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Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton

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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.

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

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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.

Podcast: What is Product Management?

Under10 Playbook

Tom writes, This episode features Steve Johnson, a thought leader, speaker, and product management consultant. I was interviewed by Tom Cooper for his podcast. Tom & I tackled the issue of product management roles, titles, and responsibilities.

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

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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.

Get Your Team Experimenting More by Using One Little Word…

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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.

Innovation, SaaS, and Enterprise: Announcing the First Three Speakers for #mtpcon London!

Mind the Product

He has been an entrepreneur, employee and consultant, including as a Principal at ThoughtWorks. Mind the Product London 2017 on September 8 will be better than ever, with more workshops, more networking, and more fun than ever.

Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

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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.

8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

In the worst case, people get fed up with trying to get hold of you or waiting for an answer and stop consulting you. 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.

How aligning product and marketing teams improves customer experience

Mind the Product

But, there is an alternative model, devised by consulting firm McKinsey, that gives us a bit more insight into today’s consumer behaviour: the Loyalty Loop.

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.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

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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.

Product Management Memory Lane with Alyssa Dver

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” Her consulting work, personal life events and her business partner emphasized that the lessons as “Ms. Contributed by Saikrishna Chavali. Kicking off the 2017 BPMA calendar is Alyssa Dver on using Neuroscience to build confidence.

AI, Autonomy, and the Build Trap – Announcing our first three speakers for #mtpcon SF

Mind the Product

Her clients have included Spotify, Rovio, Valtech, Plated, Wayra UK, and Levo League and before becoming a consultant, Melissa worked as a Product Manager and UX Designer at Barclays Capital, OpenSky, Capital IQ, and Conductor.

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Pros and Cons of Market Research Tactics

Mind the Product

However, tools like Zintro offer a more cost-effective alternative for finding consultants who can help you with market research.

Outcome-Driven Innovation for Product Managers

Mind the Product

Tony Ulwick is the pioneer of jobs-to-be-done theory, the inventor of the Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI) process, and the founder of the strategy and innovation consulting firm Strategyn.

What is the ROI of Design? – Nate Clinton (ProductTank San Francisco)

Mind the Product

As a consultancy Cooper leads initiatives in content creation, business development, and creative leadership. Nate Clinton works as the Managing Director for Cooper in their San Francisco studio.

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.

9 tips from TED speakers on successful product management

Mind the Product

In his TED Talk, marketing consultant and best-selling author Simon Sinek discusses his idea of the Golden Circle, a three-layered concept that deals with a company’s or business’ “why” at the center, followed by the “how” in the second layer, and lastly, “what”.

TEI 079: Cross the chasm using the target market model – with Chasm Institute’s Michael Eckhardt - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

He is a Managing Director & Senior Workshop Leader at Chasm Institute, a consultancy to tech companies. He is a Managing Director & Senior Workshop Leader at Chasm Institute, a consultancy to tech companies. I read Crossing the Chasm when it was published in 1991.

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Power Up: Three Ways to Increase Your Product Leadership Power

Roman Pichler

Do regular research, attend trade shows and conferences, and consult journals, magazines, and user forums, for example. Increase Your Referent Power. Your first power source is your ability to influence others based on your personality and interpersonal skills.

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Roadmap – “ Yes, but ” is consultant speak for “I’m answering your question, but let me tell you the question you should have asked – and the answer to that question as well.”

Lean experiments: Tristan Kromer on better product process

Mind the Product

He is also editor and primary author of the Real Startup Book and runs lean consulting firm TriKro LLC. I spoke to Lean Startup coach Tristan Kromer at Lean Startup Week earlier this month, where he presented a workshop about a “lean experiments toolbox”.

Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

Mind the Product

I was initially brought in as a freelance consultant by Simon Nelson, who had been recently appointed by the OU as CEO of its new venture. Some years ago, I wrote a blog post noting that small teams are more creative and productive than big teams.

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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.

What is (and isn’t) product management?

Under10 Playbook

—Peter Drucker, American management consultant, educator, and author. In a well-run organization, each role has a single orientation; they either support [individual] customers or they support the market. It seems most organizations are unclear on roles and responsibilities.

Behavior Drives Pricing Drives Behavior

Under10 Playbook

For a solo product manager, there’s value in having all product information in one place—even more so for consultants working with multiple clients. To create value for your business, you need to create value for your customer. Alex Osterwalder, author, Value Proposition Design.

Third-Party Software Integration: Best Practice, Perils and Pitfalls

Mind the Product

Some of these product managers are working for companies you’ve heard of, some are consultants, but all have valuable tips on doing integrations the right way. Platform Strategy Consultant.

More Awesome Speakers for #mtpcon SF 2017

Mind the Product

Prior to starting these ventures, she led product initiatives at several startups in London and Montreal, and is actively involved in furthering the craft of product management through mentoring, consulting and training.

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?

TEI 098: When product managers’ good ideas are not enough-with Samuel Bacharach, PhD - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

BLG — Bacharach Leadership Group – Samuel’s leadership consulting group. I have a great guest for us to learn from – the author of a new book, The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough.

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Why You Are Probably Interviewing the Wrong People (And How to Fix It)

Product Talk

After all, if I was working in a corporate product role, I’d be doing customer interviews on a regular basis, so why should it be any different as a consultant? Last Wednesday I put out this call to product managers to participate in a research study about the life of a product manager.

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.

My team are my product: How to develop a high-performing team of product managers (or anyone else)

Mind the Product

To develop my strategy I consulted with some of the key players (stakeholders) and the team (squad) members. In my role as Head of Product at Comic Relief I currently have one overarching goal: to embed Product as a way of working.

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.

Playing Whack-A-Mole With Risk

Tyner Blain

At the time, it was free for use by consultants :) I don’t believe it has gained widespread adoption. Assumptions are interesting things – we all make them all the time, and we rarely acknowledge that we’re doing it.

Why you Need a Product Analytics Playbook

Mind the Product

ConversionXL : conversion rate optimization consulting and training. When it comes to successfully implementing a data-informed approach to product analytics, it’s easy to find lists of tips and tactics. It’s much harder to put together a strategy you can return to time and again.

How To Price Your Product Correctly

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. Setting the right price can determine if your product will be a success Image Credit: Allen.

Development Team Briefing and Collaboration

Under10 Playbook

Or, as we say in the consulting biz, “How’s that been working for you?” Perhaps the main reason we were behind schedule and over budget was because budgets and schedules are based on previous experience with similar projects.

Steps Executives Can Take To Improve Performance

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Greg Geracie is the President of Actuation Consulting , a global provider of product management training, consulting, and advisory services to some of the world’s most well-known organizations. Contributed by Greg Geracie.