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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.[

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Building High-Performing Product Teams

Roman Pichler

To effectively staff the product team, I recommend including the people shown in Figure 1. [1] 1] Figure 1: The Product Team Members Let’s look at the product team members in Figure 1 in more detail starting with the person in charge of the product. 3] Figure 3 illustrates the team’s ownership of the goals.

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Seven Product Backlog Mistakes to Avoid

Roman Pichler

Third and most importantly, focus the backlog on a specific product goal. Then decline and remove items that do not serve this goal, as I discuss below. The Product Backlog is Too Detailed. The former means that there is no product goal that guides the decision if an item should be added to the product backlog or not.

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Leading without Being the Boss: Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

For instance, the marketing strategy, the user experience (UX) design and technology choices have to align to successfully acquire new users, increase conversion, or meet another product goal. Influence and Trust as Leadership Building Blocks. Measures to Build Trust with Stakeholders, Dev Teams, and Other Product People.

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Tips for Becoming a Head of Product

Roman Pichler

Consequently, your focus shifts from managing a product to looking after the product people on your team and empowering them to do a great job. For instance, you might show the individuals how they can make effective strategic product decisions, create an actionable product roadmap, and effectively use the right KPIs.

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The Roadmap Battle Royale

The Product Coalition

NAVIGATING THE NATURAL TENSION AMONG STAKEHOLDERS This is the first in a series on product roadmaps. The first post describes why roadmaps matter and who relies upon them. The roadmap is much more than a directive document that tells teams what to do by when. Battleground The product roadmap.

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The Product Leadership Career Ladder

Mironov Consulting

In addition to my formal coaching of product leaders (Directors, VPs and CPOs who directly manage teams of product managers), I talk with lots of senior individual contributors about the risks and challenges of moving “up the ladder” into product leadership roles. So I have a strong sense of what product managers want.