Product Management Lessons
Lesson #1: Are you taking success as a consideration? If not, you should!
Usually PMs are prepared for the worst and don't put into consideration what if(which by the way may be a very good question) success will come...are we prepared for it?
Lesson #2: Strong opinions, loosely held
“You can’t be successful as a PM without having a very strong opinion”
Agree on this but before create that strong opinion - challenge everything!
Lesson #3: Be adjustable
“The best thing you can do as PM is to adjust to what your team needs”
Engineers, PMs, Marketers… be a servant leader for them. Support them to fail, assure that the social security make them create failures
Lesson #4: Reality check!
How do you differentiate what you do as a PM?
Are you into the right market at the right time with the right skillset? If not how do you prepare for it?
Lesson #5: Use validating learning to challenge everything!
Don't use your mind into this! Every hypothesis must be validated...only if you make something innovative. What if your product is disruptive? Discuss with a lot of people without offering solutions but only questioning everything!
Lesson #6: Work with people who outsmart you!
You could try and learn as much as you can about everything. But are you challenge you enough? Or maybe some other boxes can intersect with yours and in this way to learn from each other in a great way that engage people?
Lesson #7: Skills matter but attitude is everything
Find people with attitude and skills will come along. Sometimes is better to consolidate the team and offer to your clients failures than have a skilled team and fail later when the clients are multiplied.
Lesson #8: Trust your team and somehow the team will succeed
Are you engage into the right road? Are all the members of the team engaged?
The product is the team. If they succeed the product is succeeding and the other way around is still available
Lesson #9: Learn from exigent clients
Select the clients that share your vision and learn from and with them.
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