A year ago, I made myself birthday gift and I told my manager that ‘I quit’. Over those last twelve months, I have learned a lot and I achieved couple great successes – that might be a topic for another day. However, I have also seen that some essential skills of product manager(s) are not cultivated well enough both by myself and PMs around me. As 2020 has just begun, it is perfect time to close the gap.
All skills that I will be talking about can be actually wrapped with one key phrase. Hereby, I would like to propose to call the year of 2020 as:
The year of effective communication
Hence, I present you four skills that you should check out this year.
Product Managers produce messages all the time through artifacts like:
- product vision based on market problems,
- value proposition statement,
- road map & product requirements,
- product journeys,
- much more…