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January’s top product management content

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In the first month of 2022, we’ve published a whole lot of content to keep us all up to scratch with the product management craft and here we’re taking a look back at a few of the best bits.

Read on for a recap of the five most talked-about pieces this month. Let’s dive right in…

Don’t let your first Product Requirements Document be your last

Our most popular piece of this month was written by Adam D’arcy, Chief Product Officer at Prodigy Finance. He explains how publishing your first Product Requirements Document (PDR) can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to a tech company.

He offers up fresh research on how product managers are feeling when writing PRDs followed by a practical tool to hopefully solve this problem.

Due to previous painful moments in his career, he has decided to create a more flexible PRD Generator that could attempt to solve all these pain points. Product managers can pick from a shortlist of boilerplate sections depending on the type of PRD being created to get a clear logical structure in place from the beginning. If you fancy trying it out, take a full read of the article below!

Don’t let your first Product Requirements Document be your last

Managing mature products — Simple steps to success

Not every product makes it to maturity, but most products have a lifecycle of growth, maturity, and decline. A mature product has found product/market fit, it’s stopped growing, and its role is to be a cash cow for the business.

In this post for Mind the Product members, Editor at Mind the Product, Eira Hayward, delves into a step-by-step guide into ensuring that products continue to thrive.

She explains that tracking performance, staying competitive by managing your salespeople carefully, and being conscientious about your best practices are key to thriving.

Read: Managing mature products — Simple steps to success

A case study: Building a product without any full-time product managers

This popular blog post asks the question, do you need a full-time Product Manager in your team? The case study by Francesco Wiedemann, co-founder at Kyte delves into how small teams can achieve growth in product creation without the need for full-time Product Managers.

Francesco encourages all teams to instil the principles of extreme ownership, integrate easy processes, and set a clear north star in their culture.

Read this case study on building a product without any full-time product managers

Managing “must-do” initiatives in empowered teams

How do you approach “must-do” initiatives when your team is empowered? And do you tell empowered teams they have to do something, and how do you handle it well? This popular members’ post for the month discusses how to maintain authority with your empowered teams.

“The key to maintaining authority with your team is to be transparent, says Emily. If you pretend you believe in a bad decision your team will see through it and stop trusting you.”

Discover insights on Managing “must-do” initiatives in empowered teams

QUICK READ: How do you innovate in a risk-averse environment?

Enterprise businesses are often risk-averse, making it challenging for a product manager trying to innovate. How do you work around the problem? How do you learn to sell the dream and encourage your risk-averse stakeholders to innovate with you?

In this engaging membership piece, Eira Hayward shares six suggestions from product people who have found successful ways to work in a risk-averse environment.

QUICK READ: How do you innovate in a risk-averse environment?

Coming up in February…

There are plenty more exciting pieces of content to unpack in February. To ensure you won’t miss out on a thing, keep your eyes peeled on our homepage as well as visiting the membership dashboard.

In the first month of 2022, we've published a whole lot of content to keep us all up to scratch with the product management craft and here we're taking a look back at a few of the best bits. Read on for a recap of the five most talked-about pieces this month. Let’s dive right in…

Don’t let your first Product Requirements Document be your last

Our most popular piece of this month was written by Adam D'arcy, Chief Product Officer at Prodigy Finance. He explains how publishing your first Product Requirements Document (PDR) can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to a tech company. He offers up fresh research on how product managers are feeling when writing PRDs followed by a practical tool to hopefully solve this problem. Due to previous painful moments in his career, he has decided to create a more flexible PRD Generator that could attempt to solve all these pain points. Product managers can pick from a shortlist of boilerplate sections depending on the type of PRD being created to get a clear logical structure in place from the beginning. If you fancy trying it out, take a full read of the article below! Don’t let your first Product Requirements Document be your last

Managing mature products — Simple steps to success

Not every product makes it to maturity, but most products have a lifecycle of growth, maturity, and decline. A mature product has found product/market fit, it’s stopped growing, and its role is to be a cash cow for the business. In this post for Mind the Product members, Editor at Mind the Product, Eira Hayward, delves into a step-by-step guide into ensuring that products continue to thrive. She explains that tracking performance, staying competitive by managing your salespeople carefully, and being conscientious about your best practices are key to thriving. Read: Managing mature products — Simple steps to success

A case study: Building a product without any full-time product managers

This popular blog post asks the question, do you need a full-time Product Manager in your team? The case study by Francesco Wiedemann, co-founder at Kyte delves into how small teams can achieve growth in product creation without the need for full-time Product Managers. Francesco encourages all teams to instil the principles of extreme ownership, integrate easy processes, and set a clear north star in their culture. Read this case study on building a product without any full-time product managers

Managing “must-do” initiatives in empowered teams

How do you approach “must-do” initiatives when your team is empowered? And do you tell empowered teams they have to do something, and how do you handle it well? This popular members' post for the month discusses how to maintain authority with your empowered teams. “The key to maintaining authority with your team is to be transparent, says Emily. If you pretend you believe in a bad decision your team will see through it and stop trusting you.” Discover insights on Managing “must-do” initiatives in empowered teams

QUICK READ: How do you innovate in a risk-averse environment?

Enterprise businesses are often risk-averse, making it challenging for a product manager trying to innovate. How do you work around the problem? How do you learn to sell the dream and encourage your risk-averse stakeholders to innovate with you? In this engaging membership piece, Eira Hayward shares six suggestions from product people who have found successful ways to work in a risk-averse environment. QUICK READ: How do you innovate in a risk-averse environment?

Coming up in February…

There are plenty more exciting pieces of content to unpack in February. To ensure you won’t miss out on a thing, keep your eyes peeled on our homepage as well as visiting the membership dashboard.