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Becoming a Strategic PM
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Business Strategy
Becoming a St...
Becoming a Strategic PM
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• Training
• Certifications
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Becoming a Strategic PM
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• Product Managers = Product
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Business Strategies
• Inherit...
Becoming a Strategic PM
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• Choose appropriate Strategi...
Becoming a Strategic PM
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Source: Porter, M.E. “How Co...
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SWOT Analysis
Analysis and F...
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Source: Ansoff’s Product Gro...
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Product Life Cycle
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Technology
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Strategic Marketing Framewo...
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  1. 1. Becoming a Strategic PM 1© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. Business Strategy Becoming a Strategic PM 20140815 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 2 We help companies and individuals do GREAT Product Management and Product Marketing using our Optimal Product Process™ framework. Mission 280 Group Overview
  2. 2. Becoming a Strategic PM 2© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 3 • Training • Certifications • Templates • Books • Coaching Individuals: Solutions for Every Career Phase 280 Group Overview © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 4 Tactical Reaction vs. Strategic Plans • No one in charge driving strategy • Day to day fire drills consume employee’s time • Gives competitor opportunities • Leaves money on the table Critical Importance of PM
  3. 3. Becoming a Strategic PM 3© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 5 • Product Managers = Product Leaders • Engineers built what customers really need • Development cycles were shorter • Shipped on time and within budget • Sales excited to sell products • Products delighted customers • Profits and market share increased What If… Product Success or Failure People ProcessTools Pillars of Great Product Management What would this be worth to you and your company? © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 6 • Critical to understand strategic context before taking action • Definition: High level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty – Not operational effectiveness, although necessary • Implementation: Creating unique and valuable position – Involving different sets of activities What is Strategy? Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategy, “What is Strategy” Porter, M (1996, Nov-Dec) Harvard Business Review What is Strategy? “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R.Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
  4. 4. Becoming a Strategic PM 4© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 7 Business Strategies • Inherited by Product Manager Market Strategies • Influenced by Product Manager Product Strategies • Managed by Product Manager Context of Different Strategies What is Strategy? © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 8 Resources ObjectivesOpportunities Strategic Management What is Strategy? Develop and maintain strategic fit between organization’s objectives, resources and its changing market opportunities Make tradeoffs and chose what not to do.
  5. 5. Becoming a Strategic PM 5© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 9 • Choose appropriate Strategic Analysis Tool(s) – PEST(EL) – Porter’s 5 Forces – Porter’s Generic Strategies – SWOT • Formulate appropriate strategies – Ansoff Growth Matrix – SWOT – Kotler’s Strategies • Create Tactical actions to support Strategy • Use Strategic and Tactical objectives to check progress – Objectives should be both tangible and intangible Process of Strategy Analysis and Formulation Analysis and Formulation Tools © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 10 • Political • Economic • Social • Technological • Environmental • Legal PEST(EL) Analysis http://www.strategicmanagementinsight.com/tools/img/macro-forces.png Analysis and Formulation Tools
  6. 6. Becoming a Strategic PM 6© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 11 Source: Porter, M.E. “How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy” Harvard business Review, March/April 1979 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry Bargaining Power of Customers Threat of Substitutes Threat of New Entrants Bargaining Power of Suppliers Porter’s Five Forces Analysis and Formulation Tools © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 12 Porter’s Generic Strategies Source: M. Porter, Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors, 1980 Analysis and Formulation Tools CompetitiveScope Competitive Advantage Lower Cost Differentiation Broad Target Cost Leadership Differentiation Narrow Target Segmentation (Niche) Strategies Cost Focus Differentiation Focus
  7. 7. Becoming a Strategic PM 7© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 13 SWOT Analysis Analysis and Formulation Tools Strengths • Internal factors about your company and its market position that help your chances of success Weaknesses • Internal factors about your company and its market position that weaken your chances of success Opportunities • External factors that help your chances of success Threats • External factors that weaken your chances of success © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 14 Transform SWOT into Strategies and Tactics Analysis and Formulation Tools Put Strengths here  Put Weaknesses here  Put Opportunities here  What Opportunities can your Strengths allow you to take action on? What Opportunities could you take advantage of by addressing your Weaknesses? PutThreats here  What Threats can your Strengths allow you to avoid?What action should you then undertake? What Threats will join with your Weaknesses to leave you vulnerable. What actions should you then undertake?
