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SUNDAY REWIND: Product requirement documents must die

BY Louron Pratt on July 10, 2022

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

BY Josh Turpen on June 22, 2021

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

BY Adam Thomas on November 26, 2020

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

BY The Product Experience on September 16, 2020

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

BY The Product Experience on August 26, 2020

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?

BY Ted Bauer on August 12, 2019

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?

BY Diana Hsieh on December 10, 2018

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

BY Julie Celia on October 10, 2018

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 »

Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri

BY Martin Eriksson on July 28, 2017

Like most of us, when Melissa Perri started as a product manager she started with giant requirements documents, dutifully recording every little detail from stakeholders and turning them into shiny docs for the developers. Then she discovered Agile and churned out features even faster. But eventually she realised that she had been building features for […] Read more »

Using OKRs to focus on customer problems

BY Viktoras Jucikas on October 20, 2015

You need to set your team’s OKRs (objectives and key results) for the next quarter. What should go in there? What shouldn’t? What are you going to focus on? Here’s a quick look behind the curtain at what we’ve learned while setting them and making it effective at YPlan. […] Read more »