As virtual work is the norm these days, it’s become increasingly important to establish a professional virtual presence. Virtual presence is as much about our online image as it is about “showing up,” the slang phrase that means being present. Whether you’re a knowledge worker, a manager or an executive, your online image, or lackContinue reading “Keys to Establishing Virtual Professionalism”
Work in business analysis for any period of time and you’ll adopt a bag of tricks to help cut through noise. Here are two important questions I use to help frame the problem with the customer.
Your organization’s on-boarding program will expose you to the processes, tools, and culture that will make you successful. Commit to learning what they are providing you. They are giving you the keys to success in their company.
Curiosity can be our strength when we don’t know something.
Some customers will tell you the solution they want but not realize they’ve offered one. We should meet our customers where they are to help them unpack their needs based on the vision they share.
Change saturation is the point at which the amount of change exceeds the capacity for change. Product managers are uniquely positioned to identify early signs of it. Here are keys to helping your customers identify their saturation point and advocate for their needs.
As product professionals, we must move past just hearing what our customers say. We must use our listening skills to understand what they aren’t saying but need.
We need to remember as product people when we actively listen we tap into our empathy and emotional intelligence. Those are skills that enable us to respond and react in deeper ways than just hearing what what someone says.
Managing a remote product team is much like managing one located in an office. The focus of your time should be focused on coaching on five key skills that will enhance their communication and collaboration. Coaching in these areas will make your product team not only better at remote work but better all around in their product work.