Leadership styles for directing small teams

Lead on Purpose

Leadership differs depending on the size of the group you’re leading. For most product managers, the people they lead work on different teams and the individuals they need to influence don’t report to them.

Servant Leadership for Product Managers

ProductCraft

Over the past few years, I’ve witnessed and been part of the evolution of the product manager role and product management as a discipline. Yesterday, product management was mostly unknown unless you were already in it.

Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Three Types of Leadership. Scrum is a simple framework with three roles: product owner, development team, and Scrum Master. Each role provides a distinct type of leadership. As the product owner, you lead the product and are responsible for its overall success.

What is Product Leadership?

The Product Coalition

In a world of uncertainty, good product leadership may be the most important ingredient in building a high performing team. business entrepreneurship leadership product-management startup

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.

Creative Leadership by John Maeda

Mind the Product

In this opening keynote from #mtpcon Singapore , John Maeda, the Head of Computational Design + Inclusion at WordPress parent company Automattic, argues that this increasing complexity and speed can only be handled by bringing balance to our work – and that product people are best placed to lead the way. Because product is ultimately a creative role that brings together all the functions and balances creative chaos with execution.

What do Product Managers Want From Their Bosses?

Mind the Product

What is the job of a product leader? How should a Head of Product, a VP of Product, or a Product Team Lead behave? Many articles have been written on this subject, most of them either by product consultants or people holding one of the above titles.

Tips for Growing a Product Management Team

Roman Pichler

Organise Around Products. In order to grow your product management team, start by reviewing your product portfolio. Once you’ve identified the products, determine the skills required to manage each asset.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

A framework like Scrum offers specific techniques that ensure sustainable pace—unfortunately, only for development team members and not for product people. But sustainable pace is equally important for you, the person in charge of the product. With Other Product People.

5 Product Leadership Lessons From the #mtpcon Leadership Forum 2017

Mind the Product

Last week I joined the Mind the Product Leadership Forum in London. A product manager is like a leader of a band. Our job as product leaders is to create a festival where all the different bands work together to make our customers happy. Leadership can be Lonely.

Elevate Your Product Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence

280 Group

Therefore, successful product management requires highly effective leadership. When leadership is stripped of authority we discover the key element for being able to lead others comes down.[continue

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

Recognise the Importance of Product Management. Note that employing people who are called product owners or product managers does not necessarily mean that a product management function exists. Define Clear Product Roles and Responsibilities.

Why women make great product managers

Product Management Unpacked

Marty Cagan, founder of the Silicon Valley Product Group , delivered the opening keynote to the 2016 Mind the Product Conference. All six of the examples he uses are women in product management. Irina Farooq, VP of Product at Kinetica. Being women in product.

Product Management – the Mahi Way

Mind the Product

Learning about product management is not just restricted to the business ecosystem. The sporting world is one of the key platforms where you can gain valuable product management insights and see product leadership dynamics in action. Mahi’s Leadership Traits.

Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

280 Group

For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group. Product Management Leadership Product Manager

Auckland, 29 August: Product Management Leadership Games

Mironov Consulting

Topic: Product Management Leadership Games. Sponsored by Product Tank Auckland and Pushpay. Rich Mironov coaches small groups of product leaders and product management teams worldwide. Practice being heroes to your non-product team members.

Nulab Drinking Code: Product Management & Leadership

Nulab

This time, our meetup theme was “Product Management, Strategy & Leadership” and it was a great pleasure for us to host our invited speakers: Jay Fong, Product Strategy Lead ( honestbee Singapore ). Mike Dickinson, Chief Product Officer ( Xendit ).

Product manager or product maker?

Lead on Purpose

When you think about the title ‘product manager’ … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Purpose leader product builder product maker titleTitles have a way of morphing over time. In some cases, they improve and become more popular. At times, because of the acts of certain, often high-profile, individuals, titles can lose value.

Product Management Job Titles and Hierarchy

Mind the Product

Since it’s still a relatively new role, there’s a lot of confusion around product management job titles, seniority, and hierarchy. Associate Product Manager. Junior Product Manager. Product Manager. Senior Product Manager.

Power Up: Three Ways to Increase Your Product Leadership Power

Roman Pichler

Challenging situations are great opportunities to grow as a human being and by doing so, you increase your leadership power. To increase your expertise, strengthen your understanding of the market or domain and the product, as well as your product management savviness.

Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum

Mind the Product

The Product Leadership Forum is a chance for senior product professionals to discuss the challenges they face in a safe environment. The product manager role is evolving at pace and this means that there are a range of conversations that are hard to have in public.

Why Product Thinking is the Future for Product Management

Mind the Product

I believe the future of product management is product thinking. And product coaching is how we get there. I have worked with in product for most of my career. Building products for big corporates, small startups and scale-ups.

Videocast: Moving Up into a Product Leadership Role

Mironov Consulting

Mike Belsito of Product Collective hosted this half-hour live Q&A about product management organizations and careers. We talked about: How managing products is different from managing product teams.

