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Product Focus Funnel

The Product Coalition

A guiding framework for understanding the ‘Why’, defining the ‘What’, and making big ideas a reality. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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The Big Impact of Cognitive Bias on Our Teams, Our Customers and Our Products

bpma ProductHub

by Davide Cis and Neil Baron – Do you remember that time when you thought you had it all figured it out, but your product launch still fell short of expectations and sales did not materialize? How your product failed, despite giving customers exactly what you thought they wanted?

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Dear Strategy: 091 The Business Of Roadmaps

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “How do I align my product strategy and product roadmap with our technology roadmap, in the face of a strong engineering organization?”. Ahh, the product roadmap… such an overused yet somehow still elusive term! Before I even touch the last part of this question about the role that engineering should or shouldn’t play with respect to roadmaps, I first want to straighten out a few definitions that, hopefully, will put this question into a much clearer light.

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How to Evaluate and Create Great Product Management Teams

280 Group

Join us for our webinar on July 26th, Becoming Expert: Are you the Product Leader your team needs? , where we’ll tackle what it takes to create great teams in more detail. When I think of product or market-oriented teams, I think about meetings. In fact, Product Managers are more likely to have meetings with folks outside of product management as inside it.

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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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Foundations to build on: Intercom’s principles for building product

Intercom, Inc.

Clear guiding principles are the best way to scale a team while keeping them aligned. Without a set of principles, organizations begin to fracture. One team heavily believes in Big Design Up Front , another follows Lean start-up , a third tries to instil PRINCE-2 , and before you know it your process is a patchwork quilt of all sorts of conflicting ways to build software.

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Product Metrics that Matter

The Product Guy

Every good product manager should listen to the voice of their customers. The key is using the right data to inform and influence your product decisions. In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Joni Hoadley, lead a conversation on this topic. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

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Podcast: 3 Types of Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi

Listen: ProductCraft | SoundCloud | iTunes. I recently had the opportunity to join the Product Love podcast to talk about all things product management with Eric Boduch. I spent a fair amount of time detailing my framework for the 3 types of product management roles that exist in the industry, which I affectionately call builders, tuners, and innovators.

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Eyes on the future – How to predict your revenue with sales forecasting

Intercom, Inc.

We all know it’s impossible for a sales team (or anyone for that matter) to predict the future. But with rigorous sales forecasting, they can actually get pretty close. Sales forecasting allows you to not only project how much revenue your team will close but also proactively influence current and future deals – by getting ahead of potential blockers, course correcting when you’re trending off target, moving into emerging markets, and more.

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Outcomes Over Outputs – Josh Seiden on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

A nice bit of serendipity this week: this week’s guest, Josh Seiden, had his new book ( Outcomes Over Output ) recommended in last week’s episode by guest Rich Mironov. While we didn’t plan this, it’s no surprise – Josh is a respected author, speaker, trainer, and consultant, and the book is a fantastic read. As a bonus, it’s also designed to be read in an hour or so, which means that there’s an awful lot of substance with a minimum of filler.

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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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Remote Product Manager

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 Become a Product Manager

Product Management Unpacked

Exploring how to become a Product Manager? Undoubtedly, you’ve concluded that you’ll be in high demand. You’re right. The role of Product Manager is one of the top ten hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid too. The role is both strategic and tactical, and requires a unique combination of business acumen, technical smarts and emotional intelligence.

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Building help content into your product launch

Intercom, Inc.

When you’re gearing up for a big product launch, creating help content is often the last thing on your mind. There’s so much that goes into preparing for product launches – ensuring your beta testing goes smoothly, locking in your marketing campaign, getting your sales team up to speed. By the time the big day rolls around, it can feel like all that’s left to do is kick off the launch party and wait for the upvotes to roll in on Product Hunt.

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How to Fall out of Love With Your own Idea by Mirkka Lansisalo

Mind the Product

In this talk from MTP Engage Hamburg I look at how we can become blinded to the faults of our own ideas, and how a collaborative organization culture can help to overcome this. A desire to change the world can be a key driver of success for entrepreneurs and startups, but sometimes it also has the power to cloud your judgment. When you focus on leading digital transformation, there’s a chance you may accidentally miss or forget something essential.

