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

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

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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.

Meet the Betabound Team

Centercode

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.

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.

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?”.

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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When Your Sprint Planning Meeting Goes Off the Rails

ProductPlan

Ask a room full of agile product managers what comes out of a sprint planning meeting, and most will list two things. Why Sprint Planning Meeting Debates Are Almost Inevitable. These meetings have an enormous amount of pressure built into them.

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.

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 Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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

Gainsight

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!)

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.

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?

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 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.

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?

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.

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!

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

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.

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.

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).

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

ProductPlan

How Product Managers can Leverage All-Hands Meetings to Foster Alignment. How Product Managers can Leverage All-Hands Meetings to Foster Alignment. To provide a consistent communications platform for every employee, most companies hold some form of staff meeting on a semi-regular basis.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

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.

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 Manage 6 Challenging Personality Types in Meetings – Part 6: The Persuasive Talker

Modus Create

In a meeting setting, taking control of the conversation and agenda are second nature to them. They may encourage others to deviate from the planned meeting agenda. ” Meet With Leadership Beforehand. Having a separate meeting for this discussion is key.

The ultimate guide to remote team meetings

Miro

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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Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic