A major part of a product manager's job is to setup experiments to understand the user better. In order to do this, a smart product manager should learn to get feedback from his users - sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly. There are several ways this can be done, and an earlier post outlines some techniques using … Continue reading Problems in Feedback Collection
This philosophy is truly timeless. It was advocated in ancient Hindu mythology and then in the teachings of Buddhism. In more recent times, it was known as the Kaizen principle. All of these point to one thing. Keep improving. Period. Any product manager will tell you that the beta phase is a hard one to … Continue reading Living Life in Beta
Reading this one line, blew me away. And if you are like me, I'm sure it will blow away your mind too. I've been following Jackie Bavaro on Quora recently, and this one answer made me read the answer multiple times. You can read the question on Quora. Also, reproduced here. Question: What are some things … Continue reading For All Wannabe Product Managers
Everyone reading this will know that obtaining feedback from users is a core part of a product manager's job. So how does one go about getting that feedback. Manually talking to users is one option but that won't scale. How many users is to possible to talk to and how do you eliminate selection bias … Continue reading Ways to Obtain User Feedback
If you are reading this there is a good chance you are wondering what Product Management is. This blog is my attempt to answer that question. Product Management is about understanding the user and finding ways to solve problems keeping the user in mind. This blog is about my thoughts on the product management function, … Continue reading Hello World!