July 2022 recap & what on August
A summary at the most interesting posts this month and what to expect for next month.
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Now, I want to share a recap from July and to share what you can expect for the next month.
Look back in July
Trust Battery - How to think about trust? We’re responsible for building and maintaining trust with the other function. You should invest time.
Is persona useless? 🔒A lot of people hate persona. Persona is a tool. You can produce a bad thing or a good thing. I find it useful.
Dear Budi: What cadences do you run in your team? A reader asked what cadences and rituals I run in the team. I shared my 4 favorite cadences.
Build an opportunity backlog to cure “we’ll improve it next time” that never happens. 🔒 It always happens, we cut scope, and we promise to improve it next time. But when is it? Would it be a priority?
Dear Budi: How to make 30 days onboarding plan. One of the readers was about to join a new team and asked a question. How to prepare? What to keep in mind?
How to prepare your one-on-one as an IC (with template) 🔒 One-on-one can be a mystery for most people. Here’s how I’d run my 1:1 as an individual contributor
On project management - Managing the project and coordinating people can be challenging. I wrote a few shortlist that will help you to think about project management.
Look forward to August
Dear Budi: How to be strategic in designing onboarding experience 🔒
Dear Budi: What's the difference between PM and Product Designer
5 ways you can build design intuition 🔒
Dear Budi: How do you structure your Slack channel?
Why I think you should actively apply for a new job
Dear Budi: How do you kick off the initiative? 🔒
How can I coach other designers without driving them too much?
You've done a design scoping. What's next? 🔒
If you want some topics to be prioritized, you can vote in this slido. Feel free to add a new question too.
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