Does Governance Outweigh the Art of Insight in the Age of AI?

Birst BI

Often, these data sets acquired by business analysts are not governed or managed by IT, but this is acceptable because business analysts have enough business knowledge to evaluate whether insights are reasonably accurate to address the business problem.

Portals, Chatbots and best practice in Government search

The Product Coalition

In 2011, I led a project at Sensis to investigate the implementation of best practice Government search in the Australian White Pages… Continue reading on ».

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User Research – Making it Work in Government – Katy Arnold (ProductTank London)

Mind the Product

Katy Arnold, Head of User Research and Design at The Home Office, talks to ProductTank London about making User Research Work in Government. One of the first outputs of this department was a set of Design Principles which all future government services should aim to adhere to.

5 Predictions for the Next Decade of Data Governance


In the last decade, data governance has undergone a transformation. At the same time, the sheer amount of data that became available in the Teams need to move fast in a competitive landscape, and they need the guidance of a data governance manager to maintain the data taxonomy. However, limitless exploration won’t make a difference without a solid foundation of data governance. Looking ahead to the next decade of data governance, the Amplitude team knows nothing is certain.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Data governance: an 8-step program


Every organization needs a sound data governance process or program to maintain and optimize the health (and trustworthiness) of their data. Select a data governance owner or team. The post Data governance: an 8-step program appeared first on Mixpanel.

Supercharge your team’s motivation

Lead on Purpose

There are organizations that advocate hiring the … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication motivation passion responsibility self-governmentThe most successful companies have motivated leaders, and those leaders inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. Is it possible to create an environment where great work happens and everyone is motivated?

More than Data: It’s Networked BI that Enables a “Single Version of the Truth”

Birst BI

Data governance is a broad topic that people seem to agree is important, but still argue about the details. As long as the process is governed and managed, organizations will have made a conscious decision to create a “single version of the truth.”.

UX and user-centric design at SXSW 2019


Partners & Stories TryMyUI Design Thinking Government User Experience Design Virtual RealityUX and user-centric design was on display in a big way at SXSW this year, demonstrating an exciting vision for the future in many spheres of life and industry. The post UX and user-centric design at SXSW 2019 appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

How My Startup Got a Meeting with the Pentagon: a Report from the Valley of Death

The Product Coalition

For academics in the midst of a technology commercialization project, the Valley of Death exists because governments don’t fund products… Continue reading on ».

Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

280 Group

For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group.

How to Scale Yourself and Your PM Career


Her own career has spanned a diverse range of industries, from government to non-profits, and now, to tech. She began her career working in data systems for the United States government and has led product development at companies like Rubrik and Google.

How to Create a COVID-19 Contact Tracing App at the State or Local Level

Emerge Insights

The global impact of COVID-19 has spurred many governments to develop and release applications that track human contact via the […]. Human contact tracing has been used to manually track and prevent the spread of infectious diseases for decades.

Should e-signature companies use Technographics?


Much of this growth is due to a compelling need to shorten business closure times, curtail costs, improve workflow efficiencies, enhance security measures, and government impetus for digitalization.

How to Win Supporters and Influence Detractors


However, as Ruth Lane points out in The Complexity of Self Government: Politics from the Bottom Up, “people standing. “Prevention is better than cure.”

Ola’s License Suspended for 6 months in Bangalore; An opportunity for others?


Ola is charged with running bike taxis in violation of license conditions and violated government rules. Ola’s license has been suspended in Bangalore for 6 months. Reason? Ola Cabs license… The post Ola’s License Suspended for 6 months in Bangalore; An opportunity for others? appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management

Which Way is Up? Selling in an Uncertain Market


There is not even agreement on the shape of the recession as it is tied to public health, government policies, economic factors, fear, and the ongoing willingness to social distance. Q2 2020 will go down in the history books as one of the most challenging environments for B2B sales.

Let’s Resolve to Create Humane Products in 2019

Mind the Product

I’m part of the excellent community of product managers who work on public services within government. Digital services created by central government departments are typically expected to follow user-centred design principles – this has been codified within government as the Digital Service Standard , which starts with the principle that we should understand user needs.

Birst automates the creation of data warehouses in Snowflake

Birst BI

However, analytic silos can still be a huge problem if the business intelligence platform paired with Snowflake does not offer the right balance of IT governance and end-user self-service.

Agree to Disagree and the Importance of Questions

Ask Benny

We need everyone to follow the direction of management (and in the case of the coronavirus, the direction of governments). However, in such times we see many people going against other people who are questioning the way governments act. It is not different for governments.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Seven: Retire

280 Group

For other products, such as Enterprise software or products being sold in the financial, government or medical fields, end-of-life can be a critical factor that must be planned for and dealt with effectively. This post describes the seventh phase in the Optimal Product Process: Retire.

