The 280 Group’s Top Product Management Blog Posts of 2016

280 Group

Here at the 280 Group we have been maintaining a Product Management blog for over a decade Every year we produce articles that we hope our readers find interesting and useful. We felt that 2016 was likely the best year yet for our Product Management Blog so we would like to share with all of you the top 10 most visited posts of the year. The post The 280 Group’s Top Product Management Blog Posts of 2016 appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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The Ideal Product Marketing Candidate for B2B

High Octane Product Management

Blog Roles & ResponsibilitiesWealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. This sample product marketing job description just might ruffle a few feathers. First, it’s not your typical “get the product off the shelf” job description. Second, there may be people in product marketing roles that don’t meet the requirements. Don’t sweat it. It’s a job description for the “ideal” candidate, and we all know how that goes.

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Creating a “Customer Value” Culture, Powered by Product Management & Product Marketing

High Octane Product Management

Blog Gathering Market & Customer Insights Portfolio Strategy & Product Planning Positioning & Sales Enablement Roles & ResponsibilitiesA customer value culture exists when your entire organization is driven by the strategic goals of your target customers. When that culture exists, you’re consistently rewarded with predictable growth. What’s the key to creating such a culture? Answer one simple question that becomes the rallying cry for your entire organization.

Effective Product Roadmaps

Melissa Perri

Three years ago I wrote a blog post about Rethinking the Product Roadmap, in which I advocated for a focus on solving customer problems instead of listing out features with deadlines. Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. The truth?

Product Manager vs Product Owner: The Simple Distinction

High Octane Product Management

Blog Roles & ResponsibilitiesIn the world of agile software development, the product manager vs product owner confusion is hardly new. This problem has existed as long as software and product managers have been around. It merely has a new name. If you define their responsibilities in a way that mirrors the business of the customer, the confusion is gone. Basics on the Product Owner and Product Manager Roles.

How to Create a Strategic Portfolio Roadmap

High Octane Product Management

Blog Portfolio Strategy & Product PlanningWealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. Atlanta, GA March 28, 2017: $795 per person. Strategic Portfolio Roadmapping Workshop. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to develop a strategic portfolio roadmap that drives new growth by shifting your inside-out product vision to an outside-in customer vision.

Hiring the Right Product Manager

High Octane Product Management

Blog Roles & ResponsibilitiesWhen it comes to hiring the right product manager, there’s no foolproof technique. Treat it like you’re shopping for a product. You have a set of needs. There are obstacles to meeting those needs, and you’re going to shop for a person who can best remove those obstacles. The situational interview will quickly separate the contenders from the pretenders.

Two Things Senior Executives Value Most From Product Management

High Octane Product Management

Blog Roles & ResponsibilitiesWealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. If you want raise the level of product management influence, think like an executive. Consider the various situations your senior executives find themselves in and the types of information that help them make more informed decisions. Then make it a routine practice to brief your executives accordingly. Make your executives look good and watch the product management influence skyrocket.

Three Things Salespeople Need from Product Managers

280 Group

The topic of this blog and video is three things that salespeople require from you, the Product Manager.

How to Prioritize Product Backlogs in Three Easy Steps

280 Group

This video tutorial and blog post teach you how to prioritize product backlogs if you.[continue

3 Best Practices for Adopting Continuous Product Discovery

Product Talk

They’ve read the industry books, they attend the popular product conferences , and they follow all the leading blogs. It’s easy to think you already do continuous product discovery. Most of the teams that I work with come into coaching thinking that they don’t need help.

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

Product Talk

So I’m going to scratch the surface in this blog post. I hope to have the book ready by early 2017 and I’ll be blogging bits and pieces along the way. I’ve written twelve blog posts about this book—you can find them here.

What Will Product Management Be Like In 5 Years?

PM Hardcore

And realized later it would also make a good blog post. 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.

Merry Christmas – Take The Week Off!

The Accidental Product Manager

Blogging will resume after the holidays… Everyone seems to celebrate something different this week, but I’m hoping that no matter how you choose to spend your time, you will enjoy yourself. Here's Hoping That You Name Shows Up On The "Nice" List This Year!

Apple Shows Product Managers How To Get More For More

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. The Apple iPhone 7 plus contains more features than the iPhone 7 Image Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns. You sorta gotta have some pity for the poor product managers over at Apple.

What Would You Do If Walmart Turned Off Your Gas?

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. What would you do if your biggest customer decided to go it alone? Image Credit: Wil C. I seem to recall that there is a type of fish that attaches itself to sharks, I think that it’s called a remora.

Product Demos: Selling Value in Spite of Product Deficiencies

High Octane Product Management

Blog Positioning & Sales EnablementSales revenue would come easier if your products had every capability that prospects thought they needed during the buying cycle. Unfortunately, it will never be reality. Your products will always be deficient in someone’s opinion. Don’t sweat it. Here’s how to respond to product deficiencies while still selling value.

Imagine What a Rock Star Product Manager Could Do With Healthcare Reform

High Octane Product Management

Blog Gathering Market & Customer Insights Portfolio Strategy & Product PlanningPut all your political leanings aside. This is about pure, practical, common-sense, good old-fashioned problem solving skills and how they lead to great solutions! The famous words of Charles Kettering, “a problem well stated is half solved” have never rang truer!

