Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

This may mean making tough decisions and saying no to some ideas and requests, while trying to be an effective, balanced leader —avoiding the pitfalls of being too authoritarian and not assertive enough. As the product owner, you are not responsible that the team members collaborate and manage their work effectively, that the right user experience (UX) is provided, that the right software architecture is used, and that the right technology decisions are made.

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

Product Management Unpacked

There are many methodologies for feature prioritization in product management. If you are a product manager dealing with this, beware that one size doesn’t fit all. Product feature prioritization is one of the most difficult parts of a product manager’s job. And how does a product manager best communicate feature priorities? and it was clear the primary challenge on most product managers’ minds is setting roadmap priorities without real market feedback.

Everyone Thinks They’re Managing by Outcomes. Here’s How to Actually Do it.

Product Talk

A big thank you to Rich Mironov who referred me to BoS organizer Mark Littlewood, and to Jeff Merrell , my co-instructor at Northwestern , who helped me develop many of these ideas. Managing by outcomes has been a popular topic for quite some time. Andy Grove wrote about their use at Intel in his book, High Output Management. And yet, we still struggle with managing by outcomes. When we manage by outcomes, on the other hand, we are stepping back from action.

5 Best Practices for Gathering Customer Feedback in 2018

Pragmatic Marketing

This was the subject line of an email I recently received from an account manager at a financial management software vendor. So of course our team had told the account manager (many times over the past six months) about the one major improvement that we would really benefit from. And yet there I was with a mass email full of ideas. The product team was clearly not soliciting feedback from customer-facing team members (such as the account manager) on an ongoing basis.

Product Management Technologies; Five Essentials for Strategic Product Management; Planning Assumptions for 2016

Good Product Manager

We’ve been busy at SiriusDecisions with a lot of new research and resources for b-to-b product management leaders and product managers: The ABCs of Product Management Technologies. In my first post for the new SiriusDecisions Marketplace, I cover The ABCs of Product Management Technologies. The Five Essentials for Strategic Product Management. You can download the piece and learn about the foundational behaviors of strategic product management.

The Top 7 Product Management Software Systems You Should Know About

Bain Public

It’s safe to say that shipping a product from start to finish is no easy task for a product manager. In order to get the job done properly and efficiently, product managers deserve the proper software, tools and resources needed to create and execute successful products. Is a highly customizable product, covering all aspects of project and product management as well as offering a system suitable for large product teams.

To reinvent healthcare, Cambia first reinvented itself: How they built a culture of innovation

AlphaHQ

Look no further than Portland-based Cambia Health Solutions, unsung heroes in a healthcare industry not particularly known for its groundbreaking ideas. But at Cambia, Max says, the focus became finding ways to bring people’s ideas to life. Ideas come in from across the organization, and Nicole estimates there’s over 2,000 ideas in the pipeline right now. Together, three different disciplines work to experiment and bring these ideas to life.

Simplifying User Feedback

The Product Coalition

Seasoned Product Managers may feel they’ve previously heard everything they need to know to make a decision. New Product Managers may be in their first customer facing role, and gathering user feedback is outside their comfort zone. A Product Manager needs to go out and get feedback.

Bottoms Up With OKRs | Whitney O’Banner, Medium | BoS USA 2019

Business of Software Conference

Whitney O’Banner // Engineering Manager, Medium. In this BoSTalk, Whitney O’Banner (Engineering Manager, Medium) delves into which aspects of Google’s video should be embraced, which should be updated in line with the times, and which should be left in the ’90s. This talk touches on how innovation can come from the bottom and that the upper hierarchy shouldn’t be so quick to shoot down ideas that come from grassroots.

Sprout Social uses productboard to grow their social media management platform

ProductBoard

As Director of Product for the popular social media management platform, Arnita Hayden was charged with listening for inputs like these and using them to make complex feature prioritization decisions. Meanwhile, the inboxes of product managers on her team filled up with emails from marketing: “Hey, I got a comment on our blog post saying a customer wanted X and Z.” Many are complicated to use, or force you to manage your product in a particular way.

SiriusDecisions 2015 Summit Recap

Good Product Manager

Product Management: The Next Generation Toolkit. My colleague Jill Stanek and I covered four types of applications relevant to product managers: Idea Management ( which Jill covered in this recent blog post ); Concept Testing; Product Planning, Roadmapping and Prioritization ( which was the subject of a SiriusDecisions Field Guide ); and Product Engagement. The 2nd most valued provider representative according to buyers: talking with the vendor Product Manager!

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SiriusDecisions 2015 Summit Recap

Good Product Manager

Product Management: The Next Generation Toolkit. My colleague Jill Stanek and I covered four types of applications relevant to product managers: Idea Management ( which Jill covered in this recent blog post ); Concept Testing; Product Planning, Roadmapping and Prioritization ( which was the subject of a SiriusDecisions Field Guide ); and Product Engagement. The 2nd most valued provider representative according to buyers: talking with the vendor Product Manager!

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