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.
Rich’s talk on structuring product organizations – and how product managers can signal their interest in moving up in the organization.
Product managers working with data science teams on production applications have more challenges than with more deterministic (traditional) applications. These include providing more business/user context, not assuming that data will be predictive, and discussing accuracy requirements at the very start of a project.
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.
A videocast with Mike Belsito of Product Collective about “Moving Up into a Product Leadership Roles”
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?
Holly Hester-Reilly’s Product Science Podcast brings me in for an episode called “The Rich Mironov Hypothesis: Great Product Leadership is Both Subtle and Slow to Pay Off”