How to Conduct a Killer Kickoff Meeting

Project Risk Coach

And one of the most critical events is your project kickoff meeting. Let's ensure that our meeting participants leave the kickoff meeting with a good understanding of the project and motivated for the hard work ahead. One thing that I've learned after twenty years of projects.

2021 329

Meeting Management Techniques for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ve been booking meetings for the next couple of months because I know my team get very busy, and if we don’t schedule the time we won’t meet to talk about the big stuff. Knowing how to manage a meeting is one of the core skills for project managers.

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4 Steps for More Effective Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Countless gurus have advocated for the benefits of reducing the time spent in meetings, of the number of meeting attendees, and even of meetings in general. We’re going to look at 4 easy steps to improve the effectiveness of meetings. Skills meetings

2020 365

How to Run a Meeting That Gets Amazing Results

Project Bliss

You may think you know how to run a meeting. This checklist of activities to do before, during, and after your meeting tell you exactly how to run an effective meeting that participants will actually enjoy. How to Run a Meeting: Before-During-and After. After Your Meeting.

2021 249

Collaborate Better with Your Customer-Facing Teams

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Leader Coach, Fearless Product LLC

Customer discovery is the lifeblood of product teams to identify the most important customer needs to solve next. Often it's the Product and UX members of the trio who take lead on facilitating this discovery. But what about other customer-facing teams in an organization? How do product teams best partner with these teams to understand customers’ unmet needs and decide which needs to address next?

5 Steps to Making Your Project Meetings Effective

LiquidPlanner

Meetings must be deliberate and intentional—your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency.”- Meetings. In the past eight months of my life directing a large infrastructure program, I spend on average 70% of my time in meetings. Your situation may or may not be similar, however, I know you sit in meetings from time-to-time wishing you were somewhere else doing something else. Finally, what about ad hoc meetings?

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5 Types of Project Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

In Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders there’s a whole section on different types of meetings, what they are for and how they work. I read it and thought, ‘Everyone knows how to run a meeting, surely?’ Templates for meetings.

2020 331

4 Easy Tips For Effective Virtual Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m delighted to have worked with Diana Ecker from Redbooth to bring you this sponsored article on how to make virtual meetings easier. #ad. Even though we may take them for granted, virtual meetings are a dazzling concept. 5 More Tips for Improving Virtual Meetings.

2020 289

10 of the Best Meeting Notes Apps to Use In 2021

nTask

Meetings are a common practice in just about every organization and company. However, for many organizations, these meetings are done and then forgotten about. This is why the minutes of the meeting is so important. This is where meeting minutes apps come into play.

2021 159

How to Fix Meetings (Book Review)

Girl's Guide to PM

How to Fix Meetings: Meet Less, Focus on Outcomes and Get Stuff Done is by Productivity Ninja author Graham Allcott, and Hayley Watts. Instead of feeling like I sometimes do, that you spent so much ‘wasted’ time in meetings and would have been better off getting on with something else.

2021 249

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

embedding analytic capabilities to meet ever-changing market needs. analytics to meet this goal. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED. ANALYTICS. REPORT The Sixth Annual Review of Embedded. Analytics Trends and Tactics | 2018 LOGI ANALYTICS STATE OF EMBEDDED ANALYTICS REPORT TABLE OF.

The Benefits of Agile Approach to Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Nobody wants to sit through a meeting and feel it was pointless, so why is up to half of the time attendees spend in meetings wasted? Putting some thought into the objectives and format of your meeting in advance will allow you to get the most out of your attendees’ time. The Swedish police investigation support project, PUST (Polisens Utredningsstöd) ran along Agile lines and involved daily stand up meetings. Three meetings instead of just one?

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Virtual Meeting Etiquette?—?33 Golden Rules to Follow

Proofhub

Virtual Meeting Etiquette?—?33 With the shift to remote work in full swing, team meetings will most likely stay virtual to accommodate all types of working arrangements (in the office, fully remote, or a hybrid). Why is Virtual Meeting Etiquette Important?

