Data Science Consulting Is A SCAM!

Piyanka Jain

I run a Data Science Consulting company, and I say analytics consulting is a SCAM! link] I can say so because I have been on both sides of the table, having hired analytics consulting companies for big organizations and also providing analytics consulting services to top companies. Further, most of us have probably seen outputs of consulting projects worth $300K gather dust. Think: isn’t analytics consulting a scam then? Data Science Consulting Is A SCAM!

What is Product Leadership?—?really?

The Product Coalition

What is Product Leadership?—?really? Photo by rob walsh on Unsplash With so many Product Management articles out there, let’s talk ‘Product Leadership’ for a change. Product Leadership is NOT necessarily about having the best Product Manager skills. What is Product Leadership?—?really?

The Next Generation of Customer Success Leadership

Gainsight

You’ll hear all about these trends beyond just the leadership question at Pulse, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek with this post. As CEOs and CS teams go through this transition, both sides are trying to determine the type of leadership needed for this “2020” phase.

PM is like Consulting. Start by Negotiating Terms.

The Product Coalition

Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash Get on the same page early in the project to avoid unnecessary conflict Before I was a grad student in OD, it hadn't occurred to me that the PM disciplines (product, project, program) are like consulting. PM is like Consulting.

Power Up: Three Ways to Increase Your Product Leadership Power

Roman Pichler

Challenging situations are great opportunities to grow as a human being and by doing so, you increase your leadership power. Do regular research, attend trade shows and conferences, and consult journals, magazines, and user forums, for example. Increase Your Referent Power.

Design leadership as a subversive activity

Inside Intercom

The essence of design leadership is the inverse of what I had assumed. I eventually came to realize that the essence of design leadership is the inverse of what I had assumed. What does this have to do with design leadership? Design leadership as a subversive activity.

What you can learn about leadership from “Silicon Valley”

The Product Coalition

Image: Silicon Valley, HBO The epic Pied Piper case study shows us what it really takes to build a business from scratch A TV show rife with obscene jokes and obscure pop-culture references might seem like an odd place to look for leadership lessons.

High-performing teams require a new kind of leadership — one that’s vulnerable, self-aware and cares for the person, not the employee

BrainMates

I recall sitting in a Senior Leadership Team meeting, where our Editor-in-Chief was presenting to a newly formed Executive team on the extensive history of the newspaper title. Product Leadership Product Management

What do Product Managers Want From Their Bosses?

Mind the Product

Many articles have been written on this subject, most of them either by product consultants or people holding one of the above titles. Does this encapsulate what you think about product leadership? What is the job of a product leader?

The ABCs of Product – Melissa Perri on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

So when we got her on the line, we covered everything… including Japanese deployment strategies, Marmite and peanut butter, product leadership and team organisation, how companies scale, how to pick the right environment for you, and even her new book, Escaping the Build Trap.

5 Tips for Product Managers to Ensure Success on Every Project

Mind the Product

As a consulting product manager I have seen this happen at many levels: giving in and allowing a feature in your SaaS that only one single customer really needs, adding something or modifying a design to make a VP or project sponsor happy, or lowering the bar to success because of a team shortcoming.

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.

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

Mind the Product

Tim is Product Director at Iridion, a trainer and coach, a co-organiser of ProductTank Hamburg, a frequent speaker, and the author of Lateral Leadership. Lateral Leadership – Buy the book now! Lateral Leadership – Buy the book now!

Statistical Factors that Contribute to High Performance on Product Teams

bpma ProductHub

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.

Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy

Mind the Product

Bruce McCarthy was the president of the Boston Product Management Association, is the founder of consultancy Product Culture and co-wrote the book on roadmapping, Product Roadmaps Relaunched. Bruce’s consultancy, Product Culture. Bruce’s consultancy, Product Culture.

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Steps Executives Can Take To Improve Performance

bpma ProductHub

Greg Geracie is the President of Actuation Consulting , a global provider of product management training, consulting, and advisory services to some of the world’s most well-known organizations. Product Management Product Marketing Leadership researchContributed by Greg Geracie.

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.

Creating a Product Culture – Nick Ramsay on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Prior to taking on the role of COO and CPO at Singapore-based financial portal MoneySmart, Nick Ramsay was a strategy consultant and product manager. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

Tell Better Stories – Donna Lichaw on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Over the course of her career, Donna Lichaw has moved from Design and UX to Product – consulting with teams, giving keynotes and working with leadership groups – but what she’s always focused on is storytelling.

Podcast: Too Many Product Managers with Ken Norton

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. Podcast Product Leadership Startup Product Management The Product Experience Google+ podcast product leadership product management product manager startupsKen Norton needs no introduction.

