Time for a meta-thread on the Product Management content I’ve posted over the past 6 months.
This one is long, but I hope it can serve as a useful & quick reference for PMs.
It has 4 sections:
1. The PM Role
2. PM Skills
4. PM Leadership
Are you ready?
Section 1: The PM Role
I really enjoyed summarizing Product Management in 1 tweet.
Tackling the eternal question "Is the PM the CEO of the product?"
Good Product Managers, Great Product Managers
Why Product Management is an important role
Product Management can be a lonely job
The 4 possible stages of Product Management at companies
A B2B Product Management Story
On Managing B2B Products
On Managing Consumer Products
Let's move on to the next section.
Section 2: PM Skills
PM Career Skills Map, a thread
Key to success in Product Management, in 2 words
The thread progressively builds up to 26 words
Probabilistic Thinking, its importance and how to build that skill
High Agency, what it is, why it's important, and how to cultivate it
Be careful about how to tackle Proof of Worth tasks
Greatly improve your effectiveness as a PM with the LNO Effectiveness Framework.
As a bonus: can help reduce the stress of the PM job.
The Agreed Target Quality Framework
The 2 modes in which PMs operate
Pre-mortems are good. You should do them. This thread lays out how to make them fun and effective.
A useful question to ask in B2B Product Management
Understanding and improving Product Sense
Section 3: Strategy
Product Strategy, in 1 tweet
The thread has a number of additional resources, including my main book recommendations for strategy
Good Product Strategy, Bad Product Strategy
Also important to understand what is NOT strategy
More strategy books
Section 4: PM Leadership
Last section, stay with me
Be intentional about your PM Leadership approach
A list of questions for evaluating product features
Learn about the power of asking the right questions as a PM leader
Leaders need to get comfortable with asking questions
There is power, not weakness, in asking questions
Product Reviews and Competent/Incompetent Executives
Book recommendations for new & aspiring managers, with a one-line summary of each book
Look out for the perils of OKR setting & planning
Don’t let your teams waste years because they were unwilling to “waste” weeks
Thread and video of my talk for PMs and leaders at SVPMA
(this was in Dec 2019, so not strictly within the past 6 months, but close enough)
Thread of my PM leadership talk at Products That Count
(this is older, but I find myself linking to this thread all the time when talking about PM career management & PM leadership)
And that's it.
I hope this is useful.
Thanks for getting this far, and I wish you all the best!
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A roundup of my other writings in the first half of 2020
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