23 Burst results for "Trello"
"trello" Discussed on The Podcast On Podcasting
"Did you implement in your podcast to make it more repeatable? That maybe the listener could learn from. Sure. So as I was producing my very first episodes on launch day, I published 5 episodes, so that meant that before I began the week to week grind, I had 5 episodes under my belt. And so as I was creating those episodes, I would write down the steps that I was taking in a notebook. And as I was writing down the steps for each episode, I began to figure out what's the best order to do things in. What do I need to do first in order to open up the ability to do something further down in the process? And so once I had that process identified written down and it is a slow painstaking exercise to create this, I put each of those steps into a project management tool called Trello. So my process for each podcast episode lives in Trello. I have a different process for interviews and a different process for solo shows because they have different components and different pieces that have to be put together. And so now every time I start a new episode, I'm not having to remember the steps. The steps don't live in my head. And I'm able to just go down the list, follow each step and check them off. And now that I'm working with a marketing assistant in my business, who is taking over a large chunk of those podcast production tasks, that transition to having her take on things like graphics creation, show notes creation, guest relations, was seamless because of this thoughtful process that I had created before day one. Awesome. Yeah, I'm trying to think which parts of that are going to be the most beneficial to the listener. I'm looking at you talking about how your personal individual episodes where it's just you pouring into the listener. Are different from the episodes where you do interviews. And to be honest, I do about 50 50 as well. And I don't know if I'm doing the process differently. So I'd like to learn from you. What are some of those things that are highlight able between the process that you might be doing for a solo episode versus an interview episode? Absolutely. So the biggest difference in the two is that when you're doing that guest episode, you have those information pieces and those details that you've got to collect in advance. One way that I streamline that process is by using a scheduling tool, I use acuity. And so every time a guest schedules an interview, they have the fields or a form to complete, where they submit their bio, their full name, links to their website, links to anything that they'd like to promote..
"trello" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Not presuming that I know what it's like to be black in America. I know. But I've had friends who especially professional black women who have some stories, you know, and we would sit around ever wine and talk about where does the line in between sex has been racism. They're like, let me know. What do you find out? Because we get both, you know? And so it's very educational to speak with people who have been through this. And, you know, and I've been through it. So it just pisses me off so much, and I don't understand how women who have experienced sexism don't understand racism. I mean, you know, or I mean, everybody knows, how can you not know what it's like to be discriminated against based on gender or race? And again, I am not presuming that I know what it's like to grow. I know, but I know what it's like to be a professional woman. I understand exactly what you. And yeah, you should be able to get it. You don't need to know exactly what it is to understand it. You don't have to experience it to understand it, but you should have a clue. And so what we've done is we've sort of so they put forward these so called Republican women now as their barbies. Lauren boebert. Oh my God. Marjorie Trello green. Yeah. And these are truly despicable human beings. And who would have known that this chaney would actually seem like the normal one? Yeah. Well, you know, this Cheney coming from the family that she comes from, her mother is brilliant and her mother actually talks about in her day. I'm going up on the sidebar here, but to give you that she does understand sexism herself, her mother does, because she talks about the wonderful education that she had. And how it's harder to get that now, but she said, you know, when coming up through the ranks, school teachers were women, because that was one of the only careers for smart educated women. That was the only thing that was available to them. And so, you know, she had access to some truly incredible teachers. That's not a slam on teachers today, but to make that point that the women who now might be able to be CEOs and surgeons and careers that previously were not really that available to women. You know, that does shrink the pool of the brilliant women who can teach. So Lynne Cheney understands it, and she had her own career as you'll crossfire and everything. Whether you agree with the general politics of the Chinese or not, I think Liz Cheney understands that her congressional career had she continued. It's gone. And so she's looking at the long game because her family's been in this game for a long time. So she has a sense of history and a sense of how to effect change. And to protect her own position in history, her own name in history, and how to make history and not go along with the crowd. Also, she is a perfect lesson for Republicans or anybody else. Never put anybody in a position where they have nothing left to lose. Because they will come out punching. You can't threaten them anymore. I've been in that position. I have people expect me to keep the secrets of these people or protect this person like why? Why? Nobody's helped me. What happens when you're the person under attack? Is everybody who you think might be friends and allies or help you?.
"trello" Discussed on Mom And ... Podcast
"And saying i did it. I got my fifteen minutes but what will often happen is you get done. And you're on a roll or you want to keep going more. You feel motivated to do something and instead you can do all right. I'll do an extra tasks today. It's not making the exercise mandatory. It's a bonus and then you can give yourself some buffer and so when you have things broken down like that. Then i find it easier to plop into your time locks because it's not just saying this is my writing time. It's saying i need to read this book. I literally the book the exact same way i had. How many words i wanted to be. I did a numerical divided into days. I knew how much time i had to write. And i wrote it. In four one hour chunks. Over the course of four months and i got the buffer in the end and in it and i gave myself buffer time for life to happen and i went up to three weeks off because of everything happened when i left my church. My grandpa was like i was like i just can't do this right now but i gave myself a buffer to still hit. My deadline got it. Who is your head spinning a little my spending a little. I know we're gonna to Because we're gonna buggy about trello later too. Yeah you're right as you're about to get to something we're like. Tell us tell us about your about to tell us about Okay so we've got the micro goals we've got elements of it that we need to plop into the blocks. And then how do you block your like. I think the challenge. That i have is the same. That mri has is that our days are never very consistent like friday friday. I had some nice blocks of time. Like i was supposed to be. Editing are tipsy ellipses episode in the morning so we could Release it first thing in the morning but then my daughter had to go to emergency doctor appointment and so i did not get back from that until one and then okay so then.
"trello" Discussed on Anything But Idle
"And so if you don't know butler if you don't know trello certainly worth checking out and seeing whether or not it can be something that's useful to you. In terms of i i would say it's a little more low code automation than no code. But they're they're really pushing to make themselves themselves a viable alternative to slack and monday dot com and workday in workday What's the other one but several of those other project management platforms. That are out there already. What's next the next one is. Google task is now at in more things and we cover who'll tax so now you can do Ads.
"trello" Discussed on In the Classroom
"Hand side column all right so the board view. Maybe the time line. But certainly the calendar view. I think will be useful. And it'll be a different way of accessing the course content within our trello and the last thing. I'd like to show you here. I'll go back to the board view and let's say that we want to find the graded assignments where were trying to see or trying to find only those activities where we're going to receive a grade so if you open up the show menu along the right hand side right. Let me go back here all so when you open this Sometimes it the main menu will not appear. Depends on where you left where you left off last time. When you reviewing this okay it will. It will stay. It will maintain the same view that you were in before the last time you opened up this menu. So if you're ever not sure exactly where you are in the menu system you can always just click the backer. This is the main menu. This is where you want to start and from this main menu have an option to search cards and from here. You can slide graded assignment and then have only those cards. That have the label. A graded assignment will appear and you can of course combine these searches if you wish but i think the graded assignments probably one that you'll find useful if you're just wanting to find the assignments or the cards that include a great now. If you're in the calendar v you can do the same thing notice by default. It maintains the search still maintains the search for those cards. That have a graded assignment and this is useful as well. Because maybe we forget if this especially if it's collapsed we might forget that we're actually in a search that we have a search result so you might occasionally glance up here to see if there are any searches being applied at the time that you're viewing this information because maybe you don't want the search or maybe you don't want the filter maybe you want to see all the cards again. You'll need to go back to your search in this case select the label and now all of your cards appear in notice appear that the search results have disappeared. Now it appears as go back and and you can always click here as well and that will remove any filters or any search that you had previously set so just a couple of ways of going back and forth between filtering the cards as you need to or searching specific specific cards and then making sure that you're viewing all the cards when that's is terrible when that's when you wanna do all right so i think through searching the cards accessing the different views that we've talked about here today and also just having an overview of which list you want to appear in your browser i think will be. We'll go a long way in helping you find the content in our trillo board again. Some of this. We've talked about already. Maybe some other aspects we haven't but obviously what. We're what i'm talking about here. Today is best applied to a desktop computer. There are some limitations when you're on a mobile device but hopefully combining to these different strategies when you're navigating around trello will help you find the information if of course if you're not sure not able to find something in trouble let me know. Remember that i'm using trello both or our activities that we're doing on a day to day basis but i'm also using it as a planning tool so just because it appears in trello doesn't necessarily mean that you need to be doing it. At at that time. I will always discuss in great detail in class in our online sessions. You know what it is. We're doing and again everything will be in trello that we're talking about the activities that were doing the input sessions. It will all be with intro. But i will try to make it clear. You know what we're doing and when supposed to be completing it and then the trello should hopefully compliment that description that conversation that we're having in live classes so again if you see a task in trello we haven't talked about it. Don't worry about it. we'll get to it and i. i will as a general practice. I do not assign sang assignments in trello that i haven't talked about i in our online sessions guys. I hope this helps again if you have issues or questions about trello for free to reach out to me using the chat feature in microsoft teams. This concludes today's broadcast. You have any insights to share any of your experiences especially if you're using trello on your own classes with your own students feel free to reach out to me at my twitter handle e. n. l. e. z. This has been in the classroom and educational. Podcast making teaching and learning more transparent. Thanks for listening..
"trello" Discussed on In the Classroom
"Today's august twenty second twenty twenty one and today. I'm going to share a few tips and strategies specifically for those students who are taking classes with me this semester. This fall twenty twenty one semester. If you're listening to this podcast and you have any experiences or insights into how you're sharing course content using trello and you want to share that feel free to reach out to me and my twitter handle it be in l. e. z. Today's podcast is going to be actually a screen share. So if you're interested in seeing the the video that i provided my students showing them trello walking them through the steps that they can use to filter different cards filter different content different ways of viewing the course content that we're using or that we're including in trello. I take a look at the video. Which i have embedded in the show notes of this podcast so today i want to share with you the audio of the video that i created and again this is specifically for three courses that i'm currently teaching this fall. Twenty twenty one semester discourse analysis a communicative abilities in english. Course which is a first semester course designed to help students practice the four skills and a listening and speaking course which is for pro peduto students those who are just entering into the university Before they get into the a program they can take a one year pro pedantic Well one year program that includes proper duty classes that includes listening speaking which is of course. I'm currently teaching a reading course. Writing course grammar course in culture course. All designed to provide students a lot of exposure to the english language and again the course that i'm teaching listening speaking specifically focused on those two skills merging those two and This semester with all my students. I'll be using trello in this video. That i'm about to share the audio that i'm going to share with you here. Today is to design to guide students into give them some strategies in filtering through and accessing different course content that is being included in trello so without further. Ado let's get into it. Those of you are taking class with me. This fall twenty twenty one semester. Wanted to spend a few minutes talking about how you can navigate around trello as you know all of the course content and all the activities that we're doing we'll be in trillo and we've talked a little bit about some tips that you can use to help you navigate around the different Content that we have here. But i want to provide a couple of additional tips as we are getting into the class and and i feel you're you're getting more familiar with trello. I want to give you some additional tips on how you can find certain pieces of information. Let's say that you want to find an assignment that you want to that you need to complete but maybe you're having questions about will wear the assignments are and how to locate those. The first thing here will show you. Is that when you go into the trillo board. You do have an option to toggle back and forth between seeing the labels or the names of the labels or if you went to hide them. You can do that as well sometimes. It's easy easier to see at a glance. The the names of labels. Especially if you're you're not sure about with the colors represent. I've mentioned this before though. Make sure that you have the chrome extension pro four trello. This will give you an option to view certain lists remember each list for purposes will include the the work that we're doing per week this week wine week two and so on and it goes all the way across horizontally right until week sixteen. Let's say that you don't want to show all of the list at once you can select the lists that you want by just clicking on and off those that you went to have appear on your screen. This is a function of pro for trello. So if you don't have this option again. Make sure that you've installed this extension. I think there's an ad on as well for fire fax if you're using that browser but there should work for any derivative of crown if you're using like opera or Brave or other other types of browsers. Okay so the first thing. I'm going to show you here. Is that by default. When you open up trailer as you know you will see the board view. Okay so this is the default view but sometimes especially as we're getting more and more content here within trello sometimes it might be more useful to view the same content in the calendar view. But notice here. I clicked the down the down arrow and selected calendar. Here you can see per day which activities are which content relates to that particular day or that particular week right so here for example podcast that might last one week will show as is. It appears here. Maybe there are some other activities that are specific to a day. And so this view might be useful. You'll still be able to access this card by clicking and viewing the content in the card as a papa easily. Go to each one of these. When you're finished with his view you can either select the x arrow or you can just go back to the drop down menu and go back to the board now. There are some other options. That appear here but i think for our purposes Either the calendar view of the board view would be the most useful. There might be times where the time line which is more like a gantt chart might be useful or you have the the days that appear here along the top and then you have all the the content that appears here and Or i should say the lists appear here along the left.
"trello" Discussed on In the Classroom
"And you go back and say okay. This is actually something. Now that i'm going to be working on. You can click and drag and bring it over to the to do list. Let's say you have completed the the task and you're waiting. Let's say for a grade from the teacher or maybe you're waiting for something to be completed from a teammate. You can move it over to the pending list. And then finally. You'll bring it over to the dan list when it's completed The last thing you can do you can leave those as long as you wind in the done column. But over time you might accumulate a lot within this a list and so you can always go in if you want this to be archived. Click on the lips. Select archived now. It doesn't appear anymore but it does stay within the board. You can always go back and find it since it's been archived. It hasn't been deleted. You can always add list as you wish. And you've course you can always change the name of the list as you wish if you want to personalize this as you however Whatever makes sense to you. This is very versatile in that sense but this is just a very general way that you can use trello outside of our class. Maybe then We'll help you organize some of your activities in your your responsibilities right so i think we'll stop there if you have any questions with using trello or any questions in general related technologies. Make sure that you're reaching out to me. If you wanna send me a private message you can do. So using the chad feature in microsoft teams. If you wanna send public question you can do so by going in microsoft teams under the post section in post your public question And that's very useful. When you think that your question Will be of use or of interest to some of your classmates as well. You've been listening to in the classroom and educational. Podcast making teaching and learning more transparent. Thanks for listening..
