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.

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.

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.

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

brand and create category thought leadership. consultation to treatment ? Monetizing the. data exhaust Top 10 industries with data. monetization opportunities Recognizing the commercial.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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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Agile Transformation Secrets Series Posted

Johanna Rothman

The post Agile Transformation Secrets Series Posted appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. agile MPD collaboration cultural change culture servant leadership transition to agileI just finished a series for my Pragmatic Manager newsletter about Agile Transformation Secrets: Part 1: Manage for Change. Part 2: Emphasize Collaboration. Part 3: Principles Over Practices.

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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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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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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.

Power of questions, power of silence

dscout People Nerds

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

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).

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

How to Improve Your Team’s Conflict Competence by Julia Whitney

Mind the Product

Consultant Patrick Lencioni described a lack of disagreement as one of his five dysfunctions of teams. Product Leadership conflict competence managing conflict product management Product Team Team Leadership

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”. Business Strategy Product Management Skills Roadmap product leadership product lifecycle product management Product Roadmap Product Strategy

“Agile Coaching” Is Not the Goal

Johanna Rothman

Because consultants and coaches and agile approaches need to prove they offer value and find some quick wins.). The post “Agile Coaching” Is Not the Goal appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. I've met a number of agile coaches recently.

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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

Product Requirements: Using a Written or Visual Framework

Mind the Product

Product Leadership Product Management Product Management Basics Product Management Characteristics Product Management Process Product Management Skills product culture product management role Product Manager product planning product requirements Skills strategy team leadership

Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

Mind the Product

Huge consultancies and one-off consultants have been paid to implement a great manifesto as a repeatable process, not taking the size, stage, growth, culture, and capabilities into consideration. More importantly, it becomes one of the best tools for leadership.

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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. Communication Customer Advisory Boards Customer value Leadership organizational alignment Rob JensenBy Rob Jensen.

Innovation is Broken by Janice Fraser

Mind the Product

Practise question-based leadership – you are inevitably going to be wrong so focus on asking the right questions. Enterprise Product Management Product Leadership Product Strategy #Mtpcon Janice Fraser Mind The Product San Francisco 2015 VideoWhat is the point of innovation?

Designing an Organization for a Product Approach, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

The post Designing an Organization for a Product Approach, Part 1 appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. management MPD agile product development project management servant leadership transition to agile

Relationship Goals: How to Resolve the Tension Between Product Management and Sales

Mind the Product

Those who demonstrate your product – sales engineer, pre-sales consultant, or sales executive – do so based on real-life scenarios. Guest Post Product Leadership Product Management Characteristics Product Management Skills product management Relationships Sales