TEI 305: Become a product naming champ – with Alexandra Watkins

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can create product names that make people smile. Not many product managers get involved in naming products, and that is a mistake. You can be a great brainstorming resource to help Marketing or a naming consulting. . We brainstorm name ideas.

Backlog named SaaS Awards finalist

Nulab

We at Nulab are proud to announce that Backlog was nominated and selected as a finalist in the 2020 Software-as-a-Service Awards! We are so proud to be a finalist in the “Best Project Management” category — our customers continually see our hard work, and this year, so did the SaaS Awards panel.

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Backlog named SaaS Awards finalist

Nulab

We at Nulab are proud to announce that Backlog was nominated and selected as a finalist in the 2020 Software-as-a-Service Awards! We are so proud to be a finalist in the “Best Project Management” category — our customers continually see our hard work, and this year, so did the SaaS Awards panel.

Testing Product Names for SaaS: How to Choose Names for New Features

Usersnap

Having a great SaaS name places you in a great location on this map, closer to your target customers and farther away from your competitors, which is exactly what your unique brand needs. Why Your SAAS Product Needs A Strong Name. How Do You Get the Right SaaS Name?

The Enigmatic Appeal of Project Names

Izenda

Of course you have already guessed that they are all code names given to projects, ones that eventually became well-known hardware or software. If you’ve worked for any amount of time in IT, you’ve most likely worked on a project that was given a code name. A code name separates it from regular work, making it noticeable while at the same time cloaking the specifics. And when it comes to marketing a new product, a cool project name can’t hurt either. Bad Project Names.

Do Company Names Drive Success?

Under 10 Consulting

Names by themselves have little or no impact on company or product success. International Business Machines is a good name but it’s too long. IBM is a terrible name. Yahoo is a terrible name. Google is a terrible name but their high-quality searching killed Yahoo. Apple is a terrible company name. A good company name is a good start, of course. You want your name to be easy to say and easy to spell.

Emerge named #1 Global Leader in the 2020 Clutch Leaders Matrix for User Experience Companies

Emerge Insights

The post Emerge named #1 Global Leader in the 2020 Clutch Leaders Matrix for User Experience Companies appeared first on EMERGE | Digital Product Agency. Emerge, a Digital Agency in Portland, OR, is positioned highly for Ability to Deliver in the Leaders Matrix in Clutch’s 2020 independent evaluation that compares user experience design capabilities across consulting firms, agencies and design companies.

Product Managers Know How Valuable A Product Name Is

The Accidental Product Manager

As a product manager, you know just how important the name of your product is. We spend a great deal of time trying to come up with the right name that will match the product development definition for each of the products that we manage. Our goal is always to create a name that will capture what the product does, be memorable, and in this confusing age of the internet be unique enough that we can brand it.

Emerge named Global Leader in the 2019 Clutch Leaders Matrix for Enterprise App Development Companies

Emerge Insights

The post Emerge named Global Leader in the 2019 Clutch Leaders Matrix for Enterprise App Development Companies appeared first on EMERGE | Digital Product Agency. Emerge, a Digital Agency in Portland, OR, is positioned highly for Ability to Deliver in the Leaders Matrix in Clutch’s 2019 independent evaluation that compares enterprise mobile application capabilities across consulting firms, agencies and systems integrators.

An experience by any other name: 5 types of UX you need to know

TryMyUI

The post An experience by any other name: 5 types of UX you need to know appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. People talk a lot about the versatility UX designers, but what the variety of UX? Here is a list of common forms UX takes, what makes them unique, and suggestions for how to test them. Finance Practicing UX Research TryMyUI UX Industry Customer Experience CX Dark UX E-commerce UX Finance UX fintech Mi-DUX User Experience UX

productboard named a Rising Star on the Forbes 2018 Cloud100 and Why It Matters

ProductBoard

Yesterday we were named one of 20 Rising Stars as part of the Forbes 2018 Cloud100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

What is an Epic and User Story? How to name Epics & User Stories?

The Product Coalition

Basic understanding of epics & user stories. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». user-story-mapping agile epic jira product-management

Birst Named to Constellation ShortList™ for Cloud-Based Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms for 4th Straight Time

Birst BI

Today, Constellation Research , a leading technology research and advisory firm based in Silicon Valley, announced that Birst, an Infor company, for the fourth consecutive time, has been named to the Constellation ShortList for Cloud-Based Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. The post Birst Named to Constellation ShortList™ for Cloud-Based Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms for 4th Straight Time appeared first on Birst.

eG Innovations Named as a Top 10 Global Vendor for Continuous Application Performance Management

eG Innovations

We are proud to announce that eG Innovations’ flagship monitoring solution, eG Enterprise , was named among the top 10 CAPM tools in the 2019 Vendor Selection Matrix™ for CAPM. eGInnovations is named as a Top 10 Global Vendor for Continuous Application Performance Management by #ResearchInAction in the 2019 CAPM Vendor Section Matrix. The post eG Innovations Named as a Top 10 Global Vendor for Continuous Application Performance Management appeared first on eG Innovations.

