Conversations, Conflict and Leadership – Roman Pichler on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

A longtime consultant, author and teacher, we grabbed him for a chat focusing on some of the lessons contained in his fourth book, How to Lead in Product Management. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

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. you need to master professional and self leadership. Leadership skills can be learned and a leadership mindset can be built. Leadership is identifying your own barriers?—?it

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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? Our consultancy business has been steadily growing for the past five years or so, and by any measure is a successful operation. Still, the product startup guys in the garage might have acted differently.

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.

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. Initial phases of the product Obviously, when a company is in startup mode, you’ll want to do anything to sign on your first client and do accommodate all their requests.

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 ). Jay’s talk covers how startups and organizations can leverage on data analytics to enhance their understanding of users and build customer-centric products.

Leadership in Product, Connect and Explore Workshop Series.

Bain Public

Career Development Program Details: Whether you are a Founder or part of the Product, Engineering or leadership team, you need actionable strategies and impactful techniques that drive results today. We work with you as partners by sharing product leadership best practices.

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. About a decade with with big software companies I did six startups of which four we file under good life learning and character building. So something I did at one of my more successful less learning startups the V.P.

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?

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. ’ Great product leaders are in with the leadership team – they’re peers, they are very close to them, they’re a team.

Petra Wille: A Social Creature

Mind the Product

She says: “After Burda I joined SAP, where I was a technical consultant and I was still doing a lot of coding. After four and a half years at Xing Petra felt the company had grown too big for her to be able to make the impact she wanted, so she then spent a couple of years at tech startup Tolingo, first as head of product, and then as CPO/COO. “I It’s where I gained a lot of the knowledge I use these days if I’m consulting in startups,” she says.

How to Make Sure Your Product Leadership Team Will Boost You Up - Not Drag You Down

Bain Public

As business advisors and executive coaches, we've worked with dozens of CEOs to help them build and grow their product leadership team as they scale their company. What we’ve noticed instead in the startup world, is a lot of people become product managers by default rather than design. Getting external support, such as product management consulting, can help establish the product leadership team responsible for nurturing and guiding the product team.

Bain Public to Work Pro Bono with Notman House Startup

Bain Public

In collaboration with Notman House and chosen from a list of 13 startups, starting January 2020, we will be providing our Product Capability Building Program for Pre-Seed Founders, pro bono to LUCA Theory, a rising Montreal startup. On a mission to support and grow the Montreal startup ecosystem, Notman House is a technology hub that provides office, event, and communal space for startups, investors, technology partners, and community groups.

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.

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

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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. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. He joined us to talk about startup life, scaling, making hard decisions, and more.

The Invisible Leader: Facilitation Secrets – Elena Astilleros on The Product Experience

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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. General Podcast Product Leadership Product Management Skills The Product Experience good product leadership product teamsOne of the critical skills never mentioned in the job description is being a great meeting facilitator.

How To Say No – Gabrielle Bufrem on The Product Experience

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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. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

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? Kirk to Taylor’s Spock, Drucker was also a management consultant, but he wasn’t all that much of a numbers guy. Design leadership as a subversive activity. So what might design leadership as a subversive activity look like?

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. We talked to Rich about leadership, how to make sure that your next job is with the right company, and how to win friends and influence people. Lateral leadership. Organizational Thank Yous – your secret power for lateral leadership. Lateral leadership. *

Making Decisions That Scale ? Julia Whitney on The Product Experience

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Now an executive and leadership coach, she’s devoted a lot of time over the last few years to working with teams on [.]. Now an executive and leadership coach, she’s devoted a lot of time over the last few years to working with teams on making sure that they both make decisions – and that they make the best quality decisions possible. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

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

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. I tend to work with startups, though I have also been involved with more established companies – roles where research, UX and marketing considerations really have an impact on what is built.

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. He joined us live at the Mind the Product Leadership Forum to chat about how he builds his own roadmaps, prioritisation, product vision, OKRs and quite a bit more. Bruce’s consultancy, Product Culture. Bruce’s consultancy, Product Culture.

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Hacking The Hiring Process – Alex Yang & Max Bevan on The Product Experience

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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.

Making Better Predictions – Margaret Heffernan 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. She’s currently Head of Innovation at Go Compare and has spent 13 years in the tech industry working with startups in the SaaS and mobile space. Podcast Product Leadership Product Strategy The Product Experience Data Predictions Product Roadmap

Leading Teams to Success – Christina Wodtke on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

That’s another level of difficulty and in her new book, The Team That Managed Itself: A Story Of Leadership, Christina Wodtke does just that. That’s another level of difficulty and in her new book, The Team That Managed Itself: A Story Of Leadership, Christina Wodtke does just that. Buy Christina’s latest book, The Team That Managed Itself: A Story Of Leadership. *

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

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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! 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.

A Better Shipyard – Joff Redfern on The Product Experience

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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. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Few people have more experience in leading product teams than Joff Redfern.

Shape Up – Ryan Singer on The Product Experience

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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. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

Creating a Product Culture – Nick Ramsay on The Product Experience

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

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. Steve Jobs’ Take on Consulting. Below is what Steve Jobs said to a class of MIT graduates in 1992 once he realized that the majority of the students had a background in consulting. “I

Troubleshooting Agile – Jeffrey Fredrick & Douglas Squirrel on The Product Experience

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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. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

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How to Innovate – Ryan Jacoby on The Product Experience

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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. 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

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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. 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.

Hire Women! – Debbie Madden on The Product Experience

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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. 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.

Sense and Respond – Jeff Gothelf on The Product Experience

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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. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 4

280 Group

Leadership is doing the right things.” — Peter Drucker. Leadership Definitions. Let’s start with a couple of definitions of leadership. Our first definition is from the book An Integrative Theory of Leadership. Leadership is doing the right things.”

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.

How Culture Add Changes the Conversation on Hiring

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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. As Mike Pena of Stanford University says: “Systemic issues around diversity that get ignored early on just might grow into deal-breakers that make a hot, young startup less attractive to potential suitors in the years ahead.” A great example of actionable principles held in common is Amazon’s Leadership Principles.