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. Do they impact your product?

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.

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 Management

A Strategy Map

Roman Pichler

Coming up with a set of tools to capture important strategic decisions reminded me of treasure maps: It should guide you to product success, bearing in mind that not all treasure is silver and gold, as Captain Jack Sparrow put it. The post A Strategy Map appeared first on Roman Pichler.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

Outcome-Driven Roadmapping: The Secret to a Focused Product Strategy

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But when it comes to product development and the roadmaps that guide that process, you’re often hard pressed to see the desired outcomes represented. But shouldn’t the guiding document for the product strategy be more than just a set of ingredients? Since a product roadmap is often the defining document for encapsulating the execution of product strategy, it would be awfully nice if it also communicated the objectives of that strategy, but this is rarely the case.

What you should consider when developing a product strategy

Craft.io

This blog has already addressed the different stages of Product Development Strategy. This time, we’re turning our attention to the various elements needed to formulate the right product strategy for your enterprise. Why you need a product strategy.

The Ultimate Product Strategy Checklist for your Mobile App

The Product Coalition

Working as a product manager can be a busy, unpredictable and octopus-like existence. Bringing team members together, organizing user research, product demos, road mapping and more. They also said they wished they had a clearer product roadmap strategy.

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

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

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Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy. A business strategy describes how a company wants to achieve its overall aspiration and create value for its users, employees, and shareholders. It is therefore a key input for any product discovery work.

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Make Your Product Stand Out with the Strategy Canvas

Roman Pichler

The Strategy Canvas. The Strategy Canvas was developed by Kim and Mauborgne, the authors of Blue Ocean Theory. It was originally intended as a business strategy tool to discover new markets. Applying the Canvas to Your Product. Product Strategy

How to Answer Hard Questions about your Product Strategy

ProductBoard

If an engineer at your company approaches you and asks why they’re working on a specific task, how confident are you that you’ll be able to quickly convince them that they’re not wasting their time?

The Power of NPS in Your Product Strategy

ProductBoard

When I attend events for product managers and scour my favorite product communities such as Product Coalition and PMHQ, I’m always amazed by the passion that product managers feel about the tools they use every day.

Why We Fail: What I Learned From 5 Years with Friends, Netflix’s Social Strategy

Mind the Product

I write a lot about product strategy, and use Netflix as an example so that others can learn from the company’s success and failure. As a strategy, social makes sense. Product leadership requires optimism. Netflix’s Friends (Born 2004, died 2010).

Understanding Users at Scale with Product Analytics

Speaker: Sandhya Hegde, Director of Product, Amplitude

A deep understanding of how users interact with your product is critical for PMs at every stage of their product's lifecycle. Present and drive product strategy based on evidence.

Shifting Markets, Shifting Strategy: Three Considerations

Proficientz – Product Management University

Shifting markets usually constitute a shift in product strategy for most organizations. In either case, there are three key aspects of product strategy that matter most. Portfolio & Product Strategy. Contact us to facilitate your next strategy meeting.

How to Apply Machine Learning to Business Problems: Part 1

bpma ProductHub

It’s easy to see the massive rise in popularity for venture investment, conferences, and business-related queries for “machine learning” since 2012 – but most technology executives often… Product Strategy

Lessons Learned in 33 Years in the Software Industry

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This year, Business of Software Conference USA is in Boston,… Product Marketing Community Product Management Resources Feedback research Usability Design Communication Innovation Product Strategy B2B B2C SoftwareSeth Godin on Making Software Seth Godin spoke at Business of Software Conference USA last year to share some of the many lessons that he has learned in his 33 years in the software industry. You can watch the talk or read a transcript here.

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Retrospectives Make Better Product Outcomes

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by Ellen Gottesdiener Frustrated with the outcomes of your products? Are you, as a product manager, struggling with your development team? In my work as a product coach, achieving less than stellar product outcomes is all too common. … Product Management Product StrategySurprisingly, the solution to better outcomes may be right under your nose. The answer is in retrospectives.…

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

Some Strategy Mistakes I’ve Made

The Product Coalition

This is Part 3/18 in the series “How to Build an Innovative New Product or Company” on the topic of over-investing in the “4 Steps to Develop a Strategy” I was introduced to a medical device company recently. A company like this has a product and a unique technical insight.

3 key Product Strategies we learned at NY Product Conference

UserTesting

It’s always interesting to take a step back from Silicon Valley and meet fellow product managers from different parts of the U.S. Recently, I attended the NY Product Conference, a relatively new conference in its third year, but definitely impactful.… … The post 3 key Product Strategies we learned at NY Product Conference appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Product

Close Your Eyes and Imagine a Strategy. Let Me Guess: Got Nothing?

