Building an API that Developers Love

Mind the Product

Without documentation developers will have no clue where to start. For this purpose, they have developed Double Doc- a library that allows users to write the documentation in the code. ProductTank San Francisco Uncategorized Video API API-first Business model Documentation SDK

MRDs – How Much “Market” Is In Your Market Requirements Documents?

High Octane Product Management

A Market Requirements Document That’s All “Market” Think of your MRD as the headliner to the product requirements. Save the “how” components for your product requirements document. The post MRDs – How Much “Market” Is In Your Market Requirements Documents? Wealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. Most B2B organizations use a M arket R equirements D ocument (MRD) for driving new solutions to market.

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How should product managers write requirements?

Product Manager in Heels

Data documentation documents Requirements use cases wireframes workflowsA requirement is a short statement of the problem. Everyone has different ways to write requirements.

Affinity Mapping: A Powerful Tool

Under10 Playbook

For example, Meghan needs a place to define and store her product documents so she can find them again. Alan needs a place to access all the documents composed by all the product managers. Standardize—ensure every document is consistent.

The Evolution of Modern Product Discovery

Product Talk

The days of gathering requirements from business stakeholders and documenting them in long product requirements documents are vanishing. We weren’t building what they wanted because product requirements documents are a terrible way to communicate.

Gleaning Product Insights from Your User Onboarding Process


You can apply the same analysis to the FAQs, Documentation, and Knowledge Base items you may have available. The customer onboarding process is a vital stop on the path to customer happiness and product success.

User Story Reflections

Roman Pichler

Agile approaches happily accept tacit knowledge , knowledge that is not explicitly expressed and written down, and they prefer face-to-face conversation over documentation. Users.

How to Work with Developers

Under10 Playbook

Some of these will be in your head but not documented; others will be replies to inquiries. Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh, Post-Impressionist painter. A2A: How does a product manager work with product development?

Tying Strategy to Your Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

Documenting this forces you to nail down many of the key items that will inform your roadmap. Whether you use PowerPoint, a product roadmap template or product roadmap software, create a roadmap document that has impact. By Jim Semick. We’ve all heard about “strategic” product roadmaps.

Innovation begins with observation

Under10 Playbook

Just document it and they'll get the gag. In a recording session, Mick Jagger complained about Bill Wyman’s bass playing. After Jagger walked away, Wyman asked Keith Richards what to do, Richards whispered, “Just play what you were playing before.”

What is a technology roadmap, really?


The broadest—and most universal—application of this roadmap, however, is defining and documenting the administration of an organization’s internal IT system. One of the most popular roadmaps in our template library is the technology roadmap.

Product Roadmap Success: BWP Hosts Lively Roundtable Discussion

bpma ProductHub

According to Richard Banfield of Fresh Tilled Soil, a successful product roadmap is a strategic document that focuses on the product vision and conveys the path to achieve it.

8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Hold the team accountable and expect that people do a good job–that commitments are kept and agreements respected, that sprint goals are delivered, that the team adheres to the definition of done and creates software that works, is documented, and tested. Otherwise the team may become demotivated and start to take shortcuts like compromising quality and neglecting documentation. Manage the Product, not the Team.

The Dirty Dozen Roadmap Roadblocks

Product Powers

A good product roadmap is one of the most important and influential documents an organization can develop, publish and continuously update. It’s the one document that steers the entire organization in delivering on the company strategy. It's key to success, and yet many organizations struggle to produce effective roadmaps. In fact, many organizations don’t create one, even to publish internally. Or they do, but it is simply a collection of unrelated features and dates.

Create Your First Roadmap with Craft

A product roadmap is product management document whose purpose is to show the strategy of the product, in terms of the goals meant to be achieved over time. If you’re just getting started with Craft, you may want to start at the beginning.

Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri

Mind the Product

Like most of us, when Melissa Perri started as a product manager she started with giant requirements documents, dutifully recording every little detail from stakeholders and turning them into shiny docs for the developers.

Ask Steve: How to deal with tiered pricing

Under10 Playbook

The team license however includes the ability to share documents; for example, one product manager can use another product manager’s persona definition. A2A: In a typical tiered pricing scenario, buying 101 seats in Tier 2 is cheaper than buying 100 seats in Tier 1.

First Things First: How Does A Product Manager Start?

The Accidental Product Manager

Sorry, you’re not going to find this documented in your product manager job description. Product managers need to know how to get things started Image Credit: Andre Chinn. So you are in the process of starting your brand new product manager job. Congratulations. Now what?

The Ideal Product Marketing Candidate for B2B

High Octane Product Management

Understands the purpose of presentation slides – a series of visually appealing cue cards that tell a compelling value story, not product documentation in PowerPoint format! Wealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. This sample product marketing job description just might ruffle a few feathers. First, it’s not your typical “get the product off the shelf” job description. Second, there may be people in product marketing roles that don’t meet the requirements.

