The Scooter Platform Play: Why scooter startups are important and strategic to the future of transportation

Andrew Chen

Like a toy, a scooter seems underpowered vs other transportation options. The post The Scooter Platform Play: Why scooter startups are important and strategic to the future of transportation appeared first on andrewchen ( lime).

Product Managers Want To Know: Why Do Malls Fail?

The Accidental Product Manager

The newer malls were better able to capitalize on changing demographics and customer transportation options. Competition anchor store competition demographic failed Internet mall modern features online shopping selection of stores transportationWho knew that a mall could fail?

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A Smarter Airport for Success that’s Terminal

TIBCO - Thought Leadership

Analytics Connected Intelligence Digital Transformation Industries Thought Leadership Transport & Logistics analytics digital transformation travel travel by airAs first appeared on Innovation Enterprise.

The E-Scooter Market is in High Gear, But Are Commuters Pumping the Brakes?


The transportation market is changing rapidly, and large investments are being made in the space, but what do consumers think about electric scooters? What would inspire more commuters to use these new means of transportation instead of driving, walking, or hailing an Uber?

Three Product Demo Mechanics That Keep Buyers Engaged

Proficientz – Product Management University

Use it again to summarize and emphasize WHY it’s critical to the success of the buyer in the context of their industry, e.g., retail, transportation, etc. Here are three product demo mechanics that will engage buyers into the conversation and produce more favorable outcomes.

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What is Good Product Strategy?

Melissa Perri

The CEO has stated that the company’s vision is to make Uber the cheap and efficient alternative to both owning a vehicle and taking public transportation. (He So if we understand the Vision correctly, Uber wants people to use them as their sole source of transportation.

Amazon Product Managers Decide To Do Battle With UPS

The Accidental Product Manager

At the same time, right now it’s not clear that Amazon is going to be willing to invest enough to build up their package transport network to be able to handle the expected volume. The people who study the package transportation business think that Amazon will struggle to compete.

Hey Product Manager, Can I Ride Your Bike?

The Accidental Product Manager

Transportation in big cities has always been a major challenge. All too often people find themselves living and working too far away from city transportation solutions such as subways and buses.

Fighting the nope: How do you overcome users’ resistance to changes in your UI?


Henry Ford famously said that if he’d asked people what they wanted for the future of transport, they’d have asked for faster horses. Can a change management process help your company survive users’ negativity towards necessary changes to your digital product?

Transitioning to Product from a Functional Role

Mind the Product

At the moment, I work on software products used by inspectors in Canada’s transportation sector, but I’ve also worked on products related to travel and online services for Canada’s registered charities.”.

Charlie Sutton – Designing for Virtual Reality

Mind the Product

A cinematic understanding of how to build an environment and a mood that transports people to places. For product designers, most of their work of the last ten years has been for a glass rectangle of some form (smartphone, laptop, smartwatch). In the next decade, it’s like their work will increasingly be on a canvas that is larger, more immersive and distributed – and possibly even autonomous in behavior. What is the role of a designer in this world?

Seven Things you can Learn From WeChat Product Development

Mind the Product

We got excited about its Snapchat-like Messenger Day, Venmo-like Payments, ride-requesting Transportation, and Event Reminder. Facebook: Introducing Transportation on Messenger. We tend to think of Chinese companies as imitators rather than innovators, but is this fair?

How to Design for Behavioral Change by Matt Wallaert

Mind the Product

This encourages users to choose Uber as their mode of transport. In this talk from ProductTank San Francisco, Matt Wallaert , chief behavioral officer at Clover Health, shares psychology-based methods for designing products that inspire people to change their behavior.

On Product Marketing at Uber

Pragmatic Marketing

revolutionized the direct transportation market. Founded in 2009 and officially launched in 2011, Uber Technologies Inc.

On Product Marketing at Uber

Pragmatic Marketing

revolutionized the direct transportation market. Founded in 2009 and officially launched in 2011, Uber Technologies Inc.

Data in Product Management: How to Collect the Right Data

The Product Coalition

Lastly, you’ll need to pick the right tool to transport and store your data. How to Create a Tracking Plan for Your Products In my previous post on How to Use Data in Product Management , I talked about what is Quantitative and Qualitative data. (If

5 Essentials for App Beta Testing


Go into a grocery store, a mall, a transit station, and you’ll see apps for everything from shopping to parking to public transportation. Apps are both readily accessible and everywhere.

TEI 212: Lean-driven innovation for product managers – with Norbert Majerus

Product Innovation Educators

We tested it on a Department of Transportation tire test and it failed, which lead Goodyear to pass on further development. We tested it on a Department of Transportation tire test and it failed, which lead Goodyear to pass on further development.

The IRL channel: Offline to online, Online to offline

Andrew Chen

Couple examples: Transportation fits into this bucket, which is why Uber’s rider acquisition mostly viral/WOM Traveling and going out are social activities. ( dmagazine).

Building Accessibility in to Your Products: Just Do It!

Mind the Product

I led the product team for a travel app, during the time that the US Department of Transportation issued rules requiring all websites offering air transportation to be accessible. Building accessible products is the right thing to do. In concept, this is not a difficult idea to agree with.

Product Management Truths and Trends


Chris Bennetts , Executive Director Digital Product and Services at Transport for NSW. This blog is about a couple of Product Management truths and trends.

What we can Learn from Electric Scooter Companies like Lime and Bird

Mind the Product

The buzz just before the launch of his Segway personal transporter was astonishing. Famously, back in 2001, inventor Dean Kamen was going to change the world. Tech investor John Doerr posited that it would be more important than the internet.

Singapore: A Country Applying Radical Product Thinking

Radical Product

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is providing a testing platform for autonomous vehicles while the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) introduced legislative amendments to adapt regulations for autonomous vehicles.

Technology-Powered Disruption


Whether it’s transportation, entertainment, health care, or any other industry, I fully expect we’ll see new companies and teams emerge that apply the techniques of technology-powered products to disrupt their industries. Most people by now have read Marc Andreessen’s Why Software Is Eating The World. This was written back in 2011, and I’ve been watching his predictions play out in companies all around the world.

The Beginner’s Guide to Identifying Beta Program Metrics


I recently had an opportunity to work with Alex Larsen , the manager of the technical operations beta team at Trimble Transportation, on just that. What are beta program metrics exactly? Which ones are important? Why do I need them?

Travis – thank you for leading us at Uber

Andrew Chen

Wenqi Shao: Thank you Travis for inspiring us to change the face of transportation, for being our chief problem solver. Uber is fundamentally reshaping people’s transportation habits and how they interact with their cities.

Today’s Problems are Tomorrow’s Products


Had Ford asked what they wanted, his customers may have said, “faster transportation,” but not necessarily have made the leap to “a combustion engine.” While there’s debate as to whether Ford actually said this, the fact remains that customer feedback is valuable. ” This leap is where the innovator in must interpret the feedback and apply it to the final solution.

How Can Car Rental Product Managers Deal With Upstarts?

The Accidental Product Manager

When you travel and you need transportation at the other end of your trip, what do you do? Upstart firms have arrived that allow private car owners to rent their cars to people who need transportation.

Product Managers Race To Provide One-Day Delivery

The Accidental Product Manager

What they have done is to add new transportation capacity. Customers will buy from the company that can deliver their package the next day Image Credit: Matthew Peoples. As product managers, we all spend our time trying to better understand what our customers really want.

Inside the Mind and Methodology of a Data Scientist

Birst BI

He has developed software for domains, including transportation, production and inventory optimization, asset maintenance, and sales pipeline prediction.

How I Make My Decisions to Speak at Conferences

Johanna Rothman

I have a number of out-of-pocket costs: transportation to/from the airport both ways, airfare, hotel nights, food. Photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash. Consultants who make money speak at conferences. I love to speak. Give me a microphone—I am a happy person.

How to Get Roadmap Buy-in: Tell a Good Story


Leaving the boardroom for a moment and transporting yourself to a political campaign speech or State of the Union address, our elected leaders (and those vying for those jobs) don’t just rattle off statistics touting their accomplishments or cite numeric goals without any additional context. Numbers are great—when the black ones get bigger and the red ones get smaller, it’s always a good thing.

Scaling Your Platform and Managing its Evolution

Mind the Product

You’ll find platforms across many industries, from transportation to book publishing. Examples of platforms are all around us. Businesses that have been successful at building platforms have disrupted traditional companies and scaled quickly.

Product Managing Your Career—Stanford PM Instructor Daniel Elizade

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

It's a unique, excellent vehicle that solves the user problem of transportation that's positioned toward a well-thought out niche with a mission. Daniel Elizade teaches Internet of Things product management at Stanford University, and works as an Internet-of-Things PM Coach full-time. In this Path to PM blog post, Daniel and I discuss IoT product management and how to succeed in PM recruiting by imagining yourself as a product. Tell us about how you broke into product management.

We need to calm our technology down

Imaginary Cloud - Design

I can order transportation from pretty much anywhere, I can order any kind of food, check for my city’s event agenda. I could’ve never imagined that growing up I’d have this little screen that works like a computer and solves a bunch of life issues on the fly.

6 Factors You Need to Consider When Selecting a Data Warehouse


Both Redshift and BigQuery can be trusted with securing, storing, and transporting the most sensitive of data. . At Indicative, we pride ourselves on our data warehouse integration, a feature that is completely unique to our product.

5 Lessons from SpaceX for Product Managers in 2020

The Product Coalition

According to SpaceX’s Mars transportation infrastructure, the first crewed flight to Mars will take place in 2024, four short years away. What would it take to put humanity on Mars? Apparently it’s going to take six thousand passionate employees, and one real-life Iron Man CEO.

Professional Spotlight: Adam Fisher-Cox of Talent Inc.


You’ve worked on multiple transportation apps and written extensively about designing for transit. What are some unique challenges of creating transportation apps today? When they’re designed right and with a user-centered mindset, mobile apps can make our lives better.

So You Want to Work in Silicon Valley?

The Product Coalition

The bad Traffic : While there is public transport, it leaves much to be desired and it’s generally agreed that to live in San Francisco/SV, you need access to a car. We don’t blame you! Silicon Valley has a colorful history.

Build your customer relationships around consistency and trust

Inside Intercom

Just over 200 years ago the first steam-powered train entered service on The Middleton Railway in northern England and began transporting coal between Middleton and Leeds. The Industrial Revolution’s innovations in transport allowed businesses to operate at a scale which just wasn’t feasible before. It feels like we’re entering a golden age in relationships between customers and businesses. But really we’re just coming full circle.