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The Product Interview?—?A Technical Exercise

The Product Coalition

A Technical Exercise In this post, I’ll offer my idea of the sort of technical abilities expected from a product manager. A real-life scenario This exercise is not theoretical. The Product Interview?—?A

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Annual Planning in Uncertain Times: 6 Tactics for Rethinking Your Company’s End-of-Year Exercise

First Round Review

Leaders like Lenny Rachitsky, Nels Gilbreth, Jeff Lawson, Annie Duke, Ravi Mehta and more share the inventive frameworks they lean on for this annual exercise We’ve combed the extensive Review archives for a timely roundup of the most unique advice for end-of-year strategic planning.

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How to Run a Collaborative Roadmapping Exercise with Your Team

ProductPlan

You’re a product manager, and you need to run a collaborative roadmapping exercise with various teams across your company. What is a Collaborative Roadmapping Exercise? A collaborative roadmapping exercise is an ideation meeting.

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The importance of exercising courage

Lead on Purpose

I’ve recently had several experiences that required me to get out of my comfort zone. The subject of courage has becoming particularly important and meaningful to me in recent weeks and months. Different situations in my consulting work and with … Continue reading → Team Building clarity confidence courage decisiveness strength teamwork

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Five Ways to Use Product Management Best Practices

As you move into the new year you can help your product team prepare for success by exercising those product leadership muscles and implementing product management best practices. Here are our top tips for how you can lay the right foundations and get your product strategy off to a flying start.

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Influencing change through UX design: An Arbor Day exercise

TryMyUI

The post Influencing change through UX design: An Arbor Day exercise appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. We’ve talked a lot about UX design and the importance of implementing a solid design process for your website or mobile app.

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How to Run a Collaborative Roadmapping Exercise with Your Team

ProductPlan

You’re a product manager, and you need to run a collaborative roadmapping exercise with various teams across your company. What is a Collaborative Roadmapping Exercise? A collaborative roadmapping exercise is an ideation meeting. As the leader of this exercise, you bring together all appropriate stakeholders for an open discussion about your product’s strategic priorities. This environment can help you with every stage of the exercise: before, during, and after.

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How To Be More Creative: Simple Exercises For Your Team

UX Studio

The post How To Be More Creative: Simple Exercises For Your Team appeared first on UX Studio. I’m walking on thin ice here, but sometimes I feel that UX design is killing my creativity. When it comes to the design process, I follow all the steps in the book. But occasionally, something gets lost along the way: true innovation. Then, I wonder: how to be more creative in a UX setting, while still putting the user first? What lies behind a creative crisis and how to avoid it.

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How Mindfulness Can Help a Researcher: A Simple Breathing Exercise to Improve Focus Before Interviews

Generation Focus

A Simple Mindful Breathing Exercise Find a comfortable stand with a soft bend in the knees or take a comfy seat in a chair with a long spine and relaxed shoulders. This simple breathing exercise can be practiced anywhere, for example at your desk before logging in to a remote interview.

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The Key to Driving Alignment is Remote Collaborative Exercises, Featuring Isabelle Berner VP of Product

ProductPlan

There’s still no real replacement for real-time, dynamic discussions and exercises to foster stakeholder alignment. Drive Alignment with Stakeholders Remote Collaboration Exercises. This group exercise takes about an hour and requires no preparation.

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Go to the Cloud: How Product Managers Can Lead a Cloud Transformation

Speaker: Stephanie Lewandowski, Senior Product Manager, Teachstone

Leading a digital transformation inevitably means considering the Cloud for your products. Cloud offers great flexibility, increased security, and more innovation opportunities. However, moving your product to the Cloud is not a simple lift-and-shift exercise. It involves re-envisioning your product and your platform to identify an effective technique. As the product manager, you need to know the best way to lead the team in this transformation while avoiding common pitfalls. In this discussion, we will focus on what you need to know to ensure a successful digital transformation to the cloud.

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How Mindfulness Can Help a Researcher: A Simple Breathing Exercise to Improve Focus Before Interview

Generation Focus

A Simple Mindful Breathing Exercise Find a comfortable stand with a soft bend in the knees or take a comfy seat in a chair with a long spine and relaxed shoulders. This simple breathing exercise can be practiced anywhere, for example at your desk before logging in to a remote interview.

