Articles on product management

Nancy Samahito

Nancy Samahito

The Future of Digital Healthcare: Interview with Nick Altebrando from AbleTo

The health and wellness industry is being forced to quickly adapt to new norms faster than ever before. Telemedicine and telehealth services are now on the rise. Contactless patient care and remote check-ups are becoming routine. Customer needs and behaviors are changing almost daily. So what does this mean for the future of health and

Wil Wade

Wil Wade

What Are These $%^&* Chores Doing in My Backlog!

Beyond Just Features and Bugs Projects tend to have three types of “tasks” for developers to do: features, bugs, and chores. Features and bugs are mostly self-explanatory. Features deliver direct customer value. Bugs are features that are not working as intended. These two tasks focus on direct connections to the users. Chores provide indirect customer

Brandy Davis-Balsamo

Brandy Davis-Balsamo

Don’t Drop the Ball on the Demo

Every once in a while an embarrassing product demo gets captured in the media and we all hold our collective breath as the latest source of escalated hype plummets back down to the ground. A version of this happened a few weeks ago when Tesla attempted to show off the “armor glass” on its new

Jen Skene

Jen Skene

Creating a Data-Informed Culture – SF Product Talk Night Recap

“Data is ubiquitous technology. We’re constantly collecting it, manipulating it, and trying to monetize it.” – Jess Starr, Product Manager, Okta Carbon Five San Francisco hosted Product Talk Night to discuss the different ways data and business intelligence can impact product development and business growth. Our guest speakers included:  Jess Starr, Product Manager, Okta |

Nancy Samahito

Nancy Samahito

How to Be Data Driven with Product – SF Talk Night Recap

Carbon Five San Francisco hosted Product Talk Night to discuss the importance of being data-driven in software development and product management. Allie O’Connell, Senior Product Manager from Carbon Five Chattanooga, discussed her personal experiences with product analytics and shared insights on how to effectively align product success metrics with overall business goals.

Jen Skene

Jen Skene

How to Facilitate an Effective Retro

Does your product development team do a weekly retrospective? At Carbon Five, we think it’s the most important meeting of the week. Here are some tactical suggestions for facilitating a retro, so your team understands their challenges, celebrates their successes, and comes away with an actionable to-do list.  

Tamara Adebanjo

Tamara Adebanjo

Why Do You Need a Product Manager?

Carbon Five began as a development shop almost nineteen years ago and added the Product Management discipline fourteen years into our journey. We have realized the importance of involving a Product Manager, who is dedicated to gathering requirements and can easily handle the business and technical aspects required to build successful products. There are many

Janet Brunckhorst

Janet Brunckhorst

Carbon Five Wins Amplitude Emerging Product Leaders Award

We were honored to receive the award for Outstanding Product Agency in Amplitude’s Emerging Product Leaders Awards. This award is for the agency that provides clients the best product development, growth, or strategy support. At Carbon Five, product managers help clients to transform their vision into reality. We also build high-performing teams, mentoring client PMs

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

Product Management Resources for Designers

Product Managers are awesome! They keep goals in mind and priorities at the forefront – and when designers get to work with them, it’s a real treat. Clearly, there is a lot of overlap in skill sets, but sometimes you’ll find yourself on a team without a dedicated PM. So if you’re a designer in

Janet Brunckhorst

Janet Brunckhorst

Using Strategy as a Prioritization Tool

We <3 Prioritizing In modern software processes, prioritization is at the core of what we do. We prioritize because we don’t like waste. Waste: Of human effort, which is disrespectful. Of money. Of time. If you’re wasting one of them, you’re probably wasting all of them. Prioritizing is variously simple, complicated, demanding, exhausting, and strangely

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