Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes.
Create more influence with these communication hacks.
Product managers have much responsibility and little actual authority. This results in the need for creating influence with those involved in product work. How you communicate can make the difference. Read five communication hacks for product managers here https://www.invisionapp.com/blog/product-management-communication/
How to untangle the overlap between product manager and product owner.
As more organizations adopt Agile practices, they are encountering tension around the existing product manager role versus the need for a product owner role. Add to this that some organizations also have a product marketing manager and you are sure to encounter role conflict. Here are five ways to untangle the mess… https://www.ebgconsulting.com/blog/product-manager-product-owner-part-2/
Assess your organization’s readiness for innovation.
Use these six questions: (1) Does My Organization Have a Tolerance for Risk? (2) Does My Organization Have the People Who Believe in Innovation? (3) Does My Organization Encourage the Sharing and Exchange of Knowledge? (4) Does My Organization’s Innovation Board/Council/Team Involve Outside Experts and Resources? (5) Does My Organization Partner with Other Innovative Organizations? See the details of each at https://productmanagement.buzz/index.php/2018/03/07/innovation-6-key-questions/
New Podcast Episode for Product Managers & Innovators: How product managers innovate – with Dick Lee, Ed Wolf, and John Chattaway
Weekly interviews to increase your confidence, influence, and success. Avoid failures and create products customers love. Interviews for Product Managers and Innovators.