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5 Product Manager Blogs to make your weekend productive
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An earlier version of this article first appeared on Product Coalition.
How many times in the past week have you scowled at your smartphone for making you wait longer than five seconds to send a Slack message, hail a cab, order a meal delivered to your doorstep, or refresh your Instagram feed?
Sure, your phone is hundreds of times more powerful than a mainframe computer that accepted paper punchcards, exceeded the footprint of your apartment, and cost several million dollars — but you’re running five minutes late to an important meeting and if Google Maps would PLEASE JUST LOAD then maybe you’ll just be cheeky-late — not embarrassing-late or rude-late.
“Design is product, product is design”
Garry Tan spent some time talking about this idea that design encompasses the entire experience users have with your product. This is a fairly new notion that has become popularized with the recent rise in design thinking. Prior to this design was often seen as simply a phase in the process near the end to spruce up the user interface. But with the rise of successful startups that have focused on design first has come the realization that building your entire product from a design-centric philosophy could give you significant advantages against your poorly designed competition.
When people ask how I got into product management, I like to say that I “fell into it”. That may not exactly be true, when I look back on my path, but either way I feel incredibly lucky that I’ve discovered this field. Building products that solve peoples’ problems, and that do it in a measurable way, is an incredibly rewarding vocation.
The biggest thing that I can stress about great product managers, and probably great professionals in general, is that the continuous learners are the ones who succeed. The great PM’s out there who follow the axiom of “firm beliefs, loosely held”, and follow up by seeking out opinions that challenge their beliefs, are the ones that I seek out and attempt to emulate
There aren’t two more confusing, yet vital roles in a tech company that get so mixed up these days: the product manager and the project manager.
Even though they might overlap in terms of certain skills, such as leadership and time management, they’re in fact two sides of the same coin.
NOTE: If you’re a project manager that runs a small team and looking for time tracking system, check out these easy time tracking software.
The product manager sets the vision for the product that needs to be built, gathers requirements, and prioritizes them, while the project manager acts upon this vision and makes sure that it is executed on time and on budget. Complementary roles indeed, but distinct at the same time.
The design space is awash with countless design tools, plugins, websites, resources, and more promising to improve your workflow and make you a savvier designer. I’ve tried my hand at a lot of them over the years, but there are only a few that really stand out.
This list is the cream of the crop — the most obscure, creative, unique, helpful or exceptional. Some are fun sites to be inspired from; others are tools and resources that will absolutely make you a better designer.