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by Leica Ison

Executive boards and Chief Product Officers are recognising that they need a next generation solution for product oversight. Every product in an organisation’s portfolio mix moves through an increasingly dynamic …

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Topics:Product Governancedesign and distribution obligations

by Leica Ison

Part 2 of the Risk Management Framework for DDO explores the importance of embedding end-to-end product lifecycle oversight in your executive and product teams. In our case study, we review …

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Topics:Product Governancedesign and distribution obligations

by Talene Pittaway

As we experience a paradigm shifting year in product governance, organisations are considering how they can better handle the biggest emerging product governance risks and prepare an effective response. Here's …

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Topics:Product GovernanceDigital Product Management

by Talene Pittaway

What is a Digital Product Manager? The role and responsibilities, and why it is a critical capability for product-led business success in an ever changing technology-driven landscape. The Digital Product …

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Topics:Product Management TrendsProduct PeopleDigital Product Management

by Leica Ison

In this series, we explore a reported independent review of a financial services organisation’s risk management framework that highlighted many examples inadequate risk systems and leadership. The summary in James …

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Topics:Product GovernanceProduct Success

by Leica Ison

ASIC recently announced that it will defer the commencement date of the Design and Distribution Obligations for six months from the original commencement date. This means the new commencement date for …

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Topics:Product Governancedesign and distribution obligations

by Leica Ison

A key element of sustaining product growth is Chief product Officers (CPO) and product managers keeping connected. This connection is even more critical as product decisions demand more rapid and …

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Topics:Product GovernanceDigital Product Management

by Leica Ison

Getting ready for DDO and the future of product governance. ASIC recently announced that it will defer the commencement date of the Design and Distribution Obligations for six months from …

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Topics:Product Governancedesign and distribution obligationsDigital Product Management

by Talene Pittaway

Collaboration, anytime, anywhere for product success Products are the lifeblood of business success. Product Management teams and cashflow are vital to that success. The role of the product professional is …

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Topics:Product GovernanceProduct Growth StrategyProduct SuccessDigital Product Management

by Talene Pittaway

What Product Manager doesn't want to save time on admin and reporting? In this blog, I explore the benefits of automation in product management. Technology has provided the perfect opportunity …

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Topics:Product Growth Strategy

by Leica Ison

Why Boards should, as a priority, ask their Chief Product Officer to do an immediate review of product costs and triage their product portfolios. A triage places your products into …

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Topics:Product Governancedesign and distribution obligationsAgile product management

by Leica Ison

How does Skyjed identify areas for growth and improvement In this blog, I explore how product teams can identify product-led growth and the importance of setting 90-day product reviews and …

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Topics:Product Growth StrategyAgile product management

by Leica Ison

Across industries, the importance of product management is growing remarkably. Product management is now a coveted role as evidenced by a report in The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, a global …

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Topics:Product Management TrendsProduct Growth Strategy

by Leica Ison

How does Skyjed AI work Skyjed’s Artificial intelligence is the next generation of product lifecycle management. Our AI powered platform is transformative in optimising product lifecycle management for the highest …

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Topics:Product Management TrendsProduct People

by Leica Ison

Seven things you should know about resetting product strategy to adapt in uncertain times As product leaders navigate our new reality we set out how to efficiently review a product …

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Topics:Product PeopleProduct Growth Strategy

by Leica Ison

Complete access to your entire product portfolio from anywhere. To remotely manage your product portfolio and make meaningful impact on your organisation growth, here is part 2 of our 3-part …

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Topics:Product Management TrendsAgile product management

by Leica Ison

What does remote collaboration mean for product owners and executives? The world has just experienced the biggest shift to remote working in modern history. For product managers and teams, this is challenging as …

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Topics:Product Management TrendsProduct Management Governance

by Leica Ison

Product forecasting of revenue and costs helps with lifecycle agility to quickly make decisions as an aligned virtual product team. Product owners and executives can make a big contribution to …

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Topics:Product Management TrendsAgile product management

by Leica Ison

How to monitor, assess, then re-evaluate your product strategy - and by default report on product growth, compliance and risk while working as a virtual team - in uncertain times …

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Topics:Product GovernanceProduct PeopleProduct Growth Strategy

by Leica Ison

How to improve your product management to deliver growth in five quick steps Getting behind on your revenue and unforeseen risks can complicate an already complex operating environment for your …

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Topics:Product GovernanceProduct Management GovernanceProduct Growth StrategyAgile product management

by Talene Pittaway

Reinventing the Product Life Cycle The 1960s was a pivotal decade marked by the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and the moon landing. The Beatles released Love Me Do, …

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Topics:Product Management TrendsProduct PeopleProduct Growth Strategy

by Leica Ison

Spread the word - RegTech can deliver giant leaps in Product Lifecycle Management that has barely changed since 1969 – the year man landed on the moon. My mission is …

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Topics:Product GovernanceProduct PeopleProduct Growth StrategyAgile product management

by Leica Ison

The Skyjed team is enormously honoured to be a finalist in 3 categories of the RegTech 2020 Awards - RegTech of the Year, RegTech Female Founder of the Year and …

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Topics:Product PeopleProduct Management Governance

by Talene Pittaway

What is Regtech? RegTech (Regulatory Technology) is an emerging industry that uses technology to help organisations avoid compliance risk and enhance regulatory processes. The result is an increased level of …

