In B2B SaaS it is important to think of your whole company as The Product. You can't view one team in isolation. A "win" in one part of your company…
Short post today. I really worry sometimes about (some) people in tech. I see people putting themselves under so much pressure to be the perfect manager…
The old guard knows how to navigate the mess. The new guard sees the mess, and wants to avoid it. ➖ The old guard applies knowing (but tired) eyes. The…
Messes, Action, and Junk Drawers
This list has received positive feedback. It seems to have struck a nerve. Sending it to coincide with Monday morning to help folks navigate their week…
I encourage teams to think about their roadmap as a portfolio of bets. Different initiatives have different risk/reward profiles. When the strategy and…
Last week I invited TBM readers to my company’s annual conference. The event is hybrid—we’ll be “live” in Las Vegas, and we’ll also stream the talks. I…
Have you (or your company) tried repeatedly to hire for Role X? And failed? Do you have a revolving door situation at your company? The Situation Does…
Hello! I wanted to extend an invitation to all readers. As many of you know, I work at Amplitude. Amplitude’s focus is product analytics and…
People often distinguish between problem solving and problem definition. The product manager’s responsibility is to define the problem to be solved. The…
“How can I get better at saying No?” I hear this question a lot. Here’s the advice I give… Make it harder to say Yes. By that I don’t mean be cagey or…
Is your team focusing on what it should do? Or what it can do? Many teams struggle with this deceptively simple question.