The Product Strategy Cycle

Roman Pichler

Traditionally, strategy and execution are often viewed as separate, sequential pieces of work that are carried out by different people. For example, a product manager might determine the product strategy and one or more development teams might be tasked with executing it.

Tips for Effective Product Strategy Reviews

Roman Pichler

Hold Regular Product Strategy Reviews. A product strategy , like any other plan, is subject to change. How changeable your strategy is, depends on your product’s life cycle stage. Use Collaborative Workshops to Review and Adapt the Strategy.

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If Your Product Strategy Doesn’t P**s Somebody Off, It’s Not Very Good!

Proficientz

The goal of your product strategy isn’t to p**s people off. It’s to demonstrate that your product direction is aligned with the goals and priorities of your target customers, current customers included. Product Strategy In the Ideal World….

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. An effective product strategy process should ensure that a valid product strategy and an actionable product roadmap are always available—that a shared and valid approach to achieving product success is available at anytime, as the picture below illustrates. In the picture above, the product strategy describes how a visionary, inspirational goal is attained. Look for new market trends.

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Whether you manage a feature, a product, or a whole suite of products, you likely have some goals that you're trying to meet. But do you have a strategy? Strategy and goals are different. It's your strategy that allows you to make decisions that help you meet your goals in the first place. For example, if you want grow your revenue, your strategy may be to enter a new market - and you may decide to make your product stand out in that market by adding analytics. If you want to have an articulated strategy that you can use to make decisions, stay on-track, and meet your product goals, this is the webinar for you! Join Nils Davis, author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook, as he explains how you can get your team aligned to a practical product strategy.

4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy

Mind the Product

Developing your product strategy and communicating your product roadmap is a continual improvement process. The post 4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy appeared first on Mind the Product.

What Makes Amazon’s Product Strategy So Sticky?

ProductPlan

How did Amazon’s product strategy fare during the pandemic? Short answer: Amazon’s product strategy example lead the way). Love it or hate it, Amazon’s product strategy works. Like all great products, it starts with one person.

Alive Strategy vs Dead Strategy

ProductPlan

Product Strategy is Important. One of the most important roles of a product manager (PM) is setting the product strategy. The strategy, by way of a roadmap, is the document that drives team alignment. What makes a strategy alive or dead?

Creating a Product Strategy – Is it Worth the Effort?

Proficientz

Is creating a product strategy worth the effort? Creating a product strategy isn’t easy for product managers. Furthermore, executives rarely think that enhancements to a product are strategic, meaning they won’t drive significant revenue.

Effective Use of Product Roadmap Software to Align Your Product Strategy

ProductPlan

Vital to delivering successful products at Clickatell , an effective product roadmap can quell the confusion and missteps that often derail well-meaning product delivery organizations. An effective product roadmap lists the many deliverables and deadlines.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Global Product Strategy by Mel McVeigh

Mind the Product

Mel McVeigh is the Product Director at Condé Nast , one of the largest publishers in the world, responsible for brands such as Vogue, GQ, and The New Yorker. In her ProductTank London talk, Mel takes us through how to create a global product strategy. Strategy.

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

Product Strategy 101: How to Continue When There Isn’t a Right Answer

The Product Coalition

Creating a product strategy is almost never a matter of answering a few simple questions and figuring it out. They have a solid business but realized that the growth potential there is limited so they pulled me in to help them redefine their vision and strategy.

The Heart of Your Product Strategy: Selecting to Win

The Product Coalition

How to differentiate and build a competitive advantage that you can sustain and defend over time Photo by Pavel Danilyuk from Pexels Creating your product strategy is hard work. Write your core product offering in the middle of a whiteboard.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Product Strategy Lessons From Henry Ford

The Product Coalition

In our world, this would have been considered a great product strategy. As you are reading this, replace Ford’s car with your own product. Marketing needs to know exactly who the target audience is and what value proposition to talk about. No product serves everyone.

What is Good Product Strategy?

Melissa Perri

“What is your Product Strategy? YOU NEED A STRATEGY.” When I replay this scene in my head, I can hear the CTO very audibly yelling (slash pleading) with our product team. This didn’t sit well with the CTO because in reality he didn’t want a strategy, he wanted a plan. This is the way we were taught to think about Product Strategy. To create a front of the funnel website that markets to our target users and converts them.” Product Managemen

Product Strategy 101: It’s About Depth, Not (Just) Vision

The Product Coalition

Product strategy is one of the most important tasks of the product leader, and definitely one of the hardest things to do. This should be your first step into product strategy. Since product strategy is so hard, many companies simply skip it.

Product Strategy 101: The Quickest Way to A/B Test Your Strategy

The Product Coalition

Creating a solid product strategy is an ongoing process, not a one-time effort. Once you created a first draft that you are happy with, it’s time to bring it to the market and iterate according to the feedback you get. But how can you test a strategy?

