My thinking about how to explain what product managers do has gained some clarity over the past couple of days.
I’ve thought that product management is essentially the application of the scientific method in an organisational context for while. And that the core concept of product management is validation.
Now I’m trying to find an easy to understand way of saying that what makes product managers different is that they don’t just deliver, they validate that it’s the right thing to deliver.
Next I need to figure out what all the techniques that product manager’s can use to valid everything from an entire business model to a single feature.
I did a bit of working out what I could do with productmanagement.zone. If I can get RSS feeds to create records in Airtable, then it can bundle all the latest product management content into an email that people can sign-up for.
The other thing on my mind is writing the seminal paper on system-shifting product management. I don’t know what it might look like yet, but it would be cool.
Tomorrow I’ll try to do some writing for The Technology Charity. It would be good to get on a roll with it