Myth: If you listen closely, the customer will whisper what they want.
I work with both internal and external customers every day, and deal with a lot of squeaky wheels. Squeaky wheels are great for ideation and information gathering, though often (but not always) terrible sources of solutions. ... (more)
Myth: PMs are the CEO of the product.
This is an often used phrase to sell a product manager on his or her value to the company. In my experience, the CEO is the CEO. You are not, and it is best to keep your ego in check, or better yet, check it at the door.... (more)
Myth: A product is never done.
In an Agile world, the meaning of a shipped product has changed, especially when you are replacing something that people have been using for a while and when you are migrating to a new data model. This is a very common scenario when you are joining a new company or... (more)