I wish I had hold of something like this when I started my Product Management career. There are lot of books on the macro aspects like Strategy. And there are books on the micro like how to run an agile process. But none of them have been able to tie the macro with the micro. Or given easily customisable templates which people can use at their own companies. This is my humble attempt to fix that

This post as well as the templates will be written keeping the following aspects in mind

  • Long term
  • Mid term
  • Short term

They will also include the

  • WHY
  • WHAT
  • HOW

I plan to create templates and best practices for the following over the next 3 months. If I think there are better resources out there for the same, I will link them instead of creating a new document

  • Vision and Strategy for the company (Long term) (Why)
    • Company vision
    • Company goals, objectives
    • Company OKRs
    • Off-site template
    • Quarterly Retrospective
  • Vision and Strategy for product teams (Long term) (Why)
    • Team OKRs
    • Team charter
    • Team vision
    • Team members
  • Team planning (Medium term) (What) (How)

    • Weekly Product Planning silent meeting
    • Monthly review
  • Creating your backlog and prioritisation (Long term) (Mid term) (What)
    • Backlog
    • Prioritised items
    • Status of current items
  • Running the team (Mid term) (Short term) (How)
    • Inception
    • Naming a team
    • Team work planning
    • Schedule of features
    • Release planning
    • Skunkworks
    • Engineering projections
    • IPM
    • Jira
    • Velocity document
    • Sprint retrospectives
    • Ice cream meter
    • 1 on 1s
    • Demos
    • Showcases
    • Slack workflow
    • Ice cream parties
  • Creating a new feature (Short term) (What) (How)
    • Naming the project
    • Pitch doc
    • Product spec
    • Design spec
    • Design checklist
    • Backend spec
    • Frontend spec
    • Milestone planning
    • QA checklist
    • Product development Checklist
    • Acceptance criteria
    • User stories
    • Dev stories
    • Job stories
    • Slack workflow for feature development
    • Feature update mail
    • Feature release mail
  • Working with other teams/external Stakeholder (Mid term) (What) (How)
    • MOMs
    • Request for Research
    • Request for Experimentation
    • Request for BI
    • Weekly meeting with external stakeholders
    • Weekly seniors meeting
    • Design review
  • Data (Mid term) (Short term)(What) (How)
    • North star
    • Dashboards
    • Daily email with data
    • RCA

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