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,…


Productive meetings

How to Run Productive Meetings (That Don't Suck Your Time)

As a product manager, you probably have a calendar filled with meetings. Every meeting seems like an obstacle in your way that prevents you from focusing on the things that matter: Your customers’…


Report templates for fewer status meetings

In our previous post, we described a way to think about our internal product communications, and how that can help us optimize our time and make us more effective as Product Managers. The main goal…


Optimizing internal product communications

A lot of our time as PMs is spent communicating with other people in our organization. There’s high-level communication and discussion, and there’s low-level interaction with stakeholders about the…