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.

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Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen

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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: Greg Cohen appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Top Tips for Negotiating With Stakeholders

Mind the Product

Do the research, make sure you know your users, negotiate with your stakeholders, and consult your team. Product managers are meant to be many things – visionaries, decision makers, leaders and much more. But what about negotiators?

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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.

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.

Why Product Managers Should Learn to Code

Mind the Product

I’ve had all sorts of job titles; digital marketer, growth hacker, creative technologist, UXer, startup product person, product strategist, product owner, lean coach and consultant. Building products is amazing.

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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Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

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

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.

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.

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 Requirements: Using a Written or Visual Framework

Mind the Product

There’s a lot of variation in how companies document product requirements. Some are moving away from detailed, written product requirements documents (PRDs), while others are using shorter write-ups, user stories, or jobs-to-be-done formats.

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.

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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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.

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.”

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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”.

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.

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”.

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.

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?

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.