Tue Jun 9 · Culture, Strategy

One Simple Change to Revolutionize Your Retros and Build Trust

Whether you have always worked with your team remotely or are exploring the option for the first time, you will not build a high-performing agile team without trust. Although trust is possible within distributed teams,...

Tue Jun 2 · Strategy

Six-Step Plan for Leading in a Crisis

A Review of the Insights From Connected and Gibson Biddle’s Leader’s Lead Workshop with Global Product Leaders Leading in calm waters is a challenge that requires an understanding of how to get a team steering...

Tue May 26 · Software Development, Strategy

How to Apply Design Thinking to Product Management

This blog post was originally published by Pendo ProductCraft. The product manager has one clear mission: to create a product people love. To create a product people love, it’s important that the product addresses a...

Tue Apr 7 · Software Development, Strategy

Four Ways to Increase Product Collaboration Between Innovation and Execution Teams

Businesses grow through product. And they grow faster when they can attract and retain Product Thinkers with the ability to dream up the next great idea and/or build the next great product. But keeping these...

Tue Mar 17 · Strategy

Unpacking Business Viability for Building Better Products

Do people want this product? How will this make money? Will this be profitable? I have heard these three questions time and time again from stakeholders when evaluating new product opportunities or considering changes to...

Thu Jan 9 · Product Thinking, Strategy

What Product Teams Need From Customer Success

This blog post was originally published on Pendo's ProductCraft. If you think about it, product teams often work miracles. They’re given all manner of feedback, strategy, and stakeholder demands, and they somehow turn that into an...

Tue Oct 1 · Product Thinking, Strategy

Key Takeaways from Elevate Product 2019

Elevate 2019 was bigger than ever before. The product track swelled in number, with over 600 product thinkers coming and going from our office throughout the day.  The reason for the ground swell of people?...

Tue Sep 24 · Product Thinking, Strategy

Identifying the Big Problem for Building Better Products

“Most of the best insights come from what we call a ‘missing.’ Basically, someone sees something that they feel is missing from the world, and the person is driven to fill that void.” — Play...

Fri Jun 7 · Design, Product Thinking, Strategy

Product I Love: John Deere

At Connected we are obsessed with great products. We often talk about the great products we worked on and the ones we wished we worked on. We’d love to hear from people who are as...

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