A Rearview Mirror for Your Product Roadmap

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For our recent book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing Uncertainty (O’Reilly), my co-authors C. Todd Lombardo, Evan Ryan, and I interviewed over 80 practicing product people. We talk a lot in the book about explaining the “why” of your roadmap.

Roadmaps are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps! by C. Todd Lombardo

Mind the Product

Do you ever feel like breaking up with your roadmap? Todd Lombardo takes on a topic that is emotional to most of us as product managers – the product roadmap. The roadmap gets a lot of blame for this culture. What a Roadmap Isn’t.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: What is a Phenomenal Product Manager?

280 Group

The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter Two , written by Brian Lawley. They are the stars–the phenomenal Product Managers who are clearly on the road to big things in their careers. as well as the details of the product itself.

Good Product Management is the key to Organisational Happiness

Mind the Product

One of the reasons I’m so passionate about product management is because I believe good product practice significantly underpins happiness in organisations. This may be the largest area of impact for product manager in an organisation.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product.

Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

Mind the Product

I recently tweeted about timeline roadmaps saying they had to go. I even wrote about it in my Mind the Product blog post, Lean Strategies for Maturing Products. Most love this freeing idea of ditching their timeline roadmap, and many have already been doing this for some time.

Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

so my investor said that I need a product manager to do our product roadmap?”. When I worked as a product management consultant clients would often talk about “needing a product roadmap ASAP”. Roman Pichler’s product vision board.

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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The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

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The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter One , written by Brian Lawley. We’ll be using the term Product Manager to refer to both Product Managers and Product Marketers. Product Marketing.

How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

Mind the Product

What’s a partial product manager? We’ve all met one, and many of us have been one – a partial product manager is someone who holds the product manager title, but isn’t doing the full job. What to do When you Spot a Partial Product Manager.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with product managers who are looking to add effective reporting.

Escape From the Feature Roadmap to Outcome-driven Development

Mind the Product

I’ve made a lot of roadmaps in my time. In fact, in the first three years I was at WorldRemit, I counted that I represented our company roadmap in 10 different ways. One of many, many roadmaps. Yet most roadmaps have a big problem in common.

Book review: “Product Roadmaps Relaunched”

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How would you assess your own roadmapping process? A new book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched, could help you re-think and re-launch your approach to Product Roadmapping. It’s a real practitioners’ book, written by four Boston-based leaders in Product Management: C. The 11-chapters are a master class on product roadmapping, and is supported by 65+ interviews from real practitioners.

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Women in Product Management: Jennifer Lyons, Product Management Consultant

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Jennifer Lyons, a Product Management Executive who has focused the last twelve years of her career in healthcare. Women in Product Management

The Secret Product Management Framework

The Secret PM Handbook

One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. We’re called “productmanagers. We’ll start with a box labeled “Product.” (It’s Product manager =? Product Owner.

Potholes in your Roadmap and How to Fill Them

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor

Alpha Product Management Survey Results

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If you haven’t read it already, the Product Management Survey results from Alpha are well worth the read. You can download a copy of the Product Management Survey here. Here are a few key facts we found useful: 49% of Product Managers had graduate degrees.

Product Roadmap Essentials

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By Boston Women in Product – The product roadmap frames every task and is the lifeblood of delivering a successful product. Here is what some of your peers have to say on the subject: Cait Porte, VP of Product at Zmags. Product Manager at Visible Measures.

4 Product-Driven Steps to an ArtificiaI Intelligence Roadmap

Mind the Product

To understand this question, we must first answer a more fundamental one: what kind of products can you build with AI that you can’t build without it? With AI, you can build products that make decisions. Many products use rules to make decisions.

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.

Finding a Product Prioritization Framework That Works

Speaker: Janna Bastow, CEO and Co-Founder, ProdPad

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

Recognise the Importance of Product Management. Note that employing people who are called product owners or product managers does not necessarily mean that a product management function exists. Define Clear Product Roles and Responsibilities.

Effective Product Roadmaps

Melissa Perri

Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. Even the most experienced Product Managers still don’t have them fully figured out. The truth?

Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

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Are production bugs part of emergent buffer? Bug fixing and production issues just show up in the team’s velocity, which is lower than it would be without bugs and production issues. How extensively is Agile being used for non-software products? Agile Product Management

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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.

Creating Good Roadmaps: 6 Practical Steps for Product Leaders

Mind the Product

Much has been written about the process of creating product roadmaps, not least the six great articles written by my own team. But there has been surprisingly little written about a product leader’s role in the process. Creating a Product-Friendly Culture.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 2

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If you talk about games, gadgets, and cool new technology, many of your engineers will start to take more interest in you outside of being just that Product Manager guy or gal. There will be a Product Manager who constantly goes back to the engineering team with frantic new requests.

3 Ways to Leverage Your Strongest Product Management Skills

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We see this all the time in our product management classes, where one student is able to help another based on their knowledge and expertise. What are the strongest Product Management skills? Domain knowledge makes sense as a high score for a product manager.

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.

Best of Product Management: Advice, Mindset & Roadmaps

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The best articles for Product Managers in the last two weeks. Insights Product Management

Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

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For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group. What would your roadmap look like?

What Questions Should you ask Your Product Manager Interviewers?

Mind the Product

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.

How to Sell Your Boss on Roadmaps Without Timelines

Mind the Product

Can’t get your boss to part ways with a time-based feature roadmap? I wonder what it is about feature roadmaps that is comforting to the C-suite. Feature roadmaps communicate those features you plan to build, even if they’re the wrong ones.

The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

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By Don Stoddard – In the very best companies, roadmaps support key objectives with very specific measures impacting the business. Roadmaps are great at showing a direction, but they often don’t tell the story of “why.” product/features/strategy.

5 Great Tools for Product Roadmaps

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How bad Ideas get on the Roadmap

Mind the Product

Having a captive audience eager to learn about the product is red meat to me. The only part of it that ever made me cringe was when a question about the product roadmap caught me flat-footed: “Why is this on the roadmap?”. “Oh, It’s been on the roadmap for a while, but I’m not sure we’ll actually get to it…”. “Oh, Judging by what product managers have told us , my guess is that it sounds familiar to a good chunk of you reading this.

The Global Benchmark Survey: Product Management Skills – Initial Insights

280 Group

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.

Effective Product Roadmaps

Melissa Perri

Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. Even the most experienced Product Managers still don’t have them fully figured out. But first, let’s talk about Roadmaps in general, and how they got us on the wrong track to begin with. Roadmaps are a living document.

Outcome-driven product roadmap

The Product Coalition

Many organizations struggle with roadmaps, finding them difficult to maintain and hardly ever coming true. They say, a roadmap in its first edition barely resembles what they get in the end. Those not given up the fight, experiment with crossbreeds of the roadmap and the release plan.

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.