Product management suffers from tool problems – we don’t have a system of record. In this episode I describe the problem, its impact on us, and how to cobble a basic system of record together using tools and materials you probably have lying around the house.
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In this episode, a common product management metaphor that’s actually terrible, plus two GOOD metaphors you can use to help you create better products. We use lots of metaphors for understanding, justifying, and explaining the things we do as product managers. Whether it’s our analytics as “the cockpit of a plane,” or comparing design constraints Read More
Even highly cognitively capable people – including product managers – can forget to do simple things that they know they should do. In this episode I discuss the power of checklists in general, a product management-related checklist you can start using right away, and some ideas for how you can embed checklists in your products to help your customers solve their problems.
Like so many of my podcasts, this episode started from a Slack conversation last week. “What are some good products that were marketed badly?” Of course, if a good product is marketed badly, that usually means it’s going to fail, which usually means no one ever heard of it. But the fact is that there Read More