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Is your company struggling to fully utilise
the potential of your product team?

Are you finding it challenging to align your product strategy with your business goals?

By investing in the right people - and creating a structured learning environment to continually nurture their potential - you can bridge the gap between your company’s ambitions and your product team's performance.

Let Brainmates help get you there.

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Invest in excellence

We understand the importance of nurturing and enhancing your product team’s capabilities. 
Investing in skilled product professionals is just the beginning; ensuring their continuous growth and development is where the fundamental transformation happens. Our Product Practice is tailored to provide the guidance, structure, and support your team needs to excel.

Unlock Their Potential

By creating a dynamic learning ecosystem within your organisation, you will enable your product team to learn from each other, share insights, and collectively elevate their skills. A structured environment for learning and growth will help them evolve into a tightly-knit community of product experts.

Standardise for Success

Imagine having a repository of best practices, tried-and-true methodologies, and cutting-edge insights at your fingertips. By ensuring that your teams are equipped with a standardised toolkit they will eliminates guesswork, reduce errors, and foster consistency across your product endeavours.

How we can support the development of your product practice:

Operationalised Learning Ecosystem

We will co-create a vision for your product practice, and craft a customised annual plan to elevate your teams’ capabilities – encompassing structured training sessions, personalised coaching, interactive workshops and insightful talks to deliver diverse learning avenues for your team’s continuous growth.

Embedded Product Management Framework

By creating a bespoke framework that encapsulates the precise steps from discovery to ongoing management, we will ensure your teams can focus on identifying and delivering valuable opportunities. Our hands-on approach includes practical implementation so your team can extract maximum value.

Knowledge Hub

This treasure trove of resources – ranging from informative articles to practical templates – will be carefully curated to empower your teams’ growth and enhance their decision-making. This hub serves as a foundation of knowledge, fostering a culture of continuous learning within your organisation.

On-Tap Expert Advisory

In this partnership approach, we will be your go-to resource for an external perspective – drawing from our extensive experience to provide guidance that’s grounded in real-world insights. Count on us to expand your horizon through shared experiences and share how others have effectively overcome similar challenges.

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The Outcomes You Want

The goals of any performing product practice are to:

  • Foster a supportive environment with well-defined parameters to propel product teams towards excellence.
  • Elevate team proficiency to actualise your product vision and meet company objectives.
  • Establish a secure place for individuals to connect, value each other, and partake in mutual learning.
  • Draw in and retain skilled product experts, thereby curbing expenses related to recruitment and turnover.
THE DEEP DIVE

High-performing teams deliver successful products

Successful product outcomes are born from teams that are able to operate at their peak potential.

The ability to craft valuable and distinctive products hinges on the strength of a proficient product team – making it an essential cornerstone of your organisation’s success.

When talking about product proficiency, it’s expected that product teams will be able to:

  • Align business objectives and strategies through a clear product vision and strategy.
  • Uncover opportunities that resonate with the vision and strategy.
  • Strategically make product investments each time in delivery, championing the company’s interests.
  • Pave the way for innovative solutions your customer’s problems.
  • Enhance the market performance of your products.
  • Oversee your products from inception to retirement.

As these tasks span a wide spectrum of skills and proficiencies, it’s vital to ensure your product people receive ongoing support. Neglecting any of these skills areas would negate your aspirations for impactful results.

It is only by elevating your product people that you can ensure they will continue to perform at the level required to realise both your company and product aspirations.

Companies that channel resources into honing their workforce will invariably gain an edge in the competitive landscape.

Need help to create and nurture a high-performance product team? Contact Us

Testimonials

We have been partnering with Brainmates for the last year to accelerate our product maturity, which has helped uplift our product team practice and our cross-functional effectiveness.

Brainmates have become trusted advisors to our leadership team.

Erica Wass VP Product, Secure Code Warrior

Core to realising Standards Australia’s ambitious strategic objectives, is the ability to design and deliver better and more innovative products and services, to our stakeholders and customers.

In support of this ambition, Standards Australia engaged Brainmates to undertake a Product Maturity assessment, and subsequently to work with us in establishing a Product Centre of Excellence.

Brainmates’ extensive product expertise, coupled with their ability to structure a CoE growth agenda and to coach our product team, has set us well on the way towards building this capability.

Andrew Whelan IT Delivery Manager, Standards Australia

Woolworths has been partnering with Brainmates for a few years to help build product capability and product standards.

They helped us build our product capability matrix and career ladder and therefore understand the needs we have in our business but also understand the challenges in market to find top product talent.

They also have great talent in their business to help build out a program such as this and were very excited to partner with us on a program that is customised to Woolworths.

Petra Gross
GM Digital Products, WooliesX

Core to realising Standards Australia's ambitious strategic objectives, is the ability to design and deliver better and more innovative products and services, to our stakeholders and customers.

In support of this ambition, Standards Australia engaged Brainmates to undertake a Product Maturity assessment, and subsequently to work with us in establishing a Product Centre of Excellence.

Brainmates’ extensive product expertise, coupled with their ability to structure a CoE growth agenda and to coach our product team, has set us well on the way towards building this capability.

Andrew Whelan

IT Delivery Manager, Standards Australia

We came to Brainmates at a time that was pretty challenging for us, and the work we’ve done together has set us up to lead the market.

We’ve now have the right foundations in place, and our executives now see the product team as a major performance driver.

Jack Simpson

GM - Product/UX/CX, Tabcorp

Woolworths has been partnering with Brainmates for a few years to help build product capability and product standards.

They helped us build our product capability matrix and career ladder and therefore understand the needs we have in our business but also understand the challenges in market to find top product talent.

They also have great talent in their business to help build out a program such as this and were very excited to partner with us on a program that is customised to Woolworths.

Petra Gross

GM Digital Products, WooliesX

We have been partnering with Brainmates for the last year to accelerate our product maturity, which has helped uplift our product team practice and our cross-functional effectiveness.

Brainmates have become trusted advisors to our leadership team.

Erica Wass

VP Product, Secure Code Warrior

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