5 Essential skills of a Product Manager

“A good product manager is the CEO of the product.” This phrase was first said 20 years ago by someone called Ben Horowitz (you can read his article here). There has been a big debate in the industry since then about whether that is true or not. But one thing that is for sure is that PMs are very versatile individuals. They spend their days transitioning from the big picture to the nitty-gritty. Still, it remains that there are some inherent abilities that every product manager have in common. This blog post will go over what I believe are the 5 essential skills of a product manager.

Communication

Agile project management

Basic data analytics

Strategic planning

Leadership

Final Thoughts

However, the field is changing every day. Thus, the most important skill of all is adaptability. The best product managers are always staying up-to-date on the industry and are lifelong learners giving them the ability to always stay on top. Do you have what it takes?

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