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Ian Kar / @iankar

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Good overview of PMing by Josh Elman
But I always felt product management was one of the most important functions that when done well, helps make companies and products much better, and when done badly, can really hurt a company and team.
iankar
But I always felt product management was one of the most important functions that when done well, helps make companies and products much better, and when done badly, can really hurt a company and team.
iankar
Another great article from Norton...
Focused on how technical PM's should be...didn't realize he was a liberal arts major
iankar
Hmm should I stop reading the news?
News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier.
iankar
Super super important
PMs shouldn’t have to piece together the CEO’s strategy from scattered pieces of cuneiform, they should hear it directly, and regularly.
iankar
Great article on meeting ettiquette
Kill the status meeting 👯 Hold one-on-one meetings sacred 📅 Every meeting must have a single owner 📋 Share the purpose of the meeting and agenda ahead of time 👑 Your calendar doesn’t make you important ☔️ Calendars shouldn’t postpone decisions 👥 Keep meetings small 💸 Consider the opportunity cost of every meeting 🌳 Treat other people’s calendars as a scare resource 🚨 Escalate, don’t 🔪undermine ⌛️ If the meeting is over, end the meeting 🔥 Declare calendar bankruptcy
iankar
Best PM advice for the first 30 days, part 2. This is good because its easy to feel overwhelmed at a new PM job
10. Set some personal goals Changing jobs can make you feel heroic about some things and woefully clueless about others. This is a chance to set some personal development goals. I like to keep it simple: What is one thing you do really well that you want to continue to do? How are you going to stay in the habit of doing that? What is one thing you need to improve at? What steps are you going to take to get better, and how are you going to measure your progress?
iankar
iankar
First 30 days as a PM
By far one of the best and one of my favorite articles on product management. Iconic.
iankar
What founding PM's should do after they hire their first PM. Interesting read from a PM's perspective to see what should be expected from management
Keeping and driving the product vision Maintaining the quality standard Being the integrator Making people consider the data they don’t have
iankar
Funny article but *these* top 10's are great ways to work with devs as a PM
Deflect praise Absorb blame Sweat the details Involve them early Streamline process Always tell the reasons Never commit without them Respect their time Be specific Trust them (And finally…) Always bring the donuts
iankar
10x or 10%? Good piece on how to think about moonshots in product
Most companies are more enthralled with growing by 10% than by 10x.
iankar
Good overview of PMing by Josh Elman
But I always felt product management was one of the most important functions that when done well, helps make companies and products much better, and when done badly, can really hurt a company and team.
iankar
But I always felt product management was one of the most important functions that when done well, helps make companies and products much better, and when done badly, can really hurt a company and team.
iankar
Another great article from Norton...
Focused on how technical PM's should be...didn't realize he was a liberal arts major
iankar
Hmm should I stop reading the news?
News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier.
iankar
Super super important
PMs shouldn’t have to piece together the CEO’s strategy from scattered pieces of cuneiform, they should hear it directly, and regularly.
iankar
Great article on meeting ettiquette
Kill the status meeting 👯 Hold one-on-one meetings sacred 📅 Every meeting must have a single owner 📋 Share the purpose of the meeting and agenda ahead of time 👑 Your calendar doesn’t make you important ☔️ Calendars shouldn’t postpone decisions 👥 Keep meetings small 💸 Consider the opportunity cost of every meeting 🌳 Treat other people’s calendars as a scare resource 🚨 Escalate, don’t 🔪undermine ⌛️ If the meeting is over, end the meeting 🔥 Declare calendar bankruptcy
iankar
Best PM advice for the first 30 days, part 2. This is good because its easy to feel overwhelmed at a new PM job
10. Set some personal goals Changing jobs can make you feel heroic about some things and woefully clueless about others. This is a chance to set some personal development goals. I like to keep it simple: What is one thing you do really well that you want to continue to do? How are you going to stay in the habit of doing that? What is one thing you need to improve at? What steps are you going to take to get better, and how are you going to measure your progress?
iankar
iankar
First 30 days as a PM
By far one of the best and one of my favorite articles on product management. Iconic.
iankar
What founding PM's should do after they hire their first PM. Interesting read from a PM's perspective to see what should be expected from management
Keeping and driving the product vision Maintaining the quality standard Being the integrator Making people consider the data they don’t have
iankar
Funny article but *these* top 10's are great ways to work with devs as a PM
Deflect praise Absorb blame Sweat the details Involve them early Streamline process Always tell the reasons Never commit without them Respect their time Be specific Trust them (And finally…) Always bring the donuts
iankar
10x or 10%? Good piece on how to think about moonshots in product
Most companies are more enthralled with growing by 10% than by 10x.
iankar