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

UserVoice

Let’s use a hypothetical example — a space travel. 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.

10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

This is particularly important for date-driven products like smartphones that must be ready for Christmas sales or a travel app that has to be updated before the summer holidays start. 1 Focus on Goals and Benefits.

The Strange Way Being “Good” Hurts Your Willpower

Nir Eyal

Paulette writes about finances, psychology, technology, travel, and better living for the likes of The New York Times, Elle, and Slate. Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Paulette Perhach. I learned how to respect authority from my father. At the top of a huge water slide at a theme park, he put me, my […]. The post The Strange Way Being “Good” Hurts Your Willpower appeared first on Nir and Far.

Product Roadmap Success: BWP Hosts Lively Roundtable Discussion

bpma ProductHub

In her free time, she enjoys travel, food, and being involved with the Boston product community. .

Top 10 Tips for your Product Management LinkedIn Profile – Video Presentation

280 Group

The 280 Group’s Solutions Manager and Director of Recruiting, Mira Wooten, recently traveled to ProductCamp LA and gave this valuable presentation on the top 10 things you can do to beef up your Product Management LinkedIn Profile and get noticed by recruiters. Watch Mira Wooten present the 10 best things you can do for your Product Management LinkedIn Profile.

The Problem with Building Products in an Agile World

Product Beautiful

In my travels over the past four years as a Pragmatic Marketing Instructor, I’ve also witnessed several “Agile traps” that jump up and grab teams. Over the past decade, there has been a ton of ink spilled over Agile development.

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Why You Aren’t Learning As Much As You Could From Your Experiments

Product Talk

But we may make only a hurried jump from one consideration to another, allowing our aversion to mental disquietude to override the gaps; or, we may insist upon noting the road traveled in making connections. I love that A/B testing has become so popular. It’s an important tool in our toolbox.

What Can Product Managers Learn From Disney About Pricing?

The Accidental Product Manager

They may save for a long time, pack the family up, travel to the park, and then hope that the weather behaves itself so that they can create lasting family memories. Will Disney still have magical pricing if they make changes? Image Credit: Tallapragada sriram.

More Awesome Speakers for #mtpcon SF 2017

Mind the Product

UPDATED Mind the Product San Francisco 2017 promises to be one of our best product conferences yet, with double the number of workshops , more networking events around the conference, and more fun than ever before.

Why You Are Probably Interviewing the Wrong People (And How to Fix It)

Product Talk

Even if your target customer is business travelers, you will still benefit from exploring the experiences of extreme users like children and senior citizens. An insight gained from observing these users may apply equally to business travelers.

Becoming a Product Leader with Win/Loss Analysis

Product Beautiful

All of the sudden, the organization was looking to him, the product manager, for answers about the market, and his concerns about budget for occasional travel were starting to go away. Nearly every product manager I speak to desires to be a leader in his or her organization.

Structured Customer Visits

The Product Bistro

We do this as often as possible, hence why the typical product manager job description specifies 25 – 30% travel. However, left to our own devices, much of this travel is less effective than it could be. The fact that you can’t do a large number of them, primarily due to the cost (both the monetary cost, and the opportunity cost of staff being on travel) means that you don’t get rock-solid statistical data that can be used to drive decisions.

Internationalisation and Localisation

Mind the Product

If they have the data set to support whatever feature it may be (for example a travel checklist) then it can be added by plugging that in, doing some testing and then rolling out.

TEI 076: Effectively pitching your ideas and influencing others – with Nancy Duarte - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

We landed on torchbearers and travelers. We landed on torchbearers and travelers. That’s why we really like this concept of torchbearer and travelers, because it’s a journey and the leader should be on the journey with the team and und.

Virtual reality and your product development process

Mind the Product

These business applications include everything from education, e-commerce, travel, communications, healthcare, job training, and data visualization, to almost anything else you can imagine.

How Product Managers Are Turning Cereal Into A Global Food

The Accidental Product Manager

They may save for a long time, pack the family up, travel to the park, and then hope that the weather behaves itself so that they can create lasting family memories. Do you know how to prepare a bowl of cereal? Image Credit: musicfanatic29. I’ve got a question for you.

TEI 075: Building product lifecycle excellence – with Kimberly Wiefling - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

She has worked all over the US, Europe and Asia, including traveling to Japan more than 100 times to help Japanese companies globalize. She has worked all over the US, Europe and Asia, including traveling to Japan more than 100 times to help Japanese companies globalize.

Rebooting Product Usability Testing for Much Better Insights

bpma ProductHub

Projects are slow and expensive, driven in large part by travel. And we were able to do all of this, and more, over the course of two short weeks of field work, with no travel time or expenses for the client, the researchers or even the participants. Contributed by Mitch Solomon.

