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Understanding Scrum

280 Group

Let’s start with a birds-eye-view of understanding Scrum. We’ll define the main phases of a Scrum project framework and explore each of these in detail later. Watch Our Sample Video From the new Agile Excellence for Product Managers and Product Owners Online Self-Study Course In Scrum, we have a list of Product Requirements called the Product Backlog.

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A Better Approach To Demoing Can Turn Sales Around

The Secret PM Handbook

A Sales Demo Challenge. At one of my previous companies our new logo sales – that is, new customers – were tanking. The account reps were not hitting quota on new logos. The sales engineers felt this was due to a large degree to our “story” on agile. Our product was not as strong as some of our competitors for managing agile projects.

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The Only Product Metric that Matters by Josh Elman

Mind the Product

As product managers we spend a lot of our time thinking about product metrics, and all companies, from startups to corporates, spend a lot of time figuring out whether their metrics are good enough. Are the metrics good enough to raise money, or good enough to keep working on a feature or product, or good enough to believe the product will grow into something much bigger someday?

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Understanding Complexity in Product Management with Cynefin

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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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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How to Get People to Help Each Other, Online and Off

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Max Ogles, who writes at MaxOgles.com. On March 27, 1964, Kitty Genovese was brutally attacked and killed in the open streets of New York City. What makes Genovese’s story so tragic is that police later discovered numerous people were aware of Genovese’s distress but never came to her […]. The post How to Get People to Help Each Other, Online and Off appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Pokemon Go: One Year On

Mind the Product

A year ago I wrote an article about the explosion of Pokemon Go. According to ComScore , PoGo scored 28 million active daily users at its peak and has stabilized at five million. Niantic, the game maker, confirms this. The game rakes in about $2 million every day and at the time of writing sits at #7 top grossing game in the iTunes store. Given this, I wanted to revisit my original article and talk about how the game has evolved in the last year, and what lessons there are for us product manage

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Building Great Product Teams

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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MVP is not Just for Startups: The Importance of Finding Your Company's MVP

Generation Focus

What comes to mind when you think of Uber? Probably a fully developed feature-rich app. But did you know that Uber, and other apps like it, started as a minimum viable product? Uber took years to perfect and the company avoided wasting development costs by releasing their features bit by bit. But what if you’re a big company? Isn’t this approach only for lean startups?

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A Better Approach To Demoing Can Turn Sales Around

The Secret PM Handbook

A Sales Demo Challenge. At one of my previous companies our new logo sales – that is, new customers – were tanking. The account reps were not hitting quota on new logos. The sales engineers felt this was due to a large degree to our “story” on agile. Our product was not as strong as some of our competitors for managing agile projects.

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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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Sophia Huang – Onboarding as a Product Manager

Mind the Product

Sophia Huang started her career in the San Francisco Bay Area, and eventually moved to New York City to work with InVision, the makers of the popular InVisionApp software. In her ProductTank NYC presentation, she goes over the challenges of onboarding as a product manager. Sophia explains that it is extremely rare for a company to have a smooth and proper onboarding procedure.

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Your Next Product Management Job

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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10 Questions: Jay Stansell of the Product Coalition

Clever PM

At some point in my meanderings online, I heard tell of a Slack channel that had been set up for Product Managers to engage with each other and discuss topics of concern to those in the profession. And, being the Clever PM that I am, I had no choice but to check it out — […].

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MVP is not Just for Startups: The Importance of Finding Your Company's MVP

Generation Focus

What comes to mind when you think of Uber? Probably a fully developed feature-rich app. But did you know that Uber, and other apps like it, started as a minimum viable product ? Uber took years to perfect and the company avoided wasting development costs by releasing their features bit by bit. But what if you’re a big company? Isn’t this approach only for l ean startups ?

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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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Gadi Weiszlovits Lahav and Richard Still – Scaling up without slowing down

Mind the Product

Gadi Weiszlovits Lahav (Head of Product at FT.com) and Richard Still (Technology Director at FT.com) tell ProductTank London how to scale quickly and successfully. Their advice is to focus on the right technology, agile processes and great people to create the culture and operation you need. Digital Growth of Traditional Publishers is Possible. The FT.com has grown extraordinarily quickly into a profitable, digitally-centric publisher over the last 2 years.

