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Inspiring Teams with Product Vision

Mind the Product

In this in-depth and inspiring talk, Keela Robinson , Founder and CEO PM Loop, unpacks what vision is, why it matters and how to find it. Vision comprises your Values, Purpose and Envisioned Future. In short, they are inspired and guided by your vision.

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.

Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

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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. A successful product delivers value when it is aligned to your product vision and goals.

Elements of a Compelling Product Vision Statement

280 Group

Do I Really Need a Product Vision Statement? 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.

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. 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?

The Most Important Thing You Need For Your Product To Succeed

Street Smart Product Manager

Entrepreneur New Product Development Product Development Product Management Product Roadmap product visionHave you ever felt like there is no clear direction for your product? That you keep getting jerked around building features to satisfy the latest customer opportunity?

How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor visionWhen I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era.

How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor visionWhen I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era.

10 Product Backlog Tips

Roman Pichler

Decline ideas and requirements that do not help you meet the release goal and move you closer to realising the product vision. Tip #1: Complement your Product Backlog with a Product Roadmap. Use a roadmap to sketch the overall journey you want to take your product on.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

PM Hardcore

The y-axis represents "ability to deliver," while the x-axis represents "completeness of vision." The upper right "magic quadrant" is vendors who have a compelling vision and can deliver on it. Brain Wiring (by Wellcome Images, CC licensed).

Tying Strategy to Your Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

Describe your vision and strategy. Setting the vision and strategic goals for the product—and, more importantly, getting alignment on these with your stakeholders—is the first step to creating a successful roadmap. By Jim Semick. We’ve all heard about “strategic” product roadmaps.

Product Roadmap Essentials

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It highlights both near term and long term vision to the business. As a product manager, you should be continuously evaluating what your near-term priorities are to ensure they are the building blocks towards achieving the objectives of your company’s long-term vision.

My team are my product: How to develop a high-performing team of product managers (or anyone else)

Mind the Product

Vision – the who and what. Just like any good product team/ squad, my team need a shared vision, which they are aligned around and that gives them a clear sense of purpose. We co-created our vision using Roman Pichler’s canvas.

The biggest challenge for product managers?

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Stakeholders clouding the vision not based on evidence. A great product vision comes from knowing your customers so intimately that you can design a product that perfectly meets their needs.

4 Traits of Successful Product Leaders

UserVoice

Having a plan and a vision, communicating it well and sticking to it. Of course, not everyone is thinking quite that far ahead or has much of an audience for their audacious vision. Their vision paints a picture of what the world can look like when their products have hit the market.

How to Create a Strategic Portfolio Roadmap

High Octane Product Management

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to develop a strategic portfolio roadmap that drives new growth by shifting your inside-out product vision to an outside-in customer vision. Instead of constantly wrangling over competing product visions that no one can ever agree on, you’ll learn how to craft a short and long-term portfolio roadmap that mirrors the vision and business goals of your target customers. Wealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth.

Product Managers – You Are Not the CEO of Anything

Mind the Product

Truly successful product leaders instead embrace their lack of authority and lead their teams and the wider company through communication, vision, and influence.

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Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

Mind the Product

My job was to define a vision for the product and create a plan to deliver it. Product Vision. Creating the vision for the product early was important. It gave the team autonomy over delivering the vision, what the product would do and how we would build it.

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The Evolution of Modern Product Discovery

Product Talk

I really encourage teams to take time to explore the opportunity space, to assess which opportunities are most likely going to drive their desired outcomes, and to use their company’s mission, vision, and strategy as a filter. Product management is evolving quickly.

The Simple Guide to Product Management

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To own a product requires a strong vision for what it can become and achieve. Having a vision for yourself and your career is just as important as having one for your products and teams. Contributed by Cynthia Andre.

Make Your Product Stand Out with the Strategy Canvas

Roman Pichler

I capture these pieces of information using my Product Vision Board. 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.

Coping with Product Manager Burnout

280 Group

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 I hated it. It wasn’t challenging enough for me. Now, several decades later as a Product Manager there are times I miss those days.

Five Tips for Introducing Product Management to Your Company

Roman Pichler

1 Establish a Clear Vision. Establish a clear vision for introducing a product management group and explore why your company would benefit from it.

Product Roadmap Success: BWP Hosts Lively Roundtable Discussion

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According to Richard Banfield of Fresh Tilled Soil, a successful product roadmap is a strategic document that focuses on the product vision and conveys the path to achieve it.

