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Flashback Friday - The Internet of Things

Flashback Friday - The Internet of Things

February 5, 2021

The "Internet of Things" is a common term, but do you really understand what it is and why it’s important?

This week, we take a look back at an excellent breakdown of what this term really means and more.

Daniel Elizalde, IoT product manager extraordinaire, joins Pragmatic Live to discuss the Internet of Things and its impact on businesses. Daniel examines the importance of using IoT to collect real-world, real-time data to help enterprises expand their abilities, as well as the role of product management with IoT. He dives into the skills needed for product managers to really make the most of IoT to translate the data into real success.

 

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User Testing and Covid-19: Shaping Business and Needs

User Testing and Covid-19: Shaping Business and Needs

January 22, 2021

The current pandemic has challenged, and pushed product professionals around the globe to think differently.  One of the biggest questions that we have to answer is - how has the current state of business transformed the problems that users are facing and what product offerings should we roll out to address those needs?

Mike Mace, VP of market strategy with UserTesting joins our host Rebecca Kalogeris, VP of marketing and product strategy for Pragmatic Institute, to discuss this and a give insight into a unique survey UserTesting conducted to better understand how Covid-19 has changed the mindset and needs of product professionals.

If you have any questions for Mike he can be contacted at mike@usertesting.com

Product Chat: Leverage the Power of Design

Product Chat: Leverage the Power of Design

January 15, 2021
Listen to Pragmatic Institute’s Design Practice Co-Director Jim Dibble and Product Instructor Amy Graham join host and VP of Marketing & Product Strategy Rebecca Kalogeris for “Leverage the Power of Design.” The Product Chat took place over Zoom on January 12, 2021. The two experts shared their best advice for leveraging your organization’s design resources to work more strategically toward a successful product. See a few of the topics they covered below:
  • Overcoming tension and misunderstanding between product and design teams
  • Advocating for design resources
  • Partnering with UX designers on NIHITO research
  • Crafting user personas and applying them throughout the product life cycle
  • Framing problems vs. goals
  • Creating “How Might We?” statements for ideation
For more insights on the above topics and more, check out these great resources.
How to Build a Stronger Partnership with Design

How to Build a Stronger Partnership with Design

January 8, 2021

How should design and product management team up on the journey to successful products?

Jim Dibble joins host Rebecca Kalogeris on the January 8 episode of Pragmatic Live. Get to know one half of the team behind Pragmatic Institute’s upcoming design practice, take away next steps for creating more user-friendly products, and hear all about our exciting new course Design.

New Year Look-back: Marketing to the 99%

New Year Look-back: Marketing to the 99%

January 1, 2021

“I think that storytelling is the key to marketing” - Martin Aguinis

How do you form a marketing strategy that curates for the 99%? Martin Aguinis, Product Marketing Manager at Google, joins us to discuss his strategy for reaching those that aren’t in the room with your product and how to focus on the human aspect of any product story to gain the most impact - not just results.

From utilizing your customers to announce a new feature, to know your product thoroughly enough to connect its users to it, Martin discusses how he makes that connection and how he has broken many traditional marketing frameworks to successfully launch products. He shares with us one of his secrets to success: how taking a step back and thinking about/repurposing information can provide massive insight.

Make sure you check out this podcast with Martin Aguinis on Marketing to the 99%, and sign up for one of our many Product Marketing courses to learn more about data science and how it can help your business. Subscribe today so you never miss out on any of our great resources.

Leveraging Community: The Product Group How To

Leveraging Community: The Product Group How To

December 18, 2020

“Community” is a word we hear plenty when online and they exist for many different groups, but how can product groups utilize them effectively?

Rebecca Kalogeris, VP of marketing and product strategy at Pragmatic Institute, is joined by the director of product management with Higher Logic, Kate Cologna, to discuss community, but more specifically how community can be effectively leveraged and enjoyed by product groups.

Learn more about our awesome online community, the PAC, here.

A Closer Look at the Pragmatic Institute Annual Survey

A Closer Look at the Pragmatic Institute Annual Survey

December 11, 2020

Survey burnout is real.  Organizations are always looking for more insight from their customers and users, but there are a few things that make the Pragmatic Institute Annual Survey truly unique and beneficial to those who participate.  The data uncovered is even more valuable during a year in which we've experienced a constant change in the workplace.

In this episode of Pragmatic Live, Cali Frisbie, our own content and social strategist turns the tables on Rebecca Kalogeris, VP of marketing and product, to discuss the roots of the Pragmatic Institute Annual Survey and the types of helpful data that we publish within every year.

Get in on the action by taking our annual survey here.

Data Evolution for Product Marketing

Data Evolution for Product Marketing

December 4, 2020

Data is changing the way we do business. But how is it changing product marketing?

Rebecca Kalogeris, VP of marketing at Pragmatic Marketing, is joined by former Pragmatic instructor and product marketing expert Kirsten Butzow to discuss the importance of being both market- and data-driven to tell the right story to your audience and market. Kirsten details examples of businesses that have utilized data to improve their business or struggled without using data.

How to make decisions as a Product Manager

How to make decisions as a Product Manager

November 20, 2020

Product managers and product teams own a ton of deliverables, and to ensure product success, strong decision making is one of the keys.

On this very special episode of Pragmatic Live, product manager for the Google Analytics intelligence team, Neha Bansal, joins our host Rebecca Kalogeris, VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, to discuss effective decision making for product managers, obtaining stakeholder buy-in, and how Neha has maintained a strong decision-making process within Google’s framework.

You can read Neha's blog here!

The Importance of Design for Product Managers

The Importance of Design for Product Managers

November 19, 2020

We all know design and product are powerful partners in the journey toward market-winning solutions. On this episode of Pragmatic Live, Co-Director of Design Practice Shannon McGarity joins our host Rebecca Kalogeris, VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, to share a sneak peek into Pragmatic Institute's upcoming design vertical.

Listen as the two discuss the synergy between product management and design, Shannon’s advice for leveraging that partnership, and Pragmatic’s new design-focused course for product managers. Or, read the full interview here.

Learn more about our design practice here and Shannon's rockstar background here.

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