The PMwheel – a Compass for the Product Manager Development Journey

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They asked me to help every product manager on the team “understand the role of the product manager better,” and to help the product managers understand what “better” would actually look like. Back in 2016, I was working with the product organization of a larger tech company.

Hiring and Developing Product Managers

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In this exclusive MTP Leader Panel, Kate Leto, Petra Wille and Eli Montgomery join Emily Tate to share their thoughts on hiring and developing product managers. Watch the session in full or read on for some highlights including our panellist’s take on what makes a good product manager, how to hire a junior, the importance [.]. The post Hiring and Developing Product Managers appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Chapter 15/17 :?—?Managing Product Development

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Managing Product Development [Prev : Chapter 14?—?How Product Management 101 ] There are several methodologies to develop a Software Product. Traditionally, Waterfall model was used as an SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) Methodology. Chapter 15/17 :?—?Managing

Developing Product Management Confidence

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These words couldn’t be more relevant to product management. But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome? Such a trait is crucial to Product Management roles if you want sales, marketing and engineering to trust and follow your direction. With her background in product management and marketing, the lessons, stories and tips she has to convey will be very relevant to you.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

What is Testimonial Driven Development?

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The products they develop will eventually solve some problems and make people’s lives easier, and there is nothing wrong with this approach. However, I want to present a different perspective, Testimonial Driven Development (TDD). Testimonial Driven Development is something beyond building great products. Testimonial Driven Development Explained. So how does Testimonial Driven Development work? In testimonial driven development, we start from the end.

One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

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Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! There is, however, one critical part of product management that got lost in the shuffle!

A Product Development Framework With a Focus on Problem Solving

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In my last role as head of product and engineering for a group developing cloud-native services for the SAP Cloud Platform, my work led me to define a framework for product development that spans both product management and engineering and brings with it a focus on problem solving through the product lifecycle. The post A Product Development Framework With a Focus on Problem Solving appeared first on Mind the Product.

How Successful Product People Develop by Shaun Russell

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In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital talk, Product Coach Shaun Russell uses real-life examples to illustrate how product people learn and reveals why it is that some product managers develop faster than others. Product Management Career Video #Mtpcon Career Development mtpcon digital

Internal Product Development by Lucia Adams

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Developing influence across an organisation allows you to drive products – and transformation – forward. Lucia advises keeping stakeholders informed of changes, managing their needs closely, monitoring them where possible and keeping them satisfied. Workshopping – Workshop the “how” and “why”, not just the “what” in terms of values and behaviours in product development. The post Internal Product Development by Lucia Adams appeared first on Mind the Product.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

lead to a whole new set of problems: Developer Grade Analytics 2 Many companies put analytics projects on the backburner. an Analytics Emergency Developer Grade Analytics 3 Indicator #1: Long Queue of Ad. Hoc Requests One irony in application development is new features.

Web or app Development – Which is Better?

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One technology to mention in this context is the open source framework React Native, which allows you to take a cross-platform approach and develop apps for both Android and iOS using a single framework. For most businesses in the US and Europe, some web presence is mandatory, so some variation of hybrid development is probably a cost-effective solution. The post Web or app Development – Which is Better?

Develop Your Empathy and Create Better Products

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We all know that empathy is a key ingredient in developing lovable products, so what can product managers do to cultivate it? This open-mindedness has evolved into empathy as a product manager, which I believe is a key ingredient in developing lovable products. So what does empathy actually look like in product management and how do you and others around you become more empathetic? Empathy and Product Management.

One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

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Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! There is, however, one critical part of product management that got lost in the shuffle!

Why Very Few (If Any) People Are “10x” Developers—Or Managers

Johanna Rothman

Steve, a software development manager, thought John was a “10x” developer. Was I willing to support and coach the other people in Steve's group to all become “10x” developers? Managers can support their teams in many ways.

A DevOps Guide for Product Managers

Speaker: Suzie Prince, Head of DevOps, Atlassian

In an ever changing world Product Managers are being pushed now, more than ever, to keep up with business and customer demands. At the same time they, and their engineering teams, are struggling to adapt to work in new all remote ways. Luckily, the culture of DevOps and the practice of Continuous Delivery supports product managers and their teams as modern software development evolves at a rapid pace. Join Suzie Prince, Head of Product for DevOps at Atlassian, and make sure your software team never misses a beat during the pandemic.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Three: Develop

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This post describes the third phase in the Optimal Product Process: Develop. Using a great plan (whether an Agile backlog with sprint priorities assigned or a more formal plan) the agreed upon product is then developed. Unlocking the secrets of the product development trade-off triangle. Product development features a well-known concept called the development trade-off triangle. Solidify any development plans that remain uncertain. Product Management

Best 4 Classic Software Development Books

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Much of modern problems in software development have actually been solved and we keep forgetting this to our peril. I think of these as classic books on the fundamentals of software development. This list is focused on the management/approach more so than programming. #1

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Developing as a Product Manager

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There are no guides to Product Management. As Ken Chin points out, the best way to learn about Product Management is to speak to people who have been doing it for longer than you. It’s worth seeking out those people who have been working close to Product Management as there are a few more of them. Your first steps as Product Manager. Senior Product Management. Head / Director of Product Management.

