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There's lots of product information out there and sometimes it's difficult to know which you should invest in and which you shouldn't. I've previously looked at the Product School Masterclass and now it's the time for Rutul Davé's 30 Days of Product - a hands on learning course which walks you through the building of an app.Continue reading
In a world where you move around many jobs, and look to shape your own careers, its an interesting question to ask yourself whether you want to be a specialist or a generalist. Should you know a lot about one particular thing, or a little about a range of things?Continue reading
There are lots of places to get product information these days, and the challenge is starting to become which ones should you really pay attention to? Whether you like videos, podcasts, or the written word, there is content out there that can help on your product journey.Continue reading
Why do people want to work in product management? How do they know that product management is going to be the right thing for them?
Product Managers come from all sorts of backgrounds, from the technical to the design focused and beyond, so how do they know that their skills will be transferrable and they can make a success in this new field.
In many definitions of what a product manager does you will find that they get referred to as communicators, or relationship builders, and that’s because they are talking to both sides of the software equation — the stakeholders for requirements and the development teams for delivery.
To increase your chances of success, there are some key people that it’s useful to get to know in order to get these relationships on track.Continue reading
Earlier this year I read Atul Gawande’s “The Checklist Manifesto”, where he provides a compelling argument for the humble checklist, believing it to be the most promising method available in overcoming failure. I think he has a point!Continue reading
If you look around the web for information about working in product roles, then 99 times out of 100 you'll come across YouTube videos, Medium stories, or blog posts all about working at Facebook, Google or Amazon. You'd be forgiven for thinking this is all Product Managers dream of. They don't need to!Continue reading
Improving quality decreases costs. Decreasing costs improves productivity. Improving productivity captures the market. It's easy really, however, we often get distracted from our drive to delivery quality, perhaps jumping in to reducing costs or aiming for productivity gains at the expense of quality. How should you go about it?Continue reading
When it comes to the product process, we are effectively talking about the whole process from idea generation through to customer usage, and everything in between, which might sound like a tall order for a product manager to take on.
However, changing the whole process is the task of the whole business, and it's the PMs role to guide the business with a few well placed processes and steps so that they take themselves on the journey to transition.Continue reading
One of the main tasks of a Product Manager is to prioritize things, whether that's prioritizing larger features in a backlog or smaller features within a deliverable. There's a constant organizing and reorganizing of the different items and this shuffling of the pack needs to be based on some criteria. The question then is what is the criteria you're working against?Continue reading
When it comes to remote working, you don't immediately think of product people as being one of the core roles for this, and as a Remote Work Report run by FYI showed, product has a lower percentage of remote workers than almost every other category of role within a company, CEOs, engineering, marketing, and sales all have more people working remotely than product. Why is this the case, and how can you buck the trend?Continue reading