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Hey Boss: Your “Open Door” Policy Is a Joke
February 15, 2018

Hey Boss: Your “Open Door” Policy Is a Joke

The big boss strolls into the big corner office. “Remember, my door is always open,” they call out to the team. If this sounds like the start of a bad joke, that is because in a…

4 Ways Being Nice Is Hurting Your Career
February 12, 2018

4 Ways Being Nice Is Hurting Your Career

Are we morally obligated to always tell the truth? What about telling a small fib with good intentions? White lies are one of those things that give deep thinkers fits. Soften or…

The Problem With Being a Fix-It Product Manager
February 9, 2018

The Problem With Being a Fix-It Product Manager

It starts off with the best intentions. You are planning an upcoming release and notice that the support documentation needs to be updated. You could turn to a teammate and ask…

User Stories vs. Requirements
January 23, 2018

User Stories vs. Requirements

Stories. You have hundreds of them if you are a product manager. Each one describes the awesome experiences you want your customers to have while using your product. And like any…

Hey Boss: I’m Drowning in Meetings
January 22, 2018

Hey Boss: I’m Drowning in Meetings

You versus your calendar. You are fighting for time to get your real work done. Nervously eyeing the clock. Each day is a relentless sprint from meeting to meeting. But the…

The New Product Manager’s Survival Guide
January 19, 2018

The New Product Manager’s Survival Guide

I was in the throes of first-week jitters. It was early in my career and I was starting out as a product manager. Did I even belong in the new job? I was confident I had the work…

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