Digital Product Managers should be able to code

Aspiring Digital Product Managers often ask me if they need to know programming to do their job. I always used to say ‘no’, but now I’ve changed my mind. As a Digital Product Manager, you own the value and purpose of your team’s work. You are responsible for the vision and the ‘why’. Understanding ‘how’ …

Why it’s better to manage Products than Projects

The different between project and product manager might sound semantic, but is actually quite significant. This post gives an overview of the differences, and explains why I think product management is the better approach. Project management At a high-level in the organisation, an end goal is decided. It’s also determined what work should be done …

How to create review apps in Heroku from Gitlab

A review app is a temporary application created to help you review in-progress code changes. You’ll use a review app because you’re working on a code branch and want to see what the changes will be like in a production-like environment, or because you’re reviewing a pull or merge request from someone else. Gitlab doesn’t …

Camp Digital 2018

A summary of the talks I attended at Camp Digital 2018 at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. AND @rxtheatre really is an extraordinary venue, it's like they landed a UFO in it and closed the dome back on top. #CampDigital pic.twitter.com/2a4riLhrG5 — Katherine Rooney (@krooneyrooney) May 2, 2018 Ending It. Emotionally, Responsibly, With Your Business …

Sources of insight and inspiration used by GOV.UK Product Managers

A list that came out of a GOV.UK Product Manager community hour I facilitated recently. Blogs Putting people first Inside Intercom Nielsen Norman Mountain Goat software John Cutler Melissa Perri DEV Mind the Product Product Hunt (also, the Product Hunt browser extension) GoSquared Silicon Valley Product Group Pivot Product Hits Books About Face – the …