Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes.
How product managers negotiate like a pro. Product management is negotiation. The core principles of negotiation are (1) Separate the people from the problem, (2) Focus on interests, not positions, (3) Invent options for mutual gain, (4) Insist on using objective criteria, and (5) Know your best alternative to negotiated agreement. Read about each at https://www.mindtheproduct.com/2017/09/negotiation-product-management-pursuit-compromise/
A perspective on product teams – the Product Value Team. How is your product team organized to contribute to future planning? In an Agile environment, roadmapping past a few months could become challenging without the right inputs. Here is one model that can help https://www.jrothman.com/mpd/2017/09/alternatives-for-agile-and-lean-roadmapping-part-5-the-product-value-team/
The key keynotes from Mind the Product London 2017. This annual product conference provided many insights for digital product managers and others as well. Highlights include a design sprint process, innovation methodology, assessing the quality of ideas, designing digital products, being more creative, and more. Read about each… https://www.mindtheproduct.com/2017/09/learned-mind-product-london-2017/
10 questions answered by leading product managers. Clever PM is doing a series on asking leading product managers 10 questions. Five questions are general and the same for everyone and five questions are specific to the person’s experience. It’s a great resource for getting practical insights into the world and life of a product manager. Find the series at http://www.cleverpm.com/10-questions-w-the-clever-pm/
Elements for a lean innovation process. (1) Innovation sourcing, (2) curation, (3) prioritization, (4) solution exploration and hypothesis testing, (5) incubation, and (6) integration and refactoring. Details at https://hbr.org/2017/09/what-your-innovation-process-should-look-like
Why innovation requires chaos. Innovation is sought by just about every CEO yet few organizations say they are good at innovation. If an organization is viewed as successful, that means they excel at operational performance – doing those things that made them successful. The chaos that innovation brings threatens that performance. No wonder organizations struggle against innovation. Read why the chaos is needed and how to embrace it at http://nexxworks.com/blog/why-innovation-requires-chaos
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