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Product Leadership Theater

The previous article on Product Management Theater proved to be quite popular, and I’m grateful for all the positive feedback.   But as expected, some people took it somewhat personally, and pointed the blame at their managers (the product leaders) or at their company’s executives. In my article, I wasn’t trying to assign any blame (other... The post...

Tue Feb 13, 2024 17:05
Product Management Theater

Fair warning that for many of you, this article is going to feel like a heavy dose of tough love. I have been warning for several years that delivery team product owners, and feature team product managers are likely going to be facing a reckoning as companies realize that these roles are not what they... The post Product Management Theater appeared...

Tue Jan 30, 2024 22:58
Product Model Concepts

I started writing about the importance of focusing on achieving outcomes over just shipping output back in 2007, when I first started writing about the importance of product discovery. Learning to consistently achieve outcomes is unquestionably tougher than delivering outputs, but this is, at its core, what the product model is all about, and what SVPG......

Wed Jan 17, 2024 18:28
The Power of Visiontypes

Recently I was invited by my friends at DesignMap to discuss the topic of product vision, and one of the more popular ways of communicating a product vision, which is to use a visiontype (a prototype of a product vision). If you would like to watch the webinar (about 60 min), you can find the... The post The Power of Visiontypes appeared first on...

Tue Jan 2, 2024 18:02
Product Predictions 2024

Recently I was invited by Productboard to give a talk on the topic of what 2024 might have in store for the product community.  If you prefer to watch a video (60 min), you can find the recording here.  But in this article I thought I’d share my thoughts in narrative form. In general I’m... The post Product Predictions 2024 appeared first on Silicon...

Tue Dec 19, 2023 17:35
Product Managers vs Product Leaders

For those that have been following along, I recently wrote about alternatives to product managers, and alternatives to product leaders as the context to understand the debates in the industry around the different styles of leadership (essentially empowerment vs command and control). One of the consequences of these articles, and the resulting discussions,...

Tue Dec 12, 2023 18:05

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