What should a new Scrum Master ask the Product Manager? Here are some suggestions that also provide a view on the product manager’s duties. I do not agree with all questions and all proposed answers, but it is definitely inspiring.
Addendum: I have created a resource stash for all things related to Software Product Management!
This blog posts illustrates the responsibilities of product owners and product managers. Short, yet containing important responsibilities, and nice to read.
Having read this post on 52 Weeks of UX, I came to wonder whether a typical user story (in case you use SCRUM or similar approaches) should be just like a Commander’s Intent. In military language, the Commander’s Intent describes the overall goal to be achieved, independent of short-term changes of conditions and of the steps necessary for its achievement.
I believe a good user story should be just like a Commander’s Intent: The Product Owner will describe the goal and leave it to the Development team how to achieve this goal and to react on any changes of conditions.
On another note, I believe that the book Made to Stick is worth a read. I have not read it yet, but I will!