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Centralized vs Decentralized Idea Management

ProductPlan

When you’re creating a new product or trying to improve an existing product, you rely on a steady stream of ideas to move your product forward. Without idea management , you’ll quickly find that you spend more time wading through ideas than creating a winning product.

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Why is Idea Management Important?

ProductPlan

People come up with ideas all the time. Sometimes we even hold brainstorming sessions dedicated to nothing else but bringing forth new ideas. But coming up with ideas is the easy part. For this reason, product teams need to develop a process for idea management.

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How We’re Turning Feedback into Strategic Product Decisions

ProductPlan

There is no shortage of product ideas. Customer feedback, feature requests, and new ideas born from your interpretation of your product strategy—can all be the starting point for your company’s next great opportunity. Yes, that starts with a way to capture and organize ideas.

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Idea Backlog

ProductPlan

What is an Idea Backlog? In product management , an idea backlog is a list of ideas that need more discussion or vetting before the company can decide whether to move forward with them. The product team has not rejected the idea. That might be a terrific idea.

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The Importance of Crowdsourcing Your Product Ideas

ProductPlan

Each of those changes starts as an idea. Many other changes that don’t happen also start as an idea. When ideas that have nothing to do with solving customers’ problems become reality, that’s a sign that something is wrong with a product team’s idea management approach.

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Top Product Roadmap Tools for 2021: These will help you get things done

NextBigWhat

Product roadmap tools enable companies to manage their products, evaluate their life cycles as well as communicate the product’s goals and progress to their team members and management. Here is the list of top 10 product roadmap tools, curated for you.

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Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

While the three roles exercise different leadership, the people involved must effectively collaborate to achieve product success and align product strategy, roadmap, backlog, design and technology, and process decisions—without losing focus of their respective core responsibility. [1]. 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.

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Product Management Process: The 7 Stages Explained

Userpilot

What does the product management process involve? Why is it important for product managers to follow them? Product managers lead interdisciplinary product teams to deliver products that bring value to customers. What is product management? 2: Idea management. #3:

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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.

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Minimum Viable Product vs Minimum Marketable Product: What’s The Difference?

Userpilot

Would you like to know what role each of them plays in the product management process and how to build them? A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a version of the product with minimal features, built to validate product ideas. An MVP is a very reliable way to validate your product ideas.

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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.

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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. Roadmap and Build Products Customers Love Aha! Is a highly customizable product, covering all aspects of project and product management as well as offering a system suitable for large product teams.

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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.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2)

The Product Coalition

Set 3: Internal Stakeholder Management This category of the Product Owner interview questions deals with specific aspects of relationships of the Product Owners with internal stakeholders: Your organization has recently decided to become agile and product-driven.

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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.

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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.

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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.” We addressed this by using productboard to make our roadmap more accessible for internal teams.”

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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. The intimate 1:1 setting allows the user to open up, as they aren’t being judged by others, plus the Product Manager can dig into issues brought up.

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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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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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