Constructive Conflict

Clever PM

There are a great many company cultures in the world that go out of their way to avoid conflict of any kind. And, while the intent is good — nobody wants to work in a combative workplace — the common practice of lumping all conflict together into a single bucket and trying to toss it […]. Product Management Communication Culture Do's Facilitation Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM Psychology

A Step-by-Step Guide to Constructing a Persona Workshop

Mind the Product

The post A Step-by-Step Guide to Constructing a Persona Workshop appeared first on Mind the Product. Our team is building a product for just one person. Unbelievable! Who is this person? His name is Eric. Eric is a senior developer at a medium-sized software company. With a smooth career path and eight years industry experience, Eric is considered a successful engineer. Eric loves coding and is passionate about new products. Radiohead is his favorite rock band.

CoConstruct uses productboard to create rewarding experiences for homebuilders & remodelers

ProductBoard

Success stories product management construction product planning product strategy UX design CRM user researchCoConstruct, a software platform for custom homebuilders and remodelers, has always put the customer at the center of their product so the company wanted a tool that allowed the company to surface the right insights to build the right features and tools that their customers need.

How Warby Parker Makes Every Point In Its Employee Lifecycle Extraordinary

First Round Review

Here, Co-founder Dave Gilboa breaks down exactly how they've constructed this culture. Warby Parker is known for being a wonderful place to work. Continue reading at First Round Review »

The Product Lifecycle, an introduction

The Product Bistro

However once you graduate to a mid sized company, with multiple products, and, more importantly, multiple divisions or business units, the construct of a PLC is inevitable, and even welcomed. If you work at a startup, or a small company, chances are this three letter acronym is alien to you. PLC is an acronym for […]. product management essentials

When Push Comes to Shove – Picking Your Battles

Clever PM

In many organizations, conflict is part and parcel of the culture — some conflict can be constructive, some destructive, but most of it can just be downright annoying. And, because we often sit right in the middle of all of the random agendas, battles of ego, and emotional storms that can rage throughout the company, […]. Product Management Authority Communication Culture Do's Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM Psychology Strategy

Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders and Team Members

Roman Pichler

But bear in mind that negative thoughts and emotions cloud your perception; they will make it difficult to have a constructive conversation with Jane. Think of moments when you saw Jane help others, make a constructive contribution, or commit other acts of kindness.

Shifting from Projects to Products: A Hero’s Journey

Product Culture

Here’s the money quote: A project is an organizing construct for internal labor. Customers aren’t delighted by your organizing construct. My friend Jason Scherschligt wrote one of my favorite product culture articles.

Understand Your Power To Claim Your Value (Part 2 of 3)

bpma ProductHub

The key to managing constructive conflict in a comfortable way is something that Stephen Covey fans will recognize – Seek first to understand. Bullying and name dropping expose you as someone who does not know how to manage conflict constructively and relies on others for influence.

Design at the convergence of digital and material realities

Product Bookshelf

Objects can now be constructed in layers to create a complete artifact in one piece. Obvious Construction. Obvious Construction is the evolution of the Rationalist design language. Obvious Construction is a counter-balance to this digital opacity which pervades our lives.

Distributed Transaction Tracing: How to Detect Application Performance Issues at The Code Level

eG Innovations

Code-level issues include bugs in the code constructs, such as long waits, poor iterations, inefficient code algorithms, unhandled exceptions, bad choice of data structures, etc.

How to estimate the weight of a round shaped steel bar

Mind the Product

In this construction video tutorial, you will learn the detailed method for estimating the weight of mild steel round bar with the plug chugging formula.

Engaging in Product Debates

Sachin Rekhi

It turns out expressing a dissenting opinion and constructively coalescing on a better solution requires the skillful practice of the art of discourse by all participants. So I wanted to share some of the best practices I've learned to make product debates constructive and valuable.

4 Daily Scrum Tips for Product Owners & Product Managers

Roman Pichler

If you are concerned about the sprint progress, then say so in a honest but constructive way. Tip #1: Know what it’s all about. The Daily Scrum meeting, sometimes also referred to as stand-up meeting, wants to help the development team manage its work.

Creativity by Scott Berkun

Mind the Product

The word “ build ” originally comes from using atoms to construct things. It’s hardly surprising, given a beautiful stone and brick city with wide promenades, and how the tower must have looked during its construction.

Our DNA: the Original Modern City by Mike Perls

Mind the Product

Adamson was a Victorian engineer and the driving force behind the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, which connects Manchester to the coast at Liverpool.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Synchronization Issues in Java Applications

eG Innovations

Many Java developers and programmers use synchronization constructs without thinking about their performance implications. Why Synchronize Java Threads? Java applications deployed in production must be multi-threaded for scalability.

How to Troubleshoot Java Application Slowness Using Java Transaction Tracing

eG Innovations

Poor application design, inefficient methods, loops in Java code , and badly constructed database queries are some of the common causes of poor Java application performance. Why is the Java Application Slow? The performance of any application is measured by its availability and responsiveness.

Making Consensus-based Product Decisions

Roman Pichler

Participating in this process can be difficult: it requires that people tolerate ambiguity, constructively deal with conflict, let go of their own ideas, and embrace someone else’s suggestion. Benefits and Limitations.

