I'm a product manager in Boston and enjoy every minute of the tech and the start up scene we have. Attending and often hosting events, leading in depth discussions, and debating ideas are how I like to spend my time. My day job is helping companies take their ideas and turn them into valuable, useful products that users will love.
When I'm not knee deep in product strategy I'm a long distance runner, a diver, urban gardener and the owner of a 1975 VW Bus. Her name is Harriet and she's #fd943f.
If you're interesting in learning about how I can help your team too, let's grab coffee.
Jenny @ jennymiller.me
My Favorite Events
What I'm Reading
I read and write on Medium, here are some of my long-standing favorites:
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg An entertaining and deeply insightful scientific analysis of how habits form, how they affect our ability to think and act, and the responsibility creators have when selling their products. Spanning social psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience the book has a story for everyone.
- Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel Often referred to as an “exercise in thinking,” the book based on notes taken by former student Blake Masters while attending Thiel’s course at Stanford and challenges what we think of as truly innovative.
- Myths of Product Management by Christina Wodtke A slightly skewed but super honest review of one women’s reflections on how the world sees product management, the role and the people who do it. It’s also a bit humorous.
- Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman. I believe that product managers need to understand and talk to their designers about why design for the sake of design doesn’t work. I guarantee this book will make you look at all the physical things you use every day in a completely different way.
- Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug A necessary book if you are doing usability testing. It offers tactical advice, actionable ideas on intuitive navigation and information design you can introduce to your process and your team.