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Product manager and development lead shaking hands Making the Product and Development Partnership Thrive

The product manager and the development lead partnering well together is a cornerstone of great product teams. The behavior they exhibit sets the standard for how the team cooperates, connects, and thrives. One great way to do this is getting closer to your customer. Here’s how this advice works with both protagonists.

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Vidya Dinamani
Two software teammates slapping high five 3 Ways to Have Fun at Work and Improve Productivity

Enjoying your job isn’t just a nice perk. Happiness enhances motivation, leads to higher job satisfaction, and increases productivity. Companies can provide opportunities for employees to engage in meaningful ways, but it’s up to the people to create and innovate. Here are three ways to inject fun into your workday.

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Owen Gotimer
Agile team having a productive meeting Getting the Most out of Your Agile Meetings

One of the most common complaints of any software team during a retrospective is the issue of too many meetings. Agile ceremonies can provide a lot of value to the team, but only when they're done correctly. Here are four ways to get the most out of meetings, avoid wasting time, and gain value for everyone involved.

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Alan Crouch
Businessperson talking into a tin can How to Achieve Better Internal Communication

Our methods of communicating are often on “autopilot.” Being more mindful of when and how we communicate can eliminate problems and strengthen internal relationships. There are several things that can be improved or implemented to increase trust and effective communication on any business team. Here are some ideas.

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Ann Amen
Business people communicating using soft skills Why We Need to Stop Calling Them Soft Skills

People often focus on hard skills for career development, but soft skills are just as important—if not more. Soft skills require practice and they are crucial for professional success, so we should stop referring to interpersonal skills as soft. They’re hard, human skills, and they can set you apart in your job.

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Owen Gotimer
A project team bumping fists 6 Ways to Build Strong Relationships on Your Project Team

When you form a new team to tackle a major project, the project's success hinges not just on the technical savvy of the team members, but also—and especially—on how well the team members get along. How everyone communicates and collaborates can make or break your project. Here's how to build strong team relationships.

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Naomi Karten
Person in an office wearing noise-canceling headphones Are Headphones Hindering Your Office Communication?

With all the chatter going on in offices, people often turn to headphones to block out the noise and be able to concentrate. Noise-canceling headphones block out distractions, but they can also block out communication. It may be a good idea to set some boundaries for their use so employees can still collaborate.

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Naomi Karten
Agile team contributing in a brainwriting session Brainstorming 2.0: Generate Better Ideas with Brainwriting

For decades brainstorming has been our go-to method for ideation, yet it holds back our success when the environment doesn't encourage everyone to contribute. Instead, try brainwriting—writing ideas on paper and letting teammates iterate on them. It improves not only the quantity of ideas you get, but also the quality.

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Chris Murman