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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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.

What's the vision anyhow?

Under10 Playbook

If you do not cultivate an environment in which leaders and employees can carry on your vision, your legacy cannot live on.—Beth Do new ideas align with your strategic vision? Much has been written about strategic vision and alignment.

Answering the “Product Vision” Questions With Something…Visionary

High Octane Product Management

What’s our product vision?” If you’re the head of products or strategy in a B2B organization, you’re constantly fielding the “product vision and strategic roadmap” questions. A different approach to answering these questions will help you articulate a vision that energizes everyone and simplifies the execution of your product, marketing and sales plans. The narrative for your product vision and strategic portfolio roadmap should be customer-centric, not product-centric.

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?

10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

Describe and validate the product strategy —the path to realise your vision—before you create your roadmap and decide how the strategy is best implemented, as the following picture illustrates. I like to use my Product Vision Board to develop a valid product strategy.

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

Pragmatic Marketing

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.

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

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.

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.

The T-Shaped Product Manager

Roman Pichler

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?

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.

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.

Just say no. Prioritization and Product Management

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does it align with the product vision ? In any business, it's extremely important to be able to prioritize what you work on and when you work on it. This is especially the case for product managers. But how do you prioritize all of the great ideas that come across your desk?

What does a Product Manager do? Take 1.

Product Manager in Heels

Join a team, set a vision (after TONS of research) and GET EXCITED about what you're working on. Starting a new role forces product managers to think of the basic principles the guide product management.

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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.

Focus on the Metrics that Matter: Identifying Your Product’s Key Metrics and KPIs

UserVoice

With big data comes big responsibility; before we can (responsibly) use data, we must understand and identify the metrics that matter most to our product vision, customer needs, and company goals.

What is Good Product Strategy?

Melissa Perri

Product Strategy is a system of achievable goals and visions that work together to align the team around desirable outcomes for both the business and your customers. In smaller companies, this will be your company and product’s overall vision. Vision.

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.

Create an Opportunity Definition

Under10 Playbook

Nowadays we tend to favor a one-page product vision document over a comprehensive business case. An Opportunity definition & vision document can easily be printed from Under10 Playbook but perhaps your firm uses a Lean Product Canvas or a Business Model Canvas.

The Heartbeat of Product by Nate Walkingshaw

Mind the Product

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.

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.

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?

Mind the Product

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.

Effective Product Roadmaps

Melissa Perri

The top section of our Roadmap outlines our Vision, Challenge, and Target Condition, which reflect the goals outlined in my post on Product Strategy. Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. The truth? Even the most experienced Product Managers still don’t have them fully figured out.

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.

Top Tips for Negotiating With Stakeholders

Mind the Product

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.

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How to Sell Your Boss on Roadmaps Without Timelines

Mind the Product

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?

All I know is coding. Can I become a Product Manager?

B2B Product Management

You identify the target market, the market size, you build out the initial vision of the product. We get this question a lot. This is very typical of someone from a technical background (ex. Currently in engineering or related area) thinking of moving to Product Management.

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

PM Hardcore

It’s more ambitious than my initial (lack of) vision. Looking through to the next stage. A long work in progress. This blog has been going for a long long time.

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Applying Product Principles to Guide Better Product Decisions

Mind the Product

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).

Why Product Management Should not be Responsible for Project Management

Mind the Product

Most “unicorns”, when they realize that they excel at both vision and tactics, either decide to start their own business, or very quickly get promoted out of the dualist role they’re currently occuplying.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

I teach my clients that Product Managers in senior roles (VPs or Product Leads or middle managers) concentrate on defining the vision and strategy for the teams based on market research, an understanding of company goals and strategy, and by looking at the current state of success of their products.

Should You Hire or “Grow” Your Next Product Management Leader?

Product Management 2.0

You can picture who you want to step into this role: someone in sync with the company vision and goals. product vision that needs work.

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.

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.

SaaS product management explained by 6 product managers

Roadmunk

Cast the vision, build the version. Curiosity and defined overall vision. The rise of the SaaS model in the product space has been swift, to say the least. So as product managers, knowing how to manage only traditional, on-premises software no longer cuts it.