Product Management Library of Knowledge
In the context of product innovation, roadmapping defines the plan for the evolution of your products; it links your innovation strategy to your plans for new products and to the technologies needed to develop them; it helps identify, select, sequence and prioritize a set of major product development initiatives that meet the business's goals. In this article, learn how to develop a Strategic Product Roadmap that will help you determine how your business will achieve its new product objectives.
There is a lot written about change management along with a host of templates, grids, spreadsheets, timelines and more tools to manage change in organizations. However much of it misses the point. Most of the literature focuses on how to change a process, the decision to change, the method by which a process is modified, but what most of fails to recognize is that it all comes down to a change in human behavior. The literature notes that there may be individuals who are less motivated to change but none of it recognizes that it all begins and ends with a behavior change. That is how any process is changed, through human behavior.
Finally, a resolution that will really make a difference to your career. Learn the knowledge used by successful innovators and new product development professionals. Regardless of your title, if you are involved in any way with product development, you need to understand innovation practices.
Leadership is about making sure the team is functioning well and creating an environment where everyone can do his or her best work. And it takes a whole team of leaders to make a self-organizing team.
Too many managers believe in the myth of 100% utilization--the belief that every single technical person must be fully utilized every single minute of every single day. The problem with this myth is that there is no time for innovation, no time for serendipitous thinking, no time for exploration, and it often leads to a less successful organization.
While most aspire to be the Chief, without the followers, there is no leadership, no group to lead. Emancipating and elevating the role of followship is the quickest way to success. Therefore, a leader with foresight would focus on creating an environment of effective followers; an environment in which the roles of leaders and followers are interchanged and interactive. Since we naturally fulfill both roles simultaneously and inherently, it would be to our advantage to exploit and make the most of that nature within us.
I'd like to thank the product managers, who study the data and talk to customers in order to figure out the right color or right kind of button needed on an app. Their work lives in the myriad of details that go into creating a product.
ProdBOK is an industry-wide effort to standardize the practice of product management sponsored by the Association of International Product Management and Marketing (AIPMM).
"With the possibility to iterate on your product and marketing efforts faster and faster the product manager's role more than ever builds the backbone of a product's competitiveness and success."
There are very few companies these days that are not relying on software, software developers, software development in some way to drive and underpin their businesses, and yet, as we point out in the book, software development is a mystery and we try to unravel that mystery and make it more understandable.