How to Make Product Management for Enterprise Systems Work

Mind the Product

I love building enterprise systems, because you get to work with your customers/users every day and literally see their lives change as you release new features. But building good enterprise systems is prone to failure, as author and product consultant Sam McAfee has recently pointed out.

Innovation, SaaS, and Enterprise: Announcing the First Three Speakers for #mtpcon London!

Mind the Product

We’re delighted to announce our first three speakers, who will share their unique insights on building products in SaaS, how to be more creative and innovative, and how to change enterprise culture; Tickets are on sale now!

Top 5 Predictions in DevOps and Analytics for 2018


DevOps Goes Enterprise-wide. In 2017, enterprises of all sizes started implementing DevOps for some of their newer services. Forrester Research recently estimated that 63% of enterprises have implemented DevOps in some form.

Innovation is Broken by Janice Fraser

Mind the Product

This is why every enterprise organisation is trying to innovate through innovation labs, accelerators, incubators, digital transformation programs, 20% time, and more. What is the point of innovation?

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

consultation to treatment ? that don’t 21Monetizing the data exhaust: Top 10 industries with data monetization opportunities Closing remarks The ability to monetize enterprise data enables companies to expand into new markets by. the enterprise. of BI across the enterprise.

Dear CEO, Innovation Starts with a Good Product Manager

Mind the Product

While the statistics for Fortune 500 companies are less public, consultant and author Tendayi Viki hits the nail on the head when he says that coming up with a great idea is easy, the hard part is building the development process, business model, value proposition, and execution. In larger companies, PA Consulting found innovation failures cost companies about £65 billion each year in the UK alone.

Don’t Miss These Amazing Speakers at #mtpcon Singapore

Mind the Product

He works as a coach, consultant, and keynote speaker helping companies bridge the gaps between business agility, digital transformation, product management, and human-centred design. Jonny consults on product development and innovation management, and coaches teams to do their best work.

TEI 175: Building B2B products – with Blair Reeves & Benjamin Gaines

Product Innovation Educators

It’s titled Building Products for the Enterprise. The authors join this episode to discuss how product management is different for enterprise software products, including: Differences in consumers from B2B and B2C. How the scale of enterprise customers impacts product work.

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Customer Success – an important role

The Product Bistro

Digital Transformation, it’s all the rage, and doing a simple Google search yields a plethora of hits, from training to consultants, to the big market research companies, all weighing in. No longer must the adoption of a technology be an enormous undertaking, requiring a significant investment (technology funding, finding space in the data center, buying racks of gear, upgrading network bandwidth, huge software licenses, big dollar consultants for implementation).

How to Deal with Unresponsive Stakeholders

Folding Burritos

In order to do this, one of the most useful things I got from my enterprise consulting days is something called the Minto Pyramid Principle. It’s used in dressed-up, serious, management consulting firms, but don’t let that deter you — it’s really helpful. As Marty Cagan puts it , managing stakeholders is probably the least favorite part of our job as Product Managers.

Product Managers Attempt To Solve The Toy Problem

The Accidental Product Manager

The tiny collectable market was originally created by the Australian toy maker Moose Enterprise. One of the most popular lines, Shopkins, was created by the Australian company Moose Enterprise. Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills.

The Secrets of Highly Successful Sales People: Objection Handling

The Secret PM Handbook

A prospect might be concerned that your company might go out of business, or that there won’t be enough skilled consultants to handle their implementation needs, just to give two examples. There’s the monetary cost – usually substantial for an enterprise application or system.

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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.

Introducing the Speakers for MTP Engage Manchester 2019

Mind the Product

Gabrielle Bufrem is a Senior Product Manager at Pivotal Labs in San Francisco where she works with a range of clients from enterprise to start-ups in order to build user-centred products. Sophie Manton – Independent Consultant.

Interview: Steve Portigal on user research war stories in the field


One such seasoned and ‘battle hardened’ veteran is Steve Portigal, a user research consultant who has spent the last 15 years facing all the challenges that being in the field research.

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The Product Market Fit Engine | Rahul Vohra, CEO, Superhuman | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

For a consultancy or an agency where almost all new work is coming in through referral, then I would ask a question that is specifically designed for that. Rahul Vohra, CEO & Founder, Superhuman.

Frankfurt, 16 April: Product Leaders Workshop

Mironov Consulting

Greg Prickril is a software product management consultant, coach and trainer specializing in the intersection of software product management with disciplines such as Scrum, Lean and Design Thinking. What: One-Day Product Leaders Workshop (Roundtable). When: April 16, 2018.

Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

Mind the Product

Personally, I can’t stop thinking about the pain that this new reality – the one that comes after Agile – is going to cause a lot of enterprise companies. Rather, it’s the way it was introduced to the enterprise.

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Top companies learn fast, why isn't yours?

Product Warrior

Many large enterprises look at start up companies with envy at their speed of innovation i.e. Learning. The enterprise culture is polarised to the start up culture. The enterprise only rewards success, it punishes failure and in doing so creates an unsafe learning environment.

TEI 168: Roles and responsibilities of product managers – with Steve Johnson

Product Innovation Educators

Steve has been working within the high-tech arena since 1979 with experience in technical, sales, and marketing positions at companies specializing in enterprise and desktop hardware and software. Cutting through role confusion to create successful products.

SaaS product management explained by 6 product managers


Sue Raisty , Product Management Consultant and CEO at Sure Product Consulting. For customers more used to enterprise or custom-built software, they might expect one-off customizations or features they can heavily customize. Title: Product Management Consultant and CEO.