Centercode Named Finalist in 2019-20 Cloud Awards

Centercode

The post Centercode Named Finalist in 2019-20 Cloud Awards appeared first on Centercode. Laguna Hills, CA. Centercode, a leading provider of Customer Validation solutions for global B2B and B2C enterprises, has been declared a finalist this week in the international Cloud Computing Awards program, The Cloud Awards. Centercode enables companies to get the unique product intelligence they need to dominate their markets with bug-free, crowd-pleasing products.

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Let’s Abandon Customers and Users

Mironov Consulting

Then chose some more specific names and stick with them. </soapbox> Market Thinking Organizations Product Management Requirements clarity customers labels market focus naming usersI spend a lot of time sifting through documents, positioning and stories – trying to figure out who we’re talking about. As a product manager, I think it’s my obligation to bring clarity and precision to discussions… so talking generically about customers or users can be exasperating.

Imaginary Cloud Named Top B2B Company in Portugal

Imaginary Cloud - Design

With all of the emerging technology trends the development world has to offer these days, it’s often challenging to find a solution that could work for you and your business that’s worth the investment. It’s important to know your specific needs and understand what your customers value, overall. Whether it’s a sleek user interface for your main website, a convenient app for your services, or an innovative CRM to manage your customers, top notch development work is a must.

Alex Osterwalder and Rita McGrath Named Top 5 Business Thinkers in 2019

Business of Software Conference

The post Alex Osterwalder and Rita McGrath Named Top 5 Business Thinkers in 2019 appeared first on Business of Software USA. Never the smartest in the room… They say if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room. The lovely thing about Business of Software Conference is that you are likely to be surrounded by some extremely smart people but as I am likely to be there, you don’t run the risk of being the dumbest.

2020 Product Conferences

Product Talk

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 conferences@producttalk.org. We’ll also keep updating this list as we hear about more events. For 2020, I haven’t decided which conferences I’ll be attending or presenting at, but I’ll update this post once that changes.

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2019 Product Conferences

Product Talk

We are starting to pull together our 2019 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 conferences@producttalk.org. I haven’t decided what events I’ll be attending in 2019 yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll update this post. We’ll also keep updating this list as we hear about more events.

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What does Blue Yonder do?

Messages that Matter

Does the company name Blue Yonder give you any idea what this company does? What about the tagline “Fulfill your potential?” Blue Yonder is spending millions of dollars on TV advertising to explain what it does, but I’m still confused. How about you? Check out this ad in a warehouse setting.

Product Validation In A Real-Life Scenario: Intercept Field Study

StudioTeam

It came with a large badge – displaying our profile photo and name. Copywriting, Local names. We used a variety of names in our article, search, and map to identify locations. Can you quickly tell what these names are? We’ve learned that users had problems remembering local names, and identifying what is what. After a bit of Googling, I found out that this was an issue that Google Maps also identified and solved with alternative street/interest names.

2017 Product Conferences

Product Talk

I often get and see on social media questions about upcoming product conferences. So we compiled a list. I say we because my assistant, Karen did most of the heavy-lifting. 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 conferences@producttalk.org. This year, I’ll be attending: Front Conference in Salt Lake City in May.

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What Qualities Make a Product Great?

Mind the Product

I remember once being asked in an interview: “Could you name a product you think is great?” What are the qualities that make up a great product? It pays to analyse them and consider how they all work together to make a product successful. I put on my “thinking deep thoughts” face and stare at [.]. Read More. The post What Qualities Make a Product Great? appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Six Types of “Product” Owners

Roman Pichler

As its name suggests, a product owner in Scrum is in charge of a product. Note that the choice of the name is intentional. The other product people involved should have roles whose names correctly reflect their scope of ownership, as I discuss below. Despite the similarity of the name, the role significantly differs from the Scrum product owner. Overview. The term product owner is commonly used to refer to six different product roles in my experience.

Mental Models Applied: Using A 2×2 Chart For Handling Competitive Objections

The Secret PM Handbook

Come up with spiffy names for the axes, and for the quadrants. I used “Right projects, right people” for the name of the magic quadrant. And then the obvious flipped names for the other quadrants. Clever names. Naming the quadrants is an art – I’m sure there are better names than I’ve come up with in a few minutes. Leave me your suggestions for quadrant names in the comments and I’ll update the post if I get some good ones!).

