🎟️ Should PM write tickets? / PM Snacks #52
Learn when PM should not write tickets (I don't), a few product lessons from HBO history, how to kill more meetings and more...
First, let me wish you an happy new year. Let’s hope for a WAY better 2022 :)
1️⃣ Product lessons from the history of HBO
Dec 2021 • 11 min read • #strategy
I love to read companies’ stories as much as biographies, to seek lessons that go beyond the dull official story. Even better, here the author of this article does a great job of connecting this book’s content with frameworks used by product people. If you are into understanding this market, or have watched GoT or even started Netflix even once… you should find some gems in this article!
2️⃣ Should PdMs "Write Tickets"?
Dec 2021 • 7 min read • #execution #organisation
Have you ever seen product managers who don’t write tickets (let me know in the comments below)? Fortunately, I’ve the pleasure to interact w/ a growing number of teams who work this way (👋 Robin) apart from uku. I’ve not written a single ticket in the “agile” way since at least 2 years, mostly because I want the solutions to be created by designers & developers (1/ they know their specialties the best, 2/ they are talented creative people). The way I see it, the main “product person’s” responsibility is just to frame the problem or opportunity. But as John Cutler expresses it, there could many other reasons.
3️⃣ Great PM kill meetings
Mar 2021 • 4 min read • #execution
Just do it. Kill some meetings and don’t hesitate to use some of this article’s suggestions.
1/ Decline more meetings - my best question to challenge a meeting is “If I’m sick, will you postpone this meeting?”
2/ Delegate to your team - being the product manager doesn’t mean that you should protect your team from all other responsibilities. There are many good reasons for a developper to completely handle a topic like reducing the number of interlocutors, avoiding dilution of responsibility, etc.
3/ Decide and lead by example - if you firmly believe that a loom video or mail update is better, just say so.
4️⃣ A Guide to the Art of Guerrilla UX Testing
Dec 2017 • 15 min read • #execution #discovery
Creating an app like uku takes a lot of time. Even more so if you add “mandatory” features like onboarding, invitation mechanisms, etc. But we want to expose future users to what we are building as soon as possible. So we opted for a first guerrilla user testing. This way we will assess the usability and reaction to our look and feel without needing most of the “mandatory” features. Next week, we will start testing the app with randomly chosen people in Paris. For that, we are going to follow a lot of advice from this article!
5️⃣ Part 2: creating the new frontier
Aug 2021 • 28 min read • #web3
This article concludes our series on web 3 opportunities and how it could impact many products in the next decade. You’ll discover how web 3 enables “metaverse” concepts that you may have heard about, portability of data & identity, permission-less cooperation & commerce. Btw, I shared part 1 in edition #50 👇
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