Product management- Porter’s way

  1. Impact
  2. Curiosity
  3. Ownership
  4. Empathy
  5. Integrity
  1. While gathering requirements, I consider each person’s opinion to build hypotheses. But the weight of the opinion will be arrived at by analysing the impact of the hypotheses and not by the position of the person giving the opinion
  2. While versioning releases, I prioritise features which deliver higher impact to my product/business goals
  3. I measure my product’s success based on business outcome delivered and not on number of releases done
  4. When unsure about a feature, I don’t sit back but experiment. I conduct A/B tests to determine optimal features
  5. I break my features into smaller releases to gain confidence in the product instead of building all features at one go
  1. I keep myself apprised of latest tools and product practices to provide best user experience
  2. I understand the technical design of my product so as to be aware of the flexibility and limitations of the system for future releases
  3. I share my product ideas and designs with internal team members and users to seek validation and feedback
  4. I understand the limitations of my product so as to build viable solutions
  1. I align the vision for my products with all stakeholders
  2. I ensure products delivered as per my expectations without compromising on quality
  3. In case of product outages or failures, I will introspect on what went wrong and improve the implementation rather than citing external conditions
  4. I ensure the both internal and external users are using the product features as designed so as to the make the product a success. I conduct training sessions if required
  5. I will not hesitate to rollback a feature which is no longer adding value to user or organisation
  1. I will dig deep to understand motivations behind a feature request by an internal/external user
  2. I will observe how users interact with product features to gain first hand inputs
  3. While building a solution, I will consider how it impacts users and be wary of unintended consequences to arrive at an optimal solution rather than taking an easy solution
  4. I will consider the state of user when using the feature so as to fit my UX designs to the state
  5. While building MVPs, I am completely aware of the features not supported and appraise frontline teams with the alternatives when faced with such situation
  1. I will be clear and upfront about the success indicators of each feature before release and not be carried away by bias to validate feature success
  2. I will maintain easily accessible dashboards to provide transparency of product performance
  3. I will not let anyone misconstrue product goals so that my features get higher priority
  4. I will not falsify information in marketing communications sent to users to gain traction
  5. I will not embellish the success indicators so at to prove feature successful but find ways to improve

A Product Manager with Porter; Interested in Mathematics, philosophy and trekking.

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Mahidhar K

Mahidhar K

A Product Manager with Porter; Interested in Mathematics, philosophy and trekking.

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