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A/B Testing?—?A Blessing or a Curse?

The Product Coalition

How being data-driven is killing high-tech innovation Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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Stuck in the Middle With Product Managers

Mind the Product

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am, Stuck in the middle with you. Stealers Wheel, 1973. Martin Eriksson made famous the diagram below, showing how product managers are at the cross-section of business, tech, and UX (by the way, I’m not implying any of these groups are clowns or jokers). The first time I saw this diagram I thought: “That’s awesome, it shows product right at the heart of everything, the lynchpin of the whole organisation.

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Why Working Backwards Benefits Product Teams

ProductCraft

When I worked as a news reporter, the most common questions I received about my job revolved around the press release. Is it necessary? Is it relevant? Do you even read it? And my answers were always a resounding yes. But not for the reasons you might think. I certainly didn’t need a press release. Read more » The post Why Working Backwards Benefits Product Teams appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Four Challenges Finance Apps Face and How to Conquer Them

Alchemer Mobile

Convenient access to our finances is key in our global economy, and the mobile channel has quickly become the epicenter of customer experience. However, having convenient access to our finances at our fingertips doesn’t come without unique challenges. For example, privacy rules restrict the ways financial institutions can interact with customers through their mobile apps.

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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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How to Succeed at Product Management in the Face of Uncertainty

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Ben Chamberlain (Mentee, Session 9, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Nis Frome]. I was frustrated when I started The Product Guy mentorship program. I felt by executing primarily on well-defined projects, my role was closer to project manager than a product manager. Serendipitously, the company changed direction and I was tasked to build a product with few concrete details and a great deal of uncertainty.

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B2B Product Manager Magazine June 2019

Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine June 2019 is now available. Every product company wants successful products. This month we contrast the differences between structuring your product management function for product success vs. customer success. Determine which approach is most conducive to successful products over the long haul in your organization. We’re also celebrating graduation month here at Product Management University.

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How a Well-designed Mobile App can Eliminate the Stress of Travel

Alchemer Mobile

Picture this: You’re sprinting through the maze-like airport as the airline calls your name over the intercom. You have exactly three minutes until they close the gate doors. You finally get there with 30 seconds to spare and try to quickly scan your boarding pass. You had downloaded it while waiting in the hour-long security line, thankful there was a convenient way to quickly access your info.

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3 Important Tips for All Product Managers

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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How to Establish Product Culture (With a Little Help From World Product Day)

Mind the Product

Parkinson’s UK is a pioneering and driven organisation; we’re transforming our organisation to ensure we are fit for a digital society. Establishing agile and product culture is critical to us becoming a modern organisation that continuously improves. Cultural change is about changing behaviour and attitude, which is hard and takes time. We have around 500 employees all over the UK.

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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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Boeing Product Managers Struggle To Come Back From The 737 MAX Disaster

The Accidental Product Manager

Boeing’s product managers need to find ways to rebuild trust Image Credit: Ferry Octavian. Every product manager job is different. Some are easy and some are hard. Right now, being the product manager at Boeing who is responsible for the 737 MAX jet would defiantly fall into the difficult category. The reason that this would be such a hard job to have right now is because this airplane has experiences a set of disastrous crashes.

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The UX of UserZoom: Part one – How we set up our research process

Userzoom

Welcome to ‘ The UX of UserZoom ’ – a new regular series where we reveal how we’re using our very own research product to improve the UX of UserZoom itself! If things were more meta, we’d be sending the Inception team into Jakob Nielsen’s dreams to find Deadpool talking to Don Norman about how much they love The Princess Bride while failing to open a door.

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Product Managing Up & Grailed

The Product Guy

Thank you to everyone who attended the latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group and discussed Product Managing Up and debated Featured Product, Grailed … And, also, thank you to our awesome sponsors who make everything possible…

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Negotiate Like a Pro(duct Manager) by Garry Prior

Mind the Product

In this talk from #mtpengage Manchester, Garry Prior, Director of Product at THG Ingenuity, explores how negotiation is central to being a product manager, and looks into key areas to focus on during negotiations. As product people we spend our working lives negotiating internally with colleagues and externally with customers and partners. Given this, you would expect us to be well versed in the art of negotiation, and for product management training to include this as a core module, but you’d b

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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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Our 6 Must Reads for Onboarding Tactics That Help New Hires Succeed (and Stay)

First Round Review

Onboarding is so much more than the standard-issue IT set-up: It's the foundation for how new hires settle into their roles and their future at the company. We gathered perspectives on how to prime your newest employees for success.

