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!

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!

Insights From the #mtpcon San Francisco Product Leadership Forum

Mind the Product

At last week’s #mtpcon San Francisco Product Leadership Forum, senior product professionals got together to discuss the current hot topics of career paths, talent management, and psychological safety. Psychological Safety for Consultants Working With a Toxic Client.

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?

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.

Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum

Mind the Product

The Product Leadership Forum is a chance for senior product professionals to discuss the challenges they face in a safe environment. By gaining insight from your experiences, you can develop principles on which to base your leadership style.

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.

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.

Ask Different Questions: Building Your Agile Leadership Skills

Agile Velocity

Now, it’s Monday and you need to be in the office for an 8 AM meeting to hear what the new Agile Consultants have come up with for your organization. How To Start Building Your Agile Leadership Skills. The Situation. It’s Monday morning. .

Nulab Drinking Code: Product Management & Leadership

Nulab

This time, our meetup theme was “Product Management, Strategy & Leadership” and it was a great pleasure for us to host our invited speakers: Jay Fong, Product Strategy Lead ( honestbee Singapore ). Giom Duquesnay, Enterprise Agile Coach ( Giom Consulting ).

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 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. Lateral leadership. Lateral leadership. *

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!

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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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.

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.

How Culture Add Changes the Conversation on Hiring

Mind the Product

It has shaped decisions in several teams I’ve worked with, and has been a valuable way to shape hiring standards in companies I’ve consulted with. A great example of actionable principles held in common is Amazon’s Leadership Principles. You might know the term culture fit.

How to Innovate – Ryan Jacoby 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Announcement: Make the Most of Your One-on-Ones Workshop

Johanna Rothman

The post Announcement: Make the Most of Your One-on-Ones Workshop appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. MPD workshop Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management leadership management one-on-one

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.

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).

A Guide to Collaborating With and Motivating Your Engineering Team

Mind the Product

You should never – I mean never – commit to dates, make estimations of effort or communicate project schedules without consulting your engineering team. Product Development Process Product Leadership Product Management Skills Stakeholder Management Collaboration Communication Culture product leadership Product Management Role Team Team LeadershipProduct management is a cool job, arguably one of the most sought-after roles in business today.

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.

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.

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

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.

One-on-Ones: Regular and Sacrosanct

Johanna Rothman

The post One-on-Ones: Regular and Sacrosanct appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. management one-on-one servant leadershipWhen Esther and I wrote Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management , we didn't really think one-on-ones were a secret.

How Going Part-Time Made me a Better Product Manager

Mind the Product

I wrote notes on one side of each page, and kept track of my to-dos on the other, and I would religiously consult this list every morning. Improved Leadership. These are things that a good product manager should do anyway, but the fact that I wasn’t there meant this ownership fostered individual leadership in my absence. Product Leadership Product Management Career Product Management Skills product leadership product management Product Management Role Skills

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.