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VP of Product Management: Your 7-Point Plan for the First 100 Days

Product Management University

Congratulations! You’ve just landed your first VP of Product Management job and expectations are sky high. No pressure! Here’s a 7-point plan for your first 100 days. The objective of this particular plan is to get you playing offense right out of the gate. Before we get to the plan, here’s the first thing you’re NOT going to do.

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How to Choose the Right KPIs for Your Product

Roman Pichler

What are KPIs? Key performance indicators (KPIs) are metrics that measure how your product is doing. Effective KPIs help you understand if your product is creating the desired value for the users, the customers, and the business. Without KPIs, you end up guessing how well your product is performing. It’s like driving a car with your vision blurred: You can’t see if you are heading in the right direction or getting closer to your destination.

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What is Customer Segmentation?

Userpilot

Customer segmentation is a classic marketing concept for good reason. There’s a high chance that not all of your customers have the same type of business, come from the same part of the world, or even use your product in the same way. The larger your SaaS empire becomes, the more likely this is to be the case. Source: me.me. If we assume that not all customers are the same, it would be futile to give all of them the same generic product tour (oh hey Intercom!).

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Product Marketing Manager Salary [2021 Data]

280 Group

Status of the Job 2021: Product Marketing Manager. Over the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to organizations across all industries and sectors. As organizations scrambled to innovate and deliver tools and technologies that enabled digital transformation, Product Marketing Managers moved into the spotlight. By creating effective messaging and marketing programs, they got the word out about product innovations that could help make customers’ lives easier by addres

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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2021 Engagement Benchmarks for Media Apps

Alchemer Mobile

Media and Entertainment apps played a critical role in helping us get through 2020. While the world around us shifted in response to the pandemic, consumers turned to media apps as an outlet to stay informed, connect with loved ones, decompress, and even have some laughs. In our 2021 Mobile App Engagement Benchmark Report , a study of 1,000 apps across a billion+ app installs, we take a close look at apps in the Media and Entertainment category.

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Managing Expectations – Product Management at Startups

Mind the Product

One of our universal truths in product is that the nature of the job varies greatly between organizations. Yet there’s a specific role — the Startup Product Manager — the uniqueness of which calls for a deeper dive to fully equip and prepare professionals to manage themselves, and their employers, in a budding product group. [.] Read more » The post Managing Expectations – Product Management at Startups appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How to Choose the Right KPIs for Your Product

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. What are KPIs? Key performance indicators (KPIs) are metrics that measure how your product is doing. Effective KPIs help you understand if your product is creating the desired value for the users, the customers, and the business. Without KPIs, you end up guessing how well your product is performing. It’s like driving a car with your vision blurred: You can’t see if you are heading in the right direction or getting closer to your destination.

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Engagement Benchmarks for Retail and eCommerce Apps

Alchemer Mobile

Digital shopping exploded in 2020, with an increase in both consumers and usage. While some companies took a hit due to widespread lockdowns, those who swiftly adopted the digital shift won market share and, ultimately, new loyal customers during a difficult time for consumers. In our 2021 Mobile App Engagement Benchmark Report , a study of 1,000 apps across a billion+ app installs, we take a close look at apps in the Food and Drink category.

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Why Becoming a Product Manager is the Best Next Step for Your Tech Career.

Product Management Unpacked

Career need a kickstart? Imagine a future with impact! 9:00 p.m. on Sunday night… Dread sets in… It’s the sensation of knowing tomorrow will feel like the past 99 Mondays. You’ll sign in, then zombie-walk through a day of routine engineering tasks to patch old patches as everyone around sprints to meet a product ship date that only matters to your boss’s boss.

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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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Cracking the PM Career – Jackie Bavaro on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

When we talk about product strategy, we often go back to the double diamond approach: identify the problem that you need to solve, then work on creating & optimising a solution for it. There’s a similar approach to Product careers — first, we need to get the job, then we need to excel in it. [.] Read more » The post Cracking the PM Career – Jackie Bavaro on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Sales Demos: Selling Outcomes vs. Features

Product Management University

Business outcomes vs product features: how do your sales demos stack up? In many cases, the product silos that exist within product management become transparent to buyers during the sales cycle, creating the perception you’ve got a bunch of fragmented products instead of integrated solutions. Longer and more difficult sales cycles lie ahead if this is the case.

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Documentation is Not the Enemy

The Product Coalition

‘Let me just spend 1 hour playing around with the app so I can figure out what happens when the user is logged in…and they have this… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Joining a Startup for the First Time? 30 Actionable Tips From Folks Who've Been There

First Round Review

Top startup leaders and operators share their best tips for new startup employees, including hitting the ground running, how to prioritize what to work on, and growing your career.

