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.

Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen

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: Greg Cohen appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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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.

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.

Statistical Factors that Contribute to High Performance on Product Teams

bpma ProductHub

Actuation Consulting has been conducting research on what separates high performance product teams from the pack. In a second post, which will be published on Actuation Consulting’s website, I will take a closer look at what executives can do to help their product teams be successful.

The Secret to Great Product Management

280 Group

For this video we are joined by Tom Evans, a Senior Consultant and Trainer with 280 Group who has over 25 years of Product Management experience and helped develop the Optimal Product Process framework.

3 Tests for Great Product Messaging

280 Group

For this topic we have brought in one of 280 Group’s senior consultant and trainers, Bill Haines. In this new video and blog post we discuss something that is exceedingly important in the product world: messaging.

Help Salespeople Tell the Story of Your Product

280 Group

In this video Brian Lawley, CEO and Founder of 280 Group, will talk with Tom Evans, a Senior Product Management Consultant and Trainer. Today Tom will explain how as a Product Manager, you can really help Salespeople tell the story of your product.

What Does The Internet Of Things Mean To Product Managers?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. How will product managers deal with the Internet of Things? Image Credit: cea +.

What is Lean Product Management

280 Group

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.

What Do Product Managers Need To Know About Self-Driving Cars?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. Self-driving cars come with a whole new set of rules Image Credit: Travis Wise. The world of automobiles stands on the edge of a brave new world.

SaaS product management explained by 6 product managers

Roadmunk

Sue Raisty , Product Management Consultant and CEO at Sure Product Consulting. Title: Product Management Consultant and CEO. Company: Sure Product Consulting. The rise of the SaaS model in the product space has been swift, to say the least.

Revisiting ASPIRE for Competencies

Under10 Playbook

Example: Consulting and coaching. Once in a while I’m contacted by someone who wants to become a agile coach or a product consultant. Yet one of the challenges in consulting is the delta between Authority and Expertise. I know he can get the job, but can he do the job?

Apple Shows Product Managers How To Get More For More

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. 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.

How To Fix A Product Management Mistake: Diet Pepsi

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. Pepsi’s product managers screwed up Diet Pepsi, can they fix it? Image Credit: Mike Mozart.

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

bpma ProductHub

Ellen is an Agile Product Coach and President of EBG Consulting focused on achieving product agility through the convergence of product management, agile/lean principles, and organizational learning.

What Would You Do If Walmart Turned Off Your Gas?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. 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 Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

In early days, when many of the creators of these processes were working as consultants in companies, the Product Owner was the customer – an internal person in the business who would sit with the team and prioritize the backlog of work.

Issues Faced at the End of the Product Lifecycle

280 Group

280 Group’s Director of Products and Services, Pamela Schure is here to talk with Consultant and Trainer JF Ouellette about the end of the Product Lifecycle.

Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

bpma ProductHub

EBG Consulting. She is founder and principal of EBG Consulting , which helps organizations adapt how they collaborate to improve business outcomes. Contributed by Ellen Gottesdiener and Jeff Sutherland. Deliver Value Sooner. Backlog refinement prepares your backlog for development.

How Home Depot Product Managers Are Fighting Back Against Amazon

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. Home Depot product managers are not giving up in the fight against Amazon Image Credit: Mike Mozart.

8 Essential Elements of Your Customer Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

Pragmatic Marketing

Before exploring any session content, make sure everyone introduces themselves—CAB member attendees, host-company executives and third-party consultants. By Rob Jensen.

Finding Flow in Your Product Management Career

Mind the Product

A few years ago, I wrote a couple of blog posts about working as a consultant in product management. As a consultant, I’ve also seen many organisations try to create a culture in which their product, design and development teams can live in a continual state of flow and be “in the zone”.

When Is A Product Launch Not A Product Launch?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. Sansung ran into problems with the launch of the Note 7 phone. Image Credit: Isriya Paireepairit. For a product manager there can be no bigger day than the day that your product gets launched.

Is Twitter Out Of Control?

The Accidental Product Manager

This is where Twitter is running into a problem and the Twitter product managers are going to have to consult their product manager job description to find out what they need to do. Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™.

Car Maker Product Managers Face An Apple / Google Threat

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. 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.

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

As a consultant, I am comfortable there will never be an organization at scale which can avoid coordination and planning. Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating.

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What Can Product Managers Learn From Disney About Pricing?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. 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?

The Six Essential Books that Every Product Manager Should Read

Mind the Product

I spent a few years working as a consulting Product Manager at Pivotal Labs. I found this book when I left the safe haven of teams and was forging a path as a freelancer and independent consultant.

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

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. Caption: Customers are trying to break Tesla’s auto drive feature Image Credit: randychiu.

Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

Mind the Product

Huge consultancies and one-off consultants have been paid to implement a great manifesto as a repeatable process, not taking the size, stage, growth, culture, and capabilities into consideration. As technology professionals, we have been stuck at metaphorical basecamp for years.

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Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

bpma ProductHub

John Mansour is the founder and managing partner at Proficientz , a training and consulting firm that specializes in product portfolio management. Contributed by John Mansour. Before your mind wanders too far, let’s set the record straight.

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

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. Product managers have to pick the right price and then get people to pay it Image Credit: Michael Summers.

So What’s Wrong With Twitter?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. Everything was going great at Twitter, what happened? Image Credit: Kooroshication. So here’s a question for you: do you “tweet”?

Get Your Team Experimenting More by Using One Little Word…

Mind the Product

However, from what I’ve seen through various consulting projects, the application of Ries’ approach has become so formally structured that many organisations are missing out on the true initial intent – a framework for quick learning and continuous innovation.

The competitive advantage of BPMA sponsored groups

bpma ProductHub

She owns Facilitated Change, an independent consulting firm in Harrisville, NH. An Agile Product Open meetup recap. By Lisa Sieverts – The BPMA sponsors many different groups that provide practical educational and workshop type events.

Why Product Management Should not be Responsible for Project Management

Mind the Product

Jordan Bergtraum is a management consultant with over ten years of experience in the B2B SaaS industry, mostly as a head of product for various organizations in the legal, education, facilities management, and pharmaceutical spaces.

Happy Independence Day — Take The Week Off!

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting –. 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! Blogging will resume next week…. For my readers in the U.S.,

Can Product Managers Bring A Product Back From The Dead?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. 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.

First Things First: How Does A Product Manager Start?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. 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?