Brainmates and Leading the Product update – coronavirus


While we’re great at Product Management (of course), we’re not health professionals, so we’re closely following the guidelines and recommendations from the Australian Government to prevent spread of Coronavirus. Announcement by Brainmates at midday on 10 March, 2020.

Cost vs Value Measurements for Agile Approaches

Johanna Rothman

Some of my clients have struggled with their project governance as they move to agile approaches. The governance people do not record assumptions. However, the governance people judge the projects and programs by how well their original estimates (for date and cost) line up with the actuals. This matters because the more time you spend in planning, the more other people—including governance people—want to “hold” you to your estimates.

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Agree to Disagree and the Importance of Questions

Ask Benny

However, in such times we see many people going against other people who are questioning the way governments act. It is not right to go and tell people to ignore the law and government (and in the case of the organization, management). It is not different for governments.

In Times of Scarcity, Clear Vision Beats Rapid Iteration: Lessons for Business Leaders from Singapore’s Response to COVID-19

Business of Software Conference

The Singaporean government’s response to COVID-19, offer three invaluable lessons in honing our visionary skills: Understand the nature of the problem you’re setting out to solve: Exponential growth is hard to grasp intuitively because the numbers look small at the beginning.

2020 Product Conferences

Product Talk

Service Design in Government. We are starting to pull together our 2020 conference list. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of a product conference that is not on the list and you think it should be, please feel free to recommend it in the comments or send an email to We’ll also keep updating this list as we hear about more events.

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5 Tech Trends in 2019 We Need to Consider as a Design Team


Blockchain tech: the business value will scale up and the technology will be popular in most of the industries like Health and medical, Government, Production and manufacturing and many more. Living in the present, I often forget how fast the world is changing.

The Worst that Could Happen

Under10 Playbook

So if we have a problem with this product and there is a data breach or leak of protected health information (PHI), we'd have to report it to corporate, the federal government, the press, the patients whose data was leaked and who knows who else. Do you plan for the worst?

Product Usage Analytics: Controlling Your Data


Whether facing requirements from GDPR or other data privacy and protection laws – or serving highly regulated markets like healthcare, finance, or government – vendors are taking a closer look at ways to control the data they are collecting.

How to Start Screen Design and 8 Principles You Should Consider


The responsibility of the designer is to govern the participants during the planning phase to achieve clear, easy-to-understand interface. Probably the most common question about UX is how to start screen design and what principles should we care about? Designing screens starts with sketching.

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Can Chinese Product Managers Make Tiny Cars Successful?

The Accidental Product Manager

Well, the Chinese government has helped them out. The government has provided subsidies to the Chinese EV manufactures. The Chinese government is starting to take steps to legitimize higher-quality low-speed electric vehicles and banning inferior ones.

A Crawl, Walk, Run Approach To Increasing Your Analytics IQ


The most common barriers to achieving a more sophisticated maturity posture were an inability to adequately define data and analytics strategy, lack of value from projects and trouble hammering out a plan for solving risk and governance issues, the Gartner survey revealed.

Flexible and secure Data-as-a-Service delivered today

Birst BI

To put it simply, by setting up DaaS, Birst offers a better way to democratize data without sacrificing security, governance, and control. It provides a governed standard for accessing existing data objects and pipelines for sharing new data objects within an organization.

What Is Public Data?


It can include anything from a monthly updating dataset on a government data portal to PDF files that are only accessible via Freedom of Information requests. Public Data Defined.

Stress-Out Your Buyers (a little) For More Effective Product Positioning


For example: “Keeping up with new and changing government regulations is a profit-eating nightmare.” Increasing and complex government regulations are driving up costs.” Statements like these are white noise – they’re out there but no one pays attention them anymore. Effective product positioning comes in many forms. But there’s only one outcome you’re looking for: An emotional reaction. Do it consistently and your pipeline will be chock full of qualified leads.

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

Mind the Product

The Australia and Singapore Government digital services. The Australia and Singapore Government digital services.

Viva Las Vegas: 10 Sure Technology Bets for 2020 (Series…Part 2)

TIBCO - Thought Leadership

Over the past sixty years, technology has redefined how people live and work, how commerce occurs, how citizens and governments engage, and so much more. Reading Time: 3 minutes.

How to Find Competitors’ Prices

Pragmatic Marketing

If your competitor sells to the government, their prices are likely on the GSA price list. Often, after a government bid is over, you can get access to the bids using FOIA requests. The formula for “value-based pricing” is simple.

How to fix Your Product Goals for Better Human Outcomes

Mind the Product

Another organisation that’s operating at this level of transparency is the GDS (Government Digital Service) inside the UK government. It started with a set of big hitters, like “make it easier for the public to hold government to account” (I love that one).

Agree to Disagree and the Importance of Questions

The Product Coalition

We need everyone to follow the direction of management (and in the case of the coronavirus, the direction of governments). However, in such times we see many people going against other people who are questioning the way governments act. It is not different for governments.