KBPMedia exists to help you become a more effective product person and to help your organization become more effective at product ownership so that you can deliver the right internal products at the right time, in the right way.
In addition to our just-in-time resources for product people, we also offer the following services to provide a more practical and context specific solution to your product ownership challenges.
Do you work on internal products – systems and applications to sell, deliver, and support your organization’s products and services? Are you sure you’re working on the right internal products at the right time? Does your team have product ownership questions or need help with some product ownership issues?
Sometimes you could use an experienced, outside perspective to suggest areas for improvement, as well as point out those bad organization habits that everyone knows about, but no one talks about.
A Discovery Session may be just what you need.
In this engagement, Kent McDonald, an experienced product person and KBPMedia founder, spends quality time with your team or organization (3 – 5 days) to get an understanding of the current state of your organization and its product ownership capability. Kent talks to everyone doing product ownership, impacting it, or impacted by it. He’ll even spend time when talking with your team to answer their pressing questions and discuss their current product ownership issues.
The end result of the site visit is timely, practical answers to your questions and a set of actionable observations and recommendations you can apply to make your organization more effective.
Would you and your team like someone who understands your organization’s particular situation to run ideas by and discuss challenges you’re having? Do you need a consistent source of advice, but don’t need someone onsite to provide the insight you’re looking for?
KBPMedia offers remote advisory services on a monthly retainer basis to provide that trusted advisor.
You and your team can discuss your questions and challenges with Kent McDonald an experienced product person. He provides timely, practical advice that’s based on practice, not theory and will help you determine what will work in your situation.
With the remote advisory service, you can discuss your questions and challenges with Kent via Slack or phone call, whatever format works best for you without having to purchase single advisory sessions.
The Remote Advisory service is a great follow up to help you implement the recommendations from a Discovery Session.
Sometimes you do need help on site. It could be that you’d like to discuss some in depth product ownership challenges you face. Or your team may like to do some pair product ownership or need help kicking off a new initiative.
Experienced product person Kent McDonald is available to come onsite to work with your team on specific product ownership challenges or to work alongside your team to improve their skills in launching initiatives, roadmap planning, or product backlog refinement.
We don’t want to set up camp at your organization, so these engagements are structured to be short in duration and maximize the amount of knowledge that gets transferred to your team.
The Onsite Advisory service is a great way to provide focused attention on recommendations from a Discovery Session.
If you are looking for a speaker for your next conference, local chapter meeting, or professional development event, let us know. Kent McDonald provides practical, insightful, and entertaining presentations on a variety of topics such as:
- Product ownership techniques
- Business analysis techniques
- Focusing on Outcome over Output
- Building Shared Understanding
- Making Decisions