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What Everyone Gets Wrong About Stakeholders

Melissa Perri

When I first started in Product Management, I was told that my job was to keep my stakeholders happy. My stakeholders were members of the sales team. I understand that many Product Managers are taught better today that stakeholders include customers and users, but I was taught the term was reserved for internal folks who had a say in our product. Customers and users were considered separately, and handled differently.

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Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

280 Group

For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. Imagine being the product manager for a product that is dependent on the ever-changing landscape of healthcare regulations and reform.

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Evaluating Product Teams: Mind What You Measure

Mind the Product

It is well accepted that outcomes – such as product adoption, customer satisfaction, user experience, and product performance – rather than outputs and tactical tasks should be used in evaluating product managers. However, in practice, these outcomes are at least influenced by – and often determined by – external factors. What are these external factors and how do we account for them when evaluating product managers?

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The Best Product Management Tools That Will Save You Time

UX Studio: Product Management

After our team at UX Studio started using product management tools, the time spent on communication surprisingly decreased. We all hate email : endless exchanges with our colleagues to reach decisions… We’ve all seen that. As a product manager, you know the drill. Coordinating designer and developer teams simultaneously while reporting to the boss via email becomes a drag.

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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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Product success

Street Smart Product Manager

How do you know if your product is going to be successful? How do you know if your product IS successful? When I ask product managers this question, I get answers like these: “We regularly ask our customers for feedback on our product.” “We have a customer satisfaction metric that we measure.” “We look at […]. The post Product success appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

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Bringing Virtual Reality Into the Open

Mind the Product

Roy Peer opens his presentation by introducing himself & discussing the virtual reality industry. He references a common question in the industry: whether or not virtual reality (VR) is a fad. Many people do not believe that VR is the future, and think that we will soon simply grow tired of our latest toy Roy, however, disagrees – he references the development of the automobile, when popular opinion was that “the horse is here to stay, and the automobile is only a novelty.

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Multivariate Testing vs A/B Testing: Which Works Better?

UX Studio

Deciding between multivariate testing vs A/B testing without knowing their advantages and limitations can pose extreme challenges. When optimizing a website’s conversion rate, A/B testing usually comes up first. Create two versions and see which performs better. Sometimes testing more alternatives proves necessary, for which multivariate testing performs well as a method.

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Build for the Novice, Enable the Expert

Clever PM

I’ve been working on B2B solutions for a very long time (dating almost all the way back to the turn of the millennia), and in that time I’ve come to realize that far too many applications try to be everything to everyone, and as a result really wind up serving nobody at all. You can […].

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How to Understand Your Customer's Pains and Gains

Generation Focus

One of the keys to building a good product is customer validation. Before you can get to that point, you need to listen to your customers and understand their pains & gains. You can do that through customer interviews. Every successful product should start with this foundation, here’s why. Customer Validation & Discovery Customer discovery is the process through which you identify a customer for your product and a product they’ll love.

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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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7 Big Things we Learned at #mtpcon 2017

Mind the Product

Where did your team go on their first big outing? For the recently-formed group-wide product team at Tes, our first major excursion as a group was to MTP 2017 – Europe’s largest gathering of product managers with more than 1,500 attendees. It was a total blast with a healthy mix of learning, networking and partying. Tes has published news for educators for over 100 years (formerly as The Times Educational Supplement) but is today better known globally as the site where millions of teachers

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Make Room for a Product Management Career Upgrade

The Product Guy

If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….

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Predicting the Future – Bringing the Donuts 09/28/2017

Ken Norton

Mother of all markets or a pipe dream driven by greed? -. In an essay entitled Ants & Aliens, I encouraged product managers to develop a thirty-year plan. Although it can seem preposterous, that time horizon can be liberating. It’s so far out it forces us to detach our vision from practicality. As I wrote, “Something appealing happens when you contemplate that.

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How to Understand Your Customer's Pains and Gains

Generation Focus

One of the keys to building a good product is customer validation. Before you can get to that point, you need to listen to your customers and understand their pains & gains. You can do that through customer interviews. Every successful product should start with this foundation, here’s why. Customer Validation & Discovery. Customer discovery is the process through which you identify a customer for your product and a product they’ll love.

