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Why we ditched two-week sprints for a better product development process

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Why we ditched two-week sprints for a better product development processRob McMackinLead Product Designer at SliteTwo-week sprints are ubiquitous at tech companies, with the assumption that they help teams ship products faster and better. Rob McMackin, Lead Product Designer at Slite, explains why his team moved away from this model, and provides a description of […].

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Ryan Hoover on how to develop products people love

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Ryan Hoover on how to develop products people loveRecently, Product Hunt released a new feature called Product Hunt Tab, a virtual coworking space. We chatted with founder Ryan Hoover on how the team landed on the idea, and their process for bringing new products to the community.Anna SavinaAuthorHow did the idea for Product Hunt Tab […]. The post Ryan Hoover on how to develop products people love appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

Guide to product manager’s daily routines: tools, processes and tips

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A day in the life of a remote product managerWhat is it like to work as a remote product manager? A product manager’s day is rarely uniform, especially if they’re working remotely.If you’re transitioning from a co-located product manager role to a remote or distributed environment (or you just want to learn how other product […]. The post Guide to product manager’s daily routines: tools, processes and tips appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

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Remote life hacks from the Miro team

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Remote life hacks from the Miro team: no-meeting Fridays, walks around the block, and keeping your camera on Remote work is becoming more and more popular: to hire the best talent from across the world and keep up with the competition, startups and big companies alike are building distributed teams. However, transitioning from a colocated […]. The post Remote life hacks from the Miro team appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Jesse James Garrett on building trust in a remote team

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Jesse James Garrett on building trust in a remote teamWe recently talked to Jesse James Garrett, a co-founder of pioneering UX design agency Adaptive Path (he has been leading it for almost two decades!). He told us about how to build trust in a remote team, and to align teams around shared values – even […]. The post Jesse James Garrett on building trust in a remote team appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

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Summer Kim on the best ways to approach user research

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Reading time — 11 min Summer Kim on the best ways to approach user research User research plays a critical function when you are building tech products and services. This practice helps teams understand the user’s perspective, including their unmet needs, delights, and pain points, but also how they connect to the brand and product […]. The post Summer Kim on the best ways to approach user research appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

UX Collective: How two designers in two locations run the largest design publication on Medium

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UX Collective: How two designers in two locations run the largest design publication on MediumWHEN I STARTED MY UX DESIGN CAREER IN BRAZIL, all content available about the topic?—?in in books, blogs, online forums?—?was was in English. But the challenge of finding UX content in Portuguese became my motivation to learn a new language.Every Saturday morning I’d […].

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Rebranding in 3 months as a distributed team: How we did it

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Rebranding in 3 months as a distributed team: How we did itYou may have already heard the news that we recently rebranded: RealtimeBoard is now Miro. In previous posts, we’ve covered why we felt this change was necessary and how our CMO approached the rebranding project. This post is focused on how we worked with our agency partner, Vruchtvlees, to create […]. The post Rebranding in 3 months as a distributed team: How we did it appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

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Miro CMO Barbra Gago on rebranding a hypergrowth startup

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Barbra Gago on rebranding a hypergrowth startupInvesting in brand–and re-branding–can result in long-term, exponential returns for a company. But evolving a familiar and beloved identity can create some unique challenges. Read why CMO Barbra Gago rebranded RealtimeBoard to Miro, the value it creates for customers and the community, and learn about the things to consider […]. The post Miro CMO Barbra Gago on rebranding a hypergrowth startup appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Mapping: An introductory guide for product teams by Teresa Torres

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Mapping: An introductory guide for product teamsVisual thinking is one of the most valuable parts of the creative process. It helps you think: drawing makes you get specific with your ideas and see them in new ways, so you can continue to iterate.Visual thinking frees up mental energy, offloading some memory into external displays and […]. The post Mapping: An introductory guide for product teams by Teresa Torres appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

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Brady Flynn (Primer) on how to accelerate growth at early-stage startups

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We recently caught up with Brady Flynn, product management expert and co-founder of Primer, a marketing platform that has helped companies like hims, Farmstead, and Microsoft increase their conversion rates. Brady shared what he’s learned from helping early-stage startups. Here are his tips for accelerating growth. Here at Primer, we started with customer development and […].

