Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

7 Terrible App Reviews That Could Have Been Prevented

Appsee

Bad app reviews can be funny–when they’re not about your app. Unfortunately, when they do apply to your app, it’s like a dagger to the heart. Reviewers can be pretty vicious. But, with some simple analytics hacks, many of these bad app reviews could have been foiled.

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. So, where is the catch?

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.

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. UX Wars Apparel websites E-commerce UX Online Commerce Shopify

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Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

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?

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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. Charles Martin (AI consultant in the Bay Area),… Product Strategy

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.

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 […]. product management 2018 MVP award BPMA

The ultimate marketing technology stack for 2019

Inside Intercom

You might be familiar with Scott Brinker’s famous martech landscape slide. Known as the Martech 5000 — nicknamed after the 5,000 companies that were competing in the global marketing technology space in 2017, it’s said to be the most frequently shared slide of all time.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

6 common mistakes product managers should avoid

Craft.io

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison. There are few professions where mistakes are part of the process as much as they are in product development. Trial and error are a vital part of innovation and every mistake you make is an opportunity to grow.

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?

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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?

Facebook Workplace’s Julien Codorniou on turning companies into communities

Inside Intercom

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.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

Productivity Boosting Tips For Busy Managers

Craft.io

Increasing productivity is one of the most frequent goals for companies, workers, and managers across industries.

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.

6 Tips for Making Your Ecommerce Business Ready for Voice Search

AB Tasty

Is your ecommerce business ready for voice search? It should be. Voice commerce sales amounted to an impressive $1.8 billion in. Read more. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as 6 Tips for Making Your Ecommerce Business Ready for Voice Search. E-commerce User Experience

China’s Golden Week 2018 and its Impact on Software Piracy

Revulytics

We thought it would be interesting to update our blog post from 2017 in which we looked at China’s Golden Week and its impact on the use of pirated software by businesses.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

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. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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

Inside Intercom

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.

What is it Like to Hold Google in Your Hand? by Ivy Ross

Mind the Product

Google’s aim is to organise the world’s information and make it universally useful. From this original mission it has moved to making hardware such as Google Home.

How to Use Geographic Targeting to Deliver Better Online Experiences

AB Tasty

Delivering smooth online experiences is one of the top priorities for marketers, and with good reason. Nowadays, your customers expect. Read more. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as How to Use Geographic Targeting to Deliver Better Online Experiences. Personalization User Experience

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.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Why Business Teams Need to Start Together, Work Together, and Finish Together

ProductPlan

The most successful products I’ve been involved with in my career came about when the entire team opened the door to the mission at the same time, with similar expectations, and on equal footing. In other words, these teams started together. Not in silos.

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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.

How long should your MVP take?

The Product Coalition

Throughout the whole process of building OHNO.ai , I had in my head these dates I wanted to hit. I wanted to keep the MVP really small. 8 weeks, then validate.

How Can Product Managers Help Lego Get Over The Brick Wall That They Are Facing?

The Accidental Product Manager

Digital play has started to cause problems for Lego product managers Image Credit: WRme2. So what do small children want to play with? In the past the answer to this question was fairly easy: dolls, trucks, and of course Lego bricks.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

How B2C companies are using live chat to drive sales and offer a personalized customer experience

Inside Intercom

For online businesses, customer experience is king. It can be pretty simple if you listen to what your customers want, which usually boils down to a personalized, quick and low friction experience.

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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. Process is a Safe Place.

Elevated Product Thinking

The Product Coalition

When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem tends to look like a nail. A persistent problem I keep seeing is that some long-standing practices tend to take the place of better ways of doing things.