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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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VIDEO: Three things you need to know to raise money in Silicon Valley

Andrew Chen

Raising money is hard. And it’s even harder if you’re an entrepreneur from outside the Bay Area. Entrepreneurs from outside of Silicon Valley often struggle to raise money here. There’s issues with culture and style, differences in expectations, as well as our emphasis on growth over monetization. I’m reminded of this every time I travel and meet startups.

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Planning for 2018

Good Product Manager

Three Tips for Planning Next Year’s Product Roadmap. September brings about the return of kids to school, cooling temperatures, and, for product managers, an opportunity to review plans for the next year’s roadmap. While SiriusDecisions recommends reviewing product roadmaps regularly – most often quarterly – the look ahead to the new calendar year is often the time when there is a more concerted effort to refine and revise the future roadmap, especially when it is tied into annual pr

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6 Mistakes Growth Candidates Make in the Interview Process

Brian Balfour

Get the customizable Growth Interview Prep Worksheet that accompanies the post here. You walk into your growth interview after hours of preparation. You’ve perfected your 2 minute pitch, polished your work stories, and maybe even done some case prep. You’re ready to showcase your achievements and you have an answer ready for any question they throw at you.

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Redesigning NBC News Digital from the outside in

Roadmunk

NBC News is in the middle of a digital transformation. They’re rolling out the best possible content experiences for both the old school and digital-savvy news consumer one step at a time. This initiative is being spearheaded by Moritz Gimbel , the organization’s VP of Product and Design. Moritz’s goal: continuing NBC News’ mission of serving quality news to every American.

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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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What Can Product Managers Learn From Japanese Cigarettes?

The Accidental Product Manager

Is there an opportunity to enter the U.S. market for cigarettes? Image Credit: flickr.com/volver-avanzar !!! No matter how you personally feel about smoking, you have got to admit that the market for cigarettes is huge. You can hardly go into a gas station without being confronted with an entire wall of different brands of cigarettes all of which have just slightly different product development definitions.

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Planning for 2018

Good Product Manager

Three Tips for Planning Next Year’s Product Roadmap. September brings about the return of kids to school, cooling temperatures, and, for product managers, an opportunity to review plans for the next year’s roadmap. While SiriusDecisions recommends reviewing product roadmaps regularly – most often quarterly – the look ahead to the new calendar year is often the time when there is a more concerted effort to refine and revise the future roadmap, especially when it is tied into annual pr

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TEI 143: Organization performance improvement for product managers – with Adam Cohen

Product Innovation Educators

Product managers can create a better organization. Product management is the economic engine of society. It drives value creation. Without products, whether they be a tangible item like consumer goods, such as toothpaste, a service such as Uber, a checking account, or any other product form, the economic system we enjoy would not exist. It is through innovation — the creation of new products — that value is created for customers and for organizations.

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Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 6, Managers Want Commitments

Johanna Rothman

You’ve started thinking in feature sets. Maybe you’ve experimented with rolling wave plans inside one quarter , so you can change and replan as you need to support your project or program. You’ve discussed flow-based roadmapping as a way to create MVPs and MVEs, release smaller value more often so you can make better decisions. You know you need more feedback and resilience in your project/program, so you’ve created a product value team to reassess the roadmap on a regul

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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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Fighting for Research Integrity

dscout People Nerds

People Nerds on how to navigate the challenges of tight timeframes, feeling isolated, and stakeholder influence.

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Planning for 2018

Good Product Manager

Three Tips for Planning Next Year’s Product Roadmap. September brings about the return of kids to school, cooling temperatures, and, for product managers, an opportunity to review plans for the next year’s roadmap. While SiriusDecisions recommends reviewing product roadmaps regularly – most often quarterly – the look ahead to the new calendar year is often the time when there is a more concerted effort to refine and revise the future roadmap, especially when it is tied into annual pr

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Product managers are curious–and other innovation insights for product managers Sept 29, 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. How to break into product management – be curious. Product managers are often hired for their domain expertise and their application of product management practices. It can be a challenge to break into product management, and the path I most frequently recommend is to get experience in your current role.

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Gerard Chiva, an Agile coach, on the future of Agile and developing a culture of innovation

Miro

Interview On the future of Agile and developing a culture of innovation Gerard Chiva, an Agile coach Gerard Chiva is a highly experienced Agile transformation coach, but this definition is too narrow to describe his true value to the companies he has been working with since 2009. His strong background in software development and vast […]. The post Gerard Chiva, an Agile coach, on the future of Agile and developing a culture of innovation appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

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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