LAME-ASS PRODUCT MANAGEMENT EXCUSE #3: “I’m too busy to work on product strategy.”
The one REALLY gets the Cranky PM’s scowl going, enough that she’s considering Botox simply to appear more slightly more pleasant and plastic and less sarcastic and cranky. Too bad there are no injections to prevent eye rolling.
Grrr. Too busy to NOT work on product strategy, is more like it.
Sure, as a product manager you’re fighting fires and constantly bombarded with emails and phone calls and meetings and X and Y and … That’s life in the big city.
Whatev, we all deal with it. Rumor is that Product Management is a leading cause of Adult ADD.
The simple fact, though, is that if the Product Manager doesn’t do the product strategy, well, WHO THE HELL DOES? Perhaps you are expecting a visit from the Product Strategy Fairy – expecting her to leave some market trend analysis under your pillow?
Ok, ok, if you’re at a release 1.0 startup, the Cranky Product Manager will give you a pass on this one, because often the founder knows the problem space.
Seriously, the job of Product Management is to make sure the team is scaling the right freakin’ mountain. You might be a demo genius, ..