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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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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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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 =?

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 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.

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

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Utilizing the Product Management discipline yields big results. IT often experiences sporadic innovation, lower than expected solution adoption, poor customer satisfaction, high support costs, and fails to deliver compelling roadmaps for future growth. Enter Product Management.

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.

OKRs for Product Management

BrainMates

OKRs are emerging as a focus in product teams right now because they’re agile and responsive, individualistic as well as unifying and motivating, says Adrienne Tan, chief Brainmate. “We What makes OKRs particularly suited to Product Management? Product Management Roadmap

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.

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 =?

7 Ways of Creating and Sustaining an Agile Product Roadmap

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By Ellen Gottesdiener – Product Roadmaps Are Necessary for Product Success A product roadmap visually depicts how your product will evolve over time to realize your product vision and achieve continual value for your customers and business. (I I define the term product to refer to a software application, system, device, service, or a combination that… Product Management Product Strategy

Why Product Managers Should Slot Feature Flags into Their Agile Roadmap

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It’s easy to lose your way when building an Agile roadmap. If you get too detailed with your planning, you end up building a roadmap that is Agile in name alone but looks more like a traditional Waterfall roadmap.

Why IT Teams Benefit from a Product Management Viewpoint

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Yet another call from an IT team asking if we can help them transition from a project-focused view to a product-focused view of their work. I’d love to meet the person who started going across the world letting their IT professionals in on the biggest secret to getting amazing business support products out the door. OK, well, besides transitioning to Agile for product management. IT Solutions = Products. These are products. Roadmaps.

Top 10 Product Manager Tools

The Basics of Product Management

Free curated list of easy to use, must have top 10 Product Manager tools. These product management tools are recommended to help you become a successful PM! Speaking of success, do you know the personality traits that make Elon Musk such a good Product Manager? These tools are a part of the daily routine for most Product Managers. By the way, whether you are a Product Manager or a Project Manager, these tools should be helpful to you.

Women in Product Management: Corey Fiedler, VP, Head of Product Management at Broadridge

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Corey Fiedler, VP and Head of Product Management at Broadridge. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. What attracted you to Product Management? was as a project manager for a small Fintech company where I was employee number 15. And each organization does Product Management differently.

Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

so my investor said that I need a product manager to do our product roadmap?”. When I worked as a product management consultant clients would often talk about “needing a product roadmap ASAP”. Roman Pichler’s product vision board.

21 Mobile Product Management Resources

Apptentive

Product managers are rapidly advancing their skills, and as a result, the industry as a whole has had to level-up to compete as the world’s biggest brands continue to adopt a mobile-first approach. The Apptentive community has been on the front lines of the changes to mobile product management, and as a result, has been eager for content to advance their skills. We’ve written a lot—and I mean A LOT—of content focused around mobile product management.

The Top 10 Deliverables of Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi

Mastering the craft of product management is no easy task. I instead define a product manager as driving the vision, strategy, design, and execution of their product. Vision: Product Walkthrough. Strategy: Product/Market Fit Hypotheses.

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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 Earlier this year Janna Bastow of ProdPad put out a call for opinions on the future of product management. To understand the future of product management I started from the “present” of product management. Where are we now in the product management discipline? The “Present” of Product Management.

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. A value proposition helps us to focus on users and to check that our product solves a real problem. It’s the foundation of our product strategy. Product Lifecycle.

Feature prioritization in product management: the key to building products that sell

Product Management Unpacked

There are many methodologies for feature prioritization in product management. If you are a product manager dealing with this, beware that one size doesn’t fit all. Choosing the right feature for the stage of development your product is in can unlock enhanced market performance. . Product feature prioritization is one of the most difficult parts of a product manager’s job. But how do you decide, especially for an early stage product?

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. Roman is a product management expert specializing in digital products. He is the author of several books, including his latest, titled, How to Lead in Product Management.

What Makes a Great Software Product Manager?

Izenda

In software development, a product manager is inherently the CEO of the product: the person who is responsible for strategizing and defining the product roadmap. The product manager is like the missing middle piece required to hold the supporting pieces together. Role of a Software Product Manager. The role of a product manager varies per company size. What features should the product team include in the release?

This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. You Might Be Surprised Which Product Management Activity Is Most Important. Love the Problem, Not the Product. Product Management Rules of Thumb 1: The Order of Magnitude Rule. How To Talk To Your Executives About Agile.

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. Empathy is a key trait of any good product manager.

