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Vasanth Arunachalam
Director, Technical Program Management, Meta | Formerly MicrosoftFebruary 1

It could be a combination of any of these things -

  • Look at data (dashboards, customer feedback channels, internal partner team feedback) to check progress (on product success, platform performance)
    -Take any actions necessary (filing bugs, resolving a SEV)
  • Supporting your cross functional team to deliver on roadmap projects
    -Brainstorm product and technical solutions.
    -Sprints, design reviews, code reviews
    -Removing blockers
  • Look at data to proactively surface opportunities, hot spots, technical bottlenecks etc
  • 360 communications often tailored meticulously for the target audience
  • A lot of meetings (Product reviews, Roadmap planning, Decision making etc)
  • Ideating and planning for the future (Strategy)
  • Upkeep or morale and motivation for team. TPMs often act as the glue for the entire team.
  • And ideally they are having loads of fun doing all these
Devika Nair
Director of Product, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, OracleJuly 19

To me, the best part of being a Product Manager is that there is no typical day. There is a mix of working with your engineering partners, talking to customers, partnering with other organizations, and sharing info with executives or dealing with escalations. A day to day also differs greatly depending on the phase of your product.