Making software and software development teams. Mostly the people parts.

Concept I'm Resetting On

Product Management.

I’ve been considering Product Management a lot since my current shop instantiated a Product team two years ago. Revisiting canonical definitions helps ground both my expectations and my sense for what my partners in building software expect from me.

My own general framework for re-grounding in a concept is

  1. Wikipedia article
  2. One to three authoritative, high SEO posts… including comments and/or tweets about them
  3. The most authoritative book on the subject

And then it’s a question of looking for consistencies and shared understanding (or lack thereof) across a community to assess maturity of concept and start mining useful frameworks.