What I Learned in My First Year as a Product Manager

What I Learned in My First Year as a Product Manager

Expectations, surprises, and lots of learning.

Great blog ‘Yaya’!

Your article will surly inspire many on the product space. I agree with you its a constant journey.

Thanks for your contribution.

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Hi Yaya, would you have sometime to talk to me a little bit about your day to day tasks and so on? I am transitioning from a sr. Business Analyst to Product Manager role. May be you can help answering some of my questions, to lower my anxiety level.

Thanks Yaya,
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Hi Aria, Thanks for your time reading the article and your outreach, but unfortunately I won’t be able to help directly at the moment.

Here is my offline advice though:

  • Read “Inspired” by Marty Cagan, which helped layout what a PM does day-to-day
  • Use “Cracking the PM Interview” for preparing for upcoming job interviews

In general I’d say my day-to-day varies depending on the priorities, so you have to get good at identifying what’s MOST important. Beyond that, it can vary between feature validation and product discovery, strategy, roadmapping, and marketing for example.