Hi reader, if you are a first-time product manager or you are a fresh hiree waiting for your first product assignment in the company, then this blog can help you to understand what are the first 8 things you need to do before you start working on your first product assignment

1. Understand the existing products

Get to know all the existing products that the company uses to run its business. …


In the previous blogs of this PRD series, we discussed the importance of Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) for Product Managers and the company, and some proven practices to write and manage PRDs better & efficiently, and make this document even more effective for the entire team

In this blog, we will talk about one of the most effective proven practices to follow while writing PRDs. This will ensure that you write better, error-free, and foolproof PRDs

Proven Practice №3 — Peer to Peer PRD Reviews

This is definitely one of the most effective practices to make sure that you have covered all the corner cases of the product/feature that…


A Product Manager works by Collaborating, Information Gathering, Influencing, Strategising. To do this, they have to regularly meet and discuss with multiple stakeholders in the company. For this reason, meetings are an essential part of a PM’s job. In this blog, we will discuss the absolutely important meetings that Product Managers need to have regularly to keep their work in order. We will also cover:

  1. Why these meetings are important?
  2. Who should be part of these meetings?
  3. Who should be leading them?
  4. What could be their frequency?
  5. How to Ace these meetings?

Meeting 4 — Retro Meetings

Retro meetings or Retrospective meetings, as the name…


Hi reader, here is a case study that was shared with me by a startup called Fyle for a Product Management interview. Read on to understand the case study solution

Problem Statement

Employees of many companies have a limited number of paid leaves that they can avail every year. This can include annual leaves (which accrue over time and carry forward to the next year), wellness leaves (which are a fixed number and expire at the end of the year), and other types of leaves.

In remote setups, employees who are taking a day off sometimes forget to officially apply for leave…


Hi reader, this is the fourth part of the PRD blog series, where we are discussing the importance of Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) for Product Managers and the company, and some proven practices to write and manage PRDs better and efficiently

In this blog, we will discuss the fourth proven practice which will ensure that PRD as a document is effectively used as a communication tool to create common understanding between the teams & stakeholders, plus it also forms the single source of truth for everyone in the company, to get an understanding of the product/features being developed

Proven Practice №4 — PRD Walk-Throughs

PRD Walkthrough…


Hi reader, this is the second blog in the PRD series, where we will discuss the second proven practice to write and manage PRDs better & efficiently, and make PRDs even more effective for the entire team

In this blog, we will talk about how to write PRDs faster and efficiently, where you do not have to wait for the PRD to be completed to start your product development process. You can get done more than 60% of the development work before even the PRD is finished, and that too in a foolproof and effective manner

Proven Practice №2 — Start Early, Test, Review, and Iterate

Most startups and new-age…


Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) are necessary for every product/feature that needs to be developed. This one document forms the single source of truth about the product/features built. Also, this document will be referred by multiple teams and stakeholders at various stages of the product development process, and other important documents (tech document, test document, product manual, etc) will be churned out based on this document

That’s how important PRDs are for the entire team and company, and the ownership of this document lies with the Product Manager. So in this blog, we will talk about how the first proven practice…


The Product Manager role is unique and requires a combination of skills. Skills such as domain knowledge, understanding of tech, business & design, research capabilities, time management, crisis management, and crucial soft skills like people management, empathetic thinking, etc. In this blog, we will talk about time management skills that a Product Manager should possess. How you should start your day and how you can plan it throughout to get the most out of the day without being too exhausted

1 — Start your day early

This one habit can make you organized, prepared, and better aligned to achieve your work goals throughout the day


A Product Manager works by Collaborating, Information Gathering, Influencing, Strategising. To do this, they have to regularly meet and discuss with multiple stakeholders in the company. For this reason, meetings are an essential part of a PM’s job. In this blog, we will discuss the absolutely important meetings that Product Managers need to have regularly to keep their work in order. We will also cover:

  1. Why these meetings are important?
  2. Who should be part of these meetings?
  3. Who should be leading them?
  4. What could be their frequency?
  5. How to Ace these meetings?

Meeting 5 — User Meetings

Users are at the center of anything and…


A Product Manager works by Collaborating, Information Gathering, Influencing, Strategising. To do this, they have to regularly meet and discuss with multiple stakeholders in the company. For this reason, meetings are an essential part of a PM’s job. In this blog, we will discuss the absolutely important meetings that Product Managers need to have regularly to keep their work in order. We will also cover:

  1. Why these meetings are important?
  2. Who should be part of these meetings?
  3. Who should be leading them?
  4. What could be their frequency?
  5. How to Ace these meetings?

Meeting 3 — Business Stakeholders Catch-up

Business Stakeholders Catch-ups helps you to maintain planned…

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