⏳ Delay your intuition to make better decisions / PM Snacks 72
Powerful habits for product people, learn to delay your intuition, discover AI tools made for divergent thinking and more
✉️ Today’s email → Habits for getting sh*t done ∙ Building Product at Linear ∙ Why The Best Product Managers Delay Their Intuition • A few AI tools (no article) • Product Strategy: stop hiding behind frameworks
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1️⃣ Habits for getting sh*t done (and more)
Apr 2023 • 7 min read • #method #execution
Someone recently attended a talk by the renowned Shreyas Doshi and took thorough notes. Click the link to find out his best advice on habits that can help you up your game. My favorite ones:
3/ Start your day by gathering context: user verbatims and teams’ metric dashboards
4/ Create an intentional calendar (visible by everyone)
9/ Plan for the next day before leaving for home
2️⃣ Building Product at Linear
Mar 2023 • 22 min read • #behindthescene #productculture
Linear's founders come from a background of having fun in software development, and it shows in their product and approach. Their design has been influential for many SaaS products over the last two years, and their product’s snappiness has pushed the boundaries for everyone. I cannot choose a single aspect to emphasise, I strongly recommend you to deep dive.
3️⃣ Why The Best Product Managers Delay Their Intuition
Mar 2023 • 4 min read • #selfimprovement #mindset
I’m a big advocate of trusting your intuition to create successful products. However, with great power comes great responsibility, so you should always give your intuition time to mature. This will give you a chance to collect more data and let the enthusiasm die down. In fact, you should consider processing it. In my past experiences, I used two rules that worked well:
1/ Organize two types of meetings: exploration and decision-making. Avoid making decisions in the same meeting that was used to analyze and explore an opportunity. Doing so may weaken your decision.
2/ Never schedule in the roadmap two consecutive chunks of work on the same “area”. Otherwise you’ll be tempted to commit too much time on an initial idea, without testing it and maturing your outlook.
4️⃣ A few AI tools (no article)
May 2023 • 3 min read • #AI
One could argue that generative AI produces mostly substandard content, lacking originality or creativity. Nevertheless, I believe this technology, with some adjustments, will revolutionize many software applications in the near future. For example, it could be optimized to help users explore more options, rather than create them for them:
- This developer is creating a force-directed knowledge graph to allow curiosity-led exploration of a initial prompt (not yet available)
- Flux allows you to generate multiple completions per prompt in a tree structure and explore the best ones in parallel
- CircleChat creates multiple personas that will engage and problem-solve in realtime, based on a initial prompt and the facilitation you provide
⏳ Product Strategy: what if we stopped hiding behind frameworks?
May 2022 • 7 min read • #strategy #execution
Most clicked link, shared one year ago in PM Snacks 59.
How to use relative prioritisation instead of complex formulas
An opinionated article on the limits of prioritization frameworks and what to do instead. I tend to share a similar position and talked in the last Product Inbox about how we prioritize at uku (FR).
1/ Start with the why & clear principles: reading them should help everyone drive decisions.
2/ The 1st prioritization step happens at the exec level by allocating resources clearly.
3/ The 2nd prioritization step should be done through “useful” questions like “Within one year, which of these features could really change the game ?” or in relative ways. Also you should definitely acknowledge the importance of intuition over data.
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