Stephen King: On Writing

I’ve been thinking about how to write this book review for a few days now. Part of the challenge is that this isn’t really a book review...

Buying a coffee shop taught me how to manage

Note: I have this friend I work with. Let’s call him Peter. Every text I send him gets accused of being click bait. He’s right half th...

100% Complete

I’ve been meaning to post an update for the last few days, but I’ve taken a decent amount of time away from my computer for the holiday w...

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“[T]he best way out is always through." - Robert Frost Apologies in advance- normally I post on purely product management topics, but t...

Critical Reading for Product Managers

There’s a lot floating around about what to read as a product manager. I feel like I’ve read it all. Yes, I’ve read nearly every book o...

Book Review: User Story Mapping

I’m not really a book review kind of guy. I love reading, but I’m generally just not a reviewer, so stick with me. Note: the link to th...

Retro retro retro spectin'

The goal of a product retrospective is to get better at building product. It is not to place blame or single out people. Managers shoul...

Win-Loss Reviews: Can't Live Without Them

When I meet someone in the product management community we eventually get around to talking about our respective product management proce...

Welcome

Welcome to “Why is the PM crying?" First, what on earth are you even looking at? This is my attempt to share some of what I’ve picke...