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. A strong product vision applies focus.

Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy

Mind the Product

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. Owning your product vision. Owning your product vision. *

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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.

Vision vs. Strategy

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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). I’ve already written about outcome-based objectives , and in this article I want to talk more about product vision, and especially how important the role of product strategy is in delivering on the product vision. Product Vision. Overview.

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Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision

RealtimeBoard

Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision Here at RealtimeBoard, we empower team-driven companies to create outstanding products and experiences while we turn challenges of distributed work into competitive advantages. The post Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

Startup Dust

Oren Steinberg

The biggest asset any startup has is the time of its entrepreneurs and key talents. The success or failure of the startup often hinges on their ability to focus their efforts on the critical path at any given time. As the startup grows and faces scalability and growth challenges the issue of focus becomes even more challenging. 2 unexperienced entrepreneurs have a great idea for their first startup. The post Startup Dust appeared first on Oren Steinberg - blog.

How important is product management for your startup?

The Product Coalition

So the product management is the only one function that is offering business startups the significant advantages such as in setting up business objectives, targeting markets to deliver measurable products and services, and prioritizing the goals of startups.

Most startups don’t starve, they drown. Here is why, and how to survive.

The Product Coalition

Startups don’t starve, they drown. It was 2010 when I watched the online stream of the Startup Lessons Learned conference, initiated by Eric Ries. At some stage the now famous Shawn Carolan quote came up: Startups don’t starve, they drown. A balance between vision and execution.

How to Communicate When You’re Founding a Startup

Mind the Product

As such, for their team of startup experts, communication is absolutely key. Once you’ve got your startup or project up and running, resist the urge to ‘get building’ and take a minute to speak to people.

From Startup to Enterprise Product Manager: Is Bigger Always Better?

Mind the Product

Observations of a B2C startup product manager working in enterprise. A startup, finding its feet and learning how to stand, should by certain logic be less wise, less capable and less developed than its older, wiser counterparts. This means a change in approach for product managers operating in startup and corporate environments. The post From Startup to Enterprise Product Manager: Is Bigger Always Better?

What’s next for marketplace startups? Reinventing the $10 trillion service economy, that’s what.

Andrew Chen

Is there still room for marketplace startups to innovate? Am excited to share a vision on the past and future of the service economy, in a collaboration by my a16z colleague Li Jin. We’re starting to see a number of startups tackling regulated services industries.

Empathy & vision–and other innovation observations for product managers Apr 20, 2018

Product Innovation Educators

Empathy and vision advice from product VP. She responded with the need to have a clear product vision but to lean on empathy and flexibility. Innovation labs are often used by larger organizations in an effort to “act more like a startup.”

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.

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Product to Product: Ellen Chisa on how product prepares you to be an early-stage startup founder

Roadmunk

Most recently, Ellen left Lola to launch her own startup that will make it possible to build a complete scalable app in an afternoon. While her startup is still in very early stages, Ellen is completely in founder mode. Latif: I would love to hear a little bit about your new startup.

10 core principles for starting up

Inside Intercom

There is an infinite amount of advice for startups, but if I had to boil it down to just 10 essentials, these are the most crucial principles for starting up that every founder needs to understand from an early stage. You need a vision.

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Hypermetricemia: A dangerous product disease that you can avoid

The Product Coalition

We catch hypermetricemia when we focus on popular metrics to determine success, without giving sufficient thought to whether metrics indicate progress towards the vision. Profit should help sustain your vision, not lead it. We need to be able to hallucinate our vision.

Lather, rinse, REPEAT! Becoming a CRO

The Product Coalition

Socialize Product Vision You’re the CRO (Chief Repeating officer) and need to socialize what should go in a product and how to market and sell it any chance you get. Fulfil your vision You are in charge of mapping out the steps that your team is going to take to fulfill your product vision.

The Little Things

The Product Coalition

Big visions drive big innovations, which, in turn, generate big teams, revenues, and businesses. Many of these will surely make for good investments (have made some myself), but, as explained below, their effect on the startup zeitgeist at large concerns me.

Better medium-term product roadmapping with RICE

The Product Coalition

Between short-term roadmapping and long-term expressions of product vision exists a gap in shared understanding. business entrepreneurship product-management startup software-developmentWhy are we pretending like we know what we’ll be doing in 6 months?

7 Unexpected Ways Your PM and BD Can Collaborate to Improve Your Business

Oren Steinberg

The vision can be much broader. BizDev Product Startups Business Development Lean Product Management StartupProduct Management and Business Development have more in common than you think. When was the last time your PM sat down with your BD? And no, I don’t mean when your PM explained the product so your BD could find the right channels to sell it through. I mean, really sat down to work together, open up and collaborate on everything.

Why You Should Launch Products In Private Beta

The Product Coalition

those that believe in the vision enough to persist through the hurdles and crashes, and be helpful enough to provide valuable constructive feedback. product-development product-management entrepreneurship startup betaPhoto by NASA on Unsplash While building an internet company, every product leader inadvertently reaches the point when it’s time to lift the curtain and let the world know what he or she has been diligently working on over the past little while.

