A Product Manager’s best friend…

This post and ensuing series was inspired by a thought I had last week: Although “secret weapon” was appropriately clickbait-y, it was dramatic and incomplete. I was going to write specifically about DevOps (save the ‘DevOps’ phrase bashing for the actual DevOps post; I’ll try to do it justice) and specifically my friend and colleague, Jeff. Of…

A thread on Career Choices

I posted the above thread on Twitter and figured I’d cross-post here: 1/ I’ve been working as a Product Manager for a decade now. The word ‘decade’ makes it sound like a long time. It doesn’t feel like it, but it’s a good time for some reflection. 2/ I started as an intern at a company…

‘Lean Analytics’ by Croll & Yoskovitz

This is one of the most important product management books I’ve read to date. Absolutely fantastic. Like most of the Lean Series, lessons can be applied to organizations of any size. Feel free to check out my highlights in Evernote after reading Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster. Some excerpts: “The core idea…

Rock Star Product Managers

I came across an awesome interview between Paul Young and Allison Tatterson.  I’d highly suggest reading the full post. I found his chart of traits and skills that great product managers embody to be particularly helpful and accurate.  It has helped me realize that I’m on the right track but am far from being a…

Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager

Once again, thank you Quora!!!  Someone answered the question, “What are the qualities of a good product manager?” with a link to download what could be called the holy manuscript of product management.  It was written by Ben Horowitz, of the VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and David Weiden, a partner at Khosla Ventures.  It seems…