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7 Tips for a Smooth Virtual Meeting

ProjectManager.com

Virtual meetings are commonplace in our digitally connected world. Whether they are used to connect teams from different countries, or to bring employees who work from home together for a conference call, virtual meetings can be crucial to a company’s success.

2020 321

10 Simple tips to rock your next online meeting

Proofhub

As more people are working from home nowadays, online meetings have started to become the norm. But conducting online meetings is very different from in-person meetings. Schedule the meeting What time works for you and your guest?

2020 107

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Whether you manage a feature, a product, or a whole suite of products, you likely have some goals that you're trying to meet. But do you have a strategy? Strategy and goals are different. It's your strategy that allows you to make decisions that help you meet your goals in the first place. For example, if you want grow your revenue, your strategy may be to enter a new market - and you may decide to make your product stand out in that market by adding analytics. If you want to have an articulated strategy that you can use to make decisions, stay on-track, and meet your product goals, this is the webinar for you! Join Nils Davis, author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook, as he explains how you can get your team aligned to a practical product strategy.

8 Most Influential Tips on How to Take Meeting Notes

nTask

Do you find it hard to compile and organize all the proceedings of a meeting? So, how to take meeting notes? Taking meeting notes is not really rocket science. This article is your how-to guide on how to take meeting notes efficiently. What, exactly, are meeting notes?

2021 107

The Best Guide To One-On-One Meetings

nTask

One-on-one meetings form a core part of a company’s administration and management. One-on-one meetings give teams an insight into the problems plaguing their projects’ process. But before we move on to the guide, why not take a brief look at what one-on-one meetings are?

2021 78

How to Run a Planning Meeting (Checklist Included)

ProjectManager.com

Meetings—there can be too many. Meetings are sometimes held to discuss when to meet: it can feel absurd. However, meetings are not some useless artifact from business past. That’s why a planning meeting in project management is key to kicking off a successful project.

2020 365

Dreading Taking the Meeting Minutes?

Arras People

I really dread having to minute the project meetings because I don’t know what people are talking about, what should I do? There are two main roles in a meeting – the chairperson and the minute taker – and together they work out how best to approach the meeting; decide on what gets captured; how to deal with complex discussions and clearly signal when actions are being taken. The post Dreading Taking the Meeting Minutes?

2018 174

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

How To Run A Sprint Planning Meeting Like A Boss (+ Meeting Agenda)

The Digital Project Manager

Are you actually doing what you want to accomplish with your sprint planning meetings? Here’s an overview of sprint planning meetings, why and how to do them, and a free sprint planning meeting agenda template. The post How To Run A Sprint Planning Meeting Like A Boss (+ Meeting Agenda) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling How-to Project Planning Topics

2019 235

An Effective Project Kick-Off Meeting Needs Preparation

Arras People

The initial project kick-off meeting is a key stage in helping to deliver a successful project outcome and provides an opportunity to share the plan with the team and stakeholders. However, as with the remainder of your project the meeting will only be a success if you dedicate sufficient time to actually planning to achieve a successful outcome from the meeting. Failure to prepare for this meeting will put the project at risk right from the start. Meeting agenda.

2017 192

What are the Project Meeting Roles?

Project Risk Coach

Project meetings can be maddening. Let's improve your meetings through project meeting roles. Team members leave meetings with no decisions, lacking direction, and not knowing what to expect next. Meetings can be an absolute waste of time and money.

2019 195

16 Mistakes to Avoid For More Productive Virtual Team Meetings

Proofhub

Meetings are an inherent part of every organization, no matter the industry. With meetings, employees have a platform to have one-on-ones with managers and express their opinions. If done well, meetings contribute to the overall success of the organization.

2021 78

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

5 Tips To Re-Energize Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

I facilitate daily standup meetings for our support team. Int his article, I’ll look at 5 activities you can try in your daily team standup meeting. What’s the point of a daily standup meeting? How does a standup meeting work?

2020 326

Running Great Virtual Meetings: All You Need to Know

Project Bliss

Running a perfect meeting takes a lot of work. Running virtual meetings can be even harder due to added challenges. Benefits of Running Virtual Meetings. What are the benefits of virtual meetings vs face to face? Teams have been forced to use more virtual meetings.

