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Be a Great Product Leader

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Adam Nash
Psychohistory
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A strong product leader can help a cross-functional team of great technologies and designers work efficiently. They make things happen. The three responsibilities of a product manager are:

Product Strategy

  • What game are we playing and how do we keep scores?
  • It is important to clearly describe the game being played and the metrics used to analyze success
  • The results: aligned effort, better motivation, innovative ideas, and products that move the needle.

Prioritization

  • Involves ensuring that their initial work on their strategy and metrics is carried through to the phasing of projects
  • Phasing is crucial
    • Determining which ideas should be executed first 

Execution

  • Product specification
    • Clarity on what you’re building
  • Edge case decisions
    • Triaging decisions on complicated cases
  • Project management
    • Staying ahead of the game to avoid issues
  • Analytics
    • Running the numbers
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