A day in my life as a product manager


Stakeholder expectations for prioritization and roadmap planning. 😛


When I get too thoughtful about attempting to understand –

  • Irrationality
  • Randomness / chance / volatility
  • Human behavior
  • Probability
  • Various laws like Goodhart’s law, Banach–Tarski Paradox, etc.

 

This cat having an existential crisis is me(Video via: instagram.com/tussetroll_and_tingeling)

BuzzFeed Animals இடுகையிட்ட தேதி: வெள்ளி, 2 மார்ச், 2018


How I react when the project being driven finally has a qualified lead in B2B / onboarded consumer in B2C. 😛


When Definition of Done means deployed in Production environment, with no QA and no documentation 😛


How I refresh / recharge every single day. 😛


How to indicate and say ‘No’ to stakeholders for new requirements at the last minute 😛


When a product manager is self driven & entrepreneurial. 😛


When a product owner gets too inspired / goes too deep into agile, scrum and running weekly sprints. 😛


When I am trying to come up with full fledged requirements which will most likely change 😛


When a product manager tries to collect customer testimonials and move a metric like NPS!  😛


When a product manager tries accepting a story by performing user acceptance testing and doubling up as a manual QA 😛


A product manager’s toolkit. 😛


When I realized that I am the Jar Jar Binks of product management. 😛

PS – For Star Wars fans only!


The expression of a product manager when he / she reaches office – befuddlement / bewilderment / etc. 😛


How designers see me despite my best efforts 😛


When a product manager tries to align stakeholders to the roadmap 😛

 


Dreams of a B2C product manager – Metrics like acquisition, activation, conversion, retention, revenue shooting up 10X 😛

Dreams of a B2B product manager – Metrics like MRR, conversion, retention, operating margins, revenue shooting up and churn, sales cycle speeding up by a tleast 6X 😛

Why this series of lightheartedness?

1) One never knows which sub system (internal organ) of the main system (human body) might suddenly decide to run a feature selection / parameter tuning algorithm, delete a couple of parameters and begin to throw out unexpected results in production (disease / disorder / disability).

Life. Is. Short.

And a little humor does not hurt anyone. 🙂

2) I enjoy self deprecating humor.

3) While an important part of my life’s mission has always been empathy with the people I work with, it also encompasses giving back to society. This is a humble attempt to spread happiness in a different way. 🙂