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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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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