2022

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A case study: Building a product without any full-time product managers

Mind the Product

In this post, you will learn how you can build an effective operating team of up to 30 people without the need for a full-time Product Manager. You will learn about a model of Shared Product Responsibilities (SPR) and get some examples of concrete building blocks that you can put in place with your team. [.] Read more » The post A case study: Building a product without any full-time product managers appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Product Adoption Platforms: What Are They and Why You Should Care

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Everything you need to know before purchasing a product adoption software and why self-serve is the best option for product-led, high-growth SaaS teams.

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How to Drive Mobile Customer Engagement and Increase Product Feedback

Alchemer Mobile

Have you ever been looking for a recipe online but have to scroll all the way through a long, drawn-out story about the author’s family to get to the actual recipe? We won’t do that to you today. Instead, let’s cut right to the chase: Retargeting the right customers at the right time and in the right place is the ultimate key to driving mobile customer engagement.

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How our infrastructure scales alongside our customers

Intercom, Inc.

We’re serious about delivering the best customer experience with our Engagement OS. We have truly global ambitions to bring our mission of making internet business personal to the biggest enterprise customers across the world. This ambition is reflected in the way we design and build the infrastructure that supports the Intercom platform. We are building for the long term – that means ensuring reliability by default, and the ability to accommodate massive scale as we grow. .

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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5 Types of Product Managers in High Demand Right Now

The Product Coalition

Great products are the heartbeat of any successful SaaS business - which is why these 5 Product Managers are in high demand today. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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In-app Customer Needs Assessment 101: How to Collect and Act on Data

Userpilot

What is a customer needs assessment and why should you care? Here are the top reasons SaaS businesses need it and a guide on how to succeed.

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The Business of APIs: What Product Managers Need to Plan For

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

As technology advances, there is constant pressure to release more functionality faster. Through APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), cloud software providers can leverage each other’s functionality in real-time. (If you are new to APIs, here’s a good introduction.) For context on the widespread use of APIs today, consider the following… Netflix can stream to over 200 different device types thanks to its API. […].

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Atlassian stands with Ukraine

Atlassian

To our customers, vendors, partners, and investors: We are appalled by the actions of the Russian Government in its invasion of Ukraine. We condemn the actions of the Russian Government, and we stand with Ukraine and its people in their fight to maintain their freedom and sovereignty. This attack is unprovoked and a clear breach of the Geneva Convention.

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You Don’t Need a Mentor. You Need a Buddy.

Nir Eyal

When you’re struggling to achieve your personal or professional goals, do you ever wish you could speak with a famous mentor? If only you could connect with a super successful business leader like Jeff Bezos or Meg Whitman, then you’d have the answers you’re looking for. Surely they’d point you in the right direction, right? The post You Don’t Need a Mentor.

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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The Best Managers Don’t Fix, They Coach — Four Tools to Add to Your Toolkit

First Round Review

Anita Hossain Choudhry (The Grand, First Round) and Mindy Zhang (Dropbox, Oscar Health) draw on their experiences as executive coaches to unpack why managers fall into the “fixing” trap and make the case for adding coaching as a skill. They share four practical tools, sample scenarios and thoughtful questions to help managers put these concepts into practice.

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Roadmaps: Break the rules without breaking the principles

Mind the Product

Avoid roadmaps that are timelines with lists of features by staying true to the principles of a flexible roadmap.

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Career Success Tips from Leading Women in Product

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Are you a woman in product looking to develop your career, hone your skills, learn from experts, and become more successful in the industry? We’ve got you covered.

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Media Apps: 2022 Mobile Customer Engagement Benchmarks

Alchemer Mobile

The following data and information on Media apps is from our 2022 Mobile App Customer Engagement Report. Subcategories for Media Apps: News, Telco, Technology, Games, Sports, Music. The Media and Entertainment app category is broad, encompassing everything from news to games to sports, and consumer expectations and behavior vary between industries. “Thanks to the power of mobile, this cutting edge technology is at the fingertips of everyone with a cell phone right now,” Chip Kanne, Head of

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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The new dawn of Machine Learning

Intercom, Inc.

