How to write a PRD (Product Requirements Document)

How to write a PRD (Product Requirements Document)

With the rise of Agile development practices, many argued that PRDs were a relic of the past and that people shouldn’t waste their time with it. In practice, however, I’ve seen clear benefits from well-written and maintained PRDs in every team I’ve worked, all of which use Agile development to different extents. You may be…

Your first 30 days as a product manager – ramping up on a team

Your first 30 days as a product manager – ramping up on a team

Whether you’re transitioning roles within an existing team or switching teams, here are a few crucial things to do in your first 30 days as a product manager. As a child, I heard a song by Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona which said, “aquí no es bueno el que ayuda, sino el que no [molesta], acuérdese.”…

Becoming a Product Manager without a Computer Science degree

Becoming a Product Manager without a Computer Science degree

“Can I become a product manager without a computer science degree?” I asked that question to many product managers, friends, and anyone who’d listen when I was considering a transition into product management. I eventually transitioned into a product manager role at a startup, and now work as a product manager at Google, without ever…

Focusing on Product Management – how I am planning to develop my product management skills

Update 11/5/2019: I compiled a list of resources I found helpful while transitioning into Product Management. After 5 years working as a PM, those are the things I’d recommend. I have always found intrigue in the idea of writing posts for this blog, but the reality is that my focus has jumped around from topic…