A Learning Roadmap for Product People

Roman Pichler

Overview of the Learning Roadmap. Like a modern product roadmap, a learning roadmap states the specific outcomes or benefits you’d like to achieve to become a more competent product person, and it captures them in form of learning goals. Figure 1: A Sample Learning Roadmap.

A Rearview Mirror for Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

For our recent book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing Uncertainty (O’Reilly), my co-authors C. One concept I really wish we’d had space for is the idea of providing a rearward view of the roadmap — essentially a summary of what’s been delivered in the recent past — as a way to set context for the forward-looking portion of the roadmap. We talk a lot in the book about explaining the “why” of your roadmap.

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Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Three Types of Leadership. Each role provides a distinct type of leadership. 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]. The post Product Leadership in Scrum appeared first on Roman Pichler.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

The latter includes carrying out product discovery and strategy work , updating the product roadmap , and prioritising the product backlog. What’s more, do not de-prioritise your leadership work even when push comes to shove and you are pressed for time. No Transactional Power.

How to Sell Your Roadmap to Your Leadership Team

Speaker: Brett Truka, CEO, Devetry

A product roadmap needs to both capture your product’s strategy and outline your execution plan. Because these documents are such an essential component of your job as product manager, you also need to strategize your roadmap presentation. In other words, you need to speak your executive suite’s language. In this webinar, Brett Truka, CEO of Devetry, shares his experiences and advice on how to successfully sell your roadmap to your leadership team.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

The latter includes carrying out product discovery and strategy work , updating the product roadmap , and prioritising the product backlog. What’s more, do not de-prioritise your leadership work even when push comes to shove and you are pressed for time. No Transactional Power.

How to lead your product – Part 2: Problems and roadmaps

Mind the Product

Kate Cladis discusses how to lead your product by keeping calm and using roadmaps. [.] Read more » The post How to lead your product – Part 2: Problems and roadmaps appeared first on Mind the Product. Guest Post Product Leadership Product Roadmap

Dragonboat Named Among Top Roadmapping Tools of 2022

Dragonboat

The post Dragonboat Named Among Top Roadmapping Tools of 2022 appeared first on Dragonboat - Responsive PPM. Leadership Collaboration Transformation elite product organization toolsAccording to PMExercise, there are more than 41,000 product managers in the United States.

Building a Multi-Dimensional Roadmap

The Product Coalition

When creating your roadmap, you need to consider what’s important to the company (not just to the product) and what is the best way to make progress across these multiple needs. These are the exact questions you need to ask when creating your roadmap.

Building a product roadmap to avoid potholes down the road

Mind the Product

Product roadmaps: love 'em or hate 'em, you probably spend a lot of time on them. Very often, that colorful set of bars on the timeline that we artfully sell to our leadership inadvertently leads to challenges down the road. Guest Post Product Roadmap

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Product Roadmap Essentials

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By Boston Women in Product – The product roadmap frames every task and is the lifeblood of delivering a successful product. Boston Women in Product has been considering the importance of mastering the product roadmap as a critical responsibility of the product manager. Imagine if you could engage industry experts in an informative dialog to gain valuable insights in helping you craft and master your own roadmaps. A roadmap is fuel to the fire in our bellies.

A Product Strategy is NOT just a Vision and Roadmap

The Product Coalition

You have a strategy AND a roadmap, they’re two different things. leadership product-strategy startup product-leadership product-managementContinue reading on Product Coalition ».

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10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

Whenever you are faced with an agile, dynamic environment—be it that your product is young and is experiencing significant change or that the market is dynamic with new competitors or technologies introducing change, you should work with a goal-oriented product roadmap, sometimes also referred to as theme-based. Goal-oriented roadmaps focus on goals or objectives like acquiring customers, increasing engagement, and removing technical debt. 8 Make your Roadmap Measurable.

Five Under-Appreciated Aspects of Product Leadership

The Product Coalition

As a result, I’ve come to value 5 different aspects of product leadership. Shift #1: A leader of leaders The two top things I’ve head people reply to the question “how do I move into Product Leadership?” ux leadership product-leadership startup product-management

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

roadmap to deliver new features, but often wait until the last minute to decide how to price these features. toward consensus and your product roadmaps toward monetization. industry as a whole, with their leadership involved in the. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

A Product Manager’s Guide to Roadmapping as an Essentialist

ProductPlan

This article tackles one of the areas that gets the most interest from product managers: how can they use an essentialist approach to create and communicate better product roadmaps ? How to Roadmap like an Essentialist. The Planning Board is tied to the roadmap.

How to Make the Switch from Feature Roadmapping to Outcome-Driven Roadmaps

Dragonboat

Imagine this… You’re a new product operations manager joining a company that’s reached product-market fit, has a few product managers, and a brand new Chief Product Officer who wants to move away from feature-based roadmapping to outcome-driven roadmaps. Product Leadership product ops

Wartime Product Leadership lessons

The Product Coalition

So what does this mean for Product teams, and specifically product leadership? Tear up the roadmap & OKRs. product-leadership teamwork leadership product-managementI’ve spent most of my career working in the travel industry.

Large Features and Long Deadlines Mean You Have a Gantt Chart, Not a Roadmap

Johanna Rothman

The managers want rigid roadmaps. However, the managers create a roadmap similar to the image above. That roadmap has large features and long “deadlines.” The managers created a Gantt Chart as a picture, not a roadmap. Remember: Roadmaps offer options.

5 Things Your Product Leader Doesn’t Want to See on Your Roadmap

ProductPlan

But those inspired ideas can’t go straight onto the roadmap. For example, they can do this through research and weighing the idea against other items already on the roadmap. And perhaps most importantly, before you add or remove anything, you should gain leadership consensus.

