July 23, webinar: My Stories Aren’t Long Enough…

A Webinar on understanding teams and adopting processes/tools, Sponsored by Synerzip

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The Product Leadership Career Ladder

I talk with lots of senior individual contributors about the risks and challenges of moving “up the ladder” into product leadership roles.  Here’s a survey I fielded to capture their top questions and concerns about getting promoted.  What do product leaders do? How do product managers signal their interest in becoming one?

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Sept 23, Cleveland workshop: “Moving Up Into Product Leadership”

This half-day workshop digs into Product Leader roles with job definitions, skills-building, exercises, and a safe place to ask candid career questions. Is Director of Product Management the next job for you?

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Sept 24/25, Cleveland: INDUSTRY Conference

This year’s INDUSTRY speakers include Jason Fried, Jessica Tiwari, Bob Moesta. Rich’s talk is “Moving Up Into Product Leadership,” excerpted from his half-day workshops at the conference.

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October 16 & 21, Melbourne/Sydney workshops: What Do Product Leaders Do, and How Can I Become One?

An all-day workshop for product managers thinking about moving up the product org chart, and for newly promoted product leaders. We will cover what product leaders do, how to signal interest in that role, and discuss its upsides/challenges.

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How (Industrial) Hardware Is Different from (B2B) Software

Industrial hardware and enterprise software are both great business, but have very economics, scorekeeping, and development models. To run a strong software business, we may need to retool some operating processes as well as executive assumptions.

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Videocast: Moving Up into a Product Leadership Role

A videocast with Mike Belsito of Product Collective about “Moving Up into a Product Leadership Roles”

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Dublin: Organizational Challenge of Enterprise Roadmapping

There are some inherent mis-alignments among internal stakeholders that can complicate enterprise product planning and roadmapping. How do we understand these systematically instead of as personal confrontations? 

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Seattle: Understanding Enterprise Product Companies

How does enterprise product management differ from mass-market consumer product management? We’ll look at organizations, politics and experiments… and why “experiments” mean very different things in B2C and enterprise/B2B.

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My Stories Are Too Short…

My team says that my stories are too short, insufficient. Except when they say I’m long-winded, overspecifying HOW instead of WHAT. What’s really happening? Thoughts on engaging with our teams to unpack issues and work better together.

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