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

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 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.

Women in Product Management: Jennifer Lyons, Product Management Consultant

280 Group

The post Women in Product Management: Jennifer Lyons, Product Management Consultant appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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?

3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

280 Group

280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, is once again joined by the prominent author, consultant and trainer, Greg Cohen.

This Brand Strategy Can Make Your Startup Look Bigger Than It Is

First Round Review

As a founding partner of Rock Health and seasoned consultant, Leslie Ziegler has helped brand dozens of startups. Here's what the success stories had in common. Continue reading at First Round Review »

The Importance of Product Positioning

280 Group

In this video 280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, is joined by Senior Consultant/Trainer, Tom Evans, who is a Product Management and Product Marketing expert.The topic is why good product positioning is so critical for your product and your messaging.

Assessment of Individual Product Manager Skills

280 Group

In this special video, 280 Group Founder and CEO, Brian Lawley, talks with Consultant/Trainer, Bill Haines, about an invaluable system he invented.

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.

Feedback and Feedforward for Continuous Improvement Posted

Johanna Rothman

The post Feedback and Feedforward for Continuous Improvement Posted appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. I’m a monthly contributor to the Gurock blog.

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.

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.

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.

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 a Good Continuous Discovery Team Looks Like [Case Study]

Product Talk

Just before we started working with Teresa, a consultant from a well-known company came in to talk about agile product processes. Amy sketched out how she spent her time and then how a consultant suggested she should be spending it.

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.

How Much Time Should You Spend in Product Discovery?

Product Talk

Here’s what he writes: Some decisions are consequential and irreversible or nearly irreversible – one-way doors – and these decisions must be made methodically, carefully, slowly, with great deliberation and consultation.

Prags Have a 40% Off Thanksgiving Sale

Johanna Rothman

The post Prags Have a 40% Off Thanksgiving Sale appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. The Pragmatic Bookshelf is having its annual Black Friday sale, starting Nov 22, and running through Dec 1. All ebooks are 40% off. Yes, all of mine and everyone else’s.

The importance of exercising courage

Lead on Purpose

Different situations in my consulting work and with … Continue reading → Team Building clarity confidence courage decisiveness strength teamworkI’ve recently had several experiences that required me to get out of my comfort zone. The subject of courage has becoming particularly important and meaningful to me in recent weeks and months.

Please Help A Pair Select a Title for a Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Book

Johanna Rothman

The post Please Help A Pair Select a Title for a Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Book appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. I’ve been a part of geographically distributed teams since the mid-80s.

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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.

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.,

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.

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.

Product Managers Attempt To Get NASCAR Back On Track

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills. NASCAR needs to find ways to once again gain fan interest Image Credit: Joe Loong. Once upon a time (about 10 years ago) the American racing system called NASCAR was at the top of its popularity.

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Early Version of Distributed Agile Teams Book is Available

Johanna Rothman

The post Early Version of Distributed Agile Teams Book is Available appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. Mark Kilby and I have finished the first four chapters of From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver. We thought we had five finished chapters. Then we realized how much more work we had, to move from Google docs to Markdown. We have four finished chapters And, we know how to collaborate in Markdown much better than we did before.

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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.

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3 Strategies to Pitch Product Management Ideas

280 Group

For this video, 280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, talks with Bill Haines, who is not only a Product Management Consultant and Trainer, but an expert in positioning, messaging, and influencing people.

Influential Agile Leader Early Bird Reg Ends May 1, 2018

Johanna Rothman

The post Influential Agile Leader Early Bird Reg Ends May 1, 2018 appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. Are you looking to help support your team, management, or organization’s agile adoption? Do you feel as if you are part of the formal or informal team leading your agile transformation? You need what Gil Broza and I teach and facilitate at the Influential Agile Leader Workshop. Early registration ends May 1, less than two weeks from now.

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Should Product Managers Allow Customers To “Hack” Their Product?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills. IKEA is designing products to be modified by their customers Image Credit: Lee Haywood. As product managers we believe that we are reasonably smart people. We know what our customers want.

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.

Listen to the Agile Uprising Podcast with Me

Johanna Rothman

The post Listen to the Agile Uprising Podcast with Me appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. I had a great time recording with two of the guys from the Agile Uprising Podcast. See Create Your Successful Agile Project with Johanna Rothman. We discussed the book.

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How Should Chipotle Product Managers Be Handling Their Current Food Poisoning Problems?

The Accidental Product Manager

One of the first things that they did was to hire two food safety consulting firms to assess their standards. Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills. Chipotle has food safety issues that are hurting their sales Image Credit: Mike Mozart.

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How Can Product Managers Get Their Customers To Ride?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills. Product managers need to find out how to get young people to ride motorcycles Image Credit: Jokamies.fi. How do you get to work every day? If you are like most of us, you jump into a car and drive there.

Is It Time For Amazon’s Product Managers To Go Back To College?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills. Amazon rolled out a product that went away very quickly, who screwed up? Image Credit: Canonicalized. Let’s face it, Amazon is a very big company that has done a lot of things correctly.

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.

Writing Workshops Registration Open

Johanna Rothman

The post Writing Workshops Registration Open appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. I have finally finished recording the videos for my writing workshops. Writing Non-Fiction Workshop 1: Enhance Your Business and Reputation (Q1 session starts Jan 2018).

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

Her consulting work, personal life events and her business partner emphasized that the lessons as “Ms.