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Stories by Robert Drury

How To Manage HiPPOs In The Workplace

How to manage HiPPOs in the workplace

Product Management

Workplaces have tried to move away from layers and layers of hierarchy, with managers managing managers in a seemingly never-ending pyramid.

Robert Drury
Feb 22, 2024 ⋅ 4 min read
Extrinsic Motivation- How Incentives Influence Behavior

Extrinsic motivation: How incentives influence behavior

Product Management

Extrinsic motivation is driven by external rewards, as opposed to intrinsic motivation which is driven from within.

Robert Drury
Jan 26, 2024 ⋅ 3 min read
Identifying And Overcoming Survivorship Bias

Identifying and overcoming survivorship bias

Product Management

Survivorship bias occurs when you focus on the survivors or successes while neglecting the failures or those who did not make it.

Robert Drury
Jan 23, 2024 ⋅ 3 min read
Mastering Meeting Minutes

Mastering meeting minutes

Product Management

Following up with meeting minutes ensures alignment with stated values and holds individuals accountable for what was discussed.

Robert Drury
Dec 6, 2023 ⋅ 3 min read
How A Workback Schedule Can Optimize Your Project Planning

How a workback schedule can optimize your project planning

Product Management

A workback schedule involves creating a timeline in reverse, starting with the project completion date and working your way back through.

Robert Drury
Oct 25, 2023 ⋅ 4 min read
Understanding 6 9s: The Gold Standard Of System Availability

Understanding 6 9s: The gold standard of system availability

Product Management

6 9s is the delivery of availability at a rate of 99.9999 percent, which is the equivalent of no more than 31.5 seconds of unavailability.

Robert Drury
Sep 13, 2023 ⋅ 3 min read
10 Essential Project Management Skills To Add To Your Resume

10 essential project management skills to add to your resume

Product Management

By definition, if you’re already in or transitioning into a product management role, you likely already possess many of the skills needed for successful project management.

Robert Drury
Jul 28, 2023 ⋅ 6 min read
Group Dynamics Definition Examples Theory

Understanding group dynamics: Definition, theory, and examples

Product Management

Group dynamics are the behaviors and psychological dimensions that occur between or within a social group.

Robert Drury
Jun 14, 2023 ⋅ 6 min read
What Is A Scrum Master Responsibilities Skills And More

What is a scrum master? Responsibilities, skills, and more

Product Management

Everything you need to know about the role of the scrum master, including the job description, responsibilities, and certifications to explore if you’re looking to become a scrum master.

Robert Drury
May 22, 2023 ⋅ 10 min read
Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory Of Motivation-Hygiene: An Overview

Herzberg’s two-factor theory of motivation-hygiene: An overview

Product Management

How can you be satisfied with your job, but also dissatisfied at the same time? Herzberg’s two-factor theory explores this paradox.

Robert Drury
May 10, 2023 ⋅ 3 min read
What Is Exploratory Testing Benefits And How It Works

What is exploratory testing? Benefits and how it works

Product Management

A main benefit of exploratory testing is that it provides a great opportunity to learn about the application and fill in any missing knowledge gaps.

Robert Drury
Mar 30, 2023 ⋅ 4 min read
Using RAID Logs For Strategic Project Documentation (With Template)

Using RAID logs for strategic project documentation (with template)

Product Management

A RAID log is the perfect tool to anticipate and track all the risks, actions, issues, and decisions revolving a project.

Robert Drury
Jan 18, 2023 ⋅ 6 min read