- Kieran Gobey, Senior Consultant Professional Services, Blueprint Software Systems
- Rupert Kainzbauer, VP Product, Digital Wallets, Paysafe Group
- Mike Starkey, Director of Engineering, W.W. Grainger
- Hoi Kun Lo, Product Owner ,Nielsen
- Yarrow Diamond, Sr. Director, Business Architecture, Financial Services
- Emily Archer, Lead Business Analyst, Enterprise Consulting, authentic digital agency
- Cari J. Faanes-Blakey, CBAP, PMI-PBA, Enterprise Business Systems Analyst, Vertex, Inc.
- Vincent Mirabelli, Principal, Global Project Synergy Group
- Brenda Peshak, Product Owner, Widget Industries, LLC
- Saeed Khan, Founder, Transformation Labs
- Jeff Meister, Technology Advisor and Product Leader
- David Berg, Founder & CTO, Strainprint Technologies Inc.
- Abhishek Mathur, Sr Director, Product Management, Kasisto, Inc.
- Product organizations are under pressure to align the value they provide to the organization’s goals and overall company vision.
- You need to clearly convey the direction, strategy, and tactics to gain alignment, support, and funding from your organization.
- Products require continuous additions and enhancements to sustain their value. This requires detailed, yet simple communication to a variety of stakeholders.
- A vision without tactics is an unsubstantiated dream, while tactics without a vision is working without a purpose. You need to have a handle on both to achieve outcomes that are aligned with the needs of your organization.
Impact and Result
- Recognize that a vision is only as good as the data that backs it up – lay out a comprehensive backlog with quality built-in that can be effectively communicated and understood through roadmaps.
- Your intent is only a dream if it cannot be implemented – define what goes into a release plan via the release canvas.
- Define a communication approach that lets everyone know where you are heading.
This guided implementation is a ten call advisory process.
Guided Implementation #1 - Define a digital product vision
Call #1 - Scope requirements, objectives, and your specific challenges (identify potential participants).
Call #2 - First call with participants (introduce Phase 1 and assign exercises for completion as it pertains to the product canvas).
Call #3 - Review exercise outcomes (prepare for Phase 2 calls).
Guided Implementation #2 - Build a better backlog
Call #1 - Examine current backlog practices and assign exercises for completion.
Call #2 - Review exercise outcomes (prepare for Phase 3 calls).
Guided Implementation #3 - Build a product roadmap
Call #1 - Examine current roadmap practices and assign exercises for completion.
Call #2 - Review exercise outcomes (prepare for Phase 4 calls).
Guided Implementation #4 - Release and deliver value
Call #1 - Examine current release practices and discuss current techniques. Assign release canvas exercise(s).
Call #2 - Review results of release canvas exercise, identifying next steps.
Call #3 - Conduct closeout and communication call.
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