Sat.Jul 08, 2017 - Fri.Jul 14, 2017

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3 Best Practices for Adopting Continuous Product Discovery

Product Talk

It’s easy to think you already do continuous product discovery. Most of the teams that I work with come into coaching thinking that they don’t need help. They’ve read the industry books, they attend the popular product conferences , and they follow all the leading blogs. They’ve got this. And they aren’t wrong. Most product teams are starting to integrate discovery practices into their product development process.

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My example, my hero

Lead on Purpose

My heart is heavy as I write this article; my father passed away a few days ago.

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Three Things Salespeople Need from Product Managers

280 Group

The topic of this blog and video is three things that salespeople require from you, the Product Manager. To help us dive in to this issue, we interviewed Dave Dersh, an extremely successful and experienced salesperson who has applied his trade for Apple, Dell, and Sun Microsystems to name a few. Watch Now Dave starts by explaining that salespeople need a compelling message and value proposition.

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The Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit

Mind the Product

Why Products Fail. One of the main reasons why products fail is because they don’t meet customer needs in a way that is better than other alternatives. That is the essence of product-market fit. In this talk at ProductTank San Francisco, I share advice from my book The Lean Product Playbook on how to achieve product-market fit. The Product-Market Fit Pyramid.

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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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Why It’s So Hard to Create a Good User Experience in IoT

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Creating a good user experience for IoT products is hard. There are more layers of technology, more users to please, and more teams to coordinate than ever before. Are you prepared to lead the way as a Product Manager? Throughout the years, UX practices have evolved and adapted to the latest technology trends, from the […]. The post Why It’s So Hard to Create a Good User Experience in IoT appeared first on TechProductManagement.

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10 Questions: Suzanne Abate

Clever PM

One of the benefits of teaching with General Assembly has been to build my network of talented, knowledgeable, and experienced Product Managers, not just in the Seattle area, but around the country and the world. One of my more recent connections was with Suzanne Abate, an LA-based product management coach who caught my eye with […].

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Andrew Harder – The Seven Best Ways to Screw Up Your User Research

Mind the Product

A seasoned Product Manager has experienced many product and process failures. Andrew Harder, Senior Research Manager at Ebay, spoke to Product Tank San Francisco about how to avoid screwing up your user testing. 1. Only Asking Usability Questions. Consider user needs and whether the product or feature actually solves for those challenges. Andrew spoke about his experience at Nokia: throughout user testing their customers said that text input was very important, leading Nokia to dismiss the first

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Product Channel Fit Will Make or Break Your Growth Strategy

Brian Balfour

This is part 3 in a series about the growth frameworks companies need to grow to $100M+ Part One: Introduction & Why Product Market Fit Isn't Enough. The Road to a $100M Company Doesn’t Start with Product. Subscribe to get the rest of the series. This is part three in a series about 4 Frameworks To Grow To $100M+. Subscribe to get the rest of the series In the introduction I explained there are two types of companies : Tugboats, where growth feels like you have to put a ton of fuel in to get

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Things Great Product Managers Do Every Day

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. 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. Take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2016: Chris Butler. ( tweet ).

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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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Why It’s So Hard to Create a Good User Experience in IoT

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Throughout the years, UX practices have evolved and adapted to the latest technology trends, from the desktop application era, to the web revolution, to the mobile revolution. But now, product and design teams face a new UX challenge, one that might be bigger than all the previous ones combined: the IoT revolution. As this new era of technology continues to […] The post Why It’s So Hard to Create a Good User Experience in IoT first appeared on Daniel Elizalde.

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Building Products AI-First by Aparna Chennapragada

Mind the Product

Over the last 5-10 years our computer’s ability to understand our voice commands and pictures have made dramatic leaps forward – from barely being able to understand simple commands (or different accents) to comprehending complex commands or questions, the way we interact with computers is changing dramatically. And it’s all down to machine learning.

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Product man, Renaissance man

The Product Coalition

Software development has become a strategic priority for all companies in today’s digital era. In turn, the product management role has expanded. The product manager of today is wearing many hats, using a broad knowledge base to define the problem-solution-fit, make trade-off decisions, bringing together cross-functional teams, ensuring alignment between diverse functions, while still commanding the respect of engineering.

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Product- vs. Service-centric Companies

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Sarah Varki, lead a conversation around “Product Management: Product- vs. Service-centric Companies”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor. The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamen

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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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Driving Decisions Through Your Development Lifecycle with Data

Revulytics

Stack Overflow co-founder Jeff Atwood has noted that he’s “a big fan of developers handling tech support calls for their software, at least a part of the time. It really motivates them to address the pain points users are experiencing, because they become shared pain points.” There is tremendous value in hearing firsthand how your users are engaging with the applications you’ve spent so much time developing, but you also need a scalable and objective way to reveal these insights.

