Archive of posts with category 'product-management'

Difference between a team lead and an engineering manager and how to transition between these roles

Transitioning from a team lead role to an engineering manager role is tough and you will experience many changes when transitioning between these two roles. What happens when you become...

How to groom your engineers for engineering management roles

Engineering leadership within companies are constantly looking to create an equitable process to figure out who on a software engineering team gets the opportunity to try management. However, there aren’t...

Interviewing for the role of CTO of an early-stage company? Here is what CEOs look for in their potential CTOs

I recently came across someone who was consulting for a seed-funded startup that had a great team and a great product. He was one of the first few engineers on...

List of 57 open-source time-series databases you can explore

Here is a list of open-source time series databases that you can check out.

The difference between Event Logging and Tracing in Observability

I have been noticing that a lot of folks are often confused between event logging and tracing. In terms of building out a generic SD for devs to report on...

It's a known issue - How Product Managers should deal with issue or feature related enquiries or feedback

I often hear folks in my network being triggered by interactions with product managers within their companies whenever they follow up on certain product-related issues. The triggering phrase invariably is...

How to build a customer advisory board

Regardless of where you are in your product journey, it is impreative that you constitute a customer advisory board who can share perspectives into their business challenges so that you...

Product Metrics for Discovery Activities

Most companies today compile a set of metrics for their product teams to regularly report on to the company management. This includes a variety of product performance metrics(usage frequency, churn...

Two tips to incorporate the voice of the customer in your story grooming/sprint planning

Constantly talking to your users about their business problems and incorporating those solutions is key to the success off your product and company. There are many ways to incorporate the...

Our favorite(top?) SRE talks

Over the years there have been a bunch of great talks on site reliability and incident response. Below are a few we thought stood out(in no specific order) and is...

Learning from Incidents - what to do after you write a postmortem?

For folks who’ve made post mortems more meaningful at your company, it is important that you spread that learning around. A lot of companies have teams that do postmortems really...

[Product Strategies] Trust-building elements to increase conversion rates

In order to have a pipeline with great conversion rates, one must integrate a number of design and copy updates into your application funnel for trust-building and user empowerment. These...

Balancing between Product Owner and Product Management responsibilities

In a fast-moving high-frequency-release environment of today, it is important to enable PM’s to have time/bandwidth to do both PO and PM responsibilities instead of having all of their time...