or just more integrations and app overload to deal with…

Do you sometimes wonder if you can be a better PM if you had access to better tools? You are probably presented with ads about every PM tool under the planet thanks to the ad AI tech. It probably worsened if you did rookie mistakes like searching for a B2B software without going into private mode. You have probably heard some friends in other companies using them or saw references in online PM forums. …


It is 2 am. You are sleeping blissfully, pleasantly dreaming about new feature launches in the product that are guaranteed to boost adoption or capture new customer segments. You are salivating and feeling the kudos and compliments from customers and execs. Being a good PM, even in your dreams you work backwards from the customer benefit and start thinking on ways of executing that with your designers and engineers. During brainstorming one of them mentions that the new feature can only be added after a big chunk of the component is redesigned/rewritten because…..disc scratch sound, woh, wait, what! …


As a Product Manager, have you ever had a situation where your designer felt that the app is slow but front end developer says it is just fine? Or QA declares that product APIs don’t perform well under heavy load but your developer disagrees? If you feel trapped in a false choice between raising quality or delivering a feature, then SLAs are your rescuers. As a good PM, you should drive objective and realistic quality metrics, and SLAs are the tools that will help you achieve them the right way. …


Even though APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) have existed ever since software existed, in recent years it has become a critical requirement for being able to scale and grow your Product. Developers already know all about APIs, but the need for Product Managers to collaborate closely with them in defining the API surface area is rising. Lot of Product Managers still think that APIs should be something only Engineering should be concerned about, but I will make a case here why Product Managers should also take a leadership role in API design and definition.

Ok, what does “API First” even mean?

Prateep Krishnan

https://prateepkrishnan.com/ , I am a Computer Scientist turned Product Leader. Love ML, Anything Data, E-Learning, *aaS. EXP: Startups, ex-AMZN, ex-MSFT.

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