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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

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BUILDING STRUCTURES, ACTIVATING PEOPLE & CONSTRUCTING A VISION: A CONVERSATION WITH CATHY ORQUIOLA

Clint Padgett – Project Success

Episode Information: Clint has a conversation with Cathy Orquiola, West Region Vice President at PCL Construction. BUILDING STRUCTURES, ACTIVATING PEOPLE & CONSTRUCTING A VISION: A CONVERSATION WITH CATHY ORQUIOLA.

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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.

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How Weak Analogies About Software Can Lead Us Astray

Mironov Consulting

Leadership Market Thinking Organizations Product Management Requirements Strategy analogies automotive construction customer thinking economies of scale executives profitability software

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Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders: Tips for Product People

Speaker: Roman Pichler, Product Management Expert and Acclaimed Author

Leading stakeholders and development teams is notoriously challenging for product managers: They lack the power to tell the individuals what to do, but they need their support to progress the product. To make things worse, stakeholders come from different departments and often have different perspectives and interests, which leads to disagreements and conflicts. Join Roman Pichler, product management expert and acclaimed author, as he shares tips to help you more effectively deal with difficult stakeholders and techniques for constructively resolving conflict.

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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. The formula is represented as W = D 2 /162.198xL This formula is very useful in determining the weight of mild steel bar in Kg. Here, D denotes dia of bar in mm and L denotes length of bar in meters. In this video, a round shape cross section bar is selected and it’s length is taken as L and diameter is D.

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How to Write More Effective Usability Testing Tasks

dscout People Nerds

Construct more realistic usability testing scenarios without sacrificing reliable data. See which mistakes to avoid and explore our example tasks

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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 »

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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

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Our 6 Must Reads for Managers to Give Feedback That Helps People Grow

First Round Review

Giving constructive feedback that resonates is extremely difficult. You have to strike exactly the right chord for your words to cause change. Here's the best advice we've seen on how to do that. Continue reading at First Round Review »

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The Art and Science of Explaining Your Product Strategy

Speaker: Jason Tanner, CEO of Applied Frameworks

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4 Tips for Building Great Beta Surveys

Centercode

A poorly constructed survey, however, can have One of the most important tools a beta team has at their disposal are surveys. An effective survey can help a team qualify testers, obtain user insights, and quantify tester attitudes during the test.

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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.

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Case Study on the Realization of Basketball Dreams

Centercode

The result was a flood of objective, constructive feedback that helped the FSG team improve and launch their game with confidence The team at Future Stars Gaming has been working hard on their suite of Facebook games for nearly two years.

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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

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Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

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Our 6 Must Reads for Managers to Give Feedback That Helps People Grow

First Round Review

Giving constructive feedback that resonates is extremely difficult. You have to strike exactly the right chord for your words to cause change. Here's the best advice we've seen on how to do that

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Tips for Becoming a Head of Product

Roman Pichler

It means that you’ll have to deal with people issues on a regular basis, help and support the individuals who are on your team, constructively address problems and offer advice. Be Prepared to Look after People, Not Products.

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How McKinsey tells stories using data

NextBigWhat

McKinsey use it here to show the breakdown on investment in construction technology. McKinsey use it here to show the erratic kick then drop in construction tech exits. McKinsey use it here to highlight the construction area consistently ahead in growth.

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Tips for Becoming a Head of Product

Roman Pichler

It means that you’ll have to deal with people issues on a regular basis, help and support the individuals who are on your team, constructively address problems and offer advice. Listen to this article: [link]. Be Prepared to Look after People, Not Products.

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Systems Thinking, Part 1: Building Product Resilience to Bypass Disaster

280 Group

Dedicated to sustainability and experts at constructing sturdy sets that could be transported easily and raised and broken down quickly, the desk they built was flat packed, assembled in one minute with NO tools required, sustainably constructed, and perfectly sized.

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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. Share your perspective and experience in a constructive way, and be kind: Jane may not be (fully) aware of her actions or their impact on you. It’s a Common Challenge. You just can’t make up your mind.

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Empowering Development Teams

Roman Pichler

But it also means learning to effectively collaborate, constructively deal with conflicts , and make joint decisions. Offer constructive feedback, address issues and concerns, and help resolve them. Show People that You Care. Empowering development teams starts with taking a sincere interest in the individuals, attentively listening to their ideas and concerns, and empathising with them.

