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10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

You can download the template for free from romanpichler.com/tools, and you can find more information on how to use it in my post The GO Product Roadmap. You can download the Product Vision Board template from romanpichler.com/tools/ for free. 1 Focus on Goals and Benefits. 2 Do the Necessary Prep Work. I like to use my Product Vision Board to develop a valid product strategy.

Statistical Factors that Contribute to High Performance on Product Teams

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Download here. Our latest findings are available on our website and you can download a copy here. Contributed by Greg Geracie. Actuation Consulting has been conducting research on what separates high performance product teams from the pack. To learn about our latest findings in-depth, don’t miss the Feb 16 BPMA event on “The Six Key Factors of High-Performance Product Teams”.

The Product Roadmap and the Release Plan

Roman Pichler

You can download the roadmap template from romanpichler.com/tools or by clicking on the following image. What is a Release Plan? A release plan forecasts how a major release is developed. It’s a type of project plan —albeit an agile one—and it usually covers the next three to six months. for example. Release plans come in different shapes and sizes depending on the process used. Artefact.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

PM Hardcore

I have a podcast episode and a downloadable graphic about this approach to requirements. Brain Wiring (by Wellcome Images, CC licensed). In part 1 I introduced mental models and some reasons they are important. And I provided a few “general purpose” examples. In this part we dive into what you really came here for – product management-specific mental models. Templates.

Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

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For those of you unfamiliar with how updates work with Tesla and the Model S or X, your car connects to your home wifi and then every month or so you get great new features downloaded. Tesla Agile Development: Version 8.0 Software and Product Management at its best. Last week I received the version 8 update from Tesla. continue reading]. Agile Product Management Agile Cool Products Feature

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Designing Invisible Products

Mind the Product

There’s no app, no password, and nothing to download. As we created our AI assistants – Amy & Andrew – to help people book meetings painlessly, we encountered quite a few product design challenges which were, quite frankly, completely novel. Defining the Universe in Which Your Intelligent Agent (Product) Exists. I am free most days after 1PM. ” You don’t operate x.ai’s

Transitioning from Market Stall to App Store

Mind the Product

Once M&S stopped focusing solely on downloads and single-session, single-channel conversion rates in regards to Mobile; it shifted the attitude across all departments, resulting in the Mobile getting both the budget and focus it deserved. Over the course of the talk, I explored how this culture was formed, and how we started to un-do it. Inheritance Tax. Looking through a different lens.

TEI 096: Conjoint analysis for product managers- with Brian Ottum, PhD - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

It’s a little over an hour of videos, case studies and downloadable materials. It’s a little over an hour of videos, case studies and downloadable materials. This episode is about market research – what’s in your toolbox for conducting consumer and market research? Does it include Conjoint Analysis? Well, if not, it will after you listen to this episode. It helps you pick.

Overhaul of the internal apps at Tesco

Mind the Product

Once we knew it was an Android device and a native app (downloaded to the device) rather than web app (effectively a website) we realised we needed experienced Android developers. My product is store stock management. I product-manage multiple apps which allow store workers at retail giant Tesco to manage stock and provide an excellent customer service. The importance of the user.

Moving from Solutions to Problems

Folding Burritos

Download a PDF version of the problem case checklist, get started with this today and please let me know how it works for you. People from all over the company come to you with feature requests and ideas. From minor things like UI tweaks to major ones like a new Search feature. Once this happens, expectations are set. “My My feature got into the product,” they think. It seems pretty cool.

Why Do The Walmart Product Managers Need Their Own Payment System?

The Accidental Product Manager

The way that this is going to work is that the customer will download the app. The Walmart product managers want to make it easier to give them money Image Credit: Mike Mozart. Hopefully everyone already knows that Walmart is a huge company. Just about every city in America of any significant size has a Walmart located in it. What’s their solution to this problem?

Art of Product Management–and other innovation insights for product managers May 27, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. . Video – The art of product management. Sachin Rekhi, software product manager, spoke at a Wharton Business School workshop for entrepreneurs about what product managers do. Watch the video at [link].