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Product Management for Dummies

Product Bookshelf

Writing, documenting and discussing the positioning statement, personas, and segments not only develops clarity for the team, but highlights challenges and opportunities with the current offering. Not just for dummies, this book is for everyone.

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The new, more powerful Roadmunk


Roadmaps aren’t tactical documents. Today we’re launching some game-changing updates inside Roadmunk that make it easier than ever to share strategy across your entire organization. Since launching Roadmunk, we’ve been obsessed with making roadmapping fast , simple and collaborative.

Cut Your Time to Productivity in Half with Better On-Boarding

Under10 Playbook

Are these documented? Fewer than 50% of companies have a documented idea-to-market process so explaining your internal methods is often difficult.

The Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit

Mind the Product

So you can view the Product-Market Fit Pyramid as a way to document the key hypotheses that you need to get right. Why Products Fail. One of the main reasons why products fail is because they don’t meet customer needs in a way that is better than other alternatives.

The Rise of Modern Product Discovery

Product Talk

The product manager interviews key stakeholders to understand what they need, documenting what they find. I love that Marty Cagan and Jeff Patton have long been advocates of dual-track development.

Why a Distributed Product Team is Better

As long as everyone is organized enough to find their content and keep track of documentation and files – I don’t care if they use smoke rings or carrier pigeons. The Craft team is as distributed as it gets. We have teams in Tel Aviv, Kiev, Silicon Valley and more.

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

All of the different containers for requirements document “what” the team will be building. Last month, Mike Smart of Egress Solutions and I gave a webinar for Pragmatic Marketing on product roadmapping when working in agile environments.

Why Write Requirements

Tyner Blain

Don’t just follow some prescription and go through the motions of documenting requirements. The simple act of documenting requirements based on your understanding of market needs will identify opportunities to improve your understanding of your market.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

Jeff has spent most of his career in product management but is currently the Senior Director of Product Marketing for the Nuance Document Imaging division of Nuance Communications, Inc.

A day in the Life of Jamie Parkins, Senior Product Manager at JustGiving

Mind the Product

He always tries to have two or three stories ready and documented should there be time left at the end of a given sprint and warns about preparing too many stories in advance: “If you do too much in advance, you spend your time on stuff you risk never getting to.”.

The best roadmap isn't a big effort

Under10 Playbook

The roadmap has become one of the most commonly requested—yet frequently misunderstood—documents in the product manager’s arsenal.

Let’s stop calling it software engineering

Under10 Playbook

As with authoring books, managers can try to control the creative process with documents and schedules and plans. Much of the language of software creation is based on the manufacturing metaphor. We “plan” software. We “engineer” software.

This New Template Helps You Write Better Product Requirements

PM Hardcore

is via some variety of “product requirements document” – the written-down “Why?” This might be a document, or a wiki page, or even a post-it note. “Communication” by Joan M. See below for image credit. Effective Communication is Challenging.

7 roadmap templates for creating organization-wide alignment & communication


Document your disruption tactics with our innovation roadmap template. It gets hectic and unmanageable if not documented. Roadmapping isn’t an exercise reserved solely for product teams—or rather, it shouldn’t be.

Design tips to make your roadmap boardroom-ready


There’s often a lot of things being fed into this one living document. A roadmap should—and this is going to sound banal—be pretty. Roadmaps are communication tools. We’ve said before that a roadmap isn’t just for you.

Selling Vs. Learning

Mironov Consulting

I talk with product managers all the time, and always ask whether they are talking directly with end users and target customers. The most frequent response from enterprise product managers is “Of course! I’m on sales calls two or three times a week.” .

Let’s Fire a Few of Our Customers

Mironov Consulting

Of course, we’ll need it to get FAA approval, find a couple of airline reference customers, port it to Airbus’ FlightOS, adjust for national/regional speech patterns, switch from batch to real-time processing, secure it to meet DOD 8500.01E and author new training/installation documents.

Enter The Matrix – Lean Prioritisation

Mind the Product

The reader loses the will to live before reaching the end of the document. Prioritisation is a necessary evil of every product development lifecycle.

How to Sell Your Boss on Roadmaps Without Timelines

Mind the Product

Cody Simms of Techstars is convinced that everyone already knows that feature roadmaps are nothing more than a comfort blanket: “Whether you are a CEO, board member, investor, or employee…EVERYONE knows that the roadmaps that are published in these documents are a joke.

BOM: Product Portfolio

Pragmatic Marketing

That means crafting a business plan, positioning your portfolio, aligning to your customers’ buying process, and writing a market requirements document and marketing plan. January’s Box of the Month is the product portfolio.

Why Drawing Maps Sharpens Your Thinking

Product Talk

We get pulled in many directions, leaving little time to update documents. “Could it have been the drawing of maps that boosted our ancestors beyond the threshold which the other apes just failed to cross?”. – Richard Dawkins.