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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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

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.

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”.

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?

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?

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Product Management: A Field Where There is Great Power in Saying ‘No’

Product Management Unpacked

I sat in a meeting about business strategy recently and one of the pieces of advice I gave the leadership team was that strategy was a lot about deciding what we were not going to do – what we were going to say ‘no’ to. For me, after nearly three decades of helping employers and as a consultant helping companies on product strategy and strategic issues of all kinds, the ability to focus – and decide what not to do – is essential to success in product management.

Power Up: Three Ways to Increase Your Product Leadership Power

Roman Pichler

To increase your expertise, strengthen your understanding of the market or domain and the product, as well as your product management savviness. Do regular research, attend trade shows and conferences, and consult journals, magazines, and user forums, for example.

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.

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.

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. Who wouldn’t love new product X?

Transitioning from Managing Products to Managing Product Managers

ProductPlan

Considering the leap from being a product manager to a leadership role, but not sure what’s involved in managing product managers? The responsibilities of product leadership and the skills required, are very different those of a product manager. Managing product managers can be an exciting and rewarding career. Managing others doesn’t have to be the next step in your product management career. What if managing products inspires you?

The Ultimate List of Product Leaders You Must Follow (UPDATED)

The Product Coalition

Who are the best product managers? Check out the ultimate list of famous product managers you must follow to get the latest product news and inspiration. In a world with such flows, you need some reliable figures to guide you: you need the best product managers.

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.

How Are Product Management and Project Management Different And How Do They Partner To Drive Business Success?

Sequent Learning

While big ideas are great, they typically don’t become a product without a market need and an execution plan. That’s why Product and Project Management are so critical to the success of today’s organizations, regardless of whether they’re selling products or services.

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.

About Product Warrior

Product Warrior

Product Warrior is dedicated to helping product managers. We hope you find them useful, if you have topics you feel we should write about, or you would like to guest post on Product Warrior please do reach out and email me at blog@productwarrior.com Product Warrior was founded by Dave Martin, Chief Product Officer at Tes Global, a role where he can fulfil his obsession with lean product management, growth innovation and process improvement.

8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Manage the Product, not the Team. Focus on your job as the product manager or product owner, and manage the product, not the team. Provide guidance on the product, including its market, value proposition, business goals, and key features. But let the ScrumMaster or coach tackle people, process, and organisational issues; let the development team figure out what needs to be done to implement the user stories and other product backlog items.

Seeing the Close-to-the-Customer Conundrum

Johanna Rothman

Most of their customer information comes via a product owner, who learns from a product manager. Too often, the product manager learns from the salesperson. It depends on the kind of product you're creating—who your “customer” is.

What is Product Management, exactly?

BrainMates

According to The Product Management Body of Knowledge, Product Management is: “A discipline that provides managerial focus to products that in turn will generate measurable business benefits.”. Product Managers are often described as “the CEO of the product”.

UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

Very interesting article focused on the concept of power users, and how their input should be duly considered in the Product Design cycle, while not shifting product strategy and direction based on their particular feedback. link] Building Conscious Products.

Prioritizing for Strategic Alignment

Under10 Playbook

One of the questions we tackle in roadmapping is how an idea aligns with the organization’s strategy and vision—before it hits the roadmap. The Ansoff Matrix is a great tool for determining strategic fit for new product and feature ideas.

Frankfurt, 16 April: Product Leaders Workshop

Mironov Consulting

What: One-Day Product Leaders Workshop (Roundtable). Limited to 8 attendees, we will collectively set an agenda of top issues — and spend a full day sharing strategies for addressing these issues. Hiring, training and mentoring strategies for new product managers.