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”.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

IDC estimating enterprises will spend in excess of $2 trillion in 2019 on. solution in place, enterprises can tap into this. the contact center or adjusting product roadmaps. New Study Reveals Reliance on Too Few. Data Sources; Organizations Likely Missing.

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.

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.

Hassen Karaa – Building a Successful Enterprise Product: Think Beyond the Features

Mind the Product

Hassen and his team lead the strategy, roadmap, and delivery for Okta’s Access and Lifecycle Management line of products. Prior to Okta, Hassen was at Microsoft where he worked on various enterprise products. In this talk, Hassen tells the story of two enterprise products, of how critical integrations were to their respective failure and success (but not just in terms of features!), 4 key Principles for Enterprise Product Success.

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….

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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).

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

The PM’s Toolbox: Product Management Tools and the Problems they Solve


To keep it simple, we’ve organized our list along a set of broad objectives that product managers must inevitably negotiate: Analysis, User Research, Roadmapping, Project Management, Design & Development, Behavioral Analytics, and Strategy.

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.

Feature prioritization in product management: the key to building products that sell

Product Management Unpacked

and it was clear the primary challenge on most product managers’ minds is setting roadmap priorities without real market feedback. That means nearly two-thirds of enterprise product leaders are currently worrying about which product features are needed.

How Product Managers can Leverage All-Hands Meetings to Foster Alignment


Enterprise. Enterprise. Roadmaps. / Although an all-hands meeting doesn’t replace the need for formal roadmap reviews and full product demonstrations, there aren’t many better chances to deliver a high-impact message to everyone all at once. ProductPlan for the Enterprise.

How to Conduct an Effective Competitive Analysis


Enterprise. Enterprise. Figuring out what to charge for enterprise software or SaaS solutions is a dark art, but building a pricing strategy in a vacuum is downright foolish. Competitive insight should inform, not drive the product roadmap. ProductPlan for the Enterprise.

Are North Star Metrics Leading You Astray?


Enterprise. Enterprise. Roadmaps. / Why Most Outcome-Based Roadmaps Fail (and How to Keep Yours From Doing the Same). An outcome-based roadmap sounds like a good idea. ProductPlan for the Enterprise. ROADMAP TEMPLATES Product Roadmap. Support.

Why the Most Forward-Thinking Product Teams Work Backwards


Enterprise. Enterprise. For example, 90% of Amazon Web Services roadmap is driven by broad customer requests , indicating advance knowledge of a clear demand. ProductPlan for the Enterprise. ROADMAP TEMPLATES Product Roadmap. Multiple Product Roadmap.

7 Project Management Principles Product Managers Can Learn From


Enterprise. Enterprise. You might start by building your product roadmap , a great way to help your team identify the product’s strategic vision. For a product manager, this blueprint should be a product roadmap. ProductPlan for the Enterprise. Agile Roadmap.

Which Jira Product is Best for You: Software, Portfolio, or Align?

Modus Create

When Atlassian acquired AgileCraft , it added another powerful tool for enterprise management. Release Roadmap 1. It enables teams to roadmap across teams and projects, or just a single project.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to Be Acquired)


Enterprise. Enterprise. Roadmaps. You can’t count on anyone being knowledgeable about your particular product’s features, limitations, customers or roadmap. Sync up on roadmaps. Why Most Outcome-Based Roadmaps Fail (and How to Keep Yours From Doing the Same).