2023

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6 Product Management Nightmares

280 Group

6 Product Management Nightmares Just when you thought your strategy was safe — your product vision clearly defined and your roadmap carefully scheduled and planned — we introduce the new and disturbing PRODUCT NIGHTMARES, coming to you in the form of 50s and 60s B-horror flicks. Stay aligned or beware — these nightmares will start consuming you alive!

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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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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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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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When Do You Feel Most Creative? Why Ideas Bloom at Bedtime

Nir Eyal

More times than I can count, I’ve slid under the bedsheets, turned off the light, and shut my eyes…only to have a great idea pop into my head. I’ll toss and turn for a while, hoping I’ll forget the thought. But if it’s a good one, I’ll turn on the light and, eyes bleary, scribble it down. The post When Do You Feel Most Creative? Why Ideas Bloom at Bedtime appeared first on Nir and Far.

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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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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 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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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

Move from feature factory to customer outcomes and drive impact in your business! This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.

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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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The 12 Days of Product Management: A Festive Journey for Product Managers

280 Group

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to celebrate than with a holiday spin in the world of product management! Join us on a merry journey through “The 12 Days of Product,” a delightful adaptation of the classic holiday jingle that will resonate with product managers far and wide. In a world where user stories meet yuletide glory and product demos dance with holiday glee, we present a festive ode to the unsung heroes of the business world.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Evaluating Solutions: The 5 Types of Assumptions that Underlie Our Ideas

Product Talk

Assumption testing is at the heart of what good continuous discovery teams do week over week. It’s how we evaluate which ideas will work and which won’t. But before we can test our assumptions, we have to identify them. That’s not always as easy as it sounds. Assumptions are beliefs that need to be true in order for our ideas to succeed. The challenge is that we need to be able to see our assumptions before we can test them.

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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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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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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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Using ChatGPT to Perform Competitive Analysis

280 Group

This is part 2 of 3 on our series of using ChatGPT in your day-to-day job as product managers (PMs). In this entry, we’ll explore ways PMs can leverage ChatGPT to help with product discovery. ( Read Part 1, “Using ChatGPT as a Product Management Tool”, here ). TLDR Using the example of a new product manager at a challenger bank, (a smaller and newer bank), Jake uses ChatGPT to quickly do competitive analysis Specifically, Jake uses ChatGPT and Porter’s Five Forces to build

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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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How to Create Partnerships Instead of Using Stakeholders

Johanna Rothman

Strategy and Product Feedback Loops About 20 years ago, I taught a project management workshop to IT people. Their products and services did not ship outside the building—their products and services enabled the organization to make money. During that workshop, the participants all had the same question, “How do we engage our stakeholders?

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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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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.