- PTOTD#63 March 28th, 2022
If you include covering your ass activities as a central part of your day, you might just be a corporate product manager.
- PTOTD#62 March 27th, 2022
If you prefer mediocrity in your work, because no one else can check it, you might just be a corporate product manager.
- PTOTD#61 March 26th, 2022
One indicator of your success as a PM is if the team looks to you for vision, strategy and direction as often as they do for conflict resolution.
- PTOTD#60 March 25th, 2022
A framework is as good as the respect it gets from the stakeholders.
- PTOTD#59 March 24th, 2022
Working Iteration over Perfection.
- PTOTD#58 March 23rd, 2022
Product over Politics. Always.
- PTOTD#57 March 22nd, 2022
Humility Over Ego.
- PTOTD#56 March 21st, 2022
Don’t be a focal point of all communication in your team. Instead, be a facilitator.
- PTOTD#55 March 20th, 2022
Every successful product has had to go through massive rivisions to reach where it is now. Your journey begins now.
- PTOTD#54 March 19th, 2022
Every feature you bring into your product is a choice for the customer. Remember the Choice Overload bias and map the potential user impact
- PTOTD#53 March 18th, 2022
Trusting your team is important, but don’t be too trusting. Trust, but verify.
- PTOTD#52 March 17th, 2022
Spread the knowledge you’ve gained. It’ll help you get better.
- PTOTD#51 March 16th, 2022
Your success as a PM is more about your ability to process a ton of cross-functional information and be decisive in the face of uncertainity.
- PTOTD#50 March 15th, 2022
When you are in a position of power, most people will not feel comfortable being 100% honest with you. Avoid yes-men and find voices of reason.
- PTOTD#49 March 14th, 2022
A problem can’t be defined unless you know who is struggling and how much…
- PTOTD#47 March 13th, 2022
Getting better at understanding complex concepts fast is the key for product success.
- PTOTD#46 March 12th, 2022
Focusing on your current user base gives you incremental growth. Focusing on unengaged users can give you exponential growth.
- PTOTD#45 March 11th, 2022
Both with people and product features, understand the capabilities and the intentions. Know when to put efforts into either.
- PTOTD#44 March 10th, 2022
Avoid conversations where the speaker is switching constantly from specific to general, especially when you counter each step. Very good chance that the speaker doesn’t have clarity.
- PTOTD#43 March 8th, 2022
If you’re having troubles with selling an idea, check if the jargons used mean the same thing for everyone.
- PTOTD#42 March 7th, 2022
In the early stages of your product, it’s perfectly fine to do things that don’t scale. It’ll help your product grow.
- PTOTD#41 March 6th, 2022
Your actions have consequences. Those consequences have further consequences. Get better at identifying those.
- PTOTD#40 March 5th, 2022
Story pointing is less for predicting the time to outcome and more for getting everyone on the same page.
- PTOTD#39 March 4th, 2022
Getting better at estimation is for your team to achieve. The work will take the same amount of time – witth or without the estimates
- PTOTD#38 March 3rd, 2022
A well written product memo scales.
- PTOTD#37 March 2nd, 2022
Distinguish features that are critical to the “what” of your product is from those that describe “how” your product is used.
- PTOTD#36 March 1st, 2022
Using analogies to explain concepts is fine. Using relatable analogies is much better.
- PTOTD#35 February 28th, 2022
Spend time to craft and use different explainations of a concept for different people types.
- PTOTD#34 February 27th, 2022
Don’t jump into writing user stories. Take a step back and visualize the flow. Use tools like User Story mapping, JTBD, user flows to capture the experience.
- PTOTD#33 February 26th, 2022
How you frame the problem matters. Take into account context & maturity.
- PTOTD#32 February 25th, 2022
Your team is an important source of features. Pay attention to their inputs.
- PTOTD#31 February 24th, 2022
When you’re right, repeat it twice.
- PTOTD#30 February 23rd, 2022
Do not be afraid to break the rules.
- PTOTD#29 February 22nd, 2022
Balance out forward planning & backward planning when building your product.
- PTOTD#28 February 21st, 2022
Long tail effect is real. Be careful before you dismiss ideas in favor of immediate hits.
- PTOTD#27 February 20th, 2022
Product management is an act of balancing everything.
- PTOTD#26 February 19th, 2022
Know every corner of your problem space before jumping into the solution space.
- PTOTD#25 February 18th, 2022
Don’t mix cause & effect. The order matters.
- PTOTD#24 February 17th, 2022
Preemptively play out scenarios in your head before you go into a meeting
- PTOTD#23 February 16th, 2022
The wider your perspective, the better your problem defining ability.