  8. 8. Becoming a Strategic PM 8© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 15 Source: Ansoff’s Product Growth Matrix Existing Products New Products Existing Markets Market Penetration (low risk) Product Development (medium risk) New Markets Market Development (medium risk) Diversification (high risk) Ansoff Growth Matrix Analysis and Formulation Tools © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 16 • Market Leader – Creates new products, new/more usages, new markets • Market Challenger – Attacks with discounting, proliferation, improved services, cost reduction, advertising • Market Follower – Product imitator • Market Nicher – Product or market specialist Kotler’s Strategies Analysis and Formulation Tools
  9. 9. Becoming a Strategic PM 9© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 17 Product Life Cycle Source: AIPMM Product Life Cycle Introduction Growth Maturity Decline + 0 – Marketing objective Gain Awareness Stress differentiation Maintain brand loyalty Harvest and deletion Competition None Growing Many Reduced Product One More versions Full product line Best sellers Price Skimming or penetration Gain share, deal Defend share, profit Stay profitable Promotion Inform, educate Stress competitive differences Reminder oriented Minimal promotion Place (distribution) Limited More outlets Maximum outlets Fewer outlets Stage of the product life cycle Total industry profit Total industry sales revenue © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 18 Adoption of Innovation Source: Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers by G. Moore (1991) Chasm Model Innovators Early Adopters Pragmatists Conservatives Laggards 2% 15% 34% 34% 15% Chasm
  10. 10. Becoming a Strategic PM 10© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 19 Technology Enthusiasts • Well- informed risk takers • Willing to try unproven product • Adopt tech for its own sake • Little profit generated from this segment Early Adopters • Willing to invest and take high risks • Comfortable with new product category • Demanding • Can provide first big breaks • Help evolve product to mass market Early Majority • Profitable segment • Looking for measurable gain • Must justify cost/benefit analysis • Buys from market leaders • References peer group Late Majority • Resistant to pragmatist majority • Important additional revenues • Very important to package and prepare Laggards • Wary of product category • Doubtful about benefits • “Forced” into adoption Chasm Model Chasm Model © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 20 • Target strategies to the market’s phase • Early majority does not reference early adopters – Starting over (new product and new marketing) • Not all markets have chasms – Disruptive/discontinuous innovations • Product-centric vs Market-centric value – Market-centric value increases chance of crossing the chasm – Technology enthusiasts are the innovators and early adopters of product-centric value products Chasm Model Chasm Model Overlays the PLC
  11. 11. Becoming a Strategic PM 11© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 21 Strategic Marketing Framework Go-to-Market Process Source: http://www.strategyhub.net/2011/01/framework-of-week-45-strategic.html PM Strategies Marketing Analysis: • Customer needs, define market • Company capabilities • Competition, market Dynamics • Collaborators, partners Marketing Selection: • Market segmentation and selection • Segment targeting • Product positioning Marketing Mix: • Product • Price • Place / Distribution • Promotion / Advertising Customer Acquisition: • Awareness • Interest • Desire • Action Customer Loyalty and Retention RevenueandProfits Whom do we want to go after, and how? What do we sell, where do we sell it, how do we sell it, and how do we gain and retain customers? What does the market look like? (internal / external perspective? © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 22 • Can’t serve entire market with just one product • Companies have to identify which parts are more attractive to them than others – Customer types – Geography – Focus company efforts and resources – Allows development and execution of market and product strategies Segmentation PM Strategies
  12. 12. Becoming a Strategic PM 12© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 23 • Guides all product planning and marketing strategy • Goal: occupy a unique and lasting position in the customer’s mind – Sustainable competitive advantage – Unique value to your customers – Must choose what to pursue and what NOT to pursue • Purpose: establish brand! Positioning – Most Important Strategy PM Strategies © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 24 Marketing Mix: 4 Ps Product • Variety • Quality • Design • Features • Brand • Packaging • Services Price • MSRP • Discounts • Allowances • Financing Promotion • Messaging • Advertising • Personal selling • Sales promotion • Public relations Place • Channels • Coverage • Distribution • Assortments • Locations • Inventory • Logistics Marketing Mix
  13. 13. Becoming a Strategic PM 13© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 25 • Customer solution• Customer solutionProduct • Cost (to the Customer)• Cost (to the Customer)Price • Convenience• ConveniencePlace • Communication• CommunicationPromotion • Care• CarePeople • Consistency• ConsistencyProcess • Confirmation• ConfirmationPhysical Evidence 7 Ps (Traditional 4 + 3 for Services) Marketing Mix © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 26 • Few people understand it • No standard definitions or processes • Job defined by expectations of people outside PM • Lots of responsibility – Reliant on influence – No intrinsic authority • Highly dependent on context – Dependent on team dynamics – Agile to heavyweight – Wide variation by company and culture Challenges of Product Management Strategic Function One size does not fit all
  14. 14. Becoming a Strategic PM 14© 2014 280 Group LLC. Printed 5/1/2016 © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 27 Download Your Copy At: http://280.gr/challenges-pm What are your challenges? - Most comprehensive PM survey every conducted - 850 PM professionals - Compare your team and company to others © 2011-2014 280 Group LLC. 28 •www.280group.com •Phil@280group.com Questions

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