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Effective communication with software engineers

BY Simón Muñoz on February 17, 2022

In today’s article, Simón Muñoz shares some tips on communicating effectively with engineering teams that he has been learning throughout his career, as well as elaborating on why it’s important […] Read more »

Quick read: Learning to negotiate — when, why and how

BY Eira Hayward on September 20, 2021 for Prioritised Members

Discover why negotiation is such an important skill to master and how you can improve your ability to negotiate with confidence. […] Read more »

A case study: Cross-departmental communication as a product

BY Mike Giannakopoulos on August 26, 2021

This is a different case study, with internal and in-direct deliverables across departments. A story of treating internal alignment as a feature at Transifex. Our story concludes with the outcomes of this achieved alignment. […] Read more »

Strategies for managing cross-functional teams

BY Eira Hayward on August 23, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

How do you foster a culture of ownership, accountability, trust, and openness in cross-functional teams? More importantly, how do you manage them for successful outcomes? We spoke to some seasoned product leaders about their experiences and understanding what works and what doesn’t when leading a cross-functional team. In brief Take time to observe the team […] Read more »

Tips to collaborate better with your development team

BY Paul Rehmet on August 5, 2021

Why are development teams so hard to work with? You’ve done your part—you have your OKRs, roadmaps, specs and designs in good shape. You’ve made delivery commitments to stakeholders. Now you just need to build those shiny new features. But your software engineers are questioning the business value, being non-committal on timelines, and their deliverables […] Read more »

Demystification for product managers: The art of building common ground

BY Dani Sastre on June 8, 2021

As Product Managers, we are in the intersection of three worlds: business, technology and user experience. To succeed in such an environment, a common understanding is key, and “Demystification” is the perfect approach to reach it. Keep reading to know why it’s necessary, what it is and how you can start applying it in your […] Read more »

So long stakeholder problems

BY Imogen Schels on March 23, 2021

In this blog post, we revisit an episode of Mindset in which Singapore-based Tamara Moona, Associate Director of Product at Pivotal Labs, and Priscilla Nu, Head of Digital Experience and Design at SP Group, share their advice on developing organisational alignment and tackling issues with stakeholders. Product practice is relatively new in many regions around the world, […] Read more »

Yes, Product Managers Should Project Manage

BY Victor wu on October 29, 2020

It’s a truism that product managers should not be project managers. They are different disciplines requiring different skill sets. But practically, as a product manager, you probably do at least some minimum amount of project management in your daily work, perhaps even to your frustration and dissatisfaction!  In this article, I address this apparent dissonance, […] Read more »

Common Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them All: A Case Study

BY Ashley Fidler on September 23, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In this case study, CPO Ashley Fidler lays bare a catalogue of common errors made by her and her team when launching a cybersecurity software product. Read on for her honest analysis of the experience and to discover what happens when you combine ideas that are too early for the market, poor customer understanding, a […] Read more »

3 ways the Curse of Knowledge can Sabotage Product People

BY Alex Kemmler on August 20, 2020

The dreaded curse of knowledge! <thunderclap> One of the few psychological phenomena that’s actually as scary as it sounds. If you’ve done any reading on cognitive biases, you’ve probably heard of it. Here’s a common definition: “The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that occurs when an individual, communicating with other individuals, unknowingly assumes that […] Read more »