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Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
Boston p camp   introducing pmf  v3.3 - Steve Wells at ProductCamp Boston, April 2011
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  1. Introducing the AIPMM  Product Management  Framework (PMF) © AIPMM
  2. Agenda1. What is Product Management?2. The State of Product Management3. The Definition of a Profession4. Product Management as a Profession5. Who is AIPMM?6. What is the PMF?7. Why is PMF useful?8. Product vs Project Management9. Who should use the PMF?10. When/Where should the PMF be used?Product Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  3. 1 ‐ What is Product Management?• Boundary/Cross‐functional discipline in an organization• Management of a product thru its entire lifecycle • Responsibility for Planning, Realization, Marketing• Products:  – Tangible goods – Intangible services• Management of products exist  – All industries, all companies – Products don’t release themselves – Some individual or group of individuals perform the work• But no all companies have Product Manager titlesProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  4. 2 ‐ The State of Product Management • Important but often misunderstood discipline • No common job descriptions • No mobility across industries • No accepted standards, practices, framework • No universally accepted Body of Knowledge (BOK) • Each supply chain vendor offers their own BOK • Each vendor offers their framework as “the standard” – Becoming the “defacto standard” is great for profitLittle/No recognition of product management as a profession Product Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  5. 3 ‐ The Definition of a ProfessionA calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation (Merriam‐Webster)Main milestones (Wikipedia) 1. It became a full‐time occupation 2. The first training school was established 3. The first university school was established 4. The first local association was established 5. The first national association was established 6. The codes of professional ethics were introduced 7. State licensing laws were establishedPrimary Characteristics (Wikipedia) 1. Skill based on theoretical knowledge ‐ Body of knowledge 2. Professional associations ‐ Local, national, international 3. Extensive period of education ‐ Undergraduate, graduate 4. Testing of competence ‐ Certification 5. Institutional training ‐ Continuing professional education 6. Indeterminacy of knowledge ‐ acquired thru experience, apprenticeships  7. Mobility ‐ Standardized across industries Product Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  6. 4 ‐ Product Management as a Profession A calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation (Merriam‐Webster)Main milestones (Wikipedia) 1. It became a full‐time occupation 2. The first training school was established 3. The first university school was established 4. The first local association was established 5. The first national association was established 6. The codes of professional ethics were introduced 7. State licensing laws were establishedPrimary Characteristics (Wikipedia) 1. Skill based on theoretical knowledge ‐ Body of knowledge 2. Professional associations ‐ Local, national, international Legend 3. Extensive period of education ‐ Undergraduate, graduate 4. Testing of competence ‐ Certification Complete 5. Institutional training ‐ Continuing professional education 6. Indeterminacy of knowledge ‐ acquired thru experience, apprenticeships  In process 7. Mobility ‐ Standardized across industries Product Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  7. 5.1 ‐ Who is AIPMM?• Association of International Product Management & Marketing• Non‐profit• Founded in 1998• Goal – Support Development of the Product Management Profession• Strategy  – Provide an international association to advance the profession of Product  Management across all industries – Develop the Product Management Framework (PMF) to standardize the  product management Body of Knowledge (ProdBOK) for all industries – Provide Global Certification of Product Management (distinct from  training course certificates) – Work with academic institutions to develop undergrad/graduate level  product management programsProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  8. 6.1 ‐ What is a Framework?• Scaffolding – Manpower – Raw materials• Enables construction of wide variety of projectsProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  9. Time Axis: Product Management Life Cycle Gap AnalysisProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  10. Time Axis: Product Management Life Cycle Gap Analysis Consistent Standard Total Life CycleProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  11. 6.2  ‐ What is the AIPMM PMF?• Cross‐industry, cross‐boundary scaffolding to manage products• Created by AIPMM ‐ a non‐profit association • Conceptual outline for Product Management BOK (ProdBOK)• X‐Y matrix mapping key parameters over time  – Inputs, processes, outputs required to bring products to market – Key parameters unique to product management profession TIME KEY PARAMETERSProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  12. 6.3 ‐ AIPMM PMF Matrix X‐Axis: Product Management Life Cycle (PMLC)Y‐Axis:  Project/Product  ProgramMgmt Knowledge  ProductAreas5 Major Knowledge Areas (KA) 4 unique to Prod. Mgmt: Business, Customer, Product, Market 1 overlap w/ Proj / Prog Mgmt: Organization (cross-functional matrix projects & programs) Product Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  13. 6.4 ‐ PMF Spreadsheet Tool Product Management Life Cycle (PMLC)Product Management Knowledge Areas AIPMM PMF Tool • Simple structure – not rocket science – easy to copy • You can do it yourself or use an AIPMM tool Product Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  14. 7 ‐ Why is PMF Useful?• Simple – X‐axis = time, Y‐axis = knowledge areas• Comprehensive, Concise – WHAT activities are required,  and WHEN – Independent of WHO• Common lexicon – Commonly accepted terms for activities, deliverables, milestones to allow product  teams to effectively communicate efforts• Universal – Cross industry standard for managing goods & services over entire lifecycle – Independent of company size – Indisputable – Expandable• Tool development – Provides training industry w/ common terminology to foster development of tools  to help product teams deliver profitable, quality products • Professional – Promotes product management as a recognized profession on par w/ doctors,  lawyers, project managers, …Product Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  15. 