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Product Management For Dummies by Pamela Schure, Brian Lawley

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Chapter 2

Getting in Character: Discovering Your Role as a Product Manager

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Breaking down your role as a product manager

check Seeing how your job fits in with other stakeholders

check Assessing your product management skills

check Deciding who does what by using RACI and DACI

Getting started as a product manager is a question of how to wrap your arms around a very complex role, as quickly as possible. Your co-workers and boss will expect you to hit the ground running. The best approach to being a successful product manager is keeping a level head. In this chapter, we break it down so you can approach your role with outward calm and set the stage for long-term success.

Orientation Day: Examining Your Role as Product Manager

The product manager is responsible for delivering a product to market that addresses a market need and represents a viable business opportunity. A key component of the product manager’s job includes ensuring that the product supports the company’s overall strategy and goals. Although the product manager is ultimately responsible for managing the product throughout ...

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