A backlog is like a garden. At some point, if you don't spend enough time maintaining it, weed will grow. And your Japanese garden will turn into a wasteland.
Product Design is an engineering process. It is not just about drawing a beautiful user interface, it is about building a solution to a user's need. It is a succession of logical steps in thinking and writing, which I recommend to browse through sequentially. And the best approach to my experience is going top down.
Products with uncontrolled technical debt are a pain as soon as you want to add or modify even the smallest feature. No matter how good they are, your developers will just struggle in getting your user stories "done".
Sorry if you're a Product Owner and that you feel you're doing the same than a Product Manager. Either you're actually not, or your company didn't give you the proper job title. And then I strongly encourage you to settle that.
This post is not about Agile. It is about getting things done. And it is about a process that serves business objectives. Understanding your context is key in selecting a methodology, so that you can then embrace it, and finally make it yours. In that specific order.
Don't expect to learn much from that... 😉
Proper tooling can be extremely helpful for a Product Manager. And it's always hard to find exactly what you need. I'll be discussing the tools I used, what I liked and disliked about them. What are your thoughts?
An invention may not sell itself. Even a genius and visionary person may need to lean back, go through the basics and eat his own dog food before he can actually make money out of it.
Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte. Contrary to what most Americans seem to believe, that quote meaning "I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter." is actually from Blaise Pascal. But OK, …
There's one thing that has been rather disturbing at the beginning of my career as a Product Manager. Nobody understands what that means. In France especially, not long ago, job boards used to display "Product Manager" positions which would lead you directly to managing the stock of your local supermarket. Sadly, that is still a …