What To Do About Your Audience’s Real Roadmap Questions | Rich Mironov, Mironov Consulting | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

Rich Mironov, CEO/Founder, Mironov Consulting. Rich Mironov (CEO, Mironov Consulting) – What To Do About Your Audience’s Real Roadmap Questions from Business of Software Conference. So there’s almost always two questions that I hear from the executive team or the leadership team when faced with reviewing a roadmap or anything else that comes out of product management usually they are phrased in these two ways. We had a really good positive relationship.

Janice Fraser: Knitting at the Edge of new

Mind the Product

Janice is also a consultant to large corporations. Her consulting can turn into heavyweight projects, she says. “I It’s looking at key leadership skills “for life, family, work, and business”. Not many product people can claim to have coached staff at the White House. “It’s

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Win the “Customer Value” Relay Race and Dominate Your Market

Proficientz – Product Management University

There are seven legs in the race for market leadership. The marketing and sales enablement function has three goals: Create a corporate résumé (positioning) that communicates your strategic value to the market in the customers’ vocabulary. Equip the salesforce to facilitate credible and consultative business conversations with executives (strategic), managers (operational) and users (tactical) to distinguish your organization from the competition.

Insubordination vs Caring About the System

Johanna Rothman

Effects of Positional Power. Mostly because of their positional power and the reward system.). At times, I have used my positional power. I will have to figure out how to write about this, especially for managers invested in positional power. Do I advocate insubordination?

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

Mind the Product

I suggested that as someone in a position of leading a digital product team, you should always strive to make your team feel like they are in a band and not an orchestra. I would ultimately forge a hugely productive working relationship with them as a product leadership trio.

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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.

Say No to Mandatory Fun

Johanna Rothman

I keep encountering managers and consultants who want to make work “fun” for people. Before I was a consultant, I held various Director-level positions at local companies. The post Say No to Mandatory Fun appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. management MPD culture project portfolio management servant leadership team team buildingAs a goal, “fun” is a bunch of hooey.

Create & Manage the Project’s Bounds, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

You need to reinforce your market position. The post Create & Manage the Project’s Bounds, Part 1 appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. product development project charter servant leadership valueDo you know your project's bounds?

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. Whereas, startups and SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses) frequently position their product teams in their own department. Partner with a product management consultancy to manage your product/market research and set up repeatable processes to manage the product lifecycle.

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. The discussion of this contract is a great way to normalise the idea of disagreement and to position it as useful.

Product Requirements: Using a Written or Visual Framework

Mind the Product

Personally, I get positive results from detailed written requirements. There’s a lot of variation in how companies document product requirements.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

bpma ProductHub

The definition of “strategic” is about results: delivering solutions that have strategic value to the customer, which in turn delivers strategic value to your organization in the form of growth, profitability and competitive position. Contributed by John Mansour.

What is the ROI of Design? – Nate Clinton (ProductTank San Francisco)

Mind the Product

Before Cooper, Nate has held product and design leadership positions at StarMine, Thomson Reuters, and BuildZoom. As a consultancy Cooper leads initiatives in content creation, business development, and creative leadership.

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.

Top Tips for Negotiating With Stakeholders

Mind the Product

Ultimately, you’re always in a weaker position if you’ve not prepared the ground for what you hope to achieve. Justify Your Position. Do the research, make sure you know your users, negotiate with your stakeholders, and consult your team.

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Why Product Managers Should Learn to Code

Mind the Product

I’ve had all sorts of job titles; digital marketer, growth hacker, creative technologist, UXer, startup product person, product strategist, product owner, lean coach and consultant. Building products is amazing.

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

Mind the Product

This curiosity has led me out of product management and into my first B2B sales position with ProdPad, where I’ve been tasked with building a repeatable, scalable, and successful sales process, and ultimately a larger sales team.

3 Ways to Leverage Your Strongest Product Management Skills

280 Group

Mentoring others and demonstrating thought leadership through writing and speaking are great ways to not only strengthen these skills, but also advance your career. She helps clients navigate our training and consulting solutions, and also oversees our contingent-search recruiting practice.

Should Product Managers build mission-driven products?

BrainMates

For those companies that do this well it has a positive impact on their overall business success – through enhancing their brand (and hence sales) and through a greater ability to attract and retain talented staff. Our world is in the midst of some seismic changes.

My Stories Are Too Short…

Mironov Consulting

I take the position that categorical imperatives are always wrong. I’m deeply skeptical of best practices and consultant/trainer-provided frameworks and one-starting-point-fits-all.

My team are my product: How to develop a high-performing team of product managers (or anyone else)

Mind the Product

To develop my strategy I consulted with some of the key players (stakeholders) and the team (squad) members. It also means nurturing a culture of feedback; up, down and sideways, with positive and developmental feedback. Give positive and developmental feedback equal prominence.

