Shreyas Doshi+ Your Authors @shreyas early PM & first PM lead @stripe. formerly a PM lead @twitter @google @yahoo. I share offbeat ideas here—useful for some, useless for many, not for everyone ❤️ Jul. 01, 2020 2 min read + Your Authors

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
3. Strategy
4. PM Leadership

Are you ready?
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Section 1: The PM Role

1/
I really enjoyed summarizing Product Management in 1 tweet.

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Tackling the eternal question "Is the PM the CEO of the product?"

3/
Good Product Managers, Great Product Managers

4/
Why Product Management is an important role

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Product Management can be a lonely job

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The 4 possible stages of Product Management at companies

7/
A B2B Product Management Story

8/
On Managing B2B Products

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On Managing Consumer Products

Let's move on to the next section.

Section 2: PM Skills

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PM Career Skills Map, a thread

2/
Key to success in Product Management, in 2 words

The thread progressively builds up to 26 words

3/
Probabilistic Thinking, its importance and how to build that skill

4/
High Agency, what it is, why it's important, and how to cultivate it

5/
Be careful about how to tackle Proof of Worth tasks

6/
Greatly improve your effectiveness as a PM with the LNO Effectiveness Framework.

As a bonus: can help reduce the stress of the PM job.

7/
The Agreed Target Quality Framework

8/
The 2 modes in which PMs operate

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Pre-mortems are good. You should do them. This thread lays out how to make them fun and effective.

10/
A useful question to ask in B2B Product Management

11/
Understanding and improving Product Sense

Section 3: Strategy

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1/
Product Strategy, in 1 tweet

The thread has a number of additional resources, including my main book recommendations for strategy

2/
Good Product Strategy, Bad Product Strategy

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Also important to understand what is NOT strategy

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More strategy books

Section 4: PM Leadership

Last section, stay with me

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Be intentional about your PM Leadership approach

2/
A list of questions for evaluating product features

Learn about the power of asking the right questions as a PM leader

3/
Leaders need to get comfortable with asking questions

There is power, not weakness, in asking questions

4/
Product Reviews and Competent/Incompetent Executives

5/
Book recommendations for new & aspiring managers, with a one-line summary of each book

6/
Look out for the perils of OKR setting & planning

7/
Don’t let your teams waste years because they were unwilling to “waste” weeks

8/
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)

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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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