Product Management Methodology for Internal Tools

I wrote this document on my TuSimple anniversary. I revised it and posted it here as today is already my second anniversary at TuSimple. Time flies!


  • The best tool is no tool
  • The product management/design for internal tools should only be guided by efficiency
  • The design of the tool should be from top to bottom
  • Find pain points based on processes, not users
  • Design tools based on nodes and triggers
  • Users should be consistently educated

A well-designed tool should have:

  • Quantifiable efficiency metrics
  • Good information visualization and synchronization capabilities
  • Good status visualization and synchronization capabilities
  • Linear and well-defined usage processes
  • Clear tool boundaries
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Gender and Power

According to the PMWB 2017 report, approximately 39% of product managers in China are female[1]. In terms of the level distribution of my former company, approximately 61% of associate product managers are female, yet only 21% of senior product managers (SPM) and 16% of product directors (PD) are females. Notably, there are also very few famous female product managers in the industry. The intervention of maternity and job duty changes are potential reasons for the steep decline in the percentage of female SPMs as well as PDs. 

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北京博物馆漫游指南 – 东城区篇

北京博物馆漫游指南 – 东城区篇


  • 本来想把这两年在北京逛过的博物馆/古代建筑/美术馆放在一篇推送里,无奈写起来确实挺费时间。所以只能根据地理位置分篇放出
  • 评分/推荐的等级很大程度上基于作者个人的兴趣,作者已经尽量客观了..
  • 作者知识范围比较有限,指南里的错误或者疏漏,请一定不吝指出,非常感谢
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知乎上有人问过这个问题,回答是念心理学,念社会学etc..也有很多当了几年产品经理的同学去念了Information Science或者HCI。


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