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A Brief Guide to Product Discovery

Roman Pichler

What is Product Discovery? Product discovery describes the activities required to determine if and why a product should be developed and offered. This increases the chances of creating a product that users actually want and need and achieving product success. Carrying out product discovery involves answering the following questions: What is the specific value the product should create for the users and customers?

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Product Roadmap Prioritization — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented the webinar, 5 Secrets to Prioritizing Your Product Roadmap (The Right Way!). You can view the accompanying blog post to learn about weighted scoring and the Kano Model. We received so many great questions on the topic and have included answers to the top questions down below. Thank you all for engaging in our webinar! Strategy.

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Product Led Growth: Your Job Just Got Bigger or Changed Completely

Product Management University

In theory, and I emphasize in theory, the impact of a product led growth model should be very minimal on product management. For product marketing, it pretty much changes everything. What is Product Led Growth? Product led growth is a business model for taking a product-as-a-service (PaaS) or software-as-a-service (SaaS) to market and gaining market share.

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Overcoming impostor syndrome – tips for dealing with self-doubt

Intercom, Inc.

Our work lives are riddled with anxieties. Many of them are natural and fleeting, and we deal with them. One that can haunt people, however, is impostor syndrome. The belief that we are a fraud, doubting our accomplishments and talents. “If you’re anxious about your abilities a lot of the time anyway, you’re 1,000x more so when performance review period comes around” Each year (twice a year in my case), that feeling is amplified considerably by the dreaded performance rev

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How to Build an Experimentation Culture for Data-Driven Product Development

Speaker: Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product, Statsig

Experimentation is often seen as an aspirational practice, especially at smaller, fast-moving companies who are strapped for time and resources. So, how can you get your team making decisions in a more data-driven way while continuing to remain lean and maintaining ship velocity? In this webinar, Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product at Statsig, will teach you how to build an experimentation culture from the ground-up, graduating from just getting started with data-driven development to operating

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AARRR vs RARRA: Pirate Metrics Explained

Mind the Product

Pirates metrics have become a popular model for business growth — but what are they and do they actually lead you to that buried treasure? First presented by Dave McClure in his presentation “Startup Metrics for Pirates” in 2007, the AARRR method was originally meant for tracking product marketing and management and focused on acquisition. However, [.].

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Google Play In-app Ratings and Reviews API Changes: What’s New and How to Adapt Your Strategy

Alchemer Mobile

Google recently announced big changes to its Play Store in-app review API. The changes will have a sweeping impact on how app publishers prompt for ratings and feedback, as well as changes in what consumers expect from experiences with their favorite Android apps. This post outlines the four main changes app publishers need to be aware of, along with how the shifts will impact existing cross-industry ratings and reviews strategies.

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Bought-in and paid for: how Atlassian bridge the gap from freemium to enterprise sales

Intercom, Inc.

Freemium’s a great way to acquire lots of customers relatively quickly and easily, but the job of converting them to using a paid product is where the rubber meets the road. And the challenge is a lot harder in an enterprise context, where the buyer and the user aren’t necessarily one and the same person. Many businesses struggle to strike a balance between freemium’s light-touch customer engagement with the more involved enterprise sales process.

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Building Products in AsiaPac – Colin Pal and Adrienne Tan on The Product Experience [rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

As we’ve got an Ask Me Anything session with Colin Pal coming up soon (October 14th), we’re re-broadcasting this episode from earlier in the year so that you can get to know Colin and prep some questions for him! The AMA is for Prioritised and MTP Leader members so if you’re not a member yet, [.]. Read More. The post Building Products in AsiaPac – Colin Pal and Adrienne Tan on The Product Experience [rebroadcast] appeared first on Mind the Product.

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A Strategy Alone is Not Enough: How to Building Strategic Alignment in Your Organization

The Product Coalition

“adaptable CEOs spent significantly more of their time — as much as 50% — thinking about the long term.” — HBR, ‘What Sets Successful CEOs… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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How Embedded Analytics Helps Product Managers Exceed Their KPIs

Embedded analytics can help you deliver cutting-edge analytics experiences to your end-users that align with KPIs that are critical to the growth and success of your business. Read this eBook to learn how an embedded analytics platform, like Qrvey, can help PMs exceed the following KPIs: Growing revenue while improving customer retention rate Delivering rapid time to value Earning a high net-promoter score Increasing Gross Margin / Profitability Conversion rate from trial to paid Don’t just meet

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Drive Growth by Picking the Right Lane — A Customer Acquisition Playbook for Consumer Startups

First Round Review

In Dan Hockenmaier's and Lenny Rachitsky's experience, founders are often surprised to learn that there are very few routes to scalable new customer acquisition. Here, this duo unpacks the three ways drive consumer startup growth, offering a detailed framework and set of case studies for accelerating in each lane.

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Why conversational customer support is a key strategic investment

Intercom, Inc.

In the not-too-distant past, customer support was seen as a hassle, a cost that had to be borne but which was really just a tax on success. If it wasn’t for those pesky customers with problems, profits would be through the roof, right? There is no escaping the fact that supporting your customers costs money. But with customers expecting faster and more personalized experiences, providing great conversational customer support is no longer optional – it’s essential to business survival. “Sup

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Building health-tech products when the rules are still being written, by Joe Rinaldi Johnson

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Joe Rinaldi Johnson shares what he’s learned in 10 years of navigating the challenging and highly regulated field of healthcare. He is the Chief Product Officer at Zava, a digital healthcare company offering remote diagnosis and prescriptions. If you, like Joe, feel there is a lack of resources about product management in [.].

