Measure what matters had been recommended to me for quite some time now and I always thought it was about product metrics, what are the right metrics to measure and what are the vanity metrics but boy was I wrong! Finally, a month back I came across this book right in time for our annual … Continue reading Measure what matters – Book recommendation
As a Product Manager, you are also the evangelist of what you have built and what your vision is for the future. It is important to articulate that well, in a way that is easily understandable by others who do no live and breathe the product/topic as you do. I recently had an opportunity to … Continue reading My interview with IT Chronicles
I've written here about the process of product management, where I emphasized on understanding the user's problem. Recently I was made aware of something deeper and helpful. Yes, understanding the pain points are important but when we start solutioning, we should consider the scope of the product that is larger than the pain point. Scope … Continue reading Scope = pain points + more value 👍
Nothing takes the fizz out of feature like not shipping on time. The more the delay the more frustrating it gets for everyone - the team, the stakeholders and the customers. That doesn't mean, you deliver something haphazard just because you are nearing the deadline. The ideal is deliver what you promised and on time. … Continue reading Finish what you start and on time.🕰
That's the order in which you can create delight when you are talking about a feature to your customer/prospect. Mock screens trump words and working product trumps mocks. Photo by Headway on Unsplash If you show your prospects/customers a slide deck about the feature you are not gonna impress them, that should be the last … Continue reading Words, mocks, working product
To solve important problems in a meaningful way ^ That is what I heard from the CEO of the company I work for, when he was articulating what a Product Manager should do. In my opinion it is the best articulation of what a product manager does. The more I thought about the statement, the … Continue reading Deconstructing Product Management
Make the user story very granular, they said. Make sure the Acceptance Criteria is exhaustive, they said.
My dad and I visited the bank today. Hardly anyone visits a bank nowadays but some govt process requires that I get a seal from a bank on some documents. Anyways, so we were there. We were waiting in the visitor's lounge while the paperwork was being processed. A big room, with a row of visitor's chairs … Continue reading User Empathy
Recently I had a conversation with a friend of mine and he asked me what I do. I said I am a product manager and he wanted to know what exactly I do. That is when I started pondering on the question. Leaving aside the many definitions that already exist, I wanted to write my … Continue reading Product Manager. Who is this.