As I’ve mentioned before, my new role at Moodle is essentially one of a product manager. I’ve done things which overlap the different elements of the role before but never had them in this combination:

Product managers are responsible for guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it. It is an important organizational role — especially in technology companies — that sets the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for a product or product line. The position may also include marketing, forecasting, and profit and loss (P&L) responsibilities. In many ways, the role of a product manager is similar in concept to a brand manager at a consumer packaged goods company.

As a result, I found this list of resources from Product Manager HQ very useful. I reckon I’d come across about 50% of the tools and apps listed before, so I’m looking forward to exploring the other half!

Here’s a few that I hadn’t heard of before:

Mockingbird: Helps you you create and share clickable wireframes. Use it to make mockups of your website or application in minutes.

TinyPM: Lightweight and smart agile collaboration tool with product management, backlog, taskboard, user stories and wiki.

Roadmunk: Visual roadmap software for product management. Agile project management software for your whole team.

UXCam: Allows you to eliminate customer struggle and improve user experience by capturing and visualizing screen video and user interaction data.

The definition at the top of this post comes from a whole guide put together for new Product Managers by Aha!

Sources: Aha! / Product Manager HQ