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.

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

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 »

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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!

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? We went to the field with our football app to get real-life insights. The results have changed our beliefs. Background. Our client creates digital products to help football fans follow matches, favorite teams, news or even play web or mobile games.

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. Zignaly is a cryptocurrency trading platform that helps investors make the right trades by either copying other traders (copy-trading) or receiving trade suggestions based on technical and fundamental analysis (signals).

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.

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.

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. This is especially true in times like these, with the Coronavirus pandemic causing many people to be concerned about their health and jobs and the wellbeing of family members and friends.

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. This is especially true in times like these, with the Coronavirus pandemic causing many people to be concerned about their health and jobs and the wellbeing of family members and friends.

4 Myths About Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)

Agile Velocity

RUP has 4 project lifecycle phases – Inception, Elaboration, Construction, and Transition. RUP also points out that iterative development should be used during the Construction phase. Within each layer is a set of roles, constructs, and events.

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.

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. Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you.

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. Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you.

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 creates artifacts which explicitly appear as consisting of multiple parts, with no attempt to create a holistic, single-body aesthetic like Organic Design. Obvious Construction is a counter-balance to this digital opacity which pervades our lives.

4 Myths About Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)

Agile Velocity

RUP has 4 project lifecycle phases – Inception, Elaboration, Construction, and Transition. RUP also points out that iterative development should be used during the Construction phase. Within each layer is a set of roles, constructs, and events.

“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. If you can’t clearly identify what will ultimately make your product sell BEFORE you build it, you won’t build what will sell. Before the Product MVP (Minimally Viable Product) is specified, Product Managers need to establish another kind of “MVP”.

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. It is very rewarding to think about the content that fits into product managers lives and makes their work better. Here are some illustrations that are most useful and important today.

Brainrants on Product Leadership

Mironov Consulting

Building constructive cross-functional relationships. In support of Leading The Product , Ivy Hornibrook and I did an hour-long interview that Brainmates turned into three linked posts: [1] Rich Talks About Bad and Good Product Management includes discussion of. Not tolerating bad management if it’s making you miserable. Senior executives who help too much and frequently interrupt their own teams.

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. In 1884, Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier were innovators who were looking to build the world’s largest structure out of rarely used materials – steel & iron – for their employer Mr Eiffel.

Using quantitative and qualitative data to become a successful decision maker

Mixpanel

A well-constructed story also shows stakeholders why you’re the best person to advocate for and eventually deliver a feature that drives significant impact for users. .

What Is Oozie?

Indicative

While, a control-flow node controls the workflow execution between actions by allowing constructs like conditional logic, where it allows for more actions to follow depending on the result of earlier action nodes. Oozie Defined. Oozie is a workflow scheduler system that manages Apache Hadoop jobs. Oozie’s system operates by running the workflows of dependent jobs and permits users to create Directed Acyclic Graphs of workflows. These DAG’s can be run in parallel and sequentially in Hadoop.

What Is Oozie?

Indicative

While, a control-flow node controls the workflow execution between actions by allowing constructs like conditional logic, where it allows for more actions to follow depending on the result of earlier action nodes. Oozie Defined. Oozie is a workflow scheduler system that manages Apache Hadoop jobs. Oozie’s system operates by running the workflows of dependent jobs and permits users to create Directed Acyclic Graphs of workflows. These DAG’s can be run in parallel and sequentially in Hadoop.

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.

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.

TEI 280: Learn how product managers should set product price – with Ben Malakoff

Product Innovation Educators

Faucet sales are significantly impacted by new home construction and remodeling, so if few homes are built, faucet sales may decrease. Faucet sales are significantly impacted by new home construction and remodeling, so if few homes are built, faucet sales may decrease. Three phases of pricing for product managers. This episode is about pricing. A lot of product managers are not very involved in pricing decisions. If you are one of them, you should change that.

A Preview of the Future for Customer Success

TSIA

From manufacturing to retail, traditional media to social media, community medical clinics to hospital surgeries, construction to home management, there seems to be no sector of our economy exempt from technology-driven disruption and transformation. The technology industry is not only transforming itself, but in a great many ways is the catalyst for transformations taking place across many other industries.