15 Apr '14, 12am

The Myth of the Sole Product Manager via @pivotallabs

The Myth of the Sole Product Manager via @pivotallabs

There is a myth that the Product Manager is the sole person for the success and failure of a product. It’s been boosted by the concept that PMs are the “mini-CEOs” of a product. After all, the engineering team sees them building the backlog, and the management team sees their reports and revenue. And who doesn’t like the bravado of being the sole person behind a successful product launch? Bear with me, but there will be times that your product isn’t doing well. When questions arise, your first thought is that you should solve this by yourself. Don’t. Temper that innate desire to internalize these problems and shoulder them yourself. From Paul Graham’s essay, “The Trough of Sorrow”. image /via @andrewchen When you try to fix things in a void, you’re operating with limited information. When you’re sharing openly, you’ve now opened the doors to new information. Brainstorm wit...

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