Yours Productly – A podcast channel for product managers

Through this podcast interview series, I speak to product leaders all across the world and learn from how they build and manage world class products. Over the course of past several months I have interviewed people like Steve Johnson, Shardul Mehta, Prabhakar Gopalan, Mike Smart, Michael Eckhardt and many others. One of the important segments of my podcast interviews are ‘war stories’, where I ask my guests to narrate case studies where they solved the most challenging problems as product managers. I also ask my guest to provide books recommendations that may have shaped their careers.

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On Writing User Stories

A good story is:

Independent
Negotiable
Valuable to users or customers
Estimatable
Small
Testable

 

Independent:

 

Care should be taken to avoid dependencies between user stories.

Dependencies lead to prioritization and planning problems.

Negotiable

 

Stories are negotiable. They are not written contracts or requirements that the software must implement.

Because story cards are reminders to have a conversation rather than fully detailed requirements themselves, they do not […]

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05: Souad Marie on the Challenges of a New PM, Winning the Respect of the team, ecommerce secrets & more

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The Design of Everyday Things course by Don Norman

Having worked in a product-centric domain for close to ten years, I had always heard the book, The Design of Everyday Things being mentioned with great reverence. Donald Norman, who is an academic and an authority in the field of cognitive science, design, and usability engineering, and the founder/consultant of Neilson Norman group is […]

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