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The Promiscuous Product Manager by Jen Dante

Mind the Product

Jen Dante, Head of Product for Payroll at Square, opens her talk at #mtpcon Singapore by telling us that humans are terrible at making predictions. This is unfortunate for product managers, given that at its core, our job is all about making predictions. We predict that making a change in our product will have a given outcome for our users or our business, and we’re wrong more than half the time.

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Product Management Mentorship, an Essential Career Tool

bpma ProductHub

by Lynne Levy – One of the most critical moments in my career as a product manager was when I was a junior product manager. I had emerged from a meeting with engineering where they tore my requirements apart, and became angry and emotional in the process.

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Your algorithms WILL be wrong. Is your product ready?

The Product Coalition

Photo by Moose Photos from Pexels Two weeks ago I had a meeting at a nearby city. I found a parking spot on the street, set payment for ‘on-street parking services’ using my favorite parking app, and headed off to the meeting. 50 minutes later, the app decided that I moved the car, and terminated my payment and my parking permit with it. It even sent me a message explaining how much money I saved with this feature.

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3 Customer Engagement Tips for Lifestyle Apps

Alchemer Mobile

Customer centricity and engagement are the hot topics of this year’s business conversations, especially for apps in the Lifestyle category. With generally active customer bases comes a constant flow of communication, and Lifestyle apps are required to play by a different set of best practices than other apps across the app stores. Our 2019 Mobile Benchmarks by App Category report looks at trends and differences across popular app categories, with a focus on Lifestyle apps.

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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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Actionable strategies for better user onboarding

Intercom, Inc.

There are two funnels for SaaS companies. The first is all about acquiring new users. The second is all about keeping them. You can growth hack the first one, but to build a great business, you need to invest in the second one. The key to solving the second funnel is onboarding. Great onboarding transforms new customers from fleeting visitors to lifelong power users.

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Why Product Demos are so Valuable

Mind the Product

When you design and build a product, it is important that you regularly demo completed work with the team and key stakeholders. In Agile software development, so-called sprint demos are a key part of every iteration, but whatever product you’re building, be it an app, a website (or even a physical product), demos can be incredibly valuable. Well-run product demos can improve cross-team collaboration, build trust with stakeholders, and boost team morale, as well as enabling the team to respond to

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What is your next new product feature?

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Daphne Garcin (Mentee, Session 9, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Chris Butler]. So we want to innovate and create new features for our product. But where do we start? First let’s ask ourselves what we want to achieve. Which change in users’ behaviour do we want to drive? Which business outcomes are most important for us strategically?

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Working as a designer in a foreign language

Intercom, Inc.

The design industry speaks English. The articles we read, the tools we use, the conferences we attend: we all speak the same language when it comes to design. If you are investing in self-development and learning about UX, it’s highly likely the materials you use are in English. In fact, right now you are reading this blog post in English. At the same time, for the overwhelming majority of people in the world, English is a foreign language which they need to spend time and effort learning.

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The Dumb Idea Paradox: Why great ideas often start out by sounding dumb.

Andrew Chen

Am I just getting old? When I encounter a new product idea for the first time, I find myself asking: Is this idea dumb? Or am I just getting old? Early on, there’s often not much to judge it on besides the idea. Sometimes the idea sounds either dumb or trivial. But over the years, I’ve started to not try to judge too much, especially when it’s early.

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How to Build an Experimentation Culture for Data-Driven Product Development

Speaker: Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product, Statsig

Experimentation is often seen as an aspirational practice, especially at smaller, fast-moving companies who are strapped for time and resources. So, how can you get your team making decisions in a more data-driven way while continuing to remain lean and maintaining ship velocity? In this webinar, Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product at Statsig, will teach you how to build an experimentation culture from the ground-up, graduating from just getting started with data-driven development to operating

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Discover Everything – Teresa Torres on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

In 2017, Teresa Torres gave one of our favourite talks on the Mind the Product stage, introducing the concept of Opportunity Solution Trees. Simple, powerful, and immediately useful, it’s been a critical part of our toolkits ever since. When we started this podcast, Teresa was one of the people we simply had to talk to – about this technique, and also about her work as a discovery coach.

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Your Product’s Success … is Hard

The Product Guy

What’s the hardest lesson you learned in product management? Sometimes it is all tied up with your product’s success. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Don Ross.

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Intercom on Product: How we unlock the power of feedback

Intercom, Inc.

When we ship, we of course have done our diligence with research and design, but we’re also keenly aware that there’s so much we don’t know. As a result, we’re looking to start rich dialogues with lots of different people: prospective customers who are talking to Sales, existing customers who are solving issues with Support, and customers who have left for alternative solutions or for other reasons.

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Meet the researchers! Rose Leitner & Becky Wright, Product User Experience Research

Userzoom

Welcome to a brand new series where we introduce you to the people behind UserZoom. You may assume that we’re either just a fully automated service floating around in the cloud, or that our sole employee is a giant orange owl. But no, actual people work here, and they not only ensure that our customers are getting the very best out of our user research software and services, but that the platform itself is as easy-to-use as possible.

