Good Product Manager vs Great Product Manager

If you have not yet read “Good Product Manager / Bad Product Manager” by Ben Horowitz, please read that first – this post is inspired by that post. And by observing some of the great product managers in last many years. Just to be clear, product managers need not mean only professionals carrying “product manager” titles – some CEOs are great product managers and so are some engineers, business guys and investors.

 

Good product managers solve big problems. Great product managers identify big problems.

 

Good product managers always beat their target metrics. Great product managers redefine the metrics.

 

Good product managers get insights from data. Great product manager develop intuitions and revalidate with data.

 

Good product managers empathize with customers. Great product managers change customers behavior.

 

Good product managers think end to end customer experience. Great product managers define the entire ecosystem.

 

Good product managers write detailed product requirement docs. Great product managers embed the product details in engineers brains.

 

Good product managers continuously refine the product. Great product managers disrupt their own products.

 

Good product managers follow process. Great product managers break process.

 

Good product managers win many times. Great product managers fail many time to win BIG.

 

Good product managers create roadmaps aligned with org priorities. Great product managers influence in defining org priorities.

 

Good product managers say NO to 9 things out of 10. Great product managers say NO to 99 things out of 100.

 

Good product managers manage products. Great product managers build great products.

 

Good product managers listen to customers. Great product managers create customers.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s