BWP 2017 Year in Review

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Boston Women in Product 2017 Year in Review: By Emera Trujillo. 2017 has been an exciting year for Boston Women in Product. As we gear up for 2018, here’s a look back at the past year with Boston Women in Product! Wistia, and of course, our parent organization the Boston Product Management Association. We grew our community from a few hundred to over 700 Boston Women in Product members!! Product Strategy

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3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

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Greg works for 280 Group and has authored best-selling books such as Agile Excellence for Product Managers, Lean Product Management, and Strategy Excellence for Product Managers. Today Greg will share three ways that Product Managers can apply Lean methodologies in their day to day work. The post 3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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The Secret Product Management Framework

The Secret PM Handbook

One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. We’re called “productmanagers. We’ll start with a box labeled “Product.” (It’s I suspect most of what you’ve learned about product management thus far has revolved around “the product.” By the end of this post you’ll have a much better context for thinking about “the product.”. Product manager =?

2017 Product Conferences

Product Talk

I often get and see on social media questions about upcoming product conferences. If you know of a product conference that is not on the list and you think it should be, please feel free to recommend it in the comments or send an email to conferences@producttalk.org. Mind the Product, San Francisco. Mind the Product, London. EvolveUX 2017. DDD eXchange 2017. UXLX: User Experience Lisbon 2017. UX London 2017. UX Scotland 2017.

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Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

The Best Product Management Events Happening in 2017

UserVoice

There are plenty of fantastic ways to keep your product management skills sharp and keep up with evolving industry trends and new technologies. There’s no shortage of product management blogs, podcasts, and reading lists out there to keep you in the know. Product ManagementHowever, real, in-person events such as meetups and conferences are by far the best way to keep up with industry trends while simultaneously. Source.

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What we Learned About Product Management in 2017

Mind the Product

As another year draws to a close, it seems appropriate to look back at some of the highlights of 2017, assess the progress we’ve made as a community, and examine how we’ve pushed the craft of product management forward. We’ve certainly made great progress here at Mind the Product: our audience has grown with 50% growth in traffic, 45% growth in newsletter subscribers, and 38% growth in the number of ProductTanks around the world (we’re now in 138 cities!).

Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

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For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. Imagine being the product manager for a product that is dependent on the ever-changing landscape of healthcare regulations and reform.

Five Tips for Product Managers to Get Executive Support

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If you are in Product Management, executive support for your plans can mean the difference between your product’s success and failure. Getting executives and management to support what you are proposing can be very challenging and difficult. What can a Product Manager do to increase the chances of getting what they ask for? The post Five Tips for Product Managers to Get Executive Support appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

Thoughts on the Product Management Festival 2017 #pmf17

Tim Herbig

I had the incredible opportunity to speak at this year’s Product Management Festival 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland last week. While I will share the summary and slides of my talk over the next coming weeks, I briefly wanted to touch on some of the aspects of the event I was able to experience (unfortunately, I had to … Continue reading "Thoughts on the Product Management Festival 2017 #pmf17".

Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton

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Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant/Trainer who discusses a number of Product Management issues. Our first featured Product Management Consultant is Phil Burton, a seasoned PM veteran who talks about the most difficult parts of Product Management, his favorite training exercise and more. Product Management Featured Consultant

New Product Management For Dummies Book Now Available

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Our New Product Management For Dummies Book is Now Officially Available We are proud to announce the release of the brand new Product Management For Dummies book, written by Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure of the 280 Group. The definitive guide to Product Management and a must-read for any and all Product Managers. The Product Management For.[continue Product Management Methodology Product Management For Dummies Product Manage

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Five Product Manager Resolutions for the New Year

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As 2017 starts off with a bang we at the 280 Group thought you might need a little help setting your Product Manager resolutions. With that said, here are our top five resolutions for every Product Manager for 2017. The post Five Product Manager Resolutions for the New Year appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Management Best Practices Humor Product Manager

Developing Product Management Confidence

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These words couldn’t be more relevant to product management. Such a trait is crucial to Product Management roles if you want sales, marketing and engineering to trust and follow your direction. With her background in product management and marketing, the lessons, stories and tips she has to convey will be very relevant to you. Here is a recap of some of her most useful lessons: PM Lesson #1: Successful communication is the bedrock of Product Management.

