Featured Product Management Consultant: Leslie Bixel

280 Group

Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant who discusses a number of Product Management issues. Product Managers are the hub for all the company functions contributing to bringing a great product to.[continue

Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton

280 Group

Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant/Trainer who discusses a number of Product Management issues. The post Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

Featured Product Management Consultant: Ken Feehan

280 Group

Our third featured interview in this series is with Ken Feehan, who talks about how he broke into Product Management, what the most rewarding part of being a consultant is and how Product Managers can be more strategic. Consultant Interviews

Women in Product Management: Jennifer Lyons, Product Management Consultant

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Jennifer Lyons, a Product Management Executive who has focused the last twelve years of her career in healthcare. Women in Product Management

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

of fleet Trucking, logistics, and fleet management services can. Mining companies—shift managers, operators Why ? and quality officers, and management/executives ? consultation to treatment ? Fleet management companies Why ? management ? Monetizing the.

Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen

280 Group

Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant/Trainer who discusses a number of Product Management issues. The post Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

Making the transition from consultant to product engineer

Inside Intercom

But making the transition from consultant engineer to a product engineer was a revelation – I realized that working as an engineer in client services and working as a product engineer are essentially two completely different jobs, bridged only by the common use of technology. By “consultant engineer”, I mean an engineer developing software for a client (which is again different from being an independent contractor). Being a Consultant Engineer.

Podcast about the Business of Writing and Consulting

Johanna Rothman

Consultants and writers share a common problem: we are business owners. That means we manage our businesses. Yes, I manage my own product development and my business. She was surprised a business consultant could have a sense of humor.

Product Love Podcast: Rich Mironov, CEO of Mironov Consulting


This week on the Product Love podcast, I chatted with Rich Mironov, the CEO of Mironov Consulting, and an all-around product guru. Rich has been practicing product management since the 80’s.

How consulting helped me to be a better PM

The Product Coalition

Last year, I made the switch from technology consulting to product management. One of the most crucial being stakeholder management. As a technology consultant, I would move from client to client, spending about 6 months on average with each before moving on to the next.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

CONTENTS Foreword by Jen Underwood, Principal Consultant, Impact Analytix.1 1| 2018 LOGI ANALYTICS STATE OF EMBEDDED ANALYTICS REPORT FOREWORD Jen Underwood, Principal Consultant, Impact Analytix Analytics is everywhere. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED. ANALYTICS.

The biggest difference between product and consulting work

Tim Herbig

For those of you who have been following my writing for quite some time now, this shouldn’t come as a surprise: I don’t believe much longer in the differentiation of domain product managers. Instead, I believe in the power of deploying (product) skills in whichever domain is necessary and staying close to some core values … Continue reading "The biggest difference between product and consulting work".

Freelance Consulting and Product Management – Time to Join the gig Economy?

Mind the Product

When should a start-up hire its first product manager? But it’s likely there will always be a fair bit of product management work at any start-up, and some of it will exceed what the current team is capable of doing. Therein lies the opportunity for a product management consultant.

Manage Your Intellectual Property

Johanna Rothman

When we manage product development for organizations, we work for hire. Books and consulting are all different beasts. You can create consulting services and deliver them by yourself. I’ve had to cross out and renegotiate consulting agreements where the client thought they could hire me to create a custom workshop and they would reuse it internally. As a consultant, your client does not own your IP. MPD writing consulting product development value

3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

280 Group

280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, is once again joined by the prominent author, consultant and trainer, Greg Cohen. Today Greg will share three ways that Product Managers can apply Lean methodologies in their day to day work.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards.

How I Make My Decisions to Speak at Conferences

Johanna Rothman

Consultants who make money speak at conferences. I know I will speak, coach, consult. Is the request far enough in advance that I can manage the request? I would have needed more than 15 hours of travel to manage the request. I'm not coaching or consulting.

280 Group’s Top Product Management Blog Posts of 2018

280 Group

Our Product Management and Product Marketing blog has been sharing content and engaging readers for over a decade. Video interview with Senior Consultant/Trainer, Tom Evans, Product Management and Product Marketing expert. Video] 3 Secrets to Successful Product Management.

Blog 185

Why IT Teams Benefit from a Product Management Viewpoint

280 Group

OK, well, besides transitioning to Agile for product management. Without the structure and discipline of looking at the issue through a product management lens, the results can be an unruly concoction of patchwork technology that is often more expensive to maintain than the value they create.

What is Lean Product Management

280 Group

Greg Cohen is the author or Agile Excellence for Product Managers, and a Lean Product Management expert, as well as a consultant/trainer for 280 Group. In this video he answers one seemingly simple question: What is Lean Product Management?

