Category: Best Practices

Best Practices

Listen Twice as Much as You Talk

There’s a classic aphorism used in discussions about listening and communication that’s important for every Product Manager to think about when engaging with customers, prospects, or even stakeholders and developers: We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen twice as much as we speak. I know, it sounds pithy and trite, but […]

Best Practices

Pulling Yourself Out of the Fires

If you’re like most Product Managers, you find yourself constantly struggling to manage incoming priorities, especially when there are problems that directly impact your clients, customers, and ongoing plans.  It’s way too easy to wind up getting caught up in the constant firefighting efforts that happen on a day-to-day basis, and extricating yourself from the […]

Best Practices

Better Brainstorming – A Framework for Success

I know, we’ve all been in a “brainstorming” session which devolves into either a pointless series of discussions that never goes anywhere, or which are code for “let the executives speak, and follow their lead.”  The simple fact is that most people aren’t trained to work in a true brainstorming fashion, and that most businesses […]

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