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A Rearview Mirror for Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

How the past can provide context for your future plans. For our recent book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing Uncertainty (O’Reilly), my co-authors C. Todd Lombardo, Evan Ryan, and I interviewed over 80 practicing product people. We gathered so much insight, so many great examples, and so many pithy quotes that we simply didn’t have space to include everything we really wanted to.

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On ideas and strategic thinking

Lead on Purpose

Every product and service we have today was once an idea. Even the most basic creations did not exist before someone came up with an impression for a better outcome that would be useful in some way.

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Get People Talking! How To Use Open-Ended Questions For Market Discovery

The Secret PM Handbook

In my last post I talked about the importance of “talking to customers.” In that post I focused especially on what you do with the market discovery knowledge you get from customers once you found it. (The “product management system of record,” I called it.). In this post I’ll be more to the point: How do you actually have these conversations?

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10 Ways to Celebrate Your Product Manager this Holiday Season

Mind the Product

Even though we can’t do it all ourselves, product managers are often the unsung heroes in the tech world. Here are 10 great ways to recognise the product managers in your team and show them some love this holiday season. 1. The Product Management Books of the Year. It’ll be hard to choose between the second edition of Marty Cagan’s seminal Inspired , Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, and Nate Walkingshaw’s Product Leadership , and C Todd Lombardo, Bruce McCarthy, Evan Ry

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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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My Personal Productized 2017 Conference Recap #productized2017

Tim Herbig

Before my trip to Zurich for PMF 2017, I was able to speak at the Productized 2017 Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The so-called ‘Product Thinking Conference’ may not be as huge and widely familiar compared to its competing events in London or Zurich, but a carefully picked lineup and its close atmosphere make it quite an attractive destination for product … Continue reading "My Personal Productized 2017 Conference Recap #productized2017".

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Get People Talking! How To Use Open-Ended Questions For Market Discovery

The Secret PM Handbook

In my last post I talked about the importance of “talking to customers.” In that post I focused especially on what you do with the market discovery knowledge you get from customers once you found it. (The “product management system of record,” I called it.). In this post I’ll be more to the point: How do you actually have these conversations?

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How we Grow as Product Managers

Mind the Product

It starts local. A friend asks you to come to a meet-up, or to have a beer with a few friends from Silicon…(Valley, Alley, Roundabout, Beach, insert your fave here). Or you set up a coffee with a cool product manager or designer you know. They tell you about some books to read. Then you head to a conference where you see 1500 other product managers from all over the world.

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Our 6 Must Reads to Build a Brand That Breaks Through the Noise

First Round Review

Building a brand is vital for startups, as they challenge incumbents in an existing industry or attempt to define a new one. Getting the right branding formula can feel more like an act of sorcery than strategy. This roundup provides some practical tips and process.

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The Anti-Influencer Marketing Strategy to Grow Your Community

Amplitude

I hate the term “influencer.”. In tech, you can often find “influencers” talking about various new developments on TechCrunch and Fortune, while other people (who are actually the best at what they do) are in the trenches, working. Entrepreneurs who are building new products will sometimes chase after those influencers and the audiences they come with, forgetting the rule of 1,000 true fans ( as stated by Kevin Kelly ): To be a successful creator you don’t need millions.

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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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Agile Approaches Require Management Cultural Change

Johanna Rothman

Ron Jeffries, Matt Barcomb, and several other people wrote an interesting thread about prescriptive and non-prescriptive approaches to team-based agile. The issues are nuanced and for me , don’t lend themselves to a Twitter discussion. (Learning how to write short and coherently is a different post.). If you don’t want to read the entire thread, here is a summary: People often need help with their agile approach.

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A Roadmap Doesn’t Have to Lead to Broken Promises

Mind the Product

Gain Valuable Feedback Without Overpromising. We’d spent weeks perfecting the roadmap presentation for our annual customer conference. We thought it was pretty compelling. Every detail was worked out, every timeline de-risked, every benefit clearly articulated. Our SVP, who was usually uneasy in front of large crowds, even got through all the slides smoothly, even crisply.

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Human-Computer Interaction as a Foundation for UX

UserInterviews

HCI is an early academic area that built the modern user experience job market. This interview with Justine Aylmer, UX Designer at Emerge Interactive dives into why it's as relevant as ever.

