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Product Managers: Collaborating towards great relationships and results

It seems intuitive that good collaboration requires collaborators to, as the popular adage goes, say what they mean and mean what they say. Unfortunately in a lot of collaborations this is exactly what doesn’t happen and these are what I call “bad collaborations.”
Think about the last time you had to deal with a complex topic at work that required collaboration (there are probably a lot of them). At any point during the collaboration did you feel like you could not say what was on your mind? Did you disagree with a direction or decision but kept it to yourself? Did you outwardly agree but internally disagree?
The likely answers are yes especially in the world of product management where collaboration is a critical part of the job. Here are a few examples of cases where bad collaboration may creep up. Determining a delivery dateDeciding on a user experienceAligning on a product strategyPrioritizing a backlog or roadmap While each example has a different audience and purpose there is on…