2021 156

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Project Meetings

Project Risk Coach

I often hear people say, “Our company has too many meetings. The meetings last too long and they are woefully mismanaged.” And yet, meetings can be an indispensable tool for accomplishing work. Let’s look at 10 ways to improve project meetings and achieve greater results.

2019 202

How to Master Meeting Minutes

Project Risk Coach

Do you and your team members lose track of the things you discussed in your project meetings? Let's talk about how to master meeting minutes. When I published my blog post entitled Four Meeting Problems , I received several questions about recording minutes. For both newbies as well as experienced project managers, it is good to get back to the basics. […] The post How to Master Meeting Minutes appeared first on Project Risk Coach.

2019 167

Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Building virtual teams starts with effective kick-off meetings

Kiron Bondale

And this starts with an effective kick-off meeting. If you had run kick-off meetings as a mere formality before, their importance is much greater now. An effective kick-off meeting helps by: Giving each team member a good understanding of the purpose behind the project.

2020 254

A Guide To Managing Agile Meetings

Wrike

You don’t have to listen too hard to hear the complaints about meetings. Grievances aside, meetings have their time, place, and benefits, especially when it comes to Agile meetings. In fact, meetings in Agile methodology are a core piece of the development process. .

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The Best Meeting Minutes Transcription Software: An Independent Test and Review

Girl's Guide to PM

I was approached by the people at Reason8 to try their meeting transcription software, and together we decided the best test would be to do a market comparison and review similar tools. It has probably been only the last year that I’ve started taking minutes of meetings directly into a laptop during the meeting, and that is only when I am not chairing the meeting. So generally, when I am chairing a meeting, I take notes by hand and type them up after the meeting.

2018 276

Ask A PM: How Do I Run an Effective Kick-Off Meeting?

LiquidPlanner

“Dear Elizabeth: I ran a kick-off meeting for my project, and it was a disaster. The experience has put me off running kick-off meetings in the future, but I have another project starting soon, so I’m going to have to do it. The Point of a Kick-Off Meeting.

2020 106

Boost Team Engagement with Agile

Speaker: Anthony Crain, Agile Transformation Consultant at cPrime, and Zach Wolfe, Enterprise Customer Success Manager at Wrike

Agile Methodology has led to an era of transparency and collaboration within software and development teams. However, as many project managers have discovered, agile can work in non-technical teams as well. But how about managing both? How do we bridge the gap between technical and non-technical teams to create a holistically agile project? The key is engagement. The engineering team doesn't need to have marketing degrees, and the marketing team doesn’t need a coding bootcamp. What they do need is a sense of engagement in each aspect of the project, and the ability to collaborate as effectively as possible.

Planning and Executing Effecting Meetings

Brad Egeland

Meeting effectiveness is a key component of effective and efficient communication which – at least to me – is a key component of project success. And every project has meetings. many meetings. All because you can't run a good meeting.

Better Zoom Meetings

Project Management Essentials

In one of my training classes, there is an exercise to conduct a daily stand-up meeting. The meeting should be no longer than 15-minutes and be well structured. Disruptive and unproductive meetings are common and just do not happen in practice exercises.

2021 52

Epicflow Summer 2021 Updates: Generic User, Budget Task and Budget Distribution, Meeting View

Epicflow Blog

Meeting View: Hold Meetings with Team Members More Efficiently. The list of participants is ordered automatically in line with the alphabet, but you can create it manually depending on the order you need for a certain meeting.

2021 76

5 Best Icebreakers for Meetings & Training Seminars

nTask

It made sense; two people meeting for the first time and the whole situation rife with nervousness. Today, we see different companies looking to learn different icebreakers for meetings & training seminars. Secondly, icebreakers for meetings are also effective because they hone interpersonal and communication skills. Since I am an Agile project manager, I have been part of different companies where icebreakers for meetings & training seminars were held.

2019 108

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

struggle to integrate analytics into their products, business models, and pricing strategies in a way that meets a range of user. In meetings, adjust the position of the dots. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.