Vision vs. Strategy

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I’ve explained that the context typically needs to be the product vision, and a specific set of outcome-based objectives for each team (OKR’s are an effective way to do that). I’ve already written about outcome-based objectives , and in this article I want to talk more about product vision, and especially how important the role of product strategy is in delivering on the product vision. Product Vision. Product Strategy. Overview.

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Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Three Types of Leadership. Each role provides a distinct type of leadership. 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.

Inspiring Teams with Product Vision

Mind the Product

In this in-depth and inspiring talk, Keela Robinson , Founder and CEO PM Loop, unpacks what vision is, why it matters and how to find it. Vision comprises your Values, Purpose and Envisioned Future. In short, they are inspired and guided by your vision.

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Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy. A business strategy describes how a company wants to achieve its overall aspiration and create value for its users, employees, and shareholders. Elements of an Effective Business Strategy. What is the company’s vision?

Taking Your Digital Product Strategy from Vision to Execution

Emerge Insights

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. Insights Leadership Product Management Product StrategyMany great ideas and opportunities are never realized.

Is Your Product Vision Moving People in the Right Direction?

The Product Coalition

A meaningful, motivating product vision enables teams to advance to a purpose-driven mindset. Because Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare Not exactly a Japanese proverb , but close enough. A better future depends on vision and action.

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. By gaining insight from your experiences, you can develop principles on which to base your leadership style. Take Time to Define the big Vision.

Want a Successful Product? Start With A Vision

Sequent Learning

Start With A Vision. Successful products begin life with a spark of inspiration and a vision. Vision is, considered a non-negotiable for a CEO, and is often non-negotiable for a product manager. If you inherit a product (most of us do), vision isn’t a genetic transplant.

Managing Product, Vision or Execution?

The Product Coalition

product management can either be vision-driven, or it can be execution-driven. Cover photo by Craig Garner on Unsplash Managing Product, Vision or Execution? product-management organisational-culture management-and-leadership enterprise-software

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.

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Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 3

280 Group

Read Part 2 of this 3 part series: Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 2. But put me in charge of the big picture, vision and strategy and I will hit it out of the park.

Product Leadership at News UK by Jo Wickremasinghe

Mind the Product

This means there is a lack of strategy to develop digital products which meet the needs of users and generate revenue. Jo’s plan to break News UK out of this way of working was to build a strategy-focused product team, manage loved products, and work up a new approach to product development.

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.

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Why We Fail: What I Learned From 5 Years with Friends, Netflix’s Social Strategy

Mind the Product

I write a lot about product strategy, and use Netflix as an example so that others can learn from the company’s success and failure. Because of Facebook’s meteoric rise, the persistent question from Silicon Valley venture capitalists became “What’s your social strategy?”

Six Common Traps that Undermine Strategic Product Management

Mind the Product

Surely we’ve all noticed the increased emphasis on “strategy” as a core competency for product managers? For company leadership too, encouraging product managers to operate strategically can feel like a way to optimize both accountability and empowerment for an often-ambiguous role.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 1

280 Group

To learn about these strategies more in-depth and receive a Product Management Career Plan Template, sign up for the webinar – How to Accelerate Your PM Career, Part 1: Top Strategies to Advance Rapidly on September 27, 2019.

Reddit’s Nick Caldwell on engineering leadership

Inside Intercom

He had to quickly determine which team members displayed a potential for leadership and teach them the fundamentals of management so they could make new hires and scale – without ruining the culture. I hosted Nick on the podcast, where we discussed the differences between management and leadership, fostering diversity in tech, and more. Here are five quick takeaways: Management and leadership aren’t one and the same. Podcast Startups engineering teams leadership management

It is time to talk about Product Leadership

The Product Coalition

It has been a while since the term Product Leadership has gained widespread adoption in blogs, articles and even books. It represents the intersection between Product Management and Leadership; which, in my point of view, have a lot to do with each other. This is Product Leadership!

From Product Management to Product Leadership

The Product Coalition

may choose to operate in silos, Product Management is the department that brings all of the teams together to ensure everyone’s voice is heard, vision is seen, and needs are met. It is the department, when run well, ensures a comprehensive approach to strategy and decision making.

What you can learn about leadership from “Silicon Valley”

The Product Coalition

Image: Silicon Valley, HBO The epic Pied Piper case study shows us what it really takes to build a business from scratch A TV show rife with obscene jokes and obscure pop-culture references might seem like an odd place to look for leadership lessons.

