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

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

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.

#BoSFAQ | How to move from a consulting to product business

Business of Software Conference

Q | How to move from being a consulting to product business. I am interested in topics around handling general chaos in a fast paced company that is trying to move from being funded by consultancy to one funded by software license sales. How can a company move from a consulting to a product business? The short answer to the second question is you really have to commit; consulting revenue is very addictive! BoS Insights BoSFAQ Consulting product Talk Recommendation

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.

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.

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

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

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.

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.

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?

Five Tips to Combating Ageism in Hiring, Part 1 - Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

About a year ago, I wrote “Hiring Trap: Don't Hire Anyone Older Than….” Unfortunately, ageism is still rampant. If you are a candidate over the age of 40, you have encountered ageism. If you are also unemployed while you are looking for a job, you might feel as if you are up the proverbial creek.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

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

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.

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.

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.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

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?

Successful product consultants: What are the secrets to being (and finding) one?

AlphaHQ

As organizations expand the scope of how they approach innovation, product consultants and user experience consultants have emerged as powerful forces in that initiative. They shared insights for aspiring product consultants and organizations seeking outside help.

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. Your product roadmap is not a model, an algorithm or an artifact, it is an ongoing political process that requires careful management of the relevant stakeholders. To make a Roadmap useful, you need an allocation model and a selling strategy that helps you: understand; manage the expectations of; deliver value to people across the organization who prioritize very different things. Do we know this product manager?

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.

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.

Why Professional Services Must Embrace Change — and Product Management Best Practices

AlphaHQ

It’s survival of the fittest for agencies and management consulting firms in 2019. Every one of the ‘Big Four’ consulting firms known for their accounting prowess are now seen as experts in digital. What Will Consulting Look Like in 2020?

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.

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

Developing a PRD

Actuation Consulting

Advancing the Profession of Product Management website I consulting I training I toolkits I books I blog I twitter. The post Developing a PRD appeared first on Actuation Consulting. Business Analysis Innovation Product Management product manager Product Marketing Product Owner product roadmap Product Teams Project Management Take Charge Product Management actuation consulting greg geracie PRD product product owner Product Requirements Document

Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

You can read about it here: Are You Agile Enough for Agile Management? If you just need a single template to organize your thinking, the Product Management Lifecycle Toolkit should suit your needs. The product managers do not design, develop or test in the sprint.

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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 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

Does Your Product Management Team Need to Transform?

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar, Five Steps to Transform Your Product Management Team , if you are a PM leader looking to improve your team’s people, process, and tools, to build a team of Product Leaders. Do your Product Managers have a deep understanding of customer needs?

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

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.

Five Deadly Product Management Career Sins

280 Group

In this article, we’re going to talk about some issues that can stop people from rising quickly in Product Management. Imagine I have 100 Product Managers in a room. The result: the perceived value of Product Management is much lower than it could be.

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?

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?