As project managers, it’s easy to fall in love with one tool and let it define the way we manage projects. Perhaps in the rush to support a big project, we pushed the tool we were using to its limits, using advanced features and becoming a power-user in the process…


This article is part 1 of our written series “Building Trust in Product Teams,” where we examine what is required for cultivating a positive, results-producing environment for your team. Based on over a decade of experience in partnering with startups, enterprises, and Fortune 500 companies to build digital products, these…


Graphics of Agency Tested A Developer-Led Client Collaboration

Managing any large project is complex, full of risks — and faced with a natural reluctance toward team-client collaboration. As a project manager, you cannot mitigate everything: you need to put the expertise of your team front-and-center to navigate each challenge.

This requires a team-focused and agile mindset where you…


Here is where the value of a quality management plan comes into play:

You’ve probably considered quality as an aspect of each of your projects pretty often. However, chances are your actions to achieve that level of quality have not been as intentional as you would like.

A quality management…


With 2020 on the horizon, a lot of product managers are wondering how their role and requirements will shift in the next year. I sat down with Michael Luchen, Senior Product Manager at Crema, to see what his predictions were for the future of product management.


A few weeks ago, Bloomberg published an article implying the failures of Boeing’s 737 Max software could be tied to their decision to outsource the coding overseas at a low, $9-an-hour rate not often synonymous with safety. …


It’s no secret at Crema that we are big fans of Liz Wiseman’s book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. In it, she breaks down multiple traits of what defines a “multiplier;” someone who is able to lead in an effective way to multiply output and business value…


I’ve read my fair share of productivity books. While there are a few standouts, I feel the lessons from books in the productivity genre tend to meld together. That said, when I began to see universal praise for James Clear’s Atomic Habits late last year, my initial reaction was one…


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It’s a part of our normal, everyday life:

  • “Hey Siri, turn on the lights.”
  • Your friend asks, “Can you look up how busy it is at Applebee’s on Google Maps?”
  • You snap a family photo on vacation and let it automatically upload to your iCloud Photo Library.
  • When at work…

This interview was originally created and published by Rachel Gertz at Louder Than Ten on March 25th, 2019. Louder Than Ten is the only train­ing pro­gram for project managers that builds health­i­er align­ment between peo­ple, sales, and operations. …

Michael Luchen

People-focused product person with experience helping teams build digital products for enterprises, small businesses, and startups. Coach @Cremalab.

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