Wed Jun 16 · Product Thinking, Software Development, Strategy

How to Onboard and Grow a Team During a Rapidly Evolving Project

As teams move through the product development process they often stumble across the major challenge of onboarding new team members effectively and maintaining momentum. In this excerpt from our latest white paper Creating an Effective Product Delivery Team, we share how the Product Thinking approach solves for this challenge.

Wed Jun 2 · Culture

Connector Spotlight: Matt DeLuco

Get to know Matt DeLuco, Engineering Manager, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Wed May 26 · Product Thinking, Strategy

Does Product Thinking Work in Large Organizations?

Does Product Thinking work in large organizations? We know it does. Working with our client partners we’ve seen empowered teams within large organizations work with the speed and agility of a startup. Our best-in-class Product Manager Ivana Ciric explains how.

Wed May 19 · Design, Product Thinking, Software Development

The Product Thinking Playbook in Action (Remotely): Card Sorting

Our Product Thinking Playbook is our best-in-class project-planning tool for building better products. In this piece our Senior Product Designer Hala Khoursheed walks through a recent project she worked on and how she pivoted the Card Sorting tactic card to work effectively in a remote setting.

Wed Apr 28 · Product Thinking, Software Development

The Product Thinking Playbook in Action (Remotely): Concept Evaluation

Our Product Thinking Playbook is our best-in-class project-planning tool for building better products. In the latest piece in this series, Kitty Chio, Product Manager, walks us through a recent project she worked on and how she pivoted our Concept Evaluation technique card to work effectively in a remote setting.

Wed Apr 21 · Culture

Connector Spotlight: Simon Tolkin

Get to know Simon Tolkin, Business Development Manager, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Wed Apr 14 · Product Thinking, Research

The Product Thinking Playbook in Action (Remotely): Research Planning

Our Product Thinking Playbook is our best-in-class project-planning tool for building better products. In this piece our Lead Design Researcher Katie Hill walks through a recent project she worked on and how she pivoted our Research Planning tactic card to work effectively in a remote setting.

Wed Apr 7 · Culture, Design

Reflections on My Year of Remote Design Leadership

After accepting an offer to join Connected in December 2020, Leanne could never have predicted that her first day of work would be the same day as Ontario’s first day of official lockdown. With her initial expectations of life at Connected clashing with the reality of remote work she has penned this honest piece on her first year as our Head of Design, charting the challenges, success, and surprises in equal measure.

Wed Mar 31 · Software Development, Strategy

Why Storytelling in Product Development Matters

Storytelling is an incredibly powerful tool for Product Thinkers, but it is often overlooked. In this piece Corrina Wang advocates for why it’s so important and provides a guide for how to elevate your own storytelling.