Taylor Wescoatt – Being the First Product Manager

Mind the Product

In working at Seedcamp and helping over 100 startups understand product thinking, Taylor Wescoatt has learned some valuable lessons he’d like to share, together with some real-world examples to drive the point home! Being the first product manager at a startup typically means being the 10th or 15th employee, and recognizing that – although product management has both tactical and strategic components – you’ll initially be more focused on tactics.

Book review: “Product Roadmaps Relaunched”

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How would you assess your own roadmapping process? A new book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched, could help you re-think and re-launch your approach to Product Roadmapping. It’s a real practitioners’ book, written by four Boston-based leaders in Product Management: C. The 11-chapters are a master class on product roadmapping, and is supported by 65+ interviews from real practitioners.

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

Proficientz

The February Issue of The B2B Product Manager is now available. In this issue we cover everything from requirements to roadmaps to rollouts. 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. Five Reasons You Need a Strategic Portfolio Roadmap. Product Training for Sales – More Buyer, Less Product!

This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. You Might Be Surprised Which Product Management Activity Is Most Important. Love the Problem, Not the Product. Product Management Rules of Thumb 1: The Order of Magnitude Rule. How To Talk To Your Executives About Agile.

This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. You Might Be Surprised Which Product Management Activity Is Most Important. Love the Problem, Not the Product. Product Management Rules of Thumb 1: The Order of Magnitude Rule. How To Talk To Your Executives About Agile.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 5

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In the first four parts of the Product Management Career Acceleration Series, we focused on providing you with strategies, tips, techniques, leadership approaches, and even sins to avoid, to be a more effective Product Manager – the kind that can advance in their career rapidly.

How bad Ideas get on the Roadmap

Mind the Product

Having a captive audience eager to learn about the product is red meat to me. The only part of it that ever made me cringe was when a question about the product roadmap caught me flat-footed: “Why is this on the roadmap?”. “Oh, It’s been on the roadmap for a while, but I’m not sure we’ll actually get to it…”. “Oh, Judging by what product managers have told us , my guess is that it sounds familiar to a good chunk of you reading this.

Lean Product Management Manifesto

Melissa Perri

If you want to read the story behind the Lean Product Management Manifesto, you can find it here. Over the past few months I have been working with people in the Lean and Agile community to figure out how we can communicate the benefits of a Lean approach to Product Management. The Lean Product Management Manifesto. We are uncovering better ways of creating valuable products for customers by doing it and helping others do it.

Are you cut out for Product Management?

BrainMates

We know Product Management is a tough gig. So many articles have been written about this multifaceted, multidimensional role encouraging us to continue to fight the good Product fight. But what about quitting Product Management? Let’s address the elephant in the room and ask ourselves, “Am I cut out for Product Management? How does this relate to Product Management? The core of our Product Manager roles is how value is exchanged.

A Product Manager’s Guide to Strong Team Communication

Mind the Product

Product managers and their more recent Agile brethren, product owners, hold one of the most demanding positions in an organisation. As the crucial nexus in the product development framework, their plate is all too often full with business demands, technical requirements, and marketing concerns. Product management in this context can feel like chaos, the type of which can either be controlled or skidding along thin ice. Be Proud of Your Product.

Product Management Career Sins – You Asked, We Answered

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This month, we presented a co-hosted webinar with AIPMM – How to Accelerate Your PM Career Part 2: Five Deadly Product Management Career Sins. Management] has finally recognized [the value of the PM role] and has agreed to expand. I was thinking Product Manager but sounds like I shouldn’t if what I need is someone to be tactical? Yes, in small companies it is particularly hard for a Product Manager to find time to be strategic.

Why Product Managers Become Practice Managers in an Agile Environment

Proficientz

If you’re a product manager, how fun would it be if you actually got to steer the product ship as outlined in your job description! Well, good news: If your development team is using or implementing Agile, the stars are aligned in your favor. Incorporate these responsibilities into your next agile product manager job description and have fun doing product management the way it was meant to be! Becoming a Practice Manager.

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Why Product Managers should care about Development Culture

Ask Benny

As product managers, we focus on many things including strategy, execution and mostly connecting strategy and execution. When it gets to development culture many product managers feel it is not their problem because it is the domain of the VP R&D.

Who are Product Managers?

The Product Coalition

Thousands of users use our product on a daily basis to learn the necessary skills and unleash their potential to be prepared for the job market that awaits them with its never-ending demands. Among those jobs is one which has been dramatically growing over the past 10 years, and will keep on growing by at least 14% through 2020: the Product Manager. A product manager must be aware of all those different technicalities that come with products.