2023

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53 Questions Developers Should Ask Innovators

TechEmpower - Product Management

At TechEmpower, we frequently talk to startup founders, CEOs, product leaders, and other innovators about their next big tech initiative. It’s part of our job to ask questions about their plans, challenge their assumptions, and suggest paths to success. The conversations are interesting and varied because they’re about new, exciting, different things.

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The Only Leading Metric to Measure Product-Market Fit and How to Use It

The Product Coalition

Product-market fit (PMF) is a tricky thing for startups. It’s that sweet spot where the needs of your target market perfectly align with what your product is offering, and if you’re a product manager at an early startup, it’s your job to help your product find that fit. A lot of startups think they have PMF and try to enter the growth phase prematurely — usually due in part due to VC pressure to grow or simply not having a way to measure and validate how strong your PMF is — which can be disastr

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Product Managers Try To Decide How To Handle The Metaverse

The Accidental Product Manager

The Metaverse has arrived, are you ready for it? Image Credit: Juska Wendland Ok, so I think that we all have to agree: the metaverse has arrived. For anyone who didn’t realize that Facebook has renamed themselves to “Meta”, the metaverse is going to be a big deal. If you enjoyed the book / movie “Ready Player One” you know what I’m talking about.

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10 Examples of Successful Ecommerce Product Pages

AB Tasty

Let's examine the 5 mandatory elements of an effective ecommerce product page plus some examples of the most successful product pages by industry that you can get inspiration from.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

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

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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Assumption Testing: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Product Talk

A regular cadence of assumption testing helps product teams quickly determine which ideas will work and which ones won’t. It’s one of the highest value activities we can do. And sadly, most product teams don’t do any assumption testing at all. And those that do, don’t do nearly enough. I want to change that. In this article, I’ll cover assumption testing from beginning to end, including: Why should product teams test their assumptions?

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8 product analytics use cases from our best customer stories

Mixpanel

Mixpanel’s core value has always been to unlock growth for digital products and the companies behind them. The way we provide it is by arming our customers with powerful and easy-to-use behavioral analytics that can help them reach: New-user acquisition growth or increases in the number of prospects signing up to be a new user of a product Existing-user engagement growth or increases in the number of current users regularly re-engaging with a product to find value Historically, a lot of these an

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How to F.A.I.L. better in product by Marc Abraham

Mind the Product

Marc Abraham, Product Director at financial services business Backbase, shows us how to learn from our product mistakes and offers a framework for failing better Read more » The post How to F.A.I.L. better in product by Marc Abraham appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Beautiful Synergy of Product-Led and Sales-Led Growth [Ben Williams]

Userpilot

Are you a product-led or sales-led kind of SaaS? Or perhaps you’ve managed to marry the two strategies and embraced product-led sales? If not, but you’d like to learn more, then why not watch the talk that Ben Williams , known as the Product-Led Geek, delivered at the recent Product Drive hosted by Userpilot? Let’s dive right in! Ben Williams talk on product-led sales.

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How to track the protests posing a risk to your company’s assets with Feedly AI

Roy Madden

Market Intelligence Keep up with protests, riots, and strikes across the Web Tracking the ever-changing nature of protests can be a daunting task. Today, we are excited to release two new Feedly AI models: Protests and Violent Protests. They help security analysts track riots, strikes, and rallies that pose a risk to a company’s assets and employees.

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How AI Can Help You Build Better Products: 10 Tools To Save You Time

AI is everywhere: from self-driving cars to text generation, to creating images and music. So, how can product managers use AI to save time and build better products? AI can help with research, feedback management, user engagement, and roadmapping. With AI, product managers can work faster and smarter. In this guide, we’ll show how product managers can use AI to build better products.

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Celebrating the 2023 Amplitude Pioneer Award Finalists

Amplitude

Honoring 24 of the most innovative Amplitude users in the third annual Pioneer Awards who are actively crafting charts, sharing insights, and implementing strategic actions.

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What Do We Owe Our Teams?

Mironov Consulting

Many of my discussions with product leaders (CPOs, VPs and others who manage teams of product folks) are about the substance of product management: portfolios, competing stakeholders, pricing & packaging, tarot cards as a revenue forecasting model.  Last week, though, in my product leadership workshop , we had an extended discussion about the core people-and-organizational obligations we have toward those who work for us.

