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132 / 3 Ways AI Is Transforming Product Management, with Janna Bastow

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Janna Bastow
ProdPad

Integrating AI tools into the product management workflow isn’t about cutting humans out of the loop. There’s nothing in the product manager playbook saying, “yeah, yeah, just build this idea and ship it.” Instead, as ProdPad co-founder and CEO Janna Bastow suggests, use AI tools to remove some of the grunt work so that we …

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Janna Bastow
ProdPad

How Product + Design Work Together To Build ‘A Better Future’

3 Tips from Jared Spool (Strategic UX) and Roman Pichler (Product)

Compared with other software development disciplines, product management and user experience (UX) design are still pretty young professions. That said, they’re maturing rapidly and growing more specialized every day. As their evolution continues, it isn’t always clear who’s responsible for what on a product team and how best they can work together (we offered guidance on this topic in a post last year). Maybe it’s no surprise, then, that UX designers and product managers seem to get in each other’s way on the road to success.

This post canvasses the views that Roman Pichler (PM) and Jared Spool (UX) recently shared in consecutive podcast episodes of Product Momentum. What’s most intriguing about both conversations is how they each arrive at the same desired outcome – improving the lives of end users – despite taking parallel paths.

Jared calls that desired outcome a better future, while Roman describes it as the positive change a product should create. But both agree that whatever the solution, it’s less about building shiny new features or making things look pretty (i.e., outputs). Outcomes always trump the digital knickknacks we create along the way.

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ITX Product + Design Conference 2024

The Product + Design Conference returns to Rochester, NY on June 27-28, 2024! Celebrate the power of UX design and product development with a 2-day conference experience and learning from industry thought leaders.

ITX Honored To Be a Rochester Top Workplace for 2024

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2024 marks the fifth consecutive year of recognition

April 4, 2024 Rochester, NY – ITX is honored to celebrate the fifth-consecutive year of being named a Top Workplaces in Rochester, NY. The company commemorated the achievement at the Rochester Top Workplaces award ceremony on Wednesday, April 3.  

 

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The New York Product Conference 2024

The NY Product Conference brings 400 others to Manhattan, NY for a full day of inspiring keynotes. Hosted by Product Collective, the 2024 keynote speakers include leaders from NBC Universal Media, Gumroad, FourSquare, and more. ITX is sponsoring the Official NYPC After Party, and Product Momentum will be recording live podcast episodes during the event.

131 / Shift Left: Integrating a Security Mindset Early in the Software Development Life Cycle, with Paul Connaghan

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Paul Connaghan
RiverSafe

When product development teams build new software tools and systems, they like to start with the end in mind by nudging quality assurance and security scanning closer to the early stages of the process. Paul Connaghan, Principal Application Security Consultant at RiverSafe in London, UK, says this “shift left” approach goes straight to the heart …

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Paul Connaghan
RiverSafe

130 / Discovering the Essence of Product Strategy, with Roman Pichler

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Roman Pichler
Pichler Consulting

Product strategy is the guiding light that illuminates the path to success for any product. However, articulating and executing this strategy is often easier said than done, says product management expert Roman Pichler. In this episode of Product Momentum, Roman shares valuable insights into the essence of product strategy and how to effectively navigate its …

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Roman Pichler
Pichler Consulting

Can You Use ChatGPT AI for Writing? Our UX Writers Think So

It’ll seem so obvious in 10 years, won’t it?

By 2034, Generative AI may well be on its way to Artificial General Intelligence, capable of outperforming humans at most economically valuable tasks. Possibly this AI boom will pop like another dot-com-style bubble, inflated by hype. Or maybe we’ll be living underground, relying on dogs to sniff out machine infiltrators.

Unfortunately, we’re stuck in the present: a time where AI conjecture, hype, and fear swirls around the public sphere. To cut through this noise, we in the ITX User Experience Content team determined there was only one remedy: the scientific method. We put ChatGPT-4 through its paces to understand if it’s something that can add value to our clients’ products. Here’s what we found.

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