Dublin, 15 April: Organizational Challenge of Enterprise Roadmapping (INDUSTRY)

Mironov Consulting

Talk: “The Organizational Challenge of Enterprise Roadmapping”. Especially at enterprise software companies, there are some inherent mis-alignments among internal stakeholders that can complicate our product planning. What: INDUSTRY Product conference.

How can Enterprise Product Managers Attain Maximum Insight From Limited Datapoints?

Mind the Product

Not surprisingly, when you’re looking for customer validation for B2B products, there simply aren’t as many datapoints to draw from in enterprise product management as there are for consumer products. Therefore, every interaction counts and your enterprise sales force becomes one of your closest allies when gathering requirements and validating product assumptions. Aspiring enterprise product managers often tell me that collecting a robust customer sample is difficult.

10 Hacks of Customer-Centric Enterprise Product Managers

Mind the Product

Over the years I’ve worked alongside a number of enterprise product managers in many companies. During product roadmap presentations, product managers are expected to appear knowledgeable. I call this “building enterprise software while bypassing customer requirements at scale”.

Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

so my investor said that I need a product manager to do our product roadmap?”. When I worked as a product management consultant clients would often talk about “needing a product roadmap ASAP”. In reality, asking for a product roadmap was shorthand for “please help me with my strategy”.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

new features to your roadmap now so you. your roadmap now so you don’t have to scramble down the road. By 2020, 80 percent of enterprise application vendors. analytics on your roadmap now to ensure you’re not. Updating your application’s dashboards and reporting features.

4 Product-Driven Steps to an ArtificiaI Intelligence Roadmap

Mind the Product

Developing an AI roadmap is like planning an apprenticeship for your product. More broadly, especially in enterprise organizations, this principle applies to business culture: can the business tolerate some growth pains on the path to AI transformation?

Enterprise Products - Roadmap Planning and Development Methodology

Effective Roadmap Planning and Development Process for Enterprise Products

Roadmap Planning process Unlike Consumer products, you have two different types of audience to satisfy in Enterprise world, namely Buyer and User Persona. Typical process what I evangelize for roadmap planning process is the below. It’s important to prioritize and develop a roadmap aligned with the right set of themes and measurable KPIs. We should be dynamic to readjust roadmap to meet its goals.

Sales and Marketing Metrics That Can Help Inform Your Roadmap


Product professionals, whether they work at a startup or an enterprise, tend to ignore a goldmine of readily available quantitative data. Why not take your product roadmap to the next. Best Practices Metrics PM Role Prioritization roadmap Strategic Planning

What Monzo Learned From Scaling its Lending Team

Mind the Product

Finally we structure the “what” – this means we create systems, frameworks and processes, rather than feeding squads a roadmap. Create Frameworks and Processes, not Roadmaps. Bin the Roadmap, Focus on Processes, Frameworks and Questions Instead.

Consumer vs. Enterprise Product Management: The Complete Guide

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Although product managers at consumer and enterprise companies have a title in common, the jobs themselves can vary drastically. So, how is product management in enterprise different from consumer tech?

37 Roadmap Tips to Align Stakeholders


There are many ways to build a roadmap and many types of roadmaps you can make. Roadmaps for sales and marketing tout new functionality and minimize the time spent on technical debt and scalability. Roadmap Tips to Align Stakeholders Part 1: Start from the Top.

Consumer vs. Enterprise Product Management: The Complete Guide

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Although product managers at consumer and enterprise companies have a title in common, the jobs themselves can vary drastically. So, how is product management in enterprise different from consumer tech?

Your Audience’s Real Roadmap Questions

Mironov Consulting

I get pulled into lots of discussions among product managers about the best ways to represent (and then present and present and present) roadmaps or backlogs, especially to internal sales/marketing/support audiences. So I assume that roadmap reviews will surface deeper concerns like….

Innovation, SaaS, and Enterprise: Announcing the First Three Speakers for #mtpcon London!

Mind the Product

We’re delighted to announce our first three speakers, who will share their unique insights on building products in SaaS, how to be more creative and innovative, and how to change enterprise culture; Tickets are on sale now!

