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.

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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 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

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.

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 »

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 »

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

A good vision doesn’t have to be hairy

Radical Product

But it masked the misalignments in the details which became increasingly evident as construction started. As a result, an additional floor dedicated to retail was added to the design… after construction had begun.

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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User Research For India’s Top Property Site – MagicBricks Case Study

StudioTeam

Although the general usability guidelines and best practices to find usability issues are essentially the same anywhere in the world, we had to emphasize the fact that the negative and constructive feedback was more than welcome.

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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.

Mechanism of change: Getting more from your incident reviews

Inside Intercom

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?

Product Validation In A Real-Life Scenario: Intercept Field Study

StudioTeam

You get there, suddenly realize there’s a construction on your desired location, potential users are nowhere close by and your app keeps on loading due to poor mobile network. Is it enough to validate a product with in-lab studies?

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?”

Zignaly – How UX studio Redesigned a Crypto Trading Platform

StudioTeam

This method from the improvisational world helped us share feedback and ideas in a more constructive way, and free our counterparts from the pain of receiving negative feedback when ideating.

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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!

Writing An Effective Six-Pager Product Document

The Product Coalition

While I tap away to capture the “What” that’s usually when some framework or constructs begin to emerge. Constructs Constructs are one abstraction level above UX. The primary constructs of your Products help determine your User experience to a great extent.

VP of Product Management: Your 7-Point Plan for the First 100 Days

Proficientz

Their feedback is welcome and will be far more constructive at this point because you’ve completely changed the complexion of the conversation from products to customer value. Congratulations! You’ve just landed your first VP of Product Management job and expectations are sky high.

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.

Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

Roman Pichler

To constructively deal with difficult feelings, we must become aware of them and learn to accept them. Why Difficult Emotions Matter Particularly for Product People. We may not like difficult emotions like confusion, frustration, anger, envy, sadness, and worry, but we all experience them.

Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

Roman Pichler

To constructively deal with difficult feelings, we must become aware of them and learn to accept them. Why Difficult Emotions Matter Particularly for Product People. We may not like difficult emotions like confusion, frustration, anger, envy, sadness, and worry, but we all experience them.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

Additionally, increase your ability to constructively deal with disagreements and learn to resolve conflicts so that nobody is left feeling frustrated or hurt. No Transactional Power.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

Additionally, increase your ability to constructively deal with disagreements and learn to resolve conflicts so that nobody is left feeling frustrated or hurt. No Transactional Power.

Your Ultimate Guide To Successful Usability Testing

StudioTeam

If the sheer thought of investing in the construction of a usability lab alone discourages you, aim for a cute budget lab.

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.

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.

Tips for Growing a Product Management Team

Roman Pichler

How skilled are they in constructively resolving conflicts and collaborative decision-making ? Organise Around Products. In order to grow your product management team, start by reviewing your product portfolio.

Tips for Growing a Product Management Team

Roman Pichler

How skilled are they in constructively resolving conflicts and collaborative decision-making ? Organise Around Products. In order to grow your product management team, start by reviewing your product portfolio.

344: State of product management performance in 2021 – with Greg Geracie

Product Innovation Educators

Education, academics, and financial services lead the way in transitioning to remote work, while food service, retail, and construction were the lowest adopters. Learn what sets successful product management teams apart.

“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.

10 Pictures That Will Shape Your View Of Product Management

Bain Public

We really enjoy bringing you constructive and a typical product management research, practical work advice, and analysis. We took some time to look at which product management illustrations ?—?our our clients, followers and supporters ?—?found found the most interesting.