Product Management 30/60/90 Day Plan

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Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
Carta Sr. Director of Product ManagementFebruary 3
There are different paths that each product manager takes, but the common ones I've seen are: 1. Joining a tech company as an Associate PM or an intern straight from college. For college grads, I suggest starting by connecting with other product managers (e.g. via LinkedIn) to better understand......Read More
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Tamar Hadar
Tamar Hadar
The Knot Worldwide Senior Director of ProductFebruary 2
As a first PM, you will need to be very judicious with how you allocate your time and resources. In fact, I think that’s true for larger companies as well. There are always going to be more ideas than resources available. As a product manager, you are responsible for translating the company’s vi......Read More
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Vasanth Arunachalam
Vasanth Arunachalam
Meta Director, Technical Program ManagementAugust 10
I’m assuming the question is about setting a ‘team’ vision/mission and one doesn’t exist yet. The mission statement is the “What” and the vision statement is an ambitious future state of what the world might look like when you accomplish your mission. A crisp vision/mission statement serves as a......Read More
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Tamar Hadar
Tamar Hadar
The Knot Worldwide Senior Director of ProductFebruary 2
I think it takes a thorough understanding of a product and its users to achieve success. For that reason, I am not a big believer in “quick wins”. Take the time to learn before executing and think of “winning” as the result of iterative experimentation. That said, the main thing you, as a new PM......Read More
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Aleks Bass
Aleks Bass
Typeform Vice President Product ManagementApril 18
The 30/60/90 plan is very helpful for anyone coming into a new role, but specifically for PMs there is a simpler way to break it down. This won't libe up perfectly, but I'd think of it as a product managment process... your first 30 days are for discovery. You are talking to people learning about......Read More
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Aleks Bass
Aleks Bass
Typeform Vice President Product ManagementApril 18
Every organization is different and has a different culture, different role definitions, different ways of getting work done, different objectives, secret sources of power, and unwritten rules. Finding out about as many of these things as you can as quickly as possible will be extremely helpful t......Read More
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James Heimbuck
James Heimbuck
Doppler Principal Product ManagerNovember 16
For an organization at this stage a product manager was probably brought in to help manage the vision, ensure the variety of customer requests and ideas are being reviewed and prioritized and the development teams are working on the right things. To do that there are a couple of key things you ne......Read More
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Tamar Hadar
Tamar Hadar
The Knot Worldwide Senior Director of ProductFebruary 2
I have been a part of small teams, large teams, a PM consultant and an entrepreneur. I have yet to scale a PM team beyond the first PM but here are the things I would consider: * Structure your team based on where the company will be in a few months/years—hiring should reflect the company’s ......Read More
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Vasanth Arunachalam
Vasanth Arunachalam
Meta Director, Technical Program ManagementAugust 10
I’ll apply the framework outlined above to this question and talk about setting up a Technical PM function for the first time. 30 days of LEARNING: I’ll start with a listening tour, meeting with all cross-functional leaders (Engineering, Data Science, Design, Marketing, Operations etc) and tryin......Read More
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Tamar Hadar
Tamar Hadar
The Knot Worldwide Senior Director of ProductFebruary 2
Speaking to your cross-functional teams is the best way to gain a deeper understanding of your company’s goals, its processes and challenges. It’s also an excellent way to get to know your new coworkers! I like to start by telling the person a little bit about myself, the parts that don’t show u......Read More
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