Hire Women! – Debbie Madden on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

The founder and CEO of NYC-based Stride Consulting, Debbie offers practical advice for hiring managers, anyone looking for a new job, or who wants to change the culture in their current organisation. Find her at Stride Consulting. Find her at Stride Consulting.

Leaders & Lessons That Changed My 2018

Product Club

For me, 2018 was filled with inspiring and varied individuals and leadership styles. Several leaders had a big impact on my personal and professional development in 2018, as I made a transition from consulting on product and engineering strategy and execution with TribalScale in MENA to an internal product role with OLX Group in Europe. Martin (Head of Product, OLX) : Show leadership value by empowering your team, not by pulling rank.

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. Product Management Career Development Experienced Career LeadershipContributed by John Mansour.

Developing a Test Strategy for the Agile World

Centercode

Then I moved on to telecom, military simulation software, cloud SaaS, consulting and finally healthcare. Leader Insights agile beta testing beta test goals interview leadership quality assurance

Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

Mind the Product

I was initially brought in as a freelance consultant by Simon Nelson, who had been recently appointed by the OU as CEO of its new venture. I would ultimately forge a hugely productive working relationship with them as a product leadership trio.

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Leaders Manage Uncertainty

Johanna Rothman

When managers stop looking for guarantees and help manage uncertainty, they exhibit their leadership. Discover your leadership when you manage your uncertainty. The post Leaders Manage Uncertainty appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

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.

Why Product Thinking is the Future for Product Management

Mind the Product

Mostly I have been on the consulting side, meaning I have always had to hand over what I have built to someone else. Over time, you will see a change in manner, leadership, and decisions, based on this activity happening continuously.

5 Agile Trends We’re Seeing in 2019

Agile Velocity

More companies realize the importance of leadership involvement during an Agile transformation. It’s a leadership problem that requires… Organizational structure change. The person hiring an Agile consultant is typically an uninformed buyer, and it’s easy to get snowed.

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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. LEADERSHIP IS UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF OTHERS.

Power of questions, power of silence

dscout People Nerds

Leadership consultant Lisa Stefanac on knowing when to push and when to pause

Product Management Memory Lane with Alyssa Dver

bpma ProductHub

Look around at your own company and in your PM team, how many women do you see (let alone any minorities) in leadership roles? ” Her consulting work, personal life events and her business partner emphasized that the lessons as “Ms. Contributed by Saikrishna Chavali.

8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Be aware that collaboration requires leadership. In the worst case, people get fed up with trying to get hold of you or waiting for an answer and stop consulting you. You can learn more about effectively guiding the development team as the product manager or product owner by: Attending my Product Leadership Workshop ; Reading my book Agile Product Management with Scrum. Product Leadership Roles and Responsibilities kanban product manager scrum ScrumMaster teamwork

Only The Best: Expecting The Most From Your Agile Partner

Agile Velocity

the partner they choose to provide Agile coaches or Agile consultants). A leader should expect their Agile coaches or Agile consultants to provide them with an approach that reduces that risk. We often refer to that as servant leadership.

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My Stories Are Too Short…

Mironov Consulting

I’m deeply skeptical of best practices and consultant/trainer-provided frameworks and one-starting-point-fits-all. Agile innovation Leadership Market Thinking Organizations Product Management agile collaboration dogma estimation lean organizations product management scrum user stories

Boost Your Agile Transformation with the Influential Agile Leader, April 24-25, Toronto

Johanna Rothman

The post Boost Your Agile Transformation with the Influential Agile Leader, April 24-25, Toronto appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. agile MPD leadership servant leadership transition to agile valueMost of my clients struggle with their agile transformation. The teams love agile approaches because they can work on their release frequency and technical excellence.

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Solving Product Development Challenges With Product Review

Mind the Product

Product review is a way to make the most of scarce senior product manager resources, and can work even when the senior product managers are brought in as consultants (as was done with two of the senior product manager resources we used at Telenor).

Management Signals

Johanna Rothman

When managers signal they want the items on the right, they signal servant leadership, an agile and lean culture. The post Management Signals appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. management MPD agile lean servant leadership transition to agile

Product/Market Fit is Failing Because of Your Company Structure

Mind the Product

Product experts have tried to tackle this issue but they gloss over the impact a company’s structure and leadership team have on product/market fit. Partner with a product management consultancy to manage your product/market research and set up repeatable processes to manage the product lifecycle. General Product Leadership Product Management Skills Product/Market Fit Product Development product management product teams user priorities

Only The Best: Expecting The Most From Your Agile Partner

Agile Velocity

the partner they choose to provide Agile coaches or Agile consultants). A leader should expect their Agile coaches or Agile consultants to provide them with an approach that reduces that risk. We often refer to that as servant leadership.

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