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Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I

280 Group

In today’s fast pace, hyper-competitive world of product development, a lean mindset is a new skill product managers and product teams need to develop. But what exactly is a lean mindset? At its simplest, Lean is a way to analyze our process and actions in pursuit of delivering value to the market faster. For product management, the goal is to achieve product-market fit in less time with fewer resources.

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Stepping up Your A/B Tests

Mind the Product

This is the first of two posts that deep dive on A/B testing, expanding on a talk I gave at Google Playtime 2016 in London. In this post I share some of the learnings we’ve had after running 60+ A/B tests at Peak , looking at each step of the A/B testing cycle in turn. When we started out A/B testing 12 months ago at Peak we ran tests by the seat of our pants.

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Interview in the IoT Podcast with Stacey Higginbotham

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

I’m very excited to share with you my interview on the popular “IoT Podcast” with Stacey Higginbotham. We had a great conversation on what it takes to bring IoT products to market and how to tackle some of the most common challenges IoT product companies face today. In case you don’t know Stacey, she has been […]. The post Interview in the IoT Podcast with Stacey Higginbotham appeared first on TechProductManagement.

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Why Does Agility Matter?

Clever PM

We tend to take the fact that agility is important as a given, when the reality is that not everyone in the business world has reached the same conclusion. Thus, it’s important sometimes to take a step back and examine why agility actually matters, so that when we’re faced with people who aren’t as convinced as […].

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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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Importance of Pre-Mortems to Your Product

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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The 5-Step Method to Find & Solve the Most Painful Problem of Your Audience

UX Studio

There are several moments during a product design process when a team needs to make decisions because they have hundreds of ideas but no time to test them all. They can be really awkward because debates based on personal preferences and “I am the boss so I decide” can cause unnecessary conflicts within the team. Even with the good old “let’s vote” method, we can easily forget users’ needs.

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Get Out of the ARPU-CAC Danger Zone with Channel Model Fit

Brian Balfour

This is part four in a series about 4 Frameworks To Grow To $100M+. Subscribe to get the rest of the series. In the introduction to this series, I explained there are two types of companies : Tugboats, where growth feels like you have to put a ton of fuel in to get only a little speed out, and Smooth Sailors, where growth feels like wind is at your back.

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Nominate a Great Product Person Today! #prodmgmt

The Product Guy

Today, nominate someone you know who is great at Product Management…. [link]. 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. If you know a great product person, nominate them today.

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How Software Usage Analytics Supports Agile Development

Revulytics

As part of a list of summer reading recommendations for marketers recently published by Forbes, Juniper Networks CMO Mike Marcellin named “Hacking Marketing: Agile Practices to Make Marketing Smarter, Faster and More Innovative” as his pick. In that book, authors apply lessons from agile software development to the increasingly digital marketing realm, and show how agile methodologies and practices can help marketers move faster, adapt more quickly to customer feedback and better manage an incre

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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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What’s The Best Way To Communicate With Your Customers?

The Accidental Product Manager

The best way to keep customers is to do a good job of communicating with them. Image Credit: Joan M. Mas. As product managers we know that selling our product to a new customers is a fantastic accomplishment. When this happens, we feel great. However, it turns out that this is really just the start of a much longer journey. Once we have a customer onboard, it now becomes the job of the product manager to do everything that you can to make sure that your product development definition will allow

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Customer Discovery interviews, the Lean Startup approach

Generation Focus

Customer Discovery has become a key element of product management education, with various methods covered in business schools and workshops around the world. As an alternative to the traditional business plan, Lean Startup suggests working on your Business Model Canvas, a one page business plan template emphasizes the finding and solving of customer problems.

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User Onboarding in Enterprise SaaS #prodmgmt

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Prakhar Agarwal (Mentee, Session 4, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Sara Varki]. Introduction. Nowadays, we all consume applications and platforms (software) over the web. “Software installation” is quickly becoming an old concept, especially for end users. Be it documents, photos, marketing, sales, or product, it’s all moving away from installing software on an operating system to just creating an account for a web-based service.

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Why differentiate, and how to do it

Messages that Matter

If you need to be convinced that differentiation is critical to effective marketing, or you’re convinced but don’t know how to do it, read on. The goal of positioning is to facilitate your target audience’s association of a significant benefit with your product or company. By consistently communicating an idea that has meaning and importance […].

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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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How to Get CFOs in Product Companies to Fall in Love with Professional Services

TSIA

For many product companies, it can seem difficult at first to get CFOs to see the value in professional services (PS). The simple answer to addressing this challenge is to focus your PS business on profit margin growth. Only when margins are great, should you focus on revenue growth. As a PS executive in a product company, you probably are all too familiar with this reality.

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Funnel user insights from across your organization

ProductBoard

Collect user inputs from customer-facing colleagues Over the past several years, we’ve worked with hundreds of product organizations who use productboard to gather inputs for making smarter product prioritization decisions. One thing stands out about those that are most successful… The most successful product teams actively seek out good ideas from every corner of the organization.

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The power of story

dscout People Nerds

Lance Weiler of the Digital Storytelling Lab on why narrative can help change the world.

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Startups are cheaper to build, but more expensive to grow – here’s why

Andrew Chen

Startups should be getting cheaper to build. After all, the industry’s created several waves of innovation that’s supporting this across multiple layers in the stack: Open source software instead of paid developer tools. AWS instead of your own datacenter. Per-click ads instead of Superbowl commercials. Off-the-shelf SaaS tools versus building your own.

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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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A guide to SaaS metrics for product managers

Roadmunk

While not the most glamorous part of a product manager’s job, tracking metrics reveal blindspots, foster stakeholder confidence and offer vital product (and organizational) health checks for PMs. However, with a seemingly endless selection of metrics, the measurement process can appear intimidating and * whoosh * just go over your head. At a SaaS company, metrics can be even more muddled for PMs.

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My Journey In Building A Hardware Product

Bogdan Coman Says

No doubt, Woogie is the biggest adventure in my entire life. In August 2015 I started building a hardware product with global ambitions, a voice/AI enabled educational companion for children. At that time I didn’t have even a name for it. Firstly it was a code-name, DAK (Digital Assistant for Kids). Then was JaBoo, then Oogie, then Tatum and finaly it became Woogie, the uber-cool name that defines our product and our culture.

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Expanding Your Software Business in China and Emerging Markets

Revulytics

So you’ve been tasked with expanding your software business into new and emerging markets. Your initial excitement for this challenge and opportunity may quickly be quashed by the chorus of “but software piracy is entrenched in emerging markets!”. You quickly reach for the most recent BSA study and see “rates of unlicensed software installation” (what they used to call “piracy rates”) that may make your stomach sink: 70 percent in China. 78 percent in Vietnam. 64 percent in Russia. 58 percent in

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Supplier Benefits

TSIA

Lately I have been blogging about why vendors in high tech, industrial automation, medical equipment and other market sectors are moving rapidly toward subscription-based offers. In the first two blogs of this series based on my infographic, “Navigating the World of Digital Transformation,” I focused on the perspective of the end customer: what they like and what they don’t like about subscriptions.

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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!