CEO of the product?
After publishing I love Product Management, I received this great question on Twitter:
@paulcothenet for example “responsible for right product/right time and all that entails” - this seems much wider than PM as I understand it— Ben Pickering (@benpickering) December 7, 2014
When I transitioned to PM, I had no idea what I was doing (and neither did the people around me). So I started a frantic search to understand what the job was about. Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager by Ben Horowitz was one of the first thing I read.
As I went trough it, I went through the following emotions in a very short amount of time:
- “This job sounds awesome”
- “This sounds pretty damn hard”
- “There’s no way I can do all this” (to my defense, we didn’t even have marketing or PR at the time)
If you’re a junior PM, Horowitz’s description of the PM looks much broader than your job description...
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