Featured Product Management Consultant: Leslie Bixel

280 Group

Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant who discusses a number of Product Management issues. The post Featured Product Management Consultant: Leslie Bixel appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Consultant Interviews

Featured Product Management Consultant: Ken Feehan

280 Group

Our third featured interview in this series is with Ken Feehan, who talks about how he broke into Product Management, what the most rewarding part of being a consultant is and how Product Managers can be more strategic. Consultant Interviews

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Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton

280 Group

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. The post Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

Data Science Consulting Is A SCAM!

Piyanka Jain

I run a Data Science Consulting company, and I say analytics consulting is a SCAM! link] I can say so because I have been on both sides of the table, having hired analytics consulting companies for big organizations and also providing analytics consulting services to top companies. Further, most of us have probably seen outputs of consulting projects worth $300K gather dust. Think: isn’t analytics consulting a scam then? Data Science Consulting Is A SCAM!

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Data Science Consulting Is A SCAM!

Piyanka Jain

I run a Data Science Consulting company, and I say analytics consulting is a SCAM! link] I can say so because I have been on both sides of the table, having hired analytics consulting companies for big organizations and also providing analytics consulting services to top companies. Further, most of us have probably seen outputs of consulting projects worth $300K gather dust. Think: isn’t analytics consulting a scam then? Data Science Consulting Is A SCAM!

Women in Product Management: Jennifer Lyons, Product Management Consultant

280 Group

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Want to Work With Me to Start Your Consulting Practice?

Johanna Rothman

I'm conducting a Hudson Bay Start for a new offering: Advise, Influence, and Serve Clients for Mutual Profit: (Re)Start Your Consulting Practice. Several people have asked me for help in creating or sustaining their consulting practices.

The 5 Most Important Traits To Look For In A UX Consultant

UX Studio

Working with the right UX consultant could be added to your list of healthy, relaxing habits. UX consulting can keep you, your team and your product healthy. In this post, you will find the most important traits to look for in a UX consultant. What does a UX consultant do?

Should I Be A Consultant or A Product Manager?

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Considering a career in management consulting or product management? Consultant Consultants are in the business of advising people in a specific field. Clients hire consultants when their businesses require assistance achieving a desired goal (eg.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

Making the transition from consultant to product engineer

Inside Intercom

But making the transition from consultant engineer to a product engineer was a revelation – I realized that working as an engineer in client services and working as a product engineer are essentially two completely different jobs, bridged only by the common use of technology. By “consultant engineer”, I mean an engineer developing software for a client (which is again different from being an independent contractor). Being a Consultant Engineer.

Podcast about the Business of Writing and Consulting

Johanna Rothman

Consultants and writers share a common problem: we are business owners. She was surprised a business consultant could have a sense of humor. The post Podcast about the Business of Writing and Consulting appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

#BoSFAQ | How to move from a consulting to product business

Business of Software Conference

Q | How to move from being a consulting to product business. I am interested in topics around handling general chaos in a fast paced company that is trying to move from being funded by consultancy to one funded by software license sales. How can a company move from a consulting to a product business? The short answer to the second question is you really have to commit; consulting revenue is very addictive! BoS Insights BoSFAQ Consulting product Talk Recommendation

The "Why" of Interviewing—Suzanne Abate, PM Consultant and Instructor

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Through my work as a product consultant and product management instructor, I’ve discovered that there are a lot of questions about what product management is. Suzanne Abate is the co-founder of The Development Factory and online PM community, 100 Product Managers.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Product Management Consulting and Advice

The Product Coalition

Product Management Consulting and Advice was originally published in ProductCoalition.com on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Product management advice from product people worldwide. You’ll find below a list of product people, grouped geographically, who you can reach out to for advice, opinions or expertise. Simply click on a name to review their Clarity.fm

Freelance Consulting and Product Management – Time to Join the gig Economy?

Mind the Product

Therein lies the opportunity for a product management consultant. Consulting on a part-time and freelance basis may be a viable option for you, depending on where you are in your career. marketing acumen to promote the nascent consulting business.

Richard Jhang ?on running a consulting business with remote teams

Miro

Reading time — 9 minRichard Jhang on running a consulting business with remote teamsSpeeding up iterations at a remote consulting team1.Into the world of consulting2.Designing a distributed business3.Beyond tools and techniques4.Managing a distributed startupModern consulting firms face many challenges. on running a consulting business with remote teams appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

The biggest difference between product and consulting work

Tim Herbig

Instead, I believe in the power of deploying (product) skills in whichever domain is necessary and staying close to some core values … Continue reading "The biggest difference between product and consulting work". The post The biggest difference between product and consulting work appeared first on Tim Herbig.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

PM is like Consulting. Start by Negotiating Terms.

