When to Scale Product Management To Portfolio Management

When to Scale Product Management to Portfolio Management

Chaos, misalignment, dependencies, and resource bottlenecks are challenges that all scaling product leaders are familiar with. Great product management skills got you this far, but they’re not cutting it anymore. You need portfolio management. 

In the first part of this series, Becky will cover the fundamentals of product portfolio management: what it is, when you need it, and how to incorporate it into your team to accelerate product outcomes.

Some of the topics include: 

“When you’re stalled by too many dependencies and too many competing initiatives, prioritization alone is not enough. You need to design and rollout product portfolio management”

Becky Flint on the value of product portfolio management

Surviving scaling is no easy task, but there’s a right way to do it. Becky Flint hits all the marks with not only the best process and framework but the best tool.

The process: Portfolio management revamps the way you think about your product. It’s a holistic approach that emphasizes bringing multiple teams together across multiple goals.

The responsive PPM framework: is the go-to approach for outcome-focused teams. It gets rid of traditional ideas about roll-up reporting and replaces them with top-down alignment as well as bottom-up innovation.

The tool: Traditional tools were created in the waterfall era and consequently, reflect the old way of thinking. Dragonboat is the first product portfolio management tool that does everything a product management tool can while providing the context and clarity behind those product decisions.

About the Speakers: 

Becky Flint built and scaled product portfolio management at PayPal, Bigcommerce, Shutterfly, and Feedzai. She is also the founder of Dragonboat, an integrated product portfolio platform that helps product teams strategize, prioritize, deliver, and improve industry-leading products.

Rachel Weston Rowell has over 15 years of experience in agile and product leadership. As SVP, Product & Technology COE at Insight Partners, Rachel focuses on high-level business strategy and organizational discipline so they can successfully scale while aligned.

You can watch the rest of the 3-part series here.

Dragonboat is the fastest growing product portfolio platform for outcome-focused teams to strategize, prioritize, plan and deliver products that drive business results. With Dragonboat, product teams can connect OKRs, customer insights, and product initiatives in one source of truth PPM platform. Sign up for a free trial or book a demo.

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Kenisha Liu

Kenisha Liu

Kenisha is the Marketing & Operations Coordinator at Dragonboat with a mission to empower responsive leaders and their teams to build better products faster. Prior to joining Dragonboat, Kenisha finished her undergraduate degree at UCLA in 2020, where she studied History and Cognitive Science. She was also a CSCAA All-American and Program Record-Holder on the UCLA swim team.
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