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348: How product managers can help to future-proof organizations – with Jonathan Brill

Product Innovation Educators

Prepare for the unexpected as a product manager. Today we are talking about change. Innovation itself means making change happen. Changes also come from external sources, with the COVID pandemic being an example of a huge cause of change. Our guest, Jonathan Brill, is here to tell us how to survive through and profit from radical change. He was the futurist at HP, making strategy recommendations, and continues to help organizations prepare for the impacts the future brings.

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Merchandizing Product Management

Mironov Consulting

Product management work is much easier when the product team is well-respected: when stakeholders believe that we’re smart and hard-working and good at product stuff. So an under-appreciated skill of product leaders is merchandizing good product work and good outcomes from our teams. What does that look like?

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Product development strategy: setup your product for success

Mind the Product

Product development will not ever be an easy task. We have worked on a multitude of projects over the years and to this day we continue to run into roadblocks during development. This is a natural occurrence when you are tasked with bringing innovative ideas to life. Nonetheless we — along with many other teams [.] Read more » The post Product development strategy: setup your product for success appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Product Vision FAQs

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. What is the Product Vision? The product vision describes the ultimate purpose of a product, the positive change it will bring about. You can think of it as a big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG) —or a moon shot—that inspires people and offers continued guidance for the next five to ten years. Say I wanted to create a product that helps people become more aware of what and how much they eat.

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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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Product Discovery Basics: Everything You Need to Know

Product Talk

Product discovery is becoming a trendy topic in the world of digital products. Why? What is it? And what do you need to know about it? I’ve got you covered. This article will cover the ins and outs of product discovery. What is Product Discovery? Product discovery is often defined in comparison to product delivery. We typically define product discovery in contrast with product delivery.

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Early and often: the secrets to product success

Mind the Product

Businesses today are more competitive than ever—constantly working to innovate and dominate a particular market. But oftentimes, businesses rush to get their products out the door without understanding what’s needed to build an offering that will truly benefit their target customer base. According to renowned innovation expert Clayton Christensen, there are over 30,000 new products introduced [.

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Product Vision FAQs

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. What is the Product Vision? The product vision describes the ultimate purpose of a product, the positive change it will bring about. You can think of it as a big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG) —or a moon shot—that inspires people and offers continued guidance for the next five to ten years. Say I wanted to create a product that helps people become more aware of what and how much they eat.

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What is proactive support?

Intercom, Inc.

For years, customer support was seen as a cost center, not a value driver – a necessary response to inevitable customer questions or frustrations. But now that customer experience has become a critical differentiator for modern consumers, this reactive approach to customer support is no longer good enough. That’s why forward-thinking businesses are turning to proactive support: so they can anticipate customer needs and deliver support when, and where, it’s needed.

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So, You Have A Vision, Now What?

The Product Coalition

Photo by Gabriel Tovar on Unsplash So many aspects in our lives are based on other people’s visions coming true. Going through history, visions which became reality changed our lives dramatically, and as technology progresses, this becomes more and more true. Vision? —?a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination ( Merriam-Webster ). Being a product manager is all about being able to turn a vision into reality.

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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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Meet your new best friend: Product ops

Mind the Product

Product ops is a new function on the product team designed to shoulder some of the load, creating processes that scale as the company grows, and freeing up product managers to focus on strategy and execution. But while that might sound amazing, it’s a challenge to draw lines when product managers have been so used [.] Read more » The post Meet your new best friend: Product ops appeared first on Mind the Product.

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12 Frameworks for Finding Startup Ideas — Advice for Future Founders

First Round Review

Hoping to start a company someday? We’ve gone back through our archives to surface the best advice on problem selection from first-time entrepreneurs and repeat-founders.

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Can We Please Stop Calling Everyone “Addicted”?

Nir Eyal

It’s disrespectful, degrading, and disempowering. In my review of The Social Dilemma, I challenged the filmmakers’ rather extreme view that huge swaths of people are “addicted to technology,” that social media is like a dangerous drug that’s hijacking people’s brains, and that big tech companies are trapping people in something akin to The Matrix movie. […] The post Can We Please Stop Calling Everyone “Addicted”?

