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AMA: GitLab Director of Product Management, Omar Eduardo Fernández on Developing your Product Management Career

February 14 @ 10:00AM PST
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GitLab Director of Product Management, Omar Eduardo Fernández on Developing your Product Management Career
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Omar Eduardo Fernández
GitLab Director of Product ManagementFebruary 15
In managing product backlogs and aligning with both executive expectations and customer needs, I've found a focused approach to be most effective. This involves two main strategies: 1. Ongoing Lightweight Impact Assessment: As new requests and initiatives come in, I evaluate their potential......Read More
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Omar Eduardo Fernández
Omar Eduardo Fernández
GitLab Director of Product ManagementFebruary 15
Yes, advancing from Senior PM to a Principal or Group PM level indeed involves a steep learning curve. To prepare, it's crucial to understand what's expected at each level within your company. For instance, GitLab's PM career development framework provides a clear outline. Moving to higher levels......Read More
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Omar Eduardo Fernández
GitLab Director of Product ManagementFebruary 15
To justify a pay raise effectively, it's essential to focus on three main factors: your current position and level within the company, how your salary compares to market benchmarks, and your placement within the company's pay band. Firstly, to argue for a higher level, compare your responsibiliti......Read More
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Omar Eduardo Fernández
GitLab Director of Product ManagementFebruary 15
One way I got promoted at a smaller startup of <200 people, and helped my colleagues do the same, was by smart teamwork and negotiation at a startup. My friend and I were working as Product Managers and felt we deserved to be Senior PMs based on what we were doing and how much we were getting pai......Read More
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Omar Eduardo Fernández
Omar Eduardo Fernández
GitLab Director of Product ManagementFebruary 15
To get better at framing and articulation as a product manager, focus on being clear about the business and user problems you're solving. This approach is similar to writing a good Product Requirements Document (PRD), where you detail the problem, the target users, and the desired outcomes. It's ......Read More
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