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Why to Say NoSaying No can help you prioritize your time and energy, maintain boundaries, and reduce stress.
- Saying NoVery short article with a nice anecdote from Fred about the importance of being focused and saying no.
How to Say NoStart by acknowledging the request, then explain your reason for declining, offer an alternative solution, and end with gratitude.
Saying No for PMsProduct managers need to say No to requests that don't align with project goals, communicate clearly and respectfully, and offer alternative solutions. It's important to balance stakeholder needs with project constraints.
- Product Strategy Means Saying NoDes goes through 12 different scenarios where various stakeholders can propose features that may not align with the core Product Strategy. It's easy to say yes, so it requires discipline to constantly align Product Requests with your product's strategy.
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