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Five Time Management Hacks to Get on Top of Your Day

The Product Coalition

Tips and tools I’ve learned to make time for the things that matter Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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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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What’s your emergency? – Nathan Henry

Mind the Product

There’s no better training ground than working in Emergency Services for learning how to deal with stress, uncertainty, prioritisation with imperfect information, and challenging stakeholders. Coincidentally, these are all skills that are key to working in product. Nathan Henry joins us on the podcast this week to chat about how he leverages the skills he [.

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A Tried and True Framework for Prioritizing User Research

ProductCraft

Modern product teams are simultaneously balancing the speed with which they need to deliver new features and the need to test hypotheses, uncover unmet needs, and gain new insights about their users. So many user research questions, so little time! Given these competing pressures, how should a product team go about determining how to invest. Read more » The post A Tried and True Framework for Prioritizing User Research appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Using AI to sort technical updates from news commentary during the SolarWinds attack: A case study

Roy Madden

Case Study. How one cybersecurity analyst leveraged Feedly to proactively evaluate news around the breach and protect his company and their clients and stakeholders. Back in 2020, it wasn’t hard to find information about the SolarWinds breach. In fact, the problem for cybersecurity analysts like Drew Gallis was the deafening noise of commentary about the breach.

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How to Deal With Unhelpful Stakeholders

The Product Coalition

In today’s world, it is crucial to work well with multiple stakeholders. The stronger the relationship, the higher the chances of success. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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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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SUNDAY REWIND: Making smarter decisions with mental model

Mind the Product

It’s been far too long since we’ve seen you all in person but, for the team at Mind the Product, and many who enjoy our conferences, the wait is almost over! Tickets are now on sale for our first ever hybrid event, #mtpcon London+EMEA 2021 which means you can join us online and in person on October 21 [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Making smarter decisions with mental model appeared first on Mind the Product.

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From Generative Interviews to a Strategic Roadmap with Atomic UX Research

UserInterviews

How the team at Dovetail turned a mountain of qualitative data from 45 (!) user interviews into a clear and actionable product roadmap.

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The Startup Happiness Formula — This 3X Founder Shares His Approach to Figuring Out What to Build Next

First Round Review

Repeat founder Waseem Daher, co-founder and CEO of Pilot, has founded three startups with the same group of co-founders. He pays particular attention to Pilot’s first year — including validating the idea, choosing an ICP, and outlining the product roadmap for a company that can go the distance.

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Case Study: Basecamp’s Shape Up From a Product Manager’s Perspective

The Product Coalition

The art of shaping I have a confession to make. I love my job as a product manager. I love how diverse the job can be. One day you’re meeting with customers, gathering insights about their problems. The next day you’re tweaking a Python script to pull out some quantitative data. On the same day, you can be brainstorming different product ideas with designers and engineers.

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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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From burnout to bounceback by Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Sara Wachter-Boettcher, the author of Technically Wrong, explores the common challenges teams are facing right now — challenges like burnout, emotional exhaustion, and trauma. In brief: The effect of stress and trauma over time can be visible in the workplace — you might, for example, notice it in colleagues as [.

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Design Research: impacting the human experience

Imaginary Cloud - Design

Creating useful, usable, and craved products and services that respond to human needs is the basis of Design Research. Design Research is a process used by designers to better understand the underlying and sometimes hidden desires, needs, and challenges of end users. The main goal? To create an optimal user experience. It allows to understand complex human behavior and turn that into actionable insights that improve the design.

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Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

So when does it make sense to customize your agile approach to gain a strategic advantage? Whenever you have a unique problem to solve that's strategic to your business. Let's start with a couple of examples. Example 1: Startup/Small Organization with Few Products. SmallCo has revenue of about $30Million a year. They offer their product in two versions: Pro and Lite.

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Product Management is Relationship Management

The Product Coalition

There are countless methodologies, processes, and tools for product management. Seemingly, new ones appear every day. The product management toolbox continues to grow, which is a recognition of the importance of the craft and work, but nothing in product management is more important than great relationships. Product Managers are relationship managers more than they are managers of a product.

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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!