Why are some products a hit while others never see the light of day? While there's no foolproof way to tell what will succeed and what won't, every product has a chance as long as it's supported by research, careful planning, and hard work. -Written by successful product manager Marc Abraham, My Product Management Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to developing a physical or digital product that consumers love. Here's a sample of what you'll find within these pages: Strategies for determining what customers want-even when they don't know themselves Clear suggestions for developing both physical and digital products Effective methods to constantly iterate a product or feature Containing wisdom from Abraham's popular blog, this book explores product management from every angle, including consumer analysis, personnel management, and product evolution. Whether you're developing a product for a small start-up or a multinational corporation, this book will prove invaluable.
Methodologies, Processes, and Tasks in Technology Product Management
Author: Gabriel Steinhardt
Category: Business & Economics
This book provides a consistent and holistic managerial approach to product management and presents a practical and comprehensive methodology (roles, processes, tasks, and deliverables) that covers all aspects of product management. It helps students of product management, product management practitioners, product management organizations, and corporations understand the value, theory, and implementation of product management. It outlines a practical approach to clarify role definitions, identify responsibilities, define processes and deliverables, and improve the ability to communicate with stakeholders. The book details the fundamentals of the Blackblot Product Manager's Toolkit® (PMTK) product management methodology, a globally adopted best practice.
THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON THE CHALLENGING NATURE OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENTWhen consumers use a product or a service, the experience generates an emotion. For those of us who create products or services, our primary focus is on the customer, helping them achieve their desired outcome and attempting to stimulate positive customer emotions. However, in our relentless pursuit of satisfying customer needs, many product people or "e;makers"e; fail to spend enough time reflecting and managing our own emotions. "e;Managing Product = Managing Tension"e; brings the pressures and unknowns inherent in managing products to the fore and offers practical solutions about how to harness them - ultimately turning them to your advantage in order to help develop world-class products.www.marcabraham.com
Methodologies, Processes and Tasks in High-Tech Product Management
Author: Gabriel Steinhardt
Category: Business & Economics
Product management is challenging, complex, and often misunderstood. Across the high-tech industry, drastically different duties and responsibilities are attributed to product management professionals. Diverse interpretations regarding the role of product management have only further confused practitioners and stifled the ability to develop clear and consistent product management methodologies. "The Product Manager’s Toolkit" book provides a consistent and holistic managerial approach to product management and presents a practical and comprehensive methodology (tasks, processes, deliverables, and roles) that covers nearly all aspects of product management.
This is the second in a series of three books dedicated to the goal of building, managing, marketing and selling insanely great (successful) products. The first covers “Building Insanely Great Products: The Six Keys to Success”. The third is “Marketing and Selling Insanely Great (Successful) Products”. This book covers the key factors in Organizing and Managing Insanely Great (Successful) Products.Worldwide, in every size company there is an urgent need to align product management success approaches with modern product enterprise trends. As a result, there are changes that are driving the need to reconsider product success management paradigms. This book covers these changes and much more from a 360 degree perspective.This book discusses these teams and their effect on organizing and managing product pain points; Leadership team and enterprise, Innovation team, Strategic IT team and technology adoption, the Infosec team and information security, Partner focused teams and partners, Performance management teams and enterprise performance, Business process teams and Core and support business processes.
Product management has never been a more necessary or in-demand discipline for both technology startups and more established companies. Through technology, we have the means to enrich our work and leisure time in ways people, even just a few years ago, could only have dreamed about. It is easier, cheaper and quicker than it ever has been before to create technology products in both software and hardware. Everything is continually changing and the pace of innovation is perpetually increasing - just look at 3D printing. Product management is the art, science and skill of bringing a successful product to life. In The Practitioner's Guide To Product Management, Jock Busuttil looks what product managers do, how the role came to be, how it's still continuing to evolve, and why it's such good news that there's no prescribed route to becoming one. Busuttil also delves into examples of the good, the bad and the ill-advised products to consider why they succeeded and failed and give you the inside track on avoiding all the common product management pitfalls. The book examines the fine line between success and failure and reveals nine ways you can increase your product's chances of success. If you're new to product management and wondering what it's all about or if you're a product manager shooting for professional success, this book will give you the inside track on starting, developing, and then selling a new product.
