Optimize for Respectful Remote Meetings

Johanna Rothman

I've had the pleasure—and displeasure—of many remote meetings over the past few weeks. The difficult meetings had a common root cause: the meeting leaders attempted to do a direct transfer of how they lead an in-person meeting to remote/WFH meetings.

Start a Meeting From Questions

The Product Coalition

Why it is so difficult to organize a good meeting? management meetings teamwork business leadershipContinue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».


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Report templates for less status meetings

Folding Burritos

This post is about making these ideas concrete through a set of guidelines, templates, and JIRA+Excel tips so you can create effective status and progress reports quickly, have less meetings , and get out of the building , which is where you need to be. You’ll notice however that there isn’t much space for meetings in this graph. Templates and tips for less status meetings. The post Report templates for less status meetings appeared first on Folding Burritos.

Time Management Tips – Meetings

The Product Bistro

I wish I had the secret to time management and how to control the beastly amount of tasks that build inexorably in the typical product manager’s “to-do” list. Alas, Product Management is one of those roles that collects the odds and ends of the organization, either by design (formally assigned), or by being the “buck-stops-here” […]. product management essentials

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Structured Meetings Are The Product Manager’s Secret Weapon

The Product Coalition

Meetings are a necessary evil for many. There is still no better way than a meeting to get a group of people together and make a decision in a short period of time. Yet, many of us dislike meetings. Another reason is because meetings tend to be one-directional.

A Product Ops Meeting Template


One way is through dedicated product ops meetings. We know, we know — no one wants more meetings on their calendar. Read more » The post A Product Ops Meeting Template appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.


Facilitate Celebrated Triage Meetings

Modus Create

Every single one of us in software development has received a Triage Meeting invitation and thought or even responded with, “I don’t have time for this.” I have noticed that some, if not most, people don’t feel these meetings have significant importance or value. Because often these meetings do not impact their contribution to their project or add value to their agenda. Individuals who attend a Triage meeting should be contributors and influencers.

Top 7 Zoom meeting Fixes

Antwak Blog

Half of our work hours are spent on digital meetings … mostly zoom meetings. Sick of creating zoom meetings every day? Fix: Create recurring meets with the same URLs. Fix: Well, you can auto-copy the invite URL when starting a meeting. Life is Digital now.

Alison Coward (Founder of Bracket) Teaches You How to Run Exceptional Remote Meetings

Business of Software Conference

Alison Coward will be leading an interactive breakout session at BoS Conf Spring.Online 26-27 April on the topic: “Running Better Remote Meetings.” ” At the heart of most teams lies The Team Meeting.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

struggle to integrate analytics into their products, business models, and pricing strategies in a way that meets a range of user. In meetings, adjust the position of the dots. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

Is Clubhouse Going To Permanently Change Presentations and Meetings?

The Product Coalition

The future of business meetings and presentations is looking quite bright! Continue reading on Product Coalition ». powerpoint presentations social-media clubhouse

Meet the MS in Product Management Class of 2020

Product Management Unpacked

Discover what's behind this year's outstanding cohort. Product Leaders Product Management Education ms in product management

Decide When You Need to Meet, Workshop, or Write to Save Energy and Time

Johanna Rothman

You have information the team needs, and you want to meet. You see the need for these meetings: Standups. Except, the team thinks you want to meet too often. Instead of calling every gathering a “meeting,” use the meeting's purpose to guide your decisions.

Optimize for Respectful Remote Meetings

Johanna Rothman

I've had the pleasure—and displeasure—of many remote meetings over the past few weeks. The difficult meetings had a common root cause: the meeting leaders attempted to do a direct transfer of how they lead an in-person meeting to remote/WFH meetings.

Collaborate Better with Your Customer-Facing Teams

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Leader Coach, Fearless Product LLC

Customer discovery is the lifeblood of product teams to identify the most important customer needs to solve next. Often it's the Product and UX members of the trio who take lead on facilitating this discovery. But what about other customer-facing teams in an organization? How do product teams best partner with these teams to understand customers’ unmet needs and decide which needs to address next?

Where Physical Meets Digital by Lucy Gill

Mind the Product

The post Where Physical Meets Digital by Lucy Gill appeared first on Mind the Product. For companies that are used to creating and managing physical products, the shift to digital can be quite challenging.

SVPMA July Meeting – Steven Haines

The Product Bistro

On Wednesday, July 6th, I attended the SVPMA monthly meeting. This time was different from the usual invited speaker, it was Steven Haines of Sequent Learning who hosted a “role play” of a cross functional product meeting. In the post session discussion, I was a bit shocked to see that when Steve asked if the product managers in the room had meetings like this, more than half didn’t.

Do Your Meetings Serve You Well?

The Product Coalition

As product managers, you most likely spend your day in and out of meetings. This is how we make things happen. This simple tip can… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». collaboration communication product-management storytelling deepproduct

Why One-on-One Meetings Suck and What We Can Do About It

The Product Coalition

If you’re like me, you’ve probably experienced a variety of terrible one-on-one meetings. leadership meetings management product-management coachingContinue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Whether you manage a feature, a product, or a whole suite of products, you likely have some goals that you're trying to meet. But do you have a strategy? Strategy and goals are different. It's your strategy that allows you to make decisions that help you meet your goals in the first place. For example, if you want grow your revenue, your strategy may be to enter a new market - and you may decide to make your product stand out in that market by adding analytics. If you want to have an articulated strategy that you can use to make decisions, stay on-track, and meet your product goals, this is the webinar for you! Join Nils Davis, author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook, as he explains how you can get your team aligned to a practical product strategy.

