The case for the Unavailable PM | tim

This post is a response to Embrace the Interruptions over on the Aha! PM blog. It really resonated with me, and on further reflection over the last week I realised that it’s only half the story.

As much as I embrace the interruptions, taking the time to be unavailable is as important.

As a product manager your primary responsibility is connecting with stakeholders, understanding their needs, and working with your teams to solve their problems. The more you hear from everybody around you, the more you learn. Every interaction is a chance to pick up something new, to continue to develop a…

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The case for the Unavailable PM | tim

This post is a response to Embrace the Interruptions over on the Aha! PM blog. It really resonated with me, and on further reflection over the last week I realised that it’s only half the story.

As much as I embrace the interruptions, taking the time to be unavailable is as important.

As a product manager your primary responsibility is connecting with stakeholders, understanding their needs, and working with your teams to solve their problems. The more you hear from everybody around you, the more you learn. Every interaction is a chance to pick up something new, to continue to develop a…

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A bit of word wizardry WHO WAS THIS? | Tim

 A man with a cane leapt out and actually made us do things. Scary stuff for teachers and support staff. After all, a day in a golf club had sounded kind of relaxing. But Tim made it fun, striking a good balance between opening up his box of tricks, guiding us through some of the best sites on the web, and focussing on the way children learn.

We had the opportunity to experiment with one of the Myst games too. Tim’s ideas about using the landscapes to develop writing were very inspiring, and we were put in the position of learners ourselves. Role play of a visit to a castle showed us how we…

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SNAPPYwords | Tim

Snappy Words is a bit like InstaGrok, GraphWords, WordSift and Visuwords and has the advantage that you can sometimes double click on a node to dig deeper.

It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each piece of vocabulary by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

Learn how words associate in a visually interactive display. Get ideas to help write content for your blog, article, thesis or simply play with words!

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tips for writing | Tim

We always focus on getting children to take off and fly: Above all -enjoy it! Good writing should make you feel like you are flYING

some top tips for getting started…

 

Don’t guess at things. If there’s something factual about your story, check it. Research can be great fun.

Get someone you trust to check it through for any mistakes (but don’t let them re-write it for you!).

And, of course …..

It doesn’t always have to be digital…

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