Taking a Product from Conception to Delivery

Mind the Product

Your product vision is your company’s vision. In this talk I gave at ProductTank Singapore towards the end of 2016, I parsed the steps required to take a product from conception to delivery, with a strong slant toward the business of products.

Three Superpowers of a Product Manager

Mind the Product

At Zalora, we choose a very simple structure for this document: The Vision – The vision lays out the target audience, what they need, and how you plan to deliver a unique offering.

8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

There are a number of techniques that help you achieve strong buy-in including the following ones: Creating shared goals: a vision , release goals, and sprint goals everyone agrees on; Involving the team members in research and validation activities, for example, observing users or building MVPs and jointly analysing the resulting data ; Engaging the team in developing and updating the product roadmap ; Collaborating on the product backlog : prioritising items and creating user stories.

Product Success

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Product Vision and Strategy. This starts with a clear and compelling product vision, and a path to achieving that vision, which is referred to as the product strategy. The product vision describes the world we are trying to create, typically somewhere between 2 and 5 years out (longer for hardware efforts). The product vision must be inspiring. Strong technology people are drawn to an inspiring vision.

Product Management for Dummies

Product Bookshelf

The product manager is responsible for overall product success, is the central point for all aspects of the product, holds the vision and strategy, owns the whole product, produces the roadmap and requirements, and leads the team. Not just for dummies, this book is for everyone.

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Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

Mind the Product

It’s time to change all that by aligning teams for direct connection to a shared mission/vision and the strategy it serves. As technology professionals, we have been stuck at metaphorical basecamp for years.

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The Alternative to Roadmaps

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” For technology companies, there are several ways to provide this context or intent, but what I advocate is two distinct components: The Product Vision : this describes the holistic view of what the organization as a whole is trying to accomplish. There are actually quite a few lessons learned about both good product vision, and especially regarding good application of the OKR system, and I’ll make that a focus for the next several articles.

The Secret Ingredient To Getting Product Innovation Done: “Internalvangelists”

Street Smart Product Manager

Because they’re the ones willing to make the initial bet on the startup, because they’ve bought into the startup’s vision and potential. So you’ve probably heard of “earlyvangelists” (No? Read this post by Steve Blank, who coined the term.) In Lean Startup circles, we hear a lot about finding these special breed of customers.

A Product Manager’s Guide to Strong Team Communication

Mind the Product

If you feel the product does not fit your personal vision, make it fit. Pursuing a personal vision will increase your conviction and decision-making effectiveness, and inspire others through your example.

Innovation, SaaS, and Enterprise: Announcing the First Three Speakers for #mtpcon London!

Mind the Product

Lea was responsible for the product vision and strategy of the Creative Cloud, transforming Adobe from boxed software to one of the most successful SaaS services in the industry.

The Dirty Dozen Roadmap Roadblocks

Product Powers

A roadmap is your vision for how a product (or product line) will help achieve your organization's strategic goals. Stating what you will do and when makes it easy to judge when you fall behind schedule or get detoured by good ideas that just don't fit your strategic vision. A good product roadmap is one of the most important and influential documents an organization can develop, publish and continuously update.

Why Drawing Maps Sharpens Your Thinking

Product Talk

Maps are also used to communicate a vision or a plan. In The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, the map is described: “It [the Manhattan grid] was that truly rare thing: an enduring vision conceived sold and executed as a map.”

When Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley: Why Big Media Needs Product Management

Mind the Product

Teams need to be motivated by a clear vision and have a set a principles to guide them in their execution of the vision. The role of product management is becoming more and more important inside media companies.

How Designers & Developers Can Work Better Together

Mind the Product

Establish Understanding of the Product Vision. Jason starts by recommending that when you are about to begin work on any project with others, the whole team should understand the project vision, goals and objectives.

Metaphor and Stories in Product Management by Elizabeth Churchill

Mind the Product

Product managers are the vision setters and story tellers of a business, according to Elizabeth Churchill , a Director of User Experience at Google – it’s their job to tell compelling stories and engage users.

True North: Managing Long-Term Roadmap Needs with Agility

Pragmatic Marketing

But many scrum teams want to start a sprint before they have a clear vision for the product. Or worse, if there is a clear vision they ignore it and focus on what they think is best. Having a vision and a backlog are the cornerstones for any scrum team and sprint. In Agile Project Management with Scrum , Ken Schwaber, a scrum co-creator, writes, “The minimum plan necessary to start a scrum project consists of a vision and a product backlog. By Dave West.