People & Product

By Adam Wintle

Focusing on People and Product: the intersection of psychology and product management. After working in product for over a decade and speaking to many other product mangers (as well as UXers, growth people, marketers and techies) the number one struggle I heard again and again is that people ... Read more

Focusing on People and Product: the intersection of psychology and product management.

After working in product for over a decade and speaking to many other product mangers (as well as UXers, growth people, marketers and techies) the number one struggle I heard again and again is that people are at the root of the majority of the problems.

Once you have mastered the basics of product management. Once you have read all the books. After you’ve been to all the conferences. You’ve seen all the YouTube videos; you’re a member of all the Slack communities. Then you are only left with learning how to lead, work with and manage other people, to get them all aligned and pointing in the same direction, so you can build your product vision and ultimately build a successful product.

This art of People & Product can take decades to master. I’m certainly not a master of this yet, but I thought you might enjoy following along on my journey. Want in?

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Some thoughts on how to keep stakeholders in the problem space instead of the solution space - Adam's Product Management Newsletter - Issue #12

This is a challenge I’ve been facing recently and I wanted to write down my thoughts on how I’ve approached and overcome these types of problems as a product manager. First of all let's quickly define what is a stakeholder and what’s not. Essentially anyone w…

 
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The real challenge is not the product or the process, it’s the people - Adam's Product Management Newsletter

He explained that learning everything possible out there about product management is just the very start. Its something every eager product manager has to go through; and it does take 2-3 years go through all of the available material (whilst also maintaining…

 
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How to add value as a product manager?

A Product Manager has an interesting vantage point, they work with stakeholders from all over the organisation, including the end user. There isn’t anyone else within the organisation who does this on a regular basis. Every other role is always missing some o…

 
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🔥 Adam's Product Management Newsletter - Issue #9 - The key to a self-managing product team

Within a typical organisation, such as a SaaS product, or even a digital agency who works on a client’s products, I think it’s very important that the product team can be released from “business as usual” pressure for at least six months. This means they aren…

 
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⚡️Adam's Product Management Newsletter - Issue #8 - My mistakes as a first time Product Manager

Back then, my boss at the time highly recommended I read the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Even though the book was published in 2011, I’d never heard of it. I went out and bought it and skimmed through the chapters and thought I got it, but I didn’t re…

 
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Adam's Product Management Newsletter - Issue #7 - Should We Solve This Problem?

Thank you for signing up and sticking with me through to the seventh issue!I very much hope you’ll enjoyed it! You can also help me shape the future of this newsletter. What product management topics are you curious about? Send me a note by replying to this e…

 
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⚡️Adam's Product Management Newsletter - Issue #6 - The reasons why products fail

I’ve touched no the three topics that I think lead to product failures, but I didn’t talk about removing complexities from products, or improving the UX of a product so its delightful and easy to use. I also didn’t talk about speed or patience when building a…

 
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⚡️Adam's Product Management Newsletter - Issue #5 - Product Roadmaps and the roadmapping mistakes I’ve made

Thanks for sticking with me through to issue five of my newsletter. I took a bit of a risk this week and went with a storytelling approach in my opening letter. Let me know if you enjoyed the story or what your thoughts are on my situation back in 2017. As al…

 
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⚡️Adam's Product Management Newsletter - Issue #4 - Minimum Viable Products

Thank you for signing up and sticking with me through to the fourth issue of my newsletter. I hope these articles and my insights were useful. If you have suggestions for topics you'd like to learn more about, or if you just want to say hello then just reply …

 
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⚡️ Adam's Product Management Newsletter - Issue #3 - High-Performing Product Teams

I hope these articles and my observations were useful. Thanks again for signing up sticking with me through to my third issue. If you have suggestions for topics you’d like me to cover just reply to this email and let me know. Also, if you know anyone that mi…

 
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⚡️ Adam's Product Management Newsletter - Issue #2 - Prioritising in Product Management

Hi {{first_name}}! One interesting question I hear quite often is “how do you prioritise things which should be built for the product”. It’s really hard to prioritise when there’s so many opinions and so many techniques for approaching prioritisation. Based o…

 
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⚡️Adam's Product Management Newsletter #1 - Back to Product Management Basics...

Thank you for reading the first issue of my newsletter, I hope these articles provided some value towards what you're working on.In the spirit of product management, I want to make sure you are getting the best stories on the topics that interest you, so feel…