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My Product Strategy Model

Roman Pichler

An effective product strategy is key to successfully create, enhance, and manage a product. There is no point in worrying about the product details and writing user stories if a sound product strategy is missing. But what exactly is a product strategy? Figure 1: My Product Strategy Model.

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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. I call these outcomes product goals.

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10 Product Roadmapping Mistakes to Avoid

Roman Pichler

You can avoid these drawbacks by using a different roadmap type: a goal-oriented or outcome-based product roadmap. As its name suggests, this roadmap focuses on product goals and outcomes, such as acquiring customers, increasing engagement, and future-proofing the product by removing technical debt.

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10 Tips for Effective Product Management Meetings

Roman Pichler

For example, a product strategy workshop might have the objective to identify the key changes required to achieve product-market fit. Contrast this with a sprint review meeting , which might help you determine if users can easily sign up for the product. Assess product strategy and adjust if necessary.

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How to Choose the Right KPIs for Your Product

Roman Pichler

To select the right KPIs, I recommend taking the following three steps: First, use the user and business goals in the product strategy to select an initial set of indicators. Then take into account the product goals on the product roadmap to discover additional KPIs. Step 3: Add Health Indicators.

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Product Vision FAQs

Roman Pichler

Not tied to a solution : Despite its name, I recommend keeping the product vision free from assumptions about the actual product or solution. This allows you to pivot, to change the product strategy and the product while staying grounded in your vision. Who Owns the Product Vision?

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Stakeholder Management Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

To build such a stakeholder community, try the following techniques, which I discuss in more detail in my book How to Lead in Product Management : Bring people together and have joint workshops instead of holding separate conversations with the individual stakeholders, see also the section below.