CHAPTER11

IMPROVING YOUR EXPERIENCE AS A PRODUCT MANAGER

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.

—RANDY PAUSCH

Over the years product management leaders have repeatedly told me that they want to improve the time to proficiency for newer product managers (which I read as “shorten the learning curve”). They also want product managers to expand their horizons through new experiences and earn greater levels of empowerment to drive business results. My hope is that what’s contained in this book will contribute to your professional growth.

Product managers are professional practitioners. As I indicated earlier in the book, your experience is earned very much ...

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