"trello" Discussed on In the Classroom
"The top of the screen. If you're new to trello then you're more than likely only gonna have one board or one class appear in your trillo app and it should appear at the top out each of these images that you see here. Mind say Discourse analysis a listening and speaking these are what's called boards case so again. I have a board for each class k so this is my discourse analysis board. This is my communicative abilities in english. Core board in this is my listening speaking bored. So i'll show you an example in discourse analysis but it's going to be very similar it's gonna work basically the same way regardless of which classier taken with me this fall twenty twenty one semester. You'll notice once you go into the board and you scroll from left to right. You'll see that we have separate lists each list represents a week now because at the time of this recording. We're just getting started. you'll notice there's a lot of information that has not been populated that has not been included yet. But you'll notice here in week one the this These are going to be some of the activities that we're gonna be completing now within each list. There are what's called cards so if you go into each card you'll notice here. Generally there's a description along the top. You may see some labels you'll see maybe a due date if some options here To vote now. There's a checklist now. Some of this information you'll have access to in some. You won't as observers of this trello board but you'll notice along the bottom where it says attachments. You'll see two types of attachments. The first type of attachment looks like a card. In fact it is a card. Where if i click on this or if you click on this this will take you immediately to a different board in trello and so notice now. I'm an entirely different board. I'm sorry Entirely different the card called learner expectations. If i scroll down you'll notice that there's another trello attachment. That looks like a card. It's called getting started. If i click on that notice that that takes me back to the card called getting started if i scroll bag just to show you kind of what's going on in this same week at the top. There's a card called getting started and then towards the bottom as a card called learner expectation so that's basically these two cards. There's a relationship between these basically linked case. So this will be. I think a common thing in terms of how were linking some of the cards and as we get into the class and we're getting into different tasks and Different types of exchanges in interactions This will be. I think a fairly common thing where some of these cars will be linked together linked to each other. Now you're not as along the If you scroll down a little bit lower under the trello attachments in this particular case we have three different additional types of attachments. These essentially are links. And so if i were to click on this this will just open up the browser and take me to the link for that card so in this case i have two links one teacher ease in one to microsoft teams..
"trello" Discussed on In the Classroom
"Today i want to provide a short explanation. And i also created a video showing a students who are taking courses with me this fall twenty twenty one semester. How to use trello what it looks like. And so i created this short podcast and again if you're interested in looking at the visual component looking at the video and showing in seeing what it looks like specifically Then i would recommend going to the show notes for this podcast and checking out the video again. This was four students who are enrolled in classes with me. This fall twenty twenty one semester. And i wanted to kind of contrast what the experience will be on a mobile device versus. What likely will look like when you access trello access the same course content on your desktop computer so without further. Do let's get right to it for those of you. Who have class with me. This fall twenty twenty one semester. I wanna spend a few minutes talking about looking at it from a cell phone. I know most of you will be accessing the course content in trello using your cell phone. I have created a prior video prior podcast episode where. I'm talking about trello on a desktop computer. but today we're going to focus on the mobile device it does. It does look a different in terms of the way that some of the information is organized. And i want to show you what that will look like. So i'm going to show you what this looks like on my android device so if you have an iphone it's going to be very similar It will the functionality is basically the same so the first thing you want to do is make sure you go in and install the app on your phone and then we'll sign in. Remember to sign in using your microsoft three sixty five issue account. You're certainly can create a personal account. If you wish but again my suggestion would be to use the the your university account since all the course content will be under a aboard that list you as a member using your university email so when you open up trello if you're not familiar with it it will default by going to your boards. Now what i've done. I have a lot of boards here. So i have some that are starred which appear.
"trello" Discussed on In the Classroom
"I think this will be an easy way. You can collapse this information if you're done with that and that will bring the current week all the way to the left k now. If you do need to scroll to the right you can buy just clicking and dragging here on your screen. now. I would also recommend that you install the The trello app for your mobile device for your cell phone or tablet and it's basically gonna work the same way you'll be able to access the same content with your mobile device. Now if you're if you're using microsoft. I'm sorry google chrome. Let me pull that up here. I would install the extension. that's called pro four trello. This is a free extension for for for chrome and this also gives you different ways to view the content so here we can select this ero and this moves all of the lists from horizontal mode to a vertical mode. So now we can scroll up and down instead of from left to right so this is another way that you can do this. And also another good option here is that you can click show all or hide all you can actually hide different lists okay. This is similar to what. I was showing you in fire fox but this will allow you to not get overwhelmed by the the content. That's being that's going to be populated throughout each of these lists. Okay so you can click again where it says lists and then you can select or de-select those lists depending on what you want to have appear in your screen case so again. This is if you are using desktop computer. You've got some additional ways of viewing and accessing the different the different lists all right so these are the spaces that we're going to be using for this semester and the first day class first few days. We'll we'll be getting into trello. And i'll be helping you set up an account and get into The the different pages. But i wanted to provide short overview of trello. And how we're going to be using it and where you can access the different pages again. You can use your browser and your desktop computer. You can use your mobile app on your phone. And of course you can access it directly via microsoft teams by selecting this tab here at the top right so i think we'll stop there if you do have any questions or issues for those of you who are taking different classes with me this semester. Feel free to reach out to me. The best ways to send me direct messages via the teams. This has been in the classroom and educational podcasts. Making teaching and learning more transparent. Thanks for listening.
"trello" Discussed on In the Classroom
"Today is july twenty ninth twenty twenty one today want to provide a little bit of information about trello. This is the platform. We're going to be using pretty much throughout the entire course but before we get into today's topic if anyone has any additional insights or wants to share how they're using trello and they're teaching practice for free to reach out to meet my twitter handle at be l. e. e. z. Today i wanna talk about trello. And i have here on my screen. If you're listening to this podcast and you want to check out the video you can access the video in the show notes today. I want to show you a couple of ways that we can access trello. We're going to be using microsoft three sixty five this semester so everything will be.
