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What's a Product Manager?

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A lot of people have asked me what my job is. I gave this talk at Maker's Academy in London to a group of student devs who wouldn't have been exposed to the concept of the role prior to having to go out and get a job.

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What's a Product Manager?

  1. 1. PIVOTAL LABS Pivotal Labs Confidential Hi. I’m Rosemary I’m a Product Manager
  2. 2. PIVOTAL LABS Sources: Janice Frasier, Pivotal Labs + Luxr Pivotal Labs Product Managers Practice Pivotal Labs Confidential
  3. 3. What does Product Manager mean to you? Pivotal Labs Confidential
  4. 4. Developmen t Design Where We Live Product Managers sit here. Business Users
  5. 5. We are neutral
  6. 6. We build bridges
  7. 7. We bring everyone to the table
  8. 8. We point out risk (don’t be that guy)
  9. 9. We measure and test Ask me what 9 x F is. It’s Fleventy-Five.
  10. 10. So what does all this REALLY mean?
  11. 11. Balanced Teams
  12. 12. PM Tasks BUILD THE BACKLOG WRITE STORIES COORDINATE DESIGN RUN IPMS ANSWER ACCEPT RUN RETROS QUESTIONS STORIES DEMOS
  13. 13. DAILY WEEKLY Pivotal Labs Confidential Cadence OFFICE STANDUPS TEAM STANDUPS IPMS RETROS
  14. 14. Pivotal Labs Confidential IPMs Review unfinished stories in current sprint State goals for next sprint Review stories Estimate* *Lots of different ways to do this Everyone is in the room
  15. 15. Stories As a _______ I want to ______ because ______. Requirements in Gherkin Acceptance criteria Design Mock-Ups
  16. 16. Team Culture Kent Beck taught us in Extreme Programming that: Courage to speak truths pleasant or unpleasant fosters communication and trust Courage to discard failing solutions and seek new ones encourages simplicity Courage to seek real concrete answers creates feedback These are the challenges PMs face Pivotal Labs Confidential
  17. 17. Some things PMs are Not Your Mom Your Secretary A Fascist Dictator A Superhero We are the Glue.
  18. 18. But what about the Product? Pivotal Labs Confidential
  19. 19. Pivotal Labs Confidential MVP “The MVP of a wedding cake is a delicious cupcake.” Janice Frasier
  20. 20. Pivotal Labs Confidential Thank you! Questions? @rozemaryking

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