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Expanding the Product Management Universe by fmr Uber PM

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Main takeaways:
- Expand your mind: expand mental model for what makes for a "Product role" at a "tech company". There's more than just working at FAANG
- Purpose-driven Product management: finding ways to instill purpose in your work, top-down – from the company mission to your everyday role
- Lessons learned about Product from Uber, Dropbox and FiscalNote

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Expanding the Product Management Universe by fmr Uber PM

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  11. 11. Three core competencies of a PM: Vision, Execution, and People. OBVIOUS VENTURES
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  14. 14. Ops & Legal (Product Ops, Project Mgr) Designers Business (BD, PA, BO) EngineerEngineer Engineer Marketing (PMM, Social, PR) PM (you!) Eng Manager OBVIOUS VENTURES
  15. 15. Building great user experiences as a product manager can be hard. The system is incentivized to move quickly, experiment and encourage short-termism. OBVIOUS VENTURES
  16. 16. The dangerous rise of “hustling” as a PM OBVIOUS VENTURES
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  19. 19. At the same time, we are forced to keep up the pace, especially at startups... it seems like being a PM is getting harder. The question becomes: what does the modern day PM look like? OBVIOUS VENTURES
  20. 20. Purpose-driven product management OBVIOUS VENTURES
  21. 21. I interviewed 30+ PMs and the consensus is clear: long-term thinking matters. OBVIOUS VENTURES
  22. 22. Let’s take the best parts of “hustling” (i.e. working hard and smart), and combine it with thoughtfulness and purposefulness. That’s how we can build product experiences that deliver long-term value. OBVIOUS VENTURES
  23. 23. What can possibly go wrong? How might we build responsibly? (i.e. remain compliant) How might we be inclusive? (from who we hire to the users we build for) Am I personally aligned with the mission? How might we encourage empathy-led product building + build a brand? OBVIOUS VENTURES
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  26. 26. Now, four core competencies of a PM: Vision, Execution, People & Purpose. OBVIOUS VENTURES
  27. 27. Expand your mind! OBVIOUS VENTURES
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  35. 35. Become a purpose-driven PM. Find your dream job today: jobs.obviousventures.com OBVIOUS VENTURES
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  37. 37. www.productschool.com Part-time Product Management Training Courses and Corporate Training

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