Making It Right: Product Management For A Startup World by Rian van der MerweProduct management is one of the most exhausting, exhilarating, stressful, and rewarding careers out there. Its not for the faint of heart. Its 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. Theres 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 thats not reason enough to be confused, some companies define product manager completely differently from how its understood elsewhere. We sometimes get stuck in our quest to define the damn thing, but in the case of product management, its effort well spent, because its quite the jungle out there.
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The Product Manager is an essential player in the software development process. Yet, we often find ourselves answering a troubling question when sitting down with eager prospective clients. One aspect of the Product Manager's role is addressing and finding the perfect balance between building the right product and building the product right. Before charging down a particular path, there are a number of Questions to Cover in Your Product Discovery Kickoff before writing a single line of code. Completing a Product Discovery in some form is doing your due diligence to make sure that you are not building a product based on faulty assumptions and ignorance toward the goals and user requirements of all stakeholders i. To further ensure you are building the right product , the PM is concerned with the following:. The Product Owner is the team member who is empowered to make decisions about the product alongside the PM's guidance.
I'm a product manager with a background in user experience design. I am focused on designing and building high quality software that people love to use. I also wrote a book about the process called Making It Right. I'm a product manager at Wildbit , where I work on Postmark. I wrote a book about product management. I speak at events on a variety of product and design topics.
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Product management is one of the most exhausting, exhilarating, stressful, and rewarding careers out there. 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. Written by Rian van der Merwe. Design by Francisco Inchauste and Anna Shuvalova. July The main purpose of this book is to help product managers who work specifically with digital projects build better — less complex, more focused, less long-winded and more intelligent — products.