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.
6 tools for remote product managers
Product management in a remote setting can be challenging. Since managing products is inherently very cross-functional and requires frequent communication, a remote setting can add barriers. This applies to any remote scenario, including being part of a remote office, being a remote employee, or as part of a fully distributed company. Besides having the right processes in place (a separate post will cover these), having the right tools in place can make a big difference.
Time tracking tools to use in 2020 (updated in 2021)
Many people think that unless they are freelancers and need to charge per minute/hour, there is no point in using time-tracking tools. If you want to become more organized and do better planning, then tracking your time becomes an essential habit. When part of your job is dealing with people, ie resolving conflicts, conducting development interviews, hiring, and overall lots of speaking, by the end of the day you might not remember what you’ve done.
Building your first roadmap
Building your first roadmap Product roadmap is an important strategic tool that helps you align all of the stakeholders on your direction. It is vitally important for the whole company, including clients, to know where you are heading. Here we will cover the process we have in place and tools we use to build a roadmap. Why you need a roadmap This is a very common question people may ask, especially if you’re trying to build things the agile way.