Sat.Sep 09, 2017 - Fri.Sep 15, 2017

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The Craft of Prototyping by Caitlin Kalinowski

Mind the Product

Prototyping helps you to focus your energy on the right thing at the right time in product development – and therein lies one of the secrets to building great products. Whether you’re building hardware or software, knowing how to leverage the art of prototyping from the first iteration to the last is critical to success. When Caitlin Kalinowski joined Oculus as Head of Product Design Engineering, her team was sweating a challenge – designing the controller that would ship with

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Dog Food-ing Our Way To V2 of Product Institute

Melissa Perri

Eating your own dog food is worth the challenge. After a few years of consulting, I started to feel the itch to work on a product again. I was teaching everyone how to create products people loved, but I wasn’t making any myself. Product Institute gave me and my team a chance to do just that. This week, we’ve reached a huge milestone enrolling our 100th public student into the class.

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How to Monetize Your IoT Product

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

With their ability to gather data after a product has been deployed, IoT products provide a platform to generate new and innovative business models that haven’t been seen before. In this post, I describe some of the most interesting ways to monetize your IoT product today. I recently attended a very popular IoT conference in Silicon […]. The post How to Monetize Your IoT Product appeared first on TechProductManagement.

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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome in Product Management

The Product Guy

From The Best Product Person of 2016, Chris Butler, …. Advice. 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. 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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Turn Your Release Notes Into a Content Marketing Machine

Mind the Product

If you’re in a product company the chances are that you’ve developed some process of informing your users about new features. This could be in the form of a blog post or as a notification within the UI. But it doesn’t have to stop there. Spending a bit more effort on the process can help you turn your release notes into effective content marketing.

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How to Monetize Your IoT Product

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

With their ability to gather data after a product has been deployed, IoT products provide a platform to generate new and innovative business models that haven’t been seen before. In this post, I describe some of the most interesting ways to monetize your IoT product today. I recently attended a very popular IoT conference in Silicon […]. The post How to Monetize Your IoT Product appeared first on Daniel Elizalde.

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Make New Product Features Stick

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: David Parmelee, Digital Strategy Consultant. As you study the people who use your product or might use it, patterns start to emerge. A marketer or market researcher may view patterns in terms of demographics and buying activity. A user researcher or other UX practitioner may group users by patterns in their behavior, both inside and outside your product.

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Negotiation in Product Management: the Pursuit of Compromise

Mind the Product

When I was a student, I took part in a negotiation exercise. We were given imaginary countries and had to negotiate our rights to the surrounding sea. The whole exercise quickly descended down into what the lecturer politely described as a study in realpolitik. To try and help us curb any dictatorial inclinations we were given the classic work on negotiation: Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In.

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As a product manager, your #1 KPI should be business growth

Street Smart Product Manager

What’s the #1 metric you need to track as a product manager? What’s the #1 KPI you should sign up for as a product manager? It’s not on-time delivery, the number of bugs or features per release, innovation success, speed-to-market, sprint velocity, uptime, or even customer satisfaction. Those are interesting to track, but none of […].

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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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Product Design Process: Four Steps To Make Sure They Will Love What You Build

UX Studio: Product Management

Although many people think the aim of a product design process is to create something cool and good-looking, this comprises just the tip of the iceberg. Product design primarily wants to help us understand people’s pains, and create a product that will help them solve these problems. Thus we can create useful products. Planning the exact steps which the users go through when they use a product also plays a crucial role.

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Nine UX Research Methods Product People Should Know

UX Studio

Building a product without using UX research methods is like getting into a Taxi and just saying, “Drive.”. As ever more interactions happen in the faceless platform of the world wide web, we meet with our users in real life increasingly rarely. Doing research with people from your audience can provide the best and most useful insights. You can’t start building a product people will love if you don’t know your audience.

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5 Product Leadership Lessons From the #mtpcon Leadership Forum 2017

Mind the Product

Last week I joined the Mind the Product Leadership Forum in London. Among the speakers and panelists were Matt Walton, Julia Whitney, Roman Pichler, Arne Kittler, and Brant Cooper. It took me two days to get to London from Yogyakarta, Indonesia for the night before the sessions, but it was worth it. While I originally wrote about the event to remind myself and share it with my teams, I think the wider community could also benefit from reading it.