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26.2 Reasons Why Talking to Users Is Like Exercising

UserInterviews

Our very own VP of product, John-Henry Forster, shares his love of running and interviewing users, and what the two have in common

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How Mindfulness Can Help a Researcher: A Simple Breathing Exercise to Improve Focus Before Interview

Generation Focus

A Simple Mindful Breathing Exercise. This simple breathing exercise can be practiced anywhere, for example at your desk before logging in to a remote interview. As researchers, we are used to hectic schedules and back-to-back interviews on the agenda.

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How Mindfulness Can Help a Researcher: A Simple Breathing Exercise to Improve Focus Before Interview

Generation Focus

A Simple Mindful Breathing Exercise. This simple breathing exercise can be practiced anywhere, for example at your desk before logging in to a remote interview. As researchers, we are used to hectic schedules and back-to-back interviews on the agenda.

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How Product Managers Can Define a Product Vision to Guide Their Team

Speaker: Christian Bonilla, VP of Product Management at UserTesting

Join Christian Bonilla, VP of Product at UserTesting, as he reveals tips for taking ownership of the product vision to guide the development process. He will discuss how a strong product vision informs your strategy and roadmap, common traps to avoid, share real-life examples, and show ways to reinforce the product vision into your team’s day to day.

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How Mindfulness Can Help a Researcher: A Simple Breathing Exercise to Improve Focus Before Interview

Generation Focus

A Simple Mindful Breathing Exercise. This simple breathing exercise can be practiced anywhere, for example at your desk before logging in to a remote interview. As researchers, we are used to hectic schedules and back-to-back interviews on the agenda.

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3 Exercises to Sharpen Your UX Skills

UserTesting

Like an athlete, you need to train and … The post 3 Exercises to Sharpen Your UX Skills appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Being a great UXer takes a lot of work. You need to be creative, empathetic, articulate, and patient ( among many, many, other qualities ). And those traits don’t just manifest overnight. Design Popular Product

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26.2 Reasons Why Talking to Users Is Like Exercising

UserInterviews

Our very own VP of product, John-Henry Forster, shares his love of running and interviewing users, and what the two have in common

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26.2 Reasons Why Talking to Users Is Like Exercising

UserInterviews

Our very own VP of product, John-Henry Forster, shares his love of running and interviewing users, and what the two have in common

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Prioritization and Product Operations is Symbiotic

ProductPlan

During the prioritization exercise. A referee: Prioritization exercises occasionally get a little testy, particularly when there’s a major disagreement between senior stakeholders.

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3 Exercises to Sharpen Your UX Skills

UserTesting

Like an athlete, you need to train and … The post 3 Exercises to Sharpen Your UX Skills appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Being a great UXer takes a lot of work. You need to be creative, empathetic, articulate, and patient ( among many, many, other qualities ). And those traits don’t just manifest overnight. Design Popular Product

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A Lightweight Branding Exercise for Startups: A bottom-up, alignment-oriented approach

Bruno Bergher's Writing

While a logo might be the most recognizable manifestation of a brand, it’s only one of many. Brands cut across media, and present themselves in colors, shapes, words , sounds , and even smells. That’s because a brand, at it’s core, is immaterial. It’s about abstract attributes and values which present themselves in concrete ways: Virgin America is about quality, fun, innovation, challenging assumptions. You can see it in purple aircraft lighting and quirky safety videos.

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Hey Product Manager, Can I Ride Your Bike?

The Accidental Product Manager

Development bike bike-sharing buses cabs cities electric bikes exercise Lyft sharing boundaries subway Uber urban environmentThere is a lot of promise to new bike sharing services along with a lot of risk Image Credit: Jussi-Pekka Erkkola. If you lived in a modern city, how would you chose to get around town? Yes, you could always walk – however, that’s going to take a lot of time and you are going to be tired when you get where you are going.

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Kickstart the New Year with a Self-Audit

Nir Eyal

As New Year’s Eve approaches, so does the customary exercise of introspection and self-reflection. Done correctly, it leads to self-awareness, which increases our ability to exercise control over our emotions and provides a greater sense of well-being.

