Session Time: 90 min to 2-hours
The most common complaint I hear from teams participating in any class is “Why doesn’t my leadership understand this?” This discussion with Q&A gives senior leaders a quick understanding of how being product-centric changes the process and culture and how they must change to support it.
Using a product-centric process refocuses individuals, teams, and ideally the entire organization on customer and user success which ultimately leads to your organization’s success. In most organizations, individuals and teams have been focused on their productivity. And, their managers and leaders have been too. Changing to a product-centric approach results in lots of changes to mindset and process. This session is focused on how managers and leaders can support that change. And, how some legacy ways of working may be sabotaging that change.
How your people and teams do their work will change. You’ll need to understand that change, support it, and change the way you work to do so.
We’ll use the first hour to review the tenets of the product-centric process individuals and teams will be learning. Specifically I’ll point to the implications to you as a leader.
We’ll use the remainder of the time to answer your specific questions and address any concerts you have.
Leaders that are responsible for teams of individuals, but that don’t work directly in those teams
Topics we’ll discuss:
- How product thinking shifts focus to customer and user outcomes
- How tech product thinking is very different from traditional product thinking
- How traditional processes, including agile development, sabotage product thinking
- How teams are organized and evaluated in a product-centric organization
- General leadership responsibilities in a product-centric organization
- How leadership guides using vision and strategy
- How leadersh focus teams with outcome and impact centric roadmaps and OKRs
- MVP concept and how misconceptions about it hurts us
- Discovery work, it’s necessity, and it changes team’s work
- How measuring success changes
- How releasing technology changes