How do I get into Product Management?

bpma ProductHub

Also, check out his personal blog at www.growthandgrit.com.The Path to Product Management. By John Zilch – I recently stumbled across a thought-provoking question posted on the Boston Product Management Association group page.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

PM Hardcore

I haven’t even talked about some of the valuable larger frameworks of mental models (although I do have blog posts about some – like Kathy Sierra’s “badass” approach ). So, there will be more coming in future blog posts. Brain Wiring (by Wellcome Images, CC licensed).

Writing For Product Managers: Readability Is More Persuasive

PM Hardcore

I’ll start with a paragraph from a blog post I wrote in 2013. I have found visitors are much more likely to read my blog posts when they are easy to read. In my Writing Tips for Product Managers post I suggested making your writing more readable.

How aligning product and marketing teams improves customer experience

Mind the Product

To quote Adaptive Path co-founder Peter Merholz from this blog: “The experience is the product.”. Last year, during my time leading the team behind a blog analytics platform called Filament , our objectives were often focused on quarterly revenue goals.

5 Things to Remember When Running a Design Sprint

bpma ProductHub

For more tips on design sprints from Fresh Tilled Soil, check out their blog: [link]. by C Emera Trujillo. Design sprints are all the rage these days and with good reason. As a flexible design framework, the design sprint can yield creative solutions that stakeholders & customers want.

The 7 Product Dimensions: A Guide to Asking the Right Questions

bpma ProductHub

Also, check out his personal blog at www.growthandgrit.com. By John Zilch – Upon embarking on my first stint as a product manager, I happened to run into an experienced product executive one day in passing. I asked him for advice and he obliged.

Interview: A Chat with BPMA Mentor and Edx CTO, Mark Haseltine

bpma ProductHub

Do you read specific publications, blogs, etc. I follow a number of blogs, standards organizations, training sites, news organizations, etc. I consider Marty Cagan’s Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG) blog a must read.

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Happy Independence Day — Take The Week Off!

The Accidental Product Manager

Blogging will resume next week…. The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. Image Credit Take A Week To Celebrate Your Independence. Loyal readers & subscribers, here’s hoping that this upcoming week is a great week for you — I’m taking it off! For my readers in the U.S.,

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The Value Inequality – The Real Meaning Of “Customer Value”

PM Hardcore

I found a LOT of blog posts about pricing. Cost Plus Pricing = No Good. You must balance value versus (multiple) costs to determine price. (By By Hans Splinter, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)). People sometimes ask me “how should I price my product?” so I Googled it.

Your New Year’s Resolution: Subscribe To The Accidental Product Manager Newsletter!

The Accidental Product Manager

Clearly you are already reading The Accidental Product Manager blog and so that’s a step in the right direction! Subscribe To The Accidental Pro duct Manager Newsletter! Yet another New Year is almost here! What is your plan for becoming a better product manager in the new year?

Car Maker Product Managers Face An Apple / Google Threat

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. Yes, every car needs a navigation system, but from whom? Image Credit: LotPro Cars. I am more than comfortable admitting that I become lost very easily.

Tips For Both Setting Your Product’s Price And Then Getting It

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. Product managers have to pick the right price and then get people to pay it Image Credit: Michael Summers.

Create Your First Roadmap with Craft

Craft.io

If you’re just getting started with Craft, you may want to start at the beginning. We’ve created a robust help center to help Craft users ease into the platform more smoothly and make sure no feature is left undiscovered.

What Can Product Managers Learn From Disney About Pricing?

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. Will Disney still have magical pricing if they make changes? Image Credit: Tallapragada sriram. Can you tell me where “… the most magical place on earth…” is?

Tying Strategy to Your Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

He contributes at www.productplan.com/blog. By Jim Semick. We’ve all heard about “strategic” product roadmaps. But what exactly does that mean in practice? A roadmap is a plan for your strategy that maps out the direction of your product.

Product Roadmap Success: BWP Hosts Lively Roundtable Discussion

bpma ProductHub

The discussion topics were inspired by a blog post from Fresh Tilled Soil on Building a Product Roadmap.

What Should Tesla Product Managers Do When Your Customers Try To Break Their Product?

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. Caption: Customers are trying to break Tesla’s auto drive feature Image Credit: randychiu. Let us imagine for just a moment that you are a product manager who is in charge of a hot product – everyone wants to have one of these things.

Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

bpma ProductHub

Scruminc (blog). Here’s where you digitally connect with Ellen: Blog | Twitter | Newsletter | LinkedIn. Contributed by Ellen Gottesdiener and Jeff Sutherland. Deliver Value Sooner. Backlog refinement prepares your backlog for development.

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Can Product Managers Bring A Product Back From The Dead?

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. Once a product has been killed off, it’s gone. Right? Image Credit: Heather Paul. There’s one aspect of being a product manager that we don’t spend enough time talking about. Killing products. Yes, you heard me correctly.

First Things First: How Does A Product Manager Start?

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. Product managers need to know how to get things started Image Credit: Andre Chinn. So you are in the process of starting your brand new product manager job. Congratulations. Now what? What is the first thing that you are going to need to do?

Happy Thanksgiving — Take The Week Off!

The Accidental Product Manager

Blogging will resume next week… For my readers in the U.S., Image Credit Here's Hoping That This Week Is Special For Everyone. Loyal readers & subscribers, here’s hoping that this upcoming week is a great week for you — I’m taking it off!

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March 24: One-Day Product Leaders Workshop

Mironov Consulting

Readers of my blog may recognize related executive-level topics in What Do Product Leaders Worry About? , A VP Product’s Checklist , What’s A Vice President of Product Management? What: One-Day Product Leaders Workshop. When: Friday, March 24, 2017.