Common Product Vision Board Mistakes

Roman Pichler

This article assumes that you are familiar with the product vision board or the key elements of a product strategy : market, value proposition, standout features, and business goals. Vision Captures Product Idea or Business Objective. Additionally, such a vision is hardly inspiring.

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

Mind the Product

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. Owning your product vision. The post Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy appeared first on Mind the Product. 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.

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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. Crucially, she demonstrates how to communicate and reinforce vision to your team by sharing an incredible 30 practical strategies for meaningfully tying your vision to all that you do. Vision comprises your Values, Purpose and Envisioned Future. In short, they are inspired and guided by your vision.

How to create product vision

Lead on Purpose

One of the key elements of a successful product management organization is creating the vision for your products—the ‘why’ that drives their purchase and the factors that make them successful in their markets. When you nail the product vision, you’re … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management execution product vision research strategic leadership

‘How-To’ Guide for Crafting Your First Product Vision’

The Product Coalition

Photo by Karla Vidal on Unsplash ‘How-To’ Guide for Crafting Your First Product Vision I originally packaged this up from a recent coaching session I had with a Product Manager who had been tasked for their first time to develop a product vision from scratch?—?hope

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. Overview.

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What is product vision?

The Product Coalition

A clear product vision helps making decisions so your product ends up where you want it to be. Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”?— Jonathan Swift Every product starts with a vision. Yet if you ask a Product Manager to explain the concept of ‘product vision’, it will often result in a blank stare. If you look at any product manager vacancy it is almost guaranteed the word vision is in there somewhere. A strong product vision applies focus.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

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. Guiding the development team and stakeholders towards product success requires leadership at three levels: vision, strategy, and tactics, as illustrated in following picture.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

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. Guiding the development team and stakeholders towards product success requires leadership at three levels: vision, strategy, and tactics, as illustrated in following picture.

Bridging the leadership gap in innovation

Lead on Purpose

For example, according … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Learning mission visionGuest post by Jesse Nieminen We’re living in an age where many industries are facing big changes. To thrive, or even survive, most companies need to find ways to innovate. Yet, most companies fail to do that.

How to Define a Clear IoT Vision

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we discuss how to define a clear IoT vision. The post How to Define a Clear IoT Vision appeared first on Daniel Elizalde. Today I have not one, but two incredible Product experts in the show. My guests are Bruce McCarthy and C. Todd Lombardo. Bruce and C. Todd are experienced Product Leaders and co-authors of the book: Product Roadmaps Relaunched, which […].

Leadership Without Authority By Aeneas McDonnell

Mind the Product

Leadership, he says, is a choice you make rather than a place where you sit. You simply need to give people a reason to believe in your vision and the work you are doing. Leadership is an art rather than a science, but you still need skills to be able to lead properly. The post Leadership Without Authority By Aeneas McDonnell appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Leadership Video good product leadership ProductTank ProductTank London

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. Not just any vision will do. You need a product vision that is meaningful and motivating. Why do product leaders need a meaningful, motivating product vision?

Taking Your Digital Product Strategy from Vision to Execution

Emerge Insights

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. You may have experienced this yourself working on a digital product that never came close to realizing it’s potential.

How Do You Craft and Communicate Product Vision? | Fearless Product Leadership

Fearless Product

HOW DO YOU CRAFT AND COMMUNICATE PRODUCT VISION? Are you a product leader struggling to create and communicate a product vision that will compel your company into action in the best interest of your customers? In this episode, 5 experienced product leaders share their best practices that have helped them create a product vision to align their teams, leadership and stakeholders with how to improve the lives of customers for the growth of the company.

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). No Vision = no Intentional Culture. Your vision and its supporting culture shouldn’t be generic. Once you have a vision you need a north star to help guide your day-to-day operations, usually focusing on a shorter timescale.

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. Visions are About the Future. Good product visions should be emotional and look ahead three to five years. Sell Visions by Showing People What you Mean. Make Your Product Visions big.

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). Inspiring visions and strategies are particularly important when giving people a purpose. The post Insights from the #mtpcon Product Leadership Forum – Part 3 appeared first on Mind the Product.

Authentic Leadership Practices

The Product Coalition

I recently attended an excellent leadership programme, which led me to reflect more deeply on what makes a stand out leader. Of course, a large part of leadership is about designing good domain strategy & operating models etc, but this article focuses on the more emotive, people elements. For me, authentic leadership is a style that resonates personally & delivers on these points. leadership technology emotional-intelligence authentic-leadership

In Times of Scarcity, Clear Vision Beats Rapid Iteration: Lessons for Business Leaders from Singapore’s Response to COVID-19

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In Times of Scarcity, Clear Vision Beats Rapid Iteration – Guest blog post from Radhika Dutt. In Times of Scarcity, Clear Vision Beats Rapid Iteration. Craft a clear vision that’s centered on the problem: The Singaporean prime minister stated a clear vision for Singapore’s response from the outset: a coordinated, proactive national response to the virus by detecting cases early, isolating and treating them. BoS Insights Leadership product product strategy Visio

3 Ways To Stop Sleep Walking Through Your Leadership Legacy

Lead on Purpose

Like most executives in highly pressured sectors, John feels … Continue reading → Leadership intentional legacy visionGuest article by Glain Roberts-McCabe “She was completely whole and yet never fully complete” ?Maquita Maquita Donyel Irvin One day, I was having lunch with John, a successful CEO of a national retailer.