How to Use Personality Science to Drive Online Conversions

Nir Eyal

This exclusive book excerpt is from Vanessa’s new book, Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, which was recently named as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017. Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Vanessa Van Edwards, lead investigator at the Science of People — a human behavior research lab.

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Building A Product In 2 Weeks — How We Designed Pakk

StudioTeam

Hence the name: Pakk, which means package in Hungarian. When a voluntary initiative tries to help local businesses, and they need you to design the product in less than two weeks, it’s everything but usual. Here’s how we approached this seemingly impossible task and what we’ve learned.

Increase app downloads with the help of user psychology

StudioTeam

Logo, name, developer, and rating (or “Editor’s Choice” instead) are the most crucial things. If the logo or the name of the app is not appealing, or the rating is the lowest amongst these, I’m possibly not even going to click on them to check them out. Any company with an app wants the same thing. Satisfied users?” More revenue?” you may ask. Sure, those are important, but to reach those goals, first, you have to get people to download your app.

Inclusive Innovation: Eight Ways Product Managers Can Ship Better Product

ProductCraft

Digital assistants get female names (e.g., Siri, Alexa) whereas cognitive and expert AIs get male names (e.g., Recently, several companies have come under fire for building discriminatory and insensitive products. Watson, Ross.) Headlines like “Racial bias in medical algorithm favors white patients over sicker black patients” and “The algorithms aren’t biased; We are” appear frequently.

The 5 Pillars Of Good Design Leadership

StudioTeam

The reflex of leaders to create invincible structures and processes for their teams to operate incomes from the scientific management method developed a long time ago and for a very different working environment — namely factory assembly lines.

10 Product Conferences We’re Excited About in 2019

ProductCraft

Last January, LinkedIn named product management one of 10 most promising careers of 2018, with 30 percent more job openings year over year and a career advancement score of 8 out of 10. Glassdoor named it the ninth best job in America, with more job openings. 2018 was a good year to be a PM. The post 10 Product Conferences We’re Excited About in 2019 appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Reviews Conferences

A less known but powerful helping hand in product design: ethnographic research

StudioTeam

It has lots of names: field research , site visits, contextual inquiry, to mention a few. Don’t listen to your users is one of the ground rules of usability. What people say , what people do , and what people say they do are entirely different things.” says Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist. We keep this statement in mind while carrying out user research during product development. We don’t listen to them – but what do we do instead?

Three Things Salespeople Need from Product Managers

280 Group

To help us dive in to this issue, we interviewed Dave Dersh, an extremely successful and experienced salesperson who has applied his trade for Apple, Dell, and Sun Microsystems to name a few. The topic of this blog and video is three things that salespeople require from you, the Product Manager. Watch Now Dave starts by explaining that salespeople need a compelling message and value proposition. Features on their own are simply not enough, but instead, how do these features.[continue

How to Start Screen Design and 8 Principles You Should Consider

StudioTeam

When we arrive at the page, we instantly see in the upper left corner that we landed on the page named NBC News. Another interesting point is reachability, namely, what we can reach with our fingers. 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.

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

First Round Review

Anne Raimondi has headed up product, marketing and operations at big names throughout tech. This one lesson is at the heart of her approach to leadership. Continue reading at First Round Review »

Complete Guide To Building HIPAA Compliant Health Apps

Arkenea

Violation of the HIPAA guidelines can land you directly on the breach portal of the office of civil rights and the name of your healthcare practice or organization gets permanently inked on their wall of shame. […]. The laws that relate to health information privacy (HIPAA Compliance) must be adhered to when developing healthcare mobile apps.

What Is The Business Value Of Design?

StudioTeam

Interestingly, business leaders in companies with the best financial returns answered in a way that showed an implicit understanding of the four themes that the researchers uncovered when asked to name their single greatest design weakness. If you (or your boss) ever wondered about the right way to do design for the greatest profitability, we’ve go t your b ack with some cold hard facts. These facts about the business value of design should convince even the most financially oriented. .

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

StudioTeam

Healthcare, financial management or education – just to name a few – started going through great digital transformation. Living in the present, I often forget how fast the world is changing. Technology today has started to unfold around us to change our lives for good, and it’s vital for UX Designers to keep up-to-date with the latest digital trends in the industry.

How service design changed the Super Bowl forever

StudioTeam

With loyalty programs, they can give discounts to returning customers, or a jersey with your name could be ready for pickup once you arrive at the venue. As a teenager I was really passionate about two things: as surprising as it is, it wasn’t music and skateboarding or some video game, but design and sports. In fact, that’s how I got into design: I was designing a fan page for my favourite soccer team, Juventus.