Let’s talk about developing product managers—and not just any product managers, but strong product managers. We all know that product management is a super hard business to be in and we expect a lot from our product people. We want them to be good at understanding and finding solutions for challenging customer and business problems. We want them to be able to create plans to come up with an actual product. We want them to build products working with a cross-functional team, and we want them to optimize these products based on customer feedback they’re (hopefully) listening to. And in most companies, we want them to do all this and more in an agile way.
For more than seven years, I have been coaching product teams and helping PMs become better at what they do. And over the years, I discovered some patterns of what can help PMs on their self-progression journey. In this talk I share the five main ingredients to help Product Leaders up their people development game.