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Auditing Web Performance Continuously with Gimbal

Modus Create

Enterprises of all sizes have been witnessing a strong correlation of latency to the loss in revenue and productivity. Strong web performance is a Definition of Done for the best web development teams, but also a top priority for high-achieving product owners. And, at Modus, we’ve increasingly seen it become a requirement for our clients’ applications.

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The 5 W’s Of Customer Feedback

Gainsight

You want growth? Your customers’ health is more important than your top of funnel. It sounds counter-intuitive, but it’s true. Over half of customers believe their experience is more important than price when making a purchasing decision ( Gartner ). And according to Harvard Business Review, it’s 25 times more cost-effective for you to retain existing customers than to invest in new ones.

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How we Learned to Build Users’ Trust in a new Product Category

Mind the Product

I’m really proud to have been part of the team who launched Echo’s new website – our digital pharmacy users can now manage their medication from whichever device they like, without downloading our app. When we started building our web product, our plan was pretty simple: “Just build the same features as our mobile app but make it work on bigger screens.” .

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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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Our 6 Must Reads for Onboarding Tactics That Help New Hires Succeed (and Stay)

First Round Review

Onboarding is so much more than the standard-issue IT set-up: It's the foundation for how new hires settle into their roles and their future at the company. We gathered perspectives on how to prime your newest employees for success.

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How graph visualization helps us understand collaboration

Miro

How graph visualization helps us understand collaborationHow do you measure the value of a product that’s redefining teamwork? The first step is understanding how users are naturally leveraging the platform to get their work done. At Miro, our product is a visual collaboration platform which allows users to interact with each other on a virtual whiteboard, doing everything from brainstorming new ideas to tracking projects to completion.We set out to examine […].

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Why Most Outcome-Based Roadmaps Fail (and How to Keep Yours From Doing the Same)

ProductPlan

An outcome-based roadmap sounds like a good idea. Instead of a long list of context-free features and enhancements the roadmap is constructed to accomplish specific goals critical to the success of the business. Each major release or theme has an intended impact that can even be measured and validated. The problem with outcome-based roadmaps comes when the desired outcomes don’t actually accomplish what companies hoped they would achieve.

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Beyond the Hype on AI – Ashwini Asokan on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Ashwini Asokan, CEO and co-founder of intelligent retail automation platform VUE.ai, is working to evolve the world of retail, making shopping more of an entertainment experience. She’s spent a lot of time thinking about artificial intelligence and she sat down with us to go beyond the hype – and give us some practical advice about how to make use of it as a product person.

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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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Dungeons & Dragons made me a better Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Dungeons & Dragons might be the most fun way to exercise some of the most important muscles that Product Managers need Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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Top 10 Japanese Tech Companies

freshtrax

According to an article by Tech :: Note , the Japanese tech industry has grown as a whole with continual increases in the total revenue of the industry, from 14,380 billion yen (approx. 133 billion USD) in 2013 to 14,899 billion yen (approx. 137 billion USD) in 2014 to 17,268 billion yen (approx. 159 billion USD) in 2015. To give you a bigger picture of the Japanese technology industry, we dive deeper and introduce the top technology companies in Japan based on the following four criteria: capit

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Weighing in on the “CEO of the Product” debate

Product Management Unpacked

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Internal Product Development at the Financial Times by Claire Parker

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Claire Parker describes how the Financial Times built internal tools for editorial use by using a product development approach. She covers how this has grown over the years and discusses the ways in which the FT has helped other companies to grow through partnerships and collaborative projects. Four years ago, the FT built a newsroom analytics tool to see how customers engaged with its news stories.

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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