Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton

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Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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”.

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 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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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.

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?

Getting Back to the Roots of Agile

Pragmatic Marketing

What do you call a process that has multiple complex steps, requires detailed explanation and dogmatic adherence to rigid tenets defined by expensive consultants? Want to hear a joke? Agile. Or at least, that’s the way it feels in 2017. If you aren’t using story points, spending hours building a backlog, reviewing burndown charts and using appropriate terminology, you’re “doing it wrong.”

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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.

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.

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.

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.,

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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.

The competitive advantage of BPMA sponsored groups

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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 To Find More Customers For Your Product

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. In order to find more customers, you have to know how to search for them Image Credit: Jeffrey Beall. Just exactly what does a product manager job description say that we have to do?

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.

Why Do The Walmart Product Managers Need Their Own Payment System?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. The Walmart product managers want to make it easier to give them money Image Credit: Mike Mozart. Hopefully everyone already knows that Walmart is a huge company.

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?

Can 7–11 Product Managers Make People Visit Their Stores More Often?

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. 7-11 product managers want you to visit their story for more than slurpee Image Credit: nist6dh.

Amazon Product Managers Prepare To Do The Unthinkable: Open A Store

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. We buy from Amazon online, right? Image Credit: Luke Dorny. You would think that being a product manager who works for Amazon would be a pretty cushy job right?

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bar Code Scanner Product Managers Find A Way To Grow Their Market

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™. Caption: Bar code scanners have been around for a while, how do you grow your market? Image Credit: Unitech. Product managers for bar code scanners have it pretty good these days.