Brainstorming — Setting Limits or Just Letting it Flow

Rules, rules, rules. It seems counterintuitive that so many rules are required to encourage a free flow of ideas. But as you’ll see from the examples below they are crucial to enable constructive brainstorming sessions. There are common themes to these rules, such as setting...

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Prioritizing — Find the Right Model or Cook up Your Own

RICE: Simple prioritization for product managers. As we'll explore later, there are many tools you can use to prioritize feature requests. Rather than just grab one off the shelf, Sean McBride and the Intercom team came up with a hybrid system called RICE. That's an...

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Executive Buy-In — What to Share and How to be Heard

A Product Manager’s guide to managing upwards. Product Managers are encouraged to think in a customer-centric, agile manner. So when faced with a meeting with the higher-ups we're driven to include real feedback about products from real people. Unfortunately, as Paul J reminds us, most...

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