⚡ Here is a short outburst about PM credibility (with a concrete suggestion at the end 😎 ) ⚡
One of the dangerous things about #productmanagement , #ux and #design, is that it is that everybody feels the right to have an opinion about your product. Everybody “knows what you should do” better. An opinion about a color, a feature that shall be there or not, an opinion about what customers (supposedly) want, and an opinion about what shall be developed next. Sounds familiar?
In #productmanagement entry barriers are often perceived as low by the external world, where in reality they are not. Why do we hear stakeholders say “You should develop feature X” to a PM, but we don’t hear telling a CFO “You should do your financial books this way”? Or “you should operate this way” to a doctor?
Some jobs are perceived as requiring concrete expertise, something you don’t improvise.
As a PM/UX/Designer be the first to consider #productmanagement, #productdesign, #ux a full discipline where facts matter. Be proactive, bring evidence and solid facts to the table, think “value”, stay away from “low-hanging fruits” and be consistent with your #productdiscovery. Others will follow naturally.
Originally published on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A7031208271533252608
My name is Salva, I am a Product executive, helping tech companies discover, shape, and sell better Products. My work and writing are mainly about subscription models, product pricing, e-commerce/marketplaces, and creating top product organizations.
My superpower is to move between ambiguity (as in creativity, innovation, opportunity, and ‘thinking out of the box’) and structure (as in ‘getting things done’ and getting real impact).
I am firmly convinced that you can help others only if you have lived the same challenges: I have been lucky enough to practice product leadership in companies of different sizes and with different product maturity. Doing product right is hard: I felt the pain myself and developed my own methods to get to efficient product teams that produce meaningful work.