"trello" Discussed on In the Classroom
"The template again probably best to check out the video if you want to see a visual component actually access and the The template itself all included linked to the video as well as the trello template and again if anyone has any feedback about the template itself or has additional questions about the course or how we're going to be developing the projects though free to reach out to me so without further do. Here's what i plan to present to the learners as it relates to the trello template for those who are taking discourse analysis. I wanted to spend a few minutes talking about this trello board that i designed for the projects that we're going to be completing for the semester. We'll we'll be talking about trello and getting set up at the beginning of the semester. First class will talk about how to get started. But i wanted to show you this template that we're going to be using and as you divide up into your teams each team will be using or will have their own board that they'll use for the purposes of completing the project so here we see in this board. We have different lists. We have a brainstorm list to do list and so on within each list we have. What's called cards. These cards can be moved around. We can open up each card and there are a lot of different options that you can You know you have access to will get familiar with these cards as we get into trouble a little bit more as we get into the semester so we have cards with enlists and then we have lists within our board now here. The first three lists the brainstorm to do and done list. These are going to be primarily the list that you'll be using as you are completing tasks says you're creating tasks for your project. This will be specific to your team in terms of which card you and you know which activities you're going to be doing specifically as it relates to your project goals the rest of the list. Starting with the list called goals it rolls audience situation products and standards. These are the different lists that you're going to be using as you get started in your project now and they may be sunless list here or there may be some cards or information here that you access while you're completing your project that's also possible but for the most part. Most of these cards will be completed by the team at the beginning of the process. Once you begin the project and you're coming up with your project goals you're determining the roles that you're gonna assume as members of your team as you're determining the audience the target audience for your project you're going to be thinking about your situation or context and you'll be thinking about the different products that you're gonna complete or the performance that you're gonna compete for your project that information will be located here and also the standards or the criteria based on the the way that you're going to be assessed for completing the performance or the project. This finalist called resources. This is really more for informational purposes. If you're interested in theoretical rationale for doing projects that information will be here. It's not really directly related to your project but since you are in a bachelor's degree program for english language teaching your Your teacher trainers then. You might find this information useful. And also since i'm going to be sharing this publicly This will be included in my description. Maybe in another video or a podcast. Where i will be sharing the same information but more towards the towards the general public so these are the cards. Were going to be using. There might be a need for an additional list between the to do in the done list and this is going to be optional. If you need to create any lists any additional lists that are not currently a presented here in this template you can add a list going all the way to the right of your screen and you can give it a name. I'm gonna call this pending or maybe a waiting list and we can click and drag can bring this over here. Probably best. Put it between the two do and done list. Let's say i wanna put this in. All caps can do that. And if you wanna get creative you add a am emoji mm-hmm k. Whatever emoji mind and then you can start to add cards as you need to. You need to delete. You can always just go in archive the card case. It's a very flexible platform and this might be necessary if you have some tasks that basically completed but maybe you're waiting for approval or you're just waiting from someone else before you can finalize the task before you move it to the done list over here one more thing. I'll mention as this example that i'm showing you is specifically for a course discourse analysis. I have some cards here under the brainstorm that are going to be very specific to our class The team charter will be something that applies to pretty much any team project but here we have a car. That's called possible discourse analysis topics and i have included here some ideas some examples of possible topics that you might include in your project. This of course will be something that we discuss in class at length. But i have a list here a brief summary of the possible topics that you can consider for both the mid term project as well as the final project. Also there is a copy of the grasps framework worksheet and basically the these lists goals rose audience and so on these categories are taken directly from this worksheet. You can choose to open it up as a pop up screen here or you can open it up in a new tab but This will show you an example of of a performance task essentially or project if you will and if you scroll down there are some prompts that will help you. Think about developing each of these areas each of these sections. I've also include these prompts in the template itself and trello but it's there for your review if you wanna take a look at them and also here is a list of different roles audiences as well as products and performances in so. This is something we'll be talking about but again the list here is just to provide you some examples some things that you might want to look at and considered a c. Which if any of these examples listed here in this worksheet will be something that would be appropriate for your project. So that's basically all i want into Discussing this initial video again. This is something we're gonna be talking about at length in class. We're gonna be working together throughout the semester working in our projects completing the trello Template this board by by team each team will have Their own board and this will be a way that i can see your progress that we can interact online and or together to complete a good project. You've been listening during the classroom and educational. Podcast making teaching learning more transparent. Thanks for listening..
How to Setup Your E-Commerce Marketing Strategy for Success
"Talk to me about some of the tools technologies not only from a market operation standpoint but also from an analytic standpoint that you suggest marketers use so to your question about the tools themselves been. I think the big challenge here isn't which tools to use but how they're used by their independently or as a group right now. There's thousands of available products out there that performed point tasks really well but for this industry very few of the have been built specifically for advertising. What i worry about with marketers is that they're aiming for a strategic impact to the business yet the using a combination of independent disconnected point solutions. We quite often see multimillionaire media budgets. Being run on pretty much. What's available whether it's google sheets or trello slack. Asana that's fine but i think the alternative is an integration with all these essential functions the more you can integrate your operations analytics and workflows together. And the more you can bring all your channels into a single location. Either natively or with negations. The more efficient you are finches actually built an offers this first platform to actually plan executed. Manage all your e commerce. One place you can do it yourself. You can build this outta. We've seen it done but we had to build this partially because our clients were asking for the other thing. Is that by consolidating your actually generating efficiency and this becomes a powerful differentiator for brand. They spent less time collecting the disparate data sources and more time applying strategic thinking to really growing and scaling the efforts that the business needs. Ideally that would all be done in. The same tool made should be able to focus on both identifying the observations and then applying those learnings in some workflow all within the same platform some people have started to add a and automation on top of that and that takes it to the next level as well. The last point in this ben is that whatever tech stack brand adopts it has to work within the organization and it has to be usable across the organizations existing resources. A brand needs a text stack. That is business friendly and works with their current size and skill maturity within the
"trello" Discussed on Success Unscrambled | Blog Traffic Tips | Business Success Stories
"Green premium version as a project manager or small business owner. It's important to consider if if having rules the roof feature is something automation something that you need in order to manage task more efficiently in foul. If you're a project manager you're all you'll be excited by the fact that osama has over one hundred free integrations these integrations ten different categories including fight sharing reporting time tracking google microsoft forms importers communication development and connectors. Here's a brief peak. A those integrations. Which i have left again in the show so interlaced. You'll see microsoft teams jira cloud assignment salesforce integration with slack. She mail google calendar chrome extension and power. Bi if you'd like to look at the big list of apps that can integrate criticize you can check them out at left link in the show notes. After looking at a silent you can see why it is one of the bet. The best treadle alternatives available. So at this point you're probably thinking that is a lot of information today chess in one sitting on you are so right. That's why he sites include a side by side comparison table in the show notes. In this comparison i included all the main features that essential unpopular among project management as a small business owners. They're quite a lot of them on the list. Gonna read them out here on the gas but headed with national success. Unscrambled that come forward slash ep. One eight.
"trello" Discussed on Success Unscrambled | Blog Traffic Tips | Business Success Stories
"The actual project is the writing. One hundred block was in thirty days on the task be condone accordingly phya by status again left screen up in the show notes. Each team can be working on multiple projects in their hob. I glance you can see sub task in each of the tasks that i have created in the screenshot from asano so what guests access let the free version of china does not seem to allow forget access at all. Either your are member of a specific team or you're not you do have the ability to add a number of limited guests in the premium version of massana why this could be seen as a negative aspect you need to remember that you do have the ability to create unlimited projects in china for free on the free plan. I'm not one hundred percent show. If fifteen members on the free version means fifteen per projects in other words you can have several projects and then see of ten projects and have fifteen members. One project at the french shifted in another project. Or if it's fifteen for the entire count. I have no idea probably have a tendency inviting people to super easy simply kick the invites people link on you get a screen. That looks like the one advocated in the show notes. You just a demon address of bemba's and then click the send button when it comes us unlike trello. You can see your tasks using multiple views in the free plan. These views include list view broadview and canada view. While you can also get access to timeline and views in the premium vision of asana becomes a list. You tank of the list view like your standard to do less but each lists can be assigned to a specific status. The board view in china is very similar to the kanban. Veenstra in trello. More customization debatable. In kickoff. the kind of you know has as the name suggest. The kind of you show is of tasks and up task. You can filter the view. Unseat him by assigning by dates by projects the major observations life have between click on. Asana is in some of the views. They seem to be running out of ink or color. 'cause i find some areas of the us indices. The views are very faint days. Not sufficient contrast between the background on the actual content on the page that would have improved visit the visibility of the features task management is up next so matching task is pretty straightforward process. Inside a sign of simply creditas can assign it to a team member due anytime poussin's mentioned on task or if the assigned a task they will receive a notification via email. Each person will have the ability to view a list of task assigned to them when they log in onto a on a daily basis..
