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Definition of Minimum Viable Product

280 Group

Here we have Greg Cohen, author of Agile Excellence for Product Managers and Lean/Agile Product Management expert from the 280 Group staff. In this video we are going to talk about one of the core concepts behind Lead Product Management which is the Minimum Viable Product, or MVP. Greg starts by giving us a basic definition of MVP, what is it and why is it important.

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20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes by Dave Wascha

Mind the Product

Dave Wascha started as a product manager 20 years ago working on Internet Explorer 4.0. Since then he’s had his share of successes and failures in a storied career spanning the US and Europe, and in this entertaining and insightful talk from Mind the Product San Francisco he distills those 20 years into twelve key lessons. Listen to Customers… This sounds obvious but it’s surprising how little we actually do listen to our customers.

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Do Product Owners Need Technical Skills?

Roman Pichler

How can you tell if you would benefit from having technical skills as a product owner? To answer this question, I find it helpful to look at how the role is applied. If you manage a digital product that end users employ, such as a web or mobile app, then you usually do not require in-depth technical skills, such as, being able to program in Java, write SQL code, or know which machine learning framework there are and if, say, TensorFlow is the right choice for your product.

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How Are You Going to Fix Onboarding?

The Secret PM Handbook

You have a team of engineers and a three month runway – how are you going to fix onboarding? That’s a question I actually got in a product management job interview a while ago. My answer was, “that’s a really good question but I have no way of answering yet.”. Operating room or aspirin? This is the same question as “Here’s a team of surgeons, and I’ve booked an operating room.

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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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Market Problems — Blinders. Customer Goals — Wide-Angle Market Lens.

Product Management University

If you’re in a product management, product marketing or sales enablement role, consider replacing the phrase market problems with customer goals. It will open your eyes to a whole new narrative, and it will help you deliver, market and sell solutions with more strategic customer value. The Playbook: Here’s how it works. When the conversation starts with a generic market problem like “employee engagement is too low,” the conversation goes right to the product solution — a list of features that

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Silence is a Tool — Use it Effectively!

Clever PM

While Product Managers have a great many tools in their belt to use when working internally with stakeholders or externally with customers, there’s one tool that seems to elude so many of us. That tool is silence. When you’re talking with someone and trying to get them to say what’s really on their mind, what’s […].

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How Are You Going to Fix Onboarding?

The Secret PM Handbook

You have a team of engineers and a three month runway – how are you going to fix onboarding? That’s a question I actually got in a product management job interview a while ago. My answer was, “that’s a really good question but I have no way of answering yet.”. Operating room or aspirin? This is the same question as “Here’s a team of surgeons, and I’ve booked an operating room.

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Hyperbolic Discounting: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is written and illustrated by Lakshmi Mani, a product designer working in San Francisco. Have you ever had a mounting pile of work you know you need to do but for some reason didn’t? There’s an important deadline looming, your boss is breathing down your neck, the pressure is on — […]. The post Hyperbolic Discounting: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Smart Home Truths for Product Managers

Mind the Product

My Twitter feed is full of stories of Amazon seizing the lead in the smart home industry. While the Amazon Echo Show is an impressive addition to the repertoire of voice and video monitoring systems in this growing market, it’s not the product features that are drawing attention. Rather, it is Amazon’s smart home product strategy. By continuously increasing the number of third-party devices that its voice service assistant Alexa can integrate with, Amazon is making sure its user base keeps growi

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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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12 Rules for Building Your Product Management Playbook

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Building Your Product Management Playbook”. 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 fundamental goals…

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How Are You Going to Fix Onboarding?

The Secret PM Handbook

You have a team of engineers and a three month runway – how are you going to fix onboarding? That’s a question I actually got in a product management job interview a while ago. My answer was, “that’s a really good question but I have no way of answering yet.”. Operating room or aspirin? This is the same question as “Here’s a team of surgeons, and I’ve booked an operating room.

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Hyperbolic Discounting: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is written and illustrated by Lakshmi Mani, a product designer working in San Francisco. Have you ever had a mounting pile of work you know you need to do but for some reason didn’t? There’s an important deadline looming, your boss is breathing down your neck, the pressure is on — […] The post Hyperbolic Discounting: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Product Decisions: Are Customer Requests Overrated?

Mind the Product

As product managers, we are trained to focus on the customer. We know that customer satisfaction is of paramount importance and that we must do everything in our power to make customers happy. But I believe that this – contrary to conventional product wisdom – may be hurting your business. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against customers.

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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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Don’t be horrible! Diversity of thought, work and more!

