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3 hidden secrets about product management in flat organizations

Oren Steinberg

After 15 years in hierarchical organizations I joined a flat one. With small task forces that make their own decisions. This seemed like product management heaven. All dotted lines erased! Now I can guide dev’ work directly using the power vested in me by the Holacracy Constitution. I can decide on priorities, manage sprints, call the shots. It’s like I’ve been given R&D resources at my product disposal without having to go through any managerial red-tape.

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Wireframing for Non-Designers – A Crash Course

Atomic Spin PM

Wireframes are not just for designers! As a software maker, you can and should be using them to eliminate risk and validate concepts. These tools benefit the entire team, and they can be created by any member of the team. This crash course will teach you why wireframes are important, when you should utilize them, and how to best present them to your stakeholders.

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Allbirds vs Greats: UX Wars

TryMyUI

Many of today's online sellers are hosted on massive DIY e-commerce platforms like Shopify and BigCommerce. These platforms provide lots of basic tools for non-experts to create usable experiences. We were curious to see what's possible with these tools – so we ran usability tests on 2 Shopify-hosted shoe stores: Allbirds and Greats. The post Allbirds vs Greats: UX Wars appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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Why Engineers Should Participate in Discovery

Product Talk

Are you inviting your engineers to participate in discovery with you? If yes, do you get pushback from them? Does your organization prefer that your engineers only write code? Marty Cagan , in Inspired , argues, “If you’re just using your engineers to code, you’re only getting about half their value.” I couldn’t agree more. But too often we equate the value of an engineer with the code that she writes.

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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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Why IT Teams Benefit from a Product Management Viewpoint

280 Group

Refocusing the Lens. Yet another call from an IT team asking if we can help them transition from a project-focused view to a product-focused view of their work. I’d love to meet the person who started going across the world letting their IT professionals in on the biggest secret to getting amazing business support products out the door. OK, well, besides transitioning to Agile for product management.

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How to Apply Machine Learning to Business Problems: Part 2

bpma ProductHub

By “Daniel Faggella – This article was originally listed on TechEmergence. This post breaks the original post into 2 Parts. Part 1 is here. Pointers for Applying Machine Learning to Business Problems 1– Begin with a priority problem, not a toy problem In an off-mic conversation with Dr.

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Send better email: A deliverability analyst’s no-nonsense guide to avoiding the spam folder

Intercom, Inc.

Email is an important channel for acquiring, supporting and retaining users. However, if not done properly, you can damage your sending reputation, meaning users won’t get your emails at all ??. Ultimately, fewer emails arriving at their intended destination means fewer conversions for you. “We’ve spent the past few months working hard on improving the systems that ensure stable, consistent deliverability for our senders” We’ve spent the past few months working hard on improving the

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Don’t Miss These Amazing Speakers at #mtpcon Singapore

Mind the Product

We’re beyond excited to be bringing our flagship conference #mtpcon – the world’s biggest and best product conference – to Singapore on March 25-26. We’re thrilled to announce the first of our amazing line-up of speakers and announce all our deep-dive workshops, connecting international and regional thought leaders with the vibrant product and UX community across AsiaPac.

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It’s a Major Award!

The Product Bistro

Way back, when I started the Product Bistro, I had a lot of spare time (between gigs), and I was using the blog to drum up some consulting, and piece work to fill in the gaps and time. I created this site to first describe what I could offer, and how my prior expertise could […].

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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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The Mobile Product Manager’s Productivity Quadrant

Alchemer Mobile

The job of a mobile product manager is one of the most complex at any company. Between interfacing with multiple teams, coordinating release schedules, prioritizing customer happiness, driving the mobile product roadmap, messaging product announcements, and myriad other activities, the list of “to-do’s” for mobile PMs can seem overwhelming. To avoid progress paralysis caused by too many competing tasks, mobile product managers must be master prioritizers.

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Facebook Workplace’s Julien Codorniou on turning companies into communities

Intercom, Inc.

Facebook’s mission statement has been examined everywhere from college business case studies to the hallowed halls of the United States Congress. It’s easy to connect the dots between mission and product when you consider the social media behemoth’s more than 2 billion worldwide users. But as the college-dorm-room startup matures, there’s a fascinating twist to be found in the way it applies its new mission to Workplace, a B2B startup within the (former) startup.

