When running virtual workshops, Miro or MURAL* should primarily be used as a presentation tool rather than a collaboration tool. In this blog, I will unpack why this is my conviction and provide a framework that will equip any facilitator, project manager, or leader of any virtual meeting or workshop to determine just how collaborative to make their virtual whiteboard experience.
The Dangers of Virtual Workshops (And the Framework That Makes Them Exceptional)
Alison (Group Director & PdM) has found ways to stay focused & leverage her ADHD within her role as a product manager. She's sharing her insights in this blog.
Being a Product Manager with Adult ADHD
As a Coach at Crema, one of my primary responsibilities is to facilitate workshops. Sometimes they’re week-long Design Sprints or 2-day-long engagement kickoffs, other times they’re a 3–5-hour long reprioritization session or strategic summit. Regardless of the workshop, it’s my job as a facilitator to prepare an agenda that points towards a specific purpose—every single exercise must move us one step closer towards that goal.
It’s Not Monty Python: You’re the Facilitator, You Stop the Scene
Product managers know – or a have likely heard – that psychological safety is an important element to their jobs. The concept has risen in popularity over the past several years as organizations are focusing ever more intently on culture and the work environment. But what does it mean or look like in practice for product managers? What’s the real value of psychological safety?
Fostering Psychological Safety & Constant Improvement as a Product Manager
Crema Senior Product Manager Michael Luchen shares what he thinks is the future of product management. Hint: Expect process and tooling to take a backseat.
The Future of PM: Process Takes a Backseat
Looking for more efficient ways to manage projects or teams in agency life? We’ve talked to our team of experienced product managers to learn more about the best tools and methodologies to lead cross-functional teams and keep everyone on pace with your product’s strategy. This article will discuss some of those top resources with pointers on how to most effectively use them.
The Best Prioritization Tools & Methods for Product Managers
Innovation has become a major buzzword in product culture and the tech industry. The most innovative companies or teams are the best, right? Well, maybe not. We're taking a look at how the continual drive to innovate may have undesirable impacts on the best way to build products.
How Agile Kills Innovation