The Product Coalition

Close your eyes for a minute and imagine a strategy. In Michael Porter’s books, or anywhere else, I haven’t been able to find many examples of what a strategy should look like. Here’s a proposal: open any book on strategy and go to the Index. Lookup “Strategy, an example of”.

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

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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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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. Why product managers should obsess on problems, not solutions.

Taking Event Support from Sales Tactic to Product Strategy

Product Beautiful

As a product manager, you may view events as largely tactical and time-consuming endeavors. While some product managers have a sales background, most don’t. Frankly, a lot of product folks aren’t good at this. So, what can we do to rethink event support and create events that actually benefit the product team? So often, we see our role at a trade show as one of doing demos and talking up our product’s features. From Tactic to Strategy. Events.

Vision vs. Strategy

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In recent articles on keys to product success and the alternative to roadmaps I have highlighted that if you want the benefits of product team empowerment and autonomy, then you need to provide each team with the necessary context in which to make good decisions. I’ve explained that the context typically needs to be the product vision, and a specific set of outcome-based objectives for each team (OKR’s are an effective way to do that). Product Vision.

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Am I a Product Manager or a Product Owner? Part 1

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By Ellen Gottesdiener Part 1: Confusion Abounds With the maturing of the software industry and with an overwhelming acceptance of agility, I am still surprised at the inconsistency and overall confusion between what product managers and product owners do. … Product Strategy

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How to Apply Machine Learning to Business Problems: Part 2

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Pointers for Applying Machine Learning to Business Problems 1– Begin with a priority problem, not a toy problem In an off-mic conversation with Dr. Charles Martin (AI consultant in the Bay Area),… Product StrategyBy “Daniel Faggella – This article was originally listed on TechEmergence. This post breaks the original post into 2 Parts. Part 1 is here.

Consider the opposite strategy

Under10 Playbook

When stating your product strategy or your key functionality, you want to ensure that your message resonates instead of sounding just like everyone else. One technique for evaluating strategic messages is to see if the reverse is a sound strategy.

Making Better Use of Engineering Teams

bpma ProductHub

By Mark Littlewood – Business of Software hosted Marty Cagan, founder of Silicon Valley Product Group earlier this year in London for a talk based around the new edition of his book, Inspired: How to Make Tech Products Customers Love. Provide Engineers with Full… Product Strategy

Understanding Customer Needs: Problem vs. Solution Space

280 Group

Product Managers and the teams of developers they work with often tell me that Product Managers have problems writing good requirements. The post Understanding Customer Needs: Problem vs. Solution Space appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Strategy

Tying Strategy to Your Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

We’ve all heard about “strategic” product roadmaps. A roadmap is a plan for your strategy that maps out the direction of your product. Ideally, it’s a high-level visual summary that helps product managers get everyone on the same page. Describe your vision and strategy.

How To Cross the Strategy-to-Execution Chasm

The Product Coalition

Most companies fail in execution, not strategy. Defining strategy the right way can close the gap. Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.” Why Defining Product Strategy is Hard Strategy Overload One of the challenges with the word “Strategy” is that it is an overloaded term.

7 Ways of Creating and Sustaining an Agile Product Roadmap

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By Ellen Gottesdiener – Product Roadmaps Are Necessary for Product Success A product roadmap visually depicts how your product will evolve over time to realize your product vision and achieve continual value for your customers and business. (I I define the term product to refer to a software application, system, device, service, or a combination that… Product Management Product Strategy

Dear Strategy: 067 Product Manager Strategies

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “What are the strategies, tactics, and operations for product managers?”. . Whenever someone refers to “strategies, tactics, and operations” or “strategies, tactics, and execution,” I assume they are talking about some type of an overall strategy that essentially consists of those three basic parts. The question is, where should a product manager sit on this scale? The purpose of a strategy is to provide context for your actions.

What PRD template provides a useful roadmap?

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Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) are documents product managers use to achieve several important objectives. … Product StrategyBy Daniel Wu’ – An ideal PRD discusses users, shows features in a visual prototype, and includes key hypotheses. They (1) create purpose and context for the teams they work with, allowing key stakeholders to feel heard; and (2) clearly communicate the vision.…

Dear Strategy: 043 Service-Based Strategies

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale, President of the product management and product strategy training company Sequent Learning Networks , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “How do you balance multiple profit centers with market share and service-based dollars?”. The post Dear Strategy: 043 Service-Based Strategies appeared first on Dear Strategy Podcast.

Connecting Strategic Plans to Product, Marketing & Sales Execution Plans in 3 Steps

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But a huge disconnect often exists between the corporate strategic plan and tactical product, marketing and sales plans. When that’s the case, the organization loses tremendous momentum because all disciplines are… Product StrategyBy John Mansour – Most organizations have strategic plans that include goals for revenue growth, new customers, market share and other quantifiable metrics. All good!