A Rearview Mirror for Your Product Roadmap

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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.

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.

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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. Look at leadership as an integral part of your job that is at least as important as updating the product roadmap and refining the product backlog. Leadership at Multiple Levels. No Transactional Power.

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. Look at leadership as an integral part of your job that is at least as important as updating the product roadmap and refining the product backlog. Leadership at Multiple Levels. No Transactional Power.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Wartime Product Leadership lessons

The Product Coalition

So what does this mean for Product teams, and specifically product leadership? Tear up the roadmap & OKRs. Wartime Product Leadership lessons was originally published in Product Coalition on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. product-leadership teamwork leadership product-managementI’ve spent most of my career working in the travel industry.

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

Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum – Part 2

Mind the Product

In Part 2 of our Product Leadership Forum recap, we take a look at yet more insights shared by a group of senior product leaders during #mtpcon 2019 (if you missed Part 1, take a look here). One way of moving them away from three-year roadmaps and project investment, is to get them to look at funding in an investment cycle. The post Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum – Part 2 appeared first on Mind the Product.

Insights from the #mtpcon Product Leadership Forum – Part 3

Mind the Product

In Part 3 of our Product Leadership Forum recap, you can see an overview of the remaining insights from this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum (if you missed them, you can take a look back at Part 1 and Part 2). Then see what they put on their backlog or roadmap. The post Insights from the #mtpcon Product Leadership Forum – Part 3 appeared first on Mind the Product.

Insights From the #mtpcon San Francisco Product Leadership Forum

Mind the Product

At last week’s #mtpcon San Francisco Product Leadership Forum, senior product professionals got together to discuss the current hot topics of career paths, talent management, and psychological safety. Creating a healthy team environment often means saying “no” to leadership requests, but in many companies this can have a negative impact on the product manager’s rewards and recognition.

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. However, this article is not about how to create that perfect roadmap. I’m going to talk a bit about how to get those funding dollars in order to make your roadmap a reality.

A Roadmap Doesn’t Have to Lead to Broken Promises

Mind the Product

We’d spent weeks perfecting the roadmap presentation for our annual customer conference. It felt like people had overlooked all the greatness of our roadmap and were focused on the (relatively few) changes we’d made along the way. For many product people, this is the nightmare scenario of sharing their product roadmap. Why Have a Roadmap Conversation With Your Customer? ” The sales rep can say: “Yes, that’s currently on the roadmap for Q1.”

Product Leadership at News UK by Jo Wickremasinghe

Mind the Product

For example, the roadmap will likely be a collection of stakeholder requirements and you’ll be often told to just get on and do it. Shared Objectives Allow Laser-focused Roadmaps. If it didn’t contribute, it didn’t get onto the roadmap and it didn’t get done. The post Product Leadership at News UK by Jo Wickremasinghe appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Leadership Product Management Skills News UK product leadership product-led roadmaps The Sun The Times

Servant Leadership – Josh Goldenberg

Mind the Product

He has a background in the public and private sectors and he begins his ProductTank NYC presentation with a quote from Steve Jobs, which underpins the central concept of Servant Leadership. Josh takes a brief moment to look at the roadmap of local government. To describe the diverse behaviours of work environments where flexible forms of product leadership is essential, Josh also looks at the structures of some big companies, like Amazon and Microsoft.

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. Our leadership team also increased the frequency of our communication to stay aligned. I will often share with my leadership team when I’m struggling with an important decision. Roadmaps

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.

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. The numerous parties to the roadmap have different motivations and needs which you as the PM must be weighing in order to achieve a higher success probability. Battleground The product 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.

How To Create Kick-Ass Product Roadmaps (Spoiler Alert: There are 3 types of Roadmaps)

The Product Coalition

3 Different Types of Roadmaps Every PM Needs to Master Roadmapping is not easy. Every company demands different types of Roadmaps, and every PM has their own flavour. Here is a step by step process to create roadmaps so you can influence anyone in your company like a true Jedi. So what is Product Roadmap? A product roadmap is a tool used by PM’s to communicate the what and the why of a product. Your roadmap is used across the whole product lifecycle.

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

Bain Public

Most companies don’t have a clear picture of their roadmap. Bain Public’s SOAP™ methodology and tool offers a full picture of your product strategy, tactics, metrics and roadmap all in one place. Step 1: Your Product Mission Step 2: Your Product Blueprint Step 3: Your Roadmap Pillars.

My Experience Transitioning From Engineering to Product Leadership

ProductPlan

I worked with the product leadership to plan out a product strategy. Then, I created a product roadmap to move that strategy forward, which ultimately drove a 15% increase in revenue and a 20% increase in retention. Product Leadership Career

Product Leadership Book Review? – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The long awaited book Product Leadership is finally about to hit our Kindles, iPads and possibly even our hands. It’s a book that shows product leadership to be a mentality and style, rather than a set of rules. The core tenets of Product Management are a natural breeding ground for leadership roles. Leadership is empowering people around you to see the vision, strategy, or a mission. You’ll more likely be managing people instead of roadmaps. Roadmaps.

