Visualize Work to Reduce Agile Meetings

Johanna Rothman

Back in Time You Spend in Agile Meetings (near the bottom of the post), I enumerated all the possible meetings. When the team reduces its WIP, the team might be able to reduce the number of meetings. I fully expect you to change the board to meet your needs.

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Meet Your New Partner: The Sales Team – B2B Marketing Rules

280 Group

Bill Haines, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer | 280 Group. The post Meet Your New Partner: The Sales Team – B2B Marketing Rules appeared first on 280 Group. In B2B, Sales is your #1 customer. No, no, no… Sales is not our customer!

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Time You Spend in Agile Meetings

Johanna Rothman

Whenever I teach agile approaches, I discuss the possible meetings a team might choose. They start adding up all the meeting time and say, “That’s a lot of meetings.” You might have these meetings: A retrospective once every two weeks.

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How to Run Great Cross-Functional Team Meetings

The Product Coalition

One outstanding way to do that is to run great team meetings. By team meeting I don’t mean your staff meeting (if you are a manager), daily stand-ups or reviews with your execs. It’s rare for the engineers or even the designers to say, “hey, can we meet on that?”.

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. How often are we going to meet?

How to Manage 6 Challenging Personality Types in Meetings – Part 3: The Great Debaters

Modus Create

Welcome back to our series about how to facilitate meetings with people who have challenging personalities. Our scrum master was also present to facilitate the meeting. Rather than focus on technical feasibility and dependencies, we focused on how the designs could be different or proposed removing entire features without consulting the product owner. Why did this meeting fail? First, every person had a different understanding of the meeting’s desired outcome.

Meet Our IT Performance Heroes: Wendy Howard

eG Innovations

We’re pleased to introduce Wendy Howard , a technical consultant on the pre-sales West Coast team. Building dashboards is always really fun because my inner nerd and inner artist get to meet up and create helpful dashboard screens. We can’t wait for you to meet them!

8 Essential Elements of Your Customer Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

Pragmatic Marketing

The topic of customer advisory board (CAB) meeting agendas is a popular one at our training events and at other CAB industry events we attend. Internal Prep Meeting. The host company should plan to have an on-site prep meeting before the face-to-face CAB meeting begins.

How to Manage 6 Challenging Personality Types in Meetings – Part 2: The Swoop-and-Pooper

Modus Create

Welcome back to our series about how to facilitate meetings with people who have challenging personalities. I learned that good facilitation goes beyond what happens in meetings; it starts with involving the right people at the right time.

Never invite sales people to a meeting

Under10 Playbook

—Peter Drucker, American management consultant. Before you invite a sales person to a meeting, ask yourself why. Marketing and product management teams often invite sales people to planning meetings. If you must get sales input to your issue, don't invite them to a meeting; go talk to a few sales people. In a well-run organization, each role has a single orientation; they either support [individual] customers or they support the market.—Peter

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. So remember my enterprise teams call on one or maybe two customers but they’re the only ones they meet. We agreed not to throw each other under the bus and the executive staff meetings, we were really tight.

How Product Managers can Leverage All-Hands Meetings to Foster Alignment

ProductPlan

How Product Managers can Leverage All-Hands Meetings to Foster Alignment. How Product Managers can Leverage All-Hands Meetings to Foster Alignment. To provide a consistent communications platform for every employee, most companies hold some form of staff meeting on a semi-regular basis.

BADIR?—?The Antidote to Low ROI from Data Science Projects

Piyanka Jain

This means that a mere 2% of all completed data science projects meet the required level of satisfaction. badir machine-learning ai data-science consultingBADIR?—?The The Antidote to Low ROI from Data Science Projects [link] Data Science, Machine Learning, Robotics, and AI?—?these these are some of the hottest keywords in the business right now. Trillions of dollars are being invested in these fields by organizations.

Why Managers Believe Multitasking Works: Long Decision Wait Times

Johanna Rothman

That means they wait for the next decision state, often a meeting. My experience is that many managers prepare for those meetings in advance. They gather the data, make their initial decision and then wait for the meeting. The meeting might not take much time.

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?

How I Make My Decisions to Speak at Conferences

Johanna Rothman

Consultants who make money speak at conferences. I would love to go, to learn and to meet people. I know I will speak, coach, consult. I'm not coaching or consulting. If you've ever seen consultants fly in, give their talk, and fly out, that's the reason.

Developing a PRD

Actuation Consulting

In answering this question, you should address the need the product will meet. This question covers the functional requirements the product must meet. 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. Essentials of a Product Requirements Document (PRD).

Developing A Product Vision and Strategy

Actuation Consulting

Your Product Strategy needs to offer clearly defined phases that lead up to meeting the Product Vision. It should include the key activities your product team will undertake toward meeting the Product Vision. 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. Over the past few weeks we’ve considered a number of key product management tools.

Creating a Competitive Analysis Matrix

Actuation Consulting

It is likely that your competitors have added some features to their products to meet the needs of a particularly important customer. Features should be added according to their ability to help your customers meet their goals. website I consulting I training I toolkits I books I blog I twitter. The post Creating a Competitive Analysis Matrix appeared first on Actuation Consulting. How to Use a Competitive Analysis Matrix.

