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Hiten Shah on how to avoid common pitfalls of product development

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Hiten Shah on how to avoid common pitfalls of product development In today’s fast-changing business environment, it’s critical to consistently come up with valid product ideas, scale them and move forward to create the future for your customers. That’s a tough goal, but San Francisco-based entrepreneur Hiten Shah has mastered the art, even with a team that’s distributed […].

Melissa Perri (Produx Labs) on how to run a distributed consultancy firm

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Here at RealtimeBoard, we’re always curious about the ways leading companies from around the world approach product development and the challenges they face while organizing their work on distributed teams. We recently caught up with Melissa Perri, the New York-based founder and CEO of Produx Labs and author of the forthcoming book Escaping The Build […].

Introducing Mind Maps by RealtimeBoard: a simple yet smart new tool

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The #1 visual collaboration platform, RealtimeBoard, now supports the automated creation of mind maps. Structuring your ideas has just become more intuitive with RealtimeBoard. Thanks to our growing expertise in visual collaboration and feedback from 2 million users worldwide, we were able to make truly ‘smart’ boards that help you create mind maps faster. We […]. The post Introducing Mind Maps by RealtimeBoard: a simple yet smart new tool appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Update

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How to organize a local meetup remotely

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Even if you like your job, it’s great to have some space for professional exploration, inspiration and education without the pressure of daily work tasks. Conferences cost money and require a day or more of your time. Meetups, on the other hand, are a perfect social and professional activity: monthly or weekly events with a […]. The post How to organize a local meetup remotely appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Product development Remote collaboration

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

The fourth industrial revolution in numbers: What you need to know about work in 2022

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The only constant is change. These words are as true now as they were when the Greek philosopher Heraclitus spoke them more than 2,500 years ago. For all we know, change might even be accelerating; after all, technology is improving at a rate unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. At a glance, this technological revolution […]. The post The fourth industrial revolution in numbers: What you need to know about work in 2022 appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Agile management

How remote UX teams can benefit from using RealtimeBoard

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With the growing trend of remote work, especially in digital industries, UX managers are faced with the necessity of managing distributed teams, adding to the already complex challenges of maintaining efficient development, selling the UX vision to the entire company and studying mysterious customers. To help you succeed in this challenging environment, we created RealtimeBoard, which […].

How to make your remote product team more efficient with RealtimeBoard

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With the growing trend of remote work, especially in digital industries, product managers are faced with the challenges of managing distributed teams while accommodating visual thinking (Scrum or Agile), maintaining team alignment and comfort and delivering expected outcomes faster. To help you succeed in this challenging environment, we created RealtimeBoard, which over the past few years […].

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5 popular mind map types to help your creative thinking

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Here at RealtimeBoard, we are building the #1 visual collaboration platform to help you with any visualization task. One of the most effective ways to structure thoughts and organize the flow of ideas is to map them on a canvas. Thanks to recent updates, RealtimeBoard now supports not only diagram mapping, but also automated mind […]. The post 5 popular mind map types to help your creative thinking appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog

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Building products in distributed teams: 12 learnings from our first meetup in SF

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Building products in distributed teams: 12 learnings from our first meetup in SF Reshaping Teamwork: Building & Scaling Products with Distributed Teams San FranciscoJune 20 On June 21, we hosted the first-ever “Reshaping teamwork” meetup in San Francisco. Together with our guests Eventbrite’s Pete Lim, Upwork’s Jessica Tiwari and Pivotal’s Aloka Penmetcha, we talked about building products in […].

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Jack Schulze and Timo Arnall on the importance of material exploration for designers

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Jack Schulze and Timo Arnall on the importance of material exploration and experience design At RealtimeBoard, we regularly talk to designers, product developers and other professionals leading the industry to gain insights about the future of experience design, product development and remote work. Today, we talked to Jack Schulze and Timo Arnall, designers from BERG […].

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Jessica Tiwari, Upwork: “It’s important to recognize that you will never be the expert”

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Jessica Tiwari, Upwork: “It’s important to recognize that you will never be the expert” Reshaping Teamwork: Building & Scaling Products with Distributed Teams San FranciscoJune 20 Here at RealtimeBoard, we are working on a whiteboarding platform that empowers ourselves and other team-driven companies to create outstanding products and experiences. This tool helps Fortune 500 to embrace […].

