Who Should Own Product Documentation?

ProductCraft Debates

In a LinkedIn post, he suggested that if only we debated the question of who should own documentation, all would be well. Despite the dusty library feel of it, documentation is an important. The post Who Should Own Product Documentation? This week’s debate question came from a reader of ProductCraft who was responding to our debate on where design should sit.

The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

First Round Review

To build the strongest teams from the get-go, PatientPing Co-founder and CEO Jay Desai has written the definitive user guide — on himself. Read on to see how his tactical framework creates the bedrock for productive employee/manager relationships. Continue reading at First Round Review »

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

Proficientz – Product Management University

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.

A Lean Alternative to a Business Plan: Documenting Your Product/Market Fit Hypotheses

Sachin Rekhi

Here is what I typically capture when initially documenting a startup's product/market fit hypotheses: 1. But it's important to document why specifically you think you'll be able to create a solution that is ideally 10x better than the existing solutions on the market.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

This document is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a commitment to you in any way. Monetizing the. data exhaust Top 10 industries with data. monetization opportunities Recognizing the commercial.

Tools to Help Product Managers Think Strategically and Commercially

Mind the Product

This first post covers Positioning Documents, which I bought to Onfido from Pragmatic Marketing training, and Line of Business Meetings, which Kevin brought with him. The Positioning Document and Line of Business meeting act as communication devices. Positioning Document.

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

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.

What PRD template provides a useful roadmap?

bpma ProductHub

Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) are documents product managers use to achieve several important objectives. By Daniel Wu’ – An ideal PRD discusses users, shows features in a visual prototype, and includes key hypotheses. They (1) create purpose and context for the teams they work with, allowing key stakeholders to feel heard; and (2) clearly communicate the vision.… … Product Strategy

Writing Market Requirements Effectively

280 Group

Whether you are writing requirements for Agile and delivering user stories for the product backlog or writing a more traditional market requirements document, there is one technique that I have found can be very effective.

Waterfall or Agile? It Turns Out It Really Doesn’t Matter.

Sequent Learning

We were the epitome of a linear-driven organization with our phased scoping documents, business cases, product requirements documents (PRDs) and development plans. ? Waterfall or Agile?

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

implemented solution isn’t thoroughly documented. Backed by Documentation and Support: Partnering with a trusted third-party platform guarantees. documentation that allows for a seamless knowledge. WHY “BUILD OR BUY?” IS THE WRONG QUESTION FOR ANALYTICS Introduction.1

Waterfall or Agile? It Turns Out It Really Doesn’t Matter.

Sequent Learning

We were the epitome of a linear-driven organization with our phased scoping documents, business cases, product requirements documents (PRDs) and development plans. ? Waterfall or Agile?

Create an Opportunity Definition

Under10 Playbook

Spending more than a day completing a business document for an idea that won’t go forward is waste. That’s why many teams use a one-page definition document to profile the opportunity.

Technical Debt and Product Success

Roman Pichler

Why Technical Debt Matters for Product People. As the person in charge of the product, you may not be terribly concerned about how clean and well-structured the code is.

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Inspiration: a simpler system that worked perfectly

Under10 Playbook

How many of these documents do you have? And now, no one can say what sections belong in which documents. And some parts go in multiple documents. Before you know it, you're not building a product; you're building a bunch of documents. Under 10 documents.

The Anatomy of The Product Brief

Product Manager in Heels

A Product Brief is a stable, widely shared, "one-page" document describing the goals and benefits of a feature as well as the scope of a project. Key Links: Links to requirements documentation, wireframes/mock-ups, research, etc.

What are your ten templates?

Under10 Playbook

And planning doesn’t mean people locked in their offices, thinking deep thoughts, and creating myriad documents that no one ever reads. I believe in minimal process, brief artifacts, and living documents. These living documents are the ones that I reference often.

8 Keys to Getting Started

Product Management Lessons from the Trenches

Review your advertisements, walk through the purchase experience, install and use the product, reach out for help via the support experience, read the documentation, etc. Review company documents and presentations.

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Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Many years ago, I was discussing a lengthy requirements document with the product manager in charge of a healthcare product. What is Sustainable Pace? Sustainable pace is an important agile principle.

Report templates for less status meetings

Folding Burritos

In others, it might be Slack, or a shared document/wiki page with a simple format that people know how to get to (and that you regularly remind me them to have a look).

Who Should Own Product Positioning?

Pragmatic Marketing

Positioning documents will define your product category, the problems it solves and the personas it serves. A positioning document contains the who and what. Marketing then leverages this foundational document to create solutions: campaigns, sales tools, web pages and so on. Product positioning is a key element of product management. Whenever I work with a new team, I always begin with roles and responsibilities. Who owns what?

