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.

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. When that occurs, they miss the ability to optimize on our separation by choosing how to treat people and by how we create a meeting environment. What do I mean by respect in remote meetings?

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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

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.

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.

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.

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 ».

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

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.).

A Product Ops Meeting Template

ProductCraft

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. Best Practices Meetings Prioritization Product Ops Product TeamsProduct ops is all about driving alignment, communication, and processes around the product. But how does the product ops team keep itself aligned and organized?

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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.

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.

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. When that occurs, they miss the ability to optimize on our separation by choosing how to treat people and by how we create a meeting environment. What do I mean by respect in remote meetings?

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. In this ProductTank London talk, Lucy Gill, Founder of Digills Consulting gives some insight into these challenges. She takes us through: Things that catch companies off guard. Why established businesses struggle. Examples of physical and digital products working in unison.

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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. Every day, members of our 200,000+ tester network are putting their time and energy towards helping our customers build spectacular products. Leading the collaboration between our tester community and our customers is the Betabound Team.

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?

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?

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.).

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. It’s like they’ve never heard the phrase: ‘The selling starts when the customer says NO.’. Do you see how this thinking takes you exactly nowhere? Bottom Line – It’s like a marriage.

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Meet the researchers! Rose Leitner & Becky Wright, Product User Experience Research

Userzoom

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 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.

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.

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. The PO needs to be an integral part of the team and needs to participate in any board-walking meeting. If the PO can’t make the meeting, that is an impediment some servant leader needs to address. I fully expect you to change the board to meet your needs.

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Do Your Meetings Serve You Well?

The Product Coalition

As product managers, you most likely spend your day in and out of meetings. This is how we make things happen. This simple tip can… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». collaboration communication product-management storytelling deepproduct

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. A backlog refinement meeting every two weeks. An iteration planning meeting every two weeks. The reason for these meetings is to replan as often as necessary and to reconnect/recommit as a team.

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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.

Using Miro to run seamless remote meetings & workshops

Miro

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. The post Using Miro to run seamless remote meetings & workshops appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

Gainsters of Gainsight: Meet Riana Upton, Associate Product Marketing Manager

Gainsight

It’s a highly cross-functional role so on any given day I’m meeting with members of our product team to learn about what’s ahead on our roadmap. Then, I’ll meet with Marketing to discuss content and campaign strategies so we can effectively get the word out to customers and prospects.

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?”. And they don’t consider meetings to be “work”. We, of course, know that work can’t get done without meetings to figure out what work to do. In this case, for your meeting attendees.

PM Humor: Product Team Meeting Bingo

ProductCraft

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. We thought so. In these difficult times, all of us deserve a laugh or two. ” We’re guessing you’re already checking a few of these off in your head.

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. Product Managers looking to leverage data to make informed product design decisions can learn a lot from renowned gaming company King, maker of Candy Crush and many other games - even if their product has seemingly no overlap with games. King’s product managers rely heavily on analyzing product features using analytics data and visualization to improve outcomes.

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.

6 templates to help you transition to (effective!) remote meetings

Miro

Here are six templates you can use to streamline your daily routines and run better meetings remotely. remote meetings appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro 6 templates to help you transition to (effective!) remote meetingsCommunication is crucial on any team. But it can be trickier when your team is working remotely. That’s when visual frameworks come in handy. Kristin LeitchTemplates Product Marketing Manager at MiroKristin has worked in brand, […].

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.

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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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!

Curiosity: The Key to a Great Sales Discovery Meeting

Proficientz

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?

Gainsters of Gainsight: Meet Minh Phan, Senior Director of Product Management

Gainsight

The post Gainsters of Gainsight: Meet Minh Phan, Senior Director of Product Management appeared first on Customer Success and Product Experience Software | Gainsight. Tell us a bit about yourself and what your role is at Gainsight.

Meet Leo, Your AI Research Assistant

Roy Madden

Keeping up with topics and trends you care about within a sea of articles can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Goodbye Information Overload. Filtering out the noise so you can focus on what really matters is a challenge we are deeply passionate about. Today, we are delighted to announce Leo, your AI research assistant. GET LEO NOW. How Does Leo Work ? We have been teaching Leo how to read and analyze information so that he can declutter your feeds.

Meet Dan Griggs, Intercom’s first CFO

Inside Intercom

I hope many of you get a chance to meet Dan in person one day. The post Meet Dan Griggs, Intercom’s first CFO appeared first on Inside Intercom. I’m delighted to welcome Dan Griggs to Intercom as our CFO.

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?