Product Management

Product Principles - A Leadership Tool

One of my all-time favourite books isThe Hard Thing About Hard Thingsby Ben Horowitz, in particular, the chapter entitled ‘The Struggle’. I can relate to The Struggle. All of it. Product Leaders will likely find many of the struggles described in the book are just as relatable as the struggles entrepreneurs such asHorowitz’sface. As Horowitz puts…
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Product Management

We Need Fewer Product Managers

Note 1: This post may read like an attack on product management. That is not my intent at all. I love all things product. This post has been brewing as I interact with more and more companies struggling to define (and scale) product “management” in increasingly complex…
Product Management

10 Product Development Traps

These are not “rules”, but rathertendencies. We seem wired to go in one direction, and have to actively offset the tendency. I’ve fallen into each of these (repeatedly) over the years, and have observed extremely savvy product developers do the same. How do you…
Product Management

“Going Agile”

I was on a plane recently, and ended up sitting next to a CEO of a medium-sized company. He was deep in the email-responding zone for most of the flight, but finally took a break to have a drink. He wasobviouslya seasoned leader; I immediately had that “this…
Product Management

PM Job Seeker's Checklist

I’ve been helping a lot of techies and accidental PMs to understand the scope of Product Management. So many times that I was able to put most FAQs and basics inthis short course. So while this covers the basics, people do come up with more questions on the role…