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ShopKeep, Lifetime Value & the Happy Product Manager

The Product Guy

Nominate a great product manager you know today @ [link] ! Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel @ [link]. Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at iHeartMedia , with food and drinks sponsored by People10 , as well as to our other sponsors, Yext , BKLYN and many more. Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were… Featured Product: ShopKeep exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from lifetime value to deprec

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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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Five MAJOR Product Management Mistakes

Clever PM

There are a lot of different hats we wear as Product Managers, which means that there are a great many opportunities for us to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right people. But the inverse of that is also true — by virtue of wearing so many hats, there are a […].

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How to Trigger Product Usage that Sticks

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Janet Choi, Senior Manager of Product Marketing and Content at Customer.io Meditation, like any healthy habit, takes repetition to stick. But while the folks behind Calm, a meditation and mindfulness app, knew their product’s core value was helping people to learn and build a meditation practice—initially they didn’t put […] The post How to Trigger Product Usage that Sticks appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Thank You for Another Awesome #mtpcon London

Mind the Product

On Friday, September 8, we gathered nearly 1,600 passionate product people from 52 countries around the world to the iconic Barbican Hall for another dazzling #mtpcon. A day full of incredible talks, amazing conversations, an epic afterparty, and more pre-events than ever before! A huge cyan blue thank you to our magnificent speakers, crew, volunteers, and most of all our fantastic audience for coming together as a tribe, geeking out on all things product, and making it an awesome conference!

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Why Are Spotify’s Freemium Conversion Rates So High? Look To the Data.

Revulytics

The freemium business model has been popularized by companies like Spotify, the streaming music service, with a wide range of starry-eyed startups in search of similar success. Offering basic use of software for free, while holding back more robust features for paid users, is attractive to those hoping to build an instant customer base. The aim, of course, is that they evangelize the product and help pave the way for more users to adopt paid versions with richer functionality.

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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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Wow! What a 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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Why every product manager should be able to prototype

ProductBoard

Capture your vision for the future… and learn from it At productboard, we recently got turned on to the This is Product Management podcast put on by Alpha. Each episode discusses some facet of product management through the eyes of a new practitioner, frequently a PM by trade but also sometimes those in professions tangential to the field. In fact, you might say one of the takeaways of the series.

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How the Instapage product team sped up design change decisions

Miro

Case study How theInstapageproduct team sped up design change decisions This is a case study by Kevin Yang, an associate product manager at Instapage. He primarily works on projects that improve and optimize the landing page builder and has an unhealthy obsession with motorcycles. Instapage is an advanced landing page platform for marketing teams and agencies. […].

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Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 5, the Product Value Team

Johanna Rothman

If you need to plan more often than once a quarter, how do you know how to replan? Instead of incurring the time and cost when you bring everyone together, consider the Product Value Team. (In past writing and presentations, I’ve called this the Product Owner Value Team. I am trying to change my term to the Product Value Team.). The product value team is a different kind of a team.

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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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Product Managers’ Customers Are Now Shopping Online

The Accidental Product Manager

What does it mean if your customers are now shopping online? Image Credit: Elliot Stokes. The times they are a changing. As product managers it is our responsibility to stay on top of trends that are affecting our customers. One very important trend is just exactly how our customers are going about buying things. In the old days, customers would decide that they needed something, get in their car and drive to a store or a mall, go browse a store, find what they wanted, and then buy it.

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Prototyping for product managers

ProductBoard

Capture your vision for the future… and learn from it At productboard , we recently got turned on to the This is Product Management podcast put on by Alpha. Each episode discusses some facet of product management through the eyes of a new practitioner, frequently a PM by trade but also sometimes those in professions tangential to the field. In fact, you might say one of the takeaways of the series is many more people are doing product management than have the title “product manager”.

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Product management biases

Oren Steinberg

How to do product management without cognitive biases? The process of product management is susceptible to cognitive bias just like any other task that we perform. But as product management leaders we are at risk of taking the entire company down with us. So what can we do? How can we develop a product without bias? For starters we need to recognize and accept the fact that even the most experienced product owner is biased.

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TEI 141: How product managers can better lead change – with Barbara Trautlein, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Which of the 7 Change Styles Do You Use as a Product Manager or Innovator? Our work is the work of innovation. A few years ago I heard the word innovation expressed as in-a-new-way. It’s a helpful phrase to remember that the very nature of innovation means doing something new — something we have not done before — something in-a-new-way.

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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.