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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

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".

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Feature prioritization in product management: the key to building products that sell

Product Management Unpacked

There are many methodologies for feature prioritization in product management. If you are a product manager dealing with this, beware that one size doesn’t fit all. Product feature prioritization is one of the most difficult parts of a product manager’s job.

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.

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.

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.

Women in Product Management: Rachel Schiff, VP Product Management at Virgin Pulse

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Rachel Schiff, VP Product Management at Virgin Pulse. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? How did you get into Product Management? My first job out of college was as a software project manager. Out of business school, I went straight into being a product manager and I have enjoyed the role ever since then. 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 a Product Roadmap?

Actuation Consulting

Advancing the Profession of Product Management. website I consulting I training I toolkits I books I blog I twitter. appeared first on Actuation Consulting. Agile Alignment Product Management product manager Product Owner product roadmap Product Teams Take Charge Product Management Uncategorized actuation consulting product development product management product owner product teamMoving Your Product Strategy Forward.

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.

Storyboarding and Flow Diagrams

Actuation Consulting

Advancing the Profession of Product Management. website I consulting I training I toolkits I books I blog I twitter. The post Storyboarding and Flow Diagrams appeared first on Actuation Consulting. Over the past few weeks my posts have explored various tools to use in product concept investigation. This week we will continue by reviewing two additional problem scenario approaches. Each of these has its own strengths and weaknesses.

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Are you cut out for Product Management?

BrainMates

We know Product Management is a tough gig. But what about quitting Product Management? Let’s address the elephant in the room and ask ourselves, “Am I cut out for Product Management? How does this relate to Product Management? Product Management

Developing A Product Vision and Strategy

Actuation Consulting

Over the past few weeks we’ve considered a number of key product management tools. Advancing the Profession of Product Management. website I consulting I training I toolkits I books I blog I twitter. The post Developing A Product Vision and Strategy appeared first on Actuation Consulting. Today we will look at two of the most important: the Product Vision and Product Strategy documents.

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.

What is a Market Requirements Document (MRD)?

Actuation Consulting

Advancing the Profession of Product Management. website I consulting I training I toolkits I books I blog I twitter. appeared first on Actuation Consulting. Of all the documents you create while developing a new product or product extension the Market Requirements Document (MRD) is most important of all. First, the MRD defines the overall target market. It also captures the market expectations for product attributes.

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.