Thank you for the question and I'm sure this is exactly not the answer you're looking for which is, "it depends" You're balancing building trust and relationships, und...Read More
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What's your framework to prioritizing needs/deliverables when you're the first Product Manager at a company establishing the function?
I’m the first PM hire in my company. What advice would you give to someone tasked with establishing this function in an existing business structure?
This is a good one; and I'll admit that I've never been the first PM hire in a company, but I have worked to establish a new PM team within an existing structure. Here...Read More
This is a good one. I think there are two that often get missed and largely it is because they are hard to measure and expensive to move. Product excellence. How do yo...Read More
How do you break down responsibilities and KPIs for product launches between product management and marketing?
Oooohhhh, this is a good one and something I spend a lot of time balancing. Product owns the product and at the end of the day both gets unearned credit and unearned b...Read More
As a product manager, what are the make-or-break things for you when interviewing a potential next product manager for your team?
I'm lucky in that Google has a really rigorous interview process that I benefit from. Google is also known for taking a long time during that process but I promise you...Read More
Here's how I'd think about it: Some planning cadence where strategy and roadmap can be reviewed at different levels of fidelity. (Annual, Quarterly etc.) Product revie...Read More
I'm not sure it is the most effective because I've really only used one strategy, but it has been effective for me. Grow your own scope, take on more than you can hand...Read More
Let me give some guidance here on how I think about it. It's critical to have a strong vision, strategy, roadmap, and success metrics for a team Your org structure sh...Read More
Absolutely, welcome to the discipline, you're in for quite a ride and I'm super excited for you. Optimize for learning and honing your craft. There's a balance to hav...Read More
If your PM team has only one or two people responsible for covering multiple products with complex features, how would you recommend dividing the workload in the short-term so as best to support long-term growth and expansion of the team?
I like this question although more specifics would help as the answer varies. It certainly is a tough skill to master though but worthwhile because this will always be...Read More
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Group Product Manager at Google
Knows About Building a Product Management Team, AI Product Management, Establishing Product Manag...more