How to Structure your Day Using Energy Levels as a Product Manager

How to Structure your Day Using Energy Levels as a Product Manager

With product management often requiring a diverse bunch of different skill sets, it can be overwhelming to try to structure your day in a way that optimises each of the activities these skill sets are used for. What’s the best way to manage the tasks a PM might typically be required to do in a day? Let’s find out.

How to Build Products Quickly

How to Build Products Quickly

If you’ve ever had the joys of working in both an early stage startup and a large corporation, you’ll understand the difference between a company with an operating cadence of ‘run’ and a company with an operating cadence of ‘stay afloat before the quicksand of corporate bureaucratic sludge kills you’.

Accessibility Checklist for Product Teams

Accessibility Checklist for Product Teams

Why accessibility can no longer be treated as an afterthoughtAccessibility is the practice of improving the usability of your products for a broad audience. When product teams hear the word “accessibility” they may think first of people with physical conditions: low...

Why Product Teams Should Hire Tech Leads

Why Product Teams Should Hire Tech Leads

Realising the power of the product management tech lead partnership The composition of any product team will typically include a blend of: Software engineers UX / product design Product management The team may also include a UX content writer, a user researcher or...

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...

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.

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 unsung heroes of the product world 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...

Component Oriented Thinking for Product Managers

Component Oriented Thinking for Product Managers

Components mean many things to different members of a modern product team. For a product manager, using components means building reusable pieces of value which cut down future development time and leads to shipping more value faster.

How to Agree Ways of Working as a Product Team

How to Agree Ways of Working as a Product Team

Things feel a little stale. You’re stuck in a bit of a rut. The team’s energy isn’t quite what it used to be. And you’re not able to quite pinpoint exactly what has led you to feel this way. This can – and probably will – happen to all product teams at some point. A ways of working session might be just what you need to get you back up and running, feeling energised and rebooted.

Managing UX debt

Managing UX debt

Why tension between product designers and managers is healthyI was recently asked by a colleague what I found to be the most challenging aspects of product management. Without much thought, I blurted out a response which surprised me a little. ‘Managing the...

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