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Free Habit Tracker Template — Use this Sleek Google Doc

Nir Eyal

Whether it’s getting more sleep and exercise, or spending more time doing the things we love, our ideal selves drive us to be better. Many people strive to improve themselves in one way or another.

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Finding the Research Question Behind the Business Question

dscout People Nerds

Use this exercise to solicit buy-in, uncover exciting user questions, and get your stakeholders thinking user-centrically.

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How can writing make you a better product manager?

The Product Coalition

Writing as exercise needs practice, needs discipline and focus. The exercise of writing will improve greatly other skills. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». writer productivity self-improvement product product-management

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The One Fitness App That Hooked Me For Good

Nir Eyal

Could there be a behavior more antithetical to human nature than exercise? Our caveman ancestors, if they could observe our workout habits today, would think we’ve lost our minds. We lift heavy objects into the air and return them to the exact spot where we picked them up. We buy ridiculous gadgetry to get in […] The post The One Fitness App That Hooked Me For Good appeared first on Nir and Far. Behavioral Design In Action

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Getting Old - Guitar edition

The Product Bistro

Part of the way to get there is a lot of exercises, scales, and arpeggios. The Pandemic, and the new "work from home" I picked up the guitar again in a big way. And I have come a long way in getting back to my old level of proficiency. I will admit that it feels damn good to just riff and jam. The speed is coming back. And, dare I say it, my ear is better than it ever was. Grooving, chunky chord progressions, and solid lead lines are back in the repertoire.

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28 Collaborative Prioritization Activities for Your Next Workshop

The Product Coalition

Here’s a dump of group exercises… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». Find a new idea — guaranteed. Most importantly, get inspiration for your next product planning session.

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How to build a product team from scratch

Mind the Product

However it’s an exercise that comes with lots of big questions you need to answer and more than a few pitfalls, even if you think you’ve thought everything through thoroughly before [.]

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Quick read: How to influence decisions using research

Mind the Product

In order to exercise more influence, our experts recommend doing research so that you can deliver findings and sway minds in order to make things happen. [.] It's fair to say that, sometimes, important business decisions are out of our control.

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The One Fitness App That Hooked Me For Good

Nir Eyal

Could there be a behavior more antithetical to human nature than exercise? Nir’s Note: This article is part of a series on “The Hooked Model in Action.” ” Previous analyses have included Slack, Fortnite, Amazon’s Echo, Tinder, and The Bible App. Note, I never take compensation for writing articles on my blog. Our caveman ancestors, if they […] The post The One Fitness App That Hooked Me For Good appeared first on Nir and Far.

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How online whiteboards can improve usability

TryMyUI

In this article we share some specific exercises and strategies that you can employ to help innovate your user experience. Using online whiteboards can help improve your usability.

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New Updates to 280 Group In-Person Product Management Training Courses

280 Group

Our newest Optimal Product Management and Digital Product Management courses now contain even more time spent with fellow students in exercises focused on solving real-world problems, guided by experienced instructors, who offer feedback in real-time.

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4 Effective Ways to Lead 2023 Planning: Achieve More with Less in Uncertain Times?

Dragonboat

Annual planning, sometimes called strategic planning, is both a financial forecasting/ headcount budgeting exercise and a strategic roadmap planning event.

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How to Make Connections That Count — Advice From a Silicon Valley Veteran (and Introvert)

First Round Review

Here, she shares three no-pressure networking strategies from her new book, unveiling the templates, tactics and exercises that have turned her into one of the most connected veterans of Silicon Valley Karen Wickre is routinely described as someone who knows everyone, even though she admits to being an introvert.

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How to Make Connections That Count — Advice From a Silicon Valley Veteran (and Introvert)

First Round Review

Here, she shares three no-pressure networking strategies from her new book, unveiling the templates, tactics and exercises that have turned her into one of the most connected veterans of Silicon Valley. Karen Wickre is routinely described as someone who knows everyone, even though she admits to being an introvert.

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Stock Your Facilitation “Go-bag” With These Tools So You’re Prepared for Almost Anything

The Product Coalition

Or there wasn’t any paper on hand for sketching exercises? Plenty of 8 ½” x 11” blank paper I always keep a stack of printer paper with me to support drawing and sketching exercises. Have you ever showed up to lead a workshop and found that all the whiteboard markers were dried out?

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