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! Plus, 2017 Product Management Tools and Technology Study

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! I’ll be in Las Vegas next week for the SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit , which runs from May 16-19. It’ll be a great experience for product management leaders — in fact, it’s been named one of “ 7 events no product manager should miss this year ” and a “ product management conference not to miss.” — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) April 21, 2017. "Focus

Product Manager Nightmares and Horror Stories

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Happy Halloween They may not have a catchy theme song like the Ghost Busters, but Product Managers are no strangers to scary situations. To celebrate the spookiest of holidays, Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure share a lighthearted recount of some memorable Product Manager nightmares and horror stories from their decades of experience. The Horrible Non-working Product I accepted a job working on an incredibly innovative new product and was very excited.

Requirements, Roadmaps & Rollouts: The B2B Product Manager Magazine, February 2017

Product Management University

The February Issue of The B2B Product Manager is now available. We also throw in a few tips for hiring the best Agile Product Owners, and a universal product management framework that’s been sitting right under our nose. Product Training for Sales – More Buyer, Less Product! A Successful Product Rollout: The Key to a Killer Marketing Launch. Product Portfolio Management: Becoming More Market-Driven.

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! Plus, 2017 Product Management Tools and Technology Study

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! I’ll be in Las Vegas next week for the SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit , which runs from May 16-19. It’ll be a great experience for product management leaders — in fact, it’s been named one of “ 7 events no product manager should miss this year ” and a “ product management conference not to miss.” — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) April 21, 2017. "Focus

Upcoming Events; Product Management Technology; SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit recap

Good Product Manager

June 7 webinar: The Perfect Product Team. You can listen in when I’ll be a guest on the Product Lunch webcast series, talking about what a best-in-class product management team looks like. June 9: Product Marketing Community Boston. I’ll be delivering a keynote presentation on “Sorting Out Product Marketing and Product Management” in this one-day event. What Tools Are Product Managers Using?

Upcoming Events; Product Management Technology; SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit recap

Good Product Manager

June 7 webinar: The Perfect Product Team. You can listen in when I’ll be a guest on the Product Lunch webcast series, talking about what a best-in-class product management team looks like. June 9: Product Marketing Community Boston. I’ll be delivering a keynote presentation on “Sorting Out Product Marketing and Product Management” in this one-day event. What Tools Are Product Managers Using?

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”. Honestly, I did very little of what I teach as Product Management now either. I wasn’t called a Product Manager until I bailed out of that and landed in a startup. Product Manager” seemed to have gravitas to it, and when I looked at other tech companies in the Valley, I could see a clear career path carved out for me whereas Business Analysts were different at every company.

Upcoming Events; Product Management Technology; SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit recap

Good Product Manager

June 7 webinar: The Perfect Product Team. You can listen in when I’ll be a guest on the Product Lunch webcast series, talking about what a best-in-class product management team looks like. June 9: Product Marketing Community Boston. I’ll be delivering a keynote presentation on “Sorting Out Product Marketing and Product Management” in this one-day event. What Tools Are Product Managers Using?

The Best Product Managers are Great Communicators

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BPMA: How can product managers benefit from improved communication skills? Product managers have to communicate with many different people. BPMA: How can product managers improve their communication skills? Am I proactively managing, updating, and motivating stakeholders? It helps you to become a better leader, a better manager, a better colleague, a better friend or spouse. Interviewed by Oksana Reznichenko.

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

It started as a site to share ideas and lessons I’ve learned in my career as a product manager for enterprise software products. And it resulted in the Secret Product Management Framework , a better way to understand product management. . Could I give you a roadmap for taking these ideas and applying them to your own product management career to create new opportunities ? The primary focus is new product managers.

Three Ways to Immediately Be a Better Product Manager

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To find out how to be a better Product Manager we interviewed Pamela Schure, co-author of Product Management for Dummies. Pam has been a Product Manager and has been teaching Product Management for over two decades, and she provided us with some insights about three things she has seen effective Product Managers do that others don’t. Career Advancement Product Management Best Practices Influence Leadership

Should You Be A Product Manager?

The Secret PM Handbook

Product management is a hot, hot profession right now. It’s one of the most important roles in a product company , especially in high tech. If you’re wondering about this, or want to scope yourself against a basic set of guidelines for product managers, this post is for you. What I’m looking for in a new product manager. Shipping testing for new designed packing products. The post Should You Be A Product Manager?

