Presentation: Product Strategy: Framework & Execution
Abstract:Product Management is an organizational function at the interface of User, Business and Tech. It brings an outside-in view to help organizations focus on what they should create and why.
In addition to creating a fundamental shift in how organizations function, it can provide an incredible framework for implementing enterprise strategy by leveraging the OKR (Objectives & Key Resources) framework.
The Product Management discipline delivers on the OKR framework by focusing on outputs and outcomes. The data driven decision making framework guides decision making early and often. The KPI framework aligns with the OKRs and ensures built-in accountability to maximize value creation throughout the Product Life Cycle.
When deployed at scale, the Product Strategy framework converts the enterprise into a value-creating powerhouse through incredible focus and multi-tiered, continuous alignment throughout the organization.
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Biography: Tushar owns an IT Consulting business that focuses on Product & Agile Project Management, headquartered in Ellicott City, Maryland. His diverse experience in multiple different industries and roles gives him a unique perspective to address highly complex challenges currently facing the leadership ranks in corporates, academia, government and non-profits.
Mr. Rathod currently works with various corporate and government clients. He leads a team of seasoned product management mentors at Northrop Grumman as a Senior Consultant. At the Social Security Administration, he is advising the CIO’s Office, Executive Management, Office of Enterprise Architecture and the office of the Chief Business Officer on scaling Product Management to the enterprise level. He works on defining and aligning Business Architecture, Value Stream Mapping, Product Portfolio Management, Strategy Execution Framework using OKRs & KPIs and alignment of funding models with value driven prioritization. In other assignments, he has been involved with rolling out Cloud Architecture, Infrastructure Automation, Tooling & Security across AWS & Azure.
A passion for academics led him to teach Project Management at Towson University (400-series undergraduate level) from 2011 to 2016. He continues to teach the PMP Prep Course at Towson University’s Center for Professional Studies. Mr. Rathod also teaches Agile Project Management & PMP Prep at UMBC Training Centers. In the past, he has taught at Baltimore County Community College, Howard Community College and University of Maryland Global Campus. Mr. Rathod is currently teaching a flipped classroom style full-stack Product Management Certification course at The Product School in Silicon Valley, California.
He evaluates start-ups for investor groups such as USM Maryland Momentum Fund, provides organizational transformation consulting to non-profits such as The American Chemical Society in Washington D.C. He conducts corporate trainings in Product Management, Agility, Change Management, etc. for private organizations such as T. Rowe Price & Northrop Grumman, mentors Executive Leadership, and advises large businesses on rolling out and scaling Product Management practices in alignment with their Project Delivery and Operations frameworks to maximize value creation.