I’ve been really fortunate over my career to be in companies that were experiencing tremendous growth. As companies grow, hiring and getting the right team in place is important, multiple interviews and mistakes later I’ve landed on one key insight, one thing that I look for
creating playbooks > following playbooks
What is a playbook?
I define playbooks broadly as a set of processes, principles, required behaviors, and measures that lead to a repeatable outcome. A playbook is structured and is the key enabler for scale in the problem area of your choice. Problem: Hiring, figure out your playbook. Problem: User acquisition: figure out your playbook. Problem: High-velocity product delivery: figure out your playbook. Continue reading “The one thing that demonstrates greatness” →
This post is the final post in the series of “The ultimate guide to hiring PM’s”. Post #1, #2 and #3.
This post is all about the close. What are the key areas you should focus on to make the hire?
Open access to the management team
Continue reading “The ultimate guide to product management hiring, Part 4: Make the hire!” →
This post is #3 in the series of “The ultimate guide to hiring PM’s”. Post #1 and #2.
Now that you have all the meat of what you want to do mapped out, it’s time to put the pieces together and orchestrate an execution plan. Continue reading “The ultimate guide to product management hiring, Part 3: Execute Execute Execute” →
This post is #2 in the series of “The ultimate guide to hiring PM’s”. Post #1 is here.
Continuing with the theme of approaching the hiring process as a product, the hiring process has two main goals:
- Targeting: Find the right person. Create an efficient interview process that provides a full view of the candidate.
- Conversion: Reduce the candidate’s friction. Once you have decided you want a person on your team, ensure you have the best method to convert the user (candidate) to a customer (full time hire).
Continue reading “The ultimate guide to product management hiring, Part 2: The hiring process” →
So you need to hire a PM or build out a PM team. Where to begin? What are some best practices? WHAT TO DO!
Fear not, this four part series will give you a framework along with an operational guide to getting it done. These posts are a result of all the mistakes that I have made and the learnings that I have painfully gained 🙂
This four part series will cover
Continue reading “The ultimate guide to product management hiring, Part 1 : Strategy” →