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The big move: Becoming the only remote member of a collocated team

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The big move: Becoming the only remote member of a collocated team Perhaps this situation sounds familiar: you’ve been working at a company for a while in their main office. You like what you do, but one day, something happens in your personal life that triggers a move to somewhere well beyond a reasonable commute. […]. The post The big move: Becoming the only remote member of a collocated team appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Agile management remote collaboration ux design

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Transformation through design thinking: inside BCG Digital Ventures, Europe’s leading startup builder

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Transformation through design thinking: inside BCG Digital Ventures, Europe’s leading startup builder Here at RealtimeBoard, we are passionate about helping other companies be more productive and streamline their product development. We also try to follow them closely on their way to success and share their insights with our readers. Today, we are excited to publish […].

How to make your remote product team more efficient with RealtimeBoard

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With the growing trend of remote work, especially in digital industries, product managers are faced with the challenges of managing distributed teams while accommodating visual thinking (Scrum or Agile), maintaining team alignment and comfort and delivering expected outcomes faster. To help you succeed in this challenging environment, we created RealtimeBoard, which over the past few years […].

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Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision

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Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision Here at RealtimeBoard, we empower team-driven companies to create outstanding products and experiences while we turn challenges of distributed work into competitive advantages. That’s why we are always curious about the ways leading companies and professionals from around the world approach building products […].

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

5 recent U.S. studies that shape the future of managing remote teams

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5 recent U.S. studies that shape the future of managing remote teams Here at RealtimeBoard, we are creating a visual collaboration tool that helps leading organizations from all over the world (including Fortune 500 companies) create innovative products. We are always curious to hear their stories on how they manage remote or collocated teams and […]. The post 5 recent U.S. studies that shape the future of managing remote teams appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Agile management

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Making sense of big data: How OneEvent helps organizations keep their facilities safe and efficient

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Making sense of big data: How OneEvent helps organizations keep their facilities safe and efficient Here at RealtimeBoard, we are passionate about helping other companies be more productive and streamline their product development. We also try to follow them closely on their way to success and share their insights with our readers. Today, we are […].

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How product teams can benefit from connecting physical and digital worlds

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How product teams can benefit from connecting physical and digital worlds with RealtimeBoard Here at RealtimeBoard we set out on a mission to help team-driven companies turn the challenges of distributed work into competitive advantages. However, these challenges are not exclusive to teams that think of themselves as distributed. As soon as you leave a […]. The post How product teams can benefit from connecting physical and digital worlds appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

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How Scrum Masters use RealtimeBoard for user story mapping

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How Scrum masters use Realtimeboard for user story mapping The main steps towards creating value for your customers We have already talked about the value of an ordered Backlog and the way it helps teams understand what to do next. User story mapping is one of the practices that is implemented to prioritize items from […]. The post How Scrum Masters use RealtimeBoard for user story mapping appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

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Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Creating a dynamic visual hierarchy: best practices from Chipman Design Architecture

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Creating a dynamic visual hierarchy: best practices from Chipman Design Architecture Here at RealtimeBoard, we empower team-driven companies to create outstanding products and experiences while we turn the challenges of distributed work into competitive advantages. That’s why we are always curious about the ways leading companies from around the world build a strong foundation for a […].

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Samuel Beek on how WeTransfer is redefining its product

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Samuel Beek on how WeTransfer is redefining its product Here at RealtimeBoard, we set out on a mission to build a universal whiteboarding tool that helps companies embrace digital transformation, manage remote teams and think visually in order to speed up internal processes and delight their customers. That’s why we are always curious about the […]. The post Samuel Beek on how WeTransfer is redefining its product appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Product development

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How to overcome the silo mentality and become a better team using RealtimeBoard

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When we think of effective collaboration, we know that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In other words, when you align your efforts, you can reach amazing results. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, and collaboration has always been surrounded with enormous obstacles, one of the biggest being organizational silos. […]. The post How to overcome the silo mentality and become a better team using RealtimeBoard appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Agile management

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Running a Remote Lightning Decision Jam: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

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Running a Remote Lightning Decision Jam: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide Here at RealtimeBoard, we empower team-driven companies to create outstanding products and experiences while we turn the challenges of distributed work into competitive advantages. That’s why we are always curious about the ways leading companies and professionals from around the world approach building products that […].