8 Tips for Building an Executive-Facing Roadmap


Product roadmaps shouldn’t be created with a one-size-fits-all approach; each audience needs varying levels of detail and transparency. When it comes to an executive-facing roadmap, it’s all about staying at a high level and focusing on what moves the needle. Keep your roadmap current.

Crafting your perfect Product Roadmap

The Product Coalition

A solid Product Roadmap will help you efficiently and systematically achieve the necessary steps to a successful Product Launch. If you had to use 1 word to sum up what PMs do, most PMs I know would likely pick “Product Roadmap”. product-roadmap product-management awip

How to Build a Product Roadmap

Arpit Rai

And how does all this tie in to your overall product roadmap, and hence, business goals? In this post, I will cover my strategy for building a product roadmap that is simple and effective. If you’re creating a quarterly roadmap, figure out the themes you want to work on in that quarter.

How Do Roadmaps Fit into Continuous Delivery?


When you’re continually shipping code, how do you plan, build, and communicate your roadmap? In this post we’ll outline the basics of continuous delivery, what it means to you as a product manager, and how to adapt your roadmapping process to best work in a continuous delivery environment. Ensuring you have a customer base that will tolerate this rate of change is important, since many enterprise customers prize stability and consistency.

Meeting the Challenge of Rebuilding a Legacy Product

Mind the Product

After many years of controlling our own development roadmap, we felt it would be difficult to give up the flexibility of owning our own platform. Consider the costs to the business of slower release cycles and limited input into the product roadmap. However, this had unexpected benefits, We agreed that the current product team would continue to maintain the existing platform without changing their roadmap.

A Product Manager’s Approach to Building Integrations for SaaS Software

Mind the Product

In fact, integrations can often derail product roadmaps, so it is imperative for product managers to plan them well. Prioritize Long-term Roadmaps Ahead of Quick Hacks. While initial integrations were factored into roadmaps and engineering workload, we were not realistic about what it takes to maintain what we had built. Enterprise Product Management Product Development Process Product Management Skills Product Roadmap Api Integration product management

Using Process Mapping to Document your Roadmapping Process


It’s useful in the product development context many of us live and breathe every day, including product roadmapping. Why use process mapping for roadmapping? If you’re not looking to change how things are done, it might seem like overkill to go through the trouble of mapping out your product roadmapping process. But as the organization grows, it’s important to standardize every repeatable process… and roadmapping is no exception. Roadmaps

To Share or Not to Share Your Product Roadmap with Clients?

The Product Coalition

That is the question faced by B2B product leaders Courtesy of Street Smart Product Manager Product roadmaps and I have a complicated relationship. Tweet this ) WHY is our roadmap relationship so complicated? Roadmaps change and evolve frequently. Roadmap requestors are people.

What To Do About Your Audience’s Real Roadmap Questions | Rich Mironov, Mironov Consulting | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

Your product roadmap is not a model, an algorithm or an artifact, it is an ongoing political process that requires careful management of the relevant stakeholders. To make a Roadmap useful, you need an allocation model and a selling strategy that helps you: understand; manage the expectations of; deliver value to people across the organization who prioritize very different things. Most important in the enterprise space is our sales team. Enterprise – Different story.

Product Love Podcast with Pendo’s Eric Boduch

Mironov Consulting

In this episode , we talked about: Consumer vs. enterprise product sets, and the challenge of attributing success to individual improvements. Understanding sales organizations, and how sales folks or executives look at roadmaps (and how Engineering is usually optimistic).

Why Product Management for B2B Needs to be Different From B2C

Mind the Product

Is there a difference between developing an enterprise and a consumer product? In both cases your software product is used by humans, but an enterprise is a legal entity, while a consumer is a person. And the fact that an enterprise is a legal entity makes product management for enterprise products a little different. Let’s look at some of the factors you need to consider when planning for enterprise software products rather than consumer products.

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Growing up Lean: Lean Strategies for Maturing Products

Mind the Product

– How to use your roadmap to drive experimentation to hit company objectives. I blame the roadmap. Roadmaps aren’t inherently bad… in fact, they can be a remarkably effective tool for communicating product strategy! Your roadmap is a prototype for your strategy.

