Dealing with ambiguity as a Product Manager

Have you ever that overwhelming feeling when your team is waiting on you to provide perfect answers when you don’t have any? Have you been in a situation that you’re building a product based on a loose vision not knowing exactly how it’s going to look or behave? I have been in these situations many […]

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5 Tips to Balance Tech Debt vs Feature work

As a product manager you lead your team’s and prioritize their work. One common challenge is to decide between spending time to improve current software versus releasing net new features. Improving current software sometimes also known as Technical Debt takes many forms: code can be refactored to be simpler, it can be optimized to run […]

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My Favourite Product Gatherings in Toronto

Product Management is getting more attention and popularity as a profession and so there are quite a few product events happening in Toronto. The other day a friend asked me about my favourite meet up and events that I go. Below are a few of my favourite local events: Product Tank Toronto: https://www.meetup.com/ProductTank_Toronto/ is a big and […]

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2018 product lessons

2018 flew by and I realized that I have only written twice on this blog for the past year. Nonetheless as my last post in 2018, I want to share with you these 3 important lessons I learned this year in problem solving, collaboration and defining strategy: Provide context Pre-sell your vision prior Have crawl, […]

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Use your time wisely

  It’s been two years since I wrote about time management but the topic is still close to my heart. The reason is pretty obvious but given the nature of product management I find it even more relevant to tightly manage your time or by end of the week you’re going to scratch your head […]

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Interested in Product Management Podcasts? These are a few of my favorite

It is hard to believe that 5 months has gone by and I haven’t written anything in this blog throughout 2018! For the past 9 months while driving to and from work so I had a chance to listen to many interesting product-related podcasts which I want to share with you. Product to Product is […]

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Last post for 2017

2017 passed by faster than I expected but it was a productive year for me. Great opportunities came on my way: I finished my work wrapping up epost transformation, learned a ton and made great friends in Canada Post. I joined Index Exchange and have learned a lot about Advertising and ins and outs of […]

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How can we come up with new product ideas?

I have previously written about Jobs To Be Done but the topic is still fascinating to me because I think this is a key tool to do customer discovery and ultimately drive product strategy. There are also so many overlaps between JTBD, design thinking and the concepts that were covered in Badass book that convinces […]

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What are the key ingredients for a long product life time?

“What are the key ingredients for a long product life time?” A while back I was asked to answer the above questions as part of an expert roundup. The question has been stuck in my mind and I thought about it for a long time. Here is my take on the secrets of long-standing products: […]

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Build Your Product Strategy using this Blueprint

If you want to switch from waterfall and are new to agile there are many resources and blueprints available to get started and to tell you what to do next. There are courses to take and books to read and experienced people to learn from on how to build, test and ship software in iterative […]

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