This podcast on Creating a Thriving Product Organization covered a lot of ground: becoming a product leader; what to do in your first month on the job; conditions that enable product teams to be their best; and Impostor syndrome.
I’m offering a ‘Designing the Product Organization” workshop: a full-day session for new product leaders and senior individual contributor product managers on what product leaders do; approaches to designing product management orgs; and career options to move into leadership roles.
Rich Mironov was MC for Australia’s largest product conference in Melbourne and Sydney (October 2019). Organized by Brainmates, this year featuring Radhika Dutt, Bruce McCarthy, John Zeratsky, Sally Foote, and Audrey Cheng — plus Rich’s personal reflections on three decades of increasing visibility for product management.
Career paths for product folks are murky, with most of us falling into product management accidentally. Opportunities for advancement can be just as unclear. How do we think about product leadership roles, and how might we pursue them?
Sometimes we’re asked for conflicting or less-than-sensible things, both from customers and internal groups. This webinar is about understanding teams and adopting agile processes/tools to our specific situations.
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?
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.