Steps Executives Can Take To Improve Performance

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You can download our latest research by clicking here. Contributed by Greg Geracie. In a recent post for the Boston Product Management Association I outlined several steps that members of product development teams can take to improve the performance of their teams. These steps are a result of our ongoing research into what distinguishes high performance teams from the pack. 28.5%

Your first 90 days in product management –and other innovation insights for product managers Aug 5, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. What you need to do, know, and avoid in your first 30, 60, and 90 days as a product manager. If you are in a new product management role, this is a helpful article to read. Read about each at [link].

Intersection of observations–and other innovation insights for product managers Sep 16, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download the Product Mastery Roadmap – your path to become a product master. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Leveraging marketing, customer service, and customer communities to build better products. Read their story at [link]. Use collaboration to create better products.

Product Management Technologies; Five Essentials for Strategic Product Management; Planning Assumptions for 2016

Good Product Manager

You can download the piece and learn about the foundational behaviors of strategic product management. We’ve been busy at SiriusDecisions with a lot of new research and resources for b-to-b product management leaders and product managers: The ABCs of Product Management Technologies. In my first post for the new SiriusDecisions Marketplace, I cover The ABCs of Product Management Technologies. SiriusDecisions Marketplace™ is a first-of-its-kind online destination for sales, marketing and product teams to learn from their peers and do research on technology and service providers.

Google’s design sprints–and other innovation insights for product managers July 29, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. Use Google’s “design sprints” in your product management work. Need to validate product-market fit assumptions and prototypes in just a few days? It is a useful look at enhancing an engagement process.

Creating product teams–and other innovation insights for product managers Aug 26, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. HBR study – team members, not leaders, more responsible for innovation. Instead, it is how team members interact and their accomplishments that drive innovation. Read details at [link]. Weekly Roundup

10 experts on being a great product manager–and other innovation insights for product managers Sep 9, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download the Product Mastery Roadmap – your path to become a product master. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. 10 experts share how to be a great product manager. (1) 1) Be a leader. (2) 2) Know when to say no. (3) 3) Protect your team. (4) Weekly Roundup

Creating product teams–and other innovation insights for product managers July 1, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. . How “Oceans 11” heist team building applies to creating great product teams. I enjoyed Oceans 11, The Italian Job, and other heist-themed movies. Check out how at [link]. Read about each at [link].

3 product manager types–and other innovation insights for product managers June 24, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. . Which of the 3 types of product mangers are you? (1) 1) Builders – the classic product manager. (2) 2) Tuners – growth metric focused. (3) 3) Innovators – product/market fit creators. 2) Education.

Apple’s new AirBag–and other innovation insights for product managers Sep 30, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download the Product Mastery Roadmap – your path to become a product master. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Just for fun – Conan, the product manager, introduces the Apple “AirBag” – innovation no one needs. Watch the video above or at https://youtu.be/fnsrDIUWhTg.

The best “why” questions–and other innovation insights for product managers Nov 11, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download the Product Mastery Roadmap – your path to become a product master. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Use “why does it have to be that way” questions to improve products and services. We create better products. Product pricing strategies using segmentation.

JTBD for better products–and other innovation insights for product managers Sep 2, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. Using the “jobs-to-be-done” framework for better products. I’m a big fan of the jobs-to-be-done tool for deeply understanding customer problems and motivation. Get the Product Mastery Roadmap and….

Rebooting Product Usability Testing for Much Better Insights

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Next, these research participants, who had been carefully screened and recruited, downloaded the Over The Shoulder research app onto their phones, which provided custom-built assignments and instructions for them over the course of a two week period. Contributed by Mitch Solomon. And everyone involved in the process knows it. In Search of A Better Way. only get one crack at the participant).

