All related (4)
Devika Nair
Director of Product, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, OracleJuly 20

I would not say I had a single point where I made this decision. I had the opportunity to lead a few PMs which I initially picked. I transitioned back to IC from this role a couple of times based on my interest in the product goals. My final (or I should say current since I could transition back to IC someday) decision was when I realized I was happier seeing success of my PMs than the success of the products.

The slow transition helped me prepare both with the help of my mentors and advisors, and through "learn by doing". 

Vasanth Arunachalam
Director, Technical Program Management, Meta | Formerly Microsoft
I talked about my take on desirable qualities in one of my previous responses, so I’ll focus on the common mistakes I’ve personally made in my career in the past, that hopefully will help others avoid those pitfalls. * Mistaking motion/effort for progress (This is also one of Meta’s posters on the wall in our campuses) * Rushing to prove my value (whenever I switched roles or teams). * Not being able to articulate the “So what” well. Eg: I’ve launched this shiny new feature, so what? * Assuming everyone has the context (and motivations) that I have * Assuming everyone understand...
Navin Ganeshan
Head of Driver Products, Amazon Relay, Amazon
(Reposting this from a related question)  A technical product manager at Amazon is generally referred to as a Product-Manager-Technical (PM-T). A PMT can have ownership over a product, a functional area or even a program, but their primary focus is on formulating the vision, the strategy and roadmap for that area. They are also ultimately responsible for the end metrics of adoption, quality and effectiveness of the features they deliver. They are also the primary customer champions synthesizing their current pain-points, as well as anticipating future needs. They develop concept document...
Devika Nair
Director of Product, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle
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.