Documentation is a key when working remotely

The Product Coalition

The Coronavirus outbreak that led to massive remote work reminded me how documentation helps keep productivity Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». productivity virus remote-working product-management documentation

The Exceptional Product Requirements Document

Actuation Consulting

Last week we covered the basics of the Product Requirements Document (PRD). This week I’ll lay out the eight things that set a PRD apart as a highly useful document. Deliver these eight, and you’ll have a document that smoothes out development and leads to a positive outcome. Deliver These Eight for an Exceptional Product Requirements Document. The document does not require the reader to fill in gaps.

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How To Write A Business Requirements Document (BRD) – Detailed Steps

The Basics of Product Management

A Business Requirements Document is the foundation of any successful product launch. In every organization, the product team is the primary team that is responsible for preparing the business requirements document. What Is A Business Requirements Document (BRD)?

How to document like a pro being a product manager?

The Product Coalition

Tools & tips that will help you with a good system and methods for documentation. When you find some time sitting by your desk you spend it documenting all the actions, decisions, design etc. You don’t want to stress over finding a document.

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

How to Create Effective Requirements Documents

The Product Coalition

Hint — focus on the problem and not on the solution Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». business product-design product-management startup requirements

Minimum Requirements Documentation: A Matter of Context

Johanna Rothman

A colleague asked me about the kinds of documentation the team might need for their stories. How little could they do for requirements documentation? I start with the pattern of Card, Conversation, Confirmation when I think about requirements and how much documentation. That's one way to create minimum documentation—break the story into usable pieces. If the PO writes stories or epics as problems to solve, the PO manages some of the documentation effort.

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.

How to Write Product Requirements Document

NextBigWhat

The post How to Write Product Requirements Document appeared first on NextBigWhat. [link] There are four core sections of a PRD — defining purpose, describing features, setting release criteria, sketching rough timing. According to Marty Cagan, the PRD’s goal is to explain the “What”, not the “How”. In each section, remember to be clear on the problem being solved versus the solution otherwise you may lead the team to make incorrect assumptions.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for Developer Documentation

The Product Coalition

How to write a dev doc that fulfills your reader’s deepest needs. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». writing-tips writing technical-writing technology product-management

How to Sell Your Roadmap to Your Leadership Team

Speaker: Brett Truka, CEO, Devetry

A product roadmap needs to both capture your product’s strategy and outline your execution plan. Because these documents are such an essential component of your job as product manager, you also need to strategize your roadmap presentation. In other words, you need to speak your executive suite’s language. In this webinar, Brett Truka, CEO of Devetry, shares his experiences and advice on how to successfully sell your roadmap to your leadership team.

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

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.

Agile Misconception #2: We Don’t Need Documentation

Atomic Spin PM

Documentation means a lot of different things to different people. If you’ve used a waterfall software development process, you’re all too familiar with documentation. From requirements to systems architecture to design, you’re creating documentation at every step of the process.

Re-designing the Product Briefing Document from the Ground Up ???

The Product Coalition

Due to this increased communication overhead, we needed to re-think how we could improve communication, product workflows and handover documentation across our ever expanding teams. After listening to the podcast, I thought I would have a shot at creating my own document.

Using Process Mapping to Document your Roadmapping Process

ProductPlan

When a company hires a fancy management consulting firm to help them “optimize” operations, one of the first things they’ll do is document how things are currently being done. They will interview stakeholders and individual contributors, review documentation, and hold whiteboard-heavy meetings to unpack the current methods being utilized in the company. It will be a visual document that is light on text and heavy on process and flow.

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.

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.

Even in agile you should use a Project Initiation Document

The Product Coalition

When you think of Project Initiation Documents, or PIDs, you think of Prince2 project management, and the need to document a variety of… Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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 To’… Create User & Buyer Scenarios

BrainMates

They are used during the product planning stage to reduce higher level market problem descriptions into smaller problem chunks where the more detailed requirements can be identified and documented. Once all the user and buyer personas, scenarios, goals, tasks and problems have been collated and mapped out then the information can be easily packaged up into a Market Requirements Document (MRD). Updated June, 2020.

How a simple Product spec can unify your company and make your product a success

BrainMates

Brainrants General Product Management Requirements product leadership product management Product Requirements Document Product spec stakeholder managementAs an Aussie-expat based in San Francisco, I briefly took a passing interest in baseball.

Hope for the best or prepare for the worst? How we manage critical incidents at Intercom

Inside Intercom

Over the past few months, we’ve been working on solidifying our incident response process and documentation. Training and documentation. Documentation is one of the most critical aspects of a solid incident management process.

Developing a PRD

Actuation Consulting

Essentials of a Product Requirements Document (PRD). In this week’s post, I’m going to discuss the nuts and bolts of the PRD (Product Requirements Document). What is a Product Requirements Document? A PRD is a document that serves the development team. Supports include such items as documentation, accessories, shipping, packaging, installation, replacement parts, and maintenance.

Marketing doesn’t stop when you’ve acquired a customer

Inside Intercom

Minimum viable documentation. No matter what product you’re taking to market, chances are you’ll need some amount of documentation to support it. When you’re working at an early stage startup with dozens of competing priorities, there’s a temptation to publish the quickest, easiest types of documentation (usually a series of hastily put together FAQs) just to try keep your head above water.

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

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Two: Plan

280 Group

Document planned changes for product strategy, directions and features in a product roadmap. Product Management completes the business plan and market needs documents. Product Marketing completes the market strategy document.

How to Design a Strong Experiment that connects to your Value Proposition Canvas

Strategyzer

Ideally, teams should quickly test their canvases using experiments, as we’ve documented in the book Testing Business Ideas. We work with teams all around the world to help visualize their business idea using tools such as the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas.

Six Types of “Product” Owners

Roman Pichler

When I need to take a break from writing, I save the document. But the ability to save the document is a feature, a part of the overall product. Overview. The term product owner is commonly used to refer to six different product roles in my experience.

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.

How to write the perfect Design brief #DesignSprint

The Product Coalition

A critical part of preparing the Design Sprint is writing the Design Brief: a short document that defines the design challenge. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». design-sprint ux human-centered-design design-challenge design-thinking

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.

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.

Slite uses productboard to rally the team around what customers want

ProductBoard

Slite is a simple collaborative documentation tool that helps businesses stay organized and work more thoughtfully. Founded in 2016, the company’s simple tool acts a single source of truth for all internal documentation and processes.

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.

Getting the Most Out of Product Roadmaps

ProductCraft

At their best, product roadmaps provide a visual representation of a company’s strategy and align engineering, marketing, sales, support, and the C-suite around a shared document.

The Ultimate Guide to Product Roadmaps

NextBigWhat

A roadmap is a guiding strategic document as well as a plan for executing the product strategy. Provide a guiding document for executing the strategy. A product roadmap is a high-level visual summary that maps out the vision and direction of your product offering over time.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Seven: Retire

280 Group

If you are diligent, review and document what went well and what didn’t go so well. It also covers the roles, responsibilities, tasks and documents associated with each phase. This post describes the seventh phase in the Optimal Product Process: Retire.

Overcoming Remote Work Challenges: 5 Effective Solutions

StudioTeam

You can use written online stored documents. Remote work is getting more & more popular nowadays. It’s understandable: With the right tools in your hand, distance is not a burden anymore. Think of it for a minute: you can work with the best professionals no matter where they are!