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April 20: “Moving Up Into Product Leadership” (online workshop)

Mironov Consulting

What : “Moving Up Into Product Leadership” remote workshop. Prioritizing work (roadmaps) when internal stakeholders are not in agreement. The leadership career funnel and ways to signal your interest in “moving up” Who should attend? Senior PMs will learn how product leadership differs from individual contributor product (and design) roles. Where : online (link provided to registered attendees). When : Monday, April 20, 9am – Noon PT.

Your Audience’s Real Roadmap Questions

Mironov Consulting

I get pulled into lots of discussions among product managers about the best ways to represent (and then present and present and present) roadmaps or backlogs, especially to internal sales/marketing/support audiences. These discussions often get very technical or theoretical: treating roadmapping as a purely intellectual exercise, where our secret ambition is for the world to admire our brilliant algorithms and decision criteria.

Intercom on Product: One for the roadmap

Inside Intercom

On this episode of Intercom on Product myself and Paul Adams, our SVP of Product, take a look at roadmapping. Knowing how and when to define a roadmap, who to include and how long to plan for are key elements to finding the balanced approach that you need.

The Biggest Surprises From the 2020 State of Product Leadership Report

ProductCraft

Read more » The post The Biggest Surprises From the 2020 State of Product Leadership Report appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Perspectives Education Prioritization Product Ops roadmap State of Product LeadershipEach year, our colleagues at Pendo survey a global audience of product leaders to better understand the craft and evolution of product management.

Intercom on Product: One for the roadmap

Inside Intercom

On this episode of Intercom on Product myself and Paul Adams, our SVP of Product, take a look at roadmapping. Knowing how and when to define a roadmap, who to include and how long to plan for are key elements to finding the balanced approach that you need.

To Manage a Roadmap, You Must Be a Diplomat, Strategist, and Defender

ProductCraft

Here are the three roles product managers must perform to achieve roadmap leadership: The Diplomat It’s not our role to dictate through authority where the product should go. Read more » The post To Manage a Roadmap, You Must Be a Diplomat, Strategist, and Defender appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Perspectives Career Communication PM Role Product Teams roadmap Strategic PlanningEditor’s note: This article originally appeared on the Bain Public blog.

The Next Generation of Customer Success Leadership

Gainsight

In the “final frontier” there isn’t a roadmap to follow. You’ll hear all about these trends beyond just the leadership question at Pulse, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek with this post. As CEOs and CS teams go through this transition, both sides are trying to determine the type of leadership needed for this “2020” phase. We’ll be talking a lot about customer success leadership at Pulse 2019.

Does Your Product Roadmap Contain What Will Happen or What May Happen? | Fearless Product Leadership

Fearless Product

DOES YOUR PRODUCT ROADMAP CONTAIN WHAT WILL HAPPEN OR WHAT MAY HAPPEN? Are you struggling with how to create and communicate your product roadmap? In this episode get actionable advice on how 5 product leaders approach creating and sharing the product roadmap with their organizations in B2B, B2C, startup, growth and mature companies. DOES YOUR PRODUCT ROADMAP CONTAIN WHAT WILL HAPPEN OR WHAT MAY HAPPEN?

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Carbon Neutral Roadmaps – Chris Adams on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Now a trainer, Discovery and Leadership consultant, he’s spoken at Mind the Product Engage (Hamburg and Manchester), the Business of Software, Turing Festival, a number of ProductTanks (London, Zurich, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford, and Brighton… so far!) The post Carbon Neutral Roadmaps – Chris Adams on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

Dublin, 15 April: Organizational Challenge of Enterprise Roadmapping (INDUSTRY)

Mironov Consulting

Talk: “The Organizational Challenge of Enterprise Roadmapping”. Featured Events Leadership Market Thinking Portfolio Management Product Management enterprise interrupts leadership motivation organizations prioritization product management roadmap stakeholdersWhat: INDUSTRY Product conference. When: 15-17 April 2019. Where: Dublin Castle/The Printworks, Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Registration.

Product Leadership Book Review? – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The long awaited book Product Leadership is finally about to hit our Kindles, iPads and possibly even our hands. It’s a book that shows product leadership to be a mentality and style, rather than a set of rules. The core tenets of Product Management are a natural breeding ground for leadership roles. Leadership is empowering people around you to see the vision, strategy, or a mission. You’ll more likely be managing people instead of roadmaps. Roadmaps.

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Nov 14th Live Q&A: “Making Product Roadmaps That Work”

Mironov Consulting

What: Live Q&A on “Making Product Roadmaps That Work” Sponsor: Business of Software. The roadmapping process is almost always broken. Roadmaps are met with frustration and boredom in equal measure. How do you manage expectations across the company, and create a product roadmap that prioritizes the right things while uniting your organization? When: Nov 14th, 4pm GMT / 11am ET / 8am PT. Register here!