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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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?”.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

More buy-in, fewer meetings with Obo

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.

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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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.

3 approaches to making meetings more effective

Craft.io

Who among us hasn’t felt the reality of this principle while sitting at a Monday morning staff meeting thinking of all the important tasks we could have been doing instead? But are meeting a necessary evil? Can a nice view from the meeting room make the meeting more effective?

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

embedding analytic capabilities to meet ever-changing market needs. analytics to meet this goal. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED. ANALYTICS. REPORT The Sixth Annual Review of Embedded. Analytics Trends and Tactics | 2018 LOGI ANALYTICS STATE OF EMBEDDED ANALYTICS REPORT TABLE OF.

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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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.

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 Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Riders, meet Drivers. Drivers, meet Riders.

dscout People Nerds

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

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How To Best Meet The Needs Of The Connected Consumer

The Accidental Product Manager

How to best meet the needs of the connected consumer Image Credit: Ismael Celis. How to best meet the needs of the connected consumer isn’t just a product managers dilemma, nor just a marketing executive or UX design professionals.

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).

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

Modus Create

However, beyond these natural tensions, meetings and decisions often go awry simply because people have different personalities and communication styles. Ultimately, these techniques and lessons learned will help you leave your meetings with actionable, lasting decisions. For example, you can schedule individual interviews with certain people before meeting as a group. For less structured meetings, make a habit of keeping tabs on each attendee’s level of participation.

The ultimate guide to remote team meetings

RealtimeBoard

Quick navigationDo you really need a remote meeting?Remote Remote meeting frequencyPreparing for a remote meetingRunning a remote meetingAfter a remote meetingRemote meeting etiquetteRemote meeting software toolsTo build best-in-class teams, win the competition, and, ultimately, create the next big thing, organizations are hiring talent from all across the world, making teams increasingly distributed.

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8 Essential Elements of Your Customer Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

Pragmatic Marketing

The topic of customer advisory board (CAB) meeting agendas is a popular one at our training events and at other CAB industry events we attend. Internal Prep Meeting. The host company should plan to have an on-site prep meeting before the face-to-face CAB meeting begins.

How to Manage 6 Challenging Personality Types in Meetings – Part 4: The Multitasker

Modus Create

Welcome back to our series about how to facilitate meetings with people who have challenging personalities. Have you ever been talking in a meeting, only to realize that no one is actually listening to what you’re saying? As your ever growing to-do list continues to pile up, you reason you have no choice but to multitask during meetings. There are several things we can do to help people stay focused during meetings. Strategically Time Your Meetings.

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business. Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument.

How to Manage 6 Challenging Personality Types in Meetings – Part 2: The Swoop-and-Pooper

Modus Create

Welcome back to our series about how to facilitate meetings with people who have challenging personalities. I learned that good facilitation goes beyond what happens in meetings; it starts with involving the right people at the right time.

Levelling up in 2018 to Meet Your Goals

Mind the Product

The post Levelling up in 2018 to Meet Your Goals appeared first on Mind the Product. For better or worse, the turning of a calendar year conveniently provides us with an opportunity for introspection.

How to Write a Great Kick-off Meeting Agenda

Craft.io

In the world of product management, meetings are regular occurrences. As such, it is essential to take the time to plan projects and workflow processes ahead of time, and to routinely review and modify these processes to meet the product owner’s needs and demands.

Building for Billions in India: Meeting the Challenge of Building Products For A Complex Country

Mind the Product

The post Building for Billions in India: Meeting the Challenge of Building Products For A Complex Country appeared first on Mind the Product. India is a complex and diverse country, more so than any other emerging market in the world.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

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?

Why Your Global Colleagues Hate Meeting With You

Pragmatic Marketing

Perhaps you have also been in a global meeting where a native English speaker unwittingly embarrassed an international member of the team by clumsily addressing them with local vernacular? Set a detailed meeting agenda in advance and deliberately include keywords that will be discussed. This gives people a chance to research them ahead of time and familiarize themselves, rather than having to fumble and fake it live in the meeting.

Why Your Global Colleagues Hate Meeting With You

Pragmatic Marketing

Perhaps you have also been in a global meeting where a native English speaker unwittingly embarrassed an international member of the team by clumsily addressing them with local vernacular? Set a detailed meeting agenda in advance and deliberately include keywords that will be discussed. This gives people a chance to research them ahead of time and familiarize themselves, rather than having to fumble and fake it live in the meeting.

How Product Managers can Leverage All-Hands Meetings to Foster Alignment

ProductPlan

To provide a consistent communications platform for every employee, most companies hold some form of staff meeting on a semi-regular basis. These all-hands meetings are usually led by the CEO and other senior executives. Why product updates should be part of every all-hands meeting. For product leaders, an all-hands meeting is a unique chance to present product-related information to the entire company.

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How to Prioritize Product Features to Meet Accessibility Needs

Craft.io

The post How to Prioritize Product Features to Meet Accessibility Needs appeared first on Product Management Blog. Most product managers and startup folks miss a stakeholder.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? 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.