Layman’s perspective

You have worked on a feature for a quarter or more. You have done demos of the feature to your customers or prospects. You have demoed the feature to your GTM folks. It resonates with everyone. The feedback is great, they can’t wait for you to ship it. You ship it. yay but no yay!…

8 Product market fit hypotheses

‘Holistic thinking’ is a significant attribute of a product manager. I’ve wondered what that encompasses. In the context of product management it is safe to define ‘holistic thinking’ as the various dimensions of the problem(product or a feature) a PM has to think about. Recently I was listening to this podcast where Sachin Rekhi talks…

Words, Mocks and working product

That’s the order in which you can create delight when you are talking about a feature to your customer/prospect. Mock screens trump words and working product trumps mocks. If you show your prospects/customers a slide deck about the feature you are not gonna impress them, that should be the last resort. Mocks are one step…

Deconstructing Product Management

To solve important problems in a meaningful way ^ That is what I heard from the CEO of the company I work for, when he was articulating what a Product Manager should do. In my opinion it is the best articulation of what a product manager does. The more I thought about the statement, the…

Building Trust with Users

There was this twitter thread by Lenny Rachitsky which talks about the ways in which a product/brand can build trust with users. The topics he touches upon are: Social Proof Authority Guarantees Reputation Great UX Deliver Check out the whole thread where he gives real-world examples of companies that have done this and the way…

Adopters to Promoters

TLDR: Perceived value leads to Adoption; Derived value leads to Retention. Have you ever said this: ‘People notice things only when it breaks, they don’t notice all the things that work without a problem’. That’s because you don’t show them the value they have derived from the things not broken. Ex. When your product goes…

Hi there! 👋

Welcome to Product Management Lessons (quite a mouthful). The idea behind starting this blog is, mainly for me, to curate interesting material with respect to product management. I’m a product manager myself and there is a lot of great material that I come across which I want to reference later. I also use this space…