I talk with lots of senior individual contributors about the risks and challenges of moving “up the ladder” into product leadership roles. Here’s a survey I fielded to capture their top questions and concerns about getting promoted. What do product leaders do? How do product managers signal their interest in becoming one?
Career paths for product folks are murky, with most of us falling into product management accidentally. Opportunities for advancement can be just as unclear. How do we think about product leadership roles, and how might we pursue them?
This half-day workshop digs into Product Leader roles with job definitions, skills-building, exercises, and a safe place to ask candid career questions. Is Director of Product Management the next job for you?
An all-day workshop for product managers thinking about moving up the product org chart, and for newly promoted product leaders. We will cover what product leaders do, how to signal interest in that role, and discuss its upsides/challenges.
Rich Mironov will be MC for Australia’s largest product conference in Melbourne (October 17th) and Sydney (October 22nd). Organized by Brainmates, this year featurning Jake Knapp, Natalie Field and Bruce McCarthy — plus Rich’s personal reflections on a decade of increasing visibility for product management.
Industrial hardware and enterprise software are both great business, but have very economics, scorekeeping, and development models. To run a strong software business, we may need to retool some operating processes as well as executive assumptions.
Employees can deliver ultimatums (“I’ll quit unless…”), even if that’s not their real intention. Poor communication meets unretractable threats. As managers, we need to avoid panic, listen for underlying issues, and identify solutions.