Tips for Better Remote Meetings

Agile Alliance

That means more remote meetings, remote working sessions, and remote social catch ups. (My People agile teams meetings remote2020As of this week, many people who are accustomed to going to the office are working from home.

Lead Remote Meetings that Get Results and Build Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

Even after social distancing ends, remote meetings are here to stay. In this episode you’ll get several ways to ensure that your remote meetings are the best use of everyone’s time – including how to take advantage of technology to do […].

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Toxic meeting culture

Erik Bernhardsson

I spent six years at a company that went from 50 people to 1500 and one contributing factor leading to my departure was that I went from a “maker” to a person stuck in meetings every day. It wasn’t that I wanted to do that, but everyone else kept dragging me into meetings. There’s about 47 million blog posts about why meetings suck and I’m not going to pile more onto that heap. For the record – a well run meeting is great!

Our 10 Tips to Have Productive and Engaging Virtual Meetings

Scrum.org

Virtual meetings are an essential platform for this. In this post, we share our tips for making virtual meetings a useful, productive and engaging experience. In order to have an effective meeting, it's important to first create personal connections.

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.

AI meets operations

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

One of the biggest challenges operations groups will face over the coming year will be learning how to support AI- and ML-based applications.

End Meeting Nightmares: Manage Results, Not Activity

General Leadership

“A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” Admit what you already know: Your meetings are ineffective. You’re people know your/their meetings are ineffective. End meeting nightmares.

Toxic meeting culture

Erik Bernhardsson

I spent six years at a company that went from 50 people to 1500 and one contributing factor leading to my departure was that I went from a “maker” to a person stuck in meetings every day. It wasn’t that I wanted to do that, but everyone else kept dragging me into meetings.

Scrum Values meet Agile Principles

Scrum.org

For example, I am sure you have visited a company before and you learned a lot about a particular culture by meeting simply the front desk receptionist or security guard.

Stop Emailing When You Should Have a Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

Have a meeting for more bandwidth and speed Recently we were delivering a leadership development program when Annia, a senior leader in the firm, raised her hand and addressed the room: “I’ve noticed that many of us quickly send an email rather […].

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

while still customizing the end result to meet their exact. WHY “BUILD OR BUY?” IS THE WRONG QUESTION FOR ANALYTICS Introduction.1 When to Build Your Own Analytics. 2 When to Buy a Bolt-On Solution. 6 When to Take a Combined Approach. 9 About Logi Analytics.

CTOs Should Embrace, Stick to a No-Meeting Day

DevOps.com

You know the feeling: You open your calendar in the morning to find a completely booked day, back-to-back meetings and not even 15 minutes of time to complete any of the items on your to-do list. The post CTOs Should Embrace, Stick to a No-Meeting Day appeared first on DevOps.com.

How to Take Charge of Your Remote Meetings

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead remote meetings that get results and build relationships Tired of shadowy silhouettes, screechy feedback, and multitasking participants? Remote meetings are a daily fact of life for most leaders.

How to Stop Having Stupid Staff Meetings

Let's Grow Leaders

I asked the crowd, “Raise your hand if you’ve been to a really stupid staff meeting.” “Keep your hand up, if you find most staff meetings in your career could have been more efficient.” Most meetings suck, but staff meetings are amongst the suckiest.

Meet ‘misinfosec’: Fighting fake news like it’s malware

The Parallax

VANCOUVER—The last thing Emmanuel Vincent expected to do with his Ph.D. in oceanography and climate science was fact-checking news reports. But he found a compelling reason to dive into the fraught world of online journalism: He wanted to stop fake news.

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

An Effective Business Review Meeting?

N2Growth Blog

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “ meetings ” ~Dave Barry. Everywhere I go I hear complaints about Business Review Meetings. Like a broken record every meeting.”. And their weekly (yes, you heard me right) 2 1/2 hour senior executive meetings are not only efficient and effective, but productive and strangely motivating as well. By John R. Childress.

Meeting Design

A List Apart

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 (“The Design Constraint of All Meetings”) of Meeting Design: For Managers, Makers, and Everyone by Kevin Hoffman , available now from Two Waves. Better Meetings Make Better Memories.

Scrum Values meet Agile Principles (EBM)

Scrum.org

For example, I am sure you have visited a company before and you learned a lot about a particular culture by meeting simply the front desk receptionist or security guard.

Meetings that Get Results and People Want to Attend: June Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on meetings that get results and that people want to attend. The post Meetings that Get Results and People Want to Attend: June Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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 Tips for Holding Virtual Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

TechSoup

In this short post, we'd like to take a moment to share some best practices for holding virtual meetings during these times. In light of the increasing threat of the COVID-19 virus , a large number of nonprofits have temporarily transitioned to a remote workforce if possible.

Article: Remote Meetings Reflect Distributed Team Culture

InfoQ Culture Methods

Are you having problems connecting with people in your distributed meetings? Do you feel like you and your remote colleagues don’t meet goals in your meetings? The problem may not be with the meetings. It might be the culture in which you run your meetings.

Staying Objective in Sales Meetings

Women on Business

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10 Steps to Productive Meetings

N2Growth Blog

If you’ve ever watched an episode of NBC’s “The Office” you know exactly what unproductive meetings look like. The tragic news is many real world meetings too closely resemble a fictional Michael Scott get together. I won’t attend a meeting unless it is a good use of my time.

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

King uses almost a competitive launch strategy for new games, as each game has a series of KPIs that it needs to meet.

Article Series - Remote Meetings

InfoQ Culture Methods

Remote Developer Meetings Culture & Methods Development articleIn this series we’ll look at how teams worldwide are successfully facilitating complex conversations, remotely.

Industry 4.0 Meets AI

Dell EMC

Today, we’re at a fascinating inflection point. Industry 4.0—a a long-used term in manufacturing—is now more mainstream, due to the availability of affordable IoT infrastructure, the desire to gain new business insights from data, plus the arrival of 5G (read more on our 5G perspective).

Should You Have a Meeting or Send an Email?

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever attended a meeting that should have been a quick email? In this episode, get the criteria you need to choose the right format to move your team forward, make sure you’re not wasting time with meetings that would […].

Three Simple Secrets to Running a Remarkable Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

Everyone hates bad meetings. And bad meetings are everywhere. If you want to be a great manager, build a reputation of running great meetings, and watch for an immediate improvement in who shows up and what they contribute. Three Simple Secrets to Running a Remarkable Meeting.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

The Secret to Holding a Meeting that Gets Results

Let's Grow Leaders

You went to a meeting where you had invigorating discussions, examined alternatives, came up with a cool plan of action, everyone left the meeting feeling motivated, and then six weeks later you get back together. You can achieve all this in just ten minutes at the end of every meeting.

Article: Can Your Meeting Kit Cut It?

InfoQ Culture Methods

Every team meets. Most run their meetings the same way their grandparents and their grandparents' grandparents did. Meeting records predating the Romans describe a leader pontificating, brief back-and-forth discussion, then a conclusion with an inconclusive bit of mumbled agreement.

Are You Ready for a Walking Meeting?

Women on Business

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This Is Why Your DevOps Meetings Fail Every Time

Dzone - DevOps

Here's why your DevOps meetings aren't going so well. It’s a beautiful day and you have enough passion to enter the room, have a Hollywood-look at the crowd, and manage a DevOps meeting like a pro.

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?

5 Secrets to Great Skip Level Meetings

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, skip level meetings can inspire, engage, motivate and inform the skipper, skipee, and even the skipped. On the other hand, poorly run skip level meetings inadvertantly bring on diaper genie feedback and diminish trust.