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Critical Steps for Product Managers to Improve Cross-Departmental Collaborations

Published: 12 June 2019

ID: G00401633

Analyst(s): Roger Toennis


Product managers rely on stakeholders across many departments to collaborate effectively to bring a product to market successfully. Product managers must follow these three critical steps focused on efficiently building stakeholder engagement to improve cross-departmental collaborations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1: Hold One-on-One Alignment Meetings With Each Stakeholder to Establish Baseline Expectations
  • Step 2: Optimize Team Collaboration With Tools and Efficient Communication
  • Step 3: Build Team Collaboration With Productive, Engaging Meetings

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