A day in my life as a product manager


Stakeholder expectations for prioritization and roadmap planning. 😛


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 😛


Being self driven & entrepreneurial. 😛


When I get desperate to move a metric like NPS and begin collecting customer feedback relentlessly!  😛


When I try accepting the story I had written by performing user acceptance testing and doubling up as a manual QA 😛


My toolkit. 😛


When I realized that I am the Jar Jar Binks of my teams 😛

PS – For Star Wars fans only!


When I try to maintain a poker face but end up befuddled / bewildered 😛


When I parachute into a new initiative or stressed asset and am suddenly expected to have all answers 😛


How designers see me despite my best efforts 😛


When I try to align stakeholders to the roadmap 😛


My dreams as a B2C product manager – Metrics like acquisition, conversion, retention shooting up 10X 😛

My dreams as a B2B product manager – Metrics like MRR, sales leads, cash flows, operating margins shooting up 😛


How I motivate engineering teams 😛


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.

Disclaimers

Essays = fn (Perspectives)No. of changes * No. of failures
where Perspectives = fn (biases, experiences, research, learnings)
All thoughts,opinions and words are individual and do not reflect my past or current employers