Executive Perspectives on Strategic Product Management and Three Common Gaps

bpma ProductHub

by John Mansour – For as long as I have been training product managers (since 2001), senior executives have been telling me that they want their product management function to be more strategic. When I ask them to define “more strategic,” a handful of themes have consistently emerged. Understanding the market better than all… Product Strategy

From Airline to Super App ? The Journey of AirAsia

Mind the Product

Overview Since 2001, AirAsia has flown passengers to more than 150 destinations and its story is certainly one of rags [.].

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The 21 best agile product management resources

ProductBoard

In 2001, a group of software developers set off a revolution in the world of tech when they outlined a new way of managing product development—agile. At the time, older models of product management such as waterfall were becoming obsolete. In the unpredictable world of tech, faster and more adaptable teams win. Even startups regularly beat out large established companies to build industry-leading. Source. Ideas

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How to be a great product manager during a recession

Product Management Unpacked

The 9/11 Recession: (March 2001 – November 2001). We are in an economic crisis. They happen every so often. In business, sometimes we call them recessions. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Business Cycle Dating Committee, the group entrusted to call the start and end dates of a recession, defines a recession as “a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months.”

Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2019 vs 2002

DevelopmentCorporate

She has published a renowned annual research report since 2001. Mary Meeker from Bond Capital is the undisputed leader in using big data to describe and analyze the major trends in the tech industry. Take a look at her analysis from 2019 and her 2002 report. The differences and trends are fascinating. The post Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2019 vs 2002 appeared first on Development Corporate. Product Management

When 2 Become 1: The Roles of Product Manager and Product Owner

bpma ProductHub

Since the Agile Manifesto first distinguished the roles in 2001, the same person has often been expected to serve as both PM and PO. By Jennifer Gridley – As we approach Valentine’s Day, some may be enjoying The Spice Girls’ 1996 hit for its romantic message. But since this is the BPMA, we’re thinking about the oft-merged roles of Product Manager (PM) and Product Owner (PO). And we’re not alone.

UX of Voice Interaction

UserTesting

When I think of voice interaction with a computer, my mind wanders to my first meeting with HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. That voice, interestingly enough very human, has excited and frightened generations of movie fans. While the … The post UX of Voice Interaction appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Product

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Paying It Forward: Product Camp SV Keynote

Mironov Consulting

I share three personal vignettes from 2001, 2008 and 2016 to highlight why face-to-face networking is so important — and ways we can all Pay It Forward to build an even stronger product community. This short talk is about Paying It Forward and the important of personal networking in the product management community.

What we can Learn from Electric Scooter Companies like Lime and Bird

Mind the Product

Famously, back in 2001, inventor Dean Kamen was going to change the world. The buzz just before the launch of his Segway personal transporter was astonishing. Tech investor John Doerr posited that it would be more important than the internet.

Centercode CEO Talks Tackling Challenges with a COVID-World Mindset

Centercode

Since 2001, Centercode has helped hundreds of iconic tech companies bring amazing products to market. As the industry gets rocked with viral and economic disruption, consumers want more for their money.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

Scrum came on the scene just before the Agile Manifesto was written in 2001. “What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”. It’s an interesting question and one that takes time to unpack. Let’s look at where these terms and disciplines originated from and how some common frameworks explain them. When I started my career, I was called a Business Analyst. I did very little “business analysis” as we would look at it in traditional IT companies.

Commentary on 14th Annual State of Agile Report ? Part 1.

Agile Velocity

From a glass half-full perspective, consider the progress made adopting Agile, especially since the Manifesto in 2001. The eagerly anticipated 14th Annual State of Agile Report was published earlier this week, and like previous publications, there are some fantastic insights.

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Best Leadership Qualities – Top Examples, Definition and Skills

The Basics of Product Management

iPod enters the market in 2001. The best leadership qualities and skills need to be developed over time. Learn from some of the best leadership examples to accelerate your career growth. A leader does not mean a person who has people reporting to him. It is a myth that you need people officially reporting to you for you to become a leader. True leaders start exhibiting leadership traits even before people officially start reporting into them.

The Best of Both Worlds: Vertical Marketing and Horizontal Products

Proficientz

Since 2001 the Proficientz has offered the only product management framework and training programs that help B2B and B2B2C organizations drive growth by managing, marketing and selling integrated solutions that have exponentially more value than any single product.

