Does your product team miss deadlines?

The Ultimate Coda Handbook for Product Teams provides step-by-step instructions for setting up an effective team operating system.

It happened. You missed the deadline, despite all the different systems the team was monitoring, the turbulent coordinating attempts, and the furious copy-pasting. The juggling worked right up until it didn’t. But why did it happen?
  • The team was siloed. Decentralized teams, information, and workflows create chaotic collaborative environments.
  • Infinite apps, workflows, and systems. There are apps for everything. Unfortunately, this leads to systems bloat, as both time and money are being lost on too many tools. Teams can’t creatively interact with various systems.
  • Data doesn’t sync across the team. The information that various teams are using is poorly distributed, and that duplicate information slows down momentum.
  • Scarce feedback. Comments and constructive critiques get lost in the margins of multiple docs, leaving generative and productive feedback on the chopping block.
This is a nightmare for so many product teams, but one your team can avoid with The Ultimate Coda Handbook for Product Teams, the definitive resource for product teams looking to drive impact, increase decision-making quality and velocity, and unify end-to-end processes. Written by our VP of Product, Lane Shackleton, The Ultimate Coda Handbook for Product Teams breaks down the problems listed above (siloes, disconnected workflows, data, etc.) into a set of insightful approaches, specific customer stories, and tactical templates. Think of it as a how-to guide for creating an operating system that keeps your team on track and on time, together.
I’m a human copy-paste machine. It’s at least 25% of my job as a PM.
In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, productivity and efficiency are crucial for any team or organization. Traditionally, teams have relied on separate tools for creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Unfortunately, this fragmentation creates silos and hinders collaboration and efficiency. As a result, team members often find themselves spending a significant amount of time copy-pasting information between different tools, which takes away from more impactful work. That’s where Team Hubs come in. Team Hubs built in Coda allow teams to organize their work, collaborate seamlessly, and drive impact in their respective areas. Synced data leads to async productivity, voting tables speed up collaborative decision-making, and simple organizational tools like pages and subpages simplify wayfinding. All in the name of teams moving quickly, together. And of course, even the biggest hubs are endlessly flexible—because a team can’t truly optimize what they can’t customize. Read more about team hubs, and explore a set of templates to get started quickly, in The Ultimate Coda Handbook for Product Teams.
Google Docs taught us all how to sit on the same typewriter. Coda moved our team from co-editing to co-decisioning.
Endless discussions, lengthy email threads, and fragmented feedback stuck in Google Doc comments—we’ve all been stuck in this mind-numbing loop before. But what if there was a better way? With Coda’s interactive surface, teams can go beyond co-editing and embrace co-decisioning. Decision Docs built in Coda are structured and interactive briefs that transform the decision-making process, so your team can reach real conclusions faster. Based on the premise that decision-making requires a dynamic surface, Decision Docs guide your team toward clear feedback and create inclusive environments by ensuring the most important questions, from anyone on the team, get surfaced and answered. And by enabling async decision-making, Decision Docs reduce your team’s dependence on meetings. See why the best product teams implement Decision Docs, and how to get started, in The Ultimate Coda Handbook for Product Teams.
We have over 200 docs and sheets for our annual planning process... It’s impossible to keep track.”
Planning and executing a product team’s strategy is challenging...and messy. And lack of alignment at the end of the planning process isn’t uncommon—even though that completely contradicts the point of planning in the first place. Teams who have encountered this before can attest to the fact that the absence of clarity and alignment significantly reduces the speed of product development. A clear planning process that drives alignment and execution can make or break a team and a company. By consolidating all your planning artifacts into one Coda doc, you can:
  1. Track plans and OKRs in a flexible database that reflects your business needs.
  2. Run your whole planning process in one doc, instead of 10s or even 100s.
  3. Create alignment that sticks, twice as fast, and skip the endless discussions.
  4. Create planning output that leads to shipping faster.
  5. Develop ongoing systems and accountability, instead of “setting and forgetting” your plans.
Build your planning process in Coda with The Ultimate Coda Handbook for Product Teams. Every product team wants to do their best work, on time. The Ultimate Coda Handbook for Product Teams shows you how. Explore the approaches, stories, and templates Lane has curated for your team, and let us know what you think.

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