Architecting the product

Have you architected your product? Who is architecting it?   Some would say, “Yes, our tech team is doing it”. Some would say, “No, we are a start-up. We need to build fast, fail fast. So, no time for thinking architecture”.   To create a solution which is built to succeed and grow, one needs…

Do you need a Product Function now?

Developers develop. Designers design. And I know what to build. We don’t need anyone else, especially Product Manager. This is typical line of thought of early stage entrepreneurs while discarding idea of having a product person in the team. Reasonable thought, but a flawed one, which usually occurs due to lack of understanding of Product…

Data, User Feedback and Convictions

Here are a couple of sample conversations that a product manager typically goes through, day in day out with different well meaning people in the organisation. For building a new product/feature TES (The Enthusiastic Stakeholder) You (The Product Manager) — TES: We should build a section in the portal where people can compare their portfolio…

Forming a Good Product Management Team

In my last post about managing product managers I had mentioned about upcoming post on how to build product management team. So here it is. I’d like to share things that I have kept in mind while forming the Product teams in past. Will explain it via a hypothetical example. We’ll see what a product…

Managing Product Managers

Managing product managers is a tricky art. I am going to share learnings that I had out of practicing it. Being a product manager is no less tricky in itself. We have superhero like requirements out of them. We want them to be enterprising, go-getter, curious, passionate, tech-savvy, business driven, having user empathy and so…

Product Manager’s Kit

Daily reference tips collection on product management Right before my last day of work at QuikrHomes and CommonFloor I made a Product Manager’s Kit and gave as a token gift to product managers I had worked with. I got the inspiration to create something like this when I saw the Product Manager’s Manifesto created by Medha…