Making the transition from consultant to product engineer

Inside Intercom

But making the transition from consultant engineer to a product engineer was a revelation – I realized that working as an engineer in client services and working as a product engineer are essentially two completely different jobs, bridged only by the common use of technology. By “consultant engineer”, I mean an engineer developing software for a client (which is again different from being an independent contractor). Being a Consultant Engineer.

Podcast about the Business of Writing and Consulting

Johanna Rothman

Consultants and writers share a common problem: we are business owners. Yes, I manage my own product development and my business. She was surprised a business consultant could have a sense of humor. MPD writing consulting project portfolio management rolling wave planning value

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome? Her consulting work, personal life events and her business partner emphasized that the lessons as “Ms.

With Jetpack, Android Development Has Leapfrogged iOS

Atomic Spin PM

Over the past six years, I’ve done a lot of iOS development (and written a lot about iOS ). But as a software consultant, I need to be flexible, and I’ve done my fair share of Android development as well. New developers are on their own to discover this.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

fashion designers Better predict demand Gain a competitive edge New product development Access to customer shopping patterns on different categories. app developers Create consumer-facing. apps Software developers can create applications that offer drivers. Monetizing the.

Melissa Perri (Produx Labs) on how to run a distributed consultancy firm

RealtimeBoard

Here at RealtimeBoard, we’re always curious about the ways leading companies from around the world approach product development and the challenges they face while organizing their work on distributed teams. The post Melissa Perri (Produx Labs) on how to run a distributed consultancy firm appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

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.

8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

But let the ScrumMaster or coach tackle people, process, and organisational issues; let the development team figure out what needs to be done to implement the user stories and other product backlog items. Development teams should manage their own work (using a sprint backlog or Kanban board). Developing a successful digital product requires more than technical knowledge. Aim to build consensus with the development team, but don’t shy away from difficult conversations.

Development Team Briefing and Collaboration

Under10 Playbook

Or, as we say in the consulting biz, “How’s that been working for you?” Asking developers to provide scope and time estimates on individual items is like asking sales people to forecast specific deals and dollar amounts months in advance.

Disruptive Product Development – Jenine Lurie

Mind the Product

Jenine Lurie is Founder and Lead Strategist at Disruptive Experience, a New York based design consultancy that applies unique user-centered design strategies to create intuitive and delightful experiences that connect people to products. Prioritizing Features is Smart Product Development .

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

CONTENTS Foreword by Jen Underwood, Principal Consultant, Impact Analytix.1 Part 3: Analytics Development Platforms Keep Applications Ahead of the Market. While I was at this company, new cloud services were developed in weeks and upgraded daily. development.

Hear me on Developer On Fire Podcast

Johanna Rothman

I had a chance to be a guest on David Rael's podcast, Developer on Fire, Episode 402 | Johanna Rothman – Learning and Delivering. We spoke about many things, including my early development career, how I got started as a consultant, my writing, and more. The post Hear me on Developer On Fire Podcast appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

Professional development and succession planning

Under10 Playbook

The median employee tenure at Google is just more than one year, according to the payroll consultancy PayScale. The standard rejection letter claims “We’ll keep your resume on file.” ” But do you really? Statistics on job tenure seem to be all over the map.

Top App Development Agencies 2018–2019

The Product Coalition

to find this year’s top app development agencies. After reading a bunch of content from other app development professionals, journalists, tech bloggers and the like, we realized that there are many good companies out there, and that everyone has a different favorite.

Daniella Patrick – Innovation Lab Product Development

Mind the Product

Daniella Patrick is an Innovation Lab Product Manager at Accenture, which is one of the largest global consulting firms in the world, with clients and partners like Microsoft, GE, HP, and IBM. In her ProductTank NYC presentation, she discusses her team’s role at their company and how they go about identifying problems and developing solutions. A key reality that Daniella keeps in mind, is that any product idea they develop is never guaranteed to launch.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. How to develop dashboards efficiently while incurring minimal technical debt.

Choosing the Right Software Development Partner (with or without an RFP), Part 1: Evaluating Longevity

Atomic Spin PM

Finding the right custom software development firm for your project is a tough job. Your team also needs good project management, experienced product development, great people skills, and more. I might expand on this question by asking, “Will you stay focused on consulting?

How I Make My Decisions to Speak at Conferences

Johanna Rothman

Consultants who make money speak at conferences. The decisions I make are about my product development and my Costs of Delay. I know I will speak, coach, consult. I'm not coaching or consulting. consulting MPD cost of delay speaking writing

Manage Your Intellectual Property

Johanna Rothman

When we manage product development for organizations, we work for hire. Books and consulting are all different beasts. You can create consulting services and deliver them by yourself. I’ve had to cross out and renegotiate consulting agreements where the client thought they could hire me to create a custom workshop and they would reuse it internally. As a consultant, your client does not own your IP. MPD writing consulting product development value

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

Mind the Product

This is in order for Product to provide value to the organisation and it is underpinned by developing a high-performing team. If you’re looking to develop a high-performing team I’m sure some of this is familiar to you too. I wish you luck with developing high-performing teams.

