Common Product Vision Board Mistakes

Roman Pichler

This article assumes that you are familiar with the product vision board or the key elements of a product strategy : market, value proposition, standout features, and business goals. While I wrote the article for people who work with the product vision board, I hope that it will also be useful for readers who use another product strategy tool like the value proposition canvas or the lean canvas. Vision Captures Product Idea or Business Objective.

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What is Product Vision?

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Product Vision or Product Vision Statement is the long-term goal for a product includes the long-term mission and the motivation behind its creation, along with why it’s important. It also helps the users learn about and connect with a particular product.

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Organizational Alignment Through Vision and Principles By Elena Luneva

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, then Head of Product at Nuna, Elena Luneva explains the importance of making sure your company has a product vision to help make better product decisions and ensure organizational buy-in. The key points of her talk include: Establishing a product vision Aligning your team with the vision Using product [.]. Product Management Process Video organisational alignment Product Principles Product Vision

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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. He joined us live at the Mind the Product Leadership Forum to chat about how he builds his own roadmaps, prioritisation, product vision, OKRs and quite a bit more. The art and science of product management. Owning your product vision.

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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.

Elements of a Compelling Product Vision Statement

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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. A compelling product vision statement helps set the boundaries around how quickly and effectively those decisions can.[continue The post Elements of a Compelling Product Vision Statement appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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Product Vision: Speak Language People Will Understand

The Product Coalition

Photo by Wynand van Poortvliet on Unsplash In this article, I’ll share some lessons learned by adapting an existing digital product for new customer segments. I’ll keep this article not attached to the product itself but in the process of building it and it’s the current process up until now. Alice Product Manager”- Without Product Vision, any direction will be taken. A product will take time to be done and discipline it’s required for that.

How to Pitch Your Product Vision in Product Management Interviews

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Learn a framework for quickly pitching a new product idea, and enhance your career! When I interview a product manager to work in my team, I want to know that they understand the whole of the product cycle - how to make it happen, from concept to rollout and beyond, and most importantly what will make it successful. Think of a great product that is way too expensive (e.g. Product vision statement 5. Is this product idea worth proceeding with?

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Shilpi Gupta, VP of Product Management at Yoma Bank in Myanmar

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For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Shilpi Gupta, VP of Product Management at Yoma Bank in Myanmar. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders.

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. Yet if you ask a Product Manager to explain the concept of ‘product vision’, it will often result in a blank stare. If you look at any product manager vacancy it is almost guaranteed the word vision is in there somewhere.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Group Product Managers vs. Principal Product Managers

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Are you interested in becoming a product manager or advancing your product management career? In doing your research on the various product management tracks, you may have come across two interest titles: that of the Group Product Manager and the Principal Product Manager.

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

Why is a Vision Crucial to Your Product?

The Product Coalition

Photo: Pixabay/Vision We dream of various things. Product Leaders dream of creating and launching a lovely and winning product. The lovely product should generate a value for which customers are willing to pay. The very first step I took was stating the vision.

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 Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfill, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

‘How-To’ Guide for Crafting Your First Product Vision’

The Product Coalition

Photo by Karla Vidal on Unsplash ‘How-To’ Guide for Crafting Your First Product Vision I originally packaged this up from a recent coaching session I had with a Product Manager who had been tasked for their first time to develop a product vision from scratch?—?hope you sure don’t see the likes of Telsa, Apple, etc using these kinds of formats for their vision statements, do you? A good vision should be clear, punchy, and inspiring.

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

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The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter Two , written by Brian Lawley. You’ve probably come across a few Product Managers who seem to stand out form the crowd – the ones that seem to be really good at what they do, whereas other Product Managers seem to have little or no clue. They are the stars–the phenomenal Product Managers who are clearly on the road to big things in their careers. Vision.

