Writing Product Requirements Documents
The first time I found out about product requirements documents was like discovering super powers. No, really. I went from “Why are we doing this feature” and “Who are the target audience” and never receiving a definite response to now writing these documents for myself and the team so nobody forgets what we discussed and planned several months before. These documents are an essential part of the way we work, just like a legal contract.
Mission Roadmap for Wise
Welcome to the Mission Roadmap - a map of how we plan to achieve the mission of building money without borders: moving it instantly, transparently, conveniently, and - eventually - for free. These are the opening words for Wise’s Mission Roadmap that they have recently shared with the public. Here it is: It’s always great to see what’s being built and which direction the company is taking, and I wish more companies did that.
A Simple Kanban Board for Status Updates
While executing product plans during a quarter it’s critical to track the progress of your roadmap items. You may want to check which initiatives are done, in progress, or not yet started. That’s exactly what the new status property of roadmap items enables. The status is visible across all the roadmap views: on the card view and on the Gantt view popovers with a colored dot. Hovering over the status dot shows its name.
Announcing support for multiple projects
The ability to manage multiple projects or multiple roadmaps has been one of the most frequently requested features for shipit. Typically these users are managing multiple products, programs or projects in a larger organisation, or they are freelancers who support multiple companies. Today, we’re launching support for multiple projects under a single billing plan to serve these use cases.
Must Have Product Management Tools in 2021
Just like a developer has a range of tools for every task, product managers have a preference on which tools they use throughout the day. And while we have our own preferences too, we have tried to also highlight some of the alternatives as there’s is no one-size-fits-all type of tool.
Product Updates Q4 2020
Much of this quarter was about refining the Gantt view of the product roadmap. One basic assumption of shipit is that structuring your roadmap into calendar quarters suits most companies. We aim for offering simple solutions, and this means often means building opinionated software. Both the quarterly rhythm and the simplicity have been working well for our users. However, we also constrained roadmap items to stay within quarter boundaries on the Gantt view of the roadmap.
Software Checklist Testing
For half of my career I worked either in mature businesses or well-funded late stage startups with teams big enough to be able to write comprehensive tests. Turned out there is also another side to the story: that’s when you work for an early-stage startup. At different stages of the company you need developers (and other people) with different set of skills. Hiring a senior engineer that would take several months to architect the perfect scalable platform, and then spend another 6 months re-writing everything from scratch in a different language is not the best fit for a 1-10 person company that wants to move real quick in order to find the product-market fit.
AI Product Management
AI brings new opportunities for building products, but also some new challenges and pitfalls in the product management process. Several factors require special consideration when building AI products, ranging from technology constraints, data and privacy considerations, as well as legal and regulatory issues. In this article, we will be focussing on aspects related directly to the core product and technology and, more specifically, those related to bringing innovative products to market.
Product Updates Q3 2020
The past quarter we’ve been busy adding new features and iterating over existing ones thanks to the feedback we get from you and the analytics data we gather. This is not to say that we haven’t done some big and useful structural changes that are not visible directly visible but have a major impact on the speed the website loads. Below are the major changes and additions that went live in Q3 of 2020.
The Magic of Marketing Roadmap
The era of the digital marketing roadmap is here, and it makes the planning of your marketing strategy a whole lot easier. But what is a marketing roadmap, and how will it benefit you in your work? Well, the first step for any successful marketing strategy is a solid idea. But without direction, you might miss out on some epic results. To make sure that your team stays on course during your marketing efforts- you need to create a good work structure.
Product People to Follow on Twitter Now
This is the first post in series about accounts to follow on various social networks like Twitter, YouTube, Medium, and others. No doubt that ProductHunt is a great source of information, but it’s not the only one. I have love and hate relationship with Twitter. With the limited character space it’s hard to put your thoughts into a single tweet, so in most cases it either becomes some nonesense or a motivational quote.