Top 10 Product Talks of 2016

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What We Learned About Building Products People Love in 2016

Mind the Product

2016 was a year when the product management community grew significantly and continued to mature. Here’s a look at what we learned in 2016 based on our most read posts during the year. The post What We Learned About Building Products People Love in 2016 appeared first on MindTheProduct.

2016 – More Hardcore Product Management Ahead

The Secret PM Handbook

This post is about where I’ll be focusing in 2016 in terms of becoming a more skilled product manager, and in helping others achieve that. In 2016 I’ll be working on my system for being a more effective product manager. Calendar, by Joy (CC 2.0 license).

Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2016

Mind the Product

2016 has been a year when the craft of product management grew, evolved, and matured at a staggering rate! Todd Lombardo ran our (hugely popular) design sprint workshops in 2016 and, although they are a powerful tool, they’re not appropriate for all situations!

Bigger and Better – Product Management Survey Results 2016

Mind the Product

Median experience in 2016 is four years, and is unchanged from 2013, but mean experience, as you might expect from the increased proportion of more senior respondents, has risen from 5 years to 5.4 The average salary for a Product Manager in 2016 is $82,900, up from $77,600 in 2013.

Product Management is More Important Than Ever

Mind the Product

As the number of people gathered at Mind the Product London 2016 prove – it’s a skill and a job that more and more companies understand, appreciate, and seek out. MindtheProduct Video Mind the Product London 2016 MTPcon

Mentorship and expectations

bpma ProductHub

As the Mentorship Program Fall – Winter 2016, 2017 has just commenced we would like to share some indicative guidelines for both mentors and mentees in order to help get the best out of this relationship.

Behind Every Great Product by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

Role Video Marty Cagan Mind the Product London 2016 MTPcon SliderIn the opening keynote at this year’s London #mtpcon, Silicon Valley Product Group’s Marty Cagan shared his latest thoughts on what makes a great product manager by looking at the people behind some great products.

Your Product is Already Obsolete – How to Survive by Des Traynor

Mind the Product

MindtheProduct Product Management San Francisco Video Des Traynor Intercom Mind the Product San Francisco 2016 MTPcon SliderAll startups go through three distinct phases – birth, growth, and survival.

Designing Your Way to Better Team Collaboration by Alison Coward

Mind the Product

MindtheProduct Role Alison Coward Mind the Product London 2016 MTPcon Slider Team VideoAs the founder of Bracket Creative, Alison Coward spends her working life advising creative teams on how they can collaborate better.

Moving from Solutions to Problems

Folding Burritos

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. Depending on how pushy and persistent stakeholders are in support of their feature, you might be forced to eventually let it through.

10 Product Insights You Should Have Read in 2016

Mind the Product

What we learned about building products people love in 2016. Top 10 Product Talks of 2016. Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2016. The post 10 Product Insights You Should Have Read in 2016 appeared first on MindTheProduct. MindtheProduct 2016 Newsletter

Building effective communication channels

Lead on Purpose

The word ‘channel’ has various and differing meanings. I grew up on a ranch, and we had to get water to the grass and to the cattle. My dad and grandpa built ditches and canals to channel the water to … Continue reading → Team Building channels Communication decisiveness discipline motivation relationships

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Building effective communication channels

Lead on Purpose

The word ‘channel’ has various and differing meanings. I grew up on a ranch, and we had to get water to the grass and to the cattle. My dad and grandpa built ditches and canals to channel the water to … Continue reading → Team Building channels Communication decisiveness discipline motivation relationships

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Story: Career Advice and Growing in Product Management

bpma ProductHub

The founders of the Boston Women in Product share their story of how they started in product management, some of the challenges they faced and how mentors helped them navigate through these experiences. Cait Porte , Vice President of Product Management, Zmags.

Is Scrum Right for Your Product?

Roman Pichler

When is Scrum Most Helpful? A process like Scrum is a great fit for your product when it is brand-new or young, and when you extend its life cycle, as shown in the picture below.

Why leaders need to engage employees

Lead on Purpose

Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them. When … Continue reading → Leadership Speed Reading employee engagement motivation optimism

10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

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What are you really competing against?

Lead on Purpose

In our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against. As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be Done

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What are you really competing against?

Lead on Purpose

In our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against. As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be Done

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How do you define your purpose?

Lead on Purpose

Among the most important discoveries you will make in your life is finding your purpose—the reason for your being, the core principles you espouse, the intent for which you get out of bed every day. Thinking about the life before … Continue reading → Purpose commitment happiness impact likeness metrics progress success

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Why leaders need to engage employees

Lead on Purpose

Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them. When … Continue reading → Leadership Speed Reading employee engagement motivation optimism

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

The Secret PM Handbook

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.