In the past five years, we’ve seen neural network technology really take off into its own. GPT-3 can create human-like text on demand, and DALL-E, a machine learning model that generates images from text prompts, has exploded in popularity on social media, answering the world’s most pressing questions such as, “what would Darth Vader look like ice fishing?

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Why Product Managers Don’t Need Domain Knowledge to be Effective

The Product Coalition

Last month I posted that Product Managers don’t need domian knowledge to be effective — and it struck a cord! Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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What leaders get wrong about innovation

Strategyzer

Most people overestimate the value of ideas. They think they just need to come up with a good business idea to be successful. The reality is ideas are free. They're everywhere.

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Calendar Reviews

Mironov Consulting

My product leader coachees and I sometimes do calendar reviews.  We look at their chock-a-block schedules, and talk about the struggle to address important things when faced with 7+ hours/day of meetings.  We often feel a lack of agency (control), where our jam-packed calendars drive us from one discussion to the next — with no time to catch our breath or complete action items from the last six meetings.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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Introducing Mixpanel’s Company KPIs Dashboard Template

Mixpanel

When you open Mixpanel, you may have an overarching idea of the metrics you need to measure. But you may not know exactly where to start. To take the guesswork out of measuring the right metrics, today we released the Company KPIs Dashboard template—nine out-of-the-box, fully customizable reports that make it easy for anyone to measure engagement, retention, and growth metrics.

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Do your team a favor and start delegating more

Atlassian

Subscribe to Work Life Get stories like this in your inbox Subscribe. 5-second summary. Failing to delegate can increase your risk of burnout. It also shortchanges your team by denying them opportunities for professional growth. Managers often don’t delegate because of limiting mindsets, such as “No one can live up to my standards,” or “It’s easier to do this myself.” Use the 6-step process at the bottom of this post to overcome barriers to delegation.

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4 Mental Traps That Kill Productivity

Nir Eyal

Productivity has many enemies: too many meetings, external triggers like interruptions from coworkers, whether virtual or in person, and multitasking the wrong way, to name a few. But more often than not, it’s mental traps that trip us up. The post 4 Mental Traps That Kill Productivity appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Set “Non-Goals” and Build a Product Strategy Stack — Lessons For Product Leaders

First Round Review

Ravi Mehta, former CPO at Tinder & Product Exec at TripAdvisor, shares his framework for crafting a crisp product strategy for startups — a 5-step system called the "Product Strategy Stack." He also makes the case for setting "non-goals" and using an alternative to OKRs.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Effective communication with software engineers

Mind the Product

In today's article, Simón Muñoz shares some tips on communicating effectively with engineering teams that he has been learning throughout his career, as well as elaborating on why it's important [.] Read more » The post Effective communication with software engineers appeared first on Mind the Product.

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12 Best Practices For Managing The End To End Customer Experience

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Learn the best practices for managing end-to-end customer experience and improving customer retention and loyalty.

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How Mobile Customer Loyalty Programs Increase Customer Retention and Drive Revenue (with Examples)

Alchemer Mobile

It’s common knowledge in the retail world that mobile customer loyalty and reward programs work wonders to keep customers coming back time and time again. If you look at almost any major retailer, you’ll find a reward or loyalty program tied to their growth strategy. In this post, we go over why these programs are successful along with examples of some of the best mobile customer loyalty apps on the market such as Starbucks and NikePlus.

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From first touch to qualified lead: How to use live chat for sales

Intercom, Inc.

The promise of live chat for sales teams is being able to connect faster with higher quality leads. But any target-focused sales professional will want to know: how well does live chat actually work? Live chat – especially when it’s part of a modern customer communications platform that helps you make the most of every engagement – is a powerful addition to your sales tech stack.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.