The most powerful method for training the sales force

Under10 Playbook

I recommended that he answer the questions in print, share the document on the sales portal for all sales people, and refer them to that document if they called. Sadly, the use of “Confidential” on a document almost guarantees that customers and competitors will obtain it.

How to Improve Business Case Accuracy (With Tools That Work)

Sequent Learning

It goes without saying that a product business case is one of the most important documents produced and managed by product managers. As you know, the product business case is a standard method used to justify investments in new products, enhancements, technologies, etc.

Finally! Never Look at Another Piece of Paper in Your House Again

Joe Cotellese

The slightly more high-end ones will do double sided sheets and have a document feeder. I use a Canon MG3120 that works quite nicely and does a reasonably good job of scanning documents. A Full On Document Scanner. I would take a photo of a document and store it on my Mac.

Wireframing for Non-Designers – A Crash Course

Atomic Spin PM

This method allows you to evolve your document toward a high-fidelity wireframe. For customers who are new to the world of software design, they may be confused when they are shown a low-fidelity document that is lacking in color. Wireframes are not just for designers!

5 Hacks for Better Product Roadmap Presentations

ProductPlan

It is a living document that sheds light on what’s happening today, tomorrow, and in the future. After all, the product roadmap is a living document that evolves in response to the world around it. A well-circulated and maintained internal document can suffice.

Engineering led? What to watch for

The Product Bistro

Documentation: This is one of the conundrums of the world. Engineers love detailed documentation. They will read chip documentation, compiler and CPU errata tables, and in general get very intimate with the hardware they are designing. However, they loathe the requirement to create usable end user documentation. There are three principal types of companies: Sales led, marketing led, and engineering led.

Wireframing for Non-Designers – A Crash Course

Atomic Spin PM

This method allows you to evolve your document toward a high-fidelity wireframe. For customers who are new to the world of software design, they may be confused when they are shown a low-fidelity document that is lacking in color. Wireframes are not just for designers!

The Role of the Product Management Champion (12 Tasks They Should Own)

Sequent Learning

Standards organizations produce guidelines, documents, and other items that […]. What is A Product Management Champion? An executive champion serves as an advocate for a specific activity, function, or center of excellence in an organization.

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.

Customer Journey Map – B2B Marketing Rules

280 Group

A Living Document. But beware, Customer Journey Maps must be living documents that you update frequently. Land maps exist to record the actual terrain, not an idealized view of the terrain— the REAL terrain that you will have to traverse, like it or not.

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This New Template Helps You Write Better Product Requirements

The Secret PM Handbook

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.

Improve Your Results with Clear Value Propositions

Product Management Lessons from the Trenches

Let’s say that you work for a beer company and are trying to figure out how to increase revenues. Sales is pitching to distributors that the beer is “Less Filling”, while Marketing is advertising that the beer “Tastes Great” and Operations is delivering “the Lowest Cost Light Beer.”

This New Template Helps You Write Better Product Requirements

The Secret PM Handbook

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.

Product Requirements: Throw Out the Laundry List and Have Some Fun

280 Group

It’s so much easier to throw out a sticky note than a beautiful drawing, wireframe or document. Throw Out The “Laundry List”. My boss calls me into his office and says that it’s time to create a new product description. “OK,” OK,” I say, not sure what to expect at this new company.

How Little Can You Do (& Still be Effective)

Johanna Rothman

In a regulated industry, the managers can advocate for more agile approaches with auditors and help clear the way from non-value-add documentation. Teams might need to supply some documentation, but not as much as people might think.). Back in Manage It!, I suggested that for requirements, the questions should be, “How little can we do?” ” and still have a great product. My argument was this: the longer the project (regardless of approach), the more risk there is.

5 Things You Need Before Building The Product Roadmap

The Product Coalition

COMPANY MISSION & VISION DOCUMENT As a company, there are various products and features that can be built, but the real value comes from the right set of features and products while saying NO to everything else.

David Daniels on Product Marketing

Under10 Playbook

In his post on " Designing Buyer Action " David covers how to document a buyer’s behavior and begin the process of guiding a buyer to a decision to acquire your product. My friend David Daniels is one of the top minds in product marketing.

Inspiration: There cannot be a stressful crisis next week.

Under10 Playbook

With so much time focused on operational issues and emergencies, when are you going to work on the critical core documents that drive your product strategically? However, I've always kept a binder (or a folder) filled with the living documents of my product.

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.

Effective Product Roadmaps

Melissa Perri

There should be an accompanying strategy document that addresses how these goals help the company reach its Vision, but the Roadmap itself does not serve that purpose. Roadmaps are a living document. Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. The truth?

The Best Continuous Discovery Teams Cultivate These Mindsets

Product Talk

These are living documents. Last week, I was in Cleveland for the Industry Product Conference. I spoke about the three mindsets that help a team find success as a continuous discovery team. My slides and script are below. Enjoy! Becoming a successful discovery team.