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

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

Mind the Product

Bruce McCarthy was the president of the Boston Product Management Association, is the founder of consultancy Product Culture and co-wrote the book on roadmapping, Product Roadmaps Relaunched. The art and science of product management.

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Elements of a Compelling Product Vision Statement

280 Group

Do I Really Need a Product Vision Statement? When you do the math on how many team members you have this leads to an astounding number of decisions that are being made daily around your product. Product Management Product Strategy Messaging Vision

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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. A strong product vision applies focus.

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. Product Leaders face this universal truth daily: Sales wants to close more deals. Product wants to work on the “right” thing. Because Vision without action is a dream.

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.

How to Distinguish Between Your Product Roadmap, Product Strategy, and Product Vision

UserVoice

While you might “own” the product, your product’s vision should be coming from the top of the house. It should be driving everything in your organization, not just product development. Sales, operations, technology… all of it should be working toward a common vision.

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Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

bpma ProductHub

Investing in doing this well helps you deliver sooner, can double your productivity, and builds strong collaboration—the backbone of high performance teams. We find that Product Owners and development teams need advanced skills and training in backlog refinement.

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Developing A Product Vision and Strategy

Actuation Consulting

Over the past few weeks we’ve considered a number of key product management tools. Today we will look at two of the most important: the Product Vision and Product Strategy documents. Defining a Product Vision Document. The Product Vision document looks into the future. It presents a 30,000-foot view of what you plan for the product to be in the future and its anticipated value. The Role of the Product Strategy Document.

Coping with Product Manager Burnout

280 Group

Vision Built on Uncertainty When I started my career as a young programmer I was tasked with bug fixing as a way to learn the code base….I Now, several decades later as a Product Manager there are times I miss those days. Product Management Productivity

Why IT Teams Benefit from a Product Management Viewpoint

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Yet another call from an IT team asking if we can help them transition from a project-focused view to a product-focused view of their work. OK, well, besides transitioning to Agile for product management. IT Solutions = Products. These are products.

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.

Creating Your Product Vision: Two Parts Customer, One Part Product

Proficientz – Product Management University

Creating your product vision can be difficult when you focus too much on the product. ” Apply that same consumer product philosophy to B2B products and creating your product vision will be simple and it will resonate with everyone.

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Avoiding Reactive Product Decisions | Creating Your Product Vision | Three Ways to Sell More Existing Products

Proficientz – Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine September 2018 is now available. A product vision is just as valuable to product, marketing and sales teams as it is to customers because it keeps the focus on customer value. Blog: High-Octane Product Management.

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Applying the 3 Horizons Framework to Product Management

Product Club

Applying the 3 Horizons Framework to Product Management | Michael Rutledge from Michael Rutledge. First presented at Product Tank, a division of Mind the Product, February 2019. This balance is critical not only for product success but also to inspire and motivate teams.

Motivating and influencing your teams

Lead on Purpose

You’ve nailed the vision, and built the foundation of trust, now you need to motivate your teams. The success of your product depends on the work they (engineering, UX/design, marketing, sales, etc.) In nearly all cases, the individuals on … Continue reading → Product Management Trust confidence energy influence motivate optimism vision

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A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

It started as a site to share ideas and lessons I’ve learned in my career as a product manager for enterprise software products. It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision. The primary focus is new product managers. Product Management

Managing Product, Vision or Execution?

The Product Coalition

product management can either be vision-driven, or it can be execution-driven. In other words, ‘good’ product management is a degree of ‘street-smartness’ with which you’re driving your organisation towards it’s business goals. Project or Product?

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

The Secret PM Handbook

In this part we dive into what you really came here for – product management-specific mental models. Why are product management-related mental models different? We have some great mental models in product management. Who the product is for (the market).

The one thing that can make or break your product and team: the vision

The Product Coalition

In speaking with many product people (PMs, designers, engineers, data scientists) over the last few months?—?I’ve I’ve realized that people use the words mission, vision and strategy interchangeably. the purpose behind the product or the company. More on vision-typing here.