Design Sprints by Jake Knapp

Mind the Product

In 2001 Jake was working at Microsoft on the Encarta Encyclopaedia product, and all encyclopaedia content was stored on a CD-ROM – in new and innovative ways for the time. Design Sprints allow you to get to the crux of your problem and explore a solution, quicker than other ways of working. They don’t give you a perfect solution or exact data, but they give you more than enough to decide what to do next by helping you glimpse into the future.

Digital Transformation

The Product Bistro

When the bubble burst in 2001 or so, a lot of that gear ended up on eBay , for pennies on the dollar. “Have you heard the news? Digital Transformation is rocking the business world …” During the extended holiday break, I am spending time ruminating on the topic, as it dovetails into a key thrust of a project I am working on, loosely “The Future of Work” Foundations – The Network.

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eBay’s search metrics used to suck

The Product Coalition

Ben Foster, who was the company’s PM of Findings between 2001–2004, was in charge of that effort. Photo by Khachik Simonian on Unsplash To live in the Information Age sounds fun and, for the most part, it is. In this age, data is becoming increasingly easier to collect.

Coronavirus Business Impact: A Startup Disaster or a Big Opportunity to Innovate

The Product Coalition

Changes in fundraising Entrepreneurs expect to see private financing decreased, at least slightly, as it happened during economic downturns in 2001 and 2009.

5 Positive Things SaaS CEOs And Leaders Should Do To Get Through COVID-19

Gainsight

As leaders, whether in business, our families, or our communities, we have a role to play now just as our leaders did in 2001 to help them deal with that fear. Last Friday, as the COVID-19 anxiety was just starting to take over the national conversation in the US, a teammate asked me a simple question: “Have you ever been through something like this?”. My glib retort was, “No—actually this is my first worldwide pandemic. I was pretty young during the 1918 Spanish flu!”.

Creating a “Customer Value” Culture, Powered by Product Management & Product Marketing

Proficientz

I’ve worked with a lot of highly successful organizations since 2001. A customer value culture exists when your entire organization is driven by the strategic goals of your target customers. When that culture exists, you’re consistently rewarded with predictable growth. What’s the key to creating such a culture? Answer one simple question that becomes the rallying cry for your entire organization.

Is it Time for a Licence to Practise Product Management?

Mind the Product

Manifesto for Agile Software Development , 2001, [link]. I recently came across a piece by Mike Monteiro , co-founder and design director of Mule Design, titled Design’s Lost Generation , in which he makes the case that designers should require a licence to do their job. Mike got me thinking; should product managers also require a licence do their job?

Here’s Why Your Customer Success Strategy Needs Data Science

Gainsight

While some may think of Terminator, HAL from Odyssey 2001, or Data on Star Trek, the products of data science have very realistic uses and are deeply embedded in our everyday lives. All over the world, companies are using data science to cultivate a healthy customer base.

Why Drawing Maps Sharpens Your Thinking

Product Talk

2001). “Could it have been the drawing of maps that boosted our ancestors beyond the threshold which the other apes just failed to cross?”. – Richard Dawkins. Have you ever wondered why the Business Model Canvas spread like wildfire? To me, the answer is clear. It’s a simple, visual tool that communicates the key elements of a business model on one sheet of paper. Think about that.

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How To Build Your Audience Well Before Launching Your Product

Sachin Rekhi

It launched its now famous Signal vs. Noise blog in 2001 to share their ideas about design, business, and the web. Most entrepreneurs assume that the marketing and audience building phase of their startup begins post product launch. Yet I’ve seen some startups successfully build their audience well before they reach this point.

Dear Strategy: 066 Understanding Customer Needs and Going to Market Faster

Dear Strategy

Although agile development is now the subject of many books and the foundation of many consulting practices, it was actually the result of a “manifesto” that was created by 17 software development professionals who gathered in a ski resort in Utah back in February of 2001. Dear Strategy: “What are the strategies to help drive consumer needs into product benefits to go to market faster?”. . There are two parts to this question that we can focus on.

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Planning and Execution in a Time of Change

The Product Coalition

Google, still just a scale-up in 2001, managed to come out stronger from the dot com bust and made a successful IPO in 2004. Photo by GEORGE DESIPRIS The Coronavirus pandemic has turned into a global health and humanitarian crisis.

Deconstructing Being Agile

The Product Coalition

Agile vs. Being Agile Agile became popular shortly after ‘The Agile Software Development Manifesto ’ was published in 2001. Has the spirit of being agile been lost behind a mountain of rules?