Product Manager Salary Data in 2020

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This article details product manager salary data for general product manager jobs (unspecified type). ” — Director of Product Management, Fintech | Oakland, CA. The importance of product managers continues to rise.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

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Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. Sometimes, the transformation is driven when an organization has become too product-centric and must now become customer-centric to scale and succeed in a competitive marketplace. Agile Transformation is key to product management because it offers so much scope for making a difference in a company and it’s product success.

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Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired

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You Just Landed a Product Manager Interview… Congratulations! Over the past several decades, I’ve interviewed hundreds and hired dozens of Product Managers at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and burgeoning startups. If you’re like most people, you Google the company you’re interviewing with the term “product manager interview”. You scour typical product manager interview questions they ask and highly curated suggested answers.

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. So, if the vision isn’t the responsibility of the product team, what is? Product Management Product Management Process

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Product Management Skills: Influence Without Authority

The Product Coalition

Anyone familiar with Product Management will recognize the immortal phrase ‘influence without authority.’ As a Product Manager, you’re a team player who guides product development along its chartered course, but you have to do that without being the literal captain of the ship.

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

Proficientz

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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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. With a keen focus on value and conducting Structured Conversations using the 7 Product Dimensions, you greatly improve your ability to go from vision to value. Product Management Agile product execution

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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.

Key Differences Between the Role of a Product Manager in Startups vs. Large Enterprises

Product Management Unpacked

Companies of all sizes across industries are looking to hire product managers. With this in mind, company culture, resources and the specific demands of different roles probably play a big part in your decision to take a product management position at a company.

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. Product Leaders spend much of their time navigating these competing needs. Because Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare Not exactly a Japanese proverb , but close enough.

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

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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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Product Management Across Cultures by Claire Parker

Mind the Product

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. The post Product Management Across Cultures by Claire Parker appeared first on Mind the Product.

Women in Product Management: Linda Andries, SVP Product Management at Measured Progress | AdvancED

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Linda Andries, SVP Product Management at Measured Progress | AdvancED. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? How did you get into product management? As my work progressed, I moved into Product Management where I get to live out my passion for building new products and services. Women in 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.

Answering the “Product Vision” Questions With Something…Visionary

Proficientz

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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Presenting for Product Managers – Develop Your Skills for Every Situation

Mind the Product

Like it or not, presenting and public speaking are vital skills for a product manager. The post Presenting for Product Managers – Develop Your Skills for Every Situation appeared first on Mind the Product.

Product Management in 2020: New Year, New… Products?

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Join our upcoming webinar, Product Success in 2020: Six Trends You Must Track , where we’ll share how to use these trends to best benefit your products this year. Here are the topics we covered last year: Product Management Skills. What if your product is not digital?

Coping with Product Manager Burnout

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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. The post Coping with Product Manager Burnout appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Management Productivity

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.

Good Behavioral Product Manager, Bad Behavioral Product Manager

Mind the Product

A good product manager generally has a keen instinct for human behavior. However, the best product managers have learned how to incorporate the science of human behavior in a more rigorous way than just relying on instinct. A Good Behavioral Product Manager Applies Basic Human Behavior Principles to Product Principles. They assume the user prioritizes their product as much as they do. The product must work hand-in-hand with the copy.

Vision Mapping: How to Avoid Your Vision’s Natural Death

The Product Coalition

Vision casting is easy. At times it can be so easy that once the rally is over, the vision gets drowned by the hustle and bustle of daily chores. Whether large corporations or start-ups, I have encountered vision statements die by natural death or simply gather dust on shelves. There are many reasons why this happens or sometimes people even choose paths orthogonal to their vision statement?—?lofty entrepreneurship management startup product-management entrepreneur

ONE THING on Vision

Product Culture

They followed up with their product vision to "transform the share folder into a collaboration space." A product vision is the change you want to see in the world and just a hint of how you will make it happen. A solid vision statement will address three things: 1) The target customer — the who? Does your product have a clear vision statement? Jobs Nexthink in Boston is looking for a senior product manager.