Accelerate Your Product Development – William Treseder on The Product Experience

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The post Accelerate Your Product Development – William Treseder on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Leadership Development Tools

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leadership startup management business productA collection of models to help your product organization Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

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Tesla Agile Development: Version 8.0 Software and Product Management at its best. The post Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile Cool Products FeaturesLast week I received the version 8 update from Tesla.

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Want to Develop Your Team Superpowers?

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Team & Project Management“We have too many meetings.”.

Managing Manufactured Products: Design and Development

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Now, let’s start designing and developing. The best development teams create a healthy tension between industrial design and industrial engineering. You, as the product manager, must serve as the referee, arbiter, instigator, and peacemaker. Managing Physical Contradictions. The decisions made when facing such contradictions will often make or break your product and the impact of such decisions may not be felt until late in the development process.

Products for Product People: Best Practices in Analytics

Speaker: Andrew Wynn, Senior Product Manager, Looker

As a product manager, you know how helpful custom tailored data solutions can be to doing your job well. Learn product analytics best practices from Andrew Wynn, Product Manager at Looker. He will give the "meta" perspective from a practitioner who is building products that anybody, including product managers, can use to access, analyze, and act on data to make important decisions. How Looker incorporates analytics in their product development process.

Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I

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In today’s fast pace, hyper-competitive world of product development, a lean mindset is a new skill product managers and product teams need to develop. For product management, the goal is to achieve product-market fit in less time with fewer resources. The post Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Lean Product Management Agile Lean Productivity

How To Improve Designer-Developer Collaboration as an External UX Team

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At UX Studio , while we develop our products, uxfol.io In this article, we’ll give some examples of how to increase the success of product development by improving the collaboration between the UX team and the developers. Guide the devs toward component-based development.

Common Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them All: A Case Study

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The post Common Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them All: A Case Study appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Development Process Product Management Process Communication Discovery MTP Leader Members' Content Prioritised Members' Content

The Direction of Development

The Product Coalition

But silk can turn to sandpaper pretty quickly in software development. Let’s Construct If this happens ever too often, the issue is with the ‘ direction of developing ’ the feature. He manages to sell all those flats in advance and has promised to give possession in a year’s time. The Construction and Agile Development analogy Okay! The direction of development is paramount in agile software development as well. usual two-week-long sprint.

Social Collaborative Management: Harnessing the Power of the Many

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker & Author of The Lazy Project Manager

Social Collaborative Management aims at delivering, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business while harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This is a vital paradigm shift that many organisations are trying to understand right now - balancing traditional work and centralised leadership against the value of decentralised teams and trust. But the principles of harnessing collective power, collaboration, and community build an underlying ‘constant change’ capability that is critical in today’s new work environment.

Presenting for Product Managers – Develop Your Skills for Every Situation

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Like it or not, presenting and public speaking are vital skills for a product manager. The post Presenting for Product ManagersDevelop Your Skills for Every Situation appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Management Skills presentation skills Prioritised Members' Content product management presentations public speaking

Finding A New Tool to Develop A New Product

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As a result, we’ve been able to take these learnings and think of creative ways to apply those enjoyable elements of baseball in the game that we’re developing now. The post Finding A New Tool to Develop A New Product appeared first on Mind the Product. Customer Research Product Development Process Product Management Skills User Research alexa field testing Product Development product management

Internal Product Development at the Financial Times by Claire Parker

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In this ProductTank London talk, Claire Parker describes how the Financial Times built internal tools for editorial use by using a product development approach. Claire outlines the key milestones of the Lantern journey by detailing aspects of the product development approach. In The Beginning… In 2015, a group of product people, business analysts, engineers, and product managers captured a vision for Lantern and expressed it with a mission statement.

Escape From the Feature Roadmap to Outcome-driven Development

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The default behaviour of a team with this kind of roadmap is to complete one feature and then start developing the next one, even if the context (strategy, user needs, competition) has changed. As a product manager, these lists trap you into having the wrong conversation. In big companies, a top-down culture often ensures that senior managers and stakeholders hand down features to teams to deliver. I’ve made a lot of roadmaps in my time.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Product Strategy and Skill Development: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

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In this first, Breakout Session release from #mtpcon Digital 2020, you can delve into four of the event’s deep-dive sessions focusing on product strategy and skill development.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Diane Levin, VP of Marketing and Product Development at New York Power Authority

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In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group hosted a virtual panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. How did you get into product management? Then, I found myself wanting to manage the consulting organization as much as I wanted to do the consulting work, so that’s when I decided to go to Stanford for my MBA. What led me to product management was wanting to see opportunity and to make things happen.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Heather Wiederstein, VP of Solutions Development (Head of Product) at Learning Ally

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Heather Wiederstein, VP of Solutions Development (Head of Product) at Learning Ally. How did you get into product management? I joke with my team that none of us went to school to be Product Managers. Because I design and develop software for teachers, I think about myself standing in front of the classroom. I hadn’t been there for any of the requirements gathering or development.

Managing Uncertainity in Product Development

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Tips and tricks for Product Managers to manage uncertainty Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». leadership product-manager startup product-development product-management

Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.