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 […].

Chris Messina on building and scaling products that matter

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Reading time: 8 minChris Messina on building and scalingproducts that matterA conversation about sharing, succeeding, and diversityWhen you’re starting a new project, developing an idea, or founding a company, it’s easy to think you need to keep everything to yourself—including your knowledge, your code, and most other things. For a lot of people, this seems […]. The post Chris Messina on building and scaling products that matter appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

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4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Remote team meeting etiquette: how to stay polite in a distributed team

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Remote team meeting etiquette: how to stay polite in a distributed teamBeatrix Bodó Product Designer at FrontìraNowadays, we don’t have to be in the same space as our team to do our jobs. Instead, we use video conferencing and virtual meeting tools to stay in touch and collaborate across multiple locations.When we meet face-to-face, it’s much […]. The post Remote team meeting etiquette: how to stay polite in a distributed team appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

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UX research reading List: Summer Kim’s top 6 books for researchers

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User research teams help companies design better products. The field of user research is quite new, and a recent McKinsey study showed that over 40% of the companies surveyed still aren’t talking to their end users during development, despite the fact that it gives a huge advantage to the organizations that want to stay ahead […]. The post UX research reading List: Summer Kim’s top 6 books for researchers appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

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Running an effective 3-hour brand sprint with a remote team

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Running an effective 3-hour brand sprint with a remote teamIn case you hadn’t heard yet, we recently announced that RealtimeBoard is now Miro and revealed our new branding, inspired by the groundbreaking and innovative Spanish painter Joan Miró. And while this transformation took place quickly, it also required a lot of thought and planning. How […]. The post Running an effective 3-hour brand sprint with a remote team appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

Building beautiful brand experiences at Neoscape

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Reading time — 7 minBuildingbeautifulbrand experiences at NeoscapeHow Neoscape is using Miro to make collaboration with clients seamlessOne place to keep your ideas:“We were seeing a need for space for projects without taking up space. Miro certainly allows us to collaborate and gather ideas in one easy-to-use platform. We do much of our art reference […]. The post Building beautiful brand experiences at Neoscape appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Download the eBook now, and find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

Prianka Rayamajhi on aligning the Copper design team around a shared vision

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Leading tech companies are often the first to test out innovative methods of work, so it’s no surprise that they’re also looking for ways to collaborate efficiently on complex projects. We talked to Prianka Rayamajhi, an experienced Product Design leader, and asked her about the best practices for visually documenting and collaborating on cross-functional projects […].

Ben Holland-Arlen on how the Salesforce UX team is working remotely

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Leading tech companies are often the first to test out innovative methods of work (like Agile), so it’s no surprise that they’re also beginning to hire remote workers and organize distributed teams. This approach allows them to attract best talent while reducing costs. We talked to Ben Holland-Arlen, an experienced UX leader, and asked him about […]. The post Ben Holland-Arlen on how the Salesforce UX team is working remotely appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

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Suneet Bhatt on the best onboarding practices for a distributed startup

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Onboarding new people at a company can be a challenge. As a leader, you need to create a process that gives a new hire the ability to understand your team’s unique workflow and goals, and also ensure that they are fully equipped to start working and secure their first wins. These few months are so […]. The post Suneet Bhatt on the best onboarding practices for a distributed startup appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

Richard Jhang ?on running a consulting business with remote teams

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Reading time — 9 minRichard Jhang on running a consulting business with remote teamsSpeeding up iterations at a remote consulting team1.Into the world of consulting2.Designing a distributed business3.Beyond tools and techniques4.Managing a distributed startupModern consulting firms face many challenges. Hiring top professionals often relies on building distributed teams, and clients can be located anywhere in […]. The post Richard Jhang ?on

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

Irene Au (Khosla Ventures) on facilitating companies’ growth with good design

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Irene Au (Khosla Ventures) on facilitating companies’ growth with good design Great design is no longer just about how a product looks and feels, but how a company understands and listens to its customers, how it hires and organizes its teams, and how it anticipates and accounts for change. No one is more aware of […]. The post Irene Au (Khosla Ventures) on facilitating companies’ growth with good design appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