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How I would make Spotify more social

The Product Coalition

It’s now been nearly one year I’ve discovered that my family back home had a Spotify Family plan with an empty slot and jumped on it! I’ve been a heavy Soundcloud and Mixcloud user for 10 years and mainly use them at home while listening to DJ mixes. Spotify just replaced my usage on mobile, thanks to their huge catalogue and recommendation system which helps a lot finding new gems ??

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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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The Hungry Man Parable

Mironov Consulting

I talk with lots of executives from the go-to-market side of the house who think that building serious software is as easy – and easily estimatable – as building a fence. Would that it were so. One destructive side effect of this misunderstanding can be repeatedly changing the #1 top priority part-way through development, before there’s much to show the world but after spending significant discovery/design/architecture/development time on the previous #1 top priority.

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Managers: Make Work Easier for Working Mothers

Johanna Rothman

Everyone feels the pressure right now. Many managers feel pressure to deliver more and better products and services. That pressure rolls downhill to the people doing the work. And, the people doing the work, especially if they're parents? Well, they clearly made the wrong choice to bring children into the world in the last eight years. Otherwise, they wouldn't be in such trouble now.

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Empowered Teams and Decision Agility

Mind the Product

In this MTP Leader panel discussion, leaders Adaora Asala, Jen Taylor, and Jeremy Toeman joined Emily Tate to discuss empowered teams and decision agility. They cover how and where leaders should get involved in decisions, the struggles all leaders have in letting go of decisions as we move into leadership roles, and what our roles [.]. Read More. The post Empowered Teams and Decision Agility appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Make Time Fungible to Find Peace at Work

The Product Coalition

It all started a decade ago on a family trip from the US to India. En route, I had a two-day halt at a relative’s house in Abu Dhabi. It was a weekend and I woke up to a lazy Sunday morning. We still had to make the trip to India later in the day. To my surprise, I found everyone in the house busy and getting ready for a day at work. I was unaware until then that the weekend in the Emirates is on Friday and Saturday.

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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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10 Best WordPress Landing Page Templates

AB Tasty

You use WordPress, and you want to attract visitors and convert them into leads and customers. One of the big advantages of WordPress is the large variety of templates that you can use for your landing pages. Check out our selection. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as 10 Best WordPress Landing Page Templates.

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How to Ace Google’s Product Strategy Interview

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

This is a guest post from Alexis and Adrienne's Product Managers at Work. I know people who are really good at strategic thinking. One of my friends can instantly take a problem that at first appears intractable, like “How would you drive down the cost of Tesla’s autopilot system to increase profit?” and then instantly break the question down, identify the most important levers, and separate signal from noise to drill down at an airtight strategic plan.

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The Top Five Hidden Challenges of Enterprise Product Management

Mind the Product

Product management is a field that continues to evolve from the early days of desktop software to where we are currently. Many companies like Pragmatic, 280 Group offer product management training and even certification. They do a great job in laying out fundamentals like personas, understanding your customer, market problems, requirements and so on.

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Dependency Management: Are you at Level 1 or Level 5?

The Product Coalition

Dependencies are an epidemic in software development. Rate your org and learn how to evolve from Level 1-to Level 5. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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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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Discuss & share feedback with Cacoo’s new chat feature

Nulab

The rise of remote working makes it more critical than ever to be able to communicate easily online about diagrams. Incoming: Cacoo now has a chat window right in the Editor. Chatting in Cacoo. Open a diagram and head over to the Comments, Sheets, and Settings Menu. Click on the Chat icon, and your Preview Panel will show your team’s chat for that diagram.

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G2 Fall 2020: Indicative Continues to Climb Rankings

Indicative

Indicative continues to climb in the rankings, as G2 names Indicative a Leader in Customer Journey Analytics in G2’s 2020 Fall Report. . Indicative is the leading Customer Analytics platform that enables product and data teams to move beyond the limitations of traditional BI tools to make decisions by understanding user behavior across every touchpoint.

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Predictive Tech and Data Ethics: Part 1 – the Pros and Cons

Mind the Product

As someone once said, technology companies are quick to focus on what they can do, but not so quick to examine “the how they do it”. Predictive technology may be speeding up digital transformation and be an integral part of our digital lives, but it comes with implications for data privacy and the potential to [.]. Read More. The post Predictive Tech and Data Ethics: Part 1 – the Pros and Cons appeared first on Mind the Product.

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How on-demand apps are transforming and modernizing businesses?

The Product Coalition

On-demand apps have created a huge stir in the market after their launch. The tech-savvy people were the first once to adopt these on-demand apps. The current scenario where the people do not have time to complete their household chores these on-demand apps came to the rescue. With so much demand in the market to get the tasks completed at the click of a button, many industries are trying to invest in this platform.

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The Definitive Entity Resolution Buyer’s Guide

Are you thinking of adding enhanced data matching and relationship detection to your product or service? Do you need to know more about what to look for when assessing your options? The Senzing Entity Resolution Buyer’s Guide gives you step-by-step details about everything you should consider when evaluating entity resolution technologies. You’ll learn about use cases, technology and deployment options, top ten evaluation criteria and more.