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Live Broadcast: Hacking Innovation: What Innovators Really Do

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Chad McAllister, PhD, Author, Innovation Hacker, Professor, Discusses Product Development And Innovation Insights From Interviews With Product Professionals And Business Owners From Large And Small Businesses

What do innovators really do? This is the question our speaker had in mind. To investigate answers, he set out on the road, traveling the US in an RV. Tune in to hear the insights and secrets gained from business leaders, innovators, and product development professionals.

“I’m excited to be in the San Francisco Bay Area to meet with passionate product people concerned with product excellence and innovation. Its an honor to be the first speaker to launch the Startup Product Silicon Valley community,” says Chad.

Chad McAllister joins host Cindy F. Solomon live at Studio132 for the Global Product Management Talk on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the simultaneous times of 10:00 AM Pacific Time, 11:00 AM MST Denver, 12:00 Noon CST Chicago, and 1:00 PM EST Boston.

About Chad McAllister

Chad McAllister was a boy who loved to take apart things to see what was inside – what made something work. Not too much of a stretch that he found a love for electrical engineering during college. After graduating, he worked with teams in small, large, and startup businesses developing products – new hacks that no one had seen before. Sometimes the products made customers into raving fans and sometimes it was left to him to pick up the pieces and figure out what went wrong. Along the way he returned to school, earning a PhD in business, to deepen his understanding of how to exceed customers’ expectations. He is also PMP certified and holds professional product innovation certifications from PDMA and AIPMM. He founded Product Innovation Educators to teach anyone how to turn ideas into products that create raving fans. Oh, and he is currently traveling the US in an RV exploring innovation.

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Q1 What can you learn about innovation from small business owners?

Q2 What are the key ingredients that drive innovation in successful organizations?

Q3 What is the one thing to do today to improve innovation success?

Q4 What’s it like to spend a year in an RV with your family (didn’t Robin Williams do a horror film about it?)

Q5 What do innovators really do – is it the same in big and small companies?

Q6 Can big companies apply lessons learned by small ones?

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The Global Product Management Talk is a top 10 business podcast on the BlogTalkRadio network. Regularly scheduled broadcast discussions of vital issues affecting professionals passionate about product excellence, product management, startups, marketing, innovation, and methodology. Hosted and produced by Cindy F. Solomon.

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Live Broadcast: Stephanie Geerlings On Scaling Teams And Startups

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Stephanie Geerlings, Builder, Hacker, Entrepreneur, Product Manager, and Prime Minister At Cloud City Development Discusses Scaling Startup Teams And Companies On The Global Product Management Talk Podcast

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At companies that need to scale people there are a few components to take into account; 1. Prove that you are as useful an organization to them as they are to you. 2. Do meaningful work and start an initiative that people want to be a part of. 3. Appreciate people, yourself, and the huge power that your company can grow to be.

Stephanie Geerlings, Builder, Hacker, Entrepreneur, Product Manager, and Prime Minister for Cloud City Development, has grown companies from $3k-3M+ and teams from 3-50. She’s built software, hardware, large steel machine sculptures, and has done 3-D, print, and web design and branding for Fortune 500s. Stephanie’s values are core to how she works. She’s overly honest, cares about intention, and believes in people. “Our work is to solve problems. Problems get solved—by thinking it through and applying best practices in a flexible way. Not all clients’ requirements are the same. We design and engineer the solution.”

Stephanie Geerlings joins host, Cindy F. Solomon, on Monday, August 12, 2013
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About Stephanie Geerlings