Unique, not perfect–and other innovation insights for product managers Nov 18, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download the Product Mastery Roadmap – your path to become a product master. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Product management teams need to create something unique, not perfect. This article shares three tasks product management teams need to do. #3 Interviews/Podcast

Open innovation 2.0–and other innovation insights for product managers May 20, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. . Henry Chesbrough, father of open innovation, shares how open innovation has evolved. Chesbrough wrote his Open Innovation book in 2003. 12 keys to open innovation 2.0. 3) Start with customer needs.

Product management poker–and other innovation insights for product managers Aug 12, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. Poker lessons that apply to product management. (1) 1) Nurturing luck through collaboration and feedback. (2) 2) Optimizing for states of flow. (3) 3) The data is a story, not an answer. (4)

Drive Additional Inbound Leads With These 4 Rules for Mobile Marketing

Pragmatic Marketing

This means you must have information that is prominently displayed, easy to read and propels viewers to take action via a click-to-call, click-to-email or click-to-download feature. By Sophorn Chhay. When 80 percent of Internet users own smartphones, it is no surprise that mobile marketing has quickly become one of the leading sources for generating inbound leads.

Kick-start your product management career–and other innovation insights for product managers Oct 27, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download the Product Mastery Roadmap – your path to become a product master. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. 5 ways to kick-start your product management career. (1) 1) Know the company’s goals. (2) 2) Talk to (at least) five customers. (3) 3) Use the product daily. (4)

Colorado ProductCamp–and other innovation insights for product managers Sep 23, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download the Product Mastery Roadmap – your path to become a product master. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Rocky Mountain ProductCamp returns to Denver – Friday, Nov 4. I love ProductCamp. I’m glad to see it returning to Denver. Read each at [link]. Read all 6 at [link].

TEI 080: Innovate like a startup – with Michael Docherty - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Useful links: Collective Disruption book – introduction available for download. When established companies decide they need to be more innovative, they often talk in terms of acting more like a startup. But acting like a startup is much more challenging in reality, especially for larger organizations. Instead, established companies can partner with startups. Integrate. How does this work?

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Monetization first–and other innovation insights for product managers Oct 7, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download the Product Mastery Roadmap – your path to become a product master. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Monetization + customer problem + jobs-to-be-done = product management. We all know good examples of this, including Google. build products customers want and love.

Business model first–and other innovation insights for product managers Aug 19, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. Another reminder why new products need a workable business model. The field of dreams is the promise of “if you build it, they will come.” good-products-bad-businesses/. Read more at [link].

Say NO the right way–and other innovation insights for product managers Nov 25, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download the Product Mastery Roadmap – your path to become a product master. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. How product managers creatively say NO without being confrontational. 4 tips for how product managers can build shared understanding among a team. (1)

Product management truth seeking–and other innovation insights for product managers Nov 4, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download the Product Mastery Roadmap – your path to become a product master. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Product managers collaborate and build teams by being truth seekers. Some product managers are defensive when their ideas are challenged. Read how at [link].

Agile roadmaps – and other innovation insights for product managers July 22, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. 10 tips for creating an agile roadmap. (1) 1) Focus on Goals and Benefits. (2) 2) Do the Necessary Prep Work. (3) 3) Tell a Coherent Story. (4) 4) Keep it Simple. (5) 5) Secure Strong Buy-in.

Customer needs with JTBD–and other innovation insights for product managers July 15, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. Defining customer needs with jobs-to-be-done theory. New product development frequently begins by having keener insights into customers’ needs than competitors do. They are essential for growth.

Conducting problem interviews–and other innovation insights for product managers Oct 21, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download the Product Mastery Roadmap – your path to become a product master. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. How to do problem interviews – example from Playing Lean. A good interview script has five steps: (1) Tell me a story about…. (2) 2) What was the hardest? (3)

Scaling Lean–and other innovation insights for product managers June 17, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Click here to download it for yourself. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. . New book for learning how to apply Lean Startup practices – Scaling Lean by Ash Maurya. Check out the details of the book at https://leanstack.com/scaling-lean-book/. Read some examples here [link].