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How to Deliver a Modern Data Experience Your Customers Will Love

In embedded analytics, keeping up with the pace of innovation is challenging. Download Qrvey's guide to ensure your analytics keep pace so you can solve your user's biggest challenges, delight them, and set your product apart from the competition. The guide outlines how to use embedded analytics to: Increase user satisfaction Go to market faster Create additional opportunities to monetize your product It also shares what to look for to ensure your embedded analytics are keeping up with the lates

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Diversity in product: Are we nearly there?

Mind the Product

We all know that diverse teams build better products: if your products are to resonate and find traction with the general population, then that population needs to be represented within your team. But although we’ve explored the reasons why it makes sense to hire with diversity in mind for some time — for example Martin [.] Read more » The post Diversity in product: Are we nearly there?

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B2B Product Manager April 2021

Product Management University

B2B Product Manager April 2021 Issue. This month we show a little love to those in senior product management roles with a focus on strategy, title inflation, and newbies to the VP role. Of course, we can’t ignore the connection between sales and product management. Whatever happens in product management is usually reflected somewhere in the sales process!

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Difference Between Product Manager vs Product Marketing Manager vs Growth PM

The Product Coalition

A question I get often is the difference between a Product Manager, Product Marketing Manager and a Growth PM. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Beyond Brainstorming: 5 Essential Tips for Smarter Group Ideation

dscout People Nerds

Group ideation is too important to leave to chance. These key principles will help you balance both the art AND science of running productive, inclusive—and fun—ideation sessions.

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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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#mtpcon Digital APAC Day 1 highlights

Mind the Product

Today, #mtpcon Digital APAC got off to an exciting start! We saw three engaging keynotes covering discovery, product development, and cybernetics, plus a plethora of interactive breakout sessions. Here’s what we learned throughout the day… Kicking things off from Mind the product HQ in the UK meant that by 4.30 am our time we’d already caught [.

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Product Manager Title Inflation: How Far Will It Go?

Product Management University

Why are there so many product manager titles? The list keeps growing! Once upon a time, there was one product manager title, product manager. Today and we have…. Product managers. Technical Product Managers. Principal Product Managers. Associate Product Managers. Senior Product Managers. Group Product Managers. Lead Product Managers. …and the list goes on.

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What Product Leaders Need Most From Their Marketing Counterparts

The Product Coalition

Hint: it’s closer to information technology than creative talent! Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Unfreeze the “Frozen Middle” of Management

Johanna Rothman

I had great fun with Cherie Silas and Alex Kudinov on their podcast, “Keeping Agile Non-Denominational.” Listen to Unfreezing the Frozen Middle. You've seen or heard about this problem: Senior leadership says, “Yes we need agility!” The teams say, “Yes, we got the agile goodness here!” And the middle managers? They're stuck.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Why every product and UX leader needs to be a storyteller

Mind the Product

What are the priorities for the next few months? It’s the question I asked every time I went to help an organization struggling to release a new product or get customers to adopt their current ones. Sometimes people answered by saying they needed to ship things by a certain date, sometimes they gave me some [.] Read more » The post Why every product and UX leader needs to be a storyteller appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How Naukri Builds Products: Interview with VP of Product, Puneet Verma

NextBigWhat

InfoEdge has been running successful products at scale and importantly, given the churn in the audience, the product teams really need to stay agile and keep building for the new audience and their evolving taste. Here is an AMA we did with Puneet Verma, VP of Product at Naukri on the product management process they follow. How can anyone make sure that they are diversifying the products along with making sure that it is aligned to the common vision of a company. ?

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Outcome-Focused Personas?—?Create Meaningful Personas in Product Management

The Product Coalition

Personas have always had a significant but conflicted place in the UX (user experience) design process… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Introducing Journeys: A New Way to Explore the Paths Users Take Through Your Product

Indicative

Today, we’re launching our first new tool in 5 years. It’s a new way to explore the various paths users take through your product, to uncover the most common paths users take and gain a deeper understanding of the customer journey. We’re pretty excited about it, and we bet you will be, too. Drumroll please… Introducing Journeys. Journeys is designed to help you better understand what actually happens when users interact with your product.

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Innovation Systems: Advancing Practices to Create New Value

As technology transforms the global business landscape, companies need to examine and update their internal processes for innovation to keep pace. Ultimately, organizations will have to improve the velocity of innovation by creating repeatable processes that support ideation, exploration, and incubation, essential to capturing an idea’s full value.