The Product Coalition

Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash Get on the same page early in the project to avoid unnecessary conflict Before I was a grad student in OD, it hadn't occurred to me that the PM disciplines (product, project, program) are like consulting. PM is like Consulting.

Five Tips to Combating Ageism in Hiring, Part 1 - Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

About a year ago, I wrote “Hiring Trap: Don't Hire Anyone Older Than….” Unfortunately, ageism is still rampant. If you are a candidate over the age of 40, you have encountered ageism. If you are also unemployed while you are looking for a job, you might feel as if you are up the proverbial creek.

Product Love Podcast: Rich Mironov, CEO of Mironov Consulting

ProductCraft

This week on the Product Love podcast, I chatted with Rich Mironov, the CEO of Mironov Consulting, and an all-around product guru. The post Product Love Podcast: Rich Mironov, CEO of Mironov Consulting appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

How consulting helped me to be a better PM

The Product Coalition

Last year, I made the switch from technology consulting to product management. As a technology consultant, I would move from client to client, spending about 6 months on average with each before moving on to the next.

Hooked - How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Speaker: Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Hooked, the book, is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us?

Product Management Journey?—?Developer to Consultant to Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Developer to Consultant to Product Manager If you asked me 5 years ago, I didn’t even know what Product Management was. Product Management Journey?—?Developer I received a lot of questions recently on how to transition into a Product Manager role.

The "Why" of Interviewing—Suzanne Abate, PM Consultant and Instructor

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Through my work as a product consultant and product management instructor, I’ve discovered that there are a lot of questions about what product management is. Suzanne Abate is the co-founder of The Development Factory and online PM community, 100 Product Managers.

Successful product consultants: What are the secrets to being (and finding) one?

AlphaHQ

As organizations expand the scope of how they approach innovation, product consultants and user experience consultants have emerged as powerful forces in that initiative. They shared insights for aspiring product consultants and organizations seeking outside help.

Melissa Perri (Produx Labs) on how to run a distributed consultancy firm

Miro

The post Melissa Perri (Produx Labs) on how to run a distributed consultancy firm appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard Here at RealtimeBoard, we’re always curious about the ways leading companies from around the world approach product development and the challenges they face while organizing their work on distributed teams.

What To Do About Your Audience’s Real Roadmap Questions | Rich Mironov, Mironov Consulting | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

Rich Mironov, CEO/Founder, Mironov Consulting. Rich Mironov (CEO, Mironov Consulting) – What To Do About Your Audience’s Real Roadmap Questions from Business of Software Conference. Your product roadmap is not a model, an algorithm or an artifact, it is an ongoing political process that requires careful management of the relevant stakeholders. One major challenge is that your stakeholders DO NOT WANT the same things.

What are the secrets to being (and finding) a successful product consultant?

AlphaHQ

Organizations are expanding the scope of how they approach innovation, and product and user experience consultants have emerged as a powerful force in that initiative. Alpha teamed up with Product School to host an event featuring some of the most prominent product consultants in New York.

Petra Wille: A Social Creature

Mind the Product

She says: “After Burda I joined SAP, where I was a technical consultant and I was still doing a lot of coding. It’s where I gained a lot of the knowledge I use these days if I’m consulting in startups,” she says. Consulting and Coaching.

BADIR?—?The Antidote to Low ROI from Data Science Projects

Piyanka Jain

badir machine-learning ai data-science consultingBADIR?—?The The Antidote to Low ROI from Data Science Projects [link] Data Science, Machine Learning, Robotics, and AI?—?these these are some of the hottest keywords in the business right now. Trillions of dollars are being invested in these fields by organizations. One would think with such large investment, these organizations must be reaping a lot of value out of data science.

Why Professional Services Must Embrace Change — and Product Management Best Practices

AlphaHQ

It’s survival of the fittest for agencies and management consulting firms in 2019. Every one of the ‘Big Four’ consulting firms known for their accounting prowess are now seen as experts in digital. What Will Consulting Look Like in 2020?

Experimentation and Prototyping: A Guide for Product Leaders

AlphaHQ

Experimentation decision-making experiment experimentation insights product consultant product managementExperimentation and Prototyping to Drive Insights.

How I Make My Decisions to Speak at Conferences

Johanna Rothman

Consultants who make money speak at conferences. I know I will speak, coach, consult. I'm not coaching or consulting. If you've ever seen consultants fly in, give their talk, and fly out, that's the reason. consulting MPD cost of delay speaking writing