Tips and tools I’ve learned to make time for the things that matter

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Time Management is an important skill for anyone. Particularly for those who are in roles that come with context switching, interruptions, a large area of responsibility, etc.

It’s not uncommon in my travels to meet leaders and Product managers who are struggling to get on top of their day.


Simon Sinek said, “you can’t incentivize performance, you can only incentivize behavior.”

Elegantly put, I do believe this to be true.

You can reinforce behaviours through incentives. This may lead to positive outcomes — we hope that the right inputs lead to the right outputs, which hopefully lead to the…

You have a strategy AND a roadmap, they’re two different things.

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Often I hear that roadmaps are part of your strategy layer. I’ve for many years struggled with this notion. Rather to me, they are a translation layer that sits between your strategy and your day to day work.

One google of the term ‘Product Strategy’ and you’ll find a dozen…

A question I get often is the difference between a Product Manager, Product Marketing Manager and a Growth PM.

Product Management can be confusing enough let alone trying to navigate the many different flavours.

However, understanding the nuances can be beneficial for those who might be more suited to these…

Note: Being a Product Person examples in this article are biased towards Product Teams however these techniques can be used for any roles 🙌

As part of my job, I’m fortunate enough to see and experience many different companies and teams. …

Check out these Product Companies and their Public Roadmaps

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Are you considering making your roadmap public?

Or perhaps you constantly have customers asking about what’s coming up, where things are on the roadmap, etc.

Making your roadmap public might just be a perfect solution depending on your goals.

Many companies have made their roadmaps public and it is a…

An unconventional view of what it takes to be a Product Leader

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*Note: this is a revised and updated version of a guest blog I did for Department of Product, titled: ‘Unconventional advice for transitioning to Head of Product’ — check it out!

As someone who’s been fortunate enough to have coached dozens of Product Leaders and have walked in their shoes…

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A recent survey conducted by Product Management Festival found that the number one reason why PMs leave their roles is because of a lack of opportunities to grow. Worse only 15.5% of respondents stated that developing people and capabilities was a top focus of their organization.

Couple this with 35%…

Title image of the book ‘Sprint’ by Jack Knapp
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Last year I finally got around to taking John Zeratsky’s and Jake Knapp’s Design Sprint 1 day workshop. Prior to this much of what I’ve had learned about Design Sprints had been from reading their book and via osmosis from participating in Design Sprints.

Despite their popularity and the fact…

Originally a late-night brain dump on Twitter, I thought it’d flesh some of it out a bit here.

Product Management is complex. Complex because it’s situational which makes being a good Product Manager about being adaptive.

More than that. It's being able to contextualize and read the situation in…

Anthony Murphy

Product person, agile nerd and cat herder 🐈 I coach Product Managers and companies @ & Director @

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