Authentic Leadership Practices

The Product Coalition

I recently attended an excellent leadership programme, which led me to reflect more deeply on what makes a stand out leader. Of course, a large part of leadership is about designing good domain strategy & operating models etc, but this article focuses on the more emotive, people elements.

Insights from the #mtpcon Product Leadership Forum – Part 3

Mind the Product

In Part 3 of our Product Leadership Forum recap, you can see an overview of the remaining insights from this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum (if you missed them, you can take a look back at Part 1 and Part 2). Product leaders often find themselves in their position because they were the best of a bunch of product managers. Julia Harrison – Head of Product at Government Digital Service.


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Servant Leadership – Josh Goldenberg

Mind the Product

He has a background in the public and private sectors and he begins his ProductTank NYC presentation with a quote from Steve Jobs, which underpins the central concept of Servant Leadership. Josh takes a brief moment to look at the roadmap of local government. To describe the diverse behaviours of work environments where flexible forms of product leadership is essential, Josh also looks at the structures of some big companies, like Amazon and Microsoft.

How Patreon Embraces Cross-Functional Data Leadership


A large part of their success can be attributed to effective cross-functional data leadership. 3 Keys to Strong Cross-Functional Data Leadership. Strong cross-functional data leadership is dependent on more than just collaboration and communication.

6 Questions for Determining Your Leadership Philosophy

The Product Coalition

I’ve had multiple occasions recently to reflect on my own leadership philosophy. Not only have I been asked about it explicitly, but in several conversations with friends and others, the topic of leadership has come up with both positive and negative examples. This got me examining my leadership style and the principles that make up my overall philosophy. So What is a Leadership Philosophy? Why Determine Your Leadership Philosophy?

Product Positioning Strategy In Economic Volatility: Lessons From The Obviously Awesome April Dunford


April Dunford sat in the back of a marketing class at Northwestern University in Chicago, where her professor gave an example of a product positioning statement. ” It was then that April realized nobody knew how to answer the question or create a formal marketing positioning statement.

How “Better Together” Technology Combinations Drives Better Agility

TIBCO - Thought Leadership

Reflective of this strategy, TIBCO has acquired several best-in-class enterprise software companies in the last 18 months, helping catapult us to leadership positions in five new software categories: Data Science (via Statistica), iPaaS (via Scribe), Data Preparation (via Alpine Data), Data Virtualization (via Composite/Cisco), and Master Data Management (via Orchestra Networks).

The Product of You by Melissa Perri

Mind the Product

Melissa begins by describing how there are over 11,000 open Head of Product positions available in the EU today – one of which could be yours. How can you position yourself well now for a future as a product leader, and, once you get the job, what do you do?

Let’s Resolve to Create Humane Products in 2019

Mind the Product

I’m part of the excellent community of product managers who work on public services within government. Digital services created by central government departments are typically expected to follow user-centred design principles – this has been codified within government as the Digital Service Standard , which starts with the principle that we should understand user needs. Aim at positive results for society that cannot be achieved some other way.

A day in the Life of Jamie Parkins, Senior Product Manager at JustGiving

Mind the Product

I still get a buzz out of knowing my team has moved a number or nudged a behaviour in a positive way, through the art of product management.” The guest can be from any background – technology, entertainment, government, the arts. Product Management Skills Day In The Life JustGiving product leadership Team Leadership

Six predictions for the UX and CX industries in 2020


Before, it was only required for government and federally funded organizations to be 508 compliant , which is the online equivalent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Accessibility UX Design Democratizing UX User Research UX Leadership

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Scaling Lean Principles by Jeff Gothelf

Mind the Product

For lean and agile thinking to work we need to have a humble mindset… we work in software, which is complex and unpredictable, and it requires the organization from the top down to embrace a position of humility.”. You start looking at discipline and business unit silos, IT as a service provider, short term business value, annual planning cycles, incentive structures which are focused on delivery, and governance.

Building Products in AsiaPac – Colin Pal and Adrienne Tan on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

It might have implications for how that product is positioned in the market. The Australia and Singapore Government digital services. It might have implications for how that product is positioned in the market. The Australia and Singapore Government digital services.

Amplitude Product Recap: Our Biggest Innovations in 2020


In 2020, we made major investments in core analytics, reimagined our data governance tools, and laid the foundation for personalization at scale. In 2020, we took big steps forward in this mission with the release of Pipelines, Govern, and several new integrations. Govern .

Strategic Frameworks to Manage in a Post-COVID-19 World

Pragmatic Marketing

In technology circles, the term “disruption” conjures images of positive shaking of the status quo by derivative, innovative offerings that make the user’s life easier. ” We posit a contra idea to consulting firms.

Strategic Frameworks to Manage in a Post-COVID-19 World

Pragmatic Marketing

In technology circles, the term “disruption” conjures images of positive shaking of the status quo by derivative, innovative offerings that make the user’s life easier. ” We posit a contra idea to consulting firms.

TEI 298: How product managers can use appreciation to improve product teams – with Dr. Paul White

Product Innovation Educators

is a psychologist, author, speaker, and leadership trainer who “makes work relationships work.” For the past 20 years, he’s improved numerous businesses, schools, government agencies, and non-profit organizations by helping them: .

Introducing the Speakers for MTP Engage Manchester 2019

Mind the Product

Garry Prior has been in and around the technology industry for more than 20 years, largely in product management / product leadership roles. This puts him in a unique position to bridge the gap between corporations and startups, fostering open innovation. Holly is passionate about building products that have a positive impact on people’s lives and is an advocate for agile, coaching and collaborative working practices.

