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?

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.

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Building a Product Startup Within an Agency

Mind the Product

We decided, about 18 months ago, that our consultancy business model, though growing and successful, could benefit from diversification — specifically, from creating something with tangible intellectual property. Let me explain: Why a Product Startup?

Startup Dust

Oren Steinberg

The biggest asset any startup has is the time of its entrepreneurs and key talents. The success or failure of the startup often hinges on their ability to focus their efforts on the critical path at any given time. As the startup grows and faces scalability and growth challenges the issue of focus becomes even more challenging. 2 unexperienced entrepreneurs have a great idea for their first startup. The post Startup Dust appeared first on Oren Steinberg - blog.

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 ).

Why startups need to focus more on the Product and less on services.

The Product Coalition

Pitfalls of Service-Led vs Product-Focused startups I have been on both sides of the spectrum and it has worked well for companies like Infosys, TCS which take on large service agreements with organizations and provide consulting services or develop software.

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.

Truth needs to be told?—?startups fail because CEOs have lousy bosses

The Product Coalition

startups fail because CEOs have lousy bosses Why do startup fail? They are all reasons the founders mentioned when asked to tell why their startups failed. I’m saying this as a 3 time CEO of startups that shut down (I’ll save my success stories for a different post).

Podcast: Too Many Product Managers with Ken Norton

Mind the Product

When the opportunity came up to chat with him, we wanted to cover something new – the idea that startups are hiring too many product managers. Should you go work at a startup? Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. Should you go work at a startup?

Beats, Bootstrapping and Life – Mat Clayton on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

He joined us to talk about startup life, scaling, making hard decisions, and more. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

Dear CEO, Innovation Starts with a Good Product Manager

Mind the Product

I’ve worked for more than a decade in product management with Fortune 500 companies and startups, and I realize I’m seeing a scary pattern. Product managers are only hired after the innovation or startup teams get concepts or funding approved. You would think that someone holding this position would be leading innovation teams or startups, but the problem lies in companies justifying the investment for the role. According to CB Insights, this is 42% of startups.

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 has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

Janice Fraser: Knitting at the Edge of new

Mind the Product

For four years, every six months during Obama’s second term, I brought a team to the White House to teach startup-type thinking to Obama’s administration.”. Janice is also a consultant to large corporations. Her consulting can turn into heavyweight projects, she says. “I

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. *

Shape Up – Ryan Singer 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 has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

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. I’ve been a startup founder – when I completely tanked my first foray building product.

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 has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

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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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!

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.

Sense and Respond – Jeff Gothelf 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 has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

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 has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

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.

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.

Crazy Busy Product People – Rian van der Merwe on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

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 has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

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.

Don’t Worry About Being Cool with Petra Wille [Rebroadcast]

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 has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

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

Mind the Product

We’re a startup, but entirely funded and owned by the Open University (OU). 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.

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March 10 & 12: Designing, Structuring and Leading Product Organizations (Toronto, Kitchener)

Mironov Consulting

The jobs are complex, requiring a broad skill set spanning domain and market knowledge, communication, leadership, technical, product and business abilities. Saeed Khan has more than 20 years of experience in product management and has worked in both Canada and Silicon Valley, at multiple startups and public companies. Through Transformation Labs, Saeed provides consulting and advisory services to companies to help them build winning products and great product organizations.

Why Product Thinking is the Future for Product Management

Mind the Product

Building products for big corporates, small startups and scale-ups. Mostly I have been on the consulting side, meaning I have always had to hand over what I have built to someone else. I have therefore created a coaching framework that I work with for every startup at the Factory.

Product/Market Fit is Failing Because of Your Company Structure

Mind the Product

Did you know that 42% of startups fail because no one wants to buy their 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. For corporations, nearly 80% of new products fail each year for the exact same reason.

Innovation is Broken by Janice Fraser

Mind the Product

These Entrepreneurial Leaders need new skills and a different mindset, because ideas like Good and Progress look very different in a startup than they do in the core business. What is the point of innovation?

Testing Business Ideas – David Bland on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

David Bland is the CEO and Founder of Precoil, an author, and a long-time practitioner of agile and lean startup. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

Crafting Stellar Product Process with John Cutler

The Product Coalition

There’s a lot to learn from having a discussion with your leadership about where you fall. What is the leadership-level message that is most important in order to drive a culture of process improvement experimentation? leadership product-management startup entrepreneurship

Outcome-Driven Innovation for Product Managers

Mind the Product

Tony Ulwick is the pioneer of jobs-to-be-done theory, the inventor of the Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI) process, and the founder of the strategy and innovation consulting firm Strategyn.

Keeping Track Of Your HEART – Tomer Sharon 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 has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

South and Latin America – Guido Lonetti on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Startups: Mural and Tiendanube. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

Should Product Managers build mission-driven products?

BrainMates

As a social entrepreneur with Full Time Lives and in my Product Management consulting work for Brainmates. They included the Australian Red Cross , World Vision Australia , Northcott , RSL NSW as well as the founders of new social impact startups – Humanitix and Communiteer.

Product-Led Growth – Ashley Smith on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Presently a partner at expansion stage venture capital firm OpenView, Ashley Smith has a long career of helping early-stage startups scale into successful organisations. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.