Product Roadmapping

5 Dec 2013

Brainrants from Brainmates Episode 8

Hosted by Natalie Yan-Chatonsky chatting with Nick Coster and Adrienne Tan on how to develop a Product Roadmap.

  • What is a Product Roadmap?
  • What is the purpose of a Product Roadmap?
  • Are there different types of Roadmaps?  How are they different?
  • Who normally is involved with developing a Product Roadmap?
  • How do you develop a Product Roadmap?
  • What are the challenges that Product Managers face when they are developing their Product Roadmap?
  • Who should you communicate your Roadmap to?
  • Do you have any tips of how to communicate the Product Roadmap?

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Please Don’t “Fail Fast”

13 Nov 2013

Brainrants from Brainmates Episode 7

Natalie Yan-Chatonsky interviews the Brainmates team of Adrienne Tan, Nick Coster and Roy McBurney about the miscoceptions of failure in the real world.

We’ll explore what it means to ‘fail fast’, what sort of business environments it makes sense to ‘fail fast’ & when it doesn’t. We’ll also consider how large enterprise wanting to achieve the same outcomes as startups can quickly launch products to their target markets and meet customer’s unmet needs.

The Future Of Product Management

7 Nov 2013

Brainrants from Brainmates Episode 6

Natalie Yan-Chatonsky interviews Roy McBurney, Nick Coster and Adrienne Tan.

Since returning from the Product Management Festival in Zurich, discussing what they agreed with and what they reacted to.

1. What will the profession look like in 20 years?

2. Where is the profession heading?

3. What does the future hold for product managers?

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

30 Oct 2013

Brainrants from Brainmates Episode 5

Roy McBurney speaks with Nick Coster to discuss the titles, roles, definitions and distinctions.

1. What do we mean by these roles?
2. What about concept of Scrum within Agile world?
3. Is Scrum the most popular of all Agile methodologies?
4. What functions do the team members represent?
5. What is the ideal focus for the product manager or product owner?
6. Advice to new product owner?


The Business Management of Products

23 Oct 2013

Brainrants from Brainmates Episode 4

There is more to Product Management than just building and launching new functionality to the market. At some point the product will need to contrbute to the business too. In this weeks Brainrant Natalie Yan-Chatonsky speaks with Roy McBurney to discuss the Business Management of Products.

  1. Can you explain what is meant by the business management of products?
  2. What might some of the activities be when we undertake the business management of product?
  3. Why is business management of the product important?
  4. Is it the job of the Product Manager to do this?
  5. If we’re not doing it now, how can we start?

The Intersection of Brand and Product

17 October 2013

Brainrants from Brainmates Episode 3

Hosted by Natalie Yan-Chatonsky chatting with Nick Coster.

1. What do you think are the differences between Product and Brand Management?
2. What is more important, Product or Brand?
3. Where does Brand and Product intersect?
4. What are results when Product and Brand Management collaborate?

Lean Product Plan

10 October 2013

As the end of the year approaches it is easy to let the planning process get a bit “relaxed”, yet it is critical to keep the product team focused to ensure a good start for the new year.

In this week’s Brainrant, Nick Coster and Natalie Yan-Chatonsky share their thoughts on Lean Product Planning to keep the short term focus that delivers on long term goals.

  1. What is a Lean Product Plan?
  2. What is the difference between a Lean Product Plan and any other type of product plan?
  3. What types of businesses should create a Lean Product Plan?
  4. Why are the benefits of having a Lean plan?

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New and Old Product Management

3 October 2013

Inaugural Show
with Adrienne Tan, Nick Coster and Natalie Yan-Chatonsky

“New and Old Product Management”, language was raised at the 2013 Product Management Festival in Zurich.

1. Is there such a thing as Old and New Product Management?
2. Why is this language emerging?
3. What does it mean for the Product profession?
4. What benefits does it drive?
5. What are the issues when we use this language?

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