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Product Management is Culture Management

Mind the Product

3, Fall 2001. Or “ How to Manage Software Development in Teams who Think Nothing Like you “ Product management has two diversity problems. The first one is well-acknowledged: our industry must have more women, other ethnicities, and better representation from LGBTQIA. The second is more subtle: in those instances when we do achieve diversity, and especially cross-cultural diversity, we are unable to handle it. The World is Flat.

Online Product Management Courses & Certification Now Available From Proficientz

Proficientz

Since 2001, Proficientz has helped B2B organizations deliver, market and sell solutions with greater strategic value by emphasizing customer success over product success. Learn B2B Skills Anytime, Anywhere With Product Management University On-Demand.

The Evolution of Modern Product Discovery

Product Talk

And so a bunch of people came together, they started sharing what they were doing, they started asking what can we do differently, and a lot of this frustration culminated in 2001 with the release of The Agile Manifesto. Product management is evolving quickly. The days of gathering requirements from business stakeholders and documenting them in long product requirements documents are vanishing. We no longer take months or years to release value to our customers.

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Meet the Centercode Managed Testing Services Team

Centercode

I joined Centercode at the same time as the founders, and I helped create the services side of the business back in 2001. Throughout the month, we’ve been looking at best practices for writing surveys — from avoiding psychological biases to tips for keeping your data squeaky clean. This week, we decided to ask our Customer Validation Managed Testing Services Team to weigh in.

Top 10 FinTech Software Development Companies 2019

The Product Coalition

Atomic Object Headquarters: Grand Rapids, MI Founded in: 2001 Employees: 51–200 Minimum project size: Undisclosed Hourly rates: Undisclosed Contact details: contact@atomicobject.com Clutch has listed Atomic Object as one of the leading financial software development providers this year.

Growth is getting hard from intensive competition, consolidation, and saturation

Andrew Chen

eBay, PayPal), in early 2000 and 2001 there was a sudden diversification and investment into P2P and mobile (before mobile was ready) and then in 2002-2003 people started looking at CleanTech, Nanotech etc – industries that obviously all eventually failed from an entrepreneurial and investment return perspective. The end of the cycle.

Why we need Product Management, with Rich Mironov

BrainMates

By the way, it was not new in 2001, but we didn’t know what to call it before then. In March 2018, Rich Mironov visited Australia and presented to the Product Talks Sydney Meetup Group on building and scaling Product teams.

TEI 160: How LEGO and others use a low-risk, high-value approach to product management – with David Robertson, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

In 2001, he came out with the iPod and iTunes. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, just innovate around it. Fundamentally, product managers should be driving success for their organization. We do that by providing customers value. The source of that value may be, and perhaps should be, closer to our core capabilities than is often thought. The toy company LEGO found this to be true, only after being on the brink of bankruptcy.

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Idea Validation?—?Much More Than Just A/B Experiments

The Product Coalition

The MVP Principle The term Minimum Viable Product was first used by Frank Robinson in 2001 to describe the minimal product that can be sold to customers. In 2001 this outcomes-over-output message was definitely very new. Idea Validation?—?Much

A year in review: productboard’s top 10 posts from 2017

ProductBoard

Then show them what happened when Google decided to get rid of all its product managers in 2001. At productboard we aim to bake best practices of product management straight into the interface, so you can improve the way you manage your products right out of the box. In the meantime, we’ll continue publishing thoughts and ideas we’ve learned from great product managers here. Read on for our top posts from 2017! ?? Still prioritizing features in a spreadsheet?

Branding Yourself as a Product

Pragmatic Marketing

Unfortunately, in 2001 as the dot-com boom went bust, Fujitsu, for the first time in the company’s history, lost money. A grandfather clock or a watch. Those are the symbols of career longevity I remember from my youth. You’d work for one company your entire career, and when you retired, you’d receive some sort of timepiece as a farewell gift. My first real job out of college was with Fujitsu, a $50 billion company. I thought I’d be there for 35 or 40 years.

The Collision of Product Management and Product Ownership

The Product Coalition

Jeff Sutherland The Scrum movement was accelerated after 2001 when a group of seventeen software though-leaders met up at a ski lodge in Utah and created the agile manifesto. Agile Manifesto (2001) Youtube clip of the Top 15 Best Global Brands Ranking (2000–2018) ?—? A story of love, hate, oppression and triumph I’ll admit, I’ve started to fall out of love with agile over the past year or so?—?don’t don’t get me wrong it’s great, we’re still friends?—?I

The tools we use: Challenging dogma in the design process

Inside Intercom

This was probably best illustrated in what’s been called the single most famous edit in the history of cinema, in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Many of us in the design and technology community pride ourselves on being tool builders, creating products that others can use to get things done.