I have two weeks until I start my new job, and I want to show up on Day 1 as prepared as possible.
How should you prepare for a new product management role?Read More
Product Popcorn is a blog for tech product managers. Read about product management basics, career advice for product managers, simple PM how-to's, and product management ideas.
I've heard from both the Tech Ladies and Women in Product Facebook groups that the #1 question(s) received have to do with how to negotiate salary for a new job.
Here are 5 tips for negotiating the best possible product manager offer.Read More
I got root canal this week, and it made me think about what an enormously empathetic person my dentist is. “Product managers can learn a lot from her,” I thought.
Here are 3 ways in which you can use empathy to build stronger teams, and stronger products.Read More
If you're a product manager searching for your North Star, try writing the press release you envision for your product once it's ready for launch.
Here’s how to do this simple exercise in 4 steps.Read More
You're past the first week; You now understand the goals and the timeline, and your team is working well together. Now you're ready to make some real progress.
Here are 5 steps for Taking Over a Half-Built Product, Weeks 2-4.Read More
As product managers, we rarely have the luxury of being assigned a brand-new product or feature to manage. Most of us take over a product or feature that's 'in progress.' As product managers, we're often picking up where another PM left off.
Here are 5 steps for Week 1 of picking up a mid-build product.Read More
During my own recent customer journey buying a Tesla product, I noted 6 things that Tesla did during the sales process that added up to incredible product storytelling.
All product managers can learn from this experience.Read More
When writing a product or feature brief... or a PRD... where to start?
Most people looking at a product or feature brief are trying to answer one of these 5 questions.
Make sure they're answered in your documentation.Read More
A product manager I (virtually) know surveyed 30 product executives and senior product managers in the US.
Here are 10 pieces of awesome product management career advice that I pulled out of her findings.
One of your responsibilities as a product manager is to build a cohesive team. Cohesive teams build awesome products.
How does one build a cohesive team? Here are 5 tips you can start today.Read More
A zealous product manager endeavors to fix everything.
For me, being a product manager doesn't stop on the weekends. When I'm out and about doing everyday things, I am still thinking about end-to-end user experience, and why things were built the way they were.
I also think about the way things are going to be in the (near) future. And how we can make everything better.
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