8.1 ‐ How do Product & Project Mgmt Relate? • Product, Project, Program Managers are all critical  functions required to bring products to market  profitably and successfully. • Each impacts the Profit/Loss Statement for the product   • Product Managers maximize Profit • Project/Program Mgrs minimize Risk and thus LossProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  16. 8.2 ‐ PMI Project Mgmt Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Time Key Parameters • 9 Knowledge Areas (KA): Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, HR, Comm, Risk, Procure • Multiple Projects roll up into Programs Product Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  17. 8.3 ‐ Product vs Project Frameworks Time Knowledge AreaProduct, Project, Program MgmtFrameworks all based on the samestructure: X-axis: Time , Y-axis: KAProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  18. 9 ‐ Who Should Use the PMF?• Product Management Professionals – Enable industry standard, recognized certification for Product Mgmt professionals – Expand opportunities across industries for certified Product Mgmt professionals• Project Management Professionals – Provide growth path for Project Mgmt professionals• Product Team Members – Common set of planning, measurement and implementation tools to help product  teams deliver quality products to market• Training vendors – Increase demand for training thu universal, standard Product Mgmt framework• Company Executives – Increase quality, effectiveness of product management professionals – Increase quality, predictability of product development efforts – Provide clarity ‐ anticipate uncertainty, avoid disjointedness – Provide accountability ‐ clear understanding of roles, responsibilities & deliverables. – Increase credibility ‐ provide predictable results• Academics – Provide standardized undergrad/grad course material across all industries – Provide practical “how to”, process education to increase student’s hiring chances – Provide pragmatic subset of MBA knowledge areas to PM professionalsProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  19. 10 ‐ When should the PMF be used? By Whom? • Organization Tool for new Product Development – Define KA, PMLC to lay out  product • Orientation Tool for existing Product Development – ID PMLC phase, ID remaining activities/deliverables • At every point in the product development lifecycle  – Conceive, Plan, Develop, Qualify Launch, Deliver, Retire – Avoid losing track of products once announced – Retire with continuity • By all cross functional groups & departments impacting product creation and deployment – Use to communicate with all cross functional groups – Use to inform all stakeholders of project/product progress Product Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  20. In Closing…• Product Management Framework (PMF) – Provides Simple, comprehensive framework for managing products – Avoids wasting time reinventing the (process) wheel – Universal framework across all industries, all size companies  – Simplifies, empowers product mgmt • To Quote Dr. W. Edwards Demming (1982): “ Use standards (guidelines/processes) as the liberator that relegates  the problems that have already been solved to the field of the  routine, and leaves the creative faculties free for the problems that  are still unsolved.”• Thus, PMF can empower innovation in 5 dimensions of  organization, business, customer, product and market to  provide powerful competitive advantagesProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  21. Call to Action• How you can help promote the use of PMF: – Join AIPMM – Join AIPMM Ambassador Group – Adopt and promote PMF to your colleagues• To join AIPMM, go to www.aipmm.com – Networking opportunities, Training, Ambassador  Program, On‐line forums, PM data base – Product Management certification• If interested in the PMF Excel Spreadsheet tool: – Available free to members – First of many such PMF toolsProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  22. Agenda Recap/”Cliff Notes version”1. What is Product Management? Cross‐functional discipline in an organization Management of a product thru its entire lifecycle, including  Planning, Realization, Marketing2. The state of Product Management Little/no recognition of product management as a profession3. The Definition of a Profession A calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation 4. How PM Stands up as a Profession Work in progress5. Who is AIPMM? Non‐profit Association dedicated to advancement of the Product Management profession6. What is PMF? Standard framework for Product Management Body of Knowledge (ProdBOK)7. Why is PMF useful? Establish common activities, deliverables: all industries, all size companies Improve ability to develop profitable products Establish Product Management as a recognized, respected profession 8. How does PMF relate to Project Mgmt? Project Management is a subset of the Product Management Organization KA9. Who should use the PMF? PM, PMM, Project mgrs, Trainers, Dev Managers10.When/Where should the PMF be used? Entire product development lifecycle  All groups & departments impacting product creation or deploymentProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  23. Useful Links• Main web page:  www.aipmm.com• PMF Whitepaper:  www.aipmm.com/pmf• Articles:  www.aipmm.com/html/newsletter/article.php• Blogs:  www.aipmm.com/anthropology/• Webinars:  www.aipmm.com/aipmm_webinars/• Certification:  www.aipmm.com/html/certification/• PMF Brochure:  www.aipmm.com/brochures/AIPMM_PMF.pdf * Italics require update on the web siteProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  24. BackupProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  25. Knowledge Areas, Activities, Deliverables unique to Product Management See next slideProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  26. See previous slideKnowledge Areas, Activities, Deliverables unique to Product ManagementProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011
  27. PMF Mapping ToolProduct Management Framework (PMF) © AIPMM 1998 - 2011

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