CHAPTER 1Why an Ultimate Guide to Product Managers?
CHAPTER 2What Is a Product Manager?
CHAPTER 3The 3 Key Responsibilities of Product Managers
CHAPTER 4The Characteristics of a Good Product Manager
CHAPTER 5The Characteristics of a Bad Product Manager
CHAPTER 6A Day and Week in the Life of a Product Manager
CHAPTER 7Tools that Product Managers Rely on
CHAPTER 8The Makeup of a Product Management Team
CHAPTER 9Who Do Product Managers Report to?
CHAPTER 10Who Does a Product Manager Lead?
CHAPTER 11Product Manager vs. Product Owner
CHAPTER 12Product Manager vs. Technical Product Manager
CHAPTER 13Product Manager vs. Product Marketing Manager
CHAPTER 14Product Manager vs. Program Manager
CHAPTER 15How to Become a Product Manager in 2021
CHAPTER 16Are Product Management Courses (Certifications and Degrees) Worth the Time and Investment?
CHAPTER 17Product Manager Salaries and How Resume Breakdown
CHAPTER 18Landing Your First Product Role in 2021
CHAPTER 19Finding Product Management Jobs
CHAPTER 20Owning Your Product Manager Interview
CHAPTER 21Common Product Manager Interview Questions
CHAPTER 22Working as a Product Manager in an Agency
CHAPTER 23Working Freelance as a Product Manager
CHAPTER 245 Key Tips for New Product Managers
CHAPTER 25How to Level up Your Product Skills
We mentioned earlier in this guide that good product managers are leaders. But who exactly do they lead?
Product managers lead their entire company. Yes, you read that correctly.
Stakeholder management is one of the difficult aspects of product management. This is because product managers manage products, not people.
Being the champion of their customers they are the ones who distill their customer needs and determine what solutions to deliver, when, and with their team, how.
Development and design teams are critical to the success of a product. So are customer success, customer support, sales, and marketing.
All of these stakeholders do not report to a product manager directly, they have their own department leads that they report to.
However they do rely on product managers to set the product vision, mission, and lead the charge for offering the right solutions for the product to serve customer and business needs. And provide the needed communication and resources so that they are enabled.