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 best product strategy and plan in the world isn’t going to succeed if you can’t collaborate with others to.[continue

Dan Olsen’s framework for defining product strategy

ProductBoard

Written by Dan Olsen, Product Management Consultant and Author, for our ebook, The Path to Product Excellence: Stories and Advice From the Field. Why was Instagram’s product so successful? I want to share some important product strategy tools that. When Instagram first launched, there were already many photo sharing mobile apps on the market. Yet Instagram quickly became the top photo sharing app.

Groupon and CarMax Discuss Mobile and Digital Product Strategy at the Open Mobile & Digital…

The Product Coalition

Groupon and CarMax Discuss Mobile and Digital Product Strategy at the Open Mobile & Digital Experience Summit (Nov 7–8, San Francisco) In 2019, an exemplary customer experience strategy will be the difference between your brand and your closest competitor.

How to Apply Machine Learning to Business Problems: Part 2

bpma ProductHub

Pointers for Applying Machine Learning to Business Problems 1– Begin with a priority problem, not a toy problem In an off-mic conversation with Dr. Charles Martin (AI consultant in the Bay Area),… Product StrategyBy “Daniel Faggella – This article was originally listed on TechEmergence. This post breaks the original post into 2 Parts. Part 1 is here.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

The Power of Experience Mapping by Gerard Dolan

Mind the Product

Gerard Dolan is a Customer/User Experience and Product Design Consultant. Gerald explains that while his focus is now on front-end strategy his background is in marketing and he has worked with corporate entities, startups, and companies in the software and advertising industries.

5 Questions with Dave Rogers and Sameer Karim, Product Strategy & Analytics Experts at Slalom

Amplitude

Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on technology, strategy and business transformation. Slalom believes that product analytics is a critical centerpiece at every stage of product development. Their product-focused mindset has driven them to wins including building a mobile app that increased Hyatt’s booking revenue by 80% , as well as revamping REI Adventure’s digital experience to improve the earliest stages of the customer journey.

The ABCs of Product – Melissa Perri on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Melissa Perri is the product manager’s product manager – she’s able to do the job, explain it, and teach you how to do it better. Why good product people fail (sometimes). The Product Experience is hosted by Lily Smith and Randy Silver.

5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

Mind the Product

What does it mean for us as product managers? We all use AI or machine learning (ML)-driven products almost every day, and the number of these products will be growing exponentially over the next couple of years. What does it mean for us as product managers?

Sleeping Giants – Nandini Jammi on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Nandini Jammi started out in product marketing and growth, but after the US elections in 2016 her career took an unexpected turn when she joined Sleeping Giants, an organisation that aims to make bigotry and sexism less profitable.

Marketplace Thinking – Christopher Nheu on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

Shout out: thanks to Aussie product guru Adrienne Tan for the recommendation. The Product Experience is hosted by Lily Smith and Randy Silver. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

so my investor said that I need a product manager to do our product roadmap?”. When I worked as a product management consultant clients would often talk about “needing a product roadmap ASAP”. If you’re only going to read one thing: Product Roadmaps Relaunched.

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

How to Visualize Your Business Through a Service Blueprint in 5 Easy Steps

The Product Coalition

The Service Blueprint is a key component of Bain Public’s product management process. We use it to help understand the context products operate within. The best way to create a great overarching product strategy is to grow and evolve this document.

Innovation is Broken by Janice Fraser

Mind the Product

These programs are great for changing attitudes but they have all failed to deliver the hypergrowth products that their parent companies crave – because the parent organisations don’t know what to do with the output from them. What is the point of innovation?

Developing A Product Vision and Strategy

Actuation Consulting

Over the past few weeks we’ve considered a number of key product management tools. Today we will look at two of the most important: the Product Vision and Product Strategy documents. Defining a Product Vision Document. The Product Vision document looks into the future. It presents a 30,000-foot view of what you plan for the product to be in the future and its anticipated value. The Role of the Product Strategy Document.

What is a Product Roadmap?

Actuation Consulting

Moving Your Product Strategy Forward. When you begin developing your product roadmap, you start to envision how your product strategy will actually be accomplished. These set of activities will typically cover multiple product development cycles and define high-level deliverables. Purpose of the Product Roadmap. Organizations commonly use roadmap deliverables as a visible measure of how efficient your product team is.

Third-Party Software Integration: Best Practice, Perils and Pitfalls

Mind the Product

Product management teams often ask themselves if third-party integration is right for their software product roadmap. The thinking is that you should integrate with products such as Salesforce and Slack, because you never would want to try to build those sorts of products by yourselves.

How we ensure alignment between sales and product

Inside Intercom

A great partnership between product and sales needs to be based on shared definitions of success and an agreed upon process to collaborate. First, for a product to truly be considered successful, among other things it has to be: Valuable – solve a real problem people are willing to pay for.

How Atlassian built a $20 billion dollar company with no sales team

Inside Intercom

When you think about how “traditional” enterprise-focused firms – think Microsoft, Oracle and IBM – sell software, it usually follows a well trodden formula: negotiations, long sales cycles and a “checklist” of features demanded by decision makers who seldom use the products they buy.

How can you Respond to the Rise of the Privacy-Conscious Consumer?

Mind the Product

I developed this framework through a wide number of interviews with individuals, consultations with privacy experts, and combing through secondary research. Designing products with built-in privacy isn’t only about regulation; it also happens to be the right thing to do.

