“How big is a small?” A pretty obvious, silly question. So obvious that you feel frustrated or even question your customer’s intelligence. That’s a dangerous place to be.
So you want to manage a product? What no one tells you about #productmanagement. Insights from Rohini Vibha, Product Manager at Livefyre.
As a Product Manager, you’ve probably heard a complaint once or twice.
Working through uncomfortable issues with customers can be challenging. But, personally, I find complaints from inside the company to be way more taxing than complaints from the outside world.
Sitting in the nexus of engineering, marketing, finance, and the rest of the company, Product can sometimes feel like the central dumping ground for all the abject misery roiling through an organization.
The good news is: It doesn’t need to be that way.
Focus is not saying “yes” to a single great idea. Focus is saying “no” to a ton of great-sounding ideas because they aren’t really a fit for your customers.
And it means saying “no” even if one of those deceptively great-sounding ideas comes from the Man of Steel himself.