PM101 + 102 Readings

PM101

Intro

 

Personas & Product Vision

 

The Art of No-Tech Testing

 

 

Talking With Customers

 

Journey Maps & Storyboarding

 

Software Development Methods

PRD Best Practices

 

User Testing 

 

Wireframe Critiques

 

PM Careers

 

Technology Decisions: P1, Basics

 

Technology Decisions: P2, Hiring

PM102 

 

Working With Developers

  • Recommended Reading

If you want to delve deeper into how developers think and work, these are good choices.​

  • BOOKS:

    • Frederick Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month is a timeless classic on software project management by the "father of the IBM 360" -- one of history's riskiest and most successful tech product development efforts

    • Paul Glen, Leading Geeks, discusses how developers think, what motivates them, and how to manage them

  • BLOGS:

Onboarding

 

User Testing

Launch Planning

 

Product Roadmapping

  • Recommended Reading

    • 20 Product Prioritization Techniques, by Daniel Zacarias. Skim this long post (also available as a free PDF ebook) which describes and categorizes a set of techniques for prioritizing product features.

    • Estimating, by Mitch Lacey. Comprehensive description of different methods for software project cost estimation.

    • Before You Plan Your Product Roadmap, by Des Traynor. How/why to conduct a feature audit that shows the fraction of users who use each feature and their frequency of use.

    • Pandora’s Product Prioritization System, interview with Pandora CTO Tom Conrad describes an approach in which proposed features are assigned a price and planners get a budget to spend on them.

    • The Alternative to Roadmaps, by Marty Cagan. Makes the case for OKRs instead of roadmapping.

 

How To Demo Products

 

The One Metric That Matters