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

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

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.

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 Management Consulting and Advice

The Product Coalition

Product management advice from product people worldwide. Product Management Consulting and Advice was originally published in ProductCoalition.com on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. product-managementYou’ll find below a list of product people, grouped geographically, who you can reach out to for advice, opinions or expertise. Simply click on a name to review their Clarity.fm

Product Management Journey?—?Developer to Consultant to Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Product Management Journey?—?Developer Developer to Consultant to Product Manager If you asked me 5 years ago, I didn’t even know what Product Management was. I received a lot of questions recently on how to transition into a Product Manager role.

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.

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.

The "Why" of Interviewing—Suzanne Abate, PM Consultant and Instructor

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Suzanne Abate is the co-founder of The Development Factory and online PM community, 100 Product Managers. In this Path to PM blog post, Suzanne and I discuss the "why" of PM interviewing, and how to break into product management. Who is a product manager that you admire?

PM is like Consulting. Start by Negotiating Terms.

The Product Coalition

Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash Get on the same page early in the project to avoid unnecessary conflict Before I was a grad student in OD, it hadn't occurred to me that the PM disciplines (product, project, program) are like consulting. PM is like Consulting.

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.

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.

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.

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".

Product Love Podcast: Rich Mironov, CEO of Mironov Consulting

ProductCraft

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.

The "Why" of Interviewing—Suzanne Abate, PM Consultant and Instructor

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Suzanne Abate is the co-founder of The Development Factory and online PM community, 100 Product Managers. In this Path to PM blog post, Suzanne and I discuss the "why" of PM interviewing, and how to break into product management. Who is a product manager that you admire?

What are the secrets to being (and finding) a successful product consultant?

AlphaHQ

Organizations are expanding the scope of how they approach innovation, and product and user experience consultants have emerged as a powerful force in that initiative. Alpha teamed up with Product School to host an event featuring some of the most prominent product consultants in New York.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

consulting too few sources. consulting with over 1,000 C-Suite. Calabrio ONE is a unified workforce optimization (WFO) software suite–including call recording, quality management, workforce management, voice-of-the-customer (VoC) analytics and advanced.

5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

Mind the Product

What does it mean for us as product managers? What does it mean for us as product managers? Secondly, as great product managers are also great capacity builders for their teams, you should start looking for opportunities that AI can present for your product.

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

Good Product Management is the key to Organisational Happiness

Mind the Product

One of the reasons I’m so passionate about product management is because I believe good product practice significantly underpins happiness in organisations. This is, of course, a subjective observation which comes from interacting with many organisations as a product consultant.

Product Success Management Issues – Hans-Bernd Kittlaus – Episode – PSMI008

Spice Catalyst

Here is another episode of our podcast series “Product Success Management Issues”.

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.

3 Ways to Leverage Your Strongest Product Management Skills

280 Group

We see this all the time in our product management classes, where one student is able to help another based on their knowledge and expertise. What are the strongest Product Management skills? Domain knowledge makes sense as a high score for a product manager. Product Management

A Candid Letter From a Product Management Instructor

280 Group

When I’m in front of a class of product managers, product management hopefuls, or even those who started their role today – I can scan the room. For these reasons and more, we’ve seen many Product Managers sign up to start our Certified Product Manager Online Course and Exam.

How to Evaluate and Create Great Product Management Teams

280 Group

In fact, Product Managers are more likely to have meetings with folks outside of product management as inside it. As Product Managers, here are examples of meetings where we all wander in to address a topic. So, what distinguishes great product management teams from so-so teams?

Data-Driven Product Management: How To Become an Insight-Driven PM

280 Group

This article discusses how data-driven product management can help you use the right data, to uncover the right insights, and ultimately build the right product. what does it really mean to Product Managers? The funny thing is, Product Managers have been doing DDDM for a long time.

Using Different Types of Personas

Actuation Consulting

An end user or a purchasing manager is an example. A good example is a manager who will set up a computer program for a team. Advancing the Profession of Product Management. website I consulting I training I toolkits I books I blog I twitter. The post Using Different Types of Personas appeared first on Actuation Consulting. It’s imperative that your company thoroughly investigates a product concept before you dive in full force.

The Global Benchmark Survey: Product Management Skills – Initial Insights

280 Group

Late last year, 280 Group conducted its most ambitious and comprehensive survey to date, to learn more about the skill levels of product managers across the globe. We invited over 30,000 product managers to participate, and received nearly 4,000 responses. Product Management

What do Product Managers Want From Their Bosses?

Mind the Product

Many articles have been written on this subject, most of them either by product consultants or people holding one of the above titles. What does a product manager think about this? Continuing this metaphor, product managers are a user group of this product.

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?

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.

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.

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

Why Authenticity Matters in Your Product Management Job Hunt

Mind the Product

Product owner ( 87% YoY growth ) and product manager ( 29% YoY growth ) both made the cut. Search terms have doubled for “product manager”, and Harvard recently reported that 7% of graduates are pursuing product management careers.

Amazon Product Managers Prepare For War With Walmart Product Managers

The Accidental Product Manager

The product managers at Amazon are going to have to sharpen their skills and review their product development definition in order to go into battle with the product managers at Walmart. The Amazon product managers are locked in a battle over faster shipping speeds with Walmart.

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.