Bottom-Up Product Strategy – The State of Product, by Susana Lopes

Mind the Product

In this talk from ProductTank London, Susana Lopes (Director of Product at Onfido), talks about how Onfido moved from prioritising at the sprint & quarterly level to setting strategic direction and prioritise at a much larger scale.

Rediscover the Forgotten art of Product Strategy

Mind the Product

A strong product strategy is often neglected because of the absence of any strategic thinking in product teams. What can product managers do to make sure they give their product strategy the attention it warrants? Tanya shares her ideas for nurturing a strong product strategy from this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum. But today many, if not most, product teams fail this very first test.

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Leading product strategy and execution

Lead on Purpose

There are many moving parts to product success, including understanding your market and the problems customers in the market face, … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Team Building Trust collaboration discipline execution markets roadmap strategy success value

Leadership Without Authority on Steroids

The Product Coalition

Leadership without authority is product management 101. But as a product executive, you must take it to the next level?—?and Last week’s learning session in the CPO Bootcamp was dedicated to product strategy. Why should I as a product leader even get into this?

Five Ways to Use Product Management Best Practices

As you move into the new year you can help your product team prepare for success by exercising those product leadership muscles and implementing product management best practices. Here are our top tips for how you can lay the right foundations and get your product strategy off to a flying start.

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. Lead the Product. Providing the right product leadership is demanding; it requires a specific skills set and usually your full attention as the person in charge of the product.

Taking Your Digital Product Strategy from Vision to Execution

Emerge Insights

You may have experienced this yourself working on a digital product that never came close to realizing it’s potential. One of the reasons that so many organizations fail at delivering valuable products and services is the lack of a well-defined strategy or the complete absence of a strategy. […]. The post Taking Your Digital Product Strategy from Vision to Execution appeared first on EMERGE | Digital Product Agency.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you. You rely on them to design, implement, market, sell, and support the product. Show people that you value their ideas and concerns and involve them in product decisions. The stakeholders come from different business units, for example, marketing, sales, support, and service for a commercial product.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you. You rely on them to design, implement, market, sell, and support the product. Show people that you value their ideas and concerns and involve them in product decisions. The stakeholders come from different business units, for example, marketing, sales, support, and service for a commercial product.

Best Product Strategy Frameworks

The Basics of Product Management

Choosing the right product strategy framework is very important for every product manager. Remember, choosing the right product strategy will go a long way in making sure that the entire product life cycle proceeds flawlessly. To put it more bluntly, many product managers do not spend sufficient time in choosing the right strategy. Learn the top skills of product management. The wrong strategy can result in the failure of a product.

The art & science of Product Strategy in a crisis, disruption or acceleration

BrainMates

When everything around you is changing, what’s a Product Manager to do? In a Q&A a couple of months ago, someone in the (virtual) audience asked if they should be working on their strategy now, or if they should wait until things calmed down again. Read more about Product Strategy.

Backstreet Boys, Zork, and Product Strategy

Gainsight

At our first-ever Pulse for Product event, we got inspired by this idea of video games, the nostalgia of 8-bit classics, the 90s (or really any year excluding 2020 – the bar is low), and leveling up (which ultimately became our theme for the event). But what’s life in Product like now?

5 Factors to Consider When Building Your Product Strategy

Amplitude

When it comes to product strategy, there is so much conflicting advice that getting started can be confusing. Besides being vague or gimmicky, another common product strategy pitfall is to list tactics as an overall strategy. Product Mission and Vision.

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. But — like all good product folks — I also want to anchor my personal opinions in market data. What does a product leader actually do?

The most important question to ask when developing your Product strategy

BrainMates

Your Product strategy is the most important long-term document you ever create for a Product. It helps you imagine the future of your Product. But before you can craft your Product strategy you need to know — what’s going on? What’s going on with your existing customers should be the first area you focus on in the strategy development process. Some things you should know are: What problem is your Product solving?

Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum – Part 1

Mind the Product

Held in the lovely Barbican Conservatory , this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum brought together a group of senior product leaders for the type of conversations that can only happen behind closed doors. As a result, all of the issues discussed were under the Chatham House rule , so you won’t see any direct quotes, but everything reported here comes from the most forward-thinking people in the world of product. The Forgotten art of Product Strategy.

The Product Decision Stack – Martin Eriksson

Mind the Product

Martin Eriksson – veteran product leader, and Mind the Product co-founder – presented his “Decision Stack” to ProductTank Lagos. The post The Product Decision Stack – Martin Eriksson appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Sustainable Product Strategy: How to Move from Outputs to Outcomes

Amplitude

Roadmapping is at the core of product strategy and product management. As a product person, and the VP of Product at Yesware , I’ve never come to fully embrace the discussion of what each team would deliver, in what sequence and within a long timeframe. Output-focused product roadmaps provide a false sense of certainty, all while limiting product work to a few big bets, which may or may not pan out.

May 12: Covid19’s Impact On Your Product Strategy (webinar)

Mironov Consulting

Topic: Covid19’s Impact On Your Product Strategy. But now many of us in product or development organizations are shifting attention to how this crisis changes priorities and product plans. Product Management Upcoming Events agile customer thinking economics leadership markets product management roadmapsWhen: Tuesday 12 May , 10am PT / 12:00pm CT / 1pm ET. Hosted by: Synerzip. Register here.

Product Leadership in Financial Services by Hakim Mendjeli

Mind the Product

What is product leadership? In this ProductTank London talk, Hakim Mendjeli – Managing Director of French Digital , shares his perspective and experience as a practitioner of product leadership in the financial services industry. Products in the financial sector. What a product leader does. Hakim shares his background working in product strategy at large organizations as well as product management at smaller startups.

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. You may want to combine reviewing the market development together with the product performance in form of regular strategy and roadmap review meetings (as I discuss in more detail in my book Strategize ).

The most important question to ask when developing your Product strategy

BrainMates

Your Product strategy is the most important long-term document you ever create for a Product. It helps you imagine the future of your Product. But before you can craft your Product strategy you need to know — what’s going on? What’s going on with your existing customers should be the first area you focus on in the strategy development process. Some things you should know are: What problem is your Product solving?

Building health-tech products when the rules are still being written, by Joe Rinaldi Johnson

Mind the Product

He is the Chief Product Officer at Zava, a digital healthcare company offering remote diagnosis and prescriptions. If you, like Joe, feel there is a lack of resources about product management in [.].

Q&A with Beth Toland, Head of Experience Research at Asana, on collaborating with product teams and driving product strategy

Mixpanel

Having received far more questions than she could answer in a single session, Beth is back by popular demand to share her expertise on collaborating closely with product teams and how experience research can influence and advance product strategy. How do you organize and store research data for future product planning? Can you give an example of a case where your research findings have changed product focus or strategy?

Product Leadership at News UK by Jo Wickremasinghe

Mind the Product

The Times and The Sun, flagship brands of News UK, are on a journey to become more product led in how they develop and maintain their digital assets. To move them forward, Jo has introduced product lifecycle thinking, shared KPIs, product portfolios, and a lean process for testing new ideas. When starting to move an organisation to be more product centric, you’ll find some common characteristics. Move From Product Delivery to a Product Function.

PALM – a new leadership model for Product Leaders

BrainMates

Stepping up into a leadership role is especially daunting. Product leadership is made even more challenging, as there are very few models (if any) that cover the complexities and requirements of this -broad role which varies significantly between organisations.

My Experience Transitioning From Engineering to Product Leadership

ProductPlan

When I started my career as an engineer, I didn’t set my sights on becoming a product manager. Flash forward fifteen years later, and I’m the Director of Product Management at HG Insights. So, what qualities does it take to become a product manager ? Great products take time.

Marty Cagan on Empowering Teams, Discovery Challenges, Alignment, and More

Mind the Product

In the latest of our Prioritised AMAs, we were joined by Marty Cagan who took your questions on empowering teams, discovery challenges, Product Owners, transitioning from product role to a leadership role, and much more.

