Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes.
Examining the assumptions of executives, sales, and product management and the need for improved communication. Rich Mironov approaches the tensions and misunderstandings between these three groups with wit and humor, describing the situation as a deli. He shares a simple one-page canvas of sorts to improve the communication and better set expectations. Read about it at http://www.mironov.com/deli/
Product management tips for high growth startups. Aside from sharing that product management is a new field (it’s not), this article covers several useful topics including: (1) What is Product Management all about? (2) Building & communicating your roadmap. (3) Common Product Management pitfalls (and how to avoid them). (4) Daily schedule and useful tools. (5) Product resources: social media, podcasts, meetups & books. See the lists at https://raygun.com/blog/product-management-tips/
Setting up JIRA for better workflow on Agile projects. This is a helpful tutorial for setting up and using a To Do, In Progress, To Review, Acceptance, New Column, and Done project board. See it at https://wearenolte.com/zero-to-hero-how-to-setup-jira-workflow-for-better-project-management/
The transition to Agile is a shift from project thinking to product thinking. Teams and organizations that have adopted Agile processes, such as Scrum, have to think about projects differently. Product people make the shift more easily than project management people. This is a helpful article on the mindset needed for the change https://www.infoq.com/articles/transform-projects-products
For new graduates – why product management may be right for you. A 14-year product manager at Citrix describes her path to product management, what is appealing about the role, and what it involves https://www.productplan.com/why-product-management-may-be-perfect-for-you/