I joined project management expert, friend, and coworker
Cesar Abeid to talk about leadership, remote work, product/program management, and more on his “PM for the Masses” podcast, episode 137.
🎧 Listen here: Remote Leadership at Tumblr, with Lance Willett.
Enjoyed the discussion! Topics include:
Managing a remote team Leadership philosophy Product vs project vs program management How to bring a sense of urgency
PM for the Masses:
Besides sharing their own expertise with me and the audience, we try to understand the recipe for their success and do what us project managers do best: break their success down into manageable chunks and see how we can take similar steps.
— Podcast host Cesar Abeid
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This is a talk I delivered for
ProductCon September 2021 about balancing change and continuity, titled “Your First 90 Days: Listen, Learn & Act.”
When facing change, how to make your first 90 days matter by staying alert and ready to listen, learn, and act. Working to find the gaps and fill them to find success from day one.
Download the slides:
Description: Change is inevitable! Product leaders often deal with change and uncertainty in our jobs and across our careers. A constant feedback loop of learning and action.
How you start matters. The best of the best build on basics when taking on a new role or stepping up to lead a key project.
Establish trust and credibility, identify and fill gaps in knowledge, and kick start change Get started better: activate teams, organize your work, communicate clearly, and build success from day one.
Books mentioned: The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins; Brave New Work by Aaron Dignan; and . A Sense of Urgency by John Kotter
Event details: Thank you to Product School for the invitation to share this important topic with an active community of learners. The virtual conference platform used Hopin with 4,000+ live viewers at a given time for the sessions (around 20,000 total).
Watch all the videos from ProductCon September 2021.
Book: . Every Product Manager’s First 90 Days by John Franck Blog post: Make the First 90 Days Count: A Simple 30-60-90 Day Plan by Deb Liu, CEO of Ancestry.com (shared in Women in Product community); via Evelyn Chou.