littlelogs

Keep a social journal of your work progress as you make and learn things.

#UserInterviews

March 2017

danielscib
danielscib

Missed a few days of logs…

Worked on: #ProductMarketing campaigns in Hubspot, which has become easier to use, but still frustrated by having to work in multiple tabs in order to be efficient. More #UserInterviews. Jumping back in with the training team for one day soon to help out there. Knowledge base work is going slowly due to other projects for both me and others on the project. Read through all articles in Pocket.

Resources:

danielscib
danielscib

Worked on: Project timelines, meeting notes, strategies for getting more #UserInterviews, virtual fun Friday for team building, experiments for training, engagement emails, reviewing notes from paper and Evernote, inbox 7…

Challenges: Establishing firm deadlines with many stakeholders involved at various stages in multiple projects (wow).

Wisdom:

The product person’s first responsibility is to bring order to chaos.

Resources:

danielscib
danielscib

Worked on: Content audit for the Resource Center, evaluating to see if current content relates to features in the software, #UserInterviews, #ProductMarketing brainstorming, more Hubspot, joined planning team for company hackathon, ditched Chart Master Mac app, found that I like the Roadmap Planner app more. Then left that in favor of a home grown Gantt chart in Google Sheets, flexibility is key.

Challenges: Juggling multiple, distinct projects. Many meetings. Need to take more time to sketch out projects. I am finding text on the page to be too constricting for visualizing processes.

Considering: Designating “heads down” time on calendar for at least one or two blocks per week.

Resources:

February 2017

danielscib
danielscib

Worked on: More #UserInterviews, compiling answers and synthesizing actionable insights.

Challenges: Looking for a tool to help manage (version) content in a knowledge base when product updates occur or other external changes take place.

Considering: Creating a Splunk Search Processing Language cheat sheet tool in Google Sheets with drop down menus (#Data Validation > list of items) so teammates and I could more easily craft search strings.