Product Manager tips from "Coder to Developer"
I just finishedby Mike Gunderloy. It's really a book for developers but offers some great insights for product management. If you work closely with a development team, this book shows you some of the internal processes and best practices that they should be following. Interestingly, one of Gunderloy's first points is to nail down the product positioning--called "The Elevator Pitch" in his book--before writing the first line of code. The Elevator Pitch keeps you focused on what you're building lest you lose sight of the big picture.
This advice will be familiar to people who have attended Pragmatic Institute's Practical Product Management class. Product managers will want to skim most of the book such as the specific programming practices in .NET and the sections of code for the sample application. The sections of most interest to product managers are: * Handling Requirements * Starting a New Project (discussing of Breadth-First Coding and Depth-First * Coding) * Scheduling Deliveries * The Testing Landscape * Risk Management (an excellent method for assessing and prioritizing the project's risks) Gunderloy is generous with references to other works. He points readers to Joel Spolsky's excellent article on and to Karl Wieger's book on .
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