Building Accessibility in to Your Products: Just Do It!

Mind the Product

Building accessible products is the right thing to do. As technology becomes more ingrained into everyday life, the ability to use digital products is a necessity; therefore, from an ethical perspective, ensuring that a diverse set of customers can use your product is a moral imperative. There is also a real financial risk to not making your product accessible. This is where I sat with a product I once managed. appeared first on Mind the Product.

What to do When Investors Say No to Your Product Idea

ProductPlan

You’re a product manager working for a software startup, and you’ve come up with an idea for a new app. Question: Who validated your product idea? Only the market can validate a product idea. You pitched your product idea to investors, and they said no.

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It’s Not About How Cool the Solution Is, It’s About Solving the Problem

The Product Coalition

If you were the product manager of ATM, what would you deliver? I was deeply attracted by this question when I was reading an article by LIANG Ning, one of the most noted product people in China. In the end, the thinking and the methodology are the same despite the product.

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Over the next few years my career evolved through people-management, pre-sales, and program management roles into product management. ” I’ve spent the last half-year in the beginning of my journey understanding how agile product management at scale can work.

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K.I.S.S??—?my ass!

The Product Coalition

We’ve been using Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) as a guiding mantra for the products we are developing for a long time now. Time to bust the myth once and for all It actually makes a lot of sense to make a ‘simple’ product. Who wouldn’t want to design a product all the way through.

Close Your Eyes and Imagine a Strategy. Let Me Guess: Got Nothing?

The Product Coalition

Close your eyes for a minute and imagine a strategy. In Michael Porter’s books, or anywhere else, I haven’t been able to find many examples of what a strategy should look like. Here’s a proposal: open any book on strategy and go to the Index. Lookup “Strategy, an example of”.

Building Your Roadmap with Cybersecurity in Mind

ProductPlan

Product managers don’t want to spend time worrying about security. Yes, you, the product manager, you have to worry about cybersecurity, too. Why is such a seemingly non-essential topic critical to your product’s success? 5 Things About Product Security You Should Be Aware Of.

How Product Managers Can Break Down Organizational Silos

ProductPlan

When we think of organizational silos that affect product management, we usually imagine the obvious ones. A product team doesn’t talk with their sales department, so they don’t know how their reps sell the product. Product Management Product Strategy

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10 Smart Ways to Avoid the Consequences of Design by Committee (While Still Listening to the Team)

ProductPlan

One of the biggest challenges product managers face is including the entire organization in product planning while avoiding a phenomenon we often call “design by committee.” If you treat every piece of feedback equally and every opinion as truth, you may end up with a bloated , Frankenstein-esque product–a loosely stitched together mashup of various opinions and ideas. This is what happens if you build a product in a vacuum. Roadmaps Product Strateg

The Definition of Done: What Product Managers Need to Know

ProductPlan

And, there’s always an opportunity to ship code that is far from a “finished” product. To avoid this scenario, product teams should take the time to work with their engineering and testing counterparts to agree on what qualifies as “done” in different cases. Without input and approval from product, quality assurance, and other stakeholders, there won’t be widespread acceptance of whether something is actually done or engineering just says it is. Are we there yet?

Customer Churn and SaaS

Tyner Blain

A product or business built on SaaS is built on the subscription model – recurring revenue is half of what drives the business (and valuation). If your products don’t help your prospective customers, why would they buy your products?

Product Love Podcast: Supriya Uchil, CEO of Accelerate Product

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I talked to Supriya Uchil, the CEO of London-based consulting boutique Accelerate Product. She currently advises companies on their product strategy, execution, and digital transformation.

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. To learn about our latest findings in-depth, don’t miss the Feb 16 BPMA event on “The Six Key Factors of High-Performance Product Teams”. Contributed by Greg Geracie.

How 3 product marketing managers execute product releases

Roadmunk

While product managers puppeteer a product journey end-to-end, product marketing managers tend to be the masterminds behind releasing said product to market. Despite this generally accepted understanding, coordinating product releases of any size can still get messy.

Predictable Delivery: Moving Beyond Velocity

280 Group

The executive team funds your product team. This gives your team the space to execute against your product strategy over multiple releases and return the business results needed for continued investment in your product. Senior Principal Consultant.

Don’t Miss These Amazing Speakers at #mtpcon Singapore

Mind the Product

We’re beyond excited to be bringing our flagship conference #mtpcon – the world’s biggest and best product conference – to Singapore on March 25-26. Jeff helps organizations and executives build the cultures that build better products. Product Leadership.

Playing Whack-A-Mole With Risk

Tyner Blain

When it comes to developing a product strategy – or even making decisions about how best to create a product, one of these assumptions is likely to be what causes us to fail. Laura identifies that every product has at least three different classes of assumptions.

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Last month, Mike Smart of Egress Solutions and I gave a webinar for Pragmatic Marketing on product roadmapping when working in agile environments. After experiencing it that way, the imagery has infused itself into how I frame product management activities.

How To Say No – Gabrielle Bufrem on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

A manager of product management at Pivotal Software, Brazilian native Gabrielle Bufrem has worked on three continents (North America, Europe and Asia) and hails from a fourth. Scalable product strategy. The Product Experience is hosted by Lily Smith and Randy Silver.