why don’t you use the corporate positioning deck? “ Too much fluff. I would never say those words to a prospect or customer. I’d sound like an idiot. This would kill my credibility. It doesn’t tell a story.

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Is your engineering team experiencing alert fatigue? Ask these 8 questions

Intercom, Inc.

Alert fatigue is a common problem among engineering teams that handle operations and maintain infrastructure. The problem usually stems from a haphazard approach to writing alerts as teams grow and begin using more infrastructure of increasing complexity. This is quite normal – as a company or a team grows, it often takes time for an observability culture and solid alerting practices to take shape.

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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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The Product Interview?—?A Technical Exercise

The Product Coalition

The Product Interview?—?A Technical Exercise In this post, I’ll offer my idea of the sort of technical abilities expected from a product manager. This can be highly useful for hiring managers, as well as for PMs planning their roadmap. There’s been so much written, including by myself, about product management interviews. It’s common to find interview questions regarding product design/product sense , prioritization , and UX (the links are my takes on it).

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How to lead your product – Part 2: Problems and roadmaps

Mind the Product

The next part of our 'How to to lead your product' series. Kate Cladis discusses how to lead your product by keeping calm and using roadmaps. [.] Read more » The post How to lead your product – Part 2: Problems and roadmaps appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Bringing A Team Along

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

As you master the skills that make you an exceptional engineer, designer or sales person, and start deploying them to lead teams toward…

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Five Tips for Your Successful (Hybrid Remote) Satellite Team

Johanna Rothman

You've spent the better part of two years organizing for all-remote work. Now, your managers want people back in the office. However, your team won't all be back in the same time and space. People get to choose which days (and possibly hours) they come into the office. That means you don't have a collocated team. You also don't have a fully remote (nebula) team.

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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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Your interview success can depend on how you schedule your interviews. Here’s how

The Product Coalition

Interview scheduling is one of the lesser discussed topics when to comes to cracking an interview. This is often overlooked but there are… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Epic alignment by Nils Janse

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Bristol talk, Nils Janse, Founder at Delibr, explains how the best product managers work with feature documents. [.] Read more » The post Epic alignment by Nils Janse appeared first on Mind the Product.

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5 Product-led Strategies that will Protect Your Product Vision

ProductCraft

Developing a clear product vision is among the most worthwhile activities product leaders and startup founders can engage in. It provides a north star to focus your org and helps with everything from product decision making and alignment to identifying where you can win in your market. In the early stages of a company, the. Read more » The post 5 Product-led Strategies that will Protect Your Product Vision appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Automating to a Better Future

The Product Guy

Let’s have Alexa create our product roadmaps. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Mihaela Draghici.

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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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Indirect Investments as a Form of Corporate Venturing Don’t Add Up?—?Terem Technologies

The Product Coalition

Indirect Investments as a Form of Corporate Venturing Don’t Add Up The strategic value of indirect investments as part of a corporate venturing or innovation strategy is hazy at best. Or at worst, a capital destroying misuse of shareholder funds. When established companies look for ways to stay ahead, they often look to corporate ventures?—?being involved in building new businesses, technology, and business models.

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How I got my job in product – Laura Wong

Mind the Product

Laura Wong recently started a new job as an associate product manager at Hotjar. She previously spent several years in a specialised marketing role. Here’s how she got into product. [.] Read more » The post How I got my job in product – Laura Wong appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How Japanese Short Video Service is Catching People’s Hearts

freshtrax

? This article is English localized version of Japanese article. At btrax, we’ve been following the popularity of “short videos” in the U.S. and Japan. In case you were wondering, short videos are videos around 15 to 60 seconds in length, some well-known examples are TikTok and Instagram Reels. Along with these, Youtube also offers dedicated short video posting features called “Youtube Shorts”.

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How online whiteboards create engaging usability tests

TryMyUI

Online whiteboards create a shared space where people can visualize data and imagery to better understand the concept they’re analyzing. This article outlines why online whiteboards are so effective when paired with usability testing and how they can effectively incorporate customer feedback. The post How online whiteboards create engaging usability tests appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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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.