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Knowledge Through Data

Knowledge Through Data

January 10, 2020

Is knowledge data, and data knowledge? David Linthicum, Chief Cloud Strategy Officer at Deloitte Consulting says yes. 

“Knowledge is the ability to look at massive amounts of information, discern patterns within information, and the ability to deduce things that are occurring within those massive amounts of information” states David in this Pragmatic Live podcast. 

Pragmatic Institute’s very own Michael Li, president of data sciences, is joined by David to discuss data and its role in enterprises. From obstacles that companies face in embracing data-driven products, to insights on how to deal with living in a flat data culture, David speaks on his experience in the industry and provides a great metaphor for the data-driven experience. Listen in for David’s advice on training, data and how to utilize failure as a means to continue to push forward.

Planning and Prioritizing your Product Roadmap

Planning and Prioritizing your Product Roadmap

January 3, 2020

“The roadmap really should be a conversation” - Jim Semick, founder and chief strategist of Product Plan. 

Are you curious what the best framework is to plan and prioritize a product roadmap? Are you a Product Manager that wonders how often to update this tool? Listen in as Rebecca Kalogeris is joined by Jim Semick to discuss Product Plan’s annual survey results, his tried and true method of ‘value vs effort’ and his advice on updating and maintaining roadmaps that work. 

Jim explains that updating roadmaps often keeps the product conversation open, and that for how many hours product managers spend managing the roadmap each week that it’s important to share them with their teams frequently so there’s a level of transparency and understanding when something changes. Roadmaps are embodiment of strategy, building the roadmaps are a part of how you define and share that strategy across the organization.

A Sneak Peek at Pragmatic Institute’s Online Community

A Sneak Peek at Pragmatic Institute’s Online Community

December 20, 2019

So what really happens in an online community? Real conversations from your peers. Thought-provoking questions. A place to meet product people like you and find a sense of belonging in a very diverse industry. 

You’ll find all of that and more in Pragmatic Institute’s new online community. Listen in as Pragmatic community manager Georgina Cannie joins Rebecca Kalogeris to tell us why this dedicated online space is going to keep the learning going long after class has ended. 

See what kind of resources, tools and templates are going to be available to help you further your understanding of what you learned in class. This new community space will help alumni share their backgrounds, expertise, knowledge and passion with each other. Listen in to see what other great things are in store for this exciting new community. 

O’Reilly’s AI Conference Experience

O’Reilly’s AI Conference Experience

December 13, 2019

Listen in as Kelli Lapointe is joined by Roger Magoulas, VP of Radar at O’Reilly to share stories, laughs and expectations of the AI conference. From technology adoption to the way the conference came to be, Roger addresses some big ideas and shares how a paper he wrote in tandem with Ben Lorica back in 2008 inspired the conference that it is today. 

Both Ben and Roger knew that something was going on in the realm of sophisticated analytics and took the chance at diving in deeper. After starting the conference and realizing machine learning was incredibly important they learned how to integrate this new-found methodology across applications and operations.

Roger shares stories and experiences from O’Reilly’s AI conference and describes the learning taking place as deep and fundamental and explains how this social learning environment goes beyond the topics presented during the conference, but really allows attendees to absorb information from all around them. Learn more about this great social network and hear Roger’s insights, such as why this AI conference is much like meditation, today! 

Product Led Growth with Pendo

Product Led Growth with Pendo

December 6, 2019

In this episode of the Pragmatic Live podcast, The Pragmatic editor Andrea Ozias is joined by Eric Boduch, co-founder of Pendo. Listen in as Eric shares his thoughts on his recent article in our latest edition of The Pragmatic magazine. Learn how to scale faster with product-led growth, and Eric’s tips and tricks on how this method has transformed from products he’s marketed and launched in the past. Get tips on how to leverage your product’s performance to accelerate, expand and retain customers, with Eric’s thoughts on:

  • Taking steps to identify hurdles and challenges to align product-led growth within the organization
  • Recognizing the ways to utilize the data, features or usage of your product to help drive growth 
  • Identify what makes people the most excited about your product
Usage Data’s Benefit to the Product Manager

Usage Data’s Benefit to the Product Manager

December 2, 2019

“If we have the data, let’s look at the data - if all we have is opinions, we will go with mine.” 

 

This podcast took place at Product Collective’s INDUSTRY conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Pragmatic Institute rockstar Steve Johnson and Keith Fenech, vice president of software analytics at Revulytics, join Pragmatic Live to talk about why product managers should be aware of product usage, how they can use that data to get a better understanding of who they are selling to and why data is important to every stage in the product life cycle. 

Product managers take on an important role that includes getting to know customers and how they are interacting with a product. When the meeting is over, however, there needs to be a systematic way of collecting information and validating decisions. Keith explains the benefits of usage data across the product lifecycle and provides tips and tricks on how to present information to leadership, from basic metrics to user profiles. 

“What people do and what they say they do and what they actually do are three different things” and “without data everyone gets to be right.” Join us as we unpack these commonalities and how Revulytics solves for everyone’s opinions with data. 

Become a Better Listener

Become a Better Listener

November 22, 2019

How do you become a good listener and not only hear what your customers are saying, but what they are trying to say? 

 

Alex McDonnell joins us from Invision, previously the Managing Director at Eigenworks, to share his insights on a developed framework for listening and how to use conversations to get the most information out of your customers. 

Alex’s stories and experiences are shared in this episode of the Pragmatic Live podcast to help product managers and marketers “really understand what customers are trying to tell us”. Describing one of their tried and true methods that Eigenworks called Playback and giving some advice on his keys to success, Alex attributes this advice he is able to share to Eigenworks founder and CEO Alan Armstrong, who passed away this Summer. 

This podcast is tribute to Alan, who is greatly missed among the industry. Although Eigenworks has closed its doors, many of the team members from Eigneworks have come together to form a new company, IcebergIQ, building on the foundational expertise and experience of Eigenworks. We invite you to check out our website at icebergiq.com.

Implementing AI in the Enterprise

Implementing AI in the Enterprise

November 15, 2019

Are you curious why AI is crucial to the success of your business? What are the practical applications to use AI for success? We discover how to utilize it in the workplace in this #Podcast with Sanjay Srivastava from Genpact. He joins us for this episode of the Pragmatic Live to discuss Implementing AI in the Enterprise and how to approach the challenges for adopting AI, the current state of AI and how to solve for explainability. 

We chat with Sanjay to discover what it is that companies do as they realize the need for AI. Sanjay explains that although it takes time to contextualize and get AI projects off the ground, the industry is continually seeking ways of shortening time to get these projects moving and accelerate their success. 

Listen in as Sanjay Srivastava tells us why AI is successful in solving problems in the Enterprise - from adding benefits to saving time, and how you can track insights and sources to make it work for your company. 

Make sure you check out this podcast with Sanjay Srivastava on Implementing AI in the Enterprise 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.

Marketing to the 99% with Google’s Product Marketing Manager

Marketing to the 99% with Google’s Product Marketing Manager

November 8, 2019

“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 knowing 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.

Industry Growth

Industry Growth

November 1, 2019

Mike Belsito, Co-Founder of Product Collective, joins Rebecca Kalogeris, Pragmatic Institute’s VP of Marketing and Sales, to discuss the roots of the world-famous INDUSTRY conference and how he propelled it to become one of the largest product management summits in the world.