The Incredible Speakers for #mtpcon London 2018

Mind the Product

Joe Leech, Product Strategy Consultant. Joe Leech is a Product Strategy and UX consultant with 14 years experience helping companies and startups with product design, building the right stuff in the right order, and applying psychology in design and user experience.

Addressing 13 Types of Custom Software Risk

Atomic Spin PM

And that makes it risky, both for the company who funds the project and for the consultant who stakes their reputation on it. Creating custom software can be extremely complex—juggling evolving technologies, competing stakeholders, many types of users, etc.

Get SaaS-y: Empowering On-Premise Software with Usage Analytics


Talk to any CIO at an enterprise that made a substantial investment in on-premise software vs. SaaS and you’ll gather plenty of anecdotal evidence to that end. But even new enterprise software buyers are investing in on-premise software. For instance, Panorama Consulting’s annual ERP buying survey showed that more than half of respondents conducting enterprise software projects in 2016 were implementing on-premise software.

Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

When I worked as a product management consultant clients would often talk about “needing a product roadmap ASAP”. If you want to read about strategy with value at its heart: Lean Enterprise. so my investor said that I need a product manager to do our product roadmap?”.

8 Keys to Successfully Implementing a Product Management Framework

Product Management 2.0

We’re taking a bit of a risk sharing these with you, because our consulting work often involves parachuting in to fix implementation challenges. Whether you are part of an enterprise firm or a mid-market company.

20 expert opinions on UI design trends for 2018


“Affordable, high-end aesthetics” Jane Portman, UI/UX Consultant, Conference Speaker and Author, UI Breakfast. “Revisit the meaning of ‘good’ design” Joe Natoli, Independent UX Consultant, Speaker and Author, Give Good UX.

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17 Must-Read Product Management Books


Written by real-world product managers at the Product School, these experts teach classes while working at enterprises like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, PayPal, Netflix, and more. ” Written by Dan Olsen , Lean product expert, this book is a culmination of his consulting practice that helps companies like Facebook, Epocrates, and Hightail improve their product processes and build amazing products. Melanie Franklin is a change management consultant and trainer.

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Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

I “went agile” in 2000/2001 – I was writing software and leading teams at an enterprise software company at the time, and we adopted elements of XP and other agile practices in what we branded (internally and externally) as Fast Cycle Time (FCT).

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Continuous learning = Experiment, Measure, Decide

Product Warrior

When I was consulting and coaching product managers I heard phrases like “we can’t change that feature spec, we have finished discovery”?—?scary, Lean cycles cannot be executed on enterprise time, we cannot iterate based on months or quarters.

Product For Legacy Companies


If they hope to maintain their place as competitive, viable enterprises, companies have no choice but to embrace technology, often in ways that go well beyond their comfort zone. They assume that “technology is technology” and the same people who managed their enterprise resource planning implementation shouldn’t have too much trouble getting something going online. They are not management consultants who could barely launch a brochure site.

Even More Amazing Speakers for #mtpcon London 2017

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.

How to build, manage and scale a sales team – 12 strategies from the experts

Inside Intercom

Most users view a product only through the lens of their own use, not through the needs and habits of all the users in their enterprise (which is a view someone at the top, such as a Chief Information Officer, is more likely to have). Richard Harris, Founder, The Harris Consulting Group.

Don’t Miss These Speakers at #mtpcon San Francisco

Mind the Product

Before joining the public sector she was a freelance consultant and has worked with clients including Virgin Atlantic, BBC, SonyBMG, HSBC, The Economist, Drupal and the University of Surrey. Dan Olsen, Author and Consultant.

Pros and Cons of Market Research Tactics

Mind the Product

As the product manager survey results that we published on Mind the Product suggested, listening to the market doesn’t happen enough among enterprise software designers.

9 essential sales steps you need to grow your SaaS startup

Inside Intercom

or doing nothing, is usually the main competitor faced by enterprise sales-people.). Alan Gleeson is a B2B Marketing Consultant based in London with a passion for helping SaaS businesses to grow.

STICKY POST: All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

Business of Software Conference

Bill Janeway: The Rise & Fall Of Enterprise Software. Rita Gunter McGrath & Mike Sikorsky: Alarming The Enterprise – Software-Driven Inflection Points. Patrick Campbell: Why a SaaS Pricing Consultancy Gives Away Free Software. Peter Coppinger: From Happy Consultant Developer to Unhappy Product CEO. All the talks from previous Business of Software Conferences from one place. Great SaaS & Software Talks.

Top App Development Agencies 2018–2019

The Product Coalition

What they’re known for: As a technology consultancy firm, Hedgehog Lab develops for more than ‘just’ Android and iOS. Motto: We help brands & enterprises prepare for a future dominated by post-PC technologies Customer quotes: “Everything they’ve delivered so far has been very polished.

Accessibility Testing: Tips & Best Practices From Industry Leaders


We at UserZoom are also on a mission to make it easier for enterprises that want to conduct accessibility research with real people with disabilities to do so. It’s great that many companies have been conducting audits through consultants and automated tools to understand issues that might prevent people with disabilities from navigating websites, mobile apps, and applications. Learn about best practices for accessibility testing from two leading companies in their industries.

How Can Car Rental Product Managers Deal With Upstarts?

The Accidental Product Manager

As you can well imagine this is not going over well with the product managers at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz. Blue Elephant Consulting – Your Source For Real World Product Management Skills.