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

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.

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.

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?

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

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.

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

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.

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?

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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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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”.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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? What is a Product Manager to do? Product Management

Podcast: Don’t Worry About Being Cool with Petra Wille

Mind the Product

One of the co-organisers of the MtP Engage conference in Hamburg (and a featured speaker at the Leadership Forum this year), she gave a talk a while back on Egoless Product Development. Video: Building a winning product strategy from the Kano model by Jared Spool.

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

Introducing the CPO Accelerator

Melissa Perri

I’m very excited to announce a new division of Produx Labs , specifically focused on growing future Chief Product Officers for growth stage companies. When she asked me what I was passionate about, I said developing great product leaders.

The Art of Developing Your Launch Strategy

Actuation Consulting

No matter how awesome your product, without a well-conceived launch strategy, it will likely sputter off the launch pad. What Is a Launch Strategy? Your product launch strategy delineates the approach you plan to take in getting your product to market. You can start ruminating over what to include in your launch strategy as early as the conception phase. 1 – Who are your top priority audiences for the product? The Completed Launch Strategy.

Dissecting Product Management Job Titles

BrainMates

Anytime the topic of Product Management roles and responsibilities is discussed, you can guarantee that you’ll elicit excitable responses and conflicting opinions. The spectrum of job titles and descriptions used to describe the work of Product Management is so broad and varied.

Visualize Your Constraints

Johanna Rothman

Organizational constraints: Culture, Product/Portfolio, Project. about the strategy. Strategy, with any luck, creates clarity about which products when (the project portfolio). The post Visualize Your Constraints appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

What is (and isn’t) product management?

Under10 Playbook

—Peter Drucker, American management consultant, educator, and author. Marketing, product management, and development engage with a market, in other words, many or all customers at one time. Even though these are important activities, they’re not product management.

The Incredible Speakers for #mtpcon London 2018

Mind the Product

Mind the Product London 2018 on October 18-19 will be better than ever, with more workshops, more networking, and more fun than ever. Ivy is currently the Vice President of Design for the Hardware Product Area at Google, which was officially formed in 2016.

3 Critical Skills Preventing You From Becoming a Great Product Manager

280 Group

However, when it comes to a career in Product Management, just focusing on strengths is not going to cut it. Product managers must think strategically about their skill sets and address their weakest areas to give their products the best chance of success. This article will focus on the three weakest skill areas 280 Group uncovered across over 1650 product managers in our Product Management Skills – Benchmark Report : Competitive Analysis , Pricing , and End of Life.