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Five Tips for Managers of Newly Dispersed Teams

Johanna Rothman

Are you a manager accustomed to Management by Walking Around and Listening (MBWAL) ? You can use MBWAL with collocated teams. MBWAL doesn't work for distributed or dispersed teams. Remember, working remote is Not Business as Usual. And won't be for a while.).

Demo 91

“Truthiness” in Product Management


At last month’s ProductCraft Conference event in San Francisco, Niels Hoven of Cloudflare talked about a particularly widespread problem in product management. As PMs, we should be seeking the truth. After all, only accurate information can help us build valuable and delightful products.

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Product Management In Corona Times


Every single business and product today will either have a headwind or a tailwind. There are no products that are going business as usual right now. Both types of businesses need to make their amendments fast enough. The post Product Management In Corona Times appeared first on NextBigWhat.

Bernard Hosanna on Growing With Grab

Mind the Product

Today, Bernard Hosanna is based in Singapore and works a product strategist at SouthEast Asia’s super app, Grab , but, like many in the game, he hasn’t always worked in product. Bernard studied engineering with a focus on telecoms at Singapore’s Temasek Polytechnic.

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

TEI 276: How to have more influence by designing conversations to maximize meaning

Product Innovation Educators

Excellent communication gives product managers power, even superpowers.

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Women In Product Management You Should Be Following


Latest studies note that only 35% of product manager roles are filled by women, and most of those roles are entry-level positions, meaning they are often removed from influential decision making. And that’s to the detriment of organizations that are looking to outperform their competitors.

‘Product vs Design vs Tech’: A Partnership, not a Battlefield

The Product Coalition

What high performing Product Teams actually look like This is something that comes up often for me?—?I I get questions like: “What’s the difference between a Product Designer and Product Manager?” There seems to be a lot of overlap between Design and Product Management? Who does what?” “But

How Do You Know If Your Business Is At Risk From Disruption?


Over the last weeks the coronavirus disrupted the entire global economy and almost every business on the face of the planet. Yet, Covid-19 is a black swan and a once in a century event.

7 Lessons To Help Transitioning to Virtual Workshops Easier

Agile Velocity

As a person who has a high preference for in-person workshops, transitioning to a 100% virtual delivery and facilitation has been an experience to say the least. However, there are a few things I learned in the last few weeks that helped make our workshops more fun and engaging.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How to Provide a High-Touch Product Experience While Social Distancing


With the global shift to remote work, our customers have experienced a 50% increase in Monthly Active Users. All of us are spending more time in our day-to-day products in an effort to stay connected and collaborate with coworkers.

The COVID-19 Professional Roller Coaster

Agile Velocity

For the last 18 months, I have had the honor of working on-site with a client that has become family to me. We have gone through twists and turns and have made so much progress but just as we really start to accelerate the emergency brake was pulled by COVID-19.

Five Tips for Managers of Newly Dispersed Teams

Johanna Rothman

Are you a manager accustomed to Management by Walking Around and Listening (MBWAL) ? You can use MBWAL with collocated teams. MBWAL doesn't work for distributed or dispersed teams. Remember, working remote is Not Business as Usual. And won't be for a while.).

Demo 52

Dealing With a Crisis Situation

Dear Strategy

On this special episode of Dear Strategy, we talk about why long-term planning becomes more important than ever during times of crisis. When unexpected events happen, many companies may actually be deterred from thinking about the future because everything in the present seems so uncertain.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

More Virtual Doctor’s Appointments, Fewer In-Person Visits Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic


Never has understanding and accessing medical care and testing seemed more important than during the current global COVID-19 pandemic. Using Alpha , we asked more than 400 adults, ages 18–75, about their knowledge and opinions of coronavirus-related medical care and testing.

Dunkin Product Managers Take On Starbucks Product Managers

The Accidental Product Manager

Dunkin product managers are ready to go to war over coffee Image Credit: Mike Mozart. So I’m not sure if you are aware of it, but it turns out that all of the people in the world can be divided into one of two different groups.

Best of our Contributor Product-Centric Articles

Bain Public

Nearly all Product Managers are now exposed to high-level business objectives and strategies and are challenged by the growing demands on time and responsibilities. Here’s a list of our product-centric articles that our contributors published.

Qual Research at the Speed and Scale Innovation Demands (New dscout Releases)

dscout People Nerds

Now, more than ever, qual research needs to be accessible, flexible, and fast. Here are two new platform features that should expand your research capacity


How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Product Management: Saying No Without Shutting Them Down

Bain Public

As a product manager, one of the hardest things you have to do is say ‘no’ to ideas, suggestions, requests and urgent demands from customers and internal stakeholders. However, adding the word ‘no’ to your management vocabulary is essential in order to make those difficult product decisions.