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Making It Right Product Management Is One Of The Most Exhausting, Exhilarating, Stressful, And Rewarding Careers Out There It S Not For The Faint Of Heart It S For People Who Want To Move Mountains It Swallows Some Whole, But Others Derive Endless Invigoration And Passion From The Pace And The Impact And The Glory And The Huge Potential For Failure As Well As Success There S No Other Job Like It, And This Is A Book To Help You Make It Your Job The Role Of A Product Manager Goes By Many Different Names And If That S Not Reason Enough To Be Confused, Some Companies Define Product Manager Completely Differently From How It S Understood Elsewhere We Sometimes Get Stuck In Our Quest To Define The Damn Thing, But In The Case Of Product Management, It S Effort Well Spent, Because It S Quite The Jungle Out There So With That As Background, This Book Wants To Accomplish Three Goals Define The Roles And Responsibilities Of Product Managers In The Software Development Context Explain Why Product Management Is An Essential Role In Any Organization, And What Characteristics Managers Should Look For When They Hire Product Managers Provide A Framework And Practical Guidance For Strategic Product Management A Framework That Details The Elements Of Product Planning And Product Execution That Make Up A Product Manager S Day To Day Work TABLE OF CONTENTS Part 1 Introduction Introduction Chapter 1 Roles And Responsibilities Of The Product Manager Part 2 Planning Chapter 2 Uncovering Needs Chapter 3 Product Discovery Case Study The User Experience Of Kalahari.com Chapter 4 Product Roadmaps Part 3 Execution Chapter 5 Defining A Product Chapter 6 User Centered Design And Workflows What About Responsive Design Chapter 7 Specifications Chapter 8 Build And Release Chapter 9 Assess And Iterate Chapter 10 Product Management In Agile Methodologies Chapter 11 Getting Started


10 thoughts on “Making It Right

  1. says:

    What does it take to get a product right Not only when you re the sole developer designer mind behind it, but when you ve been hired or need to hire someone to manage the product because it s simply bigger than you can run.What if you have many products and need to have them all run well That s where a product manager comes in to play, and this book is all about what it takes to be a good product manager.It starts by walking us through the personality traits and demeanour that should be in evid What does it take to get a product right Not only when you re the sole developer designer mind behind it, but when you ve been hired or need to hire someone to manage the product because it s simply bigger than you can run.What if you have many products and need to have them all run well That s where a product manager comes in to play, and this book is all about what it takes to be a good product manager.It starts by walking us through the perso...


  2. says:

    The thing that struck me immediately was the way the book STARTS OUT by focusing on the character traits and people skills that a PM needs Usually these skills are treated as an afterthought in books like this, if they re even dealt with at all Rian continues to highlight the importance of these skills throughout the book, in a practical, useful way.The book is an easy read, but by no means simplistic It s written in a conversational style, and really, it feels a whole lot like having a mento The thing that struck me immediately was the way the book STARTS OUT by focusing on the character traits and people skills that a PM needs Usually these skills are treated as an afterthought in books like this, if they re even dealt with at all Rian continues to highlight the importance of these skills throughout the book, in a practical, useful way.The book is an easy read, but by no means simplistic It s written in a conversational style, and really, it f...


  3. says:

    Overall, the material is a bit derivative and repeats what has been said better elsewhere, but the author knows his reader, who is a T shaped person that wants to be an I shaped person, which is a great description of the product people The material felt fresh and urgent to me, not academic or technical here is a framework you can use Instead, Van Der Merwe blends personal anecdotes with the oft told tales of products years past and comes up with compelling insights about the right attitu Overall, the material is a bit derivative and repeats what has been said better elsewhere, but the author knows his reader, who is a T shaped person that wants to be an I shaped person, which is a great description ...


  4. says:

    A great book to quickly go over what s expected of a product manager, what goes into their work, their responsibilities and the expected documents they need to write Lists different opinions from different people on some methodologies and tools used in the process of defining, planning and executing on the plan to build a product including the author s opinion and what he thinks based on his experience The case studies are easy to digest and state clear action items they did while working with A great book to quickly go over what s expected of a product manager, what goes ...


  5. says:

    A great starting book for budding product managers in the technology industry Provides useful background and practical framework for basic product management Follows the renowed product market fit principle Considers the users, ...


  6. says:

    Fabulous book It gives a very clear and concise message about what it is, what it REALLY is to be a Product Manager There was no fluff talk, no boring things that didn t matter just pure good content It s a great book that I ll prob...


  7. says:

    I read this book from the point of view of a startup founder wearing many hats developer, entrepreneur, but maybe most importantly, product owner While many of the tips in the book are clearly aimed at larger organizations than our three man team, I gained in...


  8. says:

    This is a brief volume but I savored every page highlighting and taking notes PMs in the industry say this is their bible, and I m fairly sure it will become mine as I begin a new career in product management The author s practical, dow...


  9. says:

    Indeed a nice and focused book, with very specific ways you can become or improve a product manager It have nice examples and techniques that can get you started, and a very nice last chapter that gives you a recipe for you first 90 days as a product manager.


  10. says:

    Not only a great start from scratch guide to product management, but full of enough personal insights and practical advice to provide value for those already familiar with the role Highly recommended.


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