How Product Managers Can Say No In 4 Easy Steps

Saying “no” is one of the hardest things a product manager must do. And it’s something you, my dear product manager friend, should be saying a lot. James Clear, the author of the bestselling book “Atomic Habits” recently spoke about the importance of saying “no.” “When you say no, you are only saying no toContinue reading “How Product Managers Can Say No In 4 Easy Steps”

How to be a more strategic product manager

Many product managers feel stuck at a time when they most need to take action. “I just don’t have the time” they proclaim, rather than scheduling customer interviews that will help them decide which features to build. Or they can’t decide which features or bugs their team should work on. “I don’t have time toContinue reading “How to be a more strategic product manager”

Why Products Fail and the One Thing Product Managers Can Do to Avoid It

UPDATED AT 12:15 PM PACIFIC TIME, 2/4/20 I had no idea when I wrote this article that I would wake up to the #IowaCaucusDisaster. What a shame the people who developed the app used didn’t have a chance to read this. I had coffee recently with someone who works in academia and is deeply connectedContinue reading “Why Products Fail and the One Thing Product Managers Can Do to Avoid It”