"trello" Discussed on Success Unscrambled | Blog Traffic Tips | Business Success Stories
"You need to manage on clients using the same resources like subcontractors and other resources in your business to to use a similar workflow you're hoping for a read or to meet or even some automated process of all the work on milestones seamlessly in this upi sold. You learned the similarities and differences when it comes to using trello asana too much projects on clients. So what does good project management software looked like in case. You've never really use any kind of budget management. So let me explain. Spent some time looking at. What makes them good closely has a name implies any frey. Read the name project management on the baiji should at least help you but projects the reality is. It should help you to manage. Multiple projects may sources at the same time when it comes to agency work. The rule of thumb is that you should have one project manager for every seven clients. So if you have twenty clients you should really have for project managers. Accessing the software to manage those clients seamlessly. So what do i mean by managing projects anyway to very high level huddling clients. Some contractors should look something like this processing client intake forms assessing plant needs managing payments on contractors on boarding new clients. Assigning task to contract is awesome contractors competing their work getting approvals. Sign offs off boarding. Tines as you will realize a lot more that goes into managing client projects but obviously to keep it brief. Is it possible to accomplish all these elements in clip cello and asana. Let's take a look and see. Click up up up first and everything is going to be revealed here. So if you've never heard of before click was founded in two thousand seventeen by co-founders eick's yukos on zab evans base in sunday california. Their legal company is mongo technologies. Did you know my favorite fruit of all time. Mongo's well as a child growing up. I used to collect buckets of them as they were tons of. Mongo's everywhere you look. Anyway i digress. We have received a total of one hundred thirty seven million dollars in funding to develop a good project management to the pickup cab. Line is one up to replace them. All if you've ever looked at lord of the rings you it's one ring through them all. Well it's the same concept here. Is it possible that you can use one to to manage all of your projects from front to back up and down..
"trello" Discussed on Success Unscrambled | Blog Traffic Tips | Business Success Stories
"Colin dunn trudeau dash content at calendar. So you can actually see what i'm speaking about here goes it always all written in the shots as well as all of the images have included as well screenshots so i didn't cover to cover to each list to help them stunned as headers as it will help you with your process float at six pretty labels use a labels feature to highlight the social media platform that you'll be publishing on the next twelve months so each labor will have a different color representing different platforms or even not only the platform but the actual type of content so facebook post with us facebook live hygiene posts says gee. Tv with society story etcetera. Step seven list of ideas creep list of scenes ideas for the next ninety days. This is way actually going to put your content ideas and steps before we actually creating the home for the ideas and process flow. Now we're going to create the actual list of ideas an idealist. Try to board. If you have a notepad accessory to just copy and paste trello and actually ask you do you want to create one card will several cards and so this would be your group of scott so for ninety days you may have thirteen weeks two teams or you might actually have two topics a week or four topics have three topics week on. If it's over for ninety days it had in ninety days they have thirteen weeks. And if you have two topics we sitting by twenty six which is twenty six content ideas so again you can head of the national. Let's get more information see Border me head up with his step. Eat instep h. e. at calendar. Power up to your trello board so that you can start ski during the content so future. Dc putting things in the due dates in the future again. I have the screen of hawks. Get your power up. Calendar gun on sept nine the created checklists you can use to ensure that all aspects of your content planning and chretien is covered again. I've included screen up in the show notes. All the actual checklist Vo blog checklists. Itchy post checkless et cetera et cetera. And you rec- adopt this to suit your content creation process at ten you set up your calendar signed new dates to the content so that your calendar repopulated with your brilliant content plan in Screen nothing showing. What's to see my japan With older connors and what's happening in x. Number of weeks et cetera and a new k. In order to get this these piece of content completed a needs to check off the things of my list. Of course get him done so feel free to use one team week. They mentioned as opposed to covering several topics in one week at the end of the day. The most important aspect of your content calendar plan is the end results showed up to your content is creating meaningful social interactions with this in mind. The item missing from each checklist. Before you post story or video goes live. Is the big question. Does that content have the potential to create a deep and meaningful connection with your audience. If no what can you do to add. Another level of pisa's reason why social media has the name social in. It is because it is supposed to be platform for me more. Laid-back connection so in showed at your social content connects audience to the point where you are growing. If following could struggle for motions owners is coming up with I guess for social content. If this is your struggle feel free to take a look the ninety content bundle of left link in the show notes..
"trello" Discussed on Success Unscrambled | Blog Traffic Tips | Business Success Stories
"Now. how do we create a struggle content. Calendar again you had with additional app left. Some screenshots instruction there. It's about ten eleven. that's but let's get not t- knew how intel to intentionally make content different it's time to create a content calendar a unity step one. Set up an accountant trello to set up a free at cello count. If you don't already have one and create a new board and give it a memorable name that indicate at its content calendar an editorial calendar of marketing templates. Whatever you like to call it step to outlined flew right. A list outlines your current process flow when it comes to creating content in your business for example you may go from content idea researching to creating unsheduled the idea on the list. You have a big list now your idea. The actual steps process flow eagles from idea to researching talk lining the content writing to create images to shedding. Now yours. Look very different from that. But i just gave you an idea of what mine would look like it. Kinda consider who else is involving your content planning on creation process neck with my clients. There are a lot of people involve. Like i would create a content actual captions due to hashtag research. That's why i g. I am someone team luxury. Make the images on someone else will actually schedule it on my actual client. Who's in charge of all of the who runs a business. She likes to review it. So there's all of these different things so actually half for her. I would have The idea then. I would have the researching And then The actual creating immigration. Then i would have ho review. Its approve it and then it had someone else shedule it. And then we'll go live and that link would be back into the actual content asset library one of a better word bear in mind also the frequency of your content publishing step three at forms. Take a list of all the platforms that you want to publish on during the next twelve months with a publishing onto or ten platforms reclaim. Only it is important to plan for each one o'clock platforms include facebook post facebook live ii depots. It live tv. aichi stories. To oppose such a fleets periscope lincoln posts stories videos. Lynton articles pinterest spins on youtube. Videos is imperative not to stretch yourself tuten and to ensure that you have efficient or sufficient resources to publish a regularly except for craigslist is in we spoke about in sept to create all the necessary lists that is needed for content creation and put on publishing whittles. You actually going into the now on putting ahead on each of these little. You have a head of idea. Content idea yet. Another header for I guess researching another ahead of four outlining and ahead of for creating and so on on swanson. Each to item on the list is actually Creates ahead or its own separate What do you call melissa. It's gonna list basically that's what it's called in trouble and use the process fluid as step to help you create a correct list in step five. You add covers again. Head over to show notes. Access unscrambled dot com slash trello content.
