Essential framework and templates for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Below are some frameworks and templates that will help you track the progress and help with validation. Feature Impact Mapping A good framework you can use is to map problems using the above template helps you prioritize better.

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.

This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. One test of a new framework is how well it explains “previous observations.” In this article, I tie the older posts to the framework.

This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. One test of a new framework is how well it explains “previous observations.” In this article, I tie the older posts to the framework.

This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. One test of a new framework is how well it explains “previous observations.” In this article, I tie the older posts to the framework.

3 Tips for Adopting a Product Management Framework

The Product Coalition

Product Management frameworks are exciting to learn and frustrating to implement. As a product manager myself and a framework teacher, I totally understand the appeal. And every day you have to motivate really smart people who don’t report to you to align with your vision and decisions.

The one thing that can make or break your product and team: the vision

The Product Coalition

I’ve realized that people use the words mission, vision and strategy interchangeably. Wanted to jot down some thoughts on my perspectives on this, and the topic of product vision in general - both to solidify my own thinking and in case it can be helpful to anyone reading this.

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and User Story Mapping

CardBoard

A user story map will give your team a much clearer vision of what you are building and why it matters. The post The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and User Story Mapping appeared first on CardBoard It SAFe includes practices and principals for large scale software development efforts.

Why you need a product strategy framework to build a great product

ProductBoard

It takes three things to build a great product: a vision, a strategy, and a roadmap. Product managers are also known for articulating the vision for a product as well. We often associate product management with roadmaps, since it’s the tangible piece of the process other teams see.

Applying the 3 Horizons Framework to Product Management

Product Club

Applying the 3 Horizons Framework to Product Management | Michael Rutledge from Michael Rutledge. Product leadership often requires developing the most compelling vision for a given area, balancing execution needs with demands from senior leaders to constantly innovate.

Use a decision-making framework

The Product Coalition

fits the vision) What is the level of effort required to implement this item? (we This framework built into your product decisions process gives you leverage with the team and focuses all available resources on meeting the company’s main strategic objectives. Make the right hard calls.

Using the Jobs To Be Done Framework for Product Management

The Product Coalition

The most popular frameworks, like agile, are more about the general approach your office takes. The Jobs To Be Done Framework (JTBD, for short) is different. Explaining the Jobs to Be Done Framework What is business? Let’s look at the theory behind the Jobs To Be Done framework.

My framework for Machine Learning Products — Part 1 of 3

The Product Coalition

Over the years of building Machine Learning products, I’ve come up with a framework that usually works for me. Getting a signal early on can save time and effort, and help correct the vision and direction of the product.

Agile Product Management Framework

All About Product Management

There are many good product management frameworks available - however, I thought I would create an agile product management framework that is broad enough to be applicable to any product management groups that is practising agile/scrum.

How to deliver great products when you don’t follow any “magical framework”

The Product Coalition

That is what I´m calling “magical framework”. So, in this post I want to do the opposite: I won´t give you one more “magical framework”. If you don´t have this in mind, you might end up doing things just because people asked for it, not because it is alligned to your product´s vision.

You Need A Product Strategy by Sam Odio

Mind the Product

When you look at different frameworks for defining a product strategy there are so many possible definitions. Product strategy also doesn’t need to focus on product vision. The product vision is then an outcome of the product strategy.

Treat Your Career Like you Treat Your Products by Adam Warburton

Mind the Product

Just as with a product, you should start with a vision. This isn’t to say everyone’s vision should be about having an ambitious career; just as valid, if not more so, would be a vision to “be the best parent I can be” or similar.

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What is the Product of the VP Product?

Ask Benny

Just like any product you need to have a vision, strategy, values, roadmap, goals, and metrics for your team. Vision, Strategy, and Values Just like any product, you must envision how you want your team to look like and be perceived. When your product is your team.

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Empowered Product Teams by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

The use of OKRs in most companies is a mess – because it’s a framework that originated in an empowered team environment – and most companies applying it today don’t have empowered teams.

Product Management is Simple, but Very, Very Hard

Mind the Product

Many of the frameworks, methodologies, and silver bullets which supposedly make decision making easier often add complexity and become the means by which people try to avoid making hard decisions. Ensure you have a strong product vision, a workable product strategy and sensible objectives.

Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

280 Group

It will help develop an appropriate product vision. Based on the overall product strategy, the product manager and product owner should agree on a product vision that will guide prioritizing the backlog.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Two: Plan

280 Group

It will show what you’ll deliver, when and how the product features will support your strategy and achieve your long-term vision. The Optimal Product Process is built on the worldwide-standard Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM) seven-phase framework.

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision. And it resulted in the Secret Product Management Framework , a better way to understand product management. . Much the content on the blog naturally ties into the Secret Product Management Framework (SPMF).

What Monzo Learned From Scaling its Lending Team

Mind the Product

Firstly we e xplain the “why” by defining an inspiring vision with the team, and having a clear goal. Finally we structure the “what” – this means we create systems, frameworks and processes, rather than feeding squads a roadmap.

What distinguishes the Top 1% of Product Managers from the Top 10%?

B2B Product Management

The top 1% PMs use frameworks. Frameworks are a tool for systematic decision making. Frameworks help you repeat your decision making process across other seemingly similar problems. The top 1% PMs have frameworks for everything – for valuing companies, for assessing the market, for prioritizing requirements, for translating vision into execution, for pricing the product etc. Frameworks help you to focus on what is important and eliminate the noise.

Roadmaps are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps! by C. Todd Lombardo

Mind the Product

In modern product management, we have multiple frameworks and tools designed to help us understand what to build. A roadmap also tells us how we will realize our product vision. Vision. Clear business objectives should flow from your product vision.

Piecing it together: how to design cohesive onboarding

Inside Intercom

Team Onboarding worked with various teams, like Sales and Marketing, to craft a scalable, long-term onboarding narrative and vision for Intercom. We devised two key components to deliver on that vision. A framework for discovery.

Product Design Case Study: Design a Smart Fridge

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Recommended Structure Exponent's Product Design Framework Here is a framework that we recommend you use for Product Design questions. This is a perfect opportunity for Sholanki to demonstrate her product sense by providing an exciting vision for her smart fridge.

TEI 226: Creating product roadmaps, Part 2 – with Bruce McCarthy

Product Innovation Educators

Creating a product vision of the future that’s awesome for everyone. It’s all about the why and crafting a compelling vision that explains the vision to the customer and the company. It starts with the why and a vision of the future that’s awesome for everyone.

Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Scrum is a simple framework with three roles: product owner, development team, and Scrum Master. Three Types of Leadership. Each role provides a distinct type of leadership. As the product owner, you lead the product and are responsible for its overall success.

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision. And it resulted in the Secret Product Management Framework , a better way to understand product management. . Much the content on the blog naturally ties into the Secret Product Management Framework (SPMF).

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision. And it resulted in the Secret Product Management Framework , a better way to understand product management. . Much the content on the blog naturally ties into the Secret Product Management Framework (SPMF).

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

Let’s look at where these terms and disciplines originated from and how some common frameworks explain them. That was until I had my first experience teaching Product Management at a company using the SAFe framework. It can and should exist with any framework or process.

Moving from Solutions to Problems

Folding Burritos

Tying everything to a strong value proposition and vision is effectively the kind of thing that produces a cohesive product. The result is that the collective understanding of the product vision gets ever fuzzier and the strategy gets increasingly harder to define.

How NOT to manage in a startup

The Product Coalition

No clarity in product vision We had a vision crafted by the CEO which most employees felt was outdated. There was no buy-in on the company vision across the company. In summary: Always set a company vision and live by it and rally the teams to do so as well.