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 avoid them? Two things stand out: 1) visualize the work and limit work in progress, and 2) make it safe for team members to…
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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…
Product Management

UX research roundup — 2018

2018 was a long year. Thinking back to January 2018 makes my brain feel like I am trying to remember something from five years ago. However long, 2018 brought a lot of interesting learnings and thoughts in user research. As the years go by, user research evolves and grows in…