Stephanie Geerlings, Builder, Hacker, Entrepreneur, Product Manager, and Prime Minister for Cloud City Development, has worked in technology & design for 10 years and believes that good engineering and design should be done with artistic and scientific methods. She strives to be whole-minded, collaborative, and flexible. She knows how to respect multiple viewpoints, communicate with various stakeholders, and execute on both exciting and mundane tasks. Stephanie has grown companies from $3k-3M+ and teams from 3-50. She’s built software, hardware, large steel machine sculptures, and has done 3-D, print, and web design and branding for Fortune 500s. Because of her background on various quickly moving projects she used to claim that the startup life was the easiest she’s ever experienced. Stephanie’s values are core to how she works. She’s overly honest, cares about intention, and believes in people. “Our work is to solve problems. Problems get solved—by thinking it through and applying best practices in a flexible way. Not all clients requirements are the same. We design and engineer the solution.”
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About Cloud City
Cloud City Development is a full-service digital product consultancy. We follow modern software development best practices while crafting a solution for your specific needs. Our designers and fullstack Rails developers each have 5-13 years of experience building great software for the web. We are at your service for product development, team augmentation, scaling, MVPs, and CTO consulting.
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Dynamics of High Performing Product Teams: 2013 Study Result 07/09 by ProdMgmtTalk | Blog Talk Radio

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Each year Actuation Consulting conducts a global study of product team performance which examines the dynamics of high performing product teams. This year’s study was sponsored by 13 different organizations the majority of which are professional associations spanning the spectrum (product management, project and program management, user experience, etc.). This broad support makes the study truly unique. Join us to learn more about the findings from this year’s study and the implications for your product team.

Greg Geracie, President, Actuation Consulting, and Steve Starke, Author, joined host, Cindy F. Solomon, on Tuesday, July 9, 2013

 

About The Study of Product Team Performance, 2013

In early 2013, AIPMM, IPMA, IIBA Chicagoland, PDMA, and Planbox sponsored a global study of product team performance which was developed and conducted by Actuation Consulting and Enterprise Agility. The survey examined the interactions of Product Managers, Project Managers, Program Managers, Business Analysts, User Experience Professionals, Engineers and others actively involved in product development projects.

The goal of our research is to continuously improve our understanding of why some product teams excel while others struggle and to, once again, clarify the factors that influence the optimal outcomes.

What makes this survey so unique is the support it receives from a growing collection of industry associations and market players – groups that generally don’t collaborate. In fact, the industry participation increased significantly this
year; associations spanning product, project, business analysis, user experience, software, and information areas all supported this year’s effort.

Download here: http://bit.ly/16jMbwn

About Greg Geracie

Greg Geracie is the President of Actuation Consulting, a global provider of product management training, consulting, and advisory services to some of the world’s most well-known organizations. Actuation Consulting provides popular training courses for product managers as well as product teams.

Greg is also the author of the global best seller Take Charge Product Management© and the Editor-in-Chief of The Guide to the Product Management and Marketing Body of Knowledge© (ProdBOK). This is an industry-wide effort to standardize the practice of product management sponsored by the Association of International Product Management and Marketing (AIPMM). In 2012 Greg was nominated to AIPMM’s Certification Standards Board. He is also an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on high-tech product management. Greg earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and continued his executive education at Harvard, MIT, and the Wharton School.

Contact Greg Geracie
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Twitter: @greggeracie
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-geracie/0/161/a4b

About Steven Starke

Steven Starke is a recognized expert in the field of project management and is highly regarded as the author of S.T.O.P  The Project Management Survival Plan. He is also a co-author of our annual Study of Product Team Performance and is a regular contributor to Actuation Consulting’s blog Take Charge Product Management.

Steven has enjoyed a successful career as a corporate executive. He has over 15 years experience leading product, program, and project management organizations with a proven track record of delivering multi-million dollar product development projects on time and within budget – while maximizing value. Steven has worked with organizations of all sizes – from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. His industry experience spans consumer products, medical devices, global IT infrastructure, healthcare analytics, and software development.

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Ron Lichty: No One Believes in Waterfall

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StartUP Product‘s insight:

by Ron Lichty

re: this year’s just-released Study of Product Team Performance

What’s startling is that among teams still using waterfall, they just don’t believe in it. Doubly startling given users of every other methodology rate their own method most highly.

More: 

Listen to Greg Geracie discussing results of this research on the Global Product Management Talk Tuesday, July 10 http://bit.ly/1a6lYW0

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Alicia Dixon, Mobile Product Manager

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Alicia says, “Participating in as an audience member of the Global Product Management Talk over the last several years has been beneficial in helping me develop as a Product Manager.

