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.

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 ».

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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

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.


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.

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.

Meeting Fun

Under10 Playbook

Some meetings are boring. Particularly conference calls. To make them more fun, add Conference Call Bingo to your next conference call. Source [link


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.

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.

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.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

while still customizing the end result to meet their exact. WHY “BUILD OR BUY?” IS THE WRONG QUESTION FOR ANALYTICS Introduction.1 When to Build Your Own Analytics. 2 When to Buy a Bolt-On Solution. 6 When to Take a Combined Approach. 9 About Logi Analytics.

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.

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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. I fully expect you to change the board to meet your needs.

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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.

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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?”.

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.

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 ».

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.

Meet the Centercode Managed Testing Services Team


What’s your #1 tip for building your surveys to meet stakeholder goals? What’s your #1 tip for building your surveys to meet stakeholder goals? What’s your #1 tip for building your surveys to meet stakeholder goals?

Alas, the one-hour meeting

Under10 Playbook

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be meetings.—Dave What would you do differently if meetings could only be 5 minutes, 20 minutes, 90 minutes, or all day?

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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.

How to Manage 6 Challenging Personality Types in Meetings – Part 5: The Unclear Communicator

Modus Create

Welcome back to our series about how to facilitate meetings with people who have challenging personalities. This is why it’s important to plan your meeting agenda and know it intimately ahead of time. Clear communication is key to productive meetings and projects. An attendee who thinks they can simultaneously check their email, reply to slack messages, juggle oranges, and pay attention to the meeting.

How to Manage 6 Challenging Personality Types in Meetings – Part 3: The Great Debaters

Modus Create

Welcome back to our series about how to facilitate meetings with people who have challenging personalities. Our scrum master was also present to facilitate the meeting. Why did this meeting fail? First, every person had a different understanding of the meeting’s desired outcome. To avoid this, spend a few minutes at the beginning of every meeting to review your agenda and clarify what you hope to accomplish.

Meet Our IT Performance Heroes: Wendy Howard

eG Innovations

Building dashboards is always really fun because my inner nerd and inner artist get to meet up and create helpful dashboard screens. Working from home can be isolating, so I make sure to get out and meet lots of people at the gym in my classes. We can’t wait for you to meet them!

Women in Product Management: Jeannie Griffin, VP of Product and Technology Solutions at BCD Meetings and Events

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Jeannie Griffin, Vice President of Products and Technology Solutions at BCD Meetings and Events. The post Women in Product Management: Jeannie Griffin, VP of Product and Technology Solutions at BCD Meetings and Events appeared first on 280 Group.

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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.

Intercom on Product: The most valuable meetings for building product

Inside Intercom

We’ve put a lot of thought into those processes, and have settled on two meetings in particular when we’re preparing to ship a new product or major feature – Product Forums and End-to-End Reviews.

Curiosity: The Key to a Great Sales Discovery Meeting

Proficientz – Product Management University

You’re about to go into a sales discovery meeting with a new prospect. Here are three ways to make sales discovery meetings more engaging for your prospects by just being curious. The post Curiosity: The Key to a Great Sales Discovery Meeting appeared first on Proficientz. Sometime is pays to just be curious. Is your mindset more like salesperson with a quota, or someone that’s looking to create new relationships in your professional network?

Make Sales & Product meetings a win-win

Inside Intercom

we’ve found the short, fortnightly meeting to be a game changer. Recently, it resulted in the launch of a popular new feature: the ability to automatically route conversations to the right team in our live chat solution: But don’t rush into these meetings with a laundry list of feature requests (you’ll probably hear a “no” ). As with any cross-functional meeting, you risk having too many cooks in the kitchen. Preparing for your meeting.

More buy-in, fewer meetings with Obo


Product leaders: Ever been stuck in endless meetings trying to get your stakeholders to agree on priorities and feature ideas? We built stakeholder surveys in Obo so you can get more buy-in and more input with far fewer meetings.

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!

Meet Hayley Jean Farr: Gainsight’s VP of Market Development


This time around, let’s meet our VP of Market Development, Hayley Jean Farr , and hear from her in her own words. I’m also super passionate about mentorship and try to meet with one of my four mentees (who truly are mentoring me!)

Riders, meet Drivers. Drivers, meet Riders.

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Molly Stevens on Uber’s effort to connect riders with the flesh-and-blood people behind the wheel


Pleased to meet you: Tips for managing an established team

Inside Intercom

Ask these things both in a group meeting and during 1:1s. The post Pleased to meet you: Tips for managing an established team appeared first on Inside Intercom.

Understanding User Psychology: Meet Your Happy Chemicals

Sachin Rekhi

Meet Your Happy Chemicals. As product designers, we aspire to build product experiences that are not only useful (solve a real pain point for our users) and usable (effortlessly allow our users to accomplish their goal), but ultimately delightful (elicit a positive emotion from users).

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?