- Sales and product are complete different beasts
- Building a software product is analogous to building and maintaining a house. There are many foundational things to do, such as cleaning up, “fixing the roof” while creating a delightful experience.
- Things are never obvious. Scientists spend decades proving conceptual ideas.
- Engineers produce more high-quality features if they are focused on a few things.
- Numbers with solid analytical grounds will trump everything when hundreds of ideas are competing.
- Don’t ask “what is the ETA (Estimated Time Available)?,” or “Can we do my great idea?”
- PMs take inputs from many sources – market trends, competition, experiments, all colleagues and so on. Lots of great things already in the works.
- Do the legwork -> analyze (learn SQL?), document in wikis, gather info from your teammates, prioritize your own ideas, look at what we’re already working on.
Speak like a PM and we can meet halfway!