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Same but Different: Launching Products at an Established Company

Mind the Product

There are lots of resources to help startups through their first product launch (if you haven’t found them yet, try looking here ). But what if you don’t work for a startup? Is the process different if you’re a product manager in an established organisation, where products have already been launched? The answer is yes…and no! Yes, because your goals are similar, whatever the company size.

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Data in Product Management — The Good and the Bad

The Product Guy

Every modern product organization is data-centric. Learn how to best leverage the data and the often missed pitfalls to watch out for. Watch as we learn more from product management expert, Jordan Bergtraum.

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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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How To Build Better Products Using Continuous Discovery

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we discuss how to build better products using continuous discovery. My guest today is Teresa Torres. Teresa is a Product Discovery Coach helping companies establish proficient discovery practices. I’ve known Teresa for many years and I consider her one of the top thought leaders in the Product space.

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How to leverage in-app marketing for growth in 2019

Intercom, Inc.

All your messaging is marketing, both before and after the sale. So in-app marketing is especially key to engaging and retaining the users you’ve worked so hard to acquire. This guide is for marketers interested in learning more about the tools of the trade and the various types of in-app marketing – and the ways to use them. What is in-app marketing, anyway?

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When do you let go of Process and Accept Controlled Chaos?

Mind the Product

I’ve worked at two different startups, going from beta to 1.0 as the first non-founding member of the product team. Surprisingly, I had a completely different experience at each startup, even though they were both open source databases. If I were forced to prioritize (as all product managers naturally tend to do) and choose the most important lesson I learned, it’s that it’s not about the process, it’s about the people.

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Finding the Right Balance and Smartling

The Product Guy

Thank you to everyone who attended the latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group and discussed Balancing Product Needs and debated Featured Product, Smartling… And, also, thank you to our awesome sponsors who make everything possible…

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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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Consumer startups are awesome, and here’s what I’m looking for at a16z (70 slide deck)

Andrew Chen

Above: New technology has always captivated consumers! Dear readers, I’m often asked- so what kind of startups are you investing in at Andreessen Horowitz? And since I’m focused mostly on consumer companies – is there anything exciting happening? After all, if we’re “between” platforms, and there isn’t something as big as the iPhone coming up, is there anything interesting left?

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How our sales team helped reboot our educational videos

Intercom, Inc.

We ?? video at Intercom. Our Marketing, Sales and Support teams all use it in different ways to convert, support and onboard users in an engaging and personal way that is unique to video. “Talk to your sales team. They know the failings and successes of your product better than you do”. But it wasn’t always like this. In this video, we chat about how our Sales team’s usage of educational video has helped shape the content itself into a more dynamic feature-specific format, increasing cust

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Uncovering Your Most Pivotal Users by Marieke McCloskey and Doug Puett

Mind the Product

A lot of teams struggle with how to increase engagement. We all want our product to be used more often and by more people, but how do we identify opportunities that will transform how your product is used? UserTesting’s Product Insights proposes digging deeper to understand not simply the most engaged users, but those who’ve found something in your product that transforms the way they think.

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Dear Product Manager, Is it time to leave?

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. Watch now and see why she 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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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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Key Attributes of Strong Customer Advisory Board Program Managers

Pragmatic Marketing

After a decade of working with Fortune 500 companies and completing more than 200 successful engagements, we at Ignite Advisory Group have worked with some outstanding client or customer advisory board (CAB) program managers. These are the point people tasked with the day-to-day operations of their CAB program, who establish and manage regular status meetings, ensure tasks are completed on time and oversee all meeting planning and logistics.

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Help Managers Visualize Their Problems

Johanna Rothman

I've been working with several managers at organizations large and small, who want to capitalize their software “earlier.” These managers have some strongly-held beliefs about the people: People are resources. Resources can multitask on several projects at a time. If “headquarters” does the difficult work, you can move the “grunt” work to lower wage areas and you will save money on the project.

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Introducing the Speakers for MTP Engage Manchester 2019

Mind the Product

We took the decision to bring MTP Engage to Manchester a couple of years ago, based on the huge popularity of the ProductTank events we run in the city. This outing for MTP Engage has a distinctly Mancunian vibe, celebrating everything that’s going on in the city. It’s testament to the appeal of Manchester and its product community that we’ve been able to attract some of the world’s best speakers from some phenomenally interesting brands.

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The Latest Opportunity in Product

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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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