Third-Party Software Integration: Best Practice, Perils and Pitfalls

Mind the Product

Senior/director integration positions are usually expected to own a product roadmap strategy. If they are not senior/director positions, then the product manager is usually tasked with the efficiency, quality, and speed to market of the integration. Platform Strategy Consultant.

Alfonso de la Nuez on ‘Why and How to Democratize UX Research’

Userzoom

And I understand that because before UserZoom, I co-founded a consulting company and we were in the lab all day. And so, yeah, we have challenges, but I think we have a situation now where we are in a better position to conduct research than we used to be.

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Smart Home Truths for Product Managers

Mind the Product

A expert in your team to consult with over each of the IoT technology stacks makes your business decision making more straightforward. Product managers are well-positioned to be smart home evangelists because they need to understand the industry from multiple perspectives: that of the buyer, the seller, and the maker. My Twitter feed is full of stories of Amazon seizing the lead in the smart home industry.

9 tips from TED speakers on successful product management

Mind the Product

In his TED Talk, marketing consultant and best-selling author Simon Sinek discusses his idea of the Golden Circle, a three-layered concept that deals with a company’s or business’ “why” at the center, followed by the “how” in the second layer, and lastly, “what”.

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.

Only The Best: Expecting The Most From Your Agile Partner

Agile Velocity

the partner they choose to provide Agile coaches or Agile consultants). When leaders can effectively convey their compelling reasons for change to their colleagues and teams, they can lay the foundation for lasting, positive change. We often refer to that as servant leadership.

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Humanizing the Role of Beta Managers Through Communication

Centercode

The net result of these changes is incredibly positive. At the end of the day, technologists with consultative skills are much more effective at their jobs. Leader Insights automation best practices beta manager leadership

Product Success in 2020 – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – Product Success in 2020: Six Trends You Must Track. Is there an actual Product Operations position or job, or is it just a function within the organization?

Designing an Organization for a Product Approach, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

I am using the word serve as in servant leadership. I was in this position years ago. The post Designing an Organization for a Product Approach, Part 2 appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

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3 Industry Leaders Share What it Takes to Be a Product Manager

BrainStation Product Management

I’m responsible for helping to build the overall website experience as well as the infrastructure that powers the site, the CMS, and all of the analytics,” said Erica Tsai, Product Consultant at The Wing, a female-only coworking space. “So As for managing products that incorporate new technologies, it’s a difficult position to be in as a PM. Events Product Management Thought Leadership BrainStation New York New York New York City product Product Managememt

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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). When leaders can effectively convey their compelling reasons for change to their colleagues and teams, they can lay the foundation for lasting, positive change. We often refer to that as servant leadership.

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Introducing the CPO Accelerator

Melissa Perri

Product is the only position that touches everything across the organization and helps pull it together to create a compelling offering for its customers. Tommi has previously held product leadership positions at Splice and Shutterstock.

Starting a Product Organization Transformation, Part 6

Johanna Rothman

Some of the managers chose (from Day 1) to move to various team positions, instead of managers. The post Starting a Product Organization Transformation, Part 6 appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

The Many Flavors Of Agile: What’s The Right One For Your Team? | Bethany Pagels-Minor, Apple | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

Bethany has been a firm believer in agile for many years and has been bringing the joy of lean, kanban, and scrum to the workplaces of many through thoughtful and direct communication and consultation. So the cool thing about waterfall – because I’m going to talk positively about waterfall for an extended period of time I know no one’s used to this, but just get comfortable – I actually like waterfall because you can have a lot of different skills right.

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The Truth Behind the Data – Jimena Almendares on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Jimena Almendares has held senior product roles and leadership positions at Zynga and Meetup , and now runs the Global Expansion efforts for Intuit. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

Agile Transformation: Practice Change, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

Some organizations have multi-year plans, rely on predictions without feedback for project planning, and leave people in the same positions for years and years. The post Agile Transformation: Practice Change, Part 2 appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

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Creating a Highly Skilled PM Team – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – Building Great Products With Superior Product Management Skills. In fact, certification at your stage in your career can be a key to help you advance to a management position.

GV’s Kate Aronowitz and Vanessa Cho on leading through design

Inside Intercom

Two decades later, these two women are blazing trails in design leadership. I did a little bit of consulting along the way and was also at startup called Wealthfront for a while. We ended up having a leadership change that really disrupted the whole organization.

Build Respect in Organizations, Not Families, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

I started this series positing that respect is the cornerstone for how we might treat each other, to manage our interactions with success, especially in light of the #MeToo conversation. The post Build Respect in Organizations, Not Families, Part 3 appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. management MPD culture flow efficiency respect servant leadership trust