StartUP Product‘s insight:

Alicia Dixon, Mobile Product Manager will join host, Cindy F. Solomon, on Monday, June 24, 2013 at the simultaneous times of 10:00 AM Pacific Time, 11:00 AM MST Denver, 12:00 Noon CST Chicago, and 1:00 PM EST Boston.

 

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Questions for Discussion:
PreQ: Please introduce yourself, where you are tweeting from & your involvement with #prodmgmt #prodmgmttalk

Q1 How did you become a Product Manager?

Q2 What advice do you have for someone who is not currently working in Product Management but wants to get into a Product Manager role?

Q3 What is the best thing about Product Management?  What is the worst?

Q4 Are there any particular books that you would suggest new and aspiring PM’s read?

Q5 What tips do you have for new Product Managers to help them do their jobs effectively?

Q6 What was your biggest mistake as a Product Manager?

Q7 What are your thoughts on the Product Management certifications?

Q8 What fun things have you been working on lately?

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#ProdMgmtTalk Live Broadcast: Ed Brill, IBM Exec, on Becoming The Social Product Manager

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Social business tools can help product and brand managers to become more engaged, transparent, and agile, leading to better business outcomes. IBM executive Ed Brill discusses IBMs social business journey with host, Cindy F.

StartUP Product‘s insight:

“Product managers have an incredible opportunity to leverage social business tools, beyond the typical sales and marketing uses in place today. I am looking forward to being on the Global Product Management Talk to expand the understanding of this opportunity to product managers across industries worldwide!” says Ed Brill, Author of “Opting In.”

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Call in to talk on the show (323) 927-2957 and participate on Twitter by following @ProdMgmtTalk and tweeting using the hashtag #ProdMgmtTalk

About Ed Brill

Ed Brill is Director, Social Business and Collaboration Solutions, IBM.  Brill is responsible for the product and market strategy for IBM’s messaging, collaboration, communications, and productivity products, including Lotus Notes and Domino, IBM SmartCloud Notes, IBM Sametime, Lotus Symphony, IBM Docs, and other related social business solutions. Brill’s focus is on extending and growing the success of these solutions through customer engagement, partner ecosystem development, and harnessing the breadth and depth of the IBM organization. Ed is the author of the IBM Press book, “Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune 500 Product Manager”, published in January, 2013.
Twitter @EdBrill
Linkedin http://linkedin.com/in/edbrill

About Opting In
Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune 500 Product Manager
In Opting In, you will learn how to be successful in social business, based on the strategy and lessons learned as IBM adopted a culture of transformation and engagement. Brill candidly shares the best practices, challenges, and results of IBM’s social business transformation. Opting In outlines the process of becoming a social business, through organizational commitment, cultural change, the right tools, and a strategy for engagement. Brill helps readers develop individual strategies and a roadmap for using social business tools, from time and place considerations, volume and amplification, offense and defense considerations, through building an army of advocates.
http://www.amazon.com/Opting-In-Lessons-Business-Fortune/…

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#ProdMgmtTalk Live Broadcast: Terry Jones, Founder and Former CEO, Travelocity.com

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For Innovation’s Sake, Reach Through the ‘Bozone’ Layer!


Terry Jones founded Travelocity.com and then founded its new competitor Kayak.com. What was the secret to his decades of leadership success?

“The leaders at the top need to hear from the people on the line – the clerks, the customer service reps, the people who are actually touching the customers,” says Jones, author of On Innovation (www.jonesoninnovation.com).

“They’re almost always the employees with the best ideas for solving problems, streamlining processes, improving the customers’ experience. That’s where innovation begins.

The trouble is, in companies where the leadership has made failure too risky for middle managers, an impenetrable “bozone layer” forms between those at the top and those at the bottom.

“The short-term solution is for leaders to find ways to reach through the ‘bozone layer’ and talk to the workers. Solicit their ideas, implement them and give them a really big shout out for their great contribution,” Jones says.

“The long-term solution is to vaporize the bozone layer by changing the culture.

Encourage experimentation and new ideas. When something doesn’t work, kill the project — not the person! People need to know it’s safe to experiment and even to fail.”