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Good churn

Street Smart Product Manager

Our primary job as product managers is to drive sustainable business growth for our products. In my post on unit economics, I talked about customer lifetime value (LTV) as a critical driver of your SaaS product’s growth and success. I talked about the importance of increasing LTV and especially making sure LTV is way more […]. The post Good churn appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

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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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Stop putting off user research. 7 hacks

The Product Coalition

User research process for startups Forget the 8-step process, just go talk to them. A traditional user research process might look like this: Write up an agenda Draft an invitation template Find an analyst to help pull a list of user emails Send the invites Deal with email threading to schedule calls Deal with cancellations and rescheduling Write notes Juggle payments What a drag!

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From Startup to Enterprise Product Manager: Is Bigger Always Better?

Mind the Product

Observations of a B2C startup product manager working in enterprise. I once heard an anecdote about a very young child being told a story about a very old man. The child was asked to imagine what this octogenarian would look like. And the child said that as he was very, very old he must be very, very tall…. To this child, where every passing month was another pencil line on the kitchen wall, it stood to reason that 80 years later you would be 80 years taller.

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Should People Be Able To Purchase Groceries Online?

The Accidental Product Manager

Competition in online grocery stores is starting to heat up Image Credit: I-5 Design & Manufacture. For most of us, going to the grocery store is a once-a-week or so activity. We make a list of what we think we’ll need, get in the car, do our shopping, come home and then put everything away. However, since we now live in the 21st Century it turns out that there is a different way to go about doing grocery shopping – do it online.

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How feature voting forums failed us

ProductBoard

And why productboard’s new Portal will save the day Paralysed, exasperated, disconnected… I can only imagine how product managers felt while building products for thousands of anonymous users in the days before Intercom, Zendesk, Slack groups, and FullStory. Back when the main source of user input was email… when help sites were just static webpages with no way of collecting user feedback… when.

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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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Agile product management–and other innovation insights for product managers Dec 1, 2017

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. 10 tips for the agile product manager. (1) Act as a Product Leader, not as an Agile project manager. (2) Explain to your stakeholders why you’re working Agile. (3) Be product oriented instead of project oriented.

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From the Passenger Seat – An Engineering View of Effective Product Management

Mind the Product

An ineffective product manager can leave a pile of waste behind – a waste of time, money, hope and enthusiasm by the time the product gets launched, if it ever gets launched. The only constructive byproduct is a learning experience worth communicating to save other products from succumbing to the same mistakes. From my experience of working directly with and solving problems for product management and delivery in a Fortune 100 financial services organization, I’d like to share my list of t

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A Smarter Airport for Success that’s Terminal

TIBCO - Thought Leadership

As first appeared on Innovation Enterprise. You don’t have to be a frequent flier to have noticed the personal touches that continue to creep into the airline experience. In fact, before you even know where you want to go, the industry is tapping into your intent with some shrewd interventions. ‘Liking’ a far-flung destination on Instagram will routinely trigger suggestions by an app with options to get you there, not to mention itinerary recommendations, based on your preferences and budget.

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It’s About The Destination, Not Just the Journey: Why Content Is As Important As Navigation And What You Can Do About It

Userzoom

The post It’s About The Destination, Not Just the Journey: Why Content Is As Important As Navigation And What You Can Do About It appeared first on UserZoom.

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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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TEI 152: The successful product manager is the self-aware product manager – with Tasha Eurich

Product Innovation Educators

Improving your internal and external self-awareness is the real secret to success for product managers. This may just be the most important interview yet. While it does not directly deal with product management concepts, it does deal with success concepts. The upcoming discussion is about a book The Muse called the number-one best career book available.

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GDPR: Who Should be Your Data Protection Officer?

Mind the Product

On May 25th 2018 something big is happening which needs your attention. In what is the biggest shake-up to data protection legislation in 20 years, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. The aim of the GDPR is to strengthen data protection for EU citizens and residents, to give them greater control of their personal data, and to simplify the regulatory environment.

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Measure Your Cost per Feature

Johanna Rothman

As Mark Kilby and I work on the geographically distributed teams book, I realized this morning that we need to define cost per feature. I already wrote Wage Cost and Project Labor Cost and the management myth that it’s cheaper to hire people where the wages are less expensive. (It might be, but it might not be.) That’s because of the cost to create a fully developed and tested feature.

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Away From My Desk: Observing Customers with a Purpose

Sequent Learning

The post Away From My Desk: Observing Customers with a Purpose appeared first on Sequent Learning Networks.

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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.