I’ve been working as a Product Manager for over 9 years now, and during that time I’ve come to believe that there aren’t enough resources for PMs, and especially those who are just starting out.
There, are of course, some resources out there if you look hard enough. I’m starting to see other blogs that have some good information and there are various companies who provide training for Product Managers. I’ve taken some of the classes offered and found them to be somewhat helpful although also lacking. I’ve searched the internet and found some useful resources, but I haven’t seen a basic repository of things that a PM needs on day 1.
So, I’m breaking out of my role as just a consumer of product management knowledge and I’m using my 9 years of PM experience to put together a survival kit of sorts that PMs can use in the hopes that it will make your job just a little bit easier.
I’ll be posting templates, suggestions, ideas, thoughts, and anything else I think might be useful all gleaned from my hard-earned knowledge about how Product Management works.
It’s worth noting that my experience has been exclusively in the software field, but hopefully the information I provide here will be useful to Product Managers who work in other areas as well.
I hope that some of the information here will make you think, that some will pique your interest, and that all of it will be useful. Feel free to drop me a line or comment on any of the postings here. (You will be required to register to comment, but I hope that won’t be too much of a hassle. It’s just an effort to keep the spam down as it seems to be a problem for many blogs.)
In any case, enjoy your stay and it’s my honest hope that the information provided here will be useful to you.