Inspiring Teams with Product Vision

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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.

Elements of a Compelling Product Vision Statement

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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. 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?

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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.

How the Elephant and 6 Blind People Can Help Articulate Your Product's Vision

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You’ll learn how to develop data-driven requirements that articulate your product’s vision, are actionable for your design and development teams, and can be communicated in your strategic roadmap and product backlog. How do you get six blind people to understand what an elephant looks like? It’s not unlike trying to define a product that it actually makes sense to build.

The Most Important Thing You Need For Your Product To Succeed

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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

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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

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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.

Tying Strategy to Your Product Roadmap

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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.

4 Traits of Successful Product Leaders

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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.

The Heartbeat of Product by Nate Walkingshaw

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Vision and Strategy. The vision should be aspirational and unattainable, but it allows everyone on the team to connect with a higher goal, a purpose they can believe in. The strategy is where the rubber meets the road, and sets out the path towards that vision.

The T-Shaped Product Manager

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Leadership skills enable you to effectively guide the development team and lead the stakeholders, create an inspiring vision , and reach sustainable agreements , to name just a few. Here are some of the questions it asks you: Do you know how to formulate an inspiring vision for a product?

Coping with Product Manager Burnout

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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.

10 Product Backlog Tips

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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.

Top Tips for Negotiating With Stakeholders

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The Vision as a Tool. At a minimum, a good vision needs to identify three things: the problem you are trying to solve, who you are trying to solve it for and what outcomes you want to meet (evidenced by a solid, meaningful KPI). Use the vision as a tool to avoid non-aligned work.

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

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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.

How to Sell Your Boss on Roadmaps Without Timelines

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As the company and the product vision grows, these horizons naturally expand – as if you’re able to see further and think bigger. Did the product they were building match up to their vision and mission? Can’t get your boss to part ways with a time-based feature roadmap?

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.

Applying Product Principles to Guide Better Product Decisions

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Like a sailor who navigates a path through stormy seas, a product manager needs to navigate their product through the needs of customers, business partners, and stakeholders while following the product vision (the end state for what the product will deliver in the future).

How to Create a Strategic Portfolio Roadmap

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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

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

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.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

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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).

The Evolution of a Product Manager – Josh McWilliam

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Josh explains that many product managers become hoarders of things like: Vision. A product manager creates and shares their grand vision with the team, whereas a product leader creates a shared vision with the team, and continues to evangelize it.

The Evolution of Modern Product Discovery

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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.

Building a Realistic Revenue Projection for a New Product

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You’ve got requirements, design vision, and even a development timeline. Here’s a scenario nearly everyone finds themselves in at some point in this line of work: You’re psyched about a new product or feature in the works.

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

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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.

Five Tips for Introducing Product Management to Your Company

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

Make Your Product Stand Out with the Strategy Canvas

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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.

True North: Managing Long-Term Roadmap Needs with Agility

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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.

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Product Management Synapses

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If that makes the most sense, given the objectives of the investment, strategy of the firm, and architectural vision, great. You know you’re a product manager when this image causes more than a chuckle.

How bad Ideas get on the Roadmap

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Practically all roadmaps will include a few things that fall outside the core product vision. Assimilating new hires can take a big bite out of your schedule, but it’s a process I’ve always enjoyed, despite this. Having a captive audience eager to learn about the product is red meat to me. The only part of it that ever made me cringe was when a question about the product roadmap caught me flat-footed: “Why is this on the roadmap?”. “Oh,

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.

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.

Taking a Product from Conception to Delivery

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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.

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”

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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.

Three Superpowers of a Product Manager

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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.