On this Innovation Engine episode, we’re looking at how to set your product teams up for success in 2018. We cover the top three things your product team needs to do in 2018, why you and your teams should start viewing the world with what we at 3Pillar call the Product Mindset, and the various disciplines necessary to build your very own modern day product team.
Joining us to talk about those topics and more are Jonathan Rivers and Jessica Hall. Jonathan is the Chief Technology Officer at 3Pillar, a role in which he leads more than 700 software engineers, product consultants, product managers, quality assurance, and user experience professionals. He works with 3Pillar team members in each of our locations throughout the world to foster product development best practices that lead to business value for clients. Jessica Hall is 3Pillar’s Senior Director of Product Strategy and Design. She helps clients build great products and more customer-focused teams.
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The annual planning process is a colossal waste of time and money – so what are the three things that every product team should be doing, or should have in place, to start 2018 off right?
Any good product team is held together by, as Jonathan describes them, The Three Amigos:
The three core values of the Product Mindset:
Our challenge to all product development teams in 2018: Let’s spend a little less time focusing on telling the team exactly what it looks like and exactly how it works. Let’s spend a little less time talking about exactly how your agile rituals need to work, or how you’re process needs to work. Let’s spend a lot more time, as product leaders, talking about where we are going, and what it looks like when we get there.