How to Start a Customer Support Team
"To begin. When should you start building your customer support team. Well in my opinion if you're getting thirty or more messages from customers a day whether their emails facebook messenger Chat messages phone calls. Whatever it is thirty or more. It's time to start team because to really take care of your customers at a high level that's going to take a couple of hours a day. Even if you're the most efficient worker in the world i would say at least a couple hours a day so now that we've established that. How do you get started one when it comes to hiring your first customer support team member. It's a really critical. It's really important for you to choose the right person. They need to be flexible. They need to be adaptable. They need to be organized and self motivated. Why because they're going to start building your team with you. Yep they're going to help you build that team and i'll explain how so basically you're first hire is like a super duper customer support agent. Why do i say super duper. Because they're not only going to be answering your customer support emails or tickets or whatever they are. They're going to be helping you build a customer support system. You need to build the system so that you can start building a team and the system includes how your company is portrayed to your customers. what are the protocols. How do you regret your customers. How do you close tickets. How do you make sure that your customers are satisfied. This also includes you know how to use the customer support software. You're using with us to intercom or zen desk or maybe it was just email. This also includes standing operating procedures. What do they do. And there's a problem with its billing or a technical problem so this first agent is not only helping customers. they're also documenting the system documenting. How do the job and from the start you to tell them. Hey you mar super duper agent. You're going to be doing all this stuff. But the next person i hire is going to be somebody on your team and you're gonna have to train them. That's going to be responsibility. So get ready. Have your training materials ready. In my opinion this. I hire needs to be inexperienced. Customer service agent. Somebody that has done. Customer service knows The job has done high pressure situations and is above and beyond qualified. Right you on someone. Who's really good done this before because this is going to be a challenging position you want somebody who's hungry. Our first customer service agent was cindy highly experienced highly motivated. Just a super hard worker. The reason why this is important. It's because they're going to help you find other agents there in the market right the people that do their job and they're gonna know what it takes to work in your company to deliver great customer support and they're gonna be able to really prequalify and tell them in advance. Hey this is what it's like to work here and this is how you win. This is how you can be successful. And that's exactly what happened with us. Cindy actually had a sister who was in customer support. Her name is cj so in cj joined our team and cindy trained her. She hit the ground running. She knew exactly what to expect. She knew exactly what. The company's like is cindy told her. And even if you're second higher is not you know somebody sister or somebody's relative. They will tell them in the first interview. So what's important here is to set the tone with agree. I hire for the second higher now funny enough. Cj who joined us over five years ago. Who started as an agent then became a customer support lead then a senior lead and then now. She's a customer support manager for the last couple years. She's moved up in the company and she's really been a great hire because of the foundation we built and she's helped us hire the rest of our team nine other people on the team but it all starts with a strong foundation with great training materials with grace standard operating procedures. And that's how the team is built. Now you're gonna do some work at the start because you're first hiring needs to understand the product these understand the system the tools and you're going to shoot some video so you're just going to do some screen casts videos on your computer or better yet you can do a meeting and record the meeting with The new hire and train them step by step the first week. You can do a whole bunch of sessions and record these individual videos and put them in your team. Collaboration tool withers base camper. Jiro whatever it is even trello and now you have a database of training. They can go ahead and create documentation that training. They can then start creating some training materials about six months ago. We hired five new customer support agents. And guess what who train these agents well. Cj did our customer support manager. She created all the training based on the trainings. That we had in the past. She created all the sap credit trail aboard for their first week of training. Actually the first two weeks and all because we started with one solid higher trained. Cj and then leader on trained the rest and of course it started with our documentation and recording of the procedures of the star. Obviously if you look at our first videos and how things were done It looks nothing like today. Because they've evolved and the people on the team have improved. It have taken it to the next level and made decisions. That really have helped the business in a big way.
4 Simple Tips To Improve Your New Hire On-Boarding
"Whether! You have a team of one which is just you and you're making your first hire war? You're hiring your fiftieth employee. Having a system in place allows you to scale the hiring process so that when somebody joins your team, there are part of your team in the ramped up. The understand exactly what they have to do had to do it. WHO TO ASK FOR HELP WITH ZERO CONFUSION? This is going to allow you to get the most out of your hires to save you money to keep turnover down and of course produce. Produce better results for your business, so let's get started with tip number one and this one is pretty fun and simple, and it's just called a welcome pack. You want to set up your new hire for success. You want to make sure you give them something to give them a good impression, a big part of a new Harpoon will is that few welcome. They feel motivated, and it just kind of reconfirms their decision to say yes to working for Your Business and a welcome back is very simple, one of the things that. That we did in our welcome back is put together a welcome video, which is a montage of welcomes from our team members, and this is simple. You can easily do this. You just ask your current team members. Even if there's just you to shoot a quick ten second welcome as literally just saying Hey, I'm so and so I do this in the company. Welcome to the teams. Great to have you and we've put together a montage so that when a new hire gets hired, we can send him an email with a welcome. Welcome video from the whole team and it makes them feel like. Wow, this is awesome. Get to me all these people soon and I'm going to be part of this awesome team. The second thing you could do is send them some Swag Cinema Company t-shirt accompany Mug something physical in the mail, which is really really fun. One another tip that I learned from Wistaria, which is a really great idea is to send them. A Gift Card can be fifty dollars one hundred dollars. Whatever it is, you can send them a gift card. To have dinner on you to celebrate their new job with their family, this is so memorable for a new hire that they will feel so lucky to be part of Your Business, so a welcome pack is a great way to get them started on the right foot. They're like hey. Awesome I got the swagger. Got This cool gift I got this welcome video. This place is great tip number two a company ham book now. A lot of people do not write accompany handbook because they really feel like. Hey, this is a lot of work. Work it's GonNa take me forever to put it together. And that holds them back from actually having a handbook while a couple of years ago I got to know the founder of Git lab at a conference Dmitri was speaking on stage. Any shared a with the crowd. Hey, we have something called a team Hamburg. One of the first things he said is that they'll call a company him. Call a-team handbook, because this can be edited and revised by the team. It's a working document. Don't see it as something that's set in stone. And I love this idea because this allows you just to get started and to have something in place sooner than later. Even if you're handbooks only four five pages long, that's okay it can grow. It can be edited. You can add to it later on, and our handbook is literally a handbook written in Google docs and people with a woman or engine email will have access to that dock and they can edit it. They can add comments. And then we can improve that as a team, but putting together a team ham book is Super Helpful for new heart is when they first joined. They WanNa know about some simple things like how was a company founded You know who does. What like an organizational char? How do I request leave? What about If I need to call in sick? Who Do I speak to WHO's my own media supervisor? Whence payday who to speak to you if there's. There's an issue with my pay things like that. This is more like hr, and like a guidebook of how to really do well. We also have things in our handbook talking about our company culture about what's acceptable. What's not acceptable in our team? As well as some advice on how to succeed especially in our team, because we run a remote company and everybody's working from home and we get some advice when it comes to that as well so putting. Putting together, a handbook is a great investment again. Just get started with. It caught a team handbook. Make it clear to everybody. This is a collaborative