Hot Tips is a constantly growing, curated collection of candid advice by and for product people.
Think of it as a precious piece of advice you wish you had received when you started building products. It’s a short snippet of wisdom that helps you do things differently.
Contributing a Hot Tip it the fastest way to reach 3,000+ makers from all over Europe. Your daily grind might be their ‘aha moment’!
1. Write your Tip following the guidelines below.👇
2. Submit the Tip through Typeform.
3. Wait patiently! The Tip will undergo some scrutiny by our Hot Tip Catcher, who will then decide whether to publish it (we may tweak the content for clarity).
4. Watch out! Every week we’ll pick the best Hot Tips and share them with the community in the JAM newsletter. Look out for yours! 👀
Your Tip can belong to one of the three categories.
📖 Be as open as you can: share insider knowledge, something people won’t have come across before. A Hot Tip reveals how you do things.
🎨 Show, don’t (just) tell: talking about your roadmapping process? How about including a screenshot of the tool you use? There’s nothing better than seeing your ‘behind-the-scenes’.
💌 Keep it short and personal: aim for 200 words max, and word it like you’re helping a friend out.
🔧 Share tools: offer readers an opportunity to explore the topic. Link to at least one helpful ebook or article that helped you in the past.
Early in a new businesses life as a founder you're often doing the product manager role yourself. And then you scale the business in other areas. So when do you hand over the reins and make your first product hire?
Product manager is a role that emerged almost from thin air. And, like burger menus and kale smoothies, it quickly rose to prominence. A 2016 Wall Street Journal report described that job title as one of the most desired on the job market. Fair, it was 2016, but the trend is here to stay (unlike the burger menus).
People often become PMs by chance. As a small company grows the number of stakeholders increases. Someone has to reconcile often conflicting interests of team members and users, unifying them under a shared vision.
If at least one of the above sounds familiar, doctor JAM prescribes you a solution. It’s time to hire a PM.