Hot Tips is a collection of candid advice by and for product people.
Found a great new way to build your roadmap? Got an awesome design or research tool you can’t live without? Unearthed the holy grail of prioritisation techniques?
Tell the JAM community! Sharing a Hot Tip is the best, fastest way to pay it forward to +3,000 makers from all over Europe. Your daily grind might be their ‘aha moment’!
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. With Hot Tips, we hope to show there’s no ‘one best way’ and it’s ok!
📖 Be as open as you can. Share your 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 like 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.
Every week, we’ll curate the best Hot Tips and share them with the community.
What would be your top priorities in the first week? And the first month? What are some of your DOs and DONTs and why?
You made it! Hope it was a big salary raise for you. You’ve been recognised as a PM expert and now can sit back and finally relax, right?
Switch on the mindset of mindful discovery. You have a lot to learn.
Do you know the concept of an OODA loop? It’s a decision making system devised by colonel John Boyd, and originally used in the context of military operations. The acronym stands for observe, orient, decide, act — four essential components of execution for you as a PM. How does it map on to your first month?
Depending on the initial expectations you set, month one might have to include elements of decision or action too. Show your initiative and buy that extra monitor.