In my opinion, one of the most underrated yet most valuable traits for a PM to have is what I call the “I got this” aura. Everyone should feel that if you take something on it will get done, and done exceptionally well.
A good strategy is a set of actions that is credible, coherent, and focused on overcoming the biggest hurdle(s) in achieving a particular objective.
My new Medium post 'How To Get Into Product Management (And Thrive)' explores the role of product manager (PM) – the most fascinating role within tech teams right now
People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas.
New stuff is tangible. New features feel like progress. New stuff sells. Learning and experimentation is great, but it is not visible, and largely not understandable by non-product developers. “What do you mean a failed experiment was worthwhile?”
Conversations, in their simplest form, begin with two people, say, Gomer and Fredegund. First, Gomer says something to Fredegund, at which point the proverbial ball is in Fredegund’s corner.