Day-to-day product management is all about working with people. It’s often described as a “hub-and-spoke” model, where you as the PM are the hub, connecting the various teams or spokes from different parts of the organization. These folks can include your sales, marketing, and user research teams who are giving you input from the market and your engineering, design, and data teams who are giving you input on the product today. Each plays an important role in adding their perspective on the story, and adding their strengths to the team. …
Trade-offs are the bread and butter of Product Management. Everyone has their own set of frameworks, and I spent a lot of time trying to search for the “perfect one”. Hint: There isn’t one.
That being said, here’s one I’ve found particularly helpful when it comes to quarterly planning with my engineering team.
Take all the potential projects or user stories you’re considering for a quarter, and write them each on a post-it note. Then draw the 3x3 grid above on a whiteboard.
Place your stories on the grid. What matters most is not specifically where each post-it falls, but…
I’ve been meaning to start this blog for a while — a place to store the learnings I’ve had as a Product Manager, the story of how I became a PM, the emotional ups and downs of navigating unstructured environments, and the advice I’ve received along the way.
Today seems as good a day as any to start. Inspired by the book “Girl, Stop Apologizing”, I am choosing to let go of the excuse “Well, someone else has done it before” because, of course someone has done it before. But it hasn’t been done by me.
I’m not going to…
What is Learning? And why do we measure it?
Ambrose comes up with a three-pronged definition in her book How Learning Works (2010):
Mission: Empower People to Make Scalable, Positive Change in the World. How: Building Beautiful and Impactful EdTech Products.