Tag Archives: stakeholders

Product Teams in Scrum

Scrum is a powerful framework that connects the person in charge of the product with the individuals designing and building it. But it offers limited advice on how to collaborate with the stakeholders and involve them in strategic product decisions. This issue can be addressed by forming a product team that extends the traditional Scrum team, as I explain in this article.

10 Tips for Effective Product Management Meetings

Meetings are essential to align the stakeholders and development team members and make the right product decisions. But we’ve all been stuck in bad meetings that lacked a clear objective, didn’t have an agenda, were dominated by a few vocal individuals, started late, or overran. Such meetings are unproductive and demotivating. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. The tips I share in this podcast episode will help you run successful product management meetings that engage the attendees and help you achieve the desired outcomes.

10 Tips for Effective Product Management Meetings

Meetings are essential to align the stakeholders and development team members and make the right product decisions. But we’ve all been stuck in bad meetings that lacked a clear objective, didn’t have an agenda, were dominated by a few vocal individuals, started late, or overran. Such meetings are unproductive and demotivating. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. The following ten tips will help you run successful product management meetings that engage the attendees and help you achieve the desired outcomes.

Six Qualities of a Great Product Vision

The product vision can be a powerful tool to align stakeholders and development teams. When used effectively, it acts as the product’s true north, and it inspires and guides people. This article helps you create such a vision. It describes six essential qualities that a compelling product vision has to have.

Six Qualities of a Great Product Vision

The product vision can be a powerful tool to align stakeholders and development teams. When used effectively, it acts as the product’s true north, and it inspires and guides people. This episode helps you create such a vision. It describes six essential qualities that a compelling product vision has to have.

Three Qualities of Great Product Roadmaps

The product roadmap can be an incredibly useful planning tool that aligns the stakeholders and development teams and communicates how a product is likely to evolve. Sadly, that’s not the case for all roadmaps. To ensure that your product roadmap is effective, you should make it goal-oriented or outcome-based, shared, and actionable, as I explain in this article.

Making Effective Product Decisions: Tips for Deciding with Stakeholders and Dev Teams

I am a big fan of making decisions collaboratively, as it leverages the expertise of the stakeholders and dev teams; it creates a shared understanding; and it generates stronger buy-in. But deciding together can be challenging: The most senior stakeholder might try to dictate the decision, the group might shy away from difficult conversations, or people might get stuck in endless debates without knowing how and when a decision will be made. This episode shares eight practical tips to help you avoid these pitfalls and harness the full power of collaborative decision-making.

Making Effective Product Decisions: Tips for Deciding with Stakeholders and Dev Teams

I am a big fan of involving the stakeholders and dev teams in important product decisions. But deciding together can be challenging: The most senior stakeholder might try to dictate the decision, the group might shy away from difficult conversations, or people might get stuck in endless debates. This article shares eight practical tips to help you avoid these pitfalls and harness the full power of collaborative decision-making.

5 Tips for Saying No to Stakeholders

Saying no is a firm part of our job as product people: Trying to please everyone and taking on board every idea is hardly a recipe for achieving product success. But saying no can be tough, especially when we are faced with a senior, assertive stakeholder. This article offers five practical tips to help you say no in the right way.

OKRs in Product Management

OKRs—objectives and key results—have experienced a renewed popularity in recent years. Consequently, I am regularly asked if and how OKRs can be applied in product management. This episode shares my thoughts.