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.

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.

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.

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.

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 »

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 +.

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.

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.

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.

Questions to Ask Before Estimating an Agile Program Posted

Johanna Rothman

The post Questions to Ask Before Estimating an Agile Program Posted appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. My most recent article on projectmanagement.com is 3 Questions to Ask Before Estimating an Agile Program.

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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.

Understanding Distance for a Geographically Distributed Team

Johanna Rothman

The post Understanding Distance for a Geographically Distributed Team appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. As Mark Kilby and I work through the images and text for the geographically distributed teams book, I wanted to clarify what collocated and distributed mean.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

How Product Managers Market Death

The Accidental Product Manager

Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills. Death needs to be marketed also. Image Credit: Zach. I’m hopeful that most of us don’t spend a lot of time each day thinking about death.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Management Memory Lane with Alyssa Dver

bpma ProductHub

” 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.

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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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.

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”.

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?

Don’t be afraid to use live chat for sales

Inside Intercom

At Intercom, we aim to function more like a customer advocate and consultant. Until relatively recently, salespeople were not too enthusiastic about the idea of using live chat for sales. We saw it as taking away our power to prioritize our time for leads and instead gave that power to whoever happens to be online at that moment. But by using live chat to capture and convert leads, that attitude has begun to change rapidly.

Organizations Are Not Families, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

As a manager and as a consultant, I have had to deal with the perception that I could be a “mother-like figure” to the people I managed or my clients. The post Organizations Are Not Families, Part 1 appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. I read Joe Berkowitz’s story in Fast Company, John Oliver Was Right: It’s Time To Confront The Dustin Hoffmans In Your Life.

What makes Intercom different, and better, for Product people

Inside Intercom

Two of our co-founders (now our CEO and CSO) were Designers and ran a UX Consultancy before Intercom. A couple of weeks ago myself and some of my team sat down to talk about how we could attract some of the best people around to join our Product team. We felt that Intercom was truly a special opportunity, but many people didn’t know that.