Remember that first week on the job? Remember getting blasted by that firehose of information and the overwhelming feeling that you might never get a handle on things? Well, get used to that feeling- it's part of the fun!
As the product manager, your job is to turn this beautiful mess into a well-oiled machine that can pump out products and features that are so good that customers are ripping it out of your hands.
Many startups, typically with a single product, only require complex cross-team coordination once they experience substantial growth.
The start of building a successful product is to know what it is you need to build in the first place, and that starts with knowing what the customer needs, not what the customer wants.
A product manager leads a product from idea to market and beyond, balancing user needs with business goals.
Welcome to ProductFTW: a unique newsletter about product management in technology startups. ProductFTW is exclusively advice about how to get shit done because, in the end, product management is about shipping valuable software. Everything else is noise. We want to help product leaders be successful by giving realistic approaches that