What’s the difference between a rockstar and a shooting star?
Why your product team needs both, according to Kim Scott.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 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
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
This week, this product manager went to the chiropractor.
And it didn't suck.
Once you take all the bad stuff out of a chiropractic appointment and focus only on what brings the customer value, it turns out it really doesn't take that long.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.
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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