Product Management Process
ProductTech: The industry, the discipline, have we gone too far?
Is it time to stop the product management obsession with frameworks and methodologies – are they over-complicating the work Read more »
Product development: or how to turn factories into gardens
In this article, product leader Assaph Mehr puts forward an alternative mental model for product development – think about building a garden not a factory So much has been written about feature factories, I won’t add to it. Instead, I’d like to offer you three ideas to help you deal with such situations. First, I’ll Read more »
SUNDAY REWIND: Product requirement documents must die
In this Sunday Rewind post, we go all the way back to the pre-pandemic days of March 2016 when Martin Eriksson shared his thoughts on why Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) don’t always work. Read more »
The business value of requirements management
During the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the globe’s onsite workforce shifted to being fully remote. This ‘new normal’ highlighted that communication and shared project visibility is essential to the success of every organization. Read more »
3 common product operations pitfalls
Product operations maximises efficiency in learning & impact. Adam Thomas highlights the key pitfalls that indicate you’re ready to operationalise the product org. Read more »
Perfection is the Enemy of Progress - Matt LeMay on The Product Experience
Matt LeMay has a problem. He’s a content machine. He’s written 3 books (two books on product and one on the musician Elliot Smith), plenty of music, and much more – which means that he’s prone to going down a rabbit hole before sharing his work with a team. To combat that, he now employs Read more »
Building Quality Products - Stacy Kirk on The Product Experience
Bugs are the bane of existence for product teams. They frustrate our users, ruin the best-laid plans, and screw up our sprints. Figuring out how to deal with them is a problem for many teams: do we have good acceptance criteria? How do we test? What’s better, unit tests or user acceptance testing? Who has Read more »
The Daily Standup is Broken, What Should You Do Now?
The standup meeting, or daily scrum, as a team information-gathering staple has evolved into dogma, and especially tech dogma, over time. Not only did it seem like everyone was doing standups as their default way of conveying project context, it felt like there wasn’t an alternative. This was the path of the agile startup, midsize business, Read more »
When do you let go of Process and Accept Controlled Chaos?
I’ve worked at two different startups, going from beta to 1.0 as the first non-founding member of the product team. Surprisingly, I had a completely different experience at each startup, even though they were both open source databases. If I were forced to prioritize (as all product managers naturally tend to do) and choose the most Read more »
Nailing Product/Market Fit by Alan Chiu
In this talk, Alan Chiu pulls from his experience in product management and as a seed-stage venture capitalist to showcase a variety of case studies on companies who have perfected product/market fit. It’s probably not surprising to hear that there is no silver bullet when it comes to market fit. To help startups approach this Read more »