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Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. Why Agile Transformation?

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Best Product Management Training Courses from 280 Group

280 Group

You want to build better products. And that’s our very mission: to help you build products that matter. Becoming Certified demonstrates you are committed to the product management discipline and gives you professional credibility in your field. Product Management

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Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

Recognise the Importance of Product Management. Note that employing people who are called product owners or product managers does not necessarily mean that a product management function exists. Define Clear Product Roles and Responsibilities.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Sustainable pace is an important agile principle. The Agile Manifesto defines it in the following way: “The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.” But sustainable pace is equally important for you, the person in charge of the product.

How to Apply Lateral Leadership in Agile Environments by Tim Herbig

Mind the Product

Lateral leadership describes the art of efficiently influencing others around you without formal authority. It is essential for succeeding in the implicit leadership position that product managers find themselves in. Why Servant Leadership is not Enough.

Why Generalists Make Better Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Research suggests that generalists are more creative, better problem solvers and lateral thinkers — aka ideal Product Managers Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». agile product-leadership product-management startup product

Owning Agile by Jeff Patton

Mind the Product

Bashing agile is in vogue at the moment, so when veteran product manager and product design evangelist Jeff Patton suggested it as a topic for his keynote talk at MTP Engage I jumped at it. Instead Jeff started to deconstruct agile from a product manager’s view.

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Product Management Job Titles and Hierarchy

Mind the Product

Since it’s still a relatively new role, there’s a lot of confusion around product management job titles, seniority, and hierarchy. Associate Product Manager. Junior Product Manager. Product Manager. Senior Product Manager.

Agile Beyond Software

280 Group

I recently attended a meeting of the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network on the topic Agile Beyond Software. The speaker was Jeanne Bradford, her talk was based on her experience developing customized Agile processes for hardware companies.

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Product Management is Culture Management

Mind the Product

Or “ How to Manage Software Development in Teams who Think Nothing Like you “ Product management has two diversity problems. Cultural homogeneity in product teams is dead, welcome cultural diversity. 2: Abandon Leadership Colonialism.

A Decade of Product Management

Melissa Perri

I've been reflecting on the last decade in Product Management. 2019: "How do I hire a Chief Product Officer? What is Product Management? 2019: "I'm going to get my MBA so I can be a product manager." 2019: "Product reports to the CPO."

What are the four flavours of product manager?

The Product Coalition

Introducing the PM Quadrants Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-development product-management product agile leadership

Product Owner vs Product Manager

Mind the Product

As a Product Owner and the CEO of Scrum.org I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product Owner and Product Manager. But, what happens in organizations that already have product managers?

5 Product Management Hacks for Product Leaders

Mind the Product

As a product leader, you are the product manager for a leadership team, and the tricks you learned in product teams remain valuable, they just need a little tweak. Here, to help you, are five product management tricks and tools for every product leader.

Why Product Thinking is the Future for Product Management

Mind the Product

I believe the future of product management is product thinking. And product coaching is how we get there. I have worked with in product for most of my career. Building products for big corporates, small startups and scale-ups.

AGILE OR FRAGILE

The Product Coalition

Is your team Agile or Fragile? designed using: canva.com With the massive increase in the number of products launched in the past decade, a lot of organizations have adopted the AGILE approach as a system of managing their processes.

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Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking by Jeff Gothelf

Mind the Product

Good product development practices are supposed to be built upon alignment and shared understanding, Jeff Gothelf, Author of Sense & Respond tells us at #mtpcon Singapore. When you have one team learning Agile, another learning Lean, and yet another learning Design Thinking, how are you supposed to get to alignment? Everyone speaks a different language, works at a different pace, aims for different goals, and leadership is in the middle trying to understand how best to help.

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Wartime Product Leadership lessons

The Product Coalition

So what does this mean for Product teams, and specifically product leadership? This is not a time for layers of hierarchy and management. I’d be very interested in hearing others’ experiences of leading product teams at this time.

How to Evaluate and Create Great Product Management Teams

280 Group

Join us for our webinar on July 26th, Becoming Expert: Are you the Product Leader your team needs? When I think of product or market-oriented teams, I think about meetings. In fact, Product Managers are more likely to have meetings with folks outside of product management as inside it.

Growth Mindset in Product Management

Roman Pichler

But with effort, resilience, and patience, as well as the guidance from others, I have managed to become a reasonably skilled writer. The same holds for product management: When you create a product strategy for the first time, for instance, you are likely to make plenty of mistakes.

TEI 289: Become an agile leader of product management – with Roman Pichler

Product Innovation Educators

Learn the qualities of a successful product manager and leader. Part of the path to becoming a product master is developing as a leader. Leaders of product management need agility, influence, trust, empathy, and motivating vision.

Coronavirus Product Management

The Basics of Product Management

Given the current uncertainties with COVID-19 or Coronavirus, product management becomes difficult. How do you continue to be an effective Product Manager? As with any situation, it is a Product Manager’s job to take control of the situation and bring clarity.

