Murali Veeraiyan

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Working Backwards

In the fine grained services approach that we use at Amazon, services do not only represent a software structure but also the organizational …

How to Spot the Five-Tool Superstar

In baseball, the holy grail for any talent scout is the discovery of the five-tool player -- a player that can hit for average, hit for power, run, …

How to Hire a Product Manager

The classic essay on the role of product management<p><b>By Ken Norton</b> <br>9 min read<p>It’s been a while since I was hiring at a startup, and recruiting at a …

Product Management

Guide to Product Planning: Three Feature Buckets

In the spirit of capturing some of the observations that I find myself repeating, I’m adding this one to the mix tonight. Unlike the previous two, …

Be a Great Product Leader

People who know me professionally know that I’m passionate about Product Management. I truly believe that, done properly, a strong product leader …

Chris Wetherell's answer to What innate traits do great internet product leaders share? If you were setting up a program to train user-focused internet product leaders/creators, what are the traits that can't be easily taught, that you'd look for in candidates?

People who do well at guiding or encouraging great products don't necessarily share the same traits. But I've found the following to be common (and …

Product Management

The Role of Product Managers

<b>I came across an interesting discussion on Branch about the role and future of product managers.</b> I’m not a member there so I couldn’t respond …

Ian McAllister's answer to What distinguishes the Top 1% of product managers from the Top 10%?

The top 10% of product managers excel at a few of these things. The top 1% excel at most or all of them:<p><b>Think big</b> - A 1% PM's thinking won't be …

Product Management

What is Amazon's approach to product development and product management?

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The Art of Product Management

Many start up Product Managers are lone wolf types. They work alone, part of a team, but the only one in that team doing what they do. Shuttling …

How to build great products - The Entrepreneur's Toolbox

Ty Ahmad-Taylor and Josh Elman organized an excellent product summit titled 'How to build great products: Insights'.<p>The summit featured many of the …

The product manager's lament

Life is not easy when you're working in an old-fashioned waterfall development process, no matter what role you play. But I have a special sympathy …

How to Work With Software Engineers

My ten-step plan for working with engineers<p><b>By Ken Norton</b> <br>5 min read<p>I’ve worked in technology for twenty years, the past thirteen as a product …