effort. And when new hires join, they have something to read before they start their first day, so we send the handbook when they probably give notice to their other job, and they have a chance to review before their first day of work speaking of first day that leads me to tip number three. Three one of the best things that we've done is that when somebody joins us, we give them a full week of training, and this is outlined to them on outline the first week, so they understand that this is what they're gonNa do every single day. It's very comforting for a new hire to have a plan to see what's going to happen the first few days as they get to know people there timid, they're shy. They're worried about doing well. So by giving them a day to day plan for the first week allows them to focus on getting to know their colleagues do a good job and just feel comfortable in this new company we literally just create Trello Board for each department for new hires and in that trial board They have tasks to do every single day for the first week. Week it could be an orientation. Meeting could be some training. They have to do to learn about the product or service. If there know an engineer had set up their local environment so they can be able to start developing the point of this first week. Orientation is just to give them a clear cut plan. Okay, because later on, they're going to be. Be Autonomous they're going to be working on projects. You know we have very Thomas teams because we are a remote team in this is the way we work. Everybody has ownership over what they have to do. But that first week needs to be as prescriptive as possible just so they feel. They have some structure once they pass their first week. They're kind of like. Like comfortable now, and they can take on projects and manage their own time. and you kind of got out of the way the understand the company the values what they have to do, which means if the show up for setting up their counter setting up, you know their environment all that kind of stuff
Hiring a Website Manager
"I can't stress this enough if you are technically sound if you know your around your website if you built your website from scratch you may still WANNA consider hiring a website manager. What is a website manager? Well it's somebody that's going to manage your website pretty obvious right but no. Let's talk about what exactly that means. That means anytime you need a change to your website. It could be as little as updating a blog. Post to creating a whole new landing page or page on your website or adding images or media or building out a whole funnel for a new product. Every time you make some sort of change in your business or improvement or addition or new product this is an require you to update your website now most of us just roll sleeves and do it ourself but if you ever have done this before have you ever time yourself you're spending hours on this uh tweak and most of us do spend that much time because it's our baby and we like to play around and fiddle but when somebody's dedicated to do this for you they go right in the very surgical the get it done and they're out and they save you time and in the long run money but website manager does more than that they make sure all your securities up today yourself certificates Your domain is renewed properly you're hosting is up to snuff. You're not you know slowing down visitors. You have the right hosting the right bandwidth. They'll make sure all your integrations are working with your integrate with your crm or your payment processor. They're basically tech support for your website. Which is again when your biggest assets in your business now for most people that are like. This is a no brainer. If you don't WANNA deal with the tech but some of us like the tech I mean. Let's put it this way. I am a founder of a Tech Company. I built every single website for all my businesses myself. I manage them all myself. But I've come to the realization recently. I need to hire a website manager and we have because it's time I'm spending that I should not be spending as the leader of the business. I shouldn't be fiddling with the website really. It's a lot of fun and everything like that. And it's A good way to kill a few hours but my time is better. Spent helping the team making decisions making the right. Hire communicating the vision driving the team forward. I'm the leader. I have to lead. And if I'm spending time fiddling with the website that's not the best use of time and if I'm honest with myself I spend a lot of hours frustrated trying to get something done Because I forgot how it all works or have to look you know something on like stack overflow to learn a little bit about How to just something I might have forgot how to do something in a Serie Schimmel? You get the point. There's also a lot of time spent You know updating your security patches SSL and domains and all that kind of stuff in your hosting so you're going to save a lot of time. Now how do you find one? Well the best thing you can do is get recommendations. Ask any friends and Family. That has somebody that does their website maintenance. The takes care of their website. You can post it on social and crowd source and run some interviews interviewing these people that are recommended to you recommendations always best because They can tell you a little bit more about working with them. Not just the work they do. You know when you go to somebody's website or read their CV or resume. You kind of get an idea of their experience but not how actually is to work with them to communicate with them and when you have a reference recommendation you can speak to somebody and ask him directly. Hey how's it working with this person? Is it easy to contact them? Or they're reliable all that kind of stuff. That's how we found our website manager. But what if you don't know anybody and you don't have any recommendations well. Here's my recommendation for that. Go on up work up work as one of the best sites to find freelance part time. Full time Professionals that can help you make a higher especially in the tech industry crea detail. John Post. Exactly what you're looking for. How many hours while platform are you on wordpress? Squarespace WE BLAY. What kind of work you want them to do Maybe you're going to update the blog post but you want them to update images or ad pages create pages for you right exactly what you want them to do on a regular basis also the soft skills. What do you need someone who's a clear communicator? Written and verbal is willing to meet with you maybe once every week or once every two weeks that's up to you is able to use. Maybe some of your project management tools like Trello or base camp or slack. Paul all that information and post the job. Okay now what do you want to do search for people that have experience? Trust me on this. You WanNa find. Somebody has a wealth of experience in doing exactly what you're looking for. I like to look for people in this kind of position have been doing it for at least five years. I know that sounds like a long time. But YOU'RE GONNA get the cream of the crop and it may be a little bit more expensive than somebody who has experienced three years. But it's going to be worth it. Why because when it comes to a hires somebody in the Tech Industry? You save money by paying more. Let me explain if I hire somebody. Who's a senior website manager? Who's been doing it for ten years. Okay with other clients Knows their way around wordpress back and forth and my were. My sight is wordpress and I asked them to work for me. Let's say five hours a week. Okay this is just an example. Because they're so skilled they can get more done in five hours at a rate of fifty dollars an hour. So I'll be spending two hundred fifty dollars a week right versus hiring somebody for thirty dollars. An Hour. Sounds like a bargain right. I'm going to need to have them do work for ten hours a week. The same amount of work that one person only need five hours for because they're not senior. It's GonNa take them ten hours to figure things out and fix bugs in figure out what's going wrong and again up spending three hundred dollars a week instead of two fifty see. I'm saying here. This is out of experience. I'm telling you you get what you pay for when it comes to this type of talent and you're gonNA save money in the long run by getting somebody who's more efficient and can solve and fix problems and get work done quicker more efficiently and cleaner. So they don't have to go back and fixings later. I would emphasize you hire. Somebody has a very good communication skills especially because your website so high priority. You WanNa make sure that you can communicate with them quickly. They'll understand you You know and be able to implement and explain their side of the story as well as their side of things What they need to do or the recommendations for your website. You'RE GONNA pay a premium for that. But it's worth it going to save you time it's GonNa Save you money and the way to find out there. Good communicator read. The testimonials read the reviews on upward. You'll see the previous employers will say great communication skills loved working with them. The other thing you want to look for is attitude you want somebody who has got a UPI positive attitude going to be a part of your business partner brand They're going to be working on a Lotta Front end stuff. Meaning things that the public will see the need to have a can do attitude once you find a few candidates You know you want to invite them to apply to your job. Post inside upward actually run interviews and chat with them and my recommendation. Trial them out. I say hey. We're going to try for weeks. Seattle ago's if everything feels mutually good like we both want to work with each other in the future. We can continue to do it
Trend Forecasting - Connecting the Dots Around Us by N26 Head of Product