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Mechanism of change: Getting more from your incident reviews

Intercom, Inc.

Although we made it clear at the start of every meeting that blame was neither constructive nor welcome, the five-question format made presenters feel like they were on trial. So how could we guide constructive conversations that brought about real learning?

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6 Product Management Trends to Track in 2022

280 Group

To that end, Product Managers must be skilled in communication techniques such as active listening and delivering constructive feedback, as well as negotiation techniques and the ability to set and respect boundaries.

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Five Product Owner Myths Busted

Roman Pichler

This includes showing the dev team how agile processes can be applied and suggesting specific techniques, facilitating meetings, and teaching people how to constructively deal with conflicts. Myth #1: The product owner must ensure that the stakeholders are satisfied.

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Stakeholder Management Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

Note that collaboration means constructively engaging with one another and achieving some form of consensus—not splitting the difference or agreeing on the smallest common denominator, neither of which is a recipe for achieving product success.

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ONE THING on Thematic Roadmaps

Product Culture

Themes are an organizational construct for defining what’s important to your customers. Roadmaps should be about expressing these needs. Most items on your roadmap will derive from a job the customer needs to accomplish or a problem the customer must solve.

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419: Improv to Improve Your Team’s Creativity – with Seth Greenwald

Product Innovation Educators

He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and has served as design lead and senior project manager for many of the nation’s largest engineering and construction organizations. Tools for building a more collaborative product team – for product managers.

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A Psycho-analytical Approach to Creating High-Converting Websites

The Product Coalition

Landing Page Constructs We examined a combination of popular landing page building tools and the templates they offer to arrive at a set of eleven common elements which current websites employ.

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Horse Before the Cart – An Outcome-Oriented Approach to SAFe® Transformations Presented at Agile2019

Agile Velocity

Then, attendees used SAFe ® constructs to realize the capabilities in order to achieve the desired business objective. The ability to map agile transformation outcomes, agile capabilities, and SAFe ® constructs to lead an organization towards a desired business objective. Horse Before the Cart – An Outcome-Oriented Approach to SAFe® Transformations | Mike Hall | Agile2019 from Agile Velocity. Leaders often ask, “Will implementing SAFe ® lead to my desired outcome?”

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402: What problem does a new UI design tool for non-designers solve, plus CX – with Tarek Slimani

Product Innovation Educators

They can easily use our platform to construct an interactive prototype they can share with others. [6:13] They can easily use our platform to construct an interactive prototype they can share with others. The value of prototyping for product management.

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11 User Research Methods You Should Know

Modus Create

Let’s say you’re building an app to help construction workers manage their tasks. In a contextual inquiry, you would schedule a session with workers at a construction site. From there, you would ask the construction worker to go about their work.

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Are You Just Building User Stories or Improving User Job Performance?

Product Management University

In extreme cases, everything is focused on how many features are coming out the bottom of the funnel with no construct for what’s going in the top or how it gets there. Let’s net this out!

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People leave managers, not companies – 4 ways to better support your team

Intercom, Inc.

I often discover the best next step is not giving ‘constructive feedback’ to someone on my team about their mistakes; it’s requesting feedback on how I can better support them in future”. Across the US, people are quitting their jobs in record numbers. .

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Winning the climate change argument: A Story from Kutch

NextBigWhat

During the construction phase, agents approached everyone in the area asking if they wanted a rooftop solar water heater installed instead of an electrical one. No one is really out to save the environment yet almost everyone uses a solar product. A thread from Bhuj, Kutch.

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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. Contributed by Sarah McCrary. This is the second post in the “Understand Your Power To Claim Your Value” series.

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“On the Box Thinking” to Build a Better MVP

280 Group

Construct it in the following manner: An attention-getting Lead Line that states the product’s overarching, special benefit that can be read and understood in 3 seconds or less.

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The Direction of Development

The Product Coalition

Let’s Construct If this happens ever too often, the issue is with the ‘ direction of developing ’ the feature. Here, as you can see in the figure there is a vertical direction to construction and a horizontal one. The Construction and Agile Development analogy Okay!

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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. A product is a thoughtful response to a human appetite. They don’t want your budget or timelines met. They want their problems solved, their needs satisfied, their lives improved… Jason has tips on how to make this transition.