Melbourne, 27 February 2018: Building and Scaling a Product Team

Product Anonymous Melbourne is hosting 27 February talk on building and scaling product management teams. We will focus on initial product hires, division of labor as teams grow, and owning end-to-end bits of value.

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Frankfurt, 16 April: Product Leaders Roundtable

This one-day workshop (roundtable) is specifically for those managing teams of product managers. We will collectively tackle VP-level organizational and leadership issues.

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Frankfurt, 17 April 2018: ISPMA Software Product Summit Keynote

Rich Mironov will keynote the Software Product Summit in Frankfurt. His talk will be on “Product Leadership Success: Lessons from Silicon Valley.”

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Frankfurt, 18 April 2018: 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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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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Your Audience’s Real Roadmap Questions

Your different audiences have different (often opposing) goals and incentives, which means they probably want different product decisions and therefore different roadmaps. You need to understand and anticipate their agendas.

What are the questions that various groups really want to ask, and how does that shape our roadmap conversations?

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“My CEO is a Finance Guy Stuck on ROI…”

How do we communicate product management’s view of prioritization and strategy to ROI-focused executives? Here’s my side of several recent conversations.

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Let’s Abandon Customers and Users

Talking generically about ‘customers’ or ‘users’ can generate lots of confusion, especially in B2B or B2B2C situations. We can be more precise by saying doctors, or shoppers, or data analysts, or whatever we really mean.

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