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.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”. Honestly, I did very little of what I teach as Product Management now either. I wasn’t called a Product Manager until I bailed out of that and landed in a startup.

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

The Simple Guide to Product Management

bpma ProductHub

In 2016, Glassdoor identified Product Management as the #8 best job to have in America, with a job score of 4.5 Other jobs on the list included Data Scientist, Tax Manager and HR Manager. For new and aspiring product managers, that can be a challenge.

Women in Product Management: Irina Farooq, Chief Product Officer at Kinetica

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Irina Farooq, Chief Product Officer at Kinetica. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? How did you get into Product Management? I switched into product management by a stroke of luck four months out of college. I received some good advice from someone who thought product management would be a good career for me.

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

It started as a site to share ideas and lessons I’ve learned in my career as a product manager for enterprise software products. It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision. The primary focus is new product managers. Product Management

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

The Secret PM Handbook

It started as a site to share ideas and lessons I’ve learned in my career as a product manager for enterprise software products. It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision. The primary focus is new product managers. Product Management

Women in Product Management: Megan Schmidt, VP Product Management at CompuGroup Medical

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Megan Schmidt, VP Product Management at CompuGroup Medical. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. At one point, I was working for technical support with clients supporting their applications and had a manager at the time pick up from me that I was interested in continuous improvement of the products.

Who are Product Managers?

The Product Coalition

Thousands of users use our product on a daily basis to learn the necessary skills and unleash their potential to be prepared for the job market that awaits them with its never-ending demands. A product manager must be aware of all those different technicalities that come with products.

Answering the “Product Vision” Questions With Something…Visionary

Proficientz – Product Management University

What’s our product vision?” If you’re the head of products or strategy in a B2B organization, you’re constantly fielding the “product vision and strategic roadmap” questions. A different approach to answering these questions will help you articulate a vision that energizes everyone and simplifies the execution of your product, marketing and sales plans. Product Management Playbook Portfolio Strategy & Product Planning

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Women in Product Management: Corey Fiedler, VP, Head of Product Management at Broadridge

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Corey Fiedler, VP and Head of Product Management at Broadridge. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. What attracted you to Product Management? was as a project manager for a small Fintech company where I was employee number 15. And each organization does Product Management differently.

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. What would help your product perform well?

Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy. It’s distinct from the product strategy : The business strategy states how the company will be successful, whereas the product strategy describes how a product will achieve success, as the following picture illustrates.

This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. Love the Problem, Not the Product. Product Management

Taylor Wescoatt – Being the First Product Manager

Mind the Product

In working at Seedcamp and helping over 100 startups understand product thinking, Taylor Wescoatt has learned some valuable lessons he’d like to share, together with some real-world examples to drive the point home! Being the first product manager at a startup typically means being the 10th or 15th employee, and recognizing that – although product management has both tactical and strategic components – you’ll initially be more focused on tactics.

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How to Get More Product Management From Your Product Managers

Proficientz – Product Management University

The same philosophy applies to the product management function. Here are three steps to help you get more product management from your product managers. Product revenue, customer references and a fat sales pipeline make for a fun business.

This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. Love the Problem, Not the Product. Product Management

This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. Love the Problem, Not the Product. Product Management

Empathy & vision–and other innovation observations for product managers Apr 20, 2018

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Empathy and vision advice from product VP. 7 ways acting techniques can help product managers. (1)

Is Contract Product Management as Scary as it Sounds?

Mind the Product

There aren’t many fixed-term contract roles for product managers in the UK. The Wellcome Trust – a charitable foundation with 500 staff and a website team of 35 – has had a product management structure for two years and employs five full-time product managers. Last year it decided to hire a product manager on a fixed-term contract to lead the development of a new product. Fears of Contract Product Management.