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Topics:Product Management TrendsProduct Peopledesign and distribution obligations

by Leica Ison

The Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) legislation was passed on April 2019 in Australia to improve consumer protection in relation to financial and credit products that are issued and distributed …

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Topics:Product PeopleProduct Management Governancedesign and distribution obligations

by Leica Ison

What is product governance? Product governance refers to the active maintenance of ongoing compliance, risk management and protection of product trust. Product oversight requires quick access to reliable data and …

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Topics:Product GovernanceProduct People

by Leica Ison

Board members should raise five key questions when talking to their Chief Product Officer and Chief Risk Officer about refining your product governance. How can Board members effectively oversee product …

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Topics:Product PeopleProduct Management Governance

by Leica Ison

Opinion Piece in SmartCompany by CEO Leica Ison From the stump-jump plough and the black box flight recorder, to Cochlear implants and Wi-Fi — Australians have a remarkable record in …

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Topics:Product Governancedesign and distribution obligations

by Leica Ison

Product Trust In a global connected world where so much is commodified, product trust is a key differentiator in today’s economy. Over the past 10 years, customer expectations about trust …

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Topics:Product PeopleProduct Management Governance

by Leica Ison

A new product benchmark: Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) The Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) and Product Intervention Powers (PIP) legislation was passed on 3 April 2019. The DDO specification …

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Topics:Product GovernanceProduct Peopledesign and distribution obligations

by Leica Ison

Understanding product health can help you find growth opportunities, and improve customer engagement – and now it’s never been easier to take care of your product. Our 5-day product guide …

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Topics:Product GovernanceProduct Management TrendsProduct People

by Leica Ison

Learning how to succeed as a product manager requires effort, practice and learning essential and relevant skills. We’ll break down several necessary technical and analytical skills and provide tips on …

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Topics:Product Governance

by Leica Ison

As a product manager, not a single day passes by without dealing with challenges such launching new products, chasing sales opportunities, meeting revenue targets and coping with team restructures. Do …

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Topics:Product Governance

by Leica Ison

We're approaching the end of 2019, and I want to take the opportunity to share our progress in what's been an exciting year. When I started on the Skyjed journey …

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by Leica Ison

1. Product managers will be looking to AI to provide more solutions for product lifecycle management. According to insights from the product management trend and benchmarks, product managers will be …

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by Leica Ison

Top 10 things to review this end of year in relation to product governance. A recent survey found that more than half of the product managers indicate that their product …

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Topics:Product Governance

by Leica Ison

There’s so much going on, you’re too swamped to even... you need to move fast in agile teams….ship new products…chase sales opportunities… annual revenue targets need to be met… restructures …

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by Leica Ison

Your guide to establishing product governance best practice or refining your existing product management practices. The past says that effective post-launch product decision making is based on a framework called …

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by Leica Ison

Managing products through their myriad lifecycle stages and complications makes all the time spent on reactive work understandable. Understandable, but often counter- productive. So whose responsibility is it to change …

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by Leica Ison

Collaboration, real-time product risk assessment, anywhere for product success Products are the lifeblood of business success. Monitoring non-financial product risks is vital to long-term success. Triaging to identify emerging risks …

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by Leica Ison

It’s a challenging objective, what with all the teams involved in the execution of product growth strategies - from marketing, sales, finance, and pricing, to IT, strategy, risk and the …

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by Leica Ison

We’ve all seen that image of one little rock triggering a massive avalanche. It’s a memorable one. And we’ve all seen one little lapse in operations act like that little …

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A major focus area for product leaders in 2019 will be delivering revenue growth while addressing regulatory obligations throughout the product lifecycle. A key pain point is often product handovers …

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by Leica Ison

Product management is a critical function in any business, and the importance of the role is skyrocketing globally. At Skyjed we are passionate about helping companies manage the force of …

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If you’re a product manager at an enterprise level organisation, the chances are that you and your team have a significant sized product portfolio to manage. Moreover, while you might …

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Topics:Product Governance

Time for Product Managers to follow Mick Jagger and Peter Tosh's classic advice - Don't look back! Ever had that wasted time, wasted effort, wasted opportunity feeling? Too many meetings, too many emails, …

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I like the best of both worlds: meshing an agile approach for innovation with product management disciplines for commercial viability. Launching new products is like an unconscious gamble. Most new …

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by Leica Ison

As markets evolve in these testing times, product executives can play a major role in business success by leading the review of product revenue and costs forecasts, set the 2021 …

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Topics:Product PeopleProduct Management GovernanceProduct Growth Strategy

by Leica Ison

Agile provides a great framework and suite of tools to support business teams in new product development. However, once these products are launched in the market, an agile digital product …

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Topics:Product GovernanceProduct PeopleProduct SuccessDigital Product Management

The product manager function is a wealth of knowledge in any business. They understand the companies products, marketplace, customers, and processes. They know the performance of their product down to …

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by Leica Ison

Skyjed software enables businesses to manage their in-market products with fast access to comprehensive, reliable product performance data in real time. It can help you share insights on your product …

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Topics:Product Management Governance

by Leica Ison

Could it be that somewhere around 80% of your revenue comes from only a few products in the business, supplemented by a long tail of products, which haven’t been through …

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by Leica Ison

Could it be that many experienced product managers were driven to behaving like gamblers chasing their losses? After 20 years as a product manager, the idea troubled me. But so …

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Topics:Product PeopleProduct SuccessDigital Product Management