Product For Legacy Companies

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Most airlines are trying very hard to entice their customers to purchase their air travel online directly through the airline’s site. NOTE: This article is from the foreword to the new 2nd Edition of The Art of Scalability by Marty Abbott and Michael Fisher. I’m reprinting it here because quite a few people have written me asking how to get their old-style company to start behaving more like a modern technology-powered business.

The Best Product Managers are Great Communicators

bpma ProductHub

Dinneen Grably: Even though our headquarters is located here in Boston, we work with companies all over the world, and travel the globe. Interviewed by Oksana Reznichenko. Dinneen Grably graduated from Bridgewater State University with B.S.

From Engineering To Product Management: The Two-Step Career Move

bpma ProductHub

Contributed by John Mansour. The transition from engineering to product management is one of the most difficult. Of all roles that touch the product, engineers are the furthest removed from the market and the customers. It can be done successfully however, as many engineers have already proven.

TEI 088: Product management for preparing the next generation of innovation leaders- with Youth Digital - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

We traveled to their headquarters in Chapel Hills, North Carolina. We traveled to their headquarters in Chapel Hills, North Carolina. My son got to meet his heroes. Not sports players, astronauts, or Marvel comics characters.

Assessing value the Blue Ocean way

Under10 Playbook

In the late 70s/early 80s, Marriott noticed a surge in female guests--women traveling alone. At that time, many women were moving into sales jobs and customer implementation jobs; they were traveling for work. At the start of each year, I read a book to spark my strategic thinking.

Hiring Agile Product Owners – Where to Find the Best Ones

High Octane Product Management

It’s typically a high stress job with a lot of travel and high burn out. Wealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. What’s the ideal background for an Agile Product Owner and where should I look to find them? The Agile product owner is a hybrid role that’s part surrogate user and part product expert.

Have you observed a customer lately?

Under10 Playbook

Back in my days with Pragmatic Marketing, I traveled almost every week delivering both public and private seminars to groups from 12 to 120 people.

Portfolio roadmaps

Under10 Playbook

I can envision the roadmap for my favorite online travel tool: Tripit. If you travel a lot, you should totally check it out. Integrate confirmations via email from the most common travel services such as airlines, hotels, and rental cars. Friends network: see who’s near when traveling. Executives, sales people, and marketing leaders are often frustrated with the short-term focus in product management, particularly those using agile development methods.

Professional Services and Improving Your Product

Tyner Blain

They planned travel, manged customer commitments, etc. How do you work with professional services, consulting, field engineers, etc. to make your product better?

All the Awesome Speakers for #mtpcon SF 2017

Mind the Product

UPDATED Mind the Product San Francisco 2017 promises to be one of our best product conferences yet, with double the number of workshops , more networking events around the conference, and more fun than ever before.

Product Management Job Descriptions

Under10 Playbook

This position requires travel to customer sites (30%). This position requires limited travel to customer sites (20%). This position requires travel to customer sites (30 What are common job titles and responsibilities for successful product management teams?

A Day at Corporate

Under10 Playbook

Sometimes the sales team organizes this type of agenda at the client’s location so you can add in travel costs too. The sales team would offer to pay for the clients to travel to the corporate office rather than fly the executive team to the client’s location. After all, they were already paying for someone to travel somewhere. Have you ever had a sales person set up a client visit at your corporate headquarters?

Boston Women in Product

Product Manager in Heels

The event will feature a panel of talented product managers including Ellen Chisa VP Product for Lola Travel , Nicole Mace VP Product for Zipcar , and Amisha Thakkar Product Manager at Wolters Kluwer and is sponsored by Pivotal Labs.

Pricing: The third business skill

Product Bookshelf

The example given in the book for avoidable alternative costs are airlines which sell seats to both business and casual travelers. Casual travelers can fill empty seats because they are looking for good deals (super saver fares).

How I became a product manager

Under10 Playbook

Ah, the road not traveled, eh?). I didn't necessarily plan for a career in product management. I spent time in development. I spent time in sales, sales engineering, and customer training and implementation. These and my college courses somewhat, perhaps accidentally, prepared me for the job.

ProductCamp Global Coordination

Product Beautiful

Knowledge is passed on a one-to-one basis, or by physically traveling to another city to watch how that camp performs. If you are a ProductCamp leader, or are thinking about starting a ProductCamp in your area, this post is for you. There is a problem with how ProductCamps are organized and run today: they are very tribal.

The role of product management in sales demos

Under10 Playbook

During his first week on the job, a product manager got a call from a sales guy who wanted to the product manager to travel to a customer for a demo. I’ve seen many product demonstrations. Some good. Some not.

User stories vs user goals

Under10 Playbook

USER STORY: As a driver who frequently travels in unfamiliar areas, I want the ability for my GPS to record my current location so that I can remember interesting places. The problem: Agile developers want user stories; product managers want to bring back stories from the market about users.

Positioning with formulas

Under10 Playbook

Example: For travelers who read a lot, the Kindle is an electronic book-reader that puts thousands of books at your fingertips.