A Product Manager Communication Survival Guide (or how to tame information overload)

Posted on Wed, Oct 12, 2016

 It’s all you, baby.

Or, more accurately, it’s all on you.

The burden of communicating among teams, in between departments, and being the go-to get-it-done-guy/gal for CEOs and managers – it all tends to fall heavily on the Product Manager’s shoulders.

Product Managers are the linchpins of their organizations. The fillers of “the white space” - the processes and tasks that need to happen, but for which no one is specifically responsible.


Maintain your SLA with Notion for JIRA Service Desk

Posted on Thu, Oct 6, 2016

JIRA Service Desk is a new offering from Atlassian that offers a phenomenal ticketing system for service and support teams to use alongside their engineering teams who are already using JIRA.


Getting the most out of Notion for JIRA

Posted on Tue, Oct 4, 2016

If you’re a software team, chances are you are using a dozen different apps and tools to work better and faster together. And with over 35,000 customers world-wide, chances are JIRA is one of those tools.


Introducing Notion for JIRA Software and JIRA Service Desk

Posted on Mon, Oct 3, 2016

Before Notion, it was hard for everyone on your team to access the data they needed to be successful. To make the right calls at the right time and anticipate what’s coming next. It’s already a tough job building, selling, and engaging customers - how can teams make the best decisions without a shared understanding of the past and the trends that shape the future? (Tweet this quote!)

Teams need a common, collaborative layer that mixes the data from the tools you’re using - JIRA Software, JIRA Service Desk, Bitbucket and more - with key knowledge that’s embedded with different owners. A place where the entire team can gather, capture, and share the story behind their data to influence the future that’s yet to be built.

Notion is the common, collaborative place for your team and its data.

And today we’re introducing Notion for JIRA Reporting.


3 simple rules of data-driven product management

Posted on Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Product managers are the proverbial linchpin in ensuring overall market success of a product. Afterall they are the conduit between customers, product developers and a company’s client-facing functions (sales, marketing, customer success). They need to be able to truly understand their product’s ideal clients and communicate the voice of the customer back to internal stakeholders in a way that inspires confidence in product being delivered. This communication must include relevant and persuasive data and be presented in language that each group clearly understands.


Speed, Accuracy, Quality, and Joy.

Posted on Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Four areas every data-driven product manager should focus on to increase their team intelligence.

As software continues to eat the world, development teams have been left with little choice but to become increasingly competitive. Not only in how you attract and retain new team members, but also in how you perform compared to your competitors or even within your own organization.


How to Use Data to Unlock Your Next Promotion

Posted on Fri, Sep 23, 2016

This article is a guest post from Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré, SaaS Consultant & Customer Success Evangelist.

Squeaky wheels. They tend to get more grease than the rest of us. Even if the other wheels are more effective, the squeakers are attention-grabbers. And in business, it’s often those who grab attention for their efforts who gain recognition (and raises and promotions), leaving humble types quietly toiling away without due reward.


The Notion Guide to Goal Setting - KPIs, OKRs and MBO

Posted on Sun, Sep 18, 2016

This article is a guest post from Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré, SaaS Consultant & Customer Success Evangelist.

KPIs, OKRs, MBOs – OMG that’s a lot of acronyms. But when it comes to goal setting for a tech company in this Golden Age of startups, you need every one of them (and a few more). These are the SaaS metrics by which we fail or succeed. But with the combination of some oldie-but-goodie goal setting wisdom and the use of some killer new tools, we hopefully wind up more in the winning category than the losing.


Is it time to move beyond spreadsheets?

Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2016

From scrappy startups and tech giants to our oldest corporations, we have a long running tradition in business, the spreadsheet. They gained broader popularity in 1990’s as they became easier to use and made it much simpler to manage business processes outside of crunching numbers (Check out this Infographic for more timeline details.)  

Few words in business elicit such strong and typically unfavorable responses as spreadsheets. Most of us have a love/hate relationship with them, but as hard as you might have tried, they are really hard to get rid of.


Data Collaboration, Evidence + Discovery: RADAR's Story

Posted on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Recently, I attended the Portland Hubspot User Group on the topic of “How do you measure success? Attribution + KPIs.”  Because we put tremendous thought into the process and practice of operating within a data-driven framework at Notion, I was thrilled to sit down with other marketers to discuss, share and learn their challenges and successes. This type of discussion around data - how it’s measured, what it means and how it’s used - can yield big insights into future strategy planning.


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