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How I Survived the Lifestyle of a Product Manager as an Introvert

The Product Coalition

“I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.” — Laurie Helgoe When I first started working as a Product Manager, the number of meetings on my calendar jumped from a few to a few hundred. That’s not factually true, but that’s how it felt like. Bing’s AI helped to create this illustration of me Before product, I was a designer or an engineer, so most of the work happened in a collaboration between me and my computer.

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We Surveyed 1093 Researchers About How They Use AI—Here’s What We Learned

UserInterviews

How are researchers using AI? Insights from a survey about the tools, use cases, ethical concerns, and guardrails for AI in UX research.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Great Value Proposition Examples

AB Tasty

Your value proposition, or Unique Selling Point, is at the heart of your product or service. Learn more about this essential piece of your business: what a good value proposition looks like and how to write a great one.

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Ask Teresa: My Leaders Still Want Roadmaps with Timelines—What Should I Do?

Product Talk

Many teams, like sales and marketing, have time-bound goals, like reaching $X in bookings or generating Y leads by a specific date. Product teams are also held to time-bound goals. Empowered product teams, for example, are asked to deliver outcomes each quarter. But sometimes companies take this too far. They ask product teams to deliver specific features by specific dates.

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The Ultimate Guide to Unstoppable Motivation

Nir Eyal

The Pacific Crest Trail is renowned as one of the most arduous—and sometimes dangerous—hiking trails in America. Every summer, thousands of intrepid walkers set off on the trail, beginning in spring and knowing they won’t arrive at the Canadian border until five months later. For most people, this sounds like a hellish feat of endurance. For University of Missouri professor Kennon Sheldon, it sounded like a perfect opportunity for a psychological experiment.

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Price Transparency: Putting the customer first in B2B software

Mixpanel

Customer Focus is one of our core cultural values at Mixpanel. We respect our customers’ time and strive to make buying software as seamless and frictionless as subscribing to your favorite music streaming service. That’s why we’ve made all of Mixpanel’s plans available for purchase online with our pricing clearly listed on our website. This removes the friction of customers having to schedule a call with a sales rep, negotiating on price, and the many other steps that completing a B2B software

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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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Deep dive: How technical should a B2B product manager be?

Mind the Product

What are the core technical areas that a product manager should potentially know?Let’s deep dive into what technical skills we are talking about and which are important to know about. Read more » The post Deep dive: How technical should a B2B product manager be? appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Harnessing Monte Carlo Simulations for More Accurate Sprint Planning

Agile Velocity

When it comes to Sprint Planning in the Scrum framework, precision and predictability are paramount. Yet Sprint Planning based on story points and average velocity, while popular, has inherent flaws. First, the assignment of story points is subjective and can vary widely among team members due to differences in experience, perception, and understanding of the work.

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How Product Risks Differ from Project Risks

Johanna Rothman

Up until now, when thinking about risks, I defaulted to the risks in the project pyramid. That's because each project offers different value over the product's lifetime. (See Product Roles, Part 4: Product Orientation and the Role of Projects for images of why we want ever-increasing product value, but why we might space the projects out.) If we understand our boundaries and constraints, we can trade off the various risks in the project.

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Congratulating the 2023 Amplitude Pioneer Award Winners

Amplitude

Check out the Amplitude Blog to learn about digital analytics, product strategy, and product-led growth from our experts. Read the latest tips and examples to bring power to your products.

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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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News consumption: This framework will help you decide what to focus on and what to ignore

NextBigWhat

In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with news and information from various sources, including social media, news outlets, and online platforms. While some of this information may be relevant and useful, a significant amount of it can be overwhelming and may not necessarily have an impact on our lives. This can lead to feelings […] The post News consumption: This framework will help you decide what to focus on and what to ignore appeared first on nextbigwhat.

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The Rise of Product-led Transformations

The Product Coalition

In 2019 an HBR article stated that of the $1.3 trillion spent on transformations, $900 billion was wasted.

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35 Active UX Leaders to Follow on Linkedin in 2023

UserInterviews

Looking for fellow UXers to follow on Linkedin? Here are the top thought leaders actively posting about UX, research, and design in 2023.

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The Complete Guide to Generating Leads on Your Landing Page

AB Tasty

Landing pages are often used to generate quality leads. Check out our advice for improving their converion rate by perfecting your calls-to-action, your value proposition and your forms.

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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