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Product Owner vs Product Manager? What’s The Difference?

The Product Coalition

Continue reading on Product Coalition ». technology product-owner startup product-management agileI’m going to answer this age-old question so you can be clear about where you sit in the company.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

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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. Adoption of Agile software development practices by the Development organization is often the catalyst to look at the whole organization. Why Agile Transformation? Product Management’s role in an Agile Transformation.

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Why we Need to Rethink Product Management in an Agile Practice

Mind the Product

Have you ever wondered why your Agile practice feels a bit uninspiring? Something that both fascinates and frustrates me is how the discussions about Agile have flipped from being embraced [.]. The post Why we Need to Rethink Product Management in an Agile Practice appeared first on Mind the Product. Agile Product Development Guest Post Agile engineering teams feature backlog product management Product Management Skills Product Owner Scrum

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Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

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Are production bugs part of emergent buffer? Bug fixing and production issues just show up in the team’s velocity, which is lower than it would be without bugs and production issues. Bugs and production issues are therefore not part of the emergent buffer but are part of the overall equation. General Use of Agile – My perception is that Agile is being? How extensively is Agile being used for non-software products?

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How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

As a product manager, you probably know specific ways to gather data to inform your product decisions, like the ever-popular A/B test. But as they say, you wouldn't put a round peg in a square hole. What about the times when it doesn't make sense to A/B test, because you have too small a sample size? Do you just do it anyway, because your company's product culture requires that you have those numbers? Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management. Tim will discuss the line between being data-informed versus data-driven. The audience will leave with an analysis toolkit filled with the right data tools for every scenario. Data validation won't be an issue again.

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.

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 =?

Dictionary for New & Aspiring Product Managers

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The language of product people Continue reading on Product Coalition ». productmanagment digital software-development product-manager agile

Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

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Tesla Agile Development: Version 8.0 Software and Product Management at its best. The post Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile Cool Products FeaturesLast week I received the version 8 update from Tesla.

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Best Product Management Training Courses from 280 Group

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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. It’s about both the typically stronger skills and passion for learning and improvement that hiring managers find in these candidates. Optimal Product Management & Product Marketing Course.

Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Product Manager Interview Questions — You Asked, We Answered

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Last month, we presented the co-hosted AIPMM webinar, Get Hired: Interview Like a Pro for a Product Manager Job (Remotely!). You can view the accompanying blog post to download the Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired Planner and Workbook. Product Launches.

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

Recognise the Importance of Product Management. Embracing new technologies like machine learning, micro services, big data, and Internet of Things (IoT) is part of that change, as is the introduction of agile practices including cross-functional and self-organising teams, DevOps, Scrum, and Kanban. Note that employing people who are called product owners or product managers does not necessarily mean that a product management function exists.

Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration

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Regardless of which role or title you may have, you should have at least a basic understanding of the Product Owner vs. Product Manager comparison; similarities, differences, and overlap. In our recent Product Management Team Survey we found that in companies doing Agile development, 70% indicated that the Product Manager is also the Product Owner. Agile Product Management Agile Product Manager Product Owner Roles

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."

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

As you may know, the product owner originated from Scrum, where the role is responsible for maximising the value the product creates. This sounds like a text-book product management responsibility to me. Nevertheless, the product owner is often regarded as a tactical role focused on managing the product backlog, detailing requirements, and interacting with the development team. Having two different product owner roles makes the confusion worse.

Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

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The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. In highly-competitive conditions, it is important to concentrate on the highest priorities, especially when product ideas and tasks begin to “snowball.” ” What can you do to avoid chaos and mismanagement in your product backlog?

Product Management Job Titles and Hierarchy

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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.

Product Management Training in 2020: How to Decide

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As Product Managers (PMs) and Product Marketers (PMMs), you want to know that you’re doing meaningful work and are creating products that impact consumers lives, in a very real way. But when 70-95% of products fail , what can you do to beat the odds? 280 Group’s Product Management Skills – Benchmark Report evaluated how training and a formal product process helps improve core skill sets to ultimately advance a PM’s career.

Product Management Disciplined Agile DA

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Product Management – Disciplined Agile (DA) Source. The post Product Management Disciplined Agile DA appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management

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Pathways to a Product Management Career

Product Management Unpacked

If you’re reading this, you’re exploring how to become a Product Manager and you’ve undoubtedly concluded that you will be in high demand. The role of Product Manager is in the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid, too. So why aren’t there more good Product Managers? The pathway to a Product Management career isn’t clear. Earn an MS in Product Management.

