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.

Emerge named Global Leader in the 2019 Clutch Leaders Matrix for Enterprise App Development Companies

Emerge Insights

Emerge, a Digital Agency in Portland, OR, is positioned highly for Ability to Deliver in the Leaders Matrix in Clutch’s 2019 independent evaluation that compares enterprise mobile application capabilities across consulting firms, agencies and systems integrators.

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The "Why" of Interviewing—Suzanne Abate, PM Consultant and Instructor

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Through my work as a product consultant and product management instructor, I’ve discovered that there are a lot of questions about what product management is. I have to give a shout out to my friend Margaret Jastrebski who was recently SVP of Enterprise Products at ShopRunner in Chicago.

Product Management Journey?—?Developer to Consultant to Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Developer to Consultant to Product Manager If you asked me 5 years ago, I didn’t even know what Product Management was. Product Management Journey?—?Developer I received a lot of questions recently on how to transition into a Product Manager role.

The "Why" of Interviewing—Suzanne Abate, PM Consultant and Instructor

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Through my work as a product consultant and product management instructor, I’ve discovered that there are a lot of questions about what product management is. I have to give a shout out to my friend Margaret Jastrebski who was recently SVP of Enterprise Products at ShopRunner in Chicago.

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!

Hedging Your Bets – Lucie McLean on the Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

The ABCs of Product – Melissa Perri on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

I see a lot of product managers from an enterprise company go, ‘Hey, I’m gonna work at a startup, it’s gonna be awesome’ And then they get in there and they go ‘Holy crap, what happened?

How To Say No – Gabrielle Bufrem on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

Learning to Unlearn – Barry O’Reilly on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Read his books – Unlearn and Lean Enterprise. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Read his books – Unlearn and Lean Enterprise. *

How to Influence Without Power – Tim Herbig on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

The Product Mensch – Rich Mironov on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Realising it would be safer to diversify, he’s gone on to spend the last 30-plus years working with more than 90 organisations across the world in interim leadership roles and consulting. Rich Mironov got his start in product with a a single, very demanding customer: Apple.

Killing Zombies – Lisa Long on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

What’s the Secret to Becoming a Great Product Manager?

Mind the Product

Many, however, get stuck in what I call “product consultant” mode and cannot break out of it. This post is about what it takes to break out this “product consultant” mode, how to avoid it and ultimately how to achieve excellence in product management.

A Better Shipyard – Joff Redfern on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

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?

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.

Top 5 Predictions in DevOps and Analytics for 2018

Split

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.

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 –. Competition app car rental company-owned fleet Enterprise Getaround Hertz platform private car rental car revenue sales tax Turo

10 All-Star Project Managers to Follow on Twitter

The Product Coalition

Successful project management requires a close working relationship with leadership to ensure each project is aligned with business strategy , even as companies undergo enterprise-wide change. project-management leadership training digital-transformation enterprise-technology

eG Innovations Named as a Top 10 Global Vendor for Continuous Application Performance Management

eG Innovations

Continuous application performance management (CAPM) is a key focus area in the enterprise IT segment. More than 45,000 data points were collected across 1,500 enterprise IT stakeholders with budget responsibilities. Explore Monitoring Capabilities of eG Enterprise APM ».

Product Success in 2020 – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

For B2B or Enterprise software – where your product was likely selected for your user by somebody else in their organization – it is no less important to ‘get it right’. Your Questions Answered By: David Nash is a Principal Consultant and Trainer at 280 Group.

Lean Mean Product Machine – Dan Olsen on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

After leaving the Navy and working on nuclear submarines, Dan Olsen embarked on a career that has spanned enterprises and start-ups, consulting, speaking, writing, and running the Lean Product & Lean UX meetup.

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.

Shilpa Singh Joins Amplitude as VP of Professional Services

Amplitude

When a dear colleague introduced me to Amplitude, I was – in typical consultant form – skeptical of the claims. My heart is set on helping enterprise companies become digital re-inventors with a strong customer focus, drive early value with a use-case driven and lean approach.”

Feature prioritization in product management: the key to building products that sell

Product Management Unpacked

Forty-nine percent ( 49%) of product managers said this is their biggest challenge, and when responses are added from enterprise software PMs, this figure jumps up to 62%. That means nearly two-thirds of enterprise product leaders are currently worrying about which product features are needed.

Modus Create Welcomes Chris Avore as Director of Customer Experience

Modus Create

Mr. Avore’s vast experience leading enterprise design organizations, and integrating design thinking into business strategy, strengthen Modus’ already extensive digital transformation portfolio of work. His experience with both consulting and mentorship align perfectly with the core values of Modus: being great partners to our clients and a platform for growth of our consultants,” said COO and President Cheryl Williford.

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).

Meet Our IT Performance Heroes: Wendy Howard

eG Innovations

We’re pleased to introduce Wendy Howard , a technical consultant on the pre-sales West Coast team. For more than two years, she’s been helping solve some of our customers’ toughest IT performance challenges while also working on continually improving eG Enterprise.

Alpha Appoints Rob Holland as New CEO

AlphaHQ

Brings Proven Track Record Leading High-Growth Enterprise SaaS Companies. Alpha is poised to transform a massive, $25 billion+ market that remains largely dominated by legacy products and consulting firms.”.

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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7 Secrets to Becoming a Citrix Hero: A Must-Watch Webinar For Citrix Pros

eG Innovations

When your end users are in peril, you – the Citrix admin, engineer, architect, consultant – need to become a superhero and save them: Diagnose the cause of issues they are facing and triage them to ensure seamless and uninterrupted connectivity. Things don’t always go right.

Unified Monitoring and the Paradox of IT Culture Change

eG Innovations

What I have tended to see with Gen-Y is a willingness to reinvent the wheel without consulting or being concerned with what has gone on before. It’s very common for customers to begin the journey with eG Enterprise with a focus on a specific technical domain.

Globally Trusted Top IoT Application Development Companies

The Product Coalition

Contus Contus, a leading Software as a Product company provides Digital Engineering services for global Enterprises. Finoit With 8 years of journey in the IoT consultation services, they create a holistic approach while developing an IoT application for web and mobile.

Trust But Verify (Software Adoption)

Revulytics

It’s okay to follow hunches, but why not do so after consulting hard facts? Instinct can lead to wonderful places. Henry Ford and Bill Gates are just a couple of business leaders who followed gut decisions to success. But instinct isn’t always reliable.

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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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3 Critical Skills Preventing You From Becoming a Great Product Manager

280 Group

However, if you are selling to enterprise customers with long sales cycles, it will be difficult to reset the price. 280 Group is the world’s leading Product Management training and consulting firm. We often hear the old adage, “forget your weaknesses, play to your strengths!” when talking about the fastest way to get ahead in your career. After all, your strengths are your competitive advantage.

How to Further Your Product Management Career in Asia

Mind the Product

Large enterprises going through a digital transformation. Consulting firms and digital agencies. Large local or regional enterprises will have significant product development resources in Asia and offer the best opportunities to find product management roles. Like everywhere else in the world, digital product managers are in high demand in Asia. It’s still a relatively new role in this part of the world and the supply of local talent is limited.

Nulab Drinking Code: Product Management & Leadership

Nulab

Giom Duquesnay, Enterprise Agile Coach ( Giom Consulting ). Become a Nulab user and enjoy free access to NuSpace – our community space in Singapore. In March, the Nulab Drinking Code Singapore meetup saw a cosy gathering of members who braved the evening rain to join our event.

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.