Managing Product Teams for Success

Product Talk

Managers must learn to give constructive feedback rather than telling their teams what to do. I’ve been thinking about the challenges of managing product teams by outcomes.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

PM Hardcore

A properly constructed value proposition is extremely compelling to prospects. Brain Wiring (by Wellcome Images, CC licensed). In part 1 I introduced mental models and some reasons they are important. And I provided a few “general purpose” examples.

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How aligning product and marketing teams improves customer experience

Mind the Product

If your customers’ experience through your business’ Loyalty Loop is to be seamless, it helps if everyone involved in constructing and managing that experience understands the full context of their work.

TEI 084: Product portfolio management – with Carrie Nauyalis - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

In this interview, you will learn… What portfolio management is, the goals of portfolio management, constructing and managing portfolios, and. What are the ways to construct a portfolio? What are the ways to construct a portfolio?

4 Traits of Successful Product Leaders

UserVoice

A well-constructed and effective internal organization is also essential for a product leader and his or her team to be successful. Product managers may or may not be the “CEOs of product,” but how do you boss around a bunch of CEOs?

TEI 090: Agile product portfolio management- with Brent Barton - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

How can an Agile portfolio be constructed? Portfolios should be constructed around value streams. 5 Simple Rules of Agile Portfolio Management – blog post describing how to construct an Agile Portfolio. How can an Agile portfolio be constructed?

Why Women Make The Best Product Managers

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It's also important to acknowledge that sometimes the way we acquire these skills or traits is not through positive and constructive coaching from a skilled manager or mentor, but rather through very painful lessons learned. Recently I gave a keynote address to the Mind The Product Conference in London , and in that talk I wanted to illustrate, by example, the essential role that very strong product managers play for their team and their company.

8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Provide constructive feedback and share your concerns. Manage the Product, not the Team. Focus on your job as the product manager or product owner, and manage the product, not the team. Provide guidance on the product, including its market, value proposition, business goals, and key features.

Paving the Cow Path and Other Stories by Simon Cross

Mind the Product

Facebook product manager Simon Cross chose to talk what has influenced his theories of product management at this year’s London #mtpcon, giving the audience some constructive advice and leaving them with some food for thought.

How Designers & Developers Can Work Better Together

Mind the Product

Being generous (and smart) with your time includes finding positive, constructive and encouraging ways to share feedback.

TEI 097: How product managers pitch and sell ideas to managers – with Chris Westfall - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

It’s an artificial construct. How can product managers construct an effective pitch? Constructing and delivering an effective pitch follows these steps: Start with your listener or audience – understand what is in their best interest.

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

The Accidental Product Manager

It won’t work if it can’t “see” the lane markers, it can’t detect construction cones, etc. Caption: Customers are trying to break Tesla’s auto drive feature Image Credit: randychiu.

Moving from Solutions to Problems

Folding Burritos

The reason is that we often fail to be constructive and pedagogic; if we don’t try to change their mindset, we’re sentencing ourselves to be thought of as “those pesky Naysayers.”. People from all over the company come to you with feature requests and ideas.

Vision vs. Strategy

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Normally I encourage teams to construct a product strategy around a series of product-market fits. Overview. In recent articles on keys to product success and the alternative to roadmaps I have highlighted that if you want the benefits of product team empowerment and autonomy, then you need to provide each team with the necessary context in which to make good decisions.

How To Price Your Product Correctly

The Accidental Product Manager

Yes, there may be the initial construction of the product – that’s the easy part to determine the cost of. Setting the right price can determine if your product will be a success Image Credit: Allen.

Creating product teams–and other innovation insights for product managers July 1, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Check out the quick and easy way to construct user stories at [link]. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. .

Understand Your Power To Claim Your Value (Part 2 of 3)

bpma ProductHub

The key to managing constructive conflict in a comfortable way is something that Stephen Covey fans will recognize – Seek first to understand. Bullying and name dropping expose you as someone who does not know how to manage conflict constructively and relies on others for influence.

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

High Octane Product Management

Open-ended questions are a great way to get everyone involved in the conversation and build consensus in a way that’s highly constructive. Put 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!

SVPMA July Meeting – Steven Haines

The Product Bistro

The dynamic was largely expected, and there were some constructive actions presented by all the functional groups. On Wednesday, July 6th, I attended the SVPMA monthly meeting. This time was different from the usual invited speaker, it was Steven Haines of Sequent Learning who hosted a “role play” of a cross functional product meeting.

Design at the convergence of digital and material realities

Product Bookshelf

Objects can now be constructed in layers to create a complete artifact in one piece. Obvious Construction. Obvious Construction is the evolution of the Rationalist design language. Obvious Construction is a counter-balance to this digital opacity which pervades our lives.

Product management is hip! And other innovation insights for product managers June 10, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

I construct the discipline of product management to span idea creation through product launch and on to eventually discontinuing the product.

Should you change the product name?

Under10 Playbook

I don't know the details but I imagine Sage had major problems when they renamed Timberline to Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (or Sage 300/CRE). Names are the hooks we hang ideas on.—Al —Al Ries and Jack Trout, authors, pioneers of positioning theory. The research is in. The old product name is out; we have a new, super-duper product name. We've got all new branding. Now, how in the world do you get buy-in from the rest of the company?