This book is for product managers, product owners, product marketing managers, VPs and Heads of Product, CEOs, and start-up founders. In short, it serves anyone interested personally or professionally in software product management. You’ll learn how to plan, coordinate and execute all activities required for software product success. It enables you to find the right balance for delivering customer value and long-term product success. The book offers a comprehensive introduction for beginners as well as proven practices and a novel, holistic approach for experienced product managers. It provides much-needed clarity regarding the numerous tasks and responsibilities involved in the professional and successful management of software products. Readers can use this book as a reference book if they are interested in or have the urgent need to improve one of the following software product management dimensions: Product Viability, Product Development, Go-to-Market / Product Marketing, Software Demonstrations and Training, The Market / Your Customers, or Organizational Maturity. The book helps product people to maximize their impact and effectiveness. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner, new to software product management, or just want to learn more about the best-of-all disciplines and advance your skills, this book introduces a novel and “business” tested approach to structure and orchestrate the vital dimensions of software product management. You will learn how to create focus and alignment on the things that matter for product success. The book describes a holistic framework to keep the details that matter for product success in balance, taking into consideration the limiting factors, strategies and responsibilities that determine the overall product yield potential. It explains how to leverage and adapt the framework with regard to aspects like product viability, product development, product marketing and software demonstrations and training, as well as more general aspects like markets, customers and organizational maturity. The book focuses on the unique challenges of software product managers or any related roles, whether you are a founder of a small to mid-sized software company or working in the complex ecosystems of large software enterprises or corporate IT departments.
HOW TO design an enjoyable and/or efficient shopper experience. adapt your retail format to new societal trends while keeping the retail brand differentiating. energise supplier-retailer relationships and face the challenges ahead in an open and a collaborative way. Retail is going through tremendous change as a result of new types of competitors and ever higher consumer expectations. An abundance of products, media and data has become available. Digitisation and the demand for an inclusive and a sustainable society call for new ways of defining the future together. Everyone needs to be mobilised, and the category level holds the right meeting point for suppliers and retailers. The Retail Innovation Toolkit offers practical tools and case studies on the way forward, so that professionals on both retail and supplier sides can start addressing category challenges immediately. The 42 tools help professionals to analyse, grow, innovate and even reinvent categories in a fun and a quick manner. The Category Management concept is refreshed by integrating tools from Experience Design and Product Innovation to create a new set of innovation skills and mobilise collaboration within and among retailer and supplier organisations. This is an excellent toolkit with practical approaches to growing the category and reinventing the retail game.
Unlock your product management potential and achieve breakthrough performance for your products and company! If you're looking for an effective and proven approach to product management – one that recognizes that the majority of product managers enter the field with little or no training and must learn through trial and error – this is the book for you. Take Charge Product Management guides you step-by-step along the product management path with tips, tactics, and tools to make you and your products more successful. Whether you're a new or experienced product manager, or a seasoned executive leading a team of product managers, this hands-on guide arms you with best practices to optimize your time and effectiveness and increase your value. Learn how to: • Understand what's expected of you at each stage of your company's growth • Add value to your organization by understanding your executives' expectations • Evaluate the range of product management approaches available • Gather the mission-critical information you need to succeed • Develop an effective vision for your offering • Align your organization behind your product decisions • Form cross-functional teams and synchronize with the development team • Shift from reactive to proactive product management • Document your results
Smart and pervasive healthcare aims at facilitating better healthcare access, provision, and delivery by overcoming spatial and temporal barriers. It represents a shift toward understanding what patients and clinicians really need when placed within a specific context, where traditional face-to-face encounters may not be possible or sufficient. As such, technological innovation is a necessary facilitating conduit. This book is a collection of chapters written by prominent researchers and academics worldwide that provide insights into the design and adoption of new platforms in smart and pervasive healthcare. With the COVID-19 pandemic necessitating changes to the traditional model of healthcare access and its delivery around the world, this book is a timely contribution.