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Managing Product, Vision or Execution?

The Product Coalition

Amidst it’s countless definitions in the tech industry, let’s all agree to one point?—?product management can either be vision-driven, or it can be execution-driven. Of course, there are overlaps and there’s no rule that makes the two exclusive?—?but in terms of ideology, as a PM, you will either be driven by a greater good that your product aims at serving, or you will be driven by smaller, tighter, one-step-at-a-time executables that your product arms solves your customer problems with.

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[Infographic] Software Marketer’s Black Hole: Shedding Light on Trial User Engagement

Revulytics

With all the news about the upcoming total eclipse , we thought it would be fun to shed some light on a related topic: the free trial black hole. Software marketers have powerful tools to drive prospects to their websites and download a free trial of their software. Unfortunately for many of them, visibility into what happens after the download is eclipsed, and they have no idea how those free trial users engage with their application.

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How to Get People to Help Each Other, Online and Off

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Max Ogles, who writes at MaxOgles.com. On March 27, 1964, Kitty Genovese was brutally attacked and killed in the open streets of New York City. What makes Genovese’s story so tragic is that police later discovered numerous people were aware of Genovese’s distress but never came to her […] The post How to Get People to Help Each Other, Online and Off appeared first on Nir and Far.

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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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How Can Product Managers Make The World Ready For The Return Of Crystal Pepsi?

The Accidental Product Manager

How will Pepsi product managers make people want Crystal Pepsi? Image Credit: DVNET. Over at Pepsi the product managers are facing a bit of a problem. In the U.S. the amount of cola that is being drunk is currently at a three decade low point. What appears to be happening is that their customers are changing their drinking preferences and are now starting to select bottled water and other non-cola beverages.

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7 roadmap templates for creating organization-wide alignment & communication

Roadmunk

Roadmapping isn’t an exercise reserved solely for product teams—or rather, it shouldn’t be. Roadmaps are communication tools and are perfect vehicles for teams of all kinds to share their priorities and goals with the rest of the organization. To help you out, we created seven templates that can be used across your organization to boost visibility into high-level business strategy and more tactical team-based goals. 1.

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The Importance of Accessibility Testing

Userzoom

Are your web sites and applications accessible to people with disabilities? If not you could be missing out on millions of people all over the world who would be loyal customers, employees, and social media followers. The benefits of accessibility. Fortune magazine estimates that in the US alone people with disabilities spend a trillion dollars each year – and more than $200 billion of that is discretionary income.

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Good product manager characteristics–and other innovation insights for product managers Aug 18, 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. What good product managers have in common from the perspective of a product management intern. A few of the common characteristics include working cross-functionally, being experts at customer interviews, and prioritizing features for implementation.

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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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MVP is not Just for Startups: The Importance of Finding Your Company's MVP

Generation Focus

What comes to mind when you think of Uber? Probably a fully developed feature-rich app. But did you know that Uber, and other apps like it, started as a minimum viable product ? Uber took years to perfect and the company avoided wasting development costs by releasing their features bit by bit. But what if you’re a big company? Isn’t this approach only for l ean startups ?

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Announcing Create Your Successful Agile Project

Johanna Rothman

I have a new book in beta, Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver. (The in beta part means that it is in copyediting, and then onto layout and print. It’s a process.). I’m so excited about this book. My three most recent Pragmatic Manager newsletters were about jelled teams: The Case For Stable Teams, Part 1.

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Accessibility Isn’t Enough – Designing Digital Properties to be Usable and Accessible For All

Userzoom

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR. Accessibility Isn’t Enough – Designing Digital Properties to be Usable and Accessible For All. Accessibility Isn’t Enough - Designing Digital Properties to be Usable and Accessible For All Today, there are many things to consider when designing digital products. A delightful experience and great usability are rocketing to the top of the list as more and more companies understand that experience is a key differentiator for the modern consumer.

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Announcing TSIA’s B2B Social Engagement Rating

TSIA

The old adage, “Happy customers tell three people, and unhappy customers tell ten,” has become very outdated, with unhappy customers complaining to millions via Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. As the airlines learned this year, one negative customer experience can not only go viral on social, it can wind up as the headline of the five o’clock news.

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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.