How to get the team striving & thriving together?

The Product Coalition

The vision of an agile organization or a product manager is to work in a team that is self-organizing and self-driving. We share a common vision, a common goal and everyone does their part in achieving the goal, we help each other, we compliment each other and deliver.

Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

Mind the Product

Be stubborn on the vision, but flexible on the details.”. Product Design Product Development Process Product Launch Product Leadership Agile Culture Design Design Thinking Lean Lean Startup Product Development product leadershipThe ideas of Agile are great.

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Product Managers, are You the CEO of Your Product?

The Product Coalition

Create the vision for your product—and for your company A CEO’s number one job is to rally their employees around the company’s central vision, and to share just enough information for them to “see the future” but not to overwhelm them with details.

How to tell your company story

Inside Intercom

Once upon a time there was a group of founders who ran a small startup. But that same resolution is terrible for startups, or companies of any size for that matter. Up until now, I’ve been avoiding using the word “vision.” Vision, on the other hand, is just a snapshot.

Lessons learned from scaling a team

Inside Intercom

Fun fact: do you know what one of the majors causes of startup failure is? Rare is the startup advice that survives first contact with reality. Startups do to the relationship between the founders what a dog does to a sock.” – Paul Graham. Startups

Why product roadmaps are so important

The Product Coalition

Also, it is paramount to know that features and deliverables are related to a bigger product and company vision. If your vision where to go is clear, that will make easier for you to refuse requests that are not related to it.

Managing up as a newbie product manager

Roadmunk

It’s refreshing to grab Latif, step outside for fresh air and sync up on strategic initiatives and product vision. Had I been too scared to say anything—and say no, that’s not possible—our marketing team would have a very different perspective of our product vision.

The Cycle of Life in Entrepreneurship

The Product Coalition

My observation for this phenomenon is the usual obsession with lofty vision and deep passion for product development but lacking the down-to-earth thinking around trading basics that would keep the business alive. product-management business management entrepreneurship startup

The Art of the Strategic Product Roadmap

The Product Coalition

A recent poll of Venture Capitalists listed lack of focus as the number one reason for startup failure. This in turn creates a clear vision and set of priorities, and allows teams to tie their work back into reaching these goals. Strategy, visualized.

Machine learning isn’t as hard as it looks

Inside Intercom

Improved techniques have helped us make stunning breakthroughs in areas like computer vision, audio recognition, and natural language translation. Startups machine learning math RubyIt’s easy to believe that machine learning is hard. An arcane craft known only to a select few academics. After all, you’re teaching machines that work in ones and zeros to reach their own conclusions about the world. You’re teaching them how to think!

The Anti-Influencer Marketing Strategy to Grow Your Community

Amplitude

Here are some of the simple tactics I used to make sure our community could live up to that vision. Product Development Startup Lessons Product Innovator SeriesI hate the term “influencer.”.

It is time to talk about Product Leadership

The Product Coalition

Once you understood each one’s uniqueness and built relationships with them, there are two main goals to be accomplished: Develop individuals so they can achieve results; Wisely communicate the vision of the organisation and the connection that it has with the work of the team.

Finding the Truth Behind MVPs

Melissa Perri

A Successful Start I learned about Minimum Viable Products like 99% of other Product Managers - through The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Someone picked up The Lean Startup , had their mind blown, and said “We should do that here!” The Minimum Viable Product was first coined by Steve Blank and then made popular by Eric Ries in The Lean Startup. In the beginning, we talked about this concept as something to validate startup ideas. lean Product Management startups

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Design leadership as a subversive activity

Inside Intercom

” Their job is apparently to hire great people and empower teams by describing a mission, vision and clear a path. Design design design leadership design process design system startupsDesign management can be a strange beast.

Product Managers Should Build A Team Brand

The Product Coalition

You will come up with better ideas and processes when you have a savvy team that works well together and shares a cohesive vision and set of values. What is your team’s vision? Is your vision clear? startup product-management

3 Product Manager job spec requirements that need to go?—?aka Moneyball for Hiring Product Managers

The Product Coalition

1) Requirement: Industry experience Let’s say you’re running a startup in the real estate industry (or any other industry, really). product-management hiring recruiting teamwork startup3 Product Manager job spec requirements that need to go?—?aka

Successful employee onboarding should focus on culture

Inside Intercom

It’s focused on meeting a bunch of people, setting up our computer, walking through benefits and occasionally meeting an executive who talks about the vision and mission of the company. Startups company culture employee onboarding Engineering onboardingOnboarding new employees is a hard process to do well.

The art of storytelling you should master as a product manager

The Product Coalition

I didn’t build the story enough and made them understand that how much thinking and effort and market research we have put in to get to this solution and why it fits with the overall vision of the company. product-manager how-to storytelling-for-business startup storytelling

Lessons From my First 90 Days as a Product Manager at a New Company

The Product Coalition

This could be things such as helping to attract & retain talent, communicating company vision, etc .However, startup-lessons product-management