Products, Portfolios, & P-Teams, Oh My!

Products, Portfolios, & P-Teams, Oh My!

How do we lead product teams and grow them to be successful?

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C. Todd Lombardo

May 22, 2019
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  1. C. TODD LOMBARDO @iamctodd

  2. PRODUCTS, PORTFOLIOS, & P-TEAMS, OH MY! How did we get

    here? C Todd Lombardo – VP of Product @ MachineMetrics, Co-Author Roadmaps Relaunched — @iamctodd — hello@ctodd.com
  3. SOURCE: ICSE 2017

  4. Software Development “Lean” Software Development Toyota Lean ProductionSystem Building the

    wrong feature or product Extra features Overproduction Mismanaging the backlog Partially done work Inventory Rework Defects Defects Unnecessarily complex solutions Not described Value Extraneous cognitive load Not described Psychological distress Not described Waiting & Multitasking Delays Task switching Waiting Movement (of people) Knowledge loss Relearning Extra Processing Ineffective communication Not described Not described Not observed Handoffs Transport (of goods)
  5. HOW WE MANAGE & MAKE PRODUCTS A super short history

  6. “Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production;

    and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer. Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776)
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  8. HOW CAN WE MORE PREDICTABLY MAKE PRODUCT?

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  11. SOURCE: GANTTCHARTS.COM

  12. HOW CAN WE MANAGE WASTE?

  13. SOURCE: TOYOTA-PRODUCTION.CO

  14. HOW DO WE LEAD WHEN THE PLAN CHANGES?

  15. AGILEMANIFESTO.ORG

  16. WHERE DOES IT SAY WE HAVE TO HAVE A STANDUP

    EVERY DAY?
  17. AGILEMANIFESTO.ORG

  18. SOURCE: ICSE 2017

  19. MANAGING TENSIONS

  20. USER NEEDS ——— BUSINESS GOALS SHIP ONE ————— BUILD MANY

    WAITING —— CONTEXT SWITCHING
  21. TEAM DOES IT ———— YOU DO IT ON ROADMAP ——

    NEW REQUEST
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  23. WHAT BENEFITS DO YOU GET FROM USING A ROADMAP? Communicating

    what’s next Obtaining Alignment Prioritization Communicating Vision
  24. HOW DO YOU UPDATE YOUR ROADMAPS? Monthly Quarterly Weekly Ad-Hoc

  25. WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU FACE WITH ROADMAPS?

  26. MY FIRST PORTFOLIO ROADMAP (Spoiler: It was a Gantt Chart

    and it sucked)
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  28. THE DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: MS PROJECT EXPORT

  29. OTHER EXAMPLES

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  32. Source: ProdPad

  33. Source: ProdPad

  34. COMPANY VISION THEME OBJECTIVE OBJECTIVE OBJECTIVE THEME EXPERIMENT FEATURE FEATURE

    FEATURE FEATURE FEATURE THEME THEME THEME THEME EXPERIMENT EXPERIMENT EXPERIMENT EXPERIMENT EXPERIMENT FEATURE FEATURE inspired by: Teresa Torres EXPERIMENT FEATURE ROADMAP VISION PRODUCT A PRODUCT B VISION
  35. ROADMAPS HELP, BUT HOW ALIGNED ARE YOUR TEAMS? Are you

    all working towards a shared vision or shared outcomes?
  36. about.gitlab.com/direction/

  37. P-TEAMS The “P” ain’t for Product

  38. MANAGER VS LEADER VS COACH

  39. MANAGER — “GO!” LEADER — “LET’S GO!” COACH — “WHERE

    TO GO?”
  40. YOU TEAM PROBLEM W e focus here We should coach

    here
  41. P — PURPOSE T — TRIBE E — ENVIRONMENT A

    — AUTONOMY M — MASTERY
  42. WHAT WAS MOST USEFUL FOR YOU? Vielen Dank! C. Todd

    Lombardo hello@ctodd.com @iamctodd