Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings

Henry Shapiro

In the early days of a company’s growth, things are a lot simpler. You can rely more on "serendipity as a service" to keep projects and initiatives organized, and everyone has a decent idea of what people are prioritizing from week to week


Meet your new best friend: Product ops

Mind the Product

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How Product Managers Can Lead Meetings Well

The Product Coalition

Here are some insights and lessons learned regarding how to organise meetings and your documentation well. product-management entrepreneurship meetings leadership productivityContinue reading on Product Coalition ».

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.

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?

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.


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.

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

The Future of Work is Asynchronous and The Death of a Meeting

The Product Coalition

asynchronous remote-working distributed-teams meetingsLast year proved that working remotely isn’t just a fad for some other hip companies that definitely don't work for us. Or something that… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Design Thinking for Product Teams

As a Product Management pro, you know that building customer-centric experiences is easier said than done. That’s why you must increase your exposure with customers—time spent hearing, and talking with them.

Using online whiteboards to improve your Zoom meeting experience


As entire organizations are moving to digital working environments, online meeting spaces are increasing in use and popularity. With online whiteboards on the rise they have been looked at as a solution to the problems the digital meeting place has created.

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.

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 ».

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 the team: Intercom’s PMMs discuss our approach to product marketing

Inside Intercom

Marketing Meet the team PMM podcast product management product marketingAt a product-first company like Intercom, our product marketing team has always had a crucial role – and over the years, we have often discussed how we approach product marketing.

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.

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.

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.

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Intercom tour: Meet the Sydney office

Inside Intercom

Even a simple daily or weekly meeting will help everyone stay in the loop. In today’s episode, we’re venturing to the Harbour City to meet some of our Sydney team and find out what it’s like working over 7,000 miles from headquarters.

Better Meetings Make for Better Days — 20 Tactical Ideas to Try Out With Your Team

First Round Review

We're spending more time in meetings than ever. The sharpest folks we've interviewed share their best tips for making sure this time is well spent


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.

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.

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

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.

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.).

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.

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.

Meet Mindy Kaling: Pulse Everywhere Keynote Speaker


The post Meet Mindy Kaling: Pulse Everywhere Keynote Speaker appeared first on Customer Success and Product Experience Software | Gainsight. When tasked to write a biographical blog about Mindy Kaling, I jumped at the chance.

With Agile Approaches, No Need to “Meet” or “Enforce” Deadlines

Johanna Rothman

He thought agile approaches would work to “meet” and “enforce” deadlines. I asked him these questions: Do you think people don't want to meet their deadlines? The company had deadlines because it wanted to meet market demands.

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The Ultimate Guide to Running Executive Meetings — 25 Tips from Top Startup Leaders

First Round Review

Frustrated with your Executive team meetings? We tapped 25 top leaders from the startup C-Suite to share their tested tips, from getting started with an executive team to crafting the agenda and tracking success.

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.

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.

How to do a Remote Daily Standup Meeting as a Distributed Team?

The Product Coalition

Learn how to make your Remote Daily Standup Meetings more efficient as a distributed scrum team but not only Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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 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.

How to Build Customer-Centric Products With Fast Feedback Loops

Check out our latest guide and learn the benefits of fast feedback loops and how you can use them to inform your product decisions, so you can confidently build products that meet your customers’ needs.