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Supercharge your team’s motivation

Lead on Purpose

There are organizations that advocate hiring the … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication motivation passion responsibility self-governmentThe most successful companies have motivated leaders, and those leaders inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. Is it possible to create an environment where great work happens and everyone is motivated?

What’s the ROI of Innovation? – David Binetti

Mind the Product

David Binetti is a six-time entrepreneur, having served on the founding team of companies ranging from consumer (QFN, later Intuit’s, to industrial (Arch Rock, acquired by Cisco), to government (, acquired by the Federal Government), to political (Votizen, acquired by Brigade) — with three stints as Founder/CEO. It’s a trap for everyone involved.

Scaling Lean Principles by Jeff Gothelf

Mind the Product

You start looking at discipline and business unit silos, IT as a service provider, short term business value, annual planning cycles, incentive structures which are focused on delivery, and governance. Coach, lean advocate and author Jeff Gothelf talked about scaling Lean principles at this year’s London #mtpcon. Experiment Or Die. For start-ups it’s “experiment or die”, says Gothelf.

Organisation Design & Cognitive Science in Product Development.

Mind the Product

Nathan and his team at Nature of Work enable legacy companies to consider how to respond to these changes at governance level. Nathan’s talk centres around a case study from a large financial services firm and the work he did to bring together a multi-stakeholder governance body and to support them to transform their new product development strategy and process. We can’t keep up!

Launching Complex Products in International Markets

Mind the Product

To what extent is your business model governed by local regulations? Christian Miccio (VP Product at First Data) and Kana Butkovic (Programme Director at First Data) set out a detailed strategy for launching physical products on an international scale. How do you manage return policies within a delivery supply chain that stretches across several countries? Step 1: Do your research.

Design Languages

Product Bookshelf

Rationalism gets its name from the geometric lines which govern its shapes. Design languages began with the industrial revolution as a response to the emergence of machine culture and mass production as it encountered traditional artisan aesthetics. These base languages evolved into a set of aesthetics that are expressed today among various design languages. The origin of design languages.

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How to Deal with “Sinatra” Stakeholders

Folding Burritos

Think about how quick we often are in criticizing government officials that take decisions we disagree with. No matter how much we’d like for our Product Management role to be solely focused around building great products and making customers happy, the reality is that we need to work inside organizations. A very common kind is what we may refer to as the ”Sinatra” stakeholder. Rosansky.

Progress, Not Products

Product Bookshelf

The title of the book refers to the idea that success with innovation is frequently characterized as primarily governed by luck. Use empathy and active listening to discover “jobs to be done”, the progress customers want to achieve in specific circumstances in their lives. Jobs provide the causal factor to explain why customers choose one product over another. Finding jobs.

Interview: Advice for the Innovator’s Dilemma with Paul Young

bpma ProductHub

Due to government regulations, execution and high standards of quality for their existing products is essential for their business. Join Paul on October 20, 2016 at Localytics in Government Center where he will moderate a discussion on the perceived dichotomy between innovation and execution within the discipline of product management. Interviewed by Lance Morganelli.

TEI 082: Design Thinking and Action Learning for product managers – with Chuck Appleby, PhD - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

He is a leadership and organization development consultant with over 30 years of management, consulting, and coaching experience in government, industry, and non-profits. He is a leadership and organization development consultant with over 30 years of management, consulting, and coaching experience in government, industry, and non-profits. Design Thinking. Prototypes must be used.

Taking Your Product Across Cultures by Lisa Long

Mind the Product

Egyptian authorities used Facebook and Twitter to track down protesters’ names and round them up during the Arab Spring, while the Zimbabwean government has used Facebook to track down dissidents. “Be Here be dragons. Says Long: “Such are the vagaries of culture. But once you’re established in one culture, how do you know what questions to ask to take your product to the next one? Payment.

