How to Write Impactful Release Notes as a Product Manager

How to Write Impactful Release Notes as a Product Manager

High impact releases deserve high impact release notesDo release notes matter any more? Back in the days when operating systems like MacOS or Windows used to get updated every few years I’d get extremely excited about what this next release might include. Fast forward...

How to Get the Most out of a Product Beta Phase

How to Get the Most out of a Product Beta Phase

Why running a well managed beta program can be a lot of fun as a product manager There are typically 3 reasons why product teams decide to introduce a beta phase into their product development cycle: To soft launch new products To test new ideas To migrate from...

5 Ways to Keep Teams Aligned as a Product Manager

5 Ways to Keep Teams Aligned as a Product Manager

Why building a shared understanding is critical for building successful productsOne way to guarantee that your product will fail is to create a culture where nobody knows what they’re supposed to be building and why. Engineers build whatever they want, designers have...

How to Read API Documentation

How to Read API Documentation

Equip yourself with the ability to speak confidently about API integrationsAPIs and product management Product managers are not engineers. But there is an expectation that product managers are both technical enough to to have conversations with engineers and to...

5 No Code Automation Worklows for Product Managers

5 No Code Automation Worklows for Product Managers

How to leverage no code automation tools to make day to day life in product more efficientNo code automation tools are big business, with the sector growing into a multi billion dollar industry over the past few years. But despite the impressive growth in the sector,...

How to Create a Culture of Product Innovation

How to Create a Culture of Product Innovation

You may have sat in a room or on a call where the agenda is innovation and whilst everyone is sharing ideas, one or two ideas sound so outlandish that the person sharing it laughs to themselves about it. These are sometimes just bad ideas, but they’re also often the source of true innovation.

Modern ways to create Product Requirements Documents

Modern ways to create Product Requirements Documents

It’s helpful to think of your requirements as contextual vs. functional. For the purpose of this post, we’re going to focus on mainly functional requirements, assuming that your product strategy and roadmap are agreed. But that doesn’t mean that your functional requirements documents won’t acknowledge – and link to – your wider strategy, too.

SaaS Pricing Models for Product Managers

SaaS Pricing Models for Product Managers

6 ways to price your SaaS product using leading SaaS businesses as inspirationPricing a product is a critical part of product management; it’s rarely something product teams will or should do themselves and will typically involve a blend of product, marketing and...

How to Create a Product Vision Statement

How to Create a Product Vision Statement

It goes without saying that your product vision should ultimately link back to your product’s overall value proposition. Sure, it doesn’t have to be explicitly obvious that your vision fits within a specific industry domain, but it makes no sense to come up with a vision so random that people feel confused by the mismatch between the vision statement and the company.

How to Make Cross Functional Teams Work

How to Make Cross Functional Teams Work

Getting the most out of groups of multi-disciplined team members'Cross functional team' is really just a fancy way of saying groups of people with different skill sets working together to achieve common goals. And that’s what business has always been about. Despite...

How to Build Better Internal Tools

How to Build Better Internal Tools

Celebrating the product teams nobody's ever heard of The unsung heroes of the product world are the product managers and teams who work on internal tooling and non-customer facing parts of the product stack. Sure, internal tools aren’t necessarily the sexiest thing to...

Scope Management is Product Management

Scope Management is Product Management

Defining the boundaries of your first iteration using the scope box modelWhere does the scope of a new product feature start and end? For product teams, figuring out where to draw the line that determines what should constitute the first version of a new product or...

The 5 types of Product Differentiation

The 5 types of Product Differentiation

How to fight your natural instinct to copy othersThe allure of copying competitors The gravitational pull towards copying competitors is real. In crowded markets, the more competitors, the more certain we are that what our competitors are doing must be the right...

Presentation skills for Product Managers

Presentation skills for Product Managers

How to excel at the activity we dread the mostSince product managers have no direct managerial responsibilities over team members and no tangible outputs in the same way a designer or developer might be able to say ‘here’s what I built this week’, PMs must instead...

How to Create a Product Content Strategy

How to Create a Product Content Strategy

Content is perceived as something that can be slapped onto a design at the end of the product development process. But in the best companies, content is the design process, not an afterthought. A product that has invested in heavily integrating both design and content into the overall experience oozes quality. You can feel it.

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