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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…

Emailing? Mind emotions and identity.

To effectively communicate with others, you need to consider at least three aspects of communication. Content: What is it that you’re saying? Is it clear and well explained? Emotion: How do the people involved feel about the topic? Are they vested in the topic? Do they care? Identity: How do people think this message reflects…

How I transitioned job functions

How I transitioned job functions

Recently, I’ve been advising students and recent graduates. A common consultation request I get is to discuss career transitions, given that I landed in Product Management without the typical background of computer science and business. I hope that my experience is helpful to folks looking to switch functions or industries. Career transitions Here are some…

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.”…