Common Product Vision Board Mistakes

Roman Pichler

This article assumes that you are familiar with the product vision board or the key elements of a product strategy : market, value proposition, standout features, and business goals. While I wrote the article for people who work with the product vision board, I hope that it will also be useful for readers who use another product strategy tool like the value proposition canvas or the lean canvas. Vision Captures Product Idea or Business Objective.

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What is Product Vision?

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Product Vision or Product Vision Statement is the long-term goal for a product includes the long-term mission and the motivation behind its creation, along with why it’s important. Product visions, ultimately, serve as the guideposts for the development of the products.

Product Vision: Speak Language People Will Understand

The Product Coalition

It’ll describe some points divided as follows: Setting the product vision Getting people onboard (stakeholder management) to make it happen How to talk with other areas to get to this vision Why is setting a Product Vision important? Alice Product Manager”- Without Product Vision, any direction will be taken. Defining and documenting a product vision will help you and the people around you understand how to move closer to the product and company vision.

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. Yet if you ask a Product Manager to explain the concept of ‘product vision’, it will often result in a blank stare. If you look at any product manager vacancy it is almost guaranteed the word vision is in there somewhere. A strong product vision applies focus.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

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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Why is a Vision Crucial to Your Product?

The Product Coalition

Photo: Pixabay/Vision We dream of various things. A vision is intended to capture these aspects in a few sentences and briefly describe how the final product should look like and what it should do. To create the vision, I suggest using The Product Vision Board.

Creating Your Product Vision: Two Parts Customer, One Part Product

Proficientz

Creating your product vision can be difficult when you focus too much on the product. ” Apply that same consumer product philosophy to B2B products and creating your product vision will be simple and it will resonate with everyone. Creating Your Product Vision.

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‘How-To’ Guide for Crafting Your First Product Vision’

The Product Coalition

Photo by Karla Vidal on Unsplash ‘How-To’ Guide for Crafting Your First Product Vision I originally packaged this up from a recent coaching session I had with a Product Manager who had been tasked for their first time to develop a product vision from scratch?—?hope you sure don’t see the likes of Telsa, Apple, etc using these kinds of formats for their vision statements, do you? A good vision should be clear, punchy, and inspiring.

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. A better future depends on vision and action. Not just any vision will do. You need a product vision that is meaningful and motivating. Why must your product vision be meaningful ?

Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

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Backlog refinement prepares your backlog for development. We find that Product Owners and development teams need advanced skills and training in backlog refinement. With a keen focus on value and conducting Structured Conversations using the 7 Product Dimensions, you greatly improve your ability to go from vision to value. This ongoing refinement work is the key for rapid and incremental delivery of product value while optimizing the productivity of the development team.

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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. So, if the vision isn’t the responsibility of the product team, what is? Let’s use a hypothetical example — a space travel. Source. Product Management Product Management Process

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How to Pitch Your Product Vision in Product Management Interviews

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A product manager that I hire needs to always keep in the mind the product vision and key success factors, and emphasize them through all of the discussions with company teams that seek to limit their own team's effort, expenditure, or risk, and will blindly limit the product's potential. Product vision statement 5. Product Vision 4. It is a good way to keep the product true to its vision, because you can refer to it in meetings all the time!

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

Miro

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

Proficientz

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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Chapter 12/17?—?How to Develop Product Roadmap?

The Product Coalition

How to Develop Product Roadmap? A good product strategy helps the team stay focused, guide the product development and manage the business during the development process. To lay out and document your strategy, you need to develop a Product Roadmap. Chapter 12/17?—?How

In Times of Scarcity, Clear Vision Beats Rapid Iteration: Lessons for Business Leaders from Singapore’s Response to COVID-19

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In Times of Scarcity, Clear Vision Beats Rapid Iteration – Guest blog post from Radhika Dutt. In Times of Scarcity, Clear Vision Beats Rapid Iteration. Lean Startup changed how we built products when it was published in 2011 – it lowered the risk in innovation by shortening development cycles. Without a clear vision that was centered on the problem at hand, the optics became the primary concern. BoS Insights Leadership product product strategy Vision

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

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! Smaller teams cranking out measurable units of software every 2-4 weeks and iterating toward usable features has done wonders for software development. There’s one part of product management that’s been lost with agile development – longer-term value-based plans that map to customer strategies, goals and priorities. The Irony of Agile Development.

