March, 2013

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Mastering Effective Communication as a Product Manager

Sachin Rekhi

Product managers spend much of their time communicating ideas, plans, designs, and tasks to their teams. This includes everything from emails communicating decisions, to presentations communicating product roadmaps, to specs communicating product designs, to bug tickets communicating errors in the product. Mastering effective communication is known to be an accelerant to the dissemination of ideas, to team cohesion, and to even the motivation and inspiration of team members.

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Is Product management a skill?

Product Management and Strategic Marketing

Most of you are probably familiar with skills & expertise on LinkedIn. Among the many skills to choose from is product management. Being a product management professional, I have posted that on my profile and have been widely endorsed. But I was surprised to see that some of my colleagues who are recruiters, CFOs, VCs, sales people, etc. posted product management as one of their skills.

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When to Test: Incorporating User Testing into Product Design

UserTesting

In this three part series Jessica DuVerneay, Los Angeles based information architect and user researcher at The Understanding Group , will share usability testing tips on When to Test, What to Test , and How to Test. . One of the … The post When to Test: Incorporating User Testing into Product Design appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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The Product Manager as the Quarterback of the Team

Sachin Rekhi

I usually summarize the role of the product manager as the CEO of their product. But I had a great conversation with a fellow product manager a couple of weeks ago who was telling me what he loved most about being a product manager was being the quarterback of the team. That stuck with me and the more I thought about it I realized it was another great way to describe the role and the key attributes needed to be successful in it.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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The Art of Decision Making as a Product Manager

Sachin Rekhi

Product managers have to make many decisions every day, including product prioritization decisions, product design decisions, bug triage decisions, and many more. And the process by which a product manager makes such decisions can result either in an extremely well functioning team dynamic or. quite the opposite. When it works well, the team feels as if the best ideas, regardless of where they came from, get implemented.

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When to Test: Incorporating User Testing into Product Design

UserTesting

In this three part series Jessica DuVerneay, Los Angeles based information architect and user researcher at The Understanding Group , will share usability testing tips on When to Test, What to Test , and How to Test. . One of the … The post When to Test: Incorporating User Testing into Product Design appeared first on UserTesting Blog.