Based on my experiences at Facebook, you need a handful of design, engineering and data skills to succeed as a PM
This information is priceless, l have been researching on the Product Manager role recently and l have encountered some of the resources here that have been suggested elsewhere. This article is of course much more in depth and l really appreciate that, it strongly guides one on the right path, l will forever be grateful for that. As a practicing project manager who aspires to be a product manager, the path has been set out for me.
Really informative article. I really enjoy the deep dive and strong takeaways as to which 3 competencies people should have/develop a focus on if they're interested in PMing. Thanks so much for compiling such a detailed list of resources, and also the super neat graphics on competencies for the radar charts :)
Wow thank you so much Will!! It must have taken you so much time and effort to gather all of these, so I really appreciate it.
Thank you for very much, the article is great!
very interesting suggestions to fill gaps depending on profiles, very useful to build development plans, thanks !!
I am glad that I stumbled across this article!
I am relatively new to Product Management and have been looking at ways to build my skillset, become more effective, as well as relate better to my team (especially the Dev Team). I going to choose a 'spike' and follow the steps as laid out in your article.
Let the FUN Begin!
״Aspiring PMs should be fascinated with how engineers write code, how designers decide user flows, and how data scientists build models.״
I thought I'm just weird being fascinated by every piece of the puzzle that contributes to the 'building' process.
Now I know I'm not alone :)
A good read Will, thought the analogy of a coach and PM was apt and how it is important to enjoy what you are doing