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Product Cafe: It's the time for some history 💪🏼
Welcome to this week's edition of Product Cafe. Every week, we curate everything interesting around product management and send it right into your inbox 📩
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Before we get into this week’s Product Cafe, I would like to share that we at Zeda.io have raised a seed funding of $1.2M from BEENEXT, Binny Bansal-backed 021 Capital, and existing investors Whiteboard Capital, FirstCheque.vc, and Paradigm Shift Capital. Thanks to everyone who believed in us and can’t express in words how grateful we are to everyone.
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Product Good read 📖
How many of you enjoyed studying history in your school? Not so many? Well, don't worry. The history that I am going to share with you today will be interesting. Yes, it's the history of Product Management. I believe everyone is as excited as I am to know where it all originated. So, here we go.
Aakash Gupta, the Group Product Manager at Affirm, talks about the History of Product Management right from pre-role and ends the article with an interesting note on the future of product management. Trust me, it's such an amusing read!
Curated lists ✨
1. Top lessons from 10+ years of product management career
I was scrolling through one of my product manager's Slack communities and stumbled upon something very helpful. It was some of the top real-life lessons from a product manager with 10+ years of experience in product management. So, I thought I'd share it with you all.
Disclaimer: It's a long post, but totally worth it.😅
Check out the post here → 9 lessons from my 10+ years working in product
2. Why agile continues to fail for many enterprise B2B products?
Shaw Li, the author of the newsletter Elements of Product Management, feels that many product companies jump on the agile wagon to become more innovative and flexible when it comes to software development. Unfortunately, innovation and flexibility are not the focus for B2B enterprise products. In this article, Shaw Li discusses why B2B enterprise software has trouble implementing agile and how to solve this problem.
Read the article here → Why agile continues to fail for many enterprise B2B products?
3. The Thread of threads
What is better than a good Twitter thread on product management? It's a thread of the best threads on product management! Confusing? Check out this Twitter thread. You'll thank me later ;)
Check out the post here 👇🏼
4. 2022 PLG Predictions
We’ve come to our listening session. In this episode, ProductLed founder and CEO Wes Bush and managing director Ramli John talk about some of the 2021 highlights. Then, they go through two of the ProductLed Podcast's best episodes and weigh in on the podcast's next. They also touch on some things from the ProductLed blog, give examples of products that have done well, and share their predictions for product-led growth in 2022.
Listen to the episode here → 2022 PLG predictions and 2021 review
Top pick from our collection 🔥
There are always many myths associated with the role of product managers. From the job responsibilities to the way of approach, the role varies across different organizations and is also one of the reasons for the misconceptions. Here we are, debunking some of the common product management assumptions.
Other helpful resources
That’s a wrap! Hope you find this week’s edition helpful. Have a great weekend 🥂