Product Profitability

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Unveiling the Relationship Between Successful Products and Data
Insights-driven companies use data to build better products—and gain a competitive edge.
Insights-driven companies use data to build better products—and gain a competitive edge.
Article
The Unintended Consequences of Products that Work Too Well
As product professionals, do we have an ethical responsibility to ensure that we not only design our products well, but also protect our end users?
As product professionals, do we have an ethical responsibility to ensure that we not only design our products well, but also protect our end users?
Webinar
When Product Profitability is the Wrong Metric for Success
Companies grow as products grow, and metrics are affected by that. Pendo Founder Eric Boduch and Pragmatic Institute Vice President of Product Steve Johnson discuss the right metrics for determining success … and here’s a hint: It’s not always product profitability.
Companies grow as products grow, and metrics are affected by that. Pendo Founder Eric Boduch and Pragmatic Institute Vice President of Product Steve Johnson discuss the right metrics for determining success … and here’s a hint: It’s not always product profitability.
Blog
High Touch or High Volume
What kind of products do you build? Awesome products, to be sure, but are they high touch or high volume?
What kind of products do you build? Awesome products, to be sure, but are they high touch or high volume?
Blog
This Is Not a Drill: How Bad Design Caused Hawaii’s Missile-Warning Fiasco
On January 13, 2018, more than one million residents of the state of Hawaii received an emergency alert on their smart phones, warning them of an inbound ballistic missile. The warning instructed people to “seek shelter immediately” and finished with the ominous sentence, “This is not a drill.”
On January 13, 2018, more than one million residents of the state of Hawaii received an emergency alert on their smart phones, warning them of an inbound ballistic missile. The warning instructed people to “seek shelter immediately” and finished with the ominous sentence, “This is not a drill.”
Article
A Product Manager’s Worst Nightmare
Imagine that the product you’ve been working on for months or years implodes on its first day of life—product management’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, this story happens too often in the software world. Here’s what you can do to prevent it.
Imagine that the product you’ve been working on for months or years implodes on its first day of life—product management’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, this story happens too often in the software world. Here’s what you can do to prevent it.
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Where’s My Data?
In their seminal article on product management, Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager, Ben Horowitz and David Weiden argue that product managers should be top-level leaders who set the vision and are ultimately accountable for their product’s success or failure. In essence, they should be CEOs of their products. Almost 20...
In their seminal article on product management, Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager, Ben Horowitz and David Weiden argue that product managers should be top-level leaders who set the vision and are ultimately accountable for their product’s success or failure. In essence, they should be CEOs of their products. Almost 20...
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Building an Online Community to Increase Revenue
As educational requirements change, concerns about workplace readiness and global competitiveness have led to a greater focus on student success through personalized learning. Increasingly, teachers are held responsible for learning outcomes and curriculum decisions. They must ensure every student makes adequate yearly progress and tailor learning paths for individual students based...
As educational requirements change, concerns about workplace readiness and global competitiveness have led to a greater focus on student success through personalized learning. Increasingly, teachers are held responsible for learning outcomes and curriculum decisions. They must ensure every student makes adequate yearly progress and tailor learning paths for individual students based...
Webinar
How To Rapidly Reduce Your Risk of Product Failure
What would a 5 percent improvement in your website’s conversion rates (sign-ups, sales, repeat orders, etc.) make to your bottom line? If you’re not conducting usability testing then you’re probably leaving at least this amount on the table. In this month’s Pragmatic Institute webinar, Ascest founder and lead consultant Peter...
What would a 5 percent improvement in your website’s conversion rates (sign-ups, sales, repeat orders, etc.) make to your bottom line? If you’re not conducting usability testing then you’re probably leaving at least this amount on the table. In this month’s Pragmatic Institute webinar, Ascest founder and lead consultant Peter...
Webinar
Delight Your Customers While You Turn a Profit
Why is pricing software-as-a-service (SaaS) different than pricing traditional products, and why is customer lifetime value so essential for product success?   In this webinar, we explored the unique challenges—and opportunities—of pricing a variety of software products. Not only did we learn how to price based on customer value—and how to delight your...
Why is pricing software-as-a-service (SaaS) different than pricing traditional products, and why is customer lifetime value so essential for product success?   In this webinar, we explored the unique challenges—and opportunities—of pricing a variety of software products. Not only did we learn how to price based on customer value—and how to delight your...
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