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Leading remote teams: Learnings from SXSW 2019

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Leading remote teams: Learnings from SXSW 2019At work, do you sit near everyone on your team? How about in the same office? Same city? Same country? Every single day? Remote work is a growing trend, rising by more than 115% over the past decade. At SXSW 2019, the Future Workplace track included some sessions specifically […]. The post Leading remote teams: Learnings from SXSW 2019 appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

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How to build a high performing team culture in a remote environment

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How to build a high performing team culture in a remote environmentBuilding a strong and differentiated team culture is pretty challenging. Add “remote” to the mix, and it becomes very clear, very fast that you’ll have your work cut out for you.It is possible however to build a strong remote team culture –we’ve seen some […]. The post How to build a high performing team culture in a remote environment appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

Miro’s guide to managing UX teams

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Miro’s guide to managing UX teamsAs digital businesses realize how outstanding UX design gives them a competitive advantage, they’re investing in talented teams to deliver the exceptional experiences that users demand. Over the past several months, we talked to the leading companies in this space, including WhatsApp, Salesforce, and Upwork, and collected the insights about […]. The post Miro’s guide to managing UX teams appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Collaboration without constraints: RealtimeBoard is now Miro

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Collaboration without constraintsI’m excited to announce that as of today,we have a new name and brand identity:RealtimeBoard is now called MiroFrom the beginning, we have aimed to help distributed teams work as if they were sitting in the same room. Through our journey, we discovered that the whiteboard was at the center of a lot […]. The post Collaboration without constraints: RealtimeBoard is now Miro appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

Remote team meeting etiquette: how to stay polite in a distributed team

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Remote team meeting etiquette: how to stay polite in a distributed teamBeatrix Bodó Product Designer at FrontìraNowadays, we don’t have to be in the same space as our team to do our jobs. Instead, we use video conferencing and virtual meeting tools to stay in touch and collaborate across multiple locations.When we meet face-to-face, it’s much […]. The post Remote team meeting etiquette: how to stay polite in a distributed team appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

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Miro’s guide to managing UX teams

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Miro’s guide to managing UX teamsAs digital businesses realize how outstanding UX design gives them a competitive advantage, they’re investing in talented teams to deliver the exceptional experiences that users demand. Over the past several months, we talked to the leading companies in this space, including WhatsApp, Salesforce, and Upwork, and collected the insights about […]. The post Miro’s guide to managing UX teams appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

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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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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Understand context and diminish risk: How to build your first Wardley Map with RealtimeBoard

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Understand context and diminish risk: How to build your first Wardley Map with RealtimeBoard Wardley Maps are all about strategy. To be more precise, it’s about building an intuitive and shareable understanding of your context so the strategy you adopt ends up being a good one. All this is especially helpful if you are starting […]. The post Understand context and diminish risk: How to build your first Wardley Map with RealtimeBoard appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Agile management

How Dell is promoting collaboration and project visibility

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Reading time — 7 minDesign thinking transformation: how Dell is promoting collaboration and project visibilityAs companies are trying to become more customer centric in a competitive market, their leadership becomes more open to change. Many leading companies are abandoning traditional modes of work for a more collaborative and design-centric culture. Dell — a leading computer […].

How to run remote design interviews

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How to run remote design interviewsJordan StanisciaDesigner at AbstractAs teams become increasingly distributed, all the processes associated with hiring, onboarding, building new teams and evaluating their results change. The interview process is no exception. Instead of flying candidates to their HQ for an onsite session, modern collaboration tools allow companies to interview remotely. Check out […].

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Remote life hacks from the RealtimeBoard team: Part 1

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In 2019, remote work is becoming more and more popular: to hire the best talent from all across the world and keep up with the competition, startups and big companies alike are building distributed teams. There are also numerous productivity tools that support organizations as well as individuals. However, transitioning from a colocated team to […]. The post Remote life hacks from the RealtimeBoard team: Part 1 appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.