Advance Your Career
Evaluate your skills and identify professional growth opportunities.
What you’ll learn in this chapter
1 Perspectives on how to view your strategic role and responsibilities in a modern technology organization.
2 Five superpowers that outstanding product managers possess and that you can acquire.
3 How to view your product management career trajectory, with advice for aspiring but nontechnical product managers.
No, You’re Not the CEO of the Product
Often thrown about as a catchphrase, “the product manager is the CEO of the product” is not entirely true. You don’t have the power of a CEO to assign people to specific roles or tasks—quite the opposite. You have no direct authority (although that doesn’t mean you ...