How we Developed a Talent Growth Plan at Almundo

Mind the Product

So, it was natural that we should want to develop a talent growth plan for our people. All of them are accountable for a squad (about five developers and one user experience professional). Team execution and development.

Presenting for Product Managers – Develop Your Skills for Every Situation

Mind the Product

You may have to beat down your imposter syndrome when you stand up and speak, but mastering these skills will ensure you can communicate confidently, present complex ideas to stakeholders, and share your vision, strategy and plans effectively with your [.].

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. 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.

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. From a distance it may seem that there’s no process or methodology … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Team Building Trust action collaboration decisiveness influence methodology motivate product vision productivityEvery product is unique, and every company does things differently.

Sticking to Your Product Vision Means Saying “No”

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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 harder part is shooting things down that aren’t bad at face value, but don’t match up with the strategy, vision, and timeline of the overall product. The importance of maintaining a product vision. It’s important not to confuse product vision with product strategy. Sticking to a product vision means saying “no”.

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

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! Smaller teams cranking out measurable units of software every 2-4 weeks and iterating toward usable features has done wonders for software development. There’s one part of product management that’s been lost with agile development – longer-term value-based plans that map to customer strategies, goals and priorities. The Irony of Agile Development.

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. According to research done by my firm, Sequent Learning Networks , almost all leaders expect product managers to create a future vision for their product; a vision of what they want to see for their product’s business as some point in the future. Vision is, considered a non-negotiable for a CEO, and is often non-negotiable for a product manager.

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

How To Create A Convincing Product Vision To Guide Your Team

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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.

How to Focus on the Product Ideas That Matter

Mind the Product

Product Development Process customer value Metrics Product Roadmap Product VisionThere is no monopoly on good product ideas. They can come from many places. A competitive analysis provided by the marketing team could highlight new opportunities to differentiate the product. A sales request to add a new feature for a customer could contain an insight that would improve the product for everyone. Technical feedback from [.]. Read More.

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.

MobileNets: Efficient CNNs for Mobile Vision Applications

Surya Suravarapu

Important reminder here is we are not talking about GPUs but the mobile as our target to perform Vision ML activities classification, facial recognition, object detection etc. This paper proposes a class of network architectures that allows a model developer to specifically choose a small network that matches the resource restrictions (latency, size) for their application. Read full paper linked here: [link] It’s been six months or so since this paper came out from Google.

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.

Leveraging Software Platforms

Roman Pichler

If the teams developing the different apps all created their own user-interface layers, there would be considerable code duplication, added development costs, and increased development time. Be Clear on What a Software Platform Is.

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Scrum Development Team Anti-Patterns

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Development Team Anti-Patterns After covering the Scrum Master and the Product Owner, this article addresses Development Team anti-patterns, covering all Scrum Events as well as the Product Backlog artifact. The Role of the Development Team in Scrum According to the Scrum Guide, the Development Team “consists of professionals who do the work of delivering a potentially releasable Increment of “Done” product at the end of each Sprint.

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. In this presentation at ProductTank NYC, he explains about how designers and developers can work better together on software projects, by adopting some simple tactics and strategies for better collaboration. Establish Understanding of the Product Vision.

Top Cross-Platform App Development Companies in 2020

The Product Coalition

We understand that’s not an easy choice since you’re likely looking for a team that not only writes an excellent code but also grabs your vision, cares about your business needs, and contributes with its own industry insights and recommendations. To help you make a better-informed decision about your future technology partner, we’ve conducted market and industry research in order to define the best cross-platform app development companies. why cross-platform app development?

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.

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. Today I wanted to dive into one such critical aspect of the art behind product management, which is developing user empathy. To me this speaks to how the science of product management isn't enough to develop compelling products. Develop your Mindfulness Practice.

Tips for Effective Product Strategy Reviews

Roman Pichler

Collaborative workshops with the key stakeholders and development team members are a great way to jointly review and adjust the product strategy. Trends : Are there any new technology, regulatory, or social developments that will affect your product?

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? For healthy team collaboration, it’s crucial for everyone involved to be aligned on the long-term vision of the team. It is the responsibility of the team lead to form the vision & strategy with input from the team.

From Code to Customers: How to Transition from Developer to PM

Izenda

Developers are humans too (I think). I’m not in the habit of making grand, sweeping generalizations about those in a specific profession but…well, I’m just going to say it: many PMs don’t have a strong grounding in software engineering and development. I once met a developer who for the life of her could not pronounce empathize. For developers, ignorance is bliss. PMs Guide Development Strategy. It’s human nature.