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How Embedded Analytics Helps Product Managers Exceed Their KPIs

Embedded analytics can help you deliver cutting-edge analytics experiences to your end-users that align with KPIs that are critical to the growth and success of your business. Read this eBook to learn how an embedded analytics platform, like Qrvey, can help PMs exceed the following KPIs: Growing revenue while improving customer retention rate Delivering rapid time to value Earning a high net-promoter score Increasing Gross Margin / Profitability Conversion rate from trial to paid Don’t just meet

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Convincing Regret

The Product Guy

Focusing on the right part of your product at the right time can be very tricky? When did you get it wrong? What did you learn about it? How has it made you a better product manager? Watch and learn more from product management expert, Tanya Koshy.

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Three Product Demo Mechanics That Keep Buyers Engaged

Product Management University

Here are three product demo mechanics that will engage buyers into the conversation and produce more favorable outcomes. In sales situations, the goal of every product demo is to create an urgency to buy! Even in non-sales situations, you’re still trying to sell something like and idea, a plan, etc., where you’re ultimately trying to build consensus to move an initiative forward.

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I Asked 100 Founders, CEOs and VCs About Career Transitions — Here’s What I Learned

First Round Review

After founding and scaling LendUp for seven years, Sasha Orloff decided to step down as CEO. He shares his journey and his illuminating takeaways about career transitions, structuring time off and founder life after the startup.

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Why Authenticity Matters in Your Product Management Job Hunt

Mind the Product

In January 2019, LinkedIn published the 15 most promising jobs for the year. Product owner ( 87% YoY growth ) and product manager ( 29% YoY growth ) both made the cut. Search terms have doubled for “product manager”, and Harvard recently reported that 7% of graduates are pursuing product management careers. Product management is becoming a popular career choice, and therefore becoming crowded and competitive.

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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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Why innovation fails, and how Design Sprints can help

Miro

Why innovation fails, and how Design Sprints can helpRazvan BurciuCo-founder,Just MadAna OargaCo-founder,Just MadNowadays, design has become a critical component of a company’s success. And we’re not talking about “making things pretty”?—?it’s about making the right decisions and building solutions that create value for both the user and the business.More organizations understand that if you invest […].

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SiriusDecisions is Hiring; Join me in San Francisco in August

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions/Forrester is hiring! The team that I lead at SiriusDecisions — our Product Management Research and Advisory service — is growing! We’re looking for an experienced product management leader who is ready for the next stage and challenge in their career. If you… Have a passion for b-to-b product management. Love to solve challenging product innovation and lifecycle management problems.

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I Asked 100 Founders, CEOs and VCs About Career Transitions — Here’s What I Learned

First Round Review

After founding and scaling LendUp for seven years, Sasha Orloff decided to step down as CEO. He shares his journey and his illuminating takeaways about career transitions, structuring time off and founder life after the startup.

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4 Product-Driven Steps to an ArtificiaI Intelligence Roadmap

Mind the Product

What’s so transformative about artificial intelligence (AI), anyway? Artificial intelligence (AI) is regularly breaking new ground, from DeepMind’s AlphaGo Zero teaching itself to play Go and beating human champions to text-generating algorithms so powerful that their creators at OpenAI decided not to release them publicly for fear of malicious use.

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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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How To Measure UI/UX Design Impact On Business (+ Our Own Experience)

Usersnap

Who doesn’t like to use a product that looks pretty? Yet as a software company owner or product manager, you hesitate to put time and budget into UI/UX design? The questions lingering in your mind may be: How important is design to product success? Or how would UI/UX contribute to business growth? . Here at Usersnap, we recently underwent a significant change to our product interface.

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10 lessons from a serial entrepreneur

Andrew Chen

Dear readers, The Serial Entrepreneur — investors want to back them, newbies want to learn from them, and people want to work on their teams. It turns out that, yes, being a repeat entrepreneur comes with big advantages, but there are difficulties too! And when you go through a tough experience like launching a new product, it’s often the case that you want a “do over” on many aspects.

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Our 6 Must Reads for Cutting Through Conflict and Tough Conversations

First Round Review

Big ideas, strong-willed characters, impossible deadlines and close quarters — if you wrote out a recipe for conflict, it might bear an uncanny resemblance to the high-stakes, pressure-cooker environment of a startup. We spoke with top engineers, seasoned managers and experts in human behavior to share their experience-tested wisdom on conflict mediation and management in rapidly scaling companies.

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What we Learned at #mtpcon San Francisco 2019

Mind the Product

In the fifth year of #mtpcon San Francisco, 1,700 product people came together to celebrate our craft and learn from each other. Here is a look at what we learned from this year’s line-up of speakers: Product Challenges are Universal. Mind the Product founder Martin Eriksson opened the conference by reminding us why we gather each year. While #mtpcon has been coming to San Francisco for five years, the Mind the Product community began nine years ago.

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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.