"So dual-track discovery and delivery. This is probably familiar to many of you. The Concept Being Donald Track. Agile the idea that we in product need to not only focus on how to prepare teams for one step ahead for what's coming next in the next sprint or the next quarter but also keep an eye on the horizon. What's further out there? That's going to affect us that we might not know how to make tangible today. And I don't know about you but I found myself more times and I would like to admit with the distribution. That looks a little bit more like that. Not only does it not feel good. It's dangerous and the reason can be exemplified with simple Eisenhower Matrix for things. That are urgent and important. It's not to get buy in from stakeholders or to convince her team. We need to work on something or for you to even figure out what has to be done. These are your incidents for what you might need a post mortem. These are your releases that are coming up and you've got to make a deadline in order to get something through your APP. Regression test not easy to get buying and pretty clear that top priority list for things. That are urgent but not important. This is where the classic product skill delegation comes in is another team equipped to do this better than us. Doesn't their service handle something like that? We try to delegate as much as we can for things that are neither important nor urgent. We tried to get rid of them all together and we might mark them in. Jura ticket as won't do and comment. Please talk to me if you have any questions but for things that are important but not urgent. We don't always take the time and carve the space to focus on them and this is bad because when we don't know what's coming on the horizon we might actually find ourselves working on things that are neither important nor urgent just because they're quick winds and they're easier to understand and to articulate to our teams and so I want to focus today on the upper right quadrant how to carve space for things. That are urgent but important. But not urgent. I believe that product managers can focus on that urgent but not no important but not urgent work by carving space and using trend forecasting tools and techniques in order to future proof their products at Lisa the Barcelona School of Design Engineering where I studied a program on research for design innovation and a cornerstone of that program is in trend forecasting and before. I started that programming. I thought that trend forecasting was basically something like this little more than reading into a crystal ball. Or maybe shaking tea leaves or coffee grounds things that you do on holiday because they're exotic but not necessarily a way to make a case for what you should build next but quieted my inner skeptic and I started to dig into the curriculum and what I found was that the reading materials and the coursework and the projects that is doing in that program or not on the Typical Products Circuit. These are not books that you find tons of medium articles that the tech community talks about all the time. These are things that are a little bit more fringe in nature. And I like to. I found because I realized that trend forecasting is inherently evidence-based with the balance of quant. And I thought that's Kinda like product. Maybe there's a common denominator here that I wasn't expecting and so before we dig into trend. Forecasting tools and techniques that product managers can use. I wanted to share with you. Three things about trends. These are the three things we should know. I don't mistake. Trend with trendy cabbage soup. Diet might be something that you find on a morning talk show but it's probably not here to stay because the next time that some other fad diet roles in this one will be old news not a trend fashion choices. That seem like a great idea in the moment but upon reflection a few years maybe months later you look back at photos like what was I thinking why did I wear that. Not a trend and toys that spike into popularity. Actually the fidget spinner debuted in the early nineties but it claim to fame was in two thousand seventeen in the middle of the year around. May and it didn't even make it through the holiday season. 'cause was old news by by Christmas. Not a trend so don't mistake trend with trendy so what is the trend? Then if it's not the things that capture the headlines of best friends of twenty twenty well it's a manifestation of change and this makes sense when we consider that we would call this a trend line. A trend line moves in a clear direction. And we know where it's going. It's something that articulates to us where things are headed as the impact culture and society and certain industries. And it's no surprise that we'd then would call fidget spinners not a trend that doesn't look like a trend line to me what is a trend. Then looking for a recent example to understand the local market here in the UK is the love for slurp Vietnamese soup. We can see here a steady trend. Yes there are seasonality dips from May to August make sense. You don't want hot soup but FAA shows us that over the last sixteen years. The demand is on the rise at least by search query people being interested in expressing their interest so trends are the sustained manifestation of change and we can notice trends if we look out a bit more carefully for signals signal. It's simple it's an indication of a situation and they can take many different formats. We'll go through some examples. Here's a way luggage. They raised one hundred. Eighty one million bucks through their suzy round so far and they came out founded in two thousand fifteen. They're designing travel luggage for the modern traveler. Smart Design and sleek years later. We see a kickstarter campaign for nomadic backpacks. It raised forty four times. Its intended goal. Sneak on the exterior. You have no idea the functionality. That's hiding within it and Kara sport the pioneer of Ath Leisure bags which are convertible to help people. Mostly women go from gym to work to dinner two drinks. Now what are these things have in common well? They might seem very disconnected but if we look a little bit closer we can tell that these three examples although at different points in time over the last five and a half years show us that there's huge consumer and investor appetite in hyper functional but really elegant products. You would have no idea what's inside because it looks so nice. And so back to the Great. Formatting how can we use trend forecasting tools and techniques at twenty six to make sure that we we build important but not urgent work at an twenty-six so I'm not going to walk you through all of the different frameworks. We use many of them. Should be familiar to you here. In this room marking jobs to be done understanding them through hypotheses. But what I will talk you. Through is five tools and techniques that we used in trend forecasting and the first one is sorting out those signals. So if we receive signals from all these different places around us. If you're slack looks anything like mine in my teams. You're constantly sharing articles things interesting. Check this out such and such just raise money or such and such just got acquired. It's hard to capture that and make sense of it and if we want to be present in our meetings and dive into our focused work then we can't just read everything that comes to us right away but it's not just about what share with you. It's also the things that you go out and find for yourself so looking what's up. What'S UP ON PRODUCT HUNT? What's gaining traction there or even traditional publication? What's the headline news today? The market's hit a record high. These are all signals. And if we aren't careful they can become noise so we use a pretty low tech technique here which is just creating. Trello board organized by Category. Where we store what's going on so in the actual truecard. We have links so we can go back to it and find the details but we organize them by their headlines and this is great because we can go back at will. We don't have to scour the internet or review. Which Slack Channel. Did Somebody share that with me. We can just take a look here and easily. Organize everything now that we've gathered those signals and we've organize them a bit more systematically. We can identify relevant trends. I'm going to walk you through some examples of the things that might seem tonight. I are focusing on right now. Last Fall American Express released. Its new green card packed with a slew of new benefits. It's also made of recycled ocean. Plastic at least for the most part and for that package of new benefits. They've raised the price fifty percent for the subscription month later bunk out of the Netherlands. They launched their own green card ninety nine years a year subscription and for every hundred bucks you spend. They plant a tree within two months. They planted forty thousand trees. Really Cool and the most extreme example up here is a carbon control. Card launched a think tank in Sweden called economy in partnership with the UN climate. Change Secretariat and Mastercard.
Epic Games Store cloud saves roll out for two games
"Tim Sweeney was responded to a fan on twitter and he said this cloud saves are able for a couple of new games right now. We've a bit more work to do before rolling out more widely so of course. There's you know there's the EPA game store. A lot of people hate it. For a variety of reasons. One of being doesn't have a million different features like a cart in this in a cloud saves and as epochs men very clear transparent about what their own Trello. That's public of what's coming coming what they're working on looks like clouds already enabled for some games and around the corner for the rest of them as we've all been predicting whereas if you're sitting there saying we hate the epic store because of this problem I get it but it's in a year going to be a moot point. All this like the majority of this should fix right Tim