In my free time, I love writing about Product Management and promoting it as a career among my network.
I personally believe it is one of the most exciting roles that keeps you in the core of technology as well as business, and keeps you stimulated both creatively and analytically.
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Wanna know how I got into Product Management?
How I stumbled into my dream job as a Product Manager
I still remember my first internship as a web developer. The summer after my freshman year, I entered the office of an Indian unicorn laptop in hand, ready to code and change the world. I had just finalized my major as Computer Science and I was excited to apply and learn all the skills I could during this internship.
After that, let me clear some of your common misconceptions about Product Management!
Unpacking your myths about Product Management
Hi everyone! Firstly I want to thank everyone for the great response to my last story. I had quite a few people reach out to me, and it has definitely given me the motivation to write more.
Now you have a better understanding of what Product Management is not, lets dive into what exactly it IS!
Product Management... What exactly is that?
In my last posts, I have been talking a lot about Product Management, First I talked about how I eventually found this role after struggling to find something that I was passionate about. Then I spoke about some myths and misconceptions about this role that I have read or heard from people.
Now let's dive deep into what skills you need to actually excel at this role! (Read it in order)
- The intersection between Effective Communication x User Empathy - Analytics, User Testing and Storytelling/Evangelizing
Your very own product management toolkit - Part 1
In my last post describing What Product Management Is, I introduced a graphic that helped me put my definition of a PM in a comprehensible way. I talked about each of the major skill categories as well, but now its time to drill down into all the sub-skills.
2.The intersection between Product Vision x User Empathy - Prioritization, UX & Design, Passion
3 more skills you need to become a great Product Manager (PM toolkit pt. 2)
Hello again! If you have been reading my previous posts, you are probably familiar with the Venn diagram I created to give a clear understanding of the different aspects and skills a PM focuses on in their role. In my last article, I outlined three skills from the Effective Communication X User Empathy intersection.
3. The intersection between Effective Communication x Product Vision - Leadership, Documentation, Project Management
The final three skills you need to become a great PM (toolkit pt.3)
Here is the third and final part of my PM toolkit series. If you are reading this, I am assuming that you have already read the earlier parts of this series. If you haven't you can check them out here So let's round out the final three skills I mentioned in this diagram - These final three skills focus on the management aspect of the role.
Curious about PM life at Big Tech vs Startups?
Product Management: Big Tech vs Startups
Life and work could be very different depending on what type of organization you work at!
Need more reasons on why you should become a PM?
Why you should choose a career in Product Management!
The personal and professional reasons for why Product Management could be a great career option for you!
Finally, if you are ready to start this adventure
Want to become a Product Manager? Do these 3 things first!
You can easily develop the PM mindset regardless of your current role!
Here is a bonus article about how to make the best use of your first 2 years at your new career
Making the best use of the first 2 years of your professional career
10 pieces of advice to ace the starting point of your career!
If you liked this series, please feel free to reach out to me, because it encourages me to write more!
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Please expect some more interesting posts soon, about
- Day in the life of a Product Manager (in general and in Japan)
- Some die-hard PM tools I cant live without
- How to apply and prepare for a PM interview
- The importance of side projects as a PM
- Tech in Japan