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Rémi Buczek

Bio

I'm Rémi, 29 years old, living in Paris since my young age. I was on my dad kneels when he was playing Baldur's Gate, using eMule (shhhhh !) and i've grown full digital. I live by my work and my own company, but i'm also a foodie, music aficionado and football, e-sport fan !

How will coaching shape the future of product over the next 5-10 years?

The Product is already huge in top-of-mind companies, but still has a big way to go overall. Research, strategy, discovery, design, delivery... Companies shall be fully equipped to adapt to this new meta (in a gaming sense) In order to build or to follow the change, the product coach will give his expertise and all those subjects, and adapt the knowledge he will share to the company particularities. As we had in the past agile coaches, now we have product coaches that are really concerned about KPI and that's great for the companies (coaches are usually "expensive" and need to show results)

What are some of the most effective frameworks you've used when coaching leaders in your area?

I love MoSCoW (the method !) when it comes to strategy and prioritization. I use feature mapping to help stakeholders to identify their product features and start building story mapping. The Atomic Design is really great to think about UX and UI, and debate with stakeholders on what would be the best workflows for the users. Scrum is the key of delivery, with the ceremonies, and the backlog /w Jira. Kanban is more about SLA ou pure technical backlogs. Also, SaFE when the company scale is really great to still be agile.

What's your best advice for product managers looking to increase their impact?

The PM role is really various, from strategy, ideation to sometimes SLA and maintenance. - You need to identify where you're awaited first. - Identify which stakeholders are mandatory to answer and have exceptional relations /w them - Also, not only speaking with top management but also key resources of your team : tech lead, ux researcher... - To have a eye on everything is great, but sometimes tricky. Try to contain your perimeter by managing it, but don't do everything. Delegate to the people in charge. - Reporting is important, to your team in order to motivate them, but also to key actors. Prevention is better than cure - Curation. The Product world is moving terribly fast and you need to keep the pace by enhancing your knowledge day by day. - Writing. Minutes, documentation, business arbitration... Often you will face important milestones with decisions to make. When it comes to analyse a bug that impacts the business, it's great to have documentation if your tech is not available (or changed in the last months.) When critical decisions are made, insist on writing to avoid miscommunications.

Anything we should know about you as a thought leader in the area of product:

It's almost been 10 years that i'm working in product management, and i've seen all types of structures, sectors and products. The problematics are different and evolving on a everyday basis. I've been helping the change of numerous entities, or even defining the best strategy for my customers. I LOVE tutoring and coaching, even if it's not my main role in the mission i accomplish. I don't pretend about inventing the wheel again, but surely i have an expertise on Product that i love to adapt and share.