The Many Flavors Of Agile: What’s The Right One For Your Team? | Bethany Pagels-Minor, Apple | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

So the cool thing about waterfall – because I’m going to talk positively about waterfall for an extended period of time I know no one’s used to this, but just get comfortable – I actually like waterfall because you can have a lot of different skills right. The second part of it is a lot of times company’s senior leadership don’t really like the idea. And so it’s always kind of like this push pull between leadership and development teams.

CSQLs: Creating an Integrated Journey from Sales to CS and Back Again


Marketing and SDRs share all their customer data with Sales because it increases the probability of a positive sales outcome. The Customer Success org helps create a positive customer experience. Ideally, there is already a predetermined governance process around this motion.

Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

Mind the Product

I suggested that as someone in a position of leading a digital product team, you should always strive to make your team feel like they are in a band and not an orchestra. I would ultimately forge a hugely productive working relationship with them as a product leadership trio. For example, we visited the Government Digital Service and the Guardian. Some years ago, I wrote a blog post noting that small teams are more creative and productive than big teams.

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What Does a Cloud Architect Do?

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Truth be told, the cloud architect role is not an entry-level position. Communication, Collaboration, and Thought Leadership One of the most critical skills for any Cloud Architect is collaboration and communication. Some cloud architects begin their careers in IT support positions.

The Incredible Speakers for #mtpcon London 2018

Mind the Product

Previously, Ivy has held executive positions spanning from head of product design and development to CMO and presidencies with several companies, including Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel,, Bausch & Lomb, and Gap. Ivy has also been a contributing author to numerous books, including The Change Champion’s Field Guide and Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organizational Change. Leadership Forum. Apply for your leadership ticket.

Why data teams struggle with data validation (and how to change that)

Iteratively Blog

There are three main reasons data teams struggle with data validation for analytics: They often aren’t directly involved with the implementation of event tracking code and troubleshooting , which leaves data teams in a reactive position to address issues rather than in a proactive one. This, combined with lackluster data governance practices, can mean that it’s implemented sporadically across the board (or not at all ??). You know the old saying, “Garbage in, garbage out”?

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Pros and Cons of Centralized and Decentralized Transformations

Agile Velocity

However, this often means there is no core leadership or guiding coalition, so it results in ‘pocket agility’ with localized benefits and incoherent practices and processes that are hard to sustain or optimize. . Pyramid of Results (Partners in Leadership) .

How to Support Women in Technology?—?And Fuel Your Business, Recruitment and Culture

The Product Coalition

But I’ve also seen the steady, positive changes over time happening at bigger companies like Facebook and Visa to better support women. Current solutions being offered by the industry Recently, the Indian government extended the maternity break from 12 to 26 weeks, which is a great relief.

The SaaS Leader’s Guide to Customer Feedback

The Product Coalition

By listening to your customers, you’re developing a close relationship that will ultimately govern whether they stay or leave. The sooner you start listening, the better position you’ll be in to do that. business technology leadership software-development saasIn the SaaS world, it’s imperative that you move fast to adapt and build new features. Unfortunately, it can often be difficult to know what you should be building.

What is the Product Operations Career Path?


Excerpt of responsibilities for a product operations specialist position (via LinkedIn) at Muck Rack. Excerpt of responsibilities for a product data analyst position (found on LinkedIn) at MX. This role is frequently the first product operations position an organization hires.

Sustainability Objectives VS Financial Viability: A Paradox for CleanTech Startups

Bain Public

Unfortunately, CleanTech startup founders who rise to meet government initiatives as well as the challenges of combating climate change find out pretty quickly that there are no measures in place to help them survive financially.

The Who, What and When For CS Operational Success


If you have ever waited in line for a COVID test or vaccine, you understand how successful operational leadership can hinder or accelerate a positive customer experience. In most organizations, CS Operations governs six key components: Reporting. for senior leadership.

Empathy is (an important) part of your job as a Product Leader


I strongly believe that human skills like those listed above are meta skills that are just as essential to product management and leadership as more traditional skills like strategy development, data analytics, roadmap development, etc.

Top 45 Product Marketing Manager Interview Questions

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Is the brand's position clearly articulated and reinforced in the campaign? The government estimates between 50-70% of small businesses closed. Task: I took it upon myself to put together a Communication and Government Affairs team. What's your leadership style?

Emotional Intelligence for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

I hardly imagine Product Managers with autocratic leadership thriving in this environment. Another kind of leadership and tactics might result in a better outcome. Leadership Inspiring and guiding individuals and groups.

Business model first–and other innovation insights for product managers Aug 19, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Steven shares that effective product leadership is not simple, but there are distinct actions to take. Read the interview at create a path to executive leadership. One study suggests communication, strategic thinking, leadership, and creative problem-solving. Read the description of a CINO for state government that applies well also to companies … [link].

Dads, Parental Leave is for You Too!


Many countries in Europe have national ”In my opinion, a government or company that does not provide parents any (or gives very little) time off, is implying that this minimal time with a new child is enough.” In my opinion, a government or company that does not provide parents any (or gives very little) time off, is implying that this minimal time with a new child is enough. Almost a year later, someone on our leadership team asked if I was going to take the rest of my leave.

TEI 162: How product managers can influence people – with Tom Henschel

Product Innovation Educators

People who are stronger in one area tend to be weaker in another, but both are important when you are in a position where you need to influence people. One example of this happened during WWII, when the government was trying to convince women to use more organ meat as a way to help with food shortages. One group attended government seminars about the facts related to organ meat. The “ Look and Sound of Leadership ” podcast.

Good Strategy, Bad Strategy

Product Bookshelf

Common mis-conceptions of strategy include “ambition, leadership, ‘vision’, planning or the logic of competition.” ” Many times, strategy is confused with inspiration or action, which lends it an emotionally positive feeling.