Product release

Follow Up With Your Releases (Your Work Doesn’t End When You Ship)

Releasing a new product can be a long and arduous process. You must do your market research, set specific objectives for your new product, identify kinks and work them out, and facilitate the design…


Morning standup

How to Get Through Your Morning Standup Quickly

As almost anyone who has ever worked in an office knows, meetings can suck time – and even productivity – quickly out of any workday morning. That’s why lots of companies are trading in the long…


Metrics Product Manager

The 12 Important Metrics Every Product Manager Should Track

Like it or not, every product manager needs to rely on hard data – gleaned from the right metrics – to prove successful results. Stakeholders want to see that your company and your product is…


Outcome-Driven Roadmaps

Why Your Roadmap Should Be Driven by Outcomes, Not Features

You have plotted your features, your developers have worked late into the night, you've tested, retested, and then fixed your bugs twice over. Then comes time for launch. You're excited and a little…


Product management tools

Critical Product Management Tools for Your Stack

A product manager is only as efficient as his or her tools. Building the best product out there requires a lot of time and energy, but you can significantly ease your burden by using product…


Product Management Communication Plan

What Is a Product Management Communication Plan?

The product manager is the nexus of the product. He/she is the place all information must flow through. Feedback and ideas flow into the product team through the PM, and updates flow out of the…


Eisenhower Prioritization Matrix

How to Use the Eisenhower Prioritization Matrix to Focus on What's Important

Do you ever feel like you worked frantically all day but didn’t really accomplish anything? Have you ever had big plans for the day, but abandoned your schedule by 10 AM? That’s the life for many…


Product management skills

8 Soft Product Management Skills You Can't Work Without

As a product manager, you own the product. You carry it from conception to launch and then guide it through continuous delivery. You walk it through strategy, design, and development, and ultimately…


Stakeholders

What Do Stakeholders Really Want From You?

Do your stakeholders reply to your updates with a dozen questions? Does it seem like they don’t understand your product or your customer? Misinformed or under-informed stakeholders can create…


Leading a remote team

Product Management Challenges of Leading a Remote Team (and How to Overcome Them)

Like a lot of product teams, you probably hire people from all over the world. Your engineers don’t need to be in the same place to work, and they’re savvy enough to use whatever tools you require,…