Developing high-performance product teams

Lead on Purpose

It’s difficult (if not impossible) to quantify what it takes to develop a productive and successful product team. Every product is unique, and every company does things differently.

What is product vision?

The Product Coalition

A clear product vision helps making decisions so your product ends up where you want it to be. Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”?— Jonathan Swift Every product starts with a vision. A strong product vision applies focus.

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Developing team member skills

Lead on Purpose

As you progress on the journey of building great teams, you create the vision, build a strong foundation of trust and motivate your team to reach beyond what they thought they were capable of doing. The next step is to … Continue reading → Product Management Team Building decisions development influence Innovation Knowledge market market expert skills

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. Your Product Strategy document explains what high-level actions will need to take place in order for your product to live up to the anticipated deliverables in the Product Vision document.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

Vision vs. Strategy

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I’ve explained that the context typically needs to be the product vision, and a specific set of outcome-based objectives for each team (OKR’s are an effective way to do that). I’ve already written about outcome-based objectives , and in this article I want to talk more about product vision, and especially how important the role of product strategy is in delivering on the product vision. Product Vision. Overview.

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Is Your Product Vision Moving People in the Right Direction?

The Product Coalition

A meaningful, motivating product vision enables teams to advance to a purpose-driven mindset. Engineering wants to speed up development. Because Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare Not exactly a Japanese proverb , but close enough.

Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

bpma ProductHub

Backlog refinement prepares your backlog for development. We find that Product Owners and development teams need advanced skills and training in backlog refinement. A successful product delivers value when it is aligned to your product vision and goals.

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Sticking to Your Product Vision Means Saying “No”

ProductPlan

Product managers wear many hats, but one of the most uncomfortable ones they’re forced to occasionally don is that of the product vision “Gatekeeper.” This particular aspect of product management requires PMs to do what most people find uncomfortable… say “no.”.

Internal Product Development at the Financial Times by Claire Parker

Mind the Product

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.

How to Distinguish Between Your Product Roadmap, Product Strategy, and Product Vision

UserVoice

While you might “own” the product, your product’s vision should be coming from the top of the house. It should be driving everything in your organization, not just product development. Sales, operations, technology… all of it should be working toward a common vision.

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Want a Successful Product? Start With A Vision

Sequent Learning

Start With A Vision. Your success as a product manager is pinned directly to the positive contributions to the firm’s bottom line. Successful products begin life with a spark of inspiration and a vision. If you inherit a product (most of us do), vision isn’t a genetic transplant.

Customer Development Guide For Product Managers

The Product Coalition

It’s obvious that these tools were developed with little or no customer participation. In this situation, it doesn’t matter who creates the product, whether it’s two fellow developers or a corporation giant like Google?—?or Customer Discovery Customer development is very useful?—?but,

The Ultimate Product Vision, Feature ROI, Product vs. Sprint Backlog, and The Problem is the Problem

Proficientz – Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine May 2018 is now available. In This Issue: Blog: High-Octane Product Management. The Ultimate Vision: Writing Customer Success Stories Before You Build the Solution. In the Trenches FAQs: For Inquiring Product Management Minds. Product Management Playbook. The post The Ultimate Product Vision, Feature ROI, Product vs. Sprint Backlog, and The Problem is the Problem appeared first on Proficientz.

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The Product Development Lifecycle: Roles & Responsibilities

The Product Coalition

In an organization with engineers, engineering managers, technical project managers, product managers, UI/UX designers, what is the responsibility and working relationship between the different roles? The direction and vision of the team answers: Where are we going?

Product Ethics

Roman Pichler

The latter comprises contributing to climate change by developing and providing the product. Therefore, ask your development team to make ethically sound decisions when designing and building the product. What is an Ethical Product?

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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. 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. Development teams should manage their own work (using a sprint backlog or Kanban board).

The recipe for developing your career as a product designer

Inside Intercom

Developing your product design career as an individual contributor. One career path leads to management : to running teams and projects, to managing people, to creating impact through others. Results: The main ingredient of career development. Don’t get tunnel vision.

Defining Brand Strategy and How to Develop One

UX Studio

In this post we created a guide on the steps to take in developing your brand strategy. Your company’s strategy will succeed only if you can agree on a unified vision together. How to develop your brand strategy? Define the company’s vision, mission and values.

How To Create A Convincing Product Vision To Guide Your Team

UX Studio

Working on a product without a decent product vision resembles going into the street with eyes closed. This article will show how a product vision should look, how to create it and communicate it to all stakeholders in play. What is Product Vision? Product vision imagines a product direction in the long-term. Typically, product vision defines two to five years’ time or even more – depending on the industry and the product life cycle. Product vision board.

Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

What is the company’s vision? Think, for instance, of Google’s vision “to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” Where will you play? Which management systems are required? Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: What is a Phenomenal Product Manager?

280 Group

The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter Two , written by Brian Lawley. They are the stars–the phenomenal Product Managers who are clearly on the road to big things in their careers. Vision. Read The Phenomenal Product Manager Book.

Product Management Journey?—?Developer to Consultant to Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Product Management Journey?—?Developer Developer to Consultant to Product Manager If you asked me 5 years ago, I didn’t even know what Product Management was. I received a lot of questions recently on how to transition into a Product Manager role.

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

It provides the context for making the right tactical decisions including prioritising and managing the product backlog. Make sure that the people involved in the discovery work continue to be involved as the focus shifts to developing the new product or features.

Developing User Empathy

Sachin Rekhi

I'm a firm believer that the best product managers understand that mastering the discipline requires deeply excelling at both the art and science of product management. And while those are critically important to being a great product manager, they aren't sufficient.

How Prepared Are iOS App Developers For IoT Integration

The Product Coalition

The integration of IoT into iPhone app development is one of the hottest technologies making the rounds these days. These days, many top app development companies are getting more involved with IoT technology than ever. Now that Apple has managed to develop HomeKit?—?a

TEI 191: How to create and share product vision – with Jon Hensley

Product Innovation Educators

The tool that brings order to the chaos is vision. The product vision is like the guiding northern light for the product team, keeping everyone moving in the same direction. It is the responsibility of the product manager to create and share the product vision.

My team are my product: How to develop a high-performing team of product managers (or anyone else)

Mind the Product

This is in order for Product to provide value to the organisation and it is underpinned by developing a high-performing team. If you’re looking to develop a high-performing team I’m sure some of this is familiar to you too. Vision – the who and what.

Empathy & vision–and other innovation observations for product managers Apr 20, 2018

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Empathy and vision advice from product VP. She responded with the need to have a clear product vision but to lean on empathy and flexibility.

Is Agile Product Development Right for Your Team?

The Product Coalition

Well, for those who are unsure about what Agile Product Development means, this post will refresh their memory first. Indeed, it has been a while since Agile was first popularized by a manifesto from product developers. Change is welcome at every stage of development.

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Tips for Rewriting a Digital Product

Roman Pichler

Finally, capture your insights and describe the product’s current strategy: the people it serves, the value it creates for the users and business, and its key features, for instance, by using my Product Vision Board. Invest in Quality and Proactively Manage Your Portfolio.

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Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

280 Group

The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. The higher priority an item is, the sooner a developer team will work on it.

Taylor Wescoatt – Being the First Product Manager

Mind the Product

Being the first product manager at a startup typically means being the 10th or 15th employee, and recognizing that – although product management has both tactical and strategic components – you’ll initially be more focused on tactics. Early on, before product-market-fit, business strategy and product strategy are one-and-the-same & thus product vision needs to be owned by the founder. Strategically, this is about focusing vision and limited resources.

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What you should consider when developing a product strategy

Craft.io

This blog has already addressed the different stages of Product Development Strategy. Strategy is often thought of as consisting of three parts: vision, goals, and initiatives. . A product strategy that clearly defines your vision is the foundation for planning your product roadmap.

The Typology of Design Sprints

Mind the Product

This process can be applied to many different needs, from generating a vision for a new product, or redesigning a specific feature or flow for an existing product, to improving a process or defining a brand.

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Advice for successfully leading a distributed development team

The Product Coalition

“We just pushed it live,” the release manager belts out, to a team fresh off the battlefield that is software product development. The team setup was also hard for me to grasp, because it included both an in-house development team, and an outsourced development team.

Strategic Options for Mature Products

Roman Pichler

A tool like my Product Vision Board can help you with this. Keep an eye on market developments including changes in user behaviour, moves by competitors, and new trends that may affect your product. What Maturity Means.

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The Role of Growth in Mobile Product Development

Amplitude

There’s so much more road to travel, much more product development needed, and this is where brands often get tripped up. This post explains how to incorporate growth thinking and action into each major phase of product development. Phase 2: Initial Product Development.

Reduce Development Rework with Software Usage Analytics

Revulytics

Yet ironically, often the desire to increase efficiency and productivity is not applied to the product development process itself – especially when it comes to software development. Infuse efficiency and innovation into your product development process by leveraging data.

Product Discovery Tips

Roman Pichler

I find it helpful to form a product discovery team that consists of: Development team members: user experience (UX) designer, developer, tester; Key stakeholders , for example, people from marketing, sales, and support; A ScrumMaster or agile coach. Bring the Right People Together.

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