While I was recently interviewing, I got a lot of questions about my analytical skills.
Soft skills are often overlooked, but they’re essential for good product managers. Here’s why.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.
You’ve probably heard of Design Sprints, but have you ever participated in one? I recently participated in a two-day ‘abridged’ version of a design sprint. This post describes Day 1.
This is Part 1 of my 3-part series of my experience.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
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
As a product manager, you want to keep your design team happy, because they make your product look good. By making your product look good, designers make you look good, too. And we all like to look good, don't we?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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