An interim manager joins your company on a temporary basis in order to support your team during a bridging period for recruitment or in periods with heavy workload. The contract is bespoken beforehand, and you don't have to worry about notice periods and redundancy fees. Of course, contract extensions can always be discussed.
Due to getting an experienced professional on-board, the company may expect an immediate return on investment.
Typically, product interim management is hired when your company is looking at strategic direction, investigating new markets or new / additional products, and/or actually introducing (new) products into (new) markets.
Usually, when feeling a match during interview stage, a first contract is offered for 6 months. To allow bringing actual value to the company, a minimum contract of 3 months is required.
Coaching is often required for newly hired Product Managers, Product Specialists or Product Owners.
Without noticeable experience, but the right match for the company, a new hire could need a sparring partner in his/her role. Not only are we thinking of young graduates without much working experience, we also consider internal moves of long-term employees that are up for a new challenge. So coaching is not only for junior profiles, but could also be valuable for medior (or even senior) profiles.
In this formula, David will coach the junior or medior profile on the job, and be available on the phone, e-mail and in the office to support.
Also, the coachee will get acces to and learn about templates and tools that could be valuable in the role as product manager.
Training is different from coaching to the extend that training usually is organised off-site and in open groups. This means that you will join a group of similar minded product managers from other companies.
Even though we always try to personalise as much as possible, in training more theoretical cases are given as examples and as cases discussed. The templates and tools can be applied on those cases, as it might open the mind of the trainee to think more abstract for a few days.
Obviously, the exercises can be mirrored where possible to the own organisation, and templates and tools can be applied to an individual case.
Trainings is a good opportunity to widen your network, and get in touch with people in a similar role but in totally different industries.
Of course, in case your organisation does have a large group of product managers, product specialists and/or product owners, an in-company training can be organised. In-company to us means trainees from one company only. This allows to personalise the cases discussed, and also to have the training on-site or off-site.
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