What is a Market Requirements Document (MRD)?

Actuation Consulting

Meeting these expectations is critical to increasing the odds of success in the marketplace. 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.

The Product Concept: Questions to Ask

Actuation Consulting

Rather, it is a 30,000-foot look at how a product concept you are considering meets market needs. website I consulting I training I toolkits I books I blog I twitter. The post The Product Concept: Questions to Ask appeared first on Actuation Consulting. Before any product direction can be undertaken, you as product manager need to develop your product concept. This is not a thick, in-depth document.

Predictable Delivery: Moving Beyond Velocity

280 Group

If you want to earn the confidence of your executive team, meet your commitments. Senior Principal Consultant. 280 Group is the world’s leading Product Management training and consulting firm.

3 Ways to Leverage Your Strongest Product Management Skills

280 Group

For example, Soni Meinki , SVP of Product Management at Optum said, “the greatest piece of advice I ever got was to go to meetings early, especially the important meetings. Sit near the person that is running the meeting, whether it is a C-level person or CEO.

Statistical Factors that Contribute to High Performance on Product Teams

bpma ProductHub

Actuation Consulting has been conducting research on what separates high performance product teams from the pack. In a second post, which will be published on Actuation Consulting’s website, I will take a closer look at what executives can do to help their product teams be successful.

Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

Here are two tips that should help counter these problems: Teams need adequate coaching to understand how to run a disciplined process and use the data they are collecting to better set and meet expectations with stakeholders. Senior Principal Consultant.

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

280 Group

Meeting the company’s financial and strategic goals. Is it because of a competitive product that is meeting customer needs more effectively? Roger Snyder is a Principal Consultant/Trainer, and VP of Marketing at 280 Group.

Announcement: Make the Most of Your One-on-Ones Workshop

Johanna Rothman

Please do join Make the Most of One-on-One Meetings. The post Announcement: Make the Most of Your One-on-Ones Workshop appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

A Candid Letter From a Product Management Instructor

280 Group

But I also know that it is our way of making sure that no matter where you are in your product management career, you can get even better meeting with experienced instructors like me who care deeply about your success and how to get you there – whether we can meet in person or not.

Building Great Products With a Highly Skilled PM Team – Secrets from a Product Leader

280 Group

Meet the Team’s Needs with a Variety of Training and Learning Methods. Roger Snyder is a Principal Consultant/Trainer, and VP of Marketing at 280 Group. 280 Group is the world’s leading Product Management training and consulting firm.

Whole Product Concept – A Quick Guide for the Expert PM

280 Group

280 Group is the world’s leading Product Management training and consulting firm. Whole Product Concept is discussed in this article and will help guide you through the holistic experience of your product – and might just help your product and career succeed.

How to Evaluate and Create Great Product Management Teams

280 Group

When I think of product or market-oriented teams, I think about meetings. 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.

Advancing Your Product Management Career Rapidly – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

If possible, integrate this tool with your calendar, so folks know when you’re away from your desk and in a meeting. For every meeting you setup, include the video conferencing information, and make yourself presentable to have your webcam on during the call (no PJs please!).

Product Management in 2020: New Year, New… Products?

280 Group

In assembling our list for 2020, we chose both extensions of topics from last year, as well as fresh trends and topics to consider: Meeting Customers Wherever They Are. Roger Snyder is a Principal Consultant/Trainer, and VP of Marketing at 280 Group. Happy New Year everyone!

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

Product Management Unpacked

Product management consultant Daniel Zacarias has assembled 20 prioritization techniques into the collection and grouped them into two areas: external/internal and quantitative/qualitative techniques. To meet the standards of competing products within the market, these need to be addressed.

Why IT Teams Benefit from a Product Management Viewpoint

280 Group

I’d love to meet the person who started going across the world letting their IT professionals in on the biggest secret to getting amazing business support products out the door. Define a realistic technology strategy that evolves to meet the needs of the business. Refocusing the Lens.

Engaging Stakeholders with Opportunity Solution Trees: 3 Tactics to Try

Product Talk

Since leaving BeachBody, Hope has worked as a product consultant and coach. They hold product/progress update meetings. He shared with me that he was about to meet with an upset client who was frustrated with their product.

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Make Great Products by Mastering Conflict and Communication by Shaun Russell

Mind the Product

They carry out orders on behalf of leadership, and satisfy the surface need for a decision-making process that consults everyone. Call an early end to meetings when they have already fulfilled their purpose. Product management is notoriously difficult to define.

Sales Presentation Techniques That Improve Discovery

Proficientz – Product Management University

Here are a few sales presentation techniques that will yield valuable buyer motivations without formal discovery meetings. The approach exemplifies consultative selling.

One-on-Ones: Regular and Sacrosanct

Johanna Rothman

The managers canceled for other “higher priority” meetings. Esther and I offer a self-study class: Make the Most of Your One-on-One Meetings.). The post One-on-Ones: Regular and Sacrosanct appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

What a Good Continuous Discovery Team Looks Like [Case Study]

Product Talk

One of my favorite parts of Mind the Product London this past fall was meeting a product manager and a designer who I had coached in the prior year. Also, there were many times when the product manager was pulled into meetings that trumped research.