The following cartoon has been shamelessly republished from Shreyas Doshi’s excellent “How to Get that Next PM Job” presentation to the Silicon Valley Product Management Association. Many years ago, during her first month at DysfunctoSoft, the Cranky Product Manager had this EXACT argument with the Engineering Manager for DysfunctoCrank:
It was years ago, but to this day the Cranky PM does not understand how that a-hole could take so LITTLE PRIDE in his work that he would insist on shipping a product with the name misspelled.
At the time, the Cranky PM was shocked. But after years in the product management game, nothing surprises her anymore.
Rest assured, the Cranky PM won this battle. The product was NOT renamed DysfucktoCrunk.
A little link love for Shreyas Doshi, for making the Cranky Product Manager chuckle just a little bit, through the tears of frustration: