How To Get A Job – Chapter 2

Reminder, part 1 is over here. Before we depart on our grand job seeking adventure, let’s meet the cast: The Hiring Manager - That’s the person you’re going to be working for. They’re usually very eager to make a hire because they're … [Continue reading]

The Three Pillars of Roadmap Building

I'm in the middle of a roadmap exercise at the moment and it occurs to me that this is the most important project any product manager will ever do.  Sure, it's important to write requirements and PRD's, but those are side effects of your roadmap. … [Continue reading]

How To Get A Job – Chapter 1

This is going to be chapter one of my mini book on how to get a job.  I'm posting it here because I want to make the information freely available plus it's fun for me to publish each chapter as I write it. This book won’t get you a job. Only you can … [Continue reading]

Never Leave Them Hanging

I’ve hired many people and I’ve also fired a few and the worst thing you can ever do in either case is to leave things ambiguous. If you’re going to hire someone, tell them that. If you’re not going to hire someone, tell them that too. If you’re … [Continue reading]

Forecasting In An Agile Environment

One of the most common issues at Agile shops is planning and forecasting. Agile shops aren’t like waterfall shops where you plan a 9 month release in advance. In a waterfall shop, it’s very clear what you’re planning to release in 9 months (which is … [Continue reading]