Hi PM’s, Entrepreneurs

Here are commonly used templates which you may want to book mark and use in your professional life. I shall upload them one by one.

Scenario when to use: A busy PM has an upcoming meeting with key internal Stakeholders (including Sponsors), who want a high level view of the plan for the year without getting too much into the details.

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Scenario when…


I loved this book! It’s perhaps a must-read and one to add to your library dear Entrepreneurs and Product Managers. Here’s part 1 of my visual review for this book. Hope you enjoy it and take some good lessons out of it!


In Part 1 we learnt about the Law of Market Failure and how despite competent execution and experience if something that isn’t the right idea, it won’t be accepted by the market.

Now lets look at 3 things in this final part:

  • Thinking Tools — To clarify your idea and identify the data you need to collect
  • Pretotyping Tools to test your idea in the market and collect YODA (Your Own Data)
  • Analysis Tools — To interpret data you collect with Objectivity and translate it into decisions.

Market Engagement Hypothesis (MEH)

It identifies your key belief or assumption about how…


The Beat of Failure is always lurking around, trying to find the next new product ideas that it can devour and bite those who pursue those ideas without first validating them.

Most new Products fail! Hard truth, but we rather believe the hard truth upfront. Even with competent execution most new Products fail. That’s the Law of Market Failure.

Googles Graveyard

Microsoft Morgue

McDonald’s Menu Fail

Among the many many reasons most new Products fail, like Ran Out Of Cash, Bad Execution, Rift Between Founders, , Poor Marketing, Ahead Of Its Time, the most prominent among them is ‘No Market…


As Product Managers we are constantly receiving feedback on our work and ourselves from Customers, Users, Product Leaders, Stakeholders, Developers, other Teams. How then do we receive feedback (especially difficult one’s) well?.

“When we give feedback, we notice that the receiver isn’t good at receiving it. When we receive feedback, we notice that the giver isn’t good at giving it”

There is always something to improve, so why can’t you accept me the way I am?


High Output Founders Library

A curated list of all resources a founder would need!

PM’s tools (many other vendors available too, but most of the products listed below are either fully free or have some free offerings):

Human Universals

Great tool to keep in mind to know which category of needs your product falls into, as far as human needs are concerned.

Draw.io

A, PM will need to know the architecture of the product and how the data flows in the product. Great tool to quickly draw the architecture of the product

Trello

Great for having a product backlog, planning…


Office Desk Reservation System in a Post Pandemic World

Please feel free to use the wireframes as you wish dear readers. These are my designs and you are free to download them/use them as you deem correct.

Wireframing is an important skill to have for any Product Manager inorder to convey ideas to the team. Tools like Balsamiq are of great help here.

Pre-requisite
Assumption that such a problem exists and users care to pay for the problem to be solved is validated.

Scenario

It is a Post Pandemic World, with reduced number of Office Desks owing to Social Distancing…


From the numerous books I have read, these are the principles that could make up a Product Leader

Windows and Mirrors

A good Product Leader gives credit to the team when things go right. Literally speaking, they look out of the window and point to the team standing below giving them all the credit for the success of the product.

And when things go wrong…
The look into the mirror and take responsibility for the situation. …


A beautiful must read book!!

I recently read this very wonderful book that I absolutely loved because it taught me so many things!
Here are my learnings from it

Our mind works this way (pic below) and…

You have a goal to get to B. The path is long and difficult but not impossible. You then notice C. The path to C is straight and easy. We choose to take C and forget about B.
There are many variations to this. …


These are my notes and learnings from the superb book titled ‘What’s Your Problem?’ by Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Firstly what is NOT Reframing?

  • Reframing is not Analysis
    Analysis is when you ask ‘why is this problem happening’? Analysis is where you dive deeper into the finer details of the problem. Reframing on the other hand is a much higher level activity. It starts (though isn’t restricted to) before Analysis. It is when you ask, What problem are we trying to solve? Is this the right problem to solve? …

Chaitan

I love the profession of Product Management that helps me build meaningful relationships with teams and customers. I just can’t get enough of reading!

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