Three Things Salespeople Need from Product Managers

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The topic of this blog and video is three things that salespeople require from you, the Product Manager. The post Three Things Salespeople Need from Product Managers appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Management Demand Generation Sales YouTube Video

What we Learned at Mind the Product London 2017

Mind the Product

I opened this year’s Mind the Product London conference by suggesting that product management isn’t actually about managing products, but about managing people. I believe that to be successful we need to work across disciplines and make sure that everyone in the team owns the product together. They can save you a lot of time and money as well as resulting in better products. Simply put, great products come from great people working together.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

“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 […

The Secret to Great Product Management

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For this video we are joined by Tom Evans, a Senior Consultant and Trainer with 280 Group who has over 25 years of Product Management experience and helped develop the Optimal Product Process framework. Our one question for Tom today is a simple one that requires a thoughtful answer: What is the secret to being a great Product Manager? Of course many people would have their own opinions about great Product Management, Tom breaks down his secret in to 3.[continue

The Secret Product Management Framework

The Secret PM Handbook

One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. We’re called “productmanagers. We’ll start with a box labeled “Product.” (It’s I suspect most of what you’ve learned about product management thus far has revolved around “the product.” By the end of this post you’ll have a much better context for thinking about “the product.”. Product manager =?

Hello Product Managers!

The Secret PM Handbook

And since "your customers" is actually everyone in the organization, as well as the people who buy and evaluate your product, you have to be very flexible, and be able to hold multiple viewpoints in mind at the same time. So mental flexibility is critical. […] The post Hello Product Managers! appeared first on The Secret Product Manager Handbook ​​Empathy is very important! You have to be willing and able to put yourself in the shoes of your customers.

What is Lean Product Management

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Greg Cohen is the author or Agile Excellence for Product Managers, and a Lean Product Management expert, as well as a consultant/trainer for 280 Group. In this video he answers one seemingly simple question: What is Lean Product Management? The answer of course is not as simple as the question, Lean Product Management is a complex topic but Greg breaks it down in an easy to understand way.

Women in Product Management Series: Sara Wood, VP Product at Gap Inc.

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For a new series of interviews with women leading product management teams, I reached out to Sara Wood, currently VP of Product at Gap, Inc in San Francisco. I was curious to learn what led her to Product Management, the missteps and lessons she learned along the way, and advice that she has for new Product Managers. The post Women in Product Management Series: Sara Wood, VP Product at Gap Inc.

Announcing The Secret Product Manager Handbook

The Secret PM Handbook

I’m excited to announce The Secret Product Manager Handbook is available for pre-order ! When I started in product management, there were no classes, books, or online resources for product managers. The Secret Product Manager Handbook i s all the things I wish someone had told me. I provide a simple yet powerful framework for thinking about product management. The Secret Product Manager Handbook.

10 Writing Tips For Product Managers

The Secret PM Handbook

I’ve started working on an online course on “writing for product managers.” These tips will help you make your product management writing more persuasive, easier to read, more engaging, and more effective overall. Let me know what would help you most in your product management writing. Do you have writing tips that you use or recommend, especially in the context of product management? Product Management writing

Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen

280 Group

Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant/Trainer who discusses a number of Product Management issues. Our second Featured Product Management Consultant is Greg Cohen, an Agile PM expert who discusses the most important skill a Product Manager can possess and the most common mistakes made in an Agile environment. Product Management Agile Product Manager Product Owner

Should You Be A Product Manager?

The Secret PM Handbook

Product management is a hot, hot profession right now. It’s one of the most important roles in a product company , especially in high tech. If you’re wondering about this, or want to scope yourself against a basic set of guidelines for product managers, this post is for you. What I’m looking for in a new product manager. Shipping testing for new designed packing products. The post Should You Be A Product Manager?

Lean Product Management – Minimizing Wait Times

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In the previous post on developing a Lean Mindset, we covered flow efficiency and how to apply the principle to get from idea to MVP (minimum viable product) faster. non-value added time) and Improving the productivity of our value-added steps. The post Lean Product Management – Minimizing Wait Times appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Lean Product Management Agile Lean Productivity Webinar

Women in Product Management Series: Sarah Gaeta, VP and General Manager at Tivo

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As a continuation on our series of interviews with women leading product management teams, I reached out to Sarah Gaeta, currently VP and General Manager in Software and Services at Tivo. I was curious to learn how an undergraduate degree in Italian and a teaching degree from Harvard led her to a career in Product Management. In this interview, Sarah shares her path, missteps and lessons, and offers advice for new Product Managers.