What is a Product Manager?


One of the most frequent questions that I am asked as a product manager - is what exactly do I do. In our 2+ hours of free lessons, you can find out exactly what a Product Manager is as I define it. In this post, I provide a sneak peak into the type of content that our courses deliver and how you should expect the format to be delivered. This course content is free, and you can sign up right now to find out the rest of how I think about product - start here now.

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OK this first course is going to be a big one - so strap yourself in and lets do this. This content should be totally useful for new, and serve as a refresher for existing PMs, again, I’d love your feedback on everything you see here, please do that in the forum or via [email protected]

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So, what is a PM?

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The traditional thinking of what is a PM was really created in a diagram around 10 years ago by Mindtheproduct

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It looks something like this. A broad scale interaction between...

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Introduction to Product Management

Product Management is a discipline that requires a broad and encompassing skillset. In my free course, I describe exactly what is needed to be a product manager after having been a PM for more than 10+ years and leading product teams at startups and at Google in Ads, Machine Learning Frameworks and infrastructure.

Product managers are fundamentally responsible for the success of a product. They have to operate with a high degree of autonomy, and utilize a large range of skills in order to be successful. It is not purely engineering, nor it is purely management or design - it's an intersection of all of these areas that make product managers successful at their craft. Product managers must ensure that not only is there a vision, strategy and roadmap for their product - a process we refer to ask the VSR cycle (Vision, Strategy, Roadmap Cycle) - they must also drive the execution and prioritization process 

Product Managers are now a modern component of all leading technology...

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