ISPMA Software Product Summit Keynote

Rich Mironov keynoted the ISPMA’s Software Product Summit in Frankfurt, with a talk on “Product Leadership Success: Lessons from Silicon Valley.” Themes were the continuing dominance of software; critical need for product managers to do real market validation; and a focus on paying customers (rather than internal stakeholders).

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Dublin: What Your Roadmap Audiences Are Really Thinking

Product Tank Dublin hosted Rich Mironov’s talk on internal stakeholders , their competing goals, and what they look for in your roadmaps.

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Talking Directly with (Real) Customers

Product managers need to talk — often — with actual end users and buyers. We need to listen, interview, understand and empathize with paying customers. Unmediated by marketing, sales or researchers. What organizational barriers block this essential work, and can we remove some of them?

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Sydney: Building & Scaling a Product Team

Brainmates hosted this Sydney talk on building and scaling product management teams. We focused on initial product hires, division of labor as teams grow, and owning end-to-end bits of value. And we laughed about product challenges that the entire group shares.

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Melbourne: Building and Scaling a Product Team

Product Anonymous Melbourne hosted Rich’s talk on building and scaling product management teams. We focused on initial product hires, division of labor as teams grow, and owning end-to-end bits of value.

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Auckland: What Your Roadmap Audiences Are Really Thinking

Product Management Auckland hosted this take on internal stakeholders, their competing goals, and what they really look for in a product roadmap. Slides included.

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Frankfurt, 18 April: The Politics of Product Portfolios

Product managers spend tremendous energy/time in product planning, but our internal stakeholders rarely agree on with each other – or with us – about priorities and trade-offs.

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Santa Clara, 27 April: Certificate in Productizing Innovation

Rich will join the SCU/Leavey faculty on Sept 9th as part of their new Certificate in Productizing Innovation program. He will cover core product management and tech innovation topics.

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InfoQ Podcast: Product Development/Management Trends

I joined Shane Hastie’s InfoQ podcast for a high-speed talk about building the right things; how engineering teams worldwide are similar; and the importance of bringing development teams into close contact with real customers.

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TPMS Podcast: Best Prioritization Approach?

Allan Neill’s Product Management Show podcast episode 43 lets me humorously debate Steve Johnson about whether we can prioritize out backlogs with an algorithm or not.

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