Product managers are the success ambassadors of the product. They help the product vision convey to the team, the product strategy improve over time, the development plan create in detail, and the development plan execute smoothly. A product manager is needed when leads at different teams such as development, design or marketing can not efficiently work with each other, and the company is big enough that co-founders do not have time to directly work with the teams. Now, you can guess why it is hard to become a great product manager with a very effective contribution to product development.
Let me share my thoughts.
It is hard to have effective communication.
Effective communication needs a wide range of hard and soft skills with actual experiences in every role that you want to work with. For example, you must have experience in developing software or designing a mobile application to ensure having effective communication with developers and designers in your team. You do not directly manage a project or a team in this role; however, you need to know their challenges and be ready to encounter them.It is hard to have effective communication and empathy with everyone. Click To Tweet
Product release needs zillions of considerations.
To obtain a good insight into the software release process, you have to be part of this journey several times. They do not need to be equally successful but you have to learn from this process every time and be more prepared for the next time. Do we know what our customer needs are? How should we meet our customer expectations? You have to be skilled to conduct effective data-driven research to extract answers to these questions and many others.Every product has its own characteristics. Every market has its own dynamic. Every industry has its own rules. Click To Tweet
Exponential growth is exciting but very hard.
You build an awesome product, and you think it is done. Not true. You have to create growth in your customer engagement and monthly revenue. Are there any straightforward paths to increase engagement or revenue? It is unfortunate but the answer is “No”. Every product has its own characteristics, every market has its own dynamic, and every industry has its own rules.
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