Articles on product management

Product Management-Team Exercises-Carbon Five
Emily Mi Cai

Emily Mi Cai

Three Team Exercises to Start Your Next Project Right

At Carbon Five, we are always kicking off new projects with different teams, and we have a set of activities that we’ve found to be pretty critical in helping ensure our teams are aligned from the beginning. Here are three activities we’ve found to be particularly meaningful (and check out their templates here). Visions, Challenges,

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Carbon Five

Carbon Five

Carbon Five Roll Call: Grace Song, Senior Product Manager

Carbon Five Roll Call is a blog series introducing you to our team of product managers, designers, and software engineers at Carbon Five. Learn more about us and how we can help support your next project. Meet Grace!  Name: Grace Song Title: Senior Product Manager Hometown: Long Island, NY (aka Strong Island), NY 🗽 Carbon

Max Pohl

Max Pohl

Think Your Agile Team Might Be Doing Waterfall In Disguise?

Given the rise in popularity around agile development, I thought it would be interesting to explore the most common software development characteristics across the wider tech industry. How are most companies developing and releasing products? How does this compare to what industry leaders are teaching? What can be learned for this exploration?

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

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