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.

Demystifying Product Strategy by Amy Zima

Mind the Product

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Amy Zima, the Principal Product Manager at Spotify, aims to demystify the process involved in creating a strategy, offering a case study and sharing lessons learned.

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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.

Atomic Product Strategy, By Rob Hayes

Mind the Product

Every team needs a product strategy. The Business Model Canvas, Bootstrap or Atomic Design – it seems like everyone from MBAs to developers to designers seems to have a framework to structure their strategy, except for product managers.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

OKRs in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Goals in Product Management. As I explain in my book How to Lead in Product Management , setting the right goals is crucial to align stakeholders and development teams and to achieve product success. Figure 2: A Chan of Product-related Goals.

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. Do they impact your product?

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. The target audience in this case was very specific (although very wide, and that’s also an important part of product-market fit).

Product Strategy and Skill Development: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

Mind the Product

In this first, Breakout Session release from #mtpcon Digital 2020, you can delve into four of the event’s deep-dive sessions focusing on product strategy and skill development.

Product Strategy, the Missing Link by Nicholas Goubert

Mind the Product

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. It’s not just that “business as usual” gets in the way, changes to an organisation’s executive groups and tweaks to the company vision can lead to disconnects between strategy and tactics.

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

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

You Need A Product Strategy by Sam Odio

Mind the Product

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. How to create a good strategy. What Is Good Strategy? When you look at different frameworks for defining a product strategy there are so many possible definitions.

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.

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 backend system that will allow the sales team to manage their leads.” “To Product Management

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

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.

Strategic Thinking Skills for Product Managers

Mind the Product

In Mind the Product’s state of product management survey late last year lots of you said that strategic thinking had been the most important skill in helping you advance your career but it’s certainly not an easy skill to master.

Plan Product Strategy from Business’ Angle

The Product Coalition

It’s common in product management that product managers work on components, features, or functions that are part of a product. Lack of a big picture or a high-level perspective would make product management fragmented?—?we we might see the metrics perform well at component/feature/function level, but the product is not moving towards the direction we have planned. product-management strategy product-strategy product business-strategy

What World Class Product Management Teams Do Differently, By Jeff Lash

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Jeff Lash (VP & Group Director at SiriusDecisions – acquired by Forrester) gives some insight into high-performance product management teams.

Prioritisation for Product Managers: Are we Doing it right?

Mind the Product

But what’s working well for you and where are your biggest stress points when it comes to this vital part of product management? To get an idea, we asked 55 Product professionals to share their thoughts, feelings and [.]. appeared first on Mind the Product.

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.

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 ManagementHe was on edge. We had been experimenting towards a very concrete goal for two months, and had made a lot of progress. We […].

Unpacking Fintech Product Management – User Mindsets and Regulatory Requirements

Mind the Product

Are you looking for a lightweight introduction to product management in fintech? Have you wondered why shipping fintech products takes more time than shipping other products?

Executive Perspectives on Strategic Product Management and Three Common Gaps

bpma ProductHub

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

Best Product Strategy Frameworks

The Basics of Product Management

Choosing the right product strategy framework is very important for every product manager. Remember, choosing the right product strategy will go a long way in making sure that the entire product life cycle proceeds flawlessly. To put it more bluntly, many product managers do not spend sufficient time in choosing the right strategy. Learn the top skills of product management. Product Strategy Frameworks.

Five Ways to Use Product Management Best Practices

As you move into the new year you can help your product team prepare for success by exercising those product leadership muscles and implementing product management best practices. Here are our top tips for how you can lay the right foundations and get your product strategy off to a flying start.

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? By the end, it covered most the stuff you’d expect to find on something like a Product Vision Board from the market and customer needs to internal objectives and product requirements.

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. According to Crunchbase, in 2018 there were 5,000 startups relying on machine learning for their main and ancillary applications, products, and services. What does it mean for us as product managers?

Taking Your Digital Product Strategy from Vision to Execution

Emerge Insights

You may have experienced this yourself working on a digital product that never came close to realizing it’s potential. One of the reasons that so many organizations fail at delivering valuable products and services is the lack of a well-defined strategy or the complete absence of a strategy. […]. The post Taking Your Digital Product Strategy from Vision to Execution appeared first on EMERGE | Digital Product Agency.

What Product Managers Need to Know in 2021 [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn more in-depth about these important trends for 2021, join our upcoming webinar, 8 Trends to Track for Product Success in 2021. That said, the pandemic will be with us for a while longer and will have lasting effects on how we live – and how we develop our products.

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.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

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. With her background in product management and marketing, the lessons, stories and tips she has to convey will be very relevant to you. Here is a recap of some of her most useful lessons: PM Lesson #1: Successful communication is the bedrock of Product Management.

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?”

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. Product (and company) strategy is the backbone that guides product goal-setting and roadmap definition, although it’s sometimes overlooked or confused with having a vision. Blue Ocean Strategy – W.

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?

How to Utilize Product Experimentation and Make it Really Matter In Your Organization

Speaker: Oji Udezue, Former VP of Product at Calendly, Ezinne Udezue, VP of Product at Procore Technologies, and Tami Reiss, SVP Product Strategy + CPO in Residence at Produx Labs

As product managers, we often approach things as hypotheses. We are in a constant cycle of testing and learning; however, we must ask ourselves if we are doing it effectively? How do you successfully note, understand, and avoid the common pitfalls during experimentation? Join Oji Udezue, former VP of Product at Calendly, as he will be chatting with 2 very powerful PM leaders— Ezinne Udezue, VP of Product at Procore Technologies, and Tami Reiss, SVP Product Strategy + CPO in Residence at Produx Labs—who have run teams specializing in product discovery and experimentation.

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

bpma ProductHub

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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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. These include interviewing users, working on the product roadmap, updating the product backlog, engaging with the stakeholders, and working with the development team, to name just a few. With Other Product People.

How To Create a Great Product Strategy

The Product Coalition

Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-roadmap technology agile startup product-management

Talk: Creating a Product Strategy

Arpit Rai

I recently spoke at an online event for product managers organized by Pragmatic Leaders. The topic of my talk was creating a product strategy. product-management product-strategy product-roadmapHere are my slides from the talk: [link] And here’s the video of the talk: [link] [link].