Database Management Systems in Business: The Technology and Tools

The Product Coalition

Database management systems enable businesses to convey information related to sales transactions, product inventory, marketing activities, and customer profiles. The database is defined as a group of electronic records, generally stored and accessed from a computer system.

Six principles of system design

Inside Intercom

What you need to create is a clear overview of the system you’re all about to build – you need system design (not to be confused with a design system ). Creating a system design. An example of system design for part of Intercom. Agreeing on a system design.


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Minimum Viable Replacement: A New Framework for Retiring Old Systems

Mind the Product

Are you engaged in a digital transformation initiative, working to retire systems as part of a merger and integration project, or sunsetting a legacy product? Read more » The post Minimum Viable Replacement: A New Framework for Retiring Old Systems appeared first on Mind the Product.

Systems Thinking, Part 1: Building Product Resilience to Bypass Disaster

280 Group

In this 3-part series, we will look at how to apply elements of systems thinking to the problems of resilience, sustainability, and leadership in Product Management. What is Systems Thinking? Success in systems thinking.

Measuring Up: Choosing the Right Score for Your Community

Speaker: Nichole Devolites, Director of Customer Experience at SecureAuth

With communities rapidly becoming the central location for self-service, support, and connection, these programs are under as much scrutiny as any other investment. However, often it can be a struggle to fit CX scoring systems onto a living, organic community and as such, the value of community is often under-reported and subsequently under-resourced. On Tuesday, April 20th at 12 PM EDT, Nichole Devolites will share with us in an exclusive webinar: The top three scoring systems: NPS, CSAT, and CES and what they are used for. How a community can impact a much broader customer survey. The benefits and detractors of integrating each into a community to help determine which approach is right for you.

Protected: DRB Systems Success Story


To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: DRB Systems Success Story appeared first on Proficientz This content is password protected.


How to Make Product Management for Enterprise Systems Work

Mind the Product

I love building enterprise systems, because you get to work with your customers/users every day and literally see their lives change as you release new features. In my case, at Zalando , these are systems for fashion buying, supply chain management, inventory management and procure-to-pay processes (e.g. But building good enterprise systems is prone to failure, as author and product consultant Sam McAfee has recently pointed out.

System Thinking for Product Managers by Johanna Kollmann

Mind the Product

In one of the keynotes of this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg, Johanna Kollmann reviews established system thinking concepts and applies them to the world of today’s product management. Johanna explains that everything around us is a system: Our development teams are a system and our products become one as soon as users interact with them… and systems can be mapped and modelled in incredibly powerful ways. Practical Ways of Understanding Systems.

How To Create A Powerful Product Experimentation System?

The Product Coalition

A well designed experimentation system allows a company to accelerate growth by creating faster feedback loops and enabling progressive delivery. Allocate time regularly- The only way to get enough ideas to run a high velocity testing system is to set aside time for it.

A Guide to Design System Field Studies

Modus Create

There is no shortage of guides published about how to build a design system. However, many of these guides do not pay enough attention to a crucial step in building a design system: user research. Why Companies Skip Design System Research. Evolving the Design System.

Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

Insubordination vs Caring About the System

Johanna Rothman

Those people suffered from several problems—most of which was based on the system of rewards in the organization (part of the context): Because of their power, they were “on the hook” to deliver something we could not deliver. Do I advocate insubordination?

How Design Systems Enable Product Teams


While product design research and planning is a significant undertaking, it is vital in developing a design system that, once in place, is easy for internal product teams to utilize and will be referenced time and time again. What is a design system? Design systems lead to cost savings.

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Innovation Systems and the Importance of Environment


At the ProductCraft Virtual Conference on May 7th, Brian Crofts, chief product officer at Pendo, shared his session, “Innovation Systems for Product Teams.” Read more » The post Innovation Systems and the Importance of Environment appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.


Applying Systems Thinking to Your Product Development Process

280 Group

The post Applying Systems Thinking to Your Product Development Process appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Managers Are Outsiders in the Product Development Process There are two underlying problems for Product Managers when considering any product development process, whether it is Agile, Waterfall, or a hybrid process.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

18 Signs of a Systemic Toxic Team Culture

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: 18 Signs of a Systemic Toxic Team Culture What looked like a good idea back in the 1990ies?—?outsourcing 18 Signs of a Systemic Toxic Team Culture was first published on

New Product Development: an Introduction to Gate Systems

Mind the Product

Gate systems have long been a way to control that risk, and have been implemented successfully in many industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to software to manufacturing. What is a Gate System? A gate system, also called stage-gate or phase-gate system, is a series of steps in which a new product needs to meet certain criteria with the aim to attract additional investment to further development. Why use a Gate System? Caveats to Running a Gate System.

Customer Visibility Drives Success For Plex Systems


It’s all about implementation, governance, and assurance,” said Eric Mohamed , a CSM with Plex Systems. Who is Plex Systems? Plex Systems, Inc.®

How to Answer System Design Questions like "Design Twitter."

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

One of the most common system design questions you'll come across during your product management or technical program management interviews are those asking to design some well-known product or technology from the ground up.

How to Apply Best Practices from Site Reliability Engineering in Your Organization

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate,

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

Systems Thinking?—?COVID-19’s impact on product markets

The Product Coalition

Systems Thinking?—?COVID-19’s It got me thinking that a Systems Thinking approach could provide a powerful lens for product people to visualise , interpret and explain these underlying market issues. Systems Thinking?—?COVID-19’s

Systems Thinking Approach to Implementing Kanban (STATIK) for Scrum Teams

Agile Velocity

STATIK (Systems Thinking Approach To Implementing Kanban 1 2 ) can be a great technique to help teams get up and running quickly, even teams that are using Scrum. . How does work flow through the team/system? . Design kanban systems . Step 6: Design kanban system .

What is System Design in Technical Program Management?

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

These are program sense, cross-functional partnerships, behavioral, and system design questions. Of the four, many find the system design questions to be both the most challenging and the most significant for your chances of an offer. So what is system design after all?

A simple system for PMs to talk to users in B2B SaaS

The Product Coalition

If you put in a small upfront investment of setting up a system to collect users, questions, and outreach templates, then it becomes an easy practice that’ll reap great rewards. You might have in-app feedback systems, surveys, and the likes. System Preparation is half of the victory.

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How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product.

The 5 Minute Guide to Design Systems


What a design system is, why you need one, and how to build it. Enter the design system. With advocates like Airbnb and Salesforce , design systems are seeing their popularity rise over the last few years. In fact, according to our 2017-2018 Enterprise UX Industry Report , 69% of the thousands polled said they either already implemented a design system, or were currently building one. But what exactly are design systems? What Is a Design System?

A Pledge to Increase Fairness in Amplitude’s Machine Learning Systems


This tool can result in significant ethical challenges and injustices such as criminal prediction systems that say Black defendants pose a higher risk for recidivism or predictive ad systems that show high income jobs to men over women.

Agile Transformation: See Your System and Culture, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

If you read my scaling agile series , you can see that becoming an agile organization requires seeing your organization as a system with a culture. How can you see your system and your culture? See Your Organization as a System. When I talk about seeing your organization as a system, I mean how the parts work together and reinforce each other. The system has increased Cost of Delay for all projects and work. It’s the system.

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The Obvious Flaw in Recommendation Systems

The Product Coalition

The obvious flaw in the recommendation systems Continue reading on ». ai tech life-lessons self-improvement life


Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

System Design Interview Prep: SQL vs NoSQL Databases

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

This post is the first in a series for prepping for system design interviews. Check out more system design interview prep resources here: [link] In system design interviews, you will often have to choose what database to use, and these databases are split into SQL and NoSQL types.

Remote Work COVID-19 Special Edition: Distributed systems of work specialist Tim Buzza

The Product Coalition

Listen in to the live stream with decentralised and distributed systems of work specialist, Tim Buzza and myself, Jay Stansell.

EU Tour | Remote Work COVID-19 Special Edition with distributed systems of work specialist Tim…

The Product Coalition

unsplash Listen in to the live stream with decentralised and distributed systems of work specialist, Tim Buzza and myself, Jay Stansell.

The Effective Implementations Of IoT Systems That Boost Productivity

The Product Coalition

Having said that, the main objective of this article is to focus on the effectiveness of IoT in creating smart systems in and around people’s homes and offices. It is proper to start with this so that you can know exactly how this system works. To begin, an Internet of Things system consists of devices/sensors which communicate to the cloud or a system using wireless technology. Any system that is not encrypted properly is not secure.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.