From Product Management to Product Leadership

The Product Coalition

As someone who has experienced the highs and lows that accompany life as a Product Manager, I am keenly aware of the challenges this important role plays in the technology industry [and so many others]. to raise a new generation of well-informed Product Managers.

The T-Shaped Product Manager

Roman Pichler

To do a great job as a product manager or product owner, you require two skills sets: product-specific and generic ones. As the name suggests, product-specific capabilities are limited to a single product or product portfolio.

Product Management – Three Tactics for Exerting Stronger Influence & Leadership

Proficientz – Product Management University

What are some things product management can do to exert more influence and demonstrate stronger leadership? Most product management professionals readily admit they spend too much time in the weeds on tasks that, at the end of the day, don’t contribute much to the overall mission of the organization. So you’re an expert on your product. ” A slight variation applies to product management – you are what you do.

Five Tips for Product Managers to Get Executive Support

280 Group

If you are in Product Management, executive support for your plans can mean the difference between your product’s success and failure. Getting executives and management to support what you are proposing can be very challenging and difficult.

What’s the Secret to Becoming a Great Product Manager?

Mind the Product

Most product managers are driven to achieve excellence in their craft. Many, however, get stuck in what I call “product consultant” mode and cannot break out of it. Many product managers never get to launch a product, let alone own one.

#mtpcon Product Leadership Forum – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The day before Mind the Product London 2017 we ran a forum for invited product leaders on a series of topics with some of the leading product managers from around the world. Here’s what we learned about product leadership. Book suggestion: Product Leadership.

Growth Mindset in Product Management

Roman Pichler

But with effort, resilience, and patience, as well as the guidance from others, I have managed to become a reasonably skilled writer. The same holds for product management: When you create a product strategy for the first time, for instance, you are likely to make plenty of mistakes.

Product Management – Three Tactics for Exerting Stronger Influence & Leadership

Proficientz – Product Management University

What are some things product management can do to exert more influence and demonstrate stronger leadership? Most product management professionals readily admit they spend too much time in the weeds on tasks that, at the end of the day, don’t contribute much to the overall mission of the organization. So you’re an expert on your product. ” A slight variation applies to product management – you are what you do.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

These words couldn’t be more relevant to product management. Such a trait is crucial to Product Management roles if you want sales, marketing and engineering to trust and follow your direction. Product Management Product Marketing Product Strategy

5 Tips for Product Managers to Ensure Success on Every Project

Mind the Product

As product managers our job description is pretty simple: to make all of our software development projects succeed. In fact, I would go so far as to say any failures or successes of the team are failures or successes of product management.

Product Management, a Risky Business by Lucie McLean

Mind the Product

Lucie McLean, Head of Children’s Product at the BBC, kicked off her #mtpengage Manchester talk with a nostalgic trip involving TV character Mr Benn – who keeps going back to the same costume shop to equip himself for a party which he may or may not attend.

3 Critical Skills Preventing You From Becoming a Great Product Manager

280 Group

However, when it comes to a career in Product Management, just focusing on strengths is not going to cut it. Product managers must think strategically about their skill sets and address their weakest areas to give their products the best chance of success. We will explain why these three skills are important to product managers and offer some tips to improve. When product managers underperform in key skill areas, their teams and products suffer.

Podcast: Too Many Product Managers with Ken Norton

Mind the Product

to run its Product organisation. Ken has also been a keynote speaker, giving inspiring talks at Mind the Product conferences in both London ( 10x not 10% , 2015) and San Francisco ( Please Make Yourself Uncomfortable , 2016). When the opportunity came up to chat with him, we wanted to cover something new – the idea that startups are hiring too many product managers. Listen if you’d like to learn more about: When should you hire your first product manager?

Women in Product Management Series: Sara Wood, VP Product at Gap Inc.

280 Group

For a new series of interviews with women leading product management teams, I reached out to Sara Wood, currently VP of Product at Gap, Inc in San Francisco. The post Women in Product Management Series: Sara Wood, VP Product at Gap Inc.

The Three Stages of Product Management Maturity

Proficientz – Product Management University

Consider the following three stages of product management maturity and the skills your team needs to become proficient in each stage. Infancy – Individuals become proficient at building, marketing, selling and delivering products that make users quantifiably better at their job.

Women in Product Management: Liz Buderus, VP of Product Management at Epsilon

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Liz Buderus, Vice President of Product Management at Epsilon. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? How did you get into product management? I became a product manager early in my career at Epsilon as it was a brand new role for the company. What do you like the most about product management?

Why the Worst Product Managers Expect the Best

Mind the Product

With each product I’ve built, things have rarely come together exactly as planned. Eighty percent of your time building product will take place in a maelstrom of ambiguity and obstacles. The best teams embrace imperfections beyond their control and create great products anyway. It’s easy to pick out the product teams who struggle with this. Anyone who has worked in product is familiar with these challenges.