- How to Onboard Product Managers
Vrushali provides a playbook for onboarding PMs that covers three phases: • First 30 Days — People, Product, Process • First 3 months — Execution • First 6 months — Vision and Strategy
- Pre-mortems: How a Stripe Product Manager predicts & prevents problems before launch
Shreyas explains how a launch pre-mortem can be used to prevent major problems for important launches and initiatives. He includes: • Explain the concepts of Tigers, Paper Tigers, and Elephants to the team • An agenda for a 1-hour pre-mortem meeting • A Youtube walkthrough video where he fills out the document template
- The Product Manager Onboarding Cascade
Arielle presents a PM onboarding process for a PM's first week on the job that goes beyond "sending all the docs": she outlines a schedule for presenting information, including what to present, so that a new PM can successfully absorb it.
- How to look at evidence and not translate it into your own agenda
Jasmine outlines how to eliminate your own personal biases in the user research process and focus on what matters most, solving real problems instead of what we think matters.
- Turning User Research Into Smart Design Decisions
Lindsay explains how to turn research findings into product changes with a 4-step process: Define expected outcomes Prepare your research findings (create a report) Effectively communicate results Plan next steps