Executive Perspectives on Strategic Product Management and Three Common Gaps

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by John Mansour – For as long as I have been training product managers (since 2001), senior executives have been telling me that they want their product management function to be more strategic. Understanding the market better than all… Product Strategy

5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

Mind the Product

What does it mean for us as product managers? We all use AI or machine learning (ML)-driven products almost every day, and the number of these products will be growing exponentially over the next couple of years. What does it mean for us as product managers?

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

A framework like Scrum offers specific techniques that ensure sustainable pace—unfortunately, only for development team members and not for product people. But sustainable pace is equally important for you, the person in charge of the product. With Other Product People.

You Need A Product Strategy by Sam Odio

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Shipping product to 500 million users without knowing what strategy was? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Sam, now with that experience behind him and as Head of Product at Fivestars , outlines: What a good product strategy looks like. What Is Good Strategy?

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

As you may know, the product owner originated from Scrum, where the role is responsible for maximising the value the product creates. This sounds like a text-book product management responsibility to me. Having two different product owner roles makes the confusion worse.

Developing Product Management Confidence

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These words couldn’t be more relevant to product management. Such a trait is crucial to Product Management roles if you want sales, marketing and engineering to trust and follow your direction. Product Management Product Marketing Product Strategy

Does Your Product Management Team Need to Transform?

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Join our upcoming webinar, Five Steps to Transform Your Product Management Team , if you are a PM leader looking to improve your team’s people, process, and tools, to build a team of Product Leaders. Establish more reliable and predictable delivery of products.

Rediscover the Forgotten art of Product Strategy

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A strong product strategy is often neglected because of the absence of any strategic thinking in product teams. What can product managers do to make sure they give their product strategy the attention it warrants? Agile is not a strategy.

Six Common Traps that Undermine Strategic Product Management

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Increasingly product managers are expected to think and operate “strategically”, but, as this post will reveal, it’s a requirement that can lead to misaligned expectations and be full of traps for the unwary. The “This List of Things to Build is a Strategy”.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

Product Strategy, the Missing Link by Nicholas Goubert

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It may be obvious, but defining your strategy, goals, and mission is something we all need to have rooted at the heart of everything we do – but it’s very easy to get pulled in countless different directions while we try to deliver against these.

Why ProductCamp is so Valuable for Product Managers

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It reinforces that, in the product world, we all face similar challenges, regardless of our industry. The person who gets the call when things are not going so well is generally the product person on the team. The product role can be isolating, and ProductCamp shows me I’m not alone.

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. In the picture above, the product strategy describes how a visionary, inspirational goal is attained. It includes the product’s value proposition, market, stand-out features, and business goals. Do they impact your product?

What Questions Should you ask Your Product Manager Interviewers?

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Smart candidates know they need to prepare thoroughly for their product management interviews. Do not go into a product management interview without preparing questions for your interviewer. Questions on the Product Management Organization and Company.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

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The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. What is a Product Backlog? What Does a Typical Product Backlog Include?

The Global Benchmark Survey: Product Management Skills – Initial Insights

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Late last year, 280 Group conducted its most ambitious and comprehensive survey to date, to learn more about the skill levels of product managers across the globe. We invited over 30,000 product managers to participate, and received nearly 4,000 responses.

Product Management is Simple, but Very, Very Hard

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At its core Product Management is about making choices between countless possibilities to deliver value to the end user while meeting organisational goals and constraints. Indeed, this is the single most difficult feat in product management. Back to product management.

Five Deadly Product Management Career Sins

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In this article, we’re going to talk about some issues that can stop people from rising quickly in Product Management. Imagine I have 100 Product Managers in a room. The result: the perceived value of Product Management is much lower than it could be.

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.

Goals for 2019 – A Product Manager’s New Year’s Resolutions

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As I think about my own growth, here are my resolutions to help me be a better product manager. #1 This isn’t confined to big product efforts; even small things, using my product mindset to explore a problem can open up multiple options to solve it.

Product Management Job Titles and Hierarchy

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Since it’s still a relatively new role, there’s a lot of confusion around product management job titles, seniority, and hierarchy. Associate Product Manager. Junior Product Manager. Product Manager. Senior Product Manager.

Product Management Across Cultures by Claire Parker

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In this ProductTank London talk, Claire Parker, Group Product Manager at the Financial Times tells us how the strategy for a global publication partnership can be executed. There was a goal to deliver a number of things but no strategy behind it or customer in mind.

Data-Driven Product Management: How To Become an Insight-Driven PM

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This article discusses how data-driven product management can help you use the right data, to uncover the right insights, and ultimately build the right product. what does it really mean to Product Managers? What is a Product Manager to do?

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen

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Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant/Trainer who discusses a number of Product Management issues. The best product strategy and plan in the world isn’t going to succeed if you can’t collaborate with others to.[continue

The T-Shaped Product Manager

Roman Pichler

To do a great job as a product manager or product owner, you require two skills sets: product-specific and generic ones. As the name suggests, product-specific capabilities are limited to a single product or product portfolio.

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.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 2

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You have to be the expert on your market and products. You need to have solid data and excellent information so that when the team or management is discussing your product or your market you are able to step in with timely and highly relevant information. Product Management

5 Product Management Hacks for Product Leaders

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As a product leader, you are the product manager for a leadership team, and the tricks you learned in product teams remain valuable, they just need a little tweak. Here, to help you, are five product management tricks and tools for every product leader.

Would-Be Product Manager’s Instruction Manual

Product Management Unpacked

People often describe a product manager as “CEO of the Product.” This sounds appealing, but the reality is that product managers don’t have a CEO’s level of authority over everyone who contributes to making a product successful. Product.

Growth Mindset in Product Management

Roman Pichler

But with effort, resilience, and patience, as well as the guidance from others, I have managed to become a reasonably skilled writer. The same holds for product management: When you create a product strategy for the first time, for instance, you are likely to make plenty of mistakes.

Am I a Product Manager or a Product Owner? Part 2

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By Ellen Gottesdiener Part 2: 5 Ways to Untangle the Mess In part 1 of this blog, I outlined the confusion between what a Product Manager does and what a Product Owner does. The difference and overlaps between product management and product ownership work illustrated how activities span both strategic and tactical product management. With… Product Strategy

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Five Strategies to Gain Massive Success in Product Management

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To learn more about these strategies and specific actions you can take to rise in your career, join our upcoming co-hosted webinar with AIPMM, How to Accelerate Your PM Career, Part 3: Five Critical Strategies to Succeed in Your PM Career. Doug, the Product Manager.

Advancing Your Product Management Career Rapidly – You Asked, We Answered

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In September 2019, we presented a co-hosted webinar with AIPMM – How to Accelerate Your PM Career Part 1: Top Strategies to Advance Rapidly. Most of my role as a product manager is about managing conflict, bringing change, solving customer escalations and driving it through the organization.

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. Product Management

Project Manager vs Product Manager

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In the early days of a business, when it has very few employees, this is more of a constraint than a choice, but as the scope of each activity is generally small it can be manageable. OR, a project manager is expected to pick up Product Management activities.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

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In B2B product management, tactical, operational and strategic refer to layers in the customer organization – not your job responsibilities. Master each of these customer domains and the next rung on the product management career ladder awaits. Contributed by John Mansour.

3 Critical Skills Preventing You From Becoming a Great Product Manager

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However, when it comes to a career in Product Management, just focusing on strengths is not going to cut it. Product managers must think strategically about their skill sets and address their weakest areas to give their products the best chance of success. We will explain why these three skills are important to product managers and offer some tips to improve. When product managers underperform in key skill areas, their teams and products suffer.