What is Product Leadership?—?really?

The Product Coalition

What is Product Leadership?—?really? Photo by rob walsh on Unsplash With so many Product Management articles out there, let’s talk ‘Product Leadership’ for a change. It’s NOT about running a perfectly synchronized Agile process?—?Yes,

Don’t Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown

Mind the Product

Scale through strong, service-based leadership. There that he learned about production lines and quality control, though his company ended up resembling more of a modern design studio than a Model T factory. Leadership is Culture.

Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum – Part 1

Mind the Product

Held in the lovely Barbican Conservatory , this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum brought together a group of senior product leaders for the type of conversations that can only happen behind closed doors. The Forgotten art of Product Strategy.

Troubleshooting Agile – Jeffrey Fredrick & Douglas Squirrel on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

One of the tropes we’ve heard again and again is that product people don’t actually build anything. Jeffrey Fredrick and Douglas Squirrel know this well, and their new book Agile Conversations , focuses on the five critical conversations you’ll have and how to perfect them.

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Product Management Career Progression – how Varied are the Paths?

Mind the Product

Navigating a career in product is different for everyone. “You must be intentional about your personal and career development” Oluwatobi Otokiti, a Product Manager at Andela in Nigeria, has been working in product management for five years.

Power Up: Three Ways to Increase Your Product Leadership Power

Roman Pichler

Challenging situations are great opportunities to grow as a human being and by doing so, you increase your leadership power. To increase your expertise, strengthen your understanding of the market or domain and the product, as well as your product management savviness.

From Zero to Hero: How Product Management Can Transform Your IT Department

280 Group

Utilizing the Product Management discipline yields big results. Technology is the critical link in this new economy, and IT leadership is poised to lead innovation into this frontier. Enter Product Management. Utilizing the Product Management discipline can enable IT departments to operate like a business, creating more value than they cost, and proving it quarter after quarter. Do you really need Product Management?

Is it Time for a Licence to Practise Product Management?

Mind the Product

Mike got me thinking; should product managers also require a licence do their job? After all, we’re a sizeable professional community and having a product management certification or licence in place would ensure that all product managers comply with the same standards. But is it even possible to standardise product management, and in any case would this be desirable? In contrast, the craft of product management is still developing.

Mental Models for Product Managers

Mind the Product

As product managers, our mental models drive our decision-making, the way we communicate and collaborate with others, and how we prioritize. As a product manager looking for ways to be more effective, having more mental models is a great start. They are about products.

How Going Part-Time Made me a Better Product Manager

Mind the Product

Part-time product manager roles are rare, but luckily I worked for an employer who was open to the idea. Here’s how it made me a better product manager. I became more efficient mainly in two ways: by removing distractions and by improving my time management. To improve my time management I planned at the start of the day, booking time in my own diary to complete key tasks each day. Improved Leadership.

Lost in the Agile Jungle? by Christian Becker

Mind the Product

When we compare today’s agile product management in practice with what we have seen some 10 years ago, not much has changed: Agility is still mainly limited to UX labs and A/B testing, and misses the potential value that could be found between the initial idea and a working product.

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Nulab Drinking Code: Product Management & Leadership

Nulab

This time, our meetup theme was “Product Management, Strategy & Leadership” and it was a great pleasure for us to host our invited speakers: Jay Fong, Product Strategy Lead ( honestbee Singapore ). Giom Duquesnay, Enterprise Agile Coach ( Giom Consulting ).

Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

Mind the Product

Despite the successes Agile has brought us, it’s time to take the things we have learned from Agile and move on. Like the technology we use to build the products we love ages and gets left behind, Agile has died while we were perfecting our standup.

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Agile Transitions – Managing Expectations

Clever PM

We live in a day and age where there’s a ton of information and mis-information out there about pretty much every topic imaginable, and Agile development is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. In fact, anyone who looks for help in pushing through an Agile transformation in their organization is immediately confronted with a vast […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum

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April 5/Dublin: Product Managers, Product Owners, Scalable Agile Product Models

Mironov Consulting

What: Product Tank Dublin. We’ll have a half hour to talk about product managers, product owners and scalable models for agile product teams. Sylvie McDermott (CPO @ Currencyfair) will also talk about Mistake and Misconceptions in Product Management.

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What are the top attributes of a Product Manager according to people in the product community?

The Product Coalition

From Jackie Bavaro’s simple and easy to digest Venn diagram of product skills to Tarigo’s product skills matrix, there are countless… Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». product-leadership product research agile product-management

Why Product Management needs a seat at the M&A table

BrainMates

Delivering value from Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), just like product management, is cross-functional in nature. Just last year, around 60% of all M&A deals were about new products, services, technologies, markets and capabilities.

How to Be a More Agile Product Manager

Clever PM

Due to the unique role that Product Managers play in most organizations, we’re often capable of being the strongest influences on the overall culture of the product development organization and of the company in general. Product Management Agile Authority Culture Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum Uncertainty

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