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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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3 Days of Product Love: MTP Engage Hamburg 2019

Mind the Product

For the third time MTP Engage brought together product people from Germany and further afield – this year in a packed three-day agenda. Day 1: Leadership Forum. We started with the first-ever MTP Leadership Forum in Hamburg , a decidedly intimate event for 40 product leaders. The forum started with lunch and ended with rooftop drinks overlooking Hamburg’s beautiful Alster lake – giving attendees some great opportunities for good conversations.

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That Product Meeting is JUST A MEETING

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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Top 10 Japanese YouTubers 2019

freshtrax

Incorporating video content into your marketing mix is becoming more crucial and the Japanese market is no exception. Cisco estimates that video traffic will consume 82% of global internet traffic by 2022. Whether you want to create original videos or collaborate with video influencers to communicate with your audience, YouTube is a key video distribution platform where 1.9 billion users are logged in globally.

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Collaborating with introverts: a field guide

Miro

Collaborating with introverts: a field guideSarah BeldoDirector of Content Marketing and Communications at MiroI have long considered myself a social introvert. That means that while I enjoy friendly get-togethers and group events, after expending a lot of energy talking and listening, I feel completely drained and need time on my own to recharge.It also means […].

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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What Your Painfully Slow Hiring Process Says About Your Product

Mind the Product

A few years back I interviewed for a product role with an event management company. The beginning of the process was typical – I visited their local office for three hours of initial interviews, followed by another three hours of virtual interviews with their San Francisco office. At that point, the fit was a maybe on both sides. And if it’s a maybe after 10 hours of interviews and preparation, that means it’s a no.

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April Dunford: ‘Obviously Awesome’ UK Book Launch Tour

Business of Software Conference

1-2 July 2019, April Dunford UK Book Launch Tour. We are delighted to be partnering with the brilliant April Dunford for 2 Book Launch events in the UK in July to celebrate the release of her book ‘ Obviously Awesome: How To Nail Product Positioning So Customers Get It, Buy It, Love It ‘ Join us for an evening of networking and learning, with a talk on Product Positioning from April Dunford.

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CPOs Share What it Means to Be a Product Manager

ProductCraft

What does it mean to be a product manager? It’s a question explored in an animated panel discussion at the inaugural ProductCraft conference in San Francisco a few weeks ago. Moderated by Megan Quinn, Spark Capital VC and a former Google PM and head of product at Square, the panel included: Steve Sloan, Chief Product. Read more » The post CPOs Share What it Means to Be a Product Manager appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Mastering communication: a product manager’s superpower

Miro

Mastering communication: a product manager’s superpowerThere are a lot of hard skills required on your path to becoming a great product manager such as coding, data analytics, user experience design and digital marketing. But developing your soft skills is just as important, especially as you grow into senior product management roles.Carlos González de VillaumbrosiaFounder and […].

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The Key to Agile Team Motivation

Speaker: Robert Webber, Author and Innovation Leader

Agile was a grassroots engineering movement that caught most software leaders unprepared. The Agile community was confident that management would recognize the benefits of Agile and adopt its servant-leadership style. Unfortunately, management in larger organizations maintained the directing and controlling management style that had been reinforced throughout their careers, violating the Agile tenet of trusted, self-motivated Agile teams.

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World Product Day: Organization as a Product by Neville Reeves

Mind the Product

At ProductTank Montevideo (Mvd) we celebrated World Product Day earlier this month with a presentation from an awesome product leader, VP of Product Strategy at Rootstrap, Neville Reeves. Neville took us through how he used new mental structures to change the status quo of the company and looked at how you can rethink an organization as a product itself.

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5 Reasons Why Adobe XD will Rule UI Design Tools

UX Studio

We all know design tools, and consider none of them perfect. We also fret trying new programs, falling back on familiar ones. However, this article will inspire you to start using and discovering new tools! We at UX studio are not a part of the Adobe Group. Some of us don’t even like their applications at all. Still, let me tell you five reasons Adobe XD will rule the UI design tools and prototyping.

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Product Love Podcast: Daniel Elizalde, VP and Head of IoT Products at Ericsson

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I sat down with Daniel Elizalde, the VP and Head of IoT Products at Ericsson. He’s helped train over a thousand product professionals and teaches his own course at Stanford’s Continuing Studies program. It’s probably safe to say that Daniel’s an expert on all things IoT. A lot of PMs. Read more » The post Product Love Podcast: Daniel Elizalde, VP and Head of IoT Products at Ericsson appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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How to Size and Assess Teams From an Eng Lead at Stripe, Uber and Digg

First Round Review

Will Larson has developed a framework for the optimal size and state of engineering teams—not only so managers can lead them in a highly efficient and effective way, but with a deeply empathetic and ethical approach.

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The Definitive Entity Resolution Buyer’s Guide

Are you thinking of adding enhanced data matching and relationship detection to your product or service? Do you need to know more about what to look for when assessing your options? The Senzing Entity Resolution Buyer’s Guide gives you step-by-step details about everything you should consider when evaluating entity resolution technologies. You’ll learn about use cases, technology and deployment options, top ten evaluation criteria and more.