What Does A Product Manager Actually Do?
What does a product manager actually do? The role of “product manager” is often loosely defined and not well understood . . . but a good PM can mean the difference between a product shipping on time or not, and meeting customer needs or not.
I’ve developed this presentation to help explain the role of the product manager to new and prospective PMs as well as those who will interact with PMs. Your feedback is most welcome!
Edit: Below is the revised and expanded of the original presentation, first seen at my webinar at community.featureplan.com on Nov. 12, 2008. You can view the slides on Slideshare or download the original Powerpoint or a PDF.
That’s the basic Product Manager. What does the successful PM look like? Check out the follow-up presentation “The Successful Product Manager”: