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Products, Not Projects

ProductCraft

Here’s a fun party trick: next time you have the occasion to introduce a product manager, refer to them as a project manager. Then run! You’d better run because, for many product managers, these are fighting words. It’s not that they have anything particularly against this role. It’s just that, by confusing product and project, The post Products, Not Projects appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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The Best Continuous Discovery Teams Cultivate These Mindsets

Product Talk

Last week, I was in Cleveland for the Industry Product Conference. I spoke about the three mindsets that help a team find success as a continuous discovery team. My slides and script are below. Enjoy! Becoming a successful discovery team. Product management is changing. We are evolving from managing our teams by outputs to managing them by outcomes.

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Innovating in Mature Markets – 6 Product Lessons from Padman

Mind the Product

We can and should learn product management lessons from a diverse range of environments. It’s absolutely worth looking to the likes of Google’s Sundar Pichai, but it’s also worth looking to less celebrated entrepreneurs, outside of the multinational mega-corporations, to learn about lean front-line product management. It quickly becomes clear that certain product management principles truly are universal.

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What if Other Groups set Prices

The Product Bistro

One of the most difficult part of a product manager’s job is pricing. Too low and you don’t make enough money (or leave money on the table), too high, and the product fails to take off. Getting it just right is part alchemy, part luck, and often just a bit of a guess. There are […].

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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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16 Product Management Quotes to Leave You Inspired

Alchemer Mobile

Let’s be real: product management can be challenging. Between interfacing with multiple teams, coordinating release schedules, prioritizing customer happiness, driving the mobile product roadmap, and endless other activities, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle, bustle, and stress that is product management. Time to pause, take a breath, and re-energize yourself through the words of some of the world’s most inspiring product leaders.

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Why do you Need to Rethink Your Analytics Strategy?

Mind the Product

Web and app analytics are fundamental to business these days. No serious developer, product manager, or CEO of company operating in the digital market, will consider not using them. The analytics market is also highly competitive, with providers of all scales and agility fighting to get their three lines of code or SDK into your software. As a result, the platforms are packed with features and very easy to use.

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A Global Benchmark Survey – Product Management Skills

280 Group

See How You Compare To Product Managers Worldwide! TAKE THE SURVEY. Participate in the largest global study on Product Management skills to date and receive a personalized skill report comparing you to Product Managers worldwide. The survey will take 15 minutes to complete and you will be entered in our giveaway. What You Will Receive. Personal report to compare you against Product Managers worldwide!

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Use CX to Give Customers a Seat at the Table

Alchemer Mobile

Customer experience strategies shouldn’t be created in a vacuum, but it’s hard to know how to create a CX strategy that exceeds customers’ expectations without first understanding them. We hosted a CX-focused panel at this year’s Customer Love Summit. Panelists included: Daniel McCone, Digital Marketing & Innovation Manager at Dunkin’ Brands.

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How sales teams can use video to turn leads into customers

Intercom, Inc.

When it comes to capturing people’s attention, there is nothing quite as effective as video – according to one study, 69% of people have decided to buy software after watching a video. For Sales Development Representatives, who are at the front line of sales teams, capturing attention is crucial to their success. A lot of our time and energy is spent trying to engage potential customers with outbound messaging.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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Nailing Product/Market Fit by Alan Chiu

Mind the Product

In this talk, Alan Chiu pulls from his experience in product management and as a seed-stage venture capitalist to showcase a variety of case studies on companies who have perfected product/market fit. It’s probably not surprising to hear that there is no silver bullet when it comes to market fit. To help startups approach this challenge, Alan proposes four key areas of exploration: users, applications, data, and buyers.

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How to Develop, Articulate, and Sell Product Strategy

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Julian Dunn (Mentee, Session 6, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Vikas Batra]. I became a product manager because I wanted to take a more strategic role at my company. Two major obstacles stood in my way. First, I did not know how to frame, develop and present product strategy in a systematic way, and second, as a startup, my company has not historically had a good track record of strategy being developed outside of senior management (read: founder).

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Lessons from Coinbase’s Wild Ascent: Four Rules for Scaling

First Round Review

Engineering leader Varun Srinivasan had a front-row seat as Coinbase scaled to meet an explosion in demand for cryptocurrencies. Here, he shares the four org design rules they relied on to gear up for hypergrowth.

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Introducing the Amplitude Growth Engine

Amplitude

In today’s fiercely competitive age of product, efficient growth of engaged, happy users is the Holy Grail of product development. Growth can no longer be an afterthought or solely the responsibility of marketing. And as channels get saturated, ‘growth hacks’ no longer cut it. Your product has to be designed and built for growth from the foundation up.

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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

Move from feature factory to customer outcomes and drive impact in your business! This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.

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5 Tips for Product Managers Who Want to Influence Quickly

Mind the Product

Today, attention is our new currency. With endless distractions, how does anyone get anything done? For product managers leading the execution of a product, working with an inattentive, context-switching development team is a struggle. This is why developing strong influencing skills is crucial for product managers. While many articles provide advice on ways to influence, they do not explain how to influence quickly.

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Executing Product Experiments

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. Watch now and see why she 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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Lessons from Coinbase’s Wild Ascent: Four Rules for Scaling

First Round Review

Engineering leader Varun Srinivasan had a front-row seat as Coinbase scaled to meet an explosion in demand for cryptocurrencies. Here, he shares the four org design rules they relied on to gear up for hypergrowth.

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The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky

Sachin Rekhi

I just finished reading The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky and highly recommend it for product managers at both startups and established tech firms. Scott Belsky shares his lessons learned optimizing and enduring the messy and unsexy middle every product goes through before (hopefully) thriving. He does a great job of sharing lessons from his own experience founding Behance and navigating Adobe post acquisition, as well from the many startups he has worked with as an investor or advisor, including

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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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Acing the Product Management Interview – What They Don’t Tell you

Mind the Product

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: What’s your favourite product, and why? Or how about: You have to launch a new product for X. How do you determine the total and addressable markets, and what steps do you take to fill that need? How do you determine pricing? I hate these questions. I hate them as an interviewer, because they don’t tell me anything about what it’s like to work with you, how you’re going to help me, or why I might want to hire you.

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You Know you are unfit for Product Management when.

NextBigWhat

As part of our Product Management course, I often end up talking to a lot of aspirants who look at product management as the next big career move and a move which will make them famous, rich, sexy and have a (more) meaningful career (not sure of the order though). Most of the product management […]. The post You Know you are unfit for Product Management when. appeared first on NextBigWhat.

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How to Find Competitors’ Prices

Pragmatic Marketing

The formula for “value-based pricing” is simple. Your buyer’s “willingness to pay” is equal to the competitor’s price plus positive differentiation value minus negative differentiation value. In other words, whatever your competitor is charging plus how much the buyer values what you do better, minus how much the buyer values what your competitor does better.

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Do Not Puzzle Over Your Product Management Career

The Product Guy

If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. . Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….

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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!

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Building a User Research Practice for the Long Haul with Joe Munko of Microsoft

UserInterviews

We are going all in on this user research thing at User Interviews. Here's how we're getting started on our path to timeless research.

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Apple Product Managers Change When They Release New Phones

The Accidental Product Manager

Apple has decided to offer different products at different times Image Credit: Matt Madd. Let’s talk about the product that you are responsible for. How many different versions of that product are you currently offering? Most of us have a big, medium, small version or perhaps a simple, better, and fancy version. When you create a new version of your product (e.g. version 2.0), what does your product development definition tell you about when to release all of the different versions of the new pr

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The fourth industrial revolution in numbers: What you need to know about work in 2022

Miro

The only constant is change. These words are as true now as they were when the Greek philosopher Heraclitus spoke them more than 2,500 years ago. For all we know, change might even be accelerating; after all, technology is improving at a rate unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. At a glance, this technological revolution […]. The post The fourth industrial revolution in numbers: What you need to know about work in 2022 appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

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Design Thinking doesn’t guarantee success: Here is how to make sense of it

NextBigWhat

Design thinking doesn’t guarantee success. It does, however, up your chances of success. It also allows you to fail forward i.e fail but with holistic insight of why things went wrong and what can be fixed in the future. Deepa Bachu, the CEO and Cofounder of Pensaar spoke at the ProductGeeks Conference 2018 on the […]. The post Design Thinking doesn’t guarantee success: Here is how to make sense of it appeared first on NextBigWhat.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr