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Spend time with your Market if you want to find Product Market Fit

Lessons learned from building an enterprise bot<p>In 2018, we launched a Ai-infused Bot, a enterprise bot to help our customers manage their project and …

Product Management

What Is a SWOT Analysis and When Are They Done?

Whether you're starting a business or have been at one for a while, it's always good to be self-aware. And, it might just help you revitalize your …

Management

How to Build an Efficient Product Roadmap

Map out the vision and direction of your product.<p><i>By Jared Atchison, co-founder of WPForms</i><p>A product roadmap can be a powerful tool for your company. If you're not familiar with the term, a product roadmap is essentially a visual summary that maps out the vision and direction of your product or …

Product Management

Everything You Need to Know About Freemium Pricing

<i>Special thanks to Laura Rosca who helped compile this research.</i><i></i> Freemium in SaaS is old news. The much-discussed pricing strategy took over the SaaS …

Product Management

Should You Ever Rebuild Your Software Product From The Ground Up?

Apple has announced that it will be rebuilding its Maps application from the “ground up.” To get a sense of just how far behind the competition it is, this excellent blog by cartographer Justin O’Beirne argues it will be almost impossible for Apple to catch Google Maps. It highlights how Google, …

Product Management

Introduction to Technical Product Management

In searching for a real definition of what technical product management is supposed to be, all I found were articles that somewhat introduced the …

Product Management

What almost everyone misunderstands about product managers

After more than a decade working in product across Google, Foursquare, and Slack, I still often struggle to define the role of “product manager” (PM) succinctly. Explaining what makes a PM great is even harder.<p>PMs have diverse backgrounds, murky responsibilities, and role definitions that vary …

Product Management

How I KPI’d My Way to Success as a Product Manager

As a [relatively] newly minted product manager, one of the things I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about is how to direct my energies effectively. …

Product Management

How To Scale a Unicorn Product Management Team

Why Hire Product Managers and Build a Product Team?<p>Why hire product managers and build a product team? The short answer is that if you’re a tech …

Product Management

Where to Go After Product-Market Fit: An Interview with Marc Andreessen

<i>Editor’s note: This interview with Marc Andreessen was edited and condensed for clarity from the original conversation, and appears in The High</i> …

Product Management

5 Skills Product Managers Should Put on Their Resume

Lots of people want to be product managers these days. No wonder — this is challenging work which currently brings in the highest average salary …

The Strategic Role of Product Management when Development goes Agile

While software development teams have been moving toward agile methods for years, many product managers are only now becoming aware of it. An agile …

Box opens up about the company’s approach to innovation

Most of us never really stop to think about how the software and services we use on a daily basis are created. We just know it’s there when we want to access it, and it works most of the time. But companies don’t just appear and expand randomly, they need a well defined process and methodology to …

Innovation

Transitioning to a Product Manager Role in a Tech Company

Over the past few months, I have been receiving a steady stream of messages from business analysts, developers, product consultants, sales …

Growing your company: Why the North Star metric works

Seafarers once traversed the oceans with the North Star as a guide, determining their proper direction depending on their relationship to it in the night sky. Now in 2018, tech entrepreneurs are doing the same — in a manner of speaking.<p>One of the most recent trends in the startup world is the North …

Management

How this Founder Bootstrapped a Profitable SaaS Product for Dentists in Under Three Years

Sophia Chou, Boston raised, dentist turned web product professional has co-founded and been building for the last three years, Auxpanel, a business intelligence dashboard to help dentists manage the business side of their practices.<p>As a once practicing dentist herself, Chou saw that existing …

Entrepreneurship

The insider’s guide to mobile app KPIs

Analyzing your app’s vanity metrics is an easy way to make yourself feel fantastic about your product. But, do you know if the mobile KPIs you’re …

What It Takes To Build A Product

Early this month, I was at the Microsoft SharePoint 2018 North America conference in Las Vegas, and like all conferences, there were rows and rows of vendor booths with as much swag as you can fit into your backpack.<p>Most of the sponsors were product companies rather than services companies, which …

How to become a great Product Manager

What are the qualities of a great Product Leader? What is it that makes a Product Manager standout?<p><b>Building great products is a difficult and complex</b> …

B Testing: Eliminating Guesswork and Making Data-Driven Decisions

These days, the term A/B testing is thrown around a lot, and often in the context of, “sure we want to do it… eventually.” Awareness around A/B …

Three Tips To Help Engineers Be More Customer-Centric

Modern companies often strive to be more customer-centric. The more aware you are of customer needs and the more empathy you have toward their motivations, the easier it is to build a great product.<p>In the past, members of the product department would do the work of understanding customers. They’d …

Harvard's New Data Science Program Signals a Big Shift for Businesses

Data science informs entrepreneurs in a way that listening to their gut just can't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Harvard hosts some of the most prestigious programs in the world, especially in business and law. So it was big news in the data science industry when the …

Data Science

5 Lessons on How You Can Deliver a Product Your Customers Actually Want

By learning quickly and failing fast, yourself, you'll be better able to keep in step with customer expectations and respond to their needs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Zappos.com founder Nick Swinmurn had the initial idea to launch an online shoe retailer in …

Customers

The Jobs-to-be-Done Canvas – Jobs-to-be-Done + Outcome-Driven Innovation

Helping a product team see a market through a Jobs-to-be-Done lens is often a transformational experience. This canvas can help drive that …

How to start having more sex

Has the internet destroyed our sex lives?<p>It should be a glorious time for sex. So much of the stigma around premarital sex is gone that you’d think …

IDG Contributor Network: Building a data-driven culture through a business experimentation framework

<i>[This article was co-written by Corbin Chase.]</i>“Given a ten percent chance of a 100 times payoff, you should take that bet every time. But you’re …

Agile, Kanban & Scrum, Oh My: Which Product Management Method Is Right For You?

The software industry has come a long way from its early anti-establishment roots. In fact, if metrics like cultural influence, market capitalization …

Project Management

The Product Lifecycle

This post comes courtesy of a direct request from one of my supporters over at Patreon, who asked me if I could give them a 10,000 foot-level …

Optimizely’s decision to ditch its free plan suggests A/B website testing is dead

A/B testing platform leader Optimizely announced on December 20, 2017 that it will sunset its free Starter plan on February 28, 2018.<p>We estimate that this change will leave around 70,000 websites* without a tool for testing and tweaking the site experience.<p>Here’s the official message Optimizely …

Performance Testing