The 3 C’s for success

Lead on Purpose

Success is a clear, yet complex word that means different things for different people. The measurements vary, the approaches to achieving change and the commitment to achieving fluctuate over time. In recent study and pondering, three words came to mind … Continue reading → Purpose clarity commitment courage principles success

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The 3 C’s for success

Lead on Purpose

Success is a clear, yet complex word that means different things for different people. The measurements vary, the approaches to achieving change and the commitment to achieving fluctuate over time. In recent study and pondering, three words came to mind … Continue reading → Purpose clarity commitment courage principles success

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SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit Recap

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit Recap. This recap on the SiriusDecisions blog — SiriusDecisions Summit 2016 Highlights: How Should Product Leaders Identify and Prioritize Customer Needs? 10 Serious Decisions We Made After #SDSummit 2016. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) June 1, 2016. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) May 27, 2016. 21 Inspiring Tweets (So Far) from #SDSummit 2016 (JL: I'm responsible for 5 of them in one way or another!)

SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit Recap

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit Recap. This recap on the SiriusDecisions blog — SiriusDecisions Summit 2016 Highlights: How Should Product Leaders Identify and Prioritize Customer Needs? 10 Serious Decisions We Made After #SDSummit 2016. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) June 1, 2016. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) May 27, 2016. 21 Inspiring Tweets (So Far) from #SDSummit 2016 (JL: I'm responsible for 5 of them in one way or another!)

Decision Time: How Decision Rules Help You Make Better Product Decisions

Roman Pichler

Decisions, Decisions. “Is Is everybody OK with changing the release goal for Q3?”, asks Julie, the product manager. After a few seconds of silence, Julie moves on to the next topic assuming that the stakeholders agree. But most people are still thinking about the idea or oppose it.

How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

When I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era. His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor vision

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How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

When I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era. His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor vision

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How making decisions leads to freedom

Lead on Purpose

Making decisions is never easy. Deciding on one thing over another ranks high among the most difficult things we have to do. The tendency is to postpone decisions as long as we can and put of the pain. At its … Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose action confidence courage decision making focus time winning

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How making decisions leads to freedom

Lead on Purpose

Making decisions is never easy. Deciding on one thing over another ranks high among the most difficult things we have to do. The tendency is to postpone decisions as long as we can and put of the pain. At its … Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose action confidence courage decision making focus time winning

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6 Questions to Ask Before Planning Your 2016 Product Roadmap

Under10 Playbook

Throughout 2015 you have been communicating your product plans to others. But how often do you reflect on what you planned versus what you delivered? Just as your development team adjusts its expectations of delivery based on velocity, product managers should adjust their plans based on the realities of recent history. Absent change, you’re likely to see the same results from the past in the future. Read more in my guest post on the Aha!

The Simple Guide to Product Management

bpma ProductHub

In 2016, Glassdoor identified Product Management as the #8 best job to have in America, with a job score of 4.5 Contributed by Cynthia Andre. out of 5. Other jobs on the list included Data Scientist, Tax Manager and HR Manager.

Why This Opportunity Solution Tree is Changing the Way Product Teams Work

Product Talk

I’ve found a visual aid that is profoundly changing the way teams work. It’s working so well that I feel compelled to write a book about it. But that’s going to take time and I want you to have it today. So I’m going to scratch the surface in this blog post.

The value of hard work and perseverance

Lead on Purpose

Recently I was reminded of a story about a young man who lived during the 1849 Gold Rush. An older, wiser man observed him passing by obvious ‘flecks’ of gold in the stream, and asked him why. The young man … Continue reading → Purpose Uncategorized hard work perseverance success

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The value of hard work and perseverance

Lead on Purpose

Recently I was reminded of a story about a young man who lived during the 1849 Gold Rush. An older, wiser man observed him passing by obvious ‘flecks’ of gold in the stream, and asked him why. The young man … Continue reading → Purpose Uncategorized hard work perseverance success

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Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

280 Group

Tesla Agile Development: Version 8.0 Software and Product Management at its best. Last week I received the version 8 update from Tesla.

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Jam 2016 – Product Manager Club

Product Club

On the 4th November the Product Manager Club attended JAM 2016 in London. Yeah but what’s Jam 2016?! It was pretty awesome! We met a lot of great people and we learned a lot of interesting things and we thought it was only right to share our experience!

What Will Product Management Be Like In 5 Years?

The Secret PM Handbook

The future is hard to tease out, but here’s what will happen in product management’s future. (CC CC 2.0 by PunkToad). Earlier this year Janna Bastow of ProdPad put out a call for opinions on the future of product management. I quickly responded then.