Product Happy Hour
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Episode 17: Hacks for How to Write a PRD & other PM documents!

Episode 17: Hacks for How to Write a PRD & other PM documents!

No one wants a bedtime story of a PRD... 🥱 Learn our most effective PM document writing strategies.

Join us for happy hour in your sweatpants! 🍻 In this episode, Era and Ajay talk about the commonly created documents and tell you how to make them useful and something your team actually wants to read. And surprise! Documentation that is read, is documentation that influences. And that’s a big part of gaining momentum within your org, team and domain. 💪

We will start with killer strategies for your Jira user stories and bugs, then cover technical specs like PRDs and end with killer hacks for your product roadmaps. This is Era’s favorite episode… and not just because of the drinking game...🍸😎

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✍🏾 Show Notes

00:00 Intro

01:50 Life Updates

09:10 Why you should care about being a good writer

13:04 Hacks for writing Jiras & User Stories

21:25 Pre-writing PRD doc-hacks

25:00 5 hacks for PRDs

41:35 Product Roadmap writing hacks

47:18 Punch list of PM documentation hacks

50:48 Cool Product Thing - ChatGPT3

56:45 Wrap-up & Outro


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