The Product Guy

Nominate a great product manager you know today @ [link] ! Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel @ [link]. Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at iHeartMedia , with food and drinks sponsored by People10 , as well as to our other sponsors, Yext , BKLYN and many more. Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were… Featured Product: Jopwell exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from re-engagement strategies

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Let’s Abandon Customers and Users

Mironov Consulting

I spend a lot of time sifting through documents, positioning and stories – trying to figure out who we’re talking about. As a product manager, I think it’s my obligation to bring clarity and precision to discussions… so talking generically about customers or users can be exasperating. Especially in B2C or B2B2C markets where our tech is part of a long value chain: perhaps our software helps some employee collect data to tune a service that improves delivery of some consumer product…

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Victoria’s Secret Product Managers Have To Deal With Bralettes

The Accidental Product Manager

Who knew that bralettes would become so popular so quickly? Image Credit: Hayley Bouchard. So, as a man I generally have very little interaction with women’s bras on a daily basis. However, if I was a product manager over at Victoria’s Secret, bras would make up a big part of my day. The reason for this is because the sales of bras makes up roughly 35% of their total sales.

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Debbie Wren – Scaling Autonomous Teams

Mind the Product

At ProductTank London, Lean & Agile Enterprise Coach Debbie Wren shares insights into successfully scaling autonomous teams. Her key takeaway? Get good at the basics first. Walk before you can run, small changes can have a big impact and it all comes down to people. Don’t Hire Talented People and Then Tell Them How to do Their Jobs. It’s so easy to take the innovation and enjoyment of the job away from people by wrapping them up in guidelines about how to deploy the skill they’ve spent their

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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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5 Cross-browser Testing Mistakes You Might be Making Right Now

Amir Rozenberg

In our business, we have a unique opportunity to see the strategic problems which, sadly, lead some teams to fall short of their web quality goals. The direct outcome of these failures: poor customer experiences and impacts on businesses’ bottom lines. Also, having to retool your quality strategy costs time and money- and sometimes even employees!

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What Is Software License Overuse?

Revulytics

Software license overuse - also known as “unlicensed software” - occurs when the use of software exceeds the terms under which it is licensed, and presents a different set of challenges to software producers and their compliance programs than its close cousin, software piracy. First, overuse occurs within existing customer environments, so there is often sensitivity around compromising that relationship.

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How UX Design Is Making Consumer Tech Easier

Userzoom

“ Personal technology is usually pretty easy to use, and, if it’s not, it’s not your fault. ” Walt Mossberg. Steve Vasallo, general partner at Foundation Capital and author of “The Way to Design”, recently wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal about the design revolution that’s been occurring in consumer tech since the 1990’s that’s been making hardware and software easier to use.

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Interview questions product managers should prepare for–and other innovation insights for product managers Aug 11, 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. Engaging responses to common interview questions for product managers. These questions are not specific to product management, but many would be part of a product management interview, such as the customary, “Tell me about yourself.

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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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5 Cross-browser Testing Mistakes You Might be Making Right Now

Amir Rozenberg

In our business, we have a unique opportunity to see the strategic problems which, sadly, lead some teams to fall short of their web quality goals. The direct outcome of these failures: poor customer experiences and impacts on businesses’ bottom lines. Also, having to retool your quality strategy costs time and money- and sometimes even employees!

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Is Your Back Office Causing Customer Dissatisfaction?

TSIA

Digital transformation has traditionally centered on customer-facing parts of the organization (the contact center, online self-service, mobile apps, etc.), but that’s changing. Increasingly, that focus is spreading into back-office functions and the broader enterprise as a way to digitize and optimize the entire customer journey. In fact, according to a March 2017 Digital McKinsey post titled, "Putting Customer Experience at the Heart of Next-Generation Operating Models," they say

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Webinar: Make UX a Part of the KPI Conversation With Universal Measures

Userzoom

Key Performance Indicators or KPIs are basic measures that are often front in center in most board rooms. They give direction throughout an organization for what the priorities of that organization are. Top KPIs in organizations might include sales revenue, customer value, conversion rates, inbound marketing ROI, and site traffic to name a few. For decades, user experience professionals have been debating how to associate experience measures with these key KPIs.

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Kentico Cloud uses productboard to grow their headless CMS

ProductBoard

productboard helps startups structure their MVPs When Brano Sandala moved from product design to product management, his organization, Kentico, was on the verge of a major innovation. With today’s increasing number of content channels?—?social, wearables, chatbots?—?the notion of a CMS as a web page management solution seem increasingly outdated. The Kentico team sensed an opportunity and set out.

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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