4th Annual Product Tonic Unconference 2021

It’s been a privilege to provide stewardship for the ProductBeer and ProductTonic community over the years. When we first engaged the Product Management, Design and Agile communities in Southeast Asia since 2013 via #ProductBeer and later in 2018–present via #ProductTonic, the community has collectively explored a diverse set of topics that matter to us in the region through … Continue reading 4th Annual Product Tonic Unconference 2021

COWTOPIA.SPACE is LIVE!

Thanks to the brilliant work of the #COWTOPIA Space Council Andre Tan, Jeremie Benazra, Jérôme Bourgeon, Jocelyn K, Kwok Chung Yew, Laxman Murugappan, Mihaela Danciu, Mulyadi Oey, Solihin Jinata (SJ), Soma Mazumder, Tze Chin Tang facilitating game play sessions for the community in support of We Can, we have iterated through a number of online sessions this year bringing our in-person game sessions to virtual space. First conceived in 2016 … Continue reading COWTOPIA.SPACE is LIVE!

Enable active listening to manage challenges [Make Meaningful Work Series]

I’ve known Daniel Szuc & Josephine Wong for just over a decade. What started as a conversation about better patterns & practices for user experience maturity back in 2011 morphed into a series of interactions via the community of practices in our learning portfolios. Most recently since 2017, we started sharing our observations about patterns in leadership and team development … Continue reading Enable active listening to manage challenges [Make Meaningful Work Series]

The Collab Folks in 2021 towards 2022

A quick update on our progress this year. We are grateful to continue the practice of checking in with each other and for our clients who trust us to coach their teams towards better results. Since our last update in Feb 2021, the partners have worked together to facilitate A public Online Agile Fundamentals workshop … Continue reading The Collab Folks in 2021 towards 2022

The Collab Folks in 2021

Last year has certainly been a year where many individuals and teams face uncertainty and unplanned effects from a global pandemic. I hope you are keeping well and taking the time to consider the pandemic’s impact towards health, economies and individuals. When The Collab Folks was first conceived as an idea in July 2015 to … Continue reading The Collab Folks in 2021

The Collab Folks in 2017

The Collab Folks was founded on the hypothesis that a blended focus on Product Management, User Experience and Agility benefits the collaborative paired coaching manner in which we engage with clients. Two years later, this concept has been validated and our vision enlarged to include a few new areas with the expansion towards a Learning … Continue reading The Collab Folks in 2017

Highlights from Agile Singapore Conference & UXSG Conference 2016

The Collab Folks took part in two major conferences in the community this year as volunteers for UXSG Conference 2016 and Michael spoke at Agile Singapore Conference 2016 about "UX for Product Managers". Agile SIngapore Conference 2016 (40 sessions) Videos https://engineers.sg/conference/agile-singapore-2016 Slides https://confengine.com/agile-singapore-2016/schedule  8 themes Coaching and Mentoring Collaboration, Culture and Teams Dev. Practices and Craftsmanship DevOps Enterprise Agile … Continue reading Highlights from Agile Singapore Conference & UXSG Conference 2016

The Collab Folks – Update for 2015

The seeds of The Collab Folks were sown in Michael’s heart during a workshop on Positive Design Impact by Daniel Szuc and Jo Wong in mid-2013. Soon after, he resolved to place a greater emphasis in his day-to-day coaching of the product managers, designers and engineers that he worked with. If he could better understand … Continue reading The Collab Folks – Update for 2015