How to Run Great Cross-Functional Team Meetings

The Product Coalition

One outstanding way to do that is to run great team meetings. By team meeting I don’t mean your staff meeting (if you are a manager), daily stand-ups or reviews with your execs. It’s rare for the engineers or even the designers to say, “hey, can we meet on that?”. And they don’t consider meetings to be “work”. We, of course, know that work can’t get done without meetings to figure out what work to do. In this case, for your meeting attendees.

Using Miro to run seamless remote meetings & workshops


Using Miro to run seamless remote meetings & workshopsWhether you’re running a professional workshop, holding an impromptu brainstorming session, or transitioning your Agile ceremonies online, managing and facilitating online sessions can be challenging.

5 Ways to Meet Customers Where They Are


The key to understanding your customers lies in meeting them where they are. Here are five tips to reassess your digital experience, meet customers where they are, and turn the channel into an actionable listening tool.

Meet Your New Partner: The Sales Team – B2B Marketing Rules

280 Group

The post Meet Your New Partner: The Sales Team – B2B Marketing Rules appeared first on 280 Group. In B2B, Sales is your #1 customer. No, no, no… Sales is not our customer! They constantly insist that all the deals we lose are due to features, price, or because our literature sucks. It’s like they’ve never heard the phrase: ‘The selling starts when the customer says NO.’. Do you see how this thinking takes you exactly nowhere? Bottom Line – It’s like a marriage.

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Interpreting your Qualitative & Quantitative Data through Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Coach, Kromatic

Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business. Storyboarding is a simple way to integrate Qualitative and Quantitative perspectives into a complete picture of how the user experience impacts the business model.

Five Meeting Tips for Newly-Remote Teams

Johanna Rothman

I found the biggest change when I started to work remotely was how meetings changed. When we meet in a conference room, we can see each other. The cameras mimic how we meet in person. I see too many meetings (in-person or remote) where the people don't know what to expect. Your Guide to Modern Project Management , I said you don't need to attend a meeting with no agenda. I recommend Lean Coffee instead of serial status meetings.).

Visualize Work to Reduce Agile Meetings

Johanna Rothman

Back in Time You Spend in Agile Meetings (near the bottom of the post), I enumerated all the possible meetings. When the team reduces its WIP, the team might be able to reduce the number of meetings. The PO needs to be an integral part of the team and needs to participate in any board-walking meeting. If the PO can’t make the meeting, that is an impediment some servant leader needs to address. I fully expect you to change the board to meet your needs.

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Intercom on Product: Meet your marketer

Inside Intercom

To this end we’ll be broadening our scope in future episodes, to look at the various intersections that a product team meets in a typical SaaS organisation. This is the age-old product-meets-marketing challenge. What’s the scope for those meetings?

Meet the researchers! Rose Leitner & Becky Wright, Product User Experience Research


The post Meet the researchers! Meet the researchers The UX of UserZoom User Experience ResearchWelcome to a brand new series where we introduce you to the people behind UserZoom. You may assume that we’re either just a fully automated service floating around in the cloud, or that our sole employee is a giant orange owl.

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

King uses almost a competitive launch strategy for new games, as each game has a series of KPIs that it needs to meet.

PM Humor: Product Team Meeting Bingo


Looking to spice up your upcoming product team meeting with a little bit of fun? So, without further ado, we present the “Product Team Meeting Bingo Card.” Read more » The post PM Humor: Product Team Meeting Bingo appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

Time You Spend in Agile Meetings

Johanna Rothman

Whenever I teach agile approaches, I discuss the possible meetings a team might choose. They start adding up all the meeting time and say, “That’s a lot of meetings.” You might have these meetings: A retrospective once every two weeks. A backlog refinement meeting every two weeks. An iteration planning meeting every two weeks. The reason for these meetings is to replan as often as necessary and to reconnect/recommit as a team.

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Meeting the Challenge of Rebuilding a Legacy Product

Mind the Product

We wanted to control our own plans, and not be reliant on an external partner to meet our requirements. We set up regular meetings to ensure key stakeholders were kept up to date with development plans and timelines, as well as getting input on prioritisation. The post Meeting the Challenge of Rebuilding a Legacy Product appeared first on Mind the Product.

Freshpaint + Mixpanel: Powerful precision tracking meets codeless implementation


The post Freshpaint + Mixpanel: Powerful precision tracking meets codeless implementation appeared first on Mixpanel. Product analytics tools help teams understand mission-critical metrics so they can transform data into actionable insights that improve the user experience. .

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Meet Our New Team Members

Iteratively Blog

Our team just got to level 6. We're incredibly stoked to welcome two new members to the team Justin Fiedler and Andrew Kramarev, both on the engineering side. And a new advisor Aaron Bird.

Meet Leo, Your AI Research Assistant

Roy Madden

Keeping up with topics and trends you care about within a sea of articles can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Goodbye Information Overload. Filtering out the noise so you can focus on what really matters is a challenge we are deeply passionate about.

Product Managers: Four ways to make meetings more effective

The Product Coalition

Would you say your day is packed with productive meetings that help you progress, learn and further work relationships? 80% of your time in meetings. When was the last time you had a meeting and thought: wow, that was a really useful way for all of us to spend time? My goal with this blog post is to tell you everything that I have learned about making meetings more effective. Eliminate My first rule of meetings is; if you don’t need to have it, don’t have it!

Meet the Betabound Team


The post Meet the Betabound Team appeared first on Centercode. If the Customer Validation platform is the skeleton, Betabound is the beating heart of Centercode. Every day, members of our 200,000+ tester network are putting their time and energy towards helping our customers build spectacular products. Leading the collaboration between our tester community and our customers is the Betabound Team.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!