Hooked - How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Speaker: Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Hooked, the book, is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.

Assessment of Individual Product Manager Skills

280 Group

In this special video, 280 Group Founder and CEO, Brian Lawley, talks with Consultant/Trainer, Bill Haines, about an invaluable system he invented. Bill is going to explain the basics of the Individual Skills Assessment for Product Managers.

The Secret to Great Product Management

280 Group

For this video we are joined by Tom Evans, a Senior Consultant and Trainer with 280 Group who has over 25 years of Product Management experience and helped develop the Optimal Product Process framework.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

These words couldn’t be more relevant to product management. Such a trait is crucial to Product Management roles if you want sales, marketing and engineering to trust and follow your direction. Product Management Product Marketing Product Strategy

Management Signals

Johanna Rothman

I started to think about the management signals we send, especially in an agile transformation. When managers signal they want the items on the left, they reinforce the culture of command-and-control. When managers signal to the right, the organization can change.

Productivity Boosting Tips For Busy Managers


Increasing productivity is one of the most frequent goals for companies, workers, and managers across industries. For managers, it’s particularly crucial to look at behavior patterns and work habbits in order to find ways to be more productive. Use time management tools.

Product Management Truths and Trends


This blog is about a couple of Product Management truths and trends. In November 2018, Brainmates hosted eight Product Management leaders for a round table discussion to tease out their insights and beliefs on the state of Product Management in Australia.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

bpma ProductHub

In B2B product management, tactical, operational and strategic refer to layers in the customer organization – not your job responsibilities. Master each of these customer domains and the next rung on the product management career ladder awaits. Contributed by John Mansour.

Book Review: The Phenomenal Product Manager

The Product Bistro

I bought a copy of “ The Phenomenal Product Manager ” in 2009 or so on a lark. So, in 2009, I skimmed through it and dismissed it, instead spending more time reading Rich Mironov’s “The Art of Product Management” Turns out that was a bad choice.

Books 195

Women in Product Management: Megan Schmidt, VP Product Management at CompuGroup Medical

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Megan Schmidt, VP Product Management at CompuGroup Medical. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. At one point, I was working for technical support with clients supporting their applications and had a manager at the time pick up from me that I was interested in continuous improvement of the products. Women in Product Management

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”. Honestly, I did very little of what I teach as Product Management now either. I wasn’t called a Product Manager until I bailed out of that and landed in a startup. Product Manager is the job.

What is Product Management, exactly?


According to The Product Management Body of Knowledge, Product Management is: “A discipline that provides managerial focus to products that in turn will generate measurable business benefits.”. Product Managers are often described as “the CEO of the product”. Product Manager.

Help Managers Visualize Their Problems

Johanna Rothman

I've been working with several managers at organizations large and small, who want to capitalize their software “earlier.” ” These managers have some strongly-held beliefs about the people: People are resources. The managers were stuck on resource efficiency.

Podcast: What is Product Management?

Under10 Playbook

Tom & I tackled the issue of product management roles, titles, and responsibilities. Tom writes, This episode features Steve Johnson, a thought leader, speaker, and product management consultant. Steve has some great things to share with us about Product Management.

From Engineering To Product Management: The Two-Step Career Move

bpma ProductHub

The transition from engineering to product management is one of the most difficult. If you’re an engineer with product manager aspirations, make the move in two smaller steps instead of one big leap. The textbook product manager is a problem-finder by default.

It’s a Major Award!

The Product Bistro

Way back, when I started the Product Bistro, I had a lot of spare time (between gigs), and I was using the blog to drum up some consulting, and piece work to fill in the gaps and time. product management 2018 MVP award BPMAI created this site to first describe what I could offer, and how my prior expertise could […].

Leaders Manage Uncertainty

Johanna Rothman

Too many agile project managers and Scrum Masters want a known velocity. Product managers, the people who manage the project portfolio, all seem to want certainty the teams will deliver finished product by a certain date. Leaders manage uncertainty.

Why Are Product Managers Moving Away From Focus Groups?

The Accidental Product Manager

Focus groups are the way that product managers used to find out how customers felt about their product Image Credit: RSNY. However, there has always been a bit of a problem with this product management tool – what customers say and what they do can be two completely different things.

Product Management Memory Lane with Alyssa Dver

bpma ProductHub

While talking to her we realized her deep roots in Product Management in the Greater Boston area all way into Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in the late 80s. Product Management was still figuring out if it’s a necessary discipline in software companies.

3 Strategies to Pitch Product Management Ideas

280 Group

For this video, 280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, talks with Bill Haines, who is not only a Product Management Consultant and Trainer, but an expert in positioning, messaging, and influencing people. Product Management Influence Prioritization Product Manager YouTube Video