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.

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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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.

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.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

This exercise is not a one-shot deal. exercise in imitation. PRICE 22 Pricing for Value This exercise can get you started, but it is best performed along with third-party intelligence gathering. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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Dungeons & Dragons made me a better Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Dungeons & Dragons might be the most fun way to exercise some of the most important muscles that Product Managers need Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». entrepreneurship dungeons-and-dragons startup business product-management

How virtual whiteboards engage design thinking

TryMyUI

Virtual whiteboards seek to make remote / virtual design thinking a simpler, more productive exercise for product teams everywhere! Learn why virtual whiteboards are the future of design thinking! The post How virtual whiteboards engage design thinking appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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Customer Retention Priorities vs. Wallet Share Growth: Will There Ever Be More Overlap?

Proficientz

Resetting Your Customer Retention Priorities: A Team Exercise. Treat this as a collaborative product management team exercise, not an exercise for each product manager. Here’s the most important part of this exercise.

Product Management Training in 2020: How to Decide

280 Group

These trainings should provide for various learning activities like hands-on exercises and group work to maximize your understanding and retention. Get a glimpse of the course: Course Format : Self-paced learning modules, quizzes, interactive exercises, and practice exams.

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.

Featured Product Management Consultant Interview: Phil Burton

280 Group

Our first featured Product Management Consultant is Phil Burton, a seasoned PM veteran who talks about the most difficult parts of Product Management, his favorite training exercise and more. Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant/Trainer who discusses a number of Product Management issues.

Problem Solving: Deconstruction Methodologies

The Product Coalition

Every day, well almost every day, Shireen thought that she must go out and exercise. How does Shireen maintain her promise to exercise every day? Feel more motivated to exercise? Can Shireen get her daily quota of exercise through her existing routine? Others Exercise?—?Other

Creating a Product Strategy – Is it Worth the Effort?

Proficientz

Make the exercise of creating a product strategy more about customer outcomes than product success and it becomes a pretty simple exercise. Is creating a product strategy worth the effort? How does it fit into the big picture?

You’re Invited to Innovatemap’s Design Team Standup

Innovatemap

These exercises bring out everyone’s unique strengths and different perspectives, so the results are always very different. I’ve learned new things about longtime coworkers and gotten to know new team members quickly through all those exercises.

Priority Starts at the Top

Folding Burritos

These numbers will come as the result of all the micro-decisions we make every day, consciously or not–it’s an implicit strategy (which through this exercise has been made explicit). .

A Candid Letter From a Product Management Instructor

280 Group

If I couldn’t figure out how to turn a class exercise into a solo exercise, I setup an exercise that asks you to rope someone in to help. I even give your exercise assistant instructions on how to help you. Believe me when I say that I’ve poured my heart and soul into our online training program. Recently I was conducting a Beta test of our new Virtual Instructor Review program. Names popped up on the list as students logged in, and I checked it carefully.

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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Six Types of “Product” Owners

Roman Pichler

This is in stark contrast to the Scrum product owner who exercises full-stack product ownership , from vision to the tactics, as the following picture shows. Overview. The term product owner is commonly used to refer to six different product roles in my experience.

Trends in Technology and Services Companies

TSIA

The purpose of this exercise is to establish performance data and understand the major trends impacting the technology industry. We also conduct a similar exercise focused on 40 of the largest public SaaS companies, those that were “born in the cloud”; we call these companies the Cloud 40. Each quarter, TSIA consolidates the results from 50 of the largest publicly traded technology and services companies; we refer to these companies as the Technology & Services 50.

How to Run Product Portfolios at Scale

Mind the Product

One of the first exercises I run with executive teams is mapping their business portfolio to visualize current work in progress and how it aligns to the overall business strategy. Without exception, every time I run this exercise the gap between current state and desired state is far wider than every executive believed, hoped or even imagined. In this talk I share my lessons learnt from client engagements with many of the world’s largest organizations.

Six (More) Product Management Podcasts to Listen To

ProductCraft

Along with the usual ones (eating healthier, watching less TV, exercising more, etc.), Welcome to 2020, everyone. Like many of you, I’ve made a few New Year’s resolutions. I’ve made it a 2020 goal to listen to more podcasts.

App Prototyping with Absolute Beginners

The Product Coalition

This low-cost exercise of creating clickable prototypes will significantly improve your organization’s agile transformation. ?? I Am Tired Of Building Airports , expressing my annoyance with the common practice of exercises in workshops that use an inappropriate means in my eyes.