Maybe We Should Be Problem Managers Instead

Speaker: Steve Johnson, Founder and CEO, Under10 Playbook

Rather than departmental issues, these are product strategy issues. Yet many product managers and most product owners are too busy with tactical issues that they never come close to addressing these issues. Or is it a strategic role that is grounded in market facts?

How to Develop a Strong Product Strategy in 2021

Userpilot

Defining your product strategy is the most important aspect of deciding to build something new. It helps your entire team rally around a vision and a set of outcomes, making sure everyone is aligned in reaching those product growth goals. What is a product strategy?

Product Strategy Template: Focus Your Efforts With These 3 Steps

Amplitude

Building and executing a product strategy is difficult, to say the least. Forty-five percent of all products fail to launch on time, while 20% of that number fail to meet internal targets. Download the Product Strategy Template here.

Radical Product Strategy

Radical Product

Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash How to iterate less and achieve more In my recent talks and blog posts , I’ve shared the importance of having a clear vision to avoid common product diseases. And yet, I had caught what I now call the Iteration Epidemic where we try to copy the success of companies that found their success through iteration, trying one strategy after another to find the nirvana of product-market fit. Until now, product strategy has been a fuzzy term?—?you

The Cost of a Bad Product Strategy

ProductPlan

We spend lots of time praising the savvy strategic moves of winning products and companies. But for every success story, there’s a graveyard of failed products laid low by bad product strategies. A bad strategy is hard to overcome. And if no one realizes it’s wrong or adjusts course quickly, a promising product can become a lost cause. What Does a Bad Product Strategy Look Like? Those are slogans, not strategies. Product Strategy

How Product Teams Can Leverage Community

Speaker: Scott Baldwin of ProductBoard

Product Leaders, sign up if want to learn how to: - What is product excellence? - How community led and product-led growth can act as success multipliers - How to create a tight and ongoing feedback loop - How to leverage your community members to drive adoption. When: September 21st at 12pm EDT. Register today!

A Practical Guide for Product Strategy From Almundo: A Case Study:

Mind the Product

Eighteen months ago travel tech company Almundo started to refine its processes to become a product-driven company. Our goal was to define how we would set and communicate the company strategy, and how that strategy would lead OKRs and backlog definition.

The Power of Product Positioning and the “7 Ps” Marketing Mix

280 Group

If your answer is no, it’s because it didn’t make it very far in the market. PlayStation Classic was designed with far too little consideration into product positioning — the most important point of product marketing — and the blunder in sales was a direct result of this glaring oversight.

How to Create a Product Strategy Without a Clear Company Strategy

Mind the Product

Having “no company strategy” is one of the biggest issues facing product managers, according to a recent survey of over 600 product people. After all, how can you set a reasonable direction for your product when you don’t know where your company is headed? Fortunately, there was enough data available on the student population and the market to be able to determine which combinations were the most significant.

6 steps to a clear, unifying product strategy

ProductBoard

This piece is an excerpt from “The Product Strategy Playbook.” ” Ask each member of your product team what they could work on next and you’ll probably get a wide range of answers. Finding things for product teams to do is never the problem.

Product Strategy Doesn’t Work in a Vacuum, featuring Hadrien Raffali

ProductPlan

In our webinar Product Managers: Treat your Strategy as a Product , Hadrien Raffali discusses the importance of tracking market activity and tweaking plans accordingly. Consider: how is your market behaving right now?” What does a Good Strategy Look Like?

How to Ace Google’s Product Strategy Interview

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

This is a guest post from Alexis and Adrienne's Product Managers at Work. When I interviewed for Google several years ago, the Product Strategy portion of the interview asked questions similar to: “What business would you build on top of self-driving cars?” Product Management

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.

10 Ways a Feature-Less Roadmap Helps Your Product Strategy

ProductPlan

Since releasing both a webinar and book on the impact of feature-less roadmaps on your product strategy recently, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about why we’re so hostile to including features on product roadmaps. Why Your Product Roadmap Should Be Feature-Less.

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 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 the business strategy?

Outcome-Driven Roadmapping: The Secret to a Focused Product Strategy

ProductPlan

But when it comes to product development and the roadmaps that guide that process, you’re often hard pressed to see the desired outcomes represented. But shouldn’t the guiding document for the product strategy be more than just a set of ingredients? Since a product roadmap is often the defining document for encapsulating the execution of product strategy, it would be awfully nice if it also communicated the objectives of that strategy, but this is rarely the case.

A Strategy Map

Roman Pichler

Coming up with a set of tools to capture important strategic decisions reminded me of treasure maps: It should guide you to product success, bearing in mind that not all treasure is silver and gold, as Captain Jack Sparrow put it. The map below shows the strategy tools I find helpful to make effective product strategy decisions. The Strategy Map can help you check if you have any strategy blind spots.

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.