The Future of Work

The Product Bistro

The fall of the Soviet Union, and the Berlin wall was the beginning of the end of the unfettered defense spending, and me with my freshly minted Physics degree was finding that many of the usual jobs at the Government Labs were closed, that the major defense contractors were merging, and restructuring. Datestamp: 11/8/2016. As I write this, the US elections are underway, and one thing that stands out is that the concept of “work” in this country, as well as in the world is changing drastically. and you got a good job. There was a sense of security, and comfort. The future?

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

Idea generator, collaborator, problem solver, pilot maker, team builder, resource leverager, … Interestingly, some state governments have CINO positions too. Read the description of a CINO for state government that applies well also to companies … [link]. Another reminder why new products need a workable business model. good-products-bad-businesses/. Read more at [link].

6 Reasons Why Boston is a Great Place to be a Product Manager

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HubWeek/a> celebrates Boston’s innovations across government, the nonprofit sector, healthcare, tech and more. Contributed by Steve Robins. The Boston area may just be the best place to be a product manager today. Here’s why. Reason #1: Boston is an Innovation Hub. Boston is the innovation capital of the USA – if not the world. You like innovation, right? People like you.

The Best Product Managers are Great Communicators

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In that role communication is essential, whether I’m speaking with our volunteers, potential donors, the community, government officials, business leaders, or potential adopters. Interviewed by Oksana Reznichenko. Dinneen Grably graduated from Bridgewater State University with B.S. TSIC is helping people to improve their communication skills for more than 50 years. Learn more.

The Innovator’s Solution

Product Bookshelf

Although innovation is frequently viewed as being governed by random chance, Christensen believes that the people who are in charge of selecting and shaping innovations and the forces that act upon them are the key to increasing the odds of success. Product managers must break free from patterns which make them susceptible to disruption from new entrants. The Growth Imperative. Funding.

Technology-Powered Disruption


Of course, in some respects we have seen remarkable progress here, in particular in the treatment of specific diseases, but in terms of general medicine it can seem like a hopeless quagmire of insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, malpractice lawyers, food lobbies, and government intervention. Most people by now have read Marc Andreessen’s Why Software Is Eating The World. This was written back in 2011, and I’ve been watching his predictions play out in companies all around the world. You can learn more in the recent Elon Musk biography.

Inspiration: Half the money I spend.

Under10 Playbook

And the many changes imposed upon you: competitive threats, new industry trends, and new government mandates. Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the trouble is, I don't know which half.—John —John Wanamaker. Wanamaker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wikipedia ). Yet your industry deals with change constantly. New approaches for marketing and selling.

The Solutions Maturity Scale for B2B

High Octane Product Management

You’re an industry solutions company if your target customers are first defined by an industry segment such as retail, healthcare, local government or sub-segments within a specific industry such as physician practices. Wealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. Your product management maturity is gauged by the manner in which your organization approaches the planning, development, marketing and sales of its products and services as business solutions. It’s defined by the extent to which your offerings mirror the business of your target customers.

Designing a platform business

Product Bookshelf

For producers, there must be some kind of access control which governs which producers are permitted to create value on the platform and which ones aren’t. Producers plug into the platform through their channels which are governed by access control and supported by creation tools and services. Starting a platform business means solving the chicken-or-the-egg problem. Emergence.

The Paint Stick and product expertise

Under10 Playbook

I have a friend who has been selling to government agencies for years. I was staging my house for sale and, after we moved my son’s stuff out, we discovered his room was desperately in need of a new paint job. He had scuffed the paint while moving his musical equipment in and out over the years. So I went to the paint store, selected a gallon of egg-shell white, and then added a few foam brushes of various sizes to my shopping cart. Before too long a clerk came up to me and said, “Tell me about your project.” ” He said, “Then let me recommend this instead.

Invisible Engines

Product Bookshelf

Platform Ecosystems is a vast textbook that covers all aspects of platforms from technology through governance. To be successful, multisided platforms must bring at least two participants to their ecosystem, find the right price for both sides, and identify what incentives need to be present to attract each side. Evans, Andrei Hagiu, and Richard Schmalensee. Integration. Pricing. Features.