I am a believer in "work hard and rest well". Six years in a startup like Ontruck are intense, so it was time for a break. Since last December, I have been on sabbatical. 2022 will be a personal year for me, a year to recharge and start new personal adventures.
Mercadona Tech is the tech company from Mercadona, one of the most known supermarkets in Spain. José Pérez-Agüera joined three years ago as CPO. We talked about the analytical skills and tools Product Managers must know and how their relationship with Product Designers should be.
Many product teams, and especially PMs who breath agile, don't like the process of planning, nor sharing those plans with stakeholders, nor committing to deadlines. This can lead to misunderstandings and frustration between product and business teams. However, it doesn't have to be that way.
You are already working with OKRs instead of promising features in a roadmap, but how do you make sure you cause the expected impact? Achieving the OKRs is just one half of the answer, making sure those OKRs actually move the needle in the company is the other half.
We talk a lot about MVPs, but once the startup has validated its product market fit and the team is growing, we stop being lean. We believe we can do bigger projects now that we have bigger teams. We forget that startups are measured by their speed of learning and adaptation.