If you’ve ever made a feature request for a product and it never got built, this flowchart will help explain why. It shows the questions asked by a product manager when deciding if something should be worked on, passed on, or revisited later.
Not having experience is the biggest obstacle to transitioning into a new career. This post has some tactics I used to transition into my new career as a product manager, but will be useful to anyone thinking of a major career transition.
On June 11, 2013 I heard about product management for the first time but knew it was for me. It took some work to get my first job with zero experience – these are some of the unremarkable steps I took to get it.
“When you think you’ve done more than enough you have to do 10 times more" – I don’t know if I would’ve been ready to hear that when I started out building my own thing. Actually, I probably would’ve just ignored it.
You’ve probably heard the saying: “Find what you love and you won't work another day in your life.” Well, between finding what you love and making a living doing it are four stages, many years, and a Desert of Mediocrity.
It feels good to say you should "Never settle". It means you have high standards and live with principles. However, Ive learned over the years that it can cause you to focus on the wrong things and waste valuable time. The solution is settling.
The product manager role came out of the tech industry in the 90's and is still a relatively unknown job title. But as tech becomes a part of more products, the awareness is growing and more people are becoming interested. This post provides two ways to describe product management for anyone trying to understand what the role is all about.
Last night I went to a birthday get together for a good friend of mine. It was different from most get-togethers because there were only seven of us, total. It reaffirmed to me that you don't need hundreds of friends to feel connected.
I’ve always had trouble remembering people. It was just one of those things that never came easy to me. I was always dumb-founded when someone would ask about something we talked about 3 months earlier because I didn’t even remember their name.