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.

(Product) Strategy by Andrew Tokeley

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In this ProductTank Wellington talk, Andrew Tokeley, Product Leadership Coach, explains why strategy is a big part of trying to help product managers connect the dots and prove the value of what they’re working on and why many can struggle with lack of strategy. [.]

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Incorporating integration into your product strategy

Mind the Product

The most successful product managers in this fragmented, SaaSified world will be the ones who understand how to define cross-product user experiences. Here are some ways you can effectively incorporate this into your product strategy. [.]

Product strategy for beginners — Part 1

Mind the Product

Product strategy is both a fascinating and fashionable subject among digital product leaders. In this article, you will learn about a process to get productive with product strategy and understand why starting is difficult. [.] Guest Post Product Strategy

Building a Research Flywheel: A Helpful Guide for Product Managers & Their Teams

Speaker: Jessica Hall, Product Strategy & Design Leader and Co-Author of The Product Mindset

Research alone doesn’t lead to happier customers or better business results. No one tool or practice can create a thriving research practice that results in better outcomes for customers. Instead the researchers and leaders need to turn the crank the wheel to get things started and build momentum. Join Jessica Hall, Product Strategy & Design Leader and Co-Author of The Product Mindset, for this illuminating discussion on the flywheel and how it can help you.

Anatomy of a real product strategy by Nacho Bassino

Mind the Product

What does a good strategy look like, and how exactly do you build it? In this #mtpcon Digital Americas talk, Nacho Bassino, author of Product Direction and Director of Product at Xing, deep-dives into a practical approach to creating your product strategy using a real-life case study.

SUNDAY REWIND: Moving from product management into product strategy

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In this weeks’ Sunday Rewind, we look back to when product leader, Becky Yelland, provided some advice on transitioning into product strategy [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Moving from product management into product strategy appeared first on Mind the Product.

Demystifying Product Strategy by Amy Zima

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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. The word strategy can inspire fear or awe in product managers, says [.].

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.

Tips for Effective Product Strategy Reviews

Roman Pichler

Hold Regular Product Strategy Reviews. A product strategy , like any other plan, is subject to change. How changeable your strategy is, depends on your product’s life cycle stage. Use Collaborative Workshops to Review and Adapt the Strategy.

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.

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. This isn’t a strategy, this is a plan. Product Strategy emerges from experimentation towards a goal.

4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy

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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.

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?

If Your Product Strategy Doesn’t P**s Somebody Off, It’s Not Very Good!

Proficientz

The goal of your product strategy isn’t to p**s people off. It’s to demonstrate that your product direction is aligned with the goals and priorities of your target customers, current customers included. Product Strategy In the Ideal World….

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.

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 […].

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? Tanya shares her ideas for nurturing a strong product strategy from this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum. But today many, if not most, product teams fail this very first test. Agile is not a strategy.

A Product Strategy is NOT just a Vision and Roadmap

The Product Coalition

You have a strategy AND a roadmap, they’re two different things. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». leadership product-strategy startup product-leadership product-management

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Bottom-Up Product Strategy – The State of Product, by Susana Lopes

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In this talk from ProductTank London, Susana Lopes (Director of Product at Onfido), talks about how Onfido moved from prioritising at the sprint & quarterly level to setting strategic direction and prioritise at a much larger scale.

How Product Managers Can Define a Product Vision to Guide Their Team

Speaker: Christian Bonilla, VP of Product Management at UserTesting

Join Christian Bonilla, VP of Product at UserTesting, as he reveals tips for taking ownership of the product vision to guide the development process. He will discuss how a strong product vision informs your strategy and roadmap, common traps to avoid, share real-life examples, and show ways to reinforce the product vision into your team’s day to day.

Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy: What’s the Difference?

ProductPlan

Even among experienced product professionals, a common misconception in business holds that product strategy and business strategy mean the same thing. Product professionals need to understand the distinction between business strategy vs. product strategy.

Global Product Strategy by Mel McVeigh

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Mel McVeigh is the Product Director at Condé Nast , one of the largest publishers in the world, responsible for brands such as Vogue, GQ, and The New Yorker. In her ProductTank London talk, Mel takes us through how to create a global product strategy. Strategy.

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.

Set “Non-Goals” and Build a Product Strategy Stack — Lessons For Product Leaders

First Round Review

Ravi Mehta, former CPO at Tinder & Product Exec at TripAdvisor, shares his framework for crafting a crisp product strategy for startups — a 5-step system called the "Product Strategy Stack."

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

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 101: How to Continue When There Isn’t a Right Answer

The Product Coalition

Creating a product strategy is almost never a matter of answering a few simple questions and figuring it out. They have a solid business but realized that the growth potential there is limited so they pulled me in to help them redefine their vision and strategy.

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: Learnings from Slack’s Rapid Ascent

ProductPlan

Slack’s product strategy put it on a trajectory for success. But before Slack set out to conquer the world (and vanquish email) with its fun-filled productivity app, it was just a twinkle called Glitch in Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield’s eye.

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.

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. 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.

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.

How to create a product strategy – Nacho Bassino on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Read more » The post How to create a product strategy – Nacho Bassino on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Direction: How to Build Successful Products at Scale with Strategy, Roadmaps, and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) ?

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. Product Strategy Frameworks.

Tough Bosses, Unrealistic Goals, and Other Corporate Challenges That a Customer-Centric Product Strategy Can Empower You to Solve

Speaker: Bob Caporale, Founder of Strategy Generation Company

Join Bob for his session where he will discuss driving your company’s “top-down” goals with a clear and well communicated “customer-up” product strategy!