So you want to manage a product? โ Product Management โ Medium
What product management isBeing the heart, mind, and voice of the userFacilitating cross-functional teamworkMaking product trade-offsMeeting an end-goal with fixed time and resourcesLeading people along a product journeyBeing positive and practicalMaking tough calls with little information
What product management is notBeing the most important voiceBeing the only idea-generatorBeing a designerBeing a programmerManaging QAOptimizing websites
This is good: "Itโs not about being a starโโโItโs about managing a universe."
I like to say that being a good product manager is mostly about saying 'No'. Not just 'No', but a 'No' that comes from an informed place and where the recipient of the 'No' leaves feeling satisfied. I am also a big advocate of Product Managers owning the P&L of the product - to ensure that it generates the target revenues and profitability while maintaining strategic direction.
More on that here: http://www.realtea.net/getting_to_no
Well said. No is sometimes the hardest thing to say.