The power of a well-timed NO…and how to give one to your boss

UserVoice

By taking ownership of the exercise, you’re acknowledging that you value their input, plus it gives you the opportunity to formulate a well-constructed case against their request vs. a shoot-from-the-hip no-go response. Saying no is a true art.

How to prepare for engineering interview assignments

Inside Intercom

“We do our best to make them feel more personal with some helpful and constructive feedback” Last year Intercom had a few hundred applications to a pool of intern positions. Interview assignments have become a common component of the hiring process for engineering roles.

Managing Product Teams for Success

Product Talk

Managers must learn to give constructive feedback rather than telling their teams what to do. I’ve been thinking about the challenges of managing product teams by outcomes.

Why your growth depends on taking risks with your hiring strategy

Inside Intercom

Appreciates fair, constructive feedback. Nice to haves: Comfortable giving constructive feedback to peers. Comfortable giving constructive feedback to leadership. There’s a key turning point for your hiring strategy in a rapidly scaling team or organization. The inflection point is when you go from only being comfortable hiring star candidates who pose very little risk to taking chances on candidates who don’t tick all the boxes but who have promise and potential.

Confluence, ScriptRunner and Impersonation

Modus Create

To learn more about how ScriptRunner constructs endpoints you can review the documentation at the ScriptRunner website. This functionality allows us to construct a query to return data from the Confluence database.

How to Improve Your Team’s Conflict Competence by Julia Whitney

Mind the Product

People are openly hostile to suggestions and new pieces of work – often jumping over each other to poke holes in other people’s work, and barely trying to mask it as constructive criticism. Conflict can be mined and used constructively by those who understand it.

Moving from Solutions to Problems

Folding Burritos

The reason is that we often fail to be constructive and pedagogic; if we don’t try to change their mindset, we’re sentencing ourselves to be thought of as “those pesky Naysayers.”. People from all over the company come to you with feature requests and ideas.

Do Infrastructure Teams Need Product Management?

Mironov Consulting

All very theoretical, so let’s construct an example… Imagine that we’re at a medium/large ecommerce company with 90+ developers and mission-critical back-end infrastructure. I’ve been mulling this for a while, recently prompted by thoughts from Josh Robb and Amy Nguyen.

SVPMA July Meeting – Steven Haines

The Product Bistro

The dynamic was largely expected, and there were some constructive actions presented by all the functional groups. On Wednesday, July 6th, I attended the SVPMA monthly meeting. This time was different from the usual invited speaker, it was Steven Haines of Sequent Learning who hosted a “role play” of a cross functional product meeting.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

The Secret PM Handbook

A properly constructed value proposition is extremely compelling to prospects. Brain Wiring (by Wellcome Images, CC licensed). In part 1 I introduced mental models and some reasons they are important. And I provided a few “general purpose” examples.

Australia’s leading Product Management conference: a feast for all seasons

BrainMates

Kirsten, who is Senior Vice President Product & Experience at Aconex, the most widely-used online SaaS platform in the world for construction, infrastructure, energy and resource projects, promises to share all her insider tips on how to transition into a product leadership role.

Leaving a Job? 5 Keys to Leaving a Positive Last Impression

ProductPlan

Depending on your situation, you might be tempted to offer constructive feedback when explaining your reasons for departing. You’ll likely have follow up discussions and exit interviews in which providing constructive criticism makes more sense. I’ve spent the past year as Marketing Coordinator at ProductPlan learning new skills, developing friendships, and working closely with a small team that achieves A LOT.

How To Answer Product Management Interview Questions—Sachin Rekhi

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

How do you balance constructive feedback on how a company can do better versus seeming like you are overly critical? It's really important to offer criticism that is constructive. In this post, Sachin Rekhi, founder and CEO of collaborative notes app Notejoy , gives a masterclass on answering the most commonly encountered interview questions posed in product management interviews. At the end of our interview, we chat about some fun product questions!

Enhancing Business Acumen with the Five Disciplines of Influence Intelligence

Business Acumen Institute

Always leave a good impression by being constructive and ethical, but don’t be perceived as trying too hard. Natural leaders, well-liked executives, and successful managers have one skill in common: they lead through influence.

TEI 090: Agile product portfolio management- with Brent Barton - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

How can an Agile portfolio be constructed? Portfolios should be constructed around value streams. 5 Simple Rules of Agile Portfolio Management – blog post describing how to construct an Agile Portfolio. How can an Agile portfolio be constructed?

High-performing teams require a new kind of leadership — one that’s vulnerable, self-aware and cares for the person, not the employee

BrainMates

Find tools to help your team provide constructive feedback and to remove the emotional burden that comes with providing feedback.

“I’ll Quit Unless…”

Mironov Consulting

Avoiding ultimatums, some mid-level women have thoughtfully said: “There are no women on the senior leadership team, and I wonder if I can succeed at our company.” More constructive than an immediate threat to quit.

Why Women Make The Best Product Managers

svpg

It's also important to acknowledge that sometimes the way we acquire these skills or traits is not through positive and constructive coaching from a skilled manager or mentor, but rather through very painful lessons learned. Recently I gave a keynote address to the Mind The Product Conference in London , and in that talk I wanted to illustrate, by example, the essential role that very strong product managers play for their team and their company.