- PTOTD#103 May 6th, 2022
It’s easy to think everyone is blaming you and are setting you up for failure. It’s hard to consider that as constructive feedback to improve yourself.
- PTOTD#102 May 5th, 2022
Post mortems of every interactions you have with products, people and tech will help you dissect and learn better and faster.
- PTOTD#101 May 4th, 2022
Visualizing problems, solutions and any complex concepts – even just for yourself – will immensely simplify things for you.
- PTOTD#100 May 3rd, 2022
Every interaction you have with daily use products is an opportunity to learn about product management.
- PTOTD#99 May 2nd, 2022
Path for continuous discovery is Outcomes -> Opportunity -> Solutions. Dont flip that order.
- PTOTD#98 May 1st, 2022
Raise your team. Give more credit than you get.
- PTOTD#97 April 30th, 2022
Aim to be the best in your niche.
- PTOTD#96 April 29th, 2022
Don’t use a sniper rifle when a shotgun would do the job.
- PTOTD#95 April 28th, 2022
It is better to build nothing than to build something random.
- PTOTD#94 April 27th, 2022
You have to believe in the product you’re building. Otherwise, you won’t make it a success.
- PTOTD#93 April 26th, 2022
Building a great product is writing a screenplay of your customers. You need identify and communicate the motivations effectively
- PTOTD#92 April 25th, 2022
The fastest way to a yes, is tackle all the reasons for a No
- PTOTD#91 April 25th, 2022
- PTOTD#90 April 24th, 2022
Allow yourself to be fascinated by new things.
- PTOTD#89 April 23rd, 2022
Spend time with products: yours, competitors, and other products that fascinate you.
- PTOTD#88 April 22nd, 2022
Begin each day with an intent.
- PTOTD#87 April 21st, 2022
Argue like you’re right, listen like you’re wrong.
- PTOTD#86 April 20th, 2022
Some organizations cannot shift to Agile. Don’t waste your energy in convincing them through logic.
- PTOTD#85 April 19th, 2022
There will be resistance when you try to improve things. Even if it benefits the team. Nobody likes change. Nobody.
- PTOTD#84 April 18th, 2022
Be open to expose your decision making process.
- PTOTD#83 April 17th, 2022
You will never have time to do everything you need to do. Your prioritization is ALWAYS going to make someone unhappy.
- PTOTD#82 April 16th, 2022
If you are not on the right team, your title may be Product Manager, but you will be doing Project Management or Scrum Master or just moving tasks around.
- PTOTD#81 April 15th, 2022
When things go great, the team will celebrate! When things go wrong… you are the first one they’ll blame. Take responsibility for your mistakes.
- PTOTD#80 April 14th, 2022
Own your calendar. Sacrificing your time to please others will lead to mental and physical damage.
- PTOTD#79 April 13th, 2022
Be positive and enthusiastic about outcomes. It might not affect everyone – but to those it does affect, it matters.
- PTOTD#78 April 12th, 2022
It’s better to build a strong lasting relationship w/ people than to lose it over a feature.
- PTOTD#77 April 11th, 2022
Learning to say no is a difficult but an important part of PM roles.
- PTOTD#76 April 10th, 2022
When the facts change, change your mind.
- PTOTD#75 April 9th, 2022
Less software is better for you and the team.
- PTOTD#74 April 8th, 2022
Idea generation is not restricted to product management. Idea assessment is… know your place.
- PTOTD#73 April 7th, 2022
While you’re not expected to convince everyone on the vision, you are expected to address the conflicts.
- PTOTD#72 April 6th, 2022
Identifying customers real needs is more important than identifying the solutions.
- PTOTD#71 April 5th, 2022
You won’t always be right. But you will, at some point, be right most of the times.
- PTOTD#70 April 4th, 2022
Product management is the pursuit of answering two unanswerable questions: Am I asking the right questions? and Am I building the right experiences?
- PTOTD#69 April 3rd, 2022
It’s better to be an interesting product manager than a smart one. Interesting PMs have wider and unique world views.
- PTOTD#68 April 2nd, 2022
Do not confuse features for benefits
- PTOTD#67 April 1st, 2022
Do not mistake customers for users.
- PTOTD#66 March 31st, 2022
Do not confuse Customer requirements for Product requirements.
- PTOTD#65 March 30th, 2022
If your roadmaps are decided at the beginning of the year and do not change with customer/business priorities, you might be a corpo product manager.
- PTOTD#64 March 29th, 2022
If you (or people around you) talk a lot of theory, you might just be a corporate product manager.