Defining Brand Strategy and How to Develop One

UX Studio

Creating and maintaining a brand strategy can turn into a never-ending struggle, but it can also provide a great deal of fun. In this post we created a guide on the steps to take in developing your brand strategy. But first, let’s define brand strategy! Brand strategy defined.

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. Start by establishing a clear vision, map out a strategy, and execute a series of tactical moves.

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How To Cross the Strategy-to-Execution Chasm

The Product Coalition

Most companies fail in execution, not strategy. Defining strategy the right way can close the gap. Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.” Why Defining Product Strategy is Hard Strategy Overload One of the challenges with the word “Strategy” is that it is an overloaded term.

Why Feature FOMO Stalls Product Innovation

Mind the Product

Competitive intelligence is useful, but it shouldn’t guide your product strategy. Pendo’s recent State of Product Leadership survey found that 77% of product teams are evaluated based on the number of features they ship.

Product Takeoff

Product Takeoff

To achieve that level of confidence and to build products in that space we as product managers have to focus on a few key principals before we plan on getting the next thing in the marketplace.The four major principals we generally go by are Vision, Strategy, Team and Rapid learning.

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Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

In reality, asking for a product roadmap was shorthand for “please help me with my strategy”. Team context : You and your team will use the product roadmap as one of the tools to help you figure out your long-term strategy. Roman Pichler’s product vision board.

Creating Good Roadmaps: 6 Practical Steps for Product Leaders

Mind the Product

Without thoughtful leadership around them, it may not be in product manager’s gift to achieve a “good” roadmap. This is because product leadership is genuinely hard and quite distinct from the job of product manager – something that is often misunderstood.

Strategy over speed: How video games prepared me for life as a product manager

Inside Intercom

Instead of Half-Life or GoldenEye, I was drawn to simulation games such as SimCity , The Sims and Theme Hospital – titles that rewarded strategy over speed, patience over practice. Developing strategy skills. Recently , leadership asked us to help another team on a strategic initiative.

Tips for Growing a Product Management Team

Roman Pichler

Do common product discovery and strategy practices exist? And do you agree on what a product vision , strategy , roadmap , and backlog are, for example, and how these plans should be captured? Featured Leadership and People Skills organisational change scaling teamwork

The Parable of Frank de Boer – Evolution, not Revolution in Building Product Teams

Mind the Product

Admittedly he was joining after a disappointing spell in Italy, but his success with the Dutch champions, Ajax, with whom he won the Champions League four consecutive times, was heralded as the template for his vision at Crystal Palace. The Parable.

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Lather, rinse, REPEAT! Becoming a CRO

The Product Coalition

The first and paramount responsibility of a product Manager is a never-ending, difficult, oft-shunned task of building a shared understanding of the product strategy through listening, influencing, and repetition. The creation and management of the product strategy?—?should

Be a Balanced Product Leader, Not a Feature Broker or Product Dictator

Roman Pichler

One way to answer this question is to avoid unhelpful but common leadership styles. As its name suggests, this leadership style mediates between different parties and tries to broker a deal. Recognise Your Leadership Bias. Feature Broker and Product Dictator.

Leading Through Shared Goals

Roman Pichler

The Product Leadership Conundrum. The development team and stakeholders then use these goals to determine the work they have to do—be it creating a marketing strategy, investigating a new technology, or preparing the distribution channels.

Why CEOs Should Not Be Our Primary Source of Customer Input

Mironov Consulting

I think this is fundamentally wrong for companies with more than a half-dozen customers or a dozen employees – and is a primary contributor to product strategy gridlock. I work with a lot of CEOs, usually as an advocate for better product and development organizations.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Do not take on additional responsibilities like improving the development process, leading the dev team, making UX design decisions, or creating a marketing strategy. Leadership and People Skills product manager product ownerWhat is Sustainable Pace?

The T-Shaped Product Manager

Roman Pichler

As these skills form a large set, I like to divide them into three sub groups: strategic, tactical, and leadership capabilities, as the picture below shows. Strategic skills include the ability to develop an effective product strategy , actionable roadmap , and working business model.

Getting Design Agencies and Engineering Teams to Work Together

Mind the Product

Be Crystal Clear About Your Vision and Objectives. If they aren’t working from a common vision, their own preferences and motivations will often drive them. The vision should be a single page and include the mission, values, target, user and business. The Only Product Vision Template You’ll Ever Need. Leadership Check-in (30m). Someone I know is about to kick off a big project with separate companies managing the design and development.