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.

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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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 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.

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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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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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!

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.

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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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.

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.

Remote team meeting etiquette: how to stay polite in a distributed team

RealtimeBoard

Remote team meeting etiquette: how to stay polite in a distributed teamBeatrix Bodó Product Designer at FrontìraNowadays, we don’t have to be in the same space as our team to do our jobs. Instead, we use video conferencing and virtual meeting tools to stay in touch and collaborate across multiple locations.When we meet face-to-face, it’s much […].

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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).

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?

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

Never invite sales people to a meeting

Under10 Playbook

Before you invite a sales person to a meeting, ask yourself why. Marketing and product management teams often invite sales people to planning meetings. If you must get sales input to your issue, don't invite them to a meeting; go talk to a few sales people. In a well-run organization, each role has a single orientation; they either support [individual] customers or they support the market.—Peter —Peter Drucker, American management consultant.

Are you lonely? Hold a meeting!

Under10 Playbook

(This wouldn't be so funny if it wasn't somewhat true

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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?

Meet the PMs Who Created 2018’s Hottest Mobile Apps

Apptentive

The post Meet the PMs Who Created 2018’s Hottest Mobile Apps appeared first on Apptentive. What are some of the hottest, up-and-coming mobile apps not named Instagram, Snapchat, or Uber? Venmo comes to mind first, followed by Duolingo and its stunning first-use experience.

Top Google Calendar features to schedule remote meetings

RealtimeBoard

Working in a remote team can be very challenging, especially if you’re trying to schedule a meeting with someone in a different time zone. The post Top Google Calendar features to schedule remote meetings appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard As a distributed organization of 150+ people working from Europe, the United States and Australia, we know first-hand how painful this scheduling process can get, but we also understand that real-time […].

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Meet Notejoy, a better way to organize team docs

Sachin Rekhi

Meet Notejoy , a better way to organize team docs. When a new team member joins the team, instead of sending them to a rich repository of resources to help them get started, we waste countless hours of other people’s valuable time in meetings getting them up-to-speed.

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.

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.

Meet the Product Manager

All About Product Management

I waited for all the team members’ to return from their holidays before holding a team meeting that I tagged “ meet the product manager ”.

Christopher Cummings, Product Management Meets Pop Culture

Product Manager in Heels

Last August (I know, it's been a while) I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Christopher Cummings, author of the blog " Product Management Meets Pop Culture ".

Tools to Help Product Managers Think Strategically and Commercially: State of Product Meeting

Mind the Product

This second post on the methods we use at Onfido to help us think commercially and strategically looks at State of Product meetings. This meeting is an exercise in strategy, an opportunity to take stock of where your product is, where it fits within the wider market, and where it should go.

Meet the Intercom App Store: Helping customers and partners grow

Inside Intercom

The post Meet the Intercom App Store: Helping customers and partners grow appeared first on Inside Intercom. It’s rare that one product manages to solve all of your needs or the needs of your customers – no matter how extensive or well designed it is. We all use a plethora of tools to collaborate, communicate and get our work done on a daily basis. Each product used is only one tool of many at our disposal.

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.