Discussion Questions

  • If company leaders reward middle managers for their successes, doesn’t that encourage risk-taking?
  • In your own experience as a business leader, what was the best innovative idea you implemented that came from “the bottom”?
  • How can leaders win the trust of managers who’ve seen people demoted or fired for taking a risk that bombed?
  • What’s a good example of an innovative company that has successfully dealt with the bozone layer?

Terry Jones joined host, Cindy F. Solomon, on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the simultaneous times of 10:00 AM Pacific Time, 11:00 AM MST Denver, 12:00 Noon CST Chicago, and 1:00 PM EST Boston.

Participants are welcome to listen live to the weekly show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/prodmgmttalk, call in to talk on the show (323) 927-2957 and to participate on Twitter by following @ProdMgmtTalk and tweeting using the hashtag #ProdMgmtTalk

About Terry Jones
Terry Jones founded Travelocity.com in 1996 and led the company as president and CEO until May 2002. He is managing principal of Essential Ideas, a consultancy he cofounded to help companies in their transition to the digital economy, and serves as chairman of the board at Kayak.com, which he also founded. Previously, he served as chief information officer at Sabre Inc., where he held various executive positions for 24 years. Before Sabre, he joined American Airlines as director of product development and eventually became president of the division. Jones is a graduate of Denison University. http://tbjones.com/

Terry’s New Book is “ON Innovation”

This book’s focus is turning on innovation in your culture, teams and organization.

On Innovation has 72 short ideas on how to build teams, create a culture, and select the best ideas. It includes a section on “Innovation in a large corporation”

It is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format and in the IBook store for Ipad.

First editorial reviews of ON Innovation

Terry Jones’s book “On Innovation” is a gem. You’ll come away from this book enriched, even if you just only dip into it in 10 minute snatches now and again.  TNOOZ Travel News

If you’re looking for inspiration to kick-start your business for 2013, get your hands on a copy of ON INNOVATION. Tahoe Bonanza

A quick and inspiring take on building innovation from the ground up.  KIRKUS Reviews

The book… speaks in layman’s terms, to the everyman and everywoman who wants to better himself or herself and their teams. MOONSHINE INK

This is a book that is ideal for front line staff, CEOs and definitely middle managers… “how to” book. How to do things, how to look at your business in a new way, how to be strategic, how to listen — overall, how to innovate. Lake Tahoe News

PIPELINE 2013 Mini Conference: June 19th

View special re-airings of presentations from Terry Jones and Dr. Robert Cooper and then join them for live Q&A. Already registered? You’ll just log in right here on June 19 with your email address. Not yet registered?Register today for the PIPELINE 2013 Mini Conference: June 19th.

#ProdMgmtTalk Live Broadcast: Derek Carter, Co-Founder, YouEye

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User Research, Rapid Prototyping, Emotion Recognition in an Agile world Rapid Prototyping and agile research are important, but how does one go about doing both?

StartUP Product‘s insight:

Derek Carter, CTO, YouEye Discusses User Research, Rapid Prototyping, Emotion Recognition In An Agile World

 

Entrepreneurs recognize that whether you’re building a minimum viable product, new feature iteration or redesigning marketing pages, its important to test and test often. With valuable feedback, product managers can redefine the product’s priorities and roadmap, and bring those insights to the teams building the product. For everyone in the midst of bringing amazing products to market, how should you prioritize user research and user testing as you try to accomplish your end goal? Rapid Prototyping and agile research are important, but how does one go about doing both?

 

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#ProdMgmtTalk Live Broadcast: Jason Chicola, Founder And CEO Of Rev.com

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Businesses have a tough time interacting with people who are overseas and in different time zones. There is also the hassle involved with having to select the best workers from a large pool of possible freelancers, leaving business customers unsure of what the final results will be.

Jason says, “Happy to join the Global Product Management Talk community to talk about how technology has impacted the labor marketplaces and freelance workers, as well as how product management has changed over the past decade.”

