Aha! Blog

August 8, 2016

3 Ways Product Managers Make Engineers Happy

The relationship between a skilled product manager and their technical team is like the tracks to a train. Product managers provide direction and purpose. They guide…

August 2, 2016

How Product Managers Defeat Feature Creep

Feature creep can be an uncomfortable reality for many product managers. It crept into my work when I was a product manager at a large company, navigating many product…

July 28, 2016

Hey Boss: Stop Trying to “Empower” Me

Have you noticed a certain trend in leadership circles? Career advice columns and business consultants are encouraging leaders to “empower” their teams to promote…

July 26, 2016

How Good Product Managers Handle Bad Feedback

I received some harsh feedback relatively early in my career as a product manager. I had worked at a SaaS company for about a year and was the first product manager on…

July 21, 2016

How to Spot the Weasel in Your Office

Everyone is talking these days about “Pokemon Go.” Nintendo’s augmented reality game is sending kids and grownups wandering into the streets searching for Pokestops. The…