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Setting Priorities: How to Balance Planned vs. Unplanned Work

Does this sound familiar? As a product manager, you’ve finally got a groomed backlog that aligns with the product vision and roadmap. Teams are cranking away and delivering. Everything is on track and then it happens—some unplanned work pops up that is deemed URGENT by someone outside your department. All eyes are on you to set the priority—do you have the tools to do it? Our panel, Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach and founder of Product Talk; Aloka Penmetcha, Director of Product Management at Pivotal Software; and Jim Semick, Co-Founder of ProductPlan, uncovered tips, tricks, to help you better balance planned and unplanned work.