StartUP Product‘s insight:

Jason Chicola, Founder And CEO Of Rev.com Will Discuss Megatrends Of Remote Work, Labor Marketplaces Vs Crowdsourcing, And The Role Of Technology In Freelance Work

 

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#PMChat: Differences between Product and Project Management

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PMChat PreGame Show is a 15 minute podcast prior to the #PMChat weekly Twitter Chat for Project Managers.

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Questions for discussion:

  • Help us differentiate between Product and Project Management – let’s start by defining the two: What is a Project, and what is a Product?
  • What is the focus of Product Management (vs. the focus of Project Management)?
  • What are the responsibilities involved in Product Management and those that are involved in Project Management?
  • Where do you see Product Management in terms of its evolution and maturity as a profession, vs. Project Management?
  • What are the skills required for effective Product Management, vs. those required for effective Project Management?
  • What is the difference between where the passion lies for Product Managers vs. Project Managers?
  • Why would one choose to go into Product Management vs. Project Management?
  • What advice do you have for those who want to further their career in Product Management?

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What is a Project, and what is a Product?

According to Sequent Learning:

A Product includes any tangible or intangible item or service, or bundles of goods and services offered for sale. Products have a life cycle. They are conceived, developed, introduced to and managed in the market, over a period of time.

A Project is a series of activities and tasks which contribute to the creation or support of a product or service. Projects are organized within a systematic framework, utilizing appointed or allocated resources. The tasks are subject to dependencies (e.g. upon the performance of others) and risks (e.g. upon factors that can go wrong). The delivery of a product signals the conclusion of these project activities and tasks. Projects also have a life cycle. They have a start point and an end point.

Product Managers are individuals appointed to be product or product line “mini-business” owners. They are the leaders of cross-functional product teams. These teams are formed to optimize the product’s market position and financial return over its life cycle and their performance should be consistent with division and corporate strategies.

Project Managers are individuals responsible for planning, monitoring and controlling all aspects of a project. They must motivate and synchronize the assigned resources to achieve the goals of the project, while coping with the constraints of time, cost and consistent quality. Project Managers manage projects from start to finish.

Similarities of Roles

  • Both roles align activities performed by cross-functional teams with strategic objectives
  • Both roles require strong influential and collaborative skills to guide critical decisions
  • Both roles orchestrate key activities and manage key deliverables

What are the responsibilities involved in Product Management and those that are involved in Project Management?

Project Management

  • Organizational function of planning, organizing, securing and managing resources
  • Applies processes and knowledge over time
  • Aligns cross-functional teams to complete projects

Product Management

  • Organizational function throughout product lifecycle
  • Proactive planning of products
  • Aligns cross-functional teams to create and support a product

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Product Management:

Conceive, Plan, Develop, Qualify, Launch, Deliver Retire

Project Management:

Initiate, Plan, Execute, Monitor/Control, Close

What is the focus of Product Management (vs. the focus of Project Management)?

Project Management focus:

A. Organizational function of planning, organizing, securing and managing resources

B. Applies processes and knowledge over time

C. Aligns cross-functional teams to complete projects

Project Managers guide key decisions to maximize quality and minimize risk.

Product Management focus:

A. Maximize revenue.

B. Lead product development activities.

C. Reduce development cost.

D. Maximize profit.

E. Deliver high quality

Product Managers guide key decisions to maximize value and create new revenue streams

Where do you see Product Management in terms of its evolution and maturity as a profession, vs. Project Management?

Project Management has established standards, certifications, education and qualifications that have been in place and documented with the PMBok.

Product Management is an emerging profession, currently defined uniquely by every organization.  The AIPMM has been driving establishment of the profession with the forthcoming ProdBOK, product management body of knowledge developed by over 60 contributors.

What are the skills required for effective Product Management, vs. those required for effective Project Management?

Professional communication and leadership skills are essential to both. Ability to generate collaboration and work cross-functionally is a necessity to be successful in either role.

 
Here’s a recap of the twitter chat presented by PDU Of The Day and compiled by Martin Chernenkoff. Martin, known as @EdmontonPM on Twitter:  bit.ly/10LdXQd

[View the story “Product Management vs. Project Management #pmchat May 17, 2013” on Storify]

Here’s the slidevu of the full twitter transcript conversation that includes all voices in chronological order:

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