30 Days of Product Management Genius with Sarah Doody | User Research Mastery

“What’s your long-term career goal?” the CEO asked.

“I don’t have a long-term goal, yet.” I was answering a question in the final interview for a Product position. “But I have one for the short-term: become a Product Manager.”

“Okay. We’ll see,” he replied, ending the interview. Three days later, I landed the job. I was going to facilitate a product powered by cutting-edge technology that I barely knew. Besides being in over my head with the technology, I didn’t even know what I was supposed to do as a Product Manager!

I didn’t know how to achieve my goal: I didn’t just want to survive as a Product Manager, I wanted to thrive! I was nervous, but my desire to learn helped me focus on my next steps. I hired a researcher to provide me with all the information and online tutorials I needed to learn about Product Management, and I acquired a list of thought leaders in this domain.

A week later, I was like a piranha swimming in the ocean of knowledge. Tapping into all the genius of those who came before me, soaking up all of their combined wisdom, I quickly learned as much as I could and applied this to my new job. Senior Management was amazed by my acumen and Product Management skills.

Sarah Doody is a Product Management genius who contributed to my PM success.

User Research Mastery

The more I learn about product management, the more I realise how deep the rabbit hole can go. One of those mysteries to new PM pros is user experience. I have been following Doody’s free UX newsletter and YouTube channel for quite a while. With over a decade of UX experience under her belt, she has agreed to speak at my virtual summit about How Prototyping Helps You Design a Better Product.

In her User Research Mastery course she describes a process: research — synthesize — create — test & tell — when discussing prototyping workflow.

She taught me the essential UX skillsets and mindsets a novice product manager needs. She taught me the responsibilities of a product manager in working with a UX designer, and how to boost efficiency by clearly communicating product UX design ideas.

She said it generally takes one to four weeks for UX newcomer to learn prototyping and user research.

Sarah Doody is a speaker in the Product Manager Summit: The first FREE Web Conference showcasing Product Management best practices from around the world.

In her session, she will discuss How Prototyping Helps You Design a Better Product.

Are you a Product Manager? Are you hungry for more practical and actionable PM knowledge you can apply on your job?

You don’t want to miss this. Claim your free ticket.