Purpose vs. Product: Differentiate Your Strategy from Tactics (Portfolio & Roadmaps)

Johanna Rothman

That leads to large and unchangeable roadmaps and a lot of emphasis on predictability. This means you can create a product roadmap and a backlog. If you can't write that down, you can't build a roadmap or a backlog. I wait to start roadmaps once I have the project portfolio.

Communicate Your Vision with an Internal Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Photo by Denise Jans on Unsplash There is a misconception that building a roadmap will define a product’s future. But a roadmap doesn’t create a clear view of the future. Your vision of the future should bring clarity to your roadmap. So why build a roadmap at all?

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6 Product Leadership Interview Questions and Answers

ProductPlan

Before hiring a product leader, you need to ensure that you understand the most essential product leadership interview questions that can help better inform your hiring decision. . 6 Product Leadership Interview Questions to Ask.

Thinking Beyond Roadmapping to Elevate and Revolutionize Product Organizations

ProductPlan

The roadmap can serve as an organizational blueprint that binds strategy and execution. Despite these changes, many product teams still use slide decks or spreadsheets to communicate their roadmap strategy.

Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

so my investor said that I need a product manager to do our product roadmap?”. When I worked as a product management consultant clients would often talk about “needing a product roadmap ASAP”. In reality, asking for a product roadmap was shorthand for “please help me with my strategy”. Product roadmaps are overloaded with significance and are a source of uncertainty among product managers. If you’re only going to read one thing: Product Roadmaps Relaunched.

Resilient Leadership During Challenging Times

ProductPlan

Resilient Leadership During Challenging Times. We reviewed our product roadmap with an eye toward “what do our customers need now ?” If you and your leadership team have hired right, then, hopefully, you have a deep bench of intrinsically motivated people. Roadmaps

Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy

Mind the Product

Bruce McCarthy was the president of the Boston Product Management Association, is the founder of consultancy Product Culture and co-wrote the book on roadmapping, Product Roadmaps Relaunched. He joined us live at the Mind the Product Leadership Forum to chat about how he builds his own roadmaps, prioritisation, product vision, OKRs and quite a bit more. The biggest mistake people make on roadmaps. Roadmaps vs release plans. OKRs v roadmaps.

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Product Principles – A Leadership Tool

BrainMates

The Product Leadership struggle is akin to the Entrepreneurship struggle because the role has no clear learning path. This conversation reduces barriers and shows your leadership skills, particularly your openness as a leader to team contribution and the opportunity for the team to create their own narrative. Setting the wheels in motion to create a set of Product Principles should begin to lift some of the fog from ‘The Product Leadership Struggle’. Roadmaps

Funding your Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Funding your Product Roadmap How do you ask for funding as you scale your product & team You have a product roadmap (annual / multi-year) in front of you, crafted by you after months of deliberation, discussions, conversations, stakeholder and leadership feedback and reviews.

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. Stakeholders see product managers attending meetings, writing stories, presenting roadmaps or presenting shipment data.

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.

How to Run a Collaborative Roadmapping Exercise with Your Team

ProductPlan

You’re a product manager, and you need to run a collaborative roadmapping exercise with various teams across your company. What is a Collaborative Roadmapping Exercise? A collaborative roadmapping exercise is an ideation meeting. Step 3: Review the existing product roadmap.

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. 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 ). Product Leadership empowerment mindfulness product manager product ownerIncrease Your Referent Power.

Product Managers: Learn How To Manage Your Product Leadership Team

Bain Public

Roadmapping has become a political problem. Although the product leadership team believes that they should have a product manager who can think of solutions and implement them, they tend to refuse to follow these solutions themselves. Product leadership culture is messy.

If You’re Hitting All the Dates on Your Roadmap, You’re Doing It Wrong

ProductPlan

Important roadmap deadlines? What if I told you the team is celebrating the fact that they released the new version of their product a day before the internal deadline on their roadmap? Themes—Not Dates—Are the Stars of Your Roadmap. Where’s the story behind this roadmap?

Product Roadmap Success: BWP Hosts Lively Roundtable Discussion

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By Garima Painuly- One of the constant challenges a product manager faces is creating a focused product roadmap that is aligned with expectations of all stakeholders, and defending that roadmap against distractions. The discussion topics were inspired by a blog post from Fresh Tilled Soil on Building a Product Roadmap. Boston Women in Product (BWP) hosted “Product Roadmaps: A Roundtable Discussion” on March 28th, 2017. Creating a Focused Product Roadmap.

Creating Good Roadmaps: 6 Practical Steps for Product Leaders

Mind the Product

Much has been written about the process of creating product roadmaps, not least the six great articles written by my own team. I believe the actions of a product leader all too often are the root cause of a “bad” roadmap. Without thoughtful leadership around them, it may not be in product manager’s gift to achieve a “good” roadmap. I would define a good roadmap as one that the team understands and feels ownership over. A Product Leader’s Role in Roadmapping.

The Roadmap to Success for Product Operations

Dragonboat

The post The Roadmap to Success for Product Operations appeared first on Dragonboat - Responsive PPM. Product Leadership Product Operations Webinars product ops webinarDid you know modern product ops started more than 15 years ago at hyper-growth companies like PayPal and eBay?

The Roadmap to Success for Product Operations

Dragonboat

The post The Roadmap to Success for Product Operations appeared first on Dragonboat - Responsive PPM. Product Leadership Product Operations product opsDid you know modern product ops started more than 15 years ago at hyper-growth companies like PayPal and eBay?