How To Manage Stakeholders When Changing Product Strategy

The Product Coalition

One of the biggest challenges product leaders face is convincing leadership of changes in product strategy. In addition, setting the proper expectations with leadership is a key element for managing your stakeholders. If you can clearly present to leadership that you have product-market fit and stickiness of customers, that’s a strong justification for more focus or resources on the growth side of the equation.

Growing the Amplitude Leadership Team

Amplitude

At Amplitude, we are creating a new category; using customer behavior data to help every company build better products and grow. Over the last year we have continued to see increasing demand for leveraging behavioral data at scale across the world of digital products. Today, I am excited to share that we are growing our leadership team at Amplitude with world-class executives to take on these challenges.

Q&A with Neil Rahilly, VP Product and Design, on product strategy, team composition, and customer feedback

Mixpanel

As Mixpanel’s VP of Product and Design, and our former Head of Engineering, Neil Rahilly brings a blend of strategy, hiring, management, and career advice to those who want to push innovation at their companies forward. Distilling knowledge from multiple disciplines, this AMA session from Rahilly helps turn amorphous concepts in product management into a tangible guide. How do you define your product strategy?

A Decade in Product – a Retrospective

Mind the Product

This year doesn’t just mark the start of a new decade, but also the 10th anniversary of the first ever #ProductTank (and my 20th as a Product Manager). What started as a simple meetup in London has evolved into the world’s largest product community, with chapters in over 200 cities around the world and 200,000 [.]. The post A Decade in Product – a Retrospective appeared first on Mind the Product.

Six Common Traps that Undermine Strategic Product Management

Mind the Product

Increasingly product managers are expected to think and operate “strategically”, but, as this post will reveal, it’s a requirement that can lead to misaligned expectations and be full of traps for the unwary. Surely we’ve all noticed the increased emphasis on “strategy” as a core competency for product managers? But the actual work of product strategy is neither straightforward nor glamorous, and often leaves ample room for misaligned expectations.

Q&A with Neil Rahilly, VP Product and Design, on product strategy, team composition, and customer feedback

Mixpanel

Neil Rahilly is our VP of Product and Design at Mixpanel and formerly our VP of Engineering. In addition to running product and design, he also oversees our support and education teams. Neil recently sat down for an AMA session and spoke on a wide range of topics, from product strategy and process pipelines to team composition and building a great career, among many other things. How do you define your product strategy?

Introducing the Bain Public SOAP™ Product Leadership Framework. A Practical Definition.

Bain Public

Bain Public’s SOAP™ methodology and tool offers a full picture of your product strategy, tactics, metrics and roadmap all in one place. It breaks product innovation in 3 steps -- Product Mission, Product Blueprint and Roadmap Pillars.

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 ). Jay’s talk covers how startups and organizations can leverage on data analytics to enhance their understanding of users and build customer-centric products.

The ABCs of Product – Melissa Perri on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Melissa Perri is the product manager’s product manager – she’s able to do the job, explain it, and teach you how to do it better. So when we got her on the line, we covered everything… including Japanese deployment strategies, Marmite and peanut butter, product leadership and team organisation, how companies scale, how to pick the right environment for you, and even her new book, Escaping the Build Trap.

The Four Components of Product Success

The Product Coalition

Strategic product thinking is hard. Especially when done as an afterthought - when the product is already in the market?—?it These four components are the market, the problem, the solution, and the product itself. Finally, make sure to conduct product validation once you’re done.

Making Better Predictions – Margaret Heffernan on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

The post Making Better Predictions – Margaret Heffernan on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product. Chat to us on Twitter or in our dedicated Mind the Product #podcast Slack channel. The Product Experience is hosted by Lily Smith and Randy Silver. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

World Product Day: Organization as a Product by Neville Reeves

Mind the Product

At ProductTank Montevideo (Mvd) we celebrated World Product Day earlier this month with a presentation from an awesome product leader, VP of Product Strategy at Rootstrap, Neville Reeves. Neville took us through how he used new mental structures to change the status quo of the company and looked at how you can rethink an organization as a product itself. Presenting the solution, he said: “This is organization as a product.”

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