Early-Career Product Manager
I spoke with Grace Yeung, co-founder of Product Buds and incoming PM at Salesforce, about her experience as a product manager intern and how other PM interns can thrive in the role. This interview has… Read More »PM Intershps: An Interview with Grace Yeung
I’ve written a lot about the importance of building side projects and the skills they develop in product managers. In this article, we turn tactical; I believe a personal website is the perfect first side… Read More »A Personal Website is the Best Starter Project
I spoke with Grace Yeung, co-founder of Product Buds and incoming PM at Salesforce, about how she developed as a product manager without having studied CS. This interview has been edited and lightly arranged for clarity, with my… Read More »PMing with a Non-Technical Background: An Interview with Grace Young
As an APM interviewer, one of my questions was “Design a self-driving ride-share car experience.” More often than not, the interviewee would describe some variant of “tap your phone to unlock the car”, implying the… Read More »Why Technical Details Matter in Interviews
The most frequent question I get is “How technical do product managers need to be?” It’s a reasonable question that, like a lot of elements of product management, doesn’t have a straightforward answer. For those… Read More »How Technical Should Product Managers Be?
It’s commonly understood that product managers at tech companies should be technical, but the explanation of why typically ends at “because you’re building a software product”. This is true, but its conciseness belies the higher-order… Read More »Why Product Managers Should Be Technical