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Using Outsourcing to Launch and Scale Your Product Faster

Mind the Product

Let’s establish this right upfront: nothing beats a well-managed full-time in-house team of local developers. So why would you want to outsource anything? Doesn’t outsourcing come with a lot of headaches just for a bit of saving? As with anything complex, it depends. Outsourcing: Why and When? Are there enough skilled developers at your location?

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This year’s top essays on growth metrics, consumer psychology, Uber, push notifs, NPS, and more

Andrew Chen

Readers, As you can tell, I’ve been a bit more active writing in the last few months. I wanted to do a quick roundup of my essays over the last year, in case you’ve missed any of them. I’ve published a number of guest essays and original writing on topics like growth metrics, consumer psych, the startup ecosystem in the Bay Area, push notifications, and much more.

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Rethinking the Sales Funnel for Existing Customers

TSIA

This fall, TSIA will be digging deep into the topic of the Art and Science of the Customer Journey at our annual Technology Services World conference in Las Vegas. To introduce this theme, the rest of the TSIA research team and I will be sharing our thoughts on how it relates to our specific area of research, which in my case is expand selling. In this entry, I’ll be sharing a look at the journey from lead to closed deal for new opportunities with existing customers, how this process is di

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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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How Software Usage Analytics Can Supercharge Your Marketing

Revulytics

Being customer-oriented certainly isn’t a new concept, but it has become more and more important for businesses to succeed today. New ways to build customer engagement is a key area of investment for B2B leaders. Although many functional areas throughout an organization are certainly involved, but marketing is most often seen as the owner and driver of holistic customer engagement projects.

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Product Development: Turning Months Into Weeks

Mind the Product

How quickly your definition of “ambitious” can change. Five years ago getting a dog, starting a web company, working on huge projects here at Invoke all would have seemed hugely ambitious to me, but I’ve done them all. Building an effective real-time chat that syncs perfectly between consumers and supports e-commerce would have been ambitious five years ago.

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Santa Clara/9 Sept: Certificate in Productizing Innovation

Mironov Consulting

What: Executive Certificate in Productizing Innovation. Where: Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. When: Six day program on Sept 8-9, Sept 15-16, and Sept. 22-23. Information/Registration. Rich is excited to be an instructor for this new program at Santa Clara/Leavey. It is designed to deliver “next day” skills that participants can put into immediate use, plus data analytics and empirical theory around the product innovation process.

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5 Key Themes Impacting Healthcare Technology

TSIA

While the healthcare technology industry is still relatively strong, we’re seeing many of the same trends crop up that have drastically impacted other industries, mainly enterprise IT and industrial equipment. It all starts with the slowing down of CapEx revenue as new product feature innovations take a backseat to value realization. Suddenly, the business model that was built on high growth rates and high profitability needs to adapt to be in the business of delivering outcomes, not just

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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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Guardians of Karma

Oren Steinberg

I always had a hard time asking people for favors. I guess it was a mix of embarrassment of admitting my shortcomings coupled with a strong aversion of owing someone. I always preferred to be the one giving and the one being owed to, rather than knowing that I owe someone and I may forget to pay back…The change started when I read the book Give and Take by Adam Grant.

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Demystifying product management

ProductBoard

Anand Subramani shares hard-earned product wisdom At the latest San Francisco Fintech Devs & PMs meetup , Anand Subramani shared some wise words based on years of experience working in product at Dropbox and Zynga, leading up to his current role as Product Lead at Gusto : Subramani’s point is that good ideas can come from anywhere, and it’s up to us as product managers to equip our colleagues to think like PMs.

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Auckland/18 July: Four Laws of Tech Product Economics

Mironov Consulting

What: Product Management Auckland meetup. Topic: Four Laws of Tech Product Economics. Where: Pushpay , 167 Victoria St W , Auckland, New Zealand. When: Tuesday, July 18, 5:30pm -7:30pm ( Register here) . Sponsored by Pushpay . I’m thrilled to visit Auckland, meet local product folks, and share some hard-won lessons… There are some fundamental laws of technology product economics (especially software) that should drive executive-level decisions about business and product strategi

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Catch Up on Top Technology Spending Trends for 2017 [SlideShare]

TSIA

TSIA’s annual Technology Spending reports closely examine technology and services trends that are making the biggest impact on businesses across the industry. View this SlideShare to get 3 highlights from all 8 of these reports, which cover our research areas of Customer Success, Education Services, Expand Selling, Field Services, Managed Services, Professional Services, Service Revenue Generation, and Support Services.

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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