Who are your stakeholders? When was the last time you evaluated your stakeholders list?
Here are 7 stakeholders you should talk to when gathering product requirements and feedback.Read More
Product Popcorn is a blog for tech product managers. Read about product management basics, career advice for product managers, simple PM how-to's, and product management ideas.
I got root canal this week, and it made me think about what an enormously empathetic person my dentist is. “Product managers can learn a lot from her,” I thought.
Here are 3 ways in which you can use empathy to build stronger teams, and stronger products.Read More
One of your responsibilities as a product manager is to build a cohesive team. Cohesive teams build awesome products.
How does one build a cohesive team? Here are 5 tips you can start today.Read More
Norway, a country with a 100% literacy rate and super educated population, labor is expensive.
And where labor is expensive, automation is going to move on in.
Here are some examples of simple automation in Norway, from my recent trip.Read More
If you're a product manager, you negotiate every day, even if you don't notice. I'm always trying to beef up my negotiation skills, so I read Chris Voss's new book Never Split the Difference.
Here are the main takeaways on how to negotiate for PMs.Read More
Were you certain who was going to win the presidential election last year?
Just like you're certain Feature X is more desired by your customers than Feature Y?
What do we really know? Or are we just falling prey to The Majority Illusion?Read More
Do we care if our smart TV tells Chipotle how many burritos we ate this week?
We all want to share *just enough* personal data, so product people can build the cool products we want.
Yet, the question remains, when does it get weird? And do I want my Roomba to tell Amazon that my dog toy:dog ratio is a bit concerning?Read More
Have to make a decision in a short amount of time? As a product manager, you better know what you want, or figure it out fast.
Don't fret if your decision isn't ideal. It's better to make a bad decision today, than a good decision a year from now.
As a product manager, you want to keep your design team happy, because they make your product look good. By making your product look good, designers make you look good, too. And we all like to look good, don't we?Read More
A zealous product manager endeavors to fix everything.
For me, being a product manager doesn't stop on the weekends. When I'm out and about doing everyday things, I am still thinking about end-to-end user experience, and why things were built the way they were.
I also think about the way things are going to be in the (near) future. And how we can make everything better.
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