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How Am I Going To Move My Product Forward Today?

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Sachin Rekhi
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Broad roles for product managers

  • Responsibilities are diverse:
    • Interviewing customers
    • Triaging bugs
    • Reviewing designs
    • Brainstorming improvements
  • It is easy to become overwhelmed
  • Deciding how to prioritize time is hard

Simple technique for prioritization

  1. How will I move my product forward today?
    1. Top 3-5 things to accomplish
    2. Think about how impact each item will have You'll begin to notice:

Time estimation skills need improving

  • Setting goals for the day will force you to estimate time for each task
    • This is a notoriously bad skill at tech firms
  • Allows you to assess how to act differently the next day

Relative importance

  • You will be able to assess whether you're working on the most important items
  • you will start to think more critically about your choices of work

Unaccomplished tasks

  • Will give you a chance to re-evaluate why tasks weren't accomplished and what got in the way
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