Don’t Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown

Mind the Product

The vision to create hit records enabled Motown to build a powerful culture that turned an $800 investment in 1960 into $20 million annual revenue within six years and produced some of the biggest hits and superstars of the 20th century. Motown capitalized on its vision by following a set of first principles that will sound quite familiar: Iterate rapidly through divergence and convergence. Scale through strong, service-based leadership. Leadership is Culture.

The 5 Pillars Of Good Design Leadership

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What does leadership entail in the context of design? How does an organization benefit from strong design leadership? Here, we are only concentrating on leadership in relation to design for digital products and services.

Why a product roadmap is necessary to socialize your product vision

Innovatemap

Some choices are long-standing and are reflected in the product vision, some play into the foundation of a product strategy, and many more reside in the plan to pull it off – the roadmap. We are focusing on how to best use that roadmap to socialize the vision and plan.

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. The organization in which a product leader operates will determine the leadership they provide. They need to manage performance, train the team, shape and sell the vision of the company, and be aware of the desired customer experience.

#mtpcon Product Leadership Forum – What we Learned

Mind the Product

Here’s what we learned about product leadership. Your first task as a leader is to set the vision of the team and make sure that the team is set up to deliver it. Another key function of product leadership is to drive collaboration with other parts of the business. Book suggestion: Product Leadership. Organisation structure matters much less if you have a strong, shared vision that lots of people buy into. Product Leadership is Maturing.

Managing Product, Vision or Execution?

The Product Coalition

product management can either be vision-driven, or it can be execution-driven. in the end, your success as a PM will come down to how smartly you break down vision into strategies, strategies into goals, goals into milestones, and milestones into executables; and do so with an impeccable culture fit within your organisation. Cover photo by Craig Garner on Unsplash Managing Product, Vision or Execution?

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. By committing to leadership as this expression of your true self, you’re more likely to be successful and resilient. Then give them space and time to build their own model of leadership. Take Time to Define the big Vision.

Product Principles – A Leadership Tool

BrainMates

The Product Leadership struggle is akin to the Entrepreneurship struggle because the role has no clear learning path. Principles are neither the mission or the product’s vision statement, but act similar to lists of dos and don’ts, working to quickly bring about team alignment and improved performance. 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’.

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.

6 Questions for Determining Your Leadership Philosophy

The Product Coalition

I’ve had multiple occasions recently to reflect on my own leadership philosophy. Not only have I been asked about it explicitly, but in several conversations with friends and others, the topic of leadership has come up with both positive and negative examples. This got me examining my leadership style and the principles that make up my overall philosophy. So What is a Leadership Philosophy? Why Determine Your Leadership Philosophy?

Product Leadership at News UK by Jo Wickremasinghe

Mind the Product

The change was agreed and represented by the vision for The Sun “to be the number one news brand in the UK”. This target allowed every piece of work or requirement to be prioritised against the vision and goal. 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

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.

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Having a Vision Isn’t Always About Distance

Clever PM

When most people talk about “vision” they’re evoking a concept of long-term planning, setting big and brash goals that you might or might not achieve, but which set a “north star” by which you can plot the course of your product and company. Product Management Agile Leadership PM Problem Solving Uncertainty User Stories

How to Apply Lateral Leadership in Agile Environments by Tim Herbig

Mind the Product

Lateral leadership describes the art of efficiently influencing others around you without formal authority. It is essential for succeeding in the implicit leadership position that product managers find themselves in. In this talk from this year’s MTP Engage in Hamburg, I share some advice on how product people can use lateral leadership in managing agile teams. They also didn’t appreciate the importance that lateral leadership already had in their daily business life.

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. According to research done by my firm, Sequent Learning Networks , almost all leaders expect product managers to create a future vision for their product; a vision of what they want to see for their product’s business as some point in the future. Vision is, considered a non-negotiable for a CEO, and is often non-negotiable for a product manager.

The Four Cornerstones of Mindful Leadership

The Product Coalition

As a first-time founder, I have been reflecting a lot on leadership, mindfulness, and how much of a difference it makes in how I work and interact with my team. While a lot can be said on the subject, I’ve focussed on four cornerstones of mindful leadership. I hope this take on Mindful Leadership, in the context of a startup/business, resonates with you. This kind of work takes a lot, and requires that we constantly share our visions and plans with our teams.

Self Leadership for Dummies: Turbo Charge your Work/Life

The Product Coalition

the self-leadership framework A self-leader does everything that a leader should do, but for herself. framework to put her efforts into perspective by focussing on Skills, Attitude, and Mindfulness as the core of her self-leadership practice. What comes to your mind when you think of leadership? Once you’re ready to take on the burden of self-leadership, read on. Self-leadership is a unique journey and only you can decide what to focus on. S.A.M.

An Effective Leader Leads by Influence, not Authority

Lead on Purpose

Leadership #prodmgmt Continue reading → Leadership Product Management clarity constraints data discussion influence motivate vision whyA successful leader leads by influence, not by wielding authority.

Rediscover the Forgotten art of Product Strategy

Mind the Product

Tanya shares her ideas for nurturing a strong product strategy from this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum. That’s why you have to start with vision and strategy, they give you purpose and direction. Your Product Vision. First, you need a product vision. This may be the company’s overarching vision. The more we organise around an inspiring product vision, the harder we and our teams will work.