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Decoding Product Leadership

Roman Pichler

Listen to the audio version of this article: [link] Leading as the Person in Charge of the Product When you hear the term leadership , you might first and foremost think of a senior manager like the head of product, Director of Product Management, VP of Product, or Chief Product Officer.[ It is therefore called assigned leadership.[

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Three lessons in leadership: #mtpcon London leadership forum

Mind the Product

On October 19th, we had the pleasure of hosting the remarkable #mtpcon London's Leadership Forum event. Read more » The post Three lessons in leadership: #mtpcon London leadership forum appeared first on Mind the Product. Here's a brief recap of the valuable insights we gained from the three keynote speakers.

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An inside look into product leadership coaching – Kate Leto (Product Leadership Coach)

Mind the Product

This week, Kate Leto, Executive Product Leadership Coach, makes a return to The Product Experience podcast! Join us as she shares insights on coaching, leadership, communication, conflict, and stakeholder management.

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Empathetic and kind product leadership

Mind the Product

Especially the last few years have highlighted the significance of effective leadership in today's fast-paced world. Read more » The post Empathetic and kind product leadership appeared first on Mind the Product. Navigating volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity has become essential for leaders.

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

Join Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, as he distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. But how do you know if you're succeeding?

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Product in Practice: Stepping Into Your First Product Leadership Role—What to Expect

Product Talk

Stepping into your first product leadership role is a major change. We often hear about this transition from members of the Continuous Discovery Habits community who are new to leadership roles and either write in with questions or step in to share their experiences. The list got pretty long quickly—like 20 issues,” says Trevor.

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Friction, setbacks, and underperformance: the path to product leadership

Mind the Product

Product leader Adam Thomas delves into the path to product leadership, highlighting dealing with friction, setbacks, and product underperformance. Read more » The post Friction, setbacks, and underperformance: the path to product leadership appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders.

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic!

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. The wrong organizational structure can create friction of all kinds.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. They have value in many cases but increasingly are fraught with peril. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams?

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning.

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Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles.

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Roy Osherove, the author of Elastic Leadership, is going to provide some answers that come from his experience seeing this across many different organizations. And the answers focus on leadership. Which leadership styles are most effective for each mode. When and how to encourage learning in your team.

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The State of Product Leadership Report 2021

This is just one of the findings in this year’s State of Product Leadership report. Delivery is the top success metric for product leaders. But should it be? Download the report to discover more ways product management is changing in 2021.