Great reads about common product management mistakes
My team and I review more than 1,000 articles, research studies, videos, and podcasts on a weeky basis to hand-select the ones we think you'll most enjoy. For this edition, we focused on avoiding common product management mistakes.
The CTO of Yammer just wrote a fascinating piece about how virtually any development methodology can be used to exert tighter control over engineers and product teams. The solution isn't agile - it's self-organizing teams.
How to recognize a bad ux
Some really good tips for immediately recognizing when you are heading down the wrong UX path. Even if you're not a natural designer, you'll be able to easily spot these mistakes.
MOST product managers suck
We all know how difficult it can be to succinctly explain the role of a product manager, making it a challenge to build rapport with coordinating teams and stakeholders. That challenge isn't made an easier by the fact that 90%+ of product managers are making critical mistakes, according to Ben Foster. For more from Ben, check out his podcast episode on mentorship.