Design System in Sketch: Simplify Designer Developer Collaboration

UX Studio

These make it possible for many designers and developers to collaborate efficiently on the same product and keep the design consistent. The developers can build the UI from common assets and rules according to the prototypes, right? We got hired to improve and design a product which was still in a conceptual phase with a very tight deadline and different development teams working simultaneously.

The competitive advantage of BPMA sponsored groups

bpma ProductHub

She owns Facilitated Change, an independent consulting firm in Harrisville, NH. Career Product Management Agile agile development agile methodologies agile project management Career DevelopmentAn Agile Product Open meetup recap.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

bpma ProductHub

Mirror the three layers of the customer’s business and you’ll develop that expertise and climb the career ladder with less effort and better results. Product Management Career Development Experienced Career LeadershipContributed by John Mansour.

6 Reasons Why Boston is a Great Place to be a Product Manager

bpma ProductHub

Steve Robins is the principal of Solution Marketing Strategies , a strategic marketing consultancy that advises companies on marketing and demand gen strategies, segmentation and messaging. Career BPMA Career Development Early Career Product Management Experienced Career research

More Than Great Products: A Journey to Product/Market Fit

Mind the Product

The first time round, I started with an idea, developed a solution and then tried to find customers. Making sales is one thing, making a hugely profitable business is another – plus, more promising and lucrative opportunities were presenting themselves in my freelance consultancy business.

From Engineering To Product Management: The Two-Step Career Move

bpma ProductHub

John Mansour is the founder and managing partner at Proficientz , a training and consulting firm that specializes in product portfolio management. Career Product Management Career Development Early CareerContributed by John Mansour.

Everything B2B SaaS Companies Need to Know About Roadmapping

The Product Coalition

The Basics Put simply, a roadmap is a living document that shows how you plan to develop your product. Much like you wouldn’t attempt to trek through the Amazon without a map, you shouldn’t attempt to navigate through the rainforests of SaaS without consulting your roadmap.

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Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

I would regularly say – and I still believe it to be true – that when a team or a smaller organization (say 100 developers or fewer) goes agile, if they are not focused also on product management, all they are doing is getting faster at building the wrong thing.

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How to Start From Scratch and Prioritise by Marcel Britsch

Mind the Product

Marcel Britsch is a consultant with Equal Experts. Prioritisation Mvp new product development Product Development ProcessAccept that a lot of things you do are throwaway. They’re a means to an end, not the final output.

Why Diversity in Product Matters by Ozlem Yuce

Mind the Product

Consultant Özlem Yuce discusses the importance of team diversity when building products, and the impact of a non-diverse team on product development. Not so long ago the prevailing wisdom for developing products for women was to “pink it and shrink it”.

Show me the Money! Four Career Path Alternatives to Chief Product Officer

Mind the Product

Consultant product manager. Ideally you will want to have worked in an agency/consultancy as well as in in-house teams to thrive. Consultant Product Manager.

Amazon Plans On Getting Into The Grocery Business

The Accidental Product Manager

Instead, they have their own plans about changing their product development definition and finding out what an Amazon grocery store that they built from the ground up would look like. Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills.

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. If you are a Product Manager and have developed some messaging, of course you would like to know if your product messaging is really going to be effective and resonate with your customers.

Designing an Organization for a Product Approach, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

The “Typical Product Development Organization” shows the kind of organization I see most often. The various development directors correspond to the various horizontal layers in the product. Product management is not integrated into Product Development.

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. Product Management Career Development Leadership women in productContributed by Saikrishna Chavali.

Successful Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Book Milestone

Johanna Rothman

The post Successful Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Book Milestone appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. MPD writing agile collaboration From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams geographically distributed teams pairing product development

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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.

What Does The Internet Of Things Mean To Product Managers?

The Accidental Product Manager

The interesting things about the internet of things is that there are a lot of product managers who are preparing for it to arrive before they update their product development definition. Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills™.

Laura Klein on improving chemistry in product teams

Inside Intercom

I am the Vice President of Product at Business Talent Group, where we help find really good freelance jobs for high-end consultants at very large companies. When I wrote Build Better Products in 2016, it honestly came out of a ton of consulting.

How aligning product and marketing teams improves customer experience

Mind the Product

It wasn’t too long ago that designers and developers were disciples of strictly separate crafts – but today, someone who can do both well is quickly labelled a “unicorn”, and sought after by many a unicorn-thirsty start-up.