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What Are the Myths & Realities of Product Management by Google Product Manager
February 20, 2018 Zerzar Bukhari, Product Manager at Google
Product Management is hard to define and many people often give vague analogies, like the "CEO of the product". When you're making a big career change, you need to know the cold, hard truth of what the role is and whether you'd enjoy and succeed at it. Zerzar tackles some of the biggest myths about Product Management and helps clarify whether it would be the right transition for you. Main takeaways: - A Product Manager is not the CEO, but rather the shepherd of a product - Visionaries and those who prefer to avoid details -- beware -The role is highly agile, requiring you to keep an eye on the north star while jumping up and down levels of complexity - Those with a bias for action do incredibly well in Product Management - People skills are an absolute must for this role
Product Management is hard to define and many people often give vague analogies, like the "CEO of the product". When you're making a big career change, you need to know the cold, hard truth of what the role is and whether you'd enjoy and succeed at it. Zerzar tackles some of the biggest myths about Product Management and helps clarify whether it would be the right transition for you. Main takeaways: - A Product Manager is not the CEO, but rather the shepherd of a product - Visionaries and those who prefer to avoid details -- beware -The role is highly agile, requiring you to keep an eye on the north star while jumping up and down levels of complexity - Those with a bias for action do incredibly well in Product Management - People skills are an absolute must for this role
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