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

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. Three Things Product Vision and Strategy Should Provide.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

Vision vs. Strategy

svpg

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.

What's the vision anyhow?

Under10 Playbook

If you do not cultivate an environment in which leaders and employees can carry on your vision, your legacy cannot live on.—Beth Do new ideas align with your strategic vision? Much has been written about strategic vision and alignment.

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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.” The importance of maintaining a product vision. It’s important not to confuse product vision with product strategy.

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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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. Successful products begin life with a spark of inspiration and a vision. Vision is, considered a non-negotiable for a CEO, and is often non-negotiable for a product manager. If you inherit a product (most of us do), vision isn’t a genetic transplant.

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.

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

Proficientz – Product Management University

The Ultimate Vision: Writing Customer Success Stories Before You Build the Solution. The post The Ultimate Product Vision, Feature ROI, Product vs. Sprint Backlog, and The Problem is the Problem appeared first on Proficientz. Blog Market & Customer Insights Product Development & Delivery Strategy & Product PlanningThe B2B Product Manager Magazine May 2018 is now available.

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Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision

RealtimeBoard

Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision Here at RealtimeBoard, we empower team-driven companies to create outstanding products and experiences while we turn challenges of distributed work into competitive advantages. The post Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

The Product Development Lifecycle: Roles & Responsibilities

The Product Coalition

Let’s walk through the product-development lifecycle of a team both from a high-level strategy perspective as well as the per-project day-to-day development standpoint. The direction and vision of the team answers: Where are we going?

The recipe for developing your career as a product designer

Inside Intercom

Developing your product design career as an individual contributor. As a designer on the management path, a large part of my focus has been to help individual contributor (IC) designers to develop in their role. Results: The main ingredient of career development.

How Designers & Developers Can Work Better Together

Mind the Product

Jason Fleitz is Director of Web Operations at LivePerson, where they develop products such as LiveEngage- a platform that gives companies the ability to engage with their customers anytime on web sites, mobile and social networks. Establish Understanding of the Product Vision.

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.

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

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). Developing a successful digital product requires more than technical knowledge. Aim to build consensus with the development team, but don’t shy away from difficult conversations.

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

Developing User Empathy

Sachin Rekhi

I'd put a bunch of aspects of product management into this category: prioritizing a roadmap, effective communication, formulating a vision, negotiating with stakeholders, and team leadership, to name a few. Here are a few approaches on just how to go about developing your empathy.

Technical Debt and Product Success

Roman Pichler

To understand if and to what extent your product is affected by technical debt, talk to the development team, for example, in the next sprint retrospective. I find that development team members usually have a good understanding where issues in the architecture and code are.

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How the Elephant and 6 Blind People Can Help Articulate Your Product's Vision

Pragmatic Marketing

Product teams often suffer from vague requirements that leave the design and development teams without direction. You’ll learn how to develop data-driven requirements that articulate your product’s vision, are actionable for your design and development teams, and can be communicated in your strategic roadmap and product backlog. How do you get six blind people to understand what an elephant looks like?

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

You will need development team representatives like a user experience (UX) designer, developer, and tester, key stakeholders such as a sales rep, marketer, and support person, and a Scrum Master, as the following picture shows. Why a Product Strategy Process Matters.

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.

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? Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy.

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. Unfortunately, the development effort took longer than expected.

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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.

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

Product Innovation Educators

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. New Podcast Episode for Product Managers & Innovators: Apple’s product development process and secrets to success – with John Carter.

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.

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.

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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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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What’s sucking momentum from your product development journey

Radical Product

How do you recover and sustain the momentum on your product development journey? Was it an incorrect vision? If your product development journey looks like a drive down Lombard street in San Francisco (see below), you’re seeing symptoms of Pivotitis.

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

The Product Coalition

Developer to Consultant to Product Manager If you asked me 5 years ago, I didn’t even know what Product Management was. I started off my journey as a UI developer at PayPal Engineering Singapore. Product Management Journey?—?Developer