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New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Why do some embedded analytics projects succeed while others fail? We surveyed 500+ application teams embedding analytics to find out which analytics features actually move the needle. Read the 6th annual State of Embedded Analytics Report to discover new best practices. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Inside RealtimeBoard’s team: How we use Jira Cards for visual management

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Inside RealtimeBoard’s team: How we use Jira Cards for smart visual management From the very beginning of RealtimeBoard’s history, we knew that we wanted to create a tool that would help improve the communication of complex ideas and allow teams to work better together. Since these challenges are dominating the world of teamwork, our team […]. The post Inside RealtimeBoard’s team: How we use Jira Cards for visual management appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Agile management

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How Buffer is managing product development in a fully distributed team

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How Buffer is managing product development in a fully distributed team Here at RealtimeBoard, we set out on a mission to build a universal whiteboarding tool that helps companies to embrace digital transformation, manage remote teams and think visually in order to speed up internal processes and delight their customers. That’s why we are always […]. The post How Buffer is managing product development in a fully distributed team appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

How to align a distributed product team around a shared goal

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Here at RealtimeBoard, we set out on a mission to build a universal whiteboarding tool that helps companies embrace digital transformation, manage remote teams and think visually in order to speed up internal processes and delight their customers. That’s why we are always curious about the ways leading companies from around the world approach product development […]. The post How to align a distributed product team around a shared goal appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

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Sprint planning – the RealtimeBoard’s playbook

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Sprint planning – the RealtimeBoard’s playbook To address the need for agility, many organizations have adopted Agile Scrum or other Agile approaches. However, applying Agile frameworks to modern organizations is not as easy as it may appear. The biggest roadblock? The application of outdated techniques and tools that can no longer adequately support development teams, […]. The post Sprint planning – the RealtimeBoard’s playbook appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

What you need to know about perception to be great at presentations

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What you need to know about human perception to be great at presentations One of the most important factors that contribute to a team’s efficiency is communicating your ideas in the right way. Visual presentations (which can be easily created in RealtimeBoard) are probably the most widespread way to share your ideas, so we decided […]. The post What you need to know about perception to be great at presentations appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Experience design

Aloka Penmetcha, Pivotal: “Find mentors who can tell you what good looks like and what to aspire to.”

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Aloka Penmetcha, Pivotal: “Find mentors who can tell you what good looks like and what to aspire to” Reshaping Teamwork: Building & Scaling Products with Distributed Teams San FranciscoJune 20 HERE AT REALTIMEBOARD, we are working on a visual collaboration platform that empowers us and other team-driven companies to create outstanding products and experiences. This […]. The post Aloka Penmetcha, Pivotal: “Find mentors who can tell you what good looks like and what to aspire to.”

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How to get more out of remote meetings with RealtimeBoard

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How to get more out of remote meetings with RealtimeBoard A meeting with three or more people is always a challenge because it requires synchronization across several independent minds. This is where a group facilitator needs to take control. They ensure that the discussion never gets sidetracked, that everyone is engaged and on the same […]. The post How to get more out of remote meetings with RealtimeBoard appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Agile management

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How to help your team get started with RealtimeBoard

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How to help your team get started with RealtimeBoard Simple steps that will help your team work collaboratively in RealtimeBoard Now that you and a few teammates are using RealtimeBoard and seeing the benefits of simple visual collaboration, you might be ready to get the rest of your team on RealtimeBoard. Let us help you […]. The post How to help your team get started with RealtimeBoard appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Agile management

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What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

How to make your collaboration in RealtimeBoard seamless with our new Slack integration

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How to make your collaboration in RealtimeBoard seamless with our new Slack integration Over the past few years, we have seen corporate messaging apps like Slack increasingly dominating communications in companies moving towards digital transformation. Global brands like IBM, Condé Nast, Target and Capital One are improving communications and tying teams together in Slack. And […].

Remote team building activities: the ultimate guide by RealtimeBoard

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Remote team building activities: the ultimate guide by RealtimeBoard Working with distributed teams adds an additional layer of complexity for a manager. Keeping your remote team involved can be challenging. To be successful, many of us are constantly looking for new ways to engage remote employees. One of the best solutions? Try introducing team-building activities. […]. The post Remote team building activities: the ultimate guide by RealtimeBoard appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

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How to organize Product Increment Planning in a distributed team

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How to organize Product Increment Planning in a distributed team Here at RealtimeBoard, we set out on a mission to build a universal tool for visual collaboration that helps companies embrace digital transformation, manage remote teams and think visually in order to speed up internal processes and delight their customers. That’s why we are always curious […]. The post How to organize Product Increment Planning in a distributed team appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Agile management

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Four methods to align your UX strategy with your business goals

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Four methods to align your UX strategy with your business goals Here at RealtimeBoard, we set out on a mission to build a universal whiteboarding tool that helps companies to embrace digital transformation, manage remote teams and think visually in order to speed up internal processes and delight their customers. That’s why we are always […]. The post Four methods to align your UX strategy with your business goals appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Experience design

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UX and Design Tips for Better Dashboards: Product Manager Laura Klein Explains How to Improve Your Analytics

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

No one makes poorly designed products on purpose. And yet we have so many of them in our lives. That's why Laura Klein, product manager and UX designer, has a set of tips to help application teams improve their embedded dashboards and reports.