Good read for identifying product’s performance within the organization. Specifically, look for the symptoms that guide you on the problems product is creating and/or solving across the various departments.
Anton Reut writes…
When I read Steve’s ebook, Product Management Expertise, on the four types of product management skills, I thought to myself (and tweeted) “this is a good framework for CEOs (without product management experience) to evaluate product leaders.” By talking to CEOs, reading blogs, and following product management topics on social media, evaluating product managers is a big challenge for most companies (right behind hiring them). This is especially difficult in companies that have only a few product managers.
I’m sure this isn’t a surprise—most non-product managers have a hard time articulating what product management does, much less a way of evaluating it. In their defense, it’s often easier to see signs of success (or failure) in other parts of the organization:
Engineering/project management— “Are we making dates?” “Are the launches high quality with few bugs?”
Marketing— “Are we increasing leads/customers/traffic?”
Sales— “Is revenue increasing?” “Are we…
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