Why Feature FOMO Stalls Product Innovation

Mind the Product

Particularly when selling to the enterprise, where sales teams and looming analyst reports can drive product decisions, companies frequently adopt a “more is more” mentality when it comes to features. Messenger apps started as the simplest way to start a conversation online. Open the app.

The Slippery Slope of Sales-Led Development

Mironov Consulting

Most product companies have a few things in their roadmaps that are specifically for single customers – I call these sales one-offs. For instance, they can spend $8M/year providing $50k/year enterprise licenses as long as they get past their 160 customer break-even point.)

Product Management in Small vs Large organizations

The Product Coalition

What to expect if you are a Product Manager in Enterprises vs Startups Startup vs Enterprise This article represents my opinions based on personal experiences working at large MNCs, mid-size companies as well as startups. startup enterprise product-management product career-advice

How Does Product Management Give you the Best Chance of a Successful Digital Transformation?

Mind the Product

Digital transformation is “the use of technology to radically improve performance or reach of enterprises”, according to an MIT and Capgemini white paper. By having a deep understanding of the landscape within their remit, product managers can provide a strategic product roadmap, outlining opportunities for improvement (problems to solve) along with suggested changes to the product or service.

5 tips for bringing your product to market faster


The Flows report has become Mixpanel’s top-rated enterprise specific report and is a leading reason why companies on lower-tier plans upgrade. They also saw the speed at which were able to iterate and ship the product, giving them confidence in our ability to deliver on our vision and roadmap.

What you should consider when developing a product strategy


This time, we’re turning our attention to the various elements needed to formulate the right product strategy for your enterprise. A product strategy that clearly defines your vision is the foundation for planning your product roadmap.

5 Simple Reasons to Attend BASiS 2017


It’s an all-too-common scenario: leadership has one product opinion, engineering another, customer support a third, and you as a product manager are left with a roadmap no one can agree on. Stop the pitching and get some hard data to support roadmap decisions.

The Software Development Deli Counter

Mironov Consulting

Likewise, sales and business development teams (especially in enterprise companies) are hired and paid and rewarded for bringing in large deals. In fact, we fire enterprise sales folks who don’t close big deals. I’ve carefully avoided using the term “roadmap” anywhere in this post.

Square’s Rohini Pandhi on spotting and solving customer problems

Inside Intercom

I hosted Rohini on our podcast to talk about everything from prioritization and product roadmaps to the nitty-gritty techniques for parsing customer feedback. For example, our roadmapping process is customized in ways that work for our team. Let’s talk roadmaps.

Productivity vs. Responsiveness

Mironov Consulting

Over the past year, I’ve done a half-dozen evaluations of product management teams at enterprise software firms. The need to “sell” the value of roadmaps and architecture to Sales. Can we make commitments against the top 2-3 big roadmap items and get them done when we say we will?

4 Phases of a Successful One-on-One with Your Product Team


It’s not the same to work at a small startup compared to a big enterprise. RoadmapsWe are excited to welcome guest writer Carlos González de Villaumbrosia to the ProductPlan blog. Carlos González de Villaumbrosia is the Founder of Product School, originally based in San Francisco.

Dublin, 11 April Workshop: Managing Stakeholders and Priorities

Mironov Consulting

This interactive workshop will help product managers improve their understanding and skills for working with stakeholders/ executives, setting priorities, and creating thumbnail business justifications for key roadmap items.

Are Product Leaders Listening to Customers?

280 Group

Use Feedback to Drive Your Product Roadmap. Using customer feedback to prioritize your product roadmap might seem like an obvious strategy, but very few product managers actually do it. 280 Group has An Eight Step Process for Creating a Product Roadmap.

Distributed Transaction Tracing: How to Detect Application Performance Issues at The Code Level

eG Innovations

eG Enterprise is an application performance monitoring (APM) and troubleshooting tool that helps you diagnose code-level issues in web applications – powered by Java and.NET. and PHP are on our roadmap.