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Easy ways to engage your stakeholders

BY Eira Hayward on April 11, 2022 for Prioritised Members

Very often we focus our attention on stakeholder management and all the things that can be difficult about that area of product management. How about we skip that part completely and simply talk about the easy ways to achieve some stakeholder wins?

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Quick read: How to influence decisions using research

BY Imogen Schels on December 27, 2021 for Prioritised Members

It’s fair to say that, sometimes, important business decisions are out of our control. In order to exercise more influence, our experts recommend doing research so that you can deliver findings and sway minds in order to make things happen. […] 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 »

Stuck in the Middle: Mastering Stakeholder Management by Emily Tate

BY Jon Horvath on March 6, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Mind the Product’s Chief of Staff, Emily Tate describes how, as product people, we often find ourselves stuck in the middle of difficult negotiations, and while making everyone happy isn’t our goal, mastering stakeholder management is key to building successful products. Key Points: Stakeholders are your process users, they […] Read more »

Justify Your Product Decisions and Get Stakeholder Buy-in by Teresa Torres

BY Valerie Gee on October 4, 2019 for Prioritised Members

In this closing keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, product discovery coach Teresa Torres shares her insights on how product managers can co-create solutions with stakeholders and better manage expectations. Teresa starts by pointing out that we all find comfort in getting the right answer. She points out that product managers typically advocate for their own […] Read more »

How to use the 5 Whys to Manage Stakeholders

BY Emily Tate on August 27, 2019

A few years ago, I worked with a client in a very hierarchical organization. Position and title were very important at the organization, and everything was done in strict accordance with operating procedures. My team had been brought in to teach a new way of working, and to show how it’s possible to move quickly. […] Read more »

Courtney Wylie - Building Your Business Model When Your Customer is not Your User

BY Jayson Robinson on November 2, 2017

What do you do when your customer is not your user ? Courtney Wylie, VP Product and Marketing at MentionMe, talks to ProductTank London about how to deliver value for all parties by building a business model which aligns with the interest of your users. Don’t Keep a Special Swimlane for Client Requests You have […] Read more »

Sophia Huang - Onboarding as a Product Manager

BY Tremis Skeete on August 15, 2017

Sophia Huang started her career in the San Francisco Bay Area, and eventually moved to New York City to work with InVision, the makers of the popular InVisionApp software. In her ProductTank NYC presentation, she goes over the challenges of onboarding as a product manager. Sophia explains that it is extremely rare for a company to […] Read more »

Transitioning from Scrum to Kanban

BY Susan Trapp on June 23, 2017

We here at insightsoftware.com, creators of Hubble, have recently moved from a Scrum to a Kanban software development approach. The driver behind the move was to improve the speed of business delivery and quality of the delivered product. The process seemed to go smoothly, even though the teams are distributed and have varying skill levels. […] Read more »

How to Win Enterprise-User Buy-In - Eric Menzie

BY Chul Kwon on May 18, 2017

Eric Menzie, CRM Head of Product at Wells Fargo Securities, talks to ProductTank New York about How to Win Enterprise User Buy-In. Eric shares six important User Buy-In lessons that are applicable to both enterprise and consumer product management. #1 Find out What Really Matters “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would […] Read more »