🌯 Folding Burritos is now career.pm
This is a new venture co-founded by Daniel Zacarias, the person behind Folding Burritos. You will find the same content as before, and a lot more! Feel free to explore the rest of this new site, but if you're looking specifically for a Folding Burritos resource, you'll find them all below.
20 Product Prioritization Techniques: A Map and Guided Tour
An in-depth overview of 20 product prioritization techniques and a periodic table to make sense of them all.
The Complete Guide to the Kano Model
A step-by-step, in-depth guide to using the Kano Model to prioritize your backlog for customer satisfaction and delight
Conversations on Customer Feedback
A collection of anecdotes, tips and advice from successful Product Managers on how to set up an effective customer feedback strategy for our products
Priority Starts at the Top
There are a wealth of resources about prioritization methods out there (including this blog), but PMs keep struggling with it. Why is that?
Report templates for fewer status meetings
Report templates, and guided steps to create them, so Product Managers spend less time in status meetings and more time out of the building
Optimizing internal product communications
When we stop to think about our internal product communication strategy we can be more effective in getting the message across and spend less time doing it
Key Best Practices for Using Customer Feedback
Key best practices for using customer feedback, drawn from conversations with 14 product leaders
Moving from Solutions to Problems
A deep dive into why focusing on Problems helps make our jobs as Product Managers easier, and how to grow this culture among stakeholders around us.
How to Deal with "Sinatra" Stakeholders
How to deal with a common kind of stakeholders that we may refer to as the ”Sinatra” type. You know, the ones insisting on doing things “their way.”
Benefits (and Caveats) of a Simple Estimation Process
Estimation is a hard problem. It frustrates the team and stakeholders. A simpler process can help. Here's what works and what doesn't after switching to it.
A Trello template for your Product Backlog
A set of Trello template boards that you can use to manage your product backlog as a 3-dimensional entity instead of just a list
Deadlines are evil. Deadlines are our friends
Deadlines can make us move forward in a very powerful way, bringing focus and motivation. However, the good and bad parts are separated by a very fine line
Organizing a Large Product Backlog
Organizing a large product backlog is tough. This is due to the amount of stuff we keep in it and the list form it usually takes.
How to Deal with Unresponsive Stakeholders
You're a Product Manager working with some stakeholders on your next release. They're busy and unresponsive. Here are 4 steps to handle that situation
Customers value Results, not Tools
What customers value the most are Results. Not our Products and definitely not our Software. That's why Product and Process thinking alone is not enough.
Product Managers: Let's Keep our Role in Perspective
As Product Managers we must always remember that our role is to look outwards at least as much as we look inwards
Book Review: "Badass: Making Users Awesome"
Kathy Sierra's latest book is a must-read for any product person. Sustainably successful product are those that help their users succeed at what they need
Measuring Customer Value in a Software Product
As Product Managers we focus on delivering value to our users. But customer value is a measure of benefits vs costs. How can we translate that to software?
It's Humans all the Way Down
Building software involves a bunch of humans communicating in different "languages". If we don't try to close the gaps, we'll keep building the wrong things
Folding your Software Burrito
Product Management is balancing constraints and execution concerns. The hard part is on the contraints (requirements, prioritization, deadlines, team, etc)