How to tell if you’re really a product manager or not

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Product management roles differ across companies, but how much can you adapt and still call yourself a product manager? Continue reading on Product Coalition ». agile product-management software-development product product-managerRead onto find out!

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.

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

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Utilizing the Product Management discipline yields big results. 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.

Data-Driven Product Management by Matt LeMay

Mind the Product

In this deep dive, Matt LeMay, author of Agile for Everybody and Product Management in Practice, explains what data means to product management and how it should be used to ensure that we’re building products designed to achieve meaningful outcomes. Introduction Nearly every conversation I have with a product team looking to take a “data-driven” [.]. The post Data-Driven Product Management by Matt LeMay appeared first on Mind the Product.

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One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

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Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. It’s not how you do product marketing or sales. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! More emphasis on deliverables, greater accountability and better product usability. There is, however, one critical part of product management that got lost in the shuffle! The Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost.

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.

Product Manager Salary Data in 2019

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This article draws on multiple sources to provide Product Manager salary data. The Product Management profession has come a long way in the past few decades – it used to be misunderstood and undervalued. Now, companies are realizing that product management is the critical strategic driver for them to make customers happy and win markets long-term. Many are taking notice on the importance of Product Managers.

Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen

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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 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

What Makes a Great Product Manager by Graham Siener

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In this ProductTank New York talk, Graham Siener, formerly at Pivotal but now VP of Product at VMWare, looks at how product people can understand where their true power lies when they strive to be a great product manager. A great product manager is great in any industry, says Graham. Effective agile means embracing change. However, he cautions product managers to not be the “ultimate decider” of large decisions.

B2B Product Manager Magazine August 2020

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The B2B Product Manager August 2020. The B2B Product Manager August 2020 looks at the blessing and the curse that goes with marketing and selling feature-rich products. There’s one key strategic part of product management that got lost in the agile shuffle. Enjoy the B2B Product Manager August 2020 issue. Blog: High-Octane Product Management. Your Products Have a Gazillion Cool Features!

How I Moved From Engineering Into Product Management

Mind the Product

What does it take for an engineer to become a product manager? If you’re considering changing from engineer to product manager , you’re not alone. Product management isn’t just for business and marketing people. You’ll be a good candidate as a product manager if, for example, you already do some of the following: You don’t accept new features or tasks as they come. The courses helped me to understand the basics of product management.

How to Evaluate and Create Great Product Management Teams

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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. As Product Managers, here are examples of meetings where we all wander in to address a topic. Resolving an issue with a product in the market.

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 =?

Product Management and Agile Method

Pragmatic Marketing

Here’s one of the most common questions we get regarding agile and product management:: In the agile framework, do you think the product manager should take on part of the product owner role? In researching my book, Turn Ideas Into Products , I interviewed over 100 vice presidents and chief technical officers on the impact of agile methods on product management.

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Product Management and Agile Method

Pragmatic Marketing

Here’s one of the most common questions we get regarding agile and product management:: In the agile framework, do you think the product manager should take on part of the product owner role? In researching my book, Turn Ideas Into Products , I interviewed over 100 vice presidents and chief technical officers on the impact of agile methods on product management.

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Helping Product Managers to Let Go by Michael Sippey

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Michael Sippey, VP of Product at Medium, shares some insights on how to think big and create clarity and focus for product management teams to unleash their full potential. No one can be a product manager without being an optimist, but “optimistic” feedback loops can expose real product challenges. It means the engineers, designers, marketing and executives are equally confused about their product.

Women in Product Management: Megan Schmidt, VP Product Management at CompuGroup Medical

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Megan Schmidt, VP Product Management at CompuGroup Medical. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. At one point, I was working for technical support with clients supporting their applications and had a manager at the time pick up from me that I was interested in continuous improvement of the products.

Want to be a Product Manager? Just get out There and Make Products

Mind the Product

Are you trying to break into Product Management? These budding product managers have many things in common. Most of them are familiar with Agile theory and terminology. They have probably read one or more of “The Lean Startup”,”Inspired”, and “Thinking Fast and Slow” They can tell you about the products they love, and why. They attend product meetups regularly, perhaps they have even taken a course or certification.