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

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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Inspiration: If human beings don't keep exercising their lips.

Under10 Playbook

If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, their brains start working.—Douglas —Douglas Adams, author, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Why do we have such trouble with silence? A caesura is a long pause.

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 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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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How to build winning freemium products using the Kano Model

ProductBoard

Lately, even Peloton describes itself as the “Netflix of exercise” rather than a fitness device manufacturer as part of its road to an IPO. Subscription-based pricing models are on the rise.

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.

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). .

The Power of Experience Mapping by Gerard Dolan

Mind the Product

Experience Mapping is a strategic exercise of identifying, capturing, and communicating the interactions of multiple brand touchpoints over space and time. It is a strategic exercise for getting omnichannel alignment.

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. In this talk I share my lessons learnt from client engagements with many of the world’s largest organizations.

Competitive Analysis to Competitive Intelligence: Evolving for Greater Product Management Impact

280 Group

Most product management exercises are little more than creating feature matrices—using columns and rows to compare products to that of their competitors. Introduction.

Optimizing internal product communications

Folding Burritos

There’s a simple exercise that brings a lot of clarity to how we can structure our communication about the product with stakeholders. To start the exercise off, we need to write down the list of questions that we get asked by (or that we ask) stakeholders.

Dan Olsen: Decide Where To Be Different and Go All In

ProductCraft

Over the past few months, I’ve been waking up earlier, exercising regularly, and eating more kale than I’ve ever imagined possible. I have to be honest with you. I’ve been reading a lot of Rachel Hollis, Brené Brown, and Jen Sincero lately.

Yes, Product Managers really are Superheroes (No Exaggeration!)

Sequent Learning

? The First Experience The first exercise we do in our product management essentials workshops is to have the participant teams (there are typically 4-5 teams grouped by tables) list the challenges that a product manager faces and then draw a picture of a Product Manager.

Product Mindset: Encouraging Ownership in a Scrum Team

The Product Coalition

The Steps and Exercises of the Product Mindset Workshop The product mindset workshop comprises of seven steps, starting with the product vision to the business model to personas to ideation: 1. Allocate about 45 minutes to the product box exercise.

Product Manager Salary Data in 2020

280 Group

Through a combination of lectures, discussions and intensive hands-on exercises, you will learn how to apply these skills to your current and future roles. This article details product manager salary data for general product manager jobs (unspecified type).

Should Product Roadmaps Have Dates?

Roman Pichler

In either case, make sure that creating a product roadmap is a collaborative exercise that involves the development team and stakeholders, preferably in form of a joint roadmap workshop. What Product Roadmaps Are (in a Nutshell). To start with, let’s briefly recap what a product roadmap is.

Twitter character limit and human behavior

NextBigWhat

and called the entire experiment a useless exercise. When Twitter increased its length character limit to 280, the world started writing them off (again!) The results are out. There are more pleasantries on Twitter than earlier. Last year, we upgraded tweet length to 280 and guess what? Use of 'please' is up 54% and 'thank [.]. The post Twitter character limit and human behavior appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management

Faking Agile Metrics

The Product Coalition

An Eye-Opening Exercise Imagine you’re a Scrum Master and the line manager of your team believes that the best sign for a successful agile transformation is a steady increase in the Scrum Team’s velocity. Please note, the purpose of the exercise is not to deprive the management of all metrics.

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What Questions Should you ask Your Product Manager Interviewers?

Mind the Product

In this post, I look at the value of asking great questions, cover a few strong sample questions and suggest some exercises to help you generate your own insightful questions. This is not a “one size fits all” exercise.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Constructing a Persona Workshop

Mind the Product

A thorough persona workshop, including profile building and persona activating exercise, can take up to two days. Persona Activating Exercises. If time allows, I strongly recommend you do some persona activating exercises. The two most frequent exercises I use in my workshops are: Write lines. Group those lines and discuss the themes.This exercise can reveal interesting psychographic insights. Our team is building a product for just one person. Unbelievable!

World Product Day: Organization as a Product by Neville Reeves

Mind the Product

Neville started with a “nine dots” exercise (you must link all nine dots using four straight lines or fewer, without lifting the pen). He explained the rules and challenged us to complete the exercise.

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The Mindset of Empowerment by Laura Scanga

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, new product and market growth consultant Laura Scanga shares some thoughts on how best to do this and which tools and exercises can be useful. As a product manager you’re the monkey in the middle.

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